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Students Attend Environmental Career Presentation

Students Attend Environmental Career Presentation

September 22, 2018

Mr. David Gimmich, Environmental Program Coordinator at Austin Water Utility, spoke to students during fifth and sixth block on Sept. 21 in the Library Great Room. To begin, Mr. Gimmich discussed his perso...

Students and Parents Attend Mental Health Presentations

Students and Parents Attend Mental Health Presentations

September 22, 2018

Support counselor Ms. Christine Stanton and high school completion specialist Ms. Trissa Williams invited Ms. Lauren Garfield, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) to Westwood on Wednesday, Sept....

Drugs Alcohol Safety and Health Committee Organizes Mirror Writing Event

Drugs Alcohol Safety and Health Committee Organizes Mirror Writing Event

September 19, 2018

To foster body positivity, the Drugs Alcohol Safety Committee (DASH) of Student Council held a mirror writing event on Monday, Sept. 10. The activity was especially fitting, as its message was in accordanc...

Community Service Committee Contributes to Cranes for Cancer

Community Service Committee Contributes to Cranes for Cancer

September 16, 2018

According to a Japanese legend, a person who receives 1,000 origami cranes will have one wish granted. In hopes of this, the Student Council’s Community Service committee joined forces with the Cranes f...

Teacher Discovers Used Band-Aid in Pizza

Teacher Discovers Used Band-Aid in Pizza

September 14, 2018

On Wednesday, the night of Open House, Principal Mario Acosta ordered a batch of pizzas from DoubleDave's for the whole staff. Many teachers and coaches took home the leftover pizzas for their families, but ...

Student Organizations Commemorate 9/11

Student Organizations Commemorate 9/11

September 13, 2018

ROTC students conducted a symbolic flag lowering ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in order to commemorate the anniversary of the tragic attack on the World Trade Centers and U.S. Pentagon.  The movin...

Arts Students Launch MUSE Club

Arts Students Launch MUSE Club

September 12, 2018

The MUSE club, sponsored by Mr. Thomas Turpin, is a charity organization in which young high school musicians can volunteer and perform in local community homes, was recently founded by Elaine Chen ...

National Merit Semifinalists Recognized For Achievements

National Merit Semifinalists Recognized For Achievements

September 12, 2018

A total of 57 students were announced as National Merit Semifinalists, and to honor them a ceremony was held Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the small gym at 8 a.m.. In order to qualify as a semifinalist, ...

Energy and Environment Committee Hosts Campus Cleanup

Energy and Environment Committee Hosts Campus Cleanup

September 7, 2018

In an effort to reduce the student body’s effect on our campus environment, the Student Council Energy and Environment Committee (EE) made an effort to clean up after students on Wednesday, Sept. 5....

New Family and Community Services Course Launches School Supply Drive

New Family and Community Services Course Launches School Supply Drive

September 5, 2018

Westwood has started a new course called Family and Community Services under the Human Services pathway. This course is a full year of planning and participating in various projects over community...

Students Attend First Pep Rally of Year

Students Attend First Pep Rally of Year

September 1, 2018

The first pep rally of the school year took place on Aug. 31 in the big gym. As always, it was filled with school spirit and excitement, and many students performed or gave a speech about their area o...

IB Community Hosts Start-of-Year Ice Cream Social

IB Community Hosts Start-of-Year Ice Cream Social

August 25, 2018

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program kicked off the year with an ice cream social for students who are currently in the IB pathway. The event was held in the atrium and patio right after s...