Pocket Man

Pocket Man

For the past few years, I have worn cargo shorts to school almost every day. Sometimes, during the winter months, I wear cargo pa­nts. I love my cargo shorts. They have enough pockets to hold my phone, any ne­­­cessary identification and other assorted items I might need. They fit loosely around my waist, but not […]

Middle School bans cell phone use before 9th

Middle school cell phone and technology policies are being reexamined at the beginning of the second year of the One-to-One laptop initiative, which the Upper School begins this year. The laptop initiative mandates that all students bring a laptop to school, but Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish said that rules to ensure proper technology […]

Some students are schooled in stocks at an early age

Some students are schooled in stocks at an early age

At age 10, Daniel Singer ’17 realized that he was making little interest off of the money in his savings account. Singer asked his father to open an account for him at E-Trade, a financial services company to help investors, and he transferred the money from his savings account to his new E-Trade account. “I […]

Library coloring books help to relieve stress

Coloring books will be provided in the library through the end of the year to help students relieve stress. The librarians purchased the coloring books for the April 24 overnight reading of “Moby Dick” but decided to keep the books for the rest of the year. “These books are having a resurgence in bookstores lately, […]

Business Insider ranks school 3rd smartest

An article on business and technology news website Business Insider named Harvard-Westlake the third-smartest high school in the nation March 25. The ranking was based on data from Niche, a website that reviews and ranks schools, colleges and cities. The article has been read more than 3.6 million times and was featured on websites such […]

School moves to improve relations with neighborhood

President Rick Commons is taking steps to increase communications and improve the school’s relationship with neighbors. Commons plans to meet with local residents and organizations over the next few months to discuss how Harvard-Westlake can be a better member of the community. The administration also hired Stacy Marble, the former chief deputy of Los Angeles […]

MathCounts is 15th in state math contest

The Harvard-Westlake Middle School MathCounts team earned 15th place in the March 14 state MathCounts math competition at University of California, Irvine after earning third place in the chapter division competition in Torrance on Feb. 28. The competition allows middle school students to compete against students from other schools on a local, state and national […]

School reports increase in middle-lane driving

In the past few months, increasing numbers of students have been caught by the school driving in the center left turn lane of Coldwater Canyon on their way to school, with more than five students reported some weeks, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. When students caught driving in the middle […]

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