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Juniors organize on-campus book drive

Juniors organize on-campus book drive

Fallon Dern February 23, 2021

Sawyer Strasberg '22, Talia Tepper '22 and Lily Saada '22 hosted an on-campus book drive with Community Council on Feb. 20. They partnered with Wise Readers to Leaders, an organization that helps low-income...

Community Council plans for thrift shop drive

Fallon Dern February 7, 2021

Community Council’s Inaugural HW Thrift Shop Drive is just around the corner. The club announced that they will be collecting clothing over Presidents Day Weekend during Prefect Council’s on-campus...

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Community Council organizes Thanksgiving drive for at-risk seniors

Will Sheehy December 13, 2020

The HW Community Council organized a toiletry drive in conjunction with the Valley InterCommunity Council (VIC) to assist at-risk seniors in the San Fernando Valley on Nov. 7 and 14. Students donated...

Students invited back to campus for social activities

Sandra Koretz October 31, 2020

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities...

Community Council hosts toy drive for New Directions for Youth

Milla Ben-Ezra December 14, 2019

Community Council hosted a toy drive on campus from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 in support of New Directions for Youth, an organization that provides many services and programs that support children in need. Founded...

Brendan Kang ’20, Tali Tufeld ’20 and Kate Konvitz ’20 lie in the back of a car while watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in the senior lot Thursday. Community Council hosted the drive-in movie after a month of planning, and donated the profits to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Credit: Ethan Lachman/Chronicle

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Ethan Lachman November 9, 2019

To raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Community Council hosted its first ever drive-in movie, where it screened “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in the senior parking lot Nov. 7. Students had...

Alexandra Du Manoir '21 and Tabby Ayeni '21 encourage Grace Kosten '22 to join the Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club Oct. 21 during Community Service Week. Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

Students find purpose beyond themselves during Community Service Week

Lauren Cho November 1, 2019

Community Council held Community Service Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, giving students an opportunity to engage in and learn about ways that they can benefit communities around them. The week began with...

LAHSO member Josue Martin '20 hands a tamale to Isabel Lawrence '21 on the quad during the fundraiser. Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

LAHSO holds fundraiser, culminating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Ethan Lachman October 23, 2019

Marking their first fundraiser since 2017, the Latin American-Hispanic Social Student Organization (LAHSO) sold food on the quad Oct. 15 to raise money for future projects. The sale ran from third period...

Prefects plan for school year, take annual retreat

Luke Schneider August 29, 2019

Upper school prefects and Community Council members attended their annual summer retreats from Aug. 16 to 18 and Aug. 18 to 19, respectively, at the same house in Escondido. Head Prefect Michael Lehrhoff...

Students hold signs to welcome the Special Olympic athletes.  Credit: Caitlin Chung/ Chronicle

Students welcome Special Olympic athletes

Jeanine Kim May 1, 2019

Students and faculty volunteers cheered as athletes who participated in sporting events during the third annual Special Olympics Unified Game Day on April 26. During a short assembly in Taper Gym,...

Community Council holds Everything Drive to benefit local organizations

Joanna Im April 12, 2019

Members of Community Council hosted an Everything Drive to collect books, toys, clothes, prom attire and school supplies from April 9-12 in the lounge. The council will send the donations to different...

Students, faculty compete in third annual Spring Festival

Ruoshan Dong March 22, 2019

Students participated in activities and ate In-N-Out Burger as part of the third annual Spring Festival on March 22. The purpose of the festival, hosted by Character Committee and Community Council, was...

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