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Letter from the Head of School All Saints History Looking Back, Moving Forward Our Episcopal Identity Finding Silver Linings Finding Normal-ish Ways to Stay Connected The Joy of Giving Back Celebrating our Differences Together Growing Through Challenges – All Saints Style Performing Arts Through the Years Student Awards Celebrations - Highlighting our Graduates A History of Giving Then & Now Alumni Feature - All Saints Authors Alumni Notes
2021 MAGAZINE editor Kristin Templeman writers Scott Fujita Laurie Machado Kristin Templeman Todd Templeman The Rev. Rich Towers Ashley Zaldívar editorial Michelle Dominguez assistance Stephanie Rosenbaum Lindsey Spaulding Todd Templeman design Felicia Pfleger Graphic Design
We help children become the best versions of themselves. We celebrate childhood and let kids be kids. We put the child first. We focus on the whole child. I like to imagine The Rev. Peter Farmer emphatically making this declaration 60 years ago as he laid the foundation for All Saints Day School. From what I’ve gathered, “Father Farmer” was a man ahead of his time – unafraid of the unconventional, undeterred by doubters, and unwilling to compromise around that which distracted from the mission. What a blueprint he established for what would come. Sixty years later, this same message applies. As our school has expanded and ushered in new generations of students and educators, the emphasis has remained where it should be – centered on children. Every decision we make takes this ethos into account. As we contemplate new curricula in our classrooms and explore new ways to build community and increase engagement, we are guided by our students. As we develop class schedules, hold performing arts rehearsals, compete on our athletic fields, and enjoy Chapel each morning, there is a question we constantly keep in mind: “Does this speak to the whole child?” And when we were faced with the daunting task of bringing students back to campus during a pandemic – when most schools had decided against it – we knew that if we could do it safely, it was the right thing for our children. Put simply, Father Farmer began the drumbeat many years ago, and we carry on the rhythm. Year after year, a relentless pursuit to help children become the very best versions of themselves. Which leads me to reflect on our recent history. As the landscape has continually shifted beneath our feet, we’ve maintained progress. Stability matters. How we behave in the face of adversity matters. And how we treat one another when things get hard, matters. Perhaps “fun” doesn’t seem like the appropriate word given the state of the world, but guess what, figuring things out is fun! Watching our staff find new ways to overcome and tell the All Saints story is joyful. Seeing our faculty move mountains to ensure our students feel seen, loved, and safe during such uncertain times is inspiring. Through adversity comes opportunity! We have found new ways to learn, teach, connect, and engage. We have re-imagined our middle school building and expanded our early childhood program. And we are exploring new ways to enhance our campus and ignite learning opportunities outdoors. None of this would be possible without community partnership and the shared recognition of what truly matters. Collective will and resilience make all things possible, and I couldn’t be prouder. I am proud of our history. I am proud of how this community has responded during this unique moment in time. And I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Scott Fujita, Head of School
1983 The Maurine Coburn Upper Grades Building is completed along with the Maurine Coburn Church Performing Arts Building, consisting of a dedicated art room, music room, and ceramics studio.
1965 Groundbreaking at 8060 Carmel Valley Road. The first building is constructed and ASDS moves to today’s location. The structure now known as the lower grade building serves as classrooms for Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as the library and administrative offices for the school. For the next nine years, this is the only building on campus. For the following 12 years, until 1977, All Saints remains under the direction of its founding head, Father Farmer.
1961 All Saints Day School is established by the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Parish, under the direction of the Reverend David Hill and Headmaster Reverend Peter Farmer. During its first year, the school was located at 812 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove on the grounds that are now Canterbury Woods. On its first day of classes, All Saints had five students in kindergarten, eight in first grade, and four members of the faculty and staff, including Father Farmer.
1974 Coats Hall Gymnasium 1979 is constructed. The Maurine Church Coburn Early Childhood Unit is completed.
1978 Mrs. Laurie Boone becomes Head of School. Mrs. Boone’s tenure marks a period of significant growth and change for the School. All Saints establishes itself as the leading independent Pre-K-8 academic institution on the Monterey Peninsula.
Additional land to the east of the school is purchased bringing total acreage over 17 acres, and providing students with two soccer fields.
1986 New playground structures are installed on campus.
1994 The Emily O. Castle Library breaks ground. It is completed in 1995, providing a tremendous resource for All Saints students.
1999 The Lower Grade Hall and Administrative Offices are renovated allowing for enlarged classrooms, up-to-date facilities, and improved outdoor grounds. On November 11, 1999 the building is rededicated as the David St. Leger Hill Lower School & Administrative Building. The outdoor chapel is rededicated to Father James Peter Farmer, Laurie Boone Hogen, and in memory of James Kohnke.
2003 Mrs. Michele Rench assumes the role of Head of School and serves in that position until her retirement in August of 2015. 2006 The Head of School residence is built adjacent to campus.
2016 Mr. Hugh Jebson is appointed as the new Head of School and remains with All Saints through the 2018-19 school year.
2014 The Organic Garden gets a wood-burning pizza oven.
2000 Mrs. Linda Bradley, a 22 year veteran at All Saints, becomes Head of School. The riverbank is graded, hydro seeded to prevent erosion, and an irrigation system installed, securing the property from potential river damage.
2005 The Organic Garden program is started by Mrs. Winston Georis.
2018 The Bardis Family Little School House, a new construction behind the Little House, becomes a dedicated learning space for Pre-K students.
2018 The Chrissi Morgan Learning Commons, a modern and inviting learning environment, opens inside the Emily O. Castle Library.
2011 The Morgan Family Early Childhood Building, an expanded, state-of-the-art early childhood center is created. The Coats Hall gym is remodeled to include a stage with backstage access allowing thespians to produce fully staged productions. The Morgan Family Tech Center opens, featuring a dedicated tech learning space.
Fall 2021 Upper Grade rooms and facilities are remodeled with state-of-the-art technology, furniture, and climate control.
August 19, 2020 School starts in Distance Learning.
November 2020 With the addition of two portable classrooms, Seventh and Eighth graders return to campus on a regular schedule.
The Little House is transformed into a whimsical play & learning space for our preschoolers.
August 21, 2020 Preschoolers are the first back on campus.
September 9, 2020 Pre-K and K students return, with Kindergartners now occupying the Chrissi Morgan Learning Commons and Pre-K in the Early Childhood Building.
2019 Scott Fujita takes over as Head of School and successfully maneuvers All Saints through the COVID pandemic in 2020 September 14, 2020 The CDPH’s small cohort guidance and 2021. allows First and Second grade students Under his leadership, All to return to campus. Saints becomes the only September 16, 2020 school in Monterey with Third through Fifth graders return to students on-campus, on-campus instruction. enjoying in-person October 19, 2020 instruction, almost from With the waiver approval Sixth graders the start of the 2020-21 are back on campus. school year. October 26, 2020 Under the CDPH’s small cohort guidance, Seventh and Eighth graders take weekly turns returning to campus in small cohorts in a hybrid model.
April 2021 With the lifting of even more restrictions, classes are allowed to combine their cohorts, and school life returns nearly to normal, albeit with masks indoors.
Looking back, moving forward OUR EPISCOPAL IDENTITY
Students and faculty of All Saints Day School - Fall 1961
Educating the whole child, service to others, and inclusion are not merely buzzwords of today. They are in fact the roots of All Saints Day School. As former Headmistress, Laurie Boone Hogen reminds us, founder Reverend Peter Farmer had a vision about educating “the whole child” in 1961, long before it became a popular term in education across the country.
Why? Because the need Father Farmer recognized in 1961, which Mrs. Laurie Boone Hogen took up in 1978, and which we tend today, is universal among human beings. And just as Father Farmer felt it as something clear and present, perhaps as ‘new’ in a certain way, such callings are reborn generation by generation, and they must be.
He had survived a great war, returning with a deeper understanding of his calling. He had dedicated decades of long study and practice in Episcopal principles, and he founded our school because he recognized a clear need in his community.
It certainly can seem contradictory. Something old must be made new. Something permanent must depend upon each of us for its survival. These are concepts many of our young academics will be discussing, earnestly, once they reach college. Our task is to prepare them for all of it, in ways appropriate for their age now.
By definition a community is “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”. The goals and ideals of All Saints have long stood upon the foundation of our Episcopal identity - an identity that values the human condition and welcomes all for who they are.
Take for example the concept of Diversity and Inclusion. This is not new. Episcopal principles of education explicitly state it as a necessity, as a primary goal that must be actively achieved. And this has been true for generations. There is no religious requirement, and there never has been.
When Laurie Boone Hogen became Head of All Saints Day School in 1978, she recognized the sacred identity of our school. To this day, she continues to be a gift to our community with her unwavering support, historical knowledge and love for our school. Her perseverance is a model to our students in a time when the whole world has faced a crisis like few can remember, along with other clear and present concerns into the second decade of the 21st Century.
