Community Council hosts toy drive for New Directions for Youth

Community Council hosted a toy drive on campus from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 in support of New Directions for Youth, an organization that provides many services and programs that support children in need. Founded in 1975, New Directions for Youth is a locally based organization that provides support for youth in low-income communities in […]

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

To raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Community Council hosted its first ever drive-in movie, where it screened “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in the senior parking lot Nov. 7. Students had the option of parking their cars in spots sold for $40 each or sitting in individual seats for $15. Community Council projected the movie […]

New Learning Center provides students with alternative study space

A new Learning Center run by faculty members opened in Seaver 208 to give upper school students a place to study and complete their homework. Learning Resource Specialist Grace Brown, Receptionist and SAT/ACT Test Center Supervisor Nathaly Blanco, English teacher Jenna Gasparino and Librarians Edith Darling and Jessica Wahl are assisting in the center. “The […]

Babel invites students to submit language pieces

Babel, the Upper School’s foreign language publication, received a record number of Spanish submissions for its annual issue coming out in early May. The magazine publishes essays, recipes, poems, short stories, song lyrics and photos to publicize different languages on campus. “Babel helps give people a broader perspective of how many different cultures are represented […]

Alumni offer career advice to students

Sasha Cohen ’06 and Christine Sasaki ’13 spoke to upper school students about their careers in marketing at an event sponsored by HW Works and the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association on Dec. 4. Cohen and Sasaki described their experiences working in marketing and gave advice to students who are interested in the field. Cohen, who […]

Community Council holds Community Service Week

In an effort to encourage students to participate in community outreach activities, Community Council organized Community Service Week from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, in which members of each grade aided non-profit organizations during their class meetings. Sophomores packaged art supplies and wrote letters to students at the Wise Readers to Leaders School program, which […]