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First Families of the American West: The Sheets Family

The Sheets family has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with The Webb Schools. Millard Jr. ’49 (Born-2006) worked as a field supervisor for Hamakua Sugar Co, was an executive director of the Big Island AIDS Project, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. David Stary-Sheets ’57 (1939-2000) designed and built furniture and was a full time art dealer with the Stary-Sheets Fine Art gallery in Laguna Beach; he was considered an expert on California-style painters and revitalized interest in California Regionalism. John Sheets ’61, who is more familiarly known as Tony, is the owner of John A. Sheets Designs and has worked on public and private art commissions in the mediums of painting and sculpture. The three Sheets boys enjoyed their days at Webb, Millard Jr. attended the school for six years starting in the 7th grade as a day student and often rode his horse to campus. Their father, Millard Sheets was a renowned American painter and a representative of the California School of Painting who taught at Chouinard Art Institute, Otis Art Institute, and nearby Scripps College. During World War II, he was an artist-correspondent for Life magazine and the United States Army Air Forces in India and Burma. He was also director of the art exhibition at the Los Angeles County Fair for many years and brought world class art to Southern California. Millard Sheets served on the board of The Webb Schools for 13 years and designed the architecturally-unique, circular-shaped building that houses the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. He is most well known for designing the mosaics for dozens of branch offices of Home Savings of America throughout California – he also designed the mosaic Peccary that greets visitors at the entry of the museum.
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  • The Webb Fund: Give by June 30

    From classroom technology to financial aid, The Webb Fund contributes to many aspects on campus. Use our secure online giving form at webb.org/giving to make your gift today. The 2017-18 Webb Fund campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59 pm. If you need assistance, please contact The Webb Fund Office at giving@webb.org or call (909) 482-5288.
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  • Jean E. Miller

    Jean E. Miller In Memoriam

    We learned from Jinx Tong (VWS dean from 1991-1996, and director of residence from 1983-1991) that Jean E. Miller passed away on Tuesday, May 22 at the age of 90 years old.   
     
    Jean was born in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1928. She attended Pembroke College (the coordinate women’s college to Brown University) and graduated with an A.B. in English in 1949. She enjoyed a long and celebrated career as an educator in private schools across the country.
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  • Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale speaks at Webb's annual Head's Reception on May, 19, 2018.

    PHOTOS: Over 50 Attend Annual Head's Reception

    Over 50 people gathered at Head of Schools Taylor and Anne Stockdale's home last month for Webb's annual Head's Reception.
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  • Alan Hau ’04

    Alan Hau ’04 Launches New Business With Philanthropic Mission

    Alan Hau ’04 hopes to make a positive impact on the LGBTI community in Hong Kong with his new business, Wooven.
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  • SendGrid CEO Sameer Dholakia ’91: How a Good Guy Finishes First!

    Self-pride in Silicon Valley is every day, ordinary, embarrassingly understated even. Egomania, some say, a character requirement for success. Really, only the true tyrant can be hailed visionary there. And yet, swimming against such mythical miscalculation is Webb alumnus Sameer Dholakia ’91, CEO of SendGrid. He and the billion-dollar start-up he leads are both kind of a big deal—and for all the right reasons.  
     
    In the June issue of 5280—Denver’s Mile High Magazine, writer Spencer Campbell profiles the man and the company he leads; SendGrid is headquartered in Denver, but also has offices in Menlo Park.
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  • The Webb Fund: Give by June 30

    From classroom technology to financial aid, The Webb Fund contributes to many aspects on campus. Use our secure online giving form at webb.org/giving to make your gift today. The 2017-18 Webb Fund campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59 pm. If you need assistance, please contact The Webb Fund Office at giving@webb.org or call (909) 482-5288.
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  • Webb 2018 Commencements in Pictures

    On Saturday, June 2, members of the Class of 2018 were welcomed into the hallowed ranks of Webb alumni. At 10:30 a.m. on Faculty Field, 50 Vivian Webb girls received their diplomas. Entrepreneur and educator Melissa Barnes Dholakia ’87 provided an engaging, memorable commencement address. Barnes Dholakia is a founder of MBD Partners which supports new and existing public K-12 schools in areas of school design, goal setting, monitoring and performance reporting. Her work focuses on increasing opportunities and outcomes for students, especially the educationally underserved.
     
    At 5:00 p.m. on the Alamo Lawn, World-Series ring-bearer Jeff Luhnow ’84 offered his career in Major League Baseball as a parable in perseverance and unbounded thinking to 49 Webb School of California boys. Luhnow is the general manager of the Houston’s Astros; he was previously the vice president of scouting and player development for MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals.
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  • The Webb Schools

    Webb and Hotchkiss were among four leading boarding schools recently recognized for encouraging and fostering independence. Study International based in Europe, an organization that provides independent news and counseling for international students, highlighted Webb in a feature on the virtues of boarding schools.
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