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February 21, 2016


COMING UP AT WESTHILL


* Tues 2/23 - Focus Walks
* Wed 2/24 - EARLY RELEASE - 11:45AM
* Thurs 2/25 - Period 8 Tutoring - Media Center
* Fri 2/16 - LanD Crew Leadership Speakers Series 12:00 - 1:00pm
* Sat 2/27 - Math Study Session

                                 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 2/22 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Wilton @ 4:00pm
* Mon 2/22 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Wilton @ 5:15pm
* Mon 2/22 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Wilton @ 7:00pm



SPRING TRYOUTS

BASEBALL - Sat 3/19  10:00am - 1:00pm.  Baseball Field
GOLF - Mon 3/21  2:30pm.  Brennan Golf Course
GIRLS LACROSSE - Mon 3/21  2:15pm.  Front Turf
BOYS LACROSSE - Sat 3/19  10:00am.  Upper Field
SOFTBALL - Sat 3/19  8:00am - 10:00am.  Softball Field
GIRLS TENNIS - Mon 3/21  2:15pm.  Tennis Courts
BOYS TENNIS - Mon 3/21  4:00pm.  Tennis Courts
TRACK & FIELD - Mon 3/21  2:40pm.  Track



LanD Crew Leadership Speakers Series
Friday, February 26th
noon - 1:00pm

LanD 1
LanD 2


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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS

  

 Juniors and Seniors:  Representatives from the following schools will be visiting Westhill in the coming weeks:


* Tues 2/23 - Norwalk Community College - Norwalk, CT

* Tues 2/23 - Lincoln College of New England - Southington, CT

* Mon 2/29 - Paul Mitchell, The School - Danbury, CT

 

If you are interested in any of these schools, sign on to Naviance at: 

 

www.connection.naviance.com/westhill 

 

Click on the COLLEGES tab, and then click on the COLLEGE VISITS link to sign up to attend the presentation.  Print out your confirmation, and get an authorized signature AT THE VISIT.

 



Tech Savvy 2 2

Girls in STEM unite!  Tech Savvy Conference is February 27 at Trinity College
 Dynamic math and science program welcomes
 6th - 9th grade girls, their parents and teachers

Tech Savvy introduces girls in sixth through ninth grades to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and teaches “savvy skills” such as negotiation and public speaking.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the Tech Savvy one-day program for adults. Adults receive information on how to help girls get on a path to a college education and a career in STEM.
 
Tech Savvy at Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) will be held on
 Feb 27, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
 
Trinity College, Mather Hall
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
 
There is a $5.00 registration fee for each student that attends and an additional $5.00 fee for each accompanying adult. Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable.
 
To register, visit  




STEMfest

CALL FOR PRESENTERS FOR THE
 THIRD ANNUAL STEMFEST 
TO BE HELD MAY 14, 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to be involved in this day-long STEM event

Presenter Deadline:  March 14

Where:  Mill River Park
Stamford/STEMford

When:  Saturday, May 14
(Rain date Sunday, May 15)

Time:  10:00am - 4:00pm

Details:  Do you have a hands-on/minds-on science, technology, engineering and/or math activity you are particularly proud of?  Why not present your activity at the third annual Stamford Public Schools STEMfest, a day filled with activities focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)?  Last year, we had more than 100 different activities presented for approximately 2,000 visitors.  

The deadline to submit your application to present at STEMfest 2016 is Pi Day, March 14th.  To sign up to be a presenter at #STEMfest2016, please visit the website

 For more information:  stamfordstemfest@gmail.com



Fashion Show 2

Parents, Students and 
Friends of Westhill,
 
Please join us for the upcoming
2016 Fashion Show and School Showcase
on Thursday, March 17th

Save the date and bring your friends and family to support Westhill's biggest fundraiser.

The show features our students modeling the latest fashions from our sponsors, plus performances from our band, choirs, JROTC, dance teams, cheer 
and more.

Concessions and raffles will be available the night of the show.  Please consider taking an advertisement or shout out in our playbill program -- prices start at $10.  Deadline for submission is March 1.

Tickets on sale at the door
$5  Students
$10  Adults
$15  VIP front row seating

We look forward to seeing you at the show!
 
For further information, please contact the Co-chairs
Jeanne Carrillo, jmcarrillo@optonline.net





AP EXAMS are May 2 - 13

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 college tuition.


www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751   


Registration ends March 9th


Please see Ms. DeLuca or Mrs. Barkan 

if you have any questions.


 



Any seniors who have 
not paid dues must see 
Ms. Sansone in Room 105 
or Ms. Poyser in Room 206 
to give information for 
cap & gowns and class t-shirts.



