Leaders, trainees bond on Peer Support retreat

By Maddy Baxter Peer Support trainees and leaders bonded over the ropes course and other activities at the retreat on the weekend of Sept. 10-12. The retreat was at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu and it was a chance for the students to get to know each other and make new friends. The students left […]

Happy Campers

  By Matthew Lee lice Newman ’11 had been spending time with her campers the whole day. They had just played an exciting soccer match and were chanting and singing with each other happily. Newman was delighted to see them playing with so much energy and reacting to her so positively, yet she noticed that […]

Students volunteer at Mar Vista Head Start

By Sam Adams Keeping with a tradition that started in 1983 at Westlake School, twenty eighth graders visited Mar Vista Head Start to fulfill their community service requirement. One of eight trips taken annually to the housing project, the students spent time with preschoolers on the morning of Oct. 22.  Volunteers played with the children […]

Attacks don’t stop visitors to Israel

By Esther Zuckerman Maya Spitzer ’08 and her friends in the B’nai Brith Youth Organization got back on their bus after touring an Israeli military base on the border between Israel and Lebanon and were surprised to find that their schedule had been changed. They had spent the day learning about the Israeli army, and […]