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What Every Parent Wants
This is not Good-Bye
The New Preschool
2018 MAGAZINE editor Kristin Templeman writers Kevin Day, Michelle Dominguez, Hugh Jebson, Forbes Keaton, Ken Silveira, Kristin Templeman, Todd Templeman, Nancy Zweng editorial assistance Michelle Dominguez, Lada Sawyer, Sandy Schuller, Todd Templeman design Felicia Pfleger Graphic Design photography Kristin Templeman, All Saints’ parents’ photos
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Curator for Spiritual Life
Why Art History
Middle School Speaker Series
Celebrating with our Community
High School & College Destinations
Gratitude & Grace Award
A Culture of Giving
“ As parents, we want what’s best for our children and we truly believe we have found that in All Saints’.”
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WHAT EVERY PARENT BY HUGH JEBSON, Head of School
Every parent wants his or her child to enjoy an exceptional life. The prospect of such a life hinges on a few things, not least experiencing a truly exceptional education. The Preschool through Grade 8 years represent the most important in each child’s educational journey - much more than high school and even college - for these years provide the building blocks of future success. Just as a home built without a solid foundation will struggle to maintain its integrity, the all-important foundation provided in early childhood, elementary and middle education is what sets children up for an exceptional life. All Saints’ Day School is more than ever committed to providing each of its students an exceptional education. It does so in a number of ways that differentiate it from other choices available to parents. In my mind, the most notable of these is our Episcopal identity, something to be celebrated. But what does it mean to be an Episcopal school? This is an important question to address, given that we live in an age when many see organized religion and “religious schools” in a pejorative light. The most obvious answer centers on superior academic preparation and strong character development. Yet, the single most important differentiator of the advantage of an All Saints’ education is found in the words of our national association, NAES (National Association of Episcopal Schools), which states the following: “Episcopal schools are clear, yet graceful, about how they articulate and express their basic identities, especially in their religious curricula and traditions. They invite all who attend and work in them—Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians, Christians and non-Christians, people of no faith tradition—both to seek clarity about their own beliefs and religions and to honor those traditions more fully and faithfully in their own lives. Above all, Episcopal schools exist not merely to educate, but to demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God.” To me, this inclusiveness and welcoming of all beliefs is powerful and deeply impactful. But there’s more. We believe in the sanctity of childhood, and we ‘live’ this through a mission that translates into real life, values-driven daily experiences for children that counter the worst aspects of American culture as projected in the popular media and popular imagination. To us, childhood is something to be protected and celebrated, not something children should be rushed through. We do this in a small, familial community in which each child is known, nurtured, and loved; one where school is a very good place for a children to be when things are going well in their lives and a truly great place to be when things are not going so well. In addition to our unique spiritual identity, we also believe an exceptional education is one that incorporates a healthy mix of traditional and progressive approaches to teaching and learning. Too many schools are quick to react to the latest trends in our profession and subject their students to what may seem ‘cool’ or ‘flashy’ but, in reality, have little or no proven benefit to learning. Not All Saints’. We take a thoughtful and deliberate approach to school-wide curriculum, technology integration, character development, and all other key aspects of our program. We remain true to our belief that children should harness technology to support learning and not be shackled to it simply to keep them quiet or occupied.
This is not ‘Good-Bye’
Our location and how we utilize and incorporate it is another example of exceptional. Located on a gorgeous and spacious campus surrounded by beautiful scenery, our students enjoy vast, open spaces in which to play and run (key attributes of an exceptional childhood), unhindered by the constraints of an urban campus setting and unchained from technology. With our river access, organic garden, nearby trails and woodlands, our entire campus is an outdoor classroom and excellent resource for teaching children. This differentiator should never be taken for granted. Paint the portrait of an All Saints’ graduate, and the canvas will tell the story of a leader in the classroom, captain of a team, entertainer on the stage, public speaker, peer leader, globe trotter, advocate for those less fortunate and, most importantly, a young person eager to create the world in which he or she wants to live using kindness, positive energy, and tremendous human spirit as instrments. Track our graduates through their lives and one will discover many examples of All Saints’ ‘products’ who have lived and are living good lives as defined in a multitude of ways. Thank you for your support of our wonderful school. All Saints’ march towards excellence without exception is shaped by visionaries, paved through the participation and generosity of those who believe in something greater than themselves, and supported by everyone who believes in the power and value of an exceptional education in shaping an exceptional life. That life begins here at All Saints’ Day School.
BY KEN SILVEIRA, Chair of the Board
With our daughter Sophia graduating from All Saints’, the last week of school was an emotional one for my wife, Joelle, and I. Ten years of All Saints’ filled with milestones and a lot of memories concluded with the most meaningful celebration! Bidding farewell to the All Saints’ graduates not only emphasized what wonderful young men and women our children have become here, but also how much this school cares for each and every one, and how well it prepares them for their academic adventures ahead. At recognition night the teachers’ speeches about each graduate were touching, heartfelt, and remarkably insightful. I urge everybody to attend the All Saints’ graduation celebration at church each year. To listen to the thoughtful, witty, beautifully written and delivered speeches by each graduate is an experience that is hard to describe. It also highlights the point that I am trying to make here: All Saints’ is so much more than a school. It is a true community. Students and parents are leaving after 8th grade as lifelong friends and will forever stay connected to this wonderful school. After ten years of All Saints’, I am grateful not only for the amazing education it has given Sophia, but for the extended family that we have become a part of.
The Bardis Family Little Schoolhouse BY STEPHANIE DRISCOLL, Preschool Director
As the Preschool teachers embark on this new beginning and welcome our youngest students, we look forward to creating a positive and nurturing environment where children learn through play and exploration. As Baudelaire wrote, “genius is childhood recaptured.” So we “will let them be little. Fill their hearts with laughter. Help them grow wings. Nurture their sense of wonder. Inspire them to believe. And most of all, love them like there’s no tomorrow.” The Little Schoolhouse is more than just a traditional classroom. It is a second home for children to be nurtured by teachers, make lifelong friends, and learn through play. Our goal is to create a well-balanced program that encompasses learning through purposeful play in combination with teacher directed activities and explorations. Education should be student centered and the main focus should be on the whole child. We will not only teach young children academics, but also intentionally facilitate an environment for them to strengthen their fine and gross motor skills and most importantly grow socially and emotionally. The Preschool is joining the All Saints’ lower grades in implementing Responsive Classroom, a proven program that builds a sense of community and acceptance.
introduced in interactive ways through the exploration of counting, number sense, shapes, capacity and more. There’s an old saying that, “Everything I need to know I learned in Preschool (or Kindergarten).” This holds a lot of truth in the fact that we are teaching young children basic skills that they will use for a lifetime. We will teach them to share, be nice to others, make new friends, and respect one another. My hope is that all of our Littlest Saints will grow to lead an extraordinary life that began with a strong foundation at All Saints’.
The beauty of Preschool is that children learn without even knowing they are learning. Literacy will be incorporated using Zoo Phonics, a fun way to learn letter sounds through animals and motions. They will also learn letter formation through the Learning Without Tears curriculum, a hands on learning program where children build letters with lines and curves as well as strengthening their fine motor skills to prepare them for handwriting in the years to come. Math concepts are also
May all who enter the Little Schoolhouse be blessed by the sacred beauty of joyful hearts.
Our Littlest Saints are enjoying playtime inside and outside the bright and cheery Bardis Family Little Schoolhouse. The Preschool Team: Nancy Baker, Katie Ramos, Maria-Eugenia Diaz-Schuster, Stephanie Driscoll
SAINTS! from Pro-Football to ASDS Athletic Director
Already, Scott has inaugurated the school’s first competitive track and field program and a running club for the school community. The first All Saints’ cross-country team has already competed in their first meets and, as you can see, adults, students, alumni, and friends of the school are actually having a blast running in the new club!
You can’t miss him! Our new Athletic Director, Scott Fujita’s 6 foot 5 frame towers over the children as they run up to him, quizzing him about the latest team schedules, wins, practices, and meets. One can’t help suspect they just like being around him.
