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State Department of Education

City of Stamford CT

 
 
April 21, 2014
 
Dear Westhill High School Community:
 
Welcome to the final quarter of the school year. While no year is ever the same, I would be the first to acknowledge that this year has had its challenges that have been unique and daunting. Upon further thought, however, there have been so many Westhill & Proud moments in our classrooms and on the athletic fields! Being nationally recognized for having a vision where all students are prepared to access a rigorous curriculum was very gratifying. We have worked hard over the years to train our teachers to teach with a high standard as an end goal. I believe our students are ready for the full implementation of the Common Core and the transition will continue to be a seamless one.
 
Spring will be a busy time with many celebrations. I hope to see you at many of these happy evenings.
 
I would ask, again, that you remind your child/children that we will continue to fully enforce all school behavior expectations. No end-of-the-year pranks that are disruptive to the school day will be tolerated. Water balloons, or any other such activity will be dealt with harshly.
 
The month of May will be a time for a great deal of testing. Advanced Placement testing begins in early May, followed by Perkins testing and then, of course, the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) pilot for our juniors to finish up the month. We will hold an informal information evening on Thursday, May 8 for parents and students who may have questions about the test and its administration. I think you have by now received the letter from Dr. Hamilton about the importance of our participation in this assessment.
 
Finally, I would request that you take a few moments to respond to the family survey that was mailed home recently. Historically there has not been a great return from families and the information given to us does inform some of our future work. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
 
Warm Regards,
 
Camille Figluizzi
Principal
Attention All Fairfield County Juniors and Seniors
 
The 5th Annual Architecture, Engineering and Bio Medical College Fair 
Will Be Held on Thursday, April 24th
7:00 - 9:00pm
AITE   411 High Ridge Road Stamford
 
More Than 30 Colleges Will Be Represented!

Save the date for our spring musical

April 25 & 26 and May 2 & 3

All performances take place at 7:30 pm in the Westhill High School auditorium

 

Tickets are now on sale! CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

 

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! 
 
The last day to order a 2014 Yearbook is Thursday, May 1st
Please visit Room 202B to place your order.
Yearbooks are $90 each.

Click below for information about a scholarship opportunity for juniors!

The deadline for applying is April 30th

WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL’S ANNUAL JUNIOR BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Please join us on: Thursday, May 1, 2014 in the Media Center

Refreshments at 6:30 pm, Awards Presentations at 7:00 pm

Please R.S.V.P. to Joe Andrews by April 28 at 977-5514 or jandrews2@stamfordct.gov

 

The Junior Book Awards Program at Westhill High School recognizes the academic, leadership, and community service achievements of its juniors.  For colleges and universities, a book award is an opportunity to connect with some of the most dynamic students at Westhill.

 

Sponsoring colleges have specified the award criteria and the winners have been selected by a committee of guidance counselors and teachers.  Each book award winner is encouraged to apply to the college that sponsored his or her award. Often the college will grant an application fee waiver and in some cases, a book stipend will also be offered if the student is accepted and decides to attend.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S JUNIOR AWARD WINNERS

Adriana Alvarado

Laura Felenstein

Jonathan Pollack

Evenson Andre

Thomas Finn

Ericka Randazzo

Cristina Belmonte

Nicholas Fiore

Brianna Rende

Casey Benzaken

Emma Gargiulo

Robert Rende

Orly Berkoff

Daniel Getman

Ashley Rich

Ashley Berland

Kate Greenberg

Brendan Ronan

Paul Blum

Debbie Juarez

Sophie Russell

Jessica Carino

Maitreyee Kale

Michelle Sanchez

Justin Chase

Steven Koproski

Bianca Santos

Jessica Chen

Jessica Lasalandra

Lauren Schechter

Samantha Cheruk

Sarah Lederman

Joseph Schlessinger

Liam Daly

Rayanna Logan

Jacob Schwartz

Luke Dawson

Elisa Medina

Natalie Skigen

Jesse Deluca

Austin Nardi

Christian Sottosanti

Jamie Eimbinder

Katherine Olsen

Jessica Souza

Andrea Esparza

Aleksandra Pasciak

Nikita Zemlevskiy

Denis Fahey

Jenna Plotzky

 

 

MARY BENEVENTO/CTAHPERD SCHOLARSHIP


APPLICATIONS DUE: MAY 1

Any male or female student in the graduating class of a high school or preparatory school, who is a citizen of the United States of America and a resident within the State of Connecticut, who plans to engage in the professional studies of health education, physical education, recreation or dance, may file an application. Such students must plan to pursue a certified program of studies in a collegiate institution in Connecticut offering a Bachelor’s degree. 

