Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities

Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities

Students celebrated Halloween festivities Oct. 31 and participated in events hosted by Social Committee, ranging from a Halloween costume contest to themed movies in the lounge. Participating students walked down a runway in the lounge during Activities to showcase their costumes.  Sultan Daniels ’19 as Sokka from “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Curious George” father-daughter combination […]

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 […]

South African students tour, participate in panel

South African students tour, participate in panel

Twenty one student visitors from Westville Boys’ High School in Westville, South Africa, played pingpong and said Oct. 4 that Harvard-Westlake’s classes are a lot like their’s except for the close relationships the students seem to have with their teachers. Westville Boys’ High School is a member of the World Leading School Association, a group co-founded by […]

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Senior Vice President of Global Communications Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs Celine Khavarani ’95 spoke to members of La Femme about her experience as a woman in the work force. In past years, Khavarani has come back to campus to talk to students about her progress in the fashion industry, but today was the […]

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

The Head Fanatics organized Fanatic Fest Friday morning in Taper Gym to rally the community. A sword swallower, plumes of fire and streamers increased excitement in the lead-up to Saturday’s Homecoming festivities. The pep rally concluded Spirit Week, during which a stilt walker visited the campus and the Kogi and Nitropod ice cream trucks served students tacos and […]

Huybrechts to retire after 28 years

Huybrechts to retire after 28 years

After 28 years at the school, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be retiring at the end of this year, Chair of the Board of Trustees Philip Holthouse and President Rick Commons announced in an email Friday. “Jeanne made this plan some time ago, carefully considering other transitions taking place at the school and timing […]

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 […]

Faculty to further enforce dress code policy

The faculty will begin to enforce the dress code more vigilantly, Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick announced in an email to students and parents last Wednesday, sparking controversy among some. Resnick said that as temperatures rose, the faculty felt that students were coming to school in clothes that were not dress code appropriate. […]

Parents attend upper school Back to School Day

Parents attend upper school Back to School Day

Upper school parents convened on campus Saturday morning to visit their students’ classrooms and meet their teachers. The school provided refreshments for the parents mingling in between classes. Student ambassadors assisted in facilitating the event, and the jazz band performed throughout the day.

Guest speaker visits Criminal Law & Advocacy class

Guest speaker visits Criminal Law & Advocacy class

Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mark Inaba ’86 discussed the role of prosecutors at the DA’s office and shared stories about his gang-related cases with students in Criminal Law & Advocacy on Thursday. Inaba’s presentation included photographs from a murder case he prosecuted and audio recordings of a gang member who felt threatened into remaining […]