Silberman to depart, move to Tennessee

After three years at the school as a dean, chair of the character education committee and teacher of a class he helped to create, Dean Pete Silberman will leave Harvard-Westlake and move to Tennessee. “I will miss the students a lot — that’s why you work at a place like this,” Silberman said. “I will […]

Patterson to serve as new Director of External Learning

Dean Jim Patterson will assume the new position of Director of External Learning next year. The job entails “leading and overseeing all the portions of the Harvard-Westlake program that are outside of the traditional academic classroom in some way,” Patterson said. Patterson will work on planning school trips, working with the school’s global initiatives and […]

Lowest attendance occurs before break

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on “ditch day,” according to school attendance coordinator Gabe Preciado. While the absences in 2005 were largely due to students […]

Students teach kids simple programming

Ethan Gruman ’15 and David Woldenberg ’15 organized a free programming workshop in the student lounge March 22 to teach children ages 8 to 12 how to create simple computer programs. About 35 students attended the workshop. “The class [consisted] of an instructor teaching the kids to create a simple breakout or brick breaker game, […]

HW Works gives students interviewing, résumé advice

More than 10 students attended an internship workshop hosted by the HW Works Internship and Career Network March 12, which aimed to teach students how to present themselves to potential employers. The sessions were focused on writing résumés and performing in interviews. Senior Alumni Officer Harry Salamandra spoke about how HW Works connects students with […]

Debating Duo

Sara Evall ’15, left, and Amelia Miller ’15, right, take a break between preparing for debates with teammate Danny DuBois. Evall and Miller missed four days of school to travel to Slovenia and represent the United States Debate team. They won first place out of more than 40 teams.

Parents hold event to benefit financial aid

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association hopes to make more than $85,000 from the 2014 Parents’ Gala, “Come Together,” Feb. 22 at the Skirball Guerin Pavilion, Parents Association annual event committee chair Jennifer Lechter (Eliana ’17, Zackary ’19) said. “This year’s auction theme is ‘Priceless’ because we wanted to have items that were hard to get,” Lechter […]

Bookstore associate performs in Christmas show

Bookstore associate Allie Costa performed in “Little Miss Scrooge,” a musical mashup of “A Christmas Carol” and “Great Expectations,” at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura. Costa played Tiny Tammy, a female adaptation of Tiny Tim and Charity Pecksniff, a Charles Dickens character. A director with whom Costa has worked several times recommended her to Rubicon […]

Drama students view ‘Pericles’ on field trip

Students in Advanced Acting and Directing and the Actor and the Stage I and II attended a daytime performance of “Pericles” at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena Nov. 6 on the first-ever day-time field trip that the drama department has ever done to expose students to classical theatre, performing arts teacher Christopher Moore, who […]