Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

After nearly two years of preparation, Jonathan Damico ’19 and Cameron Schiller ’19 launched Prova Design Backpacks, a start-up company that manufactures redesigned versions of the traditional school bag. “We’re really happy with the success of our Kickstarter,” Schiller said. “It’s insane. Within the first day we raised $26,000, which is mind-boggling for us. Our […]

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Over the course of the five-day camp he created, Futterman used LEGO Mindstorms EV3 technology to introduce the basics of designing, programming and operating simple robots. Futterman said he was inspired to share his knowledge, experience and passion for robotics after hearing from Ethiopia Health Aid that students in Gode Village were eager to learn. […]

PA protests air traffic over school

 In response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s public proposal to place two GPS waypoints over Ventura Blvd. and Valley Vista Blvd., HW Parent Association President Kairavi Daum (Maddy ’18, Alex ’20, Isabella ’23) encouraged all parents to submit comments against the project in an email Aug. 22. The FAA’s project would utilize new satellite technology […]

Senior named LA County Youth Poet Laureate

Sophie Kim ’19 was selected as the 2018 Los Angeles Country Youth Poet Laureate from a record number of applicants.  Over the course of the next year, Kim will also work with Penmanship Books to publish a compilation of her original poetry. The Youth Poet Laureate is an initiative of Urban Word Los Angeles, an […]

Thill to teach at the Episcopal School of LA

Math teacher Bill Thill will depart at the end of this year and work as the math department head at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles. At his new school, Thill will be leading his colleagues in restructuring their existing program. “[My new position] is a great opportunity to utilize the things I’ve learned in […]

First and Third Assembly schedule to change for upcoming school year

“First and Third Wednesday” assemblies will follow a different schedule next  school year, Assistant Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken announced at the final assembly of the year. Instead of the current schedule, where assemblies are held bimonthly, students will attend only one assembly on the first Wednesday of every month. Overseen by Community and Character […]

Going on a trip in our favorite chariot: JCL attends convention

Going on a trip in our favorite chariot: JCL attends convention

Upper and middle school members of the Junior Classical League attended the California JCL convention at Menlo High School over the weekend. At the convention, students participated in academic, athletic, and competitive events related to the classics. The convention also included elections for student state JCL government offices. This year, Vice Presidents Ben Beckman ’19 […]

Food truck fanatics: waffle truck visits

Waffles de Liege food truck sold their traditional waffles on campus March 15 for this month’s Food Truck Friday. Toppings included vanilla ice cream, chocolate or caramel sauce and whipped cream. Prefect Council initially intended to hold Food Truck Friday on the third Friday of March instead of the last, due to Spring Break. The […]

Sophomores, juniors elect next year’s Head Prefects

Sophomores, juniors elect next year’s Head Prefects

Ryan Stanford ’19 and Kevin Chen ’19 will serve as Head Prefects for the 2018-2019 school year. Results were announced after school on Thursday in an email. Although one male and one female were still chosen to be Head Prefect, following standard protocol, students were able to vote for any two candidates regardless of gender, […]