Cleaning up after ourselves

Material luxuries aside, Harvard-Westlake gives us the friends, teachers and opportunities that make it a place we can call home. With these things in mind, it’s pretty shocking that an unidentified student vandalized the bronze cougar statue sunbathing near the fountain in Feldman-Horn Plaza. When Feldman-Horn Gallery was constructed and dedicated, the donor family held […]

Take ownership

Editors: Upper School Back-to-School Day was costly for me this year. I arrived about 8 a.m. and parked my car in my assigned faculty spot between Chalmers and Weiler. Nobody was parked on either side of me yet. When I left, shortly after noon, most people had left, and there was nobody parked on either […]

'Do Well and Do Good'

The character theme or motto we introduce each school year usually focuses our attention on a narrow range of behaviors or outcomes. Several years ago the focus was on thoughtful and ethical decision making — choosing the “hard right over the easy wrong.” Another year, the reminder was, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you […]

"Do Well and Do Good"

The character theme or motto we introduce each school year usually focuses our attention on a narrow range of behaviors or outcomes. Several years ago the focus was on thoughtful and ethical decision making — choosing the “hard right over the easy wrong.” Another year, the reminder was, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you […]

Help us make this year fun

As Master Oogway states, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.” Though  a humorous aside from Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda”, this quote, we believe, holds true here in our everyday experiences at Harvard-Westlake. It is easy to reflect on past years, even […]

8th grade: Carousel

  We had proven ourselves in the scary seventh grade and were now confident Wolverines. We actually knew where places were on campus. Some of us could even give tours of the Middle School. Classes weren’€™t too bad anymore. We had built friendships, forged in the collective journey through the unknown the year before. It […]