Max Tash: Yearbook, Broadcast

After two years of working part-time livestreaming athletic events through HWTV alongside the athletic department, Max Tash will teach yearbook journalism courses and build a broadcast journalism program. “The HW Broadcast Journalism program, in conjunction with the Chronicle, will be a signature program that high schools throughout the world will want to emulate,” Tash said. […]

Yearbook adviser to attend nursing school

Middle School Communications Department Head Jen Bladen will be leaving Harvard-Westlake after nine years of advising the Vox Populi yearbook to go to community college to satisfy her requirements for nursing school, which she plans to attend in the fall of 2016. After seven trips to the emergency room last year and uncertainty over why […]

Underclassmen salute graduating class

Students and faculty lined up along the fire road Monday to applaud and salute the seniors as they walked towards the quad after the year’s final 1st & 3rd Wednesday assembly, creating what the school hopes will become a new annual tradition. Also at the assembly, which was held on a Monday because of the […]

Symphony, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers hold auditions

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors auditioned for Symphony, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers in March and April. The results for Symphony will be announced today. Symphony auditions required students to sight-read, play a piece that they had been working on with their teacher and perform some scales. “I have some plans to try to build […]

Senior to produce ‘Love Notes’ charity musical event

Jensen McRae ’15 will produce “Love Notes,” an annual singing showcase that will benefit a charity in honor of her late friend, Justin Carr ’14, on Feb. 22. Carr ’14 died of cardiomyopathy in 2013 during his junior year. “[Carr] was a very respected student and a very good friend of mine, which is why […]

Little Rock Nine member to speak at assembly

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to desegregate an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957, will be speaking during assembly Jan. 21 in honor of Black History Month. After The Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, the National Association for […]

Vietnam Initiative Project video wins award in festival

The Vietnam Initiative Project’s video, “My Aunt Kim,” was named a Short Film Official Selection in the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival Oct. 3-4. The video also received the Audience Award at the Fifth Annual Awareness Festival Sept. 11-21. The Awareness Festival’s goal is to make as many people conscious of problems in the world […]

Social Committee to host Halloween Week

The Social Committee will host a week of movies, candy and costume contests to celebrate Halloween. Students will vote for the winners of costume contests on Halloween who will be awarded Starbucks gift cards. “It is always fun to see the creative costumes that students come up with,” Upper School Dean and faculty advisor of […]

New in the classroom: Upper School faculty

Jamie Chan left her job of eight years in Atlanta as an Emory University assistant dean of undergraduate admission to become an upper school dean, replacing the recently retired Mike Bird.  At Emory, Chan admitted students from the Southern California area and worked with the upper school deans during the admission process. “Coming from the […]

VIP club video to be screened at film festival

A film created by the Vietnam Initiative Project about Kiva, a non-profit organized to loan money to entrepreneurs in low-income countries, will be screened at the Fifth Annual Awareness Festival taking place from Sept. 11-21. The video, “My Aunt Kim,” is up for an award. “It’s really not about the awards,” Vietnam Initiative Project founder […]