The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON: With the current COVID-19 crisis, all classes have been taking place online and presence upon campus has been limited. If students wish to pick up things from their lockers, they must respond to an online form and sign up for a specific pre-determined time slot.

School task force planning for next year

Frank Jiang June 17, 2020

A specialized task force will handle the school's operations for the fall semester and decide whether classes will be held online or in-person during the 2020-21 year, President Rick Commons said. The...

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

Tammer Bagdasarian February 11, 2020

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The...

WALK IN THE PARK: The school unveiled plans to turn Weddington Golf & Tennis into River Park in a realistic computer generated design. In the proposed plan, the new facilities will include an athletic center, multiple fields and eco-friendly green spaces.

School announces plans for River Park

Lindsay Wu August 28, 2019

After a year-long design process, the school has released draft site plans for its River Park campus, which will offer athletic and recreational facilities to both the Harvard-Westlake and Studio City...

Seniors to face no consequences for skipping class Coachella Friday

Lindsay Wu April 9, 2019

Due to joint planning between Prefect Council and the school, seniors will not be punished for missing class April 12, which is both “Coachella Friday” and this year’s Senior Skip Day, Head of Upper...

Ross implores seniors to prioritize love over hate

Alexandra So October 30, 2018

Encouraging students to spread love and take action against hate, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed seniors in class meeting in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Kroger shooting, mail...

Head of Upper Schol Laura ross talks to community after security threat leads to school closure. Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Ross informs community of increased security, student resources after security threat

Sophie Haber February 26, 2018

In light of a threatening social media post that caused school to close Friday, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed students and faculty about increased security on campus, resources for students...

School reopens after two-day closure; Ross changes December Assessment schedule

School reopens after two-day closure; Ross changes December Assessment schedule

Sophie Haber December 7, 2017

School reopened today after closing for two days, due to poor air quality caused by recent fires in the area. Yesterday Head of School Laura Ross announced the December Assessment Schedule would be amended,...

‘Ruff’ morning for a dog on campus

Casey Kim November 29, 2017

Students found an unexpected surprise roaming on campus upon arriving at school on Wednesday -- a lost poodle mix. Kinly McCaffrey ’18 and Thomas McCaffrey ’20 discovered Teddy, who belongs to Head...

Ross schedules second round of meetings

Madison Huggins November 27, 2017

Head of Upper School Laura Ross scheduled the second round of “How Are We” meetings to begin Dec. 4. The meetings are designed to construct a stronger understanding between Ross and the students...

Ross makes effort to get to know students

Josie Abugov October 10, 2017

In an effort to strengthen a sense of Harvard-Westlake community, Head of Upper School Laura Ross is initiating meetings with students starting next week. "The goal of these meetings is just to get the...

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Sammi Handler November 22, 2016

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new Head of Upper School, leaving her position as Head of Upper School at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to...

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