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McCullough departs to pursue a new career

Tanisha Gunby June 5, 2020

After teaching The World and Europe II and United States History classes for the past three years, history teacher Pat McCullough will leave the school to pursue a career in instructional design and educational...

Bergman plans to leave to teach at Geffen Academy at UCLA

Sarah Mittleman June 4, 2020

History teacher Elizabeth Bergman will depart from the Upper School to continue her career at Geffen Academy at the UCLA next year. Bergman joined the history department this past fall, and taught Advanced...

Eric Zwemer speaks about honor at an assembly in 2013. Credit: Chronicle Archives

Community mourns loss of history teacher at assembly

Sophie Haber September 14, 2018

In honor of history teacher Eric Zwemer, who died yesterday, faculty shared memories of him as well as words from students at an all-school assembly before classes this morning. President Rick Commons...

First online character education course to launch this summer

Michael Rothberg May 29, 2013

The preliminary trial run for Harvard-Westlake's first ever online course will begin this week. The course called Optimal Living 101, which will cover character education, is scheduled to launch this summer,...

Garcetti ’88 wins L.A. mayoral race

David Lim May 22, 2013

City Councilman Eric Garcetti '88 will serve as the next mayor of Los Angeles, after defeating City Controller Wendy Greuel Tuesday by a wide margin in an election with only a 19 percent turnout. Garcetti...

Codrington-Cazeau to leave after 17 years

June 4, 2012

By Lauren Sonnenberg When Julia Siegler ’14 died after being struck by a car as she crossed Sunset Boulevard, handfuls of her devastated friends gravitated to Head of Middle School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau’s...

Rocking the vote

May 29, 2012

By Justine Goode When Nadia Dubovitsky ’12 turned 18, she celebrated by going to a gas station and purchasing a pack of Camel cigarettes and a Mega Millions lotto ticket. She wasn’t...

Liberal views dominate political climate

May 29, 2012

By Rachel Schwartz Bringing up money, religion or politics may be a dinner party sin, but at school there is no such rule against discussion of politics in or out of the classroom. While such potentially...

Senior wins national Cum Laude essay contest

Chronicle Staff December 16, 2010

By Kelly Ohriner Jake Sonnenberg ’11 won first place for his region in the Cum Laude essay writing contest. Any Cum Laude member school may submit one entry. Sonnenberg’s essay was...

Steering committee encourages suggestions from faculty, students

September 21, 2010

Student and faculty suggestions will be incorporated into the school’s self-evaluation for accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges/California Association for Independent...

Parents hear Yaron discuss Middle East

September 21, 2010

By Jordan Freisleben American foreign policy in the Middle East since the 19th century was the crux of a two-part lecture series given by history teacher Dror Yaron for parents completed on Monday. The...

Catalog of former teacher’s art available

Chronicle Staff May 25, 2010

By Sofia Davila and Victoria Pearson A book containing images of former Visual Arts teacher Carl Wilson’s artwork, which were displayed in the Feldman-Horn gallery Feb. 1 to Feb. 26 is now being...

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