Choir teacher to leave, hopes to teach adult music education

Choir teacher to leave, hopes to teach adult music education

Performing arts teacher Rodger Guerrero will be leaving Harvard-Westlake after 15 years to teach adults music education in the hopes of giving back to a community that has given him so much. “Trophies don’t matter that much, but that one does,” Guerrero said as he glanced to his left to see the large, red trophy […]

Students and faculty represent school at Sherman Oaks Street Fair

Students and faculty represent school at Sherman Oaks Street Fair

Harvard-Westlake hosted a booth at the 25th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair today in an effort to become more involved with the community. “[Our presence at the fair was to] create better relations with our immediate neighbors and our community,” said Stacy Marble, the school’s Director of Community and Public Affairs. Students volunteered at the fair […]

Her last song: Elizabeth Edel stars as Maria in ‘West Side Story’

Her last song: Elizabeth Edel stars as Maria in ‘West Side Story’

Elizabeth Edel ’16 will star as Maria in the Upper School production of “West Side Story” in November. “She’s great,” co-director Michele Speares said. “I think she’s amazing. I think she has one of the strongest voices, and she can sing. The score is crazy, complicated and challenging. She can sing it without batting an […]

Max Tash: Yearbook, Broadcast

After two years of working part-time livestreaming athletic events through HWTV alongside the athletic department, Max Tash will teach yearbook journalism courses and build a broadcast journalism program. “The HW Broadcast Journalism program, in conjunction with the Chronicle, will be a signature program that high schools throughout the world will want to emulate,” Tash said. […]

Yearbook adviser to attend nursing school

Middle School Communications Department Head Jen Bladen will be leaving Harvard-Westlake after nine years of advising the Vox Populi yearbook to go to community college to satisfy her requirements for nursing school, which she plans to attend in the fall of 2016. After seven trips to the emergency room last year and uncertainty over why […]

Symphony, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers hold auditions

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors auditioned for Symphony, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers in March and April. The results for Symphony will be announced today. Symphony auditions required students to sight-read, play a piece that they had been working on with their teacher and perform some scales. “I have some plans to try to build […]

Senior to produce ‘Love Notes’ charity musical event

Jensen McRae ’15 will produce “Love Notes,” an annual singing showcase that will benefit a charity in honor of her late friend, Justin Carr ’14, on Feb. 22. Carr ’14 died of cardiomyopathy in 2013 during his junior year. “[Carr] was a very respected student and a very good friend of mine, which is why […]

Little Rock Nine member to speak at assembly

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to desegregate an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957, will speak during assembly Jan. 21 in honor of Black History Month. After the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, the National Association for […]

Little Rock Nine member to speak at assembly

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to desegregate an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957, will be speaking during assembly Jan. 21 in honor of Black History Month. After The Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, the National Association for […]

Vietnam Initiative Project video wins award in festival

The Vietnam Initiative Project’s video, “My Aunt Kim,” was named a Short Film Official Selection in the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival Oct. 3-4. The video also received the Audience Award at the Fifth Annual Awareness Festival Sept. 11-21. The Awareness Festival’s goal is to make as many people conscious of problems in the world […]