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  • May

    World Language Students Receive Recognition

    Archer's World Language program continues to distinguish itself. Our French language students amassed a number of medals and honorable mentions in Le Grand Concours earlier this spring, and our Chinese and Spanish language students have recently received recognition across the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Test, Chinese National Essay Contest, National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), and the National Spanish Exam. 
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  • Seniors Celebrate College Decisions

    The Class of 2024 celebrated their college decisions on Monday, May 13, during our annual pennant ceremony. Seniors, faculty, and staff came to school decked in their college gear and gathered in the Tia Palermo Library to hear a few words from the College Guidance team and participate in a rousing game of Kahoot about the Class of 2024. The seniors then engaged in our time honored tradition of collecting their college/university pennants and hanging them up in our College Guidance hallway.
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  • Senior Receives Brentwood Community Council Civic Award

    Remi C. ’24 received the Brentwood Community Council Civic Award at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, during the monthly council meeting. Remi was awarded a medal and certificates from the offices of several municipal leaders, including Los Angeles City Council member Traci Park and Mayor Karen Bass, for her commitment to teen mental health and their work with Teen Line, an organization dedicated to supporting teens who are struggling and devoted to destigmatizing mental health issues.
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  • April

    'Mean Girls' Nominated for Two Jerry Herman Awards

    Archer's fall production of “Mean Girls” has been nominated for two Jerry Herman Awards: Best Technical Crew and Bryce C. ’25 as Gretchen Weiners for the "No Small Parts" category. The prestigious Jerry Herman Awards is a local celebration dedicated to recognizing, encouraging, and rewarding achievements and excellence in high school musical theatre.
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  • California State Science & Engineering Fair Recognizes Students for Work in Chemistry and Toxicology

    The results are in for the 2024 California State Science & Engineering Fair, and Archer students brought home some impressive wins. Skylar R. ’26 received 2nd Place in Toxicology in the Senior Division for her project “Coral’s Lost Photosynthesizers: The effect of oxybenzone on coral bleaching.” Similarly, Farah S. ’28 received 2nd Place in Chemistry in the Junior Division for her project “Unbe-leaf-able: Application of methylcellulose aqueous solution to a decellularized spinach leaf.” More information about Skylar and Farah’s research can be found on the Archer at LACSEF (LA County Science & Engineering Fair) webpage.
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  • Senator Barbara Boxer to Deliver The Archer School For Girls’ Commencement Address

    Trailblazer and former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will deliver The Archer School for Girls’ commencement address on May 24, 2024.
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  • Archer Students Have the 'Keys' to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Archer had a strong showing this year at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards—which is in partnership with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Since 1923, the Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Amanda Gorman, Joyce Carol Oates, Tschabalala Self, and Kay WalkingStick.
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  • Le Grand Concours Conquis

    Archer had another excellent showing in this year's National French Contest (Le Grand Concours), earning 25 medals and 32 honorable mentions. For the first time in Archer’s history, a student earned a platinum medal, reserved for the single highest scorer in each region. This is even more impressive given that the Southern California region is one of the largest and most populated in the country.
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  • Athletes Sign to Play at Wesleyan, UChicago, UC Riverside, and Smith

    On Wednesday, April 17, in front of a packed Kennedy/Marshall Amphitheater, filled with the Archer community, family, friends, and coaches, four more senior athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their sport in college. The signees included Malia A. ’24, who will play softball at Wesleyan University; Chloe H. ’24, who will compete in track & field at the University of Chicago; Isabella J. ’24, who will play on the UC Riverside volleyball team; and Eleanor M. ’24, who will join the Smith College rowing team.
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  • pHantastic Showing at L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair

    This year, Archer students showcased a whopping 24 projects at the 2024 L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair (LACSEF) and came home with 23 awards. Read all the project descriptions and see the list of award recipients. Of those students, eight have been selected to represent Archer at the CA State Science Fair on Tuesday, April 16: Ella T. ’27, Finley V. ’26, Skylar R. ’26, Kate R. ’28 and Nika H. ’29, Jackie M. ’28, Farah S. ’28, Maya K. ’29, and Jaya S. ’28.

    Ella T.  ’27 is the first ever Archer student to qualify for ISEF, the International Science and Engineering Fair. Ella will compete at ISEF from Saturday, May 11 - Friday, May 17, amongst students from all over the world.
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  • Kate Berlant '05 and Samy Burch '05 Return to Alma Mater for Archer Film Festival

    Emmy-nominated comedian and actress KATE BERLANT '05 and Oscar-nominated screenwriter SAMY BURCH '05 will make a triumphant homecoming to The Archer School for Girls. The talented Archer alumnae will participate in the thirteenth annual Archer Film Festival on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at the Writers Guild Theater at 7:00 p.m., using their success to inspire young, underrepresented voices in the world of film.
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  • March

    Archer Literary Magazine Turns ‘Salt’ into Gold at Columbia Scholastic Press Association

