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					A guide to Activities at Westwood High School




      Westwood High School
        12400 Mellow Meadow Drive
            Austin, Texas 78750
                 464-4000




                18th edition
                2008 – 2009
                                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

ELECTIVES .............................................................................................................. 4
         AIR FORCE JR. R.O.T.C. .............................................................................................................................. 4
         BAND ............................................................................................................................................................. 5
         CHEERLEADERS .......................................................................................................................................... 6
         CHORAL MUSIC ........................................................................................................................................... 7
         NEWSPAPER ................................................................................................................................................. 8
         ORCHESTRA ................................................................................................................................................. 9
         PROS ............................................................................................................................................................. 10
         SUN DANCERS ........................................................................................................................................... 11
         THEATRE..................................................................................................................................................... 11
         YEARBOOK ................................................................................................................................................. 12

ATHLETICS ............................................................................................................ 13
         ATHLETIC TRAINER ................................................................................................................................. 13
         BASEBALL - VARSITY/JV ........................................................................................................................ 14
         BASKETBALL - BOYS VARSITY/JV ....................................................................................................... 15
         BASKETBALL - BOYS 9TH ....................................................................................................................... 16
         BASKETBALL - GIRLS VARSITY/9th ...................................................................................................... 17
         CROSS COUNTRY - BOYS/GIRLS ............................................................................................................ 18
         FOOTBALL - VARSITY.............................................................................................................................. 18
         FOOTBALL -FRESHMEN ........................................................................................................................... 19
         GOLF - GIRLS - BOYS ................................................................................................................................ 19
         SOFTBALL - GIRLS FAST PITCH ............................................................................................................. 20
         SOCCER - BOYS FRESHMEN ................................................................................................................... 22
         SOCCER - GIRLS VARSITY....................................................................................................................... 22
         SOCCER - GIRLS JV .................................................................................................................................. 23
         SWIMMING - GIRLS - BOYS ..................................................................................................................... 23
         TENNIS - GIRLS - BOYS ............................................................................................................................ 24
         TRACK - BOYS ........................................................................................................................................... 24
         TRACK - GIRLS........................................................................................................................................... 25
         VOLLEYBALL - VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY ....................................................................................... 25
         VOLLEYBALL - 9TH .................................................................................................................................. 26
         POWERLIFTING-GIRLS AND BOYS........................................................................................................ 26


STUDENT GOVERNMENT................................................................................... 27
         STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS, CLASS OFFICERS, AND STUDENT COUNCIL
         REPRESENTATIVES .................................................................................................................................. 27
         PRINCIPAL'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ................................................................................................. 27
         STUDENT COUNCIL .................................................................................................................................. 28




CLUBS ..................................................................................................................... 29
         ASL - American Sign Language .................................................................................................................... 29
         COMPUTER CLUB...................................................................................................................................... 29
         UIL COMPUTER SCIENCE TEAM ............................................................................................................ 30


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        CULTURE CLUB ........................................................................................................................................ 31
        DECA ............................................................................................................................................................ 31
        DRAMA CLUB............................................................................................................................................. 32
        ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB ......................................................................................................................... 32
        FCCLA-FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA ......................................... 32
        FRENCH CLUB ........................................................................................................................................... 33
        FUTURE EDUCATORS............................................................................................................................... 33
        FRONTAGE ROADS. .................................................................................................................................. 34
        GERMAN CLUB .......................................................................................................................................... 34
        HOSA-HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA ................................................................ 35
        HOPE-HELPING OUR STUDENTS EXCEL .............................................................................................. 35
        INTERACT ................................................................................................................................................... 36
        IBSO (international Baccalaureate Student Organization) ............................................................................ 36
        JAPANESE CULTURE CLUB..................................................................................................................... 37
        JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (LATIN CLUB) ...................................................................................... 37
        JSA (Junior State of America) ....................................................................................................................... 38
        MU ALPHA THETA .................................................................................................................................... 38
        NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY ................................................................................................. 39
        NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ................................................................................................................. 39
        NATIONAL LATIN HONOR SOCIETY ..................................................................................................... 40
        NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY ................................................................................................ 40
        PSYCHOLOGY CLUB................................................................................................................................. 41
        ROBOTICS CLUB........................................................................................................................................ 41
        SCIENCE CLUB ........................................................................................................................................... 42
        SPANISH CLUB .......................................................................................................................................... 42
        SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB ................................................................................................................. 43
        THE TRIBE .................................................................................................................................................. 43
        UIL MATH TEAM ....................................................................................................................................... 44
        SKILLSUSA/VICA (DRAFTING CLUB).................................................................................................... 45
        W.H.O .......................................................................................................................................................... 45


ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES .................................................................................. 46
        DIAMONDS ................................................................................................................................................. 46
        FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES ............................................................................................. 46
        LACROSSE .................................................................................................................................................. 47
        WARRIORS FOR CHRIST .......................................................................................................................... 48
        WARRIOR PRIDE........................................................................................................................................ 48
        W.H.O. (Warriors Helping Others) ............................................................................................................... 49
        WIMP (Westwood independent Music Producers) ....................................................................................... 49
        YOUNG LIFE ............................................................................................................................................... 50




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                                            ELECTIVES

This section describes activities that are electives. These electives require a class period in a
student's schedule.

These classes count toward graduation requirements. Some may fulfill the P.E. and/or Fine Arts
requirements. Students should check with their counselor during registration.




                      AIR FORCE JR. R.O.T.C.

Instructors: Lt.Col. Juste Sanchez and MSgt. Mark Janik

Phone:           464-4095

General Information: This is a unique elective class offering 2 areas of study--Aerospoace Science and
Leadership Development and is open to student in grades 9-12. Aerospace classroom studies center on
various aspects of flying, the science of aviation and space. Leadership Development focus on Air Force
customs and courtesies, and the development of group leadership skills and teamwork. Fourth year cadets
are involved in managing the Corps. This hands-on experience affords the cadets the opportunity to put the
theories of previous leadership courses into practice. All cadets have the opportunity to participate in the
spring and fall field trips to military bases and aeronautical facilities. Cadets receive either PE or Elective
credit for enrollment in this class.

Cadets have many opportunities to participate in community service hours that are very important for
college applications. Each year a joint Military Ball is held with other JROTC units in the area. All
activities are free to active cadets.

Cadets are may choose to join the available extracurricular activities and teams held before and after
school: drill team, color guard team, saber team, rocketry team, and physical fitness team. Teams have the
opportunity to participate in competitions and ceremonies throughout the year.

Other activities cadets enjoy are Tap-In Ceremony and Family Day in the Fall Semester, carwashes at
various times of the year, and the End of Year Banquet in May.

Students help with the Christmas greenery Sale in October/November time frame. They
Also participate in popcorn sales throughout the school year.

Scholarships are awarded through the JROTC Parents Booster Club at the End of Year
Banquet.
Cadets may also apply and try for membership in The Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS).
This is an academic honor society of ROTC.



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                                                  BAND
Director:     Jack Green, Paul Crockett, and David Jennison
Phone: 464-4036, 464-4062, 464-4147 respectively

General Information: The Warrior Marching Band is the largest single organization on campus. It
performs at all varsity football games, at least two contests, and occasional guest appearances. The
marching band is open to any student who has passed a proficiency audition, usually held in the spring.
Rehearsals begin in late July or early August, and then are held before or after school during the football
season. There are four concert bands, which meet in the school day both semesters. Placement in these
bands is also by audition.. Students typically need to have prior instrumental musical experience before
they can audition. Students in the band program must “double-block” band unless there is a serious
curriculum conflict approved by the principal and the head band director.

Band members are required to attend all rehearsals and performances. After football season, each member
will normally attend a “sectional” rehearsal before or after school once per week.

Costs: Uniforms are provided by RRISD, but informal band shirts, marching shoes, tux shirts, etc. must
be purchased by the student. Private lessons are encouraged, and the fees for these are set by the RRISD
Administration. A fee for uniform cleaning of approximately $50 is assessed as well.

