The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Admissions gains international interest

Sammi Handler September 1, 2015

Forty-six students from international schools applied this year, an increase over last year when 36 students applied. Five students from foreign countries enrolled. There are four students from the United...

Teachers visit Korea despite MERS scare

Layla Moghavem September 1, 2015

Fifteen faculty members visited South Korea in June to learn about Korean culture and history in the midst of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the country. MERS is a viral respiratory...

Prefects to initiate break talks on quad

Jesse Nadel April 29, 2015

Following an upper school assembly speech by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz, the Prefect Council met with about a dozen students last Thursday to discuss his message to test a plan to host talks on...

Students elect 2015-2016 Prefect Council members

Eugenia Ko April 29, 2015

Prefect Council announced the results of the 2015-2016 prefect elections in an e-mail April 23. The senior prefects are Helene Miles, Jordan Strom, Shelby Weiss and Adam Yaron. The junior prefects are...

Community Council holds service week, fair, book drive

Jesse Nadel March 18, 2015

Community Council put on a community service fair, book drive and other activities this week to make community service activities more accessible to students. "We feel like a lot of kids just want to get...

Students create electronic sign-out system for iPad

Jake Saferstein March 18, 2015

Seniors can now check out to leave campus during frees by scanning their IDs on an iPad instead of signing out on paper. Assistant to Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken sent an email to all seniors...

Senior receives presidential arts scholar nomination

Bryant Wu February 13, 2015

Danielle Stolz ’15 was one of six people in the nation to be selected as a YoungArts winner in the Cinematic Arts category and has been nominated as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Stolz’s film,...

Academic Fair kicks off online course sign-ups, McClain to become scheduler

Jake Saferstein February 13, 2015

Students browsed booths on the quad during Academic Fair to help them sign up for courses next year. The sign-up process is now completely online, and math teacher and head scheduler Beverly Feulner...

Administration increases tuition 3.6% to $34,700 for 2015-2016 school year

Eugenia Ko February 12, 2015

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year will rise to $34,700 from $33,500, an increase of 3.6%, Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin said. The 2015-2016 re-enrollment contract became available on hw.com on...

Adegbile to direct counseling at Cate School

Kelly Riopelle January 14, 2015

Upper School Dean Tamar Adegbile will not return to school next year, she announced Jan. 7 in emails to students and parents. Adegbile will become the Director of College Counseling at the Cate School...

New midyear plan draws mixed reviews

Scott Nussbaum January 14, 2015

Students completed alternative assignments, such as group activities and videos, as well as traditional cumulative midyear tests in December as part of the new assessment schedule. In addition to moving...

Neighbors protest construction

Zoe Dutton November 19, 2014

"NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!" is a recurring phrase in a list of 70 comments on a recent Los Angeles Times article. The story is about the school’s proposed construction of a three-story parking garage and...

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