Weekly Reflections

January 11, 2018            



Wrestling Gold Medalists


Bennett Siler, 120 lbs, beat Mason Woodword from Weatherford and Randall Pulido,

220 lbs, beat Sean DelMonte from Rockwall for two 1st place wins! This was a two-day tournament held at the Berry Center in Cypress, TX on January 5th and 6th. It was the largest wrestling tournament held in Texas last weekend with 85 teams competing. Westlake filled only 7 of the 14 weight classes with Liam Ziaja, Kyle Zarzana, Adrian Boles, Gabe Smith, and Ethan Vasquez.

Welcome Back....


One of the more energizing scenes to see on campus every year is the return of students after the Winter Break. There is pure joy in our students' eyes as they welcome each other back into each other's lives.

Read more here.


Model UN Team

Westlake High School MUN Team Wins Best Medium Delegation 


This week 22 Model UN students traveled to San Antonio for the MUNSA Conference hosted by the International School of the Americas. This is the largest conference in the country run by high school students, with over 1,000 attendees.

Our delegates did an amazing job in their respective committees, and 7 students brought home awards. Congratulations to:

Best Delegate

JD Carlton as Czech Republic in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Rebecca Lin as Deng Xiaoping in the Historical Crisis on Tiananmen Square

Distinguished Delegate

Julian Alin as Panama in the Organization of American States

Honorable Delegate

Felix Chen as Mali in the International Telecommunications Union

Gryfuth Davis as Czech Republic in the International Labor Organization

Ruy Martinez as Dominican Republic in the Organization of American States

Mariana Silverya as Panama in the Organization of American States 


Robotics Workshop for Girls

6th - 8th Grade


Registration is OPEN!!

Spots are limited for this popular event!

Join us on the school holiday, Mon. Jan. 15, for a girls' workshop with the Westlake High School Robotics team. Using engineering principles, robotics team members will help you build and program a working robot (a Tetrix project) in one day and compete against other teams in a game, just like the high school robotics teams. Lunch is included. Contact westlakeftc@gmail.com if you need more information.

Monday, January 15

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Westlake High School NGC Cafeteria, See MAP

Tuition: $100


2018 Austin Lakes Elite Showcase 

Sharad Sood Memorial Tournament

2018 Austin Lakes Elite Showcase has become one of Texas' top high school soccer tournaments. Seven of the top 15 ranked teams in the state are coming in to play Thursday through Saturday, with some top quality soccer to be on display.

This year, the varsity division has been added to our Annual Sharad Sood Memorial Tournament. Sharad was one of the best soccer players who every played at Westlake, playing on varsity all four years. Sharad tragically passed away in a car accident in 2010, and WHS, along with his family, have honored him with an annual tournament in his honor. Proceeds from this tournament go towards an annual scholarship that the Sood Family has created in Sharad's name, which is awarded to a Westlake student.

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful break. We want our students to kick off the spring semester on the right foot so don't miss our blog about managing digital distractions!
The Speaker Series is officially back on January 11th! Missed one? Don't forget to check out video and handouts from past presentations.

Be sure to scroll through the Speaker Series section for more wonderful, free learning opportunities in the community! Upcoming opportunities range through THREE different book studies; learning how to set healthy habits; workshops for girls and the adults in their lives; and yoga therapy groups!

Stay healthy, Chaps!

Up coming book studies


PTO General Meeting 

Jan. 19 in the Chap Room

Q&A with Steve Ramsey 11:30 - Noon General meeting Noon - 1 pm

We will have a speaker from counseling office speaking on mindfulness and meditation at WHS.


Our teachers are our stars of the district, help us make sure they continue to SHINE!

Join us for the 2018 EEF Gala on Saturday, February 24th at the JW Marriott Austin.

Tables on sale now at www.EanesEducationFoundation.org



4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, Texas 78746


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