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Students Begin Finals This Week

Students Begin Finals This Week
December 14, 2020

Finals will be taking place at Westwood from Monday Dec. 14 to Thursday Dec. 17, and the exams will determine the final semester grades for students for each class.  “I’m extremely worried about...

Students Attend Homecoming Tailgate Pep Rally

The cheerleaders perform a combo. They stayed the whole event, cheering and dancing.
November 28, 2020

As the sun began to set, the Westwood band parking lot was filled with honks and colorful car windows, while SunDancers and cheerleaders danced and waved their white pom-poms in front of the Warrior...

Students Change Routines With New Bell Schedule

Students Change Routines With New Bell Schedule
November 19, 2020

After closely monitoring COVID-19 cases on campus, the Westwood administration implemented a new schedule on Monday, Nov. 9. Under the new schedule, students are able to transition to their normal classes...

New Vaccine Shows Promising Signs in Fight Against COVID-19, Draws Caution From Experts

A new COVID-19 vaccine has been released to the media. Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE believe that this vaccine will be available by the end of Nov.
November 16, 2020

Drugmaker companies Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE released a vaccine on Monday, Nov. 9 that has proved to be 90 percent effective for protecting people from COVID-19. Operation Warp Speed, the federal effort...

Fall Out Begins From European Terror Attacks

St. Rupert’s Church in Vienna, Austria was one of many places attacked on Monday, Nov. 2. Photo courtesy of Martin Falbisoner.
November 12, 2020

Over 15 people were injured and at least two were killed after multiple gunmen opened fire outside St. Rupert’s Church in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Nov. 2. The attackers have not been identified but...

HOSA Holds Fall Semester Fundraiser

HOSA Holds Fall Semester Fundraiser
November 8, 2020

Westwood Health Oriented Students of America (HOSA) held its first and only fundraiser of the fall semester on Wednesday, Nov. 4. After a mock election among the HOSA officers, they decided on choosing...

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court as Election Court Fights Loom Large

The Swearing in Ceremony of Amy Coney Barrett
November 3, 2020

Just a week before election day, on Monday, Oct. 26, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, American lawyer, jurist, and former academic, was confirmed to the American Supreme Court, filling the seat of recently passed...

Cornell Woolridge Centers Campaign on Equitable Learning Solutions

Cornell Woolridge Centers Campaign on Equitable Learning Solutions
November 2, 2020

With the fall elections right around the corner, Texas weather won’t be the only thing turning tides in Round Rock. Since the beginning of 2020, RRISD Board of Trustees candidates have been preparing...

Lacey Mase Takes Aim at Student Success in Trustee Campaign

Lacey Mase, a former RRISD teacher, and lawyer is running for Board Trustee Place 2.
November 2, 2020

As a new election cycle has arrived, candidate signs have filled Westwood communities and many of these signs are for the four open Round Rock ISD Board of Trustee Places. Lacey Mase, a former teacher...

Mary Bone Brings Accountability Front and Center During Final Day Before Election

Dr. Mary Bone is running for the RRISD Trustee Place 2 position this year. With her background in systems engineering, she hopes to implement data driven policies and bring accountability front and center to the Board.
November 2, 2020

As the November election approaches, candidates running for local and national office are rounding up undecided votes and trying to put their best foot forward for the final push. A mother of two children,...

Students Adjust to New Bell Schedule

Westwood students began a new virtual bell schedule on Monday, Oct. 19. The adjustment was difficult for some but beneficial for others.
November 2, 2020

In order to allow teachers more time to interact with students, as well as provide more opportunities for students to ask questions and receive teacher feedback, the Westwood administration implemented...

Westwood Welcomes Second Wave of Students Back to Campus

Westwood Welcomes Second Wave of Students Back to Campus
November 1, 2020

Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) opened their doors again for the second wave of students hoping to do virtual learning on campus. According to the district Department of Research and Evaluation,...

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