D AY S C H O O L C A R M E L , C A L I F O R N I A â€“ FA L L 2 0 1 9
The Gift of our Joyful Community
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Kristin Templeman Heather Davis, Scott Fujita, Jill Mancina, Kristin Templeman, Todd Templeman, Ashley Zaldivar Michelle Dominguez, Laurie Machado, Jill Mancina, Lada Sawyer, Todd Templeman Felicia Pfleger Graphic Design Kristin Templeman, All Saints Faculty & Families Kevin Day
SCOTT FUJITA It’s not every day your new Head of School has his own Wikipedia entry, but when yours has one that has proper citations and is fully sourced, well wouldn’t you borrow it? According to Wikipedia: Scott Anthony Fujita is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). ... He was a member of the 2009 Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV, defeating the Indianapolis Colts. On January 30, 2019, All Saints Day School announced that Fujita will be its new Head of School, commencing July 1, 2019. Fujita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration, and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with honors. But we already know him far better than Wikipedia editors. For example, he not only won a ring with the Saints, he was captain of their defense. He’s really good at opening thermoses, and a microphone is not necessary for any of his chapel announcements! Better yet, see for yourself…
Mr. Fujita shared his lunchtime with our students and told them to ask him any question. It turns out students, when given the chance to ask anything, well... they take advantage of it. James (5th): What was your first job? Mr. Fujita: When I was in 8th grade, I became a basketball referee, making $6 per game. And by the time I was in 12th grade, I got paid $10 per game! Marlowe (2nd): When you had a paper route as a kid, how many houses did you deliver to? Mr. Fujita: I rode my bike and delivered to about 25 houses. Auggie (1st): How fast are you? Mr. Fujita: Nowadays, I’m about as fast as a slow dog. [Sources tell us Mr. Fujita used to run a 4.43 forty yard dash in his “prime”! -ed.] Marat (1st): Have you ever run a marathon? Mr. Fujita: No, but I’ve run about five half marathons. Do you want me to run a marathon? Marat: Yes, you should run a marathon. Mr. Fujita: Okay, I guess I’ll run a marathon then. Winslow and Atlee (1st): Our dads run lots of marathons. Mr. Fujita: Yes, I’m aware, and there’s no way I could keep up with your dads at that distance! Piers (6th): Can you get rid of all those gophers? Mr. Fujita: Let me tell you what an old friend once told me when he saw me setting gopher traps at my house: “Scott, I’ve been a farmer for 50 years. You ain’t gonna win that fight.” Delilah (6th): Can we get a class pet? Mr. Fujita: If Piers can catch one of those gophers, sure! Logan (ECC): Do you like Pirate’s Booty in your smoothie? Mr. Fujita: A smoothie with crunch? Brilliant! Vetea (7th): What did you do in your free time as a kid? Mr. Fujita: I used to love playing outside and exploring. And whenever I was looking for something to do, my parents would tell me to run around the block as fast as I could. I ran a lot of laps around that neighborhood! Ms. Brown: Can you talk about something you might have been nervous or scared about as a student? Mr. Fujita: I was a decent math student, and felt mostly confident working alone. But I remember having a teacher who used to ask us to solve problems on the chalkboard in front of the whole class, and that used to make me really nervous. Isabella (8th): A few years ago I challenged Ms. Brown to a headto-head cream puff eating contest, and it never happened. Can we do that? Mr. Fujita: That’s the best idea I’ve ever heard.
Ava (4th): Why did you want to be Head of School? Mr. Fujita: Because y’all are awesome, and because I love this place. Isla (1st): What happens if you get sick and can’t come to school? Mr. Fujita: We have an awesome team who knows just what to do. Gwyneth (ECC): Do you like apples? Mr. Fujita: Yes, especially Fuji apples. Get it? Raina (4th): How old were you when you were adopted? Mr. Fujita: I was a very little baby. Antonio (2nd): Where are your ancestors from? Mr. Fujita: My Dad’s family is originally from Japan, and my Mom’s family is from Europe. And my biological family is descended from Ireland and Scandinavia. Toby (7th): How did it feel when you were younger that you were different than your parents? Mr. Fujita: It always made me feel special, and very proud. I was fortunate to get exposed to a culture that I otherwise might have never learned very much about. And it also made me think about what it really means to be a family. You can’t put a face on love or tell someone what a family is supposed to look like. But you can sure tell what being in a family is supposed to feel like. Priscilla (ECC): What are you the best at? Mr. Fujita: I’m pretty useful when you need heavy objects moved from one place to another. Brynn (ECC): But can you carry the whole world? Mr. Fujita: You got me there, kiddo. Jake (Preschool): Can I sing you a song? Mr. Fujita: Of course? Jake: Da da da da da da da da da. (Star Wars “Death Star” tune) Mr. Fujita: And who usually walks into the room when that plays? Jake: Darth Vader. Mr. Fujita: Bingo. Caleb (2nd): What was your favorite team you played for? Mr. Fujita: Saints all the way! We won a Super Bowl there... Go Saints! James (5th): What’s your favorite food? Mr. Fujita: I love sushi. Jaxx (3rd): How many times have you flown with the Blue Angels? Mr. Fujita: One time, and it was AMAZING. Do you remember what happened when I flew? Jaxx: You threw up. Mr. Fujita: I was hoping you might have forgotten about that by now. Sasha (7th): How are you feeling today? Mr. Fujita: I’m feeling fantastic. Thank you for asking.
HEAD OF SCHOOL Speaking of ‘we’, it has been and remains our mission to prepare children for lives of learning and service. This is based upon a belief that these are the main pillars of a meaningful life. Which means our faculty and staff live by this foundation as much as we teach it, and when I speak of being so impressed by All Saints and honored to be a part of it, I am also speaking of the total commitment and care I witness every day from our talented faculty and staff. From the first day I toured our school as a parent, wondering whether we should entrust our daughters’ education to the people here, the sense of joy surrounding and infusing this place of ours impacted me with force, and it has ever since. This school community is alive with a thirst for knowledge and connection, where all are encouraged to find meaning in their lives, explore their own sense of spirituality, and grow a deeper understanding of the world beyond our fields.
Across our Peninsula, it is the norm to hear glowing accounts of an “All Saints kid” — one who is creative, compassionate, connected to the right things, and ultimately, capable of taking on whatever comes next. An “All Saints kid” enters high school comfortable in his or her own skin, yet aware there is so much to learn. This is exactly what our goal is as a school, but it is evidence of a deeper design. What impresses me so much about it? Before Jaclyn and I became parents here at All Saints we witnessed something that opened our eyes wide. Then we learned from experience: All Saints’ design of education is constantly adapting to accommodate each new year and each new individual who becomes a member of our school community, yet it is somehow timeless. It’s been impressive to observe and is an honor for us all to continue. Certainly its most important component is each unique individual that comprises what we think of as All Saints. But there is also the setting! We are part of our environment after all, and the fact that Father Farmer lived here for years, tending his flock from Monterey and Pacific Grove, through Pebble Beach and Carmel, all the way down to the Santa Lucia Mission in Big Sur, means that when at last he picked the permanent location for this school, he did so based on a deep understanding of place. Our home settles in view of the beautiful canyons of the Santa Lucia Range and resides along a river for a reason. And we are so fortunate to be here.
And then there are the nuts and bolts of a proper education. The All Saints academic program is widely acclaimed, rigorous, independent, and based upon an ever advancing blend of the tried-and-true with the most promising new innovations. The curriculum? Complete, with essential fundamentals enriched with arrays of creative opportunity, and founded on an adaptable design going all the way back to Father Farmer. He established All Saints because the other options out there were not tending the needs of the whole child. Our school has been educating the whole child long before anyone heard the phrase. We challenge our students to explore and ask questions. We take a purposeful approach to each aspect of their education, and reward them not only for subject mastery, but for intellectual risk-taking. Our students are scholars, thespians, athletes, art historians, stewards of the environment, inquisitive problem solvers … and more. But most of all they are unique children of remarkable character. With a united, one-school mindset, we are deliberate in our intent to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. This allows us to celebrate the power of our unique stories, work collaboratively to solve complex problems, build empathy, and thrive in a climate rooted in kindness and respect. At All Saints Day School, everybody is somebody. If you haven’t already or if it’s been a while since you’ve been on campus, we invite you to visit. I’m sure you will be impacted by this vibrant, living place as much as we were when we first stepped foot on campus.
It’s about creating a community where families feel connected and supported in all aspects of school life. From academics to performing arts to athletics, being “#oneschool” means a partnership between family and school. Every family can be confident in the assurance that they are seen, encouraged, and cared for on their way to being their most authentic selves. differentiated learning, and several more specific professional development, cross-grade subjects. That represents only the beginning of a new multi-year campaign of professional development for All Saints faculty, all toward the purpose of accomplishing our vision of ‘one school.’
