Model UN competes in Harvard conference

Model UN competes in Harvard conference

Members of the Model United Nations Club attended a conference hosted by Harvard University Jan. 28 – 31 at the Sheraton Boston and Hynes Convention Center. Nine students went on the trip, which was chaperoned by upper school deans Jamie Chan and Celso Cardenas. Only students with substantial experience in Model UN could attend. Committees […]

Wafl Truck visit, next Coffee House among activities announced at assembly

An all-school assembly today highlighted upcoming opportunities for students, including a breast cancer awareness-themed varsity girls’ basketball game, the date of the second Coffee House of the year and the annual Academic Fair. The varsity girls’ basketball team invited students and faculty to raise awareness for breast cancer by wearing pink as well as by writing the names of loved ones affected […]

Administration approves Rome trip

The first ever Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake will give students the opportunity to travel to Rome April 3-10. Middle school Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta will chaperone the trip along with a teaching assistant from The Paideia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of classics. Students will be staying in monasteries and […]

Model UN members participate at conference

Eleven students travelled to Mira Costa High School to take part in the LAIMUN conference on Saturday. Students represented Australia and Botswana in 11 committees, split between novice, in which only students who had been to two or fewer conferences could attend, and advanced committees. Topics included the promotion of emerging markets and the use […]

Class participates in negotiation project

Students in the AP Human Geography and International Relations course attended the International Negotiation Project (INP) conference at Whittier College on Saturday. The INP, a month-long simulation of international diplomacy that concluded with Saturday’s face-to-face conference, is the culmination of the class’s unit on international diplomacy, history teacher Nini Halkett said. Twenty-five students attended the […]

HWPA speaker to focus on student well-being

The first speaker in the Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association speaker series, focusing on students’ social and emotional well-being, will address the school at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21. The discussion will feature six speakers, four of whom work at Harvard-Westlake. The speakers are Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Kavita Ajmere, counselor Luba Bek, dean Kate […]