Happening at Harker 11/3: Pick-up day, Green Team book drive and Día de Los Muertos art contest


Arely Sun

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop for the Harker community to keep up with upper school events. 

SDC Open Meeting: The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) is hosting an open fishbowl discussion where people will be able to share thoughts on various topics such as privilege, stereotypes and microaggressions this Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m in this Zoom room

HELM and Art Club Speaker Event: Harker Eclectic Literary Magazine (HELM) and Art Club are hosting a Q&A speaker event with alumni Alisa Su (‘18) this Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. She is currently attending Parsons School of Design in New York City and will be speaking about her experience in art school. The event will take place in upper school visual arts teacher Pilar Aguero-Esparza’s Zoom room

Pick-up Day: The next upper school pick-up day is coming up this Saturday. Freshmen are scheduled to come from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., sophomores are scheduled for 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m., juniors are scheduled for 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and seniors are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those missing their designated pick-up time can come from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Green Team’s Book Drive: The upper school and middle school Green Teams and librarians are looking for book donations during Saturday’s pick-up day for the The African Library Project. Collected books will go to a library in Kenya. Harker community members are encouraged to donate lightly used English books that do not cover religion, politics, or history, and are meant for preschool to 8th grade students. 

Curbside Checkout: The next upper school curbside checkout for books is taking place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during Saturday’s pick-up day. Students can return any books they currently have checked out, preferably in a paper bag with handles, and they can also place hold requests in the library catalog for up to 10 books to be picked up by 9 a.m. on Thursday. Requested books that are available can be picked up outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and confirmation emails will be sent to students whose requested books are available. 

2021 American Mathematics Competition (AMC): The AMC 10 and AMC 12 exams will be conducted online on Feb. 4 of next year. If conditions allow, the competition may be held on campus. Additional information and practice problems can be found here. There is no cost for students to take the exam, and only members of the Math Club may participate. Sign up before Nov. 24 here

Día de los Muertos Art Contest: Harker Spirit Leadership Team’s Community Events team is hosting a Día de Los Muertos art contest this week in honor of Día de Los Muertos this past Sunday. First place will receive 100 spirit points, second place will receive 75 spirit points, third place will receive 50 spirit points and fourth place will receive 25 spirit points. Students can submit their artwork any time before Friday at 8 p.m. here

Great(er) Harker Road Trip: ASB’s Happiness Committee is launching their latest project, the Great(er) Harker Road Trip, where students can exercise, run, walk or bicycle and earn points for their class. As students exercise, they will be able to log their miles or duration of workout to give their class extra miles, moving forward through the route all the way to the finish. Students can vote on their favorite route at tiny.cc/roadtriproute and follow @harkerroadtrip on Instagram for updates. The fastest class will win prizes.