The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

APPRECIATE. Teachers do so much for students; here are some ways to give back. (Created in Canva)

Teacher appreciation lasts a lifetime

Lucy Thomas, RubicOnline May 21, 2024
People don’t remember many classmates, essays, or tests; they remember their teachers.
ADAPT & INTEGRATE. Students can use ChatGPT to create outlines and gather compelling topics and points.

Schools should embrace the use of ChatGPT

Thomas Chen, Staff Writer March 5, 2023
ChatGPT can write you an essay in seconds. Students should learn how to use it.
GRADES & RUBRICS. The History department utilizes similar lesson plans and rubrics across class periods, but the grading can differ. Other subject areas use completely different methods for assessing students, such as standards-based grading in the Science department.

Departments take differing approaches when grading across sections

Amanda Hsu and Shefali Meagher February 15, 2023
From standards-based grading to class-specific rubrics, methods of grading varies by subject.
MAKING NEWS. Utilizing news sources is a convenient way to make classroom content more relevant and to start conversations about current events. Both teachers and students can contribute to incorporating news media into school spaces by bringing them into classes, clubs and student groups, and daily conversations.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] It is time to learn about current events in school

The Rubicon Staff January 31, 2023
Bringing news into the classroom helps content feel more relevant and can debunk false information read online.
With spring arriving Glisczinski peddles hard to blaze through the trail near his house.

For Glisczinski biking is more then exercise, it’s a lifestyle

Ivy Raya, Rubicon online May 19, 2022
Both faculty stay active while balancing their work life and use the time they are active to improve relationships with their body, along with improving social aspects of their life.
Johnny Tvedt, also known as The Magnus Man plays a number of roles during the day, including tracking down students who did not fill out their COVID-19 reporting app prior to coming to school. “The Magnus list has really been the only consistent thing for me at the school, I was basically bred for this job by Dean Thornberry in between my other jobs here,” Tvedt said.

Have you seen the Magnus Man?

Will Schavee, RubicOnline January 28, 2021
Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. The Magnus Man. Who is he?
Teachers work relentlessly to make sure everything is getting across over Google Meets... the least students can do is to actively listen and stay focused.

Cut teachers slack; they’re the ones holding the rope

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline September 18, 2020
Distance learning is difficult for teachers as well and students need to understand that.
The return to school plan includes daily temperature checks and symptom reports, wearing masks at all times and practicing social distancing.

Are we really prepared to go back to school? Yes.

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline September 17, 2020
The back to school plan does everything possible to make it safe for students to return to the building.
Dean Anderson announced April 25 that end of the semester exams are canceled.

Finals canceled during distance learning

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.
When given the option, will you shut the laptop screen and open a notebook to take control of your success in school?

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Stop allowing (or creating) tech distractions in class

RubicOnline Staff December 8, 2019
Put away the laptop when the teacher doesn't declare it necessary.
Sophomores Esther Allen, Sarina Charpentier, and Judah Thomas work together to piece together the last hint.

School-wide scavenger hunt leaves advisories craving for annual tricks and treats

Elle Chen, RubicOnline November 7, 2019
The Lockwood advisory scavenger hunt turned into a school-wide event as twenty-four advisories participated.
Load More Stories