A Cal Golden Bear, then NFL linebacker and captain for the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl winning team in 2010, Scott Fujita “I’ve grown to deeply admire the devotion, energy, and has joined the All Saints’ Day School faculty as our new Athletic enthusiasm the faculty and staff bring to the school everyday. And admittedly, I’ve also grown to envy the experience the kids Director. are getting! All Saints’ has always done a great job of focusing You don’t lead a defense in the NFL or win one of those rings on the ‘right’ things, and I look forward to continuing that legacy without knowing how to work, think, and strategize. Our new and pushing our athletic program even further.” AD understands as well as anyone just how the mind and physical activity work together to support each other, and he has big As AD, Scott gets to apply his love of all sports, and his master’s plans for innovating the All Saints’ athletic program for middle degree in Education, while overseeing all of our inter-scholastic and lower school students. Scott has not only earned highest sports, like Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, and Golf. It is echelon, elite personal experience in the realm of athletics, his an extraordinary blessing for the school to be able to carry the network of world class coaches, physical education scientists, storied tenure of its athletic program forward in Scott’s hands. trainers, and athletes is extensive and active. And if the first pep rally for the fall sports teams is any indication, The Fujita family also thoroughly knows All Saints’ Day School. All Saints’ Day School students will have the great fortune of exScott and his wife, Jaclyn, have been active, vibrant additions to periencing high energy, spirit, and that infectious Fujita grin the school community since day one, and their three daughters each day, as they traverse between classroom, field, and gym. are in first and fifth grade. In 2016, Scott joined the Board of Trustees. 5
So, what is a Curator for Spiritual Life, anyway? BY KEVIN DAY, Curator for Spiritual Life
As I contemplate this new school year in my new role, I still catch myself rehearsing questions I imagine may come my way when we see each other again. Some of them are harder than others. They defy an easy, satisfying one-sentence answer. I try to console myself by remembering that the biggest and most important questions are often like that. They are questions meant to be lived for awhile. But some questions are perfectly answerable right now. Or, should be. And this is one of them: “So, Reverend Day. [My imagined questioner suppresses a smile at my new title. Reverend.] So what’s a “Curator for Spiritual Life”, anyway?
and invested in claiming and cultivating our spiritual lives. I see us, together, exploring the broader Episcopal school tradition to appreciate all whom we have been as a school family on the Monterey Peninsula, and to begin finding our On most days this past summer, my immediate answer was a way towards all we might be called to be and do in the future. cheerful deflection. “Oh, you know – someone called to clomp I see us learning together, laughing together, listening together, around in Chaplain Holly’s too-big shoes for awhile.” and working together towards answers to questions that are Which isn’t untrue. What an honor and challenge it is to follow already out there for us: behind a colleague, confidante, friend, and spiritual leader who lavished such care on our school for the last twelve years. What is a spiritual life, exactly? Does everyone have one? My interviews of current and former faculty, staff, students and How are people connected, even when they don’t alumnae for Holly’s retirement video each unfolded in stories necessarily feel like they are? of her steady presence, her quiet strength, and her way of comWhat’s so great about being an Episcopal school? passionate connection with people through all of life’s seasons. How does love work? I will look to find my way into being as available, safe, and supportive as Holly has been for our school family for so long. In my role as Curator for Spiritual Life, I will also be taking over leadership of chapel, teach religious education classes through seventh grade, support and guide our school-wide Outreach program, and seek opportunities everywhere to collaborate, celebrate, and actively learn new ways of being and doing All Saints’ alongside staff and faculty friends, old and new. But I see something else waiting for me as a “Curator for Spiritual Life”. I see myself inviting us all – individually and as a school family – to become more actively curious, interested, 6
To me, these are a few of the big questions that I think school families like ours were always meant to face together. As historian Sam Wineburg says, these questions are “the tools of creation.” And as Curator for Spiritual Life, may my work be less about offering a finished, chapel-ready answer for you, and more about nudging us out there – into this new day, ready or not – to learn just what God would make of us as we make our way there together.
Giving Back As our school prayer reminds us, we strive to instill in our students the desire to be a blessing to everyone we meet. We do this both inside and outside the classroom with our outreach program that encourages attentiveness to, concern for, and participation in the lives of those in our wider community. Each of our grades chooses its own outreach project, and we ask all of our 8th graders to perform a minimum of 20 service hours before their graduation, and in true All Saints’ fashion, they always meet and often exceed this goal. From Food Bank volunteering, to beach clean ups, serving dinners to the homeless, teaching swimming and horseback riding lessons, our students regularly surpass our expectations. The 19 graduates of the class of 2018 accumulated over 700 hours of service to the community! Whether we are bagging beans together for Nancy’s Project, or leaning into any one of our grade-level service learning projects, we offer and share the gift of presence. Sometimes, that gift of presence leads to sharing… presents. After the devastating North Bay fires of the summer of 2017, many in Santa Rosa found themselves struggling to resume normal life. One school, The Anova Center for Education, found itself in a particularly challenging situation, as they began the process of rebuilding their campus. Anova is a very special place, providing innovative educational and therapy services to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and other neurodevelopmental impairments. The recent arrival of new classroom furniture at All Saints’ (thanks to an extraordinarily generous grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation) opened a door for our school family to pay it forward in the form of gently-used classroom furniture, heavy with the blessing of hours of joyful, hands-on learning. Channeling the best energy of our weekly bean bagging, our entire school family worked together to clean out their desks, leaving handwritten notes of encouragement and care for their new owners to discover. Each class took turns lugging over 150 chairs and desks to a waiting truck, which two staff members drove directly to Santa Rosa. Helping another school in its hour of need was gift enough, but having an opportunity for our students to learn how they can directly help others during a time of crisis was a lesson that will last a lifetime.
When I give back it makes me feel good that I am
doing something to help someone who is less fortunate than I am.
-TYLER IMAMURA â€˜19
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS MONTEREY COUNTY HISTORY DAY March 13, 2018 The 7th grade All Saints’ students won a total of 24 special awards and eight students were County Winners and continued to National History Day – California. COUNTY WINNERS Documentaries Alex-Gianola Cook China’s Second United Front Sam Schaeffer Rioting for Reform: Attica and Prison Reform Tyler Giannini The Space Race
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY CONTEST 2018 CALIFORNIA STATE COMPETITION Rocklin, May 5-6, 2018 Sam Schaeffer California State Co-Champion “Rioting for Reform: The 1971 Attica Prison Riot Conflict & Compromise in Prison Reform” in the individual junior documentary category. Sam represented the state of California and All Saints’ Day School in Maryland June 10-14, 2018, at the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Websites Jim Moreau Poison Gas WWI Will Hand Norwegian Resistance WWII Parker Lynch CTE in Football Papers Tyler Imamura 442nd Regimental Combat Team of WWII Vincent Camacho The Fall of Saigon
Tyler Imamura Runner Up “The 442nd Regimental Combat Team: Fighting Injustice and the Enemy” in the individual junior historical paper category. He also received a special award from the Japanese American National Museum. Will Hand Honorable Mention “The Norwegian Resistance during WWII” in the individual junior website division. He was also awarded the European History Award. Fellow All Saints’ students Alex-Gianola Cook and Jim Moreau were also finalists.
SPECIAL AWARDS Primary Sources Award 9
Will Hand, Sam Schaeffer, Zaki Ibessaine, Parker Lynch Turning Points in History Award Vincent Camacho, Eliot Myers DAR Award for Constitutional History Tyler Imamura DAR Award for National Heroes Eliot Myers Military History Award Eliot Myers, Alex Gianola-Cook, Tyler Imamura Peace and Freedom Award Jack Page, Sam Schaeffer Monterey Bay Aquarium Award Ryder Weston The Individual in History Tristan Pfleger Sports in History Tristan Evans Animal Rights Zaiden Bode Helen Rucker Award for Civil Rights Jack Page, Tristan Evans International Affairs Award Thomas Lansbury Chinese History Alex-Gianola Cook Japanese History Tyler Imamura Science & Technology in History Jim Moreau, Tyler Giannini
50TH ANNUAL MATHLETICS COMPETITION MONTEREY COUNTY April 28, 2018 5th Grade Team - 2nd Place Ava Gardner - 3rd Place Toby Schoone - Honorable Mention Ellika Dwelle
7thGrade Team - 2nd Place Tristan Hansch - 3rd Place Alex Gianola Cook - Honorable Mention Dylan Gowdy - Honorable Mention Eliot Myers - Honorable Mention Dillon Pruthi Tyler Imamura
8th Grade Team - 3rd Place Craig Chiu - 2nd Place Kate Morgan Cailin Templeman
MATHCOUNTS March 10, 2018 Eight of our 8th grade students competed at the MathCounts competition in Monterey. Cailin Templeman and Craig Chiu finished in the top twelve and proceeded to the Countdown Round where Craig finished in third place. Craig Chiu won third place in the overall individual category and represented All Saints’ at the State MathCounts competition at Stanford on March 30, 2018. MONTEREY COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR March 10-12, 2017 1st Place - Cognitive Science
1st Place - Applied Mechanics & Structures “Does Tire Pressure Affect Rolling Speed on an Asphalt and Dirt Track?” by Nate Schindler
2nd Place - Behavioral & Social Sciences
“How do Stimulants Affect the Perception of Time?” by Hannah Filly & Cailin Templeman “How False Assurance Affects Test-Taking Performance.” by Kate Morgan & Julia Vanoli
3rd Place - Cognitive Science
“Hey Google – Do you Know More About Us Than We Think?” by Holden Schoone
2nd Place - Computational Systems & Analysis
“Does Yoga Inside or Outside have a Greater Effect on Blood Pressure?” by Makenna Tarsitano
3rd Place - Behavioral Science
“How does Manipulation by an Authority Figure Affect the Testimony of an Eyewitness?” by Clea Caddell
In addition to the category awards, the following All Saints’ students were the recipients of the BroadCom MASTERS Award (Rising Stars in STEM): Logan Falkel, Hannah Filly, Kate Morgan, Nate Schindler, Cailin Templeman, Julia Vanoli.
