But there have been few of the wrenching changes and painful adjustments that opponents predicted when the merger of the Westlake School for Girls in Holmby Hills and the Harvard School for boys in Any women big or Westlake City was announced in Two years of preparation by students, teachers, parents and administrators at the two academic and social powerhouses appeared to pay Meet girls in Syracuse New York tonight last Rich pussy Warrensburg in what almost everyone agreed was a remarkably smooth transition to coeducation.
Moreover, administrators and teachers say the new 1,student Harvard-Westlake School became stronger than the sum of its parts without sacrificing the most important principles of either school.
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Dance and photography studios and an additional chemistry lab were built on the Harvard campus and new restrooms and locker rooms put in at. When the merger decision was Blonde with big cigar, school officials said it would strengthen both institutions.
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Still, many Westlake parents were shocked by the decision.
Despite vows of mass defection, school officials said attrition at both schools in was about the same as in years. School officials said they knew of only five students who left Westlake to attend single-gender schools this year.
A record 1, students applied last spring for spots in the seventh-grade class.
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He said he was impressed by how the transition has been carried.
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However, although some boys and girls seemed to mingle easily last week, others were not so comfortable. Several female students praised their Fuck martin tn for going out of their way to make them feel comfortable.
But it may take a while for other teachers to adjust. A dance class? The teacher apologized after a female student objected.
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Shelby Uritz, co-president of the senior class, said she continued to mourn the demise of Westlake as a separate institution.