Each human being, whether adult or child, takes to what they do well. We light up when we are in our element. We’ve all had that friend, someone perhaps who has always been a little reserved, or goofy, or anything but what may have been expected when, for the first time, we witnessed them pick up an instrument, and fill a space with beauty. Or perhaps they helped a teacher figure out what was wrong with a laptop, projector, and sound system in about 48 seconds before chapel commenced. These insights into what makes any individual soar are obviously significant, but more than that, such observations have become a part of the science of teaching, especially over the last ten years or so. Children learn better, and so do their teachers, when they consistently experience the positive reinforcement and confidence that comes from exercising their strengths. And that is in contrast to focusing too much on shoring up ‘weaknesses’. All Saints has always been committed to identifying the strengths of its students, and to professional development for our faculty. In fact, our reputation in this regard is outstanding, and has been for generations. But in 2019 we have already begun boosting our own strengths as a school, even more. Since the end of the last school year, All Saints faculty have already completed more courses than we can list here, including: methods of increasing consistency between classrooms and through grade advancement, “handwriting without tears”, math fluency, dyslexia recognition and understanding,
An important part of this campaign is the relationship with Dr. Paul Yellin from the Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York. Dr. Yellin has demonstrated expertise in the area of child development, but especially in developing multidisciplinary assessments that lead to more effective and personalized instruction. He will help us expand the toolkit by which we work together to identify, honor, and create the unique learning profile of each student. Dr. Yellin will also host an evening with parents to share his insights on different types of learners and how neuroscience can help teachers and parents understand how children learn best. “In the long run, strengths matter much more than weaknesses. How many adults choose fields of study or occupations that expose their weaknesses? Adults naturally gravitate toward their strengths. So, a priority for schools should be helping kids discover and then develop their talents and strong abilities.” – Mary-Dean Barringer, Learning Revolutions As of the beginning of this school year, faculty have increased the number of times they sit in on other classes with the intention of assuring two benefits: even more than before, teachers will have the chance to pick up and hand off to each other, student by student, in a way that makes the curriculum and specific lessons more seamless and consistent than ever, and second, they will have additional, coordinated opportunities to see individual students in more settings, observe their strengths, and witness what makes them shine. All Saints is employing modern understanding of brain function, new testing techniques which will allow data to assist—not direct—the design of individual students’ curricula, and an even greater investment in short- and long-term cross-grade professional development, which means that ‘one school’ is more than a phrase or single idea, but a map, for all of us.
#oneschool is a system of interdependence in which we all want what’s best for each other. We want every child, parent, and educator in our community to thrive publicly and loudly, and we work TOGETHER to make that happen. Head of School Current Parent (Delilah ‘21, Isabell ‘21, Marlowe ‘26)
To me, #oneschool is the commitment towards creating stronger connections between teachers and students, and teachers and families. From these stronger connections, we can better live out our core value of nurturing the growth of the whole child. Assistant Head of School
As a person who loves sports, #oneschool to me is one great Team. There is no “I” in Team, but there is an “E” for Everyone. At All Saints, Every One of us contributes to our success as a whole. We join together each school day in body and spirit, and return the next day knowing we can make ourselves and each other at least a little bit better.
#oneschool is a special place where the essence of each individual member — whether it’s the child, a family, the teacher or a staff member — is welcomed, honored, celebrated, and seen... and as the years go on, one finds that their contributions have been woven into the fabric of the community that is One School.
All Saints PE Teacher Current Parent (Atlee ‘27)
All Saints Preschool Teacher Alum Parent (Grace ‘13)
I love this #oneschool theme because it reminds me of what I have come to love about the Episcopal school tradition: that we can embrace our individual differences as multipliers of blessing and all we can learn together. To me, #oneschool is how we might seek, find, and build our unity across our differences, rather than in spite of them. All Saints Curator of Spiritual Life
#oneschool means to me that all teachers and parents share a common goal and the core values to create and foster a caring community. As one community, we come together to nurture each child, no matter if the child is in Preschool or eighth grade. Students, parents, and teachers all work together to support each other as individuals and as one dynamic and loving community. All Saints English & History Teacher
I love the phrase #oneschool as it sums up our commitment to all work as a community and rely on each other to be the best people we can be: students, faculty, staff, board members, parents. We are all in this together and the #oneschool tag speaks to that connection we all share. All Saints Tech Director Alum Parent (Maddie ‘18)
BY ASHLEY ZALDIVAR
Let’s face it, there can be a lot of fear within the walls of a world language classroom. Learning a language is an extremely vulnerable process, particularly if you are a middle schooler. I still break out in a sweat thinking about my 6th grade Spanish teacher calling out my Spanish name: “¡Isabel! Come to the board and conjugate the verb ser, and don’t forget to include all personal pronouns!” Every time we sat in that classroom, my classmates and I repeated the same mantra with fingers crossed: “Please don’t call on me, please don’t call on me.” Thankfully most language teachers have moved away from such tactics. Still, more often than not, the way a second language is taught does not accurately reflect how language is truly acquired. When we are babies, we are not given vocabulary lists organized by subject, nor are we taught how to speak in the present tense before we can move onto the past. As with many
things in life, language is not learned in a vacuum. We learn naturally, through repetition, using gestures, playing with sounds, slowing down, through repetition (see what I did there?). Having the advantage of raising two small children in a bilingual household, I get to experience the language acquisition process from the “outside”. My children and students learn best as we all do - naturally. Learning a language is messy, it requires persistent trial and error. It is often grammatically incorrect at first, but slowly over time a natural ebb and flow emerges, the errors tend to be less and that’s when a child’s confidence builds. This is what has prompted us at All Saints to shift the focus of our language program. We’re moving away from one that is strictly performance-based, to one that promotes a full inclusion, student-centered language environment. One such methodology that is helping us to fully promote this move
is Organic World Language, or OWL. OWL aims to make language learning meaningful, while moving towards a goal of proficiency. In order to reach this goal, instruction is aligned with the proficiency guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The ACTFL guidelines serve as a structure for our classes, helping our students to witness their own progress and encouraging them to reach the next benchmarks. Using OWL, we are looking to provide our students a safe, welcoming environment where they can take risks with the language, and above all, have fun! We want to maximize the opportunities for them to become comfortable using language in non-rehearsed contexts and in spontaneous real world situations. To further aid in this process, we modified the physical environment of the classroom by removing the desks, which has been absolutely transformative. By removing the physical barrier of a desk, we create space for movement, and both a kinesthetically immersive and engaging environment for students. The inherent purpose of language is to communicate with one another. It is about human connection and, at its core, empathy. As American journalist, Flora Lewis, once said:
Learning another language is not just learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.
Ashley Zaldívar joined All Saints in 2012 and serves as World Language Department Chair and Spanish teacher to grades 4-8. Her daughters Carolina ’31 and Lucía ’26 are also proud All Saints students. Señora Zaldívar is a committed interactive language teacher with a passion for making language and culture accessible to all. She is a proud founding member of the All Saints Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and currently serves as Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees. This November, Zaldívar will serve as a panelist by invitation at the annual Foreign Language Education Symposium held at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She will be joining a discussion on Social Justice in Language Education.
To best serve All Saints students in a world where understanding another’s point of view is needed now more than ever, we hope to provide them with tools to unlock doors to other communities and most importantly, experience life through a lens other than their own.
INTRODUCING HEATHER DAVIS
Amidst the natural division of duties that occur in any organization, individuals become focused on getting things done. As it should be. But this makes it a never-ending duty to remain conscious of the full tapestry that is our school. This year, the All Saints team has reimagined the way all pieces should fit together as a cohesive whole, appropriate for 2019 and beyond. When it comes to advancement this means incorporating admissions, marketing & communications, and development in more seamless, technologically-driven and relational ways. As All Saints always has, we are blending the tried-and-true of tradition with the latest innovations to create an environment where students can thrive. Truly, advancement has always been far more than fundraising. We use the term advancement because our mission is a movement dedicated to our students. This perspective relies on participation from each member of the school community. We are all on the advancement team, and it is often only after current parents transition into alumni parents they realize just how relevant and real those words are, in our school community that has always emphasized whole family involvement. This wonderful experience encompassing Preschool through eighth grade goes by faster than you think, so we are called to lean in to the experience fully, this school year.
Your participation at All Saints is your willingness to share your gifts, talents, time, efforts, and voice. If we view our school as a tapestry, with countless threads representing every person, every thread holds purpose in completing the whole. Each member of this community, stretching from past to future is integral in the weaving. Every thread is unique, equally valuable, and equally welcome. We have the opportunity to create something beautiful when we come together with hope and vision. In more day-to-day terms, this means participation can take many forms: tending the organic garden, helping backstage during a play, sponsoring an event, serving hot lunch, bean bagging, donating for tuition assistance, showing up and sharing ideas, and other gifts great and small. We want you to celebrate what makes you unique with us, and any time inspiration strikes, we ask you to use your imagination, to add it to ours, as a team. Our new Director of Community Engagement, Heather Davis, has her own division of duties and unique gifts to offer the advancement team of All Saints as a whole. This includes leading, listening and helping, as our school is continuing to unfold with a timeless story.
