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January 24, 2016
 


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:


* Wed 1/27 - EARLY RELEASE - 11:45am
* Thurs 1/28 - Period 8 Tutoring - Media Center
* Thurs 1/28 - GUIDANCE NIGHT - 7:00pm
* Fri 1/29 - Registration Deadline for Fashion Show Models


                                 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:

* Tues 1/26 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Staples @ 4:00pm
* Tues 1/26 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Staples @ 5:15pm
* Tues 1/26 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Staples @ 7:00pm
* Wed 1/27 - Varsity Boys Ice Hockey vs. Greenwich @ 7:50pm
* Wed 1/27 - Varsity Girls Gymnastics vs. Greenwich @ 6:00pm
* Wed 1/27 - Varsity Girls Ice Hockey vs. Fairfield @ 4:00pm
* Fri 1/29 - Freshman Girls Basketball vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
* Fri 1/29 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Trumbull @ 5:30pm
* Sat 1/30 - Varsity Girls Ice Hockey vs. Ridgefield @ 2:10pm
* Sat 1/30 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. Staples-Weston-Shelton @ 4:00pm



WESTHILL GUIDANCE NIGHT
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
 @ 7:00PM
(SNOW DATE:  FEBRUARY 2ND)

Guidance Night 1
Guidance Night 2



PSAT DISTRIBUTION

Counselors will be calling all 11th grade students to the Cafeterias to distribute their PSAT scores on Tuesday, February 2nd
 
PSAT


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Attention Students and Parents of Juniors & Seniors:
 
Senior Girls & Boys: 
Deadline for registration for the 2016 Westhill Fashion Show is this Friday, January 29th.  Please get your completed forms in with partner info and parent approval.  First come first serve.... Hurry now because space is limited!
 
Junior Girls & Boys:  
As of Friday, January 29th, we will open registration up for one week to freshmen and sophomores, so hurry and sign up now!

 

Remember to 
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SHOW: 
 Thursday, March 17th @ 7pm

The show is more than a fashion show...It's Westhill's biggest fundraiser and supports many important school programs.  The showcase features talent from across the school -- from music, drama, dance and much more!
 
Join in on the fun and get involved! 

Your Co-Chairs,
Jeanne Carrillo  jmcarrillo@optonline.net
Lisa Wise  gaprop@optonline.net



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. Student board members participate fully in the discussions about education policy and lend an important perspective to Board deliberations, although they do not have voting privileges. We encourage you to consider applying for membership on the Board (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017).

 

See your counselor for the application for membership on the board!! Applications must be postmarked on or before February 16, 2016.




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Do you love hair, make-up, nails, fashion?? Application days is back!!

 

 Apply to Paul Mitchell The School FOR FREE!!

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00pm

 

20 lucky students will have the opportunity to learn more about the exciting career opportunities in the beauty industry from world-renowned Paul Mitchell The School in Danbury. They will be visiting the career center to give mini-make-up make-overs, do braiding techniques and show their barbering video! If you fill out an application for the cosmetology program that day, and complete the application process by scheduling your tour before March 1st, THE APPLICATION FEE WILL BE WAIVED!

 

Open to the first 20 students that sign up on

NAVIANCE

 

DON'T MISS THIS FUN TIME AND EXCELLENT OPPORUNITY FROM PAUL MITCHELL RIGHT HERE AT WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL!

 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!




TEACHER'S APPRECIATION NIGHT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH


Sound Tigers


NORTHSTAR PLAYMAKERS FUNDRAISER

Bway

Tickets are on sale now




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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. 




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BOARD GAMES NEEDED
Westhill High School's Leading and Developing (LanD) Crew (a peer-to-peer mentoring program) kindly requests donations of any new or gently used board games.  Games will serve as a venue  for our LanD Crew members to engage with their 9th grade mentees fostering relationships that will build strong and positive social emotional and academic skills that will translate into a more successful transition to High School.  Given the short time students will have to play we are looking for games that can be set up, played and cleaned up rather quickly.  Suggestion of games that fit this criteria are as follows:  Connect Four, Would you Rather, Pictionary, Catch Phrase, Taboo, Apples to Apples, Bananagram, Playing Cards, Trivial Pursuit (Cards only), Checkers, Chess (some games are done quicker than others.), Scatagories, etc. We thank you in advance for your support and generous donations.  
Donations may be dropped off in the front office - 
"Attn: Mr. Dunlap"




Westhill High School’s School Based Health Clinic is pleased to announce that we have a nutritionist from Stamford Hospital joining our team. Nutrition consults are free, confidential and tailored to your specific health and wellness concerns.
 
Topics can include:
* Why breakfast matters and what you can eat to wake up your brain
* Healthy snack ideas
* Overcoming barriers to healthy eating
* Portion size and portion distortion
* Taking a closer look at the fat, sugar and salt hiding in your foods
* Learning how to read food labels
* Understanding the difference between “everyday” and “sometimes” foods
* Energy balance: energy in versus energy out
* Setting health goals and developing the tools and skills to achieve them
* Weight management
* Eating too many “junk foods”? Ways to improve eating habits
 
All interested students must be registered with the SBHC to utilize these services. If you would like to set up a time to meet with nutritionist, Ilaria St. Florian, please go to the SBHC office to register and make an appointment.



TABLE NEEDED FOR
 CAREER CENTER
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Do you have a table like this to help make the Career Center a more user friendly place where students can hang out and be productive? We are updating the Career Center to provide a better environment for students, and this is an item on our wish list.
If you have a table to donate, or would like to help us buy one, please call Mr. Stepkoski at 203-977-5535. Thanks!


WE ARE IN NEED OF SPIRIT WEAR VOLUNTEERS!

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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
January 29th
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




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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Attention all sophomores, juniors

 and seniors!  

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program

 will be administered on 
Wednesday, February 3 at Westhill


This three-hour assessment will be offered to WHS 10th, 11th, and 12th graders as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The program provides tools to help students learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is free of charge.

If you are interested, please see your guidance counselor to sign up!




FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEKLY BACKPACK PROGRAM

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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.  




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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. 



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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