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The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

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While this image is from hybrid learning last school year, students may still attend classes over Zoom if they test positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Hybrid Learning Protocols Challenge Teachers

May 8, 2022

While this image is from hybrid learning last school year, students may still attend classes over Zoom if they test positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy...

Menlos dining team team plans lunch options. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Dining Team Adapts the Lunch Menu to Student Feedback

May 9, 2022

Menlo's dining team team plans lunch options. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Karen Linford, who began teaching in Menlo’s music department in 2008, is leaving at the end of this school year. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov

[Photo] From 48.5 Print: Departing Teachers Share Favorite Memories Continued

May 12, 2022

Karen Linford, who began teaching in Menlo’s music department in 2008, is leaving at the end of this school year. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov

Jan Chandler teaching dance at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Menlo Reflects on Jan Chandler’s Impact on the Community

May 2, 2022

Jan Chandler teaching dance at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

In the Latin America section of the Global Expo, a few of the parent volunteers for Mexico make cups of chips and guacamole to represent Mexican cuisine. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Menlo Expected To Hold Global Expo for the First Time in Three Years

March 31, 2022

In the Latin America section of the Global Expo, a few of the parent volunteers for Mexico make cups of chips and guacamole to represent Mexican cuisine....

During the summer of 2019, students had the opportunity to live, work and go to school in Tanzania through the Menlo Abroad program. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Borderlands Trips Will Allow Menlo Students To Learn Outside of the Classroom

February 28, 2022

During the summer of 2019, students had the opportunity to live, work and go to school in Tanzania through the Menlo Abroad program. Photo courtesy of...

Students cheer in the gym bleachers during the 2019 holiday assembly. The annual holiday assembly always includes both the middle school and high school, but more assemblies should be held to further connect these two groups. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] The Middle School and Upper School Should Be More Connected

December 18, 2021

Students cheer in the gym bleachers during the 2019 holiday assembly. The annual holiday assembly always includes both the middle school and high school,...

Menlo students perform on stage in the 2019 dance concert. Even though these dancers were part of the dance enrichment program for the entire school year, they never received any credit for their time. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] The Dance Enrichment Program Should Earn Students School Credit

October 23, 2021

Menlo students perform on stage in the 2019 dance concert. Even though these dancers were part of the dance enrichment program for the entire school year,...

In early March, the Athletics department gave t-shirts and neck gaiters to athletes. Football players are required to wear either those gaiters or a mask at games and must wear them whenever their helmet is off. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Football Begins Practices and Games With COVID-19 Guidelines

March 25, 2021

In early March, the Athletics department gave t-shirts and neck gaiters to athletes. Football players are required to wear either those gaiters or a mask...

Freshmen socialize at lunch wearing shirts designed by the seniors for their first day back to hybrid learning on Feb. 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Freshmen Face Social Hurdles in Distance and Hybrid Learning

March 7, 2021

Freshmen socialize at lunch wearing shirts designed by the seniors for their first day back to hybrid learning on Feb. 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pete...

An Upper School student works on her computer in a classroom during hybrid learning. Throughout the pandemic, many students have found it more difficult to stay motivated at school. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Motivation at Menlo: Experiences and Tips

March 1, 2021

An Upper School student works on her computer in a classroom during hybrid learning. Throughout the pandemic, many students have found it more difficult...

Dance teacherAngela Curotto-Pierson teaches choreography to in-person and online students during Menlo’s trial hybrid learning model. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Teachers’ Plans Vary for Second Hybrid Learning Session

January 18, 2021

Dance teacherAngela Curotto-Pierson teaches choreography to in-person and online students during Menlo’s trial hybrid learning model. Photo courtesy...

Menlo students and teachers sit socially distanced during the first round of hybrid learning in November 2020, with some students present in the classroom and some on Zoom for the lecture. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Students and Teachers Have Messages for One Another During Distance Learning

January 14, 2021

Menlo students and teachers sit socially distanced during the first round of hybrid learning in November 2020, with some students present in the classroom...

Menlo alum Mara Lebovitz (20) holds a sign at the Upper School commencement ceremony in June 2020, urging Menlo to combat racial injustice. 2020 marked a significant year for racial justice activism. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Video: A Look Back on 2020

December 23, 2020

Menlo alum Mara Lebovitz ('20) holds a sign at the Upper School commencement ceremony in June 2020, urging Menlo to combat racial injustice. 2020 marked...

Upper School science teacher Nina Arnberg teaches her physics class virtually. Due to distance learning, all assessments must be proctored over Zoom as well. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Online Assessments Change Student Test-Taking Experiences

December 14, 2020

Upper School science teacher Nina Arnberg teaches her physics class virtually. Due to distance learning, all assessments must be proctored over Zoom as...

