WHS CALENDAR 

Tuesday, March 4

 

TAKS Retest - Math

 

Girls Soccer

vs. Madison @Delmar 4:30 p.m.

 

Boys Soccer

vs. Madison @Dyer 4:30 p.m.

 

Baseball - Varsity

vs. Westbury @Butler 4:30 p.m.

 

Lacrosse - JV

vs. 7 Lakes @7 Lakes 5:30 p.m. 

 

PTO Meeting

@S100 7 p.m.

 

Lacrosse - Varsity

vs. 7 Lakes @7 Lakes 7:30 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, March 5

  

TAKS Retest Science

 

Boys Track - JV

Meet @Reagan HS 3:30 p.m.

 

Girls Track - JV

Meet @Reagan HS 3:30 p.m.

 

Softball - Varsity

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

 

Comedy Sportz

@Black Box 7 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 6

 

TAKS Retest - Social Studies

 

Water Polo Tournament

@WHS 3:30 p.m.

 

Girls Soccer - JV

vs. Davis @Davis 4 p.m.

 

Boys Soccer - JV

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

 

Friday, March 7

 

Progress Reports Go Home

 

Water Polo Tournament

@WHS 3:30 p.m.

 

Softball - JV

vs. Sam Houston @Sam Houston 4 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 8

 

Boys Track
Meet @Tomball HS 7 a.m.

 

Softball - Varsity
Madison @Delmar 10 a.m.

 

Water Polo Tournament

@WHS 8 a.m. 

 

Baseball - JV

vs. Waltrip @Waltrip 11 a.m.

 

Baseball - Varsity

vs. Waltrip @WHS 11 a.m.


Monday, March 10


Softball - JV

vs. Madison @WHS 4 p.m.

 

AP Capstone Parent Meeting

@S100 6:30 p.m.

 

Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   

PTO MEETING VENUE CHANGE
 
The March PTO Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., in Room S100. All are welcome. Please invite a friend and join us to hear an update from our Principal, Ms. Stewart, and to find out what PTO is planning for this Spring. 
 
Be sure to note that we are meeting in S100 due to Texas Primary Voting in the Library.
COMEDY SPORTZ
  
By now you've heard how side-splittingly funny Comedy Sports is. Well you're in luck! Our second match is this Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Black Box and it's sure to be hysterical. Tickets are only $5 at the door! Here we go!
SENIOR FUNDRAISER
 
This semester, seniors have two options to fundraise for after prom expenses. 
 
Option A is to sell Dave and Buster's Power Cards that are $20.00 each. At after prom each senior receives a $5.00 power card for games, however they cannot purchase more time at after prom. These additional cards can be used at any Dave and Busters at any time. 
 
Option B is to sell 32 oz. tumbler cups with lids. There are many options of different cups including college logos, sports teams, and Westside High School. Students will receive these order forms this week and every cup is $12.00 cash or checks payable to WHS PTO. 
 
If students want extra arcade time or have tumbler cups to order, all purchase, orders and payments must be placed Thursday, March 13, or Friday, March 14, in the Commons at lunch with cash or checks payable to WHS PTO. 

Contact Ms. Kaylin Brett at kbrett@houstonisd.org with any questions or concerns.
HOST AN 
EXCHANGE STUDENT
 

Hosting a foreign exchange student is just like having your own child attend Westside. These students have become a part of the fabric of Westside through participation in academics, athletics, and clubs/organizations. The friendships they have developed have further enrich their stay in the United States.  Everybody involved will tell you that it is truly the experience of a lifetime, for both the host families and exchange students.  

 

If you are interested in hosting, or have questions about hosting, an exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Erik Ostergren at eostergr@houstonisd.org or call 281-920-8075.

 

This year, Westside is fortunate to have eight wonderful exchange students. We have three students who hail from Germany; the remaining students come from an eclectic mixture of countries: Belgium, Romania, Austria, China and Canada.

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MARCH 3, 2014
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
  • AP CAPSTONE INFORMATIONAL MEETING 
  • PRIDE
  • WATER POLO SPLASHES INTO SEASON
  • DECA STATE CONFERENCE
  • CHOICES CORNER: BULLYING VS. CONFLICT
AP CAPSTONE INFORMATIONAL MEETING

As you may have heard, Westside has been chosen as one of the campuses across the nation to run the AP Capstone Program. This prestigious program provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for successful college completion.

 

With any new program, questions arise. What is this program and how can my child benefit from it? This is a perfect opportunity tp learn more about this program and how it will work at Westside. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting over the AP Capstone program next Monday, March 10. The meeting will be in S100 and starts at 6:30 p.m.

PRIDE RACKS UP IN SAN ANTONIO


 

Pride went to their final competition in San Antonio this past weekend. See results below:  

Baylee Nelson 2nd place solo winner

Joannie Crisostomo 4th runner up solo winner 

Karrington Ortiz 5th runner up solo winner 

1st place duet Baylee Nelson and Erin Manale 

2nd place duet Vivi Lanman and Lindsey Staskus 

1st place large ensemble Hipsters 

2nd place medium ensemble Modern 

Best in class officers 3rd place

12 division one soloists

3 division one duets

Sweepstakes and Gussie Nell officers and team Judges award officer novelty, lyrical, and modern 

Overall presentation officers and team Choreography award Team 

1st place Academic champions 3.9 overall GPA

WATER POLO BEGINS SEASON

The boys and girls water polo teams kicked off their seasons this past weekend at the Spring Branch Invitational Tournament. Here are a few pictures.

 

 

 

DECA STATE CONFERENCE

Congratulations to all the DECA members who competed at the State Conference. Five students received honors.

Rustin Nejad became a finalist in the Automotive Marketing Series Event and he will advance to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in May. Rustin was a finalist in last year's event. Hopefully, this time he will bring home the gold!
 

The following students finished as alternates in their categories. They will know soon if they will be called up to substitute for any finalist that cannot attend the ICDC in Atlanta.

  • Vimarie Contreras - the Principles of Business Management and Administration Event 
  • Balazs Deme -the International Business Plan Written Event
  • Reyhaneh Tirgar- the Hotel and Lodging Management Event
  • Meshach Narcellas - the Business Services Marketing Event 
CHOICES CORNER: DATING SAFETY SEMINAR

Reminder! This Thursday, February 27, I am hosting a Dating Safety Seminar that will include information about how to build a healthy relationship, dealing with break ups, abuse, unhealthy relationships and much more. As we all know, bullying is a very hot topic right now. 

 

According to www.stopbullying.gov, bullying is a repeated form of youth violence involving aggressive behavior that is intentional, and an imbalance of power or strength. There is a very important distinction that needs to be made between bullying and conflict. Bullying may happen in privacy, someone is targeting one person, threats are made and people are hurt with words or actions. Those who bully are not friends with their targets. In comparison, conflict often happens where everyone can see, usually there are a lot of people around and involved, it may involve fighting but both parties are fighting, and afterwards the problem is worked out.


Because bullying is such a huge issue in our world today, the Choices topic for March will be Bullying Awareness. I am hosting a three-part bullying seminar for students titled "The Upstander Project". We will meet Thursday the 6th, 13th and the 27th at 8:00am-9:15am before late start Thursday. The first meeting will be in S100 and the last two will be in the mini theater. We will be viewing the documentary, "Bully," talking about various kinds of bullying, and discussing various scenarios and more. There will be snacks, and if a student attends all three sessions, they will have a chance to win a gift card. Please email me at mparsley@council-houston.org if you have any questions.  

 

If you have any questions, please email me: mparsley@council-houston.org or call me: 281-920-8000 ext. 6190.   

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