School to stream graduation online

Commencement will be livestreamed this year for the first time. The livestream will be available to watch on the Harvard-Westlake website in real time. People can also watch the video afterward.  

Top Honors

Valedictorian–Zoe Bohn ’14 Salutatorian–Joey Lieberman ’14 Lester Medvene Award–Adam Yaron ’16 Awarded to a sophomore who contributes to the life of the school and embodies Lester Medvene’s “curiosity of mind and dedication of spirit.” Rensselaer Award–Jamie Skaggs ’15 Given to a junior who has distinguished himself or herself in the study of math and science […]

Leon to head financial aid office

Assistant director of admission and co-director of the ninth grade advisory program, Melanie Leon, will replace Geoff Bird, who is retiring, as Director of Financial Aid next year. “Through my work with the Student Ambassador program and with the ninth grade advisory program, I have gained a strong understanding of student life and how to […]

Students present business ideas to Yahoo! experts

This year’s STEMFest included Harvard- Westlake’s own “Change the World Idea Competition,” an opportunity for students to receive feedback on environmentally beneficial tech business ideas from Yahoo! tech experts, a new addition to the annual science and math festival. Students were sent an email informing them how to prepare their presentations and the potential questions […]

Leon to head financial aid office

Assistant director of admission and co-director of the ninth grade advisory program, Melanie Leon, will replace Geoff Bird, who is retiring, as Director of Financial Aid next year. “Through my work with the Student Ambassador program and with the ninth grade advisory program, I have gained a strong understanding of student life and how to […]

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 […]

Author to speak about productivity Monday

The author of the Business of Life class’s textbook, the CEO of electrical connectors accessories company Glenair will talk to the class Monday, May 20 about productivity in Ahmanson. Peter Kaufman, who has worked at Glenair since 1977 and served as a director of Wesco Financial Corporation until 2011, will explain how simplicity of thought […]

Wednesday deadline for Community Council applicants

Applications for positions on next year’s Community Council were emailed to sophomores and juniors Friday. “The Council works with faculty advisers to direct, research, coordinate, implement, and approve Harvard-Westlake’s community service activities,” the message from Chaplain Father J. Young and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church read. “The students selected for this position will have […]

Upper School shuts gates after local robbery

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation of a robbery that took place at the Verizon Wireless store on Ventura Boulevard Thursday around noon, LAPD Media Relations Officer S. Madera said. Although no official lockdown was declared, the Upper School shut its gates and followed emergency procedures for 40 minutes when the suspect […]

Seniors to attend luncheon

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will host its annual senior luncheons May 10 to celebrate students’ completion of their high school careers. Senior boys and their fathers will attend an event at the Beach Club while senior girls and their mothers will gather at the Skirball Cultural Center. Both events will feature speakers. “I’m looking forward […]