School drops temporary restraining order against Jonathan Martin ’08

The school dropped its temporary restraining order against Jonathan Martin ’08 that was put into effect after Martin allegedly posted a threatening photo on Instagram that caused the school to close in February, President Rick Commons said. After reaching an agreement collaboratively with the former NFL player and his family that Commons said will provide […]

National school walk out calls for change

National school walk out calls for change

For the second time this year, students put down their pencils and walked out of their third period classes when the clock struck 10 a.m. to protest gun violence last Friday. They made their way to the middle of the quad, where they sat silently in honor of the 13 victims of the Columbine shooting […]

Mental health facility releases Jonathan Martin ’08

A mental health facility released Jonathan Martin ’08 today, two months after he allegedly shared a threatening Instagram post that prompted the school to close. Martin received a judge’s permission to leave the facility after a clinical director said he supported his release, according to TMZ. He was sent to the facility for treatment after […]

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Middle East specialist in the Reagan administration and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Geoffrey Kemp (Alexander and Gideon Hyman ’20) lectured Middle East Studies sections today about the reasons for America’s increased involvement in the Middle East over the past century. Kemp served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President […]

Juniors recognized for work in computer science

Juniors recognized for work in computer science

President of Girls Who Code Club Ari Sokolov ’19 received` the National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Award for her commitment to computer science. In addition to working with Girls Who Code, HW Venture and the Computer Science Olympiad at school, she develops apps through her own tech company, Logical Nonsense, […]

Dare to Draft

Dare to Draft

Daniel Varela ’18 never envisioned that registering for the military draft had anything to do with applying to a private university. But as he answered questions about his education and family’s income on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Varela came across a box that he hadn’t expected. “Register Student for Selective Service,” it […]

Students, teachers say ‘Never Again’

Students, teachers say ‘Never Again’

Students, faculty and staff walked out of class as part of the National School Walkout on Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. The community gathered around 17 empty desks and victim profiles on Ted Slavin Field as student organizers Rachel Grode ’19, Lauren Juzang […]

Students join National School Walkout

Students join National School Walkout

Students, faculty and staff walked out of class as part of the National School Walkout Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. The community gathered around 17 empty desks and victim profiles on Ted Slavin field as student organizers Rachel Grode ’19, Lauren Juzang ’20, […]

Ross informs community of increased security, student resources after security threat

Ross informs community of increased security, student resources after security threat

In light of a threatening social media post that caused school to close Friday, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed students and faculty about increased security on campus, resources for students seeking support and ways for students to take action against gun violence. Although Ross said she could not disclose all of the added […]

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