Missing an Actual Community

In the last 1st and 3rd assembly, we all watched a video recap of the school year. This video was virtually all clips of various goals, touchdowns and other sports-related celebrations. Following this video was another clip titled “Mean Tweets #1” where teachers read mean tweets about themselves and their reactions were filmed. It was […]

Students to select courses for next school year online

Green signup sheets for next year’s courses are a thing of the past, as students will be able to choose next year’s courses online. The change will save time and reduce human error, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. The program, which students will use in March through the Harvard-Westlake website, was programmed and coordinated […]

Mathematics class changes course name

The Topics in Calculus and Statistics math class has changed its name to Calculus and Statistics. The new name was deemed simpler and more streamlined. Upper School Mathematics Department Head Paula Evans shortened the name after meeting with mathematics department heads from other schools. She noticed that math class names in other schools were shorter […]

'Funny or Die' looks familiar

It all started with a promise. “Vote for me, and I’ll convince the school to sell candy and junk food in the cafeteria,” a candidate for student body president says in the “Funny or Die” video “Snackpocalypse.” He wins in a landslide, obviously. Fast forward a few weeks. All of the bright students have been […]

New World Language, English teachers to join upper school faculty

Two new World Language teachers and one English teacher will join the Upper School next year. Amandine Nelaton will replace French teacher Geoff Bird, who is retiring, while Bradford Holmes will take over Latin teacher Paul Chenier’s position. Nelaton comes from The Athenian School in Danville, California and Holmes is from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School […]

Kelly to pursue writing career

English teacher Ariana Kelly, who has taught at Harvard-Westlake for six years, has received a book deal and will not teach at Harvard-Westlake the next school year. Her book, which might be titled “The Phantom Phone Booth,” is a “collection of lyrical essays about developing ideas around privacy, freedom, power, sanctuary and communication,” she said. […]

Students elect Prefect Council members

Juniors and sophomores elected prefects on April 23 and April 25 respectively. Sophomores elected Hunter Brookman ’16, Grace Pan ’16, Jordan Strom ’16 and Nina Woythaler ’16 to serve as junior prefects for the 2014-2015 school year. Both Pan and Brookman were incumbents. Sophomores began voting after their class meeting April 22 and the polls closed […]

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