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  • Varsity girls golf wins the Mid-Season tournament for the second year in a row and breaks school records.

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    Girls’ Golf Wins Mid-Season Tournament

  • HWPA parent volunteers pose together on the Quad for the first day of senior appreciation.


    Parent’s Association starts Senior Appreciation for Class of ’24

  • Upper school parents take self-serve refreshments provided by the school.


    Upper school hosts Parents Back-to-School day

  • Varsity boys’ basketball small forward Nicholas Khamenia ’25 dunks the ball in a game during his sophomore season.

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    Junior to attend Gonzaga University’s Kraziness in the Kennel event

  • Printed with permission of the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

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    School announces participation in ‘Alive Together’ walk

  • The HW-INC Team meets once a week from 3:15-4:15 PM to work on their yearly summer program.

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    HW Inc Seeks New Applicants

  • The starting defensive lineup for the varsity football game Sept. 22.

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    Varsity football loses to Northview

  • Junior mental health alliance leaders Dennett Stibel 25, Rachel Reiff 25, Sunny Lu 25 and Micah Parr 25 pose together.


    Student mental health alliance formed

  • Head Prefect Bari LeBari 24 poses with Head of School Laura Ross for a picture after receiving his senior class ring during the annual Senior Ceremony.


    Seniors gather for 90th annual ring ceremony

  • Administrators speak about student wellbeing at State of School Address

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    Administrators speak about student wellbeing at State of School Address

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History Teacher Peter Sheehy discusses 19th century American history with his Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) class of juniors. APUSH is one of multiple AP classes being discontinued.

Academic departments reduce the number of Advanced Placement courses offered

Davis Marks December 14, 2022

The English, History and Math Departments are removing several Advanced Placement (AP) courses from their offerings following changes to the school's approach to AP courses, beginning in the 2023-2024...

School makes AP exams optional for the year

Mimi Landes February 27, 2021

The College Board announced a new schedule for AP Exams for the school year. The tests will be administered by the school both in-person on paper and at home online over a three-week period. Students...

Rethinking AP exams

Austin Lee April 19, 2020

With most of the U.S. beginning to enact strict social distancing orders due to COVID-19, the College Board announced in late March that it would administer all 2020 Advanced Placement exams online. Perhaps...

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

Tammer Bagdasarian February 11, 2020

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Upper School Laura Ross

Laura Ross, Head of Upper School February 11, 2020

I read with interest the Opinion piece in the Jan. 29 edition of the Chronicle entitled “A-P(ushed) The Wrong Way” and would like to clear up a few misconceptions and offer a different perspective. The...

626 students participate in AP examinations

Eugenia Ko September 3, 2014

A total of 626 students this past school year took 1,736 Advanced Placement exams, the highest number of exams in recent history. 91 percent of students received passing scores of 3, 4 or 5. Six middle...

Foreign language department inducts students into honor societies

Jensen Pak May 21, 2013

Members of the foreign language faculty inducted students, who had completed the Advanced Placement course in their language, into honor societies for Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish at the Foreign...

Senior works on farm in Maine

September 5, 2012

By Aaron Lyons Martin Riu ’13 woke up at 5:30 a.m. There was little light outside, but Riu dragged himself out of bed to feed pigs and chickens, move cows and set up fencing. At 7:30 a.m. he...

Slow down and step back

November 16, 2011

By Judd Liebman During sophomore year, we fill out the "Three Year Plan," outlining our ideas about our future classes. Our decisions in 10th grade could dictate the rest of our high school career. And...

Chinese AP educators postpone visit to school

October 21, 2011

By Julius Pak The visit of a contingent of high school teachers from Beijing has been postponed. The trip has been delayed due to visa problems and has been rescheduled to early 2012, Associate Head...

Alumna to cover various physics topics at assembly

April 27, 2011

By Saj Sri-Kumar A physicist will be speaking about nanotechnology at an optional assembly today. Ania Bleszynski Jayich’s ’94 lecture will also cover various quantum physics topics,...

Departments add many new courses

September 1, 2010

By Eli Haims   In the past four years, numerous new classes have been added to the curriculum, ranging from Advanced Placement Chinese to Studies in Scientific Research. The foreign language...

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