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School Ends: 2:05 PM

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2 Hour Delay: 9:25 AM

 

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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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The missing AP exams have been located and will be processed by ETS as quickly as possible. Due to a procedural error at Westhill, the exams had not been picked up for delivery and remained in a secured location at the school. As soon as we have a more specific timeline on result availability, we will update this information. In the meantime, we are hosting a Parent Meeting on Monday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m., in the Media Center, to answer any parent or student questions or concerns about this matter. Please know we take this matter very seriously. WHS administration is developing improved procedures to ensure the secure and timely delivery of AP exams in the future.

AP Scores will be available online July 5th. Students must sign up for a College Board account at apscore.org

 

It has come to our attention that AP score reports for several 2016-2017 courses are not accessible to Westhill Students on the College Board website. We have informed the College Board, which is working to resolve this high priority issue. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Stamford Public Schools is offering two Not-For-Credit AP English Enrichment Classes this summer at Stamford High School. 

 

  • AP English Language and Composition Summer Academy (Gr 11) –This course will prepare students for the challenges they will face in this rigorous, college level course. The AP Summer Academy will give students a jumpstart to the AP English Language and Composition course and will focus on study skills, close reading and annotation, rhetorical and/or literary analysis, argumentation, strategies for multiple-choice tests, and composition skills.  Students will also be given help on the summer reading assignments.
  • AP English Literature and Composition Summer Academy (Gr12) --This course will prepare students for the challenges they will face in this rigorous, college level course. The AP Summer Academy will give students a jumpstart to the AP English Literature and Composition course and will focus on study skills, close reading and annotation, rhetorical and/or literary analysis, argumentation, strategies for multiple-choice tests, and composition skills.  Students will also be given help on the summer reading assignments.

Classes are held for three weeks each in two sessions.  Session One begins Monday, June 26th and ends Thursday, July 13thSession Two begins Friday, July 14th and ends Tuesday, August 1st.  Classes are three (3) hours long (from 8:30 am until 11:30 am).  Transportation to and from Stamford High School is the responsibility of the student and the student’s family. 

Enrichment Summer School is fee-based.  A $250 fee will be charged for each registered course.  Reduced fees will be offered for students who qualify for federal financial assistance.  Please send Check or Money Order Payable to “Stamford Public Schools.”   Credits cards payments will not be accepted.  Please be reminded that PAYMENT IN FULL registers your child in a class.  The Stamford Board of Education reserves the right to cancel any enrichment class with fewer than 10 registered students per session.  If this is the case, all payments will be refunded before the first class. 

 

Please contact Ms. Denninger at rdenninger@stamfordct.gov or in Room 213.

 

Registration will be held on:

Friday, June 23rd from 8am–4pm.

Stamford High School

55 Strawberry Hill Avenue

Stamford, CT  06902

Guidance Suite (front of building)

English

 

If you have any questions about the summer reading, please email Ms. Wheeler.


Mathematics

All students taking an AP, Honors or CP level course of the following in the Fall of 2017, please make sure you complete the appropriate summer packet and bring it in on the first day of classes.

 


Science

Welcome to the 2017-2018 APES class! Environmental Science covers a very broad field of study that includes topics such as scientific processes, environmental laws, economics, and much, much more. This summer, you will be required to complete the following assignment over the summer to cover basic skills. Your exam date is Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12pm, so when we get back in the fall we want to hit the ground running.

 

ECE/AP Physics-1


 

Social Studies

AP US History

2017 Summer School High School Registration

Date: Friday June 23rd : 8 am - 4 pm

Location: Stamford High School Guidance Suite (front of building)

Summer School Dates: Monday, June 26th through Tuesday August 1st

All Summer School questions: jboone@stamfordct.gov

9th Grade Latin I Prize

WHS student Skye McCleod is the winner of the 9TH Grade Latin I Prize, of $500, offered by Dr. Allen Ward, Professor Emeritus, UCONN and Past President, Classical Association of Connecticut. Ward offered the incentive to encourage WHS students to study Latin. The prize was awarded to the WHS Latin I student with the highest average for the 2016-2017 academic year.

 


Four WHS students were recently accepted into the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) All-State Honors Ensembles. Auditions took place earlier this year with performances this spring in Hartford. All-State Honors Ensembles are made up of a select few of the top musical talent in the state. 

Qualifying high school choral students, under the direction of Jonathan Curri are:

  • Seniors Will Bruno (bass) and Benjamin Freedman (tenor).

Qualifying All-State Orchestra students, under the direction of Michael Wyatt are:

  • Juniors Brian Kaether (violin) and Noah Schaffer (percussion).

 

Tyler Pomerance and Jordan Soifer of Westhill won the boys State Open Doubles Championship Wednesday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.


