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New psychologist plans to bring change based on student body needs

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski August 27, 2013

Kavita Ajmere sits in her sparse Seaver office while a technician explains how to use her new desktop and laptop setup. While she is still settling in, Ajmere,  the new Director of Counseling and Psychological...

Faculty give birth during summer

Noa Yadidi September 5, 2012

Three faculty members each gave birth to boys over summer break. Upper school Dean Tamar Adegbile gave birth to Aaron on Aug. 29. She expects to be out of school for about three months. Head of middle...

Salamandra to pioneer new position

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2012

By Saj Sri-Kumar In 1979, a young science teacher came to 3700 Coldwater Canyon Avenue as one of 13 new faculty members that year. Thirty-three years later, Harry Salamandra is still here. "I didn’t...

25 middle school students, faculty take part in cupcake baking competition

March 23, 2012

By Lizzy Thomas  In honor of the “Hunger Games” movie release, the Middle School held its first ever cupcake baking competition on March 23. The “Hunger Games”...

Wimbish to serve as Head of Middle School

December 14, 2011

By Eli Haims Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish will replace Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau as Head of Middle School next year, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts announced in an email to all faculty members Nov....

Give us an opportunity for independence

September 7, 2011

By Eli Haims I spent my summer in a plasma physics lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the first day of work, I was given a computer and an instrument used to measure light and essentially...

Decisions, decisions

October 26, 2010

By Jordan McSpadden During my last month in Spain, I looked forward to summer 2010, believing it would be a time to relax and adjust to being back in America. Little did I know, my summer would be filled...

School continues focus on sportsmanship

September 21, 2010

By Austin Block A teacher ejected two students from the Sept. 16 girls’ volleyball game against Redondo Union in the most recent manifestation of the school’s new emphasis on eliminating...

Forbes ranks H-W 12th best American prep school

Chronicle Staff May 25, 2010

By Alice Phillips and Allegra Tepper Forbes magazine published a list ranking the 20 "Best Prep Schools" in America. Harvard-Westlake was twelfth on the list. Fifty-five ‘candidate schools’...

Faculty members visit Israeli school as part of teacher exchange program

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2010

  By Daniel Rothberg Two teachers returned Sunday after visiting Ironi Dalet High School in Tel Aviv where they explored ways in which Harvard-Westlake could broaden its global education program. As...

Student to spend spring break building houses

March 25, 2010

By Neha Nimmigadda The fourth annual Habitat for Humanity trip will begin next Monday when 24 students and six faculty members travel to New Orleans. Students and faculty will work with Habitat for Humanity...

Huston takes leave of absence after head injury

February 10, 2010

  By Alex Leichenger Eighth grade Dean Rod Huston is taking an indefinite leave of absence due to a head injury he suffered on the school’s Mammoth Mountain trip over semester break. Huston...

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