Fund-raisers: There are normally two major Fund-raisers during the year. The proceeds go toward each
individual’s trip expenses. (The band takes a major trip every other year.)

Additional Information: The Westwood Area Band Boosters invites all parents to be active in this very
important parent organization.




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                                     BAND COLORGUARD
Director: Abel Vasquez
Phone: 464-4036

General Information: The Color Guard is also a part of the Warrior Marching Band. In the fall
it also performs at all varsity football games, at least two contests, and occasional guest
appearances. A colorguard is a performance group, much like the dance team, except in addition
to movement, guard performers use equipment such as flags, rifles, and sabers in their shows.
During the spring season, the guard participates in a separate activity called "Winterguard". This
is an indoor activity in which guards perform to recorded music. If you like to be in the spotlight
and like the idea of performing in front of 5000 plus fans each week, come join us.

Costs: Costs vary, but typically members pay about $150 per season. Financial assistance is
available to those who need it: NOBODY WILL BE TURNED AWAY DUE TO FINANCIAL
LIMITATIONS.
Fund-raisers: There are normally two major fund-raisers during the year. The proceeds go
toward each individual's guard cost or trip expenses. (The band and guard take a major trip every
other year.)
Additional Information:
Who can join colorguard? ANYONE! Both guys and girls are welcome, and no previous
experience is necessary.
Can I still join? YES. Contact Mr. Vasquez or Mr. Green at the above phone number and we
will get you involved as quickly as we can.




                               CHEERLEADERS

Sponsor: Missy Martinez

Phone: 464-4153

General Information: Interested girls and boys need to obtain an application from the main office. After
returning this form, they will attend an orientation with their parents. Prior to the actual tryout, several
workshops will be held where the students learn the cheers and routines. Tryouts are closed. Actual
selections are made by five impartial, qualified judges. Although the school provides one uniform,
cheerleaders must provide all additional uniforms.

Summer camp is also required. Individual cost to the cheerleader will not exceed $450. Summer practices
prior to camp and prior to the beginning of school may be called by the coach. Cheerleaders practice daily
during the class period as well as after school. They will be cheering at games approximately twice a week
during the fall and winter sports. Two years of cheerleading fulfills the one and a half P.E. credit
requirement

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                                     CHORAL MUSIC

Director: David Means and Linda Hester

Phone:        464-4045

Purpose: The purpose of the Choral Department is to promote enthusiasm and interest in vocal
music.

General Information: There are four choirs in the department, including the Honors Choir,
Varsity Women, Varsity Men and Treble Choirs. Placement in the Honors Choir and Varsity is
by approval of the director.

Activities: District, Region, Area, and State auditions sponsored by the Texas Music Education
Association
    U.I.L. solo ensemble contest as well as concert and sight reading contest
    School Concerts
    Outside concerts
    Major musical production
    A spring trip is usually scheduled

Additional Information: Extra practice is required for performances at the discretion of the
director. Costumes for concerts are issued in the beginning of the school year and must be kept
in excellent condition and dry cleaned at the student's expense.




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                                            NEWSPAPER
Advisor: Judy Gaines

Phone: 464-4044

General Information: The Horizon is a monthly newspaper published by Westwood High School
students utilizing the desktop publishing system. Students must have advisor approval before becoming
staff members. Staff members are required to write, edit, design lay-outs and sell ads.

The Editor-in-Chief is chosen by the newspaper advisor. Section editors are chosen by the Editor-in-Chief
and advisor.

Students are enrolled in Honors Journalism: Prior sponsor approval is required. There is a Desktop
Publishing class offered to staff members that will satisfy their computer credit.

Students are required to have Journalism I, an 80 overall average, a "B" in English, and typing skills.
Newspaper production counts as an elective toward graduation requirements.

Students are expected to meet their copy deadline, which usually requires extra time after school.
The newspaper staff competes at the U.I.L. Press Conference in the spring.

