Tuesday, February 4


PTO Meeting - Training Your Teen

@S100 8 a.m.


Baseball - JV

vs. Milby @Mason Park


Softball - JV

vs. Mayde Creek @Mayde Creek 4:30 p.m.


Boys Basketball - Varsity

vs. Sam Houston @Butler 4:30 p.m.


Boys Basketball - Freshman

vs. Bellaire @Bellaire 5 p.m.


Girls Basketball - Freshman 

vs. Bellaire @WHS 5 p.m.


Girls Basketball - Varsity

vs. Bellaire @Butler 5:30 p.m.


Softball - Varsity

vs. Mayde Creek @Mayde Creek 6 p.m.


Boys Basketball - JV

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


Girls Basketball - JV

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


Senior Parent Meeting

@S100 6:30 p.m.


PTO Meeting - Training Your Teen

@Library 7 p.m.


Boys Soccer - Varsity

vs. Lamar @Delmar 7 p.m.


Girls Soccer - Varsity

vs. Lamar @Dyer 7 p.m. 


Wednesday, February 5


Comedy Sportz

@Black Box 7 p.m.


Thursday, February 6


Girls soccer - JV

vs. Reagan @WHS 4:30 p.m.


Friday, February 7


Swimming - Regional Swim Meet

@Conroe ISD 12 p.m.


Boys Track

@Clear Brook HS 2 p.m.


Girls Track

@Clear Brook HS 3 p.m.


Softball - Varsity

vs. Ft. Bend Christian @WHS 4 p.m.


Boys Basketball - Freshman

vs. Sam Houston @WHS 5 p.m.


Girls Basketball - Freshman 

vs. Chavez @WHS 5 p.m.


Girls Soccer - JV

vs. Texas City @Texas City 5 p.m.


Baseball - Varsity

vs. Strake @Strake 5 p.m.


Boys Basketball - JV

vs. Sam Houston @WHS 6:30 p.m.


Girls Basketball - JV

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


Girls Soccer - Varsity

vs. Texas City @Texas City 7 p.m.


Boys Basketball - Varsity

vs. Madison @Butler 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, February 8


Swimming - Regional Swim Meet
@Conroe ISD 9 a.m.
Baseball - JV

vs. Strake @WHS 10 a.m.


Boys Lacrosse - JV

vs. Bellaire @WHS 2 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse - Varsity

vs. Bellaire @WHS 4 p.m. 

Monday, February 9

Softball - JV

vs. Chavez @WHS 4 p.m.


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   

Due to the campus being closed on the initial date, Comedy Sportz has been rescheduled for this week.
Come be a part of history on Wednesday, February 4, at 7 p.m., as Westside High School premieres its Comedy Sportz Team. The laughter and fun takes place in the Black Box.


Westside is the first HISD school EVER to participate in Comedy Sportz! Tickets are a bargain at only $3. 
So, pull on those Depends and bring your friends for an hour (give or take) of side-splitting improv!
The WHS PTO will be offering a special dual-session of our monthly meeting in February. On Tuesday, February 4, we will meet at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and host Meredith Parsley from the Choices Program for a special presentation. Meredith will be presenting "Training Your Teen: A Chapter from the Owner's Manual You Wish Came with Your Teen".

The morning session will be held in S100 and begin with a coffee reception at 8:00 a.m., followed by the presentation at 8:30 a.m. The evening meeting will be held in the Library, with refreshments at 7:00 p.m. and the presentation at 7:30 p.m. 
Please save the date, invite a friend, and plan to join us. All are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with other parents facing the challenges of raising our teens, and to get some tips and advice on parenting from a professional counselor. Hope to see you there. 
We would like to invite all Senior Parents to a meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. in S-100.
We will be discussing the spring and year-end Senior events and the many volunteer opportunities for parents to participate. 
As this is an exciting time for the students, we want to ensure that all Westside Senior year-end traditions are as fun and exciting as previous classes have enjoyed. In order to do this, we need a lot of parental involvement.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting on the Tuesday. An opportunity to sign up for the various committees will be available at that time. Please email Ms. Kaylin Brett with any questions.  
If you need information or help with FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), then mark February 20, on your calendar.
Westside High School will host a FAFSA Day Event from 6-8 p.m. that will allow seniors and their families to complete the FAFSA (or TAFSA for students who do not qualify as U.S. citizens or permanent residents). 
Additionally, during the February 20 school day, Westside will integrate FAFSA completion education and financial literacy opportunities for all students. 
Come join the baseball coaches for their "Chili & Coaches Cook-off". This baseball team annual fundraising event includes a silent auction, raffle prizes, and more. 
The fun happens Saturday, February 8, from 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. at the Lakes of Parkway clubhouse. Tickets are $40 per person. Contact: Irene Kuchta at kuchta4@sbcglobal.net. 

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FEBRUARY 3, 2014

One week after the wrestling team reclaimed the District Championship, it qualified four wrestlers and one alternate to the State Tournament.


Leading the way to State is Regional Champion, Bryan Kurisko. Bryan is a senior and is pictured above.  Joining him is Junior Daniel Kilzer who placed third at Regionals in the 182 pound weight division.