PLEASE NOTE: The word health refers to school health teaching, not nursing, public health or psychology.

Visit http://ctahperd.org/ for an application

Stamford Will Become STEMford on  April 26, 2014
 
WHO: Stamford Public Schools
 
WHAT: Stamford STEMfest
 
WHEN: April 26, 2014 (raindate is April 27); 10am-4pm
 
WHERE: Mill River Park
 
The STEMfest will offer a variety of activities and displays centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for students and their parents. This event is free and open to the public.
 
The goals of the day are to: to build awareness about STEM for students and their parents, to demonstrate to students how much fun these disciplines can be, to show students how these disciplines are inherent in many of the things we do every day, and to have students learn about the career and college opportunities.
The Senior Prom is a very special event to celebrate the culmination of all of your efforts over the past four years. It is a memorable gala that takes a lot of work and planning. Senior Prom is in fact for seniors who are graduating with the class of 2014. Inclusion of August graduates is determined by Ms. Figluizzi and her administrators on a case by case basis. Students who have been expelled and or are suspended the week leading up to prom are not permitted to attend. Students who have repeatedly broken school rules can also have this privilege provoked. Seniors who will be repeating their senior year shall attend with their actual graduating class, i.e. 2015
 
Senior Prom Ticket Sale Dates will be from May 12th to May 23rd.
  • Senior Prom Contract: You will not be allowed to purchase a prom ticket or allowed to enter the Senior Prom without a signed prom contract.

Junior Prom Ticket Sale Dates will be from April 25th to May 9th in room 215

SUPPORT YOUR SENIOR!
 
LAWN SIGNS:  $20
 
WINDOW SIGNS:  $15
 
OPTIONAL $5 DELIVERY FOR LAWN SIGNS
 
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ORDERS to Ms. Miraballes in Room 433 by MAY 1st!
 
WESTHILL TRAVEL MUGS
 

Please support the Class of 2016 by purchasing your very own Westhill travel mug!  

Mugs are only $10 and are available in room 206 and room 511.

The mug is an excellent way to carry around your beverages as well as a memory of your Westhill days. All proceeds go towards to Class of 2016 for prom and other special activities.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES 

Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:44:00 PM

Driver's Ed at Westhill 

January 21-March 18
Friday, November 22, 2013 10:38:00 AM

A Message from the Principal 

Friday, November 01, 2013 10:43:00 AM

A Message from Principal Figluizzi 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Free or Reduced Lunch Application: 2013-14 

Friday, August 30, 2013 10:04:00 AM
Website Translations

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.

WHS School Improvement Plan

CAPT & SBAC Testing

In May, we will administer the Smarter Balanced online assessment to juniors in place of the CAPT.

Testing will take place during the week of May 19-23 to maximize instructional time and consider the participation of juniors in AP testing scheduled for the first two weeks of May.

Additionally, please note that the science portion of the CAPT will be administered on March 25th to sophomores.

As a district, we will use what we learn to strengthen our efforts to prepare our students for the actual Smarter Balanced Assessment scheduled for Spring 2015.

For more information read Superintendent ​Dr Hamilton's letter.

Policy Reminder

A Reminder About Absences:
If your child is out of school, on their return please have them report to the main office from 7 to 7:30 in the morning and see Mr. Pereira. In addition, please have them bring in documentation.
 
A Reminder About 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.

Fit Club

Westhill Fitness CenterThe Westhill Fit Club meets every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the Fitness Center from 2:20-3:20.  
 
We have a state of the art fitness center that was funded by the Stamford Hospital Foundation through generous grants from the community.  Students are welcome to come as often as they like and are encouraged to bring a friend.  Bring water and a towel.  Certified staff will be available to help each student plan an individual fitness program to best meet their fitness related goals.
 
This is a free and fun way to get healthy, meet new people and get fit.  
 
Any questions contact Camille Quattrocchi at 203-977-4238.

Electronic Devices

There has been an ever increasing problem of students losing electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc) while at school. The Stamford Board of Education policy prohibits their use during the school day. Students who have them out and visible from their backpacks run the risk of having their device taken when the turn away or leave them unattended. There is also the potential for students to have their devices taken away if they are found to be using them during the school day. This problem can be greatly minimized if our students kept their devices away in the backpacks while in school. We appreciate everyone's reinforcing this message.

Parents of seniors!  It is time to recognize your senior in the yearbook.  Please consider purchasing an advertisement to show your senior just how proud you are in a personal page designed just for you.  Include memorable pictures and a heartfelt message to your graduate.  Please contact Yearbook for further information at: 203.968.9658 or at Westhill.ads@gmail.com.

 

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.