Dance teacher ties knot with alum

By Cherish Molezion Father J. Young officiated at the wedding of upper school dance teacher Katie Lowry- Chang ’99 and Will Chang ’97, Aug. 4. Lowry-Chang first met her husband in seventh grade. She was best friends with his sister and saw him very often through middle and high school. Chang accompied Lowry-Chang to her […]

Volunteers build homes in New Orleans

By Mariel Brunman Trading in their pens and pencils for hammers and nails, students built foundations, stuffed insulation and hammered roof shingles in an annual partnership with Habitat for Humanity over spring break. Volunteers built houses for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans April 2-6. Through their work, students were encouraged to bond with […]

Juniors elect representatives for 2012-2013 school year

By Michael Sugerman After two run-offs, Luke Holthouse ’13 defeated incumbent prefect Sam Wolk ’13 to clinch the final spot on next year’s senior prefecture. Holthouse will join Ben Gail ’13, Morgan Hallock ’13, Mikaila Mitchell ’13 and Head Prefects Katie Lim ’13 and Michael Wagmeister ’13 to lead next year’s student body. Roughly 70 percent of the junior class voted in the […]

Former volleyball coach dies

By Jordan Freisleben Two services were held this week for former head volleyball coach Jesse Quiroz, who died March 14 after battling kidney problems. He was 59. One service was held Monday at Campbell Hall, where Quiroz coached for the past two years, and another Tuesday morning, at Forest Lawn, was officiated by Harvard-Westlake Chaplain […]

Complaint prompts review of election

By Daniel Rothberg Administrators investigated concerns that last year’s Senior Prefect election results were tainted due to the fact that the electronic ballot was briefly inaccessible to students during voting, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. After exploring the issue, administrators reached the conclusion that the results of the election were valid. “After speaking […]

Prefect election results not altered

By Daniel Rothberg Administrators investigated concerns that last year’s Senior Prefect election results were tainted due to the fact that the electronic ballot was briefly inaccessible to students during voting, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. After exploring the issue, administrators reached the conclusion that the results of the election were valid. “After speaking […]

Upper School dissolves Crisis and Support team

By Allison Hamburger The Crisis and Support Team program has been dissolved as of this summer. The decision was made after discussions between Assistant to Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken, Rabbi Emily Feigenson, school psychologist Dr. Sheila Siegel and Chaplain Father J. Young, all of whom are past CaST coordinators. CaST was a student […]

New rules, suppressed recommendations shine spotlight on Honor Board practices

By Dana Glaser and Lucy Jackson Two “formal leaks” of confidentiality led the administration to withhold results of two recent Honor Board cases to protect the privacy of students involved, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said Sunday. The administration’s decision not to release the customary reports, along with the creation of guidelines defining which infractions […]

Community Council opens office in lounge

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Community Council has set up its new office in the center of student activity in hopes of making community service a daily part of student life. The space was laid out in the lounge in mid-October after the council discussed the need for a more tangible presence of the group among the […]