Receptionist to serve as dean coordinator

After almost two years at Harvard-Westlake, receptionist Lynn Miller will be taking the position of summer school and dean’s office coordinator as Ryan Wilson goes back to teaching English at the Middle School. Wilson has held the position for six years and decided to go back to teaching eighth and ninth grade English because he […]

Denim Day raises awareness on rape

A panel of presenters speaking about sexual assault was organized by Trishta Dordi ’15 as part of a series of events leading up to Denim Day April 23. Presenters included Harriet Kerr from the UCLA Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, representatives from the South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency and Angela Parker from the […]

Junior holds benefit concert for underprivileged children

Jensen McRae ’15 produced, hosted and performed at a benefit concert featuring 11 Harvard-Westlake students for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. The concert was held at the Complete Actors Place on Sunday. Zita Biosah ’14, Molly Chapman ’14, Daniel Davila ’14, Oliver Goodman-Waters ’14, Tara Joshi ’14, Greg Lehroff ’14, Hudson Ling […]

Art teacher to make soccer trophy cup

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias is creating a trophy for the Hudnut Cup, a soccer tournament which will be part of the World Leading Schools Association conference being hosted by Harvard-Westlake this summer. Schools participating will come from multiple continents, with many arriving from China. The cup will be 16-18 inches tall and will be […]

Students use Kiva

During class meeting last week students learned how to donate $25 to Kiva, an organization that makes loans to people in low income countries. The event, called “Aunt Kim’s Birthday Gift” was organized and funded by the Vietnam Initiative Project. Students were given specific codes to create an account on the Kiva website that was […]

Design firm consults on Reynolds renovation

Representatives of a design firm which specializes in creating optimal spaces for learning visited the Middle School Feb. 4 to discuss renovations to Reynolds Hall. Designers for  Fielding Nair International talked to faculty and administrators about how they plan to build productive and flexible classrooms at the Middle School to allow for a variety of […]

Seniors named Intel research semifinalists

The Society for Science and the Public named Divya Siddarth ’14 and Megha Srivastava ’14 as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent search, one of the most prestigious pre-college science competitions in the country. Siddarth and Srivastava  will each win a $1,000 scholarship for their original research that they conducted over the summer. “I entered […]

Commons visits headmasters meeting

President Rick Commons met with New York area alumni, trustees and donors before attending a Headmasters Association meeting in Philadelphia last week. The alumni came from Harvard and Westlake graduating classes of the 1960s to the Harvard-Westlake class of 2008. “It was great connecting with people who have such an interest in the success of […]

Parents hold event to benefit financial aid

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association hopes to make more than $85,000 from the 2014 Parents’ Gala, “Come Together,” Feb. 22 at the Skirball Guerin Pavilion, Parents Association annual event committee chair Jennifer Lechter (Eliana ’17, Zackary ’19) said. “This year’s auction theme is ‘Priceless’ because we wanted to have items that were hard to get,” Lechter […]

Senior takes first place in debate

Shelby Heitner ’14 won the 2013 Alta Silver and Black Invitational debate tournament Dec. 7. Heitner, along with Cameron Cohen ’16, William Gingold ’14, Dario Madyoon ’17 and Nick Steele ’16 competed in the tournament in Alta, Utah. Steele, Heitner and Cohen all advanced past the preliminary rounds and to the semifinals, each receiving a […]