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 […]

Ring ceremony ushers in seniors’ last year

Ring ceremony ushers in seniors’ last year

The Class of 2017 joined together Sunday evening to begin their last year as high school students at the annual ring ceremony. By quoting the graduation address from Harvard School for Boys salutatorian and World War II veteran William Taylor Jr. ’43 that he found in the school archives, President Rick Commons reminded seniors of […]

Consultant group to assess student, faculty diversity

Consultant group to assess student, faculty diversity

In accordance with the vision statement to have the school’s “commitment to inclusion enable every member of our community to feel an equal sense of belonging,” the administration is engaging an outside facilitator, HR Matrix, to give recommendations on how the school can improve diversity and inclusion. The facilitators will be on campus during the […]

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 […]

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Although Liz Resnick will only fill the position of head of Upper School for one year, she has already made one permanent policy change: eliminating styrofoam cups from the faculty room. However, Resnick said that will likely be the only official policy change she makes, as in the coming year she will be focusing more […]