The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

School launches new pilot program, streamlines process to leave campus

Lindsay Wu January 31, 2019

In order to make the current attendance process more convenient and organized, students will now check in and out of campus using iPads with specialized apps. Though the new initiative is currently...

Integrity: meet us in the middle

Chronicle Staff May 2, 2018

The school website states that “Harvard-Westlake’s academic community is defined by our Honor Code.” Every student on campus has signed their name affirming their commitment to uphold the code. In...

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The Academic Epidemic: Some Seniors Lose Motivation Once they Enter Second Semester

Danielle Spitz June 1, 2017

After discussing genetic mutations in AP Biology, the conversation took a lighthearted turn to talk about a condition more relatable to students. The symptoms for “senioritis,” including lack of motivation...

First quarter attendance improves from previous years

Sophie Cohen November 13, 2015

Despite some recent traffic on Coldwater Canyon, first quarter has been the lowest amount of tardies recorded for a single quarter since the attendance office has been keeping records, Attendance Coordinator...

Attendance drops due to ‘ditch day’ and Coachella

Angela Chon April 14, 2015

Fifty-two percent of scheduled senior classes were missed yesterday as a result of absences for college visits, the March of the Living Holocaust awareness trip, the Coachella Music Valley Festival and...

Lowest attendance occurs before break

Lexi Bowers April 30, 2014

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on...

Lowest attendance occurs before break

Enya Huang April 29, 2014

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on...

Attendance drops due to Coachella Music Festival

Scott Nussbaum April 11, 2014

Attendance dropped in upper school classes today as students travelled to the first weekend of the Coachella Music Valley Festival April 11- 14. It is unknown how many students in total are missing school...

Students assist teachers, maintenance staff as part of new detention system requirements

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

Detentions can now be served by assisting faculty members other than the maintenance staff. Students are required to provide assistance to a teacher for at least 15 minutes a day for five days during their...

Parents to resolve absences online

Alex McNab September 25, 2013

A new system for submitting parent notes has recently gone live on the Parent Portal. With the new electronic note sending system, when  students have an unresolved absence on their record, a parent is...

Coachella absentees to get detention

Jessica Lee April 9, 2013

Students who choose to miss class this Friday to attend the Coachella Music Festival are being urged to be honest about the decision and accept the consequences, which would be a single detention. In...

56 skip school for Coachella

April 15, 2011

By Mary Rose Fissinger Sixty students took advantage of the administration's decision to allow students to take an excused absence with parental consent to attend the Coachella Music Festival. Of the...

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