‘Mad Men’ finale has alum link

In the finale of television show “Mad Men,” created by Matt Weiner ‘83, Evan Arnold ’88 played Leonard, who made actor Jon Hamm’s Don Draper cry during a seminar at a retreat. The AMC series first aired in July of 2007 and ran for seven seasons. It aired its finale May 17. “Mad Men” centered […]

School to host cultural trip to South Korea

All teachers and staff will have the opportunity to apply to travel on a cultural trip to South Korea this summer. “A dozen or more teachers will be invited to travel together to Korea on a Korean cultural and history tour that’s being funded by Harvard-Westlake families,” Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The trip […]

Upper School to implement 1:1 laptop program

Tiffany* ’16 walks into history class and sits down in her regular seat in the back left corner of her classroom in Seaver. She opens up her MacBook Pro and the first thing she does is check Facebook, emails and the daily online shopping sales. Throughout class she switches from her notes on the Civil […]

Community donates blood at UCLA drive

Students and faculty members donated blood to the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center Nov. 14. The event was the first of two blood drives this year on the upper school campus. In order to donate, students had to be at least 16 years old. Students 16 years of age were required to have a parental […]

Stone-cutters magazine distributes new issue

Stone-cutters, the upper school art and literary magazine, was distributed May 23 and features students’ artwork and writing from the 2013-2014 school year. Students were emailed in October with submission information and instructions. The magazine features 41 pieces which include photography, paintings, and poetry submitted by students across all three grades. “It was great to […]

Fundraiser to support cafeteria employee

A bake sale will be held today and tomorrow to raise money for cafeteria employee Oscar Flores who is undergoing treatment for leukemia. “All proceeds are going to Oscar to assist him in paying for things like prescription drugs that have a cumulative cost that is difficult to afford for most people,” Community Council member […]

British university reps to visit

Representatives from 16 British universities will visit the Upper School Tuesday, April 29 to inform families on studying in the United Kingdom. Students, parents and counselors from various private schools in Los Angeles are welcome to attend the fair. “The focus is on British education system, including the academic structure and student life, the application system, the entry […]

Publications receive NSPA finalist status

The online Chronicle and Vox Populi yearbook are both finalists for the Pacemaker, the highest award given by the National Scholastic Press Association. Both of these awards will be presented in San Diego April 12. This is the first nomination for an online Pacemaker the Chronicle has received since the NSPA started awarding online Pacemakers […]

Peer Support requires new sleepover contracts

A new policy now requires students to sign a contract prior to attending Peer Support sleepovers in order to ensure proper and school-appropriate behavior. “We want people to feel comfortable and safe at their sleepovers, just as they do in group,” Peer Support coordinator Sophie Sunkin ’14 said. The contract reads: “This contract has been […]