The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

School counselor and humanities teacher retires

Lauren Nehorai June 1, 2018

After a 27-year tenure working at Harvard Westlake, School Counselor and Humanities Teacher Luba Bek will retire at the end of this school year. She is looking forward to spending the next chapter of her...

Peer Support leaders, trainees attend retreat

Sofia Heller October 7, 2016

All 54 of the Peer Support leaders and trainees went on the annual retreat at Gindling Hilltop Camp in Malibu from Sept. 9 to 11. “The coordinators of the program, four seniors, had a lot of say in how...

History teachers Larry Klein and Katherine Holmes-Chuba speak to a shopkeeper in an Israeli spice market. Sixteen faculty members spent two weeks in Israel on an Immersion Faculty Fellowship to experience the culture. Printed with permission of Cheri Gaulke

Faculty visits Israel for immersion program

Noa Schwartz August 30, 2016

Sixteen faculty members traveled to Israel on an Immersion Faculty Fellowship June 13-27. The school’s Gunter Gross Global Fund sponsored the trip and provided faculty with the opportunity to study abroad. History...

Peer support to go on annual bonding trip

August 30, 2016

Peer Support leaders and trainees will go on their annual retreat from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12. Counselor and psychology teacher Luba Bek and upper school psychologist Kavita Ajmere will chaperone the trip...

Peer Support to hold annual retreat

Josie Abugov September 1, 2015

Members of Peer Support will go on a retreat Sept. 11 to Sept. 13 with counselor and faculty advisor Luba Bek. This year, approximately 25 senior leaders and 27 junior trainees, along with faculty advisor...

ISIR adds Abnormal Psych, Human Conflict

Cole Feldman November 19, 2014

The Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Department will offer two new courses next year, Abnormal Psychology and Human Conflict: from Intolerance to Genocide. Last year, a student enrolled...

28 sophomores to serve as Peer Support trainees next year

Jessica Spitz May 21, 2013

Nearly 30 sophomores will learn to counsel other students as Peer Support trainees next year, school psychologist Luba Bek announced today in an email to all applicants. Bek, along with fellow adviser...

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