Tuesday, April 22


TAKS Retest - Math

@Gym 7:55 a.m.


NHS Induction Ceremony

@Auditorium 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 23


TAKS Retest - Science

@Gym 7:55 a.m.


Thursday, April 24


TAKS - Social Studies

@A205 7:55 a.m.


"Our Home" - Realtor Event

@Outback 9 a.m.


Inertia Training Class

@X121 6 p.m.


Friday, April 25


Boys Track - Regional Meet

@Humble HS 7 a.m.


Girls Track - Regional Meet 

@Humble HS 8 a.m. 


Baseball - JV

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


Inertia Tryouts

@Auditorium 5 p.m.


Baseball - Varsity

vs. Madison @Butler 7 p.m.


Saturday, April 26


Boys Track - Regionals

@Humble HS 7 a.m.


Girls Track - Regionals

@Humble HS 8 a.m.


Monday, April 28


Student Written Plays

@Black Box 7 p.m.


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   

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.

Students who were absent on SAT test day on April 16, can test on June 7, as part of the weekend SAT administration. They will need to sign in to their College Board account to transfer their registration free of charge. They need to make this transfer no later than the late registration deadline of May 28, to ensure that they have a seat on test day.

Students who are approved for testing accommodations should be reminded to apply their Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) code to their June registration. 
2014-2015 PRIDE
 Diana Alaniz
Sade Bowden
Christina Campbell
Destinee Clark
Lauren Clemons
Anne Crisostomo
Jessica Dean
Michelle Faria
Kaitlyn Gabaldon
McKinzy Gallant
Andrea Graf
Vicky Graf
Kiara Guyton
Brittani Hall
Nia Hall
Alexis Hooper
Madison Kelley
Vivi Lanman
Caitlin Lowry
Erin Manale
Hayley Morgan
Julie Mudd
Karenna Mudd
Baylee Nelson
Kayla Omukawila
Chelsea Ratcliff
Tasiah Rodgers
Angelica Santibanez
Lindsey Staskus
Kennedi Tillman
Jennifer Vasquez
Maddie Yokovich

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 or call Mr. Malinsky. Voicemail can be reached at 281-920-8000 x6061, and email inquiries to cmalinsk@houstonisd.org.

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 
Last weekend, Westside had the following students participate in the V.A.S.E. UIL State competition in Bryan, Texas.
Lillian Qi 2 drawings, 2 medals
Madison Jackson, 1 Ceramic piece
Andres Bejarano, 2 Drawings, 1 medal
Autumn Caraway 1 Painting, 1 medal
Paula Komazin 1 Drawing
Rebecca Ramirez 1 Photograph
Mary-Kate Stallings 1 Digital Media, 1 medal 

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APRIL 21, 2014
If you've driven around Westside at the beginning of the school day, or at dismissal, you understand that there is a traffic flow problem. Since the Westside, nor HISD has the authority to make any decisions concerning the public streets, Principal Stewart has reached out to city officials and met with them regarding assistance in making the current situation safer and more efficient. 

The plan below proposes/requests to have:
  • (Yellow) extended timing of traffic signals during drop-off and dismissal 
  • (Red) no parking, stopping, or U-turns on both sides of the street
  • (Blue) street paint striping for 4 lanes of traffic
Barrosha Boykin, Andrew Winkle, and Santiago Castaneda competed against six other teams in the "Cooking up Change" competition creating a kid friendly, healthy, but economical meal that could be served in a school cafeteria environment. They were very nervous with TV cameras and spectators watching their every move during the competition. This competition was sponsored by Healthy Schools Campaign, HISD Food Services, and ARAMARK.

These students will receive an all expense paid four day trip to Washington D.C. in June, where they will compete against nine other US cities to determine the national winner. In addition to the national competition, the students will be presenting their menu and techniques to a Congressional panel on healthy school meal initiatives.

Chef Martin would like to thank Ms. Jasmine Anderson for her help getting the students prepared for this competition and Westside's school cafeteria manager, Ms. Proctor, for coming out and supporting the students. It will be an honor representing Houston this summer.

Auditions for the upper level dance classes at Westside High School are just around the corner. There will be 2 separate audition days, this year; April 25 and May 3.

April 25:
This will be the audition for the Inertia Dance Company, which is the elite coed performing ensemble at Westside. This will be the end of a process that includes, an application, classes, an interview, teacher recommendations, parent approval, and then finally, the dance audition.

On the day of the audition, candidates will expect to take a 2 hour dance class. There will be 2 sections. Section 1 will be for dancers with classical, contemporary or modern dance training. Section 2 will be for dancers with break dance, house, hip hop, and street dance skills.

If you want to audition for Inertia, please read through the packet, and note all the things to be completed. Your packet will need to be complete when you check in for the audition.


May 3: 
This is the final audition for upper level dance classes. We will be selecting students for: JV Inertia, Break Dance, and Advanced Dance.

The JV Inertia class is for freshmen and sophomores who are on the path of training to become a member of Inertia. This group works independently of Inertia, with their own choreography, competitions, and in some cases performances.

The Break Dance class is for boys who are interested in training their skills. This class is open to all grades. This try-out will consist of combos and freestyle sets

The Advanced Dance is a class for advanced level juniors and seniors who have an interest is dance as a hobby, as a college major, or as a profession. This class will participate in performances, field trips and will have 1 travel opportunity during the year

JV Inertia and Advanced Dance candidates will be required to participate in a dance class/audition class. They will be required to wear traditional dance clothes

If you have questions, or you would like an application packet please email Sharon Roberts srobert2@houstonisd.org and request either April 25 or May 3, or both.  
The Westside High School Baseball Camp will be held from June 2-5, and from June 9-12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Westside High School. 

All players attending camp will receive a t-shirt and certificate of participation at the end of camp. We will provide a safe and positive learning environment for each player. Coaches will focus on teaching the basic fundamentals, drills, and techniques for hitting, bunting, infield, outfield, pitching, and base running. The camp staff will group players by age and ability in order to focus on each players needs and expectations. Campers will be able to utilize all the facilities Westside has to offer, including its state of the art hitting facility as well as one of the best high school baseball fields in the state. 

This is a great camp for players of all ages and abilities! Our coach to player ratio is 1:10 with many of the coaches being Westside coaches and former Westside players. There are numerous players from the Houston area that have attended this camp and went on to play College and professional baseball. We look forward to working with you, this summer.

Click here for registration information.

I want to extend another huge thank you to Lindsey and her team at the new Chick-Fil-A at Briar Forest and Eldridge Parkway. Yet again, they donated breakfast for another Choices seminar that we had last week. 


The "Love the Skin You're In" seminar last Thursday went really well, and it would not have been possible without the participation and great discussion of the students. We discussed eating disorders, body image, media messages, confidence, and unrealistic standards that society places on men and women. 

It was interesting to see that many students were surprised to hear the high number of males who have eating disorders. In the United States, over 10 million males will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their lives, and 33% of adolescent males use unhealthy weight control behaviors. These are significant statistics that need to be discussed and brought to light. Many adolescent boys will not seek help for eating disorders due to various reasons that include stigma, gender roles, fear of being made fun of, and many more. So what can you do? Stay informed and educate your kids, friends, and family, and start the discussion around the fact that eating disorders don't discriminate; they can happen to anyone.

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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