Seniors, parents, faculty and staff attended Senior Ring Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 14.
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 announced it Aug. 26 at the opening faculty and staff meeting and on the school website.
Opponents to construction of a parking lot and bridge adjacent to the Upper School placed signs on the lawns of neighboring homes in early July. The signs were created by Save Coldwater Canyon!, a non-profit organization of neighbors formed to stop the school from breaking ground across Coldwater Canyon Drive.
Upper school students will gather in the gym during 20-minute-long breaks on the first and third Wednesdays of each month as a new form of community building, Assistant to the Head of Upper School and Community and Character Committee member Michelle Bracken said. The committee, formerly known as the Character Education Committee, has discontinued Civitalks.
The local station KCBS won a regional Emmy Aug. 25 for its coverage of the…
The English department outlined its policy on tutors and secondary sources in a Wednesday email to upper school parents and students.
Eleven new teachers, three at the Middle School, joined the Harvard-Westlake faculty this fall.
Eleven new teachers, eight at the Upper School, joined the Harvard-Westlake faculty this fall.
Coming off last season’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championship win and a number one national rank, the Wolverine boys’ water polo team is certainly not the underdog it was last year. Starting center defender and All-American Warren Snyder ’14 graduated, but the starting lineup has remained mostly intact. However, a few preseason tweaks have put the team in a good position to capture the title again.
The varsity girls’ golf team continued to dominate in their match Thursday, keeping their winning…
In the home opener of the varsity girls’ golf team’s 2014 season Tuesday, the squad asserted…
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 community that academics are about more than just tests and GPAs. While the new statement retains the school’s focus on excellence, its tone is kinder and gentler. We don’t just want students to be smart, but happy and healthy too.
On my first day of seventh grade in 2009, I nervously walked into the Saperstein Theatre for the first time. Surrounded by my new classmates, I was greeted with a projection of the school’s motto: They can because they think they can….
The Dude abides.
That’s probably the most important thing I learned during break, but the Dude probably doesn’t care how high he ranks on my list of summer lessons.
By Aimee Misaki
I don’t mean to offend anyone, but my junior year was better than yours. I spent it at School Year Abroad in Rennes, France. If you enjoy meeting new people, experiencing freedom and gaining a more open perspective of the world, then you’ll like SYA.
Four seniors and two juniors traveled to five different countries on grants and immersed themselves in various eye-opening activities including cooking, pottery, volunteer work, research and music.
Sacha Lin ’16 spent eight weeks improving her musical abilities through one-on-one violin classes and orchestra performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado this summer.