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February 14, 2016


COMING UP AT WESTHILL


* Mon 2/15 & Tues 2/16 - WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL
* Wed 2/17 - School Resumes
* Thurs 2/18 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Sat 2/20 - SAT @ Westhill

                                 Link to Westhill's website



VIKING SPORTS

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




HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:

* Mon 2/15 - Varsity Boys Ice Hockey vs. Trinity @ 12:30pm
* Mon 2/15 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Norwalk @ 4:00pm
* Mon 2/15 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Norwalk @ 5:15pm
* Mon 2/15 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Norwalk @ 7:00pm
* Wed 2/17 - Varsity Boys Ice Hockey vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm
* Thurs 2/18 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Fairfield @ 4:00pm
* Thurs 2/18 -JV Boys Basketball vs. Fairfield @ 5:15pm
* Thurs 2/18 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Fairfield @ 7:00pm
* Sat 2/20 - V Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Wilton @ 10:30am
* Sat 2/20 - Varsity Boys Ice Hockey vs. Wilton @ 7:30pm



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Congratulations to...

Ewa Misiak, Sarah Shattuck and Emma Cali 
for being recognized for their outstanding artistic contributions as part of the 2016 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, the largest juried student art exhibition in the state.



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Westhill Presents
  A Starry Starry Night
The 2016 Fashion Show & School Showcase
 
Our students will model the latest fashions
 and share their talents.  
Save the date to attend, volunteer to help,
 purchase an ad in our playbill, or donate.  
This is our largest fundraising event for Westhill
 and we need your involvement!
 
Last call for all Fashion Show Models: Freshmen, Sophomores, 
Juniors and Seniors!  
See attached registration forms to drop off 
in the main office ASAP!
 
Anyone can help by buying an Ad in our playbill program or donating to our raffle baskets. 
 Ads start at $10.  
See attached student/parent package for the forms.
 
For more details about the event, please contact
 your Event Chairs.
   
Jeanne Carrillo, jmcarrillo@optonline.net






REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS


Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Westhill High School recommends that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credits for their high school class, saving a significant amount on college tuition.


Registration on www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751 

ends February 28, 2016.

 


Please see Ms. DeLuca or Mrs. Barkan 

if you have any questions.





Any seniors who have not paid dues must see Ms. Sansone in Room 105 or Ms. Poyser in Room 206 to give information for cap and gowns and class tshirts.



Stamford Hospital
INTERNSHIP AND SUMMER PROGRAM


To apply for the 2016 Junior Volunteer High School Internship/Summer Program, all forms must be completed and in the Volunteer Services Department by March 14, 2016.


Internship Program:

To be considered, each applicant is expected to submit a typed, 150-word essay that explains why they want to volunteer and illustrates the qualities that would make them an exceptional candidate for the Junior Volunteer Program. In addition, students must commit to 30 hours per week during the internship. All volunteers are required to have one tuberculosis test (PPD) and provide documentation of immunizations.  All documentation must be completed and submitted in order to be considered as candidate for our program. Volunteers selected for the program, will be provided with an orientation and training. 

The Orientation date that will be provided for the Greenwich/Darien/Ridgefield/Wilton Internship program will be held on May 16th from 9:00a.m. - 1p.m.


Summer Program:

Stamford Hospital welcomes students ages 14 and older who are interested in volunteering in an environment of medical professionals. To be considered, each applicant is expected to submit a typed, 150-word essay that explains why they want to volunteer and illustrates the qualities that make them an exceptional candidate for the Junior Volunteer Program. The Summer Program requires 25 hours and a 2 hour per week minimum. All volunteers are required to have one tuberculosis test (PPD) and provide documentation of immunizations. All documentation must be completed and submitted in order to be considered as candidate for our program. Volunteers selected for the program, will be provided with an orientation and training. 

The Orientation date that will be provided for the 2016 Summer Program will be held on June 27th  

from 9:00a.m – 1p.m.


Various opportunities are available at Stamford Hospital’s main campus and The Tully Health Center, with consideration of students’ interests and level of skill, such as:

Playing an instrument or sharing other talents

·         Business Offices (filing, faxing, mailings)

·         Patient support/visitation, delivering patient flowers and mail

·         Escorting visitors to their destinations

·         Concierge Service (making deliveries to employees)

·         Rounding on nursing units

If students have any questions and would like to apply please call Christina Price 203-276-7358 or email cprice@stamhealth.org .





NPPG FUNDRAISER
NPPG

The Northstar Parent Production Group is selling Florida oranges and grapefruit to raise money for the spring musical and CDA. 
 The deadline to order a box is February 18th.
 Please email northstarppg@gmail.com with your order.  Payment upon delivery in March.



