Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to remain flexible in planning for the fall quarter. Commons said that the graduation ceremony, which was originally scheduled to be […]

57 seniors named to school’s Cum Laude chapter, four seniors recognized for world language achievements

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the school canceled the annual induction ceremony, which celebrates the academic achievements of outstanding members of the senior class. 57 seniors who are ranked in the top 20 percent of their class were named to the school’s chapter of the National Cum Laude Society, based on their grades from their […]

Robotics championships canceled due to pandemic

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the robotics program was unable to send subteams 62A, 62B, 62K and 62X to the 2020 California VEX VRC High School State Championship. Additionally, subteam 62B could not attend the high school division of the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship, which was slated to be held in Texas in […]

Alumni discuss college process during HW4L virtual meeting

Five alumni spoke about their educational, social and work-related experiences both during and after college at the HW4L Campus: College Experience on May 26. The panelists included Genesis Aire ’19, Aliyah Daniels ’14, Carolyn Hong ’17, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Katie Lim ’13 and Sarah Winshel ’15, all of whom currently attend or graduated […]

Multicultural Week celebrated over Zoom

Multicultural Week celebrated over Zoom

The school’s annual Multicultural Week took place with 10 affinity groups each receiving a 30-minute slot during lunch break to celebrate their cultures May 4, all from the comfort of their own homes. Affinity groups host Multicultural Week meetings The Zoom meetings, which were open to all students, ranged from relaxed conversations to interviews and […]

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

After electing Cleo Maloney ’21 and Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 as Head Prefects on May 7, students chose their Junior and Senior Prefects following several runoff elections. Prefect Council members elected for 2020-21 school year Next year, Quincey Dern ’22, Jade Stanford ’22, Micah Gold ’22 and Jason Thompson ’22 will serve as Junior Prefects, while […]

Facing coronavirus together

Facing coronavirus together

Having experienced nearly a 90 percent drop in business, Dove Rose does not know how many clients to expect when she opens her computer for virtual wellness sessions.  As a private trainer who began teaching classes at just 15 years old, the North Hollywood-based owner of Dove’s Bodies had to adapt when the threat of […]

Teachers provide feedback for administrators in faculty survey

Over the past four months, faculty and staff have provided anonymous feedback for the school’s division heads through online surveys conducted by FNS Consulting. Division heads include President Rick Commons, Head of Upper School Laura Ross, Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish and Head of Athletics Terry Barnum. The survey included a variety of questions […]

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The revised curriculum is intended to allow teachers more freedom to design their courses and provide students the opportunity to take greater control over their education, […]

Students participate in Pet Walk for community service hours, raise awareness for therapy animals

Students participate in Pet Walk for community service hours, raise awareness for therapy animals

Students supported Paws Helping Hands, an organization which provides comfort and raises donations for those living in difficult situations, by participating in Pet Partners’ World’s Largest Pet Walk at Hotchkiss Park in Santa Monica on Sept. 28. Students supported Paws Helping Hands through Pet Walk Sophia Ekstrand ’20, a facilitator of the school’s participation in […]

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