Evan Raynr '09 was selected in the second round of the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by D.C. United. Evan, who just finished his four-year career at UCLA, was a leader on the 2009 Boys Varsity Soccer team that made it to the CIF Finals.
In honor of Earth Week, the Upper School’s Earth Week Committee planned several special events to raise awareness of the importance of caring for the Earth. For many of our students, protecting the environment and educating their peers is a focus all year long.
Click on Earth Week Video to watch a brief video of Viewpoint’s students thoughts on the environment.
On April 19-21, Viewpoint’s Patriots Robotics Team competed in the Vex Robotics World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center. Over 500 high school teams from 24 countries participated in the three-day event.
Poetry is thriving at Viewpoint. Poet, scholar, and English teacher Nan Cohen brings a wealth of experience as a writer and an educator to the School. This week her poem “Fear of the Dark” is featured on Slate.com.
The Lisa Leslie Basketball and Leadership Academy has a new home. On Saturday, February 2, basketball legend Lisa Leslie opened her acclaimed, year-round Academy at the Paul Family Athletic Center on Viewpoint’s campus.
On November 10, recent alumna Amanda Arnold ’11 and Craig Didden, Chair of Viewpoint’s Science Department, presented the results of their summer’s scientific research in St. John, US Virgin Islands, at the Western Society of Naturalists Conference in Vancouver, Washington.
On Monday, July 18, Mary Lane Haskell ’07, a recent graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, performed in the Rising Stars of Broadway 2011 Concert to a sold-out crowd of 1,500 on Broadway at the Town Hall Theater.
On June 11, the 117 members of the Class of 2011 graduated from Viewpoint School. In a class of National Merit Scholars, Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners, CIF champions, and Duke of Edinburgh Award winners, there was much to celebrate.
"I always wanted to be an entrepreneur," said Jonathon Nostrant '05. "I liked the creativity, the independence, and even just the word 'entrepreneur.'" In December 2010 Jonathon, CEO of the newly founded electronics company iv (interactive voice inc.) pronounced “ivy,” returned to Viewpoint to talk to the students in Mr. Chad Tew's Global Economics Class.
A secret helicopter tour over Topanga Canyon, a one-line performance on Blaney Patio, and a seminar in creative writing, all of these seemingly disparate memories converged on Viewpoint as alumni guests recently returned to campus to share their unique and distinctive passions.
Fifty years ago, a seed was planted. It has grown throughout the years; nurtured by the pursuit of knowledge, the love of arts, and the camaraderie of sportsmanship. This is Viewpoint’s family: a gift of grace and generosity.The 50-year tradition continues.
Evan Raynr ’09 is in his sophomore season at UCLA and is finding his rhythm on the field for the Bruins. Ben Salzman ’08 is a junior at Claremont Makenna College where he is making the most of his collegiate experience both in the classroom and on the football field.
It is with great sadness and regret that we inform you that our dear colleague and friend Jennifer Cowen, Viewpoint's Director of Alumni Relations, passed away February 26 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Viewpoint alumna Hayley Bock ’05, a senior at Harvard University and captain of the Girls Softball Team, was recently profiled on the University’s Web site www.gocrimson.com as part of a year-long series of stories highlighting Harvard’s athletic team captains.
Jesse Kalatchi ’07, Viewpoint alumna and a sophomore at Lafayette College, was recently profiled on the College’s Web site for her dedication to community service in addition to her rigorous academic course load.
Amber Young ’97, a Viewpoint student from Pre-Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade, is Founder and Principal of KIPP Raíces Academy, a new charter elementary school in East Los Angeles serving children in low-income families.
Viewpoint School graduate Kristopher Khang ’00 will perform the Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 4 at the Performing Arts Center at Moorpark College.
The fifth annual Los Angeles Alumni Networking Event was held on Thursday, April 10 at Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica. Alumni in the LA area were invited to unwind after work and network with one another.
