Harker debater wins tournament hosted at upper school

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake that concluded Monday night at the Courtyard Sherman Oaks. Pranav Reddy from Harker School in San Jose won the tournament, Cameron Cohen ’16 was named third speaker and Nick Steele ’16 was named seventh speaker. The event began […]

Schedule for homecoming events

The boys’ varsity football team will play Westchester among Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Sept. 27. Food booths and attractions such as skee-ball, a dunk tank, and a Ferris wheel will open at 3 p.m. Indian food, Korean food, baked goods, and a variety of other dining options will be provided, according to the parent volunteer […]

Tip of the ice bucket

Step 1: Be nominated. Usually by a friend or family member. Step 2: Get a bucket. Step 3: Have someone hold the camera for you. Step 4: Fill the container with ice and water. The more ice, the more impressed your friends will be. Step 5: Look into the camera; explain that you are participating […]

Video arts students film documentaries for citywide project

Six students in Video Art I filmed, edited and uploaded mini documentaries to showcase a typical day in Los Angeles for the One Day in LA project. Participants in the project filmed what they were doing on April 26. Cole Kawana ’16 created a film made up entirely of aerial shots from his drone. He […]

Scene Monkeys, Jackanapes have weekend gigs

Improvisation groups, Jackanapes and Scene Monkeys, will perform in Rugby Theater on May 9 and 16 respectively. Both groups will have two performances, one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the box office before shows. The Scene Monkeys will also be performing on Mother’s Day, May […]

Student Improv groups to perform

Harvard-Westlake student Improv groups, the Jackanapes and the Scene Monkeys, will perform in Rugby Theater May 9 and 16 respectively. Both groups will have two performances at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is the first full-length show for the Jackanapes, who were created this year to accommodate more students who wanted to do improv. […]

Orchestra students to perform original compositions

Two students will have their original music pieces featured at the spring orchestra concert on May 2 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica. Ray Kim ’14 will conduct the Symphony, which will play his original orchestral piece, titled “Pobi’s Little Adventure.” Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt will conduct Concert Strings, which will play […]

National Spanish Exam now available

For the first time, the World Language department will offer the National Spanish Exam to students currently enrolled in Spanish 3 at the Upper School, and to students currently enrolled in Spanish 1A at the Middle School. This is the pilot year for the administration of the exam at Harvard-Westlake. Depending on the results, the […]

Students to tour Spain during spring break

Students from both the upper and middle schools will travel to Spain for the annual Spanish immersion trip from March 22 to April 6. The purpose of the trip is to provide a real-life encounter for students who wish to learn more about Spanish customs, culture and language, upper school Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza said. […]