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More than code

IF, THEN Computer science teacher Doug Grant shows the senior IB Computer Science class how to write
recursive code in Java. The school recently awarded Grant the Niehaus Family President's Excellence
Award and honored him as the namesake for an endowed Chair of Computer Science.

Gray Timberlake and Mason Cooney

February 14, 2019

After 50 years of teaching computer science and mathematics as well as leading Convent as head of school, Convent & Stuart Hall awarded Doug Grant the Niehaus Family President’s Excellence Award and named a recently-donated endowed Chair of Computer Science after him. “Mr. Grant received the...

Computer II class celebrates semester end

Sophomore Kate Etter reaches for a doughnut during the Computer II class’s end of the semester party. The class chatted about their plans for summer during the period.

Emily Kanellos, Reporter

May 25, 2017

The Computer II class celebrated their last class of the semester with an in-class breakfast featuring coffee, donuts, and bagels.    Computer teacher Doug Grant initially planned for a final test, but he decided against it when the class scored well on a test a week ago, proving their comprehensio...

Students re-create Flappy Bird in programming workshop

iOS developer Benjamin Encz explains the process for creating a code for an iPhone game.

Kendra Harvey and Kristina Cary

April 9, 2014

Students sat behind their desktop computers and laptops yesterday, copying sections of multicolored code into their on-screen programs, and with a single click of their mouse, they watched as a little yellow bird on a simulated iPhone in the right-hand corner of their screen took flight. Students create...

AP Computer Science offers young women the chance to learn code, enter the under-represented computer programming field

Alice Jones/The Broadview Java Juniors  Amanda Mah, Franny Eklund, Christina Berardi, Aoife Devereux and Zoe Baker (right to left)  work with computer programming teacher Doug Grant during class. The students are currently working on a banking program to track withdrawls balances and reports. ALICE JONES/The Broadview

December 16, 2013

Alice Jones Managing Editor Last week’s national Computer Science Week organizers challenged U.S. schools to introduce computer programming by prompting students to each write an hour of code, yet Convent students had already written thousands of hours of code because the school has requir...

Assembly honors students for merit and academic achievements

Students receive their awards from dean Rachel Simpson and interim head of school Mary Forsyth as curriculum coordinator Doug Grant reads the students' names and citations during the Honors Assembly.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2013

Web exclusive Liana Lum Reporter Applause filled the Chapel during the Honors Assembly this morning as students in dress uniform received academic honors and class awards based on merit. “This assembly is not just about grades,” learning resource teacher Patricia Kievlan said. “Instead, ...

Prospective students to visit classes during Evening School

November 10, 2011

Shirley Yang Reporter Evening School, an open house that shows a C Period class in session, is planned this evening at 6:30 p.m. for a group of 400 to 500 potential students and their parents. Curriculum coordinator Doug Grant came up with the idea of Evening School in 1995 when he was the head...

Former dean, teacher ends 38-year career at CSH

Zoe Newcomb | the broadview.  Celine Curran sits at her desk surrounded by mementos and flowers sent to her for her birthday last weekend. Curran entered CSH as a student in 1969.

May 27, 2011

Sara Kloepfer & Zoë Newcomb Sitting in her office surrounded by walls plastered with photos, liturgy programs, Congé shirts and memorabilia from 38 years of working at Convent, Celine Curran leans back and looks around, smiling as she reminisces. “I was a part of almost all of these at...

Athletes work to manage academics, sports

September 23, 2010

When sophomore Mary Katherine Michiels-Kibler returns from her two-hour cross country practice after school, she lifts her heavy backpack and sports bag onto her shoulders before heading up to the library to study while she waits for her mom to pick her up half an hour later. As a student athlete, ...

Artistic alum Pearl Ng pursues ambitious career in art and design 16 years after graduating

Alumna Pearl Ng makes accessories that are beautiful, and useful. Ng designed a leopard-print shoe bag as a stylish, practical way to carry shoes.    PEARL NG | with permission

December 16, 2009

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor A large painting of blue irises hangs on the right wall upon entering Dean of Studies Doug Grant’s office. Pearl Ng (’94) gave Grant the piece 16 years ago after it won local awards and compliments from students and faculty. “It ended up there when former art te...

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