Teachers work on two campuses

History teachers Celia Goedde and Lilas Lane will commute between the upper and middle school campuses to teach this year. The two history departments hope to use the program to better integrate the World and Europe classes, since the course is split between ninth and tenth grade, Goedde said. “We always want to make the […]

Convocation schedule, seating map announced

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas announced a special schedule in an email to all upper school students, in addition to a map of the seating arrangement, for the opening convocation on Ted Slavin Field. The convocation, which will feature speeches from President Rick Commons and the head prefects, will include students and faculty from […]

Students seek change in water bottle policy

By Daniel Rothberg   Student government representatives from both campuses advocated lifting the cafeteria’s water bottle ban in a meeting with Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and an environmental club leader last week. “There were good reasons for eliminating them and the Prefect Council and Student Council have presented us with potential reasons for returning […]

Chinese teacher to have classes on both campuses

By Sanjana Kucheria Chinese teacher Bin Bin Wei will teach classes on both campuses for the first time this year. In the past, Wei has only taught at the Middle School. Wei will teach tenth grade Chinese II classes this year, alongside Chinese teacher Dr. Qinru Zhou. At the Middle School, Wei will teach Chinese […]

Touchstone contest entries due Friday

By Emily Khaykin Touchstone entries are due on Friday for the middle school and on May 8 for the upper school. The Touchstone contest created by the Character Education Committee, a group of staff members from both campuses, challenges students to write a brief, inspirational expression that represents the school’s values and the character of […]

New computer programs create technical problems

By Candice Navi and Michelle Nosratian This summer, the 2,000 computers on both campuses were updated to Windows Vista and put on a new wireless network. However, with the changes came new difficulties. Side effects of the upgrade included issues with printing, projection, tablet PCs and compatibility. Computer Services personnel found themselves split between the […]

Japanese teacher to depart, program to be phased out

By Tiffanie Young Japanese teacher Julie Dair, who has taught at Harvard-Westlake for seven years, will leave the school at the end of this year. Following her departure, the Japanese program will be phased out. Dair does not intend to teach again in the near future. She plans to devote her time to her daughters, […]

Show me the teachers

By Danielle Kolin A few weeks ago, my brother got his eighth grade schedule. I was probably more excited about it than he was, as a rush of nostalgia for the Middle School overwhelmed me along with the familiar names of his teachers: “Salerno, Karen” and “Dohr, Jennifer.” I then glanced over at my schedule, […]

Laptop usage gives preview of school-wide distribution

By Ali Pechman The upper school library will be equipped with laptops available for check out next year in a move to transition towards an eventual distribution of a laptop for each student within the next two to three years. Middle school students, who have on the whole been exposed to more advanced technology at […]