Amato to become Interim Head of John Thomas Dye

Amato to become Interim Head of John Thomas Dye

Vice President of School John Amato will leave Harvard-Westlake to take a new post as the Interim Head of John Thomas Dye School, JTD Board of Trustees President J. David Tracy announced Friday in an email to alumni. John Thomas Dye is a private elementary school in Los Angeles, which sent the most seventh graders […]

Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Three months ago, Paige Howard ’17 committed to University of Pennsylvania for soccer, essentially finishing her college process months before juniors had even started to put together a preliminary list. “It feels good to have a sense of knowing kind of what’s in the future, but I’m still stressed because I need to make sure […]

Three fire alarms interrupt Playwrights Festival

Three fire alarms interrupt Playwrights Festival

Performers and audience members attending the Playwrights Festival were required to evacuate Rugby Theater twice Saturday night after someone allegedly pulled the fire alarm three separate times, Playwrights Festival Producer Christopher Moore said at the event. The alarm went off two times during the first performance of the night, “The 1997 Possession Park Massacre” by Jillian Sanders […]

Seniors to be inducted into National Cum Laude society

Fifty-seven seniors in the top 20 percent of the Class of 2016’s Grade Point Average range will be inducted into the National Cum Laude society. Cum Laude Society, Harvard-Westlake Chapter List of Inductees, 2016 Javier Eduardo Arango Nicole Angela Araya Zachary Irving Belateche Brandon H. Bergsneider William Richard Burford, Jr. Cameron Emanuel Cabo Emma Anne […]

Teacher to hold information session about Guatemala trip

Students interested in traveling to Guatemala Aug. 1 – 19 as part of HW Go!’s Guatemala: A Digital Story Adventure program can attend an information session with their parents Wednesday in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 3:30 p.m. Students on the trip will complete prerequisites including learning about Guatemala’s history and planning a media project, […]

Juniors vote in runoff for final Head Prefect candidates

Lexi Block ’17, Matt Thomas ’17 and Cate Wolfen ’17 advance to the Head Prefect Final Election next week, and the second male candidate is yet to be announced as juniors must vote in a runoff Wednesday between the other three candidates. Two male and two female candidates will run in the final round of […]

KHWS goes on hiatus after provider shuts off

Student-run radio station KHWS has gone on a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time as student leaders seek an alternate radio streaming service after the station’s broadcast program went off the air Jan. 31. Students have used the internet streaming service provider Live365 as KHWS’s platform since the station first went live in 2012, […]

Alum declares candidacy for LAUSD board

Attorney and public education advocate Nick Melvoin ’04 has declared his candidacy for a seat in the 2017 Los Angeles Unified School Board to “ensure that every student in Los Angeles has the opportunity to succeed,” according to his website. Melvoin lives in Brentwood and has entered into the District 4 race, in which he […]

Teachers to visit Israel amidst political strife

Faculty members will have the opportunity June 13-27 to travel to Israel in the face of political conflict in the Middle East as part of an Immersion Faculty Fellowship. The program is sponsored by the school’s Gunter Gross Global Fund. One of the trip organizers, history teacher Dror Yaron, said he is not worried about […]

Author urges character to factor in college process

Author urges character to factor in college process

Family psychologist Richard Weissbourd, a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the lead author of a new report calling for less competition and pressure surrounding college admissions, visited the school Feb. 3 to discuss the moral development of teenagers. He urged faculty and parents to foster an ethics-centric student body, but was […]