Remembering Liz Resnick

Remembering Liz Resnick

Known for her dedication to education, memorable catchphrases and the heart she brought to every interaction, Associate Head of School Liz Resnick will be a deeply missed presence on campus. Her spirit and passion for both the well-being and learning experience of students and teachers catalyzed important and meaningful changes that will be felt for […]

Associate Head of School passes away

Associate Head of School passes away

Associate Head of School Liz Resnick died March 26 after battling cancer for two years, President Rick Commons said in an email to the school community. “For me, working side by side with Liz in the leadership of our school has been a joy and a privilege,” Commons wrote in the email. “Like everyone who […]

Weddington officially open for student and employee use

 The school has closed escrow on Weddington Golf & Tennis, allowing students and employees to officially use the facilities, Associate Head of School Liz Resnick announced in an email this afternoon. The facilities will be available free of charge with an HW ID after 2:30 p.m. on school days and anytime on weekends or holidays. […]

Ross, Resnick each assume new positions at the Upper School

Ross, Resnick each assume new positions at the Upper School

Entering Harvard-Westlake after a year of both difficult and important conversations, new Head of Upper School Laura Ross said she aims to spend her first year focusing on how to best support student needs on a day-to-day basis. Ross said she plans to use her experience as Head of Upper School at Greenhill School in […]

Resnick discusses changes to proposed AP limits policy

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick shared newly developed details of the administration’s AP limit proposal with students at the second of five meetings to discuss the proposed limits Wednesday during sixth period. The administration has now decided that the new policy will only limit the number of AP classes, not honors classes, students can […]

Administrators forget to cancel AP limits meeting

No members of faculty nor Prefect Council attended the third of four open meetings to talk about AP limits, which was scheduled to take place Monday during Activities. Several students arrived and waited for members of the administration to arrive, but none showed up. Administrators did attend a meeting during second period Monday. Interim Head of Upper […]

Resnick holds first meeting to discuss possible AP limit

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick and senior prefects discussed the administration’s proposed AP class limit with upper school students at the first of three open meetings today during fifth period. All upper school students were invited to voice their opinions regarding the proposed limit and speak directly with the school administration. The majority […]

Alumni host Jewish activities panel

School alumni and Jewish education professionals hosted an open panel on activities for Jewish teenagers Jan. 19 at the Upper School. Panel members discussed opportunities centered around Judaism that are available to students in high school and college. The panel consisted of Director of the Center of Youth Engagement at Stephen S. Wise Temple Andrea […]

Prefect Council changes colors of graduation gowns

The administration and Prefect Council jointly decided to end the commencement tradition of male seniors wearing black robes and female seniors wearing white robes in order to create a more inclusive community. They hope that this change will prevent the confinement of individuals to specific genders and break the separation between boys and girls at […]

La Femme club hosts town hall to address dress code

La Femme club leaders held a town hall meeting open to all students Tuesday afternoon to discuss the newly enforced dress code with Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick. After Resnick informed students and parents of a stricter dress code policy in an email Sept. 28, some students disagreed with its guidelines, which sparked […]