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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Law and Omicron: Trial by Worry

Editorial Board January 20, 2022

As winter break came to a close, students eagerly awaited a return to on-campus education, only to be met with two disappointing days of asynchronous assignments. What could have been a triumphant beginning...

Administration introduces anti-racism plans

Ethan Lachman July 26, 2020

In response to schoolwide calls to take greater action against racism, the administration released a comprehensive list of initiatives July 24 to foster an anti-racist environment on campus. President...

Speaking about the schedule

Ethan Lachman June 1, 2019

In an email sent to the entire community, the school announced its plan to implement a schedule change beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, when current sophomores will be seniors. The most prominent...

Data used from the January Chronicle poll. Graphic by Indu Pandey.

School considers AP class limit in talks of student well-being, academic balance

Jean Sanders January 12, 2017

School administrators and faculty are discussing placing a limit on the number of AP classes students are able to take throughout their high school careers as part of their ongoing discussion about the...

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Sammi Handler November 23, 2016

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new Head of Upper School, leaving her position as Head of Upper School at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to...

1st and 3rd Wednesdays approved for next year

Eugenia Ko February 13, 2015

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday assemblies have been approved by the administration for the 2015-2016 school year. Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said the assembly is being fine-tuned...

Commons to rewrite mission statement

Jack Goldfisher December 18, 2013

President Rick Commons has decided to rewrite the school’s mission statement to be more memorable and reflective of Harvard-Westlake’s core values. The current mission statement emphasizes the opportunities...

Barzdukas assumes new role as Head of Upper School

David Lim September 5, 2012

With a home adjacent to campus and two of his children enrolled at Harvard-Westlake, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas is beginning his 10th year at the school with a new role. When Barzdukas wakes...

Honor Board procedure to change

David Lim September 5, 2012

The administration has imposed two changes on the Honor Board system this year in what new Head of School Audrius Barzdukas said was an effort to promote transparency. The Honor Board will continue to...

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