Tuesday, April 1


STAAR Test - English II

@Testing Homeroom 7:45 a.m.


Junior Class Meeting 

@Auditorium 11 a.m.


Seniors & Freshman Report to School 12:45 p.m.


Lacrosse - JV

vs. Ft. Bend @Ft. Bend 6 p.m.


Inertia Candidate Parent Meeting

@X121 (Practice Gym) 6:30 p.m.


Comedy Sportz

vs. Morton Ranch @Black Box 7 p.m.


PTO Meeting

@Library 7 p.m.


Lacrosse - Varsity

vs. Ft. Bend @Ft. Bend 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 3


Inertia Training Class

@X121 6 p.m.


Friday, April 4


Softball - JV

vs. Westbury @WHS 4 p.m.


Softball - Varsity

vs. Houston Christian @Baseball USA 4:30 p.m.


Baseball - Varsity

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


Lacrosse - JV

vs. Lamar @Lamar 5:30 p.m.


Inertia Training Class

@X121 6 p.m.


Lacrosse - Varsity

vs. Lamar @Lamar 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 5


Baseball - JV

vs. Mayde Creek @WHS 12 p.m.


Baseball - Varsity

vs. College Station @College Station 2 p.m.


Monday, April 7


Magnet Tours

@Outback 1 p.m.


Softball - JV

vs.  Lamar @Lamar 4 p.m. 


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   

Please join us for the PTO Meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m., in the Library. We will be voting on the slate of officers for next year's Executive Board. All are welcome to attend, so bring a friend and come find out what's new with PTO. 
Below is the 2014-15 Nominee Slate:
President - Barbara Nassab 
1st VP Membership - Lori Burklund  
2nd VP Fundraising - Jane Miller  
Treasurer - Open  
Recording Secretary - Kiki Hummell  
Corresponding Secretary - Janna Wright  
VIPS Coordinator - Pam Mignogna  
Parliamentarian - Kelly Cramer  
Exec. Board Faculty - Peggi Stewart  
Exec. Board Faculty - Donna Patch  
Exec. Board Faculty - Marie Wadih
Come catch the Westside Comedy Sportz Team take on Morton Ranch High School April 1, in the Black Box. Tickets are $5 at the door. 
This is just a reminder that PTO scholarships are available in the black file cabinet drawer in A205 or online.
PTO Spirit Scholarship - GPA 2.5 or higher (family has to be a member of the PTO) - due May 1, 2014

Alumni Endowment Scholarship - GPA 2.0 or higher - due May 1, 2014 

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 enriched 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 31, 2014

The UIL One Act Play won District for the sixth time, and move on to the Area (Sub Regionals) Contest along with Carnegie Vanguard High School at San Jacinto College on April 10.

Receiving honors at the district contest were:

All Star Cast: Emma Center
Ensemble All Star Cast: Kurt Hummel, Juan Echavarria, Natalie Rial, Margaret Obot and Juliette Mudd
All Star Tech: Tyesha Webb 

The cast, crew, and director thought it was awesome to see all the Westside students and faculty at Madison supporting them. Our students just lit up when they heard all of that supporting applause.  Mr. Wallin would like to thank Mr. Davis and Mrs. Stewart for putting together the fan bus for this event. It was a very special day for Westside.
History was made this past weekend as the UIL Academics Team brought home the sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes is an overall award for total points from academic events, cross examination debate, and a one act play.

Westside won with 366 total points. Bellaire High School finished second with 340 points, Carnegie Vanguard High School finished third with 320.5 points and Lamar High School finished fourth with 306 points. 

