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Boys basketball team wins first game of the season

Alex Hahn March 26, 2021

The boys basketball team decisively defeated Agoura High School in their season debut Thursday. The team showed exceptional cohesiveness and spirit on the court, taking a commanding 10 point lead by the...

Student activists hold up signs in Pershing Square to raise awareness about climate change and advocate for more government legislation addressing the environmental crisis. Credit: Siobhan Harms/Chronicle

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Sarah Healy October 3, 2019

Upper school students skipped class to join the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, raising their voices against lack of government and business action regarding...

Jessica Wahl joins library staff

Jane Hamilton September 1, 2019

Jessica Wahl joined the school community as a librarian this year. Along with her library duties, she will work in the upper school Learning Center to provide assistance for students in writing and executive...

Joyce Wagner joins language department

Marine Degryse August 31, 2019

After six years of retirement, Joyce Wagner will be returning to the World Languages Department to teach a section of Latin II at the Upper School. Since her retirement in 2013, she has spent her time...

Nate Fox joins performing arts department

Julian Andreone August 30, 2019

Nate Fox joined the Performing Arts Department as an Assistant Technical Director this year after working as a technical director at Northern Arizona University. Fox said he is excited to help set up...

Gohar Movsisian joins math department

Tessa Augsberger August 29, 2019

Gohar Movsisian joined the Upper School Mathematics Department this upcoming year to teach Algebra II with Analysis, Precalculus and Precalculus: Trigonometry and Functions. Movsisian worked as the chair...

Amanda Foushee joins English department

Marina Nascimento August 29, 2019

Amanda Foushee recently joined the English Department to teach English II and Advanced Placement English Literature: Good Grief to sophomores and seniors, respectively. Previously, Foushee worked at various...

Students accompanied by faculty members visited Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s secret hideout in the Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Upper, middle school students visit World War II monuments in Europe

Celine Park August 28, 2019

Students and teachers from both campuses traveled to Europe from Jun. 9 to 22 to experience historical World War II landmarks first-hand. The group began its journey in London, where attendees visited...

Karine Bruno joins French department

Sophia Musante August 28, 2019

French teacher Karine Bruno joined the upper school world languages department, bringing 20 years of teaching experience to the classroom. Bruno will teach French II, French II Honors and French III to...

Students will sing a Lucky Riff

Ethan Lachman August 29, 2018

For the first time in over ten years, the Upper School theater department will present an off-Broadway musical, “Lucky Stiff.” “Lucky Stiff” is a comedic murder mystery mixed with elements of...

Photo Illustration by Josie Abugov and Alena Rubin

Faded Innocence: The Social Transition to the Upper School

Danielle Spitz December 5, 2016

It was only a matter of minutes before Olivia* ’19 lost track of her friends. She tried yelling their names above the blasting music and locating them among the sea of Red Solo Cups, but eventually gave...

Search for upper school head narrows

Sammi Handler August 31, 2016

A team of administrators, deans and faculty narrowed the search for a new head of the Upper School to eight candidates and expects to make an appointment at least before Thanksgiving. Two of the eight...

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