90-minute exams before winter break to replace midterms

Mid-year assessments will replace midterms next year and will be held in December the week before winter break. There will be two 90-minute exams each day. “This decision was trying to be sensitive to the fact that students are feeling pressured with regard to their time and part of this was caused by being heavily […]

Students receive fellowships to travel abroad

Six students will travel abroad this summer as the 2014 Harvard-Westlake Global Fellows, selected by a faculty selection committee. The students will travel to Cameroon, China, Spain, Korea and Mexico. Annelise Colvin ’15 received the Junior Summer Fellowship to travel to Cameroon to continue studying French and volunteer at local orphanages. She applied for the […]

Marymount college counselor to replace Silberman

Dean Pete Silberman will leave Harvard-Westlake and will be replaced next year by Co-Director of College Counseling at Marymount High School Kyle Graham, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas announced in an email sent today to Silberman’s counselees and their parents. “I think [Silberman’s] been great with students and with all kinds of students,” Dean […]

Career Day brings alumni, parents to Upper School

A total of thirty-one alumni and two current parents hosted sessions for upper school students to attend during third, fourth and fifth periods as part of Career Day Tuesday. During Career Day events in previous years, juniors visited professionals in their workplaces off campus. This year’s Career Day stayed on campus and was open to all upper school students […]

Swoope '10 signs with Indianapolis Colts

Despite going undrafted through the seven rounds of the NFL Draft, former Wolverine basketball star Erik Swoope ’10 will get his opportunity to play on an NFL team after signing with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.  In his senior year at Harvard-Westlake, Swoope averaged 21.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game and was named to the California […]

Johnston '14 lifts softball to Senior Day win with extra innings RBI

Softball outfielder Jessica Johnston ’14 ended what could be the final home game of her career with a bang Thursday, batting in the winning run in the softball team’s Senior Day matchup against Chaminade. Johnston’s double in the ninth inning drove in Jackie Carr ’14 to break an extra-inning stalemate and seal a 2-1 victory for the […]

Upper School shuts gates after local robbery

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation of a robbery that took place at the Verizon Wireless store on Ventura Boulevard Thursday around noon, LAPD Media Relations Officer S. Madera said. Although no official lockdown was declared, the Upper School shut its gates and followed emergency procedures for 40 minutes when the suspect […]

Seniors to attend luncheon

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will host its annual senior luncheons May 10 to celebrate students’ completion of their high school careers. Senior boys and their fathers will attend an event at the Beach Club while senior girls and their mothers will gather at the Skirball Cultural Center. Both events will feature speakers. “I’m looking forward […]

Baseball earns league victory

Jack Flaherty ’14 threw a complete game in the Wolverines’ victory over the Chaminade Eagles on May 6.  Flaherty tossed nine strikeouts as the team won their second straight game.  The Wolverines split their last series against Alemany and they close out their series against the Eagles on May 9. The team is now 19-5-1 […]

Chronicle takes 2nd in California

The Chronicle was awarded second in General Excellence by the California Newspaper Publishers Association Saturday for California high school newspapers published in 2013. Chronicle staffers also won three first place awards, two second place awards and three honorable mentions for individual work. The awards were announced May 3 at the annual CNPA meeting in San […]