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 racial equality and how to best continue such 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 Robinson ’17 […]

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 […]

Science department changes chemistry course

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science Department Larry Axelrod and science teacher Heather Audesirk developed the new course materials during the summer. The chemistry team decided to alter the course last […]

Faculty visits Israel for immersion program

Faculty visits Israel for immersion program

Sixteen faculty members traveled to Israel on an Immersion Faculty Fellowship June 13-27. The school’s Gunter Gross Global Fund sponsored the trip and provided faculty with the opportunity to study abroad. History teacher and trip leader Larry Klein said there was no notable impact from the current political state of Israel on their trip. Traveling […]

Science department changes chemistry course

Science department changes chemistry course

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science Department Larry Axelrod and science teacher Heather Audesirk developed the new course materials during the summer. The chemistry team decided to alter the course last […]