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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Getting a head start

Getting a head start

Sabrina Hamideh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer May 24, 2023

The minute I walked onto the Upper School quad, it clicked. I was in high school. Grades and extracurriculars all count now. But, unfortunately for me, it had all clicked a year too late. Although this...

Upper School Dean Sara Miranda describes the factors that make up each college or universitys ranking.

Deans host Family College Night

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 23, 2021

The Upper School Deans hosted a virtual College Night for seniors and their families Tuesday, featuring a presentation about the admissions process in general as well as workshops on individual topics. Upper...

From left to right: Syracuse Associate Director of Admissions, Southern California Camille Crites, Digital Managing Editor Maxine Zuriff 22, Miles Carrillo 22 and Willa Fogelson 22 converse about the majors offered at Syracuse. College representative visits take place during breaks and lunch.

College representatives visit students

Natasha Speiss September 15, 2021

As part of the College Representative Visit Program, the Upper School Deans Office has organized visits for college representatives to meet with juniors and seniors throughout November. Representative...

Stegall joins Upper School Dean Team

Melody Tang September 3, 2020

Teneice Stegall joined the Upper School as a dean, replacing Maude Bond, who departed after four years at the school. Previously, Stegall served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at Lake...

Brookshire joins Upper School deans

Tanisha Gunby September 2, 2020

Sara Brookshire joined the Upper School Dean Team after Beth Slattery assumed the position of Head of Upper School. Brookshire served as the Director of Admission at Brandeis University for the past six...

JONES STRIKES A POSE: Upper School Dean Chris Jones, who will replace Beth Slattery as Upper School Deans Department Head beginning July 1, 2020, sits in his office and smiles.
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Jones promoted to Chair of Deans

Lindsay Wu November 14, 2019

Effective July 1, 2020, Upper School Dean Chris Jones will replace Beth Slattery as Upper School Deans Department Head, following her promotion to Head of Upper School. Jones's Past During his eight years...

Juniors attend Junior College Night

Jessa Glassman April 28, 2018

Members of the junior class will join 43 college deans and directors of admission on Thursday at 7 p.m. to learn more about the college admissions process. Students will be part of a mock admissions committee...

Students attend annual academic fair

Sarah Healy February 17, 2018

Students learned about the numerous classes available to prepare for course selection for the upcoming school year at the annual academic fair on Monday.   Sophomores and juniors received information...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller

Staying Afloat: Seeking mental health resources on and off campus

Sofia Heller November 20, 2017

Hunter* ’18 felt his anxiety increasing. When Monday night arrived, he was on the brink of a breakdown. However, as soon as he sat down in his Peer Support group and began to share, his fears instantly...

Seniors attend Senior College Night

Kaitlin Musante September 12, 2017

Seniors and their parents attended informational sessions and met with their deans at Senior College Night. Students were able to choose two of nine special interest sessions to attend, which focused...

Photo Illustration by Josie Abugov and Kitty Luo

Easy F: the Effects of Negative Student-Teacher Relationships

Noa Schwartz January 12, 2017

Bill* sprinted from his dean’s office to his mother’s car with tears streaming down his face, hoping his dean could not see him crying through his office window. He had just been reprimanded for goofing...

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Indu Pandey November 24, 2016

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper...

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