& Special Friends
Welcome from Jon Wimbish
Head of Middle School
Welcome from Laura Ross
Head of Upper School
Welcome to Harvard-Westlake
Here’s what you might have experienced if we’d had the opportunity to welcome you to the middle school in person.
Middle School English 7
Taught by Damaris Saenz
Middle School Public Speaking
Taught by Terry Baris
Expository Speech: Teach the audience how to do something you know how to do that they do not—empowering the audience to start being able to develop that skill, not just to entertain or impress.
Upper School English III American Studies
Taught by Jane An
A discussion of the novel "On Such a Full Sea" by Chang-Rae Lee.
Middle School Spanish II
Taught by Edgar Jurado
What did you do this weekend?
¿Qué hiciste este fin de semana?
Upper School Spanish IV
Taught by Veronica Cherry
Hello from World Languages Students
Taught by: Edgar Jurado, Jennifer Lechevallier, Kun Li, Amandine Nelaton, Derek Wilairat
Bonjour! ¡Hola! 你好 Salvete!
Math & Science
Middle School Integrated Science II
Taught by Elliott Parivar
Astronomy: The Solar System Visualizer with the planets' moons.
Middle School Introduction to Programming I
Taught by Jessica Kaufman
Graphical programs, kahoot software, and the blue squares and red circles project.
Middle School Prealgebra
Taught by Jane Zink
Thinking caps, verbal and written math skills, and test review.
Upper School Precalculus
Taught by Gohar Movsisian
Working with formulas.
Affinity Groups & Outreach
Middle School Outreach
As soon as we entered Safer at Home practices, students expressed interest in ways to give back and support their communities. An online food donation platform was established to enable students to send snacks and hand-written notes to HW for distribution to front line healthcare workers at local hospitals. The extended program currently includes food deliveries to local food banks. Advisor: Keith Jordan
Black Leadership Awareness Culture Club. Advisors: Jon Carroll, Janine Jones
Asian American Cultural Club, Japanese Language & Culture Club, South Asian Student Affinity Groups. Advisors: Karen Fukushima, Eli Lieberman
Latin American Hispanic Student Organization. Advisor: Anamaria Ayala, Sidney Kohls
Middle School Contemporary Dance I
Taught by Joe Schenck
A modern dance dedicated to Grandparents and Special Friends
Middle School Visual Arts
Taught by Joe Medina
7th-9th grade student work produced in winter 2020 while on campus and in spring 2020 during off-campus learning.
Upper School Video Art I
Taught by Reb Limerick
Special guest actor/musician/artist/writer/podcast host Taylor Blackwell joins the class to provide feedback for an original student screenplay.
Middle School Symphony
Taught by Emily Reola
Intermezzo from Carmen by George Bizet (arr. Meyer), performed by the 7th-9th grade symphony orchestra. Sound mixer and video editor: Christopher Wong.
Upper School Jazz
Taught by Shawn Cosantino
Moten Swing by Bennie Moten. Arrangement by Otis Gordon '20. Performed by three graduating jazz musicians as a final senior project.
Middle School Vocal Ensemble and Madrigals
Taught by Jeremy Pease
What a Wonderful World. Words and music by George Weiss and Bob Thiele, arr. Mark Hayes. Accompanist: Christopher Wong.