“How Color Affects the Perception of Taste.” by Sophia Silveira
Hannah Filly, Kate Morgan, Cailin Templeman, and Julia Vanoli represented All Saints’ and Monterey County at the California State Science Fair on April 23-24, 2018 in Los Angeles.
MONTEREY COUNTY SPELLING BEE Dylan Gowdy ‘20, is All Saints’ Day School’s Spelling Bee Champion and represented All Saints’ at the Monterey County-wide Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Hartnell College. 1st place - Dylan Gowdy ‘20 2nd place - Alex Gianola Cook ‘19 3rd place - Tristan Pfleger ‘19
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARDS De BRONZE Kensington Nelson Skyler Smith Makenna Tarsitano
D’ARGENT Logan Falkel Amalie Hansch Sophia Silveira
BRONCE Austin Cook Dylan Gowdy Parker Lynch Sam Schaeffer Ryder Weston
PLATA Vincent Camacho Tristan Evans Hannah Filly Kate Morgan
*completed with a perfect score •highest score in Northern California
D’OR Alex Gianola Cook Tristan Hansch• Jim Moreau Cailin Templeman ORO Jacob Burton Clea Caddell Craig Chiu Maddie Hale Tyler Imamura Eliot Myers* Teah LeBlanc Jack Page Julia Vanoli
The Spanish and French National Exams are each organized by their respective national teaching associations with over 80,000 students competing in the French Exam this year and over 150,000 in the Spanish Exam.
6th grader, Isabella Jackson won the 2018 Cowboy Poetry Contest in her age group. She recited her poem at the Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering on March 16, 2018, at The Fox Theater in Salinas. Austin Cook ‘20 and Ansam Qureshi ‘20 received Honorable Mention awards. Their poems are published on the Monterey County Free Libraries website.
SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING CONTEST
CONCOURS DE POESIE 2018
On Sunday, April 22, French language middle and high school students took part in the Concours de Poësie, hosted by the Alliance Française, at the Middleberry Institute of Monterey. The event started with recitals of famous French poems and concluded with the presentation of original poems. Students received awards for their own original compositions after being judged by a panel consisting of members of the Alliance Française and faculty of the Middleberry Institute. 1st place - Cailin Templeman '18 2nd place - Amalie Hansch '18 2nd place - Logan Falkel ‘18 3rd place - Alex Gianola-Cook ‘19 3rd place - Jim Moreau ‘19 11
Cailin Templeman ‘18, won a silver key award in the journalism category from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition for her essay ‘Names Becoming Numbers’ about the Japanese Internment on American soil. She also entered the Monterey County Weekly’s creative writing competition to produce an original short story that contains 101 words or less. She was one of the runners up and was published in their publication.
STEINBECK YOUNG AUTHORS
Alex Gianola Cook ‘19 and Tristan Pfleger ‘19 represented All Saints’ at the Steinbeck Young Authors program. Approximately 3,500 students from twelve public and private middle schools across Monterey County participated in the program. Alex won the “7th Grade Making Connections to Current Events Award” and Tristan won the “7th Grade Literary Creativity Award” Their essays were published in the 2018 Gabilan Journal.
Why Art History? BY FORBES KEATON, Associate Head of School & Art History Teacher
At All Saints’ the middle school students study art history for three years. It is part of the core curriculum for several reasons. Most basically, art is visual history. Knowledge of the past is important to develop the future because art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art’s symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the culture that produced it. We gather knowledge and inspiration that contribute to how we speak, feel, and view the world around us. Art history has the power to create empathy and lead to a better understanding as well as an appreciation for different cultures, traditions, and beliefs. Even more importantly, it also builds remarkable analytical skills, that come with examining the historical context of a specific piece of art or an art period. Studying different works of art also helps develop skills needed to process the increasing flow of visual media in today’s life. In a nutshell - studying art history enables students to look closer and think deeper. Our students travel from Stonehenge to the Lascaux Caves, continue to the Pantheon and Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, explore Chartres Cathedral and gaze at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and finish by passionately debating who was the greatest Baroque artist. And this is only a very, very short peek into the world of art history at All Saints’. The middle school art history program at All Saints’ has been a key component of the curriculum for over 40 years. Headmistress Laurie Boone Hogen instituted the program because she believed that “Through the study of art history, visual images make history come alive, countries appear as real places, religious symbols and beliefs become understandable and figures display the range of human emotions. In short, the abstract becomes concrete, helping young people understand their society, their country, and their world as their own.” The highlight for the seventh and eighth grade students of art history is the annual art history trip to the Legion of Honor, the deYoung Museum, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Seeing the artifacts and pieces of art that have been discussed during class in real life is a magical moment for students and more than one All Saints’ student has found a love of art history right here.
MIDDLE SCHOOL JIMMY PANETTA, Congressman
MARK MANCINA, Composer
ANDREW BOZZO, Fire Captain
Jimmy is a member of the United States House of Representatives for California’s 20th congressional district. He shared his views on the importance of public service, giving back to our country, and the fact that anybody can step up to create change. He answered thoughtful questions from our students about the complicated issues of bipartisanship and the value of face-to-face communication.
Mark has received three Grammy Awards, Britain’s Ivor Novello Award, an American Music Award, and was nominated for a Tony Award. One of Mark’s most recent projects was creating the original score and co-writing the songs for the Disney hit movie, Moana. His inspiring presentation struck a chord, as he shared that while making your dream job a reality might not always be easy, persistence and belief in oneself build the foundation of your success.
Andrew has been a firefighter for almost 20 years. He has served as a member of truck and engine companies and has a special interest in technical rescue, rapid intervention, and incident command. As the originator and co-founder of TabletCommand.com, incident management for mobile software, he works with fire departments in modernizing their personnel accountability. He helped students envision how to apply technological knowledge to real-world needs.
SPEAKER SERIES JOHN STENDERUP, Mountaineer
BRIAN BAJARI, Spero Challenge
KEVIN LEWAND, Monterey Bay Aquarium Collector
John shared his experience summiting Mount Everest and Lhotse and the lessons he learned along the way that apply to everyday life. Students were mesmerized hearing about his adventures and advice on how to maintain focus on oneâ€™s integrity while pursuing audacious goals.
As the founder of the Spero Challenge, Brian shared his vision to improve the world by empowering students to identify community challenges, create a business plan, propose solutions, receive funding and launch their projects. He highlighted the importance of creating hope advocates, social changers, YES champions and ultimately, community leaders among our students.
Kevin travels the world to collect different species for display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Successfully recreating a temporary environment for underwater species is rewarding but tricky, hard work that requires a lot of creative thinking. Students learned the importance of researching different species and its vital role in educating and inspiring the public to protect our oceans and all that lives beneath the surface.
