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Changes with RTLP 2.0

Changes with RTLP 2.0
Committee created RTLP 2.0 based on previous surveys, focusing on balancing workload, Zoom fatigue, frequent class meetings
December 7, 2020

The revised Remote Teaching and Learning Plan (RTLP 2.0), which started on Monday, Nov. 30, has been developing since May and is designed to allow more frequent class meetings within a shorter school day.  While...

Students Perform Interactive Fall Play on Zoom

Shown above is the entire crew of the upcoming play, including Taous Khazem, Audrey Ronan ‘21, Riley Carroll ‘24, Truman Morsman ‘23, Nora Cornell ‘21, Aarathi Dhavileswarapu ‘24, Declan O’Connell ‘23, Sarah Costa ‘23, Joshua Smith ‘23, Taggert Smith ‘21, John Erlandson '21, Oskar Alexander ‘23, and Amanda Ward ‘21.
Director, cast explore new ideas for theater department amidst pandemic
November 3, 2020

We’ve heard about live streaming concerts, but how about our own fall play? This year’s fall play adjusted to the complications of COVID-19 and became an interactive Zoom experience.  The fall...

Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine
Staying inside and focusing on yourself is perfectly okay during this stressful time
May 17, 2020

As we all adjust to our new daily lives during the pandemic, you are probably feeling the pressure to be productive all day at home. Not only do students have to figure out how to learn from home, but...

How to Stay Focused and Motivated While Working at Home

Try taking a short break after 25 minutes of productive work.
Online school comes with distractions, so here are some tips to maximize productivity
April 24, 2020

While learning from home these past few weeks, many students have most likely experienced online school’s greatest enemies: lack of accountability, procrastination, and distractions. I have encountered...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?
Students and teachers share their insight on RTLP and Zoom classes
April 22, 2020
“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?
Students and teachers share their insight on RTLP and Zoom classes
April 17, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through...

New English Classes Create Commotion Among Upperclassmen

New English Classes Create Commotion Among Upperclassmen
Adding new electives constructs good change
March 9, 2020

When students registered for classes for next year, they were met with a majorly reworked English course selection. In the 2020-2021 school year, nine new English electives will be offered and Ancient...

Trying Hard Leads to Benefits

Exploring common stigmas associated with hard work
March 9, 2020

     A tryhard is someone who does excessive work in order to be perfect or to be perceived as perfect. Even though tryharding has its benefits, there is a social stigma that comes along with the trait....

Showering in the morning vs. the night

Showering in the morning vs. the night
The pros and cons to each option
December 18, 2018

Showering in the morning versus the night or vice versa can be a decision with many reasons behind it, or on the other hand, it can be a decision purely based upon convenience. Ultimately, there are positives...

School culture perpetuates illness

The pressure to push through sickness and come to school creates cycles of illness
March 18, 2016

It's an unfortunate, yet familiar sight: the red cheeks, coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. Every few weeks it seems to be the same. It’s never just one student, and it seems as though there is a new...

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Snow Daze Dance 2016
The new dance theme, glow-in-the-dark, ends with a grand success
March 14, 2016

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