School raises more than $8 million in donations

The school became the first independent day school to surpass $8 million in Annual Giving donations at the end of last year, Head of Annual giving Eli Goldsmith said. With contributions from families, alumni and faculty and staff, donations reached a total of $8,004,323. In addition, a record was set for parent participation, which reached 94.1 […]

Math department chair departs after 17 years to care for ill mother

Upper School Math Department Chair Paula Evans will not return to teach next year. Evans said she had anticipated leaving at the end of the school year; however, plans changed when her mother became extremely ill, requiring full-time care. Evans now resides with her in Northern California. “[Evans] left a few weeks ago to attend […]

HWPA to choose new program heads

Members of the Parents’ Association will elect new executive board members Wednesday at the Association’s final general meeting of the year. The most important responsibility of executive board members is to “support the goals of the Harvard-Westlake School by organizing activities that enrich the school experience and enhance its community,” according to the HWPA website. […]

Head Prefect candidates discuss inclusivity, stress

Head Prefect candidates discuss inclusivity, stress

Update April 4: Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17 will serve as next year’s Head Prefects.   Hopeful 2016-2017 Head Prefect candidates Cate Wolfen ’17, Lexi Block ’17, Jordan Khorsandi ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17 promoted their campaigns and answered questions Wednesday during a sophomore and junior assembly in Taper Gymnasium in an effort to […]

Students perform in the third Coffee House of the year

Students perform in the third Coffee House of the year

Students performed songs and comedy routines during the third Coffee House of the year on Monday after school in the Chalmers Lounge. Jared Gentile ’16 began the show with a comedy routine, followed by students singing various songs, ranging from Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” performed by Carter Begel ’17, to an adapted version of Louis […]

Club invites speaker to second annual series

The Society of Global Affairs will host its second annual speaker series March 20. The series will explore the future of cutting-edge technology in the business and entrepreneurial world. The series will be structured similarly to that of a “TED Talks” series, with business professionals giving lectures to students. The series will also build on […]

Pie throwing, Community Service Week highlight assembly (video)

Pie throwing, Community Service Week highlight assembly (video)

Students throwing pies at Head of School Audrius Barzdukas, as well as announcements about March Madness and the Community Service Week and the Festival of Spring highlighted Wednesday’s assembly. La Femme leaders selected Wolfgang Novogratz ’16 and Rasa Barzdukas ’17 to throw pies at Audrius Barzdukas to celebrate that the club reached a fundraising goal […]

Students to take national French exam

French students of all levels will participate in “Le Grand Concours,” a national exam, Thursday after school in the Seaver Academic Center. The assessment will test students’ ability to understand vocabulary and grammatical concepts, and reading and oral comprehension. French teacher Jerome Hermeline said students usually score very highly. Taking the test is not required […]

Math Club tutors middle school team

The Math Club hosted a competitive circle Jan. 30. The competitive circle is a community service opportunity in which all members can volunteer to facilitate and teach free mathematics workshops for local underprivileged students. In addition to being an enjoyable activity for students interested in math, competitive circles also serve as a preparation course for the […]

Students perform at February Coffee House

Students perform at February Coffee House

Prefect Council hosted the second Coffee House of the year Monday after school in the Chalmers Lounge. Acts included students performing songs, as well as instrumental pieces and slam poetry. Complimentary refreshments were served to all students and faculty attending. A wide range of songs was performed; however, several students chose music in spirit of Valentine’s […]