Staff writers also compete on an individual basis for U.I.L




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                                             ORCHESTRA
Director: Susan Williams
Phone: 464-4046

General Information: The Westwood Orchestra is open to all students who have previous string training
in violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Orchestra students are required to attend all Orchestra rehearsals and
performances. All scheduled Orchestra Concerts are mandatory, graded projects.

Concert Orchestra – About 80% of incoming 9th graders begin their Orchestra career in the Concert
Orchestra. The group also includes 10th – 12th graders. There is no audition necessary to be a member of
this Orchestra.

Philharmonic Orchestra – Entry into this Orchestra is by audition only. The class includes very advanced
9th grade students. Membership is primarily 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. There will be approximately 10
– 15 after school rehearsals to prepare Full Orchestra works with the Westwood Band. These rehearsals
are mandatory and usually take place on Mondays.

Symphony Orchestra – Entry into this Orchestra is by audition only. Membership is composed of the most
advanced players in the Westwood Orchestras. As a general rule, 9th grade students are not accepted into
this ensemble. There will be approximately 10 – 15 after school rehearsals to prepare Full Orchestra works
with the Westwood Band. These rehearsals are mandatory and usually take place on Tuesdays.

School Instruments – there are a limited number of school-owned Violas, Cellos and String Basses for the
students to use. There is a $50 fee to use the instrument for the entire school year. Violin students must
provide their own instrument.

Uniforms – Formal Uniforms are provided by the RRISD. Male students receive a tuxedo jacket, pants,
bow tie and cummerbund. Ladies receive a formal black dress. Tuxedo shirts, black socks, black shoes,
etc. must be purchased by the student. A cleaning fee of $15 is due from each student. Informal Uniform
consists of jeans and an Orchestra Polo shirt. Shirts are $25. Each student must have an informal uniform.

Activities
     Texas Music Educators Association Region, Area and All State auditions.
     UIL Solo and Ensemble, Full and String Orchestra Concert and sight-reading Contests, State Solo
         and Ensemble Contest.
     A minimum of four Concert performances during the school year.
     Travel to an out-of-district competition every two years.




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                 PROS (PEERS REACHING OUT AND SHARING)

Description: PROS is a part of the Texas PAL (Peer Assistance & Leadership) program which trains high
school juniors and seniors to serve the community in a variety of ways. Westwood PROS are selected after
a rigorous application process and agree to serve as peer role models to other students. A majority of the
PROS time is spent working with younger students in the elementary and middle schools which feed into
Westwood. PROS might work one-on-one with a student, help a teacher in a classroom, tutor a small
group of students, or be a friend to a student identified as “at risk.” PROS have an annual weekend retreat
and have been asked to facilitate at large scale events such as the Texas PAL Convention and the TATU
Youth Summit in the spring. PROS is a state credit course which meets during the school day.

Sponsor(s): Mike Kristan (903, phone 464-4182); Meg Freeland (111, phone 464-3927)

Membership Requirements: Members are selected in the spring semester of each year. Students must be
sophomores or juniors to apply.

Meeting Day & Time: Students must be able to take the PROS class (usually during 7th block and “C”
Lunch) as an elective during the school day.

Commitment: Students must be committed to fulfilling all responsibilities of the PROS, which may
change from year to year depending on community and school needs, as well as maintaining a healthy
lifestyle which includes being tobacco, drug, and alcohol free.

Fees: Total of $120.00, which can be waived for financial need ($80 Retreat; $30 T-Shirt; $10 Pizza
Parties)

Fund-raiser: Two fundraisers each year support PROS programs, projects, retreat, and materials for our
services (participation in any fundraisers is required).




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                                               SUN DANCERS

Director:       Marla Valk, Kim Singleton
Phone:          464-4077
Website:        www.warriorsports.org/sundancers

General Information: Sun Dancers are a dance and drill team that performs at football and basketball
games. They also compete with other drill teams and put on a spring dance program.

Interested girls may obtain an application from the Sun Dancer Director in November. Auditions are
usually the first Friday in December. Workshops will be held to teach the tryout dances. Tryouts are
closed, and selections are made by impartial, qualified judges. Membership ranges from 45 - 60 members.

