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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Sally Countryman ‘23 and Greta Wattson ‘23 head to the cafeteria to refuel thier herbal teas and waters during their five minute brain break in Molter’s AP Calculus AB Block 2.

Brain Breaks Benefit, Reengergize

Sam Tomczik, News Editor November 13, 2022

“School is a really busy and chaotic place,” explains Zoe Goodwin ‘24, which is why she, along with many other students, appreciate brain breaks. “They’re a really good time to just take a deep...

No Halftime for Sally Countryman

No Halftime for Sally Countryman

Allyson Jay, In-Depth Editor November 6, 2022

The rumble of the fans from the sidelines fills the air. The blistering sun beats down on braided hair and sweaty jerseys. Cleats sprint over grass, sticks collide, and a single yellow ball hits the ground....

Fox, a captain and former midfielder, shows his commitment to his team by volunteering to play goalie for the rest of the season.

Boys’ Soccer Finds New Goalie Mid-Season as Captain Steps Up

Faith Zhao, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

Recently, the varsity boys soccer team’s goalie, Roland Bentley '25, broke both of his collar bones during a match on Friday.      Marcus Hedlund '23 said, “None of us actually had thought...

The red antique car has been taken apart for parts to use on the new car.

Seniors Construct Kit Car

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech Editor September 29, 2022

Last spring, Charlie Weyerhaeuser ‘23, Gunnar Johnson ‘23, and Harrison Oxford ‘23 decided to take on a colossal project: building a car. Using a kit containing the frame for the car, and some parts...

Jim Arnold and Sally Countryman ‘23 place ketchup, oatmeal and other goods into the Legacy Day donation bins.

Legacy Day Serves As Time to Connect Together

Amelia Bush September 29, 2022

Legacy Day has been an integral part of the school community for the past 16 years. This year, it will continue to make its impact with the theme being “come to the table, belonging, contributing and...

Tips From Experienced Students

Amelia Bush and Rowan Wallin August 30, 2022

Now that school is in session, a lot of us will begin to, once again, delve deep into our studies and shy away from the sociability of summer. During this time of fresh beginnings we are reminded of an...

Interview With New US Assistant Director Sarah Warren

Interview With New US Assistant Director Sarah Warren

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor August 30, 2022

Sarah Warren is the new Assistant Director, after being an academic dean and department chair at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. She previously taught subjects ranging from Ethics and...

Entrance to Blake, August 2022

Unspoken Upper School Norms WE Should Talk About

Spectrum Staff August 30, 2022

The Blake School has been in operation since 1900 and has thrived as a community ever since. This is possible due to the unspoken rules and guidelines of any functioning society. These norms and expectations...

Girls Tennis Practice in August 2022

Fall Sports Begin, Captains Ready to Start Strong

Cleo Kilpatrick, Photo Editor August 30, 2022

August 15 was the first day of official practice for all high school sports around the state. Most teams had captains’ practice the week before so team members could get to know each other and build ...

New Faculty Bring Wealth of Experience and Energy

New Faculty Bring Wealth of Experience and Energy

Gabi Marmet, Sofia Perlman, Ali Hecker, Yoni Zacks, Editorial Staff August 30, 2022

Sarah Warren ~ Assistant Director This year, the Upper School is welcoming a new Assistant Director, Sarah Warren. As she enters her 13th year working in education, Warren recalls what made her decide...

Students of the swim school pose in the water. Each lesson lasts for 30 minutes at Blakes Hopkins campus.

Swimming Strikes Unique Community Service

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

Blake’s adult swimming lessons program started this spring with the mission of teaching all families, faculty, and staff to be comfortable in the water. Spearheaded by Tom Moore, father of Charlie Moore...

Menge works behind his desk outside the senior lounge. His office is decorated with gifts of gratitude from former students. During his time at Blake he has also been a biology teacher, soccer coach, interim Upper School Director and a grade dean as well as an advisor to a current junior advisory.

Paul Menge Tells Tale of Teaching, Retirement

Kaylee Chen, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
“[Mr. Menge] has been one of the kindest teachers at the school... he’s guided me through my school career. If I have any questions he’s always there.”
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