And All Saints in recent years has explored and put into action new methods of outreach and financial assistance, to continue to assure the diversity, in all its forms, of its families and student body. Noticing a pattern? A founding principle of our school existed long before it did: service to others. Compare it with our time now, when social justice has become a calling for so many, just as Father Farmer felt the call to start a new school in the 60’s in America.
FINDING SILVER LININGS
MEET OUR NEW CHAPLAIN
FATHER RICH For 30 years, Father Rich Towers has devoted himself to pastoral ministry and leadership, with a focus on children and young adults. This includes 15 years as a school chaplain and senior administrator at five preparatory schools in the U.S. and abroad. For the past 23 years, Rich has been an ordained minister of the Episcopal Church. He has taught religious studies, philosophy, history, and social studies in a variety of school settings. He has served as a trustee of three international schools. And he has served as an administrator at an Episcopal seminary, responsible for enrollment and continuing education. At the age of 41, Rich entered the U.S. Navy Reserves and served as a military chaplain from 2010 – 2018 reaching the rank of Lieutenant (O3). Two highlights of his time in the military include assignments as Squadron Chaplain with Marine Aircraft Group 41 (4th MAW) and later as Force Chaplain on the Korean Peninsula for U. S. Naval Forces Korea. Rich is an avid traveler, scuba diver, and motorcyclist. One recent adventure took him across Mexico and into Belize, in an old Range Rover he had restored himself. A 1997 graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. Father Rich is very excited to be joining All Saints Day School. He is eager to support the moral development of all the students and their families by cherishing the school’s many traditions, encouraging and honoring the faith of each person, and helping all to grow in God’s grace. 10
All Saints has enjoyed the tradition of “Chapel” since our founding. We embrace the opportunity to come together as a community in the mornings...a wonderful way to start the day. Not willing to give up this long-standing tradition, All Saints didn’t miss a beat through the pandemic. We aired weekly virtual chapels and songfests to celebrate our community, mark birthdays, and highlight important issues and events. Of course, when suddenly shifting into producing Chapel and Songfest for streaming, there is a learning curve... (Note - don’t wear a green shirt in front of the green screen!) We took opportunities to discuss everything from Superpowers, the Art of Listening, to Mr. Rogers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and William Shakespeare. We explained and celebrated the cherished traditions of many different cultures and religions. We delved into history and science. And we took the time to say a few proper goodbyes. We also started a new monthly segment—DEI Chapels with Señora Zaldívar. Each month Sra. Zaldívar introduced a new DEI theme. The goal was for students to gain insights into empathy, diversity, and community. Consequently, these topics provided pathways into meaningful classroom discussions. Scan for all our chapels
August • What’s your Superpower • Mr. Rogers, ‘How can we help each other?’ Addressing the pandemic and the local wildfires of 2020 • The art of listening with the help of our furry friend, Declan
September • Launch of the Super Saints Chapel Challenge to show off our superpowers and being everyday superheroes. • Kicking off bean bagging • Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with the Schmidts (Gabrielle ‘17, Ethan ‘20) • Commemorating Ruth Bader Ginsberg
January • DEI – Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Power of Your Voice • Taking our Talent Show as an opportunity to discuss emotions, vulnerability, and courage
February • DEI – Highlighting Black History Month and recognizing the accomplishments and sacrifices made by African Americans • Lunar New Year • Lent
• Who was Saint Francis of Assisi? Celebrating St. Francis Day and our annual Pet Blessing • The History of Halloween • Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos
• DEI – Family Structures – Interview with Scott Fujita and his experience as an adopted child: “It’s all about love and the feeling in your home. That’s family.” • Highlighting 7th graders’ History Day projects • Women’s History Month • Passover • Easter
• DEI – Neurodiversity – specifically Dyslexia and ADHD • ‘Who was William Shakespeare?’ In honor of our Shakespeare production • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
• DEI – Multilingualism – The ability to speak or understand more than one language is a gift & superpower! At All Saints, we have students, families, and staff that speak 14 languages other than English! • Showcasing 8th graders’ Science Fair projects • Ramadan
December • DEI – Physical Disabilities – understanding what it means to be able-bodied and ways in which we can empower ourselves to build connection and inclusivity with our disabled friends • Faculty & students shared their favorite holiday traditions • The Glory of Christmas
May • DEI – Mental Health Awareness Month – Interview with physicians at Ohana Montage Health • Celebrating Mother’s Day • Super Saints Chapel Challenge Final Showcase • Saying Goodbye to some of our veteran faculty • Celebrating all Summer Birthdays
FINDING Normal-ish WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED
The past two school years posed a few special challenges for daily life… We had to get used to new vocabulary as the pandemic transformed daily routines. Words and phrases like social distancing, masks, and COVID silver linings became the norm. Zoom meant something it never had before. And the number of times a new challenge came along, only to be greeted by laughs and calls of “Pivot!”, spoke well to a constant, positive attitude. The entire All Saints community deserves to be proud of the way we thrived during these times. Yet even amidst constant adaptation, there were some things we knew we had to maintain. Our community involvement is one of the things that makes All Saints stand apart from the crowd. We cherish parent involvement and love celebrating our students and our traditions, some of which reach back to the founding of our school. Even with the pandemic trying to put a damper on things, we are proud that we were able to find creative ways to celebrate together!
Our first ever virtual Back-to-School Night had its own special flair, thanks to gourmet charcuterie board goodie bags for each family. Pet Blessing became a fun drive-through affair on our cross country track, and eighth graders hosted our first ever Halloween Hunt. The Shakespeare Alive production featured our middle schoolers performing vignettes outdoors and for Lessons & Carols we recorded Christmas carols in our outdoor chapel, and surprised parents with thumb drives and photos of their students in festive holiday outfits. For the Talent Show we utilized our stage to film each student’s act one by one. Every grade performed a scene from a famous musical for our Spring Musical Medley, and we celebrated Spring Tea with proper tea time goodie bags and a virtual student art show. Finally, middle schoolers filmed each segment of their Latin Feast socially distanced, then enjoyed watching the full movie together, while enjoying delectable Roman themed picnic bags. After all, it couldn’t be Latin Feast without the feast!
THE JOY OF GIVING BACK
The pandemic required many programs to be adapted. Outreach was no exception. The Super Saints Chapel Challenge quickly became a student and family favorite. The wheel would spin and select different people to step up in creative ways, to help others, and maintain giving back as an integral goal of our school. Students and their families, and faculty and staff, helped the homeless by donating coats, toiletries, and food. They also made birthday bags, worked with homeless shelters, cleaned up beaches and sports facilities, made food for neighbors, and checked in on them... They created toys and blankets for pets at the SPCA, helped deliver meals, paid it forward in coffee shops, and held book drives... They crafted, picked up extra chores at home, became the eyes for the blind, donated their hair... And our little saints painted rocks and created our Kind Words Garden. And of course, the time-honored tradition of Bean Bagging for Nancy’s Project, which is one of All Saints most beloved forms of ongoing outreach, never stopped. All Saints has been bagging beans for Nancy’s Project for over 40 years. Parents, faculty, and students kick off each Friday with the bean dance, invented by Mr. Reid Woodward, and then bag beans together. Each grade gets a turn to transfer beans from giant bins into smaller portion-sized bags which then get delivered to Nancy’s Project. Our first and eighth and second and seventh grade Big ‘n Little Brothers & Sisters are paired during bagging, always making for a memorable bonding time.
Photo: Kelli Uldall
CELEBRATING OUR DIFFERENCES TOGETHER Longtime World Language Department Chair, Ashley Zaldívar, was recently named All Saints’ first Director of Outreach and Inclusion. Her duties align with the school’s founding principles of fostering learning, valuing a life being in the service of others, and honoring the authenticity of each human being. Over the past year and a half, Zaldívar has been working with students, faculty, and staff alike to help in the school’s DEI efforts. During the 20202021 school year alone, faculty and staff engaged in conversations around identity, implicit bias, inclusive classrooms, traditional gender roles, and the importance of celebrating the heroes and holidays of historically underrepresented groups throughout the school year.
Ashley Zaldívar, Director of Outreach & Inclusion “Episcopal Schools are created to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human. An All Saints education is characterized by an approach that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive to all. We are distinguished by a school mission, curriculum, and teaching that reflect and affirm the inherent worth of each student. In other words, DEI is nothing new to All Saints—it’s innately part of the fabric of who we are. The engagement and enthusiasm from school community members around this work have been inspiring. Before the start of the current school year, faculty and staff participated in a workshop with nationally renowned DEI independent school consultant, Rosetta Lee. Team members dove into the topics of Cross-Cultural Communication and Cultural Competency. As a follow-up, Lee will be spending time on campus with faculty and staff this winter and will also be working with the Board of Trustees. It’s important to note that DEI is not a set curriculum, but rather an exploration and uncovering of topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. It’s about helping our students understand how other people want to be treated, and respecting that the way they want to be treated, may differ from the way that we might like. In addition, it’s an opportunity to practice active listening, curiosity, and humility. DEI is a journey and process—the most important thing we can do is to keep moving. Great schools are indeed becoming, and DEI efforts are no exception. We can all take part in this journey together.”
