Westwood Horizon

Poetry Club President Reflects on Legacy

Poetry Club President Reflects on Legacy

By Atina Hartmann

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 ...

New Nurse Ms. Rebecca Giguere Joins Westwood

New Nurse Ms. Rebecca Giguere Joins Westwood

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

Ms. Rebecca Giguere has joined the Westwood staff this year as the new nurse. Previously the nurse at Timmerman Elementary School in Pflugerville ISD, Ms. Giguere made the transition to high school nursing...

New Club Days For Girls Holds First Meeting

New Club Days For Girls Holds First Meeting

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

April 17, 2019

Eager students filled English teacher Ms. Stephanie Crugnola’s room to attend the first meeting of Days For Girls on Wednesday, April 10. The newly formed club is a charity chapter of the global ...

Mr. Jason Ziebell Wins Teacher of the Year

Mr. Jason Ziebell Wins Teacher of the Year

By Carson Haverda

February 11, 2019

Westwood’s 2019 “Teacher of the Year” was awarded to teacher Jason Ziebell on Friday, Feb. 8. This is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive. All the teachers vote on who they think deserv...

Mira Desai ’22 Combats Cerebral Palsy

Mira Desai ’22 Combats Cerebral Palsy

By Melissa Brown

February 7, 2019

  From across the atrium, the sound of wheels rolling across linoleum tiles can be heard over the teenagers’ chatter. Pushing her bright blue walker and trying to get through the clusters of ...

Anish Maddipoti ’20 Competes in ‘Jeopardy! Teen Tournament’

Anish Maddipoti ’20 Competes in ‘Jeopardy! Teen Tournament’

November 14, 2018

Buzzer in hand, his eyes darted across the screen, searching for his next move, planning his strategy. No matter what happened in the end, he wanted to come out of there standing tall with pride, confi...

New Sergeant Joins AFJROTC Faculty

New Sergeant Joins AFJROTC Faculty

By Ian Drerup, Reporter

October 10, 2018

Senior Master Sergeant Walter Hodges began his first year teaching AFJROTC this August after retiring from being a drill sergeant in the US Air Force. “I wanted to impact the lives of young people and help them,...

New Cher-Gl Counselor Joins Westwood Faculty

New Cher-Gl Counselor Joins Westwood Faculty

By Anna Chuo, Morale Officer

September 28, 2018

Ms. Susan Foster joined the staff as the counselor for Cher-Gl this year. She moved from Charlotte, North Carolina late last summer to be closer to her mother, spending last year as a behavior interve...

Ms. Jackie Hartle Appointed as Assistant Principal

Ms. Jackie Hartle Appointed as Assistant Principal

September 21, 2018

One of the newest members of the Westwood faculty, Ms. Jackie Hartle, started her first year as Assistant Principal at Westwood. She was previously a teacher for 15 years, but became an assistant princip...

Warrior Band Welcomes New Associate Director

Warrior Band Welcomes New Associate Director

By Bhavana Dokka, Reporter

September 19, 2018

Mr. Brandon Winters accepted the Associate Band Director position at Westwood High School, transferring from his previous position as director at Hays High School. Mr. Winters was previously a marching tech a...

New Teacher Mr. Andrew Byram Joins Math Department

New Teacher Mr. Andrew Byram Joins Math Department

September 19, 2018

Mr. Andrew Byram joined Westwood this year as a math teacher. Previously, Mr. Byram taught at Lockhart High School. For Mr. Byram, the effort students put into their studies was a pleasant surprise. “...