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English teacher leaves upper school, handing over classes

The upper school Main office building.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2020

English teacher Dr. Anne Douglas will not be returning to the upper school for the second semester. Her two sections of AP English Literature will be taught by English teacher Nikolai Slivka, and her sophomore British literature class will be taught by English teacher Christopher Hurshman. Dr. Dougl...

Families gather at park for first-ever Class of 2022 picnic

Alyssa Tomberg (10) looks over the food options laid out on the long, foldable table that one family brought. Sophomores and their families gathered at Vasona Park this past Sunday for a BBQ potluck.

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Assistant Features Editor

September 27, 2019

As Liza Shchegrov (10) and her brother threw a foam missile football back-and-forth at the top of a lush green hill that overlooked a sparkling lake, a group of elementary and middle schoolers fawned over a German Shepherd and Labrador mix, Katya, that Angelina Yuzifovich (10) brought, and a four-year-o...

First life raft debate puts five teachers’ fields of study to the test

Spanish teacher Diana Moss presents her opening argument in the life raft debate, held in Nichols Auditorium on Jan. 29. The debate, organized by juniors Grant Miner and Evan Cheng, asked five teachers from five different subjects to persuade audience members that their respective discipline is the most practical in a life-or-death situation.

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 29, 2019

In the first "life raft debate" hosted by juniors Grant Miner and Evan Cheng during lunch on Jan. 29, upper school teachers Christopher Hurshman, Anthony Silk, Diana Moss, Andrew Irvine and Julie Wheeler argued for the practicality of their respective disciplines in the situation that after a global...

English teacher hosts session on Adulting 101

English teacher Christopher Hurshman listens keenly as a student offers a question.

by Eric Fang, News Editor

January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman hosted an Adulting 101 session at 12:45 pm during long lunch today. Among other topics, they discussed friendships, interpersonal boundaries, and the support of those going through trouble or crisis. The goal of the sessions is to prepare students for adulthood, whether...

Christopher Hurshman accepts role as freshman dean

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman will become dean of the freshman Class of 2022 next school year as current freshman dean Jeffrey Draper will shift to heading the Class of 2023. After the Class of 2019 graduates, math teacher Dr. Victor Adler will be stepping down from his position as a dean to focus...

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