Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

The school bestowed outgoing Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an honorary diploma at the commencement ceremony on Friday, which marked a first in Harvard-Westlake history. The Class of 2017 received their diplomas after listening to speeches from their salutatorian and valedictorian. Salutatorian Joe Levin ’17 said humor is what carried him through the challenges of […]

¡Viva México!: Faculty plan historical and cultural trip

Seventeen members of the staff and faculty will have the opportunity to travel to Mexico in early June for a week and a half to learn more about Mexican culture and history in the goals of better gaining a global perspective. The trip, sponsored by the school’s Gunter Gross Global Fund, is supported by an […]

Faculty attends professional growth day

Faculty from both the middle and upper school campuses attended Understanding by Design’s daylong workshop Nov. 11 to learn about the most effective way to plan a lesson. Understanding by Design is an organization that focuses on creating a standardized curriculum constructor model that improves communication between teachers when planning lessons. “I’ve known about the […]

Science teachers to instruct new engineering class

1A new year-long science course called Principles in Engineering will be taught this year by science teachers Karen Hutchinson and Jesse Reiner to give students exposure to engineering.   UTeachEngineering, an initiative at the University of Texas at Austin designed to expose students to engineering, developed the curriculum. Hutchinson and Reiner attended a class led […]

Search for upper school head narrows

A team of administrators, deans and faculty narrowed the search for a new head of the Upper School to eight candidates and expects to make an appointment at least before Thanksgiving. Two of the eight semifinalists are current faculty members and the other six come from California, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire. The names of […]

Huybrechts to launch global education site

Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts plans to launch a global education website in the next six weeks to promote and encourage global connections for students and teachers. The website will be linked to the Harvard-Westlake  website and will be composed of stories and pictures of students and teachers who take part in different global education […]

Insolvency unlikely to affect bus service

School bus operations will remain unaffected by Atlantic Express Transportation Corp.’s declaration of bankruptcy, Bus Service Director Patti Snodgrass said Dec. 4 in an email to all families who use the bus service. Snodgrass said the school has been in contact with Atlantic Express management for about a month and that riders will not be […]

Hudnut gives away books, tchotchkes

“Someone grabbed the beautiful thing that I had,” President of School Thomas C. Hudnut said as he stood among a room full of various tchotchkes and memorabilia he had collected in the past 26 years. He was searching for an item he wished to show to Director of Payroll Sue Sherman, who had trekked to […]

Kutler Center Officially Dedicated; Ribbon Cut

By Jack Goldfisher The Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies was officially dedicated after school Friday, and the Kutler family cut the building’s ribbon in a ceremony featuring speeches from top administrators. More than 50 alumni and faculty as well as the building’s architect Lester Tobias attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Head of […]

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