The Gauntlet

This is how to win a book award

This is how to win a book award

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Want to win a book award next year?  Easy: Just find your niche. Most people find themselves sitting in their chapel pews in early May for Departmental Awards (an academic recognition ceremony) with no idea about how the students heading  to the podium have gone about earning that prestigious “Book Awa...

College Pennant ceremony photo gallery

College Pennant ceremony photo gallery

Gauntlet Staff

May 1, 2019


Filed under On Campus

On Wednesday, the entire upper school, along with the middle school, looked on in the commons as the college counseling office hosted the annual "Pennant Ceremony." During this lively ceremony, seniors place a pin on a map to announce the college they'll be attending to the hooting and hollering of...

How to talk to a senior about college

How to talk to a senior about college

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under On Campus

There are two types of seniors when it comes to bringing up the topic of college (what their plans are, where they're going, what their major will be, etc.). Type one: the seniors who are super excited about the college they’re going to and have a plan for what they want to accomplish in college a...

StuCo elections are coming up. Here are the dates and positions

StuCo elections are coming up.  Here are the dates and positions

Mark Gharby, News Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

StuCo (Student Council) elections are around the corner, and elections for the student-led governing body are open to the entire school. Student Council Executive Board (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, publicist) speeches are set for assembly, in front of the upper school, on April...

It’s time for you to do nothing

It’s time for you to do nothing

Emily D'Amico, Managing Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Talk to any high school student, anywhere. Odds are they're incredibly stressed, and probably pretty tired. They likely feel like they haven’t slept in a week. During the week before midterms, I was walking through the halls when I overheard someone say, “I drank five 5-Hour Energy so I didn...

Photo Gallery: Senior Walk

Photo Gallery: Senior Walk

Josh Class, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Photo Galleries

Gym Day results are in

Gym Day results are in

Mark Gharby, News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Gym Day is an annual gathering for the upper school during which each grade level competes in competitions to earn spirit points. In past years, Gym Day only included indoor games in the Hoagland Arena, such as basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, ships & sailors, and soccer. This year, for the second...

The best (and worst) parts of being a Forever Falcon

The best (and worst) parts of being a Forever Falcon

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Blog, On Campus

The forever Falcons of the class of 2019 give the best, worst and strangest part about growing up at SSES.

Upper school music program visits New Orleans

Upper school music program visits New Orleans

Gauntlet Staff

March 11, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

In February, students from the upper school band and the Falcon Voices, accompanied by Ms. Hambrick and Reverend Rich, went on a trip to New Orleans, one of the musical epicenters of the United States.  The students went on interactive tours, learning about the history of the city and its music. They ate t...

The ghosts of the Falcon Playhouse

The ghosts of the Falcon Playhouse

Emily D'Amico, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

They say that actors make or break a show. That amazing acting can make a bad script seem great. Everyone always focuses on the actors and the cast, the people in the spotlight. But the few of us that aren't seen- the few of us clad completely in black making magic happen- play a huge part in that...

PowderPuff to return March 22

PowderPuff to return March 22

Mark Gharby, News Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Every year for Gym Day, the Student Council plans a fun day of games and competition for the Upper School classes.  The winners of each event earn spirit points for their class, which ultimately leads to the Spirit Busch Gardens trip. StuCo and the class presidents have released the schedule of events...

What to do with your boo on Valentine’s Day

What to do with your boo on Valentine’s Day

Jack Barnes, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Valentine’s Day is an highly anticipated time of year, when couples take the time to shower each other with love and build on their relationships.  If your like most of us, the time has whittled away and you have no clue what to do for your significant other.  Or maybe it’s your first Valenti...