Bridge to a Brighter Future receives $3,000 grant from Jewish Federation

Out of over 100 applicants, Bridge to a Brighter Future was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for winning the ChangeMaker Challenge.  The non-profit is comprised of 15 tutors and 15 students, headed by Andrew Ravan ’15, Elijah Akhtarzad ’15 and Alan Yousefzadeh ’15. Bridge to a Brighter Future […]

Students perform for elderly

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers sang and read poetry to residents at Sunrise Senior Living in Playa Vista Dec. 14. The 17 club members, who have been practicing since September for this event, performed an assortment ranging from ghostly narrative poetry to original pieces. The performers also conducted interactive improvisational games with the audience. “I think […]

Teachers hike Hollywood

More than 25 teachers from both the Middle and Upper School toured celebrity homes and hotspots on a hike in the Hollywood Hills Saturday, Oct. 12. Upper school math teacher Bill Thill led the trip, accompanied by his friend William Miltenberger, a guide from Bikes and Hikes LA. “Last year, we ran a smaller hike […]

KHWS modifies DJ selection procedure

Students sent in a record 80 applications for a DJ position on KHWS, the student-run radio station. Due of the number of applications, KHWS will select a limited number of DJs. The application will be used to see what type of music the DJ likes to keep the music style consistent with last year. Despite […]

Faculty, parents to hear author speak

Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck will speak on mindset’s impact on achievement at the Middle School Oct. 8. Dweck wrote the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Dweck will speak to faculty at 3:30 p.m. and parents at 7 p.m. “Carol Dweck is a giant in her field, and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, […]

New teacher: Yi Jiang

Yi Jiang will teach multiple levels of Chinese from Chinese II to the AP courses at the Upper School. Jiang taught in China, Singapore and Norway before moving to Los Angeles in 2009 to teach at a parent’s association at Santa Monica College. Jiang has written articles for the Myriad Journal and papers on Chinese […]