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 May 1, 2016


 
COMING UP AT WESTHILL


* Tues 5/3 - Parent University - Cloonan MS  5:45pm - 9:00pm
* Thurs 5/5- Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Fri 5/6 - Anything Goes - 7:30pm
* Sat 5/7 - FFA Spring Plant Sale  8:00am - 1:00pm
* Sat 5/7 - Agriscience Dog Wash   8:00am - noon
* Sat 5/7 - Anything Goes - 7:30pm


                                 Link to Westhill's website



 
May 2nd - 6th is
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
 
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Help say Thank You to the Westhill faculty and staff in this week-long celebration in the Main Office.  About 150 staff members stop in every day, as early as 6:50am,
 to partake in the festivities.

CLICK HERE for the list 
of items needed

Please drop items by 7:00am
 in the main office that day. 
 Non-perishable items may be dropped off in the main office the day before.  Please clearly label items "For Staff Appreciation," or if you'd like to drop them off at a board member's house during the week, contact Virginia Prial at vprial@optonline.net.

Thank you!




 

 VIKING SPORTS

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




HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:

* Mon 5/2 - FR Baseball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
* Mon 5/2 - V Boys Tennis vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 4:00pm
* Mon 5/2 - V Softball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
* Mon 5/2 - JV Softball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm (Roxbury)
* Tues 5/3 - V  Boys Golf vs. New Canaan @ 3:15pm
* Tues 5/3 - V Boys Lacrosse vs. Ridgefield @ 5:30pm
* Tues 5/3 - JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm
* Tues 5/3 - V Girls Lacrosse vs. Stamford @ 4:00pm
* Tues 5/3 - JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Stamford @ 5:30pm
* Tues 5/3 - V Girls Tennis vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm
* Wed 5/4 - V Baseball vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 4:00pm
* Wed 5/4 - JV Baseball vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 4:00 (Rippowam)
* Wed 5/4 - FR Boys Lacrosse vs. Joel Barlow @ 5:15pm
* Thurs 5/5 - V Boys Tennis vs. Darien @ 4:00pm
* Fri 5/6 - FR Baseball vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm
* Fri 5/6 - V Softball vs. Ridgefield @ 4:30pm
* Fri 5/6 - JV Softball vs. Ridgefield @ 4:30pm (Roxbury)
* Sat 5/7 - V Boys Lacrosse vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 2:00pm
* Sat 5/7 - JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 3:30pm



 
PARENT UNIVERSITY
      IS THIS TUESDAY EVENING

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

Parent U

To meet the needs of our school community, Westhill High School has developed Parent University, a FREE 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. 


Tuesday, May 3rd 

Cloonan Middle School

5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dinner Provided | Child Care Offered

Register for Parent University online

Is your child feeling the pressures of high performance at school? Are you concerned about their transition to High School or College? Parent University wants to provide you with the tools to help your child succeed academically and social emotionally. Cloonan Middle School, in cooperation with Westhill High School, is inviting all Stamford Public School parents to its spring forum, Parent University. School and community experts will present practical and crucial information to support parent and guardians through the exciting (but often challenging) adolescent years.




 
Please Support the After Prom

 The Senior After Prom is the party after the party that is put on at Westhill from midnight - 3:00am to provide a safe and drug and alcohol free environment for our kids. There is a DJ, food, full gym of blow ups and games, photo booth and more. Most importantly-there are prizes that are raffled off every 15 minutes. The better prizes come later in the evening as incentive for the kids to stay as long as possible.
 They must be present to win! 

This event is run completely by volunteers and donations-both monetary and in kind - food, drinks, candy, paper goods and all the raffle prizes. 

We need your help! Please consider volunteering your time that evening (grillers, set up, registration) or donating a prize or cash towards the event.  Great, fun and easy way to get involved at school! 
 The night of the event is Friday May 27!

If you are a parent of a Senior - let's make this the best one yet. If you are a parent of an under classman - this is your chance to pay it forward knowing/hoping that others will step up to make your children's After Prom the best it can be in the future.
It takes the whole village!  


CLICK HERE to find out how you can help

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Congratulations to...


Stamford Teacher of the Year Finalist
Chandan Sarkar.  Mr. Sarkar and 
Maria Miraballes will both be honored on 
Thursday, May 5, at SPS annual Teacher of the Year and Spotlight on Teachers Award Program celebration.

Westhill's intern Guidance Counselor Mindy Midy was recently named "School Counseling Intern of the Year" by the Connecticut School Counselor Association Recognition committee.




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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
 
Module 1 - Why NAVIANCE?
by Mr. Milas & Mr. Stepkoski

Why do students use NAVIANCE at Westhill? Tune in to this audio segment to see what NAVIANCE is used for. Assessments, College Searches, Scholarships, Career Exploration, NAVIANCE has it all!! 


Click Here to view video





Anything Goes


CLICK HERE to purchase tickets



           
*  SENIORS  *
Make sure your information on Naviance is updated regarding any college plans you may have.   If you plan on attending a vocational/tech/culinary/beautician school, this needs to be indicated as well.  Same goes for any military plans and also employment.
All 12th graders are REQUIRED to complete the senior survey.  You can find this survey by going into your FAMILY CONNECTION Naviance account.  
You need to make sure you complete anything that has a RED asterisk next to it.  ALSO - if you are attending college, you need to update us as to your scholarship information.  
ANY QUESTIONS, please see your counselor OR come see me at any time.  This needs to be completed NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 13th.
Good luck and keep up the great work!  FINISH STRONG!
Regards,
Mr. Stepkoski




SCOPES




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

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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
May 6th
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





Agriscience Fundraisers




STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING UCONN

 

Exploring Expertise is a conference for students in grades 8-12 and their parents/guardians that has been designed to help participants learn about academic and career options.

 

Students are invited to spend a day at UCONN to learn how their personal interests and talents relate to potential academic and career paths.  Experts in a wide variety of disciplines will share their experience with students in interest-based tracks. 

 

Parent/guardian sessions will focus on college preparation and talent development opportunities, including the kinds of resources and programming that will be available to college students attending UCONN.

 

            Exploring Expertise at UCONN

            Saturday, May 14, 2016

            9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

 (optional campus tour from 3:45-4:45)

            Laurel Hall, UCONN Storrs

 

Registration requires one student and one adult register as a pair for a cost of $99.  Space is limited and some sessions are expected to fill quickly, so please register early!

 

If you would like additional information, 

please contact Heather at

 (860) 486-0283

 or heather.spottiswoode@uconn.edu.

 




Stemfest 2016





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.

 



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