Viewpoint’s 36th Annual Benefit, held at the beautiful Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on Saturday, May 4, was a night to remember. Under the stars, our families gathered at this magical venue for two goals: to celebrate our Viewpoint community and raise needed funds for our School. With a larger crowd than last year, we had a great time and were able to achieve both!
Lower School Student Action Committee members delivered more than 3,000 books to Michelle Obama Elementary School in Panorama City this morning. Primary and Lower School families donated the gently-used books as part of the annual Spring Book Drive.
Over the course of two weeks, Blaney Patio became a charming English kitchen garden for the three First Grade class performances of Beatrix Potter’s beloved classic,The Tale ofPeter Rabbit.The annual production of this play by Mrs. Ashen’s, Ms. Burch’s, and Mrs. Cooper’s classes is one of Viewpoint’s most treasured traditions.
Student journalists, under the leadership of teacher Laura Martin and senior editors-in-chief Ryann P. and Ben M. are celebrating the launch of the online version of The Patriot. Visit www.viewpointpatriot.com to read the paper’s most recent stories, including a student review of last week’s In The Heights!
The Varsity Baseball team and Varsity Boys Swim team were both selected as 2018-19 CIF Southern Section Team Academic Champions. The Baseball team had a team GPA of 3.82 and the Boys Swim team had a team GPA of 3.87. The Girls Softball team came in 2nd, and the Boys Volleyball team and Girls Swim team both finished in 3rd place, all had GPAs above 3.8. Seniors James K. and Jamie L. were both named Student-Athlete of the Year.
We are honored to announce that the Fall/Annual Report 2017-18 issue of Viewpoint magazine was awarded the Grand Gold Award in Independent School Magazines by CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VII, which represents the Western region of the United States.
Congratulations to Harrison Raine’15, a senior at Colorado College, who was recently awarded a Watson Fellowship. This fellowship will provide funding for him to travel abroad for a year to pursue a project of his own design, “The Ecological and Societal Balance of Wildfires.”
“Once upon a time, there was a little train. It was a happy little train while rumbling over the tracks, for this was the Birthday Train." So begins Little Engine, which was performed with great joy and enthusiasm by all four Kindergarten classes this week on Blaney Patio for their families.
Take handmade pottery, add some soup and cornbread, sprinkle in a lot of caring students, faculty, and staff, and you get today's Empty Bowls event at the Upper School. The event raised funds for the West Valley Food Pantry, which provides thousands meals and services to unemployed residents, the working poor, the homeless, and those living on fixed incomes.
Congratulations to the outstanding fine artists and writers who won two National Gold awards, and 18 Gold, 17 Silver, and 51 Honorable Mention Regional awards in The 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
On February 28, Viewpoint School was excited to host Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) for an evening of conversations with our students, followed by a performance of I Pledge Allegiance and a reception with members of the Viewpoint community.
On February 24, the 86 members of Viewpoint’s Orchestra and Wind Ensemble had the experience of a lifetime when they performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the National Instrumental Music Festival.
Congratulations to the outstanding fine artists and writers who won 18 Gold, 17 Silver, and 51 Honorable Mention Regional awards in The 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
On Wednesday, February 13, Upper School parents gathered to learn more about Viewpoint’s new partnership with Stanford’s Challenge Success, a program developed over the last 12 years to help schools and families foster well-balanced students.
Senior Jonathan Lovett, an emerging photographer and member of Viewpoint’s Conservatory of Theater, returned from YoungArts Week in Miami on January 13 with a new and exciting confidence in himself as an artist, and a greater certainty in his plan to make a career in the arts.
This past fall, Jonathan was selected as one of 130 National YoungArts finalists out of more than 7,000 applicants. YoungArts is the nation’s most prestigious youth arts program and the singular path to becoming a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. The YoungArts finalists are considered to be among the country’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts. This year, the YoungArts program received 800 photography portfolios – the most ever – and Jonathan was among the selected 10 finalists.