School honors students, faculty for achievements at awards ceremony

Valedictorian – Vivian Lu ’18 Salutatorian – Nicole Bahar ’18 Lester Medvene Award – Zoe Redlich ’20 Cuscaden Blackwood Medal – Caroline Cook ’19 Renssalaer Medal – Sarah Moon ’19 Jerry Margolis Jazz Award – Calvin Kaleel ’18 Morris Michael Landres Award – Anusha Mathur ’20 Brendan Kutler ’10 “Two Hats” Award – Lucy Kim […]

Home run: English classes go to Dodger Stadium

After her class read “The Madonnas of Echo Park,” which follows the stories of several Mexican-Americans who struggle to hold on to their ethnic identity as their neighborhoods change, English teacher Jenna Gasparino took her English III classes on a field trip to Dodger Stadium and the neighborhoods around it to observe the gentrification in […]

First and Third Assembly schedule to change for upcoming school year

“First and Third Wednesday” assemblies will follow a different schedule next  school year, Assistant Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken announced at the final assembly of the year. Instead of the current schedule, where assemblies are held bimonthly, students will attend only one assembly on the first Wednesday of every month. Overseen by Community and Character […]

Debaters participate in annual Tournament of Champions

Four members of the debate team reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 27-29. Jaya Nayar ’20, Alexandra Mork ’20, Spencer Paul ’19 and Indu Pandey ’18 all cleared to elimination rounds, each with a record of four wins out of six preliminary debates. Nayar, Mork and Paul reached […]

Bienvenidos: Students travel to Spain over break

A group of 14 students traveled through multiple cities in Spain during spring break to experience the culture and advance their Spanish skills. The group started their trip in Ronda and ended in Madrid, stopping and sightseeing in Cadiz, Seville and Toledo. Each student was hosted by two families during their stay. With these families, […]

Students participate in Earth Day beach cleanup

The Environmental Club and the English department teamed up and traveled to Santa Monica Beach on Saturday to participate in its first beach cleanup. The cleanup was organized in collaboration with Heal the Bay, an environmental non-profit organization. The Environmental Club and English department teamed up for the first time with Heal the Bay, an […]

Juniors attend Junior College Night

Members of the junior class will join 43 college deans and directors of admission on Thursday at 7 p.m. to learn more about the college admissions process. Students will be part of a mock admissions committee where they will act out the role of admissions officers.  Students will split into separate rooms where they will […]

Debate wins big at tournament

Five students cleared to eliminations round, and three debaters received speaker awards and reached the quarterfinals of the National Coaches’ Debate Association Tournament April 12-15 in Atlanta. Spencer Paul ’19 dropped in the final round on a 3-0 decision. After his successful tournament, Paul said that he and his teammates are already looking toward the […]

HWOP performs final two shows

Harvard Westlake Outreach Performers traveled to St. Martins In the Fields School and the Jewish Home for the Aging on Friday and Saturday for the last performances of the year. While visiting St. Martins, a local elementary school that receives no arts funding, the club performed, lead a series of workshops and helped students with […]

Reeling in break: FisHW goes on trip

Students from the FisHW club traveled north of Los Angeles and caught fish up to 30 pounds on their last trip of the year March 26. Club members started their trip in Oxnard to fish out of Channel Islands Sportfishing. They later went to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands and caught a variety of fish. […]