Students adjust to new PSAT, SAT exams

The College Board released scores Jan. 7 for the 2015 PSAT, which along with the new SAT that debuts in March, had a new structure and scoring system, and the Harvard-Westlake juniors and sophomores who took the exam last October do not seem to have been adversely affected by the updates, upper school dean Beth Slattery […]

Former teacher to head ISSM

Former science teacher David Hinden will return to run the school’s Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine. Head of Athletics Terry Barnum and Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas founded the ISSSM three years ago to foster high school scientific and medical research dealing with sports. The program was put under the leadership of Hinden […]

Students to research sleep deprivation

Several students will investigate the effects of sleep deprivation for the track team’s academic and athletic performance for a study at the Children’s Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Beginning Feb. 1, participants will assist former science teacher David Hinden and the Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine headquartered at Harvard-Westlake in research. […]

Students on Vietnam trip to run social media accounts

Students going on the HW Go! Vietnam Digital Storytelling trip Jan. 15-24 will run Instagram and Snapchat accounts so students can stay updated with those on the trip. Those interested in social media updates can follow the Instagram account hwphoto2 and the Snapchat account hwvietnam. With trip leaders Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke and upper […]

Club hosts holiday drive for hospital

The Miles of Smiles Club hosted a holiday drive for students to drop off Christmas presents to go to a child and his or her family at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Myria Chen ’18 organized the drive to help a family that could not afford to buy Christmas gifts. She delivered the wrapped items to […]

School encourages teachers to use grants to improve teaching

The school has increased its budget for betterment and development grants this year to allow for teachers to continue “honing their craft and to stay current,” science teacher and Dean of Faculty Dietrich Schuhl said. Schuhl oversees the school’s betterment grants, which are small grants that teachers can use to attend various events across the […]

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 […]

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