Westwood Horizon

Cesar Monagas '21

SHF Holds First Virtual Meeting of Year

September 17, 2020

Adapting to new virtual environments, La Société Honoraire de Français (SHF) held their first meeting of the year through Schoology’s Big Blue Button platform on Monday, Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m. Officers ...

Sydney Miller ‘21 gets her laptop ready to do a presentation for the first meeting of the National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS). Before the meeting, she, along with the team, had to create a thoughtful presentation considering the virtual venue. “We put in a lot of time and effort over the summer to get SHH fully ready for the virtual environment,” Miller said.

NSHS Holds First Meeting of Year

September 13, 2020

The National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS) held its first meeting of the year while accommodating to the virtual situation. They used the platform Google Meet and hosted multiple meetings from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Th...

Laoise Matsumoto '21 is a new leader for Warrior Pride. She has been part of the team for two years and she is looking forward to increasing the team bonding.

Warrior Pride Holds Online Leader Auditions

September 13, 2020

Each school year, returning junior and senior members from Warrior Pride participate in Pride Leader auditions. The candidates talk about how they would be a good leader, and the goals that they have set fo...

Top Row: Sohan Agnihotri, Haomin Ng, Jessica Math
Bottom Row: Kayla Bui, Orion Tian, Alyssa Zhu

National Merit Semifinalists Recognized for Achievements

September 12, 2020

This year, 78 students were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. With over 10% of the senior class qualifying, Westwood had the largest number of semifinalists in the state of Texas. Although t...

Students and Staff Adjust to Virtual Learning

Students and Staff Adjust to Virtual Learning

September 2, 2020

After the first week of school on the computer, students and teachers have started to settle into a virtual learning schedule. The challenges of new platforms, online lessons, and constant glitches have chan...

A senior walks toward the principal to get his high school diploma. The ceremony lasted the whole day instead of just a  few hours so there were no dense crowds.

Class of 2020 Celebrates Graduation with Modified Ceremony

May 31, 2020

Despite the global pandemic that disrupted all aspects of life including the school year, seniors and their families were able to celebrate graduation with a modified ceremony at the Kelly Reeves Athletic...

Class of 2020 Makes College Commitments

May 11, 2020

Celebrating College Commitment Day on Friday May 1, seniors ‘signed’ a virtual banner illustrating where their education will take them. The banner, showing exactly where students will be studying...

The outside area is decorated with signs to celebrate the Class of 2020.

Seniors Attend Drive-Through Cap and Gown Pickup

May 7, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic that has turned their last year of high school and all its attendant rituals upside down, seniors gathered for a drive-through cap and gown pickup on Thursday, May 7 ...

Students Respond to COVID-19 During Extended Break

Students Respond to COVID-19 During Extended Break

March 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) announced the closing of all schools and offices until Friday, April 3. As of now, schools are scheduled to restart on Monday,...

Bringing Greece to Austin, Costaki Skevofilax '20 performs a Greek dance.

Students Host IB Talent Show For Parents and Peers

March 13, 2020

International Baccalaureate (IB) students performed at the talent show on Thursday, March 12 in the cafeteria. Students showed their skills in different activities through an exciting performance. The s...

Daniel Shi '20 and Vikas Burugu '20 pose for a picture. They won first place in the policy debate division for the state tournament.

Debaters Excel at TFA State Competition

March 12, 2020

The bus was bustling with students full of anticipation as they started their journey to El Paso. After a whole year of preparation, stress, and hard work, debaters qualified and attended the long-aw...

Sara Ali '20 loses balance as she stands on the balls of her feet. All the students in the experiment made more infractions than correct steps.

AP Statistics Students Perform Lab with “Drunk” Goggles

March 9, 2020

AP Statistics classes tried out illusional goggles on Monday, March 2. These goggles gave the students a visual misconception of being highly intoxicated, or “drunk”. In each of their chosen group...