Senior Cole Jongebloed (pictured above) placed third at Regionals in the 195 pound weight division, while senior Xavier Hall (pictured below) placed 6th in his division.



"I am very proud of the kids this weekend," Head Coach Michael Froehlich said. "Especially my three seniors, Bryan, Xavier, and Cole."


Myles Hampton earned 5th place and won his challenge match to qualify for State. Trey Baimbridge placed 5th and will go to State as an alternate.
Several students in Mrs. Garcia's BIM class earned their Microsoft Word 2007 Specialist Certifications during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year. 
Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications are industry-recognized certifications that can help students boost their resume, differentiate themselves from other job applicants, heighten their earning potential, and provide them with valuable experience and confidence to help them succeed in school and in the workforce. During the spring semester, they will work towards earning their Microsoft 2010 certifications in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. 

(Pictured above: Jacqueline Pillar, Tre'vion Dangerfield, Tressa Wood, Nicholas Abraham, Gloria Brown, Mikayla Cooper)

(Pictured above: Xochitl Perez, Meredith Knight, Juan Rios, Thianny Gonzalez, Anissa Quintanilla)

During the 2012-2013 school year, two students demonstrated what they had learned over the year by earning 4 Microsoft certifications. This is quite an achievement within 1 year! Josselyne Gonzalez (a sophomore at the time and picture below on the right) and Saman Ataabadi (a senior at the time and pictured below on the left) both earned their Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 
Josselyne was a member of the Business Information Management course and was able to use those skills to find a job working as administrative support for the owners of Leibman's Wine & Fine Foods. Saman was a student in the Practicum in Business Management program who worked at ExxonMobil Chemical headquarters. After her internship ended at ExxonMobil, Saman started working towards a degree in Chemical Engineering at HCC and was able be placed at ExxonMobil Chemical through a temp agency based on her previously acquired skills and knowledge of Microsoft programs.

 Saman Ataabadi 
Josselyne Gonzalez

We would like to say congratulations to all these students for their hard work and dedication in earning these certifications. Join the ranks of these students by taking Business Information Management (BIM) or Practicum in Business Management (PBM), next year. Speak with your dean or Mrs. Lauren Garcia about your options.
Westside swimmers were phenomenal at the 20-5A district swim meet, last Friday. Below is the list of swimmers that finished in the top 6 of their events and will be advancing to the Regional meet in Conroe, this Friday, Feb. 7. 


Kaley Hoffman
District Champion- 200 yard Medley relay, 100 yard Backstroke
2nd- 200 yard Ind. Medley; 400 yard Freestyle relay (new school record)

Alex Kuck
District Champion - 200 yard medley relay; 2nd- in 100 yard freestyle, 100 yard Breaststroke, 400 yard freestyle Relay (new school record)

Chinthana Thangavel
District Champion- 200 yard Medley relay; 2nd- 200 yard freestyle & 400 yard freestyle relay (new school record), 3rd place 100 yard Butterfly

Francesca Rusca
District Champion- 200 yard medley Relay, 100 yard breaststroke; 2nd- 400 yard freestyle relay (new school record); 4th- 500 yard freestyle

Genki Oji
3rd- 200 yard Ind. Medley, 400 yard freestyle Relay, 4th- 100 yard Backstroke; 6th- 200 yard Ind. Medley

Travis Tung
District Champion- 200 yard Ind. Medley; 2nd- 100 yard Butterfly (new school record); 3rd- 200 Medley relay & 400 yard freestyle relay

Juan Rios
2nd- 50 & 100 yard Freestyles; 3rd- 200 yard Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle relay

Jackson Farmer
3rd- 200 yard Medley Relay, 400 yard Freestyle Relay; 4th- 500 yard Freestyle; 5th- 200 yard Freestyle

Emma Strange
5th- 200 yard Ind. Medley

Erin Silva
5th- 200 yard Freestyle; 6th- 100 yard Butterfly

Taylor Hubbard
6th- 50 yard Freestyle

Megan Hanus
4th- 100 yard Freestyle; 5th- 50 yard Freestyle

Marcel Reyes, John Rhoden, Toby Gillan, and Luke Vrijland
3rd- 200 Freestyle Relay

These great swimmers were the tops in their events out of more than three hundred swimmers at the 20-5A District Meet 

Relationships are a very tricky topic for all of us, especially for our teens.  If they are in a relationship, they are asking themselves a million questions such as "Am I happy?" "Is he or she right for me?" "Should we break up?"  And if they aren't in a relationship, teens are asking themselves "When will I meet someone?" "Will dating my friend ruin our relationship?" "Am I the only single person at school?"


The key to any relationship is to make sure that it is healthy, which means that both parties are happy and that their needs are being met.  Because relationships are such a huge part of our lives, and with Valentine's Day around the corner, the Choices topic for February is relationships. Throughout the month, we will be discussing healthy relationships, safe sex, dating, and more.


*And don't forget about the PTO/Choices event tomorrow! I will be presenting "Training Your Teen: A Chapter from the Owner's Manual You Wish Came with Your Teen". There will be two available sessions, one at 8:00 a.m. and one at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to bring a friend!  Click here for more information on the event.

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