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Principal Dr. Mario Acosta announced his resignation in an email on Tuesday, May 17.

Dr. Mario Acosta Announces Resignation

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor May 17, 2022

After six years of serving the Westwood community as principal, Dr. Mario Acosta announced his resignation on Tuesday, May 17. "Please know that the decision to leave was not made lightly, as I have...

Westwood Lifts Lockdown After External Threat is Cleared

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor January 19, 2022

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 10:55 a.m., Westwood High School went on lockdown after reports of an external threat in the area. The school then transitioned to a hold-in-place after Austin police reported...

RRISD has set up a website to provide daily Covid-19 information.

RRISD and Westwood Open COVID-19 Testing Stations for Students, Staff

Zoejane Ostebo, Opinions Editor and Extras Editor February 10, 2021

Since Feb. 2, Round Rock ISD has begun to give free drive-through COVID-19 testing to all staff and students. Testing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all appointments...

Principal Follows Up On Weekend Investigations

Principal Follows Up On Weekend Investigations

Hayden Swanson, Managing Editor November 14, 2019

Over the weekend of Nov. 9, posts were discovered on social media which indicated that a student planned to bring a gun to school on the following Monday. The posts spread quickly and prompted an investigation...

A Williamson County Sheriff vehicle is parked on campus near the portables.

Administration Responds to Shooting Threat Discovered On Social Media

Hayden Swanson, Managing Editor November 10, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, a student posted pictures on Snapchat of themselves holding a gun with the message, "Don't pull up to school Monday." Screenshots were taken of these posts, and they were quickly...

Christie French 19 dodges an opponent in an offensive play.

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Decimates Round Rock 54-38, Moves on to Playoffs

Hayden Swanson, Managing Editor February 9, 2019

The varsity girls’ basketball team exacted their revenge against the Round Rock Dragons on Friday, Feb. 8 after a devastating defeat a couple weeks prior. This game determined which of the two teams...

With the help of his teammates, Demetrius Jones 19 takes down an opposing Vista Ridge player.

Varsity Football Bounces Back with Dominant 27-7 Win Over Vista Ridge

Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor September 22, 2018

The varsity football team bounced back from a crushing loss and dominated the Vista Ridge Rangers on the road at Gupton Stadium with a score of 27-7. The Warriors scored on the first play from scrimmage...

Quarterback Will Jennings 18 hurdles over players for the winning touchdown of the game.

Warriors Slay the Dragons 45-41

Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor October 28, 2017

Prior to 1992, Round Rock ISD had only two high schools within its bounds: Round Rock High School and Westwood High School. This led to the schools, which were separated by a railroad track, competing...

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