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Administration Responds to Shooting Threat Discovered On Social Media

Administration Responds to Shooting Threat Discovered On Social Media

November 10, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, a student posted pictures on Snapchat of themselves holding a gun with the message, "Don't pull up to school Monday." Screenshots were taken of these posts, and they were quick...

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

November 10, 2019

Juniors, seniors, and parents packed the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m. to attend the annual Induction Ceremony to become a part of the National Honor Society (NHS) organization. The ceremony...

Mrs. Park’s English Class Performs Macbeth

Mrs. Park’s English Class Performs Macbeth

November 8, 2019

As an intriguing way to understand the play Macbeth, Mrs. Park’s Pre-AP  English II class participated in acting out scenes from the play. This activity was a way to increase student engagement...

SMART Tag System Is Introduced to RRISD Buses

SMART Tag System Is Introduced to RRISD Buses

November 7, 2019

Round Rock ISD recently announced that it will be implementing a SMART Tag system on buses. SMART Tag is a feature where students will have to scan a specialized student ID card while loading and unloading from ...

Axe Attack – Students Gather on Axe Party Bus

Axe Attack – Students Gather on Axe Party Bus

By Sweni Karedia, Yearbooker

November 5, 2019

The various scents of Axe spread through the air as an Axe party bus pulled up to the front of the school. Students got the opportunity to visit the bus during their lunchtimes, and partake in activities su...

Students Enjoy Annual Homecoming Dance

Students Enjoy Annual Homecoming Dance

November 1, 2019

Surrounded by a plethora of streamers and lights, students were invited for a night under the sea on Saturday, Oct. 26 for the annual Homecoming Dance in the cafeteria. After an eventful week filled...

Author Nikki Grimes Visits Westwood Students

Author Nikki Grimes Visits Westwood Students

November 1, 2019

English I and Creative Writing students gathered in the Great Room on Friday, Oct. 26, to listen to author Nikki Grimes talk about her memoir Ordinary Hazards. She also answered questions about Bronx Masquerade, a...

Students Showcase Talents at Homecoming Pep Rally

Students Showcase Talents at Homecoming Pep Rally

October 30, 2019

Under severe weather threat, the annual homecoming parade was cancelled on Thursday, Oct. 24, due to safety concerns. Principal Dr. Mario Acosta, the campus administration, and Student Council spent...

English Students Take Part in Monster Trials

English Students Take Part in Monster Trials

October 29, 2019

For a creative way to practice arguing and impromptu speaking, Mr. Scott Chalk’s AP TAG English students participated in a Monster Trials Activity. The activity, inspired by Frankenstein, helped stud...

Debaters Achieve Success at Vista Ridge Tournament

Debaters Achieve Success at Vista Ridge Tournament

October 28, 2019

Vista Ridge High School was filled with competitors vying state points as they competed from one round to the next on Saturday, Oct. 19. Westwood debaters achieved success in numerous events, and many stu...

Student Organizations Decorate Hallways for Homecoming

Student Organizations Decorate Hallways for Homecoming

October 26, 2019

Various clubs and organizations decorated hallways throughout Homecoming week to show school pride, following the theme of the Olympics. Each club chose an Olympic sport to base their hallway decorati...

Warrior Pride and SunDancers Bond at Homecoming Breakfast

Warrior Pride and SunDancers Bond at Homecoming Breakfast

October 25, 2019

After a long and exhausting early rehearsal, SunDancers and Warrior Pride members huddled along the long table in the dance hallway to fill up on breakfast food at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.  ...