ROSETTA LEE teaches science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more at Seattle Girls’ School. She also designs and delivers training for all constituencies of the school community. Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on cross cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools. She has worked with over 200 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. Rosetta has served on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute as well as NAIS’ diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.
Peace Pole Installation All Saints’ Church
GROWING THROUGH CHALLENGES—All Saints Style We would need a 500 page book to showcase all the amazing things our students practice, learn, experience, and enjoy during a school year. That’s why we take full advantage of social media. (Don’t forget to follow us!) So, in these pages, please enjoy just a few of the highlights from our students’ stellar year. They shrugged off disruptions due to COVID and charged forward, determined to make the best of everything. We watched it all with pride and gratitude over a collective, extraordinary effort from all hands.
PRESCHOOL Speaking of being proud, you should have seen our Littlest Saints! Preschoolers were the first back on campus, paving the way with their happiness, and kindness. With the help of the Zoo-phonics and Handwriting Without Tears curricula, they grew more confident in identifying letters and letter sounds, and their writing skills skyrocketed. In math, they blew us away with their growing knowledge of sorting and patterning, and all particularly enjoyed rote counting with the help of musical artist, Jack Hartmann. Bodies grew, along with courage, as preschoolers mastered climbing the once-daunting play structure and zipping right down the big slide. They transformed into scientists, meteorologists, and inventors, working together to better understand the world around them. Through it all, we got to witness their constant curiosity and eagerness to learn. And we should never forget art! Our Littlest Saints are a very creative group. They embraced learning about techniques, new mediums, and enjoyed all kinds of crafts. A favorite was making their watercolor kites, with the added bonus of spending a whole afternoon on the big soccer field letting them fly!
PRE-K Our Pre-K students began the year by creating self portraits and “all about me” books. This generated curiosity over how people actually grow, a perfect segue into their first studies of the human body. They read, watched, and even researched, beginning by digging up facts about the five senses. Pre-K learned a tremendous amount about bones, muscles, and the important organs that work together with the brain. They each created a life-size paper replica of their body, which included placing organs in their proper locations. And as Art is part of the daily routine, they especially loved their study of Vincent van Gogh, learning about the artist himself and his impasto technique. They even created beautiful paintings of sunflowers and a group project of Starry Night, which is now on permanent display in our Early Childhood Building. Other highlights from the curriculum included exploring how they view the world and how to think of others, with their Kind Words Project. They even discovered how to transform their mindset by taking the words ‘I Can’t’ out of the vocabulary and changing them to ‘I can”. 18
KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten was nothing short of fun and fabulous! — These young Saints learned to cooperate and work together while developing meaningful friendships. And they definitely enjoyed playing and discovering, while learning, all year long. All were eager to start to learn how to read and loved exploring letters and their sounds. They played syllable and rhyming games, participated in guided reading groups, journaling, and responding to favorite stories during their “Writer’s Workshop.” Math included practice counting by ones, fives, and tens, playing addition and subtraction games, making pretty patterns, sorting objects, and exploring 2D and 3D shapes. In Science, our Kindergartners learned about forces and used that knowledge to design and test out their own personal pinball machines. Discussion about how to make the pinball move a long/short distance, how to use gentle/strong forces, and how to make it move in different directions became very important topics. The theme of community was also an important focus, in Social Studies. They explored different roles and responsibilities in families, in our school community, and in the larger community around us. They learned about all different kinds of people who help and were lucky to be able to interview a police officer and a firefighter. They asked many wonderful questions and learned a great deal about their own important roles. The Kindergartners definitely impressed us with their curiosity and their unwavering quest for getting to the bottom of things.
First GRADE First graders certainly embraced the big step up. They developed friendships, celebrated holidays, and lost teeth! Kindness, caring, problem-solving, and flexibility shined from these young students throughout this unusual year. Along with demonstrating exemplary school citizenship, the class helped the community by making toys and blankets for the SPCA, and picking apples from the garden for the Monterey County Food Bank. First graders traveled around the world this year, zooming with family and friends from all 7 continents! They also traveled back in time, learning to make timelines of the past, before going DINO CRAZY! Along with adventuring around the world, they adventured through imagination. They read all sorts of books, including their first chapter book: Edward Tulane. They wrote stories, informational chapter books, travel brochures, and poetry. They even visited Centimeter Kingdom during math to rebuild Princess Paperclip’s castle! Among their favorite activities each week included time in our organic garden, where they were able to cultivate the soil and connect to nature. They also became engineers. They designed and tested inventions inspired by animal adaptations to solve problems specifically related to COVID-19, and used light and sound to make communication devices.
Our second graders proved that the curiosity and interest in learning how things work never stops around here. They enjoyed becoming more adept scientists, categorizing, observing, and interpreting the world around them. Using the engineer design process, they created the most detailed leprechaun trap! The plant study unit was a special hit since it meant spending a lot of time in the garden, planting, watering, observing, protecting, and charting. And class pets, the three chicks ‘Fluffy, Lucy, Barbie’, received no end of affection as they grew. Math delved into two-digit addition and subtraction, simple multiplication and division, measuring the length of objects, exploring probability, and working on problem-solving while also becoming more proficient in computational skills.
Second graders continued to improve their reading and writing. They focused on building skills such as punctuation, expanded their sight word vocabulary, and explored a variety of literary genres. In Social Studies, our second graders focused on using maps and globes and learned to use an atlas. They delved into people and places significant to American history. They interviewed their families and learned important traditions and facts about their ancestors. And they dipped their feet into world geography when tracking all the amazing places of their ancestors. Second graders particularly enjoyed their treasured time with their seventh grade Big Brothers & Sisters. It was tons of fun each time they got together, but the absolute highlight arrived when they took over the upper grade outdoor tables for an afternoon of making slime together. 21
The third grade class has had an outstanding year. In Language Arts, our students read and wrote voraciously as they studied The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown, and the classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis. Respective themes of unconditional love, determination, and bravery resonated with the children as they too, stepped up to the challenges we faced this year. In Social Studies, they covered the unique history of Monterey, the three branches of the U. S. Government, and explored the life of the Ohlone people. This work culminated with individual projects designed to reflect their knowledge of California’s first people. Third graders exceeded all expectations with detailed replicas of Ohlone villages, paintings, tools, and bead work. Their math abilities grew exponentially as they took fluency skills to the next level with multiplication and division. Third grade students went in depth, zeroing in on larger place values, estimation, measurement, geometry, time, and fractions. In Science, one of the highlights for our young researchers was definitely the dissection of owl pellets, as they practiced recording and analyzing scientific results. And in another big step up for these young students, their academic year culminated with each one writing an in-depth research report on a national park.
The past came alive for our fourth graders as they explored California’s rich history. They started the year learning about the native tribes in California’s four geographical regions by creating fabulous, and might we add, very large and delicious ‘California Cookies’. They navigated our coastline with the early explorers and traveled through the missions with Father Serra. They made their own list of supplies for a covered wagon trip, and experienced Gold Rush adventures, reading “The Great Horn Spoon.” The students now have a deep understanding of the challenges and triumphs of life in early California! To finish off their California Studies, they put on a full-scale production of the musical “Gold Dust or Bust,” showing off impressive acting talents. In Math, fourth graders mastered multiplication facts, explored factors and multiples, and learned the relationship between fractions and decimals. They also strengthened their analytical skills by solving complex word problems. In Science, students integrated critical thinking through the scientific process. Our scholars looked closely at plant and animal structures and used bio-mimicry to engineer inventions that copy their adaptations. They also studied kinetic energy, working to make their own creative Rube Goldberg machines. 23
Fifth GRADE Fifth grade is the pinnacle of lower school, where you see firsthand the transition from childhood to young adolescence. It is a time of tremendous and visible growth and the past year was no exception. Throughout the course of the year, fifth graders navigated American history from 1492 to 1860, delved into novels about the trials and tribulations of growing up, and became skilled mathematicians by absorbing everything from place value to statistics. Their voyage explored various roles, which helped each student gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of time and place. These included: the American Revolution simulation; the role of space architect as they designed a school on Mars; a water resource engineer investigating the impact of water shortages; a researcher; a courtroom denizen in Mock Trial; and an inventor as they competed in our annual inventions project. To conclude their fantastic expedition, the ASDS-5 dropped anchor in Big Sur at the All Saints campground for a campout full of fun in the Big Sur River, campfire skits, stargazing, and s’mores.
With the start of Middle School, sixth grade students were introduced to Latin, Art History, and the Archaeology of the Bible. In History, they studied ancient civilizations such as Egypt and India. In Art History, they explored the Lascaux Caves, researched the Chinese zodiacs, and made Greek pots while studying the ancient art of Greece and China. They enjoyed novels, delved into grammar, wrote essays in response to their readings, crafted several creative works, and finished with a research paper. In Spanish, students discussed the idea of identity beyond their own community and loved the opportunity to strengthen their Spanish skills while acquiring cultural knowledge. Geometry, integers, proportions, and rations were only some of the important concepts covered as they honed their problem-solving and reasoning skills in math. In Science, analytical skills were strengthened through many hands-on experiments. Highlights of projects included concepts of climate change and ocean acidification, chemistry reactions, and citizen science projects in the garden and on the beaches.
