The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

School creates new faculty council for athletic mission statement

Juliana Berger February 16, 2017

Harvard-Westlake has become a recognizable name in the high school sports community. With standout athletes such as Cassius Stanley ’19 and Johnny Juzang ’20, alongside a boys’ basketball State...

The Harvard-Westlake section cheers for boys’ Varsity basketball led by Head Fanatics in a game against Notre Dame in the CIF playoffs Feb. 26. The Wolverines lost 56-54, taking them out of the running for the CIF championship. Credit: Kelly Loeb

Fanatics to equally promote both genders for sports

Jonathan Seymour March 9, 2016

The Head Fanatics are working to promote gender equality in sports and are also writing a mission statement. These changes are the result of high tensions on the Fanatics’ Facebook page as members and...

Illustration by Vivian Lin

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

Jesse Nadel December 2, 2015

With music blasting from speakers and members of the school and Studio City community cheering them on, Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes marched down the Ted Slavin Field in a procession to the...

September QuadTalk

September 5, 2014

A step in the right direction

September 3, 2014

In the condensed new mission statement, the most significant change lies in the phrase, “the joyful pursuit of educational excellence.” It acknowledges the emotional aspect of learning, reminding the...

Commons sums up mission in 26 words

Zoe Dutton September 3, 2014

The new mission statement emphasizes the importance of "joyful" learning in addition to academic excellence. President Rick Commons spoke about the statement at Opening Convocation on Tuesday. He first...

President sets date for mission statement

Noa Yadidi March 19, 2014

President Rick Commons has set an end-of-year target to release the new mission statement he has been working on since December. He plans to meet with alumni on April 9 and hold an official meeting with...

Commons to rewrite mission statement

Jack Goldfisher December 18, 2013

President Rick Commons has decided to rewrite the school’s mission statement to be more memorable and reflective of Harvard-Westlake’s core values. The current mission statement emphasizes the opportunities...

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