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Students Break Records at DECA District

Students Break Records at DECA District

January 23, 2020

It was still dark when over 300 Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students arrived at school at 5 a.m. to attend the District Career Development Conference, the first competition on the...

Students Collaborate to Send Aid to Australian Animals

Students Collaborate to Send Aid to Australian Animals

January 21, 2020

Sewing practicum students and outreach club members joined forces on Friday, Jan. 17 in the library to sew pouches to donate to animals suffering from the Australian bushfires.  “We’re helping cr...

Parents and Students Attend IB Information Night

Parents and Students Attend IB Information Night

January 10, 2020

On Thursday, Jan 9, prospective and current International Baccalaureate (IB) students as well as parents attended the IB parent information night in the cafetorium. That evening, multiple speakers from...

Students Celebrate at IB Ball

Students Celebrate at IB Ball

December 22, 2019

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program held their annual IB ball on Dec. 12. A tradition for juniors and seniors in the program, this winter ball included fun student-taught dances and delicio...

Students Attend Winter Club Showcase

Students Attend Winter Club Showcase

December 19, 2019

From ukulele and Bollywood, to K-Pop and breakdance, students made their way into the small gym on Friday, Dec. 13 for the first ever Winter Club Showcase. Ending an eventful week, the talents of W...

Students Play with Puppies on the Patio to Destress

Students Play with Puppies on the Patio to Destress

December 18, 2019

On Friday Dec. 13th, during both lunches, therapy dogs were brought to the library patio for students to pet and relieve their stress. A long line of students gathered around the patio as eager stu...

‘Making HERStory’: Academy Ambassador Organized Event Inspires Young Girls in STEM

‘Making HERStory’: Academy Ambassador Organized Event Inspires Young Girls in STEM

December 18, 2019

Eyes wide and brows furrowed in concentration, young students were intent on solving the challenge in front of them, and as their expressions changed in anticipation, smiles soon hit their faces in success....

Chemistry Students Explode with Excitement During Lab

Chemistry Students Explode with Excitement During Lab

December 14, 2019

Ms. Janice Frank’s Pre-AP Chemistry class eagerly watched as Ms. Frank performed a variety of experiments to teach them about chemical reactions. The experiments included creating an explosion with a gu...

AP Chemistry Students Participate in Design Lab

AP Chemistry Students Participate in Design Lab

December 14, 2019

Throughout the first week of December, AP Chemistry students participated in semester design labs, in which they developed their own project procedure and created a summative presentation. The project w...

Westwood Holds Tour Day for Prospective Students

Westwood Holds Tour Day for Prospective Students

December 13, 2019

Prospective students and families got the opportunity to tour Westwood on Friday, Dec. 6. The tour began with an introduction to the school, presented by lead counselor Ms. Holly Browning. Ms. Bro...

HOSA Students Advance to State and Regional Conferences

HOSA Students Advance to State and Regional Conferences

December 12, 2019

Competing for a chance to advance to state or area conventions, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) took part in online testing from Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Thursday, Dec. 5. Showcasing their knowle...

Students Participate in Dodgeball Tournament

Students Participate in Dodgeball Tournament

December 10, 2019

The big gym was streaked with colorful balls at the annual dodgeball tournament on Friday, Dec. 15. The tournament was a fundraiser for the softball team, and charged $10 per participant. Students,...