Seventh graders at All Saints take on the enormously rewarding rite of passage known as History Day. And they certainly don’t do it alone. Throughout this school year, seventh grade students worked diligently on this year’s national theme: Communication in History. They conducted interviews with people who lived through important events of the 20th century, and they learned how to organize their research and manage deadlines. Through it all, they received guidance, support, and encouragement from their History Day mentors.
In Art, one of their projects was the peace pole they created honoring those who were lost during COVID. The class used Dia de los Muertos imagery like alebrijes, colorful skulls, and marigolds. Each student painted his/her hand in symbolic positions and added a golden DNA strand, a reminder of our interconnectedness as part of the human race. The peace pole is now permanently installed at All Saints’ Church. This middle school project was commissioned by the Reverend Amber Sturgess, who collaborated with our students.
In October, seventh graders returned to campus in stalwart fashion, embracing challenges with a positive attitude. They explored samurai and knights, made family crests, and discovered the contributions of the Empire of Islam while making tessellations. After studying various cultural styles in Art History, students made classical mosaics, Japanese sumi-e paintings, and medieval illumination pages.
They also enjoyed designing African masks and participated enthusiastically in the school wide pumpkin project inspired by Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.
They dipped their feet into the magical world of chemistry and enjoyed experiments in the garden. 26
To finish the year, students traveled to Palo Corona after learning about local flora and fauna. After a 7 mile hike up to Inspiration Point, they embraced some time reserved for each of them to go solo. They also enjoyed creative writing by the pond and had a chance to teach each other about their individually assigned topics on the trail.
Eighth GRADE The eighth grade began their adventures back on campus by hosting a fabulous school-wide Halloween Hunt. This treat-filled scavenger hunt was great fun for all students. Keeping with tradition, next month the eighth grade decorated for Christmas, but rather than the Upper Grade Hall this year, it was pretty much everything outdoors on campus. The eighth grade enjoyed a year of vigorous and robust learning. They conducted debates in History, English, and Art History classes, built Latin villas, wrote Romanticism short stories, curated their own art exhibitions, practiced disciplined reflection and synthesis in Ethics, presented memorable performances on the virtual stage, and spearheaded the XXth Latin Feast. Students expanded their math horizons by participating in virtual math competitions and honed their critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with mathematical reasoning. For Science Fair projects, they employed the scientific method, creating displays, and ultimately presenting their findings. On campus, they tested their knowledge of Newton’s Third Law by setting off rockets, an eighth grade tradition that ranks high on the not-to-be-missed scale! Our eighth graders ended their year taking comprehensive final exams in English and Math and crafting their graduation speeches, the final rite of passage for All Saints students. And on the more relaxing side… They celebrated the end of their eighth grade academic year with hikes in Point Lobos and Palo Corona, and spent a fantastic day on the water, whale watching.
“Stretch your mind beyond fantastic. Dreams are made of strong elastic!” - Mary Poppins It might be best not to explain just how important the theater program is within All Saints. Because at times, explanation risks diminishing what shines on its own. For example, what makes more impact on a student: explaining in detail the tragic hope that can infuse life before a war, or acting and singing it out on stage during a production of the Sound of Music? Because acting is in its own way, doing. It’s a different layer of learning. And All Saints has from its founding understood that learning happens on many levels. Since the 1970’s, when our theater program began in earnest, parents have come with a very interesting, oft-repeated comment through the years. They say, some of them, that public speaking was and remains among their greatest fears. And they say that they’ve witnessed their children never experience it, or at least quickly overcome it, starting as early as preschool at All Saints. Which is just one other benefit of the theater program here, among so many difficult to explain in mere words. This is why All Saints did not let this unique year stop the action. Our streak of putting on major productions and many smaller ones, every year, remained intact and will continue. Great theater, like great literature, has a way of making timeless lessons feel brand new to a young student. The work and discipline involved have an endlessly beautiful way of helping it all sneak up on a young mind. And suddenly the light of discovery is on a face, breathless laughter during a moment of improv, or just the inspiration some feel when the spotlight goes on for the first time.
A Brief History of the Theater Program at All Saints When Mr. Smith became the third grade teacher at All Saints in the 1978-79 school year, he brought with him his love for musical theater. And in the spring of 1979, a new All Saints tradition was born. All Saints’ very first play was a twenty-minute production of “Cinderella,” as written by one of Mr. Smith’s third graders. Since then, our third through eighth graders have presented a full musical each spring, including The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Peter Pan, The Music Man, Tom Sawyer, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Since the fall of 1989, our middle school students have taken on the challenging task of performing a Shakespearian play. Not only does the subject matter create endless academic opportunities (incl. decoding complex language), but it allows older students the opportunity to assist in interpreting the content in ways that will make it more accessible for the younger students—an ideal way to solidify one’s own learning. All Saints’ Shakespeare theater program was started by English teacher, Steven Crain, with the first production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Reid Woodward assisted by taking on the role of producer, and was largely responsible for the sets. Karen Woodward expertly sewed true Elizabethan costumes, some of which are still in use today!
In 2020, All Saints was faced with the very unique problem of not being able to stage a full production because of tight COVID restrictions. Not willing to give up this valuable part of an All Saints education, students, faculty, and staff worked together to produce movies celebrating Shakespeare in the fall, and musicals in the spring! In the fall, middle school students created Shakespeare Alive The Movie, performing vignettes of some of Shakespeare’s most favorite plays. From the iconic window scene of Romeo & Juliet to the witches in Macbeth, plays, sonnets, fencing duels, dances, and songs were performed outside, filmed, and then edited into a full movie. It became a wonderful opportunity for our students to adjust to new challenges, learn how to deal with obstacles, and embrace a brand new experience. And, most important to any thespian or actor, it all turned out to be incredibly entertaining for the entire school community. Then in the spring of 2021, for the first time in All Saints history, every single student from grades 1 through 8 participated in The Spring Musical Medley, with each grade performing one scene from a famous musical. Since COVID restrictions had been lifted a bit, we were even able to film some musical scenes inside the gym, on our stage in front of a giant green screen. Once again, it was a totally new but nontheless outstanding learning experience for our students. Showing off their production throughout the community created a wonderful sense of accomplishment and camaraderie for all. 29
STUDENT AWARDS It is no secret that an All Saints education features a challenging, enriched curriculum. Our students have been recognized for their academic abilities, study skills, time management, and love of learning. That last is the key that unlocks the others. It can be fostered by encouraging a child’s natural curiosity, which acts as a source of nearly unlimited energy toward discovery, as we help them develop their full potential. It certainly also helps to achieve some well-deserved recognition for all the hard work. All Saints students frequently earn awards for their essays and poems. Our graduates are well known for their foundation in writing and public speaking as they proceed to high school. We offer several
opportunities for students to test their skills in math, science, and other subjects, before moving on to county and state competitions. Our students have earned countless team and individual awards in Mathletics, MathCounts, and Math League competitions, and collected hundreds of medals for their end-of-year Spanish and French examinations. All Saints students have won many Monterey County History Days and Science & Engineering Fairs. We’ve had a California State Science Fair winner, nine California State History Day winners, countless finalists, and special award recipients, and a National History Day winner.
MATH LEAGUE Each year, all our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders participate in the Math League competition at All Saints. Top scorers in each grade then compete against students and schools in our region. Our region consists of Contra Costa, Fresno, Monterey, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties. Our top 6th Graders & 6th Grade Team - 4th Place Donilo Shivers, Aly Cappo, Bearritt Langmann, Alijandro ElChaarani, Tristan Robare Our top 7th Graders & 7th Grade Team - 3rd Place Jake Jackson, Isabell Fujita, Andrew Vanoli, Leah Sibley, Aleksander Simpson, Delilah Fujita Our top 8th Graders & 8th Grade Team - 3rd Place Toby Schoone, Ava Gardner, Riley Imamura, Roy Reneker, Ellika Dwelle, Cameron Page Toby Schoone ‘21 finished in 3rd Place overall in our region!
Ava Gardner ‘21 qualified for the MATHCOUNTS State Competition after advancing from the local and regional Chapter Competitions.
MONTEREY COUNTY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR 2021
Seven 1st Place finishes, two 2nd Place finishes, and 11 special awards. Behavioral And Social Sciences 1st Place & BroadCom Masters Award Toby Schoone Think Fast! The Influence of Gaming and Athletics on Reaction Time 2nd Place Cameron Page Blue Light Glasses—Fake News? Biology 1st Place & BroadCom Masters Award Cindy Moreau and Riley Imamura Where do the Wild Things Grow: Effectiveness of Hand Sanitizer on Different Surfaces 2nd Place & California Institute of Food & Agriculture Award Vanitha Glover and Viviana Brown What Spice Best Preserves Organic Fruit? Engineering 1st Place, BroadCom Masters Award & American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronauts Award George Neault Thinking Big: Engineering and Constructing a Dobsonian Telescope Math/Computer Science 1st Place & BroadCom Masters Award Roy Reneker Self Driving Cars: Does the Color of Road Lines Matter?
