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Upper school administration calls sudden, mandatory all-school meeting after students reported threatening graffiti message

Upper school administration calls sudden, mandatory all-school meeting after students reported threatening graffiti message

by Harker News Staff

November 5, 2019

Upper school administration called students and faculty to a sudden and mandatory all-school meeting in the athletics center at 2:45 p.m. today after students reported a threatening graffiti message in the downstairs Dobbins boys bathroom this morning.  At the meeting, Head of School Brian Yager a...

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

by Alysa Suleiman

October 31, 2019

This year's Halloween showcased a variegated barrage of unique costumes. Either humorous, traditionally terrifying or a classic; simple, complex, or colorful, costumes reflected the personalities and spirit of the upper school body.  Students and faculty put their creativity to the test and donne...

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019

Wrapping up a year of concerts and performances, the upper school orchestra played their final concert of the school year in the Patil Theater tonight, honoring senior musicians in an expansive collection of pieces that ranged from Harry Potter to Stravinsky. The show, which began at 8 p.m. following...

Parents, students and teachers meet for first semester conferences

Parents, students and teachers meet for first semester conferences

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018

Students and parents met with teachers today in the first day of conferences, which will continue tomorrow. Due to unhealthy air quality conditions, students and parents were advised to stay indoors as much as possible, with some conferences moved to alternate locations in order to minimize outdoor exposure....

Some parent-student-teacher conferences to be relocated due to air quality

Some parent-student-teacher conferences to be relocated due to air quality

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 18, 2018

Due to the unhealthy air quality in San Jose, which is currently recorded at an index of 159, some teachers will be moving their parent-student-teacher conferences tomorrow and on Tuesday to alternate locations in order to minimize exposure to dangerous particulate matter outdoors. Students with teachers...

Matriculation welcomes class of 2022

Matriculation welcomes class of 2022

by Eric Fang and Arushi Saxena

August 31, 2018

The 2018-19 school year’s annual matriculation ceremony welcomed incoming freshmen, returning students and faculty with a series of speeches and skits on Aug. 24. After sophomores, juniors, and seniors settled into their seats in the upper school’s quad, the processional of teachers in their gowns took...

Former upper school teacher faces charges for misconduct involving a student

Former upper school teacher faces charges for misconduct involving a student

by Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, Ryan Guan, Prameela Kottapalli, and Katherine Zhang

August 22, 2018

A former Harker upper school teacher was arrested in San Jose last Thursday and currently faces criminal charges for inappropriate communication with a minor during school functions and on social media. Schools officials terminated instrumental music teacher, orchestra and jazz band conductor and...

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