Among the new classes offered this school year, students have the opportunity to take two environmental literacy electives: Tipping Points with Anat Fernandes and How to Save the Planet: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Climate Crisis with Eric Peterson.
This month, fifth graders headed up to the Pali Institute and arrived eager to start their adventures. When they stepped off the bus, students were greeted by Head of School Alona Scott who surprised students and joined them for a day of fun.
Every September the library raises awareness about literature censorship by partnering with the American Library Association's Banned Books Week - an annual weekly homage to learn where and what books are being suppressed worldwide and by whom.
In addition to John Touchton's new role as performing arts department chair and Michael Spound’s role as interim theater teacher, we have a few more exciting new additions to the Performing Arts faculty:
Students in grades seven through twelve took to the stage on April 22 and 23 for the Spring Dance Festival. To celebrate dance and the human spirit, Disconnect/Reconnect showcased student and faculty choreography, informed by personal journeys, aspirations, world events, and social justice issues.
With the leadership of interim science department chair Anat Fernandes, fifth grade students ventured to green space by the K-2 playground to learn about plants native to California, how to plant, and the importance of Earth Day.
“Start thinking of the world wide web as a community with a trillion places to go and four billion people there. It is the biggest community your children will ever be a part of,” said Lori Getz, educator and internet safety expert, during a special series of Parents’ Association meetings to discuss technology use for children, tweens, and teens.
The magazine’s cover story profiles “10 Extraordinary Teenagers who are Excelling Wildly in the Valley.” Buckley senior Vale R. is one of them – featured for his incredible accomplishments in engineering research, and for being on track to earn his pilot’s license this summer. Learn more about Vale by reading the article here.
“The point is to do your best work, in the moment and from an authentic place in your hearts, and to deliver all of the emotional, physical and mental energy to make sure the music is elevated,” said Dr. Philip Woodmore to Upper School choral students.
As Buckley’s swim team prepares to dive in for the start of the season, practices are in full swing. Head Coach Juliet Suess is bringing a new coaching style that encourages the strengthening of athletes’ minds and bodies.
In November, ninth grade student Lauren P. scored in the top 2.5% of the nation on the American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10), a challenging 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice exam that is designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. Congratulations Lauren!
When you step into the Media and Tech lab, a new space on campus, you’ll find Virtual Reality exploration opportunities, microphones for podcasting, game design equipment, and other technology to boost learning in the classroom.
In a unique format designed to deliver this year’s Upper School Spring DEI Symposia, advisory groups met on campus to stream pre-recorded student-led sessions before engaging in conversation to answer discussion questions and provide feedback.
To deliver this year’s Middle School symposia, students presented and participated in a full day symposium of pre-recorded content covering topics such as representation in STEM, the AAPI experience, and women in the workplace:
On January 6, senior Vale R. was announced as a Regeneron Scholars for his project titled “Enhancing Performance and Sustainability of Firefighting Aircraft in the Era of Wildfires Fueled by Global Warming” that focuses on improving firefighting aircraft using a low-cost, retrofitted aerodynamic device.