Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Student-led affinity groups including the Latin American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club and La Femme hosted a multicultural brunch to foster unity Monday at the Feldman Gallery. “This is just about coming together,” Upper School Dean and event co-organizer Celso Cardenas said. “There could be times when individuals […]

Norman Lear, Kenya Barris speak at diversity forum

Norman Lear, Kenya Barris speak at diversity forum

Speakers discussed racial diversity at the Middle School yesterday, ranging from ideas about the media’s influence on the election to the importance in bridging cultural divides. The public forum, “All in the (black-ish) Family,” featuring “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear (Madeline ’13) and “black-ish” and “America’s Next Top Model” co-creator […]

Construction work closes Upper St. Michaels

Juniors with parking spots at Upper St. Michaels temporarily parked on the track Jan. 3-6 due to the repaving of the Avenida del Sol, which leads to the lot. “We were just being cautious to get our kids out of that area and relocate them for a short period of time,” Chief of Campus Operations […]

Students recognized in Chinese essay-writing contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. The contest was divided into three categories of submission: the regular category, the heritage category and the immersion program and all of those who applied from the school won a prize in their designated […]

Students win Chinese essay contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. Students were required to write about a person who has influenced them. The contest was split into three categories of submission: the regular category, heritage category and immersion program, and all of those who […]

Community celebrates break with winter festivities

Community celebrates break with winter festivities

Students dressed up in ski gear, onesies and more this week for the annual Winterfest celebrations in anticipation of Winter Break. Social Committee and Prefect Council chose to continue the tradition to alleviate stress before the mid-year assessments and to unite the community, Head Prefect Cate Wolfen ’17 said. “Winterfest brings people together during the […]

Organization holds entertainment summit

Students attended the second annual Women in Entertainment Summit at the Hollywood Cinerama Dome on Nov. 10. The summit centered around panels led by prominent women in the media and entertainment industries. The range of topics discussed on the panel included the need for female-led storytelling, how gender and sexuality shape societal identities, female representation […]

Students celebrate Halloween

Students participated in a Social Committee-organized costume contest and took photos in a photo booth to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Halloween. The committee organized the contest and showed Halloween-themed movies in the lounge to bring the community together in Halloween spirit. “Not many times during the school year can everyone […]

Student volunteers hold daycare for faculty, staff

Ten student volunteers watched 19 children of faculty and staff members during the Faculty Professional Growth Day on Nov. 11. Students did not attend school Friday, as the school day was designated for faculty development. The babysitting program allowed teachers the opportunity to take breaks during the day with their children and also relieved the […]

Website ranks school statewide, nationally

Niche.com named Harvard-Westlake the best private high school in California and the fourth best in the nation for 2017. According to the website, the rankings were calculated based on several factors, with the most weight on standardized testing scores, top colleges score and enrollment and cultural diversity.  Harvard-Westlake was given an A+ on their rating scale […]