Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

After taking her first unit test in an Advanced Placement class at the beginning of junior year, Alyse Tran ’18 said she felt:   a) Frustration b) A decline in motivation c) Helplessness d) All of the above The correct answer is D. The test was an old AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam issued […]

French staff incorporates new sources

French staff incorporates new sources

  French teachers began a process to improve the French curriculum during a professional development workshop called “Planning and Evaluation with IPAs and Authentic Sources” at the Upper School Aug 22. French teachers Simona Ghirlanda, Jerome Hermeline, Jenn Lechevallier ’98, Myriam LeGoff, Amandine Nelaton and Heath Wagerman attended the four-hour workshop, which was presented by […]

Science department changes chemistry course

Science department changes chemistry course

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science Department Larry Axelrod and science teacher Heather Audesirk developed the new course materials during the summer. The chemistry team decided to alter the course last […]

Teachers from 60 classes showcase courses at Academic Fair in quad

Students browsed courses for next year and spoke with teachers as part of the Academic Fair this past Monday during activities period. Tables were set up on the quad for 60 classes. Teachers were allowed to give students an overview of what their classes entails and answer questions on homework load, difficulty, number of tests […]

Barzdukas to serve in new admin role

By Michael Rothberg Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas has been promoted to the newly created role of Associate Head of Harvard-Westlake. Retaining his duties as head of athletics, Barzdukas will also be responsible for various aspects of the school’s administration, including advancement, international relations and admission. Barzdukas will be delegating some athletic department work to Athletic […]

Speakers make us smarter

By Allison Hamburger When I hear that we have a guest speaker, my first instinct, like many of my classmates, is to groan. A foreign schedule, a prolonged day and uncomfortable plastic chairs just don’t seem to add up to a pleasant experience. Yet my first instinct is odd, as it usually proves false. I […]