Summer video program to launch music workshop

A new pilot program will be added to the Righteous Conversations Project focusing on World War II-era music, folk song traditions and 21st century composing. Participants in the Righteous Conversations Music Composition Workshop are required to have music composition experience and will compose for Righteous Conversations films and public service announcements. “The idea just popped […]

Amelia Miller '15 to give valedictory at graduation

Amelia Miller ’15 was named valedictorian at an annual ceremony Monday inducting 57 seniors in the top 20 percent of the class into the national Cum Laude Society. Miller will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation June 5. Following speeches made by history teacher and Cum Laude chapter president Ken Neisser and Head of School Jeanne […]

Student receives national recognition for work

Danielle Stolz ’15 received a Silver Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her watercolor titled “I’ll Take It To Go.” The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization that identifies and honors “students with exceptional artistic and literary talent,” […]

Snapchat geofilter created by students

Snapchat users at the Upper School can now add a geofilter to their photos, consisting of a cartoon image of the campus and “Harvard-Westlake” written across the bottom. Pictures sent through the popular app Snapchat are seen for a certain number of seconds, and can either be sent to individuals or to a user’s “story,” […]

Upper school applicants shadow students on campus

All sophomore and junior applicants to Harvard-Westlake who have interviewed so far have participated in a shadow day offered by the Office of Admission from the beginning of November to the end of February. Upper school applicants are given 20-minute tours with their interviews, and last year, the Office of Admission began offering applicants an […]

Team to participate in first Ethics Bowl

Seven members of the Ethics Bowl Club will attend the inaugural Southern California High School Ethics Bowl Dec. 6 at the University of Southern California. The students will be accompanied by English teachers Malina Mamigonian and Charles Berezin. In each round of the bowl, two teams will be given an everyday or historical situation, and […]

Rwanda films screen on Oct. 29

Films made by students who visited Rwanda last year screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 29. The 14 students who made these documentaries spent 10 days in Africa interviewing the Rwandan people and learning about their culture. “The trip was an amazing experience, and the people we met with were incredibly inspiring,” trip member […]

Thefts prompt revision of security protocol

When Clara McCarthy ’15 arrived at her locker on the morning of Sept. 20, she noticed that her lock was missing. She had left it hanging on the loop unlocked, and as she checked for other missing items, she realized that her Nikon D3100 camera was gone. After filing a missing items report with Head […]

Cuba trip to require digital work

Preparations for the Digital Storytelling Adventure: Cuba trip led by Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke began with an information session held on Sept. 18. The session, attended by both prospective students and their parents, went over the history and significance of Cuba as well as some logistics about the trip, which will be Jan. […]