Velvet Daisies makes cards for charity

The Velvet Daisies Club will make cards for the holidays. All proceeds will benefit the Early Head Start program at the Children’s Institute, Inc. Velvet Daisies was founded in 2013 by Angela Chon ’16 and Justine Chen ’16. In additon to making holiday cards, Velvet Daisies also sells handmade jewelry on their website. The Children’s […]

Human Rights Watch screens documentary

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted a screening of “He Named Me Malala”, the story of the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Nov. 16 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The documentary follows Malala, a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban in Swat Valley for speaking out against Taliban’s prohibition of girls […]

School to host ‘Mockingjay’ screening

Tickets for a pre-release screening of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Nov. 18 at the Middle School are now available on the HW Box Office website, and proceeds will benefit the Financial Aid Office. Although the school has held screenings of the Harry Potter movies to support Financial Aid in the past, this is […]

Assembly kicks off "I appreciate" campaign

Two teacher tributes from former students now attending Stanford University, along with the introduction of an “I appreciate” campaign, highlighted the year’s second all-school “First and Third Wednesday” assembly today. President Rick Commons presented English teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Caroline Miller certificates of appreciation from recent graduates now attending Stanford. Serena Davis ’17 and Ben […]

Community Council to partner with Club 21

Community Council will partner with Club 21 to recruit volunteers for the Together is Better Walkathon Oct. 17 at Central Park in Pasadena. Volunteers will help with registration and set up a variety of carnival-type booths, then participate in the event. Club 21 provides education, support and advocacy for children with Down syndrome. The organization […]

Former substitute teacher hired to teach English full time

Darcy Cosper will return to the Upper School English department as a full-time teacher this year after previously filling in as a substitute last semester for Maura Roosevelt. Cosper has also substituted for English teachers Eric Schrode in 2008 and Laurence Weber in 2010. Over the summer, Cosper started an online literary magazine called the […]