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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. 

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I regret to inform you that we learned today of the sudden death of an AITE student over the weekend. Since this student had ties to many others in our school community, his death may impact your child. Please know we are providing grief counseling and crisis intervention to students and staff as needed. If you have any concerns about your child please contact your child's guidance counselor. 

 

Resources for talking with teens after a death of a classmate.

 

Here are links to services in the area:

Hard copies will be given out to 10th and 11th grade students on Tuesday, February 2nd. 

Counselors will be calling all 11th grade students to the Cafeterias to distribute their PSAT scores.

To retrieve your online scores students must create a College Board account. The site is; https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores. To better understand your scores counselors will be meeting with all students once hard copies are received at Westhill High School

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.

Registration on www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751 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.

Attention Parents/Guardians, Junior & Senior Students

 

 

A Starry Starry Night Fashion Show & School Showcase is around the corner!! Save the Date, Thursday, March 17th, 7pm.

This is Westhill High School's biggest fundraiser event, funding YOUR After Prom AND many other school programs sponsored by the WPTSO.

Senior Girls & Boys: We are extending the deadline for model 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 model 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 served.

Final deadline is Friday, February 5th. The Model Registration form and parent information is attached about the show and how to get involved.

Don't miss this event!!....This WHS show is more than just a fashion show...It's Westhill's biggest fundraiser, featuring talent from across the school, from music, drama, dance, and much more! Join in on the fun and get involved!

Read for more details or contact your Event Chairs.

Your Co-Chairs, Jeanne Carrillo, jmcarrillo@optonline.net Lisa Wise, gaprop@optonline.net

Do you love hair, make-up, nails, fashion?? Application days are 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 OPPORTUNITY FROM PAUL MITCHELL RIGHT HERE AT WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL!

 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

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

 

All performances take in the Westhill High School auditorium - tickets will go on sale in February

  • April 30 7:30 pm
  • May 1 at 3:00 pm
  • May 6 & 7 at 7:30 pm

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter Original Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores including the songs It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!

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WESTHILL’S DONORS CHOOSE 2016

Fashioned after the very successful national non-profit charity, Westhill’s Donors Choose allows parents to donate funds directly for the requests of a specific department. See below for the details of each department’s requests. If you would like to contribute toward a certain purchase, send in a check payable to the WPTSO and earmark which department you have chosen. Contact Joy Katz at 203-329-3359 or joyakatz@yahoo.com with any questions or Kelly Aronica at kellou@optonline.net.

 

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A letter has been mailed home to welcome you to the PowerSchool Parent Portal!

Studies have shown that parental engagement in a child’s education is the single most important factor in student achievement.  As part of Stamford Public Schools continued effort to improve communication and engagement with our families, we are happy to let you know that we are launching our PowerSchool Parent Portal for all middle school and high school parents beginning on November 20, 2014. 

This 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.  You will need a computer with internet access to create your account.  If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit the public library nearest you. A detailed information sheet enclosed that you should keep for future reference.

 

¡Bienvenido(a) a PowerSchool Parent Portal (Portal de Padres de PowerSchool)! Los estudios han mostrado que la participación de los padres en la educación de un niño(a) es el factor más importante de todos en el éxito estudiantil. Como parte del continuo esfuerzo de las Escuelas Públicas de Stamford de mejorar la comunicación y la participación de nuestras familias, nos complace dejarles saber que estamos lanzando nuestro Portal de Padres de PowerSchool para todos los padres de las escuelas (inter)medias y las escuelas secundarias (escuelas superiores) a partir del 20 de noviembre de 2014. 

Este portal le proporcionará acceso seguro a información sobre las calificaciones y los récords de asistencia de su niño(a)(s) de escuela (inter)media y / o escuela secundaria (escuela superior) por medio de una sola cuenta.  Para crear su cuenta, va a necesitar una computadora con acceso al Internet.  Si no tiene acceso a una computadora, puede visitar la biblioteca pública que le quede más cercana.  Hay también, adjunta, una hoja informativa detallada que debe guardar para su uso como referencia en el futuro.

PowerSchool Parent Portal | Parent Portal Help Desk

If you are having difficulty accessing the site or experiencing other technical issues, please complete the support form.

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.

 

At this time we are only creating accounts for parents.
Student requests for passwords will not be answered. 

Westhill High School’s School Based Health Clinic is pleased to announce that we have a nutritionist from Stamford Hospital joining our team on January 7th. Nutrition consults are free, confidential and tailored to your specific health and wellness concerns.

Topics can include:

  • Why breakfast matters and what you can eat to wake up your brain
  • Healthy snack ideas
  • Overcoming barriers to healthy eating
  • Portion size and portion distortion
  • Taking a closer look at the fat, sugar and salt hiding in your foods
  • Learning how to read food labels
  • Understanding the difference between “everyday” and “sometimes” foods
  • Energy balance: energy in versus energy out
  • Setting health goals and developing the tools and skills to achieve them
  • Weight management
  • Ways to improve eating habits

All interested students must be registered with the SBHC to utilize these services. If you would like to set up a time to meet with nutritionist, Ilaria St. Florian, please go to the SBHC office to register and make an appointment.

Class of 2016! Welcome to what’s about to be an epic year! Congratulations to all of you for making it this far. Let’s not lose sight now that there is still work to be done. Be mindful of your attendance, check in with your guidance counselors to make sure you’re meeting all graduation requirements, and review this very important information

 

Westhill offers a Senior Dues Package to cover ALL Senior year expenses (except Prom tickets, which will be sold in early May). This package eliminates the need to pay for the following items separately – and at greater cost – over the course of an already-hectic year:

  • Graduation cap, gown, tassel
  • Commemorative diploma cover
  • 2015-2016 Yearbook
  • Senior class t-shirt
  • Donation towards class gift
  • Donation to WPTSO to defray the cost of After-Prom
  • Entrance fee to end-of-year senior events (Senior breakfast, etc.)
  • Graduation costs

You have TWO options – a WITH Yearbook package, and a WITHOUT Yearbook package. The price of BOTH packages will increase over the 2015-2016 year.

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WHS MISSION STATEMENT

Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth. Our community provides all students with opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.

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Policy Reminders

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 within 2 school days (48 hours) of the student's return to school. Phone calls, while appreciated, will not count towards documentation. If you had emailed your child's teachers and/or guidance counselor please print out the email and have your child bring that to Mr. Pereira.
 
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.

Homegames

Westhill's 2015-16 Athletic Schedule

  • 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

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Sports Team Photos

If you are interested in purchasing a team photo, please contact Yearbook at 203.968.9658 or Westhill.yearbook@gmail.com. Athletes may come to room 202B for an order form.

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