Environmental Science 1st Place, BroadCom Masters Award & ASM Materials Foundation Award Vetea DeVilliers Absorbents In Oil Spills: Absorbency Efficiency of Some Household Items Physics 1st Place & US Metric Association Award Ian Schindler Does The Bounce Of A Golf Ball Affect The Distance It Will Travel? Plant and Animal Science 1st Place, BroadCom Masters Award & US Navy/Marines Award Ellika Dwelle Something's Fishy! The Effect of Dissolved Oxygen on Fish's Respiration
Vetea DeVilliers, Ellika Dwelle, Riley Imamura & Cindy Moreau, George Neault, Roy Reneker, Ian Schindler, and Toby Schoone were invited to participate in the California State Science and Engineering Fair held in April 2021. AWARD RECIPIENTS George Neault was awarded 1st Place in the Junior Division of Applied Mechanics & Structures for his project Thinking Big: Engineering and Constructing a Dobsonian Telescope. Toby Schoone received an Honorable Mention in the Junior Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences for his project Think Fast! The Influence of Gaming and Athletics on Reaction Time.
MONTEREY COUNTY HISTORY DAY 2021— Communication in History 16 Special Awards, 10 County Winners & three Honorable Mentions Individual Documentary Winners Georgia Bonifas
Individual Paper Winner Isabell Fujita
Protesting Inequity And Gender Stereotyping: Communicating Women’s Rights For Equality
Revolutionizing Gender Depiction in Literature
Delilah Fujita Tulsa Race Massacre Of 1921
Individual Website Winners Aleksander Simpson
Leah Sibley How Advertising Communicates The Changing Image Of Women
Claude Chappe & The Optical Telegraph
Naya El Kamand Fashion in Communication: Women in the 18th Century in France
How The 1968 Black Power Salute At The Mexico City Olympics Communicated Injustices In America
Honorable Mention - Olivia Rheim
The German Enigma Machine
Individual Exhibit Winner Ester Fiske How and Why Louis Braille’s Educational System Gave the Gift of Communication to the Blind
The Revival of the Modern Olympics
Piers McDowell Honorable Mention - Nadia Patel
Special Awards Stella Bode - Popular Culture Award Sarah Chaabane - Peace & Freedom Award Taylor Farahmand - Sports in History Award Delilah Fujita - Peace & Freedom Award Isabell Fujita - Art History Award, Women in History Award Nadia Patel - Sports in History Award, Women in History Award, Turning Points in History Award Olivia Rheim - Art History Award, Pop Culture Award, Women in History Award Leah Sibley - Women in History Award Aleksander Simpson - Military History Award Andrew Vanoli - Peace & Freedom Award, Turning Points in History Award
Honorable Mention - Stella Bode
CALIFORNIA STATE HISTORY DAY Georgia Bonifas '22, Delilah Fujita '22, and Andrew Vanoli ‘22 were finalists in the California State History Day competition. Andrew also won two special awards: The Turning Points in History Award and the Stephenson Family Award for Sports History. 34
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARDS Our middle school students participated in the French and Spanish National exams and won a total of 28 awards.
The National French Contest Le Grand Concours 2021
The Spanish Examinations 2021
Earning Médaille de BRONZE Georgia Bonifas ‘22
Earning BRONZE (Bronce) Lilah Filly ‘21 James Archer ‘23 Tristan Robare ‘23
(ranking 14th nationally)
Earning Médaille d’OR (GOLD) Cindy Moreau ‘21 (ranking 2nd nationally)
Earning SILVER (Plata) Viviana Brown ‘21 Vanitha Glover ‘21 Cameron Page ‘21 Roy Reneker ‘21 Stella Bode ‘22 Sarah Chaabane ‘22 Delilah Fujita ‘22 Mac McDowell ‘22 Christian Brown ‘23 Teagan Nguyen ‘23 Toni Stewart ‘23
Earning GOLD (Oro) Vetea DeVilliers ‘21 Ellika Dwelle ‘21 Riley Imamura ‘21 Toby Schoone ‘21 Taylor Farahmand ‘22 Ester Fiske ‘22 Isabell Fujita ‘22 Jake Jackson ‘22 Nadia Patel ‘22 Olivia Rheim ‘22 Leah Sibley ‘22 Andrew Vanoli ‘22
ANNUAL ALL SAINTS SPELLING BEE
STEINBECK YOUNG AUTHORS
After 28 rounds and 133 words, Isabell Fujita ‘22 spelled the word EXHALATION correctly and won the All Saints Spelling Bee.
Sarah Chaabane '22 and Aleksander Simpson '22 both participated in the Steinbeck Young Authors Program and competed in essay writing based on John Steinbeck’s novel The Red Pony. Sarah was a finalist and her essay is now published in the 2021 Steinbeck Young Authors Anthology.
1st Place - Isabell Fujita '22 2nd Place - Roy Reneker '21 3rd Place - Toni Stewart '23 Isabell finished in 8th place at the 2021 Monterey County Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Winners of their individual schools’ spelling bees competed in a qualifying round, an online 30 minute timed test. The top ten spellers were then selected to participate in the final round.
Laughs, hugs, diplomas, and tissues!
It might be stating the obvious, to proclaim that All Saints graduations have always been seminal events for our school community. For how could they not be? Isn’t that what they are, by definition? But anyone who knows anything about All Saints knows something more is going on. In fact, they know something unique is present. Why? How? Well, for one, it is among our guiding beliefs that the ages before high school simply are the most crucial stages of life, in terms of education and preparation. This, too, may seem obvious, but there is a reason All Saints has always decided to remain focused on early childhood through 8th grade. We know these children. We’ve been there as they run into obstacles and overcome them. Of course, we’ve erected many on purpose. Others were provided as life does. And we’ve been there with them to help them learn. We have discovered their strengths with them. When they surprised us, with a new hobby for example, we took delight in it and helped it grow. They shine in academics, arts, and athletics, and we’re there for it all. So we see graduation as an opportunity to show them, and all, what it has been like to know them. And in this way, we set them off with clues they never understood about themselves before. So the how is because we know them. Without their parents’ help, it would be impossible of course. From day one we welcome parent involvement. In fact, we design it into the daily life of school, as a fundamental element of childhood education. In short, our graduates receive such a great deal of focus during this time because that is what a proper rite of passage requires. To borrow a quote from Calvin & Hobbes, the week leading up to the big day is just packed. 36
Festivities include a dedicated Baccalaureate Service, special field trips and lunches, celebrations in our garden, and much more. Events build to the night before graduation...our vaunted Recognition Night. Here we celebrate the entire student body for their achievements, culminating in individual speeches for each graduate, as crafted by one of their teachers. These profound speeches, carefully assembled after interviewing fellow students, little brothers & sisters, and collecting anecdotes from faculty & staff, paint a comprehensive picture of the amazing person each has become. Formal graduation occurs at All Saints’ Church in Carmel. There it is our graduates’ turn to share their experiences, memories, and gratitude with the school community. These speeches to the assembled audience demonstrate what has been accomplished, by our new graduates and for them, on levels that surpass words. All Saints has always enjoyed celebrating graduation at All Saints’ Church in Carmel and has done so right up to the pandemic. That’s when certain restraints required us to get creative. In 2020, we managed to celebrate graduates and their families in style, and in person, outside on our front lawn. And in 2021 we were lucky to be able to do it again in person, on campus in our gym. Still, there may be no way to answer fully why an All Saints graduation is so special and unique. It must be experienced. It has to do with our people themselves, and the traditions they’ve learned and passed on... with the timelessness of our extraordinary campus... the inexplicable emotion embodied in our song that sings of the longtime sun. It is the wish they hear each week, that it shine upon them now and for the rest of their journey. And they hear it right up to the day we let them go, to live it.
Top left to bottom right:
Caroline Johanna Byrne, Austin Ohan Cook, Madison Renee Evans, Tristan August Hansch, Alex Hall Heyermann, Tyler Hall Heyermann, Isabella Jefel Jackson, Tyra Ngoc Nguyen, Dillon Pruthi, Ansam Qureshi, Nicolas Rupp, Ethan Andrew Schmidt, Sarah Grace Vanoli. Our graduates are attending their sophomore year at Carmel High School, Monte Vista Christian, Santa Catalina, Stevenson, and York School.
