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

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Sean Otterspoor
WHS Webmaster

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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

 

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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. 

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State Department of Education

City of Stamford CT

 
 

Parent University: Spring 2017 

We are excited to announce the Spring 2017 offering of Parent University. We are pleased to announce that many of the sessions from the past will still be offered as well as many new offerings for those families who have been with us from the start.  Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you to turn our possibilities into abilities.

 

Best wishes,

Chase and Meghan 

 

Westhill proudly presents Parent University

Is your child feeling the pressures of high performance at school? Are you concerned about their transition to high school or college? Parent University wants to provide you with the tools to help your child succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Westhill HS, is inviting all Stamford Public School parents to its spring forum, Parent University. School and community experts will present practical and crucial information to support parents and guardians through the exciting (but often challenging) adolescent years.

 

Schedule For Parent University

 

* Advanced registration closes 4/27 Walk-ins are welcome they will be offered all available sessions 

 

Course Offerings and Descriptions are available here: http://www.westhillweb.com/parent-university.aspx

1st Place - Julien Matrullo - How is our Reaction Time affected by Different Distractions?

2nd Place - Dana Richardson - How to make a Night Vision Device at Home?

3rd Place (tie) -

  • Katelyn Benner and Lupe Tamayo - How do Energy Drinks affect our Blood Pressure and Pulse?
  • Chris Matrullo - Does Running Help you Get Better Sleep?

Honorable Mentions

  • Nikki Newcomber and Eli Stockman - How does Caffeine affect the Speed at which you Type?
  • Georgia Colgrave and Milton Hall - How do Homegrown Chicken Eggs compare to Store Bought Chicken Eggs?
  • Shivani Annumala and Hoshahnia Kumaran - Testing different SPFs (Sun Protection Factors)
  • Daniel Brennan and Joseph Belmonte - Do Today's Helmets help protect our Youth from Concussions?
  • Shayla Silijkovic and Mana Music - How does Listening to Loud Music affect our Hearing?

 

You Make Us Westhill And Proud!

Creative Connections, an International Cultural Education Organization, selected WHS as the “2017 USA Art Partner of the Year.” The artwork of all the WHS AVID students participating in the ArtLink International Exchange Program was recognized by a jury of educators and artists as an outstanding collection of work. According to Creative Connections, the WHS students’ artwork, which reflected the theme “TEAM Up,” was selected based the cultural insightfulness, quality and uniqueness of the work. The selected work of students Frantz Gabriel, Maria-Paula Guerrero, Judyliz Cleto, Wincharm Grant, Munera Begum, Djesnie Glaude, Kevin Hurtado, and Tageria Davis was chosen to represent Westhill, as the “2017 USA Art Partner of the Year, at the “2017 International Children’s Art Exhibit.” The exhibit, which will include art from students across the United States and 20 other countries, is scheduled for this spring in Fairfield County.


The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), a department of Columbia University in New York City, recently awarded Westhill High School’s (WHS) student-run publication, The Westword, a Silver Crown Award during the 93rd annual Scholastic Convention earlier this month in the category of Hybrid Newspaper. According to CSPA, publications are judged on design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. The judging process is conducted at Columbia by panels of invited judges who work together to review the entries. Crown Awards demonstrate overall excellence in the entire publication. The Westword was among a combined total of 1,900 newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and digital publications eligible for an award and one of the 56 hybrid news publications to earn a Crown Award.


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!

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".
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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

  • Mon 4/24 - FR Baseball vs. Trinity Catholic @ 4:00pm
  • Mon 4/24 - V Boys Tennis vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
  • Mon 4/24 - V Softball vs. Trinity Catholic @ 4:00pm
  • Mon 4/24 - JV Softball vs. Trinity Catholic @ 4:00pm (Roxbury)
  • Tues 4/25 - V Boys Golf vs. Stamford & Trumbull @ 3:15pm
  • Tues 4/25 - V Boys Lacrosse vs. Wilton @ 5:30pm
  • Tues 4/25 - JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Wilton @ 4:30pm
  • Tues 4/25 -  V Boys Tennis vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
  • Tues 4/25 -  V Girls Lacrosse vs. Greenwich @ 4:00pm
  • Tues 4/25 -  JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Greenwich @ 5:30pm
  • Wed 4/26 - V Baseball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm
  • Wed 4/26 - JV Baseball vs. St. Joseph @ 4:00pm (Rippowam)
  • Thurs 4/27 - V Boys Golf vs. New Canaan @ 3:15pm
  • Thurs 4/27 - V Boys Lacrosse vs. Stamford @ 5:30pm
  • Thurs 4/27 - JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Stamford @ 3:30pm
  • Thurs 4/27 - V Girls Tennis vs. Staples @ 4:00pm
  • Fri 4/28 - V Baseball vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
  • Fri 4/28 - JV Baseball vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm (Rippowam)
  • Sat 4/29 - V Girls Lacrosse vs. Norwalk @ 1:00pm
  • Sat 4/29 - JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Norwalk @ 11:00pm

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.