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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,...

Students Host IB Talent Show For Parents and Peers

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...

Debaters Excel at TFA State Competition

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...

AP Statistics Students Perform Lab with “Drunk” Goggles

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...

Junior Student Council Class Sells Prom Tickets

Junior Student Council Class Sells Prom Tickets

March 9, 2020

The junior class student council officers began selling prom tickets two weeks ago, starting at 35 dollars each during lunch. Currently, the tickets are 55 dollars per person and the price will steadily inc...

IB Human Geography Studies Freshmen Observe East Austin’s Changing Cultural Landscape

IB Human Geography Studies Freshmen Observe East Austin’s Changing Cultural Landscape

March 5, 2020

Freshmen in the International Baccalaureate program (IB) took walking tours of East Austin from Monday, Feb. 24 to Thursday, Feb. 27 with their social studies classes to gain a broader understandin...

German Students Compete At State Tournament

German Students Compete At State Tournament

March 3, 2020

Over 900 German students competed at the annual state tournament this weekend, placing 3rd place in Sweepstakes as well as scoring skillfully in individual and group events and projects. Westwood had alre...

National French Honor Society Inducts New Members

National French Honor Society Inducts New Members

February 28, 2020

French students gathered in the cafeteria along with family and friends to attend the National French Honor Society (NFHS) induction ceremony on Monday, Feb. 24. Students lit candles and recited the...

Students Dominate at DECA State

Students Dominate at DECA State

February 28, 2020

Students travelled to Fort Worth, Texas for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Career Development Conference (SCDC) on Thursday, Feb. 20. Organization members competed in a variet...

Spanish Students Present Ted Talks to Classes

Spanish Students Present Ted Talks to Classes

February 26, 2020

Students from Senora MilyBett Llanos’ AP/IB Spanish IV class gathered around the front of the class to watch Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Talks from their classmates on Wednesday, Feb. ...

Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent at National Signing Day

Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent at National Signing Day

February 23, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, graduating student athletes and their supporting families, coaches, and teams filled the Field House for National Signing Day, celebrating the end to an extensive recruiting process an...

Students Pitch Shark Tank Innovations to Panel of Faculty

Students Pitch Shark Tank Innovations to Panel of Faculty

February 14, 2020

To apply the methods of writing and persuasion learned in Outliers to the real world, TAG Pre-AP/IB English II students participated in a shark tank project, based off of the reality TV show Shark Tank. The cl...