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

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

March 2, 2020

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...

School meeting recap 2/25/2020: Popeyes, ping pong tournament, and art portfolios

Giovanni Rofa (12), Meona Khetrapal (11), Rohan Varma (11) and Adhya Hoskote (12) deliver the Eagle Update during Tuesday's school meeting. They reviewed the results from recent games played by the girls basketball, girls soccer, boys basketball and girls basketball.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

February 27, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the school meeting. The junior council announced a Popeyes chicken sandwich fundraiser in front of Manzanita during lunch on Tuesday. Giovanni Rofa (12), Meona Khetrapal (11), Rohan Varma (11) and Adhya Hoskote (12) gave the Eagle Update. The boys soccer te...

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

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

January 30, 2020

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 Prepara...

School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

TALON yearbook editors-in-chief Emily Chen (12) and Anthony Xu (12) and TALON managing editor Shreya Srinivasan (11) announce that all yearbooks from this year onwards will be free to all students and faculty at school meeting last Friday.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 22, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting of the semester. On behalf of the performing arts program, Annabelle Ju (12) announced the Winter Concert, which was on the night of Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patil Theater. Upper school lab band, jazz band and orchestra all perf...

School meeting recap 1/13/2020: Eagle Update, new semester electives, and a Night of Nostalgia

Head of Upper School Butch Keller delivers a talk at school meeting about recent incidents of students using disrespectful language and racial slur. Keller presented an initiative called Challenge Day that aims to encourage diversity of perspective and break down barriers between students and faculty.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off yesterday’s school meeting by welcoming everyone. On behalf of ASB, he announced that students should submit slides through the form instead of email. On behalf of upper school security, he urged students to limit their use of Doordash, especially during school hours. Followi...

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three club's upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight of the year, Enzensperger introduced Bryan Zhang (11), who gave a speech on his own experience...

School meeting recap 2/20/19

Senior dodgeball players threw foam balls at freshman players, defeating them in the final game of the dodgeball tournament.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

February 21, 2019

The Eagle Update kicked off the first school meeting after February Break with a game of Simon Says. Boys soccer gained their first CCS win in history, while the boys and girls basketball teams both made it to CCS but lost in the first round. Seniors won against freshmen in a game of dodgeball across...

School meeting recap 1/14/19

Amy Pelman will join the program as a librarian next semester with the retirement of K-12 Library Director Sue Smith's this Friday.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 16, 2019

The second meeting of the year began with Eagle Update. Various spring sports interest meetings will be taking place this week. The History and Languages Departments announced a lecture by Celine Glon about the French Revolution in French teacher Agnes Pommier's room during lunch on Monday. Career...

School meeting recap 1/8/18

English teacher Charles Shuttleworth reminds students about the annual Shakespeare competition, which will be held at Harker on Jan. 18.

by Eric Fang, News Editor

January 9, 2019

The first school meeting after the two-week Winter Break began with Matthew Hajjar (12) leading the students and faculty in chanting “put your Eagles up”. After, Grace Hajjar (11) and Adhya Hoskote (11) announced that a spring sports interest meeting would take place later that day at 1:10 p.m....

School meeting recap 12/13/18

Avi Gulati (11), who won the Harker division of the annual Shakespeare Competition last year, performs a monologue from

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 14, 2018

Grace Hajjar (11) and Adhya Hoskote (11) began the last meeting of 2018 with the Eagle Update. A meeting for students interested in boys tennis was held today at 1 p.m. in the team room, while students who want to play football next year should attend a meeting in the team room tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. The...

School meeting recap 12/3/18

Greg Lawson gestures with a fork to illustrate the importance of putting metal utensils in bins where they will be washed, not throwing them in the trash or on the ground.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

December 9, 2018

As students scuffled through the bleachers to find their seats at the 2nd to last school meeting before Winter Break, Matthew Hajjar (12) opened with a stentorian chant as Adhya Hoskote (11) and Grace Hajjar (11) took the mic and went over the Eagle Update. Arthur Jakobsson (10) talked about the end...

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