Alumna’s film chosen as a finalist in film festival

A short film written by Nicole Bahar ’18 was selected as a finalist for the People’s Choice Award in the MY HERO International Film Festival. The film, Āmrikā, follows an Iranian-American teen girl as she travels to Iran, her country of origin, to gather citizens’ opinions about America and to contrast Middle Eastern stereotypes. Bahar’s mentor […]

Student self-portrait to be displayed in Capitol Rotunda

Student self-portrait to be displayed in Capitol Rotunda

Samantha Ho ’16 won an award for her “Self-Portrait after Seurat,” which will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda in June. Ho will be flown to a reception June 24 in Washington, D.C. “Probably hundreds of thousands of people go through [the Capitol Rotunda] and will see it,” upper school art teacher Marianne Hall said. […]

Gyllenhaal ’95 receives Golden Globe

Maggie Gyllenhaal ’95 won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie or miniseries for her role as Nessa Stein in the TV miniseries, “The Honourable Woman” Jan. 11. This was Gyllenhaal’s first Golden Globe award and fourth nomination.

Summer workshop film wins in festival

A film documenting the story of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, created by students in the Harvard-Westlake summer film program, placed first in the My Hero film festival student category. The film is a product of the Righteous Conversations Project Digital Storytelling Workshop. The program was offered at the upper school campus for the first time […]

School awards Kogan Family Award to English teacher

Middle School English teacher Julia Grody received the Kogan Family Award for Innovation in Teaching at the Aug. 26 meeting for faculty and staff members. “When presented with a problem to solve, [Grody] responds by listening first, understanding the problem well, examining options, and then proposing solutions that meld what she has learned with her […]

Teacher receives Carolyn, Marion Hays Award

Upper school mathematics teacher Kent Nealis was awarded the Carolyn and Marion Hays Award Aug. 26 at a joint faculty meeting. The award is given to a member of the faculty or staff who contributes to the school community in ways beyond what is expected. The recipient is to show “loyal and dedicated service to […]

Sophomore receives international award for community service work

Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international charity fundraising organization, honored Jack Stovitz ’16 with its Outstanding Youth Volunteer award last month for his work with the book drive organization BookEnds. Stovitz was first introduced to the Los Angeles-based BookEnds as a fourth grader at Warner Elementary School, when students were asked to bring in used […]

Young artists take big prizes

Three students were named YoungArts Scholarship winners for 2014 for their submissions in visual or performing arts. Claire Nordstrom ’15 won merit in voice, Amita Pentakota ’14 won honorable mention in world dance and Xenia Viragh ’15 won honorable mention in photography. YoungArts provides scholarships and workshops with master artists. All three winners have been […]

Stanford honors 3 teachers

Three teachers were honored by Stanford University as part of the Teacher Tribute Initiative this past month. Latin teacher Paul Chenier, English teacher Jocelyn Medawar and history teacher Dror Yaron were nominated by former students who are now freshmen at Stanford. During the summer, incoming freshmen were given the opportunity to write about a teacher […]

Chronicle online wins 1st place in San Antonio

Student publications scored a winning sweep in the Best of Show competitions Saturday Nov. 17 at the National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Education Association fall convention in San Antonio. Chronicle online took the first place trophy in the online category and the middle school newspaper,  Spectrum, took first place for middle school papers. The November issue […]