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Community Council plans for thrift shop drive

Fallon Dern February 7, 2021

Community Council’s Inaugural HW Thrift Shop Drive is just around the corner. The club announced that they will be collecting clothing over Presidents Day Weekend during Prefect Council’s on-campus...

Prefect Council announces reopening of on-campus activities

Natalie Cosgrove February 3, 2021

Prefect Council announced the reopening of on-campus activities over President Day weekend for upper school students via email Wednesday. During the fall, students had the opportunity to participate in...

A recent Prefect Council email detailed 24 specific cases, 23 of which involved cheating and academic dishonesty.

Honor board reports increases in cheating

Alec Rosenthal February 3, 2021

The Prefect Council sent a quarterly update email to upper school students about recent Honor Board cases to address academic dishonesty and remind students of the school’s academic policies Jan. 19. The...

Students invited back to campus for social activities

Sandra Koretz October 31, 2020

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities...

Senior representatives discuss their political opinions during the student presidential debate hosted by Prefect Council. Credit: Tessa Augsberger/Chronicle

Prefect Council hosts student political debate

Tessa Augsberger October 26, 2020

Senior representatives participated in a political debate during Community Flex Time on Tuesday. Prefect Council hosted the debate, and history teacher Lauren Nichols '03 and former history department...

Prefect Council hosted the Activities Fair completely online due to remote learning circumstances. Credit: Alexa Druyanoff/Chronicle

Prefect Council hosts Activities Fair online

Ava Fattahi October 15, 2020

Prefect Council hosted the Activities Fair completely online this year, showcasing all of the student-hosted clubs and offering sign-ups in the week of Sept. 14 to 18. In past years, the Activities Fair...

Cleo Maloney ’21 rehearses her campaign speech on Zoom before the Head Prefect Election on May 5. Printed with permission of Cleo Maloney

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

Tessa Augsberger and Sophia Musante June 4, 2020

After electing Cleo Maloney ’21 and Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 as Head Prefects on May 7, students chose their Junior and Senior Prefects following several runoff elections. Prefect Council members elected...

A plea to prefects

A plea to prefects

Julian Andreone June 4, 2020

During the election process, Prefect Council candidates are not allowed to campaign outside of designated assemblies and webinars, a necessary rule protecting the psychological well-being of students....

Prefect Council's 'The Quad' allows students to 'Zoom' into new events

Prefect Council’s ‘The Quad’ allows students to ‘Zoom’ into new events

Jaidev Pant April 30, 2020

In an email sent to the student body April 28, the school announced the creation of The Quad, a platform designed as an online hub for students to access and sign up for upper school events. Prefect Council,...

Prefect Council encourages faculty members to lead online enrichment courses

Charlie Wang March 24, 2020

In an email to faculty and staff, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo and Dean of Students Jordan Church proposed several opportunities for faculty members to lead and engage in online enrichment courses March...

Prefects implement new minimum price

Siobhan Harms January 21, 2020

Prefect Council implemented a new $5 minimum charge on Didax, lowered from $10, on Jan. 15. The change allows students to purchase items from fundraisers and other events at a lower price. Junior Prefect...

Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo and Eli Friedman ’21 converse at the Winter Market on Dec. 2. In addition to selling food at the sale, many students chose to sell an assortment of goods, such as crocheted hats, handmade pottery and bracelets. Credit: Frank Jiang/Chronicle

Handcrafted goods sold at Winter Market

Tanisha Gunby December 12, 2019

Students sold homemade goods including jewelry, ceramics, glass cups and baked goods at the first-ever Winter Market on the quad throughout the day Dec. 2. Prefect Council hosts inaugural Winter Market Members...

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