The student-run newspaper of Westridge School for Girls, Spyglass strives to build community and evoke empathy through the medium of journalism. Comprised of passionate student writers, editors, designers, managers, and leaders, Spyglass is dedicated to ethical reporting that amplifies our unique voices to inform, entertain, and forge connection in the Westridge community and beyond.

Spyglass

The student-run newspaper of Westridge School for Girls, Spyglass strives to build community and evoke empathy through the medium of journalism. Comprised of passionate student writers, editors, designers, managers, and leaders, Spyglass is dedicated to ethical reporting that amplifies our unique voices to inform, entertain, and forge connection in the Westridge community and beyond.

Spyglass

The student-run newspaper of Westridge School for Girls, Spyglass strives to build community and evoke empathy through the medium of journalism. Comprised of passionate student writers, editors, designers, managers, and leaders, Spyglass is dedicated to ethical reporting that amplifies our unique voices to inform, entertain, and forge connection in the Westridge community and beyond.

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“It’s time”: Kendis Heffley Retires after 10 Years at Westridge

“It’s time”: Kendis Heffley Retires after 10 Years at Westridge

Daria H. May 31, 2022

After 10 years at Westridge working as Chief Finance and Operations Officer, a job which includes a plethora of responsibilities including anything from finances and human resources to dining services...

Fun with fruit trees in Mr. Libicki’s B-Block Algebra II class.

Westridge Says Goodbye to Mr. Libicki

Ilena M. May 31, 2022

Nineteen years ago, Mr. Eric Libicki, then teaching at Occidental College, came to Westridge to teach a demo geometry class. He considered the lesson, about circles, which he explained by using sugar cookies...

Westridge Says Goodbye to Ms. Brownridge

Westridge Says Goodbye to Ms. Brownridge

Mckenna D. May 31, 2022

Ms. Linda Brownridge, who has taught at Westridge as a Middle and Upper School Art Teacher for twenty-seven years, is leaving the school. She is thinking about pursuing social justice in the criminal...

Pictured: Anna Bondoc

Farewell to Ms. Bondoc

Lucia P. May 31, 2022

After two years of teaching English in Westridge’s Upper and Lower Schools, Anna Bondoc is leaving Westridge to further pursue her art and investigate ways to help students prioritize and manage...

Coach Ginny Garofalo

Coach Ginny Garofalo Retires, Leaving a 20 Year Legacy in Tennis and Softball

Hannah W. May 31, 2022

Last set. We were two games down from the opponent. My racket dropped with a thunk, and I leaned on my knees, taking a breather before the next point. I checked on my partner with a nod; she shook...

Ms. Simon on the Braun Patio.

Westridge Says Goodbye to Sarah Simon

Gia S. May 31, 2022

This year, Westridge says goodbye to Human Development Coordinator Ms. Sarah Simon. Ms. Simon joined Westridge two years ago at the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year and has helped to further...

Ms. Kiphart and me at my 6th Grade Wax Museum in 2019.

Christine Kiphart retires after 11 years of teaching at Westridge

Florence J. May 31, 2022

To this day, I can still distinctly remember details about Ms. Kiphart’s 6th-grade Humanities classroom. I remember the Hoberman spheres that sat piled in the empty fish tank upon colorful gravel...

Let’s Give a Standing Ovation to Katie McDermott

Let’s Give a Standing Ovation to Katie McDermott

Sarah L. May 31, 2022

After nine years as Westridge’s Scenic and Properties Designer, Katie McDermott will be leaving to pursue other career opportunities as well as art department work for TV and film. In her time here,...

Soon-to-be-retired Head of School Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor sports her Cricket Captain shirt this years annual WPA Night Market.

Head of School Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor Is Set To Retire After 13 Years. Westridge Celebrates Her Career and Legacy.

Ella B. May 31, 2022

  From seven yards away, Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor, Westridge’s Head of School, yelled, “Oh come on, Ella, put your back into it!” It was the Night Market, and she was confidently encouraging...

“All about the students”: Lynn O’Grady Retires After 12 Years at Westridge

“All about the students”: Lynn O’Grady Retires After 12 Years at Westridge

Daria H. May 31, 2022

After 12 years as Westridge’s Director of College Counseling, Lynn O’Grady is retiring. Mrs. O’Grady plans to spend more time with her family and hopes to continue working in the educational...

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