School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights


Irina Malyugina

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors.

Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote (12) and Meona Khetrapal (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer tied with Sacred Heart Preparatory 3-3. The boys junior varsity soccer team defeated Sacred Heart Preparatory 2-1. Girls soccer won 3-0 against Pinewood last Tuesday, remaining undefeated. Girls basketball improved to 9-7 overall with a victory against Lincoln on Wednesday.

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, announced that the hiring process for working at a Harker summer camp starts Tuesday, Jan. 28 during long lunch with a hire fair. Emiko Armstrong (12), Liza Shchegrov (10), Chance Hewitt (11) and Griffin Crook (12) spoke about their experiences working for Harker summer. Kallbrier also led a camp song called “Little Red Wagon” with the entire student body at the school meeting. 

Red Cross Club will be having their club week the week of Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, and they will be selling donuts and iced coffee. Those who bring a reusable cup will receive a discount. All proceeds will be going to help those affected by the fires in Australia. Red Cross Club will also be having their blood drive on Feb. 19 in the Nichols Atrium from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students who are 16 years old can donate with parental permission. Students who are at least 17 years old can donate.

Medical Club will have its club week the week of Feb. 3 to Feb. 7, and they will be selling boba, popcorn chicken and iced coffee.

On behalf of Spanish Honor Society, Andrew Lu (11) and Aditi Ghalsasi (12) announced a Spanish cultural night on March 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Auditions will take place on Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 in upper school Spanish teacher Abel Olivas’ room. 

Sana Pandey (12) and Ellen Guo (12) announced that Outlook Pals would be having its second wave. Students who sign up at will be matched with an international student in Shenzhen, China and will have the opportunity to help their penpals with their English. 

Chloe Chen (12) and Kai-Ming Ang (12) announced that the annual dance production will be taking place on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Tickets will also be sold during lunch.

Jason Lin (11), Alex Lan (9) and Dawson Chen (10) announced new initiatives on behalf of student council. They announced Friday Five, wherein from now on, student council will be sending out a survey every two weeks with five new ideas for students to rank. They also announced an online suggestion box at Student council is also planning on building a whiteboard outside the library for the purpose of showcasing events that student council is working on and increasing transparency. 

Student council performed a skit written by William Chien (10) to announce Valentine’s Day grams. The grams will cost six dollars each and will be sold during lunch starting on Monday, Jan. 27.

A video was played for girls basketball senior night, and Maria Vazhaeparambil (11) announced that the senior night is on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball will be playing against Mercy SF. 

Emma Boyce (11), Aria Wong (11) and Sarah Baicher (11) announced that girls soccer senior night will be on Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m.

TALON sports editor Delaney Logue (12) and assistant sports editor Carter Chadwick (10) announced that the yearbook staff would be photographing phone cases during long lunch on Friday, Jan. 25 and shoes during long lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 28. 

“Shoes don’t have to be fancy or expensive [to be featured in the yearbook],” Carter said. “All your shoes are valid.”

On behalf of the food committee on student council, Calais Poirson (11) and Montek Kalsi (12) announced that food trucks will be available during semester two after school. The first food truck is Friday, Jan. 31 from 3-4 p.m. Crepes will be sold.

David ended the school meeting by delivering the nostalgic line, “Class starts at 10:50, all dismissed.”