Chenier to depart US, move to MS campus

After 11 years on the upper school campus, English teacher Paul Chenier will be returning to the middle school history department next year. When Chenier originally began working at the school in 1999, he taught courses in the history and world languages department on the middle school campus. However, since 2007, Chenier has been teaching […]

Riemer will head foreign language

By Lucas Gelfen Riemer is set to begin her new position as foreign language Department chair this year. Riemer, who is entering her 21st year of teaching as a Harvard-Westlake Spanish teacher, accepted the position after Latin teacher Paul Chenier announced he was stepping down as department chair and returning to teaching full time. Riemer […]

Foreign language assembly recognizes 139 students

By Jensen Pak The National Language Honors Society and foreign language teachers honored 139 students in an assembly on Tuesday, May 22. High school students studying Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish were inducted into the society for “consistent achievement and stellar performance in a language,” Foreign Language Department Head Paul Chenier said. In addition to […]

Courses no longer offered due to decreased enrollment

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Ten classes will no longer be offered as part of the curriculum next year due to low enrollment. Courses that will be eliminated from the curriculum next year include Contemporary American History, Directed Study: Historical Research, Geometry, Glass and Meteorology. Additionally, Advanced Placement Government and Politics: Comparative will no longer be offered […]

Foreign language teachers present awards to students

By Camille Shooshani, Catherine Wang and Elana Zeltser The Foreign Language Awards assembly honored students who have excelled in advanced foreign language courses on Tuesday, May 17 in Rugby Auditorium. Senior awards were presented to Gabe Benjamin ’11 for Japanese, Austin Block ’11 for Spanish, Jordan Freisleben ’11 for French, Robby Goldman ’11 for Latin […]

JCL competition tests abilities of Latin students

By Elana Zeltser Thirty-seven students took home 31 awards from the Junior Classical League convention at Miramonte High School in Orinda on April 8-10. Latin teachers Moss Pike, Paul Chenier, Derek Wilairat and Joyce Wagner chaperoned the trip. Students participated in activities that tested their Latin skills and athletic and creative abilities. Cole Jacobson ’15, […]

Latin scholars compete at JCL

  By Lara Sokoloff Three middle school students won first place overall awards during Saturday’s Junior Classical League competition. Students participated in activities including Latin jeopardy and quidditch. Seventeen upper school students and 22 middle school students competed, more than had ever attended in the past. Held at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, the competition […]