HWPA holds panel on diversity

About 100 parents and administrators attended a panel on the types of diversity found at Harvard-Westlake March 3 at the Middle School. The event, organized by the Parents Association, was moderated by upper school dean Chris Jones. Interdisciplinary Studies Department Head Larry Klein, Director of Financial Aid Melanie Leon, Head of Athletics Terry Barnum and […]

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

The athletics department has decided to eliminate Wednesday as a practice day but add half an hour of playing time to all other days except Friday during the midterms testing week. The old schedule allotted an hour each day for practicing Monday through Thursday, with no practice on Friday. “From an athletic standpoint, an hour […]

New policy to combat truancy

A new policy that holds students accountable if they miss more than 20 periods of any single class will take effect this year. Twenty periods is equivalent to about 15 percent of a class that meets four times per cycle. Upper school dean Beth Slattery announced the new system during a faculty meeting Sept. 29. […]

Consumed by Competition

Consumed by Competition

When I heard my name being called for the “Van Patten” courtesy award at kindergarten graduation, I started beaming. My face was red, and I was on top of the world, not because of the award itself, but because I knew I could hold it over my twin brother Jack later that night. What I […]

On the Job

The sound of laughter is heard as young children walk into the shoe and clothing store Journeys at the Westfield Topanga mall and ask employee Alex Arreola ’15 for light-up shoes and Heelys. She gets them fitted and laced, and the kids’ faces light up simultaneously with the shoes. “It’s adorable,” Arreola said. “It’s a […]

Robotics club prepares for ‘recycle rush’

The Robotics Club moved into its second week of preparation for the FIRST Robotics Competition of 2015 in February by bringing in two mechanical engineers from Glenair Incorporated, an electrical connector accessory company, to help build their robot. “They are going to help us with the designing of some of the actual parts of the […]

ISIR adds Abnormal Psych, Human Conflict

The Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Department will offer two new courses next year, Abnormal Psychology and Human Conflict: from Intolerance to Genocide. Last year, a student enrolled in Projects in Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, taught by history teacher Larry Klein, came up with the idea for a class on human conflict. “The student wanted […]

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