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The 2023-24 Peer Leadership group walks together during their retreat in Wolverhampton Sept. 3, 2023. The Peer Leadership program will expand to both Grades 9 and 10 for the 2024-25 school year.

Peer Leadership expands to Grade 10 for 2024-25 school year

Ella Friel, Opinions Editor: Print April 23, 2024

The Peer Leadership program will expand from pairing Grade 12 students with Grade 9 advisories to assigning peer leaders for both Grades 9 and 10 for the 2024-25 school year, according to Grade 9 Dean...

Students dance during last year’s prom May 13, 2023. Prom was previously free of charge but will cost £40 per person this year.

School implements cost to attend prom

Amelia Bassi, Reporter April 23, 2024

Prom for Grade 11 and 12 students will now cost £40 per ticket, despite having been free to attend in previous years. The event will be held May 18 at the London Marriott Hotel in Regent’s Park, according...

Armaan Raj (’26) and Saira Mundassery (’26) eat together at South Asia Night April 11. Mundassery said she enjoyed the range of activities on the night. “My favorite parts of South Asia Night are definitely the spice contests because it really brings everyone together and also the performances everyone does are really amazing,” Mundassery said.

GALLERY South Asia Club hosts annual celebration

Blu Belinky, Media Team April 23, 2024

Seya Sawiris contributed to reporting.

The Sustainability Council decorates Top O in preparation for Earth Week April 22-26. The council printed out posters and put up images to raise awareness.

Sustainability Council hosts Earth Week activities, events

Melisa Atalay, Reporter April 22, 2024

The Sustainability Council will hold several sustainability-focused events to celebrate Earth Week April 22-26. These include advisory activities, the Sustainable Fashion Show April 25 and an intersectionality...

The Robotics team poses for a photo after their successful qualifying round in Hudson Valley, New York. The team will be competing in the FIRST World Championship April 17-22.

Robotics team prepares for upcoming championship

Yasmine Rivera, Media Team April 17, 2024

Selected members of the Robotics team will travel to Houston April 17-22 to compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Technology Championship. The competition is the culminating event of the youth...

Students will switch to using Teamie in the upcoming 2024-25 school year. Following grade book flexibility issues with Schoology, Tech Coordinator Mark Scharen collaborated with the administration for over a year to find a suitable alternative.

School to replace Schoology with Teamie as new learning platform in upcoming school year

Zoe Karibian, Media Team April 11, 2024

Teamie will replace Schoology as the primary learning management system next school year, according to an email from Tech Coordinator Mark Scharen March 28. Scharen said it is routine to reassess the...

Math Department Head David Hill will assume the role of Interim High School Assistant Principal for the next school year. The position opened after current High School Assistant Principal Natalie Maisey was announced the 2024-25 Interim High School Principal.

School appoints David Hill as Interim HS Assistant Principal

Leila Meilman and Rahil Punshi March 28, 2024

Head of School Matthew Horvat said Math Department Head David Hill will be the Interim High School Assistant Principal for the upcoming school year. Hill will assume the position from current High School...

Head of School Matthew Horvat speaks during a High School assembly March 26 regarding recent instances of racism throughout the school. Director of Student Life Royce Wallace, Interim High School Principal Jack Phillips, High School Assistant Principal Natalie Maisey and Gracie Lamberton (’25) also spoke during the assembly.

Administration holds assembly to address racist infractions across all 3 divisions

Clara Martinez, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2024

The High School gathered in the School Center and Commons March 26 for an assembly about recent incidents of racist behavior across all three divisions of the school. Head of School Matthew Horvat, Director...

Middle and High School honor band members pose at the festival site in Aberdeen. The festival is to take place from March 14-16.

AMIS Honor Band to perform at Aberdeen Festival

Sophia Hsu, Media Team March 14, 2024

A selected group of 11 High School Concert Band members will travel to Aberdeen, Scotland to attend the Association of Music in International Schools Honor Band Festival from March 13-16. An additional...

Students form discussion groups while attending youngPOWER last year at Westminster Academy. Organizers from the school and Westminster Academy have been preparing for this year’s conference which will host over 150 students from eight different schools around London.

Student organizers prepare to take part in youngPOWER conference

Meher Sareen, Reporter March 12, 2024

Over 150 students from secondary schools across London will attend the youngPOWER conference at Westminster Academy March 15. The day-long conference will allow students to identify pathways to improve...

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