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Librarians Hold Valentine’s Day Breakout Sessions

Librarians Hold Valentine’s Day Breakout Sessions

February 15, 2019

Valentine’s Day was celebrated through breakout sessions held in the library over lunch Feb. 12, 13, and 14 to create a buzz for the holiday. Similar to an escape room, these sessions involved puzz...

French Students Create Infomercials During Class

French Students Create Infomercials During Class

February 12, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 7, French II Pre-AP/IB students participated in a project to imitate real French infomercials in Madame Barbara Brandon-Suliin’s french class. The students picked a hygienic prod...

AP Statistics Students Analyze Data for Project

AP Statistics Students Analyze Data for Project

February 11, 2019

On Monday, Feb. 11, students from Mr. Youn’s AP Statistics class took to the halls to test out “drunk goggles” as part of a project to compare statistics of the errors they made when taking a sobr...

SkillsUSA Students Compete at Districts

SkillsUSA Students Compete at Districts

February 11, 2019

Though Westwood SkillsUSA had fewer members this year, they came out of districts strong with six bronze, 22 silver, and 26 gold medals. Districts was at the Texas State Technical College in Waco from ...

German Students Achieve Success at Sprachfest

German Students Achieve Success at Sprachfest

February 9, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 2 at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Westwood German program attended Sprachfest and came away with first place in the large school category. This year Westwood had just und...

Parents Attend Informational Eighth Grade Night

Parents Attend Informational Eighth Grade Night

February 8, 2019

An informational night for parents and students from Canyon Vista Middle School and Grisham Middle School was held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. First,  eighth grade students and parents gathe...

Attempted Robbery Spurs Increased Security Measures

Attempted Robbery Spurs Increased Security Measures

February 6, 2019

At around midnight on Feb. 5, a custodian leaving campus after the conclusion of the night shift was the victim of an attempted robbery on the Hymeadow side of campus. Reportedly, a man tried to grab her bag and...

NSHS Inducts New Members Into Organization

NSHS Inducts New Members Into Organization

February 5, 2019

Families, students,and teachers gathered on Thursday, Jan. 31 to induct new members into the Westwood Diego Velasquez chapter of National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS). The induction ceremony had a...

Baseball Holds Pre-Season Banquet to Kick Off Season

Baseball Holds Pre-Season Banquet to Kick Off Season

February 4, 2019

Baseball kicked off their season Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the cafeteria with their pre-season which helped baseball parents register their sons for the upcoming season and learn about policies and pra...

UT Speakers Hold ‘Stop the Bleed’ Event

UT Speakers Hold ‘Stop the Bleed’ Event

January 30, 2019

Students attended an information session on stopping patients from bleeding out held by representatives from the University of Texas on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The session was coordinated by the Health Sc...

NFHS Students Hold Language Workshop

NFHS Students Hold Language Workshop

January 29, 2019

National French Honor Society (NFHS) held a language learning workshop on Friday, Jan. 25 for members to practice conversing in French about current events and cultural activities. The workshop began ...

Debaters Achieve Success at McNeil Tournament

Debaters Achieve Success at McNeil Tournament

January 22, 2019

Novice Extemporaneous Speaking 3rd Place: Bowen James 5th Place: Seyoung Ree 8th Place: Anoop Rachakonda Semi-Finalists: Brandon Shin Sharanya Karanam Akhil Bhale Samia Bruster Domestic Extemporaneous Spe...