La Femme club hosts town hall to address dress code

La Femme club leaders held a town hall meeting open to all students Tuesday afternoon to discuss the newly enforced dress code with Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick. After Resnick informed students and parents of a stricter dress code policy in an email Sept. 28, some students disagreed with its guidelines, which sparked […]

Peer Support leaders, trainees attend retreat

All 54 of the Peer Support leaders and trainees went on the annual retreat at Gindling Hilltop Camp in Malibu from Sept. 9 to 11. “The coordinators of the program, four seniors, had a lot of say in how it was run and worked more independently,” advisor and counselor Luba Bek said. Bek, upper school […]

Students chat with Uber, Checchi Capital execs

Conrad Whelan of Uber as well as Adam Checchi ’95, Sam Pfister ’95 and Danny Seo ’96 of Checchi Capital Advisors, a Beverly Hills based investment advisor, offered students career and life advice during lunch Friday. HW Venture set up the event as part of its first installment of its Lunch and Lecture Series. HW […]

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 […]

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