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 […]

Stanford professor to present at Junior Parent Night

All Harvard-Westlake parents are invited to hear author Julie Lythcott-Haims speak at Junior Parent Night Feb. 16 at the upper school. The deans decided to open the presentation to the entire parent community because of how important they believe Lythcott-Haims’s message is. “All parents were invited to this event due to the popularity of Ms. […]

Students to screen their HW Go! Cambodia films Tuesday

Students will screen films produced during the summer HW Go! Cambodia Digital Story Telling Adventure on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Each of the 16 students who went on the trip created a film reflecting the Cambodian history and culture. Students captured the footage for the films during the summer trip and finished […]

Assembly highlights February activities, events

Today’s upper school assembly highlighted upcoming opportunities for students, such as the rose sale for actors in the play, the Stonecutters Magazine deadline, and logo contest for the upcoming Festival To Spring event. Members of the Social Committee will be selling roses to give to actors in the play, “Madwoman of Chaillot,” this week on […]

Students compete in math exam contest

Upper school students were encouraged to participate in the annual American High School Math Competition that took place Feb. 2. Last year, 98 students took part in the competition to see where they stood nationally among high school math students. Two tests were administered, including the AMC 10 for 10th graders only and the AMC 12 […]

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