Tuesday, October 8

Varsity Tennis - Team District

@Memorial Tennis Center 8 a.m. 


Varsity Volleyball vs. Chavez

@Barnett 7 p.m.


Wednesday, October 9

HOSA Blood Drive

@Practice Gym 8 a.m.

Varsity Tennis - Team District

@Memorial Tennis Center 8 a.m.

Thursday, October 10

Freshman Football vs. Lamar  

@Lamar HS 4:30 p.m.


JV Football vs. Lamar

@WHS 4:30 p.m.


College Night

@Commons 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Friday, October 11

***Report Cards


Freshman Volleyball  vs. Chavez

@Chavez 5:30 p.m. 


JV Volleyball vs. Chavez
@Chavez 6:30 p.m.   


Varsity Volleyball vs. Westbury

@Butler 7 p.m.


Varsity Football vs. Lamar

@Delmar 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 12
Girls Cross Country Meet
@Veterans Memorial Park 7 a.m.
Swimming Relays
@Conroe 9 a.m.


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   


Join the Westside Varsity Cheerleaders for their annual clinic on Saturday, October 26, at Westside High School. Learn cheers, chants, stunts, jumps, and dances!  After learning the routines, cheer with the cheerleaders during the first half of the varsity football game at Butler Stadium as the Westside Wolves tame the Sam Houston Tigers!  For more information, click here or contact Margaret Carnett at mcarnett@yahoo.com 

or Coach Jennifer Davis at jdavis32@houstonisd.org.


Juniors need to drop by A205 to pay for the PSAT before October 16.  The cost is $14 ($7 for students who are on Free/Reduced lunch.)   Cash or money order only.


The Westside Band Boosters is once again making Homecoming Mums for Westside students. These beautiful Homecoming Mums are custom made by band parents and come in three sizes:  15" (garter for the young men), 24" (friendship), and 36" in length.  A table will be set up in the Commons during lunch periods with order forms and mum samples.  Stop by during your lunch period to get more information, to pick up an order form or to turn in your order.  


Yearbooks may be purchased on-line by clicking here. 


The Wolf E-News archives are now posted on the Westside website. If you ever need access to an older edition for information or entertainment, you can now have it with the click of a mouse!  


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OCTOBER 7, 2013

"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports.  What is tough is being good every day." These words, spoken by baseball great Willie Mays, speak volumes about the power of the athlete. 


Athletes become defined by the games they play, the records they break, and the accolades they are awarded. Yet, an athlete's power becomes most apparent in the way he or she decides to inspire or help others after the game has ended. 


Senior Brittany Gilpin is an extraordinary young woman whose presence and power on the volleyball court is incredible, but her effect on the Westside High School community as a leader is arguably more impressive.  


Brittany's success on the court started at a young age. She was honored with a 1st team All-District distinction as a freshman, and she has only added to that since then.   She once again was recognized as 1st team All-District last year; she also was honored as the Westside High School Fall Sports MVP!    In addition to playing for the Lady Wolves, Brittany has had an illustrious career as a club volleyball player, as evidenced by the fact that she was identified as one of the top 250 club volleyball players in the nation. 
Brittany is indeed valuable to her teammates on the court as a middle hitter, where Brittany said "[you] have to be alert and be able to read the other team." 
Her alertness is not just a vital aspect of her volleyball game-she is ranked 66 in her class, and she obviously is quite alert in the classroom as well.  When she attends Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the fall, she will have a dual focus: playing volleyball and majoring in Sports Management or Sports Marketing.   
Brittany's commitment to give back to her peers is clearly apparent with her participation in the Best Buddies club and the PALS program at Westside.   Best Buddies strives to facilitate friendships between students with and without disabilities.   Brittany's buddy is named Juliette; she enjoys this friendship because it has shown her a lot.
"I can affect another person's life just by giving her attention, talking to her on the phone, or sitting with her at lunch," Brittany said.
   In Brittany's eyes, this club has helped her realize how important it is to be kind and generous to all people.   In the PALS program, students travel to Ray Daily Elementary every Monday and Friday to assist children with their studies.   Clearly, service is a passion for Brittany, and she truly relishes the positive connections she gets to make with people of all ages.

Brittany was chosen as the Spotlight Student because her commitment to "serve" happens on and off the volleyball court.  Brittany's kind smile, gentle presence, and overall optimism make her a role model to other Westside Wolves!


Please plan on attending Westside's College Night on Thursday October 10, in the Commons at 6 p.m.  College representatives from all over the United States will be available to answer your questions and put you on their mailing list.  There will also be instruction available regarding Naviance.  


The Westside High School Music Boosters is holding its Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser that benefits the Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Color Guard programs.


Beautiful Red Poinsettias that are approximately 16" tall, with five to seven blooms per plant. They come in a 6-inch pot trimmed in green foil for only $15, each.  Furnished and lovingly grown by residents at The Brookwood Community.

Order from October 1 - October 25 by contacting Leslie Devillier at 713-724-1786.  Pick-up is at Westside High School on Tuesday, December 10, from noon - 8 p.m. in the foyer of  the Auditorium.

Did you know that every day, 4,700 students younger than age 18 try marijuana for the first time?  

That is one of the many reasons the Choices topic of the month is drugs and why we decided to make this month "Drug-Free October". 


We will be hosting various activities throughout the month that include a week-long celebration for Red Ribbon Week (http://redribbon.org/) and lunch presentations.  Lunch presentations are on Tuesdays in room A216 and cover topics such as alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana.   

To learn more, contact the Choices Counselor, Ms. Parsley at mparsley@council-houston.org
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