Students to display research, new technology at STEMfest event

A special assembly schedule for STEMfest May 21 will allow upper school students and faculty time to view a variety of research by students, such as an Unmanned Aviation Vehicle (a drone), a Quadcopter (a helicopter powered by four rotors), hovercraft, video games, a mood-meter and multiple iPhone and Android apps. At STEMfest, students will […]

Librarian to retire after 12 years

Maureen Frank, who will retire as a librarian in June, initially came to Harvard-Westlake as the stay-at-home mother of David Frank ’98 and Richard Frank ’00. She had volunteered frequently at the middle school library and was eventually hired after the retirement of a previous part-time librarian. Before coming to Harvard-Westlake, Frank obtained her law […]

Art teacher to make soccer trophy cup

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias is creating a trophy for the Hudnut Cup, a soccer tournament which will be part of the World Leading Schools Association conference being hosted by Harvard-Westlake this summer. Schools participating will come from multiple continents, with many arriving from China. The cup will be 16-18 inches tall and will be […]

Poetry, music mark 3rd Coffee House

Solo vocal performances, including a rap number, recitation of original poetry and a  piano mash-up of 15 pop songs were some of the highlights of the third Coffee House held after school Feb. 23 in the lounge. “My favorite thing about Coffee House is how casual it is,” performer Aiyana White ’14 said. “The environment is […]

Students to perform in Coffee House Feb. 24

The third Coffee House of the school year will be held Monday, Feb. 24 in the lounge after school. Roughly 10 to 15 students are expected to participate in the Coffee House, and the final performance lineup will be formed this weekend. Despite student-only signups so far, both faculty and students are encouraged to perform. […]

Students participate in math competition

A total of 98 upper school students participated in the American Math Competition  Feb. 2. Two tests were administered, the AMC 10 and AMC 12. Students are given 25 multiple choice questions to complete in 75 minutes, with the AMC 10 focusing more on concepts in algebra and geometry and the AMC 12 focusing on […]

Buy me a ticket, make me a match

The preparations for the upper school play “The Matchmaker” started during casting the week of Nov. 18. The actors have been reading and memorizing their lines for their first run through of the play, which is scheduled to take place on Dec. 15. The rehearsals are being held on Mondays through Thursdays after school, as […]

4 singers accepted to Honor Choirs

Elizabeth Edel ’16, Michelle Lee ’14, Marcella Park ’15 and Benny Weisman ’15, were all chosen to participate in the Southern California Region High School Honor Choirs performance Nov. 23 at Santa Monica High School. The auditions for the Southern California Region High School Choirs took place Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. During their auditions, […]

‘Hairspray’ tickets available in bookstore

The bookstore began to sell tickets Monday for the upper school fall musical “Hairspray,” which will run from Nov. 8-10. Actors, cast, and crew have been able to pre-order tickets since Oct. 8, with a total of 236 tickets already sold. The $15 tickets are for reserved seating. “The musicals sell out almost every time, […]