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Sophomores study poets

Sophomores Bridget Mills, Sloane Riley, and Cristina Jackson analyze “I wandered lonely as a cloud” in their presentation of the poet William Wordsworth. The students were also asked to research about the poets life including where they lived and important relationships in their life.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

January 16, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomores in English teacher Angelica Allen’s English II class finished their unit on English Romantic poets with research presentations on a poet and poem from that time period.  “I think the benefit of doing a presentation like this is that it forces you to know the material ...

Sophomores discuss Othello in class

Sophomore Beza Geberesilassie reads over her annotations in her Othello book during class. Students use their annotations as a basis for discussion on the reading that was assigned for a particular class.

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

October 24, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomore Honors English II students discussed the book Othello today and shared their opinions on William Shakespeare’s writing specifically in the play.  Prior to the discussion, students journaled in their Commonplace notebooks about the prominence and significance of the number th...

Sophomore English class begins first graded essay of the year

Sophomores Charlotte Ehrlich and Tabitha Parent brainstorm outlines for their Frankenstein essays during class today. The essay is due after Winter Break.

Amy Phipps, Reporter

February 13, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE  The sophomore English II class wrote outlines today for their first graded essay of the school year on the Gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  New English teacher, Angelica Allen, says she’s excited to read students’ takes on the book and see their writing styles. “Since it i...

Juniors study Ancient Greek drama

Arce explains an in-class writing assignment with a prompt based on the drama to the class. The final draft will be due next week.

Adele Bonomi, Senior Editor

February 4, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE International Baccalaureate Higher Level Year I English students have been analyzing and discussing the Sophocles' Ancient Greek drama King Oedipus and learning about Ancient Greek culture. “I think what makes it interesting is the fact that Oedipus is a tragic hero,” junior Miley...

Junior English classes prep for AP exam

Junior Maggie Walter reviews an example passage from a past AP English Language and Composition exam. Walter will take the exam on Wednesday, May 16 with the rest of the IB and Honors English III Convent & Stuart Hall students.

Cece Giarman, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE As students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes use their final classes for last minute studying for exams, a majority of juniors used their English class time to begin preparation for the AP English Language and Composition exam they will take next Wednesday. Convent & Stuart Hall does not currently...

Student body celebrates poetry

Junior Trevor Blanc performs the last student poem before guest poets came to the stage to perform. Ten students from Convent and Stuart Hall read their poems to the student body.

Sophia Aeby, Reporter

April 30, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Poetry readings, rap battles, an acapella performance and “promposal” took over Syufy Theatre as Convent and Stuart Hall students gathered this morning for the annual Poetry Festival. The festival began with the all school winners of last year’s festival, sophomores Ari Levine an...

Coed assembly recognizes Writing Festival winners

Paula Toner, RSCJ, announces the 2018 Writing Festival All-School Winners. Senior Francesca Petruzzelli won for Convent, and junior Eli Mundy won for Stuart Hall.

Claire Kosewic, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Convent & Stuart Hall High School community gathered in Syufy Theatre this morning to celebrate the winners of the annual Writing Festival, formerly known as the Kate Chopin Essay contest. The Writing Contest, which takes place in early January, poses a prompt for students to respond to with a short personal e...

Juniors present IB project

Juniors Hannah Kelliher, Mason Cooney, Emily Kanellos and Laura Mogannam (left to right) analyze a quote during their Interactive Oral Presentation. Their topic explored the significance of music and food in Vietnam, focusing on the novel

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors wrapped up their English Interactive Oral Presentations this week, an assessment part of the International Baccalaureate Programme. “The Interactive Oral happens in the semester called Works in Translation,” English teacher Julia Arce said, “and the whole point of that is...

Freshmen explore their identity through English projects

Freshman Lola Morrell listens to Grace Krumplitsch present her self-portrait to her G Period English I class. Many students opted to draw their self-portraits but others made 3-D designs like Krumplitsch's cube.

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

October 3, 2017

The Freshman Class finished off its first quarter by presenting Identity Projects, an English I assignment in which the students explored their identity through a poem paired with a self-portrait. “I wanted both parts of the project to go together," freshman Grace Krumplitsch said. "My overarch...

Sophomore English classes attend performance of ‘black odyssey’

Sophomores gather in the California Shakespeare Theater to watch the evening performance of black odyssey. Black odyssey playwright Marcus Gardley was a finalist for the 2015 Kennedy Prize.

Mary Perez, Senior Reporter

August 31, 2017

Sophomores will be attending "black odyssey" tonight at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda to start off their unit studying Shakespeare's work. "Black odyssey," written by playwright Marcus Gardley, follows the story of Ulysses Lincoln, a soldier trying to return home from war, who is presumed...

Former US Poet Laureate speaks to community

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads a selection of his work at an evening event for the school community. Collins, famous for his simple poems with gentle critiques of everyday life, visited campus today.

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

May 10, 2017

The school community heard a two-time United States Poet Laureate share his thoughts on men who wear snoods, lanyards, Irish spiders, the British and breakfast at a special assembly and evening reading today. Poet Billy Collins, dubbed “the most popular poet in America,” visited campus, reading several of his poems at a daytime assembly, answering questions from S...

Community gathers for annual Kate Chopin award assembly

Convent Alumna Libby Brittain ‘07 presents the 2017 all-school Kate Chopin essay contest winner. Sophomore Sydney Caba won with her piece about self-identity in today’s America.

Cece Giarman, Reporter

February 10, 2017

Students and faculty gathered in the Chapel this morning for a special assembly to announce and honor the winners of the annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest. Sophomore Sydney Caba was named the all-school winner by outside judge Libby Brittain (’07). The English department began the contest more than 20 years ago ...

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