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Pei-Ying Gosselin Teaches Importance of Eye Contact

Pei-Ying Gosselin Teaches Importance of Eye Contact

By Rosemary Pastron

October 11, 2013

Pei-Ying Gosselin, a new Chinese teacher at Archer school, spoke to this reporter on Thursday, Sept. 19. She talked about a trip to she took a few summers ago that changed the way she teaches and interacts with people as a whole. Read More »...

Students Share Mixed Opinions on New Uniform

Students Share Mixed Opinions on New Uniform

By Gaia Richardson

October 10, 2013

The Oracle sent a survey to the student body asking to submit their opinions regarding Archer’s new uniforms. 230 students responded—101 from middle school and 127 from upper school. Read More »...

Student Store Remains Thriving Archer Tradition

Student Store Remains Thriving Archer Tradition

By Zaire D. Armstrong

October 9, 2013

The clock's just struck noon, and a gaggle of girls, fresh out of third period, flock to a set of wide open windows. Read More »...

AP Art Students ‘Truly Awesome,’ Says Silver

AP Art Students 'Truly Awesome,' Says Silver

By Sara Seaman

October 8, 2013

With a wide-ranging passion for the arts recognized in Archer girls, a new course has been added this year in the visual department: AP Studio Art. It is a higher-level class for students who are experienced and willing to learn advanced techniques in art. Read More »...

Fresh Lunches Cater to Students’ Needs, Supporters Say

A student picks up her Fresh Lunch.  Photographer: Sarah Wagner '16

By Sarah Wagner

October 8, 2013

Since Sept. 2009, Archer has been turning towards the company Fresh Lunches to provide daily meal options. What is it about Fresh Lunches that has caused Archer to stick with them for so long? Read More »...

The Art of Flexible Teaching

Ms. Lucy Pinkwater works with a group of eighth graders in class.

By Sydney Stone

October 2, 2013

One of the biggest challenges for a teacher at any school is teaching many grades. For history department chair Lucy Pinkwater and history and Latin teacher Jenny Northrup, teaching multiple grades with a big age gap has drawbacks and advantages. Read More »...

Members of The Robotics Team ‘Design, Build, Wire’

2012 Robotics Team: http://www.archer.org/podium/default.aspx?t=204&tn=Archer+Robotics+Coasts+Through+1st+Round%2C+Preps+for+2nd+Round&nid=667158&ptid=143947&sdb=False&pf=pgl&mode=0&vcm=False

By Emma Lapin

April 29, 2013

Since the fall semester, the robotics team, headed by Brooklyn Cohen ‘14, has been hard at work designing and building a robot for competition. Read More »...

Archer Turns Shakespearean

Archer Turns Shakespearean

By Capucine Berney

April 18, 2013

Over the past eight years, The Archer School for Girls and the Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) have established a relationship that pairs education with playtime: learning with the occasional burst of fairy dust. Read More »...

Remembering Mr. Hartsfield

Remembering Mr. Hartsfield

By Ankhet Holmes

March 20, 2013

    Though Mr. Hartsfield has passed, his legacy lives on in the memories of his students. Through stories the Archer community tries to do justice in describing a man whose spirit is extraordinary beyond words. In the Archer community Mr. Hartsfield was a beloved photography teacher...

Students Conduct Groundbreaking Research

Students Conduct Groundbreaking Research

By Clio Koller

March 20, 2013

For the past two years Archer has offered an innovative science course that allows students to design and conduct original scientific research. The class, which is offered to juniors and seniors, spends the first semester learning basic laboratory procedures and designing independent research...

One to One: Three Years In

One to One: Three Years In

By Emily Piccard

March 17, 2013

Three years after the implementation of Archer’s One to One laptop program, the plan continues to revolutionize and inspire. Launched in the early fall of 2010, the program provides incoming students with laptops and frequently-updated applications. Many students have immensely enjoyed receiving la...

The Survivors: Class of 2013

The Survivors: Class of 2013

By Krysia Sikora

May 25, 2012

Junior year, notorious for causing fatigue, mental break- downs, and a reliance on caffeine, is an affliction that cannot be avoided by high school students. Read More »...

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