PERFORMING ARTS All Saints’ graduates are known for their confidence and poise, and our performing arts program plays a huge role in this! Right from the start our performing arts program gently encourages students to participate, to present, to act, to improvise. Research continues to confirm what we have always believedthat students who perform on stage are higher academic achievers and are more advanced cognitively, developmentally, and socially. It also happens to be an awful lot of fun! From defending a dissertation to presenting a marketing pitch, public speaking is a crucial skill for the majority of careers. No matter what direction our students choose in their futures, the ability to speak in front of groups is a differentiating skill that sets our students up for success in any arena. What starts on stage turns into a willingness to raise one’s hand and answer a question in class. This turns into more active participation in high school, both in class and in extra-curriculars, and in turn makes our graduates more likely to participate fully and get the most valuable experience out of their college careers. This converts to students who enter the workforce as stronger candidates than many of their peers, having delved deeply into their diverse areas of interest. Putting on a play is a true group effort with actors, dancers, and singers on stage, and set design, tech and stage crew working hard behind the scenes. Our performing arts program allows our students to experience this from a very early age and deepens this experiential learning as they grow. This past year, our Primary Players program featured our adorable first and second graders who put on the memorable production of “A Froggy Day in Lindentown”. For many, this is their first taste of being in the spotlight, as they perform for our entire school community. Every cast member has lines, choreography and blocking to learn, and the result is a wonderful sense of accomplishment and camaraderie for our young students. Each spring, our 3rd through 8th Grade students present a musical production that never ceases to amaze. Last year’s production included over 70 students who made the hard knock life of little orphan Annie come alive. And every fall, our older students take on the challenging task of performing a Shakespeare play. Not only does the subject matter create academic opportunities for decoding complex language, but it allows these 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 their own learning. Last year, over 40 middle school students were involved in the production of the comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, enjoying sold out performances and receiving standing ovations! While putting on a performance can sometimes feel like play, the benefits are substantial, including heightened empathy, lessened anxiety, greater confidence, and an expanded willingness to try something new. Students learn the roles of each member of the cast and crew, the pay-off of commitment and hard work, and tap into creative aspects of their personalities they may not have previously known they possessed. And therein, that is where All Saints’ sees the true joy of performing arts.
I found confidence in acting on stage and now enjoy
playing a role in front of a crowd. -TRISTAN PFLEGER â€˜19
Set designers, stage & tech crew are the artists behind the scenes. They set the place and the mood for the actors to shine.
-KIM RAISBECK, Art Teacher
Delivering lines under the spotlight in front of a packed audience may just represent one of the greatest fears a young student can overcome. But there’s another- imagine if that actor is relying on you! Behind the spotlight, manning the sound system, building the sets, and hustling in every corner of the building making sure not to be seen by the audience (and all of this in the dark) works the stage crew. Perhaps it’s even more of a challenge to demonstrate high attention to detail and dedicated responsibility when nobody is looking? Then again, between the drilling, sawing, hammering, sanding and painting, there is still much fun to be had. This kind of fun, studies show, is among the most critical conductors of learning. Confidence is boosted when one learns how to be handy with tools, and it is priceless to hear the proud voice of a child in the audience say, “Look, I painted that! And I helped build that!” In order for a performance not to end in disaster, stage crew must become a well-oiled machine. Everyone has to work together and stay focused, and all of that building and visual creation culminates in its own form of rehearsals: mad, organized frenzies to make set changes between scenes happen perfectly, every time, in two minutes or less. At All Saints’, stage crew is as much a longtime tradition as the live performance. It is incorporated within the visual arts curriculum and allows lower and upper grade students to contribute, be a part of the show, and bring their imagination and ideas to life in real world application. They develop ownership over the show from a completely different perspective, and students are encouraged to try both acting and stage crew during their years at All Saints’. Whenever alumni come back to visit the campus and they see the stage in Coats Hall, the memories come pouring out. Nobody forgets the productions in which they played a part, or the sets they built, or that time they tripped when trying to deliver the prop sword, or the potted plant behind which Beatrice had to hide, and when everyone both on and off stage had to do that thing that comes at the pinnacle of learning, resilience, and hard work: IMPROVISE!
CELEBRATING WITH OUR COMMUNITY While there are countless features that make All Saintsâ€™ the extraordinary place it is, our school community is the hallmark. From meaningful parent involvement to unique annual celebrations that bring us all together, our days are filled with laughter and love beginning on the very first day of school. Our entire school community gathers on campus for a Welcome BBQ picnic to greet new families and celebrate the start of the year- a tradition that reunites faculty and students, allows families to swap stories from their summer adventures, lets Little Brothers and Sisters show their big buddies how much theyâ€™ve grown over the summer, and gives all of us a chance to spend a wonderful few hours together.
Our Hot Lunch Dads help start the year off right with tasty burgers hot off the grill and keep it cool with ice cream for dessert. Families and friends gather at picnic tables or blankets on the grass and under the trees while students play in the sun. Each new family sits with their specially selected Buddy Family that will help orient them to life at All Saintsâ€™ and introduce both the parents and students to new friends. All this, in that idyllic late summer Carmel Valley weather with the backdrop of our stunning mountains, sets the tone for another sunny year ahead.
“The BBQ is great ! I love meeting all the new people and also reconnecting with my friends. It’s a really nice way to start the new school year!”
-CAROLINE BYRNE ‘20
FALL FESTIVAL A FAV O R ITE L ONG-TIME TR ADITION
Each autumn, when our Indian summer arrives and but warmer, the All Saints’ community celebrate famous Fall Festival, inviting family, friends, and to join together for a day of fun. Our campus’ ope classic carnival games, modern rides and the all ti entertain young and old alike.
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And of course, no All Saints’ Fall Festival would be traditionally terrifying 8th grade Haunted House, Early Childhood cupcake walk and lovely live musi fabulous day.
With our Fall Festival, we celebrate the beauty season with open doors and open arms and love we alumni, friends and neighbors to this annual favori
Fall Festival was a blast when I was a student in the 80's and it's just as fun as a parent today! I enjoy the event each year with my wife Amy and our daughters Olivia '22 and Ava '24.
- JOE RHEIM, â€˜85
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COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS
We count our blessings, great and small because they all come to us as gifts. From inviting blessings upon our feathered, furry, and hoofed family during our annual Pet Blessing, to celebrating Christmas on our special Lessons & Carols night, to Hanukkah’s light and delicious latkes, to grasping each others’ hands in a net of blessing around our school on Clypping Day, to setting aside time to celebrate our birthdays during Chapel, our school family marks and measures life’s extraordinary moments through the language of blessing. We do this because, as an Episcopal school, we acknowledge and name a bigger story behind our learning lives here at All Saints’. And we accept our role in making something extraordinary from those moments -- that we are blessed to be a blessing.
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At All Saintsâ€™, celebrating our graduates goes well beyond the typical class parties during the last week of school. We take pride in commemorating the many achievements of each of our graduates and take many opportunities to do so.
OF 2018 During Recognition Night, which takes place the night before graduation, All Saints’ teachers share their individual observations about each graduate with the school community and families and friends. To simply call these speeches “touching” would be an understatement, as they are highly personalized and offer insightful details about each student’s personality, achievements and journey to adulthood. The Class of 2018 was treated to everything from a gathering of their peers’ predictions of future careers to a custom made rap song inspired by the musical Hamilton.
All Saints’ has been such a welcoming place for me and has allowed me to grow freely and live fully.
Graduation the next day is filled with laughter and excitement, but also a reverential thoughtfulness as our graduates complete their time as All Saints’ students. It is a formal affair, and our graduates look rather dashing in their white dresses and suits with school ties. Here, our graduates receive their diplomas from our Head of School and Board Chair. Graduates share their thoughts, memories, appreciation, and an anecdote or two about their experiences in speeches that reflect each student’s unique personality, and it is a remarkable opportunity to listen to our students’ perspectives. Thankfully, the parting messages shared by all are never goodbye but always good luck, as our young men and women embark on their next adventures and join our alumni network.
-HANNAH FILLY ‘18
For the rest of my life, I don't think I will tell people I went to a specific high school or a specific college. I'm going to tell them that I went to All Saints' Day School. -CRAIG CHIU '18 28
DESTI NAT IONS HIGH SCHOOLS
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Carmel High School Chatham Hall, VA Santa Catalina High School Monterey High School Stevenson High School York School
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Monterey Peninsula College Northern Arizona University Santa Clara University (2) Stanford Texas Christian University University of Arizona University of California, Los Angeles University of Chicago University of Colorado Denver University of Missouri University of Southern California (2) University of Texas Austin Whitman College
Class of 2018
Class of 2014
*Two of our students are taking a gap year and will spend the year abroad. We cannot wait to hear about their adventures!
