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Learn from your experiences

Jensen Pak May 31, 2014

I will spend the next four years of my life in a frigid, isolated corner of Massachusetts at a school I knew nothing about two years ago in what will certainly be the biggest transition I will have experienced...

Construction partially closes main entrance, to reopen in late March

Jensen Pak March 19, 2014

Storm drain construction caused the closure of a section of the parking lot near the main entrance of the upper school campus. The construction began Monday, March 10 and is projected to finish during...

Main entrance partially closed for construction

Jensen Pak March 10, 2014

A section of the main entrance to the Upper School campus will be closed for construction this week, Director of Communications Jill Shaw announced in an email Friday. The construction began today and...

Orchestra room faces acoustic problems

Jensen Pak February 12, 2014

Instrumental music students have been experiencing high noise levels in the remodeled orchestra room. Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt said they were happy with last summer’s remodel but "especially...

Siemens honors senior’s research

Jensen Pak December 18, 2013

A senior has received semifinalist recognition in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for his research in the application of tagging EphB4 antibodies to diagnose cancer. ­Vincent...

Science Bowl announces teams for spring competitions

Jensen Pak December 9, 2013

The Science Bowl club released in an email Nov. 30 the two teams of five students that will compete in the spring. This year, the club also selected ten younger students to train for future years. "When...

In defense of rigor

Jensen Pak November 13, 2013

A Los Angeles Times headline recently proclaimed that "At Harvard-Westlake School, Some Wonder if Standards Are Too High."  I, for one, believe that as a community, we would be much better off wondering...

Un-Pak your ideas

Jensen Pak October 15, 2013

You’d think that with a name like Pak, it would be easy to think of a pun, and yet I still haven’t figured out what my Facebook name should be. Every year, seniors embrace the tradition of changing...

Musician wins Young Composers award

Jensen Pak September 25, 2013

As Ray Kim ’14 started up Logic Pro X on his Mac desktop computer at home, he hummed the tune of his newest composition. After finding an appropriate melodic progression, Kim finally settled on a smooth...

Math teacher receives award for technology incorporation

Jensen Pak August 27, 2013

Math teacher and Educational Technology Committee chair Jeff Snapp is this year’s recipient of the Kogan Family Award for Innovation in Teaching, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts announced Wednesday...

Faculty simulates security emergency

Jensen Pak August 27, 2013

Faculty members participated in a security drill Friday in Rugby Auditorium. The staff simulated a classroom and responded to security emergencies. Seventh graders and sophomores will receive ALICE training...

Convocation schedule, seating map announced

Jensen Pak August 22, 2013

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas announced a special schedule in an email to all upper school students, in addition to a map of the seating arrangement, for the opening convocation on Ted Slavin...

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