Offices in Chalmers redesigned

Offices in Chalmers redesigned

The school completed a remodel of Chalmers Hall over the summer, including the relocation and expansion of several administrative offices and a remodel of the math department office.In addition to its old space, the math department office incorporates the former dean conference room. The larger office also includes space for new math teachers Michael Burnett, […]

New student mentorship program has first meeting

New student mentorship program has first meeting

Members of the new student mentorship program met for the first time during a pre-orientation for new students Aug. 23. Counselor Michelle Bracken said the administration created the program after realizing a need for a support system analogous to Big Sibs at the Upper School. “[The program] gives you someone to ask if you need […]

Prefects emphasize self acceptance, courage at sixth annual all-school convocation

Prefects emphasize self acceptance, courage at sixth annual all-school convocation

Head prefects Ryan Stanford ’19 and Kevin Chen ’19 spoke about the importance of courage and being comfortable with oneself as middle and upper school students joined at the sixth annual all-school convocation. Stanford stressed the importance of balance and asked her peers to be courageous in their endeavors this school year. “If I could […]

Niche.com ranks school second best private school in the nation

Niche.com ranks school second best private school in the nation

Niche.com, a ranking and review site, rated Harvard-Westlake the best private high school in California and second best in the United States for 2019. This marks the highest score the school has received to date. The ranking was determined by an assessment of multiple aspects, including college data, standardized testing scores, student-teacher ratio and comments […]

Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

Speeches from Salutatorian Nicole Bahar ’18, the first female Salutatorian in 12 years, and Valedictorian Vivian Liu ’18 highlighted the class of 2018’s commencement ceremony Friday. Bahar recalled a number of humorous experiences she had during high school and also noted the lack of equal representation among women for Salutatorian. Liu likened her high school experience to […]

Seniors elect two kings to Prom Court

Seniors elect two kings to Prom Court

The senior class elected Chronicle Print Managing Editor Anthony Weinraub ’18 and Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Eli Adler ’18 to the first ever Prom Court on May 19, making this the first time the student body has voted for a gender non-specific Prom Court instead of the traditional Prom King and Queen. In an effort […]

Kind ‘sole’: junior uses fellowship funds to send donated shoes to youth in Senegal

Kind ‘sole’: junior uses fellowship funds to send donated shoes to youth in Senegal

Alec Katz ’19 received the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, a grant that supports entrepreneurial ideas by providing mentors and financial support, and hosted a shoe drive this past week for underprivileged youth in Senegal to initiate his business, Soles4Good. Soles4Good ships shoes to Senegal’s street-youth, also known as the Talibés, and provides them funds to start […]

Students place at Chemistry Olympiad

Students place at Chemistry Olympiad

Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry students placed second on the 2018 Local Chemistry Olympiad Exam on May 18, and of the 40 students who took the test, five individuals received awards for their personal scores. Max Caragozian ’19 and Sara Kangaslahti ’19 advanced to take the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Exam in April after receiving […]

Students face consequences for disturbing AP Language exam

Students face consequences for disturbing AP Language exam

After disrupting the AP English Language and Composition exam and prompting the proctor to file an Incident Report to the College Board, over 10 students received Honor Board infractions and had their exam scores canceled. During the free response section of the exam May 16, some students began causing distractions by stomping their feet and […]

Foreign language teachers induct students into Language Honor Societies

Foreign language teachers induct students into Language Honor Societies

Foreign language teachers inducted students in advanced Spanish, Latin, French and Chinese classes into their respective National Foreign Language Societies on May 22. Calvin Kaleel ’18, Strauss Cooperstein ’18, Gina Choi ’18 and Jarett Malouf ’18 received the Outstanding Senior Award for their dedication to Latin, Chinese, Spanish and French respectively. Kaleel, who is the […]