End of an era: FJ to retire

End of an era: FJ to retire

After 21 years of working at the school, Chaplain J. Young will retire to travel and assume the position of Chaplain for the Los Angeles FBI. Young has always worked as a chaplain, but he also assisted with the Honor Board, Community Council and Prefect Council during his time at the school. Young has been […]

Dance teacher ties knot with alum in beach wedding

By Cherish Molezion Father J. Young officiated at the wedding of upper school dance teacher Katie Lowry- Chang ’99 and Will Chang ’97, Aug. 4. Lowry-Chang first met her husband in seventh grade. She was best friends with his sister and saw him very often through middle and high school. Chang accompied Lowry-Chang to her […]

Dance teacher ties knot with alum in beach wedding

Father J. Young officiated at the wedding of upper school dance teacher Katie Lowry- Chang ’99 and Will Chang ’97, Aug. 4. Lowry-Chang first met her husband in seventh grade. She was best friends with his sister and saw him very often through middle and high school. Chang accompied Lowry-Chang to her senior prom. “He […]

Signing off on your honor

“On all my work my name affirms my honor.” This fragment of our Honor Code is often all that remains in our minds as our eyes glance their way toward the space for our signatures. The rest is, at best, vaguely recognized and then quickly dismissed as students sign their name to a promise they’ve […]

Honor Board procedure to change

By David Lim and Michael Rothberg The administration has imposed two changes on the Honor Board system this year in what new Head of School Audrius Barzdukas said was an effort to promote transparency. The Honor Board will continue to review the facts of a case and determine if an Honor Code infraction has occurred, […]

Service deadline extended for delinquent students

By Michael Sugerman Roughly 80 students failed to fulfill the community service requirement by the May 7 deadline. Head of School Harry Salamandra will send an email to the delinquent students offering a chance to resolve the incomplete hours, Chaplain Father J. Young said. The deadline will be extended to May 21. Students must complete four […]

Seniors orchestrate mock dance

By Michael Sugerman Last year, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts stood in front of the student body and said, “Semiformal as we know it is history.” This year, seniors brought it back in a whole new way. Decked in formal garments, armed with cameras and ready for a game of “sparkling cider pong,” seniors staged […]

Israeli sophomores visit upper campus

By Elana Zeltser Fifteen Israeli sophomores toured the upper school campus and engaged in a discussion with a panel of students Monday in the hopes of seeing “what schools in the United States are all about,” said Father J. Young.  The students, who attend Gymnasia School in Tel Aviv, Israel, are participating in a foreign […]

2011-2012 Head Prefects announced

The Head Prefects for the 2011-2012 year will be Rishi Bagrodia ’12 and Brooke Levin ’12. Father J. Young made the announcement after school today, saying that there was enough of a gap between the candidates to call the race.

Blog: Semester at Sea (Friday, Dec. 31)

A group of Harvard-Westlake students, accompanied by chaplain Fr. J. Young, are testing the waters of the Semester at Sea program, which is opening up to high school students. The group is part of an inaugural three-week Panama Canal cruise over winter break. Usually, students would spend an entire semester at sea. The group left […]

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