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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Printed with permission of Ari Engelberg

Wolverines Only: The Engelbergs

Josh Engelberg and Ari Engelberg December 13, 2023

Josh Engelberg '24 I have been playing basketball for nearly my entire life, and throughout the whole journey, my dad has been there to coach me. When I was young, he was the head coach of my rec...

After the garden’s opening, President Rick Commons and Head of Communications Ari Engelberg 89 receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City Council Member Nithya Raman.

Local organizations unveil Fairway Garden on Ventura

Natasha Speiss February 12, 2022

Studio City residents and council members celebrated the unveiling of Fairway Garden, a garden located on the small hillside on Fairway Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, Feb. 10. The school collaborated with...

Staged student, Becca Berlin/Chronicle, continues her studies remotely while at home with COVID-19.

Sick Day

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor January 20, 2022

Annabelle Mass ’24 glanced at the carpool lane on the first day back from winter break, searching for friends to walk to class with. As she watched the line pass outside her window, she noticed her friend...

Community Health Officer Milo Sini and Head of Communication and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg ’89 discuss the day’s student COVID-19 testing. The Community Health Office (CHO) recently began testing students individually in place of its previous use of weekly pooled testing; they now send results to families within 48 hours.

Looking Inside the Community Health Office

Natasha Speiss January 19, 2022

Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg ’89 and Community Health Officer Milo Sini work with the school’s Community Health Office (CHO) to lead the school through the COVID-19...

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus

Natasha Speiss October 18, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination rate among students has risen from approximately 94% to 98% from the start of the school year to now, the Community Health Office said. All students who had only begun the process...

Before the start of school, students gather on the fire road for mandatory COVID-19 testing by grade level. Constant testing ensures the safety of the community in the event of a positive case, so students can prevent the spread of the virus.

School confirms first COVID-19 case of the year

Davis Marks and Alex Hahn September 7, 2021

The Community Health Office confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the Upper School Monday following two weeks of in-person school. After hearing of a positive test result from a student, the Community...

PARKS AND RECREATION: At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, Studio City residents use the driving range to practice golf on a summer’s day. This property was purchased by the school and will be converted into the River Park athletic facility, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

River Park athletic facility in works

Will Sherwood August 30, 2021

The school hopes to begin construction to create the $100 million River Park athletic facility, a 16-acre athletic property complete with environmentally friendly features. After a summer of preparing...

Varsity golf team members practice alongside community members after school at Weddington.

Studio City community discusses historical status of Weddington

Julian Andreone June 1, 2021

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission officially recommended that the Los Angeles  City Council consider designating Weddington Golf & Tennis a historic monument April 15. Such a designation...

Californians 16 and older to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Sandra Koretz March 31, 2021

All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 15 according to new California guidelines, allowing many upper school students to be vaccinated. In addition,...

Administrator and alum teaches Venture members about personal and professional branding

Paul Kurgan March 17, 2021

Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg '89 led a Venture workshop on the intricacies behind the branding of distinguished businesses and his advice in creating personal brands March...

State lifts COVID-19 lockdown

Tessa Augsberger February 17, 2021

State officials lifted California’s stay-at-home order Jan. 25. The state implemented the order amid a surge in infections Dec. 3, but a recent decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations allowed...

The new iPhone iOS update notifies students when iHW is using their locations, though the administration said it does not look at this data. Printed with permission of Rohan Madhogaria and Allegra Drago

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

Hannah Han October 19, 2020

The administration and the IT department updated the iHW app on Aug. 18, adding an automatic check-in and check-out feature that tracks whether or not students are present on campus. After receiving multiple...

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