Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Apply Texas Essay Boot Camp

ApplyTexas Essay Boot Camp
On August 2, 2017, Westwood will host an ApplyTexas Essay Boot Camp where students can receive feedback on their college application essays. The bootcamp will be held at Grisham Middle School (because of construction that will be happening at Westwood this summer) from 1:30 to 3:30.

College Fair August 12

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair

August 12th at 7:00pm

Hilton Austin
Salons H, J, K
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX  78701
Check the website below for all the colleges attending.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Global Austin: Diplomacy Begins Here Summit

Funded by a Department of State grant, the Summit will feature expert speakers on US foreign policy priorities and how they affect our communities. Speakers will include community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, and foreign policy experts. We'll focus on current and emerging US foreign policy priorities, their impact on Texas, and the role of local citizens in reaching out to international visitors for an exchange of ideas and perspectives. An important component of the Summit is a Youth Track geared for high school and college students interested in learning about international diplomacy and what it's like to work in the foreign policy arena. High School and College students will have the opportunity to attend simulation exercises during the Summit. Simulation topics include:
  • International Refugees Crisis: Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistanc
  • International HIV/AIDS Crisis: Global Health and Development
  • Freshwater Crisis: Climate Change, Natural Resources and Development
  • International Nuclear Crisis: International Law and National Sovereignty
  • Crisis in our Oceans: Negotiating a Solution to Protect our Food
  • Countering Violent Extremism: Civil Liberties and Security
When: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Where: The Texas State Capitol

Why: To fill a need for civic education in the area of diplomacy by informing Summit participants of diplomacy's role in our nation's history and relevance at home, at school and on the job.

Click here for a Youth Track Participation Contract Form. If a student is interested in attending, they will need a teacher to complete this form, scan and return it to elliott.nowacky@utexas.edu.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 Central Texas Aggiebound Workshop

Class of 2018, want a head start on your Texas A&M application? Clink here to learn more about information sessions and application workshops held in the Austin Area.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Camp Brave Heart 2017

The 20th year of Camp Brave Heart is accepting applications. This camp is for students aged 6 to 17 years old who are grieving the death of a loved one. The camp runs from July 31st to August 3rd. There is no cost to attend the overnight camp and they provide transportation to and from camp. For more information and to get an application, please click on this link. https://www.hospiceaustin.org/about-hospice-austin/campbraveheart/

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CyberDefenses Apprentice Program for Graduating Seniors

CyberDefenses is pleased to announce the first full apprenticeship program for cyber security specialists. It is a 52 week paid apprenticeship. Must meet the following profile:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have graduated high school
  • Must be based in Austin, TX or surrounding area
  • Strong math and/or science background
  • Strong interest in computers, programming and/or security
  • Ready to work hard to excel in this demanding industry

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Westwood Student Presentation Survey 2017

The Westwood Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is a volunteer organization that organizes events and activities to support students in achieving their educational goals, and to communicate student concerns to the administration.

In 2017-2018, PTSA plans to organize speaker events that address topics our students want to learn more about. By filling out this survey, you can help us learn which topics are most interesting to students. 

Thank you for participating!

Survey link

NCAA Eligibility Center-2017 Graduates

For 2017 Graduates who will be participating in NCAA Division I or II athletics, please check out the following website for everything you need to know.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Summer PSAT for Class of 2019

More Than a Teacher Summer PSAT has one more promotional offer before the school year ends. Their PSAT Summer classes for the Class of 2019 are 2-for-1, which means students can attend PSAT this summer and come back for SAT. They also offer FREE return privileges to all of their classes - one low price and a student can attend their courses as many times as he or she likes in order to continue to improve their scores. All of their other services are also free of charge - practice testing, tutorials, and free seminars.

For more information, click here to view a promotional flyer.

Free College and Career Exploration Road Trip

Announcing an exciting, free opportunity for high school students in Texas: Texas OnCourse has teamed up with career exploration organization Roadtrip Nation to offer the Texas Youth Roadtrip.

Students will be moving on to summer very shortly, so Texas OnCourse wants to make sure they apply before it's too late (applications close July 3rd). Students can get more info and apply at this link: rtn.is/texas

Four teams of three high school students will take a mini-adventure through their region of Texas to interview college students and professionals building livelihoods around their passions. With an adult chaperone, these Texans will travel on Roadtrip Nation’s green RV to explore post-secondary paths, and beyond. They’ll also conduct in-depth interviews with working professionals in fields that align with the students’ interests, endorsements, or career aspirations.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Movers & Shakers, Thinkers and Bakers

The changing face of science and engineering reveals that science and engineering is no longer what many think! It now has more interesting applications than ever imagined. UT Austin will be at Westwood High School to talk to Juniors about the STEM education. 

The intent is to talk broadly about Science, Engineering, and beyond, the possibilities and the challenges, and the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of fields today to address societal needs. They will not talk much about specific disciplines; rather, the idea will be to inform high schoolers about what Science and Engineering represent today, and try to build some passion toward STEM fields. But they will also discuss more broadly issues related with learning and education, and how students may get prepared to transition to college in any field of their choosing. They will also arrange for a small group of about 3-4 senior UT-Austin undergraduate students (Westwood alums) make a few remarks about their experiences (especially from when the person was a junior in high school to where s/he is now).

The meeting will be held in the Big Black Box from 12:30-1:45 on May 19th

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Howdy Social

Austin Aggie Moms would like to invite new A&M students including Blinn team, TAMU Galveston and transfer students and their families to their "Howdy Social" on Saturday, June 24th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Riverplace Country Club (4207 River Place Blvd, Austin, TX 78730).

Howdy Social Guest Speaker: Kathleen Speed, Academic Success Center
Door prizes and a $250 scholarship drawing!

Click here for more details and how to RSVP

Senior Walk

All Westwood High School Seniors are invited to join this year's Annual Senior Walk. Seniors wear your cap and gown and reminisce about your K-12 years as you walk through the hallways of your elementary/middle school and inspire our future Warriors. (If you didn't attend a Westwood feeder elementary/middle school campus, don't worry, you are still welcome to participate at any of these campuses.)

Canyon Vista Feeders:
Canyon Vista MS, May 25th at 8:15am
Caraway Elem., May 24th at 8:00am
Laurel Mountain Elem, May 24th at 8:00am updated change
Spicewood Elem., May 26th at 8:00am

Grisham Feeders:
Grisham MS, May 23rd at 8:15am
Canyon Creek Elem, May 24th at 7:20am
Purple Sage Elem., May 22nd at 8:00am
Anderson Mill Elem., May 22nd at 9:15am