Tuesday, April 15


Magnet Registration

@Library 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Inertia Training Class

@X121 4 p.m.


Wednesday, April 16


Baseball - JV

vs. Houston Christian @WHS 5 p.m.


Volleyball Banquet

@Outback 6:30 p.m.


Baseball - Varsity

vs. Sam Houston @Delmar 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 17


Magnet Registration

@Library 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Softball - JV

vs. Madison @Brentwood 4 p.m.


Softball - Varsity

vs. Madison @Butler 4 p.m.


Baseball - JV

vs. Tomball Memorial @WHS 4:30 p.m.


Inertia Training Class

@X121 6 p.m.


Friday, April 18


***SCHOOL- Ice Make-up Day


Girls Track

Regional Qualifers Meet @Pearland 2:30 p.m.


Monday, April 21


Water Polo

vs. Lamar @Lamar 5 p.m.


Inertia Training Class

@X121 6 p.m.


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   

Graduation Announcements are ready for pick up. Herff Jones will be here this Thursday, April 17, at lunch in the Commons to distribute the orders. 
This is the only day to pick up your order at Westside. Otherwise, you will have to go to the Herff Jones office to pick up your order. 
Herff Jones must clear payments and also can accept final payments, therefore not allowing Westside to hold your order for you. 
Please email Ms. Kaylin Brett at kbrett@houstonisd.org with any questions.
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 


Posse Scholarship - 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, while four more students about to complete their senior year and start their first year of college with their posse.


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 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.


The Westside facebook page is better than ever!  Drop by and catch up on events through pictures and posts.

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The Wolf E-News archives are now posted on the Westside website. If you ever need access to an older edition for information or entertainment, you can now have it with the click of a mouse!  


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Please remember that classes will be in session this Good Friday - April 18, 2014 - as a bad weather make-up day, as outlined in our school calendar.


Many families consider Good Friday to be a religious Holy Day. If you choose to observe this Holy Day, simply fill out this English Form or Spanish Form and send it to the school office no later than Wednesday, April 16. If you complete this step, your child will be counted as present based on the policy below.


FEC (LOCAL) for students:
   1. All absences shall be considered in determining whether a student has attended the required percentage of days.  If makeup work is completed satisfactorily, absences for the following reasons shall be considered days of attendance for this purpose:
      a. Religious holy days;
      b. Required court appearances;
      c. Activities related to obtaining U.S. citizenship;
      d. Serving as an election clerk;
      e. Visiting an institution of higher education [see FEA]


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at 281-920-8000. 

Parents and community members are invited to a Principal's Reception hosted by the Westside PTO on Thursday, May 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Commons. 


Refreshments will be served from from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. The program to follow will feature a showcase of student achievement, and Principal Peggi Stewart sharing an overview of our school today, as well as new developments on the horizon. 


You will not want to miss this special opportunity to gather and socialize with parents and staff, and get a glimpse into what is happening now and in the future at Westside.

The School Day SAT will be given Wednesday, April 16.  Juniors should be in their testing rooms at the tardy bell. Room assignments will be posted in the hallways and on the doors. 

Don't forget your calculator, ID, and admission ticket. Log into your College Board account and print your ticket before test day.
Four members of our Advanced Dance Class auditioned for Urban Souls Dance Company 2, and all four were accepted into this prestigious training program. Kenisha Brookes, Alyssa Albright, Cherise Palacios, and Onyinyechukwu Otuata represented Westside well by earning the spots in the program.

As members of this apprentice company they will receive training in Modern and Contemporary Dance techniques, have numerous performance opportunities on the professional level, and once they reach the age of 21, they will be eligible for Urban Souls Dance Company.

This is a tremendous opportunity for our dancers. Ms Roberts and Mr. Rivera are very proud.
Ladies, show us how you really feel!
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Varsity Cheerleading Squad!
Sydney Balcom, Hazel Bayaborda, Taylor Clack, Heather Lucas, Hailey Manning, Genny Massey, Gabby Meyer, Regan Monteverde, Cammy Ottea, Mckenna Reid, Kailin Roberts, Peyton Singletary, Ashley Smith, Nydia Stephenson, Stevie Steward, Ciera Willis, Daijah Wilson, and Andrea Zavala.

If you did not place your yearbook order, you are in luck! The yearbook staff ordered a limited number of extra yearbooks. They are on a first come, first serve basis of the $80 payment (cash or money order only).


Yearbooks can be purchased in room E244, during the first part of lunch. We can accommodate parents who wish to arrange a sale without their child knowing, or they just don't feel comfortable giving $80 to their child. For those orders and any other questions, please email Mr. Malinsky at cmalinsk@houstonisd.org, or call 281-920-8000 x6061.


In light of the Choices topic of the month, body image, I will be hosting a seminar for students this Thursday, April 17, from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (before late start Thursday) in S100. I am calling it the "Love the Skin You're In" seminar because we will be discussing body image, media messages, self-confidence, eating disorders and more.

There will be snacks and students can receive 1.5 hours of credit recovery and community service for attending. All are welcome and I hope to see you all there!   

Please email me at mparsley@council-houston.org if you have any questions or comments about the topic, I would love to hear from you.  
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at cmalinsk@houstonisd.org.

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