CLASS OF 2021
Top left to bottom right:
Viviana Marie Brown, Vetea Allen DeVilliers, Ellika Lynne Dwelle, Norah Kathleen Falkel Lilah Fawkes Filly, Ava Dawn Gardner, Vanitha Glover, Riley Marie Imamura Amaya Lynn Kinoshita, Cynthia Elizabeth Moreau, George Danial Neault, Cameron James Page Roy Cougar Reneker, Emmanuele Sanchez, Ian Rand Schindler, Tobias R. Schoone Our graduates are enjoying their freshman year at Carmel High School, Monterey High School, Stevenson, and York School.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW
The Class of 2017 graduated from Carmel High School, Notre Dame High School, Phillips Academy Andover, MA, Santa Catalina, Seaside High School, and York School. These amazing young women and men are attending Duke University, University of Colorado Boulder, Oregon State University, U.S. Marines, University of Southern California, UC Irvine, American University Paris, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Northeastern University, Tulane University, San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, Hillsdale College, Fresno State, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz among others.
We proudly recognize the academic achievements of this year’s All Saints alums who graduated as their high school’s valedictorians. Congratulations to Tyler Bianchi, William Langmann, and Ivor Myers, co-valedictorians at Carmel High School, and Courtney Hand, this year's valedictorian at York School. And while Santa Catalina does not name a valedictorian, Heidi Hansch was awarded the Admiral Robert S. Hatcher Award honoring students who engage in the academic curriculum for the joy and sake of learning, and the Robert P. Ballas Award honoring the student graduating first in their senior class. 39
A HISTORY OF GIVING Early Childhood building (original building and renovation); upper grades building (original building and renovation); Art Building; land purchase that increased the campus to over 17 acres; library (original building and renovation); and our Little Schoolhouse.
All Saints Day School is built on not only a foundation of educational excellence, but also of community, giving, and philanthropy. It is our honor, on this 60th Anniversary of the school, to remember the generosity and commitment of our donors and to recognize many of the features, benefits, and buildings at our school that were only possible through that generosity and commitment. As our school grew from its beginnings in 1961, so did our needs in order to ensure the best educational experience possible for our students. Through our community’s philanthropic support, ASDS has continued to grow and evolve into the exceptional educational institution that we all know and love today. Philanthropy comes in many shapes at All Saints - capital and project campaigns, annual giving, and teaching our students the importance of giving back.
CAPITAL & PROJECT CAMPAIGNS The campus that we all know and love today is really the result of 60 years of buildings and projects that were made possible through the extraordinary giving and support of our donors. A few highlights of transformative gifts that continue to enhance and strengthen our school include, but are not limited to:
We take much pride in the participation of our current families, faculty and staff, and board of trustees when it comes to annual giving. Gifts support the people and programs that make our school so special. Talented teachers. Small classes. The latest in reading, math, science, and technology resources and extensive performing arts, music and athletics. When we have high annual giving participation from our community, it shows that we are all committed to the same goal, which is ensuring All Saints Day School is a place not only of academic excellence but of inclusion, compassion, and togetherness.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK We recognize that most schools want modern facilities, the latest technologies, up to date learning materials, fun and innovative playground equipment, and the best teaching staff that will help shape their children into future leaders. But we also recognize that it is just as important to still follow the core principles that All Saints Day School was founded upon—a commitment to diversity, equality, and outreach. It is to that end that we take pride in our students keeping with philanthropic traditions such as bean bagging, volunteer hours, and what it means to be a role model for others.
Fatima’s efforts paid off. The birdhouses sold out within 12 hours. And instead of raising the needed $40 for the stone, people were so moved by Fatima’s story that the birdhouse auction resulted in $1,100 in donations! Fatima and her family, in turn, asked for the additional funds to be donated to the school’s Tuition Assistance program.
Declan’s memorial stone is located near the Rainbow Bench in the playground area.
With 60 years of All Saints Day School behind us, we recognize and thank the many supporters of our students, both past and present. We would not be the school we are today without the support of those who came before us, and with the support of those with us today. We will continue to excel in everything we do.
Laurie Machado, Development Director
A shining example of such a role model is Fatima Jimenez (‘25). Fatima was very fond of the school’s therapy dog, Declan. When Declan passed away in December 2020, Fatima presented a fundraising plan to our Head of School to purchase a memorial stone for Declan. She and her father, Inoel, a general contractor and gifted woodworker, would build eight birdhouses that would be auctioned off within the school community. 41
Beva Farmer May 12, 1928 - September 20, 2021 Beva Farmer passed away peacefully in Blackberry Cottage in Sebastopol, with her ﬁve children by her side. She was born and raised in Berkeley and Glendale until age nine, then moved to Pebble Beach and Carmel. After graduating from Carmel High School, she followed her older sister and brother to UC Berkeley: Alpha Phi, International House. Here she also met her future husband, Peter Farmer. During their long marriage, Peter and Beva lived in Marin County, Panama, then three decades on the Monterey Peninsula, and nearly two decades at the Sea Ranch. After Peter’s death in 2007, Beva moved to Sebastopol and was again surrounded by friends and family. She was passionate about art and her pieces can be found hanging on walls across the country. She became an accomplished calligrapher and taught classes, mentored others, wrote a book, and served on national juries during the 1960s, when calligraphy enjoyed a renaissance. She was involved in founding the Guild of the Book Arts in Carmel during the 1970s and taught art at York School in Monterey. Beva is survived by her children (Mark Farmer and his wife, Jean, of Sebastopol; Elizabeth Hudspeth and her husband, Oran, of Chaparral, New Mexico; Sarah Williams and Annie Keresey of Santa Rosa; and Jonathan Farmer and his wife, Sue Phan, of Paciﬁca), and by twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Beva was a wonderful human being. Her deep spirituality and love were apparent without words. Her humor needed just a few words. She was deeply curious and loved nature and beauty.
Stephen Crisan ‘98, Anne Crisan, Charlie Crisan ‘00 Jim & Esther Munger
2004 Alyssa Anderson ‘13
Zak Vetter ‘97, Spencer Reade ‘97
1989 Ilse Riebe Colby ‘98, Jennifer Lee Whatley ‘98
Louise Smith ‘85
Cameron Duffy Leonard ‘96 Michelle Arnold Dominguez ‘96
Bud Smith 48
Becky Rheim ‘84, Lynn Bohlman Cochrane ‘84
Angelique Cabral ‘93
Hannah Filly, Cailin Templeman, Makenna Tarsitano, Julia Vanoli ‘18
Tim Allen ‘74
Allie Loomis ‘10
Laurie Boone Hogen
Amelia Catherine “Cate” Sagehorn, Elizabeth Sagehorn ‘83
Mary Hodgins, Morgan Rogers, Stephanie Masica Brawley, Jasmin Reate ‘93 49
Chrissie Peters Sorenson ‘79, Kathryn Yant ‘79
Devin Pearson ‘09 Lisa Walgenbach Cornehl, Stephanie Masica Brawley, Angelique Cabral ‘93
Sarah Kennifer Garrigues ‘98, Kat Kennifer ‘01
Ian Schindler ‘21
Grant Hewitt ‘07
Kelsey Hodgins Diver ‘99, Rachel Dart ‘99
1982 Thad Sigourney
Sarah Talbott Hawthorne ‘97, Nicole Romero Roberts ‘96, Shanti Rackley ‘95
1997 Deanna Cleary
Morgan Rector ‘11 Rachel Lippman, Andrea Coniglio, Courtney Slautterback, Lorraine Hopkins ‘88
1983 Dr. Ryan Lehr, D.D.S. ‘95
2005 Camille Littlefield ‘05
Erin, Nina, Cameron
Lorraine Hopkins Lalin, Rachel Lippman Amankulor, Courtney Slautterback Harwood ‘88
1994 Cameron Butts Reid ‘96
Barbara Frost ‘84
Will Hand, Vincent Camacho, Tristan Pfleger ‘19
Cailin Templeman ‘18, Kate Morgan ‘18
1986 J.C. Myers ‘83
Matt Olin, Blake Peters (Honorary classmate), Graham Evans, Mary Schley, Lori Pretzer, Jimmy Witherell, Roger Newton, John Barrett, Will Lathrop
100th Day of School - 2001
J.T. Byrne ‘17, Caroline Byrne ‘20
Lorrie Stiles, Beth Bogart, Jan White
2007 Connor Templeman ‘11, Alexander Barrett ‘11
Gabe Georis ‘92, Mandy Winston Georis
1997 Anthony Carnazzo ‘97
Marie Matsuki Mockett Lindsay Hatton Born to an American father and Japanese mother, Marie began observing contrasts in culture from the start. She attended All Saints and Stevenson before receiving her MFA from the Bennington Writers Seminars, Vermont. Now, along with her own work as an author, she teaches fiction and nonfiction there. In 2019-2020 she was a Visiting Writer in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and resides in San Francisco. Her most recent book, American Harvest, follows Marie’s journey through seven agricultural heartland states in the company of evangelical Christian harvesters and examines the role of GMOs, God, agriculture, and race in society. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing ideas about our national story, so we can find a way home. American Harvest was a finalist for the Lukas Prize for Nonfiction, the Heartland Booksellers Association prize for nonfiction, Society of Midland Authors prize for nonfiction, and won the Northern California Book Award in the General Nonfiction category. “Mockett, writing with a gentle self-consciousness, offers a compassionate portrait of conservative evangelicals, along with lucid musings on agricultural science, Native American history, and the quiet majesty of the Great Plains.” —The New Yorker
After graduating from All Saints, Lindsay attended Santa Catalina and spent many fascinating and formative summers working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There, she became well versed in our colorful history and in the natural history of the bay. She is a graduate of Williams College and holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her beautiful debut novel, Monterey Bay, is set around the creation of the world-famous Aquarium and the last days of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Alternating between past and present, Monterey Bay explores histories both imagined and actual to create an unforgettable portrait of an exceptional woman, a world-famous aquarium, and the beloved town they call home.
