Technology is not responding: but we can

So much depends on my computer. All my English essays, study guides, music, pictures, and college applications live within that four-year-old laptop. For a few hours, all this was gone. A few weeks ago, I was working on my college applications with my usually dependable MacBook computer when it froze. I decided to restart the […]

1-1 plan to begin this fall

The “One-to-One” initiative, which aims to enable every student at the Middle School to have their own computing device, is on course to be implemented in fall of 2013, Director of Studies Liz Resnick said. Though the specifics of the initiative, such as the types of devices and mode of implementation, have not yet been […]

Taiwanese educators observe curriculum

Administrators from the Taipei American School visited Harvard-Westlake in September to study its curriculum and teaching styles on their way to an educational conference in San Diego. The visitors from Taiwan sat in on classes on both the upper school and middle school campuses. “The woman who runs Taipei American School wants it to be […]

Junior showcases heart failure research at Seattle conference

Lizzy Thomas ’14 presented the results of her medical research at the Heart Failure Society of America Conference in Seattle. Thomas researched the correlation between obesity, muscle mass and heart disease this summer during an internship with Dr. Tamara Horwich, an assistant professor in residence in the Medical Cardiology department at UCLA. In the Seattle […]

Barzdukas assumes new role as Head of Upper School

With a home adjacent to campus and two of his children enrolled at Harvard-Westlake, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas is beginning his 10th year at the school with a new role. When Barzdukas wakes up, he is only a short walk from his office. But this year, instead of overseeing  athletics from an office […]