Senior Sora Haagensen has been enamored with plant biology since she was a little girl, planting and growing green beans in her back yard. The fascination remains, as she dedicated six weeks of her summer to an internship at the Boz Institute, and is currently working on an independent study project at Bishop’s.
Seventh grader Stephan Talantov is one of the winners of the first annual “Marines in Flight” student art contest. His artwork will be on display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum through January 2020.
The Bishop’s School community mourns the passing of beloved teacher Jared Jacobsen, a member of Bishop’s music faculty for the past 22 years. Jared was involved in a car accident in Geneva, Ohio on Aug. 27. He was fondly known among the student body as “Mr. J.”
Eight students and their families, along with two additional families from the local community, spent the better part of a year raising funds to build a classroom in Karatu, Tanzania. In June 2019, the group travelled to visit the Ganako Primary School in Ayalabe Village.
On Aug. 21, 2019, the Bishop’s community officially welcomed 156 new students into the community, and officially installed Mr. Ron Kim as the School’s 12th head of school. In addition to the 800 students and 150 faculty and staff, 375 guests were on hand to celebrate the occasion.
Nicholas Truong ’20 is organizing his second benefit concert this year. The first was a fundraising event in support of Bishop’s Rady Children's Hospital Committee's partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit last spring. This fall, he’s supporting UC San Diego’s Autism Center of Excellence on Sept. 14.
This summer, Sarina Krishnan ’20 interned at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Already familiar with the program, thanks to her non-profit organization, Pathways to Assimilation, she determined this offering at USD was something she wanted to explore further. All the projects she worked on revolved “around social good and fostering opportunities for underprivileged individuals internationally.”
A number of our students had the opportunity to work in professional research science labs over the course of the summer – their hands-on work experiences were ground-breaking and will make a difference in the world.
The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) has posted All-Americans for 2019 swim season. To qualify swimmers or relays must be in the top 100 swimmers in their event nationally. Five Knights earned top-100 rankings.
Bishop’s faculty have many professional development opportunities, including sharing their own expertise with peers from other schools locally, regionally and nationally. Here’s a summary of 10 different conferences that featured our own faculty experts.
On April 25, author Kelly Barnhill spent the day on campus, leading writing workshops and discussions, reading from and signing books for middle school students. In advance of her visit, sixth grade English classes were reading Barnhill’s 2017 book, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” which won the Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
Bishop's Academic League had a very successful season this year. The novice team finished the regular season with a 4-3 record; JV and varsity each finished with 7-0 records, placing first in their divisions of the San Diego Metro League. Varsity qualified to play in the Metro League championship televised on April 16.
The 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) took place April 26-28 at Idyllwild Pines. Elise Thuresson ’20 was selected to participate and recently shared remarks about her experience at the La Jolla Rotary luncheon.
The World Language Department celebrated the Spanish Honor Society Induction on April 15, 2019. Forty-two students were inducted into the Bishop’s School chapter Gabriel García Márquez, established in 1992 by Silvia Staulo, a former Bishop’s Spanish teacher. The guest speaker was Jean Guerrero ’06.
The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is known as a rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts in Sacramento, Calif.
Fresh off her role as Fantine in Les Misérables, Zion Dyson ’19 was one of six finalists selected to perform at the 49th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, held in Monterey, California April 5-7, 2019.
In the April 2019 episode of Behind the Scenes, freshman Elise Watson recaps Performing Dance Group's spring show, "Kaleidoscopic Resonance," looks ahead to the 9/10 play, "Almost, Maine," reviews the performing arts spring break trips and spends a minute with Studio Dance.
Miles McInerney ‘20 is in the running for an international poetry and medicine prize after submitting his poem “Seeking Cracked Boys for Clinical Trial” about his own experience waiting to see whether he would be matched for unprecedented trials.
Sarina Krishnan ’20 works with local refugees; her efforts have garnered well-earned attention and accolades. In addition to a recent San Diego Union-Tribune profile, Sarina has won the Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPPR).
Having earned first place recognition in the Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibit in San Diego, Nicole Ellsworth’s piece was displayed at the Southern California YAM 2019 Exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum.
In this episode of Behind the Scenes, Camden Rider '19 provides an inside look into the spring PDG show, Kaleidoscopic Resonance, with Sophie Mulgrew '19. Brett Garon '21 then reviews Les Miserables, and we spend a minute with Amea Wadsworth '19 learning about the performing arts audition process.
A gaggle of charming new ceramic flamingos have taken up residence along the walkway between Scripps Hall and the student center. A product of the just completed sixth-grade art rotation in ceramics, these pieces are a cheerful reminder of the great arts opportunities available to our students.
Dr. Jamila Lyiscott returned to the Bishop’s campus to speak on Monday, Feb. 4 at an assembly of students in grades eight – twelve and facilitated separate grade level workshops for sixth and seventh grade students and their advisors. She also met with smaller groups throughout class periods during the day, a format similar to her 2016 visit to campus.
Eighteen students – including one eighth-grader – were honored in the regional competition, with eight students receiving Gold Key awards, giving their work the opportunity to move on to consideration for national honors.
The visual arts department congratulates upper school students Annie Fang ’22, Cate Frueght ’22 and Luna Kostic ’21 on their selection for the biennial Young Art Exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park
Graham Cartwright, Kai Murray, Camden Rider and Athena Tsu learned earlier this week that they are among 4,500 high school seniors across the country named as candidates for the 54th annual U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
An epic musical set during the French Revolution, “Les Miserables” is an ambitious undertaking for any high school theater department; however, it’s the student-designed 360-degree revolving stage centerpiece that sets The Bishop’s School’s production apart.
Brianna Delatorre ’19 is one of 31 female nominees from California - including three others from San Diego - who will be competing with players from 45 other states and the District of Columbia for 24 spots in the 42nd annual McDonald’s All-American Games.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.