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Finals canceled during distance learning

Dean Anderson announced April 25 that end of the semester exams are canceled.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

May 1, 2020

SPA will not hold final exams for the second semester. Information about grading and exams for the rest of the school year, was released by Dean Anderson through an email on April 25.

Cooking and calculus can be equally helpful; life skills should be taught in school

Cooking and calculus can be equally helpful; life skills should be taught in school

Catherine Hooley, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

If students are taught how to deal with ordinary things an adult has to go through at a younger age, it could lead to more financially successful and less stressed out young adults.

Teachers dress up as…teachers?

Upper school history teacher, Andrea Moerer, dressed up as famous French historian Michel Foucault. She poses for a photo carrying his book.

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline

November 6, 2019

To celebrate the holiday, multiple teachers dressed up as famous teachers in history and pop culture.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] The trash and recycling system is simple. Use it.

Students must become more proactive about their waste habits and be aware of their impact on the environment.

RubicOnline Staff

September 25, 2019

Waste bins encourage sorting of compostables, recyclables, and trash but it's essential to understand the system to use it well.

Pacific Education Group meets with faculty, staff to build conversations about diversity

Pacific Education Group shows St. Paul Academy and Summit School faculty how to conduct productive and safe conversations around diversity

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

September 8, 2016

Courageous Conversations curriculum promotes examination of racial systems and how to keep race on the table in discussions.

10 things your teachers never tell you

Upper School history teacher Aaron Shuler pretends to throw a book into the fireplace, something highly unusual of him. Something else that he doesn't usually do is hand out insider teacher hacks to students.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

February 14, 2015

Upper School teachers share a few "school hacks."

Voltmer returns to college, continues coaching

Voltmer returns to college, continues coaching

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2013

Some Upper School students may know Anna Voltmer as the past Girls Varsity Basketball coach and the Girls Swimming and Diving coach. Others know her as the Fitness for Life teacher, a position she has held since Jan. 2011.  "I learned how a great a class this is. I think that every high school should...

Apple looks back, looks ahead

Apple looks back, looks ahead

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2013

After eighteen years at SPA, Associate Director of College Counseling Jill Apple has made the decision to search for a new career adventure. "Making an announcement a couple months before the end of the school year gives me the time to actually do a search, and it allows me to be more open about se...

Vanegas values mentorship as she moves on

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief

May 30, 2013

When Upper School science teacher Carmen Vanegas came to St. Paul Academy and Summit School, she was impressed by the resources in biology and chemistry classes. "The school I was at before was a charter school, and we didn’t have a lab, so I’ve been really lucky to be mentored by Ms. Barsky and Ms...