Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

The school bestowed outgoing Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an honorary diploma at the commencement ceremony on Friday, which marked a first in Harvard-Westlake history. The Class of 2017 received their diplomas after listening to speeches from their salutatorian and valedictorian. Salutatorian Joe Levin ’17 said humor is what carried him through the challenges of […]

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Parents, alumni and faculty watched musical performers, took pictures and danced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class after the merger yesterday at the Middle School. Tom Hudnut, former President of Harvard-Westlake and Headmaster of Harvard School, discussed why he chose to merge the two schools, as well as his experience with students in the […]

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, students and faculty showed their support for the school’s LGBT community with rainbow hearts on their chests. Gender Sexuality and Awareness Club and P10 members, along with some prefects and faculty members, passed out pride stickers to students and faculty in honor of the global celebration of […]

IT professional visits Girls Who Code

IT professional visits Girls Who Code

Director of Audit Services and Institute Compliance at the California Institute of Technology Pamela Koyzis shared her experience working in IT auditing with students in the Girls Who Code club Monday during break. “You have to be creative about how you test things and how you look at things, too,” Koyzis said. “You also have […]

Unconventional Leadership encourages students to vote for LAUSD

Unconventional Leadership encourages students to vote for LAUSD

Members of the Unconventional Leadership class promoted the May 16 Los Angeles Unified School District elections with a booth on the quad that featured a sign-spinner, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and music on Monday. Nick Melvoin ’04 and Steven Zimmer ran for the position of Member of the Board of Education in Board District 4 of […]

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

Head of Harvard-Westlake School Jeanne Huybrechts led the ceremony to induct 57 seniors with grade point averages in the top 20 percent of their class into the National Cum Laude Society on Monday. The grade point average needed to be inducted was a 4.4, the highest it has ever been. Huybrechts kicked off the ceremony […]

Law and order: Future Horizons Club welcomes law enforcement officers

Law and order: Future Horizons Club welcomes law enforcement officers

Law enforcement officers Tiffany Park and Vincent Cho discussed the connotations of being an officer in today’s political climate Monday during Activities. The discussion was part of Future Horizons Club’s aim to help expose students to different career paths, club leader Eric Han ’17 said. Han said that it is important for students to understand […]

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

The Faculty Academic Committee made a formal recommendation to President Rick Commons to limit the number of Advance Placement courses that upper school students can take and to no longer provide additional grade point weighting for honors and AP courses. If approved by Commons and the Board of Trustees, the new policies would begin with the […]

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Student volunteers handed out used books to high school kids in foster care at the Literacy Event at Celebration Orientation at Pasadena City College on April 29. The Book Club collected almost 150 used books in the library earlier in the week to donate to the Book Truck nonprofit for the event, Book Club President […]

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