All Stories for the ‘Schoolwide’ Category – 346 Total Stories

Common Ground: Human Focus Expert Says Don't Overbook

“It’s OK to be busy, but not crazy busy!” said Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, a leading expert in the study of human focus. Hallowell gave a riveting talk to an audience of about 300 on the topic, “Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap,” at Harker’s Nichols Hall as part of...
Feb. 3, 2011 |

Alumni Gather in Chicago to Enjoy Food, Drink and Fun

Alumni gathered in the Windy City in early January for a get-together at Sable Kitchen & Bar, inside downtown Chicago’s Hotel Palomar. Half a dozen alumni from the Chicago area and Christine Yan, director of alumni relations, introduced themselves to each other. Yan brought the group together so...
Feb. 3, 2011 |

The Happiness Advantage: A New Method to Unlock Potential

The Harker School is a member of Common Ground, a coalition of Bay Area schools working together to provide parent education to their communities. The coalition provides opportunities for parents to learn from experts in the fields of education and parenting, to share ideas with other parents, and to...
Jan. 27, 2011 |

Kudos: Students Compete, Win Awards in Varied Activities

On Dec. 22, Katherine Zhu, grade 5, placed third in the girls’ 10-year-old division at the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament in Maui, Hawaii. She shot 80-85-78, for a total of 243 shots. Nikash Shankar, grade 8, proved his skating prowess in Fresno at the 2010 Southwest Pacific Regional Skating Competition...
Jan. 26, 2011 |

Research Program Has Students Aiming High in Prestigious Competitions

This story was originally published in the Spring 2010 Harker Quarterly On Jan. 13, Intel announced four Harker seniors had made it to the semifinals of the Intel Science Talent Search: Namrata Anand, Vishesh Jain, Kevin Zhang and Andrew Zhou. These four became the latest in a long line of Harker students,...
Jan. 14, 2011 |

'Race to Nowhere' Film Covers Complex Territory

Over 500 parents, students and alumni attended Harker’s Jan. 8 screening of “The Race to Nowhere,” a documentary film exploring the physical and emotional toll stress causes on a growing number of American teenagers in high-achievement environments. The film also highlights the ironic fact that...
Jan. 12, 2011 |

In the News, January 2011

In the News, January 2011
[Update] The New York Times Jan. 9 – Sophie Newman ‘ 09 was photographed for a slide show on the Eco look, in the Education Life section of the website. Santaclarabroncos.com, Jan. 6 – Tanya Schmidt ’07 is the subject of a front-page feature story on the Santa Clara Broncos’ website....
Jan. 10, 2011 |

Students Catch Advance "Harry Potter" Screening

Students Catch Advance
Hundreds of lucky Harry Potter fans and their friends and families were treated to an advance screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” on Nov. 18, one day before the film opened to the public. The 558-seat theater at the Century 22 in San Jose was filled to capacity for the screening...
Jan. 4, 2011 |

S.F. and S.J. Productions of "The Nutcracker" Feature Harker Dancers

Harker dancers are dancing in both the San Jose and San Francisco productions of  “The Nutcracker” this year. At least eight students, from all three campuses, are participating, and more seem to turn up daily. Katherine Dow, grade 2, is a mouse in this year’s Ballet San Jose production of...
Dec. 21, 2010 |

2010 Homecoming

2010 Homecoming
With activities beginning weeks prior to the main event, this year’s Homecoming on Nov. 12 was exciting and action-packed. As a close-knit K-12 community, Harker has a Homecoming celebration like no other. Students and faculty on all three campuses participated in spirit activities and competitions...
Dec. 18, 2010 |