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10/11/15


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:


* Monday 10/12 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
* Monday 10/12 - Band Fundraiser Week
* Tuesday 10/13 - Underclassman Photo retakes & Senior ID retakes
* Wednesday 10/14 - PSAT Exams for Sophomores & Juniors
                    Freshman & Seniors - 3 hour delayed start
* Wednesday 10/14 - OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT
* Thurs 10/15 - Seniors-Bennett Cancer Awareness Assembly-Block 2
* Thurs 10/15 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Friday 10/16 - Bingo Night 6:00pm


                                 Link to Westhill's website



PSAT Testing on Wednesday, October 14th

Westhill High School will offer the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14th to 10th and 11th grade students.  

The administration of the PSAT will result in a modified schedule that affects all students, regardless of whether they will be taking the exam or not.

All 10th and 11th grade students will arrive to school at the regularly scheduled time and report to assigned rooms for test administration.  It is extremely important that all students taking the exam are in their assigned rooms by 7:25am.

Note:  There are a limited number of calculators available to students for the math section -- all students should come prepared with their own calculator (laptops, tablets, cellphones/smartphones are not acceptable).

all 9th and 12th grade students will report to school on a delayed start.  A delayed bus run will pick students up three (3) hours after the normally scheduled pick up time.

Dismissal will occur at the regularly scheduled time.



Please attend
Open School Night 
Wednesday, October 14th
 at 7:00pm


Spirit Wear will be available for purchase


Congratulations to our School Governance Council Parent Members:

Sue Boria
Jenny Fuchs
David Greenberg
Richard Nohe
Richard Smeriglio
Patty Donham Travaglino
Alyssa Wallen

A special thank you to all parents who expressed interest in the SGC



PARENT UNIVERSITY

High school presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for students and parents.

WHS Parent University

To meet the needs of our school community Westhill High School has developed Parent University, a forum for experts to share their knowledge and wisdom and provide resources and answers to families from Stamford.

Parent University is for current and future parents to help guide them through these exciting and challenging years.

School and community experts will present practical and crucial information to support parents and guardians in a small setting.

 

Parent University: Saturday, October 24th
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 16th
Child Care Offered

 

Click here for more information or use the link under the parent tab 

 




FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEKLY BACKPACK PROGRAM

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COLLECTION BOXES WILL BE IN THE MAIN LOBBY DURING OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT - PLEASE DONATE


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:  Cereal, Peanut butter, Individual cups of fruit, Tuna, Canned Chili, Microwave cups of 
Mac n cheese, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee pastas

Individual servings and/or small sizes (no glass please) work best for packaging.  



YEARBOOK PHOTO APP

ATTENTION ANYBODY WHO HAS A SMARTPHONE: PLEASE DOWNLOAD AN APP CALLED "REPLAY IT" TO YOUR PHONE!

 (It is a blue icon with an orange play button in the middle)

Do you want to see photos that YOU have taken appear in the yearbook? If so, please download this app, create an account, and

 add Westhill (you may have to search for our school).

Once you've done this, you can upload photos you've taken on your phones to different categories in the Westhill album (such as Sports, Academics, Student Life) and these will potentially go in the yearbook! WE WANT TO SEE PHOTOS YOU'VE TAKEN AT SPORTS GAMES AND OTHER EVENTS IN OUR YEARBOOK, SO PLEASE DOWNLOAD!

Additionally, once you have the app, you can download any photo another user uploads! So, search for photos of YOU!

Thank you all! - Noah Zussman and Julia D'Arinzo, Westhill Yearbook

westhill.yearbook@gmail.com, 1 (203) 968-9658




SENIOR DUES

The Early Bird Special for Senior Dues runs
 now through October 30th. 
 Click below for more information.


Senior Dues can be paid on Open School Night
Wednesday, October 14th
in the Finch Lobby from 6 - 8pm



VIKING SPORTS

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





HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:
Mon 10/12 - Freshman Boys Soccer vs. Ridgefield @ 12:00pm
Mon 10/12 - Varsity Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph @ 3:00pm
Mon 10/12 - JV Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph @ 4:30pm
Tues 10/13 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm
Tues 10/13 - JV Girls Soccer vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm (Rippowam)
Tues 10/13 - Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Stamford High @ 5:30pm
Tues 10/13 - JV Girls Volleyball vs. Stamford High @ 4:00pm
Wed 10/14 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Darien @ 4:00pm
Wed 10/14 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Darien @ 4:00pm (Rippowam)
Wed 10/14 - Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Danbury @ 4:00pm
Wed 10/14 - Freshman Girls Volleyball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
Thurs 10/15 - Freshman Boys Football vs. Fairfield @ 4pm (Ripp)
Fri 10/16 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Norwalk @ 4:00pm
Fri 10/16 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Norwalk @ 4:00pm (Rippowam)
Fri 10/16 - Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Fairfield @ 3:30pm
Fri 10/16 - Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Fairfield @ 5:30pm
Fri 10/16 - JV Girls Volleyball vs. Fairfield @ 4:00pm



Photo Retakes


Underclassman Portrait and ID Retakes and Senior ID Retakes will be in the Teacher's Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 13th.


SENIORS - CLICK HERE FOR YEARBOOK INFORMATION

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On Thursday, October 22nd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
the Guidance Department is
sponsoring its annual 
College & Career Night
at Westhill High School.
Representatives from over 180
two and four-year colleges,
trade and vocational schools,
as well as representatives from
college related services will
participate. 




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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
 Parents Association
 
Food and beverages will be for sale,
 and there will be cash prizes!



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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS


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

 


* Tues 10/13 - Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY

* Tues  10/13 - Western CT State University - Danbury, CT

* Tues 10/13 - Lynn University - Boca Raton, FL

* Tues 10/13 - Albertus Magnus College - New Haven, CT

* Wed  10/14 - Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ

* Wed  10/14 - Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

* Thurs 10/15 - University of Vermont - Burlington, VT

* Thurs 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.




WESTHILL'S DONORS CHOOSE
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Fashioned after the very successful national non-profit charity, Westhill's Donors Choose program allows parents to donate funds directly for the requests of a specific department.   CLICK HERE   to see the details of each department's requests.  If you would like to contribute towards a certain purchase, send in a check payable to the WPTSO and earmark which department you have chosen.
Contact Joy Katz at 203-329-3359 or joyakatz@yahoo.com with any questions.


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Volunteer opportunities are available in the College & Career Center Please contact
Elicia Lang at elicialang@yahoo.com




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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 Langauge Learners) and bilingual 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.



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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
October 16th
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
 really helps. 

Please CLICK HERE to sign up



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Westhill Band is having a pie sale that is open to all.  
Pick up is November 21st,
 right before Thanksgiving. 




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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... 





The Table

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!      

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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
 


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  



PLEASE REGISTER YOUR STOP & SHOP CARD

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Go online to www.stopandshop.com/aplus

and register your Stop & Shop

savings card. 

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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