School meeting recap 9/14/18


Kathy Fang

Student director Ellie Lang-Ree (12) announces her play at school meeting on Sept. 14. The four 2018 SDS directors are seniors Neha Premkumar, Emmy Huchley, Dilara Ezer and Ellie.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

Jennifer Walrod, director of global education, introduced a visiting teacher from the Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy in China. Mr. David will be observing classes at the Upper School.

Johnny Wang (12) and Cameron Jones (12) invited students to apply to join the H-Crypt Development Group, which has developed software for student council elections, college counseling class attendance and the annual lottery for parking spots on campus. Applications, at, will be accepted on a rolling basis. In addition, Johnny and Cameron asked students to try out H-Crypt’s custom URL shortener at

This year’s Student Directed Showcase (SDS) directors, Dilara Ezer (12), Emmy Huchley (12), Ellie Lang-Ree (12) and Neha Premkumar (12), announced their shows.

Dilara’s play, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”, is a comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield about a troupe of actors attempting to stage all of Shakespeare’s works at once. Emmy will direct Eleanor Burgess’s “And Action”, a dramatic comedy involving actors trying to film an action movie.

Ellie’s play will be Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss”, about two women in New York City who fall in love but face a hate crime, and Neha will direct Eric Ulloa’s “26 Pebbles”, which deals with the aftermath of the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

SDS staged readings will be held in Room 511 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Sept. 24 and 26 during long lunch.