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Counselors send schoolwide mental health email

Tessa Augsberger February 11, 2021

Upper School Counselors Michelle Bracken, Brittany Bronson and Tina McGraw and Athletics Counselor Kat Scardino sent an all-school email Thursday addressing heightened mental health concerns in the school...

Deadline for community service requirement extended

Siobhan Harms March 23, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Upper School Counselor Michelle Bracken and Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said in an email March 23  the deadline for the community service requirement...

Community Council hosts toy drive for New Directions for Youth

Milla Ben-Ezra December 14, 2019

Community Council hosted a toy drive on campus from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 in support of New Directions for Youth, an organization that provides many services and programs that support children in need. Founded...

As part of National Suicide Awareness week, Allison Salvador '19 created the Truth Tree outside Rugby Hall to allow students to voice their inner feelings and goals.

Truth Tree Spreads Awareness During Suicide Prevention Week

Hannah Han and Ethan Lachman September 15, 2018

In an effort to spread awareness regarding teen suicide and mental health, Ally Salvador ’19 initiated and organized a project called the Truth Tree from Sept. 11 to Sept. 14. Members of the community...

Mentoring Mentors: Paige Corman ’20 tours incoming sophomores around campus. Peer Support trainees and leaders, Student Ambassadors and New Student Mentors helped at the Sophomore Orientation.

New student mentorship program has first meeting

Luke Schneider August 29, 2018

Members of the new student mentorship program met for the first time during a pre-orientation for new students Aug. 23. Counselor Michelle Bracken said the administration created the program after realizing...

Students attend Talk Project meeting

Anusha Mathur January 31, 2018

Talk Project representative Ashley Cooper spoke to students interested in presenting at this year’s workshops to inform them about the training process and begin organizing the curriculum on Jan. 29. The...

Students propose future assembly speakers

Isabel Llevat October 25, 2017

Assistant Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church are taking suggestions for future all-school assembly speakers following Luis J. Rodriguez’s speech Oct 18. In...

Faculty members pose together during one of their tours. Printed with permission of Gustavo Godoy.

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Sofia Heller August 29, 2017

Seventeen faculty members immersed themselves in Mexican history and culture in Mexico City, traveling to museums, staying at a hacienda and exploring the streets of the city June 13-19. The trip was...

Senior prank falls without a splash

Kaitlin Musante April 29, 2017

Security guards thwarted an attempt at a senior prank following the Head Prefect election assembly in Taper Gym on March 29. The seniors planned to throw water balloons at the underclassmen as they exited...

Administrators forget to cancel AP limits meeting

Alena Rubin March 7, 2017

No members of faculty nor Prefect Council attended the third of four open meetings to talk about AP limits, which was scheduled to take place Monday during Activities. Several students arrived and waited...

Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken leads a discussion about microaggressions Nov. 7. Credit: Nicole Kim/Chronicle.

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Nicole Kim November 10, 2016

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion...

Faculty to view “Star Wars” screening

Alena Rubin December 17, 2015

Eighty-five members of the faculty and staff will attend a free screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Dec. 19 at the IMAX headquarters in Playa Vista. Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn (Cassidy ’06,...

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