COMING UP AT WESTHILL:
* Wednesday 3/25 - Final Career Faves - Blocks 2 & 3
* Thursday 3/26 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Thursday 3/26 - Junior College Night
* Monday 3/30 - Friday 4/03 - SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
* Saturday 4/04 - Indoor Percussion Competition - 5:00pm
* Monday 4/06 - School Resumes
The last day to pay for your cap and gown is April 8th. Please pay your dues so that we can order for you.
There are very few yearbooks left. If you would like to order one, here is the
CAREERS OF THE WEEK
This month will highlight the
The current careers of the week are
Please take a look at the attached for information such as job description, skills required, education needed, average salaries and resources for schools.
** REMINDER **
THE FINAL CAREER FAVE
WILL BE MARCH 25TH
Go to the Naviance website to sign up or see Mr. Hilser in the Guidance Department.
Click the link below to access
Westhill's athletic schedules:
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Friday 3/27 - Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Hopkins School @ 3:30pm
Friday 3/27 - JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Hopkins School @ 3:30pm
Congratulations to our
Varsity Boys Basketball Team on their incredible season!
Greetings Vikings and Parents!
Are you going to be a Junior or Senior next year? Do you enjoy taking pictures, OR writing, OR doing artistic projects, OR are you the funny / witty / "always on" member of your crew, OR do you just know a LOT of students at this school? Do you have a hole or a study hall in your schedule for next year, or another elective you just aren't too keen to take? IF SO
- the Yearbook wants YOU to join our staff!
How do you join? Go tell your Guidance counselor that you want to sign-up for Yearbook class! That's it!
Please come to room 432 and see Ms. Tobin or room 406 and see Ms. Anderson if you'd like to know more. Space is limited! So sign-up TODAY!
Ms. Tobin and Ms. Anderson
PS - Depending on enrollment, select sophomores (current freshmen) may be allowed to take Yearbook. See Ms. Tobin in 432 for more information.
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS
Juniors and Seniors: Representatives from the following schools will be visiting Westhill in the coming weeks:
* Tuesday 3/24 - Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
* Tuesday 3/24 - The University of Tampa - Tampa, FL
* Thursday 3/26 - US Navy - Recruiter Petty Officer Sheridan
will be here block 3
If you are interested in any of these schools, sign on to Naviance at:
www.connection.naviance.com/westhill , click on the COLLEGES tab, and then click on the COLLEGE VISITS link to sign up to attend the presentation. Print out your confirmation, and get an authorized signature AT THE VISIT.
The Westhill Talent Show
will be held on
FRIDAY, MAY 8TH
Doors open at 6pm!
EVERYONE is invited to attend!
Tickets are $5 at the door!
BUT FIRST - Everyone is invited to AUDITION on Wednesday April 29th and Thursday April 30th! Auditions will be held DIRECTLY after school on those dates ONLY, so clear your calendar and practice your talent! To audition:
1) Come to room 432 AFTER our April vacation and sign-up for an audition spot. Sign-ups are first come, first serve, starting Monday morning.
2) PREPARE for your audition - whatever song you sing or dance you do or poem you read (or so on) AT your audition IS what you will do IN the show, if picked.
3) SHOW UP for your audition.
Auditions are closed - no friends, no family. If you are singing, please make sure you're audio accompaniment track - no vocals, only music - is easily accessible on YouTube. Same for dancers - have your song prepped and ready.
We are looking for magicians! pianists and other musicians! singers! dancers! actors! come one come all!
And PARENTS - WHY have you been PAYING for lessons and classes all these years if your Baby June isn't going to SHOWCASE their awesomeness! Push them to audition!
Questions, come to room 432. Thank you! Ms. Tobin
REGISTRATION FOR UCONN ECE COURSES BEGINS APRIL 15TH
REDESIGNED PSAT's AND SAT's
Below is a link to help you keep up to date with the upcoming redesigned PSAT's and SAT's. You can sign up for electronic updates and also see the upcoming changes.
I have also embedded this link on your Family Connections page. When you go to your Naviance home past, look on the left hand side and you will see a link named "redesigned SAT". It will take you there as well.
The School Based Health Center is looking for interested students for a
Student Health Research Team.
For ALL information, please review the attached flyer.
Student Health Research Team
Your next opportunity to buy Spirit Wear
will be Friday,
11:00am - 1:15pm
Baseball Caps $10
Flannel Pants $20
Flannel Shorts $15
Soffe Shorts $10
Sweat Pants $25
T-Shirts - short sleeved $15
T-shirts - long sleeved $20
WHS Flip Flops $ 2
WHS Lanyards $ 2
WHS Stickers $ 2
Please make checks payable to "Westhill PTSO"
We need volunteers to help sell Spirit Wear on Friday afternoons. There will always be a Spirit Wear Committee member at the table, but a 2nd set of hands during
the sale really helps.
SAVE THE DATE
7TH ANNUAL ALL-COUNTY
ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE COLLEGE FAIR
Wednesday, April 22nd
411 High Ridge Road
7:00pm - 9:00pm
ANONYMOUS ALERTSMembers of the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator.
This system will be monitored between the hours of
7:00am and 5:00pm during the school year.
Stamford Public Schools is pleased to announce the launch of the PowerSchool Parent Portal for its high school and middle school families. The Parent Portal will provide families with real-time access to their children's grades and absences, through an easy-to-use, secure website.
If you are having difficulty accessing the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you may contact us by filing out a support ticket at
If you are a STEM enthusiast,
at the Stamford STEMfest May 16, 2015
from 10am-4pm at Mill River Park.
