Weekly Reflections

November 16, 2017            



District Champs!


Come cheer on our Varsity Chaps on Friday, November 17th as they take on San Antonio's MacArthur HS at our Chap Stadium!

Bi-District Playoff game starts at 7:30 p.m.




Being Thankful......


Thanksgiving Break is one of the major markers of the calendar year in all of our lives. It signals the arrival of fall in Texas, the near completion of a semester of school, and the beginning of a long winter break. 

Read more here.´╗┐


WHS Model UN Awarded Best Large Delegation!


Model UN participated in the CTMUN Conference at UT Austin, along with almost 500 other Texas high school students. Delegates debated complex topics like the Venezuela crisis, the future of cyber warfare, ending statelessness, food price volatility, and the impact of medical patents on developing nations; among others. 

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Best Delegate

Rebecca Lin representing China in Security Council

Ruy Martinez representing China in ECOFIN

Ethan Haywood representing Lindsay Graham in the 2008 Financial Crisis Committee

Distinguished Delegate

Nakita Kakkad representing Nikki Haley in the North American Arctic Partnership Crisis Committee

JD Carlton representing Louis Stanislas-Xavier in the First Coalition of the French Revolution Crisis Committee

 Honorable Mention

Josh Wiedemeier representing Zambia in ECOFIN

Boys' Varsity Golf Team

Boys' Varsity Golf Wins Dual  Tournament


The Varsity Golf Team finished off the fall season with an impressive win at the Westlake-Woodlands Dual tournament.  The Chaps fired a 298-296 over the 36 holes winning by 15 shots over our Houston area opponents. J. Holland Humphries led the Chaps, Thomas Bockholt was 2nd low man. Hunter McDonough, Jackson Davenport, Nick Palmo and Blake Benson rounded out the scoring. The Chaps are leading Vandegrift 6 to 4. 

Way To Go Chaps!


Texas Book Festival's

Fresh Ink Fiction Contest


Maddie Szoo was recently honored with 3rd place in the 9-10 grade division at this year's Texas Book Festival Fresh Ink Fiction Contest. Maddie's submitted her entry, "Pearly Gates". Middle and high school students from across the state are invited to submit a piece of original fiction and are judged by Texas Book Festival authors, local educators, and leaders in the publishing industry.

Maddie Szoo
Ethan Lord

All-State Jazz Musician!

Ethan Lord auditioned and was selected as an All-State Jazz Musician, one of only forty students in Texas. High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2017 to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Only the top three percent of musicians who initially audition achieve this honor.  


Jazz Band

Jazz Band Kicks Off Fall Tour!


The Westlake Jazz Ensemble kicked off their Fall Tour with a concert at Lucy's on the Lake this past Sunday. They continue their tour this Sunday, 11/19 at the Hill Country Galleria Amphitheater.  Their set will begin at 5:00 pm.  Celebrate with them as they ring in the holiday season the Chap Jazz way!

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!

2017 Football Programs!


WBP Program Sales will be offering a final chance to purchase 2017 Regular Season
Programs this Friday, November 17, at the WHS Home Football Playoff Game. Each
issue contains unique photos of and articles about, all of the involved WHS Varsity
groups, as well as pull-out double-page posters of Football, Cheer, Hyline, Band and
Tech Crew.

We will have a 2017 Keepsake Full-Set (spines spell CHAPS), as well as individual
copies, quantities are limited! Stop by the program table, across from concessions and
the Chap Store, to pick up your set or the issue you missed!

Westlake Girls Soccer Tryouts!


Any girls interested in trying out for the Westlake Girls Soccer Team must have a

physical on file with the WHS Athletic Trainers prior to tryouts!


Tryouts are Monday Nov. 27 & Tuesday Nov. 28

4:30-6:00 at the stadium


Bring a ball!


If you have any questions please see Coach Carruthers or Coach Haddon



Check out this Week's blog to learn about the importance of expressing gratitude this Thanksgiving.

And as always, don't forget to scroll through the Speakers Series section for more wonderful, free learning opportunities in the community!

Stay healthy, Chaps!


Please join us!


PTO General Meeting

 Friday, November 17th 

Noon in the Chap Room, #245

WHS counseling department will give a presentation about the school resources available for students who are dealing with social and emotional issues. Parents will know what they can do through the school if their child is having difficulties outside of curriculum/instructional concerns, such as depression/anxiety, bullying, gender orientation issues, etc.

Principal Ramsey will be available starting at 11:30am for a general Q&A before the meeting. We invite you to attend!

Put your accounting talents to work for WHS students! We are looking for a Treasurer-Elect to serve alongside our current treasurer this year and then take the reigns in

2018-2019. Please contact westlakeptopresident@gmail.com



7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, November 20, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, Texas 78746


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