As your new Director of Community Engagement, I look forward to growing friendships with each of you. During my first week, I met with a beloved member of the All Saints community. We sat on her favorite bench and she told me beautiful stories of tradition, dedication, and the sense of community that permeates the school. She also happened to mention that our gorgeous campus was once a pear farm. So, naturally, I went searching for fruit bearing trees, and found them. The pear I plucked turned out to be hard as a rock. It is sitting on my desk, ripening. The pear is a reminder to me that good things — like growing community — take intention, attention, and patience. This is timely wisdom during these times of instant gratification. As we move through the school year, I have set three intentions to harvest our ripening community with you. I hope to hear your stories of All Saints. Students, faculty and staff, parents and families, alumni, friends, neighbors, supporters – whoever you are, you are a part of writing this story. Each of us can find a sense of belonging here. And we know that when we feel wrapped in the belonging sense of community, we want to extend it – share our gifts – tell others about it. I invite you to share your gifts, and if and when you need me, I’m here to help you determine the best possible fit. Everyone has their own unique gifts and each are an essential puzzle piece as we begin another year. This is how each year becomes its own beautiful design. As we share what we have, we commit to a joyful and spiritual environment for our children to learn and grow. I look forward to co-creating experiences with you. When we come together to share stories and share our gifts, we do the hard work of strengthening our community’s bonds for the present and into the future. It takes all of us coming together in community to advance a school where everybody is somebody. I hope you stop in and say hello. Perhaps we can take a walk and together, discover hidden fruit trees.
BY SCOTT FUJITA A friend asked me if I miss being the Athletic Director for All Saints. Without hesitation I said, “Not at all. I still get to go to games and stop by practices, and Laura and Abe have it more than covered.” Laura Hewitt’s experience directing All Saints vaunted theater program and teaching physical education to our students means that taking over as Athletic Director is a perfect fit, and seamless transition. Abe Gavlan is in his second year now as PE Teacher, and I’ve admired his experience and positive approach since the day we started working together. One of the things I love about athletics in a relatively small, independent school environment is the opportunity our students have for experiencing the complete range of team and individual emotions. They get a chance to discover what it is to try and succeed, and to try, yet fail. In leagues such as ours, teams can go from first to worst and back again, each year. Or at times they can have a long run of winning seasons. All Saints teams compete well, and honorably, and we’ve had championships that blew people’s minds, plus, well, not-so-championship seasons. We have the flexibility, and the ability to do things quickly, that allow us to enter new sports if we think they are appropriate and beneficial.
GO T N I SA
That’s right, we joined a flag football league — I am particularly proud to note — and went undefeated this most recent season. All Saints is blessed to have the land we need to promote sports and all kinds of outdoor activities for the health of our students. I can tell you from experience how quickly at the end of a packed day of mental work, running around our wide open fields with a bunch of students can clear the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.
Come to think of it, I might miss being AD just a little bit.
The competitive interscholastic athletic program at All Saints gives students in 6th through 8th grade the chance to compete against other schools on the Monterey Peninsula. As members of both the Independent and Parochial Athletic League (IPAL) and the Mission Trail Junior Athletic League (MTJAL), we compete in soccer, basketball, flag football, volleyball, golf, tennis... and for the first time at All Saints, last year marked the inaugural seasons for Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Brand new this year, we are introducing Bowling to the many choices All Saints students have for team and individual sports, and physical activity.
Who knows what we’ll add next?
To borrow from Calvin & Hobbes, the All Saints school year is just packed! Along with a permanent dedication to academics, All Saints has always understood balance is critical. While it would be impossible to feature all of what happens on a daily basis here, what follows is an overview of the activities, events, and adventures one can expect throughout a year at All Saints.
Our Welcome BBQ sets the tone. Friends reconnect, new friends are made, stories are shared, and laughs can be heard all over campus when the whole community gets together to celebrate the new school year. Our first week is filled with fun activities and special blessings to help everyone connect and adapt to the school year routine. One of our student favorites is the Backpack Blessing when everyone’s book bag of choice is blessed by Rev. Day, our Curator of Spiritual Life, and his acolytes. This lively event reminds us all that we’ve got each other’s back[pack].
The first month of school is full of exciting events! Middle School students have the chance to run for various offices on the Fall Student Council, and students campaign and practice their public speaking skills. The forensic science unit CSI, puts students sleuthing skills to work, and teaches them new ones as they examine their own crime scene. And of course, with the beginning of fall, we are heading into harvest season with apple and pear trees in our Organic Garden, full of fruit and pumpkins ready to be harvested for the Fall Festival.
We are particularly fond of our especially unique Clypping Day. Clypping (pronounced like clipping) is an old English word, meaning to embrace or encircle. We walk together as a community to surround our school, facing inward as one to offer our blessing, before turning to the outside world to do the same. It is a lovely community event that reminds us of our connectedness to each other.
During SEA Lab at Elkhorn Slough, our sixth graders dissect squid, identify plankton, and enjoy other activities, including a chance to kayak with trained guides.
When our weather is at its best one of the many meanings of the longtime sun reveals itself. As the light shows off its daily shift toward the glowing end of the spectrum, All Saints prepares for its famous Fall Festival. We take advantage of our wide open fields to welcome our wider community across the Peninsula. Carnival attractions and food vendors share the campus with live music, lawn games like corn hole, Twister, or Giant Jenga, among others. The ever-popular dunk tank (staffed by members of the faculty and alumni), and annual 8th grade haunted house are not to be missed.
And letâ€™s not forget creatures great and small! Students love our Pet Blessing, when our campus is inundated with feathered, furry, and hoofed friendsâ€”not to mention the occasional scaled ones! All get a chance to be blessed, while seeing and being seen by gaggles of adoring children and parents.
We always celebrate Halloween to the fullest. Students are welcome to show up in costume on Halloween and join in an all-school Chapel celebration...showcasing everything from impressive, creative masterpieces, to last minute parental improvisation, and anything in between. We also march in full costume in Carmelâ€™s annual Halloween Parade down Ocean Avenue. Get togethers like this always bring back remarks on how much fun our families have celebrating and spending time together.
Come November, we turn toward Shakespeare! All Saints is known for its remarkable performing arts program, with a Shakespearean comedy taking a leading role each fall. The language, learning, and teaching opportunities that fall out of Shakespeareâ€™s masterpieces make theater a vital part of the curriculum at our school. Last year, over 40 middle school students were involved in the production of A Comedy of Errors, enjoying sold out performances and receiving high praise. This year, we are looking forward to A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream!
Before we enjoy a well-deserved week for Thanksgiving break â€” with children looking to run around outdoors on no schedule, and table-long feasts tantalizing all â€” we celebrate our Grandparents & Friends Day. Guests are being treated to student musical performances. The food boxes that have been collecting donations in time for the Thanksgiving Feast are blessed before being delivered to those in need. Grandparents and friends are then invited into the classrooms where students show off skills, and enjoy fun games and crafts. All depart happily for a well-earned vacation with family.
â€˜Tis the season to be jolly, and with that, December at All Saints gets busy! A short month, nevertheless packed with exciting classes, our inaugural 8th grade Film Festival, and wonderful events designed to lead right up to the holiday, to Christmas, and other deep cultural traditions. Our littlest saints even enjoy a visit from a special someone... When a tradition is done right, it balances joyful celebration with gratitude and solemnity. How do we know? Because through the decades parents have told us this in varying and moving ways, after attending our Christmas Chapel, Hanukkah events, and All Saintsâ€™ hallowed Lessons & Carols... a special evening which always results in wide smiles and shining eyes.
Children & parents alike adore Carmel Valleyâ€™s Santa Fly-In and enthusiastically walk in the Carmel Valley Christmas Parade. And of course we take advantage of the fact that the Christmas season brings our alumni, near and far, back to the Peninsula for celebrations. Each year, we treasure the opportunity to throw them a party, to share stories, news, and anecdotes.
We waste no time making the most of the new year and Spring Student Council elections get rolling right away. We also take this chance to carry our gratitude forward, by highlighting the role of service in the life of the school.
An All Saints education incorporates service, whether through weekly bean bagging for Nancy’s Project, working in Dorothy’s Kitchen, visiting the elderly, or multitudes of other grade—appropriate volunteer opportunities and programs, performed as part of school, or devised by students themselves.
There are several reasons for this: character education is extraordinarily important within All Saints. We believe that real-world experience is invaluable for young minds, but the most significant lesson rises perhaps to the level of axiom: both spiritually and philosophically, the repeated act of helping others—giving of ourselves to those in need—is an established path to achieving meaning, as our young ones grow to face their own challenges in life.
Each February, our eighth graders experience one of natureâ€™s grandest cathedrals: Yosemite. With exposure to environmental studies, including geology, biology, astronomy, and Native American history, 8th graders also have a chance to just be together, in nature for a week, to set the path for graduation and beyond. However, last year, Mother Nature threw us a curveball in the form of too much snow to safely travel. Yosemite National Park was closed and our students were left wondering what would happen to the trip they had been looking forward to for years! Thinking on her feet, science teacher Emily Scarvada arranged a fabulous camping, hiking, exploring, and rock-climbing trip to Pinnacles National Park. Improvisation is not just for the theater, and rest assured, our 8th graders enjoyed their turn for a week in the great outdoors together immensely.
Our annual Talent Show is most definitely another highlight of the month and never fails to present a combination of known talents, suddenly revealed ones, and accidental comic genius, along with many who simply want to give it a try in a supportive and encouraging environment.
All Saints dedicates so much effort and time into the performing arts because of how much it helps children handle the world to come. We start early. The Primary Players Production may not be quite as large or long as our annual Shakespeare play or Spring Musical, but it is no less of a big deal for our younger performers. Each and every student has their own lines and choreography, just as each and every All Saints graduate hones their public speaking, literary education, teamwork, improvisation, and dedication... constantly, from the day they arrive. The March production of ‘A Funny Thing Happened…’ featured our first and second graders who had us on the edge of our seats as they took to the stage, guiding us to the magical realms of Dreamland and Morningtown.