Stamford Dollars for Scholars announces the online availability of its 2015 scholarship application. The organization provides scholarships for students who live in or attend high school in Stamford and are pursuing full-time, either a two- or four-year college education or accredited vocational training.
Students completing the 2015 online application have the opportunity to apply for any Stamford Dollars for Scholars scholarships for which they meet the criteria. Additionally, as Stamford Dollars for Scholars is an affiliate of Scholarship America, applicants automatically gain access to Scholarship America's valuable resources and can search other relevant scholarships opportunities.
To learn more about the 2015 scholarships available through Stamford Dollars for Scholars or to complete the 2015 online application, visit the Stamford Dollars for Scholars
Student and Parent Login page on our website
Online applications will remain available
through April 11, 2015.
RENEW YOUR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT WESTHILL!
You can purchase or renew subscriptions to your favorite magazines at up to 85% off! Each time you make a purchase, our WPTSO will receive up to 40%! You can also support us by sharing this information with friends and family.
It's quick and easy -- and it will help make a difference!
FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED
Please help the WPTSO feed over 25 students through the weekly Backpack Program. We fill backpacks with donated food every Friday and students at risk of going hungry over the weekend pick them up and return them empty Monday morning. Please consider donating non-perishables which you or your student can drop off in the main office.
Most needed items:
Canned meats/chili/Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
Stop & Shop or Shop Rite gift cards
Individual servings and/or small sizes (no glass please) work best for packaging. We would happily accept monetary donations as well.
SUPPORT THE JUNIOR CLASS
Here is an opportunity to show your school spirit! The Junior class is selling
Westhill High School Mugs for only $10. They are Dishwasher safe and available in Room 206 (Miss Poyser's).
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
If you have time to give during the school day, there are ELL (English Language Learners) and bi-lingual students at Westhill who could really benefit from
one-on-one assistance. Please contact Joy Katz at email@example.com and let her know your availability. This would be a weekly commitment.
2014 - 2015 EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Listed below are some of the many ways you may get involved at Westhill through the WPTSO. You can contact the chairs directly or send an email to the Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Aronica at firstname.lastname@example.org Please also let Kelly know if you would like to be notified when general help is needed during the year.
EVENTS / CHAIRPEOPLE
Staff Appreciation Week - Volunteers needed to provide something special for staff members during Staff Appreciation Week in May.
After Prom - Volunteers needed to help coordinate this chaperoned, substance-free, extremely entertaining post-prom event. Committees include registration, decorations, food, and prizes. Parents of ALL students, not just seniors, are needed!
Contact Jeannie Kriftcher 203-329-3431.
Senior Brunch - Volunteers needed to set up, serve food, and clean up for this end of year senior brunch. Contact Lisa Wise 203-722-1417.
Graduation - Volunteers needed to help build the balloon arches for our Westhill graduation ceremony.
Contact Dawn and Dom Bria 203-329-0335.
Staff Brunch - Volunteers needed to help set up, serve food, and clean up for this much appreciated end of year staff brunch.
Contact Anna Hallett 203-968-8521.
Ongoing Throughout The Year
Career Center - Volunteers needed to assist Guidance Department in Career Center and to participate on Scholarship Committee. Contact Mara Hammerman and Elicia Lang 203-322-6290.
Friday Back Pack Program - Volunteers needed to organize food donations and fill back packs on a weekly basis for students requiring assistance. Contact Jeannie Kriftcher 203-329-3431.
Jr. Book Awards Committee - Volunteers needed to assist with contacting colleges regarding participation in this Jr. Awards program. Volunteers also needed to assist with organization of the Jr. Book Awards event in spring. Contact Risa Pollack 203-967-4756.
Stop & Shop Card Sales - Coordinator will sell Stop & Shop cards throughout the school year. Cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100. If you would like to purchase cards, send an email to email@example.com or contact Zoe Schwartz 203-595-9185.
WHS Spirit Wear - Volunteers needed to help sell Spirit Wear at special events.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR TARGET CARD!
Westhill is enrolled in the Target Reward Program, Take Charge of Education. Target donates up to 1% of purchases made at any Target store or at Target.com to schools designated by REDCard holders. As a REDCard member, you automatically receive 5% off of your purchases at Target. When you enroll in this special program, you continue to receive your 5% off, and Westhill receives a 1% donation from Target.
To enroll, you can either call Target at 1-800-659-2396
or go online www.Target.com/tcoe. Our school ID# is 39226
SUPPORT THE WESTHILL BAND
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the WHSBPA every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WHSBPA.
The Westhill Band Parent Association has set up the following link:
DRIVER'S ED AT WESTHILL
Afternoon classes right at Westhill.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
from 2:30pm - 4:30pm
SIGN UP FOR DISTRICT ALERTS
All families are encouraged to sign up for District Alerts on the Stamford Public Schools website for the latest information on
school closings and delays. Instructions are listed below:
* Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Subscribe to News
* Input your e-mail address and check District Alerts
* Click on Subscribe Me
SCOPES stands for Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success.
We are a group of parent volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of students with special needs in Stamford schools. We strive to provide outreach and a support network for parents.
Starfish Connection, a Stamford charity that benefits our free lunch children, is looking for student instruments -- flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, violins and violas -- for children in our program. If you have an instrument that is no longer being used, please email Judy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 203-276-9690 to arrange a pick up. She will give you a tax letter for the donation.
You can find out more about Starfish Connection at
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