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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Seniors will have the option to pass through the halls of Seaver Academic Center on their way to classes every day starting March 3, while juniors and sophomores will be able to attend classes in person for three days out of the six-day cycle.

Commons announces more opportunities for students to learn on campus

Tessa Augsberger April 26, 2021
Sophomores will attend classes in person on Days One, Four and Six, while juniors will do so on Days Two, Three and Five starting May 3. Seniors will have the option to attend school in person every day for the rest of the year.
Head of Upper School Beth Slattery shares her reaction to the release of the Chauvin verdict as other participants listen.

Deans and counselors host open discussion after the release of the Derek Chauvin trial verdict

Ava Fattahi and Sandra Koretz April 22, 2021

In the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial decision, the school announced various measures prior to the announcement of the verdict in an attempt to benefit students who may be struggling during the time. George...

School removes ISEE mandate for incoming seventh grade students

Fallon Dern February 8, 2021

The school's admissions administration announced that incoming seventh graders will no longer be required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Between stressful adjustments to new...

A recent Prefect Council email detailed 24 specific cases, 23 of which involved cheating and academic dishonesty.

Honor board reports increases in cheating

Alec Rosenthal February 3, 2021

The Prefect Council sent a quarterly update email to upper school students about recent Honor Board cases to address academic dishonesty and remind students of the school’s academic policies Jan. 19. The...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Going The Extra Mile

Tanisha Gunby August 27, 2020

When John Szijjarto '21 opened an email from College Board on Aug. 29, he was disappointed to find out that his SAT exam had been canceled for the fifth time. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, test centers...

Brookshire to replace Slattery as Upper School Dean

Ethan Lachman April 3, 2020

In an email to her junior students, soon-to-be Head of Upper School Beth Slattery said Director of Admission at Brandeis University Sara Brookshire will replace her as an Upper School Dean next year. Brookshire...

Slattery appointed as Head of Upper School

Luke Schneider October 3, 2019

President and Head of School Rick Commons announced Thursday that Upper School Deans Department Head Beth Slattery will become Head of Upper School effective July 1, 2020. Laura Ross, who currently serves...

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

Jonathan Seymour November 24, 2015

The College Board was delayed in sending many seniors’ SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP exam scores to colleges by Nov. 1, the early application deadline of most colleges, causing extra stress during the...

Deans warn about drawbacks of overshooting early application process

Jonathan Seymour October 7, 2015

Upper school deans Beth Slattery and Kyle Graham gave a presentation to seniors and their parents entitled “The Opportunity Cost of Aiming Too High in the Early Application Process” at Senior College...

College Board to redesign SAT, deans not expecting changes in prep

Jake Saferstein March 19, 2014

The College Board announced plans to redesign the SAT by spring of 2016. The new format will return to a 1,600 point scale, 800 for math and 800 for "Evidence-Based Reading." The essay will become optional...

Deans open signups for spring college tours

Jake Saferstein November 13, 2013

Juniors must turn in their tour preference form and a signed set of the college tour rules by Dec. 10 if they chose sign up for the east coast college tours. Both tours will take place over the first week...

Online Common Application technology faces glitches

Sarah Novicoff October 15, 2013

Technological problems with the new Common Application, released online Aug. 1, are beginning to affect students and deans as early application deadlines approach. "We are pretty frustrated with its functionality,"...

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