Annual giving breaks independent day record

Parents, alumni, faculty and staff donated a record $9.3 million to Annual Giving last year, making the school the first independent day school to raise more than $9 million in annual giving, Advancement Committee Chair Melanie Ramberg Staggs ’85 (Cole ’16, Tyler ’18, Carter ’23) said. 100 percent of faculty and staff participated for the […]

School drops temporary restraining order against Jonathan Martin ’08

The school dropped its temporary restraining order against Jonathan Martin ’08 that was put into effect after Martin allegedly posted a threatening photo on Instagram that caused the school to close in February, President Rick Commons said. After reaching an agreement collaboratively with the former NFL player and his family that Commons said will provide […]

Students, teachers say ‘Never Again’

Students, teachers say ‘Never Again’

Students, faculty and staff walked out of class as part of the National School Walkout on Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. The community gathered around 17 empty desks and victim profiles on Ted Slavin Field as student organizers Rachel Grode ’19, Lauren Juzang […]

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 […]

Mieszczanski to become Director of Admission

Aaron Mieszczanski will replace Elizabeth Riordan as Director of Admission, President Rick Commons announced in an email Jan. 2. Riordan is stepping down at the end of the school year to focus on public education. She has been the Director of Admission for 26 years at both Harvard-Westlake and the Westlake School for Girls. Mieszczanski […]

School buys Weddington

School buys Weddington

After years of attempting to expand athletic facilities, the school put plans for a new parking structure on hold and entered an agreement to purchase Weddington Golf & Tennis with intentions to build a Community Athletics Center, President Rick Commons announced in an email to the school community Oct. 30. Chairman of the Board of […]

Seniors attend annual Ring Ceremony

Seniors attend annual Ring Ceremony

Members of the class of 2018 celebrated the start of their final year as high school students by receiving rings and pins at Senior Ceremony on Sunday. Senior Prefects JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18, Sarah Conway ’18 and Eli Timoner ’18 began the ceremony by speaking to their peers about their upper school experiences. […]

Amato to permanently stay at John Thomas Dye

After a 38-year tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Former Vice President of School John Amato will be staying at the John Thomas Dye School indefinitely. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2015-2016 school year to serve as the Interim Head of School for JTD and intended to return for the 2016-2017 school year. He decided […]

AP restrictions start with Class of 2022

AP restrictions start with Class of 2022

  President Rick Commons, Associate Head of School Liz Resnick and Head of Upper School Laura Ross approved the Faculty Academic Committee’s recommendation to limit the number of Advanced Placement courses upper school students can take and remove the GPA weighting for AP and honors courses. The policy, which will go into effect for the […]

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