Each year, 7th graders participate in NatureBridge’s overnight environmental science programs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where they engage in immersive, hands-on science experiences in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most pristine coastal locations. Students explore Rodeo Beach and the trails of the Marin Headlands, challenge themselves physically, augment meaningful relationships, and develop a caring relationship with the natural world.
Once spring arrives, our entire school community gathers in the outdoor chapel, tucked between the pear trees and the Carmel River. Our little Saints take turns adorning a cross with fresh flowers, celebrating Easter and new life.
In April, our 3rd through 8th Grade students present our Spring Musical that never ceases to amaze. Last yearâ€™s production included over 70 students who made the wonderful world of Peter Pan come to life. No student graduates from All Saints without constant exposure and opportunity to speak and perform before audiences. But they always have a choice. Some students compete on our sports teams, participating as their time allows, many choose to do both athletics and the play. Still others discover a whole new thrill by helping on the technical crew with lights & sound, becoming part of the stage crew, or helping with costumes and make up.
In the midst of spring, we present our annual Spring Tea, which combines gratitude with a sense of tradition that delights far more than only the anglophiles among us. Honored guests are treated to an impressive student art show and performance, complete with a delectable tea service hosted by the 8th grade class.
If theater is a special focus of All Saints outside the classroom, Art History receives its own emphasis for 7th and 8th graders within. Their studies are highlighted by a day-long trip to San Francisco museums at the end of the school year for their Art History Finals. It becomes perhaps a bit too philosophical to discuss the reasoning behind these proven traditions at All Saints, but the short version is that the theme of service to others, performing literary masterpieces with and for peers and friends, and the unusually challenging level of the Art History program for older students are all connected. An All Saints graduate is unusually well aligned, from very deep down to very high up, for a reason.
Our little saints enjoy field trips as much as the older students, and are probably a lot more excited about the prospect of leaving campus for a couple of hours to do something completely different. What better way to learn about shapes than from a local master pizza chef? Pizza My Heart at the Del Monte Mall opened their doors and turned their restaurant into a classroom for a few hours. Needless to say, our Early Childhood students felt rather grown up when they returned to campus!
It would be understandable—after this comprehensive yet incomplete exposé on the activities and events comprising a year in the life of All Saints—for one to wonder about measurable accomplishments. Let’s put it this way. All Saints is so well and widely known in our region for many reasons, but the one that far outshines them all is: our students. Ask anyone about All Saints, about All Saints kids, and you see it in their posture and thoughtfulness as they answer. There is just something clear, open, confident, kind, and forthright, yet always individual and unique, about All Saints students. And this reputation in our wider geographic community is fully mirrored in the realm of student achievement...
One could be excused for thinking a stunning setting such as ours might encourage us never to leave campus. We certainly do love it here, but All Saints is the opposite of insular. There are more opportunities for students to enter into competitions, organized challenges, and other specialized learning experiences than ever. The trick is to pick and choose the right ones, and our teachers are constantly looking out for the perfect opportunity for each of their students.
WORLD LANGUAGE AWARDS
Our Middle School world language students rocked the National Spanish Exam and National French Contest and came home with 26 medals! To top it off, Eliot Myers ‘19 received a perfect score on the National Spanish Exam, and on the national French Contest, Cindy Moreau ‘21 achieved the best score and only gold medal of her level in all of California!
On February 2, 2019, eighth graders competed in the Monterey Bay Chapter of MathCounts, a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of in-person “bee” style contests. Our fifth through eight grade students competed at Monterey County’s 51st Mathletics competition on May 11, 2019. Each year, the Monterey County Office of Education and the California State University, Monterey Bay Mathematics Department coordinate Mathletics. Our students did a fabulous job representing All Saints and received awards in the following categories: The 6th grade team won first place, with Toby Schoone ’21 in 2nd place, Ellika Dwelle ’21 in 3rd place and Roy Reneker ’21 receiving Honorable Mention. Dillon Pruthi ‘20 and Dylan Gowdy ’20 of the 7th grade team both received Honorable Mentions. Our 4th through 8th graders competed in the Math League contest. Math League gives students an educationally enriching opportunity to participate in an academically oriented activity and to gain recognition for mathematical achievement. Toby Schoone ’21 tied for second place in the Monterey, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Region.
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
Each year our seventh grade students compete at the National History Day Contest that starts at the County level, moves through State competition, and proceeds to the Nationals in Washington, DC. Our seventh graders did a fabulous job, winning a total of 16 special awards, and six of our students were champions at the Monterey County History Day competition on March 9, 2019. Caroline Byrne, Tyler Heyermann, Tristan Hansch, Tyra Nguyen, Ansam Qureshi, and Ethan Schmidt were County Winners. Dillon Pruthi and Sarah Vanoli were finalists, and Isabella Jackson and Dylan Gowdy received Honorable Mentions. Our six County Winners continued to NHD – California State Finals in Rocklin, California on May 10-12, 2019. At the California State National History Day competition in Rocklin, Ansam Qureshi won 1st place for her website The Triumph of the Polio Vaccine and the Continued Tragedy of the Cutter Incident. She was also awarded the Medicine in History Award. Ansam continued to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland, College Park on June 9-13, 2019. She competed against over 125 students, all champions from their respective states. She finished as one of only 10 finalists in 8th place with her website in the Junior Individual Website category.
STEINBECK YOUNG AUTHORS
Tyra Nguyen ‘20 and Dylan Gowdy ’20 represented All Saints at the annual Steinbeck Young Author Program Essay Contest based on Steinbeck’s novel, The Red Pony. This year’s competition was no joke with more student participants than ever. Dylan received first place for his essay earning him the Jody Award. Both Tyra and Dylan are now published authors in the Steinbeck Gabilan Journal.
COWBOY POETRY CONTEST
Once again, our middle school students successfully participated in the annual Monterey County Free Libraries Cowboy Poetry contest. Isabella Jackson ‘20 and Roy Reneker ‘21 were awarded 1st place in their respective age groups and Austin Cook ‘20, Dylan Gowdy ‘20, and Tristan Pfleger ‘19 won Honorable Mentions.
After 35 rounds, 126 words, and after spelling ‘garbanzo’ correctly, Roy Reneker ‘21 became the All Saints Spelling Bee Champion. Toby Schoone ‘ 21 took 2nd place and Dylan Gowdy ‘20 placed in 3rd place. On March 3, 2019, Roy represented All Saints at the 2019 Monterey County Spelling Bee and finished in 8th place.
Once again, our eighth graders successfully competed at the Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair on March 16, 2019 and returned with impressive results. Tristan Pfleger, Zaki Ibessaine, Will Hand & Alex Gianola Cook, and Jack Page finished in 1st place. Thomas Lansbury & Parker Lynch, Zaiden Bode & Ryder Weston, and Tyler Imamura & Eliot Myers were awarded 2nd place. Tristan Pfleger received Special recognition from the Naval Postgraduate School for his project “Are Mice or Minke Whales more closely related to Humans?” Eighth graders Jack Page, Alex Gianola Cook, Will Hand, and Tristan Pfleger, were invited to present their Science Fair projects at the California State Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles on April 29 & 30. Alex and Will received an Honorable Mention for their project Measuring Optical Disc Storage Capacity in the Junior Applied Mechanics & Structures division and Jack Page won the Bone Clones Research Award for Excellence in Demonstrating the Use of the Scientific Method in Original Research for his project Analyzing Drinks for Athletes.
Class of 2019 Tristan Evans, Thomas Lansbury, Tristan Pfleger, Zaiden Bode, Jim Moreau, Zaki Ibessaine, Tyler Imamura, Jack Page, Will Hand, Ryder Weston, Harmony Dornan, Parker Lynch, Eliot Myers, Alex Gianola-Cook
June signals the end of the year, and at All Saints celebrating our graduates goes well beyond the typical class parties in 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.
Once you have attended a single Recognition Night, you will understand how all the separate pieces which make up a year in the life of All Saints come together as one. Each graduate stands and is recognized as one of their teachers gives a speech, specific to that studentâ€™s full experience at All Saints, and All Saintsâ€™ full understanding and love of that student. Graduation the next day at All Saints Church in Carmel is a poignant mixture of laughter, and of course excitement, with solemnity. They wear suits and ties or white dresses, and have prepared their own speeches, which never fail to elicit tears as well as laughter, honesty, and shared perspective. They receive their diplomas and leave All Saints with countless blessings from this one community.
The All Saints campus is the perfect backdrop for summer camps!
During our summer break we welcome students across the Peninsula joining many of our students to take advantage of our sunny location. Clover Camp is geared for an older group, focusing on sports, healthy activity, and a fair share of good olâ€™ fashioned summer fun. For the first time this year, the Adventures in Writing Camp fit right in with the All Saints reputation for elite achievement in the realm of the written word. The All Saints Preschool Camp offers our youngest campers eight weeks of learning, exploring, and a lot of fun in the sun. And, of course, since we do take advantage of our fabulous summer weather, there is always a lot of outdoor play and sometimes quite a bit of water involved!
