Westwood Horizon

Mr. Adrian Ramirez Appointed as Assistant Principal

Mr. Adrian Ramirez Appointed as Assistant Principal

By Shawkin Kabir

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...

Mr. Mason Nash Joins Science Department

Mr. Mason Nash Joins Science Department

By Ian Drerup, Reporter

September 3, 2019

Mr. Mason Nash joined the school’s faculty to teach On Level and AP Physics II for his sixth year of teaching. He had previously taught in Northern Dallas, but grew up in the Austin area and decide...

Student Anaya Kashikar ’21 Competes in the Junior Olympics

Student Anaya Kashikar ’21 Competes in the Junior Olympics

By Jake Schlanger, Reporter

August 30, 2019

Over the summer, Anaya Kashikar ‘21 competed with her team, the Austin Angelfish, at the Junior Olympics in synchronized swimming. This year will mark her sixth year at the Junior Olympics and seven...

Ms. Kelly Harwick Joins Westwood’s Language Department

Ms. Kelly Harwick Joins Westwood’s Language Department

August 29, 2019

Ms. Kelly Harwick returned to teach French this year after taking a break to raise her children. She previously taught at Westwood in the late ‘90s for a year and a half, and substituted for RRISD durin...

Mr. Eric Scheiber Joins Westwood Faculty

Mr. Eric Scheiber Joins Westwood Faculty

By Ayesha Middya, Reporter

August 29, 2019

Mr. Eric Scheiber joined Westwood this year as a Pre-AP/Pre-IB and IB Biology teacher. Mr. Scheiber is from Indiana, where he was born and raised. He went on to attend University of Southern Indiana, earn...

Student Keana Saberi ’22 Explores Journalism in New York

Student Keana Saberi ’22 Explores Journalism in New York

August 22, 2019

As I began writing my application, I was frantic. Looking over my writing, I tried to summarize my love for journalism and my personality in a 500-word brief. Truth is, I was racking my brain for how I coul...

Violet Burns ’21 Visits Germany on Study Trip

Violet Burns ’21 Visits Germany on Study Trip

August 11, 2019

Students did many things to keep busy over the summer- relaxing, studying, travelling. But how many of them got to go on a study trip to a country about 5000 miles away? Violet Burns ‘21 was one ...

Poetry Club President Reflects on Legacy

Poetry Club President Reflects on Legacy

By Atina Hartmann, Reporter

May 23, 2019

When the bustling of after-school chatter has long faded and all the buses have rolled away, the empty halls are finally left alone. But on this particular Wednesday afternoon, not all of Westwood is vacant. ...

Annual Ceremony Honors Seniors’ Achievements

Annual Ceremony Honors Seniors’ Achievements

May 18, 2019

In accordance with a yearly tradition, members of the graduating class of 2019, along with staff members and high-ranking members of the administration, gathered in the cafeteria on the evening of ...