“Fans of John Steinbeck and his Cannery Row stories will delight in this novel. She does an excellent job of recreating the Cannery Row that no longer exists, honoring the memory of Steinbeck and Ricketts (the real-life inspiration for Cannery Row’s Doc) and all the workers who once toiled there, as seen through the eyes of a precocious teenage heroine.” —Publishers Weekly
Will Staples Will was raised right near Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. He attended All Saints, followed by Stevenson, and spent a summer working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, before heading off to Princeton. When he is not researching and writing novels, Will is a successful screenwriter and producer in Hollywood. He has worked on such films as Without Remorse and the Mission: Impossible franchise. His television work includes the Jack Ryan and Shooter series and adapting Tom Wolfe’s book, The Right Stuff, for Disney+. He has written numerous hit video games, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Will recently released his first novel: Animals—a fiction-based-onfact thriller set in the world of global animal trafficking, the tale follows converging story lines into a dark maze of corruption and organized crime. Through the journeys of the main characters, Animals explores the factors driving the exploitation and ruin of the natural world. Though fictional, the characters, locations, and plot points are almost entirely rooted in fact. They are the product of hundreds of conversations with sources ranging from Jane Goodall, Damien Mander (an ex-mercenary turned animal activist), CIA representatives, and others. Will’s in-person research spanned three continents and seven countries. “Will Staples is passionate about wildlife and conservation. Although this book is a fictitious story it is based on sound research and a real understanding of the issues discussed. Animals will help people realize the horrors of global wildlife trafficking—the cruelty, the corruption and, as we now know from COVID-19, the risk it poses to human health.’’ —Jane Goodall
Stephanie Rosenbaum Stephanie grew up in Carmel Valley. After graduating from All Saints she attended York School and the University of Northern Colorado. She then graduated from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with a dual master’s degree in Public Administration and International Education Management, and now she’s made it all the way back to All Saints as our Administrative Coordinator. In her spare time, she loves to write and has already published two Young Adult mystery novels: The Clue in the Old Ring and The Abandoned Car. She is currently working on the exciting third volume of the Sandy Connors Mystery Series. Set in a 1950s-inspired Americana, the stories follow the adventures of young sleuth, Sandy Connors, a very curious green-eyed blonde girl, whose fascination for mysteries takes her on some wild journeys. Making every possible effort, Sandy moves ever forward, her mind always on solutions to solve the puzzles coming her way. Inspired by the prolific Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, the Sandy Connors books are kid-friendly and reminiscent of a wholesome, innocent age. “This is a lovely, more modern, yet just as wholesome, and historically accurate mystery you are sure to enjoy. Especially if you want to be in one of the most beautiful places on the planet...right near Big Sur on the Carmel Monterey coast of California. True girl power with historical accuracy.” —Darlene Wilcox 55
Alumni Notes LYNN BOHLMAN COCHRANE ‘84 visited her BFF and All Saints Middle School Humanities teacher, BECKY RHEIM ‘84 this summer and managed to combine pleasure with business. She displayed her jewelry line Summerland Beach Designs at this year’s Carmel Valley Fiesta. Her gorgeous pieces are inspired by her love of surfing and the outdoors. Lynn, husband Justin, and their two sons live in Summerland, CA. Fun Fact: Brynn ‘29 and JJ ‘27 are her niece and nephew. Another Fun Fact: Lynn’s husband, is Joe Rheim’s ‘86 best friend and college roommate from UCLA.
LOUISE SMITH ‘85 is the Risk Manager for the independent oil and gas company, Cantium, based in Covington, LA. Assets include 150 platforms and over 450 wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The company was formed in 2017 when it bought assets from Chevron USA. Louise has been with Cantium since the very beginning.
GIANNI ALIOTTI ‘90 is currently the CG Supervisor at Lucasfilm Animation, working on the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. A recent highlight for Gianni includes Game of Thrones (season 5). A large portion of Gianni’s career has been spent in animation at companies such as DreamWorks Animation, and now Lucasfilm Animation. Some of these projects included: Lead Lighting work on Puss in Boots, How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs Aliens, and Madagascar 2. Some of his other projects with DreamWorks Animation included: Shrek the Third, Over the Hedge, and Bee Movie among others. Gianni studied Computer Arts and Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Gianni and his family currently reside near San Francisco.
ROSIE MUNGER ‘91 was visiting her parents, Ester & Jim Munger at their home in Santa Rosa this summer and ended up being at the right place at the right time, when a surprise visitor showed up. She was delighted to spend an afternoon with former All Saints Headmistress, Laurie Boone Hogen. Who wouldn’t love to hear some of the stories that were shared that afternoon?!
ANGELIQUE CABRAL ‘93 has been keeping very busy in Hollywood! After her last project, the successful Amazon Prime show Undone, she is preparing for the second season of this highly anticipated show. She is also busy filming for a variety of TV movies and appearances as well as a new TV series to be released later in 2021 and 2022.
SHANTI RACKLEY ‘95 opened her Tejido Collective flagship shop in Carmel, located on Mission Street between 5th and 6th. It is located right around the corner from ANTHONY CARNAZZO’S ‘97 beautiful restaurant, Stationaery. She also operates a store in Carmel Valley. Tejido Collective offers a variety of gorgeous fashion and home decor items.
JULIA KRAFT LAFFON DE MAZIÈRES ‘94 couldn’t be happier being a mother to her five children and adores being a stay-at-home Mom. However, she is also a professional landscape architect and being married to an industrial designer means that she is constantly surrounded and inspired by design. This year, she decided to go back to her roots and she is excited and very busy designing comprehensive concepts for her hillside garden in their East Bay home as well as for a another garden at a friend’s home.
ELSBETH SIGOURNEY SCHROEDER ‘97 and her husband Rob welcomed Hazel Ann on March 15, 2021 to their family. She joins big brother Remy.
KELSEY HODGINS DIVER ‘99 lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children, Margaret Elizabeth (2) and Robert Jason (6 mo.). Kelsey is an infant/toddler teacher at a learning center. She finds juggling work and two kids challenging but so very rewarding.
Alumni Notes She still fondly remembers all the musicals from first grade with Goin’ Buggy through 8th grade with The Sound of Music. She reports that Mr. Smith, Mr. Hiller, and Ms. Martin definitely instilled a love for musicals in her that carries on to this day.
BRENDAN SIGOURNEY ‘01 married Kelly Bambrick at the wedding rock on Ribera Beach in Carmel on August 8, 2021, in a lovely ceremony in front of family and friends. His brother BRYCE SIGOURNEY ‘99 was the officiant. Brendan and Kelly are looking forward to moving into their new home in Marina in the fall. DR. RYAN LEHR, DDS ‘99 and fiance Martha Davis, a realtor with Monterey Coastal Realty eloped to Martha’s Vineyard on September 24 and celebrated their nuptials with their close families. After their honeymoon to East Africa, they are looking forward to celebrating their marriage with their friends next year. STEPHANIE ROSENBAUM ‘03 is back on the Monterey Peninsula! After Stephie experienced one of those particularly cold and icy Minnesota winters and started dreaming of our balmy California weather, we are delighted to report that we were able to convice her to head back to Carmel and join the All Saints team as our Administrative Coordinator. BRYCE SIGOURNEY ‘99 and his wife Megan welcomed Cameron Cate on May 3, 2021, to their family. Big brother Oliver was thrilled to welcome his little sister. Bryce is working as an architect in Southern California.
BRITA SIGOURNEY ‘04 had to deal with some unfortunate injuries last season but after successfully completing a pretty grueling rehab program, she is getting ready for the 2021/22 freestyle ski season. We all hope to cheer on Brita in February 2022 at the Beijing Olympics! On September 26, Brita and fellow Olympian, three-time gold medalist and water polo star Maggie Steffens got to blast the San Francisco 49ers famous foghorn in Levi’s Stadium during the 49ers game against the Greenbay Packers.
JACK BAYLESS ‘05 has joined the pediatric dental office of Dr. Mark Bayless, Monterey Pediatric Dentistry! After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Biology, he earned his M.S. in Oral Health Sciences from Boston University, and D.D.S. from UCLA. He completed his training at UCSF and received his Pediatric Dentistry Certification. After 12 years at school, Dr. Jack is very excited to return to the Monterey Peninsula and start this new phase of his life as a pediatric dentist.
