Westwood Horizon

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

November 9, 2019

Spectrum News Austin announced that Oliver Yu ‘20 was the first recipient of their Scholar Athlete Program scholarship. Yu was recognized for his achievements on the gridiron and in the classroom, and will ...

Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

November 8, 2019

“For years and years I was notoriously known as ‘That Annoying Kid.’ I talked a lot, a little too much, everybody hated it, then one day I decided I wasn’t going to talk so much. I would try to...

Humans of Westwood: Gabriel Beitia ’20

Humans of Westwood: Gabriel Beitia ’20

October 22, 2019

“For about two and a half years I lived with my dad and essentially raised my little sister Veronica. My little sister never recognized my talents in raising her and she idolized my dad despite the fac...

Humans of Westwood: Sophia Bombach ’21

Humans of Westwood: Sophia Bombach ’21

October 9, 2019

"When I was really young my family and I went to Krispy Kreme. It was about to rain that night and my mom saw something running back and forth from a drainage ditch, so she made us stop the car. She went...

From Goldman Sachs to Westwood: Mr. Orlando Andrade

From Goldman Sachs to Westwood: Mr. Orlando Andrade

By Serena Manwani, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Mr. Orlando Andrade has a diverse career experience, from working 72 hours at an investment banking firm every week, to teaching business and Spanish classes at high schools. He got his undergraduate degree...

Ms. Jesica Cuellar Joins Westwood Faculty

Ms. Jesica Cuellar Joins Westwood Faculty

By Rachel Iyer, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Ms. Jesica Cuellar recently joined Westwood as an assistant principal in the Courage office. She comes with many years of experience as a teacher and assistant principal at other schools. Prior to comi...

Ms. Joy Windell is Welcomed to the Westwood Family

Ms. Joy Windell is Welcomed to the Westwood Family

By Catharine Li, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Ms. Joy Windell recently joined Westwood as an AP Computer Science A and Computer Science I teacher. Originally from El Paso, TX, she is entering her 13th year of teaching.  Studying math and computer ...

Ms. Ann Castro Joins Counseling Team

Ms. Ann Castro Joins Counseling Team

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

September 19, 2019

Ms. Ann Castro joined the Westwood faculty this year as the IB counselor. Her job includes helping kids with their graduation plans, as well as serving as a liaison between students and teachers, and givi...

Mr. Adrian Ramirez Appointed as Assistant Principal

Mr. Adrian Ramirez Appointed as Assistant Principal

By Shawkin Kabir, Reporter

September 16, 2019

Assistant Principal Mr. Adrian Ramirez joined the administration at school this year. Previously, he was a Spanish teacher at Temple High School for four years, the school he himself attended, and taught...

Ms. Kelsey Rowley is Welcomed to Westwood’s Art Department

Ms. Kelsey Rowley is Welcomed to Westwood’s Art Department

By Nashitha Azeez, Videographer

September 13, 2019

Ms. Kelsey Rowley joined Westwood to teach Drawing I and Painting I/II/III for her fifth year of teaching. She was born in California, but moved around a lot until she was eight, when her family finally decid...

Ms. Jazmin Tyson-Owens Joins Social Studies Department

Ms. Jazmin Tyson-Owens Joins Social Studies Department

By Serena Manwani, Reporter

September 9, 2019

Social Studies teacher Ms. Jazmin Owens-Tyson has  become a part of our Westwood community after three years of teaching. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and h...

Mr. Seth Gonzales is Welcomed to Westwood

Mr. Seth Gonzales is Welcomed to Westwood

By Ayesha Middya, Reporter

September 4, 2019

Mr. Seth Gonzales has recently joined Westwood as a Pre-AP/Pre-IB and AP Chemistry teacher. Mr. Gonzales grew up in Bend, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University. Previously, he taught at Crescen...