Fellow to explore ancient ruins in South America

Conor Belfield ’14, who is a recipient of the Brownstein Fellowship, plans to travel to South America through the gap year program Thinking Beyond Borders. Belfield will spend five weeks in Ecuador, a week climbing up to Machu Picchu in Peru, followed by a final five weeks in Bolivia. “I’ve never traveled before,” Belfield said. […]

Silberman to depart, move to Tennessee

After three years at the school as a dean, chair of the character education committee and teacher of a class he helped to create, Dean Pete Silberman will leave Harvard-Westlake and move to Tennessee. “I will miss the students a lot — that’s why you work at a place like this,” Silberman said. “I will […]

Silberman to depart, move to Tennessee

After three years at the school as a dean, chair of the character education committee and teacher of a class he helped to create, Dean Pete Silberman will leave Harvard-Westlake and move to Tennessee. “I will miss the students a lot — that’s why you work at a place like this,” Silberman said. “I will […]

Dean coordinator to join English faculty

Upper school Dean Coordinator Ryan Wilson will join the middle school’s English department in the fall. As a dean coordinator, Wilson helped seniors with their college application essays and has also developed a Kutler Center Interdisciplinary Studies course, “The Creative Process from Inspiration to Fruition.” The course was cancelled for next year. Wilson said he […]

AP Physics B class to be split into 2 sections

In response to the College Board’s decision to replace the current AP Physics B exam with separate AP Physics I and AP Physics II assessments, the Upper School will offer two AP Physics B courses starting the 2014-2015 school year. According to the College Board website, “The National Research Council concluded that AP Physics B […]

AP Physics B to be replaced with AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2

In response to the College Board’s decision to replace the current AP Physics B exam with separate AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 assessments, the Upper School will offer two AP Physics B courses starting from the 2014-2015 school year. The College Board website states, “The National Research Council concluded that AP Physics B […]

A Semester of Discovery

Ignoring the scorching heat and stinging sunburns, Tigist Menkir ’14 strolls through the vibrant street markets, admiring the colorful ankara fabric of bubas and kabas, traditional Nigerian dresses. Menkir went to Nigeria for the second semester of her junior year, from the end of January to early July. Throughout those six months, Menkir spent time […]

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