Teachers address midterms in class

Teachers address midterms in class

During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the history department prepared in-class activities and discussions for students regarding possible outcomes of the race. The late-start block schedule days encouraged some history teachers to implement an election-related activity or assignment in their classes, history teacher Celia Goedde said. “With the block periods landing […]

Chan to teach at Kingenstein Program for young educators

By Sanjana Kucheria Middle school history teacher Stephen Chan is one of 75 teachers from around the world selected for the Klingenstein Program, where he will help beginning teachers explore teaching styles, educational philosophies, educational issues and personal development. The Klingenstein Summer Institute is geared toward teachers who are in their second to fifth years […]

Refugee, filmmaker to speak on genocide

By Jordan Freisleben A Sudanese refugee and a documentarian will speak during Genocide Awareness Week next month. The Darfur Awareness Activism and Training Club organized Genocide Awareness Week, which will take place from Nov. 9 to 13, to spread consciousness about the inhumanity of genocide, DAATC co-president Jake Gutman ’10 said. Sudanese refugee Elizabeth Kuch, […]

Experiment with the curriculum

It is indisputable that Harvard-Westlake has established itself as a highlyregarded high school, and now that we have earned credibility in the academic world, notably among college admissions officers, it is time to broaden our intellectual horizons by taking academic risks. The school’s reputation is validated by the students’ excellent performance on standardized tests. In […]

Making History

By Lucy Jackson It’s a lazy Friday afternoon and history teachers Larry Klein, Ken Neisser and Dave Waterhouse chat in the third floor Seaver history office discussing the potential cell phone ban, peanut M&Ms and the merits of the newly-designed caffeine-free Diet Coke can. As juniors trickle in to talk term papers with Neisser and […]

Drawing, painting students visit museums

By Hannah Rosenberg and Catherine Wang The Drawing and Painting I classes went on a field trip to the Norton-Simon Museum in Pasadena on March 11. The students, accompanied by Visual Arts Teacher Marianne Hall and history teachers Greg Gonzalez and Katherine Holmes-Chuba left school at noon and took a bus ride to the museum. […]

The history girls

By Cathi Choi, Faire Davidson and Ashley Halkett Many students find the names Halkett, Waterhouse and Maddock on their schedules, but history teacher Eric Zwemer has them on his class roster. This year, three history teachers have sophomore daughters on campus. Drew Maddock, Dr. David Waterhouse and Nini Halkett are the parents of Molly ’09, […]

15 new teachers, 4 staff arrive at Middle School

By Olivia Kestin and Ashley Halkett Nineteen new teachers and staff joined the Middle School this year. “The Middle School usually has more turnover [than the Upper School] because the faculty are generally younger,” Head of Middle School Veronica Codrington-Cazeau said. “They have different priorities, like new cities, marriage and children. The biggest reason is […]