Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “I think there was a coalescing around the usual suspects, the same ten or fifteen colleges,” Cuseo […]

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new Head of Upper School, leaving her position as Head of Upper School at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty Oct. 26. “Mrs. Ross stood apart for her inspiring educational vision, broad experience in secondary […]

Columnist speaks to parents

The New York Times columnist Frank Bruni urged parents of the Class of 2018 to understand the nominal importance of prestigious college acceptance Nov. 14 in a discussion in Taper Gym. Bruni spoke about his most recent book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.” “[Bruni] was superb,” President Rick Commons said. “The way […]

Alum’s position as Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief sparks controversy

When President-elect Donald Trump named Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist, news surrounding the right-wing publication, which many critics consider to be a hate site, increased. After the announcement, The New York Times published an article quoting Alexander Marlow ’04, who now serves as the website’s Editor-in-Chief . […]

Preschoolers to visit for Special Olympics

Preschoolers from roughly a dozen different Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools will come to campus to participate in a Special Olympics competition Dec. 2. The event will include over 200 3-year-old to 6-year-old athletes. “I love seeing the enthusiasm in both the faces of HW students and the [Special Olympics] athletes. It’s also […]

School announces plans to bury capsule

The school community will commemorate the school’s 25th anniversary with a time capsule featuring objects representative of the 2016 school year. Students can contribute small sports memorabilia, digital or printed photos, recorded school performances or sports footage and short films. The time capsule will be buried in the spring of 2017 at the Middle School […]

Club passes out ‘I am appreciated’ stickers

As part of their initiative to express gratitude on campus, Community and Character Committee members passed out stickers with the phrase “I am appreciated” after assembly Nov. 16. They encouraged students to give the stickers to other students, faculty and staff that they feel left a positive impact on them. “We realize there are a […]

Entrepreneur speaks to Business of Life Class

Entrepreneur Evan Horowitz ’99 advised Business of Life students to follow their dreams and learn from their failures during his speech Oct. 27. Horowitz came to speak as a part of HW Venture’s Lunch and Lecture series after he was recommended by entrepreneur Sameer Gupta ’99, an instrumental person in the development of the entrepreneurship […]

Cards for Humanity club holds bake sale

Student members of the Cards for Humanity club held a card and bake sale Nov. 14 to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Child Life Program. The club leaders, Brigid Cawley ’18, Chronicle illustrator Anna Gong ’18 and Vivian Lu ’18, said they decided to support the charity after they became junior ambassadors […]

Faculty attends professional growth day

Faculty from both the middle and upper school campuses attended Understanding by Design’s daylong workshop Nov. 11 to learn about the most effective way to plan a lesson. Understanding by Design is an organization that focuses on creating a standardized curriculum constructor model that improves communication between teachers when planning lessons. “I’ve known about the […]

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