Science Bowl elects leaders for next year

The Science Bowl elected new leaders for the 2016-2017 year. Johnny Berman ’17 and Nomi Ringach ’17 were elected by club members after filling out a candidate statement. Members meet Wednesdays and Fridays and participate in games where students can buzz in to answer questions. “I think that [Berman] and [Ringach] will be great leaders […]

Juniors win Miranda Rights essay competition

Dani Mirell ’17 and Serena Davis ’17 won first and second place, respectively, at the district level in the 2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest sponsored by the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee. Mirell’s essay will automatically be submitted into the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest along with winners from other districts. Students wrote essays or […]

Teacher departs to spend time with family

English teacher Caroline Miller will leave at the end of the school year. She will move to Edgeworth, Pa. to teach at Sewickley Academy. During her four years at Harvard-Westlake, Miller taught the sophomore English course, English II, as well as AP Language and Composition. She also led the team of sophomore teachers this year, […]

Math department chair departs after 17 years to care for ill mother

Upper School Math Department Chair Paula Evans will not return to teach next year. Evans said she had anticipated leaving at the end of the school year; however, plans changed when her mother became extremely ill, requiring full-time care. Evans now resides with her in Northern California. “[Evans] left a few weeks ago to attend […]

Yearbooks to be distributed Thursday

Seniors will be able to pick up this year’s edition of the yearbook, Vox Populi, Thursday at 1 p.m. in the lounge. Other students will be able to get them in the lounge Friday starting 6th period. Students who did not order a yearbook beforehand can purchase one at the bookstore at the end of […]

KHWS returns after three-month hiatus

After a three-month hiatus, KHWS student radio returned on air April 25. Club leaders had to find a replacement broadcasting service after the one the club previously used, live365, went bankrupt. “It was a tedious process and also during a very busy time for most of the seniors,” KHWS leader Daniela Grande ’16 said. “We […]

History department eliminates AP World History course for next year

Due to history teacher Drew Maddock’s departure from Harvard-Westlake, next year’s seniors will not be able to take Advanced Placement World History as their history or elective course. Maddock’s replacement will need a year in order to prepare the curriculum and materials that are needed to teach the course, History Department Head Katherine Holmes-Chuba said. […]

Chronicle adviser to depart

Upper school Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Melissa Wantz is leaving her position after one year. Former journalist and adviser to The Occidental Weekly at Occidental College Jim Burns has been hired to oversee the program next year. Wantz taught three sections of journalism classes, advised the quarterly sports magazine Big Red and served […]

Chinese teacher to join Massachusetts school

Upper and middle school Chinese teacher Tiantian Wang will leave to teach Chinese at Middlesex School in Massachusetts. Wang has taught Chinese III and Chinese III Honors at the Upper School for five years, as well as Chinese II at the Middle School. “The five years I spent at Harvard-Westlake were precious to me,” Wang […]

English teacher to depart from school after two years

Part-time English teacher Mahshid Feiz ’92 will leave at the end of this school year. For the last two years, Feiz taught English III: Living America. One of the main reasons for her departure was the fact that she only held a part-time job, teaching one section of juniors, Feiz said. “I have a very […]

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