Food for Thought: The Athenian School Community Cookbook

The Athenian Parent Association is selling Food For Thought, Athenian Community Cookbook 2012.  Get one before they sell out!  This amazing premier edition cookbook is a compilation of favorite recipes from parents, students, alumni, teachers and staff and it has truly captured the Athenian flavor!

The books were constructed using recycled paper products, are $25 apiece, and can be ordered by sending an email to The book is a great keepsake and makes a wonderful gift!

From the Introduction: “Food for Thought began as an Athenian Parent Association Fundraiser suggestion in the fall of 2011.  The idea was to create a collection of recipes, culinary adventures and kitchen lore from Athenian families and campus events–a cookbook to reflect the Athenian community around the world.  We hopes that Athenians would not only embrace Food for Thought, but also pass along their recipes and stories to create this special cookbook…It is our sincere wish that you enjoy exploring and sharing Food for Thought with friends and family.”

Learn more about the APA here.

Student “Teach-In” On the Occupy Movement

On a Wednesday in November, Athenian’s teachers and students joined together for a 2-hour “teach in” to discuss the economics behind our current recession and to learn more about the ongoing Occupy movements.

Upper School students and adults, inspired by the general strike in Oakland, spent some time sharing ideas and learning about issues related to the …worldwide Occupy movement. The Library hosted a break-out session to explore the economic and political events that spurred this movement. Other sessions addressing “Dialogue at Athenian” and “History of the Occupy Movement” were hosted elsewhere on campus. Students and faculty members facilitated these discussions, and students reported back to the group about what they had learned.