Lieberman to continue tradition of male Scene Monkey salutatorians

Scene Monkey, actor and lacrosse player Joey Lieberman ’14 will deliver this year’s salutatory address, typically a funny and light-hearted speech, at graduation June 6. “In the letter I wrote to myself in Choices and Challenges — I just got it like three days ago — it said ‘Are you salutatorian?’ so I thought that […]

Record number of graduates plan to attend universities abroad next fall

A record seven members of the class of 2014 will attend college abroad next year, five in the United Kingdom and two in Canada. The previous record occurred in 2004 and 2005 when five students each year chose undergraduate education abroad. Since then, the numbers have been significantly lower. Dean Jim Patterson, who handles interaction […]

What should I write my column about?

I’ve been thinking about my column for weeks, and every time I had yet another panic attack about what to say, I reached out to someone I trust and love to guide me. After compiling their advice, I decided the best senior column would be theirs, a tribute to those who have made me the […]

2 new deans to replace Bird, Silberman next year

Jamie Chan and Kyle Graham will join the deans office next year, replacing deans Mike Bird and Pete Silberman, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas announced to their counselees in emails. Chan is coming to Harvard-Westlake from Emory University, where she is an Assistant Dean in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Chan will visit Friday […]

Silberman to depart, move to Tennessee

After three years at the school as a dean, chair of the character education committee and teacher of a class he helped to create, Dean Pete Silberman will leave Harvard-Westlake and move to Tennessee. “I will miss the students a lot — that’s why you work at a place like this,” Silberman said. “I will […]

Marymount college counselor to replace Silberman

Dean Pete Silberman will leave Harvard-Westlake and will be replaced next year by Co-Director of College Counseling at Marymount High School Kyle Graham, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas announced in an email sent today to Silberman’s counselees and their parents. “I think [Silberman’s] been great with students and with all kinds of students,” Dean […]

Career Day to move to Upper School May 13

Juniors and sophomores will have the opportunity to hear from 33 alumni and two current parents during third, fourth and fifth periods at the Upper School May 13 in a major revamp of Career Day. In the past, juniors spent a day with their hosts at their off-campus work places. “This way, more students can […]

The Bully Pulpit

We believe in democracy. We’re both in AP Government and Politics and believe in the importance of our civic duties. We believe that our school has a duty to educate us not only in academics, but in the importance of both exercising our rights as citizens and performing those civic duties. But, Tuesday’s senior class […]

July conference to promote extracurricular learning

The theme for the second annual World Leading Schools Association Student Conference, hosted by Harvard-Westlake this July, will be “Learning Outside the Curriculum.” The conference will be preceded by the World Youth Leadership Institute, a weeklong program with leadership training for international students along with students from the Los Angeles area. “The idea is that […]

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