Weekly Reflections

November 10, 2017            


Photo courtesy Paul Brick.


National Letter of Intent Signing Day!


Westlake High School had 17 student-athletes announcing their commitments on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Boys Basketball – Head Coach Robert Lucero

Brock Cunningham - University of Texas                           Matthew Mayer - Baylor University

Keonte Kennedy - Xavier University                           Luke Pluymen - St. Edward's University


Boys Golf - Head Coach Callan Nokes

Reid Davenport - Vanderbilt University

Softball - Head Coach Haley Gaddis

Jillian Hefner - Abilene Christian University

Boys Swimming - Head Coach Steve Navarro Riehl

Miguel Velasquez - Louisiana State University       Matthew Willenbring - University of Texas

 Girls Swimming - Head Coach Alison Navarro Riehl

Morgan Johnson - Georgia Tech                                   Dakota Luther - University of Georgia

Volleyball – Head Coach Al Bennett

Madison Baptiste - Cornell University                             Holly Campbell - Stanford University

Sammy Bray - Yale University                                      Maddie Naumann - University of Miami


Maya Bordas - Cal State Berkeley                           Amanda Elswick - University of Arkansas

 Boys Lacrosse

Rob Soluri - Virginia Military Institute

Veteran's Day 2017......

When I arrived at Westlake High School, there was one tradition that struck me in a powerful and unique way. This tradition is our Veteran's Day Assembly.

Read more here.´╗┐


All State Medalist!


Matthew Kearney finished his High School Cross Country career with a 6th place medal at the UIL State Meet.

He received All State Academic and Athletic Awards for his efforts

Matthew stands as a 4 time District Champion, 4 time Regional Qualifier and

4 time State Qualifier!

He is a 4 time All Regional Team and this year is member of the All State Team.

He was the Regional Champion  for 2017 Region IV

His time of 15:13 met the standard for the

National Elite Gold Performance!

Matthew Kearney, Bonnecarrere & Ramsey
JV Boys' Golf Team 1

JV Boys' Golf take First Place at LT Yaupon Invitational!


Congratulations to the Chap golfers who took to the links at Yaupon Golf Course for the LT Yaupon Invitational.


WHS Team One came out on top besting Leander's Varsity! Team Two was just three agonizing shots shy of third place.


Individually, Guy Lilljenwall earned 2nd place honors with a solid round of 75.


The JV golfers have one more tournament this semester on November, 28th at Falconhead.

Lady Chaps Take 2nd Place!

Congratulations to the Lady Chaps I and our medalists for a hard-fought day and a team 2nd place at Anderson's Joy Riley Invitational in some chilly, challenging conditions! Merritt Bjork played her personal tourney best  and received a 3rd bronze medal in individual honors!  Congratulations  to Coach Patterson and our golfers for braving the elements and representing Westlake with class and enthusiasm.

Go Chaps!

Lady Chaps I


It's showtime!


You are invited to "Spotlight", the dance department's exciting fall show, on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm in the WHS Performing Arts Center. Come see performances by Hyline, Star Steppers and the Dance 1, 2 and 3/4 classes. No tickets needed...it's free.

Visit California Pizza Kitchen that day and bring this flyer supporting Hyline as they will donate 20% percentage of all proceeds to Hyline. Check the Hyline website for details!

Charlotte's Web

Westlake Theatre presents:

our children's theatre production of

E.B. White's classic

Charlotte's Web

$5 students/kids - $10 adult admission

Faculty/staff get free admission 

Seating is first-come, first-served.

Two awesome ASL 4 students will be interpreting at the

Saturday, November 18th matinee!


Pictured Left: Ambus Tour

Right: CERT at HCMS

Students teaching CPR to HCMS students
CERT students teach at FitFest

Travis County EMS and Ambus


Keith Noble of Austin Travis County EMS came and gave a brief overview of the uses of the Ambus. He gave them a tour of the bus and demonstrated the equipment inside.


The CERT students Eve Churchill, Cassandra Shin, Nolan Screen and Manlei Kuang taught CPR skills to the HCMS students at Fitfest.


2017 Penny Swap & Drop

Community Approves Penny Swap & Drop/TRE!

Eanes ISD voters overwhelmingly passed the proposed tax ratification, or Penny Swap & Drop proposition by 89 percent in the November 7 election. The TRE approval lowers the overall Eanes ISD tax rate by more than a penny to $1.20 and adds an estimated $3 million of non-recapturable funds to the district's operating budget.

Read more.....´╗┐


Vocabulary Study Tips - learn from one of our own WHS teachers the best way to master vocabluary!

WELLbeings is having a panel discussion on the November 16th - Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol & Teens - you won't want to miss it!

A VERY important topic in Speakers Series is coming up on the 16th - The Science to Overcoming Test Anxiety.
Hint: extra time is not it!

Stay healthy, Chaps!

Please join us!


PTO General Meeting

 Friday, November 17th 

Noon in the Chap Room, #245



Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, Texas 78746


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