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.
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 […]
This is a follow-up to A Summer of Service for French Teacher in Uganda. Mary has been in Uganda for a couple of weeks now and her adventures continue! Here are two brief updates from Mary with a few more pictures of working with students at a school and volleyball clinic. July 20 The Salt […]
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 […]
“Phoebe is the greatest gift that I have ever given. Because of her I have touched Rachel’s life; because Phoebe gave Rachel freedom, I gave Rachel freedom….I would never give up my experience raising Phoebe for anything. I believe that through her, I made a difference in Rachel’s life. I believe that I became a fuller person because of Phoebe. I believe in my power to make a difference because of Phoebe.”
Every year, The Athenian School honors the memory of Class of ’71 alum Tim Holm, an adventurous spirit who died in a hang gliding accident. On Tim Holm Day, the community joins together to remember those we have lost, reflect on life, enjoy the outdoors, and serve the community. This year, Tim’s brother Chris came […]
It’s National Volunteer Week! The Athenian School would like to thank everyone who embraces the spirit of volunteerism, both within our community and in the world at large. Thank you for your service, time, and compassion! Learn more about Athenian’s community service philosophy and curriculum here.
Andrew Reckers, ’12, receives the nomination for the first ever federal Green Ribbon Schools award on behalf of Athenian from California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson.
Read the following words out loud: Did you say “Monday is the first day of the week?” Almost everyone does! Now go back and read it again, carefully. What’s the deal? The Mosaic Project is an Oakland based nonprofit that works “toward a peaceful future by reaching children in their formative years.” This quick example […]