Watson to teach writing, English classes in Boston

English teacher Sasha Watson will be moving to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She has been at Harvard-Westlake for four years. Watson gave birth to a son last summer, and she has set her priorities to be closer to her family. “I’ve enjoyed my time here, and I’m sorry to leave,” Watson said. […]

Teacher to program for startups

Computer Science teacher Jason Fieldman ’98 is leaving after two years of teaching to resume his previous career as a professional programmer for startups. Fieldman has taught Design and Data Structures Honors, Advanced Topics in Computer Science Honors and Precalculus: Trigonometry and Functions. He was originally invited back to school by his eighth grade teacher, […]

English teacher resigns to found boys’ school

Head of Middle School English Department Jennifer Dohr will leave Harvard-Westlake in June to found a new middle and high school, Beacon School for Boys. “I am working fulltime to open the doors of Beacon,” Dohr said. “I am tremendously grateful to Harvard-Westlake for 20 incredible years. It’s been quite a ride. The interest in […]

Students to work with City Council

The Los Angeles Mayor’s Youth Council selected four sophomores as new members of the group. Eshanika Chaudhary ’17, Chasia Jefferies ’17, Lauren Kim ’17 and Nathaniel Wall ’17 will become council representatives for the West Valley area. They will learn about city issues and meet with elected officials to make recommendations to the Los Angeles […]

Genocide survivor discusses life story

Cambodian genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond spoke about the power of music and shared his life story with students April 13. As a child, Chorn-Pond was forced to play music at the Khmer Rouge death camp, and is one of only 60 children to survive the camp. He was later adopted by an American man and […]

Students encourage teachers to conserve

AP Environmental Science students encouraged teachers to turn off classroom lights and not use technology April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. “This reinforces a purpose beyond ourselves as taking care of our Earth is a task that is much bigger than what one individual can achieve,” upper school science teacher Florence Pi said. Pi hopes […]

Velvet Daisies creates Mother’s Day project

The Velvet Daisies club is working on its mason jar project to get ready for Mother’s Day May 10. Members have been hand-crafting paper flowers to fill painted mason jars with since February, when they completed their Valentine’s Day project. The finished jars will be given to mothers at the Children’s Institute, Inc. “Justine Chen […]

Seventh graders visit Washington D.C.

For the first time, the Harvard-Westlake middle school sponsored a trip to Washington D.C. Thirty one students traveled with middle school history teachers Matthew Cutler, Lilas Lane and George Gaskin as chaperones. The middle school history department created this trip to complement the new seventh grade class this year entitled American History and Government. “We […]

Baseball dominates non-league play, clinches playoff berth

With just six games remaining for the Wolverines this season, the baseball squad is making their final push for a Mission League title. The team currently holds an 18-3 overall record, with all three losses coming in League and by one run.   One of the team’s three losses came to rival Loyola. The Wolverines […]

LASA program begins accepting applications

The Los Angeles Service Academy is accepting applications for students to participate in the 2015-2016 season. History teachers Francine Werner and Katherine Holmes-Chuba encouraged sophomores to take advantage of this opportunity to see the their city in a new light. Participants meet throughout the school year at Los Angeles institutions, such as water treatment plants […]

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