Weekly Reflections

October 19, 2017            



300th Career Win and Tennis Area Championship!


Congratulations to the Tennis Team who won the Area Round of the UIL Playoffs today!


A Big Congratulations to Coach Kim Riley on her 300th Career Win!!



New Teacher Feature and Reporting link......

From time to time in our blog, we like to highlight certain teachers and the work they are doing in our classrooms. One of the goals of this spotlight is for our parents to experience peripherally the great work done here every day by our teachers and students. Read more here.


VArsity Football

Chaparrals Topple Lake Travis 21 - 14! 

To read more go HERE 


Jazzalyn Zou

Jazzalyn Zou

Diving Team
John Beuerlein

John Beuerlein

Westlake Divers Conquer San Antonio


The Westlake Divers dominated the competition in San Antonio at the AAHSSL Diving Invite. The girls took places 1-4 and 6th with Jazzalyn Zou winning the competition. The boys placed 1st and 5th with John Beuerlein winning the competition.

Full results can be obtained HERE


Westlake's 17th Annual Marching Festival


Since it's inception in 1977, our festival has hosted over 150 bands from across the state. This year, nineteen bands and over 3,200 students competed.

Results (pictured below L to R):
1st place Round Rock
2nd place Dripping Springs
3rd place Laredo United
4th place O'Connor

Westlake HS - Optimism

Westlake's Theme - Optimism

1st Place Round Rock HS
2nd Place Dripping Springs HS
3rd Place Laredo United HS
4th Place O'Connor HS

Chaps Volleyball wins 5 Set Showdown over Lake Travis!

The Lady Chaps retained their grip on first place in District 25-6A with a 19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 17-15 win.

Go HERE for more information.

Girls' Golf and Swing 4 the Cure!


Congratulations to the girls golf team for taking 2nd place in the Swing for the Cure. The Chaps also contributed $500.00 to a fund that will go directly to a Churchill High counselor who is fighting breast cancer. In essence, all the participating teams linked arms to make this a tournament that has come to represent some of the best aspects of Texas high school golf.
Click for the

´╗┐Way to go CHAPS!
Girls' Golf

Student News

iPad Insurance FAQs


How does a student/parent know if they have insurance?: Insurance can be verified by checking payment on their family access account.
How does a student get insurance?: If a student does not have insurance, they can still purchase it. They will first have to go to the Help Desk during 4th and 5th period and have their iPad assessed. Once it is inspected and observed to have no damages by a campus technician, the desired insurance plan can be applied to the account.
What if they don't have insurance but opt to buy it?: If a student doesn't have insurance, they can opt to purchase it. However, the insurance will not have any effect on the current repair cost (as it happened prior to insurance) but it would protect it going forward.
What options for insurance do they have?: There are two different plans this year, a $65 and a $99 one. The $65 gives two claims at a $50 deductible and then $99 gives 2 claims at a $0 deductible.

Check out this week's Teacher Feature on Melissa Rohrbough

Tech Talk

WHS Tech Talk- Online Webinars for WHS Parents

Life is busy, but here at WHS we know there are unanswered questions and curiosities that get pushed aside for the hustle and bustle. In an effort to improve communication and provide some alternatives to face-to-face sessions the WHS EdTech team is hosting a series of webinars about student digital use and safety.

The series kicks off next Wednesday, October 25th at

1:30 pm. Lisa Johnson and Chris Hanson, WHS Instructional Technology Specialists, will be live discussing Digital Distractions and Social Media. We will have two other sessions that parents can access:
Wednesday November 2nd, 1:30pm- Note Taking on the iPad
Wednesday November 9th, 1:30pm- Common Sense and Digital Citizenship
Links to the webinar will be emailed out the morning of the webinar. If you do not receive the email, or if you have any questions or comments about instructional technology at Westlake High School, you can email Lisa and Chris at whsedtech@eanesisd.net. Seats will be limited, but sessions will be recorded and made available to parents and students.


Theatre Department's Big Airplane Event

It's all part of the #SharingCaring Scavenger Hunt (Snapchat: @whsscav) in an effort to promote random acts of kindness and joy across campus.




General PTO meeting is on Friday, October 20 from Noon-1PM in the recital hall.


Dr. Leonard will be presenting the State Of The District.



Do you need help with your college essays?

Teachers from the English Department (with funding from PTO) will be offering a College Essay Writing Help Desk beginning next week. Click on this Google Form to choose a 30-minute time slot between 4:30 and 6:30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 24th
Wednesday, October 25th
Thursday, October 26th

Wednesday, November 1st
Thursday, November 2nd

Tuesday, November 7th
Wednesday, November 8th
Thursday, November 9th


The Help Desk will be located in the Shrieking Shack.

Healthy Chaps

Check out this week's blog to learn our Academic Interventionist, Jason Van Meter's, top 10 effective study stills!

The Speaker Series is going strong! Mark your calendars for future presentations or view previous video and handouts!

Stay healthy, Chaps!






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