Cairns to retire after 32 years

Upper School Dean Vanna Cairns announced her retirement to her students today via email. Cairns has worked at the school for 32 years, serving initially as a French teacher and eventually as both a Dean and a Choices and Challenges teacher. “I have been so very proud to represent the school every single day,” Cairns said in […]

Nick Melvoin ’04 to compete in LAUSD runoff

Alum and District Four L.A. Unified School District board candidate Nick Melvoin ’04 will compete in a runoff with incumbent District 4 School Board President Steve Zimmer after a second place finish in municipal elections Tuesday. Melvoin, who campaigned promising to modernize the district and improve fiscal transparency, garnered 31 percent of the vote, beating opponents […]

Alum challenges school board president

Alum challenges school board president

Alum and District Four L.A. Unified School District board candidate Nick Melvoin ’04 aims to lead the charge in implementing necessary change to modernize the LAUSD. Melvoin is in the final month of his campaign process, with elections set for March 7. Melvoin is challenging LAUSD school board President Steve Zimmer. Melvoin credits his interest […]

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

CNN political commentator and former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers urged students to reflect on the progress made toward achieving racial equality and how to best continue that progress at an all-school assembly today.   Sellers was invited by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club in honor of Black History Month. BLACC co-leader Phaedra […]

Faculty attends professional growth day

Faculty from both the middle and upper school campuses attended Understanding by Design’s daylong workshop Nov. 11 to learn about the most effective way to plan a lesson. Understanding by Design is an organization that focuses on creating a standardized curriculum constructor model that improves communication between teachers when planning lessons. “I’ve known about the […]

Students, faculty celebrate Election Day

Students, faculty celebrate Election Day

Members of the community participated in the general election on Nov. 8 by voting for the first time, participating in a nationwide mock election and volunteering at campaign headquarters. Jake Broder ’17, who voted for the first time, said he woke up early so that he could participate in the election. “I like that I […]

HWPA to host political roundtable

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will inform parents about the recent political events and upcoming elections Oct. 13 for the Meeting/Speaker Series. The other three meetings planned this year are scheduled Nov. 10, Feb. 8 and March 8. The October event will be held in Chalmers at the Upper School at 7 p.m., featuring a political discussion regulated […]

Student publications win national awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle as a finalist for the Gold Crown in its 2015-16 News Hybrid Critique for print and digital publications. Results were released in an email Sept. 28. Winners will be announced in in March. The Chronicle received a total score of 984 points out of 1000 possible, earning All-Columbian Honors […]

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