New teacher: Jennifer Lechavallier '98

Jennifer Lechevallier ’98 will return to the middle school campus to teach French 1A, 1B and 1 New classes. After graduating from Bard College in New York with a B.A. in French Studies and a semester abroad in Paris taking classes at The University of Sorbonne IV. After college, Lechevallier pursued a career in film, […]

Dance teacher ties knot with alum in beach wedding

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 […]

Dance teacher ties knot with alum in beach wedding

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 senior prom. “He […]

Alumnus wins Caltech teaching prize

By Eoijin Choi The California Institute of Technology presented professor Paul Asimow ’87 with the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Asimow said he felt surprised and gratified “because I care about teaching and try to do it as well as I can, and it gives me a chance to reflect on teachers […]

Alumna stresses cultural consciousness

By Elana Zeltser Shani Byard ’92, founder of Message Media Ed, urged the members of the Black Leadership and Culture Club to seek a better understanding of their African-American culture at break on Nov. 7. “Know who you are because what you have to offer is incredibly beneficial to all,” Byard said. Message Media Ed […]

Thill nominated as finalist for Presidental Award

Math teacher Bill Thill is a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was nominated this summer by a colleague and former winner of the award while at the Park City Mathematics Institute for teachers. Thill was also nominated last year for the Teachers of the Future Award. “I’ve […]

Students look for gap year options at fair

By Catherine Wang The Los Angeles Gap Year Fair held Feb. 8 in Chalmers Student Lounge featured over 30 different Gap Year programs. Students from the Los Angeles area and their families came to the fair to learn about programs ranging from Dynamy Internship Year, a program that pairs students with a yearlong internship, to […]

High Stakes: Chapter 3

By Catherine Wang Alexis: the Athlete “Not much has changed” on Alexis’s* front, she said. She is “keeping up with coaches” via e-mail and phone calls. “We’re still going back and forth,” she said. “We communicate when we can.” For most of the schools recruiting Alexis, recruited athletes do not need to complete the full […]

Hudnut, Huybrechts discuss high school education at Chinese conference

By Alice Phillips President Thomas Hudnut and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China this summer as Harvard-Westlake joined the World’s Leading School Association as the first school from the United States. Six schools from the English-speaking world were invited to the conference alongside seven Chinese public magnet high schools. Eton […]

Life goes on

By Drew Lash Life goes on. I’m going to graduate in a few weeks, and then all that stands between college and me is a few months of summer. I can’t wait! I’m going to be living my own life. I’ll be making new friends and having my own experiences. I’ll be living with someone […]

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