2018 VALEDICTORIAN JOE JOHNSSON
We are proud to announce that JOE JOHNSSON ’14 was co-valedictorian at at Carmel High School. He started his freshman year at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. We are excited to celebrate 8 years and 8 All Saints’ alum valedictorians! 2017 MADELEINE FONTENAY ’13 – Carmel High School 2017 MATTHEW LUCH ’13 – Carmel High School 2016 JILLIAN EMPEY ’12 – Carmel High School 2016 EMMA MORGAN ’12 – Stevenson High School 2012 CAROLYN BRUCKMANN ’08 – Stevenson High School 2011 MATTHEW BRUCKMANN ’07 – Stevenson High School 2011 CLAIRE MARGOLIS ’07 – Stevenson High School
Gratitude + Grace Award BY NANCY ZWENG, Alum Parent, Past Trustee
The Gratitude & Grace award was conceived in 2012 as a way to honor members of the school community who personify the core values of the school, have made an enduring difference to the school, and have contributed in multiple capacities over time. This award is an opportunity to thank those who have made an important difference to the school. It serves to reinforce All Saints’ values, and inform the school community about its history.
leadership. Chrissi joined the All Saints’ Board of Trustees in 2007 and served two terms as PO President. Mike served on the Board of Trustees Finance Committee. They were an integral part of the last Strategic Planning Committee and Chrissi was a member of the Head Search Committee.
The Committee unanimously recommended, the Board enthusiastically designated, and I am honored to announce that Chrissi and Mike Morgan are the fifth recipients of the Gratitude & Grace Award.
Recognizing the impact the school was having and has had on their children, Chrissi and Mike were motivated to give back. And in sharing their talents, time and treasure with All Saints’, Chrissi and Mike have made this school a better place for children now and in years to come.
As soon as the Morgans enrolled their three kids in 2006, they jumped in to make a difference. The Morgans have loved All Saints’ greatly and it shows in how they picked up on what the school needed. They brought energy, excitement, and great ideas to the goal of making this school as terrific as it is.
... jump in, get engaged, help build this community, that’s what makes this place truly magical.
If I went through it all, it would take way too long, so let me just highlight a few. In addition to renovating the Little House virtually upon arrival, the Morgans made a gift of new playground equipment. They and their family made the lead gifts to the ECC/Coats Hall remodel; they renovated the computer lab, funded new audiovisual equipment for classrooms, donated the beloved Red Hot Lunch Dads’ grill, and resurfaced the basketball courts. The tuition assistance they supported helped 20 children benefit from an All Saints’ education. Most recently, their ideas and contributions have transformed the Castle Library for 21st century learning. Chrissi and Mike have been involved parents and provided visionary 30
- MIKE MORGAN
FORMER HONOREES: 2013 - Karen and Reid Woodward 2014 - Sara and Christo Bardis 2015 - Laurie Boone Hogen 2016 - The Rev. Paul Danielson
ALL SAINTS’ GIVING Great news! Last year was a vibrantly successful year of philanthropy for All Saints’ Day School. Thank you for your generous support and investment! The recently completed campus campaigns and improvements look fabulous. Our new Bardis Family Little Schoolhouse, which officially opened and was blessed on the first day of school, welcomes our preschoolers in a joyful, dynamic classroom with the best view on campus. The Chrissi Morgan Learning Commons is a wonderful student space for learning, reading, collaborating and connecting. Our basketball courts are being upgraded for years of enjoyment, and all our teachers’ wishlist items from our phenomenally successful spring auction gala have begun enhancing our students’ experiences each and every day. Our beautiful campus is shining with all the goodwill and generosity we are blessed to receive, from you, our partners in all the good that goes on at this special school. As I look at the tremendous generosity shown in this year’s giving lists and the many lovely, giving people who support this wonderful school so enthusiastically, I am honored to be in this privileged position to see so much goodness in my fellow Saints. If you ever doubt that people care about each other and care deeply, please come for a visit here at All Saints’. It’s a remarkable place and I have learned so much from the people in the following pages: generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness, new and innovative ideas, and having fun, all in support of the children of All Saints’ and our school’s mission. Thank you for your investment in our students’ lives of learning and service and being an important part of something bigger than ourselves. As you look at the many, many supporters of our students, past and present, please join me in rejoicing in the marvel of our remarkable community. The many parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty and staff, alumni and their parents and grandparents, friends, foundations, and grantors who support all that we do together, is amazing. Thank you again for these lessons in community, love, and connection that you’ve clearly chosen to exemplify.
Current and Former Alumni Parents, Faculty & Staff Grandparents & Graduates
Friends of All Saints'
TOTAL PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT: $ 347,056 Unrestricted All Saints' Fund $ 75,635 Tuition Assistance $ 327,000 Spring Auction Net $ 106,965 Temporarily Restricted $ 97,000 Capital/Special Projects $ 127,993 Endowment Gifts $1,081,649 Total Raised 2017-18
Operating Expenses Salaries & Benefits 67% General/Administrative 18% Tuition Assistance 15%
God Bless you and Go Saints!
Tuition, Gross 71% Fundraising 22% Investment Income 5%
Spencer Fontenay Director of Institutional Advancement
Other 2% This report represents gifts made between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.
If an error has been made in the acknowledgement or recognition of a gift, please accept our apologies and contact Spencer Fontenay at 831.624.9171 ext. 21
PRESENTING DIAMOND SPONSORS
(The Lansbury Family)
(Sheila & Carlos Camacho)
(Mike Caddell & Cynthia Chapman)
Save T Date (Chris Bailey & Gilan Read Bailey)
MAY 11, 2019
(The Hayes-Goldman Family)
(The Silveira Family)
L I F E LO N G Limei Louis, Abbey Wineglass, Josefina Camacho, India Gonzales, Grace Deakyne ‘17
Laura Wandke Schierberl, Cameron Duffy Leonard, Kelly Jones Barrett, Lauren Proulx, Lindsey Rockwood ‘96
Rachel Lippman Amankulor Courtney Slautterb Harwood Lorraine Hopkins Lalin ‘88
Connor Templeman, Alexander Barrett, Riley Foss, Jack Hewitt, Bryce Bishop ‘11 Kathryn Yant, Chrissi Sorenson ‘79 Becky Rheim, Lynn Bohlman Cochran ‘84
Maya Pruthi, Katherine Hewitt, Caitlyn Giannini , Molly Mancina ’15, Will Morgan, Billy Lynch , Jackson Gobel ‘14
Claire Margolis, Olivia Schultheis, Katie Decker, Sarah Gonzalez ‘07
JT Byrne, Ivor Myers, Angelo Giangiorgi, Tyler Bianchi, Ryan Gardner, Pierce Nelson, Kate Popky ‘17
Nicole Romero Roberts ‘96 & Amelia, Julia Kraft Laffon de Mazieres ‘94, Sarah Talbott Hawthorne ‘97, Lindsey Rockwood ‘96 & Austin, Michelle Arnold Dominguez ‘96
Micheal Scholis, Jake Kasper, Matthew Galloway, Noah Conklin, Thomas Fontenay ‘16
Adam Chaabane, Ryan Gardner, Matthew Sutton, Broden Murray, Pierce Nelson ‘17
Kate Popky, Joelle Mundo, Hannah Giannini, Graziella Cosenti
Errol McDowell, Kevin Cook, Isabel Mundo, Dylan Houpt, Christian Arnold, Tara Jones, Olivia Myers ‘14
Angelique Cabral & Adelaide Stephanie Masica Brawley ‘93
Zak Vetter, Brian Jones, Spencer Reade ‘97
Joelle Mundo, Kayla Morse ‘17
India Gonzalez 16 Emma Mills 17 Minnie Mills ‘15
Gabrielle Schmidt, Elisabeth Hansch, Heidi Hansch ‘17 Angelo Giangiorgi, JT Byrne, William Langmann, Ryan Gardner, Tristan Guenther ‘17
Cailin Templeman, Julia Vanoli, Sophia Silveira, Hannah Filly ‘18
Julia Hwang, Grace Baker, Madeleine Fontenay ‘13
Scott Weisman ‘10 Courtney Hand ‘17
Jackson Gobel Billy Lynch Will Morgan ‘14
Gabe Georis Marianna Green Taylor ‘92
Josefina Camacho, Lucy Lynch ‘16
Logan Allen ‘04, Matthew Bruckmann ‘07, Tyler Allen ‘06
Caitlin Smith, Marianna Green Taylor ‘92
Robby Wellington ‘96 & Joaquin, Sarah Talbott Hawthorne ‘97 & Gus, Nicole Romero Roberts ‘96 & Amelia, Lauren Proulx ‘97 & Sarah’s Crosby, Michelle Arnold Dominguez ‘96 and Prudence
Gabe Georis, Ben Froke, Benn McCallister, Cameran McCallister Davis ‘96
ALUMNI NOTES CHRISSIE PETERS SORENSON ’79 lives with her husband and youngest son, Dirk, (11) outside of Munich, Germany. She is the Director of the Bavarian International School in Munich. She says: “I have been a Head of School since 2001 and have often thought back to Laurie Boone, Headmistress of ASDS, asking myself, “what would Laurie do?” All Saints leaves a positive mark on your soul!” She is pictured on the left with her siblings, Dirk ’82, Barbara ’83, and Kai ’85, who also enjoy friendships which began at ASDS.
