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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

‘Conscientious teacher’ Shield to leave after 24 years

Rachel Schwartz March 13, 2013

After her 24th year of teaching French at Harvard-Westlake, Marilyn Shield will retire to participate in her Unitarian Universalist Church choir and spend more time with her husband and their dog Sammi. "I...

Educators review 2 departments

Lauren Sonnenberg February 13, 2013

As a part of the Review program, a systematic process for promoting growth and improvement in the school, six education professionals visited classes on Feb. 11 and 12, and two more will visit the Foreign...

Riemer will head foreign language department

Lucas Gelfen September 5, 2012

Spanish teacher Margot Riemer is set to begin her new position as foreign language Department chair this year. Riemer, who is entering her 21st year of teaching as a Harvard-Westlake Spanish teacher, accepted...

Change of scenery

December 14, 2011

By Megan Kawasaki Stepping out of Penticton Regional Airport in Canada, Upper School Foreign Language Department Chair Paul Chenier was greeted by his older brother Peter, a fruit farmer, driving up the...

French teacher takes leave of absence

October 29, 2008

By Ester Khachatryan French teacher Marilyn Shield is taking a leave of absence, Harry Salamandra said in a letter addressed to parents. Shield’s French 1 and French 3 Honors classes are...

Students learn Spanish, volunteer in Argentina

September 3, 2008

By Hana Al-Henaid Twelve students volunteered at an orphanage for girls and polished their Spanish while they spent three weeks of their summer in San Juan, Argentina for the Foreign Language Department’s...

Spanish language students to journey to Argentina

June 2, 2008

By Nicki ResnikoffSpanish language students will take a trip to Argentina organized by the school this summer. The trip offered both from July 26 to August 10 and from July 16 to August 4. Up to 15...

Junior moves through process to start Arabic language class

November 6, 2007

By Derek Schlom Michael Diamant ’09’s quest for a Hebrew class started as a joke. After being invited to a Facebook group called “Arabic at Harvard-Westlake,” created by...

Growing classes prompt language lab expansion

February 14, 2007

By Katherine Shaum The foreign language department will expand the existing language lab during the summer to include 15 additional student stations to allow two language classes to use the lab at the...

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