March of the Living attendance decreases

Only four students from the senior class, a sharp decrease from past years, traveled to Poland and Israel on the annual March of the Living April 19-May 3 to learn about the history of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Student involvement has shown a downward trend, with 12 attendees last year and 22 the year prior. […]

My Big Fat Greek Trip: Latin students visit Greece

The Latin program offered its first trip to Greece April 6-14 to expose students to the practical use of the language and Ancient Greek culture. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta and history teacher George Gaskin, who chaperoned last year’s trip to Rome, led one eighth grader, five freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and a senior. Like […]

Enrollment in trip hits record high

One of the largest groups to travel with the program in its history, 26 Spanish language students visited Spain to immerse themselves in the culture and language from March 30 to April 16. Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and Receptionist and SAT/ACT Test Center Supervisor Nathaly Blanco chaperoned two freshman and 24 sophomores. Zaragoza has been […]

Stop, drop and download: school promotes emergency information app ‘Crisis Manager’

Faculty introduced the school’s specifically adapted page on the emergency information app, Crisis Manager, on April 19 during an all-school assembly. Science Teacher Wendy Van Norden and Upper School Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado collaborated to create better emergency plans and add all the necessary information to the school’s page. “The Crisis Manager app is our […]

What in refutation: debate team prevails

Following a successful regular season which included a win of the Duke and Bailey’s Cup and a semifinal finish at the National Debate Coaches Association tournament, the debate team is gearing up for their Tournament of Champions run. Evan Engel ’17 notched the school’s first win of Duke and Bailey’s, an award given for best […]

Prefect Council adjusts method of disclosing Honor Board case summaries

Prefect Council began posting anonymous Honor Board case summaries on the Hub on April 18. The summaries, which will be placed on class pages under the label “Communiques,” are part of an effort to increase Honor Board transparency and allow the community to learn from each others’ mistakes, Head Prefect Cate Wolfen ’17 said. The […]

Juniors elect Prefects, will vote in runoff

  Juniors elected JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18 and Sarah Conway ’18 to serve as Senior Prefects for the 2017-2018 school year. Students heard speeches in Rugby Auditorium on Wednesday. Eli Timoner ’18 and Harry Gestetner ’18 will compete in a runoff for the final male prefect position. Juniors will receive an email to […]

Students to host drive for literacy organization

Book Club will collect new and gently used books for The Book Truck, which provides under served teenagers in Los Angeles with young adult books, starting March 27. Club members will collect donations of books from the Book Truck’s wish list, which includes “Thirteen Reasons Why,” “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent,” in the library. Students […]

Janine Jones named Director of Diversity

At the school’s second Moving Forward meeting, President Rick Commons announced that Associate Director of Admission Janine Jones will be immediately taking the position of Interim Directory of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in addition to her current position. “The HW community should expect more tangible and visible efforts surrounding DEI,” Jones said. “Some changes will […]

Playwrights cast list announced

Playwrights Festival producer and performing arts teacher Christopher Moore announced the cast list for 12 plays that comprise the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The cast list is as follows: PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2017 Cast List Listed in alphabetical order     BADDEST OF THEM ALL by Sophia Dienstag  Director: Rachel Kimsey Sabrina de Brito, Alex Goldstein, Griffin […]

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