MARY SCHLEY ‘86 was just honored by Carmel Mayor Steve Dallas. He surprised her with a proclamation honoring her 20 years as a reporter for the Carmel Pine Cone. Mr. Dallas stated that Mary has “attended more city meetings and listened to more public comments” than anyone else in town. Congratulations, Mary! We love reading about you and keeping up with your articles in the Carmel Pine Cone!
ANGELIQUE CABRAL ‘93 and husband Jason’s daughter, Adelaide Grace was baptized Sunday, September 2, 2018 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Studio City, CA. It was a special day full of family and faith. Former classmate and lifelong friend Lisa Walgenbach Cornehl ‘93 and her husband became Adelaide’s God Parents. In other news, Angelique has started filming season 4 of the CBS hit show, Life in Pieces and we cannot wait to see what her character, Colleen, is going to come up with next.
LINDSEY ROCKWOOD ‘96, Austin’s ‘20 Mom, and owner of Toro Park Animal Hospital stopped by for a morning Show & Tell. She talked about becoming a veterinarian, performed a dog check-up, and then showed off some rather cool and unusual pets. We are so lucky that our alumni love to come back and enrich our school life: “It is hard to imagine what my life would be like without All Saints’… from meeting some of my lifelong friends in ECU, learning how to be polite and respectful from Mrs. Boone’s etiquette lessons, to gaining a love of science and learning from Mr. Smith. All Saints’ felt safe to me as a child and my friendships are still just that- those safe people whom I can lean on during difficult times during my life. They have always been there for me over the years and will always remain close to my heart. My friends are now my clients and bring their pets in to see me at the hospital. One of my childhood friends, Michelle Dominguez, is married to my associate veterinarian, Dr. Heart Dominguez. Some days our hospital feels like an extension of the All Saints’ community. When Austin was young I couldn’t imaging a more secure, academically strong environment for him. I also knew he would inevitably develop lifelong friendships since All Saints’ places an emphasis on developing the whole child. It has been wonderful to come back to All Saints’ as parent and experience another aspect of the community. Everyone who works for the school gives their heart and soul to their job and our children everyday, and it is evident in everything All Saints’ accomplishes!”
CHRIS COOK ’95 was promoted to California American Water Director of Operations for the Monterey Peninsula. Before joining Cal Am, Chris held engineering positions with CMS Collaborative and the Guidant Corporation. He also served a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Guinea, Africa. In his new position, Chris will assume the overall leadership role in Monterey, guiding the division’s operations, $31 million operating budget, union relations and safety culture.
Photo by Kerry Belser
KELLI CAYLOR WELSH ‘89 visited from Virginia during the holidays and family friend, Makenna ‘18, took the opportunity to show off our campus during break. Kelli loved how some things changed and others stayed the same.
DR. AZIZ GAZIPURA ‘96 is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence. In 2011, Dr. Aziz started The Center For Social Confidence, which is dedicated to helping everyone break through shyness and social anxiety. He just published his latest book Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself.
BLAIR WILLIAMS CRONIN ‘95 and husband, Sean Cronin are very excited to announce the birth of their second child. Harriet Yvonne (Hattie) joined sister Ingrid on February 12, 2018, weighing in at 7 lbs, 10 oz and 19 inches!
NICO GEORIS ‘96, professional musician, visited All Saints’ for a very special presentation of his device called the midi sprout to interface with plants and hear their “music.” The sprout turns biofeedback into a midi signal that sounds like song, and shows how plants are affected by their environment. To say it was interesting is an understatement! Students also happily helped promote his Big Sur Milky Way Radio Show. Brother Gabe ‘92 and nephews Luke ’24 and Charlie ’27 were happy to join for a family picture.
ALUMNI NOTES MORGAN VETTER ‘98 (on the far left) and the Cannery Rogues performed for the school community on Monday morning during Chapel. They were absolutely fabulous and very entertaining. Thank you, Morgan, for sharing your love of music and a-capella singing with us!
NICOLE ROMERO ROBERTS ’96 lent her helping, expert hand moving a bee swarm that got a little too close for comfort to its new home. There’s something you don’t see every day at All Saints’!
ROBBY WELLINGTON ‘96 and his wife, Rocio, welcomed their second son on May 20, 2018. Andres Ivan Wellington (7lbs. 10 oz). Big brother, Joaquin, is thrilled!
SPENCER READE ’97 spent one of his mornings with our Little Saints and taught them about fire awareness. Son Hatcher ‘27 was delighted to show off his dad! It is such a special treat that our alum parents return to campus to share their expertise.
ZAK VETTER ’97 followed in his father’s footsteps and volunteered at the grill at our first Hot Lunch Dads of the school year! Zak and brother Morgan’s dad Craig started this beloved tradition in the early 1990s. Zak loved being on campus, hanging out with fellow alum and friend Spencer Reade and our current Hot Lunch Dads.
KATHERINE CARNAZZO ‘98 celebrated her wedding to William Larsen on October 21, 2017 in front of family and friends. Katie reports it was an incredible and very emotional day. They live in Santa Barbara where William is a firefighter for the city of Santa Barbara and she is working as a school psychologist.
SARAH KENNIFER GARRIGUES ‘98 and husband Will celebrated daughter Claire’s 2nd birthday in July with classmates Casey Grover, daughter Kai, and Ilse Riebe in attendance. Pictured are Kai and Claire.
And in August, they welcomed a baby girl, Brooke Caroline Garrigues, on August 6, 2018. Big sister Claire is excited to have a baby sister to take care of, and the new family is enjoying their foursome!
JENNY ROSENBAUM ‘99 and husband Bradley Miller just announced the birth of their first son, Felix Alexander Rosenbaum, on April 2, 2018. First time grandmother and our very own business manager, Sandy Schuller, is very excited as well!
WHITNEY JONES CAMERON ‘00 stopped by to see her old stomping grounds, taking a sojourn from home in Seattle. We love when our alumni pop in!
ALI WASSERMAN ‘01 married David Wood on June 9, 2018 at Cornerstone Sonoma, California. Jessica Wasserman Turney ‘99, Lauren Austin Williams ‘01, Kristina Wasserman ‘04, James Wasserman ‘07, and John Wasserman ‘07 were in the wedding party, and Boo Patterson ‘01, Kalin Talbott ‘00, and Sarah Talbott Hawthorne ‘97 also attended the fabulous event.
JULIET HARTFORD ‘02 recently graduated from University of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She is completing her transitional year internship in Denver, Colorado and then will be heading off to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas for a residency in ophthalmology.
SUZANNAH STERTEN-COLUSSI ‘03 tied the knot with Victor Colussi on June 9, 2018, in front of family and friends at a gorgeous outdoor wedding in Lyons, Colorado. Suzannah and Victor now reside in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
ALUMNI NOTES teaching theater in prisons to foster tolerance and nonviolent expression while significantly reducing in-prison violence, increasing self-esteem and tolerance, and reducing recidivism. She is also enjoying success as an abstract artist., using mixed media in her oversized and very colorful creations. DEREK HARTFORD ‘04 was at hand to celebrate his sister Juliet’s ’02 graduation. He currently lives in South San Francisco and works in the field of Technology/InfoSec Risk Assessment & Oversight with PayPal in San Jose.
MAGGIE CLEARY ‘04 is working with the Actors’ Gang theater group in Culver City, CA. She is involved in their Prison Project
KENDALL KEITH-LEMMER ‘04 stopped by with her grandparents, former Board Chair Frank Keith ‘71-’74 and Barbara Keith to see all the recent campus enhancements. We loved hearing that she is now a high school teacher of social studies in Colorado.
