Presidential election reveals school strife

Presidential election reveals school strife

In a mock election conducted by AP government students, 72.19 percent of 543 Harvard-Westlake students polled voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, while 14.73 percent of 543 HW students polled voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. “In every election there will be winners and losers,” Harry Gestetner ’18 said. “But the way many […]

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new Head of Upper School, leaving her position as Head of Upper School at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty Oct. 26. “Mrs. Ross stood apart for her inspiring educational vision, broad experience in secondary […]

Commons announces new head of upper school

Commons announces new head of upper school

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new head of upper school, leaving her position as head of upper school at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty this morning. “Mrs. Ross stood apart for her inspiring educational vision, broad experience in secondary […]

Administration to restructure in July

After the retirement of Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, the administration will restructure, with President Rick Commons adding the position of head of school to his title and Interim Head of School Liz Resnick taking on the role of associate head of school, overseeing more all-school responsibilities, effective in July. A new head of upper […]

The Chosen Ones: Students Request Certain Teachers from Deans

The Chosen Ones: Students Request Certain Teachers from Deans

After Sophie Tippl ’17 received her full schedule with teachers for her junior year, she could not help but worry. Her friends had warned her about one teacher who had a reputation as one of the most difficult graders for the subject, she said. Her friends also advised her to switch out of the class, […]

26 seniors qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 26 seniors as some of the 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. Last year, the class of 2017 took the new PSAT, which is 35 minutes longer than the old test and has two sections as opposed to three. The old PSAT had critical reading, writing […]

Search for upper school head narrows

A team of administrators, deans and faculty narrowed the search for a new head of the Upper School to eight candidates and expects to make an appointment at least before Thanksgiving. Two of the eight semifinalists are current faculty members and the other six come from California, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire. The names of […]

Students to travel to Guatemala

Students have the opportunity to participate in the HW GO! Digital Storytelling trip to Guatemala this summer Aug. 1-19. Participants will develop documentary filmmaking and editing skills by interviewing locals, visiting Mayan ruins and learning about Guatemalan women. Prior to departure, students will learn about Guatemala’s history and plan a media project. The chaperones will […]

Brentwood video spurs discussion about diversity

Brentwood video spurs discussion about diversity

After a video surfaced last week of some white students from Brentwood School singing a rap song with the n-word, upper school deans decided to open up a conversation about racial insensitivity among Harvard-Westlake students. “Honestly, this is an issue that I personally feel really strongly about, so when I saw that video, it just […]