Students meet Rwandan president Kagame

Students who went on the semester break trip to Rwanda attended a Los Angeles World Affairs Council event Wednesday at which Rwandan president Paul Kagame spoke. Because they were not able to meet him during the trip as they had planned, they saw him before his speech to deliver gifts, including a portrait of him […]

Science teacher returns from health leave

Science teacher Walt Werner returned to school at the beginning of the semester after finishing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue. After being diagnosed in June, Werner had taken medical leave starting in October. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Werner had a stem cell transplant. “Although it was very hard, it went […]

Playwrights Festival audition materials released

Upper school students can now access the Playwrights Festival audition information for auditions that will take place Feb. 18-19 in the Drama Lab. Festival producer and performing arts teacher Christopher Moore emailed students a link through which they can access the materials. Students will need to type in their Harvard-Westlake username and password to access […]

The Techie

Every day at work in the Didax House, a green building at the edge of campus near Upper St. Michael’s parking lot, Web Manager Lillian Contreras sits in front of two monitors writing code for the school’s website. Around her is a setup much like that of faculty department offices on both campuses, with cubicles […]

Improvisation group expands

Both improvisation groups had their first rehearsal Nov. 22, three days after performing arts teacher Michele Spears’ announcement that the program will expand to two groups this year. Spears announced the expansion in an email Nov. 19 to students who auditioned for Scene Monkeys. One group will remain the Scene Monkeys, and the other is yet […]

Community Council welcomes volunteer organizations, clubs

Community Council organized service-related activities for every day of the week from Dec. 9 to 13. To start Community Service Week, the council held a non-profit fair Monday where clubs and organizations advertised community service opportunities. Wednesday’s activity involved making care kits and writing letters to soldiers as part of the community service project Operation […]

Community Council holds week of service-related events

Community Council organized service-related activities for every day of the week from Dec. 9 to 13, bringing back last year’s character motto, former President Thomas C. Hudnut’s saying, “Do Well and Do Good,” on a banner that hung over the quad. To start Community Service Week, the council held a non-profit fair Monday and hosted […]

Community Council ends can drive with Dippin' Dots

Community Council brought a Dippin’ Dots truck to the quad today to reward students from dean Sharon Cuseo’s group for bringing the most cans to a canned food drive held this past week. Community Council had announced that the food drive would be a competition between dean groups in an email Nov. 12. Free Dippin’ […]