The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

FAC considers new post-AP activities

Jonathan Seymour May 25, 2016

The Faculty Academic Committee rejected the idea of continuing AP courses for students after exams finish but is still searching for other potential uses of seniors’ time during the period in late May...

Deans consider new early admissions policy

Jonathan Seymour April 27, 2016

The deans may institute a policy next year that would require Harvard-Westlake students to treat any Single-Choice Early Action application to Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Stanford as an Early Decision...

The Harvard-Westlake section cheers for boys’ Varsity basketball led by Head Fanatics in a game against Notre Dame in the CIF playoffs Feb. 26. The Wolverines lost 56-54, taking them out of the running for the CIF championship. Credit: Kelly Loeb

Fanatics to equally promote both genders for sports

Jonathan Seymour March 9, 2016

The Head Fanatics are working to promote gender equality in sports and are also writing a mission statement. These changes are the result of high tensions on the Fanatics’ Facebook page as members and...

More schools send ‘likely’ letters for academics

Jonathan Seymour March 9, 2016

A sizeable number of colleges and universities sent out "likely" or acceptance letters for academics rather than athletics more than a month before April 1, the expected date by which almost all colleges...

Stanford professor to present at Junior Parent Night

Jonathan Seymour February 10, 2016

All Harvard-Westlake parents are invited to hear author Julie Lythcott-Haims speak at Junior Parent Night Feb. 16 at the upper school. The deans decided to open the presentation to the entire parent community...

Students adjust to new PSAT, SAT exams

Jonathan Seymour January 14, 2016

The College Board released scores Jan. 7 for the 2015 PSAT, which along with the new SAT that debuts in March, had a new structure and scoring system, and the Harvard-Westlake juniors and sophomores who...

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

Jonathan Seymour November 24, 2015

The College Board was delayed in sending many seniors’ SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP exam scores to colleges by Nov. 1, the early application deadline of most colleges, causing extra stress during the...

Deans warn about drawbacks of overshooting early application process

Jonathan Seymour October 7, 2015

Upper school deans Beth Slattery and Kyle Graham gave a presentation to seniors and their parents entitled “The Opportunity Cost of Aiming Too High in the Early Application Process” at Senior College...

31 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Jonathan Seymour September 10, 2015

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists across the country, including 31 students from Harvard-Westlake. The semifinalists are the...

March of the Living dates conflict with AP testing schedule, Prom

Jonathan Seymour September 1, 2015

The 2016 March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel, taking place from May 1 to May 15, will conflict with all AP exams as well as the prom. Students will be allowed to make up their exams during the...

No conflicts arise from lunch period

Jonathan Seymour September 1, 2015

The new mandatory lunch period did not cause any conflicts with student schedules, the upper school deans’ office said. "We always have conflicts, but there were no extra conflicts created because of...

Corrin wins state title, Florent takes 4th

Jonathan Seymour June 7, 2015

Courtney Corrin '16 won the girls' track and field CIF State Finals in the long jump event Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis, and Alexandria Florent '15 took fourth place in the high jump event....

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