Dr. William Turner Levy, School Provost and teacher of English and Latin, died peacefully on January 21, 2008 at the age of 85. A bright star in Viewpoint’s constellation is now extinguished. He enlightened all who knew him with his wisdom and erudition, and warmed us with his generous and kind spirit.
On Sunday, February 24, 2008 Viewpoint held a memorial service in the Carlson Family Theater to celebrate his life and to reflect upon his many good deeds. Click here to view a video of the memorial service and a slide show of Dr. Levy’s life...
Four-time Oscar-nominated film, Juno, is the most recent collaboration of Viewpoint School alumni Daniel Dubiecki ’95 and Eric Steelberg ’95. The Fox Searchlight feature film was nominated for Best Picture...
Alumni gathered at Viewpoint this winter to reunite with their friends and teachers. Many alumni, who were home for the holidays, attended the Second Annual Alumni Music Day on January 3, the Alumni College Lunch for seniors on January 4, and the Young Alumni Holiday Party on January 4.
Shira Rosenberg ’00, a fourth-year-medical student at the University of Rochester, is helping to raise money for Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization, through a cookbook that she recently wrote and edited.
Viewpoint is excited to follow-up on the September 2004 article we wrote about Asi Lang ’99 and the company he founded as a senior at Harvard University. Linden Lab, the creators of the popular online world Second Life, recently acquired Asi’s company, Windward Mark Interactive.
Viewpoint School enjoyed two of its most exciting and memorable events on May 11 and 12. On May 11 Viewpoint became the first school in the United States to present the Duke of Edinburgh's Young Americans’ Challenge...
Andrew Janss ’02, a professional cellist, was featured in the Ventura County Star on May 3 about his upcoming performance with the Escher String Quartet at the Ventura Music Festival on May 10. Andrew graduated from the Manhattan School of Music last May and co-founded the Escher String Quartet with fellow students in 2005.
Viewpoint hosted the annual Alumni College Lunch program on January 3 in the Ahmanson Foundation Black Box Theater. This program provides an opportunity for seniors to learn more about college life from recent Viewpoint graduates.
On January 2, Viewpoint hosted a new program, Alumni Choral Day, under the direction of Mrs. Amy Roscigno. During Winter Break for many college students, Mrs. Roscigno invited her former students to participate in class with her students.
This year’s Alumni Council Co-Presidents are Andres Lessing ’97 and Heather Montgomery ’00. Andres and Heather collaborate with the Alumni Council and Jennifer Cowen, Alumni Director, to plan alumni events and programs tailored to the interests of Viewpoint’s young alumni.
The Third Annual Networking Event was held on Thursday, May 4 at The Otheroom on Abbot Kinney in Venice. The Classes of 1991-2001 met up for cocktails and appetizers after work to socialize and network with their fellow alumni and exchange a business card or two.
Viewpoint School hosted a regional alumni event in New York City on March 29 at the W Hotel in Union Square. Alumni living in the area were invited to meet up after work to socialize with their fellow alums living in the area and with Dr. Levy and Dr. and Mrs. Dworkoski who were in town.
Viewpoint School is pleased to announce that the Alumni Association is honoring coach and teacher Mr. Asif Azhar with the 2005 Alumni Award at Alumni Day on Saturday, June 18. All alumni, parents, and students are invited to attend this celebratory program at Viewpoint.
Asi Lang '99, president of Windward Mark Interactive, a video game and simulation company, was featured in the September 2004 issue of EntreWorld magazine about his experience in starting a company as an undergrad at Harvard.
Owen Plant ’92 performed at Viewpoint’s Alumni Day on Saturday, June 19. Alumni from all years gathered on Blaney Patio with their friends and family to listen to the upbeat Caribbean style tunes that incorporate much of Owen’s Jamaican heritage.
Kenny Roy ’01 is working for Rhythm and Hues Studios as a character animator for feature films including Warner Bros’ “Scooby Doo Monsters Unleashed,” scheduled for release in March 2004 and for Fox’s “Garfield,” scheduled to release in June 2004.