10 Civitalks posters win awards

The Character Education Committee chose 10 posters as winners in a competition held in Civitalks groups Oct. 9 that asked participants to draw representations of what has colored their school experiences, such as academics, the arts, friendships, athletics and stress. Darby Caso ’14, Jared Eisner ’16, Kennedy Long’16, Animaan Pathak ’15 and Jessica Spitz ’15  […]

First online character education course to launch this summer

The preliminary trial run for Harvard-Westlake’s first ever online course will begin this week. The course called Optimal Living 101, which will cover character education, is scheduled to launch this summer, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. At this point, only one or two Choices and Challenges teachers will be alpha-testing […]

Character education course to be offered online for next year

An online character education course will be launched this summer and participants’ feedback and suggestions will be used to finalize the program for integration into Choices and Challenges and as an optional course for students and faculty next year, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. The course was conceptualized when an extensive search for […]

School continues focus on sportsmanship

By Austin Block A teacher ejected two students from the Sept. 16 girls’ volleyball game against Redondo Union in the most recent manifestation of the school’s new emphasis on eliminating unsportsmanlike conduct. Though the Sportsmanship and Fan Behavior Review Committee was not involved in the ejections, it is moving closer to finalizing its draft proposal […]

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 […]

Huybrechts gives weight to character

Your teachers need their summer break just like you do, but by mid-August, they’re eager to return to the work they do well and love to do: teach all of you. And so we begin again. Educator, author and leader Booker T. Washington first expressed the words what will become our character education theme this […]

Huybrechts sets theme for year

Welcome back!  We missed you.  We’ve been watching students trickle back to school for the last few weeks – field hockey players, football players, kids commandeering lockers in prized locations, a few recent alums who stopped by to say goodbye to their deans before heading off to college – and with each passing August day, […]