Weekly Reflections

October 26, 2017            


The Unique Experiences at Westlake


Freshmen's Unique Experience


On Wednesday, October 25th, the Freshman class had the opportunity to listen to 3 different groups ranging from Digital Citizenship and technology, SEL and Westlake life, a student panel about the different Westlake experiences and then relaxing and sharing what they heard with their friends.

A Unique Experience......

On Wednesday morning of this week, our sophomores and the majority of our juniors took the PSAT. This gave us the ability to create a special morning for our freshmen.

Read more here.´╗┐


WHS Boys' JV Golf

Congratulations to the WHS JV golfers as WHS Team 1 was victorious at Forest Creek Golf Club.  WHS Team 2 had a good effort as well finishing only two shots off the podium. Individually, Blake Moreno placed second with a fantastic 75. John Shannon finished fourth with a solid 78 missing third place via a scorecard playoff. This makes it two wins in two tournaments this year and nine wins in a row for the JV boys golf team dating back to 2016!



Model UN Liberal Arts and Science Academy Award Winners


Congratulations to the 22 delegates who did exceptionally well at LASA, and 7 won awards!


Best Delegate:

Felix Chen (1st conference!) as Andrei Gromyko in the 6 Day War Crisis Committee

Distinguished Delegates:

Gryfuth Davis as Russia in International Atomic Energy Agency Committee
Nikita Kakkad (1st conference!) as Venezuela in UN Environmental Programme Committee
Josh Wiedemeier - as Greece in the European Union Committee
London Glenn (1st conference!) as Yasser Arafar in the 6 Day War Crisis Committee
Ruy Martinez  as Pak Song-Choi in the Korean DMZ Crisis Committee

Honorable Delegate:

Kyle Beasley as Yves Congar in the Vatican Crisis Committee


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:

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 tips on how to boost your daughter's self-esteem!

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

Stay healthy, Chaps!

WHS Tech Talk-

Online Webinars for WHS Parents

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. Join Lisa Johnson and Chris Hanson, WHS Instructional Technology Specialists, online for our next sessions on digital use tips for your student. 

Thursday, 11/2 @ 1:30pm- Note Taking on iPad
Thursday, 11/9 @ 1:30pm- Common Sense and Digital Citizenship
Links to the webinar will be emailed out through Skyward with instructions 24 hours prior to the event. 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.





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