Assembly promotes learning, travel options for students

Wednesday’s Upper School assembly highlighted new opportunities for students, including an upcoming internship workshop, a sports analytics conference in Boston and a spring break trip to Cuba. HW Works Administrator Zakkaria Daniels ’10 informed students of a summer internship workshop Jan. 15 in the Kutler Center. Led by Daniels and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church, the […]

Storm knocks out power at Upper School

UPDATED: Power was restored by 6:20 p.m.. A power outage struck two Upper School buildings at about 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, leading to the loss of electricity for more than six hours in Chalmers and Weiler halls. These buildings, along with the traffic light at the main entrance, were the only areas affected. The issue […]

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

The Christmas Convocation: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Saviour’s Chapel signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Dec. 13. Some students, alumni, parents, faculty and administrators gathered for the traditional service, which featured performances by the Madrigals and an Upper School Instrumental Ensemble. “It’s special because it is a uniquely religious ceremony at […]

English teacher to depart after half a decade

English teacher Amber Caron will leave the school and move to England after this year’s first semester, and new teacher Megan Shakow will take over her classes. Caron has taught English for five years and will move to Cambridge, England, with her husband, who has taken a job teaching and researching history at Cambridge University. Caron’s husband […]

Faculty to view “Star Wars” screening

Eighty-five members of the faculty and staff will attend a free screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Dec. 19 at the IMAX headquarters in Playa Vista. Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn (Cassidy ’06, Cody ’08), IMAX President Greg Foster (Lucas ’08, Jackson ’11, Drew ’13) and Steve Bing ’82 arranged the screening to thank […]

Model UN members participate at conference

Eleven students travelled to Mira Costa High School to take part in the LAIMUN conference on Saturday. Students represented Australia and Botswana in 11 committees, split between novice, in which only students who had been to two or fewer conferences could attend, and advanced committees. Topics included the promotion of emerging markets and the use […]

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Freedom School student volunteers made a presentation about the summer program, where they give academic help to underprivileged children, and announced a fundraising bake sale at Wednesday’s assembly. Volunteers Jed Kronenberg ’17, Shelby Weiss ’16 and Cate Wolfen ’17 individually started book clubs for Freedom School students, and held a bake sale on the quad to […]

Miles of Smiles Club to host holiday drive

The Miles of Smiles Club will support the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a Christmas drive. Previously known as the Helping Hands Club, the Miles of Smiles Club is working in conjunction with the Holidays from the Heart program. The program serves families who have a child in the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and cannot […]

Velvet Daisies makes cards for charity

The Velvet Daisies Club will make cards for the holidays. All proceeds will benefit the Early Head Start program at the Children’s Institute, Inc. Velvet Daisies was founded in 2013 by Angela Chon ’16 and Justine Chen ’16. In additon to making holiday cards, Velvet Daisies also sells handmade jewelry on their website. The Children’s […]

Journalists join online news group

Ten Chronicle journalists were selected to serve as members of the 2015-2016 ASNE Youth Journalism Student Advisory Board. Chronicle staffers Josie Abugov ’18, Ellis Becker ’18, Elly Choi ’18, Sofia Guillen ’18, Sammi Handler ’17, Brittany Hong ’18, Nicole Kim ’18, Alena Rubin ’18, Kate Schrage ’18 and Danielle Spitz ’18 will join other students […]