In Mr. Buxman’s engineering class, students put the principles they learned to the test during today’s bridge experiment! Each group designed their own bridge and made decisions about how much spaghetti and glue to use. They then tested to see how much force could be applied before their bridge broke. #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool
Several of Ms. Ortega’s senior religion classes attended the 42nd Annual Catholic Jewish Women’s Conference. They heard from Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot and Ellie Hidalgo, pastoral associate of Dolores Mission Church and participated in interfaith dialogue. #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool
Veritas Scholar Peyton DeJardin, who describes herself as positive, determined and hard working, loves a lot about the Hill. “I love FSHA’s welcoming atmosphere and beautiful campus. My favorite classes at FSHA are sculpture, because of the creativity involved, and English and biology because of the lively discussions,” said Peyton. Find out more about Peyton and our other Veritas Scholars by visiting the link in our bio! #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool
Sharitage (pronounced SHARE-itage) is a new monthly event hosted by @fshalibrarian where Tologs share talents, educate us about something they do in their family or culture, or tell us a story about something interesting that happened to them outside of school time. This month’s Sharitage theme was food.
On November 5, senior Charlotte Taormina, kicked off the first Sharitage with a PowerPoint about the differences between Israeli and Palestinian falafel, and then she served us samples she made herself! The Godinez sisters from Latinas United in Action educated us about the food found on a Mexican ofrenda on Dia de los Muertos. Mr. D’Mello shared a Pakistani pork dish with everyone, and Ms. Ortega passed around candies that her grandmother used to give her when she was a child. All in all, a dozen students and staff were moved to stand up and share short personal stories about everything from the invention of Keebler fudge stripes to a cherished Armenian family recipe created in a time of war that is now carefully passed down from generation to generation here in the United States.
The next event will be held on December 17 at lunchtime in the library and the theme will be holiday traditions in your family. #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool
Dance teacher Ms. Ryan teaches her students how to safely perform jumps and lifts in class. Ms. Ryan has a high-flying past, having performed with the DIAVOLO dance company on America’s Got Talent! We’re so lucky to have her on the Hill! #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool
Organized by Peyton Collins ‘19, FSHA students and faculty took part in the JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Funding) Walk at the Rose Bowl over the weekend. It was a beautiful day to support such a great cause! #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool#jdrfwalk
Wednesday was the day of the week with most punishments because that was the only day we must wear all whites. The white uniforms required undergarments, which we often forgot or just simply did not want to wear due to geographical conditions (tropical climate, 30 degrees Centigrade all year round, 90 percent of humidity, and no AC - hello?). And for those who did not wear undergarments, for whatever reasons, were considered shameless whores and whores, like witches in the Middle Age, should be punished.
During a recent visit to the school, we met the Art and Craft teacher who are now feared by the students. We don't really remember her or her subject back then, but now, whenever her name is mentioned, these kids react as if they are about to face death penalty. Or a month without a cellphone.
We did chat with her confirming why students fear her. (Is it the macramé whatever? Jeez, even we could find someone to do it for us!) As adults, we understand why she does what she does. Those kids will also understand why she does what she does one day. But sheesh kids, you don't know what fear is until you meet the reason we all have excessive fear of nuns or someone dressed like one.
Sister Mary Yun visited Mr. Wood's stagecraft class on Friday to teach students how to make origami cranes. In introducing the activity Mr. Wood said, "As you're working on your origami today, think about how important precision is in origami and how that applies to our work in stagecraft." The origami workshop is part of an ongoing series of Try-Day activities, where students get to choose an activity to try. Past Try-Day activities have included disco ball making and knitting. #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool#origami
Marsaulina Vandanami has had resting bitch face (RBF) even before the world defined what RBF is and what it can do to its respective owners. In fact, she was in trouble for the face she was born with. Because of the RBF of hers, the Indonesian language teacher thought she was always looking mean to her as if she tried to challenge her. One day, she was summoned to the principal's office because the aforementioned teacher told the principal she was being a difficult student. Oh, so much for having RBF!😂😂😂 #womanwelove#rbfisreal#rbfproblems#rbf#a3xer#a3xsanur#allgirlschool#bintangkehidupan#biarliarasalselamat
For Katarina Hanafi, highschool was merely hours of waiting for the bells to dismiss students at the end of each day. She did not have a favorite teacher or subject. Nevertheless, she did learn the most important thing most women are always struggling their whole lives: the art of being confident. She saw her classmates being stripped naked forcefully not out of spite, but out of fun. During those formative years, she saw different body types, underwear items (some had someone's names, some were too big, some reflected their mothers' taste) and even traits and characters. Nobody was being punished because of being too pretty, too ugly, too smart, too stupid, too popular, too geeky, because everybody would have their turn to get undressed by the whole class. And that, made waiting for the bells worthwhile.
Fransiska Anggraini was one of those underachievers because of the uninspiring education system. She loved History and Literature, but the teachers didn't really know what they were doing, that she found solace in writing erotic stories during boring classes and after school. She still writes now (although mostly are non-erotic pieces!) and will continue to do so until Alzheimer's kicks in.
Susan Anindita hated Accounting so much she couldn't wrap her head around the fuss over the short of IDR 1. However, entrepreneurship (or start-up business, as kids nowadays call it!) has always been in her blood. She used to make customized mixtapes for a change of small money (IDR 20K wasn't really small, though, in the early 1990's, but we could always tell our parents the school needed IDR 20K donation, so we could afford the mixtape). She now sells ceramic tiles and won't be happy if her customers are lacking IDR 1 in the payment.
With custom handshakes, dance moves and hugs, seniors present class rings to their junior sisters, who reciprocate with single red roses. Sr. Celeste was on hand to bless the rings and our students during this tradition that dates back to the earliest days on the Hill. Reflecting on the meaning of the moment, senior Ella Blain remarked, "Some days you just want to hold on. Junior Ring is a symbol of holding on. It will bring us back to this place and our experiences here." #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#allgirlschool#juniorringceremony#juniorring
Congrats to our speech & Debate team for their success at the Screamin’ Eagles Invitational! 🏆 ♥️ Our impromptu squad dominated— novices Bella Fraley won 4th place, Maddy Freeman won 3rd, and Bella Rucker won 2nd place; and Izabel Mah y Busch took 5th and Daniela Gurrola won 1st place for varsity impromptu speaking! Novice Michelle Zhou took 6th place in expository speaking for her piece about the dark side of k-pop. Go Tologs! #fsha#tologs#fshatologs#impromptuspeaking#expositoryspeaking#speechanddebate#allgirlschool