Letter to the editors: Response to Mapping Representation

Dearest Editors— Am wishing you all well and would like—in my capacity as a most reliable reader of your precious publication—to forward this message which concerns itself with the article titled Mapping Representation.  Peradventure more than one side was considered on the question of mandating Ethnic Studies curricula in Californian public schools (and, by cultural […]

Jones promoted to Chair of Deans

Jones promoted to Chair of Deans

Effective July 1, 2020, Upper School Dean Chris Jones will replace Beth Slattery as Upper School Deans Department Head, following her promotion to Head of Upper School. Jones’s Past During his eight years at the school, Jones has worked with students and families, helping them navigate academic and social concerns. In his new position, Jones […]

Presidential Pay-Phone

Presidential Pay-Phone

In response to a complaint filed by an anonymous whistle-blower Aug. 12, the Democratic Party launched a formal impeachment inquiry into the president’s actions Sept. 24, presenting the greatest challenge yet to his presidency, according to The Washington Post. The whistle-blower, an unnamed Central Intelligence Agency officer, alleged that Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy […]

Letter from the Editors: Better Together

Letter from the Editors: Better Together

BREAKING NEWS. It seems as if the words flash across our phone screens, laptops and television sets every other minute. In this current day and age, often the only constant is the endless stream of new information. And we at The Chronicle want to keep up. As the primary source of school news on campus, […]

Melody Lee joins biology department

Melody Lee is joining the upper school science department this year and will be teaching Advanced Placement Biology and Genetics and Biotechnology. Lee said she is looking forward to working with students who are passionate about biotechnology. “I am most excited about that course because even though I am the only person who will be […]

School announces plans for River Park

School announces plans for River Park

After a year-long design process, the school has released draft site plans for its River Park campus, which will offer athletic and recreational facilities to both the Harvard-Westlake and Studio City communities. The new project will not only help improve student life, but will also significantly benefit the neighbors and the environment, President Rick Commons […]

Former Westlake Headmaster passes away

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of leadership of Westlake, [Reynolds] modernized the school’s curriculum, diversified its student body and strengthened its faculty and culture,” Commons wrote in the email. […]

School to enforce current parking policies, introduce revised prices for student drivers

School to enforce current parking policies, introduce revised prices for student drivers

To improve relations with its neighbors and combat its parking shortage, the school will implement new policies for student drivers beginning in the fall of 2019. Starting next year, the school will strictly enforce its long-standing policy that prohibits students from parking in surrounding neighborhoods, President Rick Commons said. Students who violate this rule will […]

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Advanced Dance I and II students performed solos, duets and group pieces in the annual end-of-year showcase in the dance studio May 3. To open the show, the juniors of Advanced Dance II danced to “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley to commemorate the fun times they experienced this year, choreographer and Advanced Dance II student Rileigh […]

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