Westwood Horizon

Library Hosts #warriorcode for Teen Tech Week

By Tristan Seifert

March 21, 2014

Westwood’s Library is hosting Teen Tech Week March 31 to April 4, including the #warriorcode event. Students of all skill levels are invited to the #warriorcode event, where they can use their skills to write various applications and present them at the end of the week. Students may work either individually or as groups to create an application or script throughout the week, presenting their solution to the problem at the...

Special Announcement: No school April 18!

By Lanie Catuogno

March 19, 2014

A special announcement was made today by Round Rock ISD: "The Texas Education Agency has approved Round Rock ISD's attendance waivers for January 28 and February 7. The district submitted a low-attendance waiver for January 28 since 10,000 students were in attendance. The district also submitted a waiver for February 7, 2014.  With the approval of both waivers, students will not be required to attend school on April...

GSA Hosts Gender and Sexuality Q&A Session

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

March 7, 2014

On March 7 at 8:15 a.m., the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will be hosting a gender and sexuality session to clear up any misconceptions the community may have about the aforementioned topics. Senior Haley Rushefsky and junior Jodie Chaloupka will present information about different gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as answer questions posed by the audience. Previously, GSA’s Q&A session was supposed t...

Delay March 4

By Lanie Catuogno

March 4, 2014

RRISD has announced a two hour delay for March 4. All schools and offices will open two hours late, and all buses will run two hours late.

Forgive our Silence

By Lanie Catuogno

February 27, 2014

Please be patient with us while we focus on getting the next print issue put together! The March issue of The Horizon should be available to you the first week of March. Look for coverage of arts and expression at Westwood! We also have no access to Twitter at this time. Our posts will go to Google + so look for us there!...

Vote for Oscar Winners, Win Cool Prizes!

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

February 25, 2014

     From February 21 to March 1 at midnight, students will be able to cast votes for Oscar winners on the WHS library's website in order to win prizes. Eight single category winners will be drawn from a pool of entrants and awarded WHS Java City gift cards that can be redeemed for one drink. Two Grand Prize winners will be drawn from a pool of students that chose a high amount of winners across the various categories a...

Mr. Warrior Video Recap

By stephenchao

February 13, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27s1zcv2wCQ On January 30, the 16th annual Mr. Warrior pageant was held in the Westwood cafeteria. Seniors Aditya Ali, Brandon Brown, Mark Camardo, Stephen Chao, Zach Coles, Ronnie Dasgupta, Dylon Hopp, Joseph Paul, Costa Skevofilax, and junior Cole Turner, were all contestants for the prized title of Mr. Warrior this year, with Coles winning. Contestants competed in categories ranging from...

Mr. Warrior Photo Recap

By stephenchao

February 11, 2014

Photos by Alyssa Johnson and Tristan Seifert

RRISD cancels classes February 7

By Lanie Catuogno

February 7, 2014

Round Rock ISD Cancels Classes Due to inclement weather conditions, all Round Rock ISD schools and offices will be closed Friday, February 7, 2014. Updates on school closures are also available on the RRISD Website, the district's main phone line at 512-464-5000 and on the district’s Twitter account @rrisd.

2 hour delay February 6

By Lanie Catuogno

February 6, 2014

This just in: All Round Rock ISD schools will begin classes two hours late on Thurs. Feb. 6, 2014. All buses will run two hours late.

RRISD bad weather makeup day scheduled for February 17

By Lanie Catuogno

January 27, 2014

According to the RRISD Central Office, Monday, February 17 will be the bad weather makeup day for Round Rock ISD students.  Wednesday, June 4 will be added to the teacher's service calendar to make up for the lost staff development day. Due to inclement weather Friday, January 24, RRISD schools and offices were closed. Human Resource Services will announce adjustments to other service calendars at a later date. RRISD’s...

Monday, January 27, is a WHITE day.

By Lanie Catuogno

January 27, 2014

Remember, Westwood, Monday is a WHITE day, so come prepared for your 5,6,7&8 blocks.