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11/29/15


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:


* Tues 12/1 - Giving Tuesday
* Tues 12/1 - All Star Drivers Ed
* Thurs 12/3 Period 8 Tutoring - Media Center
* Thurs 12/3 - All Star Drivers Ed
* Fri 12/4 - Naviance Q & A - Career Center -  9:44am
* Sat 12/5  FFA Holiday Shop   8:00am - 1:00pm
* Sat 12/5 - All School Musical - 7:30pm
* Sun 12/6 - All School Musical - 3:00pm


                                 Link to Westhill's website



VIKING SPORTS

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




THIS WEEK'S HOME GAMES:

* Sunday 12/6 - Varsity Girls Ice Hockey vs Farmington @ 8:10pm




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To help kick off the giving season, Giving Tuesday -- observed on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday -- brings the world together to celebrate generosity.  On this day, we give back to our communities, our favorite or new charity, and the causes we feel so strongly about.
 
SO PLEASE GIVE TO 
WESTHILL'S DONORS CHOOSE
ON GIVING TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 1ST
 
PLEDGE ANY AMOUNT TO
 ANY DEPARTMENT
AND HELP US REACH OUR GOALS


CLICK HERE to make a donation
using a credit card or your PayPal account



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NAVIANCE Q & A FOR 
STUDENTS AND PARENTS


Come and learn how helpful Naviance

 can be with your student's 

College and Career Search.


Friday, December 4th at 9:44am



sign on to Naviance at: www.connection.naviance.com/westhill 



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Congratulations To...

Western Regionals Honors Ensembles

The Music Department is proud to announce that seven of our outstanding musicians have been accepted into the Western Regionals Honors Ensembles, including several very highly ranked on their part:

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

Sophomore Brian Kaether also qualified to participate in the
 NAfME all-National Orchestra in Nashville, Tennessee. 
 Brian had the prestige of being chosen Assistant Concertmaster, 2nd Chair violin.  He performed at the famous Grand Ole Opry House as part of an orchestra comprised of the best high school musicians from across the nation.


Westhill Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Rachel Burston recently captured her fourth consecutive FCIAC diving championship making FCIAC history.  She earned 505 points, setting a new FCIAC record.  She is also a Class LL Champion and a two-time State Opens Champion.  Rachel has signed a letter of intent with North Carolina State.

Matthew Conte has been captain of the wrestling team for the past two years and has a career record of 111 wins and 29 loses, including 59 pins.  He is a three-time, top-10 FCIAC placer, and he was also the State Class LL champion last year.  He plans to continue his wrestling career at American University in Washington, D.C.

John Spoto is a four-year varsity baseball starter and has been captain of the team for the past two years.  In his sophomore and junior years, John was an all-FCIAC West recipient.  He has been awarded the Mickey Lione Scholarship, and he has signed on to play next year at Southern Connecticut State University.


Teen Visions Student Art Show

Students from all three Stamford high schools were recently recognized for their outstanding artistic contributions in Teen Visions, a student art show hosted by Silvermine School of Art. 
 Hannah Katz, Tomas Pinto-Leite and Madison Thibodeau were awarded prizes in the show


Greeting Card Art Contest

Superintendent Winifred Hamilton and Mayor David Martin announced the winners of the 2015 Holiday Greeting Card Competition.  Senior Sarah Shattuck was the Superintendent's runner up.



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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS


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

 


* Wed 12/2 - United States Marine Corps Recruiter

* Fri 12/4 - NAVIANCE Q & A For Students and Parents - 9:44am



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.



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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
December 4th
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



ALL SCHOOL MUSICAL - 2015

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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE
All School Musical 2015 Performances:

Saturday 12/5 at 7:30pm
Sunday 12/6 at 3:00pm (followed by a Meet & Greet)
Friday 12/11 at 7:30pm
Saturday 12/12 at 7:30pm
Sunday 12/13 at 3:00pm


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL
 PERFORMANCES OF
 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID 
WILL TAKE PLACE
AT WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL 
125 ROXBURY ROAD, STAMFORD, CT



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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