COMING UP AT WESTHILL
Wed 2/1 - Distribution of Report Cards
Wed 2/1 - WPTSO Meeting & College Night 6:30pm
Wed 2/1 - AP Exam Registration Begins
Fri 2/3 - Deadline to Register for Senior Internship Experience
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Noche de la universidad de Westhill
Miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2017
Westhill Media Center
Venga a reunirse con los consejeros de Westhill mientras repasamos con usted el proceso de selección de la universidad. Discutiremos la elección de la universidad para su hijo / hija, cómo escribir un ensayo llamativo, lo que los oficiales de admisiones de la universidad están buscando en los estudiantes que eligen. También discutiremos cómo maximizar su éxito al ser admitido en la universidad o universidad adecuada para su hijo / hija y ofrecer muchos otros bits de información para hacer este viaje menos estresante.
Esperamos verlo el miércoles 1 de febrero de 2017 a las 6:30 p.m. en el Westhill Media Center.
Las familias de decimo también son bienvenidas.
IT'S TIME TO PURCHASE THE
ITEMS TO FULFILL EACH DEPARTMENT'S REQUEST
PLEASE GIVE TO
WESTHILL'S DONORS CHOOSE
PLEDGE ANY AMOUNT TO
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credit card or your PayPal account
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
SEE BELOW FOR REVISION RE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH COSTS
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 credit
for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.
1 at 8:45 a.m.-Registration begins.
Go to: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751
24 at 8:45 a.m.-Normal registration ends.
25 until March 1 there is a late registration fee of $10.00 per exam. No exceptions.
- March 1
at 8:45a.m.-Late registration ends.
- ANY registrations
that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be
are $98.00 per exam.
Westhill High School is excited to offer families the
convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be
sure to have a credit or debit card
available before beginning registration.
Check or cash options - bring your payment to Mrs. Barkan in the
Attendance/Data Processing Office. THERE IS NO COST FOR STUDENTS ON FREE OR
In order to
register, students should click on the following link www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751.
To complete registration, students must
answer all of the required questions. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE until
students have printed the pdf of the
confirmation page that is provided at the end. Please print a copy for yourself and print a
copy for Mrs. Barkan in the Attendance/Data Processing office. We know that
parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and
students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams
Thank you. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Carole De Luca
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Westhill's athletic schedules:
HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:
Mon 1/30 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. Scardsale @ 7:50pm
Tues 1/31 - V Girls Basketball vs. Staples @ 5:30pm
Tues 1/31 - JV Girls Basketball vs. Staples @ 4:00pm
Wed 2/1 - V Girls Ice Hockey vs. Wilton/Norwalk @ 6:30pm
Thurs 2/2 - V Girls Gymnastics vs. Wilton @ 5:30pm
Fri 2/3 - V Girls Basketball vs. Greenwich @ 5:30pm
Fri 2/3 - JV Girls Basketball vs. Greenwich @ 4:00pm
Sat 2/4 - V Girls Ice Hockey vs. New Canaan @ 2:00pm
Christina Gaia has been recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for exemplary PSAT/NMSQT performances. NHRP recognizes Hispanic/Latino students who score in the top 2.5% of the PSAT NMSQT and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
The following students qualified for the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) Western Regional High School Festival
Choral students, under the direction of Jonathan Curri
Will Bruno, senior, bass
Benjamin Freedman, senior, tenor
Marcos Pinto-Leite, junior, tenor
Andrew Putterman, senior, tenor
Nicholas Smeriglio, senior, bass
Instrumental students, under the direction of Michael Wyatt
Brian Kaether, junior, violin
Noah Schaffer, junior, snare drum
SOPHOMORE & JUNIOR GIRLS
JULY 5 - AUGUST 18
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program reaches five year milestone
New York, NY (January 17, 2017) – Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced its fifth year of programming for its flagship Summer Immersion Program. The Summer Immersion Program began in 2012 in New York City, offering rising 11th and 12th grade girls 300+ hours of immersive instruction in web development and design, robotics, and mobile development with mentorship and exposure to top female engineers and entrepreneurs. Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program has reached over 3,200 girls to-date. This year the organization’s first group of alumni will graduate college, marking a historic year for the organization as its first participants enter the workforce.
