What's Happening Around Campus

List of 12 news stories.

  • Congratulations Swimmers!

    Congratulations to our women’s relay swim team for placing 14th in the 400 Free Relay at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships. The girls swim team placed 5th overall at North Coast Section, and are the Bay Area County League-East champions. The boys swim team also competed in NCS and finished second in BCL-East. Go Cougars!
  • Annual Dance Showcase: Essential Joy

    Students danced their hearts out in our annual Dance Showcase: Essential Joy. The performance was the culmination of our classes' explorations of many dance genres and the communities that created them, including Contemporary, Afro-Caribbean, Jazz, Congolese, and Hip Hop. Congratulations to all of our dancers, choreographers, and techs who made the show a success—the JOY was palpable!
  • STOak Hosts Screening of the Documentary, Alice Street

    Students in our Applied Studies course, Social Transformation—Oakland (STOak), hosted a screening of Alice Street, a documentary about the gentrification of Oakland, art as resistance, and activism. We were fortunate to be joined by community activist, artist, and poet Ayodele Nzinga, Chinatown community organizer Lailan Sandra Huen, and documentary film director, Spencer Wilkonson, for a Q&A panel. 
  • Connections, Pride, and Spirit Day (CPS Day)

    CPS Day is an annual celebration of community learning, unity, and progress towards equity and social justice. This highly anticipated day offers an opportunity for participants to delve deeply into a specific topic—this year’s theme was Income Inequality and Economic Justice.
  • Alumni Career Conversations: A Law Panel

    History teacher, Dan Song, and Alumni Director, Cindy Cesca Yoshiyama hosted Alumni Career Conversations: A Law Panel during a Common Classroom. Three alums, Aviva Gilbert '03, Chris Sun '04, and Sasha Filippova '03, talked about their journeys to become lawyers, their law specialties, as well as some of the cases they have handled. They also answered questions and offered students their advice for getting into the field.
  • Congratulations to our Cougars on their Fall 2022 Season!

    Boys soccer is North Coast Section D2 Champions and BCL-East League Champions. They finished the season undefeated with an 18-0-2 record.

    Boys Varsity Cross Country is the BCL-East league champion, placed third at NCS championship, and sixth in the CIF State Championship. Girls Varsity Cross Country is the BCL-East league champion, placed fourth at NCS Championship, and 17th in the CIF State Championship. 

    Girls Varsity Volleyball finished third in league. They seeded 8th in NCS play-offs and lost in the quarterfinals to the #1 seed.

    Girls Varsity Tennis are the BCL-East Co-Champions. They seeded 8th in NCS play-offs and lost in the quarterfinals to the #1 seed.  
  • Alumnae Women in STEM Career Panel

    Three alumnae joined us during a Common Classroom for our first Women in STEM career panel. Rekha Rao '82, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Laurel Paxton '10, Lead Propulsion Engineer at Relativity Space, and Sarah Sachs '12, Engineering Manager, Machine Learning at Robinhood, talked about their work and some of the challenges they've faced as women working in their fields. They also provided helpful advice to the student audience. Big thanks to our alumnae and our moderator Eva Campodonico '95, College Prep Science Teacher, for leading the conversation!
  • STEMposium Applied Learning Summer Internships

    Over the summer, students in the STEMposium Applied Learning class participated in internships in labs at UCSF or UC Berkeley. Students gain hands-on experience in an array of STEM fields, learn how to read primary scientific literature, and acquire the analytical skills needed to work in a research team. Students work closely with their research mentor and routinely share their work with their STEMposium classmates throughout the summer. Current projects include Assessing Bias Pulse Oximetry and Skin Pigmentation.
  • Advanced Projects

    Seniors in our Advanced Projects classes show the work that they have been creating in a special exhibition at the end of the school year. The artists blew us away with their creativity, talent, and hard work.
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball NCS D4 Champions!

    Over 300 fans witnessed our Boys Varsity Volleyball team emerge victorious after a nail biting duel in our Baldwin Gymnasium. We are very proud of our team's tenacity and grit!
  • English Seminar visits the California Raptor Center

    Our English seminar for juniors and seniors, “Flying Home”, visits the California Raptor Center. In class, they've read The PeregrinH is for HawkBright Wings, and The Home Place. At the California Raptor Center, students visited the museum, heard from experts, and met many birds including owls, vultures, and hawks. As a special treat they got to meet the resident juvenile bald eagle!
  • Rob Bonta, CA Attorney General, on Campus

    In honor of AAPI Month, College Prep hosted California's Attorney General, Rob Bonta to hear him speak in a special Collective Common Classroom with a student moderated Q&A at the end.
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