Hall to retire after 35 years at the school

Visual arts teacher Marianne Hall will retire after 35 years at the school. Hall has taught The History and Art of Modern Europe and The World and Drawing and Painting I, as well as other eleventh and twelfth grade classes. Hall’s favorite part of her work was her students, she said. “It’s really fun to […]

Students present on socioeconomic issues

Six attendees of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference gave a presentation on socioeconomic differences during a faculty and staff meeting after school Feb. 27. They discussed how socioeconomic status plays into other elements of diversity. Following the presentation, the students broke up the faculty and staff into smaller groups in order to simulate the actual […]

Robotics team goes to semi-finals of state competition, qualifies for Worlds

Robotics team goes to semi-finals of state competition, qualifies for Worlds

One of the school robotics teams qualified for the VEX World Tournament after cheating allegations made against them at the state competition were overturned Feb. 24, robotics coach Andrew Theiss said. Subteams 62A, comprised of Cameron Schiller ’19, Miles Agus ’18 and DJ Lesh ’18, and 62K, comprised of Coco Kaleel ’20, Dean Rieter ’20 […]

Best in the West: Character designer displays work, discusses movie

Writer, designer and visual artist Mark “Crash” McCreery spoke to students about the creative process behind “Rango,” an animated Western comedy film that first premiered in 2011, Feb. 25. To complement his visit, McCreery also displayed designs of his work in a solo exhibition at the Feldman-Horn Art Gallery before the screening. The showcase, which […]

Prefect Council provides massage therapists during midterms

LA Massage Factory provided students with massages Tuesday and Thursday in Chalmers East. The Upper School administration said that they recruited massage therapists to combat the stress and anxiety that students were facing during their mid-year assessments. The Founder and CEO of LA Massage Factory, Serge Nicolas, reported that the company has provided massages to […]

Student’s clothing company raises money for hurricane victims

Student’s clothing company raises money for hurricane victims

Nick Settelmayer ’18, who founded clothing company Natural Division, held a fundraiser on the quad today to benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma. T-shirts sold for $25, and all of the proceeds went to benefit to the Global Giving Organization for natural disaster relief. The organization has already collected more than $15 million […]

Club holds card-bake sale for Direct Relief

The Cards for Humanity club held a card-bake sale Monday to raise money for Direct Relief, a charity that provides emergency medical services to people impacted by poverty and emergency situations, as well as support for existing and fragile health systems. At the sale, club members sold hand-made cards featuring artwork from the student body, […]

APES Classes take field trip to hillside

Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes surveyed the biodiversity of various plant species across from campus on Coldwater Canyon during the past two weeks. The purpose of their experiments was to analyze the type, population and proportion of the plants present across the street. The APES students will soon be tasked with comparing their data from […]

Oscar Cancio ’04: Admissions

After working as a Harvard-Westlake Alumni Volunteer for over seven years, Oscar Cancio ’04 will join staff this year as an Associate Director of Admission. Cancio previously worked in admissions at the University of La Verne, Bates College and the University of Southern California. Cancio graduated from Bates College with a bachelor’s degree in English […]