Riemer to leave school, move to Berlin

Upper School World Languages Department Chair Margot Riemer is leaving the school after 24 years of teaching Spanish to move to Berlin with her family. “My husband and I have always wanted to live in Europe,” Riemer said. “It’s been a reoccurring dream in our lives over many years.When my parents were elderly and my […]

HR head retires after 25 years

Director of Human Resources Marty Greco will retire in June after 25 years at Harvard-Westlake. Caitlin Adams will fill her position. Greco has been working at the school since 1991. “I’ve enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment that I’ve had in this position, because everything that I do to make the lives of our faculty, staff […]

Annual issue of Babel published, distributed

The World Language Department distributed this year’s issue of “Babel” at the National Language Honors Society Assembly May 17. “Babel” featured poems, stories, recipes, drawings and photos from a total of 62 submissions. Submissions were in languages from across the globe, including Chinese, Spanish, French, Latin, Arabic and Korean. Students submitted and edited all works. […]

HWPA to choose new program heads

Members of the Parents’ Association will elect new executive board members Wednesday at the Association’s final general meeting of the year. The most important responsibility of executive board members is to “support the goals of the Harvard-Westlake School by organizing activities that enrich the school experience and enhance its community,” according to the HWPA website. […]

Ethics Bowl wins second place

Competing against 330 teams, Harvard-Westlake students won second place in their first trip to the National High School Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina April 14-17. Cameron Cabo ’16, Su Jin Nam ’16, Nathan Lee ’16, Jessie Pfeifer ’16, Aidan Luscinski ’17, Kat Edminston ’17 and Elly Choi ’18 researched and discussed 15 […]

Peer Support trainees elect coordinators

Peer Support trainees elected Emily Rahhal ’17, Lily Beckinsale-Sheen ’17, Josh Musicant ’17 and Jake Broder ’17 to serve as the 2016-17 Peer Support Coordinators. This year, 17 trainees applied for coordinator positions by submitting an application and delivering a speech in front of their fellow trainees. “I was really excited to be elected because […]

Math club takes the Purple Comet test

Members of the Math club participated in Purple Comet, an international online mathematics competition open to middle and high school students. The competition requires teams of six students to solve advanced math problems and then submit them online. Eli Goldin ‘17, Justin Rose ‘17, Sean Jung ‘16, Zach Belateche ‘16, Tony Ma ‘17 and Benjamin […]

School selects 7 applicants for summer abroad fellowships

Seven students will travel abroad this summer as recipients of HW Go! Student Summer Fellowships. The program supports projects designed by students to investigate the histories and traditions of foreign countries to promote students’ cultural persepctive and global responsibility. Alison Oh ’19, Carmen Levine ’17 and Alitzel Villanueva ’17 received Latin-American and Iberian Studies Fellowships. […]

Seniors to be inducted into National Cum Laude society

Fifty-seven seniors in the top 20 percent of the Class of 2016’s Grade Point Average range will be inducted into the National Cum Laude society. Cum Laude Society, Harvard-Westlake Chapter List of Inductees, 2016 Javier Eduardo Arango Nicole Angela Araya Zachary Irving Belateche Brandon H. Bergsneider William Richard Burford, Jr. Cameron Emanuel Cabo Emma Anne […]

Deans consider new early admissions policy

The deans may institute a policy next year that would require Harvard-Westlake students to treat any Single-Choice Early Action application to Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Stanford as an Early Decision application. This would mean that the school would not support any additional applications by students accepted early to any of these four colleges and would […]

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