Weekly Reflections
 

February 1, 2019

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MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL RAMSEY

What I Choose is My Choice...

How did it become February so quickly? The year is cruising along very rapidly. In the life cycle of our campus, we have entered a very interesting stretch of time. Two major things are happening with our students:

1. Seniors are becoming aware of college and university selections, and
2. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen are all involved with course selection..................

 

HOW do I help make sure my kid (son or daughter) makes the correct choice on classes or college admission??!?!...................

EEF

COUNSELING / COURSE SELECTION

Curious about a Gap Year? Attend the USA Gap Years Fair at St. Andrew's Episcopal School on Saturday, February 2nd. There is a panel presentation from noon to 1:00 and the Fair from 1:00-3:00. Learn more about a gap year here.

AP Exam Registration opens February 4 and closes March 4. Students who are enrolled in an AP (not PreAP) course and who want to take the exam in May must register and pay. We encourage you to register early; a late fee will be assessed beginning February 25. Learn more and register here.

 

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors should be updating their four-year-plan (Career Plan) in Skyward before February 22nd. When finished, both student and parent need to eSign the Career Plan in Skyward. Updating the four-year-plan and signing it are requirements by the State of Texas. Learn more here

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February kicks off the month of relationships but quite honestly, one of the most important relationships we have is with ourselves!

 

 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 7th for "Parenting a Perfectionist Child: How to Know When They are Pushing Themselves too Far!"

DIPLOMA NAME CHANGES

(from what's in Family Access/Skyward)

PROJECT GRADUATION

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MAY 30, 2019

 

SENIOR PARENTS

REMEMBER TO REGISTER

YOUR SENIOR FOR

PROJECT GRADUATION

Register (westlakepg.com)

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST

SIGN A CONTRACT

Student Participation Contract found HERE

 
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PTO

 
WHS PTO
 
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We are still looking to fill some key board positions for the 2019-2020 school year, and we need your help to spread the word!  Please reach out if you are interested.

 

Warmly,

Shalini Komarla

President, WHS PTO 

COOL THINGS & KUDOS

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JEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Our very own Deanne Brown has earned numerous accolades during her 31 years advising the Featherduster news magazine at Westlake High School, but her contributions to scholastic journalism have far surpassed that. Throughout her career, Brown also has taught at many state and national conventions, she provides critiques, she served as president for the Association of Texas Photography Instructors and she recently co-authored a photojournalism curriculum textbook. "She's a passionate, engaging and loving educator," Jeanne Acton, UIL/ILPC journalism director, said. "She instills a love for journalism — a love for communication — in each of her students." Brown manages to extract the best out of her students in a way that gives them the confidence to continue doing what they love. "(Brown) gives them the knowledge, the supportive environment and the facilities and they continue to produce some of the finest work in the nation," Bradley Wilson, MJE, said.

 
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Hill Country Shootout Win for Westlake!

The Westlake 2nd and 3rd Varsity teams competed over the weekend in the Hill Country Shootout in Burnet. We are proud to report that our two teams finished 1st and and 2nd in the event and they finished a mere one shot apart! We had some outstanding play particularly on day two by virtually all of our players as both teams fired excellent team scores of 296 and they took command of the event winning by a comfortable margin. Special congratulations to John Luke Powell who captured the low medalist of the event with his rounds of 75, 70, 145! Paul Pullen had an excellent tournament as well finishing 2nd and Hayes Haydon had a strong 5th place finish. We are proud of all of our boys for their excellent performance! Great job Chaps!! You can see full field scores by clicking on the link below.

TEAM RESULTS

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Clinicals classes start rotations at Westlake Hospital

 
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ATHLETICS

SENIOR NIGHT - WHS vs. ANDERSON
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ROBOTICS

WESTLAKE CHOIR & TECH THEATRE
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RELAY FOR LIFE - Feb 10th Meeting

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EVE FUNDRAISING

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NOTHING BUNDT CAKE!

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NEED MULCH?

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DISTRICT NEWS

As you may have seen on the news, the flu season is in full swing. Please take the time to read the following to ensure our students are healthy and our school environment is safe.

As a precaution, and as is custom this time of year, our custodians are working hard to disinfect common surface areas such as water fountains, rails, restroom surfaces, doorknobs, etc. and keeping restroom areas stocked with soap and paper towels.

If your child has a fever (100 degrees or higher) or is vomiting in the evening or morning before school, he/she should NOT come to school that day. Students with a fever should remain home fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Please report communicable diseases such as strep and flu to the nurse as we would like to continue to track our illnesses/absences.

Please see the following information on the flu with helpful reminders to share with your student(s): goo.gl/uMKU8u.


Thanks for all you do at home to keep our students as healthy as possible and in school!


So many of our friends and partners are finalists for the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Westies, including Westlake High School students in the Young Citizen of the Year category, WHS teachers Ed Snouffer and Jocelyn Wright Bixler and Forest Trail Elementary's Jane Lewis up for Educator of the Year, as well as #EanesSupt Dr. Tom Leonard for Citizen of the Year. Vote by 2/1 at www.westlakechamber.com


SCHOOL CALENDAR

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, Texas 78746

http://whs.eanesisd.net

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