Students unable to access school website

Students, staff and faculty had difficulty accessing the Harvard-Westlake website Oct. 3 due to a DNS service corruption at Time Warner. Students were unable to access hw.com from their home Time Warner internet service. Network Manager David Hartmann and his team collaborated with Time Warner Oct. 4 and tried to convince them that the service […]

Cafeteria worker thanks school for support during illness

A standing ovation for cafeteria worker and leukemia survivor Oscar Flores concluded the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Assembly Oct. 1. During the “On My Mind” portion of the assembly, members of the baseball team reminded the school of the fundraiser started by the squad and Community Council to raise money for Flores’ treatment after his […]

Seniors 'stick together' at hot Ring Ceremony

As members of the Class of 2015 sweltered in temperatures that soared above 100 degrees at the traditional Senior Ring Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 14, President Rick Commons told seniors to “lead with your goodness.” The height of the heat that day reached 115 degrees on the field at 3:30 p.m., according to security officer Drew […]

Student raises money for school in Thailand

Pim Otero ’16 held a bake sale May 5 to raise money for an elementary school in Thailand. Otero visited the school, Bahn Nong Ku, a few months ago in northern Thailand. “It’s in a very rural part of Thailand where there isn’t a lot of electricity,” Otero said. “The next school over is several […]

Stone-cutters magazine distributes new issue

Stone-cutters, the upper school art and literary magazine, was distributed May 23 and features students’ artwork and writing from the 2013-2014 school year. Students were emailed in October with submission information and instructions. The magazine features 41 pieces which include photography, paintings, and poetry submitted by students across all three grades. “It was great to […]

Artist creates giant bear for class

Grizzly bears can grow up to nearly 10 feet tall and five feet wide, and can weigh up to 1,500 pounds. Darby Caso’s ’14 bear is nearly as big, but weighs almost nothing and is made out of plastic. The bear, when it lies on its side, spans about nine feet in length and four […]

World Language Department inducts students into Honor Society

Sinclair Cook ’14, Claire Goldsmith ’14, Julia Aizuss ’14 and Kennedy Green ’14 received Outstanding Senior Awards in Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish respectively at the World Language Department Honor Society ceremony. In addition, selected upper school students were inducted into the society on May 20. Students who have taken advanced language classes and shown […]

Sophomore fires final shot in Assassin

Tommy Tilton ’16 took the final shot in the school-wide game of Assassin in front of Taper Gymnasium May 12 to kill Rosie Rubenstein ’15 and win the game. Tilton was on his way to his locker coming from the bus. Game master William Lee ’14 made the announcement via a Facebook post May 21. […]

School to host StartUp Scramble

There are 36 spots available to all ninth through 12th graders for the Harvard-Westlake StartUp Scramble, an entrepreneurial workshop that will take place at the Upper School June 20-22. Middle school students with entrepreneurial interest can also apply for a ticket. StartUp Scramble will be a “highly intense, hands-on weekend where you will team up […]

Council to develop new system for sign-ins

The Technology Council has begun working on an electronic sign-in and sign-out system for attendance. The program will be installed on an iPad at the security kiosk and students will be able to scan their IDs to sign in and sign out, math teacher and Tech Council faculty adviser Jason Fieldman said. The new system […]