Upper School hosts poetry festival

Upper School hosts poetry festival

Keynote speaker Jacqueline Woodson, The Poetry Foundation’s 2015 Young People’s Poet Laureate, spoke about her National Book Award winner “Brown Girl Dreaming” and her experiences with writing poetry at Harvard-Westlake’s second annual poetry festival, “Wider than the Sky: A Young People’s Poetry Festival” April 16. The festival featured keynote speakers, panels, workshops and readings in […]

Film festivals to screen student films

By Rachel Schwartz and Emily Segal Two public service announcements featuring Holocaust survivors created by students who are part of the Righteous Conversations Project will be shown on April 29 at the Newport Film Festival Youth Film Showcase, and five student-made films will be featured in the Archer Film Festival on May 11. Rebecca Hutman […]

Debaters place in San Jose tournament

By Sade Tavagarian Student leaders will hear baseball executive Joe Torre and leadership expert Dr. Warren Bennis speak Saturday afternoon at the 2011 Student Leadership Summit at the upper school.  Torre, the keynote speaker, is a former Major League Baseball player and manager who was recently asked by the commissioner of MLB to act as the […]

Student speaks at summit

By Alex Gura Sadé Tavangarian ‘11 spoke at the Village School Leadership Summit on Sept. 27 and was honored for being their first senior keynote speaker. Tavangarian, who attended the school through sixth grade, was approached by the head administrator of the school, Sue Slotnick to speak at the conference for parents association committee leaders. […]

Seniors lunch with parents

By Alexia Boyarsky and A.J. Calabrese The mood seemed aquatic at this year’s Senior Father-Son luncheon. The smell of the ocean permeated the outdoor patio of the upper Bel-Air Bay Club as seniors and their dads stood in line for hamburgers. Simultaneously, but halfway across town, the senior girls and their mothers convened at the […]