Students welcome Special Olympic athletes

Students welcome Special Olympic athletes

Students and faculty volunteers cheered as athletes who participated in sporting events during the third annual Special Olympics Unified Game Day on April 26. During a short assembly in Taper Gym, Special Olympics Gold Medal Winner Lucy Meyer spoke to the student body and faculty about her journey. Meyer serves as an ambassador for the […]

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

Students high-fived and cheered on preschoolers as they participated in events ranging from walking across a balance beam to running around cones during the Special Olympics Young Athletes Festival Dec. 2. “It was so rewarding to be a part of the Special Olympics because I got to see the pure joy on the children’s faces,” […]

Preschoolers to visit for Special Olympics

Preschoolers from roughly a dozen different Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools will come to campus to participate in a Special Olympics competition Dec. 2. The event will include over 200 3-year-old to 6-year-old athletes. “I love seeing the enthusiasm in both the faces of HW students and the [Special Olympics] athletes. It’s also […]

School hosts track meet for Special Olympics athletes

School hosts track meet for Special Olympics athletes

The Christian Club and Community Council teamed up with the Special Olympics to host a track meet for young students with learning disabilities April 20. The opening ceremony was held between second and third periods, replacing the originally scheduled 1st and 3rd Wednesday Assembly. Students lined up in two files on the Ted Slavin Field […]

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

With music blasting from speakers and members of the school and Studio City community cheering them on, Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes marched down the Ted Slavin Field in a procession to the quad. There, American staples – hamburgers, watermelon and pies – awaited them. Volunteer Katie Kreshek ’16 watched from her ice cream […]

School welcomes Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes

Members of the school community welcomed 150 Special Olympic athletes and coaches from Cuba and the Czech Republic at the host town community barbecue on the school’s campus July 23. “Harvard-Westlake is thrilled to host athletes from Cuba and the Czech Republic on our Studio City campus,” President Rick Commons said in a press release. […]

Special Olympics reps challenge students to stop using R-word

Representatives of the Special Olympics of Southern California challenged sophomore students during class meeting to stop using the word “retarded” as an insult. Special Olympics Regional Director Laura Mayo encouraged students to become involved in the “Spread the Word” campaign, a movement to eliminate the use of the R-word because it is offensive and derogatory. Mayo […]