JCL visits Getty Villa

Students and chaperones from the Junior Classical League club (JCL) attended their annual trip to the Getty Villa on Nov. 11. Before seeing the rest of the museum, students visited an exhibit on Roman mosaics through the empire. They observed the pieces of art that decorated the architecture of the Roman world, and learned more […]

My Big Fat Greek Trip: Latin students visit Greece

The Latin program offered its first trip to Greece April 6-14 to expose students to the practical use of the language and Ancient Greek culture. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta and history teacher George Gaskin, who chaperoned last year’s trip to Rome, led one eighth grader, five freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and a senior. Like […]

Latin students to travel to Greece

Following last year’s trip to Rome, the administration has approved a trip that will give Latin students the opportunity to travel to Greece April 6-14. The students will travel in partnership with the Paideia Institute, a group they collaborated with during the Rome trip last year, the first Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake. As stated […]

Students travel to Rome

Students travel to Rome

Eleven students enrolled in Latin II or higher level Latin courses went on a school sponsored trip to Rome April 3-10 to gain a deeper understanding of Latin texts. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta said the idea for the trip came from a joke that her students made about visiting Greece to see an oracle. “Once […]

Administration approves Rome trip

The first ever Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake will give students the opportunity to travel to Rome April 3-10. Middle school Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta will chaperone the trip along with a teaching assistant from The Paideia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of classics. Students will be staying in monasteries and […]

Students win awards for Latin exam scores

Four students received awards for their scores on the National Latin Exam. Alexandra Liao ’15 and Howard Deshong ’17 were awarded certificates for their perfect scores on the March exam. Additionally, Dylan Schifrin ’16 and Deshong won the Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award for receiving four consecutive gold medals on the exam througout their […]

Foreign Outlook not published for first time

By Ester Khachatryan Foreign Outlook magazine will not be published for the first time since its inception because of a lack of submissions. This year, there were only enough submissions to fill the French and Spanish sections, leaving the Chinese, Japanese and Latin sections empty. “We did have some good submissions,” Editor-in-Chief Andrew Zaragoza ’10 […]

Assembly honors foreign language scholars

Ellina Chulpaeff The Foreign Language Awards assembly was held on Tuesday, May 19 to honor students who have excelled in advanced foreign language courses. Those in French, Spanish and Japanese pledged to continue learning their language. Senior awards went to Josh Oreman ’09 for French, Lian Zucker ’09 for Spanish, Jacqueline Wee ’09 for Japanese, […]