Chenier to depart US, move to MS campus

After 11 years on the upper school campus, English teacher Paul Chenier will be returning to the middle school history department next year. When Chenier originally began working at the school in 1999, he taught courses in the history and world languages department on the middle school campus. However, since 2007, Chenier has been teaching […]

School to host Coro Leadership program

Students will gain leadership skills at the first Coro-Harvard-Westlake Civic Leadership Summer Program at the Upper School for three weeks beginning June 11. Coro Southern California works to build up communities in order to promote the democratic process and develop future leaders, according to its website. Among its notable alumni are Senators Tim Kaine and […]

Stone-cutters hosts poetry reading to celebrate magazine release

Stone-cutters hosts poetry reading to celebrate magazine release

Staff members of the upper school literary magazine Stone-cutters celebrated the print release with a poetry reading, display of artwork and pastries in Chalmers on Monday. “We really wanted to promote the magazine and the artists themselves who were in it,” Stone-cutters Senior Visual Arts Editor Sarah Conway ’18 said. Máté Major ’18, Ben Pimstone […]

Communications department recognized for works

The Chronicle and HWTV received various awards from multiple national competitions in the past few months.  The Chronicle received the Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for overall excellence and the NSPA Online Pacemaker at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco. The submissions for these awards are judged by […]

Stressing students’ well-being: Survey measures stress at school, home

Upper school students participated in the Challenge Success survey conducted by the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. The survey was part of a national study focusing on the experience of being a high school student both at school and at home. Administrators said that data from the survey can later be used to […]

Devoting summer to sports

Devoting summer to sports

It would be a lie to say that being on a sports team is just an extracurricular activity, instead, I would describe it as a lifestyle. Long gone are the days of participating in a sport as a mere hobby. You either live and breathe your sport, or you don’t sport at all. Considering this, […]

Pianists and drummer perform for philosophy students

Professional pianist Danny Holt visited the Upper School to teach classes and perform for students Feb. 1-9. Holt taught five classes that focused on musical developments during the 20th century to students enrolled in Philosophy in Art and Science classes, which are taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. “It […]

Aloha! Representatives from the Kamehameha Schools visit campus

Representatives from the Kamehameha Schools visited the upper school campus to learn about the Kutler Center and Video Art programs on Jan. 22 and 23. The Kamehameha Schools is a private school system in Hawaii that educates students descended from indigenous Hawaiians. Currently, the school is planning on creating a capstone project for their eighth-graders […]

Foreign exchange students to visit campus from China

Five students from Shanghai will stay with families of upper school students Feb. 1-13. This exchange has occurred at this same time for the past three years and will again be organized by the World Leading School Association, an organization that Harvard-Westlake is a founding member of. This year the international students will come from […]

CHLA conducts well-being study

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Harvard Westlake’s Institute of Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine began a study last week concerning the health and well-being of the current seventh grade class. The hospital said the survey aims to determine which factors lead to academic, social and athletic success, as well as provide suggestions for improving sleep, […]