This is the first report from Athenian’s delegates at the Round Square Conference in South Africa.
Category: Upper School
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 […]
Dick Bradford, Head of the Upper School and Academic Dean, sent out an email to students and faculty this morning that he wanted to share with the greater community. Dear Athenians, Since we do not have a morning meeting today, I wanted to send out a brief note reminding us of the significance of this […]
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 girls’ and boys’ dorms had a makeover this summer! With the help of Athenian parent, interior designer, and facilities committee member Christin Hoult, the common areas of the dorms were transformed into beautiful and relaxing spaces for the boarders. Improvements include new paint, large comfortable couches, inviting papasan chairs, and wall decor that the […]
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 […]
Thanks to Death Valley 2012 Group III for filming this “music video” while on course! Good luck to the students departing for the High Sierras on July 25! We can’t wait to hear about your adventures. What is AWE? The Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE) is a 26-day backpacking course for students in their junior year […]
View Athenian College Matriculation 2012 in a larger map Collectively, Athenian’s 73 recent graduates were accepted by 147 colleges and universities nationwide! This is a particularly impressive feat given the record low admission rates this year. 100% of the Class of 2012 will be attending a four-year college or university. 63% will attend a private […]
Fall Sports Women’s volleyball had a successful season, qualifying for the second year in a row for the NCS tournament and finished 3rd in the very competitive BCL-East league. Men’s soccer went to NCS for the sixth year in a row and finished 3rd in the league. Cross country had a great season, placing 3rd at NCS. […]
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 […]
Originally published in The Pillar, May 2012 by Margaret MacLean, ’12 As I sit in the warm sunlight of Tom Swope’s classroom, I realize that oddly enough, I’m nervous. I can’t help but see this as a historic interview. Since Tom is retiring at the end of this year, he is making his last statement for the […]
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.