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Keller encourages his team at the varsity boys basketball game against Oak Grove high school on Nov. 16. Keller has served as head coach for the varsity boys basketball team at Harker for 15 seasons, coaching for 25 years before coming to Harker.

Head of Upper School Butch Keller to retire

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter February 13, 2022

Coach. Mentor. Adviser. Leader. After 15 years at Harker as Head of Upper School and varsity boys basketball coach, Samuel “Butch” Keller, Jr. announced his retirement in early fall. He and his wife,...

Diya Mukherjee (10) reads a note from her Eagle Buddy during lunch at the upper school on Nov. 12. The cards, written by third graders in response to notes sophomores had sent two weeks prior, were delivered to sophomores that morning after a LIFE session.

Across campus and age differences: Eagle Buddy program unites Harker community

by Trisha Iyer, Asst. Features Editor December 8, 2021

Heated discussions vying for possession of colored pencils and markers crowded the air of many classrooms during a special Oct. 20 hour-long advisory period. During this time, the sophomore class took...

Vivian Bi (11) teaches Makayla Aguilar (11) how to fold a paper crane. The LIFE Board organized a project to fold 1000 paper cranes for upper school math teacherJane Keller, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Students fold 1000 paper cranes for upper school math teacher recovery

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter December 2, 2021

Laughter emanated from Manzanita Hall and the orchard during the morning office hours block of Oct. 14 as LIFE Board members handed out slips of origami paper, inviting students of all grades to help them...

Upper school LIFE program director and math teacher Jane Keller talks about the difference between vaping and Juuling at the start of the Psychology Club event on Feb. 19. Keller encouraged 30 students to think deeply about their values and discussed supporting peers struggling with substance abuse.

Students, faculty partake in first annual Substance Abuse Awareness Week

by Lucy Ge, News Editor February 27, 2021

“Think down to the very last detail: what are you going to wear to a party tomorrow night?”  Students gazed thoughtfully into the distance on Feb. 19 as they contemplated upper school LIFE program...

Justine Fonte spoke with upper school students and parents about topics surrounding sex, consent, and positive relationships as part of the LIFE program.

Speaker Justine Fonte discusses consent with upper school students for LIFE Program

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor February 6, 2021

The LIFE Program invited Justine Fonte to speak with upper school students about sexual consent on Feb. 4, covering topics like sex positivity and enthusiastic consent. Fonte also gave a “Sex 101”...

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