School Hours

School Begins: 7:25 AM

School Ends: 2:05 PM

Early Release: 11:45 AM

2 Hour Delay: 9:25 AM

 

Bells and Calendars Page

S2 Lunch Waves

L1: 500s, 600s, Art

L2: 100s, 400s, AgSci

L3: 200s, 300s & Gym

WHS Newsletter

E-Flyer

Have a WHS event to promote? Contact
Sean Otterspoor
WHS Webmaster

Twitter

You can follow WHS on twitter

@Viking_Country

@whsviking_ap

Free SAT Practice

Get to know the redesigned SAT (starts March 2016)

See personalized practice recommendations

Stay on top of important SAT dates and news

Practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost

 

khanacademy.org/sat

 

Anonymous Alerts

Members of the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). 

This system will be monitored between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm during the school year. 

District Homepage

 

 

State Department of Education

City of Stamford CT

 
 

Dear Member of the Westhill High School Parent Community,

You are encouraged to attend a forum to offer feedback on the next Westhill High School Principal.

A Parent Feedback session will be held Wednesday, March 29th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Westhill High School library. District representatives including Dr. Michael Fernandes, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools and Dr. Stephen Falcone, Executive Director of Human Resources will lead an activity to hear what qualities and characteristics parents think the next Westhill High School Principal should possess. 

 

Reshmi Ranjith and Rachel Lese have been recognized by the National Center for Women & Information Technology as a 2017 Connecticut Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. NCWIT Aspirations in Computing provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.


The 2017 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards recognized WHS seniors: 

  • Briana Casino, who was awarded a Gold Key in the Personal Essay/Memoir category for Reminders
  • Luis Hernandez who was awarded a Silver Key in Poetry for i don’t remember you
  • Frantz Gabriel, whose Pencils was an Honorable Mention in Personal Essay/Memoir.

The Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards is a program of Writopia Lab, a “national community of teen and young writers and thinkers.” Over 1,900 works were submitted for review, of which 363 were Honorable Mentions, 262 were awarded Silver Keys and 180 were awarded Gold Keys. 


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.

You Make Us Westhill and Proud!

WSI

Westhill has a business innovation project in the top 3 in the world in the Coca-Cola Clean Water Challenge. They need votes from the community for the win. 

  

Three students created  The Concilio Water project. You can vote for their project to win by clicking the link below every day through 3/30/17. 

 

Please help Westhill win the challenge with a VOTE for the Concilio Water project.

 

Click on this link to Vote: http://innovation.nfte.com/projects/concilio-s-project

The March Career Speaking Tour is a pilot initiative between Westhill High School and the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF). Westhill and SPEF are collaborating to implement the March Career Speaking Tour which is designed to engage students in real world interactive conversations with career professionals. Career professionals will be visiting the Career Center starting March 3rd to discuss their professions, the various roads they journeyed to get to where they today, and to give advice and tips to our student body. Students will get a first hand look at the lives of professionals such as Animal Trainers, Food Truck Entrepreneurs, Nutritionists, Marketing Directors, Contractors, Plumbers, Auto Mechanics, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Professional Sports Agents, plus many, many more! All presentations will be informative and allow for a Q & A session for the classes attending the presentations. See your guidance counselor for more information.

Splash at Yale is an event that brings local high school and middle school students to Yale University for one day of unlimited learning. Students who come take classes in a variety of both conventional and unconventional subjects taught by Yale undergraduate and graduate students! Our goal is to build excitement for teaching and learning from both sides. Students get to learn about things that they normally wouldn’t have access to, empowering them to find what they love to learn, discover new career opportunities, and become tomorrow’s leaders.

When: April 8th, 2017

Where: New Haven

For more information: http://yale.learningu.org/

Parent Portal Accounts 

  • Middle and high school parents, who already have accounts, will be able to use last year’s log on credentials to access the portal.
  • Parents who have questions should call their child’s school directly and ask to speak with the Parent Facilitator.
  • Parents with PowerSchool Portal password problems should open a help desk ticket. Please include your name, child's name, grade and student ID number.

Student Portal Accounts

  • All WHS students have personal portal accounts. Information on accessing your portal account was emailed to your @stamfordpublicschools.org gmail.
  • Student's requiring a PowerSchool portal password reset should email sotterspoor@stamfordpublicschools.org from their school gmail account with the subject "PowerSchool Password Reset".
Website Translations

WHS Core Values

Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth.  Our school encourages students to think creatively, work collaboratively, reason critically, and communicate effectively in order to be prepared for higher education and success in the 21st century.

Policy Reminders

The attendance policy has changed beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

Absences:
After a student returns from any absence they are to report to Mr. Pereira's office (located in the 100s, across from Room 103) between 7:00 and 7:20am. Mr. Pereira will review their absence documentation (doctor’s note, etc.) and issue them a slip to present - with their note - to their teachers. Students must have each teacher sign the slip on the appropriate line, in order to document the rationale behind the absence. At the end of the day, the student is responsible for returning the slip (with all signatures) and documentation to a mailbox in the main office designated for this purpose.
 
NOTE: Absence documentation should come in the form of a note (parental, doctor, court summons - as examples) and as soon as possible upon the student's return to school. Phone calls and emails, while appreciated, will not count towards documentation.
 
 
Early Dismissal: 

If there is a need for your child to leave school early, please send in a note (including a morning telephone number to confirm dismissal) with your child. They will be issued a yellow dismissal pass from class and you can meet your child in the office. Students should report to the main office before the warning bell for Block 1 to get the dismissal approved. We are hoping to greatly decrease the classroom interruptions that occur when we do not follow this procedure.

Passes Required for Late Bus

Students are not permitted to stay after school unless they are involved in an activity, tutoring or staying with a teacher for extra help.

Passes will be needed to board the 3:30pm buses. 

Homegames

WHS 2016-17 Schedule

  • Sat 3/25 - V Boys Lacrosse @ 10:00am

Alateen Meetings

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

The Westword

The Westword Online. Student voice of Westhill High School.

Parents, students, families, friends Download the ReplayIt! app and submit your photos to the Yearbook! The app is from Jostens (our Yearbook company), and has a blue icon with an orange "Play" button in the middle.

Create an account, and search for Westhill. Then, upload photos you take - at Homecoming (we really need Homecoming pictures!), sports events, pasta parties, award ceremonies, backstage at the Talent Show or Musical, at lunch in the courtyard - ANY. PHOTOS. YOU. TAKE.