COMING UP AT WESTHILL:
* Monday 10/5 - Band Fundraiser Week
* Monday 10/5 - Senior Portrait Retakes
* Tuesday 10/6 - Senior Portrait Retakes
* Wednesday 10/7 - Senior Portrait Retakes
* Thursday 10/8 - Senior Portrait Retakes
* Thursday 10/8 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Friday 10/9 - Senior Portrait Retakes
* Friday 10/9 - Progress Reports Mailed Home
* Saturday 10/10 - Debate @ Westhill
* Saturday 10/10 - USBands @ Newtown High School
* Sunday 10/11 - Westhill Band in Columbus Day Parade
* Monday 10/12 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Click the link below to access
Westhill's athletic schedules:
HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:
Mon 10/5 - Freshman Girls Volleyball vs. New Canaan @ 4:00pm
Mon 10/5 - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
Mon 10/5 - JV Field Hockey vs. Trumbull @ 5:30pm
Wed 10/7 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
Wed 10/7 - JV Girls Soccer vs. St. Joseph @ 5:30pm
Wed 10/7 - JV Girls Volleyball vs. Staples @ 4:00pm
Wed 10/7 - Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Staples @ 5:30pm
Thurs 10/8 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 4:00pm
Thurs 10/8 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 4pm (Rippowam)
Fri 10/9 - Freshman Girls Volleyball vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
Sat 10/10 - Varsity Field Hockey vs. New Canaan @ 4:00pm
Sat 10/10 - JV Field Hockey vs. New Canaan @ 5:30pm
Senior Portrait Make-Ups and Retakes will be in the Teacher's Cafeteria from
Friday, October 2nd to Friday October 9th
and Wednesday, November 4th
to Friday, November 6th.
Underclassman Portrait and ID Retakes and Senior ID Retakes will be in the Teacher's Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 13th.
SENIORS - CLICK HERE FOR MORE YEARBOOK INFORMATION
* PLEASE VOTE *
Westhill School Governance Council
Parent Election Ballot
Term of Office: Fall 2015 through Spring 2017
Only parents who have a child currently attending Westhill may vote for parent members of the School Governance Council.
To vote: print the attached ballot,
circle the candidate’s name and
return Ballots to the main office
no later than Friday, October 9th at 2:00pm
Ballots are also available in the main office
You may vote for up to six candidates.
Senior Nicole Smina was one of eight Stamford Public Schools students who were recently named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Each year Stamford magazine features 10 Stamford teens who were nominated by their schools for their accomplishments and potential. Though the magazine considers academic achievement, they also feature other fields of excellence, such as athletics, philanthropy,
art, music, entrepreneurship and drama. This year,
Casey Benzaken and Arya Bhalla were chosen and featured in the September/October issue of the magazine.
Westhill's Bingo Night!
Come play Bingo with us on
Friday, October 16th at 6:00pm
in the Reynor Cafeteria
and hopefully score big!
Hosted by the Westhill Marching Band
Food and beverages will be for sale,
and there will be cash prizes!
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS
Juniors and Seniors: Representatives from the following schools will be visiting Westhill in the coming weeks:
* Tues 10/6 - Duke University - Durham, NC
* Wed 10/7 - Union College - Schenectady, NY
* Tues 10/13 - Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY
* Tues 10/13 - Western CT State University - Danbury, CT
* Tues 10/13 - Lynn University - Boca Raton, FL
* Wed 10/14 - Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ
* Wed 10/14 - Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
* Wed 10/15 - Washington University - St. Louis, MO
* Thurs 10/15 - University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
* Thurs 10/15 - Colgate University - Hamilton, NY
* Fri 10/16 - Univ of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
* Fri 10/16 - University of Delaware - Newark, DE
* Fri 10/16 - Boston University - Boston, MA
* Fri 10/16 - University of Scranton - Scranton, PA
* Fri 10/16 - College of Mount Saint Vincent - Riverdale, NY
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.
Parent Volunteers Needed for
If you have time to give during the school day, there are ELL (English Langauge Learners) and bilingual 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.
Your next opportunity to buy Spirit Wear
will be Friday,
11:00am - 1:15pm
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
Westhill Band is having a pie sale that is open to all.
Pick up is November 21st,
right before Thanksgiving.
Abilis is having our annual Walk to support individuals with disabilities coming up on Sunday, October 18th. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day, and we usually have a number of students from Westhill High School come to volunteer.
To sign up, click on the link below...
FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEKLY
Please help the WPTSO feed over 30 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:
Individual cups of fruit
Microwave cups of Mac n cheese
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee pastas
Stop & Shop or Shop Rite gift cards are greatly appreciated!
Individual servings and/or small sizes (no glass please) work best for packaging. We would happily accept monetary donations as well.
This service is being provided by Jacob Stockman, one of our
Academy of Finance students. A portion of the proceeds will
benefit Westhill's Backpack Program.
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!
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
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR STOP & SHOP CARD
Go online to www.stopandshop.com/aplus
and register your Stop & Shop
Enter Westhill High School ID#08108.
Every time you shop and scan your card at check-out (works for Peapod, too) we get points that = $$$.
** You need to register your card each year **
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