Student raises money for school in Thailand

Pim Otero ’16 held a bake sale May 5 to raise money for an elementary school in Thailand. Otero visited the school, Bahn Nong Ku, a few months ago in northern Thailand. “It’s in a very rural part of Thailand where there isn’t a lot of electricity,” Otero said. “The next school over is several […]

Wimbish announces All-Community Read

Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish announced “Pay it Forward” by Catherine Ryan Hyde as the middle school’s All Community Read May 19. The story follows Trevor Mckinney, who is assigned a project to come up with a plan that will benefit the world. Mckinney initiates his plan of aiding people who then repay him […]

Students present business ideas to Yahoo! experts

This year’s STEMFest included Harvard- Westlake’s own “Change the World Idea Competition,” an opportunity for students to receive feedback on environmentally beneficial tech business ideas from Yahoo! tech experts, a new addition to the annual science and math festival. Students were sent an email informing them how to prepare their presentations and the potential questions […]

Drive held to collect prom dresses

The annual Prom Drive for new or gently-used prom dresses and accessories will be held from Feb. 24-28. “We will be donating all the items directly to Operation School Bell, partnered with LAUSD Homeless Education Board,” Aiyana White ’14 said. Operation School Bell is a non-profit organization that provides new school clothes to underprivileged LAUSD […]

Fencers to compete in Junior Olympics

Seven students will be participating in the upcoming Fencing Junior Olympics. Anne Kim ‘15, Enya Huang ’15, Jessie Pfeiffer ‘16, Justin Yoo ‘15, Jack Graham ‘15, Jake Raynis ‘14 and Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski ’15 will be competing in Portland, Oregon from Feb. 14-17. The competition is separated into different age groups and weapons. To qualify, fencers […]

Parents bring taco truck to seniors

Seniors were treated to free tacos from Tacos El Gallito on Dec. 13 by the Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association’s Grad Night Committee. The senior class received an email from Assistant Head of School Michelle Bracken on Thursday instructing them to come to the quad for a “surprise”— one which the committee had been planning for a […]

Students register for Mammoth trip

A total of 14 students have registered for the annual Mammoth ski trip taking place Jan. 24-28. Middle and upper school students were required to register before Dec. 1. The trip serves as an opportunity for students in all grades to bond and experience independence. This year’s trip was organized by Daniel Singer ’17 and Taylor […]

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 […]