School meeting recap 3/2/2020: Soccer CCS champions, kissing pigs and solving the squirrel problem


Irina Malyugina

The varsity boys soccer team applauds after senior Andrew Cheplansky finishes speaking about the team’s accomplishments this season. The boys won against Saint Francis on Saturday, winning their first CCS championship.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting yesterday by announcing that the sandwich bar is being shut down due to students being unable to clean up after themselves.

Head of upper school Butch Keller encouraged students to not let academic counselor Lori Kohan’s absence deter them from seeing a counselor.

Grace Hajjar (12), Meona Khetrapal (11) and Calais Poirson (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys volleyball went 4-0 last weekend and won the Washington High tournament championship. Girls lacrosse started their season with a loss to Willow Glen and will be playing at Burlingame High on Thursday. Varsity boys golf won a one stroke victory over Valley Christian. Boys tennis started their season with 7-0 wins over King’s Academy and Nueva. Boys baseball started their season with two wins, and they will travel to Woodside on Tuesday. Boys varsity soccer won against Saint Francis on Saturday, winning their first CCS championship.

FEM and Youth Activism Club has their club week this week, and they will be selling treats throughout the week.

Tasha Moorjani (12) and Meilin Yen (11) encouraged students in Bel Canto or involved in an outside choir to audition for Honor Choir.

Key Club announced a SomiSomi fundraiser on March 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. They also announced their event LollaPIGooza, with a Kiss a Pig Raffle. There will also be a petting zoo.

Saloni Shah (11), Finn Frankis (12) and Tiffany Chang (9) from Harker’s United States Association of Young Physicists’ Tournaments (USAYPT) spoke about their experience participating in a conference in New Hampshire.

Medical Club announced a speaker event that took place yesterday during long lunch from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., when Stanford endocrine surgeon Carolyn Seib came to speak. They also announced a field trip to Intuitive Surgical on March 11.

Mock primary elections hosted by AP Government students took place during lunch yesterday in Shah room 402. Members of all classes were welcome to vote. Official California voting guides were available.

Assistant head of upper school Greg Lawson announced that a Shelter in Place drill would be taking place sometime today.

Lawson also reminded students and faculty to avoid feeding the squirrels and to avoid throwing away leftover food in trash cans outside.

“We got a pretty robust tree squirrel population on campus,” Lawson said. “So we [are] asking for your help today because they’re getting more aggressive. [You] can’t treat them like your pet cat at home.”

Avi ended the meeting by announcing a high of 71 and a low of 49 degrees Fahrenheit.