Career Day brings alumni, parents to Upper School

A total of thirty-one alumni and two current parents hosted sessions for upper school students to attend during third, fourth and fifth periods as part of Career Day Tuesday. During Career Day events in previous years, juniors visited professionals in their workplaces off campus. This year’s Career Day stayed on campus and was open to all upper school students […]

Wednesday deadline for Community Council applicants

Applications for positions on next year’s Community Council were emailed to sophomores and juniors Friday. “The Council works with faculty advisers to direct, research, coordinate, implement, and approve Harvard-Westlake’s community service activities,” the message from Chaplain Father J. Young and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church read. “The students selected for this position will have […]

Both Birds to retire, volunteer in Maine

Director of Financial Aid and French teacher Geoff Bird and Upper School Dean Mike Bird have spent 47 years working for schools. Now they’ve announced that this is their last. “I love coming to school everyday, but we’d rather leave when we aren’t tired of our jobs than when we’re too tired to do anything,” […]

Assassin games set for April

Upper school students can still email their names and grades to to join this year’s first game of Assassin, organized by game masters William Lee ’14 and Jonah Blume-Kemkes ’14 as well as Social Committee. Signups opened March 10 and there were more than 250 by the end of the weekend. The game is […]

Framing the family

His father was gone most of the time on business trips, and his mother was busy working and finishing school, all the more so because she was still learning English. So for three years starting from when he was one and a half, Henry Jiang’s ’14 maternal grandmother lived with and took care of him. […]

Film festival to feature producer

Producer Debra Martin Chase will speak at the 11th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival Friday March 14 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. Martin Chase’s work has focused upon women, tweens, dance and music, according to a biography from Martin Chase Productions. Martin Chase’s filmography includes “The Princess Diaries,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and […]

Sign ups open for year's first Assassin game

Upper school students can now email their names and grades to to join the first school-wide game of Assassin of the year, organized by game masters William Lee ’14 and Jonah Blume-Kemkes ’14 and the Social Committee. The game is scheduled to start the second week of April, after students return from spring break. […]

Students meet Rwandan president

Students who went on the semester break trip to Rwanda met Rwandan president Paul Kagame Feb. 12 at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council event at which he spoke. Because they were not able to meet him during the trip as they had planned, they saw him before his speech, delivering  gifts, which included a […]