Trustee, alumnus dies while bodysurfing on vacation

Trustee Norman Sprague ’65 died March 14 while bodysurfing in Costa Rica. Sprague began working as a trustee at Harvard School in 1981 and helped during the merger between Harvard and Westlake School for Girls. “It was a contentious time for both schools, and Dr. Sprague’s steady hand on the tiller made a big difference […]

Piano duo to perform 'Rite of Spring' in Rugby

4HandsLA will perform Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” on Thursday, May 1 in the Rugby Theater. This will be the second 36-minute annual performance for the study of aesthetics in the Philosophy in Art and Science course taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. “The Rite of Spring” is […]

Middle School will hold first science fair May 13

Students will display their science projects in the Middle School’s first science fair on Tuesday, May 13. During activities period, students participating in the fair can share projects in the Bing Lobby and answer questions. Science and math clubs will also display posters at the event. Co-organizers and science teachers Alex Ras and Sandra Wolchok […]

Combos perform in jazz concert

Students from the jazz rhythm section, jazz ensemble, studio jazz and jazz band performed in “An Evening of Jazz” March 7 and 8 in Rugby Auditorium. Different sets of students played on the two nights, with the exception of Jazz Explorers who played both dates. “It was an exhilarating performance,” Nathan Lee ’16 said. ” It […]

Students develop bracket prediction software robot

A group of students are working with the Math Department to develop the NCAA Basketball Predictor Bot to predict the results of the March Madness tournament using statistics and sports analysis. The Math Department will also challenge all students to attempt to create a more accurate tournament bracket than the Bot in a school-wide Bracketology […]

Design firm consults on Reynolds renovation

Representatives of a design firm which specializes in creating optimal spaces for learning visited the Middle School Feb. 4 to discuss renovations to Reynolds Hall. Designers for  Fielding Nair International talked to faculty and administrators about how they plan to build productive and flexible classrooms at the Middle School to allow for a variety of […]

Mock Trial makes competition playoffs

The Mock Trial team made the playoffs in the Los Angeles County competition, ranking in the top six schools out of the 90 that participated. The team participated in three trials for this competition, all of which took place at the Los Angeles Superior Court House. “I think our team did very well, especially considering […]

22 students perform at year’s first Coffee House

Students and faculty packed the lounge Monday after school to watch 22 singers, actors, pianists and guitar players for the first of three Coffee Houses this year. To kick off the performances, coffee and snacks were served in the lounge, which was also decorated to look like a coffee house. “It was wonderful,” Adam Hirschhorn […]

Greek professor speaks in Latin classes

Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College Dublin Brian McGing told Latin students that translating ancient papyri is difficult because of issues including funding, poor handwriting and grammar errors. McGing is a papyrologist, a scholar of ancient papyri, or documents written on paper made from the light and durable papyrus reed found in Lower Egypt. […]