A Menlo community member receives a COVID-19 PCR swab test at the One Medical testing center on campus, inside the new Spieker Center for the Arts. Menlo has established contact tracing and privacy protocols to prepare for the possibility of a member of the school community testing positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] What Happens if Someone at Menlo Tests Positive for COVID-19?

December 11, 2020

A Menlo community member receives a COVID-19 PCR swab test at the One Medical testing center on campus, inside the new Spieker Center for the Arts. Menlo...

Knight Hour is a weekly broadcast by The Coat of Arms covering Menlo news and announcements. This week, hosts Valentina Ross and Lauren Lawson are featuring CoA stories about the new Tesla solar panels on campus and exchange programs during the pandemic, as well as several announcements about upcoming events. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Video: Knight Hour – December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

Knight Hour is a weekly broadcast by The Coat of Arms covering Menlo news and announcements. This week, hosts Valentina Ross and Lauren Lawson are featuring...

A student enters the Menlo Shuttle to the train station after school. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] The World of Menlo Transportation: Transportation Coordinator Explains Reopening and Her Job

December 2, 2020

A student enters the Menlo Shuttle to the train station after school. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Senior members of Menlos Climate Coalition, Gabby Kogler, Colin Skinner and Alix Borton, take a tour of the newly installed Tesla solar panels located on roof of the Athletic Center. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Menlo Installs Tesla Solar Panels on Three Buildings

December 1, 2020

Senior members of Menlo's Climate Coalition, Gabby Kogler, Colin Skinner and Alix Borton, take a tour of the newly installed Tesla solar panels located...

Computer science teacher and Menlo alum Matthew Redmond joined the faculty in spring of 2020. Photo courtesy Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Computer Science Teacher Writes Code to Create Hybrid Learning Teams

October 14, 2020

Computer science teacher and Menlo alum Matthew Redmond joined the faculty in spring of 2020. Photo courtesy Pete Zivkov.

The Menlo Class of 2020 honor Thibodeaux by dressing up as him for their class costume on Halloween. Thibodeaux wore his usual Leonhard Euler costume. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Looking Back on Math and Computer Science Teacher Michael Thibodeaux’s 44-year Career at Menlo

May 29, 2020

The Menlo Class of 2020 honor Thibodeaux by dressing up as him for their class costume on Halloween. Thibodeaux wore his usual Leonhard Euler costume....

New York Times correspondent, Nick Casey, speaks with Menlo School students during Writers Week. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Writer’s Week features Menlo alums and more

March 13, 2017

New York Times correspondent, Nick Casey, speaks with Menlo School students during Writers Week. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Menlo School boys soccer. Photo by Tench Coxe.

[Photo] Boys soccer looks to continue successful season despite surge in penalties

February 14, 2017

Menlo School boys soccer. Photo by Tench Coxe.

Menlo School seniors enjoy their last day of classes on the quad. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Quiz: How much will you really miss the seniors?

April 27, 2016

Menlo School seniors enjoy their last day of classes on the quad. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, speaks at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] In the face of potential change, some faculty members hesitate

March 14, 2016

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, speaks at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Freshmen and seniors work together during orientation at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] How school mandated activities made me friends

March 11, 2016

Freshmen and seniors work together during orientation at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

The Menlodies perform on the quad during Creative Arts Week. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Acapella groups, dance performances highlight Creative Arts Week

November 11, 2015

The Menlodies perform on the quad during Creative Arts Week. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Students and faculity discuss the killings and riots in Ferguson and Baltimore during assembly at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Baltimore Assembly Recap

May 12, 2015

Students and faculity discuss the killings and riots in Ferguson and Baltimore during assembly at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Photo by Pete Zivkov.

[Photo] Sea of Gold looks to future

September 28, 2012

Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Senior Yujin Ariza Performs at the Creative Arts Assembly

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Senior Yujin Ariza Performs at the Creative Arts Assembly

Political consultant, Bob Wickers presents to Menlo Schools Ideology class. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

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Political consultant, Bob Wickers presents to Menlo School's Ideology class. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

math teacher, Jackie Arreaga reads her own This I Believe essay

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math teacher, Jackie Arreaga reads her own "This I Believe" essay

Jessie Thomas Brugos talks with Menlo School students about their PACT projects. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

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Jessie Thomas Brugos talks with Menlo School students about their PACT projects. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Senior Jack Lucas gets pulled across the quad by a group of freshmen

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Senior Jack Lucas gets pulled across the quad by a group of freshmen

Senior Jack Lucas gets pulled across the quad by a school of freshmen fish

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Senior Jack Lucas gets pulled across the quad by a school of freshmen fish

Senior Jack Lucas is pulled by a school of freshmen fish

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Senior Jack Lucas is pulled by a school of freshmen fish

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Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, at the Menlo School Speaker Series.

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