Barzdukas to become head of New York school

Barzdukas to become head of New York school

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas will leave Harvard-Westlake to accept the position of Head of School at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, President Rick Commons said in an email sent to all faculty, students and parents Wednesday. Director of Studies Elizabeth Resnick will serve as Interim Head of Upper School […]

Pie throwing, Community Service Week highlight assembly (video)

Pie throwing, Community Service Week highlight assembly (video)

Students throwing pies at Head of School Audrius Barzdukas, as well as announcements about March Madness and the Community Service Week and the Festival of Spring highlighted Wednesday’s assembly. La Femme leaders selected Wolfgang Novogratz ’16 and Rasa Barzdukas ’17 to throw pies at Audrius Barzdukas to celebrate that the club reached a fundraising goal […]

Happiness expert to advise joint faculty

An expert on happiness will speak at a joint faculty meeting Feb. 18. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at University of California, Riverside, will be the second speaker to address both the middle and upper school faculty this year in Saperstein Theatre on the middle school campus.Each year, the school picks two speakers to […]

Honor Board introduces class meeting discussions, eliminates email case reports

In an effort to make the Honor Board more transparent and centralize its place in the community, all Honor Board cases will continue to be presented and discussed during class meetings, as they were in the class meetings this past cycle. The change has been in the works since last year, when both Prefect Council […]

School to host cultural exchange program, second WLSA conference

As a founding member of the World Leading Schools Association, Harvard-Westlake will host the second annual WLSA Student Conference in July. The school will also launch a new summer program, the World Youth Leadership Institute, which will take place the week before the WLSA conference. In conjunction with the WLSA conference, the school will host […]

Homecoming Formal likely to be annual tradition

Last month’s Homecoming Formal was likely the first of many, prefect Sarah Winshel ’15 said. “It was absolutely as successful if not much more so than we expected it to be,” Winshel said. “I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that it will, but I can say that there is no reason it wouldn’t become […]

New Homecoming formal to occur next month

Prefect Council will host a Homecoming formal dance Sept. 28 in Taper Gym, the prefects announced in a staged procession Friday afternoon. Head Fanatics, football players and cheerleaders drove into the quad in a party bus after eighth period today to announce the formal. When the party bus stopped in the middle of the quad, […]

New signs ask students to clean up after themselves in quad

New signs on the quad tables read, “Please help Gregorio keep our quad clean. Pick up after yourself. Thank you.” in a further effort to prevent student littering. Gregorio Hernandez, a member of the maintenance department, cleans up trash left on the quad and around campus. This is the fourth sign Head of School Audrius […]

Sophomores watch pilot online ethics course

Sophomores watched an online video course about character and values during the summer to prepare for their Choices and Challenges class this year. The video series, Optimal Living 101, is the school’s first entry into web-based education and complements the curriculum of the required 10th grade class on personal development. Assistant to the Head of […]

Students attend first all-school convocation

The first-ever all-school opening convocation this morning was highlighted by the announcement of this year’s motto, the investiture of President Rick Commons and the prefects and speeches by Commons and the Head Prefects. All middle school teachers and students were bused to the Upper School after first period to attend the 10 a.m. convocation outdoors […]

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