MSNBC correspondent speaks to students in Directed Study: The Election

MSNBC correspondent and best-selling author Jacob Soboroff ’01 visited a class of Directed Study: The Election to speak with students about his profession and new book Separated: Inside an American Tragedy on Oct. 19. History Department Head and The Election teacher Larry Klein invited Soboroff to discuss his work with his class of over 100 […]

Students participate in election projects, discussions in history classes

With the upcoming 2020 election looming, students are learning about the electoral process in their history classes. Whether it’s in the form of projects, lessons or in-class discussions, the majority of the students have learned about the electoral college, at the very least. Advanced Placement Human Geography student Jack Hartmeier ’22 said that even though […]

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

The administration and the IT department worked in conjunction to update the iHW app on Aug. 18, adding an automatic check-in and check-out feature that tracks whether or not students are present on campus. After receiving multiple iHW notifications asking them to enable location tracking, upperclassmen raised concerns about the app and the potential privacy […]

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

In light of the racial justice movement sweeping across the nation, members of the class of 2019 created Blackathw, an Instagram account highlighting the experiences of Black students on campus. After a series of discussions with Black alumni and students, upper and middle school administrators composed an anti-racism plan, which they released July 24. Director […]

Prefects encourage community building at first virtual convocation

As the community united to watch the eighth annual all-school convocation over Vimeo livestream Sunday, Head Prefects Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 and Cleo Maloney ’21 encouraged students to make the best of distance learning. Cosgrove compared his feelings of discomfort from the COVID-19 pandemic to his first day at the school, when he wore blue in […]

Administration introduces anti-racism plans

In response to schoolwide calls to take greater action against racism, the administration released a comprehensive list of initiatives July 24 to foster an anti-racist environment on campus. President Rick Commons, Associate Head of School Laura Ross and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Janine Jones signed the email that was sent to the […]

Commons releases update in response to rising coronavirus cases

President Rick Commons announced in a schoolwide email July 17 that summer sports practices will be suspended, and a full return to campus is less likely amid surging coronavirus cases. His statement follows California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order, which forbids campuses from reopening until Los Angeles County is taken off the California Department of Public […]

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 […]

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