 

Westhill was designated a Red, White & Blue School for its teaching of the 2016 presidential election. Dr. Lisa Forbes, WHS Social Studies Department Chair, accepted the award on behalf of the school at a ceremony on June 1, 2017. Westhill is one of only nine recognized Red, White & Blue schools. The Red, White & Blue Schools program is a partnership between the State Department of Education and the Office of the Secretary of the State. According to the State Department, the program rewards outstanding schools that develop programs that foster strong civic engagement among students. This year was the program’s first, and it centered on the theme of “The Electoral Process.” 

 


Congratulations to WHS student team Concillo Water, who recently received the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Adjudicator’s Choice Award for their submission in the “Coca-Cola Clean Water Challenge,” in the World Series of Innovation. Under the leadership of WHS Entrepreneurship Teacher Tanesha Poyser, WHS students Tyler Lasicki, Vivek James and Maanav Sunderman submitted the winning concept of a water bottle connected to an online game, which triggers charitable donation for each water trivia question that a customer answers correctly. The Adjudicator’s Choice is the team that received the highest overall score from the judges at the sponsoring organization.

There were six unique Innovation Challenges comprising the World Series of Innovation program and there were two winning student teams per category. According to the organization, each winning team receives $2,000 in cash and prizes, plus $500 for their school or youth serving organization. More than 1,500 international entries came from 10 countries.

Any parent or guardian, whose child legally resides in Stamford and who will be five years old before January 2, 2018, is asked to register that child for Kindergarten now.  The steps for Kindergarten registration are simple—though all children must have proper immunization and proof of residency to be admitted to school. The parent or guardian must:

  1. Go to the district website to School Look Up to determine the child’s school.
  2. Go to the registration page to complete the online registration form and upload the following required documents (detailed descriptions and links are available on the website):
    • Original birth certificate (long form)
    • Photo ID of parent or legal guardian
    • Two form of proof of address
    • Current physical exam and immunization record
    • New Entrant Dental Form
    • If necessary, Authorization for Administration of Medication

Families who need assistance with the online process should make an appointment with their child’s school or with the Office of Family and Community Engagement by selecting the appointment manager on the Documents page located in the online registration form.

To expedite the process and eliminate confusion, parents and guardians should visit the district website for detailed information.

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces its participation in the federally funded Seamless Summer Food Program. This program, an extension of the National School Lunch Program, provides meals to children when school is not in session. The program is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Under the program, nutritious meals will be provided through Chartwells Dining Services, free of charge, to all Stamford children, 18 years and under,  at the following site(s):

Name & Address of Site(s)

Meal(s) Available & Serving Times

Meal Service Dates

Chester Addison Center

245 Selleck St

Stamford Ct 06902

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:30AM

 

Lunch:    11:45AM – 12:45PM

7/3/2017 – 8/4/2017

Julia A. Stark School

398 Glenbrook Rd

Stamford Ct 06902

 

Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 9:00AM

 

7/5/2017 - 7/31/2017

Salvation Army

198 Selleck St

Stamford Ct 06902

 

Lunch:  12:00PM –1:00PM

 

7/5/2017 – 7/31/2017

Davenport School

1300 Newfield Avenue

Stamford CT 06905

Breakfast: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

 

Lunch: 11:45AM – 12:45PM

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

YMCA

909 Washington BLVD

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:30 AM

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Trailblazer

83 Lockwood Ave

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:30AM

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

 7/3/2017 – 8/4/2017

Westover School

412 Stillwater Ave

Stamford CT 06906

Breakfast: 8:00AM – 9:00AM

 

Lunch: 11:45AM – 12:45PM

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Hart School

61 Adams Avenue

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 7:45AM – 8:45AM

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

6/27/2017 – 8/11/2017

Stillmeadow School

800 Stillwater Avenue

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:30AM

 

Lunch: 11:45AM – 12:45PM

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Cloonan Middle School

11 West North ST

Stamford CT 06902

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

 

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Rogers International School

102 Blachley Road

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

 

Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

7/5/2017 – 7/31/2017

Boys & Girls Club

4 Horse Neck Lane

Greenwich CT 06830

Breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:30AM

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Sound Waters

Boccuzzi Park

166 Southfield Ave

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

 

Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

7/5/2017 – 8/11/2017

Rippowam School

381 High Ridge Rd

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:30AM

 

Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

7/5/2017 – 7/31/2017

Newfield School

345 Pepperidge Rd

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

 

Lunch: 11:45AM – 12:45PM

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Martin Luther King Jr

40 Stillwater Ave

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 8:00AM – 9:00AM

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

7/10/2017 – 8/4/2017

Barrett Playground

Belltown Park

Stamford CT 06902

 

Lunch: 11:30AM –12:30PM

 

6/26/2017 – 8/11/2017

Yerwood Center

90 Fairfield Ave

Stamford CT, 06902

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:30AM

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

7/5/2017 - 8/11/2017

Fairgate

9 Fairgate Drive

Stamford CT 06902

Breakfast: 9:30AM – 10:30AM

 

Lunch: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

7/5/2017 - 8/11/2017

The Ferguson Library – (South End Branch)

31 Woodland Ave

Stamford CT 06902

 

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

 

7/5/2017 - 8/11/2017

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. 

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.