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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.

The email gospel according to de Sa e Silva

The email gospel according to de Sa e Silva

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

April 8, 2019

US English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva wants you to send polished emails.

The email gospel according to de Sa e Silva

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

April 8, 2019

In this video, US English Teacher Philip de Sa e Silva shares his knowledge about writing emails to teachers.

Student-teacher relationships enrich student experience

Director of Computer Science and Engineering Kate Lockwood teaching a student how to use the 3D printer.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

Students and teachers explain why having a strong relationship with the other makes learning better.

Zelle advances to state Poetry Out Loud competition

Senior Mira Zelle will compete in the state final Poetry Out Loud competition on March 8.

Jack Benson and Nitya Thakkar

March 7, 2018

Senior Mira Zelle and junior Elise Parsons competed in the state semi-final Poetry Out Loud competition on March 7.

Use Hazelwood anniversary as a reminder to stand up for free speech rights

Now is the time to end student speech limitations in schools that were created by Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

January 31, 2018

Cure Hazelwood day serves as a reminder that students should be able to publish whatever facts they see fit.

Poetry Out Loud allows students to venture beneath the surface

Senior Mary Grant practices reading one of her chosen poems aloud in front of the group.

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor

December 2, 2016

Students in Poetry Out Loud club experience the fearless joy of reciting and memorizing poems.

Teachers use humor in classroom to improve experience

Upper School teachers Philip de Sa e Silva, Jon Peterson, Aaron Shuler, and Pam Starkey all use humor as part of their teaching method. “Humor and songs lighten the mood and allow kids to take more risks than they would otherwise,” Starkey said.

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2016

By creating an environment that is analytical, memorable, and relatable, the many humorous teachers at St. Paul Academy and Summit School provide their students with a more thorough understanding of content, love of learning, and feeling of belonging.

Sophomores discuss and read classics in new book club

Club member Lauren Datta and adviser Philip de Sa e Silva discuss interpretations of the novel Giovanni’s Room and answer questions that they had about the book.

Michael Forsgren, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

As the 2014 inaugural book club members continue with their book club into junior year, two new teachers co-ordinate the opportunity for sophomores.

Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva talks books

Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva talks books

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 7, 2014

Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva enjoys reading The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son by Kevin Jennings. "I also like how reading instantly brings you into a community," he said.