CLASS OF 2019 The graduates of the Class of 2019 are attending the following High Schools: Carmel High School
Monterey High School
Stevenson High School York School
CLASS OF 2015 We had the distinct pleasure to welcome the All Saints Class of 2015 and their parents back on campus for a garden party to celebrate the high school graduation of these remarkable young men and women. Our alumni are attending the following colleges: Loyola Marymount University Texas A&M USC Chico State Santa Clara University St. Olaf College Monterey Peninsula College University of Nevada, Reno Columbia College Chicago University of Oregon University of Puget Sound
CLASS OF 2011
College graduation, grad school, travel, adventures... We proudly watch our alumni as they venture into the next phase of their lives. Liam Barnard ’11 is finishing his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Alexander Barrett ‘11 graduated with a B.A. in Film Production from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. Bryce Bishop ’11 is finishing his B.S. in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Luke Bovenzi ’11 is finishing his B.A. in Business Administration degree from Oregon State University-Cascades. Jack Burlison ‘11 graduated with a B.A. in English from Amherst College. Julia Clark ’11 graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Marketing and Sustainability. MacKenzie Decker ’11 graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Economics. Riley Foss ‘11 graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
Leslie Gobel ‘11 graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Environmental Science and minors in Spanish and Environmental Policy. Cypress Haddad ‘11 graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in History and is now studying Arabic at the Defense Language Institute. Jack Hewitt ‘11 graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Psychology. Katherine Kamel ‘11 graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Fundamentals: Issues and Text. Caroline Keith ‘11 graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She is now studying at the Denver College of Nursing for her B.S. in Nursing. Bryson Lino ‘11 is finishing his B.A. in Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Annalee Littlefield ’11 is finishing her Associate’s degree in Psychology from Los Angeles Pierce College. Bianca Lucido ’11 is finishing her degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Hanna Taormina ’11 is finishing her B.S. in Food Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She will be applying for grad school at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo for a master’s in Food Science.
Anna Michel ‘11 completed a post graduate fellowship with Climate Corps. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018 with a B.S. in Society and Environment and minors in Journalism and Sustainable Design.
Connor Templeman ‘11 graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Cinema Studies.
Kendrick Pearson ‘11 graduated from Willamette University with a B.A. in Economics. During his college career, he played as a defensive back for the Bearcats.
Cole Worsham ‘11 graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas with a B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications and is continuing at SMU Cox School of Business for his master’s in Finance.
Morgan Rector ‘11 graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Psychology.
Shaye Widger ’11 graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University.
Hannah Sugar ’11 graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in Nursing and a minor in Peace Studies.
At All Saints we teach the importance and beauty of giving, but also experience it from the other side of the equation. From tuition assistance, to assuring our faculty receive professional development at world class levels, to maintaining our technology edge in classrooms, and more, All Saints both gives, and receives. This is by design, and itâ€™s beautiful if you think about it. A dance of generosity and need, meaning and gratitude. Speaking of gratitude, we overflow with it, and experience reminders each day of why. To all who have and continue to help our one school bridge the distance between what comes in from tuition, and what the school actually needs each year, this is one of many places we get a chance to say, Thank You! We appreciate your generosity with full hearts, and ask you to remember one thing more. Because All Saints has always structured its operation so that giving is essential, all of our students learn a kind of empathy that exists deep in the bones of this place. As one school, we experience all sides, and your generosity is material, intellectual, and spiritual all at once, as is our abiding appreciation for it.
Earl Lee Rowland
8.13.1955 – 10.27. 2018 Known and loved by so many All Saints students, faculty, staff, and friends as “Big Earl” Rowland knew and loved All Saints, embracing our school as extended family since his arrival in 2006. Alongside his official duties, Earl served as protector and cheerleader, mentor and coach, confidante and friend for many, providing guidance and instilling positivity towards achieving goals. He pushed his basketball students hard, but it was with affection and tough love. Many of his students, as well as their parents, admired Earl and viewed him as a positive influence. We will always remember him for his boisterous laugh and his uncanny knack of making students fall in love with basketball.
5. 29.1947 – 9.16. 2019 Karen was a beloved member of the All Saints community for decades well beyond her years as an All Saints parent. She and her husband Reid were instrumental in creating and supporting our Shakespeare Program. To this day, Karen’s fabulous and impeccably sewn costumes can be seen in our productions. Karen, her husband Reid, and her daughter May ‘89 started our weekly bean bagging program with Nancy Costello over 35 years ago and were invaluable contributors on countless projects on campus and in our classrooms. We will always remember Karen for her generous heart, quiet wit, and the humility with which she offered her so very many amazing talents.
Our alumni are vital to us. It brings so much joy to see them on campus and attending events that we’re always looking for ways to show our appreciation. With so much work in all our busy days, it is especially gratifying to see them take time for All Saints. Our beautiful peninsula boasts ASDS alumni businesses all over the map! See for yourself, and please, whether it’s enjoying an evening out, getting that novel edited and published, financial planning, or any other goods or services … please keep this guide to local ASDS alumni businesses handy, and turn to them first. They’ve earned it, and we’re absolutely confident you’ll agree, you couldn’t find yourself in better hands.
Barmel Convivial Pub
Fresh Alliance Grower of Red Wagon Farms & Margaritaville Limes
Kennedy, Archer & Harray Full Service Law Practice
Dr. J. Mark Bayless Pediatric Dentistry
Drs. Kim & Irv Hartford Optometrists
Kevin Azevedo Backhoe Services, Inc. Excavating contractor in Monterey County
Carmel Bakery Bakeshop offering European-Style Pastries
Hawley Personal Finance Independent Financial Planning
Carmel Realty Company Real Estate Company
Heather Lazare Books Editorial and Publishing Consultant
San Carlos St &, 7th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-626-3400 Gabe Georis ‘92
333 El Dorado Street, Monterey 831-375-9232 Tina & Mark Bayless - Jack ’05 & Beau ‘08
Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831- 626-8885 Sandra & Richard Pepe - Christian ‘03 & Gian ‘05
Dolores Street South of Seventh, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-622-1000 Shelly & Dan Lynch - Billy ‘14, Lucy ‘16, Parker ‘19
Central Coast Civil & Structural Engineering, Inc. Providing Clients with Construction Documents www.cccseng.com 831-760-9944 Jack Camp ‘93
Christina Danley Property Management Property Management
www.christinadanleypropertymanagement.com Christina Danley - Megan Danley ‘03
Christina’s Organics, Inc. Organic Farm
Royal Oaks www.christinasorganicsinc.com Christina Danley - Megan Danley ‘03
Eco Carmel Environmentally Conscious General Store
San Carlos Street, 2 SW of 7th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-624-1222 Kristi Reimers ‘89
7150 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley www.freshalliancellc.com JC Myers ‘87
106 Mid Valley Center, Carmel 831-625-3911 Kim & Irv Hartford - Juliet ‘02, Derek ‘04
Monterey www.hawleypersonalfinance.com Catherine Hawley ‘94
24591 Silver Cloud Ct # 200, Monterey 831-373-7500 Dan & Paula Archer - Clayton ‘09, Chris ‘12
831-624-7668 Mickie & Kevin Azevedo - Kaitlyn ‘03
Little Napoli Bistro Italiano
Dolores St, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-626-6335 Sandra & Richard Pepe - Christian ‘03 & Gian ‘05
MEUSE Gallery Showcasing the Art of Simon Bull
www.heatherlazare.com Heather Proulx Lazare ‘94
Ocean Ave & Monte Verde St, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-622-3010 Joanna & Simon Bull - Annabelle ‘12
Heavenly Hoof Treats Natural Horse and Dog Treats
Monterey Bay Flute Duo Elegant Flute Fuets for Special Occasions
Carmel Valley www.heavenlyhooftreats.com Maddie Hale ‘18
Monterey County www.montereybayfluteduo.info Elisabeth & Heidi Hansch ‘17
Ilse Colby Creative Graphic Design & Creative Direction
Montrio Bistro Inventive New American Cuisine
Carmel-by-the-Sea www.ilsecolby.com 831-236-2168 Ilse (Riebe) Colby ‘98
Integris Wealth Management Financial Planning and Investment Advisory 456 Washington St., Monterey www.integriswealth.com 831-333-1717 Kevin Mahoney ‘87
Kate Rider Jewelry Handcrafted Jewelry
Carmel-by-theSea kateriderjewelry.com Kate & Kevin Rider - Hannah ‘10, Amelia ‘13, Gwyneth ’16
414 Calle Principal, Monterey 831-648-8880 Shawnie & Tony Tollner - Tatum ‘02, Christopher ‘07
Northern California Writers’ Retreat Writing Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains www.norcalwritersretreat.com Heather Proulx Lazare ‘94
Peppoli Tuscan-style Cuisine
Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach 831-233-3489 Sandra & Richard Pepe - Christian ‘03 & Gian ‘05
Pescadero Mexican Cuisine
Spencers Stationery Stationery and Gifts
Toro Park Animal Hospital Full Service Animal Hospital
Pigwizard Eatery offering anything Pork
Stationaery A Neighborhood Restaurant
Vesuvio Traditional Italian Eatery & Rooftop Terrace
