Tuesday, December 3

STAAR Retest - English I Reading

Boys Basketball - Freshman B

vs. Houston Christian @WHS 4 p.m.

Boys Basketball - Freshman A

vs. Chavez @Chavez 5 p.m.


Boys Basketball - Sophomore

vs. Houston Christian @WHS 5:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball - JV 

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


Boys Basketball - Varsity 

vs. Houston Christian @WHS 7 p.m.


Wednesday, December 4

STAAR Retest - English II Writing  



@Cy Lakes 5 p.m.


Thursday, December 5

STAAR Retest - English II Reading  



@Lamar 6 p.m.


Friday, December 6

STAAR Retest - Biology  


Wrestling - JV Tournament

@Rockwall HS 2 p.m.


Debate - TFA Tournament

@WHS 3:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday, December 7
Wrestling - JV Tournament
@Rockwall HS 9 a.m.
Debate - TFA Tournament
@WHS 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, December 9  
STAAR Retest - Algebra I 

Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   


Letters were sent home last week for students who need to retest with STAAR. Students will report to the gym entrances on their scheduled day.  You must bring your ID and #2 pencils.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 
English I Reading
Wednesday, Dec. 4 
English II Writing
Thursday, Dec. 5 
English II Reading
Friday, Dec. 6 
Monday, Dec. 9
Algebra I

Calling all WHS Alumni-mark your calendars now for the first ever WHS Alumni Ice Cream Social!  All alumni are invited to come and mix and mingle with all your friends and favorite Westside teachers and staff.  
The Alumni Ice Cream Social will be held on Monday, January 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Commons.  This event will take the place this year of the Alumni Breakfast.  The social is the day before students return from winter break, but teachers are working that day and are excited to eat ice cream and see you!  
This event is free of charge. RSVP to kaclayton1@gmail.com or via Facebook on the Friends and Alumni of Westside High School web page so we know how many to plan for.  Hope to see you there and pass the word! 

This Thursday, December 5, the Practicum in Business Management & Genesys Works interns will gather in the Mini Theater at 8 a.m. to answer the big question: What is Practicum in Business Management? 
Students in grades 9-11 are invited to attend. They will receive important information about the program and taking the next steps to take to prepare for participation in the program. Current interns will be on hand to discuss how the program has impacted and changed their lives for the better!

The Practicum in Business Management program currently works with these corporate partners: ExxonMobil, Genesys Works, Parkway Insurance Group, Shell, and The Church Without Walls. 

Genesys Works is a program designed to offer high school students the technical and professional skills training to succeed in the corporate world. Genesys Works also helps students prepare college applications and apply to scholarships during their senior year. 

If students or parents have questions about the program, please contact Lauren Garcia at lsmith21@houstonisd.org or stop by L203.

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DECEMBER 2, 2013
Congratulations to Bobby Hartzog and the Westside Football Team.  
Bobby Hartzog has been chosen as a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year.  
This is the eighth player selected from Westside over the past eight years, which is the most by any HISD program. 
Bobby is Westside's eleventh finalist in the past thirteen years as a program.  The banquet will be held on December 11, to announce the Player of the Year for Houston.
Principals, teachers, and early childhood centers are all invited to apply for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, which celebrates public school professionals whose leadership and dedication inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Individuals are eligible to win any amount between $5,000-$25,000, and districts are eligible for up to $100,000.

Over $800,000 in cash prizes and grants is awarded each year through the H-E-B- Excellence in Education Awards to deserving teachers, principals, school districts, and early childhood facilities. It is the largest monetary recognition program for educators in Texas and one of the largest in the nation. Last year, three Houston ISD employees won awards including High School for Performing & Visual Arts Principal, Dr. R. Scott Allen; Hilliard Elementary School Principal, Michael Walker; and Burbank Middle Dual Language Coordinator, Dr. Linda Velasquez.

For instructions on how to nominate an individual, school, or district, or to apply as a teacher for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, please see the following attachment and visit www.HEB.com/education. All nominations are due by December 8, 2013.

Check this out for more details: HEB-Excellence-In-Education-Awards-Flyer.pdf
Pictured above are the highest sellers for the last fundraiser, Emiliana Rico-Toro and Claudia Morales. Emiliana and Claudia received a $100 cash prize for selling over $700.
Below is a letter from Judy Jackson, the Lead Senior Parent. 
As the semester begins to wind down and the holidays/winter break are right around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the support received this fall. The response for volunteers for Skate Night was truly overwhelming. I hate turning anyone away that wants to volunteer their time and yet I had to "waitlist" a number of you that expressed interest in helping that night. I know those of you that attended to volunteer and those of you that came just to watch the fun were impressed with the turnout. We had over 400 Seniors attend - WOW! - it was so much fun watching them turn back the clock and become 10 years old, again.
Additionally, the response to the Fall Fundraiser was tremendous. We achieved the goal we had set and are off to a great start in our fundraising initiative. Thank you also to those of you that made/collected donations as this also provided funds we had only hoped for. I have been approached by several of you that said you would like to donate, but did not get the envelope turned in with the fundraiser, please know that we will continue accepting donations. If you would like to make a donation, please make your checks payable to "WHS PTO" put it in an envelope with a note stating "Senior Donation" and include the student's name, student ID# and amount enclosed and address the envelope to: Senior Donation, ATTN: K. Brett. Please have your son/daughter turn in either to Ms. Brett in N135 or the front office. Remember, all donations are appreciated and for any donation of $300 your student will receive a free Prom Ticket and donations of $500 or more will receive 2 free Prom Tickets.

There will be a Senior Parent Meeting in late January or early February to begin planning for the spring and end of year events. The spring semester will go quickly and there are many events to prepare for, so please look for information regarding that meeting shortly after the first of the year. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season, and look forward to the events that will celebrate the great accomplishments these seniors have made as they begin to approach graduation. If you have any questions or would like to have your email address added to the master distribution list, please email me atjacksrl@att.net.

This year, the Westside Wolves Baseball Coaching Staff will be holding two Father-Son camps. We had such a great response last year that we wanted to make it more accessible to each family.

The first camp will be a hitting camp. The date for this camp is this Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. until noon. This camp is solely designed to work with the offensive approach to the game of baseball.

The second camp will be a pitching and defense camp. The date for this camp is December 14, from 9 a.m. - noon. This camp is solely designed to work with the defensive approach to the game of baseball.

I know that all fathers may not be able to attend due to work, hunting, football, etc. We understand the business of schedules and still want to be a part of your son's baseball growth. This year, we want players to attend even if their father can't. We have numerous coaches and will have plenty of people to help work with your son. Please consider this option as you prepare for these two camps. We will accept walk ups on the day of each camp.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Barrow at mbarrow@houstonisd.org.

As much as we all love the holidays, this can be a stressful time for all of us- especially for our teens. The pressure of homework, projects, presentations, and finals can often times be overwhelming. 

Therefore, this is a very important time for parents to pay attention, monitor their teen's health, behavior, thoughts or feelings, listen carefully, learn and model stress management skills, and support involvement in clubs, sports and other pro-social activities. 

The Choices topic for December is Stress Management. During the few weeks of school this month, I will be doing various groups and classes on stress management. Every Tuesday, I have an open lunch group in Mrs. Thibodeaux's room (A216) where I cover topics such as stress management, drug and alcohol use, relationships and more. Extra credit for students in Mrs. Thibodeaux's class and credit appeal are offered. This is an open group to all students. 

For more information, click here to visit my staff page. 

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