The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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...

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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,"...

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...

Alumna to lead weekly ‘Girl Talk’ on stress

Nadia Rahman March 13, 2013

Jessica Furie ’03 led a discussion group called “Girl Talk” on March 4 which will continue to meet every Monday during activities period. Upper school dean Beth Slattery and Assistant to the Head...

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