Support system

Every Monday at 5:15 p.m., 250 sophomores, juniors and seniors fill up Chalmers awaiting the pizza and soda that have become a trademark of the Upper School Peer Support program. After 30 minutes of slurping, gulping and chewing, the students meet in their designated classrooms to begin group. Peer Support, or “group”, was created in […]

Scene Monkeys perform improv at student film festival

Upper school student improv group, Scene Monkeys, performed the opening act for the Los Angeles Student Media Festival on March 30. Six of the 20-member ensemble attended the two hour long show, which was the Scene Monkeys’ first public performance of the academic school year. The group played “Scene 3 Ways”, “Tableau”, “Dubbing”, and “Pillars”, […]

Students to build houses, visit Laos

One group of students will travel to New Orleans for community service and another to Laos, where students will develop their video-making skills, over spring break. Eleven students led by middle school history teacher George Gaskin and upper school yearbook adviser Jen Bladen will build houses with Habitat for Humanity to help Hurricane Katrina victims […]

Riemer will head foreign language department

Spanish teacher Margot Riemer is set to begin her new position as foreign language Department chair this year. Riemer, who is entering her 21st year of teaching as a Harvard-Westlake Spanish teacher, accepted the position after Latin teacher Paul Chenier announced he was stepping down as department chair and returning to teaching full time. Riemer […]