Student locker selection opens tomorrow

By Noa Yadidi Defining convocation as a meeting of scholars, new Head of Upper School Audrius Barkdukas kicked off the first day of school Tuesday morning in an assembly that included the investiture of the prefects, the introduction of the year’s motto and a reading of the Honor Code.  Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said this year’s motto would […]

'One-to-one' initiative to explore digital teaching

By David Lim This April, teachers unboxed their new iPads in the first step towards a one-to-one computing initiative that will push for every student to have their own computing device starting at the Middle School in 2013. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts emphasized the timing is right for the expansive computer program, calling the […]

Faculty demographic lacks minority representation

By Rebecca Nussbaum Two hundred and ten faculty members have much to boast of, including 121 masters degrees, 31 doctoral degrees and an average tenure of 11 years. However, one thing that the faculty lacks is racial diversity. Improving faculty diversity is one of the school’s main goals for the next six years, Head of […]

Waterskiiers attempt ‘twists and flips’

By Michael Sugerman Though she didn’t consider herself to be the best waterskiier on the lake, which she attributed to poor “foot-eye coordination,” Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts was a member of the Lake Erie Rough Riders for four years of her childhood. When she was 13-years-old, Huybrechts’ family relocated to Toledo, Ohio, where they […]

Let’s make the last month count — seniors, let’s make it memorable

The brunt of our work is over, and we’re at the pinnacle of our senior year. We’re the Class of 2012, and you “wish you were one two!” So where’s the spontaneous lower quad senior BBQ? Where’s the grade-wide beach day? And where did our senior prank go? Days before the historically designated senior prank […]

Musician, wrestler to give valedictory speech

By Lara Sokoloff Jordan Bryan ’11 will give the valedictory address at the graduation exercise for the class of 2011, school President Tom Hudnut announced Monday during the induction ceremony for the Cum Laude Society. Bryan, a varsity wrestler and jazz musician, will speak at graduation on June 10. He was selected by a vote of […]

Panal urges parents to combat teen drinking

By Rebecca Nussbaum Parents are being asked to help combat a binge drinking culture at the Upper School in light of the hospitalization of six intoxicated students at the unauthorized semiformal afterparty in January, a record number of parents at April 20’s Harvard-Westlake Parents Association board meeting were told. The school has a plan to […]

Hutchinson to go to Eton in job swap

By Daniel Rothberg Physics teacher Karen Hutchison will swap posts with a physics teacher from Eton College in England next year through the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. “It’s the first ever [teacher exchange at Harvard-Westlake],” Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. “It’s a great opportunity for both teachers, and it’s really a great opportunity for […]

Asia initiative to support curriculum, grants, exchange program

By Daniel Rothberg The school announced a new initiative focused on Asian studies that will support curriculum development, faculty grants, an exchange program and a speaker series. Applications for faculty grants will open by the end of this school year. A lead gift from the Gunter family and the Gross family will fund the Gunter-Gross […]

Kutler Center construction could begin by summer break

By Daniel Rothberg Construction of the Kutler Center could begin at the end of the school year, Director of Campus Operations JD DeMatté said. The targeted opening date for the Kutler Center and renovated library is Jan. 25, 2012. After receiving approval from the Board of Trustees earlier this month and other permits from the […]