Stamford Hospital
INTERNSHIP AND SUMMER PROGRAM

To apply for the 2016 Junior Volunteer High School Internship/Summer Program, all forms must be completed and in the Volunteer Services Department by March 14, 2016.


Internship Program:

To be considered, each applicant is expected to submit a typed, 150-word essay that explains why they want to volunteer and illustrates the qualities that would make them an exceptional candidate for the Junior Volunteer Program. In addition, students must commit to 30 hours per week during the internship. All volunteers are required to have one tuberculosis test (PPD) and provide documentation of immunizations.  All documentation must be completed and submitted in order to be considered as candidate for our program. Volunteers selected for the program, will be provided with an orientation and training. 

The Orientation date that will be provided for the Greenwich/Darien/Ridgefield/Wilton Internship program will be held on May 16th from 9:00a.m. - 1p.m.


Summer Program:

Stamford Hospital welcomes students ages 14 and older who are interested in volunteering in an environment of medical professionals. To be considered, each applicant is expected to submit a typed, 150-word essay that explains why they want to volunteer and illustrates the qualities that make them an exceptional candidate for the Junior Volunteer Program. The Summer Program requires 25 hours and a 2 hour per week minimum. All volunteers are required to have one tuberculosis test (PPD) and provide documentation of immunizations. All documentation must be completed and submitted in order to be considered as candidate for our program. Volunteers selected for the program, will be provided with an orientation and training. 

The Orientation date that will be provided for the 2016 Summer Program will be held on June 27th  

from 9:00a.m – 1p.m.


Various opportunities are available at Stamford Hospital’s main campus and The Tully Health Center, with consideration of students’ interests and level of skill, such as:

Playing an instrument or sharing other talents

·         Business Offices (filing, faxing, mailings)

·         Patient support/visitation, delivering patient flowers and mail

·         Escorting visitors to their destinations

·         Concierge Service (making deliveries to employees)

·         Rounding on nursing units

If students have any questions and would like to apply please call Christina Price 203-276-7358 or email cprice@stamhealth.org .




The Westhill Indoor Percussion Program will be hosting

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Anyone who would like to purchase an ad for the program, please click below




MACBOOK NEEDED

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The Westhill Winter Percussion Ensemble has enjoyed unprecedented growth this year, but with the large increase in participation comes some growing pains. We are in need of a donation of a relatively recent Macbook to program sound libraries for our synthesizers at shows. We need any model that has a 64-bit processor, at least one working USB port, and is capable of running OS X 10.9.5 or higher. If you are able to help our music programs, please contact Mr. Wyatt at mwyatt@stamfordct.gov or 203-977-4426.



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PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK BY FEBRUARY 29th

 

 The price INCREASES after March 1!

We decide how many Yearbooks to order by March 1 every year, and we only order a handful extra.

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL BE A YEARBOOK TO PURCHASE if you don't place your order by February 29th.


Write a check or money order to "Westhill Yearbook" in the amount of $100. Cash also accepted!  Have your student hand-deliver it to Mrs. Brunner (602) or Ms. Tobin (432), now through Monday 2/29.

 
Or, you may MAIL it to:
Ms. Tobin
Westhill Yearbook
125 Roxbury Road
Stamford, CT 06902
 
If you're unsure if you have purchased a Yearbook,
 or have questions about purchasing one or a Senior or Business Ad
please call Ms. Tobin  (203) 569-7737
 
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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE YEARBOOK

Do you have, or are you associated with, a BUSINESS? Then why not ADVERTISE it in the Westhill Yearbook!
 Over 1000 copies of the ALL COLOR Westhill Yearbook go out
 into the Stamford community!
  
All art, copy, and payment
 MUST be RECEIVED by MONDAY, February 29th,
 as the Yearbook goes to final print shortly thereafter.
 
 Email your JPEGs and TEXT to westhill.ads@gmail.com. Make any special layout requests in the email. Perhaps you want us to scan and use your Business Card, but you ALSO want us to say "Congratulations to the Class of 2016." That's fine! Let us know!
 
Indicate what SIZE ad you are purchasing:
 Full page - $400, 1/2 page - $225, 1/4 page - $115, 1/8 page $60.
If you can't email your photos you may put your JPEGs and TEXT on a CD or flashdrive, and submit that with your payment.
 
 February 29th is a FIRM deadline. 
The Yearbook goes to print - fully - by the end of March.
 The Yearbook phone number is (203) 569-7737

AD Form.doc



ALATEEN MEETINGS

Alateen
Alateen meetings have begun at Westhill each Wednesday at 8:21 in the Raynor Conference Room.  All students who have a family member or friend affected by alcohol use are welcome.



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

sweatshirt

Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
February 26th
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.

 



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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