Photo by Sarah Brunsan
BRITA SIGOURNEY ‘04 saved her best for last and won the bronze medal in the Women’s Freeski halfpipe in the Pyeongchang Games, South Korea on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. After her first clean run, which put her in third place among the 12 finalists going into the second run, she skied clean again and held onto third place going into the third and final run. With eight skiers having a chance to move into the top-three, the competition was decided by each skier’s best run of the day. No one did until Annalisa Drew, Brita’s teammate, had her turn — and moved into third place with a score of 90.80. Brita dropped in knowing she had to beat that score to secure a top-three spot — and she did with a 91.60, earning her first medal in two Winter Games. She placed sixth in Sochi, Russia in 2014. With her Olympic bronze medal, three X Games medals, and as the first woman to land a 1080 in a competition halfpipe run, Brita is now one of the top female freeskiers in the world. She has battled and overcome multiple injuries throughout her career to return to the top of the sport each time. It was also such a heartwarming joy to see Brita’s parents, Julie and Thad, celebrate with their daughter! We were incredibly honored that Brita took time out of her busy schedule to visit All Saints’! Not only did she answer all kinds of questions about the Olympics, her training, and the importance of following one’s passion, she met with every single student, answered even more questions, posed patiently for pictures, and let them hold her medal. Which, by the way, is really heavy! Brita, you are a true champion!
ALUMNI NOTES LAURA MCCOY MERFELD AND MICHELE JAEGER ’05 have been friends for nearly twenty-five years. Their friendship has taken them around the world together, all the way back to Mountain View, CA to two desks near each other at Google HQ. Laura and Michele met when they were four years old in preschool, both started ECU at All Saints’ in 1994 and spent the following 10 years together before heading off to different high schools and colleges. In college, they both studied abroad in Italy (Laura in Rome and Michele in Florence) and were able to spend a few weekends
together soaking in the history and sharing incredible meals. After college, they both moved back to the Bay Area to start their careers. In 2015, Michele started in a marketing role at Google and a few months later, Laura followed in her footsteps and joined her same team.
In 2016, they even hosted an All Saints’ Day at Google where the fifth grade class came to Mountain View to hear about engineering, AI, walk the campus, and enjoy the food. Michele has since moved on to a new venture, but they still remain close friends and see each other often.
SPENCER BUDDEN ‘06 graduated from Baylor University with a double major in International Business and Management Information Systems. He worked two years for Protiviti in the Financial District of Houston. He trained and studied for the USMC Officer Candidate School and was accepted into their program at Quantico, VA, and was commissioned as an Officer, Second LT in the USMC after his graduation in August. He continues training for his operational specialty at Marine Base Quantico, VA, and will deploy to his first Duty Station in April 2018. Congratulations, Spencer!
COURTNEY PAUL ’06 was hired as a design assistant at the Jeremiah Brent Design in Los Angeles firm after her internship that only started in May. Courtney is excited to continue working with such talented designers and says she loves her work and is learning something new every day. She is pictured on the far right after a celebration with the creative team around Jeremiah Brent at the Chateau Marmont in L.A.
CLAIRE MARGOLIS ’07 continues her research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, and at the Broad Institute at MIT as the head of her lab team. Her research on clear cell renal cell cancer was published in the peer review journal Science, and she has two more research projects in genomic and immunologic medicine in the publication process. She loves hiking and running during the summers and falls in Boston (winters not so much) and exploring seaside towns nearby. She recently competed in the Boston Ragnar 24 hour race with her 12-member team.
MATTHEW BRUCKMANN ’07 bid farewell to Deutsche Bank and started his new job as an associate at Harvest Partners, a private equity firm in New York. BEAU BAYLESS ‘08, Naval aviator, just received his gold wings! Parents Mark & Tina as well as brother Jack ‘05 celebrated with him. Congratulations - we are so proud of you!
MAX HOOPER ‘06 has been added to the Detroit Pistons’ summer-league roster. Max played two seasons at Oakland after spending his first two years at Harvard and St. John’s. He played 68 games for Oakland, averaging 10.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and .5 assists in his senior season. Hooper didn’t attempt a two-pointer his final season, shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc during his college career. The past two years, Hooper has played for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA Gatorade League.
ELIZABETH CLARK ‘07, Allen School doctoral student, and her team of students and faculty from the University of Washington, Department of Electrical Engineering and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering just won Amazon’s inaugural Alexa Prize! This year’s competition focused on the challenge of building a socialbot that can speak compellingly with humans for 20 minutes. Their team developed Sounding Board, a conversational agent designed to provide conversation and to transform how people interact with everyday devices in their homes. They took home the $500,000 first prize, which will be shared among the students. Elizabeth is pictured second from the right.
CAROLYN BRUCKMANN ’08 is enjoying her third year at Bain & Company in New York. She will leave shortly to start a six months ‘externship’ at the Gates Foundation in Seattle.
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ALUMNI NOTES ANN MARIE CARROTHERS ‘08 was recently promoted to Leadership Programs Coordinator at Mozilla, where she works globally with technologists, scientists, and activists on tech issues like data privacy, net neutrality, and media misinformation. A Chicago resident, Ann Marie continues her close ties to the theatre world by speaking at international conferences on how to incorporate digital education and virtual reality into the performing arts.
GRANT HEWITT ‘08 - after getting his degree from the University of Oregon, Grant graduated from the US Army Field Artillery Officer’s Course, completed Army Ranger’s School and graduated from Pathfinder School receiving the designation of Honor Graduate with the highest score in his class. He is now stationed in Ft. Campbell in Kentucky.
RYAN GALLOWAY ‘10 just completed his senior honors thesis in Economics, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His sister Claire ‘13 and brother Matthew ‘16, and a lot of family members were there to celebrate him. He spent two well-deserved weeks exploring Europe with some fraternity brothers before starting his new job at HomeAdvisor in Denver.
ALLIE LOOMIS ‘10 sure made the best of her college career at UC Irvine. Allie majored in Business Administration and minor in film & media studies at The Paul Merage School of Business, the business school at the University of California, Irvine receiving Latin Honors and Beta Gamma Sigma awards. Concurrently, she was a vital player on the UC Irvine water polo team that claimed the Big West Championship title and made it to the NCAA quarterfinals. She also picked up quite a few awards along the way. In 2017, she received the Elite 90 award for having the highest GPA among all participating student-athletes at the 2017 NCAA Championships. She was one of six student-athletes to earn the inaugural Big West Conference Service and Leadership Award, which honors those who best engage with other student-athletes, and are involved with their campus community and the community surrounding their institution. In her senior year, she was one of 49 UCI seniors honored with the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction, given to graduating seniors who exhibit a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership or service to UCI. Allie was also named a UC Irvine Scholar-Athlete and earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll Highest Honors. Last but not least, she received a coveted NCAA postgraduate scholarship and was nominated for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year. She has been accepted to the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, to join their incoming MBA Class at their Graduate School of Management. Of course, she will continue to play water polo in Australia. Congratulations, Allie! We cannot wait what the future holds for you!
CAROLINE KEITH ’11 spent a semester studying Conservation Biology at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. Caroline enjoyed the amazing people she met, the fabulous scenery, and the wildlife. The well-operating mass transit system was eye opening, too! The one thing she missed sometimes was American food, especially California cuisine. When her Mom visited, they hiked to the Three Sisters Peak in the Blue Mountains, toured the city of Sydney and surrounding areas accumulating a total of 81 miles.
KIMBERLY VILLEGAS ‘12 & DAISY VILLEGAS ‘10 Kimmie and Daisy picked up cousin Camilla ‘26 from school and enjoyed perusing the art show before our Spring Tea and had fun reminiscing about their former spring tea performances.
BLAIR MILLER ‘10 graduated from Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee with a BBA in Music Business. She also received the prestigious Robert E. Mulloy Outstanding Senior Award of the Curb College at Belmont University! The annual award recognizes an individual who has achieved a level of excellence in the music business and entertainment industries with notable service to Belmont University and the Nashville community.
LAUREN STAPLES ‘10 and NATHAN BOMAR ’10 joined us for chapel and we loved welcoming them back on campus! Lauren just graduated from the University of Portland, and Nathan graduated from University of California, Merced.
ANNA MICHEL ’11 graduated from University of California, Berkeley. She has a BS in society and environment, and a double minor in journalism and sustainable design. Next year, she is planning on doing a fellowship with “Climate Corps” working with a local Governmental organization on sustainability and climate change issues.
