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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Peer Support chooses coordinators, trainees

Gabi Berchtold June 2, 2017

Upper school psychologist and Peer Support Program Head Luba Bek announced coordinators and trainees for the 2017-2018 school year April 24 and May 19, respectively. Axel Rivera de Leon ’18, Charlotte...

Will Granger ’18, Charles Flippen ’18 and Kevin Wesel ’17 (left to right) laugh as they reflect on their Peer Support training session. Mark Rosner spoke to the team.

Professional trains group peer leaders

Gabi Berchtold November 23, 2016

Peer Support trainees and leaders participated in a training event at the Upper School on Nov. 19. The four hour event featured Mark Rosner, the director of the Council in Schools program at the Ojai Foundation,...

Leaders announce new Peer Support trainees

Kate Schrage May 24, 2016

School counselor and humanities teacher Luba Bek announced the Peer Support trainees for the 2016-2017 school year in an email on Friday. The 26 sophomores were chosen from an application pool of 68 students....

Peer Support trainees elect coordinators

Danielle Spitz April 28, 2016

Peer Support trainees elected Emily Rahhal ’17, Lily Beckinsale-Sheen ’17, Josh Musicant ’17 and Jake Broder ’17 to serve as the 2016-17 Peer Support Coordinators. This year, 17 trainees applied...

GSA hosts “Ask a Queer Teacher” event

Jacob Goodman February 21, 2014

Gay and lesbian members of the Harvard-Westlake faculty talked about their experiences growing up in the Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club’s “Ask a Queer Teacher” event on Feb. 24. Visual arts...

A House Divided

Leily Arzy December 18, 2013

In many ways, hatred dominates Roxanne’s* ’14 life. When her parents explained that they were getting a divorce, Roxanne distinctly remembers them emphasizing that they were going to co-parent. But...

Peer Support draws students

Carly Berger October 15, 2013

A total of 417 students, nearly half of the upper school student body, signed up for Peer Support at Activities Fair this year, making it the largest club on campus. Peer support coordinators also created...

Peer Support connects on retreat

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski September 25, 2013

A total of 54 Peer Support leaders and trainees bonded in team-building exercises such as a ropes course and an egg drop during their annual retreat at Temescal Canyon Gateway Park Sept. 20-22. The retreat...

Handling pressure

David Lim May 29, 2013

On a busy day, school psychologist Sheila Siegel doesn’t have time for lunch between her classes and the students who stop by to see her in her office. "I’ve seen kids every single period so that’s...

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