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Week  of  3/02/15


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:


 
* Wednesday 3/04 - CAPT Exam for Sophomores
* Thursday 3/05 - Career Fair 8:30am - 11:00am
* Thursday 3/05 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Thursday 3/05 - CDA Performance
* Saturday 3/07 - Debate at Darien
* Saturday 3/07 - AP Study Sessions
                                 9:00am - 12:00pm  Human Geography, Biology,
                                        Chemistry
                                  1:00pm - 4:00pm  Psychology, US & World History
* Monday 3/09 - Progress Reports Mailed Home
* Wednesday 3/11 - EARLY RELEASE - 11:45am
* Thursday 3/12 Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Thursday 3/12 - All Star Drivers Ed Ends (tentative)
* Saturday 3/14 - SAT at Westhill
* Saturday 3/14 - AP Study Sessions
                                  9:00am - 12:00pm  European History, 
                                           English Lang (Juniors)
                                   1:00pm - 4:00pm  English Lit (Seniors)
* Sunday 3/15 - Northstar Fundraiser at Table 104


                                 Link to Westhill's website




VIKING SPORTS

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Click the link below to access
Westhill's athletic schedules:





NO HOME GAMES THIS WEEK




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Hello WHS Parents & Students!


We are counting down to the upcoming Fashion Show on March 19th....approximately 2 weeks away!  Save the date to join us for our annual showcase and fundraiser where students are demonstrating their talents as well as modeling the latest fashions for spring and for the prom season.  Please invite family and friends to join us and support the school and the various programs that proceeds from the event will be funding. 
Tickets Sold At the Door: $10 adults, $5 students, $15 VIP limited reserved seating.
 
Parents: 
Interested in sponsoring an ad in our show program?  There's still time.  Deadline extended to Friday, March 6th.  Get your shout outs and ads in as soon as possible.  Costs range from a $10 shout out up to $100 for a full page sponsorship.  See attached flyer for more details.  

Parents - Next Volunteer meeting is March 10th @ 5:30pm in the main office.  Please mark the date and join us.  We are still in need of 2 dads and 1 mom to help us chaperone back stage. 
 
Student Model Rehearsals Next Week:
 
Juniors, Sophmores & Freshman Models:  Wednesday, March 4th, 2:15, Cafeteria
Senior Models:  Thursday, March 5th, 2:15, Cafeteria

Reminder:  Model fittings start next week.  If you are not scheduled yet for yours, contact Fay @ fashexec@aol.com immediately.

Looking forward to everyone joining us.  For any event questions, please contact the co-chairs.
 
Fay Corsello, fashexec@aol.com
Jeanne Carrillo, jmcarrillo@optonline.net






SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH


The science portion of CAPT exam will be administered to all sophomores on 
Wednesday, March 4th

The snow date is Friday, March 6th

Classes will begin at 10:25am

* There will be two sets of buses 
* One at the normal time for Sophomores
* A second run (on a three hour delay)
for Freshmen, Juniors and Seniors


CAPT SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 4TH, 2015

       PERIOD                  FROM                    TO
          CAPT                    7:20am              10:20am
               6                      10:25am              11:06am
               7                       11:11am               11:53am
               3                       11:58am                1:18pm
        1st Wave               11:58am             12:22pm
        2nd Wave            12:26pm             12:50pm
        3rd Wave             12:54pm               1:18pm
                4                        1:23pm               2:05pm





Come see the show that Westhill will be bringing to the Connecticut Drama Association Festival


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The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza 

Thursday, March 5th
8:00pm
Westhill Auditorium




AP EXAM REGISTRATION ENDS
 FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH

AP Registration





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Diner Night



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Congratulations to....


Westhill High School’s online and print student newspaper
The Westword were recently awarded Gold Medals by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Annual High School Journalism Review. They earned more than 900 points out of a possible 1,000 points from judges who reviewed and critiqued the publications in a number of categories. 

The Westword Faculty Advisors: Michael von Wahlde and
                                                            David Wooley

Editors-in-chief: Lauren Schechter and
                               Julia Zimmerman

Select Staff: Jamie Eimbinder, Morgan Berman,
                 Laura Felenstein, Jonathan Pollack
                 and Natalie Skigen



Westhill High School Field Hockey Coach Kevin DeAngelo was chosen by his peers and has been named by the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC), “Coach of the Year,” in Field Hockey. Kevin has been coaching WHS Field Hockey for 10 years, the past three as Varsity Head Coach. Under his leadership the team was 10-4-1 this past season and received the Lucy Goodrich Sportsmanship Award, which is given by officials to the team that demonstrates the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility. Kevin has also served as the assistant Track and Field Coach for the past 10 years and for two years as the Ski Racing Team Coach. He will receive his award at the FCIAC Annual Awards Program in June.