The Westhill Indoor Percussion Program will be hosting

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Anyone who would like to purchase an ad for the program, please click below




MACBOOK NEEDED

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The Westhill Winter Percussion Ensemble has enjoyed unprecedented growth this year, but with the large increase in participation comes some growing pains. We are in need of a donation of a relatively recent Macbook to program sound libraries for our synthesizers at shows. We need any model that has a 64-bit processor, at least one working USB port, and is capable of running OS X 10.9.5 or higher. If you are able to help our music programs, please contact Mr. Wyatt at mwyatt@stamfordct.gov or 203-977-4426.



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Westhill Families!

 

Please purchase your Yearbook by the

 end-of-the-month!

 The price INCREASES after March 1!

We decide how many Yearbooks to order by March 1 every year, and we only order a handful extra. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL BE A YEARBOOK TO PURCHASE if you don't place your order by February 29th.


Write a check or money order to "Westhill Yearbook" in the amount of $100. Cash also accepted!  Have your student hand-deliver it to Mrs. Brunner (602) or Ms. Tobin (432), now through Monday 2/29.

 
Or, if you prefer to MAIL it, you may put your payment in the mail, addressed to:
Ms. Tobin
Westhill Yearbook
125 Roxbury Road
Stamford, CT 06902
 
If you're unsure if you have purchased a Yearbook,
 or have questions about purchasing one or a Senior or Business Ad
please call Ms. Tobin  (203) 569-7737
 
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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE YEARBOOK


Do you have, or are you associated with, a BUSINESS? Then why not ADVERTISE it in the Westhill Yearbook! Over 1000 copies of the ALL COLOR Westhill Yearbook go out into the Stamford community! And in addition to advertising your business and incorporating any message you'd like, an advertisement in our Yearbook tells the world I care about arts in the schools, and I care about providing schools with necessary fundraising.
 
SOUNDS GREAT! WHEN ARE ADS DUE? 
All art, copy, and payment MUST be RECEIVED by MONDAY, February 29th, as the Yearbook goes to final print shortly thereafter.
 
HOW DO I GET AN AD:
 Email your JPEGs and TEXT to westhill.ads@gmail.com. Make any special requests about layout in the email. Perhaps you want us to scan and use your Business Card, but you ALSO want us to say "Congratulations to the Class of 2016." That's fine! Let us know!
 
Indicate what SIZE ad you are purchasing: Full page - $400, 1/2 page - $225, 1/4 page - $115, 1/8 page $60. If you can't email your photos (though it's totally easier to do so!) then you may put your JPEGs and TEXT on a CD or flashdrive, and submit that with your payment.
 
HOW DO I PAY:
 In one of many convenient ways! Read on...
1) If your Viking (student) is RESPONSIBLE, you may put cash or check ("WHS Yearbook") in an envelope and have them hand-deliver it to Mrs. Brunner (602) or Ms. Tobin (432), now through Monday 2/29.
2) If YOU are dropping off your payment or artwork, you may put it in Mrs. Brunner's or Ms. Tobin's mailboxes in the main office.
3) If you prefer to MAIL it, you may put your payment (and artwork, if you're doing a CD), in the mail, addressed to:
Ms. Tobin
Westhill Yearbook
125 Roxbury Road
Stamford, CT 06902
 
And AS LONG AS IT'S RECEIVED by MONDAY, February 29th, we're good!
  
Thank you! Questions, comments, concerns, email me!
                      Kate Tobin, Yearbook Advisor
 
PS - Again, this is a FIRM deadline. The Yearbook goes to print - fully - by end of March. Do not delay - buy today. And the Yearbook phone number is 1 (203) 569-7737, if you have any questions and don't want to email.

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ALATEEN MEETINGS

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Alateen meetings have begun at Westhill each Wednesday at 8:21 in the Raynor Conference Room.  All students who have a family member or friend affected by alcohol use are welcome.



OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS

Every year, the Governor appoints two public school students entering their senior year to serve on the Connecticut State Board of Education for a
 one-year period.  Any student interested should see Mr. Pereira for the application details.  
The deadline for applying is February 16th
 Eligible students must be in grade 12 during the
 2016-2017 school year and have a
B+ average or better.



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Stamford Dollars for Scholars announced the availability of its online 2016 scholarship application now through April 10, 2016. Stamford Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to students who reside or attend high school in Stamford and are pursuing their education full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college/university or accredited vocational training school. 




** WE ARE IN NEED OF SPIRIT WEAR VOLUNTEERS! **

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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
February 19th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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. 

Please CLICK HERE to sign up




Studies have shown that parental engagement in a child’s education is the single most important factor in student achievement.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal will provide you with secure access to information about your middle school and/or high school children’s grades and attendance records through a single account.


 Additional information

   

PowerSchool Parent Portal 

      

 Parent Portal Help Desk

If you are having difficulty accessing the site, please provide your full name, your child's name and grade and as much information about your problem as possible so that we can resolve your issue quickly and route your question to the appropriate person.

 



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
 


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