HWPA will host four community service days instead of two

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will host four outreach days this year divided into specific grade levels to create a more intimate experience between students, families and faculty. In previous years, two service events were held, open to the entire community. “These service days are important to build our community and renew people’s perspective on life,” […]

HWPA to host political roundtable

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will inform parents about the recent political events and upcoming elections Oct. 13 for the Meeting/Speaker Series. The other three meetings planned this year are scheduled Nov. 10, Feb. 8 and March 8. The October event will be held in Chalmers at the Upper School at 7 p.m., featuring a political discussion regulated […]

HWPA to choose new program heads

Members of the Parents’ Association will elect new executive board members Wednesday at the Association’s final general meeting of the year. The most important responsibility of executive board members is to “support the goals of the Harvard-Westlake School by organizing activities that enrich the school experience and enhance its community,” according to the HWPA website. […]

HWPA holds panel on diversity

About 100 parents and administrators attended a panel on the types of diversity found at Harvard-Westlake March 3 at the Middle School. The event, organized by the Parents Association, was moderated by upper school dean Chris Jones. Interdisciplinary Studies Department Head Larry Klein, Director of Financial Aid Melanie Leon, Head of Athletics Terry Barnum and […]

School uses Amazon to fund financial aid

Amazon customers can now use AmazonSmile to donate 0.5 percent of their purchase to the Financial Aid office. AmazonSmile allows customers to donate to a charity of their choice on eligible purchases from Amazon. Those interested can sign into their Amazon accounts at the AmazonSmile webpage and select “Harvard-Westlake School.” AmazonSmile periodically increases the donation […]

Harvard professor and author to address parents, faculty

Professor and author Richard Weissbourd will address the Parents’ Association Wednesday evening at the Middle School to discuss parenting and developing children’s moral compasses. Weissbourd works as a psychologist at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Education, where he studies. In addition to his research at Harvard University, he wrote the book […]

HWPA volunteers at Bethune School

HWPA volunteers at Bethune School

Students and faculty travelled to Bethune Middle School and Math Science Magnet to carry out community service on Nov. 22. The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association, as well as students and faculty members, convened in Inglewood to clean and paint Bethune Middle School. Volunteers teamed up with Bethune students to sort supplies and garden. Last year, a […]

HWPA speaker to focus on student well-being

The first speaker in the Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association speaker series, focusing on students’ social and emotional well-being, will address the school at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21. The discussion will feature six speakers, four of whom work at Harvard-Westlake. The speakers are Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Kavita Ajmere, counselor Luba Bek, dean Kate […]

HWPA sends care packages to veterans

The Parents’ Association Community Service Committee organized an Operation Gratitude event held Nov. 9 at the Encino donation center. “There were several organizations that were coming to celebrate Veterans Day. We had probably over 100 people show up, so that was great,” co-chair of the Community Service Committee Mary Garvey said. Operation Gratitude is a […]