Coldwater Canyon construction hours expanded

Work to replace a  100-year old trunk line on Coldwater Canyon shut down additional lanes starting on Thursday, Nov. 15. Construction hours also were extended 9 a.m. to 8 pm Monday through Friday to expedite the current phase continuing Coldwater construction, now set to be completed by March 2013, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and […]

Campus construction on schedule, to conclude by late August

By Michael Sugerman The two major construction  projects on the upper school campus are both on schedule to be completed by the end of summer, and the floor of the deep end of the new swimming pool will be finished by mid-May, Director of Campus Operations and Construction JD De Matté said May 16. Workers […]

Library books to be housed in Chalmers

By Daniel Rothberg A temporary library has been set up in Chalmers East during the construction of the Kutler Center and the modernization of the Mudd Library, Upper School Librarian Shannon Acedo said. Silent Study is housed in a temporary structure in the garden adjacent to the drama lab, Director of Campus Operations JD DeMatté said. A tree in […]

Kutler Center construction could begin by summer break

By Daniel Rothberg Construction of the Kutler Center could begin at the end of the school year, Director of Campus Operations JD DeMatté said. The targeted opening date for the Kutler Center and renovated library is Jan. 25, 2012. After receiving approval from the Board of Trustees earlier this month and other permits from the […]

Larger pool to be ready for 2012-13

By Alice Phillips Construction of a new upper school pool is expected to begin in a matter of months, J.D. De Matté, Director of Campus Operations and Construction, said. The new pool, projected to cost $5.5 million, will be 25 meters wide by 51.9 meters long, leaving room for a movable bulkhead so that the pool can either […]

Security ready for all eventualities

By Alice Phillips In the event of Armageddon, Harvard-Westlake is prepared. At least, that’s what Head of Security Jim Crawford hopes. The CJL team that Crawford heads prepares for every possibility, even ones that seem less than likely to occur on campus. If an airplane were to crash on campus or into one of the […]

Hudnut, Amato address Franklin Field concerns

  By Jordan Freisleben A meeting between the Army Corps of Engineers, Franklin Fields Incorporated, President of Harvard-Westlake Thomas C. Hudnut and Vice President of Harvard-Westlake John Amato on Dec. 28 subdued the neighbors’ complaints about refurbishing the field for Wolverine baseball teams, Director of Campus Operations Jim DeMatté said. The Dec. 28 public hearing […]

Seeds Need Watering

by Lucy Jackson Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said in an interview in September that she anticipated some “real changes in the school,” but, with spring break approaching and fourth quarter already underway, we have yet to see any real change at all. The initiative, like the new schedule proposal and the character education program, […]

Maintenance and security worker was ‘quick to smile’

By Danielle Kolin Maintenance and security worker Hebron Hunt died June 25 of complications from colon cancer at the age of 66. Hunt began working for the school in 1989 as a security coordinator and officially became part of the middle school staff in 1991. He retired in January 2005, and soon after Hunt was […]