School increases security measures after threatening post from alum

School increases security measures after threatening post from alum

Nearly a month after closing due to a security threat, the school is reviewing and updating security measures to ensure that the campus remains safe for all students, faculty and staff. The administration notified students that increased security measures would be put into place. “You will notice a heavier-than-normal security presence, and there will be […]

School files restraining order against Martin ’08

The school filed a restraining order against Jonathan Martin ’08 Thursday, according to ABC News.  The former NFL player was detained by police last week after posting a threatening photo on Instagram, leading to a school closure. The photo showed a shotgun and ammunition and the hashtag #HarvardWestlake.  According to ABC News, the order prohibits […]

School closed due to security threat, suspect detained

School closed due to security threat, suspect detained

Both the Upper School and Middle School closed Friday due to a security threat from a social media post by former NFL player Jonathan Martin ’08. Police detained Martin Friday afternoon, President Rick Commons said. He has since been moved to a mental health facility, according to a police report.  The school’s emergency notification system […]

Coldwater reopens following accident

Coldwater reopens following accident

Coldwater Canyon has reopened following its closure early Wednesday morning, which caused students and faculty to change their routes to school. The road closed after a car on Coldwater crashed into a telephone pole and caused a road block, security guards said. The condition of the driver remains unknown. The crash disrupted the school WiFi, […]

Going Viral: Last month, illness related absences reached an all time high in one of the worst flu seasons to date

Going Viral: Last month, illness related absences reached an all time high in one of the worst flu seasons to date

It wasn’t until she couldn’t stand up without getting a headache that Alyse Tran ’18 finally decided she was too sick to come to school. She had endured three days of body aches to avoid missing class, but eventually her flu symptoms became too debilitating to ignore. “I had a lot of tests and labs due […]

Curl Your Enthusiasm

Curl Your Enthusiasm

Bike 34 was finally open. I had been refreshing Lisa’s Justin Bieber vs. Justin Timberlake class all week, waiting for someone to cancel. When the opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t turn it down. “Bike 34 is yours!” flashed across my screen, and I scanned my inbox for a confirmation from SoulCycle. I double-checked my calendar […]

Math department head leaves suddenly

Upper School Math Department Head Suzanne Lee resigned from the school effective immediately, Head of School Laura Ross announced in an email to her students Jan. 1. Lee resigned for personal reasons, according to Ross. During Lee’s tenure at the school, she taught math classes for over 20 years and was appointed department chair in […]

School closes due to fires

School closes due to fires

Classes and activities were canceled on both the upper and middle school campuses on Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality caused by recent fires in the area. “We took into account air quality, the level of the winds, the containment percentage of the Skirball fire and other factors,” Head of Upper School Laura […]

School buys Weddington

School buys Weddington

After years of attempting to expand athletic facilities, the school put plans for a new parking structure on hold and entered an agreement to purchase Weddington Golf & Tennis with intentions to build a Community Athletics Center, President Rick Commons announced in an email to the school community Oct. 30. Chairman of the Board of […]

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