Math Club tutors middle school team

The Math Club hosted a competitive circle Jan. 30. The competitive circle is a community service opportunity in which all members can volunteer to facilitate and teach free mathematics workshops for local underprivileged students. In addition to being an enjoyable activity for students interested in math, competitive circles also serve as a preparation course for the […]

Rose sold for cast members in the play

Students purchased roses for cast members in the play, “The Madwoman of Chaillot.” Social Commitee announced the rose sale during the First and Third Wednesday assembly last week, and roses were for sale all week on the quad. Roses were sold for $3 apiece, in bundles of four for $10 or eight for $20. Students […]

Seniors react to new English program

The English curriculum for seniors has been expanded this year, receiving appreciation from students. Students can choose from seven courses to satisfy their English requirement. The revamped program allows them to select from one of the three AP Literature courses, three AP Language courses or a Shakespeare course. Under the prior program, options for seniors […]

Sorkin to speak at Westflix

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (Roxy ’19) will be the guest speaker at Westflix Film Festival March 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. The festival is open to the public, and tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Sorkin will be the first screenwriter to speak at the festival since […]

Teachers to visit Israel amidst political strife

Faculty members will have the opportunity June 13-27 to travel to Israel in the face of political conflict in the Middle East as part of an Immersion Faculty Fellowship. The program is sponsored by the school’s Gunter Gross Global Fund. One of the trip organizers, history teacher Dror Yaron, said he is not worried about […]

Students donate to book drive

Eitan Sneider ’17 held a book drive on campus for Access Books Feb. 1-5. Access Books is an organization that focuses on providing books to students at inner-city elementary schools. The book drive collected gently-used children’s books to be delivered to Woodcrest Elementary, where volunteers worked to set up a library on Saturday. “It’s part […]

School uses Amazon to fund financial aid

Amazon customers can now use AmazonSmile to donate 0.5 percent of their purchase to the Financial Aid office. AmazonSmile allows customers to donate to a charity of their choice on eligible purchases from Amazon. Those interested can sign into their Amazon accounts at the AmazonSmile webpage and select “Harvard-Westlake School.” AmazonSmile periodically increases the donation […]

Social Committee sells Valentine’s grams

Social Committee members began selling Valentine’s Day grams on Tuesday, and sales will continue through Thursday on the quad from fifth to eighth period. Each $1 gram will be delivered to lockers on Friday with a lollipop and optional personalized message. On Friday, the committee will sell Valentine’s Day Krispy Kreme donuts for $2 on […]

Christian Club holds annual fundraiser

The Christian Club held its second annual fundraiser Jan. 24, where members met and welcomed this year’s speaker, CEO of AdRM Technology Consulting Janice Chung ’74 (Caitlin ’20). “[The speeech] was quite eye-opening,” John Chung ’16 said. Members sang Christian music and watched a documentary of Christian doctors.  

Seniors named Presidential Scholars

Seven seniors were named candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The program honors high school seniors for either academic abilities, artistic talent or accomplishments in career or technological education to encourage educational excellence. Students who score high on the SAT or ACT exams are automatically considered. Semifinalists will be announced in April and […]

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