The school provides the uniform for the Sun Dancers. Each girl must pay for costumes, travel and summer
camp which totals approximately $600 to $800. Some of this expense is defrayed by Fund-raisers and
business sponsorships. Practice is held daily during the school year from 7:30am through first period.
During the summer, girls attend one week of camp, 3 days of jazz camp, then resume two weeks prior to
the start of school. Contests require additional practice and weekend competition.

Sun Dancers receive a fine arts credit in the fall and spring, with a PE waiver for the fall. Freshmen are
not eligible for membership, but are encouraged to audition in the fall of their freshman year. A Pre-Drill
class is offered to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.



                                   THEATRE
Directors: Robbin Antil and Lydia Coats
Phone:       464-4071
Purpose: The purpose of the Theatre Department is to promote enthusiasm for and participation in all
aspects of live theatre production.

General Information: There are several sections of Theatre I, which gives a general theatre arts
overview, and fulfills the Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Students interested in further study may take Theatre II, or may audition for Theatre Production. In
addition, Technical Theatre is offered at the beginning and advanced levels. The Fine Arts Academy, for
which the students must apply when they enter Westwood, offers courses in acting, children's theatre,
Shakespearean performance, musical theatre, and lighting and stage design.

 Open Auditions are held regularly for productions both within the classes and after school. There are
several productions at the PAC and several in the Black Box at Westwood. Senior students write and direct
their own one-acts. Advanced students compete in U.I.L. One-Act Play contest in the spring.

Activities: All theatre students are expected to attend live theatre productions on a regular basis; all
productions of the department require mandatory attendance. Technical Theatre students are required to
work on stage crews for Westwood shows.
Drama Club: Drama Club meets after school weekly to arrange theatre visits, student productions and
annual Costume Ball.


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                                             YEARBOOK

Advisor: Judy Gaines

Phone: 464-4044

General Information: The Heritage staff produces the yearbook for Westwood High School. Students
are given a wide variety of choices in yearbook production such as taking pictures, writing and editing
copy and designing layout.

Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: There is an Honors Class offered for editors. Prior sponsor
approval is required. There is a Desktop Publishing class offered to staff members that will satisfy their
computer credit.

All students are required to sell five ads and to meet copy deadlines, which often involves staying after
school.

Yearbook Production counts as an elective toward graduation requirements. All students who want to take
Yearbook Production should have typing skills, an overall average of 80, a "B" in English and have taken
Journalism I. All students must have advisor approval before becoming a staff member.




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                                            ATHLETICS

Coordinator: Anthony Wood        Office Phone 464-4031
Office Phone: Westwood Athletic Office 464-4032

General Information: Athletics is an elective and requires a class period in a student's schedule.
 One and a half years of athletics fulfill the one and a half-year PE requirement.
All athletes are required to have a physical and must present all completed paperwork before
being allowed to practice.

Multiple Sport Athletes: Any student who plans to play more than one sport should sign up for
the sport which occurs first during the school year. A schedule change may be required when
signing up for the second semester sport.

Selection of Teams: It is sometimes necessary to cut students from various sports. In this event,
the student will be assigned to a Physical Education class that meets at the same class period as
the athletic period.

Off Season: The off season program consists of conditioning and weight training geared to
individual sports. The training takes place during the athletic class period.

Lockers: Athletic lockers are provided for all sports except Golf.
Additional Information: There is an Athletic Booster Club for interested parents.



                                       ATHLETIC TRAINER

Coach:        Greg “Doc” Bauer
Office Phone: 464-4053 and 464-4120

Season: All trainers start the end of July or early August with Volleyball or Football.
Practice: Practices run either after school until 7:00 PM, or before school from 7:00 am until school
starts.

Selection Process: Trainers must have passing grades, be willing to work, and have good teacher
evaluations.
Number of Players: approximately 25

Player Expenses: All trainers are provided with practice and game shirts. Trainers must purchase
approved khaki shorts and pants. All trainers are treated the same as athletes as far as pictures, lettering,
and meals are concerned.