Pivotal Drone Solutions Piloting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Tarpy’s Roadhouse Handcrafted American Restaurant & Steakhouse
VetterTech IT support, Maintenance & Repair
Rheim Dermatology Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center
Tejido Luxury Knitwear + Home Textiles
Vino Napoli Wine Bar and Tasting Room
Rio Grill Inventive Californian Cuisine
The 17 Mile Athletic Shoe Design
Weston Gallery Gallery of Vintage & Contemporary Photography
San Carlos Agency Real Estate Company
Tim Allen Properties Real Estate Company
San Carlos St &, 7th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-624-7400 Gabe Georis ‘92
32 Cannery Row, on the Coast Guard Pier, Monterey pigwizard.com Nicole Romero ‘96
Carmel 831-224-3373 Graham Evans ‘86
757 Pacific St, Ste A-1, Monterey 831-373-4404 Joe Rheim ‘85
101 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-625-5436 Shawnie & Tony Tollner - Tatum ‘02, Christopher ‘07
26358 Carmel Rancho Ln #5, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-624-3846 Jack Britton ‘00 - Bruce & Tina Britton Terri & Jeff Britton - Casey ‘10
233 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel 831-624-2001 Gloria & Jim Dougherty - Alyssa ‘06
San Carlos Street, 3 NE of 6th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-250-7183 Anthony Carnazzo ‘97
2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey 831- 647-1444 Shanie & Tony Tollner - Tatum ‘02, Christopher ‘07
Carmel Valley www.shoptejido.com. Shanti Michael Rackley ‘95
Carmel Valley www.aspireshoes.com/the-17-mile. Zaiden Bode ‘19
22720 Portola Dr, Salinas 831-484-9744 Lindsey Rockwood ‘96
6th Ave & Junipero St, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-625-1766 Sandra & Richard Pepe - Christian ‘03 & Gian ‘05
Monterey Bay www.zakvetter.com Zak Vetter ‘97
Dolores & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-626-7373 Sandra & Richard Pepe - Christian ‘03 & Gian ‘05
6th Ave between Dolores & Lincoln, Carmel-by-the-Sea Davi & Matt Weston - Ryder ‘19
SW of 2 Junipero St 5th, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831-214-1990 Lynn & Tim Allen - Logan ’04, Tyler ’06, Katie ’10
Sarita’s The Original Traditional Mexican Restaurant 21 Soledad Dr, Monterey 831-350-0555 Sarita Whitlock Garcia ‘95
Sierra Pacific Windows Manufacturer of Aluminum Clad Wood Windows 1157 Forest Ave, Ste F, Pacific Grove 831-224-0859 Chris Hubbard ‘82
Speak E-Z Associates Speech-Language Pathology
Monterey & Salinas speake-zassociates.yolasite.com Francine Hilaire-Miller & Art Miller - Blair Miller ‘10
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Public Library Foundation and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation, received a certificate in financial planning from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a BA in Law & Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara. VICTORIA D’AMELIO ‘78 was visiting the Carmel area with her middle daughter, Ariel D’Amelio Caffaro, and took the opportunity to watch one of our Peter Pan performances. She loved the opportunity to explore the campus afterwards. She has occupied many different roles in the field of education since the 1980s, and is presently the assistant to the Middle School Director at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington.
SCOTT KIMMEL ’80 has fond memories of his time at All Saints. In 2016 he started working for Blue River Technology, a small ag-tech startup in Silicon Valley as Vice President, Finance and Administration. Blue River developed the technology “See & Spray” using computer vision, machine learning, and highly precise nozzles. This technology eliminates unwanted weeds in crops without harming the crop itself, saving farmers up to 90% of herbicide use. In 2017 Deere & Co. acquired Blue River Technology and the company has now grown to over 100 employees.
CHRIS HUBBARD ’82 is the territory manager for Sierra Pacific Windows and you can see him and his products at his showroom in Pacific Grove.
LYNN BOHLMAN COCHRANE ‘84 launched her online jewelry business Summerlanddesigns, designing original jewelry with semi-precious stones. She showcased her jewelry at the Carmel Valley Fiesta and classmate and longtime friend BECKY RHEIM ’84 proudly lent a helping hand.
LOUISE M. SMITH ‘85 took time out of her busy schedule to enjoy a tour of the campus, checking out all the changes, and loving the fact that the essence of All Saints is still the same. Seeing that her class banner was still up in the gym was a fun surprise. She was able to reconnect with schoolmates Becky Rheim ‘84 and Barbara Frost ’84. As a Louisiana resident, she was delighted to meet our new Head of School, Scott Fujita, and share a few New Orleans stories.
BARBARA FROST ’84 is enjoying her homecoming to All Saints. She loves being back on campus as our new fourth grade teacher.
MERRITT MINNEMEYER ‘90 is the Founder & Creator of Master of One Coaching. She is an educator, facilitator, a performer bringing over 20 years in business, education, social justice, and the arts to create unique and specifically crafted programs for the benefit of each client. Master of One is a Leadership Coaching & Training practice for corporate executives, aspiring leaders, and entrepreneurs.
GRAHAM EVANS ‘86 has launched Pivotal Drone Solutions using unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor the health of crops and livestock. Graham’s oldest son, Tristan, is a recent ASDS graduate (Class of 2019), and his daughter Maddie is a current 8th grader.
MARIE MUTSUKI MOCKETT ’84 will publish her forthcoming book, American Harvest on April 7, 2020. Set in seven agricultural and heartland states, her book will be published by Graywolf Press. American Harvest was a finalist for the Lukas Prize for Nonfiction. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Marie is a Visiting Writer in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
KEVIN MAHONEY ‘87 joined Integris Wealth Management in 2009, became a partner in 2012 and focuses on legacy and incapacity planning, retirement plans, and business operations. He is on the Board of Directors of the Carmel
ANGELIQUE CABRAL ‘92 is enjoying the success of her new Amazon original show UNDONE on prime video. Undone is a visually stunning show, a genre-bending, animated comedydrama that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character. The show is receiving great reviews from critics and audiences alike. Angelique (on the left) plays the character ‘Becca’.
cherished memories of growing up in her grandmother’s famous home. Kelsey is also very busy running her fabulous Boutique of Blessings, collecting and distributing clothes, housewares and other items to create a free department store-like experience for people who lost their homes in California wildfires. JACK CAMP ‘93 is the Commercial, Residential, & Industrial Design, Structural Forensics & Construction Defect Expert in the Monterey Bay Area at Central Coast Civil & Structural Engineering, Inc., providing clients with quality construction documents, eliminating construction delays. His son Augie ‘27 is enjoying first grade at All Saints!
CATHERINE HAWLEY ’94 runs her own independent financial planning practice, Hawley Personal Finance providing objective, practical and as-needed advice to answer personal financial questions.
KELSEY McCALLISTER ‘94 spent part of her childhood in her grandmother’s home, the house the world knows as “The Brady Bunch House.” HGTV documented the remodel of the house in A Very Brady Renovation. An installment of Building Brady, the digital companion to the series, featured Kelsey touring the in-progress renovation and recalling
HEATHER PROULX LAZARE ‘94 began her publishing career as an assistant at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She then moved to New York to work as an editorial assistant for the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) for five years. She also worked as a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. In 2013, she and her husband moved back to California. Today, Heather is the owner of Lazare Books and edits adult fiction. She is also the co-founder of the Northern California Writers’ Retreat, five days of writing and workshops in the Santa Cruz Mountains which takes place every March.
ADAM THORNGATE-GOTTLUND ‘95 and his wife Aleisha welcomed their first child, daughter Helena Joy on August 24, 2019.
SHANTI MICHAEL RACKLEY ‘95 founded her company Tejido, Luxury Knitwear + Home Textiles in 2013. Tejido, meaning “textile” in Spanish, was conceived from a love of handmade textiles and the desire to support women in indigenous communities. Sustainability is at the core of Tejido, producing textiles using natural fibers and low impact dyes, and working with fair trade certified knitters and small indigenous weaving groups throughout Peru and Mexico. The collection is available at Anthropologie, Free People, Fred Segal, and other specialty retailers.
JEFF KRAFT ‘96 and Hermine Iacobaeus tied the knot at Stonepine Estates on September 24, 2018 under a full harvest moon. In attendance were alumni JULIA KRAFT ‘94, RYAN BOGART ‘96, MICHELLE ARNOLD DOMINGUEZ ‘96, and NICO GEORIS ‘96 who also provided the musical entertainment.
Jeff and Hermine added to their new family and welcomed their first child, Westley Colton Kraft on Monday, January 21, 2019.
On April 30, 2018, Shanti Rackley and Ruben Ramirez welcomed their little girl, Fia Simone Ramirez into the world.
MICHELLE ARNOLD DOMINGUEZ ‘96, husband Heart, and big sister Prudence proudly announced the newest addition to their family. Clark Everett Dominguez was born Sunday, February 16. According to Michelle, Clark is 7lbs 1oz and 19 1/2 inches of pure sweetness.
CAMERAN McCALLISTER DAVIS ‘96 and husband Josh welcomed their fourth child, Ryder Craig Davies on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
located in the Bay Area and beyond, her hope is to continue working with more and more local businesses.
NICOLE ROMERO ROBERTS ‘96, her husband Jonathan, and daughter Amelia, aka Buggy, opened their eatery PigWizard at 32 Cannery Row, on the Coast Guard Pier, right by San Carlos beach in Monterey. The name gives it away - they offer anything pork, from delicious sausages, sandwiches, pork rinds, to Scotch Eggs. You can enjoy your meal at the PigWizard restaurant overlooking the marina or take it to go. You can also hire them to cater your next event, roasting a whole pig right in front of you.
