Brookshire to replace Slattery as Upper School Dean

In an email to her junior students, soon-to-be Head of Upper School Beth Slattery said Director of Admission at Brandeis University Sara Brookshire will replace her as an Upper School Dean next year. Brookshire was graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Marketing Communication and later attended Lesley University, where she […]

College Board announces that online AP tests will be open-note, open-book

In light of nationwide school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak, committee members on the College Board Advanced Placement Program announced March 20 that AP exams will be administered online and clarified that the tests will be open-note and open-book March 29. The exams will test students’ abilities to apply overarching themes and skills to […]

Upper school deans announce that AP exams are optional

The upper school deans announced in a campus-wide email March 25 that the school will no longer require students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to take AP exams at the end of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the AP tests are now optional, the deans encouraged students to confer with their instructors […]

Deadline for community service requirement extended

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Upper School Counselor Michelle Bracken and Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said in an email March 23  the deadline for the community service requirement has been extended to the end of the summer and no longer requires that a student directly interact with others. Bracken and Church […]

Upper and middle school concerts postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus

In a school-wide email, Middle School Performing Arts Chair Tim Schmall and Upper School Performing Arts Chair Shawn Constantino announced Mar. 23 that all upcoming middle and upper school performing arts events are postponed indefinitely due to the school’s effort to comply with social distancing. The postponed performances include both the middle and upper school […]

Teachers provide feedback for administrators in faculty survey

Over the past four months, faculty and staff have provided anonymous feedback for the school’s division heads through online surveys conducted by FNS Consulting. Division heads include President Rick Commons, Head of Upper School Laura Ross, Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish and Head of Athletics Terry Barnum. The survey included a variety of questions […]

LAHSO holds banquet to discuss diversity

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization held its third Unity Banquet to start conversations about diversity on campus Feb. 24 in Feldman Horn Art Gallery. LAHSO worked with other affinity groups such as the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club and Gender and Sexuality Awareness club to advertise the event, and invited the entire […]

Commons responds to councilmember regarding River Park

President Rick Commons updated the school community in an email regarding the River Park athletic facility’s development plan and pledged to enact the changes suggested by Los Angeles Second District Councilmember Paul Krekorian. In his letter, Krekorian requested that school administrators fulfill 18 additional conditions before beginning the construction of River Park. Krekorian also said […]

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