Girls Who Code will offer 76 FREE Summer Immersion Programs in 2017 sponsored by 39 major companies and philanthropic foundations serving over 1,400 girls. Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs will be held in 11 U.S. cities, including: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington, DC. Applications are now open
Welcome to SchoolShelf
Westhill Guidance Department has subscribed to the Woodburn
Press online student success library until July 2018. SchoolShelf is a great resource not only for
students and parents, but also for counselors, teachers and administrators. It
can be used for student presentations, student conferences, parent
presentations or independent activities
in the classroom.
Schoolshelf includes information both in
English and Spanish
in the following areas:
Go to www.schoolshelf.com/981024-westhill
SENIOR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
The deadline for students to register for the program is February 3.
The Mayor’s Youth Services Bureau has confirmed nearly 100 internship opportunities with area businesses and is currently accepting additional opportunities for student internships.
Please contact Program Coordinator, Michelle Lappas at 203-977-0830 or visit our website
Applicants will be able to view all available internships on Friday, February 3rd or can
self-design their own with approval from the Program Coordinator.
The Senior Internship Experience will take place from May 15, 2017 to June 9, 2017 (ending date subject to change based on graduation date). The internships will provide various experiential learning opportunities at different locations across the city. This program will give students the opportunity to pursue their unique interests, passions and talents with hands on job experience.
Students who are approved to participate in the Senior Internship Experience will finish their regular classes, after AP testing and will have their grades finalized and classwork requirements ended as they go to their internship sites full-time (30 hours per week). The internships will take the place of attending school for the last four weeks of classes. All internships are UNPAID. Students will be assigned to a position and will have a mentor on the job and a school faculty mentor who will monitor their progress throughout the internship.
Your next opportunity
to buy Spirit Wear will be
Friday, February 3rd
during lunch waves
You can make checks payable to
Please volunteer to help at the Spirit Wear Table. There will always be a Spirit Wear committee member at the table, but a second set of hands during the sale really helps.
FUTURE LAW ENFORCEMENT YOUTH ACADEMY
The New Haven FBI Field Office is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA).
The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017
There will be an informational meeting for
all of those students interested in applying for scholarships and money through
STAMFORD DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS on
Wednesday, February 8th at 1:15
in the career center.
You must sign up on Naviance.
They will be conducting a Questions & Answers Workshop for the seniors on how to apply for these scholarships. Please don't miss this session!
The Westhill Feminism Club is hosting a feminine hygiene product drive to fill the girl's bathrooms with products. We are collecting regular sized pads and tampons. There are collection boxes throughout the school including the main office and media center.
2017/2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR
The approved 2017-2018 School Year Calendar is now available.
As noted on the calendar, any inclement weather days will be added to the end of the school year.
JUDICIAL BRANCH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM
Annually, the Judicial Branch Experiential Learning Program offers high school students two opportunities to explore career opportunities -- the Job Shadow Program and the Court Aide Program.
- The Job Shadow Program allows high school
- students to explore career interests and
- vocational skills by “shadowing” a Judicial
- Branch employee during a portion of the
- workday, and is offered from February 1 through
- April 30.
- The Court Aide Program allows high school
- seniors to further explore career interests and
- vocational skills by providing them with an
- opportunity to work for a week with a Judicial
- Branch employee. This program is offered from
- April 1 to April 30.
BUY A YEARBOOK AD
To buy business or personal ad space in the yearbook, do ONE of the following:
2) Come by room 432 periods 1, 3, 4, 5, or 6 and get an "Ad Flyer" from Ms. Tobin. OR, go to room 202B periods 2 or 7.
3) Talk to any member of the Yearbook staff. 20% of their grade is Ad Sales. They will be EAGER to assist you.
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