The Following are Regional Qualifiers who will participate at the Regional Meet at Cy Woods High School May 1-3:
Joidan Felix - Accounting (3rd at district)
Akash Ghosal - Current Issues and Events (2nd at district)
Josselyne Gonzalez - Computer Applications (1st at district)
Rustin Nejad - Computer Applications (2nd at district)
Senett Jove - Computer Applications (3rd at district)
Kate Grobowsky - News Writing (2nd at district), Feature Writing (3rd at district) and Editorial Writing (2nd at district)
Martha Navarro - Editorial Writing (3rd at district)
Emiliana Rico-Toro - Headline Writing (3rd at district)
Emma Wu - Informative Speaking (2nd at district) and Poetry Interpretation (1st at district)
Isiah Pryce - Poetry Interpretation (3rd at district)
Molly Wu - Prose Interpretation (2nd at district)
Stephanie Forsberg - Ready Writing (2nd at district)
Erica Draud - Ready Writing (3rd at district)
Hiep Vu - Science (1st at district) Top Biology Score and Top Physics Score
Lilian Qi - Science (2nd at district)
Grant Kueser - Science (3rd at district)
Minh Nguyen - Science (4th at district)
Javier Melindez - Social Studies (2nd at district)
Stephanie Stallings - Spelling and Vocabulary (2nd at district)

The student success would not have been possible without the help of their coaches and sponsors.  Tony Wallin is the director of the Performing Arts Program, Richard Whitrock and Heather Davis coach the Speech and Debate Teams and Academics contests are coached by Maria Wadih (Math), Laurie Schlaudt (Science), Lauren Garcia (Computer Applications), Donna Patch (Social Studies), Andre King (Computer Science), Marilyn Hagans (Ready Writing and Literary Criticism), Jane Hall (Spelling and Vocabulary) and Ryan Culver (Journalism).

The Audition Process for Inertia 2014-15 is around the corner.  Plan to attend one of the two parent/guardian meetings to get your try-out package and to get an orientation of the new process that Inertia candidates will be required to participate it. The first Candidate Parent meeting is Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m., in X121 located inside the Practice Gym..


If you think you have what it takes to be a member of this internationally recognized dance group, we invite you to join us, and earn your spot!


For information please contact Sharon Roberts, srobert2@houstonisd.org.



Westside is looking for another group of qualified candidates to represent our school as a Posse Scholar. We have three Posse scholars about to complete their first year of college: Alex Jones - University of Texas, Tony Nguyen - Texas A&M University, and Mustafa Hussein - Texas A&M University. We have four more students about to complete their senior year and start their first year of college with their posse: Lawrence Garvin - University of Texas, Ana Llamas - Bryn Mawr College, Emma Wu - Bryn Mawr College, Molly Wu - Colby College.


The Posse Foundation selects students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by the traditional college selection process. Students who are nominated by their school will participate in three rounds of interviews during the fall of their senior year. If a student is selected as a Posse Scholar, they will receive a four year full tuition leadership scholarship to attend college.  The students will also meet with their "posse" during the spring of their senior year to participate in pre-collegiate leadership training. Throughout their first two years of college, they will continue to meet with their posse and a mentor on their college campus.


There are seven schools that will be selecting a posse from Houston next year: Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College, Colby College, Georgetown University (STEM only), Texas A&M University (STEM only), University of Texas and the University of Virginia. For more information about the Posse Foundation please go to www.possefoundation.org.


Current Westside juniors can log into their Naviance account to access the link to the application. Applications will be available starting on April 2, and will close on April 15, at 3:30 p.m. Any questions about the Posse Scholars application at Westside can be directed to Ms. Alaina Turner, College Access Coordinator.


As March is coming to a close, so is our Choices topic of the month which is bullying. However, I wanted to take the chance to end this month on a positive note and talk about how we can encourage more members of our community to go from being a bystander to an Upstander. 

The bystander role in a bullying situation is a very dangerous one. As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." It is that silence that we need to eliminate. Whether it is your child, another student, a fellow parent, a teacher, or a friend, it is up to us to empower those around us to stand up to the bully and make sure the behavior will not continue. It is important to remember: the bully will only do what the bystander allows. So ask yourself: "What can I do today to become an Upstander?"  

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Please direct comments or questions to Craig Malinsky
at cmalinsk@houstonisd.org.

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