Additional Information: Trainers work football and one other sport. Trainers are involved before and
after school and Saturday practices. Trainers who work 3 years of 2 sports will letter.
General Information: Athletic Trainer for one and a half years will fulfill the one and a half year PE
requirement.

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                       BASEBALL - VARSITY/JV/FRESHMAN

Coach: Bart Bratcher, Greg Hogue, Bryon Ellison
Office Phone: 464-4151

Season: Tryouts begin the last Monday in January and the season runs at least through the first
week of May.

Practice: Regular season practice is 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Off-season practice is 3:10pm to
4:10pm.

Selection Process: Spring tryouts start the season on the last Monday in January. Basketball
players tryout after basketball season. Freshmen are not allowed in the off-season class, but there
is a Freshman team.

Number of Players: 20 Varsity - 16 JV - 16 Freshman

Player Expenses: Players provide shoes, glove and cap. Pictures, travel shirt, and summer
participation in youth leagues are optional.

Additional Information: Practices and games are scheduled during spring break. Summer
baseball participation is not required, but it is difficult to be competitive and to develop without
it. The summer team tryouts are the second Saturday in April.




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                          BASKETBALL - BOYS VARSITY

Coach: Brad Hastings
Office Phone: 464-4035

Season: Mid-October through mid-February
Practice: Regular season practice is 1st and 5th double block and before school during the
season. Off-season practice is during 1st and 5th period.

Selection Process: Selection is based on talent.

Number of Players: 10-12 on Varsity

Player Expenses: Travel shirts, T-shirts and pictures are optional.

Additional Information: Practices and games are sometimes scheduled during Thanksgiving
and Christmas vacations. Players are encouraged to schedule the SAT and ACT before or after
basketball season. Work-out clothes will be provided and laundry done at school. Shoes are not
provided.




                                   BASKETBALL - BOYS JV

Coach: Erik Pinter
Office Phone: 464-4171

Season: Mid-October through mid-February

Practice: Regular season practice is 2nd and 6th double block and 4:05pm to 6:00pm. Off-
season practice is during 2nd period.

Selection Process: Selection is based on previous experience, off-season performance and
conduct on and off the court.

Number of Players: 15

Player Expenses: Game day shirts and pictures are optional. Players need to provide shoes.
Supplemental meal money for road games is at player's discretion.

Additional Information: Practices and games are scheduled during Christmas vacation.
Players are encouraged to schedule the SAT and ACT before or after basketball season.


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                     BASKETBALL - BOYS 9TH--Two Teams

Coach: Greg Hogue, Bryon Ellison

Office Phone: 464-4131

Season: Mid-November through mid-February.

Practice: Regular season practice is 8:00am to 9:40am and 1st and 5th double block. Off-
season practice is during 1st period.

Selection Process: Selection is based on previous experience, off-season performance and
conduct on and off the court.

Number of Players: 24 players (12 on a team)

Player Expenses: Players must provide their own shoes. Supplemental food money is at player's
discretion.




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                              GIRLS BASKETBALL

Coach: Nicole Palmer

Office Phone: 464-4057
Season: Third week of October through second week of February

Practice: Regular season practice is 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Off-season practice is during 4th and
8th periods.

Selection Process: Selections are based on ability, desire, hard work, willingness to learn, being
on time, attitude and response.

Number of Players: 4 Teams with a maximum of 15 players per team

Player Expenses: Players provide good high top shoes. Pictures ($8.00 - $20.00) are optional.

Additional Information:       Practices and games are scheduled during the winter holidays. A
varsity tournament is held during winter vacation.

Player Expenses: Players provide good high top shoes. Pictures are optional.
Additional Information: Practice and games are scheduled during winter vacation.

                              BASKETBALL - GIRLS 9TH

Coach: De Biester

Office Phone: 464-4128

Season: Third week of October through second week of February

Practice: Regular season practice is 7:30am to 9:30am. Off-season practice is during 1st and
5th periods.

