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Upper School Admissions Director Cathy Shelburne leaves Menlo for new position

June 17, 2014 – 9:10 pm |

Becky Swig | Editor-In-Chief
Earlier this evening it was announced that Upper School Admissions Director Cathy Shelburne is leaving Menlo. Shelburne is moving on as the new Director of Professional Development with the California Association of …

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Upper School Admissions Director Cathy Shelburne leaves Menlo for new position

June 17, 2014 – 9:10 pm |

Becky Swig | Editor-In-Chief

Earlier this evening it was announced that Upper School Admissions Director Cathy Shelburne is leaving Menlo. Shelburne is moving on as the new Director of Professional Development with the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The letter from Headmaster Than Healy that Menlo parents and guardians received stated that “CAIS is fortunate to be getting such smart, talented, knowledgable, and capable leader and educator.” Shelburne’s last day is June 30 marking the ending of her seven years here at Menlo.

This opportunity presented itself to Shelburne a few weeks ago, so Menlo has decided to hire a current Menlo faculty member to fill the new Associate Admissions Director position. Current Freshmen Class Dean Cindy Lapolla has taken this new position. Lapolla has been at Menlo for 23 years, serving as a teacher, dean, and advocate. Lapolla has already had an integral role with admissions, so it is only fitting that she takes on this new position.

In addition to Lapolla, alumnus Roger Zamara ’04 is joining the staff as the other Associate Admissions Director working with our new Director of Admissions Beth Bishop. Menlo congratulates both Shelburne and Lapolla on their new positions and success ahead.

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This summer, the Wilderness Club hopes to organize at least 2 or 3 hikes/one-day camping trips for Menlo students. We realize there are times when more people are vacationing or working, but if you know …

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May 26, 2014 – 9:07 am |

Polly Finch | Staff Reporter
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Rich Tosses Shutout, Knights Advance to Semifinals

May 25, 2014 – 12:12 pm |

Michael Shames | Co-News Editor
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Celebrating the Menlo Annual Fund with Ben & Jerry’s

May 22, 2014 – 10:54 am |

Becky Swig | Editor-in-Chief
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A night with Gatsby

May 22, 2014 – 10:43 am |

Josie Rouser | Staff Reporter
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Diekroeger, Driscoll deny Capuchino victory, lead Knights into CCS quarterfinals 2-1

May 21, 2014 – 10:01 pm |

Davis Rich | Co-News Editor
In one of the zaniest and most improbable endings to a high school baseball game, the boys baseball team defeated the Capuchino Mustangs 2-1 Wednesday afternoon in San Bruno. The win …

Menlo swim team ends season at CCS

May 21, 2014 – 8:50 am |

Brooke Hammarskjold | Print Editor
This past weekend, members of the boys and girls swim teams continued this season at the CCS trials and championships. Only the swimmers that qualified for the trials at the League …

Steve and Sally: How to deal with long distance relationships over summer?

May 21, 2014 – 8:44 am |

Steve:
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Contemporary American Issues students provoke new thoughts

May 20, 2014 – 10:02 pm |

Becky Swig | Editor-in-Chief
A few weeks ago, the Contemporary American Issues class sent out a survey to the freshmen and juniors on the topics of race, gender, and sexuality at Menlo. The questions varied from …