Choir students sing at annual winter concert (video)

Choir students sing at annual winter concert (video)

Choir students performed at the Winter Choral Concert Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, with the theme, “Sing of Peace: Sing for Joy.” The concert showcased the Upper School choirs, Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, Wolverine Chorus and Combined Choir, and each sang multiple songs for the performance. “We have been learning […]

HWPA volunteers at Bethune School

HWPA volunteers at Bethune School

Students and faculty travelled to Bethune Middle School and Math Science Magnet to carry out community service on Nov. 22. The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association, as well as students and faculty members, convened in Inglewood to clean and paint Bethune Middle School. Volunteers teamed up with Bethune students to sort supplies and garden. Last year, a […]

Handling errors shows character

Handling errors shows character

Five. That’s the number of emotional breakdowns I’ve had so far two months into the school year. Although only three of them have been about academic stress, that’s already too many. Whenever I get back an assignment where the grade I receive is worse than what I hoped it would be, a piece of me […]

Deans ban spikeball games in the lounge

Deans recently banned students from playing spikeball in the student lounge after repeated playing of the game caused carpeting to tear. Spikeball is a game in which two pairs of players throw, or “spike” a ball against a net on the ground, the object of which is to get a member of the opposing team […]

Alex Oser, Jenna Thompson race in Boston’s Head of the Charles Regatta

Alex Oser, Jenna Thompson race in Boston’s Head of the Charles Regatta

Student rowers Alex Oser ’16 and Jenna Thompson ’16 raced in the 51st Annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. The regatta was hosted Oct. 17-18, and served as a temporary home for high school, collegiate and professional crews from around the world. The 5-kilometer course has crews row on the Charles River […]

Alum hosts playwrights workshops after school

Alum hosts playwrights workshops after school

Alex Lewin ’94 hosted afternoon playwriting workshops for students Sept. 24-26. The Perry S. Goldman Playwriting Workshop taught students playwriting skills as a part of preparing for the Harvard-Westlake Playwrights Festival. Later in the year, the festival will feature student-written plays, and one of the goals of the workshop was to help students prepare to […]

Gaulke wins CCF Fellowship for Visual Arts

Upper School Visual Arts Head Cheri Gaulke won the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts award for a successful career in performance art. The award, funded by the CCF, has provided artists funds to build their careers since 1988. The foundation has given $2.5 million to over 250 artists working in Los Angeles. Gaulke […]

Greg Hilliard becomes Director of Alumni Athletics

Greg Hilliard, former head of the basketball program, has held the position of Director of Alumni Athletics since last spring and will be working to organize events to reconnect alumni athletes. Hilliard has coached the boys’ basketball team for 30 years and has led them to nine CIF championships and two state championships. Hilliard’s main […]

285 debaters participate in summer program

During the summer, 285 debaters from all around the globe took part in in the first ever Harvard-Westlake Institute for Speech and Debate. The camp, called “debateLA,” was an intensive summer camp where students participated in debate classes. Students from 105 different high schools attended the camp from all across the United States, as well […]

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