TYLER ALLEN ‘06 married Ginna Oates surrounded by their immediate family on a beautiful summer day in Linville, North Carolina on August 8, 2020. On September 18, 2021, they celebrated a marriage blessing surrounded by friends and family.
ALEX BENNETT ‘06 married Helena Oskoui on June 11, 2021, in Santa Barbara. Alex graduated from the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and currently works as a design engineer. Helena graduated from UCLA with a Master’s in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. They live in Costa Mesa.
SAM WICOXON ‘06, Alex’s best friend from the All Saints days, was more than happy and honored to be part of the wedding and was Alex’s best man! 57
Alumni Notes ALYSSA DOUGHERTY ‘06 stopped by the front office to check out Delia Bradford’s oil painting of the front of All Saints. It not only shows our beautiful building but also her Dad, Jim, taking care of the beautiful garden. Jim spent many hours beautifying our campus even long after Alyssa graduated from All Saints.
GRANT HEWITT ‘08 graduated from Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course on July 19, 2021. This six-month course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma prepares Army Captains to be successful staff Officers and Company-level Commanders. Grant finished with the highest GPA in his class and earned the title of Distinguished Honor Graduate. Grant and his wife, Adrienne, live in Washington where he is assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base LewisMcChord.
BLAIR MILLER ‘10 is the Creative Director of Jonas Group Media, where she oversees the marketing strategy for artists. Some of her current responsibilities include artist/brand development, release plan strategy, influencer marketing, and music video production.
EMMA MORGAN ‘12 graduated from Stanford with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in June 2021. She just moved to Boston and will be working for two years at Vicarious Surgical, a medical robotics company in Boston. She is looking forward to then attend Harvard Business School.
MORGAN RECTOR ‘11 is the primary Photographer at Morgan Rector Conservation Photography documenting amazing wildlife, scenery, and photos of the plight of our oceans. She hopes to inspire change in consumer behavior through her photography and encourage people to connect with the planet. She is also the Assistant Director and Program Manager of the science communication nonprofit, OceansMicro. OceansMicro provides in-class educational programs for high school and middle school students, as a supplement to existing biology curriculums to deepen the understanding of critical microorganisms in the world’s oceans in order to inspire conservation and promote science education.
MADELEINE FONTENAY ’13 graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross’ Honors Program with a double major in History and English Literature. She was awarded a 2022 Fulbright Fellowship to South Korea for a year to teach English. This opportunity continues her love of education, travel, and cultural exchanges that she experienced in college studying in Rome sophomore year and in León, Spain for her junior year abroad.
We found a picture of Delia Bradford in action in 2001, working on her gorgeous painting in front of the school.
LT. BEAU BAYLESS ‘08 became a Patrol Plane Commander for the Red Lancers. Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 is a rapidly deployable force of highly trained aircrew, maintenance, and combat support professionals ready to decisively execute and achieve the Combatant Commander’s priorities. If you look closely you can see the Gatorade bath celebration coming Beau’s way... 58
ALLIE LOOMIS ‘10 earned her MBA at the esteemed Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). She was the youngest member of the program to be accepted and graduated with academic honors— all while also competing with the professional Women’s Water Polo team, the UNSW Killer Whales! Allie is enjoying her life down under in Sydney, Australia.
Alumni Notes NICOLE GRANAT ‘13 graduated from the University of Denver (preMed) and will be applying to dental schools after taking a gap year. She is enjoying Denver and when she is not studying she can be found, hiking, snowboarding, or playing tennis. She is part of many nonprofits and is particularly passionate about supporting women and children. She fondly remembers her middle school years at All Saints.
OLIVIA MYERS ‘14 is participating in the Year of Study program in Munich, a two-semester study abroad program established by Lewis & Clark College at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU). She is also taking classes at the Lewis & Clark Institute adjacent to the LMU campus, receiving credits towards a double major of German Studies-Environmental Humanities. She hopes to find inspiration for her honors thesis. She is looking forward to using the Bavarian public transportation system, hiking, getting better at speaking German, and cooking with her fellow international students. Over the summer she and her brother IVOR ‘17 spent time exploring the south of Europe, visiting Lucern (Switzerland), Milan, Verona, Venice (Italy), and Salzburg (Austria).
MOLLY MANCINA ‘15 released her latest song Hands Held High on all streaming platforms in August 2021 and made her motion picture song-writing debut. Hands Held High was written and performed by Molly, and produced by Taylor Sparks at Revolver Recordings in Los Angeles. It premiered in April 2021 in the motion picture Every Breath You Take, a psychological thriller directed by Vaughn Stein starring Sam Claflin, Casey Affleck, as well as Michelle Monaghan.
MINNIE MILLS ‘15 is making her Hollywod debut! She has been cast alongside Sean Kaufman (Manifest), and Alfredo Narciso (The Dark Tower) to star in Amazon’s young adult drama The Summer I Turned Pretty, a comingof-age story about first love, first heartbreak and the magic of that perfect summer based on the novel by Jenny Han.
TOM SILETTO ‘15 latest song Ellie’s Song released in July 2021 on all streaming platforms and follow Tom’s previous successful releases of Someday and For My Sister.
THOMAS FONTENAY ’16 earned his Eagle Scout award with Bronze, Gold, and Silver Palms last year. After graduating from Carmel Valley High School, Thomas left for the US Army and is now a US Army Satellite Communications Operator and Maintainer stationed in Ft. Polk, Louisiana. He’s enjoying the many opportunities the military is affording him for education, travel, and service during his four year commitment. Thomas has enjoyed spending his free time in New Orleans and Houston visiting ASDS classmate William Mannel.
TYLER BIANCHI ‘17 was one of only 20 high school seniors across the nation to be awarded the 2021 Youth on Course scholarship. Tyler is attending the University of Colorado and was one of only five athletes from California to receive the prestigious award.
J.T. BYRNE ‘17 was named Male Athlete of the Year by the Monterey Herald. Despite missing basketball, Carmel High’s J.T. Byrne made the most of his pandemic-abbreviated seasons in football and baseball. J.T. graduated from Carmel High and is enjoying his freshman year at Oregon State as a member of their football team. Go Beavs!
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Alumni Notes HANNAH GIANNINI ‘17 graduated from Carmel High School and will spend her first year of college at the American University of Paris, in France. She will continue at the University of Southern California.
KAYLA MORSE ‘17 graduated from Notre Dame High School and will attend UC Irvine in the fall to major in aerospace engineering. She was awarded the opportunity to participate in the Inclusive Excellence Program / Black Thriving at UC Irvine.
KATE POPKY ‘17 was named one of the 2021 five KSBW Jefferson Award honorees. Jefferson Awards recognize outstanding Central Coast residents for their volunteer work and positive impact on our community. Kate was selected for her charity Made 4 Change. You can check out the pop-up at made4changeshop.com. 60
CLEA CADDELL ‘18 received the Robert U. Ricklefs Scholar Award. It is awarded each year to a member of the Stevenson Junior Class whose academic achievements and contributions to school life are exemplary, and who manifests in her daily life the values Mr. Ricklefs admired most. The award is given by the Ricklefs Scholar Award committee consisting of Stevenson alumni.
KATE MORGAN ‘18 spent her junior high school year in Southern California to study and to train playing water polo. This summer, she traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia with an American All-Star water polo team, assembled by 3-time Olympian and silver medalist, Tony Azevedo, to compete against a variety of European teams. They played their games in pools set up in open ocean waters. Kate loved the challenge, explored Croatia, and met a lot of new friends! She is looking forward to her senior year at Stevenson and to a water polo season played in ‘regular pools’.
CAILIN TEMPLEMAN ‘18 earned 2nd Place for Santa Catalina’s Sister Mary Kieran Achievement Award, given to two juniors who embody generosity and sensitivity. Cailin was awarded three Book Awards as well at Santa Catalina’s 2021 Prize Day Award Ceremony.
ALEX GIANOLA COOK ‘19 was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Virtual Summer Intensive scholarship to study Mandarin for six weeks in partnership with Lanzhou University in China. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State that promotes critical language learning among American youth. The 2021 Virtual Summer Intensive program is an online alternative for NSLI-Y immersion programs that could not take place overseas due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Alex was competitively selected from applicants from across the United States. NSLI-Y is part of a multiagency U.S. Government initiative to improve Americans’ ability to communicate in select critical languages, advance international dialogue, and acquire job skills for the global economy. Many NSLI-Y alumni go on to pursue education and careers vital to U.S. national security.
RYDER WESTON ‘19 passed over a dozen tests and earned his U.S. Sailing Certification and California Boater’s License to Instruct. He worked all summer at the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club teaching beginner and intermediate sailing classes and then spent time enjoying and exploring Alaska.
CAROLINE BYRNE ‘20 is enjoying her sophomore year at Carmel High School as the Outside Hitter on the varsity team. She is also playing varsity basketball and track this year while maintaining a 4.5 GPA.
SARAH VANOLI ‘20 and fellow All Saints alum CAILIN TEMPLEMAN ‘18 enjoyed working together at Revival Ice Cream in Monterey this summer.
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