Neisser to retire, travel the world in his free time

History teacher Ken Neisser will retire after 10 years of teaching at the school in order to relax, spend more time traveling with his wife and pursue interests he did not have time to focus on while teaching. “I want to rejoice in things that I will have time to do,” Neisser said. “I would […]

Foreign language teachers induct students into Language Honor Societies

Foreign language teachers induct students into Language Honor Societies

Foreign language teachers inducted students in advanced Spanish, Latin, French and Chinese classes into their respective National Foreign Language Societies on May 22. Calvin Kaleel ’18, Strauss Cooperstein ’18, Gina Choi ’18 and Jarett Malouf ’18 received the Outstanding Senior Award for their dedication to Latin, Chinese, Spanish and French respectively. Kaleel, who is the […]

Junior and senior girls learn self defense strategies

Junior and senior girls learn self defense strategies

Founder of self defense organization Divas In Defense Christopher Britto taught junior and senior girls effective strategies to defend themselves against attack April 29. After growing up with a single mother who was a survivor of both sexual assault and domestic violence, Britto started Divas in Defense with his brother to provide women with the […]

Community Council rewards students who have completed community service hours

Community Council rewarded students who have completed their 12 hour community service requirement with free Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream April 25. Students had the choice of several flavors, including rainbow, cookies and cream, cotton candy and chocolate chip cookie dough. Although students have until May 7 to submit their hours, the event served to remind […]

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

HW Boxing Club members and coaches ran a boxing clinic for children ages 4 to 16 at an LA Family Housing transitional facility April 13. LA Family Housing is an organization that helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing affordable housing and support services. Upper and middle school students at the workshop […]

Making history: Teachers analyze Civil War documents

Middle and upper school history teachers participated in Professional Development Day April 9 at the Huntington Library in San Marino to improve their teaching skills as a department and examine historical documents from the Civil War. The Huntington Library contains 15,922 Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet and officers of the Union Army. […]

Student leaders share experiences with faculty

Students and faculty participated in student-led discussions about fostering more effective and inclusive learning in the school community March 13. Faculty across all departments and student leaders of clubs and organizations, such as Prefect Council, Peer Support and Asian Students in Action attended the meeting. Groups discussed student mental health and the representation of marginalized […]

Photography student awarded second place in annual National Geographic competition

Cole Heine ’19 won second place in the annual National Geographic 2018 High School Photography Contest. With over 5,000 entries from across the country, this year’s competition was the most competitive on record. The judging committee publicly released the competition results March 13. Heine took his winning photograph last summer during a National Geographic Student […]

Helping hands: Community Council hosts Community Service Week

Community Council hosted Community Service Week to benefit a variety of charitable organizations March 5-9. Students kicked off the week by decorating posters to support the children participating in the Special Olympics on Friday. In partnership with Ocean Park Community Center, sophomores made hygiene kits for homeless teens around Los Angeles during class meeting. The […]