Tuesday, December 10


@Alvin 2 p.m.

Girls Basketball - Freshman 

vs. Lamar @WHS 5 p.m.

Girls Basketball - JV 

vs. Lamar @WHS 6:30 p.m.


Choir Winter Concert

Auditorium 7 p.m.


Thursday, December 12

Band Winter Concert

Auditorium 7 p.m.


Friday, December 13


@Cinco Ranch HS 5 p.m.


Girls Basketball - Freshman

vs. Cy Lakes @WHS 4 p.m.


Girls Basketball - JV 

vs. Cy Lakes @WHS 5:30 p.m.


Girls Basketball - Varsity

vs. Cy Lakes @WHS 7 p.m. 

Saturday, December 14
Wrestling - City Duals
@Cy Woods HS 9 a.m.


Girls Basketball - Varsity
vs. Sam Houston @Pavilion 10 a.m.
Boys Basketball - Freshman
vs. Furr @Furr 10 a.m.
Boys Basketball - JV
vs. Furr @Furr 11:30 a.m.
Boys Basketball - Varsity
vs. Furr @Furr 1 p.m.

Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   


The Westside Band cordially invites you to its Winter Concert this Thursday, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium. The concert will feature all students in the band program in a kaleidoscope-like performance of various ensembles.

We are asking all attendees to bring a new unwrapped toy for 'tweens and teens to support the Houston Fire Department's "Operation Stocking Stuffer."

Join us before the concert at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and cocoa in front of the auditorium provided by the band parents. So, come on out for an evening of great music and share the spirit of the season.  

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 year, the Westside Wolves Baseball Coaching Staff will be holding a Father-Son pitching and defense camp on December 14, from 9 a.m. - noon. This camp is solely designed to work with the defensive approach to the game of baseball.

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.  We will accept walk ups on the day of the camp.

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

The deadline for ordering a yearbook is January 17, 2014. Click here to order today!

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DECEMBER 9, 2013
As the last semester of her Westside career approaches, Emma Center is ready for it to be her curtain call. The actress and scholar is this week's Westside High School Student Spotlight.
"I have watched this young woman excel both academically, spiritually, and personally into a mature individual, modeling in every way the evidence of true character, compassion, and scholarly commitments," Emma's dean, Tyrone Davis, said. "Emma possesses these non-compromising traits of a natural leader. Emma is bright, energetic, compassionate and genuinely well rounded. 

Emma has clearly been focused on her goals and taken full advantage of Westside's wide range of activities and challenging academic curriculum, helping her reach her potential. 

It's hard for anybody to ignore her success in the classroom. Emma has scored above average in all of her advance placement courses, which has contributed to her earning a grade point average of 4.5, ranking her 33 out of 577 students. It goes without saying that academics take up a lot of time, but Emma makes time for other things. 
She has actively participated in an assortment of extracurricular activities throughout her high school career ranging from her presidency of the Theatre Production Company to the National Honor Society. Emma's passion seems to be performing and helping others, as she has been involved in the Westside Inclusive Theatre (WIT), which provides opportunities for students of all abilities to work with each other in theatre.  She also has been a member of the Inertia Dance Company, Best Buddies (a program to serve as mentors to Life Skill students), and National Merit Commended Scholar membership. 
"This young woman is an exceptional Westside Senior who has contributed greatly to her school and her entire community," Dean Davis, said.  
Emma has also spent considerable time outside the school involved in the community. She teaches musical theatre to elementary students in her local church's daycare program. 
Unlike some students who aren't sure of their goals, Emma is determined to attend a strong university where she can pursue a major in musical theatre. She wants to continue her journey of becoming a well-respected and successful artistic performer. 
Emma will soon accept admission to one of the following schools: University of Texas, Austin, Texas State University, Rider University, Texas Christian, Otterbein University, University of Oklahoma, University of Michigan, or Elon University. 
"I have never experienced the holistic approach Emma possesses," Dean Davis said. "She is the brightest and thoughtful student I have every served."  
It's not too late to honor your senior with a Senior Ad in the yearbook. The deadline has been extended to January 13, 2014.

What better way to show the progression from a child to the young adult with photos throughout the years?  Say something special that will last forever! You can design it yourself or let the yearbook staff do it for you.  
For more information, click here or contact Mr. Malinsky at cmalinsk@houstonisd.org or 281-920-8000 ext. 6061.
The Westside Wolves Boys Basketball team put on an awesome performance at the 2013 Katy ISD Boys Basketball Nike Invitational Tournament.  

The Wolves won the championship trophy by defeating Katy and Conroe High Schools in pool play.  

Westside rolled in the Gold Bracket by defeating Friendswood, Seven Lakes, and then Cinco Ranch in the championship game at the Merrell Center.  

Kevin Baines was awarded the tournament's Most Valuable Player honor while Wesley Van Beck (pictured above) and Daniel Utomi won All-Tournament honors.  The kids had a great time with each other, competed like champions,  and they represented Westside High School well. 
Boxes will be placed in each of the house offices to collect canned goods and new or used toys for the Houston Food Bank's Annual Drive.  Boxes will also be placed in the main office. Help HISD Athletics help others!

To go along with the Choices topic of the month, stress management, I thought it would be quite fitting to talk about meditation. To meditate is to think calm thoughts in order to relax or have a spiritual activity. Meditation is a word adopted in the late 19th century to refer to various spiritual practices from Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Eastern religions. It is commonly defined as a state that is experienced when the mind is free of all thoughts, when the mind is quiet, focusing the mind on a single object, or focusing thought on a particular topic. Meditation is meant to calm the body, mind and spirit (click here for the source). 

If you have never meditated before, there is no time like the present! Meditation is a great way to deal with the multiple stressors we experience daily, including the influx of family members during the holidays. In order to prepare for meditation, begin by sitting comfortably in a calm and quiet space. Start by breathing easy from the abdomen, often referred to as "belly breathing". Then, rotate the head in easy, slow circles; change direction and rotate in slow, easy circles. Look up, tilt your head way back, look down, and put your chin to your chest. Next, drop your arms and hands to the side and shake them gently and easily. Raise your feet off of the floor and gently and easily shake the knees. Make sure to straighten your spine while meditating. Practice and repeat two times. 

After repeating this twice, close your eyes and try to relax your mind and do not make an effort to think about anything; slowly your mind will clear and relax. Do this for about two minutes and then open your eyes. Close your eyes and repeat. When you are done, check in with yourself, are you feeling more relaxed and balanced? Stay tuned for next week's Choices Corner article for another stress management technique. 

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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