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

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Sean Otterspoor
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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

 
 

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!

The WHS Academy of Finance is currently accepting applications from current freshmen.

The deadline for submitting the application is February 15th 2017.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

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 credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

 

Online Registration

  • February 1 at 8:45 a.m.-Registration begins.  Go to:  www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751
  • February 24 at 8:45 a.m.-Normal registration ends. 
  • February 25 until March 1 there is a late registration fee of $10.00 per exam.  No exceptions.
  • March 1 at 8:45a.m.-Late registration ends. 
  • ANY registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
  • Price is $98.00 per exam.

 

Westhill High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit or debit card available before beginning registration.  Check or cash options - bring your payment to Mrs. Barkan in the Attendance/Data Processing Office. THERE IS NO COST FOR STUDENTS ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH.

 

In order to register, students should click on the following link www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/070751.  

To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions.  REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.  Please print a copy for yourself and print a copy for Mrs. Barkan in the Attendance/Data Processing office. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams.  We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

 

Thank you.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Carole De Luca

Department Chair-Guidance

Prospective Student Interviews for the Agriscience Program ARE CANCELLED for Saturday, 2/11 due to reports of inclement weather 

 

The interviews have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 4th, at the same time as your original appointment slot. If you were scheduled for 9:40 am on 2/11, you are now scheduled for 9:40 am on 3/4. Please call Stacy Cascio in the Agriscience office if you need to reschedule your interview time slot, 203-977-4974. 

 

***PLEASE NOTE: Prospective student interviews that were cancelled on 2/9 have been rescheduled for the same times on Thursday, 2/23. Please call Stacy Cascio with any scheduling questions, 203-977-4974.***

Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced its fifth year of programming for its flagship Summer Immersion Program. The Summer Immersion Program began in 2012 in New York City, offering rising 11th and 12th grade girls 300+ hours of immersive instruction in web development and design, robotics, and mobile development with mentorship and exposure to top female engineers and entrepreneurs.

Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program has reached over 3,200 girls to-date. This year the organization’s first group of alumni will graduate college, marking a historic year for the organization as its first participants enter the workforce. Girls Who Code will offer 76 FREE Summer Immersion Programs in 2017 sponsored by 39 major companies and philanthropic foundations serving over 1,400 girls. Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs will be held in 11 U.S. cities, including: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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

Westhill's 2016-17 Athletic Schedule

  • Mon 2/13 - V Boys Basketball vs. Ridgefield @ 7:00pm

  • Mon 2/13 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Ridgefield @ 5:15pm

  • Mon 2/13 - FR Boys Basketball vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm

  • Wed 2/15 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. Fairfield/Ludlowe @ 7:30pm

  • Wed 2/15 - V Girls Basketball vs. Darien @ 5:30pm

  • Wed 2/15 - JV Girls Basketball vs. Darien @ 4:00pm

  • Wed 2/15 - V Girls Gymnastics @ 5:30pm

  • Wed 2/15 - V Girls Ice Hockey vs. Ridgefield/Danbury @ 5:30pm

  • Sat 2/18 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. New Canaan @ 6:20pm

  • Sat 2/18 - V Girls Ice Hockey @ 8:20pm

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.