Beijing No. 12 administrators study AP classes

By Lara Sokoloff Five teachers from a Beijing high school will observe classes at the Upper and Middle Schools this week to help establish their AP curriculum. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said she hopes this is the beginning of what will hopefully be a long-term friendship. Associate Head of School Audrius Barzdukas piloted the […]

Hudnut will present at English Speaking Union

By Maddy Baxter President Thomas C. Hudnut and Director for Advancement Communications Projects Beth Stokes will travel to London for the ESU alumni reunion on Nov. 21. Hudnut will give a brief speech at the dinner to give an update about what is new at Harvard-Westlake. He and his wife attended the first reunion in […]

Coach, teammates remember ‘Bee-Bop’ for upbeat spirit

By Judd Liebman Friends remembered Christopher “Bee-Bop” Robinson at a memorial service Monday for his ability to bring levity to almost all situations, even during his sickness. Robinson died Nov. 9 after battling leukemia for two years. “I am blessed to have known Chris, because not only did he make me a better person, but […]

Dartt to move to Seattle

By Eli Haims “I had no plans to ever become a teacher… it wasn’t something that I had even considered,” said chemistry teacher Chris Dartt, who will be leaving at the end of the school year to move to Seattle. Dartt began his teaching career seven years ago when the biotechnology startup company that he […]

School to work with Feinstein to incorporate music into classes

By Vivien Mao The Michael Feinstein Foundation and Harvard-Westlake faculty are joining together to assemble a potentially nationwide project to make American music more accessible to students. Together with entertainer Michael Feinstein, who performed at an assembly on Feb. 7, the History and Performing Arts departments and President of School Thomas C. Hudnut have met […]

Party book events contribute funds to financial aid

By Rachel Schwartz Parents can donate to financial aid by attending a book club led by President Thomas C. Hudnut, cooking with Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts or Head of Midle School Ronnie Cazeau or taking a variety of classes taught by faculty and staff. Events offered in the Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association Party Book range […]

Athletic Department to join with orthopedic researchers

By Alice Phillips The athletic department plans to collaborate with researchers at the Kerlan-Jobe orthopedic clinic, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California to study the health of Harvard-Westlake athletes in a Sports Medicine Institute, Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas said. The researchers are looking for information on […]

Reitmans speak to senior boys, fathers at annual event

  By Sammy Roth Filmmaker Jason Reitman ’95 told senior boys and their fathers to “find your voice” at the annual Senior Boys’ Event. Reitman spoke alongside his own father, director and producer Ivan Reitman. The event, which included lunch and cost $60 per person to attend, took place Saturday, May 8 at the Los […]

Catalog of former teacher’s art available

By Sofia Davila and Victoria Pearson A book containing images of former Visual Arts teacher Carl Wilson’s artwork, which were displayed in the Feldman-Horn gallery Feb. 1 to Feb. 26 is now being sold on Amazon. The book, “Menifee’s Mark,” was put together after his death, and includes essays written by history teacher Eric Zwemer, Visual […]

Online Party Book raises money for financial aid

By Neha Nimmagadda In an effort to raise money for financial aid and build community, the Parents’ Association has created an online “Party Book,” which lists numerous parties and events that parents can sign up to attend. The parties range from playing soccer with other parents to joining President Tom Hudnut for a book club. […]