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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

President Rick Commons urges the school community to remain vigilant about wearing masks in an email May 25.

Administration recommends masks amid COVID-19 surge

Davis Marks June 1, 2022

Following a recent surge of cases in Los Angeles and within the school community, President Rick Commons sent an all-school email with new COVID-19 recommendations on May 25. In the email, Commons encouraged...

Student actively watches zoom classes

Administration announces COVID-19 safety measures for the return from winter break

Claire Conner and Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff December 24, 2021

This page will be updated as new information about the school’s response to the Omicron COVID-19 variant is available. Last updated Jan. 6, 2:23 p.m. School mandates booster vaccination, updates...

Adam Luse 23 prepares to receive a COVID-19 nose swab test from a Mend Urgent Care representative at the schools drive-thru rapid testing facility Friday.

Administration announces COVID-19 safety protocols as both campuses reopen at full capacity

Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra September 2, 2021

President Rick Commons released COVID-19 protocols and other reopening guidelines for the upcoming year in an all-school email sent Aug. 17. Both campuses will reopen at full capacity, resuming all campus...

Code Red: 2021 Climate Report

Natalie Cosgrove August 27, 2021

A recent report from the United Nations’s (UN) climate panel details the full extent of the damage human behavior has caused to the environment. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the newer...

Administration mandates vaccinations for all students and staff in new school year

Claire Conner August 26, 2021

The school required all students and employees returning to campus to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 online by Aug. 13, which President Rick Commons announced in an all-school email...

ON POINTE: One of the pre-recorded videos available to grandparents and special friends via website entails a performance by the middle school Contemporary Dance I class, taught by performing arts teacher Joe Schenck. The video lasts about one minute and details a dance routine created by the class.

Grandparents’ Day hosted online for first time

Ethan Lachman June 17, 2020

In order to maintain the annual tradition of Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the school launched a website that allows guests to experience students’ daily lives during distance learning May 27....

School administration receives results from Stanford survey

Ryan Albert August 30, 2018

School administrators received results from the Stanford Survey of Adolescent School Experiences that middle and upper school students took last spring. The results include information ranging from workload...

Employees, neighbors react to Weddington purchase

Sofia Heller August 29, 2018

Nicole Robbins has been a tennis coach at Weddington Golf and Tennis for 19 years, so when she found out that Harvard-Westlake had purchased the property and would be reserving the tennis courts she typically...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim

Sculpted by Students: Students discuss the way they shape their own grades

Sofia Heller March 21, 2018

Glenn* ’19 felt a wave of relief as he made his way through the quad. He had just passed his teacher, who confirmed that his quarter grade had been successfully changed. Despite original assurance from...

Credit: Samantha Ko/Chronicle

School increases security measures after threatening post from alum

Danielle Spitz March 21, 2018

Nearly a month after closing due to a security threat, the school is reviewing and updating security measures to ensure that the campus remains safe for all students, faculty and staff. The administration...

A neighbor hits a golf ball on the driving range at the Weddington property. The facilities are now open to all community members. Students and faculty can swipe their school ID card to use the golf and tennis courts during the day. 
Credit: Kaitlin Musante/Chronicle

Weddington opens to community

Kaitlin Musante February 13, 2018

Weddington Golf & Tennis facilities are now open for student and employee use free of charge after the school officially closed escrow on the property in early January. The facilities, which include...

Administrative heads speak on their visions for the school

Kaitlin Musante September 14, 2017

Administrative heads stressed the importance of fostering a supportive community and announced the introduction of various programs at the State of the School on Wednesday. President Rick Commons addressed...

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