Three French classes (the advanced courses) went to an event sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Consulate for Bay Area high school students and organized by the San Francisco Film Society’s Youth Education Program. We saw the film “Sister” directed by Ursula Meier, and the film will be shown at the Oscars this year.
Mock election at school tomorrow, November 6! Make sure you know your ballot measures.
Last week, Athenian had it’s first Star Party. While it was the same week as the Emmy’s, the Star Party’s intent was not to revel in the comedic brilliance of Jon Stewart or the psychological realism Claire Danes brings to the screen. Athenian’s first Star Party was in honor of our skies, celebrating the moon, […]
Eric Niles, Head of School, kicked off Convocation this year with a message about personal character: “Start behaving like a responsible person.” Watch the video below to see how Eric ties dirty dishes to personal integrity and community involvement. “Athenian’s mission requires that we are mess cleaners, not mess makers….Join me this year in cleaning […]
Today’s Club Fair showcased the variety of interests Athenian students have. There is a club for everyone: aspiring actresses, fashion divas, debaters, political gurus, tech geniuses, culture vultures, adventurers, readers…the list goes on. Clubs are student-run and student-led. Any student with a passion can start a club by declaring a mission and finding a faculty […]
MENTOR Makerspace MENTOR Makerspace is a program created by O’Reilly Media (creators of Make Magazine and Maker Faire) in partnership with Otherlab and made possible by an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program aims to encourage and nurture the introduction of new design tools and collaborative practices of making to […]
The Athenian School welcomes the newest members of our faculty and staff! (The above photo shows new employees on an environmental tour of the school with Bob Oxenburgh, Director of Finance.) New Upper School Faculty Leslie Cushner, Humanities Dept – 9th grade teacher M.A. in Indian Religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, […]
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! Here’s a look at this year’s student body: This year’s 44 international students come from the places on the map: Athenian School International Students 2012-2013 Additionally, we have students who are citizens of: Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Panama, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, United […]
After five years at The Athenian School, humanities teacher Kalyan Ali Balaven has finally revealed his alter ego: Professor A.L.I. As the Union City Patch proclaimed, Kal is like a modern day Clark Kent–a teacher by day and a hip-hop M.C. and spoken word artist by night. Kal explains that Professor A.L.I is “an educator who uses […]
From the Desk of Eric Niles, Head of School My son and I went to see the latest “Batman” movie this week (not a midnight showing mind you, but a daytime one). I thought I was calm as I sat in the theater until the credits were rolling and an emergency exit at the front […]
Imagine walking through your neighborhood and stumbling upon a piece of poetry beautifully inscribed on the side of a corner grocer. You pause to read the words, which reveal previously unknown truths about the grocery. You notice at the bottom of the poem there is a small map for you to take that directs you […]
This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post, Watch Live: Athenians to Speak at National Green Schools Conference Tomorrow. This morning, at 8:30am EST, while those of us on the West Coast were still sleeping in our beds, Athenian was uniquely honored at the 2012 National Green Ribbon Conference in Washington, DC. Andrea Falken, director of […]
The last day of school for the Upper School is often known as “Senior Cry Day.” The whole school meets in the Main Hall for the final Morning Meeting (seniors seated on couches hauled from every corner of the campus) to reflect on the year and share parting thoughts. Lower classmen bid farewell to the […]