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  • May

    Kerry Washington to Deliver The Archer School For Girls’ Commencement Address

    Emmy-winning, SAG and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director, producer, and organizer Kerry Washington will deliver The Archer School for Girls’ commencement address on Friday, May 26, 2023.
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  • April

    Samantha Vincent and Cara Shine Celebrate Emerging Voices in Film at the 12th Annual Archer Film Festival

    Student-Led Q&A Panel Features Industry Experts Samantha Vincent and Cara Shine 
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  • CA State Science Fair Recognizes Archer Students

    Two Archer students received recognition at the California State Science Fair on Tuesday, April 11. Beau C. ’27 earned 4th Place in Toxicology and the AACC Clinical Chemistry Award for her research on the “Effects of glyphosate-based roundup on gonad mass and cellular structure in freshwater mussels.” Ella T. ’27 won 2nd Place in Animal Biology for her project, “Battling with Broccoli: The effects of sulforaphane on oxidative stress in C.elegans.” Congratulations, Beau and Ella!
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  • March

    Students Win National Scholastic Arts & Writing Medals

    Three students have been recognized by the National Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards this year. The National Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious program for creative teens in grades 7-12. More than 100,000 teens from across the U.S. and Canada participated in this year’s awards, submitting over 300,000 works of art and writing. After receiving regional Gold Key awards, the following students have received national medals: 
    • Pasha S. ’27 - Silver Medal, Writing 
    • Katie B. ’25 - Silver Medal, Photography
    • Clemmie W. ’25 - Silver Medal, Photography 

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  • Archer Projects Recognized in L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair

    Archer students presented twenty-four projects, among a total of over 480, at the L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair earlier this month. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Archer took home 19 different awards, and 16 Archer students have been recognized for their incredible scientific work. All 1st, 2nd, and designated 3rd place winners will participate in the California State Science Fair in April. 
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  • Register to Attend the 2022 Archer Film Festival

    Join us for the 12th annual Archer Film Festival on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theatre. The Archer Film Festival is a celebration of young filmmakers, curated and hosted by Archer students. Each year, we welcome teen artists from around the world to share their work with our community. Tickets are free, but guests must register to attend. 
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  • From Shakespeare to Nehisi-Coates, Literature &... Conference Creatively Explores Connections and Culture

    Today, 28 students from seven schools across Los Angeles came to Archer’s campus for our annual Literature &... Conference. Students presented poetry and creative work centering around social and cultural critiques, identity, race, gender and patriarchy, culture and the postmodern perspective, and more. Presentations covered everything from white supremacists’ appropriation of Nordic mythology to Hamlet’s view of his society, and the intersections of “Fleabag,” Baudrillard, and the classic romantic comedy. View the program
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  • Record Number of Archer Students To Present at County Science Fair

    Archer is excited to announce that we will have a record 26 projects representing Archer at the L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair on Monday, March 13. Students in grades 6-12 will be presenting on everything from the effect of sunscreen on different types of freshwater plants to building an aerodynamic, sustainable steam engine and finding an alternative farming method using electromagnetic fields. 

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  • Archer Leaders Discuss Faculty Professional Development at NAIS Conference

    Last week at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference, Associate Head of School for Teaching & Learning Karen Pavliscak and Math Department Chair Maggie Cenan presented on how schools can reimagine the systems used for evaluating and supervising faculty. Ms. Pavliscak and Ms. Cenan discussed how schools can better empower faculty to learn and grow together to ultimately enhance student outcomes. 
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  • February

    The James Dyson Foundation Visits The Archer School for Girls to Inspire Next Generation of Engineers

    Today, the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles welcomed the James Dyson Foundation for a day of tinkering to encourage exploration of a future in engineering. The James Dyson Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people to pursue a career in engineering and regularly hosts workshops for students of all ages in the hopes of sparking interest in STEM fields. The workshop was led by Samantha Kuderna, US Manager of the Foundation, and Kate Craft, Dyson engineer, for students in 7th and 9th grade. After an overview of the history of Dyson and the company’s approach to invention, Craft led a teardown of Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer. As students followed step-by-step instructions to strip away parts of the machine, they learned about the innovative technology that powers the revolutionary hairdryer.
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  • Leadership Panels Provide Insight into Healthcare and Entertainment Industries

    This week, Archer students were treated to two leadership panels presented by the Archer Alumni Board. The Women in Medicine Panel on Monday featured Dr. Christina Harris, Dr. Linda Mirdamadi, Dr. Vicki Rapaport, and Dr. Rachel Mandelbaum ’08. They spoke to 7th and 8th grade students about the particular advantages and challenges of being a woman in healthcare. On Tuesday, 9th and 10th grade students attended the Alumni in Entertainment Panel, where they had the opportunity to hear Erinn Cawthon ’07, Josie Craven ’12, Sabrina Jaglom ’10, and Chelsea Thomas ’05 share their experiences working in various facets of the entertainment industry.
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  • Students Win Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

    This year’s regional Scholastic Writing and Arts Awards recognized 27 Archer students for eight pieces of writing and 33 artworks. Archer students received 10 Gold Keys, 12 Silver Keys, and 19 Honorable Mentions across categories including Poetry, Personal Essay & Memoir, Photography, Sculpture, and more.
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  • January

    Alyssa P. '23 Named Regeneron STS Scholar

    Senior Alyssa P. ’23 has just been named a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar for her research entitled “The Effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) on Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) Phenotypes in Male and Female Wild-Type and dFMR1 Mutant Drosophila melanogaster.” Regeneron STS is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Alyssa is one of 300 scholars, selected from an applicant pool of 1,949 students from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and four other countries. The top 40 finalists will be announced Tuesday, January 24.
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  • Students Compete in School-Wide Poetry Recitation Competition

    On Monday, January 9, Archer held its third annual Poetry Out Loud school-wide competition. Thirteen students, each the winners of their respective classroom-level competitions, competed in two rounds of poetry recitations. Contestants were scored in a number of categories, including dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and accuracy. 
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