Amato to permanently stay at John Thomas Dye

After a 38-year tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Former Vice President of School John Amato will be staying at the John Thomas Dye School indefinitely. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2015-2016 school year to serve as the Interim Head of School for JTD and intended to return for the 2016-2017 school year. He decided […]

Amato to become Interim Head of John Thomas Dye

Amato to become Interim Head of John Thomas Dye

Vice President of School John Amato will leave Harvard-Westlake to take a new post as the Interim Head of John Thomas Dye School, JTD Board of Trustees President J. David Tracy announced Friday in an email to alumni. John Thomas Dye is a private elementary school in Los Angeles, which sent the most seventh graders […]

Neighbors post signs protesting construction

Opponents to construction of a parking lot and bridge adjacent to the Upper School placed signs on the lawns of neighboring homes in early July. The signs were created by Save Coldwater Canyon!, a non-profit organization of neighbors formed to stop the school from breaking ground across Coldwater Canyon Drive. “Every group has a right […]

Coldwater building may begin next year

Construction on a parking garage on the west side of Coldwater Canyon and a pedestrian bridge to the main entrance could begin by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Vice President John Amato said. In a letter to parents last week, Amato, who is the construction project spokesman, said the Upper School Parking Improvement […]

Amato visits Qatar to develop model for new co-ed school

Vice President John Amato made a presentation to a committee planning a new school in Qatar earlier this month, showcasing  Harvard-Westlake as an ideal model. Amato flew to Qatar per the invitation of the RAND Corporation, whose mission is “to focus on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, […]

Seventh graders elect class senators

By Lara Sokoloff Seventh graders elected their class senators to office on Nov. 9. Nine girls and 13 boys ran in the election. Votes were cast online, and 86 percent of the seventh graders participated in the election. The elected senators were Jonas Hirshland ’16, Shelby Weiss ’16, Alec Winshel ’16, and Nina Woythaler ’16. […]

Cafeteria halts sale of soda, candy

By Chelsea Khakshouri and Sammy Roth The upper and middle school cafeterias will no longer sell candy and soda, Head of School Dr. Jeanne Huybrechts said. Instead, the cafeterias will sell power bars, juices and other healthier options. Huybrechts said the administration made the change to help students maintain a healthy diet. “We care about […]

Middle School takes part in aerial photo

By Daniel Rothberg Students gathered on the middle school field for an aerial photo of the new campus on May 21. Students and faculty stood in the formation of the letters “H-W.” Besides its archival value, the photo will serve as a memento for the school, Vice President John Amato said. “When Harvard School and […]

Faculty receives reusable bottles

By Sammy Roth In a school-wide effort to decrease the use of disposable plastic water bottles, reusable metal water bottles were distributed to all faculty and staff last month and are being sold in the school bookstores. Middle School Dean of Faculty Susan Kallok pitched the idea of giving faculty and staff reusable water bottles […]

Building from the ground up

By Julie Barzilay After 17 years of planning and two full years of construction, the revamped middle school campus welcomed students and faculty for the first time today, signifying the completion of Phase I-A of the Middle School Modernization Project. The project is intended to provide up-to-date technological resources, meet curriculum needs and provide spacious, […]