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Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt says that she would describe herself as someone who is “welcoming, engaging, funny, but stern if I have to be, approachable, empathetic, and just somebody you’d be comfortable talking with!”
Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
November 8, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it's understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Seniors Remain Optimistic about New Traditions

Seniors paint the rock outside the West Entrance.
Despite changes with COVID-19, students hope to maintain a sense of community
October 1, 2020

Experiencing a very unique ending to their junior year, as school was fully remote for the spring quarter, Solveig Bingham ‘21 shares, “It would be very special to incorporate past traditions this...

JNA turns from Auditorium to Popular Senior Hangout Spot

Seniors are allowed to use both the senior lounge and JNA to social distance during the school days. Chairs in the JNA are marked on the back indicating how far apart you must sit in order to obey the social distancing rules.
Students find the larger space in the JNA provides ease for socializing while social distancing that the senior lounge lacks.
September 3, 2020

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith'20 and Mathew Krelitz'20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.
Quarantine exemplifies the importance to make the best of an unfortunate situation
May 6, 2020

     I don’t think anyone expected the year to end like this. Between the last day of school before spring break and the day we found out school for the foreseeable future would be online, the world...

Upcoming Programs Reflect Desire for Experience

Shogren (right) and Kehoe (left) sport Gap for national decision day on May 1.
Seniors look to the future
May 13, 2019

In recent years, the “gap year” has seen its popularity soar. In the year 2015 alone, this post-high school path increased in frequency by 22% according to The Atlantic. Of course, this popularity...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Zac Johnson '18
The story behind their ink
April 30, 2018

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist...

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

The plunge site at Bde Maka Ska with trained divers and EMTs ready to ensure safety of all participants.
Fundraiser for Special Olympics brings seniors together
March 13, 2018

On Friday, March 2 a group of thirteen seniors, along with grade dean Shawn Reid, participated in a Polar Plunge event at Bde Maka Ska to raise money for Special Olympics. Twelve seniors raised over $75...

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students
September 29, 2016

To all current seniors and those who will ever be seniors: eventually, you will try to give a gift you simply know will never add up to what you ‘owe.’ It will be to this school. As you and your...

Applying to College is too Stressful

There are many components to a college application, with some that you can blow out of proportion in your favor, and some that you can’t.
A perennial issue engenders embellishment, untruthfulness
December 3, 2015

Every year,  seniors complain about high stress levels as they manage their heavy class schedules while applying to colleges. Only until this year, as a first semester senior, did I actually understand...

The End of an Era: Reflections from 2012 Class President

Seniors in the Class of 2012 gather around their dean, Jim Mahoney, on their last day of classes before they begin Senior Program.
June 1, 2012

As Charles Dickens once said “it was the worst of times.” Just kidding, Upper School was great/weird, but great. See, in High School you get just the right combination of hormones, stress, and external...

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