School to no longer serve as April ACT venue

The Upper School is no longer a venue for the April ACT Test due to a lack of proctors. Instead, the school will host the test Feb. 6. Students who planned to take the test in April will have to either move their test to a different time or choose a different location. In November, the […]

Prefect Council names grant winners

Prefect Council awarded grants of up to $500 to the Health and Awareness Club, the Martial Arts Club, Velvet Daisies, For Vida, the Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers, the Chinese Pen Pal Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force and the Quiz Bowl Club. To apply for a grant, club leaders had to fill […]

Students to participate in hackathon

Students will collaborate in computer programming and learn about technological entrepreneurship at Hack HW, a 36-hour student hackathon Jan. 16-17. Participants will divide into multiple groups and work on a programming project throughout the event as part of a competition. Though most hackathon participants generally create apps or websites, students are free to pursue whatever […]

Students adjust to new PSAT, SAT exams

The College Board released scores Jan. 7 for the 2015 PSAT, which along with the new SAT that debuts in March, had a new structure and scoring system, and the Harvard-Westlake juniors and sophomores who took the exam last October do not seem to have been adversely affected by the updates, upper school dean Beth Slattery […]

Former teacher to head ISSM

Former science teacher David Hinden will return to run the school’s Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine. Head of Athletics Terry Barnum and Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas founded the ISSSM three years ago to foster high school scientific and medical research dealing with sports. The program was put under the leadership of Hinden […]

Students to research sleep deprivation

Several students will investigate the effects of sleep deprivation for the track team’s academic and athletic performance for a study at the Children’s Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Beginning Feb. 1, participants will assist former science teacher David Hinden and the Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine headquartered at Harvard-Westlake in research. […]

Students on Vietnam trip to run social media accounts

Students going on the HW Go! Vietnam Digital Storytelling trip Jan. 15-24 will run Instagram and Snapchat accounts so students can stay updated with those on the trip. Those interested in social media updates can follow the Instagram account hwphoto2 and the Snapchat account hwvietnam. With trip leaders Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke and upper […]

Club hosts holiday drive for hospital

The Miles of Smiles Club hosted a holiday drive for students to drop off Christmas presents to go to a child and his or her family at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Myria Chen ’18 organized the drive to help a family that could not afford to buy Christmas gifts. She delivered the wrapped items to […]

School encourages teachers to use grants to improve teaching

The school has increased its budget for betterment and development grants this year to allow for teachers to continue “honing their craft and to stay current,” science teacher and Dean of Faculty Dietrich Schuhl said. Schuhl oversees the school’s betterment grants, which are small grants that teachers can use to attend various events across the […]

Assembly promotes learning, travel options for students

Wednesday’s Upper School assembly highlighted new opportunities for students, including an upcoming internship workshop, a sports analytics conference in Boston and a spring break trip to Cuba. HW Works Administrator Zakkaria Daniels ’10 informed students of a summer internship workshop Jan. 15 in the Kutler Center. Led by Daniels and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church, the […]

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