Ross to become Associate Head of School in 2020

Current Head of Upper School Laura Ross will step in as Associate Head of School beginning in July of 2020, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty July 8. Ross will replace Interim Associate Head Debbie Reed, who agreed to fill in the position after the passing of former Associate […]

Affinity leaders gather for SLIDE conference

In an effort to encourage cross-cultural collaboration and develop their leadership skills, middle and upper school affinity group leaders convened during the inaugural Student Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Conference at the Middle School on May 22. To begin the conference, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Janine Jones gave a speech empowering affinity […]

Students elect next year’s Prefect Council

Sophomores and juniors elected the head, senior and junior prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as head prefects. Dahlia Low ’20, Jaya Nayar ’20, Landon Poon ’20 and Clay Skaggs ’20 will serve as senior prefects, and Cleo Maloney ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21, Navid Ghodsi ’21 […]

Environmental activist group combats climate change at first-ever Sustainability Fair

Environmental activist group combats climate change at first-ever Sustainability Fair

Students of the Student Climate Emergency Coalition partnered with environmentally-friendly small businesses and vendors to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of climate change at their first-ever Sustainability Fair in Rancho Park on April 28. The SCEC, which Sonya Ribner ’19 founded this year, is an environmental activist group comprised of high schoolers from across […]

Alumni encourage students to pursue social entrepreneurship at HW Venture Impact event

In an effort to teach students about social entrepreneurship, HW Venture Impact hosted its kickoff event March 4 in Chalmers East and West. HW Impact Co-Founders Amaan Irfan ’21 and Alec Katz ’19 invited five alumni speakers, all of whom began organizations to serve their respective communities. The event allowed applicants for the upcoming Social […]

Head Prefect candidates address sophomore, junior classes

Head Prefect candidates address sophomore, junior classes

Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as Head Prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Results were announced after school in an email to the student body March 25. Following an ad-hoc committee’s recent suggestions regarding ways to make the school more inclusive, this year’s election determined Head Prefects based on the number […]

Students, alumni convene at HW Venture Impact event

In an effort to teach students about social entrepreneurship, HW Venture Impact hosted its kickoff event March 4 in Chalmers East and West. HW Venture Impact Co-Founders Amaan Furniturewala ’21 and Alec Katz ’19 invited five alumni speakers, all of whom began organizations to serve their respective communities.  The event allowed applicants for the upcoming […]

Prefects sell flowers for Valentine’s Day

In an effort to spread Valentine’s Day spirit, Prefect Council sold daisies and roses for $2 each Feb. 14. Though Prefect Council ordered 150 flowers in preparation for the sale, they sold out by fourth period.  To accommodate the high demand, prefects purchased additional bouquets from Ralph’s, Prefect Cleo Maloney ’21 said. Due to the […]

Photography, Video Art classes visit the Broad

Video Art and Photography II and III students, accompanied by visual arts teachers Jesse Chehak and Cheri Gaulke, traveled to the Broad museum to view a newly opened, fully immersive exhibition called “A Journey that Wasn’t” on Jan. 18. Photography II student Caroline Sturgeon ’20 said she appreciated the opportunity to separate herself from her […]

Middle School hosts Pollyana Conference

The Middle School hosted the second inaugural Pollyanna Conference, in which more than 250 representatives from 16 independent schools convened to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion Oct. 27. This year, attendees addressed how to combat implicit biases within a school environment. “During the conference, we talked about how our implicit biases affect how we teach, […]