ZAK VETTER ‘97 offers personal computer IT support for the Monterey Bay area. Primarily for individuals in maintenance, repair and upgrade of computer systems, home networks, mobile devices, and cloud management of data across devices with his company VetterTech.
Ilse and her husband Elijah welcomed their first baby, a beautiful girl, Oona Virginia Colby, on Saturday, December 7, 2018 at 4:56 pm.
LAUREN AUSTIN WILLIAMS ‘01 and husband Blake welcomed their first child. Daughter Rose Elise Williams was born on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:51am, weighing in at 9 lbs. 2 oz, and 22 inches.
KATHERINE CARNAZZO LARSON ‘98 and her husband William welcomed their first child, a baby girl this past spring. Sadie Elizabeth was born on March 4, 2019 and according to the proud Mom, is a darling cheerful girl. Katherine loved being home with her this summer, and is a tiny bit apprehensive about returning to work as a school psychologist in the fall. ANTHONY CARNAZZO ‘97 and wife Alissa Bell Carnazzo opened their new restaurant Stationæry serving breakfast and lunch in September 2018. They also just started offering dinner service on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays. They are located in Carmel in a courtyard between San Carlos and Mission Streets in the San Carlos Square. They were awarded the 2018 Golden Pine Cone for Best New Restaurant.
a number of classmates she met about thirty years ago in ECU! She loves her two year old Golden Retriever Goose who loves bandanas, and is best friends with ‘Willow’ (SARAH TALBOTT HAWTHORNE’s ‘97 dog) and ‘Holly’ LINDSEY ROCKWOOD’s ‘96 dog). You can follow him on Instagram! His IG is @silly_goose_the_golden!
ILSE RIEBE COLBY ‘98 worked as an Art Director for Martha Stewart in New York and Levi Strauss & Co. for many years in San Francisco. Two years ago, she relocated to Carmel and launched Ilse Colby Creative, which provides creative direction and graphic design for clients of all sizes. Although many of her clients are
MORGAN VETTER ’98 (on the left) and his brother Zak ’97 loved jumping behind the grill during one of our Hot Lunch Dads BBQs. It is fabulous to see both of them helping out with this beloved event that their father, Craig Vetter, started in 1992.
ROBIN DUFFY ‘99 is a Deputy District Attorney in the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office on the felony team, prosecuting serious and violent offenses. She loves what she does and feels very fortunate to represent our community every day. She fondly remembers her ASDS friends and is still very close to
KAITLYN AZEVEDO ’03 loves working for the City of San Francisco as their Deputy Director of the Entertainment Commission, which works to support and regulate entertainment and nightlife in the City and County of San Francisco. She got engaged to Brisan Holderman on August 26, 2018 at AT&T Park watching their favorite team, the Giants, and tied the knot on September 14, 2019 in Alameda in front of family and friends.
STEPHANIE ROSENBAUM ‘03 moved to Bemidji, Minnesota to take over as Executive Director of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. Lake Bemidji got its name because “Bemidji” refers to the Mississippi River, and how it flows across the lake from west to east. The word Bemidji means “Lake with crossing waters” and in its native Ojibwe it is Bemidjigamaag.
JACK BAYLESS ‘05 earned his DDS (Doctorate of Dental Science) from UCLA Dental School on June 2, 2019. BEAU BAYLESS ‘08 and dear friend and fellow ASDS alum, KATIE SCHULTHEIS ‘05, were in attendance. Jack will complete his 2 year pediatric dental residency at UCSF before returning to Monterey to work alongside his father, Dr. Mark Bayless.
CAMILLE LITTLEFIELD ‘05 enjoys her work as a Civil Environmental Engineer at AECOM in Colorado. In addition, she has just started attending the University of Colorado Denver Business School to earn her Master of Science in Global Energy Management (GEM). BRITA SIGOURNEY ’04 competed in the FIS Freeski World Cup. She finished in third place at the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. Brita also won the bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe at the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle Ski and Freeski World Championships February 1-10, 2019 in Park City, Utah. LAURA MCCOY MERFELD ‘05 and her husband Kevin Merfeld ‘99 are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Maisie Lee Merfeld. She was born on July 19, 2019 in Santa Cruz. The new family of three lives in Scotts Valley
CATHLEEN BETTIGA ‘06 got married July 28, 2018 at Holman Ranch to husband, Nolan Simons. He works for Adobe in Digital Advertising and Cathleen enjoys being a first grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School.
NORA BYCZKOWSKI AND CRISTINA BOWERY ‘06, Cathleen’s All Saints classmates, were proud bridesmaids in her wedding and were more than happy to support their long-time friend. Cristina is standing right next to the bride on the right side of the photo in the beige dress and Nora is second on the left in the pink dress.
VIOLET CARLSBERG ‘06 got promoted to Director of Business Development for the Castle Hospitality Group, an innovative hospitality company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group is comprised of two distinct brands. Castle Resorts & Hotels provides hotel and resort condominium management services for 20 resort properties in Hawaii and New Zealand and over 1,300 units. The Castle Vacation Rentals Hawaii brand, which was launched earlier this year, offers more than 550 vacation rentals on Oahu, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai.
COURTNEY PAUL ‘06 got engaged to Anthony Sarno. He proposed in Ojai, on a beautiful afternoon, Saturday, December 8, 2018. Needless to say that Courtney’s Dad and Mom, All Saints third grade teacher, Linda Paul, are over the moon with excitement. Courtney works as a design assistant at Jeremiah Brent Design in Los Angeles.
GRANT HEWITT ‘08 and Adrienne Lewis of San Mateo, California got engaged on November 10, 2018 at Twin Falls Trail in North Bend, Washington. They were married on September 15, 2019 in Los Gatos in front of family and friends. Grant serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the United State Army. He is stationed in Ft. Lewis, WA. They live in Tacoma, WA where Adrienne works as an elementary school teacher.
DEVIN PEARSON ‘08 received the Monterey Herald Male Athlete of the year honor twice, and to this date, is the only athlete in Monterey County to earn all-county honors in football, basketball, and baseball – twice. He is also an accomplished college baseball player for the Cal Bears. He is now working for the Boston Red Sox and was promoted to Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting after holding the Assistant Amateur Scouting position before. Just one of the perks of working for the Red Sox: Devin got to hold the World Series Trophy after the Red Sox brought home the World Series in 2018!
ALLIE LOOMIS ‘10 is making a splash down under! She is halfway through her MBA course at the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW Business School. She loves studying with her 52 fellow MBA students, a great group of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries. Now into the electives courses of studies, focusing on marketing and strategy, she aims to pursue a career in the film/ media industry. In June, she received The Elite Athlete Award from the UNSW Business School. Allie had a great first season with the UNSW Killer Whales, competing in the Australian Water Polo League finishing with a Bronze medal. They also won the Winter Comp Championship in August. She loved competing at Sydney Olympic Park, the venue from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Allie makes sure to take time to explore Australia at every opportunity she can find.
BLAIR MILLER ’10 relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and started her new role as the Creative Director at The Jonas Group, an artist management company representing artists like Demi Lovato, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Big Rob, Frankie Jonas, Honor Society, Jordan Pruitt, Jordin Sparks, Katelyn Tarver, KSM, Meaghan Martin, Nick Jonas & The Administration, The Wannabes Starring Savvy, and The Wonder Girls.
SCOTT PIRKLE ‘10 graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, and minors in Physics, Math, and Astronomy. The last two years, he made the President’s Honor Roll and also managed to play lacrosse in his spare time. He will continue his studies this fall in Aeronautical Engineering in the Cal Poly Masters’ Program.
DAISY VILLEGAS ‘10 enjoyed working as the assistant coach with the Santa Catalina High School soccer and lacrosse teams last season. She is the head coach for the Santa Catalina field hockey team in the fall season of the 2019-20 school year.
JACK HEWITT, ALEXANDER BARRETT, CONNOR TEMPLEMAN, and BRYCE BISHOP of the Class of 2011 took the holiday season as a very much appreciated opportunity to get together and celebrate.
MADELEINE FONTENAY ‘13 was selected for a Weiss Summer Research Fellowship in Worcester, MA this summer. She conducted research and performed field interviews with refugee artisans to better understand and analyze how they empower themselves as they assimilate into American society. She is spending her junior year in Spain studying in Leon.
WILL MORGAN ’14 is enjoying his sophomore year at UCLA playing water polo for the No. 2 seeded Bruins. Last year was a redshirt year for Will, a season during which he trained and practiced with the varsity players to build strength, stamina, skill, knowledge, and mental toughness and to adjust to the highly accelerated speed of the Division I college game. This year, he started in the 2019 season opener at the Navy Open with Fordham on September 7 in Annapolis, Md. The Bruins won 15-3 and Will scored his first collegiate goal on a power play to provide the 15-3 final.
MOLLY MANCINA, KATHERINE HEWITT, CAITLYN GIANNINI, BELLA ALLEN, and MAYA PRUTHI of the Class of 2015 got together before heading off to their respective colleges - USC, Chico State, MPC, and LMU.
