Students participate in first civil rights tour

Students participate in first civil rights tour

In order to experience the history of the civil rights movement firsthand, 16 upper and middle school students took part in the school’s first civil rights tour, which Director of Diversity Janine Jones organized in partnership with Hemisphere Educational Travel from March 31 to April 6. Xenia Bernal ’19 said she participated in the tour […]

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Students traveled to Laos over spring break as part of an HWGO! Digital Storytelling trip. Planned in collaboration with Peace Works Travel, the trip allowed student to experience Southeast Asian culture, learn about the country’s history and tell locals’ stories through both film and photography. “My photography teacher recommended [the trip] to me because it […]

Students violate trip policy

Roughly half a dozen students violated the Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking Policy on school trips over spring break, President Rick Commons said. The school’s policy as written in the Student Parent Handbook states “it is forbidden to use, sell, or possess drugs or alcohol on campus, when traveling to or from campus, or at any […]

Lola Clark ’17 steps on a bus, ready for a six-hour drive to Clemson University in South Carolina. While many of her peers are spending their spring breaks resting at home or traveling, Clark is preparing to see her 10th college in the past five days as part of a school-run tour. “I went into […]

Spanish classes go on school trip to Spain

A group of 18 Spanish language students along with three faculty advisors traveled to Spain for educational immersion March 24 to April 10. Participants spent their first weekend in Madrid before attending Aula Toledo, a Spanish language institute, in Toledo. “I think the teachers were very good in both institutes,” Adin Ring ’18 said. “They […]

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Community and Character Committee hosted the first Festival of Spring Thursday between fourth and fifth periods in an effort to build a sense of community and help students relieve stress before Spring Break, committee members said. Students and faculty participated in dodgeball in the Taper Gymnasium, as well as three-ball soccer, kickball and tug of […]

Spots filled for Spain Spring Break trip

Spots are filled for the Spain trip over spring break, led by Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and three other chaperones. The trip will take place from March 25 to April 10. Nineteen middle and upper school students will study at two different language institutes in Granada and Toledo and spend their evenings with host families. […]

Deans and students evaluate changes in school-sponsored college tour

By Lara Sokoloff This year’s Spring Break college tours did not include a Northeast tour for the first time, Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish said. The school instead offered a Southern tour and a Midwest tour, both tours that had been offered in past years, but never together. “We have a lot of kids that […]

School completes senior parking lot renovation

By Lara Sokoloff The renovation of the senior parking lot was completed over Spring Break, Head of Campus Operations JD DeMatte said. The renovation began during winter break and lasted about three months. The renovation included adding the Wolverine Walk, a sidewalk that stretches along the east side of the senior parking lot, and widening […]

Too early to tell

  By Rebecca Nussbaum As early applications are being submitted, college is a main topic of conversation on campus. The seniors’ energy has changed noticeably over the past six months. The then juniors returned from their spring break college tours sporting sweatshirts from their favorite schools, excited about the prospect of attending any one of […]