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Heilig saves star parties, brings back some normalcy

US science teacher Steve Heilig and a student observe Mercury's transit across the sun last year. Star parties have still been able to happen this year with the addition of safety measures like masks, goggles, and social distancing.
December 5, 2020
With COVID-19 pushing school to distance learning, the fate of star parties was looking bleak. US Science teacher Steve Heilig worked to make sure they could continue.

Clubs, groups welcome 9th graders at fair

September 9, 2019
Overview of the 2019-2020 Clubs Fair. Viewing the highlights, talking to club leaders, and interviewing the 9th graders.

Mars Rover landing raises ethical colonization questions

Upper School science teacher Dr. Heilig makes a list of the pros and cons to space colonization in the Space Science class.
December 14, 2018
Terraforming Mars is unethical and illogical.

Anticipation of new science electives ignites passion

US Chemistry teaccher Mallory Schmidt draws and identifies parts of a Galvanic Cell for the students.
April 9, 2018
Science teachers express their anticipation and excitement for the upcoming science electives.

On display: the stories behind the US science hallway glass cases

On display: the stories behind the US science hallway glass cases
December 9, 2017
The glass display cases along the US science hallways house both scientific and historic artifacts, and recent student work.

Supermoon exceeds expectations

Senior Tessa Rauch, sophomore Tess Hicks, and sophomore Mira Zelle enjoy the sight of the supermoon. The supermoon occured on Sept. 29 2015.
October 4, 2015
The next supermoon will not be seen until 2033.

3D printer is an integral part of Designing Change class

Sophomore Sophie Jaro uses the 3D printer regularly in her Designing Change classes, creating prototypes and expressing her ideas through the resources the 3D printer provides. “The printer brings ideas to life... We aren't here to produce mock-ups or drawings in the end. We want to create and explore,” said sophomore Heba Sandozi, another member of a Designing Change class.
October 12, 2014

Whirring and clicking away, the 3D printer has always been a part of the background in the Upper School library and used only occasionally for individual projects or test runs. This year, the students...

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