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General Physics Students Launch Into Projectile Motion Unit with Paper Rockets

General Physics Students Launch Into Projectile Motion Unit with Paper Rockets

November 24, 2019

Launching into one of the final portions of their Projectile Motion Unit, Mr. Nash’s General Physics classes took part in an exciting investigation to better understand the forces involved in the motio...

Students and Parents attend Anxiety Presentation

Students and Parents attend Anxiety Presentation

November 24, 2019

Parents and students attended a presentation focusing on student anxiety on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the library. Throughout the event, a visiting therapist discussed the importance of recognizing a child’s stru...

Students Compete in the Annual Smash Tournament

Students Compete in the Annual Smash Tournament

November 24, 2019

Students gathered in the Library Great Room on Friday, Nov. 15 after school to participate in a Super Smash Bros. video game tournament. The annual event was hosted by the Smash Club, whose member...

Students Gather to Observe Largest Bond Sale in RRISD’s History

Students Gather to Observe Largest Bond Sale in RRISD’s History

November 22, 2019

During the largest bond sale in RRISD history, several representatives of Wells Fargo, one of the underwriters of the sale, came to Westwood to teach students while giving them an inside look into the...

Student and Parents Come Together at IB Grateful Gathering

Student and Parents Come Together at IB Grateful Gathering

November 21, 2019

As Thanksgiving spirit started to permeate the school hallways, International Baccalaureate (IB) students bonded at the third annual IB Grateful Gathering on Friday, Nov. 15. The potluck event, organized...

Debate Competes at Hockaday School Tournament

Debate Competes at Hockaday School Tournament

November 17, 2019

Debaters participated in the national Hockaday School tournament in Dallas, Texas from Friday, Nov. 8 to Saturday, Nov. 9. Being a national tournament, debaters vied for bids for the chance to compe...

Biology Students Escape the Operating Room

Biology Students Escape the Operating Room

November 15, 2019

Freshman Pre-AP Biology jumped into their human body systems unit review by participating in a teacher-created escape room. Students were placed in small groups of six and attempted to find a serie...

Ambulances Summoned To Westwood

Ambulances Summoned To Westwood

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 11, a student was escorted in an ambulance prior to dismissal. After school, a female was then seen lying on the curb, appearing to be hit by a car. Onlookers tried to help the female as med...

Principal Follows Up On Weekend Investigations

Principal Follows Up On Weekend Investigations

November 14, 2019

Over the weekend of Nov. 9, posts were discovered on social media which indicated that a student planned to bring a gun to school on the following Monday. The posts spread quickly and prompted an inve...

Students Prepare for Districts at DECA Day

Students Prepare for Districts at DECA Day

November 13, 2019

As a way to prepare for their district competition, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) hosted DECA Day on Nov. 9. The event consisted of lectures on how to improve performances for writte...

Warriors Attend Annual Blacklight Pep Rally

Warriors Attend Annual Blacklight Pep Rally

November 12, 2019

Under the gleam of glow sticks, hues of neon and violet welcomed students to the big gym for the annual black light pep rally on Friday, Nov. 8. Treated to performances from the SunDancers, breakdan...

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...