Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

In accordance with new guidelines released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Upper School Deans Office released updated information regarding the school’s standardized testing plans for students this fall in an email sent to upper school students Tuesday. The school plans to hold a school only SAT exam for seniors Oct. 14 […]

Venture Club announces kickoff event

Venture Club plans to host a range of events, from guest speakers to workshops and games. Venture Club announced their kickoff event on Wednesday, Sept. 9, where students could come together and commence this year’s club. The Venture Club is a part of a larger program called HW Venture, which also hosts other classes, summer […]

Performing Arts Department hosts Playwrights Festival meeting

Performing Arts Department faculty hosted an information session Sept. 9 for the Playwrights Festival, an annual opportunity for students to write and perform in plays. In the session, they described the program’s timeline for prospective authors who will now begin the writing process at home. Martin expects plays to be performed live Performing Arts Technical […]

Stegall joins Upper School Dean Team

Teneice Stegall joined the Upper School as a dean, replacing Maude Bond, who departed after four years at the school. Previously, Stegall served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. Stegall also acted as a dorm parent, a JV girls soccer coach and a member of the Multicultural Affairs […]

Brookshire joins Upper School deans

Sara Brookshire joined the Upper School Dean Team after Beth Slattery assumed the position of Head of Upper School. Brookshire served as the Director of Admission at Brandeis University for the past six years. She previously worked at Emerson College as the Director of Admission. In addition, she is an Elected Board Director for the […]

Bronson joins Upper and Middle School as counselor

Brittany Bronson joined the school as a counselor this year and will work with both upper and middle school students . Off campus , Bronson operates her own private practice as a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. She specializes in working with young adults , families and those experiencing depression and anxiety . She […]

Jennifer Marcus joins history department

Jennifer Marcus joined the Upper School History Department to teach the World and Europe II and United States History this year. Prior to working at the Upper School, Marcus taught United States History, World History, Comparative Religion and Global Studies at Windward School in Los Angeles and Westridge School in Pasadena. Marcus said she did […]

Commons presents awards to faculty and staff

Commons presents awards to faculty and staff

President Rick Commons presented awards to six faculty and staff honoring their dedication to the school Aug. 17 . Mathematics teacher Mike Grier won the Kogan Family Award for innovation in teaching, and Learning Center Coordinator Nathaly Blanco was awarded the Marion Hays Award for her service to the school. Middle School Physical Education Department […]

Sierakowski joins History Department

Ingrid Sierakowski joined both the History and the Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research departments as a History and Latin American Studies teacher this fall . She will be teaching three sections of The World and Europe II, a sophomore-only class, and one section of Latin American Studies. Before coming to the Upper School , Sierakowski […]

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