SOPHIA DAVIES ‘15 was awarded the CPHA California Professional Horsemen’s Association Foundation Equitation High Point 21 & under Award for 2018.
She also won the Carmel Art Association 2019 People’s Choice Award in the For The Love of Art high school competition for her oil painting, ‘Her City Was Athens’. Sophia has a strong passion for drawing and painting and was a student of Gerard Martin (a CAA Artist Member) at York School. Sophia is now a freshman at St. Olaf College where she was awarded an art scholarship.
MOLLY MANCINA ‘15 & TOM SILETTO ‘15 are not only performing all over the Monterey Peninsula, including a fantastic performance at the All Saints Round Up in May, but they are also busy composing and writing new songs. Their songs Don’t You Leave Yet and A Lot to Learn are available on Spotify.
JOSEFINA CAMACHO ‘16 received the York School Student of the Year Award from York Board Chair Ellen Gaucher. Each year, the York Board of Trustees recognizes a junior or senior who demonstrates great achievements in academics as well as in extracurricular activities during the school year. Josefina is in her senior year at York. She is the York School Student Body President.
LUCY LYNCH & ABBEY WINEGLASS ‘16 finished their junior soccer season with a bang. Lucy, the team’s goalkeeper and co-captain, Abbey, and the Stevenson High School varsity girls soccer team won the PCAL Santa Lucia Division soccer championship.
COURTNEY HAND, GABRIELLE SCHMIDT, IVOR MYERS & JOE GARELLO ‘17 took time out of their busy schedules and spent one morning with our eighth graders, the class of 2019, to discuss how life at high school is a bit different from All Saints and shared some tips & tricks with our graduating class.
TYLER BIANCHI, HANNAH GIANNINI, & WILLIAM LANGMANN ‘17 came back on campus to check out the All Saints Talent Show and were very impressed by our students’ performances.
TYLER BIANCHI ‘17 was back on the All Saints campus this summer. He was once again one of the most popular counselors at Clover Sports Camp. Clover Sports Camp spent 9 weeks on our campus with their fun summer sports camp.
J.T. BYRNE ‘17 & JOE GARELLO ‘15, and the Carmel High School Varsity boys basketball team won their first ever CCS boys basketball title with a 50-35 win over Santa Cruz in the Division IV finals.
ELISABETH & HEIDI HANSCH ‘17 are the Monterey Bay Flute Duo and are bringing elegant flute duets to special occasions, weddings, and receptions in California’s Monterey County. They offer a beautiful repertoire of flute duets and solo pieces perfect for corporate events, weddings, receptions, or holiday parties! They can curate a selection from their repertoire, or can create a special arrangement of pieces or prepare song requests.
IVOR MYERS ‘17 (#7), former ASDS classmate JACKSON DWELLE and the CHS Boys Varsity Volleyball team concluded an epic 2019 season. Winning their League Championship, for the fourth year in a row, took them to the Central Coast Sectional (for the second year in a row, last year Carmel won CCS) where they placed 2nd to advance to the CIF NorCal Boys Volleyball Division II where they took 7th place.
Three members of the class of 2018 successfully participated in this year’s Monterey County Mock Trial competition. LOGAN FALKEL ‘18 was part of this year’s winning Carmel High School team, CAILIN TEMPLEMAN ‘18 on the Santa Catalina team, was honored as an Outstanding Defense Witness, and CLEA CADDELL ‘18 competed with the team from Stevenson High School.
MADDIE HALE ‘18 started her business Heavenly Hoof Treats, producing all natural and affordable horse and dog cookies that pets love. Treats for the barn, at home or on the go.
KATE MORGAN ‘18 has been playing on the new club water polo team Monterey Bay United and this year went to the Junior Olympics for the first time. She and her team played eight games over the course of four days, winning four, losing four, and going to shootout (tiebreaker) 3 times. Kate led the team in scoring overall during the weekend. They ended up finishing higher than their original seeding in the tournament.
CAILIN TEMPLEMAN ‘18 was awarded the Meriwether and Croom Beatty Award from Santa Catalina High School. Established to “honor a freshman and sophomore who exemplify compassion, integrity, faith, and friendship,” based on polling faculty and students.
ZAIDEN BODE ‘19 designed his first set of shoes, the 17-Mile, a unique limited edition custom shoe concept, which incorporates old school basketball designs inspired by the biggest American champions, and a traditional low top tennis shoe. He also started airbrushing shoes to further individualize his designs.
RYDER WESTON ‘19 completed an internship for Code Ninjas in Monterey this summer. He shadowed and assisted the staff and trained to become a Code Sensei, working to teach kids robotics, engineering, and how to code by building computer games.
FINNIAN VOGELPOHL ’18 was happy to attend the annual All Saints fourth grade California Mission Open House. Not only did he reminisce about his own mission in 2014 but he also supported his brother, Henry ‘24, who researched the Mission La Purisima Concepcion for his project.
Our All Saints “Team”! After enjoying their flag football season last school year, former classmates ZAKI IBESSAINE, THOMAS LANSBURY, JACK PAGE, BRADY KASPER & ALEX GIANOLA COOK ‘19 loved facing off against each other for the first time as freshmen on the Stevenson High School and Carmel High School football teams.
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JORDAN WILLEFORD ‘16 traveled to Nanao, Japan, Monterey’s sister city, this summer. After going through a very competitive process with the Monterey Rotary Club which took into account academic standing, leadership, and community service, Jordan and three other students from Monterey County were selected to accompany three Japanese students from Nanao back to Japan after they had enjoyed their time in Monterey. The selected students had to write essays, attend two Rotary meetings prior to their trip, speak at a Nanao tea ceremony, and give a presentation about their experience at another Monterey Rotary meeting. Jordan says it was an eyeopening trip for him and he came away forming great memories, learning a lot, and making new friends. ABBEY WINEGLASS ’16 spent three weeks of her summer in China in Zhengzhou and Xuchang, Henan. Joining ten other volunteers from schools from the Monterey Peninsula, she helped create summer camp experiences at two different Chinese orphanages serving kids with mental or physical disabilities. With the help of a Chinese assistant, she taught art, music, and cooking. She especially enjoyed the Friday water carnivals, an activity the kids were always looking forward to because not only could they get their teachers and counselors soaking wet, but they all also enjoyed a reprieve from the hot Chinese summers. She loved spending time with the children and was impressed that even with their disabilities and the language barrier, they were happy and very responsive. Abbey reports that while the children might have learned a thing or two, she is the one who learned the most. On the weekends, the volunteer group got to travel. They saw the Terra-cotta Soldiers, the Great Wall of China, and other historic parts of China. Abbey hopes to repeat this amazing opportunity next summer before going off to college. WILLIAM LANGMANN ‘17 started the summer traveling to Keene, NY to attend an outdoor leadership camp. The Adirondack Trail Society hosts a 12 day wilderness excursion in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. It is designed to instill the skills needed to safely and independently lead backcountry trips. This proved to be a good warm up for his next adventure in the Swiss Alps. William spent three weeks on a challenge that had him hiking up rocky alpine faces and through towns dotted with chalets and pastures. He traveled via the famed Alpine Pass route from Gsaad to Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, and Grindelwald before heading towards Zermatt to tackle the breathtaking Europaweg and the Mettlehorn. Nights were spent in camps or huts with views of glaciers and the famous Matterhorn. In all, William hiked over 350 miles in just over a month’s time. TEAH LEBLANC ‘18 and her family decided to take a gap year after graduating from All Saints to travel through Europe. Her journey took her from the beaches of Saint-Tropez on the Riviera, Provence, Paris, and the Loire Valley in France, to the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, and more: In Istanbul, Turkey, she visited the Hagia Sophia, considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. She toured the Basilica Cistern, the largest of several ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, dating back to 532AD. After exploring the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete she especially loved Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site and Europe’s oldest city. Adventure was just around the corner in the Swiss Alps where she enjoyed paragliding, hiking, and took the largest toboggan run in Switzerland down Mount Pilatus. To top it all off, Teah spent one month at the Instituto Andalusi language immersion school living with a host family in the Costa del Sol of Spain. Teah is now in her freshman year at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Texas. CAILIN TEMPLEMAN ‘18 spent four weeks of her summer in Paris, France improving her French language skills in an immersion program with CIEE, the Council on International Educational Exchange. She loved living with a local family, getting into the rhythm of everyday life, and sharing authentic French meals along with stories and traditions. In the mornings, she went to school for French classes with native professors and then practiced her French with hands-on activities, workshops, walking tours, and a variety of field trips. After school, she explored the city’s rich heritage, one neighborhood and museum at a time. She experienced Parisian life, practicing her conversational skills in cafés, bookstores, and markets. She discovered the amazing food offerings of classic patisseries, bakeries and chocolatiers, and of course enjoyed the sights of Paris. She spent a weekend in Normandy visiting the historic beaches, Museum of the Second World War, the American Cemetery, and also explored the Castle and Gardens of Sceaux. Cailin reports it was an incredible experience. Not only did her French improve dramatically, she also made a slew of new friends from all over the US whom she is hoping to visit soon.
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Discover All Saints and our wonderful community. Learn about the amazing academic achievements of our students, our fabulous programs, and w...
Published on Nov 21, 2019
Discover All Saints and our wonderful community. Learn about the amazing academic achievements of our students, our fabulous programs, and w...