The Review

New Head of Middle School brings diverse experience, adapts to new learning environment

After moving from one COVID-19 hotspot to another to begin her new job in July, new Head of Middle School Chia-Chee Chiu is reimagining what a school leader looks like amidst the challenges of remote learning.

Olivia Doan, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Chia-Chee Chiu, the new Head of Middle School, is looking forward to meeting MS students and their families.

SJS implements in-person learning with low-density reopening plan

To accommodate potentially sick students, Stasney Hall has been converted into an infirmary according to Headmaster Mark Desjardins's campus update on July 30.

Ella West and Russell Li

September 11, 2020

From Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, Upper School students will take classes on campus following the School's Low Density Campus Plan.

SPC cancels fall athletic season

The field hockey team celebrates after winning SPC in 2019. This year, however, the fall SPC season has been cancelled.

Ellie Monday, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

On Aug. 21, the Southwest Preparatory Conference’s Board of Directors announced the cancellation of the 2020 fall SPC athletic season. 

COVID state of mind: mental health in quarantine

Quarantine measures and limited social interaction has left people around the world struggling with mental health.

Fareen Dhuka, Indrani Maitra, and Julia Smith

June 3, 2020

A loss of support systems, from friendships to daily routines, can result in a significant decline in mental health during COVID-19.

Coaches challenged to cover 2,020 miles in memory of lost season

The SJS Track & Field team at last year's SPC championship.

Cameron Ederle, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

SPC coaches participated in a challenge to run, bike or walk a collective 2020 miles on May 2, the date that would’ve been the final day of spring SPC. 

Limited masks, protective equipment prompt SJS community to adapt

Due to the mask shortage, many doctors are still reusing N-95 masks.

Natalie Boquist, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

SJS community members adapt to a lack of masks and other personal protective equipment.

Photo Gallery: West University senior car parade

Jacqueline Heal rides through the parade in a car decorated in Maverick and University of Edinburgh stickers.

Maxx Shearod, Photo Editor

May 19, 2020

Seniors drove through West U to celebrate their last year of high school.

Opinion: Why Texas should remain closed and extend stay-at-home orders

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to reopen Texas on May 1.

Max Beard, Copy Editor

May 18, 2020

Junior Max Beard shares his thoughts on why Texas should remain closed due to the pandemic.

SJS alum remembers 1946 polio outbreak that prompted School closure

The last time St. John's School closed due to public health concerns was in 1946 due to a polio outbreak.

Abigail Poag, Assignments Editor

May 11, 2020

The last time St. John's School closed due to public health concerns was in 1946 due to a polio outbreak.

Imagination, Quadrangle work remotely, alter production plans

Imagination has converted their Spring Issue into a series of online folios.

Olivia Doan, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Due to the pandemic, Imagination and Quadrangle have adapted their production plans.

Q&A: Urologic oncologist Ashish M. Kamat discusses his COVID-19 research

Kamat is an accomplished surgeon, professor and one of the world’s leading experts on a drug called BCG, which is normally used to treat bladder cancer.

Cameron Ederle, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Freshman Cameron Ederle spoke with urologic oncologist Ashish M. Kamat about his background in cancer and research on the COVID-19 virus.

Clubs continue to meet, host forums online

Clubs are now hosting forums online. On April 27, WHEE discussed the prevalence of domestic violence during the pandemic.

Chloe Zhao, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Due to the shift to online learning, clubs such as WHEE and PRISM have started to meet virtually.

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