Bob Oxenburgh, Director of Finance and Facilities, will be retiring at the end of the school year after nearly a decade of service to The Athenian School. Among Bob’s many accomplishments and contributions: creating a “shadow endowment” for the school by money saved from greening efforts; getting Athenian 70% off the grid; converting 60% of […]
A behind-the-scenes look at The Athenian Wilderness Experience: climbing Mt. Ubehebe, learning how to cook on a camp stove, rock climbing, crossing the “Racetrack,” pitching tents, reading maps and navigating terrain, clearing trails, and of course, hiking. Thank you to Haley, Grace, Gabby, Helen, Ethan, Rafi, and Phoebe for sharing your photos! Jump to: Desert […]
The Athenian Speech Team had a standout performance at the Golden Gate Speech Association State Qualifying tournament this weekend in Union City. Over 30 schools and 300 students participated, including three from Athenian. This is a varsity event and schools send only their top competitors. In Varsity Original Oratory, sophomore Kelia H. competed in three […]
Not only do Athenian teachers have a lot to share with their students, they also have a lot to offer the greater educational community. Athenian invests in and even requires professional development, encouraging employees to widen and/or deepen their craft. This year, the faculty decided to rearrange the schedule to allow the entire Upper and […]
Congratulations to the wrestling team! The boys finished the regular season undefeated in the BCL-East. Last night, they beat St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo 48-18. They have qualified for the North Coast Dual tournament this Saturday at El Molino High School. Good luck, wrestlers!
Two Athenians are currently studying abroad with sister Round Square schools in the United Kingdom. Tope F. ’13 is studying at the Abbotsholme School in England and Lauren S.D. ’15 is at The Gordonstoun School in Scotland. Both Tope and Lauren will be in England and Scotland for about two months and will be chronicling […]
Athenian launched an equestrian team this year. They had their first horse show this past weekend and all the riders ribboned in every class. Athenian’s equestrian team participates in Hunt Seat, a form of English riding. Competitions include both flat and over fences for show hunters (horses) and participants are judged on the horse’s movement […]
2012, the Mayans got it wrong
What happened? Let’s lay it out in this song
Mitt Romney tried to win, but he lost to Barack
Whatever happened with the war in Iraq?
Romney slammed the 47%, so Obama got a job
Banks had to pay the people they robbed
People figured out that you only live once
And if you believed in the apocalypse, you looked like a dunce
Athenian Alum is White House Intern from https://www.athenian.org/ 1/3/2013 Pantea Faed ’08 serves in the Office of the First Lady. After learning that Pantea is serving as a White House intern, we posed several questions and her answers are below. Athenian: Describe a typical day in your work as an intern. Pantea: Working as an […]
The 7th annual Darfur Benefit Show was a fantastic display of Athenian talent last night. Faculty, staff, and students donated handmade items for auction and more than 30 students performed musical and dance ensembles. The performances were peppered with informational speeches about the history and current situation in Darfur by students in the Holocaust Seminar.
Lizette Dolan, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, must have a body double. Between raising two young children, teaching an upper division humanities seminar, overseeing the Equity and Inclusion program at Athenian, choreographing original dances, and pursuing a PhD in education at St. Mary’s College of California, she cannot possibly have time to do anything else. Yet, Lizette also manages to share her knowledge of and passion for diversity work far beyond the Athenian community.
by Julia Cohen ’13
Curly hair, bright smile, glasses slightly askew—Mark Mendelson is not your run of the mill teacher. However, this may result from the fact that Mark Mendelson does not teach a run of the mill class. His classroom has no chairs, desks, or whiteboards, and he does not give praise in the form of grades, but rather in copious amounts of candy. While in any other class climbing on objects may be discouraged, Mark encourages it—in fact, you cannot be in his class without climbing around 10 feet in the air. Sound too good to be true?