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 […]

Students attend Women in Entertainment summit

Students attend Women in Entertainment summit

Students attended the second annual Women in Entertainment Summit at the Cinerama Dome on Nov. 10. The summit included panels led by women in the entertainment industry and focused on topics ranging from the need for female-led storytelling to how gender and sexuality shape societal identities. “We’re living in a time where there’s an increased […]

Miles of Smiles club sponsors charity photo booth

Miles of Smiles club sponsors charity photo booth

Members of the Miles of Smiles club raised $1,100 to help patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles afford their medical expenses. The event, Smile! for CHLA, encouraged members of the community to donate and take pictures in an inflatable photo booth and in front of a Pikachu mascot costume in the lounge from fourth to seventh period Oct. […]

Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities

Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities

Students celebrated Halloween festivities Oct. 31 and participated in events hosted by Social Committee, ranging from a Halloween costume contest to themed movies in the lounge. Participating students walked down a runway in the lounge during Activities to showcase their costumes.  Sultan Daniels ’19 as Sokka from “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Curious George” father-daughter combination […]

South African students tour, participate in panel

South African students tour, participate in panel

Twenty one student visitors from Westville Boys’ High School in Westville, South Africa, played pingpong and said Oct. 4 that Harvard-Westlake’s classes are a lot like their’s except for the close relationships the students seem to have with their teachers. Westville Boys’ High School is a member of the World Leading School Association, a group co-founded by […]

HWPA to host political roundtable

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will inform parents about the recent political events and upcoming elections Oct. 13 for the Meeting/Speaker Series. The other three meetings planned this year are scheduled Nov. 10, Feb. 8 and March 8. The October event will be held in Chalmers at the Upper School at 7 p.m., featuring a political discussion regulated […]

Students preview clubs at Activities Fair

Students preview clubs at Activities Fair

Campus groups and clubs shared aspects of their organizations to the student body and recruited members at Activities Fair Sept. 19. A total of 71 groups ran booths at the Fair, from student organizations such as Peer Support and Community Council to community service clubs such as Project Girl to Girl and Chinese Pen Pal […]

Fanatics promote golf ball scavenger hunt at assembly

The Fanatics unveiled a scavenger hunt in commemoration of the school’s 25th anniversary during this year’s first all-school “First and Third Wednesday” assembly. Because the upper school campus was built on the land that was previously the Hollywood Country Club, the Fanatics are reaching back to its history by inviting the community to find golf balls […]

Jim Burns: Communications

Jim Burns: Communications

New Chronicle and Big Red adviser Jim Burns has joined the Communications department this school year, replacing Melissa Wantz. Initially intending to pursue broadcast journalism, Burns attended the University of Southern California and received his Masters of Arts for Broadcast Journalism with a focus on ethnographic film. He gradually switched into print journalism, working in […]