Convocation schedule, seating map announced

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas announced a special schedule in an email to all upper school students, in addition to a map of the seating arrangement, for the opening convocation on Ted Slavin Field. The convocation, which will feature speeches from President Rick Commons and the head prefects, will include students and faculty from […]

Graduates to lose access to email

Students from the class of 2013 will no longer have access to their Harvard-Westlake email accounts as of Oct. 15. In an email sent to the recently graduated seniors, Director of Alumni Relations Susan Beeson ’96 instructed students to provide a “non-HW” email address so that they could be kept up-to-date with school and alumni […]

Chamber Singers perform at Dodgers game

The Chamber Singers sang the National Anthem at the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres June 3. The game aired on Fox Sports West. The ensemble wore “Justin Carr Wants World Peace” T-shirts during the performance to televise the cause. “I am very excited for this performance, maybe even more than you are,” choir […]

Deans, teachers rebuke attempted senior food fight

Deans and teachers shut down an attempted food fight seniors tried to hold as a final senior prank on the last day of school, May 29. They confiscated water balloons, water guns, silly string and food in efforts to stop the fight. “None of the students I confronted really put up an argument,” science teacher […]

Late sign-ups turned away from Senior Retreat

Due to overcapacity, seniors who did not fulfill the necessary sign up requirements on time will not be able to attend Senior Retreat.  The forms, which were to be submitted electronically, were due May 20.  Seniors who had not submitted the application with both their own signature and a parent signature were informed by Father […]

GLI sale raises $855 for Pakistan school

The  Girls Learn International club made flyers and held a bake sale May 24, working to raise awareness about rape culture and finishing the day with $855. The money from the bake sale will pay for tuition, uniforms, supplies and transportation for girls attending the SMS Sobhodero School in Pakistan. Girls Learn International Inc. links chapters […]

Students vote for George Coleman Edwards award recipient

Juniors and sophomores have until May 10 to vote for one of nine seniors in the running for the George Coleman Edwards award. The award is given to a senior nominated by faculty and chosen by students and will be given out on graduation day June 7. The George Coleman Edwards award is given to […]

College Board to enforce SAT security procedures starting Oct. 6

By Claire Goldsmith The College Board implemented new security procedures that require students taking the SAT to complete a four-step identification check before they can be admitted to the test. The new protocol will be enforced starting at the Oct. 6 SAT next Saturday. When registering for the SAT online, students must upload a photo […]

Honor Board procedure to change

By David Lim and Michael Rothberg The administration has imposed two changes on the Honor Board system this year in what new Head of School Audrius Barzdukas said was an effort to promote transparency. The Honor Board will continue to review the facts of a case and determine if an Honor Code infraction has occurred, […]

Service deadline extended for delinquent students

By Michael Sugerman Roughly 80 students failed to fulfill the community service requirement by the May 7 deadline. Head of School Harry Salamandra will send an email to the delinquent students offering a chance to resolve the incomplete hours, Chaplain Father J. Young said. The deadline will be extended to May 21. Students must complete four […]