Westwood Horizon

UIL Academic Achievements

By lindayoowestwood

January 27, 2014

The following students represented Westwood High School at the Round Rock Invitational Academic Tournament this past Saturday, January 25, at Round Rock High School. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League. Students compete in numerous events and more than half a million students participate...

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...

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.

School Closed Friday January 24

By Lanie Catuogno

January 24, 2014

    Due to inclement weather, all RRISD schools ARE CLOSED on Friday, January 24. All buses will run two hours late. Families are advised to monitor local TV stations and the RRISD website for further changes.  ...

AP Testing

By lindayoowestwood

January 23, 2014


ROTC Change of Command Ceremony

By Vikas Reddy

January 23, 2014

On January 10 school organization ROTC had its change-of-command ceremony at the Westwood High School cafeteria from 7-8 p.m. The ceremony’s purpose was to elect a new group commander who would act as the leader over the ROTC cadets. After the event ended, the new person elected was senior Kyle Guerrer...

Crossfire: Internet Blocks Beneficial to Learning Environment

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2014

Despite many students’ arguments, internet blocks at school are highly beneficial. While lots of students have good intentions, others do not. These blocks are put in place to keep students and teachers from purposefully or accidentally finding sites with restricted content that has been deemed inapp...

A Guild of Giving

By lindayoowestwood

January 21, 2014

      Nowadays, students all over the country are finding ways to volunteer in their communities. School organizations promoting service have seen their chapters flourish. However, there is rarely much spirit in the act of giving back. Most students only find themselves lending a helping hand to c...

Contracting Senioritis

By stephenchao

January 17, 2014

Austin is currently in the midst of flu season, but there is actually a worse disease spreading through the hallways of Westwood; I would know. It’s only been two weeks since I’ve returned to class and I believe I’ve already contracted the highly contagious “senioritis.” Already the symptoms are m...

Crossfire: Internet Blocks Not Worth the Effort

By Tristan Seifert

January 17, 2014

With the growing popularity of the Internet, schools have taken it upon themselves to integrate it into the learning environment. However, RRISD’s internet blocks hurt students because they often block legitimate educational material, do not prevent students being off-task with technology, and can...

Westwood Speech and Debate Qualify Members for TFA

By lindayoowestwood

January 16, 2014

The Westwood Speech and Debate team competed at two tournaments last week, January 10 to 11. A set of competitors traveled to the Winston Churchill Classic in San Antonio and others attended the Bowie HS TFA qualifier. Many members of the team qualified for the state tournament held in Houston on M...

Seasonal and H1N1 Flus Sweep through Texas

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

January 13, 2014

In the last two months, Texas has faced the peak season for flus, lasting from around late October to May. Around 26 Texans have died recently due to having the flu, and about 175 have been hospitalized so far. Primarily, Texans have had H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu. In 2009, a pandemic of the H1...