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 […]

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 […]

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