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January 31, 2016
 


COMING UP AT WESTHILL


* Mon 2/1 - Jim Hanneken Scholarship Fundraising Week
* Wed 2/3 - ASVAB Exam - Teachers Cafe
* Thurs 2/4 - Distribution of Report Cards
* Thurs 2/4 - Period 8 Tutoring - Media Center
* Sat 2/6 - ACT @ Westhill
* Sat 2/6 - Debate @ Greenwich

                                 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:

* Mon 2/1 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Stamford High @ 4:00pm
* Mon 2/1 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Stamford High @ 5:15pm
* Mon 2/1 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Stamford High @ 7:00pm
* Tues 2/2 - Varsity Wrestling vs. Ridgefield @ 5:00pm
* Wed 2/3 - Varsity Boys Ice Hockey vs. Trumbull @ 7:20pm
* Wed 2/3 - JV Girls Basketball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
* Wed 2/3 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. St. Joseph @ 5:30pm
* Wed 2/3 - Varsity Girls Gymnastics vs. Darien @ 5:30pm
* Fri 2/5 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 4:00pm
* Fri 2/5 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 5:15pm
* Fri 2/5 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Fairfield Ludlowe @ 7:00pm
* Fri 2/5 - Varsity Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Wilton @ 4:00pm
* Sat 2/6 - Varsity Boys Ice Hockey vs. Norwalk McMahon @ 6:30pm



AP EXAM REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 1ST

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 credits for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition. 


www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751 


Registration begins February 1 at 8:30 a.m. and ends on February 25, 2016.

Please refer to your letter from Guidance for more specific details. If you need a replacement letter please see your Counselor.




PSAT DISTRIBUTION

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


Stamford Agriscience
Valentine's Day Flower Sale
 
Thursday, February 11th
8:30am - 1:10pm
Finch Main Lobby
 
Also outside the cafeteria during lunch
 
Single Roses For $3
 
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Fashion Show 2


Attention Students and Parents:
 
A Starry Starry Night Fashion Show 
& School Showcase is around the corner!! 
 
This is Westhill High School's biggest fundraiser event, funding not only the After Prom but many other school programs sponsored by the WPTSO.
 
Senior Girls & Boys: We are extending the deadline for registration for the 2016 Westhill Fashion Show for one week.  Final deadline to be part of this event is Friday, February 5th.  Please get your completed forms in with partner info and parent approval.  First come first serve.... Hurry now because space is limited to model the latest prom fashions from 
A Step Ahead & Zemo's.
 
Juniors, Sophomores & Freshmen Girls & Boys:  We have opened up registration now to freshmen and sophomores in addition to the Juniors for one week also to model spring fashions from Lord & Taylors.  Hurry and sign up now!  Space is also limited; first come first serve.  
Final deadline is Friday, February 5th.
 
The Model Registration form and parent information is attached about the show and how to get involved.
 
Remember to
 SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SHOW:  
Thursday, March 17th, 7pm.  
The show is more than just a fashion show...It's Westhill's biggest fundraiser.  It features talent from across the school -- from music, drama, dance, and much more!
 
Join in on the fun and get involved!  Read attached for more details or contact your Event Chairs.
 
Your Co-Chairs,
Jeanne Carrillo, jmcarrillo@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.  Any student interested should see Mr. Pereira for the application details.  
The deadline for applying is February 16th
 Eligible students must be in grade 12 during the
 2016-2017 school year and have a
B+ average or better.



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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!





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Staff Sergeant Gilley will be coming on 
Thursday, February 11th  
to give a presentation about Marine Corps opportunities.  He will also talk about scholarship opportunities available for college.  If you would like to attend the presentation please sign up
 on NAVIANCE ASAP.



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Congratulations to...
 
Western Regionals Honors Ensemble

Western Regionals is an audition-based honors ensemble comprised of the top high school musicians in the western part of Connecticut.  To qualify, students auditioned before a panel of professional musicians in mid-November, competing against many other high school musicians from across our region.  The following students were chosen to become members of the Western Regional Honors Ensemble:

William Bruno (11)  Vocal Bass, 3rd highest score
Forrest Ego (12)  Tuba, 1st Chair
Brian Kaether (10)  Violin, 1st Chair & Concertmaster
Julia Matusiewicz (12)  Clarinet, 2nd Chair
Andrew Putterman (11)  Vocal Tenor
Noah Schaffer (10)  Snare & Accessories, 2nd Chair
Emily Skaug (12)  Vocal Alto



TEACHER'S APPRECIATION NIGHT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH


Sound Tigers


NORTHSTAR PLAYMAKERS FUNDRAISER

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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. 




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

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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
February 5th
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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