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded Archer’s literary arts magazine, Pillars of Salt, the gold medal for its Winter 2023 issue, “Liminal.” Pillars of Salt features the art and writing of Archer students, but perhaps more importantly, it gives the student editorial staff absolute ownership of procurement and production at every stage. Under the leadership of Co-Editors-in-Chief Coco Greene ’23, Zoe Griffin ’23, and Rachel Heyman ’23, students on the magazine staff conceptualized a theme, advertised to solicit submissions, designed the layout, and edited the content. Ms. Keelty, faculty adviser to the literary magazine, noted, “I'm thrilled that these Archer students have been recognized for their hard work and dedication. This was great news!”
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  • Archer Welcomes Students from Across L.A. for 16th Annual Literary Conference

    On Friday, March 8, Archer presented its 16th annual student literary conference, Lit &... The conference brought together students from high schools across Los Angeles, who gathered in the Tia Palermo Library to share their creative writing and works of literary and cultural analysis. The conference leadership team moderated Q&A discussions for five panels grouped by theme: Into This World, Author[ity], Lenses on Language and Lit, Girlhood, and Mind Readers. People unable to attend in person were able to tune in to a live steam of the conference, where Archer was represented through the works of Lilly D. ’24, Guinevere H. ’24, Camila B. ’24, Piper P. ’24, Siena F. ’25, and Ella G. ’24. Stay tuned for the video recording of the event which will be uploaded to the Lit &... website in the coming weeks.
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  • February

    There’s No Debate About It: Archer Dominates at Speech and Debate Tournament

    Archer’s Speech and Debate Team came in victorious at the WBFL League Speech Tournament at University High School on Saturday, February 10. Several Archer students competed, with two of them bringing home first place ribbons.

    Allie Y. ’25 placed #1 in Impromptu and Shae K. ’27 placed #1 in Original Oratory. Both Allie and Shae received #1 rankings across the board for their 3 rounds!
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  • Maia A. ’24 Brings ‘JOY’ to Archer as Southern California Journalist of the Year

    Maia A. ’24 is the first Archer student journalist to participate in JEA's extremely competitive California Journalist of the Year contest, which is only open to seniors. Competing students created websites that showcased their substantial journalism portfolios. The sites were ranked by a panel of three judges. Maia placed third in the entire state of California, and first in Southern California. 
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  • Striking Brilliance Around the World. Archer Launches Online Program: Archer Anywhere

    The Archer School for Girls is excited to announce the launch of Archer Anywhere, which brings the school’s proven excellence and unparalleled support in teaching and learning to an online platform. The program is designed for students and families who want high-quality online education and personalized, ongoing academic and wellness coaching. More information
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  • Selah J. ’26 Places as First Runner-Up in LA Poetry Out Loud Competition

    On Thursday, February 1, Selah J. ’26 placed as the first runner-up in the L.A. County Poetry Out Loud, where she was the youngest of the top ten contestants! Representing Archer in its fourth year of participating in the competition, Selah performed amongst over 1,300 students from across Los Angeles County. Selah’s powerful and moving performances of "American Smooth" by Rita Dove and "Black Matters" by Keith S. Wilson were judged for the competition, with the latter poem recited live last night.
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  • January

    2023 Music Video Strikes Gold at Brilliance Awards

    Archer’s 2023 Raise Your Paddle video won first place gold in the Fundraising Video Outsourced category of Inspired School Marketers’ Brilliance Awards. The video featured an array of students on Archer’s campus set to a version of Ingrid Michaelson’s “Pretty” arranged by Piper Rutman ’23, performed by the Unaccompanied Minors, and choreographed by Georgia Ehrlich ’23 and performed by Archer dancers. Choral Director Hannah O’Connor and Middle School Director Reed Farley ideated and executed the video, with assistance from the Advancement and Communications Departments. 
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  • Archer Alumni Stars Shine Bright as Awards Season Kicks Off: Samy Burch ’05 and Gracie Abrams ’18

    Congratulations to Archer alumni Samy Burch ’05 and Gracie Abrams ’18 for their Golden Globe and Grammy Awards nominations, respectively.
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  • The Muses Robotics Team Rank #1 as They Engineer Victory in Upcoming Tournament

    Archer’s Upper School robotics team, The Muses, in the USFIRST FTC Robotics Program is ranked #1 in our league ahead of the final qualifying tournament on Sunday, January 7. The matches, which are open to the public, run from about 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Samson Center Gym at YULA Boys School, 9760 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Everyone is invited to come cheer on the team. Please refrain from bringing food and drinks into the gym.
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  • Archer’s Oracle Ready to Strike Gold as a Columbia Scholastic Press Crown Finalist

    The 2022-2023 Oracle is once again a Columbia Scholastic Press Crown Finalist, which means they will receive either the Silver or Gold Crown at the CSPA 100th Annual Spring Convention on the Columbia University campus on Friday, March 15. The CSPA Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and are one of the most prestigious awards for student journalism. The Oracle is one of only 28 digital high school newspapers nationally to be Crown finalists this year.
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