Approximately 40 fail to meet extended community service deadline

By Michael Sugerman Roughly 40 students failed to meet the community service requirement, even after a 14-day extension to May 21. After around 80 students missed the original May 7 cutoff, Head of School Harry Salamandra sent an email to the delinquents offering a chance to complete the requirement. Students who fulfilled the mandatory four […]

Defending their honor

By Eli Haims “When an Honor Code infraction has happened, the community is broken to a certain degree,” Chaplain Father J. Young said. “If it’s a big one like that history cheating scandal, it’s obvious that the community is broken. But even in a little one, if a teacher can no longer trust a student […]

FAC reviews Kutler class proposals

By Lara Sokoloff Five new courses for the Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research were proposed to the Faculty Academic Committee at a meeting yesterday afternoon. Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Department Head Larry Klein began soliciting course proposals in the spring of 2011. A request for proposals was sent to the entire […]

School overturns policy requiring photo purchase

By Sajjan Sri-Kumar Students are not required to buy prints of their yearbook pictures, after the school decided to reverse its policy. The school had always required students to have their picture taken for the yearbook, but the school had never required students to purchase prints of those photos. This year, the school was planning […]

Campus reduces electricity use

Electricity use at the upper school campus was reduced by 13 percent last week, capping off the school’€™s second week of participation in the Green Cup Challenge. More than 200 public and private schools across the country are participating in the GCC, which started Jan. 25 and ends Feb. 22. The goal of the GCC […]

LAUSD cancels Friday night football game due to air quality

By Ashley Khakshouri The varsity football team was forced to scrimmage against itself Friday night when the season opener game was cancelled because of concerns over the air quality in the East San Fernando Valley. Wildfires in the La Canada Flintridge area had caused poor air quality all week which had disrupted some practices and […]

Seniors to retreat in Big Bear

The senior class will head to Big Bear in June for a year-end retreat, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. Salamandra met with Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and retreat point person Kate Liebman ’09 Thursday to discuss the duration of the trip, as well as transportation and financial logistics and student interest before giving […]

New support group to aid students with family alcoholism

By Michelle Nosratian A student-facilitated support group overseen by student counselor and humanities teacher Luba Bek will meet over second semester in an attempt to help students cope with family members who have an alcohol addiction. “The group is about helping students not feel guilty, teaching them how to become emotionally removed when they need […]

Cafeteria takes ecofriendly approach

By Sade TavangarianThe upper school cafeteria is taking on a new approach to becoming ecofriendly by introducing disposable plates, cups and compostable products. The school’s decision to become more eco-friendly was to “work with the community and wanting to move in the direction of being greener,” Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. The compostable […]

French teacher takes leave of absence

By Ester Khachatryan French teacher Marilyn Shield is taking a leave of absence, Harry Salamandra said in a letter addressed to parents. Shield’s French 1 and French 3 Honors classes are covered by members of the Foreign Language Department and Dr. Josephine Gross. Gross taught French and human development at Harvard-Westlake from 2001 to 2006. […]