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Students accompanied by faculty members visited Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s secret hideout in the Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Upper, middle school students visit World War II monuments in Europe

Celine Park August 28, 2019

Students and teachers from both campuses traveled to Europe from Jun. 9 to 22 to experience historical World War II landmarks first-hand. The group began its journey in London, where attendees visited...

Students contract whooping cough

Casey Kim December 19, 2018

Eight students across both the middle and upper school campuses were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email Dec. 18.  The school...

Middle schoolers face discipline for selling, using vape devices on campus

Sophie Haber December 17, 2018

Middle school students faced disciplinary consequences for buying and selling vaping devices and cartridges on campus, as well as vaping on campus, President Rick Commons announced in an email to parents...

School uncovers middle school students vaping, may take disciplinary action

Sophie Haber December 16, 2018

Middle school students will likely face disciplinary measures after a number of students were found using vape devices, President Rick Commons said. Commons said he does not have an estimated number of...

Chenier to depart US, move to MS campus

Zoe Redlich June 1, 2018

After 11 years on the upper school campus, English teacher Paul Chenier will be returning to the middle school history department next year. When Chenier originally began working at the school in 1999,...

Artist to showcase work at MS gallery

Kaitlin Musante August 31, 2017

Artist Basil Kincaid will present his work in the Arlene Director Schnitzer ‘47 Art Gallery at the Middle School on Sept. 18. Schnitzer, who made the largest alumni donation in school history, made the...

Student wins North American School Scrabble Championship

Kaitlin Musante May 10, 2017

Zach Ansell '22, along with partner Jem Burch, won the 15th annual North American School Scrabble Championship on April 23 after defeating dozens of teams. In recognition of their successes against the...

Community to bury 25th anniversary time capsule

Sofia Heller January 11, 2017

Students, faculty and staff members are collecting memorabilia that represent the 2016-17 Harvard-Westlake school year for a commemorative time capsule. The time capsule project is part of the administration’s...

Musicians to perform last concert

Elly Choi April 29, 2016

The Spring Instrumental Music Concert at Saperstein Theater on May 6 will be the last concert of the year for the Middle School ensembles. The concert will highlight the skills the ensembles have worked...

Math Club tutors middle school team

Noa Schwartz February 13, 2016

The Math Club hosted a competitive circle Jan. 30. The competitive circle is a community service opportunity in which all members can volunteer to facilitate and teach free mathematics workshops for local...

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Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Angela Chon January 13, 2016

"Fat," "ugly" and "slut" burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill...

School holds Wang Hall reception

Claire Dennis September 10, 2015

The school honored Shirley and Walter Wang (Walter Jr. ’13, Chantalle ’17, Matthew ’18) for their lead donation to fund the Wang Hall renovation at the Middle School Sept. 5. President Rick Commons,...

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