Upper school deans host college admissions workshop

For the 35th year in a row, the upper school deans hosted a College Admissions Workshop April 23, designed to show students and their parents what the admissions process looks like. The event featured admissions officers from 46 colleges. Approximately juniors and their parents from Campbell Hall, Oakwood and Harvard-Westlake attended the two-hour event. Attendees […]

Fostering community

While the lipstick “vandalism” incident last month may have disappeared from most people’s minds, I can’t help but remember the conversations it sparked during both my seventh period Chronicle class and on the quad days after. Although people felt torn about the topic, from feeling like it created more unnecessary work for the maintenance staff, […]

SCVA Choral Festival set for March

Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Wolverine Chorus will perform March 24 at the Southern California Vocal Association Festival in Rugby Auditorium. The choral groups will sing pieces including “Ave Maria,” “Nunc Dimittis,” “Chantez” and “Come to Me My Love.” After performing, each group will attend a 15-minute clinic with Jo-Michael Scheibe, chair of the Thornton […]

Students create leadership workshop

The Unconventional Leadership class, taught by director of student affairs Jordan Church, held its culminating event, a 68-student convention about leadership called “Unconvention,” March 7. Each student in the class invited five Harvard-Westlake students to attend, as well as students from Flintridge Prep and Providence High School. Students split into groups of 10 to 12 […]

Adegbile to direct counseling at Cate School

Upper School Dean Tamar Adegbile will not return to school next year, she announced Jan. 7 in emails to students and parents. Adegbile will become the Director of College Counseling at the Cate School near Santa Barbara. Adegbile also served as Black Awareness and Culture club adviser, Film Festival judge, Prefect Council adviser and Honor […]

Start accepting yourself

Over the years I cannot tell you how many times body image has come up in my various discussions with friends, family and peers or conversations that I’ve overheard. Whether it’s a snide “Has she gained weight?” or “I look so fat in this,” lately I have found it nearly impossible to escape the body-focused […]

Adegbile to direct college counseling at Cate School

Upper school dean Tamar Adegbile will not return to school next year, she announced Wednesday in an email to students and parents. Adegbile will become the Director of College Counseling at the Cate School near Santa Barbara. She expressed appreciation for her 12 years at Harvard-Westlake to students during junior class meeting. “Though I will […]

Improv groups to hold workshop

The two upper school improvisation troupes, the Scene Monkeys and the Jackanapes, will hold workshops on Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. “The upcoming workshops will consist of a variety of theater games to warm up returning improvisers and introduce the concepts to people doing improv for the first time,” […]

12 hit waves on MS surf club trip

The middle school surf club went on their third surf trip of the year to San Onofre on March 15.  While the trips are not mandatory for club members, 12 students chose to participate.  Unlike previous trips, this surf trip was only a day trip as opposed to an overnight, and the students and chaperones […]

New teacher: Jennifer Lechavallier '98

Jennifer Lechevallier ’98 will return to the middle school campus to teach French 1A, 1B and 1 New classes. After graduating from Bard College in New York with a B.A. in French Studies and a semester abroad in Paris taking classes at The University of Sorbonne IV. After college, Lechevallier pursued a career in film, […]