Students will present 22 films at three upcoming festivals

Film festivals selected student films created during programs at Harvard-Westlake. Film festivals across the country will show selected student films during over the past year at multiple events in upcoming months. The school hosted other filmmaking programs that include, but are not exclusive to, Harvard-Westlake students. Most of the films that will play at the […]

Assembly promotes learning, travel options for students

Wednesday’s Upper School assembly highlighted new opportunities for students, including an upcoming internship workshop, a sports analytics conference in Boston and a spring break trip to Cuba. HW Works Administrator Zakkaria Daniels ’10 informed students of a summer internship workshop Jan. 15 in the Kutler Center. Led by Daniels and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church, the […]

Gaulke postpones screening of Cuba multimedia projects

Student-made digital storytelling projects from the semester-break Cuba trip will screen June 8 instead of the original date of May 20 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. The date of the screening was postponed in order to give students more time to edit their work. Visual Arts Department Head and trip chaperone Cheri Gaulke […]

Students to present art from trip to Cuba

Student art work from the Cuba spring break trip will be featured at Bergamot Station starting May 16. The trip, led by Upper School Visual Arts teacher Alyssa Sherwood and Middle School Visual Arts teacher Joe Medina, ran from March 28 to April 5. Students interviewed Cubans to better understand the life and culture of […]

School policy changes following Cuba trip

An investigation into student complaints about the digital storytelling trip to Cuba over semester break, though disputed by organizers, has led to changes in school policy for trips. The administration will no longer allow students from other schools to participate in Harvard-Westlake trips during the school year, nor permit outside vendors to serve as chaperones, […]

Blogging Cuba: Homemade cigars, salsa and losing at baseball to little children

Wednesday, Jan. 21 We woke up in our home-stay homes to a traditional breakfast of bread with butter, fresh pineapple juice, freshly-cut pineapples, and fried eggs. We got ready to leave for the tobacco farm in Viñales, where we purchased homemade cigars and took footage of farmers working the fields. Instead of tractors, they used […]

Blogging Havana: Starting in Little Havana, Miami

Sunday, Jan 18 From the moment we got off our shuttle van in Domino Park on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, we could feel the difference in culture. Inside the park, retired Cuban immigrants were spending hours glued to their domino or chess game. The environment was filled with laughter, fast-spoken Spanish and the […]