Robotics competes regionally in Madera

The Robotics Club participated in the third Central Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Madera South High School in Madera, Calif. from March 7 to March 9 and prepared for the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Long Beach on March 20 through March 22. “We honestly did not do very well,” Robotics co-captain […]

SAAC Names Athletes of Month

The Student Athletic Advisory Council has picked Mike Sheng ’14 of the boys’ basketball team and Courtney O’Brien ’15 of the girls’ soccer team to be the Male and Female Athletes of the Month. Sheng was the starting point guard this season for the team and averaged 11.1 points this season, and notably hit a […]

GLI delegates speak at UN convention

Three girls from the Harvard-Westlake chapter of girls’ rights organization Girls Learn International spoke at and attended events at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations last week in New York. This year’s theme was Millennium Development Goals, and the CSW addressed the success of a post-2015 agenda made for […]

Robot to predict March Madness results

Students who wish to compete against the NCAA Basketball Predictor Bot can turn in their brackets online at ESPN’s NCAA” Bracketology” site by going on and using the link to or by using the link emailed to all students by Prefect Council March 16. All submissions are due tomorrow. At break March 17, […]

Collins ’97 signs with Brooklyn Nets for season

After playing basketball for four years at Harvard-Westlake, four years at Stanford University and for 12 years in the NBA before coming out as gay in April 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major American sports league under a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Feb. 23. […]

Construction partially closes main entrance, to reopen in late March

Storm drain construction caused the closure of a section of the parking lot near the main entrance of the upper school campus. The construction began Monday, March 10 and is projected to finish during spring break. Students and parents were notified of the closure Friday, March 7 in an email from Director of Communication Jill […]

National Spanish Exam now available

For the first time, the World Language department will offer the National Spanish Exam to students currently enrolled in Spanish 3 at the Upper School, and to students currently enrolled in Spanish 1A at the Middle School. This is the pilot year for the administration of the exam at Harvard-Westlake. Depending on the results, the […]

Trade sends Martin ’08 to San Francisco 49ers

NFL offensive tackle Jonathan Martin ’08 was traded to the San Francisco 49ers March 11 after walking out on the Miami Dolphins  last fall, claiming he was being bullied by teammates. Martin will be returning to his home state, California, and Jim Harbaugh, his coach at Stanford, who coaches the 49ers. “I’m really happy he […]