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 January 22, 2017


 
COMING UP AT WESTHILL

Mon 1/23 - Northstar Diner Night  6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed 1/25 - EARLY RELEASE  11:45am



  
 



WPTSO MEETING
FOLLOWED BY
JUNIOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Wednesday, February 1

6:30pm

in the Media Center


There will be a quick WPTSO meeting followed by a question & answer session with Stamford's new Superintendent Earl Kim.


We will then move onto Junior College Night. 

Westhill Guidance Counselors will review the college selection process and hopefully make this journey less stressful.  They will discuss how to help your son/daughter choose the right college or university, how to write an eye catching essay, and what college admissions officers are looking for in the students they choose.  


We hope to see you Wednesday, February 1 

at 6:30pm in the Westhill Media Center.


Sophomore Families are also welcome.


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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.




VIKING SPORTS

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Click the link below to access
Westhill's athletic schedules:



HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:

Tues 1/24 - V Boys Basketball vs. St. Joseph @ 7:00pm
Tues 1/24 - JV Boys Basketball vs. St. Joseph @ 5:15pm
Tues 1/24 - FR Boys Basketball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
Tues 1/24 - V Girls Gymnastics @ 5:30pm
Wed 1/25 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. Trinity Catholic @ 6:20pm
Wed 1/25 - V Wrestling vs. Norwalk @ 4:00pm
Fri 1/27 - V Boys Basketball vs. Trumbull @ 7:00pm
Fri 1/27 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Trumbull @ 5:15pm
Fri 1/27 - FR Boys Basketball vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
Fri 1/27 - V Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Darien @ 3:15pm
Sat 1/28 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. St. Joseph @ 2:00pm
Sun 1/29 - JV Girls Ice Hockey vs. Greenwich @ 12:00pm
Sun 1/29 - JV Girls Ice Hockey vs. New Canaan @ 7:30pm




Northstar Playmakers & Tech Crew

 

Diner Night

               

Monday, January 23, 2017

from 6-9pm

 

Lushe’s Parkway Diner

1066 High Ridge Road

 

Take a night off from cooking and come enjoy dinner at the Parkway Diner.  Northstar Playmakers Cast and Crew will be your servers.  All Tips will help fund Westhill’s Theater programs. Please come support our Northstar Playmakers.





SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS


REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR PSAT'S.  THEY ARE IN THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICES




SENIORS ONLY
 

Applications for permission to participate in Westhill’s new limited open campus program are available in the main office or can be printed using the link. Bring your completed application to the main office between 2:15 and 4PM on January 24, 25, or 26. Upon approval you will be issued an open campus ID card. No student will be allowed to leave campus without presenting their open campus ID card.

    In order to be eligible, students must have:

    • a GPA of at least 2.0,
    • have no more than 10 unexcused absences in any class.
    • a record free of serious discipline infractions.

    Reminders:

    • This privilege is extended to seniors only.
    • There is no open campus during the lunch period.
    • Seniors with an open campus ID card can arrive to school late when they have a first block study hall, or leave early when they have a last block study hall.



    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






    Galvanize





    SPIRIT WEAR

    Your next opportunity
     to buy Spirit Wear will be
     Friday, January 27th
    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.





     
    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.



    SENIORS

    dollars for scholars


    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!





    SENIOR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                                                                        

    Seniors will be eligible to apply online beginning Sunday, January 1, 2017 and will have one month to complete their application located at

    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.


    For more information visit www.stamford-sie.org

     or  contact Michelle Lappas, from the Mayor’s Youth Services Bureau at 203-977-0830 or mlappas@stamfordct.gov 

     

     



    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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