Underclassmen reach new heights

By Megan Kawasaki Heading to his seventh period science class, Larry Zhang ’14 strolls up to Munger 101, earbuds in and hands shoved into the pockets of his sweatshirt. His teacher, Yanni Vourgourakis, is already inside, having placed a neat stack of graded tests on the table behind him. Zhang sits in his spot in […]

Eton teacher joins faculty in swap

By Allison Hamburger The head of the physics department at Eton College traded places with a physics teacher this year as a part of the school’s first teacher exchange. Joe Dangerfield is teaching Physics and AP Physics B here, while physics teacher Karen Hutchison spends the year in Windsor, England at Eton, a prestigious all-boys […]

Dowling to leave for new post

By Mary Rose Fissinger Director of Studies and AP Physics B teacher Dr. Deb Dowling will be leaving Harvard-Westlake at the end of this year for the position of Upper School Director at Bridges Academy, located on Laurel Canyon. “I was ready for a new challenge, and I was looking for a chance to work […]

Two teachers receive 1st Innovation Awards

By Jean Park Physics teacher Karen Hutchinson and Middle School math teacher Darin Beigie were the first teachers to ever receive the Innovative Award. This award was a “big surprise” event for both teachers, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The Innovation Award will be given to teachers who formulate creative ideas that help both […]

School tops country in 4 APs

By Andrew Schein and Zach Sokoloff Two science and two English courses led the nation in Advanced Placement test scores last year, according to the College Board’s “Advanced Placement Report to the Nation.” The classes had the widest segment of the total school population receive a passing score of three or higher on the AP […]