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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Prefect Council encourages faculty members to lead online enrichment courses

Charlie Wang March 24, 2020

In an email to faculty and staff, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo and Dean of Students Jordan Church proposed several opportunities for faculty members to lead and engage in online enrichment courses March...

Deadline for community service requirement extended

Siobhan Harms March 23, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Upper School Counselor Michelle Bracken and Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said in an email March 23  the deadline for the community service requirement...

Submission of Community Service Hours up online

Frank Jiang October 6, 2018

Students can now submit their community service hours digitally on instead of turning in community service hours forms through the Community Council's new electronic submission system. The Council...

Prefects retreat to Palm Springs

Emma Shapiro August 31, 2018

Upper School prefects attended their annual retreat Aug. 19 in Palm Springs. Junior Prefect Jaya Nayar ’20 said the goal of the retreat was to plan for the upcoming school year by setting goals and...

Disciplinary process to be streamlined

Saba Nia August 29, 2018

As part of his increased duties this year, Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church will oversee all disciplinary decisions and Honor Board cases. In the previous system, teachers or coaches could...

Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture club leaders recruit new members for the upcoming school year. Credit: Alex Goldstein/Chronicle

Students sign up for clubs at Activities Fair

Alex Goldstein September 18, 2017

Due to overwhelming interest to lead a club this school year, only 5 new clubs had a table at the Activities Fair, held on Monday at break.   “We want active organizations that have enough members...

Community Council travels to Anaheim for first annual retreat

Kaitlin Musante August 30, 2017

Community Council members travelled to Anaheim for a two-day retreat to bond and discuss the upcoming year. Chaplain J. Young said that he and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church decided to host...

Rasa Barzdukas 17, Jean Sanders 17 and Lola Clark 17 attempt to cross to the other side of Chalmers Lounge without touching the floor during the activity Escape from Paradise. Josh Musicant 17, a student enrolled in the Unconventional Leadership class, runs the activity, making sure attendees follow the rules. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Students participate in third annual Unconvention

Sabrina de Brito March 14, 2016

Students from the greater Los Angeles area took part in team-building group exercises March 12 at the third annual "Unconvention," a student-led leadership conference at the Upper School where the co-founder...

Class to hold leadership conference

Nicole Kim March 11, 2016

Students from the Unconventional Leadership class will participate in the third annual leadership convention called "The Unconvention" on the upper school campus Saturday. Students in the class will also...

Students create leadership workshop

Kelly Riopelle March 18, 2015

The Unconventional Leadership class, taught by director of student affairs Jordan Church, held its culminating event, a 68-student convention about leadership called "Unconvention," March 7. Each student...

New student advisory program to ease transition for new Upper School students

Connor Reese September 3, 2014

A new student advisory system headed by Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church will be instated for all students new to Harvard-Westlake at...


Scott Nussbaum August 27, 2014


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