CAREERS OF THE WEEK

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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.




COLLEGE FAIR
SAVE THE DATE

7TH ANNUAL ALL-COUNTY
ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE COLLEGE FAIR

Wednesday, April 22nd

AITE
411 High Ridge Road
7:00pm - 9:00pm




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Visit http://beanengineer.org/ for more information




ANONYMOUS ALERTS

Members 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.





POWERSCHOOL LAUNCH
Stamford Public Schools

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





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Senior Dues


The senior class dues can be paid by seeing Ms. Dunbar in Room 215 (Last names A-L) or by seeing Mrs. Kumar in Room 106 (Last names L-Z) before or after school, or by dropping off a completed form and FULL payment in their mailbox in the main office.  The Yearbook order form is also included if you would like to pay them together.




Scholarship Program

The first document is an explanation of our scholarship program.  The second is the application form.  If you want to participate in this program, fill out the application and submit it, along with a resume, to your Counselor. 



Financial Aid Appointments

For those seniors who have financial aid appointments on Monday with Ms. Blackwell please note the following message from Ms. Blackwell:

Students are to come with the following information:

1.       DATE OF BIRTH OF THE PARENTS

2.       DATE PARENTS WERE MARRIED, DIVORCED OR SEPARATED OR WIDOWED

3.       IF ONE PARENT HAS A PIN NUMBER ALREADY (BRING NUMBER WITH YOU)

4.       STUDENT SECURITY NUMBER

Please remind students that the parents date of birth and date married or divorced will not be listed on the IRS TAX form

If the student has a green card bring it or bring your green card number.

Students should bring their list of colleges they are applying to on paper, we do not have enough time for each student to look it up on the computer.

If all of the above is ready when we start the FAFSA., we should be able to process 2 within ½ hour.

Thank you.







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Below is a link to the Common Black College Application.  You will have the ability to apply to 37 Historically Black Colleges for only $35.  If interested, please  click on the link to see the participating schools.  This website is very helpful and insightful and can provide many resources for your post high school planning.


 



To search and apply for hundreds of 2015 scholarships, visit www.ScholarshipsOnline.org.





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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
March 6th
11:00am - 1:15pm


        Baseball Caps                           $10
        Flannel Pants                           $20
        Flannel Shorts                         $15
        Hoodies                                      $30
        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. 

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CLICK HERE for updated sign up form
 
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If you are a STEM enthusiast, it’s never too early to
at the Stamford STEMfest       May 16, 2015
 from 10am-4pm at Mill River Park.

Stemfest




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Stamford Dollars for Scholars announces the online availability of its 2015 scholarship application beginning January 15th.  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 


at www.sd4s.org.  


Online applications will remain available 

through April 11, 2015.





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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS


 Juniors and Seniors:  Representatives from the following schools will be visiting Westhill in the coming weeks:

 

* Tuesday 3/24 - The University of Tampa - Tampa, FL



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.




RENEW YOUR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT WESTHILL!      

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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!

If you have any questions, please contact Zoe Schwartz at 203-595-9185 or danzoe@optonline.net
 



FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED

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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:

Cereal
Canned veggies/fruit
Soups
Canned meats/chili/Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
Granola bars

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

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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).






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PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
 IN-SCHOOL TUTORING

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 joyakatz@yahoo.com and let her know your availability.  This would be a weekly commitment.




WESTHILL WPTSO
 2014 - 2015 EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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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 kellou@optonline.net  Please also let Kelly know if you would like to be notified when general help is needed during the year.

EVENTS / CHAIRPEOPLE

Feb - March
Fashion Show/Westhill Showcase - Volunteers needed to solicit program ads, create raffle baskets, decorate, operate concessions, assist at rehearsals and otherwise help make this night happen.  It is our largest fundraiser of the year - and lots of fun too!  Contact Fay Corsello 203-722-8700 or Jeannie Carrillo 203-918-6740.

May
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.

June
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 danzoe@optonline.net 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!

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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

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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

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ENROLL TODAY
Afternoon classes right at Westhill.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
from 2:30pm - 4:30pm

844-5DRIVER  (844-537-4837)





Stamford Public Schools

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:

     *  Go to:  www.stamfordpublicschools.org
     *  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 




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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.
For more information, current events and news please go to  Stamfordptcouncil.org/scopes and sign up for our mailing list.  




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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
 DONATIONS NEEDED

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 judymartin2121@gmail.com 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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