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Seniors choose de Sa e Silva as featured faculty

Seniors choose de Sa e Silva as featured faculty

Libby Cohen, Ibid Yearbook

June 20, 2020

The class nominated US English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva to be featured in the 2020 Ibid because of the many ways he is involved in school life.

Students bring poetry up close and personal

Junior Addie Morrisette pictured with her friendship-focused poetry project. The poems are copied in her friends' handwriting.

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon

December 15, 2019

Final projects from the Poetry of Connection and Community elective can be seen all over the school.

Cheng auditions for Jeopardy in hopes of becoming… Pope

US English Teacher Vincent Cheng entertains his students with his witty jokes and funny stories.

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

December 6, 2019

US English teacher Vincent Cheng auditions to be on Jeopardy and shares his experience with funny and witty responses.

Costalonga’s love of language runs deep

Costalonga vacations in Italy with a friend.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

December 6, 2019

Senior Alessandra Costalonga speaks five (soon to be six) languages.

Thompson Wing opens, students explore

9th graders, Ganga Corsaro and Sophie Cullen work in a new study area in the Thompson Wing.

Clara Garner, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

The school year is boiling down and with a month left the newly renovated Thompson wing is finally been opened.

Increased grammar focus would make for more polished writing

Many students struggle with grammar, and don’t have a chance in regular english classes to learn it correctly.

Rylan Hefner, Interactive Storytelling Team

December 19, 2018

While many SPA students have lots of experience and skill writing good content, many struggle with grammar, and don’t have a chance in regular english classes to learn it correctly.

English Department continues electives conversation during MEA professional day

US English teacher Randall Findlay presents modes of writing in Writing Seminar. English teachers are always talking about how to modernize their classes and open them up to many points of view.

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

October 18, 2018

English department looks to the future with a reimagining of their course offerings.

Meet the Teachers: English Department

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

October 2, 2018

Meet Kristin Collier and Kate Glassman, the new English teachers. The second part in a four part series introducing the new teachers.

Upper School renovations lead to detours and closed spaces

A rendering of the new English Commons to be built in Old Main.

Lucy Benson and Will Rinkoff

September 9, 2018

As Schilling construction wraps up, Old Main construction ramps up.

Polk will miss students’ curiosity in retirement

Ms. Polk will retire this year after 34 years of teaching at SPA.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

May 14, 2018

US English teacher Lucy Polk will be retiring from SPA after 34 years of teaching.

Wahmanholm wins 2018 Lindquist & Vennuum Prize for Poetry

Dr. Claire Wahmanholm is an US English teacher.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

May 11, 2018

Dr. Claire Wahmanholm won $10,000 in prize money and will have a collection of her poems published nationally.

QUIZ: Emojis or exclamation points?

Teens find that breaking the rules of the English language allows them to communicate online with more clarity.

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

April 18, 2018

The advent of social media has changed the way people communicate online. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of traditional versus texting grammar, and see which to brush up on.