Harker Aquila

School meeting recap 2/26/19

Members of Green Team Ashley Jazbec (11) and Anvi Banga (11), joined by Head of School Brian Yager and Upper School Head Butch Keller, announce that the cafeteria will no longer provide single-use plastic as a part of an initiative for environmental sustainability.

by Eric Fang, News Editor

February 27, 2019

Head of School Brian Yager started the school meeting by congratulating students who performed in either the annual dance show or the recent Gala. He also praised the varsity boys soccer team for advancing to the Central Coast Sectional (CCS) semifinals. Next, he announced a series of accreditation visit...

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 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...

School meeting recap 11/8/18

Forensics representatives Nakul Bajaj (11), Nikki Solanki (11), Maddie Huynh (11) and Anusha Kuppahally (12) announce results from recent competitions.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 11, 2018

Eagle Update presenters congratulated girls volleyball on their successful CCS run. Girls golf placed seventh in NorCal and second in CCS, and Natalie Vo (10) qualified for the state tournament. Rohan Arora (11) spoke for the year's first community service spotlight. He described how his mother's...

School meeting recap 11/2/18

Spirit club officers Arjun Kilaru (12) and Zachary Hoffman (12) announce the results of the costume contests from Wednesday. Each winner received prizes as well as spirit points for their class.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 2, 2018

Eagle Update presenters announced that the girls volleyball team made the CCS finals, and girls water polo won their league finals and will play their first CCS game tomorrow. Boys water polo and boys cross-country are state academic champions, while girls golf placed second in CCS. The cross-country...

School meeting recap 10/22/18

Junior spirit representative Vance Hirota (10) picks a number from a basket to draw for a pumpkin in preparation for a pumpkin carving competition later this week.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

October 23, 2018

Chatter engulfed the student body as students sat by advisory and settled down in their seats for the eighth school meeting of the year. ASB President Neil Ramaswamy (12) spoke first, giving details about the upcoming Quebec trip. All interested students were asked to attend an informational meeting ...

School meeting recap 10/16/ 18

Science teachers Dr. Kate Schafer and Chris Spenner and former students talk about their experiences with the 2017 Human Ecology class, which will be offered again next summer. The summer 2019 class is open to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 19, 2018

Freshmen did not attend today's school meeting, as they were listening to speeches given by their peers running for student council. The elections will be held on Thursday during lunch in the journalism room. Eagle update presenters showed a clip of the Eagles scoring a touchdown using a trick play...

School meeting recap 10/9/18

Raphael Sanche (12), GSA president, gives a speech about his experience coming out as transgender in honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.

by Eric Fang and Ryan Guan

October 11, 2018

Juniors from the girls water polo team presented a video advertising their joint senior night with the boys water polo team on Thursday. The boys will be playing Cupertino High School at 4 p.m., with senior recognition at 3:45. The girls will play at 6:15 p.m. with recognition around 6. The junior varsity...

School meeting recap 9/26/18

Members of Spirit Club bow before the Eagle mascot at school meeting on Wednesday in promotion of Spirit Week, which will start on Monday.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

September 27, 2018

Eagle Update presenters Mitchell Granados (12), Grace Hajjar (11), Matthew Hajjar (12) and Adhya Hoskote (11) discussed the past week's games and sports events. Mitchell invited students to come to the annual homecoming game on Oct. 5, when the football team will play Elsie Allen High School. Katherine...

School meeting recap 9/14/18

Student director Ellie Lang-Ree (12) announces her play at school meeting on Sept. 14. The four 2018 SDS directors are seniors Neha Premkumar, Emmy Huchley, Dilara Ezer and Ellie.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

September 14, 2018

Jennifer Walrod, director of global education, introduced a visiting teacher from the Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy in China. Mr. David will be observing classes at the Upper School. Johnny Wang (12) and Cameron Jones (12) invited students to apply to join the H-Crypt Development Group,...

School meeting recap 9/10

Performing arts representative Emmy Huchley (12), Alex Kumar (10), Vance Hirota (11) and Ellie Lang-Ree (12) announced information about upcoming dance show auditions, which will be held in RPAC this Saturday afternoon.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

September 11, 2018

As students settled in their seats for the second school meeting of the year, Harker Aquila’s photo slideshow displayed the highlights of the past two weeks. ASB President Neil Ramaswamy spoke briefly and welcomed students before passing the mic to Brian Larsen, Production Manager of K-12. He instru...

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