Don't Miss NRS Musicians at the Moss, Apr. 30th & May 1st
By Candice Rosales - Posted: April 17, 2014
Attention music lovers - the sounds of Spring will soon arrive at the Moss Theater, with lively performances from various ensemble groups.
Festival Season is on for NRS Student Filmmakers and Animators!
Animation Fest at the Moss on 4/18, Film Festival to follow on 4/26
By Candice Rosales - Posted: April 8, 2014
Not going to make it to Cannes this year? Don’t despair – New Roads’ film department will showcase the original work of its budding filmmakers and animators in true festival fashion during the month of April – don’t miss these opportunities to experience the filmmaking talent and artistic vision of our students!
Creation Meets Automation Through “Drawing Machines”
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 20, 2014
Automation is usually seen as the enemy of creativity, but not in the eyes of visual arts teacher Anne-Marie Sircello. She recently presented her Visual Art 1 students with the challenge of creating their own ‘drawing machines’ that would take the paints, pencils and markers out of their hands, while empowering them to think deeply about the process and purpose of ‘mark-making.’
HS Athletes Playing Hard!
(photo credit: Emma Turner)
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 19, 2014
Our high school athletes are leaving it all on the field, court and track this season, impressing their coaches and fans with their focus and determination.
Jackson Spargur Lauded for Literary Talent
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 18, 2014
New Roads junior Jackson Spargur has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers with their “Silver Key Award” for two persuasive writing pieces completed last year: “Fatal Fallacies of Fate,” for Bryan Sanders’ English Class, and “Nationalism in 19th Century Russian Music,” for Patricia Bentivoglio’s World Civ class.
Kaleidoscope Bidding is On!
Kaleidoscope...4/19/14 at the Skirball Center
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 17, 2014
Check out this video about the Live Auction, Raffle and Raise the Paddle bidding from our esteemed Kaleidoscope Activities Review Committee.
Robotics Team Heads to Regional Tournament
Humans Will Have a Ball in Long Beach
By Dawn Fairchild - Posted: March 17, 2014
Our Humans Robotics is taking their show back on the road for the FIRSTTM Robotics Los Angeles Regional Competition at the Long Beach Arena (March 20-22). They made waves in last year’s tournament by winning the Top Rookie Team Award, which secured their spot in the national competition.
Don't Miss the HS Spring Concert, March 19th at the Moss!
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 13, 2014
It's the perfect musical prelude to a glorious Spring Break: The High
School Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday March 19th at 7:30pm
in the Moss Theater. Click here for tickets and information.
Emmy Award-Winner Visits HS Media Literacy Class
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 11, 2014
New Roads High School students in Ronan Hallowell’s Media Literacy class hosted Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Ulli Bonnekamp, known for his work on film and TV documentaries for National Geographic, PBS/Nova (Fire), Discovery Channel (Cannibalism and The Unfolding Universe) and the BBC (The Designers).
HS Students Hear from Sudanese “Lost Boy” Daniel Ukang
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 11, 2014
New Roads’ tenth grade literature classes & Human Rights Watch workshop class concluded their studies of the Lost Boys of the Sudan with a presentation from Daniel Ukang, President of the California Sudanese Lost Boys and Girls Foundation.
Sophomore Activist Amanda Gorman Chosen to Attend UN Conference in NYC
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 4, 2014
Amanda Gorman, founding member of the New Roads’ chapter of Girls Learn International (GLI), was selected by youth advocacy group SustainUS as a delegate to the UN ‘s 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Meet Tomorrow's Leaders at the Generation's Council Meeting, Feb. 12
MS Leadership Class to Talk about "Bead Relief" Project
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 6, 2014
Generation's Council Presents the Leaders of the Future; February 12, 2PM
The Leadership Center at New Roads School. RSVP today to ensure on campus parking or for assistance with GoToMeeting.
Contact Tena Yatroussis, email@example.com, or 310-828-5582.
