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 January 29, 2017


 
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


  
 



WPTSO meeting


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Noche de la universidad de Westhill
Miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2017
6:30 pm.
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.




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AP EXAM REGISTRATION
 

AP Exams

January 2017   

            SEE BELOW FOR REVISION RE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH COSTS

 

RE:  AP EXAMS

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Taking the 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.

 

On-Line Registration

 

  • February 1 at 8:45 a.m.-Registration begins.  Go to:  www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751
  • February 24 at 8:45 a.m.-Normal registration ends
  • February 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 ordered.
  • Costs 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 REDUCED LUNCH.

 

 

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 are ordered.

 

Thank you.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

   

Carole De Luca

Department Chair-Guidance




VIKING SPORTS

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Click the link below to access
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



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CONGRATUALTIONS


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
Girls Who Code
 
STAMFORD PROGRAM
   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 

APPLY NOW




PROM DRESS SALE
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SchoolShelf

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:

 

Academic Skills

Student  Development

Parent Involvement

Career Exploration

College Planning

Financial Aid

Digital Resources

Student Planners

 

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

 

www.stamford-sie.org

 

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.




 
SPIRIT WEAR

Your next opportunity
 to buy Spirit Wear will be
 Friday, February 3rd
during lunch waves
 
SW 4
 
You can make checks payable to
 "Westhill PTSO"

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






SENIORS

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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!





SUPPORT YOUR SENIOR!

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FEMINISM CLUB

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:
1) Go to www.jostens.com/yearbookads and purchase away! you can use DEBIT or CREDIT! you can DESIGN your Ad!
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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