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Ms. Alexander Accepts Full-Time Assistant Choir Director Position

Ms. Alexander Accepts Full-Time Assistant Choir Director Position

September 12, 2018

Ms. Jennifer Alexander became a full-time assistant director for the Westwood choir program this year, a promotion from her previous part-time position. In total, Ms. Alexander has been at Westwood for two ye...

Ms. Katie Gunderson Joins Dance Department

September 7, 2018

Ms. Katie Gunderson is the newest addition to the dance staff. She has vast knowledge in many dance forms and currently teaches Ballet, Jazz, Dance 2, Advanced Dance 1, as well as assisting with Warri...

Westwood Hires New Math Teacher Ms. Maci Kaiser

Westwood Hires New Math Teacher Ms. Maci Kaiser

September 1, 2018

Ms. Maci Kaiser has just began her first year of teaching after six years in college. She recently graduated from A&M and started here as a math teacher. “I wanted to do physical therapy ...

English Teacher Mr. Casey Gembicki Transfers to Westwood

English Teacher Mr. Casey Gembicki Transfers to Westwood

September 1, 2018

English teacher Mr. Casey Gembicki joined the staff this year, teaching Pre-AP English II and AP English IV. Before coming to Westwood, he taught nine years at three different high schools and eight year...

Ms. Dawn Radcliff Returns to Teach English at Westwood

August 31, 2018

Ms. Dawn Radcliff recently joined the staff as an English teacher. In 2002, Ms. Radcliff started teaching English at Westwood, but quit in 2008 to stay home with her youngest son. For the past four years, s...

New Percussion Director Joins Westwood Warrior Band

New Percussion Director Joins Westwood Warrior Band

August 29, 2018

The Westwood Warrior band welcomed its new percussion director, Mr. John “Mikey” Sheeran, to the band staff over the summer. Mr. Sheeran has an extensive percussion background. He has marched and ...

English Teacher Ms. Molly Walsh Transfers to Westwood

English Teacher Ms. Molly Walsh Transfers to Westwood

August 25, 2018

Ms. Molly Walsh is starting her first year as an English teacher in staff. Ms. Walsh was a teacher at Anderson High School, but came to Westwood because she felt this was the right place for her. ...

Coach Amber Hall Joins Westwood Faculty

Coach Amber Hall Joins Westwood Faculty

August 23, 2018

As a volleyball coach and a geometry teacher, Coach Amber Hall is one of the newest members on the teaching staff. Coach Hall embarked on her teaching journey in her sophomore year of high school ...

Ms. Woolsey’s Soccer Ball Continues to Honor Challenger Crew

Ms. Woolsey’s Soccer Ball Continues to Honor Challenger Crew

June 22, 2018

"4..3..2..1.. and liftoff! Liftoff of the 25th space shuttle mission, and it has cleared the tower." Twenty pairs of eyes tracked the clouds of smoke and steam chasing the spacecraft. Flashing hues of...

Julian Miller ‘18 Celebrates A Magical Night at Prom

Julian Miller ‘18 Celebrates A Magical Night at Prom

April 27, 2018

It’s like a scene from a movie. The godmothers, Caitlin Hernandez ‘18 and Zoë-Marie Johnson ‘18, watched over the gym in their luxurious outfits of T-shirts and jeans. Seeing how much Julian ...

Reid Harrison ’18 Wins Southwest Kia Austin T-shirt Design Contest

Reid Harrison ’18 Wins Southwest Kia Austin T-shirt Design Contest

April 10, 2018

In honor of their new dealership, Southwest Kia Austin held a T-shirt design contest for students in the surrounding area to create a new design logo, which would be printed onto hundreds of shirts and giv...

‘A Medical Miracle’: Matthew Moore ’18 Survives Against All Odds

‘A Medical Miracle’: Matthew Moore ’18 Survives Against All Odds

February 28, 2018

“They always tell these type of patients that you need a light at the end of the tunnel that you’re focusing on, without that there’s no motivation to work hard.” It was a long tunnel for Matthew Moore ‘18...