ALUMNI NOTES MORGAN RECTOR ‘11 is a Senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This year, she spent a semester abroad in Barcelona studying the Spanish Language, as well as general European culture and history. She also volunteered at a Spanish Pediatric Hospital which she adored. She fully embraced this opportunity and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Spain. She even met up with former ASDS classmate Leslie Gobel ‘11 in Munich, Germany.
“Studying abroad has been an amazing, eye-opening experience for me. Being immersed in Spanish culture has not only allowed me to improve my language skills (of course, I had a leg-up, since I started Spanish in ECC at All Saints’), but to learn about other societies, and develop friendships with people from all over the world! I feel so blessed to have been able to explore these places. I have learned something special from each trip and I hope to incorporate this into my daily life…!”
CHRIS ARCHER ’12 is studying abroad this semester in a three-pronged program, in Barcelona, Florence, and Sicily. He is a Junior at UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Public Policy. He spent the summer interning for Congressman Panetta in Washington DC and took time to show Tristan ’19 and Maddie ’21 Evans around the Capitol when they were visiting DC!
JACK MARGOLIS ’12 is studying engineering as an exchange student at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has spent his first weeks abroad exploring his huge campus and the Sydney beaches. He is immersed in the engineering labs studying circuits, fluids, oceans, and climate. He took in his first Aussie football game and already hiked the Blue Mountains near Sydney.
READ REYNOLDS ‘12 spent three months this summer working on a commercial salmon fishing vessel on the Prince William Sound, Alaska.
ALEX DAVIES ‘13 spent the month of July at Antiochia ad Cragum, near modern Gazipaşa (ancient Selinous) in Antalya Province, Turkey on an archaeological internship joint project with Olaf, Clark & University of Nebraska plus universities in Istanbul. St. Olaf College team of students concentrated on opening new parts of the site in the religious and public areas on the Acropolis.
MADELEINE FONTENAY ‘13 spent a month studying abroad in the beautiful city of Rome after sincerely enjoying her first year at College of Holy Cross. She spent her days exploring underground palaces and climbing up vine-covered villas, with one of her favorite excursions being the Domus Aurea. She had a truly amazing experience.
CLASS OF 2014 - We love our longstanding tradition of inviting the class that is graduating high school to kick off their high school graduation celebrations. This year, we hosted the High School graduating All Saints’ class of 2014.
WILL MORGAN ‘14 received the USA Water Polo Academic All-American-Outstanding Honors for his accomplishments in the pool and in the classroom earlier. Later, Will signed with UCLA to play Division 1 water polo. The Stevenson School goal scorer and Co-MVP of the Gabilan Division will join the Bruins, the 2017 NCAA Champions. Will also broke a few Stevenson swimming records: the 50m freestyle, and 200m & 400m freestyle relays.
JOE GARELLO ‘15 - Each year our 6th graders participate in the Rotary Partners in Community Service program, organized by the Carmel Valley Rotary Club. Joe, a Junior at Carmel High, was happy to help Meals on Wheels with their presentation. He loved reconnecting with his ‘Little Brother’, Tyler ‘20, from 2nd grade. We cherish our Little Brothers & Sisters program!
IN MEMORIAM Errol Cross McDowell January 19, 2000 – June 13, 2018
KATHERINE HEWITT ‘15 and her club volleyball team received a bid and We are so saddened by the news played in the Junior Nationals volleyErrol ‘14, lost Michigan his six year ball that tournament in Detroit, in July 2018. Her team, IMUA 17 Elite, battle with brain cancer. was one of 36 teams in her age group to attend this prestigious event. Also Errolteam waged battleRuiz courageously on the was his Karoline ’16. Theywith are pictures on the far right in the grace, wit and selflessness, top row.
just as he lived his short glorious life.
LUCY LYNCH ‘16 first enjoyed the European familymiss summer We shall him travels. forever.And then, Mom Shelly dropped Lucy off at Oxford University in England for a Errol creative founded charity month-long writing his program. She “Cancer-A-GoGo” loved experiencing campus livingcancer to cure and through the British immunotherapy. way of life.
We know his impact willnombe felt for JORDAN WILLEFORD ’16 was inated last to summer years come.as one of California’s best students and got to spend Please visit canceragogo.com to a week at Berkeley for a leadership continue Errol’s legacy.and sciseminar for future engineer ence applicants, and a week in Boston at a junior leadership council, hearing inspirational speakers such as Nobel peace prize winners. He is in his junior year at Trinity Christian high school playing varsity football and soccer. TYLER BIANCHI ’17 - This summer, Clover Camp took advantage of our wonderful wide and sunny campus and hosted young campers for a wonderful summer experience. Tyler spent eight weeks working as a camp counselor for Clover and was definitely one of the most popular counselors on campus! We send our love and prayers
to all‘17 community J.T. BYRNE was named members Central Coast Section of the Year ones by whoFreshman have lost loved Prep2Prep. In a year dominated by this past year.
ALUMNI NOTES JOE GARELLO ‘15 - Each year our 6th graders participate in the Rotary Partners in Community Service program, organized by the Carmel Valley Rotary Club. Joe, a Junior at Carmel High, was happy to help Meals on Wheels with their presentation. He loved reconnecting with his ‘Little Brother’, Tyler ‘20, from 2nd grade. Got to love our Little Brothers & Sisters program!
KATHERINE HEWITT ‘15 and her club volleyball team played in the Junior Nationals volleyball tournament in Detroit, Michigan in July 2018. Her team, IMUA 17 Elite, was one of 36 teams in her age group to attend this prestigious event. Also on the team was Karoline Ruiz ’16. They are pictured on the far right in the top row.
LUCY LYNCH ‘16 spent a month at Oxford University in England this summer for a creative writing program. She loved experiencing campus living and the British way of life.
TYLER BIANCHI ’17 - This summer, Clover Camp took advantage of our wide and sunny campus and hosted young campers for a wonderful summer experience. Tyler spent eight weeks working as a camp counselor for Clover and was definitely one of the most popular counselors on campus!
JORDAN WILLEFORD ’16 got to spend a week at Berkeley for a leadership seminar for future engineers and science applicants, and a week in Boston at a junior leadership council, hearing inspirational speakers such as Nobel peace prize winners. He is in his junior year at Trinity Christian High School playing varsity football and soccer.
J.T. BYRNE ‘17 was named Central Coast Section Freshman of the Year by Prep2Prep. In a year dominated by upperclassmen, Byrne averaged 19 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Padres, who won the final Mission Trail Athletic League title. photo: David Royal/Monterey Herald
LIMEI LOUIS ’17 - Our inaugural Preschool Summer Camp was a huge success, especially because our teachers and aides were just fabulous! LiMei was one of our attentive aides. She loved teaching and taking care of our little campers. She is pictured here with Ansam Qureshi ‘20, who also volunteered her time to help out at camp!
CLEA CADDELL ‘18 realized a dream she pursued for the last year when she participated in the FEI North American Youth Championships at Old Salem Farm in New York in August. Riding against 32 other riders from Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and across the United States, Clea was the youngest participant in the Junior division (14 – 18), and ended up 18th– the highest finish of the five riders from California.
MAYA PRUTHI ‘15 “My interest in Art History began in middle school, when I was exposed to Art History from sixth grade through eighth grade through my teacher, Ms. Forbes Keaton. A subsequent family trip to Italy further strengthened this passion, and I was exposed to works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, and Leonardo da Vinci among others when we visited the Sistine Chapel, the Uffizi Gallery, the Colosseum, and other sites. This led me to start the Art and Art History Club at Santa Catalina School.” Maya formed an Art History Club at Santa Catalina with the goal of connecting with young students from other schools, empowering them by teaching subjects that they may not have the opportunity to learn, participating in fun art projects related to Art History that they will be proud of creating, and bonding with them by having conversations and getting to know them. So far, Maya and her club members have already completed two lessons at Sherwood Elementary and one event at Seaside Highland Elementary School. What an amazing, positive difference Maya and her friends are already making in other people’s lives!
Friends for Life - The CLASS OF 2018 relaxed at The Preserve after all the excitement of graduation, and enjoyed just hanging out together.
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Enjoy a peek into our school and learn about our wonderful community, the amazing academic achievements of our students, our fabulous progra...
Published on Dec 19, 2018
Enjoy a peek into our school and learn about our wonderful community, the amazing academic achievements of our students, our fabulous progra...