Thursday, December 5th, 2019

High School

Student-led conferences (commonly known as SLCs) will include parents this year. Conferences in previous years included only students and their advisor. During SLCs, students will reflect on their academic and social experience at Sequoyah, evaluating both successes and challenges...
The Barefoot Times recently polled 48 high school students at Sequoyah about 2020 presidential candidates and the issues they care about. Of those who responded, which constitute just over 33% of the student body, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders leads...
Sequoyah’s ninth grade class this year includes 12 students continuing on from the K-8 campus. School administrators credit this large influx of students to the school’s enhanced admissions program. In previous years, the freshman class only had about two...
From November 6th through 9th, Sequoyah’s 12th graders will go on their senior retreat—a four day canoe trip down the Colorado river along the Nevada-Arizona border. According to Brian Eagen, Director of Field Studies at Sequoyah, this four-day, three-night...
On September 20th, students from Sequoyah’s high school led a climate strike at Pasadena City Hall to call out climate change inaction. The strike, which occurred from 8:30 AM to around 2:30 PM, was led by twelfth grader Ozzy...
Sophomore Julian Suh-Toma won the recent Steering Committee Co-Chair election and will be a Co-Chair for the next two school years, until he graduates. Suh-Toma will be serving alongside junior Ozzy Simpson next year. The elections were held on Wednesday,...
In the beginning of January, mysterious traffic cones began appearing on multiple Sequoyah students’ doorsteps late at night. The students who were “coned,” all juniors, were baffled when orange traffic cones appeared in front of their homes overnight. On the...
On Monday, February 25th, picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church are planning on protesting in front of Sequoyah’s high school campus as students arrive at school. The Topeka, Kansas based anti-gay group said in a press release released on...
This year, Sequoyah has changed how it gets student input on the classes they may offer in the 2019-2020 school year. The Student Curriculum subcommittee of the Steering Committee held a curriculum suggestion meeting to go over potential courses...
Later this week, Sequoyah will be sending its eleventh and twelfth graders on a four-day, three-night retreat at Quail Springs Permaculture Farm in Maricopa, California. Students at the K–8 have camped at the farm before. This is the first...