New Head of Upper School

The search committee and Head of School Thomas Dillow recently appointed Dr. Dan Gleason as the new head of Upper School, who will be joining KO on July 1, 2019. The search committee, comprised of administrators and faculty, worked alongside Carney Sandoe & Associates to hire a leader who is committed to curricular leadership and […]

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Seniors join Cum Laude Society

On Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:00 p.m., the recipients of the Cum Laude honor and their families attended a ceremony and dinner, where the students received their pins and certificates, and listened to alumni speaker Ryan Cronin ’98. The Cum Laude Society is a private school society that recognizes the top 20 percent of the […]

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‘Chicago’ razzle dazzles audiences

On Friday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m., KO’s cast for the winter musical performed “Chicago,” a tale of murder, treachery, and infidelity, that captured the attention of the entire school and took students on a journey following two protagonists, Roxy and Velma, in their pursuit for fame after getting away with murder. Also hosting shows […]

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SPACE fair is out of this world

On Friday, Jan. 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. students and parents attended the Summer Programs & Career Exploration (SPACE) Fair in Mead Dining Hall to learn about and explore the various summer opportunities offered from a multitude of local and national organizations. More than 15 vendors greeted the student body, offering a variety […]

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Community celebrates MLK’s legacy

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 9:00 a.m., students and teachers celebrated the esteemed legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., coming together to listen to and appreciate various student voices on campus. Director of Diversity and Inclusion Joan Edwards said she wanted to do something different this year. “This school has traditionally had the MLK assembly […]

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KO skips winter holiday assembly

Recently, the KO administration decided to not host a holiday assembly this year due to conflicts with busy scheduling amidst midterm exams, Symposium, and the candlelight concerts. The community had mixed reactions since the holiday assembly is thought of as a tradition and a memorable celebration. Interim Director of the Upper School Carolyn McKee said […]

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Elections educate, spur debate

During an Upper School Assembly on Oct. 22, history teacher Kathryn McCarthy and sophomore Sloan Duvall presented the student body with information on the midterm elections on Nov. 6, and ways to get involved. A month ago, Ms. McCarthy had approached Dean of Students Will Gilyard asking if the school would address the midterm elections. […]

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