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Librarians Host ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Movie Night

Librarians Host ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Movie Night

November 16, 2018

Librarians organized a movie tea party in the Great Room on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Students came in after school to enjoy a cup of tea and a few light snacks while watching Alice in Wonderland. â€...

Students Win 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Students Win 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

November 15, 2018

Six Westwood students were recently recognized by the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Pooja Enagala '19, Jenny Zhang '19, and Haley Betron '20, as winners, received Certificates of Achievement,...

Warrior Walk Bridges Westwood Organizations

Warrior Walk Bridges Westwood Organizations

November 15, 2018

To bring change in the community, Westwood Student Council directed a group effort dubbed Warrior Walk. As part of this event, Westwood organizations donated and volunteered for big charities of t...

Academy Ambassadors Organize Resume Workshop

Academy Ambassadors Organize Resume Workshop

November 15, 2018

Westwood hosted an event for professionals to come and help students with their resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the library. This gave students the opportunity to refine their resumes and get help with...

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

November 13, 2018

The annual induction for National Honor Society (NHS) was held in the cafetorium on Saturday, Nov. 10 to welcome the society's newest members. As students walked into the school, NHS officers sat ...

School Issues No Homework Policy for Thanksgiving Break

School Issues No Homework Policy for Thanksgiving Break

November 13, 2018

In an email sent out on Monday, Principal Mario Acosta announced that teachers will not be allowed to give out any homework for the Thanksgiving and winter breaks so that students can study and relax du...

Debaters Attend Hockaday and Cedar Ridge Tournaments

Debaters Attend Hockaday and Cedar Ridge Tournaments

November 13, 2018

Hockaday School Varsity Public Forum (PF) Debate Semi-Finalists: Pranav Kulkarni - Raymond Sun Octo-Finalists: Chinmay Pingale - Nathan Iyer Cedar Ridge High School Novice Extemporaneous Spe...

Students Attend Annual Blacklight Pep Rally

Students Attend Annual Blacklight Pep Rally

November 10, 2018

The last pep rally of 2018 took place on Nov. 8 with a blacklight theme. Students from all grades gathered in the big gym to have some fun and cheer on the latest achievements of student organization...

Debate Achieves Success at James Bowie, St. Michael’s, St. Mary’s Tournaments

Debate Achieves Success at James Bowie, St. Michael’s, St. Mary’s Tournaments

November 7, 2018

James Bowie High School Tournament Novice Extemporaneous Speaking 4th Place: Katherine Yan 5th Place: Risha Sur 6th Place: Pranav Medikonduru 8th Place: Andres Sanchez Semi-Finalists: Yunhan Xu...

Staff Recognized in Chicago Journalism Convention Write-Offs

Staff Recognized in Chicago Journalism Convention Write-Offs

November 5, 2018

While attending the bi-annual JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Chicago, eight staff members placed in their individual Write-Off Contest events. Even though this was the staff’s f...

Students Volunteer at Trunk-Or-Treat

Students Volunteer at Trunk-Or-Treat

November 5, 2018

Elementary aged trick-or-treaters were welcomed to the Westwood parking lot for the annual Trunk-or-Treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Trunk-or-Treat was hosted by the Family and Community Services class so t...

Students Create Jekyll and Hyde Poster Project

Students Create Jekyll and Hyde Poster Project

October 30, 2018

Ms. Drown’s English IV class recently created a project relating to the contrasting personalities of the two main characters in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The students read the book in two weeks...