We are honored to announce thatCAT, Viewpoint’s 2019 Film IV film, has been selected to the prestigious Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film (July 21-26). Only 4% of submitted films were selected for the program andCATwas selected to be the Narrative Winner in this year’s High School Film Competition Program.
CATwon$500 for being a category (Narrative, Documentary, Animated) winner,andthe film is one of only 12 high school films thatwill compete for the juried $2,500 Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize.
In the month of May, sophomore Zach Samuel mobilized a team of Upper School students to help support their teachers during the school day by engaging with their young children online through the Student-Teacher program. The program was so successful that they are extending it into summer and offering the service to our Primary and Lower School families as well.
Saturday, May 23 was a historic night for Viewpoint School. An untold number of people from around the world, using nearly 2,000 registered devices, gathered to watch “Viewpoint at Home,” the School’s first online benefit. Through their generosity and enthusiasm for the School we raised more the $500,000 for the Patriot Community Fund!
Please join us for an amazing online event on Saturday, May 23 starting at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Patriot Community Fund! We are planning a fantastic evening hosted by actor-comedian Ken Jeong and Head of School Mark McKee, with performances by music legend John Fogerty and other special guests, as well as a celebration of Viewpoint’s Class of 2020.All funds raised will be used tohelp provide temporary need-based financial aid to our families, in the hope that financial hardship and disruption do not prevent students from accessing a Viewpoint education.
Isabella A. ’21 has a longstanding interest in helping the hearing impaired. A few years ago, she taught herself American Sign Language through classes online and has raised money for The Hearing Aid Project, which provides hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. She is also aware that many people with hearing impairment rely upon reading lips to communicate, a challenge during the COVID-19 crisis, when people are required to wear face masks
Photos of healthcare workers wearing the PPE that Viewpoint School has made and messages of thanks to our community are being sent from far and wide. Haley Zylberberg from New York wrote, “Please extend my personal thank you and a thank you on behalf of the Mount Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Program to the Viewpoint Class.” With the help of Viewpoint School’s Shipping and Receiving Department, they were recently sent face shields and N95 masks from across the country.
This Saturday, April 25, the Ivy League Esports Club Charity Stream will feature 10 collegiate League of Legends teams competing to win donations for COVID-19 relief. Organized by current Yale student and Viewpoint alumnusEthan Williams ’17, this day-long event brings together eight Ivy League teams plus Stanford and MIT, for a double-elimination styled tournament, which will be streamed on twitch.tv from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST.https://www.twitch.tv/yaleesports/
On Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 pm, cellistDaniel K. ’20will perform the first movement of “The Cello Concerto in D Major by Franz Joseph Haydn” as part of his Independent Senior Project.This performance is the culmination of 8 years of serious dedication and many hours of practice to the cello. Daniel has distinguished himself as both a scholar and a musician, and we are so pleased to share this performance with our community.
Technology teachers Alison Steelberg Corneau ’97 and Lisa Kessler were featured on KTLA’s nightly news for a story about Viewpoint School’s community response in the COVID-19 crisis. We are incredibly proud of the program they put in place, which now involves teachers, students, and their families producing essential PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). In less than two weeks of producing 3D printed face shields, they have already delivered over 160 completed face shields to local healthcare workers. And they are committed to continuing to produce face shields until there is no longer a need for donations from outside sources. To see the report: click here.
It has been less than two weeks since we started producing 3D printed face shields for healthcare workers. We now have over two hundred shield pieces printed and we have added two new Lulzbot Workhorse printers to the production line. We have delivered over one hundred and sixty completed face shields to our local healthcare workers.
A lot has happened in the first week of Spring Break. The Instagram Call to Action post has the Viewpoint Community and some of our neighbors helping local healthcare workers in a variety of ways. The machines continue to hum along in the Corneau, Didden, Kessler, and Rush faculty homes, where all of the family members are jumping in to assemble face shields and make sure the printers stay busy. 3D printed face masks, face shield pieces, and door openers are all being fabricated on Viewpoint’s Lulzbot 3D printers.
On the first day of Spring Break, Viewpoint teachers stepped up to answer a call to action for the need for personal protective equipment for local hospitals. Five of Viewpoint’s Taz6 Lulzbot 3D printers are humming all day long in the homes of seven of Viewpoint Schools teachers.
Please join us for the Conservatory of Theater's presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
All 37 plays in 97 minutes! An ensemble of madcap actors weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
The Upper School students celebrated Viewpoint’s firstBlackHistoryMonth Festival with a rousing performance by the School’s new Middle and Upper School Step Team. The students, led by Step Coach and College Counselor Jamon Pulliam, have been practicing for months and the results were amazing!
For the second year, the students in Primary and Lower school celebrated Valentine’s Day with Makerfest! – a two-day festival of creativity and ingenuity. Once again, the children invited their parents to try out many of the “maker” activities that they do as part of their regular K-5 program in Technology and in the Innovation Space, but with a Valentine’s Day twist.
On February 5, Viewpoint held the Fourth Annual Diversity Leadership Day for the students in the Middle and Upper Schools. The day included inspiring performances, speakers, 45 student-led workshops, and a skill-building workshop for having difficult conversations.
OnFriday, January 24,Viewpoint startedcelebrations for the first Winter Homecoming inthe School’shistory.The event featured apacked Paul Family Athletic Center and sidelines at Ring Family Field on Saturday afternoonfor two basketball and two soccer games.
Tonight is the State of the School meeting in the Carlson Family Theater at 6:30 p.m. If you are unable to join us in person, please join us online at www.facebook.com/viewpointschool. The feed will begin a few minutes before the event starts.
Join Us for Winter Homecoming Weekend – January 24 and 25!
Please join us this weekend for Viewpoint’s WinterHomecoming Weekend.The entire family is welcome! The activities begins tonight with both Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball games starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Paul Family Athletic Center. There will be food trucks, lattes and smoothies, raffles and contests, crafts and sweet treats - fun for all ages!
This week, Viewpoint is hosting a group of 15 students and three teachers from Jiaxiang School in Chengdu, China. During spring break 2019, a group of our Chinese language students visited their school in Chengdu, and Viewpoint is very excited have them here. The School also would like to thank the Viewpoint families who are hosting a visiting student in their home, creating an opportunity for them to experience family life in Los Angeles.
by Melissa Strong, Assistant Head of Middle School
On Tuesday, January 8, our Middle School students enjoyed a guest performance from the ARC Bell Choir, an event made even more special by the connections some of our Eighth Grade advisory groups had made when they visited the ARC center in the fall. After a cheerful performance of holiday, patriotic and whimsical songs (such as “This Land is My Land” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”), as well as an introduction to the music reading system used by the performers, some lucky students were given the opportunity to test out their skills on the handbells with the guidance of the ARC performers. It was a wonderful reunion filled with smiles from familiar faces and hugs from new friends!