Annual spring break trip to Spain now open for registration

Signups for the Spring Break trip to Spain will be available starting from Tuesday. Students will leave March 30 to Toledo, Spain and will return home on April 16. Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza planned this trip to strengthen Spanish-speaking skills and to broaden students’ knowledge on Spain’s culture beyond the classroom. “I felt like the […]

Reception to take place for Israel Trip

The school will hold a reception on Oct. 6 to thank the benefactors who sent 18 teachers on the faculty Israel trip this past summer in the Feldman-Horn Gallery . The immersion trip, which was sponsored by the school’s Gunter-Gross Global Fund, spanned from June 13 to 27. Despite political tensions in Israel, the group […]

HWPA to host political roundtable

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will inform parents about the recent political events and upcoming elections Oct. 13 for the Meeting/Speaker Series. The other three meetings planned this year are scheduled Nov. 10, Feb. 8 and March 8. The October event will be held in Chalmers at the Upper School at 7 p.m., featuring a political discussion regulated […]

External company conducts first diversity survey of school, identifies areas to improve

The first of three diversity surveys was conducted by third party HR Matrix Sept. 29-30 to assess upper school community members’ experience with diversity on campus. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and administration made a joint decision to hire an outside group to impartially evaluate the school’s treatment of all aspects of diversity, including […]

Latin students to travel to Greece

Following last year’s trip to Rome, the administration has approved a trip that will give Latin students the opportunity to travel to Greece April 6-14. The students will travel in partnership with the Paideia Institute, a group they collaborated with during the Rome trip last year, the first Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake. As stated […]

Club members to hold voter registration drive

The Junior State of America club will host a voter registration drive throughout the school day and after school Oct. 17. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. “We hope to register at least three dozen students at Harvard-Westlake and send many more home with information about how to register to […]

Student publications win national awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle as a finalist for the Gold Crown in its 2015-16 News Hybrid Critique for print and digital publications. Results were released in an email Sept. 28. Winners will be announced in in March. The Chronicle received a total score of 984 points out of 1000 possible, earning All-Columbian Honors […]

Fanatics announce all-school scavenger hunt

The Fanatics announced a campus-wide scavenger hunt for golf balls for various prizes to honor the school’s 25th anniversary during assembly on Sept. 7. To redeem their prizes, students can return golf balls to Assistant Director of Communications Shauna Altieri. The Fanatics told students about the history behind the golf ball scavenger hunt. “You probably […]

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