Neighbors protest parking structure proposal

Neighbors protest parking structure proposal

Neighbors gathered to protest the school’s parking structure proposal Tuesday morning. Save Coldwater Canyon, a neighborhood group that aims to preserve and protect Coldwater Canyon and its neighboring communities, organized the protest. At its largest, 45 people joined and two media trucks covered the event. Attendees stood on the corner of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and […]

Hurricane Harvey hits community members

Hurricane Harvey hits community members

Broken branches, abandoned bicycles and debris filled the streets of southeastern Texas, a sign of the destruction that had taken place just hours earlier. Claire Stevens ’16 watched the mess swirl through Rice University from her second story window, filled with panic and apprehension for the future that lay ahead. “We were in constant fear […]

AP restrictions start with Class of 2022

AP restrictions start with Class of 2022

  President Rick Commons, Associate Head of School Liz Resnick and Head of Upper School Laura Ross approved the Faculty Academic Committee’s recommendation to limit the number of Advanced Placement courses upper school students can take and remove the GPA weighting for AP and honors courses. The policy, which will go into effect for the […]

Flashback: Westlake staircase archive project opens to public

Flashback: Westlake staircase archive project opens to public

Alumni, faculty and staff will rediscover artifacts from Westlake School for Girls at the Westlake Archive Staircase ribbon cutting Sept. 18. At the top of the staircase, an interactive kiosk features electronic versions of all Westlake yearbooks, profiles of notable alumni and stories of past teachers. “I think it’s going to trigger a lot of […]

Ross, Resnick each assume new positions at the Upper School

Ross, Resnick each assume new positions at the Upper School

Entering Harvard-Westlake after a year of both difficult and important conversations, new Head of Upper School Laura Ross said she aims to spend her first year focusing on how to best support student needs on a day-to-day basis. Ross said she plans to use her experience as Head of Upper School at Greenhill School in […]

New athletics principles created

New athletics principles created

After six months of meetings, the administration will present a set of 15 athletics principles as a standard for the athletic department’s expectations and to address contemporary issues. The Athletics Mission and Planning Committee, made up of 14 faculty and staff members, convened to answer two questions: In what ways is the HW Athletics Program […]

All-school convocation rings in new school year

All-school convocation rings in new school year

As the school community came together Monday for the fifth annual all-school convocation ceremony, President Rick Commons introduced Head Prefects Julia Cosgrove ʼ18 and Wilder Short ʼ18, who urged students to appreciate their time at the school and take advantage of all of the opportunities that it presents. Cosgrove shared several experiences from her time […]

City holds public hearing for PSA Improvement Project

City holds public hearing for PSA Improvement Project

Supporters and opponents of the Parking, Safety and Athletic Improvement Project voiced their opinions at the first public hearing with the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission at Van Nuys City Hall on Tuesday. The project entails the construction of a three-story parking structure with a rooftop playing field and a bridge to connect the […]