by Mark Lukach, Ninth Grade Dean Once I was walking through San Francisco with my family, and I walked right into a pole. I was texting-while-walking. It really hurt. It was also embarrassing. My wife and son laughed at me for the rest of the day about it, and I deserved it. My crash jolted […]
Originally published in The Pillar, Athenian’s student newspaper by Priya Canzius ’16 This past fall, Athenian alum Cadet David Weinmann ’14 helped to develop a social media platform called Let’s Talk Jihad with 15 other classmates at The United States Military Academy at West Point. “The idea was essentially to provide an unbiased forum where people could […]
by Lauren Railey, Head of Middle School This fall, as part of their study of ancient Rome with Sven Miller and Matt Zahner, students investigated the impacts of the great ancient civilization on modern history: roads, sewer systems, the calendar system, central heating, and more. This year, students had the opportunity to physically construct for […]
by Lauren Railey, Head of School Due to a long weekend mid-October followed by two weeks of conferences, Middle School students had not participated in a Focus Day since October 9. However, on Friday, November 6, students participated in exciting Focus Days that connected deeply to our curriculum in the Middle School. Eighth graders enjoyed […]
Before Spring Break, Athenians scatter the Bay Area and the globe to immerse themselves in 3-10 day experiential adventures. Themes explored range from U.S. history in Washington, D.C. to learning to surf in Santa Cruz, to exploring the Bay Area food scene. Students are travelling internationally to New Zealand, Kenya and Tanzania, Belize, and Costa […]
On February 24, Simone Batiste ’15 will travel to Washington, D.C. to tell Congress why museums are important. One of two nationwide selected by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Simone will join more than 300 museum leaders from around the country for the 6th annual Museum Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Appointed as a Great American Museum […]
Collectively, their eleven projects have already received more than 9600 views from Instructables users since they were posted earlier this week–a sign that the students not only created compelling projects, but that their how-tos are easy to follow. One project in particular, How to Do Arduino-Controlled Time-Lapse Photography by Holden Leslie-Bole ’14, was featured by Instructables editors on the homepage. Holden was awarded a free premium membership in recognition of the success of his project.
The sixth grade spent their first Focus Day learning about technology: from troubleshooting with the iPads to an online scavenger hunt about plagiarism to a photography activity, the students are becoming more technologically literate. Students also learned what it means to be a good digital citizen. To demonstrate their understanding, each 6th grader created a comic […]