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Audrius Barzdukas. Printed with permission of Nathansons

Barzdukas to become head of New York school

Angela Chon March 16, 2016

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas will leave Harvard-Westlake to accept the position of Head of School at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, President Rick Commons said in an email...

Wolfgang Novogratz 16 throws a pie at Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas at Wednesdays assembly. Printed with permission of Harvard-Westlake School

Pie throwing, Community Service Week highlight assembly (video)

Noa Schwartz March 16, 2016

Students throwing pies at Head of School Audrius Barzdukas, as well as announcements about March Madness and the Community Service Week and the Festival of Spring highlighted Wednesday’s assembly. La...

Happiness expert to advise joint faculty

Noa Yadidi February 12, 2014

An expert on happiness will speak at a joint faculty meeting Feb. 18. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at University of California, Riverside, will be the second speaker to address both the...

Honor Board introduces class meeting discussions, eliminates email case reports

Julia Aizuss February 12, 2014

In an effort to make the Honor Board more transparent and centralize its place in the community, all Honor Board cases will continue to be presented and discussed during class meetings, as they were in...

School to host cultural exchange program, second WLSA conference

Patrick Ryan December 18, 2013

As a founding member of the World Leading Schools Association, Harvard-Westlake will host the second annual WLSA Student Conference in July. The school will also launch a new summer program, the World...

Homecoming Formal likely to be annual tradition

Lizzy Thomas October 15, 2013

Last month’s Homecoming Formal was likely the first of many, prefect Sarah Winshel ’15 said. “It was absolutely as successful if not much more so than we expected it to be,” Winshel said. “I...

New Homecoming formal to occur next month

Noa Yadidi August 30, 2013

Prefect Council will host a Homecoming formal dance Sept. 28 in Taper Gym, the prefects announced in a staged procession Friday afternoon. Head Fanatics, football players and cheerleaders drove into the...

New signs ask students to clean up after themselves in quad

Claire Goldsmith August 27, 2013

New signs on the quad tables read, “Please help Gregorio keep our quad clean. Pick up after yourself. Thank you.” in a further effort to prevent student littering. Gregorio Hernandez, a member of...

Sophomores watch pilot online ethics course

Claire Goldsmith August 27, 2013

Sophomores watched an online video course about character and values during the summer to prepare for their Choices and Challenges class this year. The video series, Optimal Living 101, is the school’s...

Students attend first all-school convocation

Noa Yadidi August 27, 2013

The first-ever all-school opening convocation this morning was highlighted by the announcement of this year’s motto, the investiture of President Rick Commons and the prefects and speeches by Commons...

Administration to establish community building discussions

Claire Goldsmith August 27, 2013

Small groups of students and faculty will gather to discuss community issues and events seven times this year as part of the new Civitalks program. Each section of 18 students will "come together and discuss...

Deans, teachers rebuke attempted senior food fight

Noa Yadidi May 31, 2013

Deans and teachers shut down an attempted food fight seniors tried to hold as a final senior prank on the last day of school, May 29. They confiscated water balloons, water guns, silly string and food...

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