Last Monday, before the 2nd Presidential Debate, Athenian sophomores hosted a Mock Presidential Town Hall debate for the Upper School as part of their U.S. History studies.
Democracy in Action
Today was the first Town Meeting of the school year. To explain the process and purpose, the Town Meeting leadership–Moderator Joe, President Andrea, VP Andrew, and Secretary Haley–ran a mock Town Meeting. The mock proposal up for debate was that Athenian should add leadership as a sixth pillar: Whereas leadership is a quality Athenian tries […]
Town Meeting is Athenian’s version of Student Government. Students, faculty, and staff participate as equals in this governing board to improve the school. Students have the opportunity to voice their desires and concerns and exercise their democratic muscle by debating and voting on Town Meeting proposals. Several rising seniors ran for Town Meeting President this […]
On a Wednesday in November, Athenian’s teachers and students joined together for a 2-hour “teach in” to discuss the economics behind our current recession and to learn more about the ongoing Occupy movements. Upper School students and adults, inspired by the general strike in Oakland, spent some time sharing ideas and learning about issues related […]