We Are Westridge

A community blog featuring Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor, the Westridge Leadership Team, our esteemed faculty members and occasional special guests

A Follow-Up Statement & Apology to the Black Community

To the Westridge community: We are profoundly sorry for the hurt we caused members of the Black community with our message about the …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections on Thursday June 4
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Thoughts on the George Floyd Protests

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Our nation and local communities are in turmoil sparked by the killing of George Floyd, which …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections, from the head of school, Empathy & Connection on Tuesday June 2
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Developing Self-Advocacy in Children Requires Self-Restraint from Parents

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

A recent New York Times opinion piece, Four Ways to Help Your College Student Grow Up, rang true …

Taking Control of Your Digital Life: A New Year’s Resolution Led by 9th Graders

This school year more than ever before, we have been working with our students to help them take control of their digital lives. In order …

English Class, Book Clubs, and Empathy

Developing soft skills within core curricula and our social encounters

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

I recently came across &…

International Day of the Girl: A Time to Reflect on The Importance of Girls’ Schools, Representation, and the Power and Joy of Channeling Mulan!

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Surrounded by hundreds of cheering spirited girls at Friday’s International Day of the Girl…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 10:07AM
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor at Convocation on the Value of Empathy and Connection


At our August 28 Convocation ceremony, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor shared her reflections on empathy and connection, and why …

Lessons from Crashing 7th Grade English

by Director of Marketing & Communications Kim Kerscher

 Seventh grade girls reading Animal Farm

I am reading Animal Farm for the first time and when I heard that the 7

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, reflections on Monday May 6, 2019
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Jim Holland, Ed.D., on the Perils of Perfectionism

 

(Image source: The New York Times)

At Westridge, we seek to nurture a sense of inner authority in our students as an antidote to …

Stick-figure Scientists and Backyard Bobsledding (California-Style): Proof That Female Representation Matters

by Samantha Chaffin, Webmaster & Online Content Manager

 
Source: TIME

During a study conducted in the 1960s, researchers asked a …

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