Hinden to retire after 30 years at the school

Director of the Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine David Hinden is retiring after almost 30 years at the school. Hinden has served the community in many different roles, including teacher, Dean of Faculty and coach for both the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams. Hinden taught Genetics and Biotechnology, Honors Biology, Chemistry and […]

Former teacher to head ISSM

Former science teacher David Hinden will return to run the school’s Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine. Head of Athletics Terry Barnum and Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas founded the ISSSM three years ago to foster high school scientific and medical research dealing with sports. The program was put under the leadership of Hinden […]

Students to research sleep deprivation

Several students will investigate the effects of sleep deprivation for the track team’s academic and athletic performance for a study at the Children’s Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Beginning Feb. 1, participants will assist former science teacher David Hinden and the Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine headquartered at Harvard-Westlake in research. […]

96 percent value academics, but only 55 percent enjoy classes, study finds

Although almost all upper school students find their academics valuable, only half find them enjoyable and only a slight majority of students are satisfied and not distressed, according to the workload survey’s culminating report finalized April 24 and released to faculty and staff via the faculty portal April 25. Some 95.9 percent of upper school […]

Hinden to retire after 23 years

After 23 years at Harvard-Westlake, science teacher David Hinden will be retiring at the end of this school year. When Hinden first arrived at the school, he only taught Biology and Biology Honors. However, as time progressed, Hinden began to play a number of different roles at the school. In addition to teaching, Hinden served […]

Workload committee finishes analyzing data, begins proposal process at meeting

The workload study committee finished analyzing the data from the workload study and began formulating proposals at its meeting March 13. The proposals will draw from the over 60-page report on the findings from the study and outlining recommendations for the administration to pursue, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The committee, led by upper […]

Workload committee begins data analysis

The workload study committee convened for its first meeting Dec. 12 at the Middle School, where committee members met each other for the first time and went through the surveys and data collected from students in all grades through the workload survey administered in November. Each person on the 15-member committee then received a binder […]

Mock trial debates in first competition

Students in Mock Trial attended their first competition  Nov. 4. Teams from over 30 counties across California competed in the event. The team portrayed lawyers and witnesses in its own version of a case called “People v. Concha.” “I was nervous because I was the first witness going up, and the other team was going […]

Committee to administer workload survey, evaluate student stress levels

A workload survey will be administered in November to monitor and understand student stress  related levels and to  track stress issues between generations of students.  This assessment will be the third installment of the survey, which is administered every six years. However, this year the survey will include to seventh and eighth graders, middle school […]

Science classes visit harbor, aquarium

The Genetics and Biotechnology class went on a fishing trip to Ventura Harbor on April 17 for a DNA barcoding project, and the Oceanography and Marine Biology class went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on April 17. The Genetics students took a boat to Channel Islands National Park, where they and […]