Harker Aquila

Upper school prepares for distribution day and upcoming school year

by Alysa Suleiman and Irene Yuan June 2, 2021

After Santa Clara County entered the yellow tier on May 18, the upper school also moved forward with loosening campus protocols during the last few weeks of the spring semester and outlined plans for...

Class of 2021 finishes high school career with baccalaureate and graduation

by Nicole Tian, Co-Editor-In-Chief June 2, 2021

The class of 2021 walked across the stage at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga to receive their diplomas in front of a socially distanced audience on Saturday, May 22. The first event at the site in 14 months,...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Celebrating the class of 2021 with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Profiler May 17, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  The class of 2021 will be graduating...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Coming to a close with Aquila

by Varsha Rammohan, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  This week marks my last week of high...

The upper school does not currently have definite plans for students and teachers to return to campus for in-person learning, but they are proceeding with preparations for the senior trip and graduation over the next few months.

Upper school unlikely to return to campus soon but continues planning for senior activities

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Head of upper school Butch Keller wrote in an email with Harker Aquila that as long as Santa Clara County remains in the purple tier, and teachers are not vaccinated, the chances of returning to full in-person...

Upper school computer science teacher Marina Peregrino and Eric Fang (20) pose for a selfie at the drive-thru. As seniors drove through, they were able to return items and receive their gifts from masked faculty members stationed in tents.

Senior pick-up day celebrates new graduates with drive-thru ceremony

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor May 30, 2020

A rare sight was seen on Thursday at the upper school campus in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: grinning faces of the graduating senior class and their families peering through car windows, greeted...

A guide to any questions one might have about upcoming school events and how they have been impacted due to COVID-19 and the school closure.

Harker Aquila’s guide on how upcoming events are impacted by coronavirus

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor May 11, 2020

This story was updated on May 11 to include updates on the senior trip, baccalaureate, graduation, locker clean-outs and Harker summer programs. It has now been about two months since school shut down....

The class of 2019 toss their mortarboards in the air to celebrate their graduation yesterday at Mountain Winery. The commencement ceremony began at 5 p.m. and included speeches from valedictorian Kaushik Shivakumar (19) and keynote speaker Judge John B. Owens (85).

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

by Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, Sriya Batchu, and May 24, 2019

With a sprawling backdrop of the Stevens Creek Preserve nestled among layers of lush hills, the Class of 2019 graduated yesterday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Starting at 5 p.m, the ceremony...

This College Starter Pack lists items seniors might want for college. In this article, alumni offer advice to the seniors about what they wish they knew before coming to college.

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Suleiman May 23, 2019

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned...

Juniors Simar Bajaj and Jai Bahri read the program, waiting for the ceremony to begin. At Baccalaureate, the school welcomes the rising seniors to be the future leaders on campus next year.

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility...

A senior practices her routine prior to Senior Showcase. The showcase features all members of the Conservatory who have completed the Certificate program, which culminates in this final performance.

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one...

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