English teacher receives Moss chair endowment

The second George E. and Thuy Moss Chair in English was awarded to English teacher Amanda Angle on Jan. 5 to honor her dedication to teaching. Buddy Moss ’48 funded the endowment to ensure that the school had the resources to be able to support great teachers after he was greatly impacted by his English […]

Girls Learn International club to attend conference

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson  Members of the Girls Learn International chapter will attend the Commission on the Status of Women Conference from Feb. 27 to March 2 in New York. GLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls and encouraging leadership. “I’m excited for us to take what we learn there and bring it back to […]

Deans encourage students to take concerns to teachers

By Saj Sri-Kumar Despite the school’s effort to recruit the best faculty possible, the administration receives many complaints each year from students about their teachers. Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish said students’ concerns cover a wide variety of topics. “Students might come to the dean because of something they’ve seen in a class that’s happened […]

Wimbish named new Head of Middle School

By Eli Haims Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish will replace Ronnie Cazeau as the Head of the Middle School next year, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts announced in an email to all faculty members. Cazeau will be moving to Seattle to serve as the head of the Evergreen School. Wimbish said that his main responsibilities […]

School uses standardized hiring process to fill 12 teaching positions

By Chloe Lister   Harvard-Westlake receives “hundreds of resumes” from potential teachers each year, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The school acquires these resumes in three main ways: A candidate will send his or her resume to Administrative Assistant Pat Nolte at the school, Huybrechts or another faculty member meets a good candidate at […]

Senior explores religion in the works of J.D. Salinger

By Lara Sokoloff  ”I love writing English essays,” Mary Rose Fissinger ’11 said, and that love is what inspired her to do an independent study. Fissinger has worked with English teacher Jeremy Michaelson to produce an extensive paper analyzing the theme of religion in J.D. Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey.” Fissinger was inspired to do an […]

Harding forsees traveling, volunteering

By Jessica Barzilay   Several years ago, a high school student greeted English teacher Geri Harding with an unusual request: to participate in class discussion while reclining on a yoga mat. The student recently graduated from medical school. “All that reclining must have agreed with him,” Harding said. “He certainly learned a lot.” Over the […]

Detained and Confused

By Sam Adams It wasn’t my first time receiving the dreaded e-mail from attendace coordinator Gabriel Preciado. Flagged with high importance, my inbox was almost ashamed to present the assertive subject line that I had been assigned DETENTION, in its all-caps glory. Now, dear reader, don’t get the wrong idea about me; I had never […]

Lights Out saves 13% in February

  By Jordan Freisleben The school reduced its electricity consumption over 13 percent as part of the “Lights Out H-W” campaign. Jessica Barzilay ’12 started the initiative to improve Harvard-Westlake’s performance in the Green Cup Challenge, a nationwide competition for schools to reduce their energy sue. The first Green Cup challenge concluded on Feb. 22 […]

Poet, Fulbright Scholar speaks to English II

    By Austin Block An internationally-published poet and former Fulbright Scholar spoke to sophomore English classes in Feldman-Horn Gallery on Friday, March 12. Carol Davis, English teacher Charles Berezin’s wife, discussed the basic components of poetry and analyzed poems by other authors. She read and spoke about some of her own poems, including “My […]

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