Tuesday, November 5

Girls Basketball - Varsity, JV, Fr.

@Elkins 4 p.m.


Volleyball Playoff vs. Katy Taylor

@Coleman Coliseum 6:30 p.m. 


PTO Meeting
@S100 7 p.m.


Symphonic Strings Fall Concert
@Mini Theater 7 p.m.


Thursday, November 7  

Freshman Football vs. Bellaire  

@Bellaire 4:30 p.m.


JV Football vs. Bellaire

@WHS 4:30 p.m.


Theatre Production 'Almost Maine'

@Black Box 7 p.m.


Friday, November 8  

Boys Basketball - Varsity

@Willowridge TBA


Swimming vs. Jersey Village & Cy Springs

@WHS 6 p.m.


Varsity Football vs. Bellaire
@Bellaire 7 p.m.  


Theatre Production 'Almost Maine'

@Black Box 7 p.m.


Saturday, November 9

Wrestling - 'Black & Blue'

@WHS 9 a.m.

 Girls Basketball - Varsity, JV, Fr.

@WHS 11 a.m. 

Theatre Production 'Almost Maine'

@Black Box 7 p.m.


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   

November 4, kicks off Magnet Awareness Week.  Drop by Westside for one of the magnet tours given everyday this week starting at 1 p.m. Tours start in the Outback. 

Click  here to go to the online application. 

The Westside facebook page is better than ever!  Drop by and catch up on events through pictures and posts.

Don't forget to like us.  Click here to go right now! 


Please stop by A205 and check your name and size for the senior t-shirt.  The list is posted on the "Senior Information Board" outside of A205.  The list comes down at 12:00 p.m., sharp on November 15. 

Come join us in S100, Tuesday, Nov. 5, for our monthly PTO meeting.  The Choices Counselor will be giving a special presentation and we will give an update on how the Homecoming Dance went.

Your support of this wonderful school and everything it has to offer our students is greatly needed.  The PTO supplements and enhances the school's operating budget by providing support for - Capital Improvements, Technology Upgrades, Scholarships, Professional Development, Homecoming Week Activities, Back to School Bash, Open House, College Night, Campus Beautification, and Teacher Appreciation.

Support now by donating to Support Westside Success either by credit card using the PTO Webstore Page or by printing this form and sending in your donation. All donations received by October 31, will have their names on the PTO Website and on the donor acknowledgement sign to be displayed prominently next to the main office.   
WHS PTO is a 501c3 organization.   Your donation is tax deductible according to the current tax code.  Many employers offer matching programs for charitable contributions. Please check with your HR department and mail us forms if applicable. Your donation is greatly appreciated!  



Underclassman photos will be taken Monday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 19.  More information, including ordering instructions will be included in next week's E-News. Information will also be included on the Westside website, next Monday, Nov. 4.

The GSA and Ecology Club are hosting a clothing drive for homeless youth from November 4-15. There are boxes outside of each house.


Items that we have been told is most needed:




-Underwear (only new, please)


-Sleeping bags


We will take any clothing item that you are willing to part with. 



On Saturday, November 16, the HISD Asian-American College and Career Day for middle and high school students and their parents will be held at Bellaire High School from 8 a.m. to noon.


Students will have the opportunity to meet local Asian professionals in order to get their perspective on career opportunities and what it takes to succeed.  Asian-American professionals will share their own expertise with students, providing meaningful college and career-related advice. Parent sessions will be held in English, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Registration details may be found here.


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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NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Ian T. Hill is one of two Ian Hills on the Westside campus. This Ian Hill is a senior and a member of our renowned culinary arts program, led by Chef Reginald Martin. 


Ian admits that he joined the culinary arts program thinking it would be something he could fall back on, but his interest in the field has grown over the years and he now is seriously considering a career in the restaurant industry. 


He enjoys both the business management aspect as well as the cooking, and said he's glad he won't have to live on ramen noodles when he goes to college because he has the skills to cook a variety of good foods. He also enjoys preparing meals for others, knowing that they are enjoying the results of his imagination and hard work.


Ian is an excellent student too, having successfully navigated a number of Pre AP and AP courses during his years at Westside and earning college credit through courses offered here in cooperation with Houston Community College. He's also studied two language while here, Spanish and German. Those language skills will serve him well, as he loves to travel and hopes to have the opportunity to sample the cuisines of Europe some day. Chef Martin said Ian has been a tremendous asset to the culinary arts program, and has emerged as a leader among the students. He adds that Ian excels in the business management and cooking, a rare and valuable combination. 
Ian's favorite feature of Westside is its diversity, and that's not a surprise considering how diverse Ian is himself. His mother is Indonesian and his father is part British and part Italian. Ian was born in Indonesia, but was brought to the United States as an infant. So, this Indonesian-Italian-British baby is now an American young man. 
After graduation from Westside Ian plans to attend college, possibly pursuing a major in chemistry or chemical engineering, but he hopes to use that education to earn enough money to someday open his own restaurant, or even a chain of restaurants. He plans to have a big family and be able to leave that as a legacy for his children. His advice to younger students is to take advantage of all the opportunities this school and this country have to offer. "You don't have to look far to realize how lucky we are," Ian said. 

Last Monday, October 28, the varsity volleyball team completed the season sweep of Bellaire to earn its first outright district championship.  The team has been co-champions, but the team stands alone atop the district, this year.

Make sure you make it to the first playoff match against Katy Taylor on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Coleman Coliseum.  The action starts at 6:30 p.m.  
On October 4, Westside's HOSA and Culinary Arts partnered to "Pink Out Westside" for breast cancer awareness by selling pink wristbands for $2. Every Westside student who wore pink and those that bought a wristband received a discount and the opportunity to purchase a lunch special at the Outback Café. Around 700 wristbands were sold and the Outback Café sold out all 250 burgers.


Westside students celebrated a great victory over the Marlins at the Homecoming Dance last Saturday night. The Seaside Beach Party was sponsored by the PTO and featured dancing in an ocean of glowing jellyfish, refreshments from the surf shack, a giant beachball drop, and a free photo booth. Go to www.yourbestshot-photography.com for a link to the photos on Facebook.

The lucky door-prize winners were Jawntreice Wiley, who took home a set of Beats headphones, and Paula Komazin, who won the iPad Mini. All of the attendees scored a cool pair of custom Westside sunglasses.

Thanks to Ms. Heather Davis and Student Council for helping to plan the dance, and to Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Blitzer and their PTO committee for coordinating a fun event. 




According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 to 18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes to using entertainment media during a typical day.  Furthermore, 9 out of 10 teenagers use or have used social media.

These numbers are extremely high and that is why the Choices topic for November is "Social Media Month". The Choices program will be hosting various events to educate students, teachers and parents about who is using social media, what they are posting, how to protect yourself, your kids, and your students, the psychological effects and current social media trends. Please join us at the PTO Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in S100 to hear your Choices counselor, Meredith Parsley, LMSW, give a presentation on Social Media and Your Teens. See you there! 

Check out pictures and get a recap of Red Ribbon Week by clicking here.  

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