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Students prepare for Noëls

Spanish III students Cristina Jackson and Olivia Williams practice their hand motions and Spanish song for Noels. Their class’s song is called “Tun Tun” and is about Christmas carolers knocking on doors around Christmas time. 

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter

December 6, 2019

In language classes throughout Convent, students are learning holiday songs in their respective languages in preparation for Noels.  “Noels is an opportunity for the whole school to gather and celebrate the season,” Spanish teacher Antony Reyes said. “It gives us not only a space to celebrat...

Telenovela helps Spanish II students improve language skills

Girls in Rebecca Jenkinson’s Spanish II class watch the telenovela series called the “Grand Hotel.” The Spanish program offers subtitles to improve the students comprehension of the language.

Grace O'Reilly, Reporter

May 15, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students in Rebecca Jenkinson's Spanish II class have been watching the telenovela “Grand Hotel” during the last 20 minutes of each class for the past two weeks as a way to give students a fun path to understand and learn the language. "It's easy to lose sight of the fact that ...

Language groups practice for Noёls

Spanish students sing with hand motions during the Noёls rehearsal with Spanish teacher Anthony Reyes. The peace signs represent the line

Gray Timberlake, Senior Reporter

November 30, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Following assembly in Syufy Theatre, students split into language class groups to rehearse their Noёls songs. Noёl is a French word meaning Christmas and specifically focuses on the carols aspect of the holiday. The word noёl is used in the Convent & Stuart Hall community to...

Students rehearse for Nöels

French and Spanish teacher Pascal Parra practices a song with his students from his French II class. The French classes picked a new song this year.

Sophia Aeby, Reporter

December 11, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE After today's Chapel students were divided into their foreign language classes to practice Nöels song in preparation for the four division gathering on Friday. “It’s helpful for the new girls when the sophomore and juniors have sung the song in previous years,” Spanish teacher M...

IB Spanish class takes field trip to taqueria

Some students wear jackets in anticipation of rain as they walk on Union street. The class went to La Canasta Taqueria during their Spanish period.

Olivia Mohun, City Life Editor

November 15, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students in IB HL Spanish left the classroom today and took a trip to a taqueria where they sampled Mexican dishes and conversed in Spanish. “We had an assignment where we had to plan a fiesta as a class so we decided to go down to a La Canasta, a taqueria on Union Street,” junior Sophie Mack s...

Student tourists take tropical town

Student tourists take tropical town

Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2017

While the Sophomore Class continues rotating through waterfall diving, ziplining and horseback riding activities, some students and a chaperone went to town for milkshakes, fresh coconuts, avocados and pineapple from local vendors. As United States avocado prices can be over $1.75 each, shops in the Do...

Día de los Muertos chapel remembers, respects the dead

Senior Elisa Ternynck and juniors Caroline O’Connell and Olivia Sanchez-Corea write cards to deceased loved ones. In addition to the cards, all are welcome to write names or intentions in the Book of Remembrance throughout the month of November.

Giulia Oltranti and Natalia Varni

November 4, 2016

This morning’s chapel celebrated Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring family members and close friends who have died.   With the actual holiday on Tuesday, and the chapel service today, the school week has been filled with Día de los Muertos festivities bringing awareness to the community. “W...

Day of the Dead exhibit reflects on the past

An altar for the victims of the Orlando Shooting is on display at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The altar was created in house.

Grace Ainslie, Assistant Sports Editor

October 27, 2016

A large tree with 49 copper hearts and rainbow “papel picado,” paper cut into elaborate designs, stands in the center of the Mission Cultural Center gallery for Latino Arts 30th annual Day of the Dead exhibition to honor the Orlando Shooting victims. “Día de los Muertos,” a multi-day celeb...

Schools to celebrate annual tradition

Elementary school students sit on the Marble Stairs as part of the 1977 Noëls celebration. Students wore white dresses for the occasion, unlike the dress uniform students wear today.

Asha Khanna and Halie Kim

December 10, 2015

The four-school community is expected to gather today in the Herbert Center to celebrate the nearly century-old tradition of Noëls, a student musical tribute to the president and heads of schools. “All of the language classes and all of the grades prepare a song in their specific language that they...

School welcomes exchange student from Barcelona, Spain

 Sophomore Clara Vilar participates in a Responses to Oppression class on her first day attending classes as part of an exchange program from Barcelona, Spain. Vilar will stay in San Francisco for three weeks before returning to Spain.

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor

October 5, 2015

A sophomore will be visiting classes for three weeks as part of an exchange program from Sagrado Corazón, the Sacred Heart school in Barcelona, Spain. “Some things are different from Spain, but I like it, and everybody was very kind,” Clara Vilar said of her first day attending classes. “I ...

Coed classes expand opportunities

Seniors Sabrina Mendiola and Louis Bulivant observe different types of tissue cells under a microscope to determine their functions. Students draw their own versions of the different types of tissues they see through their microscope.

October 1, 2014

Camilla Bykhovsky Sports Editor The yellow school bus filled with grey skirts and khakis that has been driving the 10-block stretch between Convent and Stuart Hall every afternoon, shuttling students to coed language classes, now runs between every class period due to the expansion of coed class off...

Students leave Chile for classes in San Francisco

MAGGIE CUMMINGS | the broadview Sophomore Lily Kaplan talks to rising sophomore Francisca Bayer at lunch. Bayer lived and attended classes with freshman Cate Svendson but later during her stay she attended Women’s Studies, French and an Art Class on her own. It is summer for students in Chile, but the visitors from Reñaca are taking a few different classes at Convent that will not count for credit.

February 11, 2010

Ava Martinez Reporter Years of English classes were put to the test for three exchange students from Colegio del Sagrado Corazon in Reñaca, Chile who lived and attended school with Convent students for the past few weeks. Nine students in total arrived in San Francisco — three staying at Conve...

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