Students make signs for Carr foundation

Students had a second opportunity Tuesday to take pictures with personal message boards for the Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation for the foundation’s website. The messages will be used as print promotion and possible wall decoration for the after school art program that Justin’s father, Darrell Carr, wants to start. Students decorated message boards […]

New World Language, English teachers to join upper school faculty

Two new World Language teachers and one English teacher will join the Upper School next year. Amandine Nelaton will replace French teacher Geoff Bird, who is retiring, while Bradford Holmes will take over Latin teacher Paul Chenier’s position. Nelaton comes from The Athenian School in Danville, California and Holmes is from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School […]

Students win awards for computer science

The National Center for Women and Information Technology honored seven Harvard-Westlake students with the Aspirations in Computing Award during a ceremony in Newport Beach May 20. The ceremony was part of the 10th annual NCWIT Summit, which ran from May 19-21. “This year was especially exciting because the ceremony was during the NCWIT summit, so […]

Sophomores to explore local historic, urban sites

Five sophomores will be among 20 Los Angeles high school students given the opportunity to experience culturally diverse aspects of Los Angeles during a summer program and eight Saturdays next year through the Los Angeles Service Academy. Ben Winters ’16, Noah Redlich ’16, Shelby Weiss ’16, Emma Schechter ’16 and Patrick Hudnut ’16 will explore […]

Receptionist to serve as dean coordinator

After almost two years at Harvard-Westlake, receptionist Lynn Miller will be taking the position of summer school and dean’s office coordinator as Ryan Wilson goes back to teaching English at the Middle School. Wilson has held the position for six years and decided to go back to teaching eighth and ninth grade English because he […]

Business of Life textbook editor stresses searching for simple solutions

Peter D. Kaufman, editor of the Business of Life class textbook “Poor Charlie’s Almanack” and CEO of electrical connector accessories company Glenair, told students that the key to productivity is finding simple solutions and relying on an understanding of how the world works in a lecture May 20. Sarah Jensen ’14 said that Kaufman emphasized  […]

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 […]

Poetry slam team takes 2nd in Classic Slam

The poetry slam team won the quarterfinals and earned second place in the semifinal bracket of the Get Lit Classic Slam May 22 and 23. “I’m proud that our team almost made the finals in our first year because we didn’t really know what to expect, and I think we have a good shot to […]

School accepts 7 more sophomores

Seven new sophomores were recently admitted to next year’s 10th grade class, in addition to 15 admitted earlier. “We have a very large 12th grade class graduating, and the ninth grade class is smaller than usual, so we had a goal of admitting more 10th graders,” Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory said. “We didn’t want […]

Latin teacher to join English Department

In 1999, Harvard-Westlake was advertising at Stanford University for an English teacher opening while Latin teacher Paul Chenier was at graduate school there for classics. Figuring that his literature-based seminars at Stanford would make him a good fit, he applied for the job, but didn’t get it. But he did come to the middle school […]