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  • President Rick Commons sent a school-wide email Tuesday detailing the most recent incident of antisemitic vandalism.

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    Commons reports new incident of antisemitic vandalism

  • Brady Dunlap 23 decommits from Notre Dame

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    Brady Dunlap ’23 decommits from Notre Dame

  • Boys basketball continues eight-game win streak

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    Boys basketball continues eight-game win streak

  • Trent Perry ’24, Brady Dunlap ’23 and Jacob Huggins ’23 of Harvard Westlake pose alongside Dusty Stromer, Mercy Miller and Caleb Foster of Notre Dame High School for picture day.

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    Boys basketball tops national and local high school rankings top 12 in national high school rankings

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    Alumni panels speak to juniors

  • Sanders is currently Director of Admission and Financial Assistance at Francis Parker School in San Diego.

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    Sanders appointed Head of Admission and Enrollment

  • Asher Rossen 23 fights for the ball in the Loyola match Jan. 13.

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    Boys soccer ties Loyola in first draw of the season

  • Students play chess against each other during Prefect Council and the Chess Clubs tournament.

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    Prefect Council and Chess Club host tournament

  • Alyssa Thompson 23 picked first overall in NWSL Draft

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    Alyssa Thompson ’23 picked first overall in NWSL Draft

  • The schools emergency broadcasting system notified the community at  6:20 AM that in-person instruction would be canceled Tuesday.

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    Both campuses closed due to rain storms

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The incorporation of creative activities helps diversify the learning experiences of students.

Cultivating Creativity

Fallon Dern, Assistant Features Editor February 18, 2022

My father’s father always told him the biggest room is the room for improvement. I’d argue it’s the Forum, or maybe the Taper Gym, but I understand what my grandpa was getting at. The school, for...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

Lavish Language

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor January 20, 2022

In his famous 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language,” Eric Arthur Blair—better known by his pen name George Orwell— condemned the imprecision of modern English. He argued that vagueness...

Chinese teacher Bin He, Spanish teacher Sephora Escarpeta-Garcia and French teacher Karine Bruno share a poem with the audience, switching off every stanza. The teachers recited the poem in the language that they teach. 

Credit: Quincey Dern/Chronicle

Students showcase their talents in February Coffeehouse

Quincey Dern February 10, 2020

Students and teachers showcased their talents at the Valentine’s Day themed Coffeehouse in Chalmers East after school Monday. Language teachers share a poem Prefect Council hosted the event, where a...

Chinese teachers Kattie Xu and Chen Chen pose for a picture at the UN after being honored for their work.   Credit: Kattie Xu

UN-stoppable: Chinese teachers honored at UN for publishing textbooks next year

Alice He May 1, 2019

Upper school Chinese teacher Kattie Xu and middle school Chinese teacher Chen Chen gave a speech about their innovative approach to Chinese education at the United Nations headquarters in New York for...

Babel invites students to submit language pieces

Tammer Bagdasarian March 22, 2019

Babel, the Upper School’s foreign language publication, received a record number of Spanish submissions for its annual issue coming out in early May. The magazine publishes essays, recipes, poems,...

Photo Illustration by Kyra Hudson

A-broadening Perspectives: School Year Abroad

Kyra Hudson March 1, 2019

Kristina Riordan ’19 could feel everyone’s eyes on her. Surrounded by 17-year-olds speaking rapidly in an Italian dialect she couldn’t understand, Riordan was briefly overwhelmed with terror. The...

Students recognized in Chinese essay-writing contest

Kaitlin Musante January 11, 2017

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. The contest was divided into three categories of submission:...

Graphic by Eshanika Chaudhary/Chronicle

Students with Dual Citizenship

Liz Yount April 12, 2016

When traveling to foreign countries, Gabriel Jenkinson ’16 has the choice to go through border security either as an American or Italian citizen. In approximately three months, he will also receive his...

Languages department expands honors classes

Angela Chon November 19, 2014

The Upper School World Languages department will offer Spanish and French II Honors starting next school year to “better prepare students for three honors and for [the] AP program.” Upper school students...

English department to offer choices for AP

Benjamin Most November 19, 2014

The English department will replace AP Literature and AP Language with six English electives for seniors next year. “Students still will choose first between AP Lit and AP Lang—distinct studies, the...

Rosetta Stone website to publish Pike’s article

Cole Feldman September 3, 2014

Middle School Dean of Faculty and Latin teacher Moss Pike wrote an article, "Elevate and Empower: World Language Instructors as Key Players in the Shift to Competency-Based, Blended Learning," which will...

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