We had a super fun day at the South Tahoe Retro Relays. Our Varsity girls' team of Savannah, Lauren, Elise, and Danielle medaled in fifth place out of a strong field, and our young boys' team of Sam, Sklyer, Casey, and Peter were fifth in the JV boys' race. Overall there were about 80 teams, and many were decked out in costumes. SBA looked sharp and even fielded a coaches' team with Ambrose, Martin, Jeff, and Cassidy’s Dad, Doug, joining us. We weren't the fastest coaches' team but we looked the best!
Each advisory group at SBA structures its activities around a theme (there will be more surfacing on that subject in the fall newsletter, so stay tuned). One of two ninth/tenth-grade advisory groups is organizing around the theme of "Off Piste." Here, advisors Jeff Schloss, Lesley LeMasurier, and Peyton Jobe take advisees off piste to experience the Donner Summit train tunnel (no longer in operation!) as well as the petroglyphs just off of Old 40 near the summit.
A dash of old school and some high-tech, too... Student in Spanish classes are taking mostly free-hand notes on the iPad (while they can elect to type, most seem to be finding free-hand style more engaging). The Notability app employed by the Spanish department allows students to include both writing and speech samples, which are stored on the cloud. Here, Sam Zabell puts stylus to tablet in Spanish 3.