Weekly Reflections

December 7, 2017            


TMEA Choir Region 32


TMEA Choir Region 32 Pre-Area Audition Results


On Tuesday evening, November 28, 2017, twelve Westlake High School Choir students participated in the TMEA Region 32 Pre-Area level of competition in the Texas Music Educators Association's All-State Choir selection process. This was the second level of the three stages in this highly competitive process. Six students and two alternates qualified to advance to the final stage of competition which will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2017 at Reagan High School in San Antonio. Congratulations to these hard-working students and outstanding musicians (pictured from left to right): Lucas Revering, David Womack, Kinsey Neas, Amelia Azadi, Kathleen Graham, Sidharth Srinivasan, Julius Tabery.

Not pictured Bryan Finley-James.



Here is an update from our Challenge Success Team at Westlake High School and from Healthy Chaps.  Also, information about e-cigarettes and vaping.

Read more here.


Working Together to Create a Plan
Speech and Debate Strategy

Speech and Debate Results

The Westlake Speech and Debate Team experienced a very successful weekend at the University of Texas Longhorn Classic, one of the most competitive contests in the nation. We are proud of the following students who represented Westlake High School in fine fashion.

The team was led by a group of Public Forum Debaters who advanced to the elimination rounds. Senior Olivia Hardage, Juniors Ali Slimi, Miles Sigel, Rachel Li, and Sophomores Xuechen Yin and Miles Dintzner advanced to the Octafinal Round (top 16) of Varsity Public Forum Debate. Additionally, Juniors Michael Dodgin and Owen Robertson advanced to the Double Octafinal Round (top 32) of Varsity Public Forum Debate. Sophomore Andrew Lee advanced to the Triple Octafinal Round (top 64) of Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate. Senior Zakary Morris advanced to the Semifinal Round of Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking.

Sporting News From Lake Conroe´╗┐

The Chaps and Lake Lake Travis dueled it out again on the Tom Weiskopf Bentwater Resort course this past Friday and Saturday.  With over nearly 600 team strokes, the difference was just three strokes as LT claimed 1st, the Chaps 2nd, and Montgomery 3rd.    These girls can play!  

The Chaps, Jackie Feldman, Bentley Cotton, Sadie Englemann, Madelyn Jones, and Lauren May, played some excellent team golf with all players contributing scores and everyone fighting for strokes with some stellar short game execution.  We had Sadie, Jackie, and Bentley finish in the Top 10, while Sadie closed Day 2 with an amazing run of birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie (nearly an ace!), tap-in par to tie for 3rd at -3.  She then won the playoff with a birdie on the first hole!


 Winter Showcase and Improv Show Benefiting UNICEF


On Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, Westlake Theatre is hosting their Winter Showcase and Improv Show for Charity at the Black Box Theatre benefiting UNICEF. We're partnering with the student UNICEF organization here on campus to bring you the following:

- Student directed scene(s) from the Theatre III/IV class
- Special guest performance from the Hill Country Players ("Santa Goes on Strike")
- and our very own WIT (Westlake Improv Troupe) who will take on a very brave group of teacher improvisers

Admission: $5 students, $10 adults and donations are gladly accepted to benefit UNICEF.

Box Office opens at 6:15pm.

Health Science Clinical Class

Health Science Clinical Class Observes Heart Hospital Surgery 


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 and analog learning tips for your student. 

Wednesday, 12/13 @ 1:30pm- Study Skills Tips 


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 the sessions will be recorded and made available to parents and students.


The 3 previous webinars are archived here:

Digital Distractions and Social Media

Notetaking and the Digital Organization´╗┐
Common Sense about Digital Citizenship

Learn a anew study technique to assist your students just in time for finals! Find it in this week's blog!

The Speaker Series is officially on pause until January 11th, after we return from winter break. We hope you enjoyed all of the fall speakers. Don't forget to check out the video and handouts from this semester!

Stay healthy, Chaps!
Last Chance! 12/15

Attention, parents!

Interested in helping with an AP Research project and participating in a survey about technology? Contact rl89534@eanesisd.net to learn more.






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