NRS Jazz Bands Play Typhoon Restaurant On March 5th
By Candice Rosales - Posted: March 3, 2014
Do not miss the the New Roads High School Jazz Bands performance on Wednesday March 5th, 7:30pm, at the Santa Monica Airport (3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405).
Sophomore Soccer Star Marlena Backlar Named Coastal League Offensive MVP
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 28, 2014
When soccer coaches and athletic directors from throughout the CIF Coastal League convened recently to select the offensive and defensive MVP’s for the 2013-14 season, New Roads 10th grade center mid-fielder Marlena Backlar was an easy pick.
An Evening with Amy Tan in conversation with Lisa See
Live at the Moss Theater May 6
By Dawn Fairchild - Posted: December 4, 2013
Join Amy Tan at the Moss Theater on May 6 (8 pm). Ms. Tan is author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Bonesetter’s Daughter and will discuss her latest novel, The Valley of Amazement, with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See. This event is presented by Live Talks LA.
Next Stop NYC for Shakespeare Champion Alex Thorland
Alex Wins Regional Finals, Will Head to New York City in May for National Competition
By Dawn Fairchild - Posted: February 27, 2014
Student actor Alex Thorland took first place in the Finals for the English Speaking Union’s (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition, a school-based performance program for the study of English Language Arts and Shakespeare. Competing students read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in three qualifying stages resulting in a national champion.
"Game On” for Sixth Graders Studying Ancient Egypt
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 24, 2014
Their mission: show what they’ve learned about Ancient Egypt without a unit test or research paper.
Instead, New Roads sixth grade teachers Tedd Wakeman and A.J. Webster asked each student to create a ‘no-tech’ board or card game that demonstrated the students’ understanding of at least three the “lenses of culture” (beliefs, art, economics, government, social conventions, institutions, technology) through which the students viewed Ancient Egypt.
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 19, 2014
Carlos Lomas, grandparent of eighth-grade student Hanu Yum and an internationally renowned flamenco guitarist, took center stage in the Leadership Center last week to share with students his unique musical style, cultivated over decades and across continents.
MS “Humans” Finish Strong in Regional Qualifiers
Lead Mentor Danny Figueroa Earns “Coaches Award”
By Candice Rosales - Posted: December 3, 2013
The MS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) “Humans” returned from its first-ever qualifying event on November 24th finishing in the top third overall, winning third place for Robot Design and with a richly deserved “Coaches Award” for head mentor Danny Figueroa, in recognition of his positive energy and outstanding leadership.
ES Discovery Center Showcased at National STEM Conference
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 12, 2014
Word is out: the engaging, innovative and interest-sparking activities going on at the ES Discovery Center are more than just fun, they are the centerpiece of what was identified as a “Signature” STEM program at ECSTEM 2014, a national conference presented by Caltech’s Children Center last week in Orange County.
Discounted SAT Prep Classes Available to NRS Juniors
By Candice Rosales - Posted: December 10, 2013
Attention parents of New Roads students in their junior year: Princeton Review will offer test preparation classes for the June 2014 SAT test, conveniently located on our campus, and at a fraction of the normal cost. Note that the class size is limited and students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure and register quickly!
Drama Students Hone their Craft with Actors Intensive
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 6, 2014
Acclaimed acting coach and New Roads parent Kirk Baltz led high school drama students through an “actor's intensive” workshop this week at the Moss Theater.
ES Rings in the Chinese New Year
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 4, 2014
Elementary School Students gave more than just a passing nod to the Chinese New Year this month, ushering in the Year of the Horse with a field trip, a special presentation from a New Roads parent, and with eye-popping artwork.
Rock On, Natalie!
Eleventh Grader Climbs to Success
By Candice Rosales - Posted: February 3, 2014
Eleventh Grader Natalie Josefsberg swears that she’s afraid of heights – if she’s not scaling them, that is.