Tarpley works for charity arm of Hollywood talent agency

By Sophie Mancall-Bitel Two months ago, Ryan Tarpley’s work days were filled with prospective upper school students, calls from concerned parents and cafeteria lunches with Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo. Tarpley, formerly the Assistant Head of Upper School, now spends his day working at the Foundation, what he calls the “philanthropic arm” of the Creative […]

Expectant dean to work from home

By Rebecca Neubauer Starting Nov. 15, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo, who is pregnant with twins, will work from home. The babies are due in the first week of February. However, an average 36- week delivery time for twins leads Cuseo to the conclusion that they may arrive in January. Cuseo doesn’t believe her absence […]

3 new student athletes join the class of 2008

By Danielle Kolin, Claire Lew and Tiffanie Young A serious runner, a tennis and basketball player and a golfer and baseball player have transferred to the Upper School in their junior year. After two years of boarding school, incoming junior Kathryn Turner ’08 begins her first year at Harvard-Westlake today.Turner is transferring from the Thacher […]

Student e-mail returns

 By Annie Belfield and Max Rifkind-BarronStarting today, school-wide e-mail service will once again be availible to students. A school based e-mail service will replace last years’ www.gaggle.net based system, according to Director of Computer Services Dave Ruben. Ruben cited poor reliablity as the main reason for terminating the company’s contract. The new system will: Be […]

Science class gets high-tech with smart board

By Gabby Ahlzadeh Dr. Deborah Dowling, director of studies and physics teacher, will be utilizing new Sympodium “smart board” technology in her science classes for writing notes and merging whiteboard and computer based presentations together. With a 17-inch smart board similar to the one at the library technology center at the Middle School and a […]

Feldman-Horn to host modern Korean artwork

By Alexia Boyarsky Four Korean-American artists will come to the Feldman-Horn Gallery this weekend to display their work in an exhibition entitled “State of Being.” The exhibit was coordinated by Ae Kyung Lee (Ellie ’06, Jessica ’08) who worked with the Korean Parents’ Association. Hyesook Park, an artist in the show, chose the displayed art […]

Walch helms Performing Arts, Chobanu handles producer duties

By Marsha Labunsky Having served as the interim performing arts department chair after Dan Fishbach ’94 resigned last year, Ted Walch’s position was made official in early July. In addition to his teaching duties, Walch will be in charge of coordinating the 15-member performing arts department that includes instrumental music, jazz, chorus, dance, costuming, theater, […]

484 attend revamped summer session

By Ariane Lange The summer program finished its first season after extensive changes to policy and curriculum. “Because of the newness of the summer programs this year [enrollment was] slightly down from our previous totals,” Summer Program Director David Coombs said.  Coombs said he was “very pleased” with the alterations. Of the 17 academic and […]

Los Olmos campus sells

By Michael Kaplan The school’s ranch in Glenwood, New Mexico has been sold for $620,000, a price $230,000 less than expected. After three months of escrow, the property was purchased by Domanick Bohnett. The school has spent $2 million on Los Olmos, including $1.2 million to purchase the property. It was intended as a remote […]

Former ju jitsu coach had ‘profound impact’ on past students

By Cody Schott Former ju jitsu coach Steven Copping invented a style of ju jitsu called quantum ju jitsu. The style consists of continuous learning and changing. It also has taken characteristics from some other martial arts including judo, kendo, shiatsu and more. Copping was forced to give up teaching ju jitsu due to his […]