Selection Process: Selections are made on ability, attitude, response, potential, participation,
punctuality, desire and work habits.

Number of Players: 30 maximum (two teams)

Player Expenses: Players provide good high top shoes. Pictures ($5.00 - $10.00) are optional.

Additional Information: Practices and games are scheduled during the winter holidays.

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                                     CROSS COUNTRY
                                          Boys and Girls

Coach:    Girls: Kim Payten           Boys: TBA
Office Phone:    464-4143

Season: August through mid-November

Practice:       Practices will be held in the morning before school. There is 4th and 8thathletic
period for girls. Boys to be announced.

Selection Process: Athletes will be striving to build-up to 6 miles or so. Must be able to
complete 2 miles non-stop.

Number of Players: 25 - three levels of competition - freshmen, JV and varsity

Player Expenses: Players may provide food money.




                       FOOTBALL - VARSITY

Head Coach: Anthony Wood
Assistants: Randy Davis, Jon Luke, Erik Pinter, Brad Pugh, Tom Robbins, Bart Bratcher

Office Phone: 464-4031,

Season: August through early November

Practice: Regular season practice is held during 2nd and 6th period, and 4:30pm. or am.

Selection Process: No players are cut.

Number of Players: No limit

Player Expenses: Travel shirts may be purchased. Pictures are optional.

Additional Information: Practice begins 2 weeks prior to school start

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                           FOOTBALL - Freshmen

Coach: Tom Robbins, Bart Bratcher, Erik Pinter

Office Phone: 464-4129, 464-4132, 464-4128

Season: August through early November

Practice: Regular season practice is held during 1st and 5th blocks and 7:30 a.m.

Selection Process: No players are cut.

Number of Players: No limit

Player Expenses: Travel shirts may be purchased. Pictures are optional.
Additional Information: Practice begins 2 weeks prior to school start.

                                     GOLF - GIRLS - BOYS

Coach:        Brent Pool

Office Phone: 464-4179
Season: September through May
Practice: Regular season practice is 3:30pm to 6:00pm at Balcones Country Club. Off-season
practice is the same.
Selection Process: Boys should be playing in the mid 80's - Girls in the high 90's. Qualifying
rounds determine the team.
Number of Players: 10 boys and 10 girls.

Player Expenses: Team shirts and golf bags are provided. Players need to provide their own
clubs, shoes and practice clothes. Driving range fees are not covered.
Additional Information: Lockers are not provided. Players are responsible for getting their
equipment to and from the golf course every day. Players should play in all summer tournaments
in Austin.




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                                   SOFTBALL - GIRLS FAST PITCH

Coach: Tiffany Gates, Connie Pfefferkorn
Office Phone: 464-4065

Season: January 31st through April 8th
Post Season play - April 15th through May 18th

Practice: Regular season practice is held daily from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Off-season practice is during 4th and 8th block athletics.

Selection Process: Tryouts are held during off season athletics and at the beginning of the
season in January.

Number of Players: 25 - 30 (JV and Varsity teams)

Player Expenses: Players provide their own cleats and gloves. The school provides practice
gear and game gear.

Additional Information: Softball is now an interscholastic sport. We are governed by U.I.L.
rules. Westwood games are played on our own field on campus.




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                             SOCCER - BOYS VARSITY
                    (Soccer Class by coach Kawazoe's Approval Only)
Coach: Michael Kawazoe
Office Phone: 464-4150

Season: 1st Monday after Thanksgiving through mid-March
State Playoffs - March to 1st weekend in April (practices and games will be held during spring
break)
Practice: Regular season practice is 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Selection Process: Selections are based on ATTITUDE, ability, coachability, character,
intensity, responsibility, reliability, and effort. Open tryouts begin the 1st Monday after
Thanksgiving. All paperwork and physicals must be turned in before Thanksgiving Break.
Number of Players: 18-20

Player Expenses: Players must provide shoes and shin guards. Players must purchase a game
day travel shirt. Pictures are optional. Players must pay for non-returned equipment.




                                 SOCCER - BOYS JV
                  (Soccer Class by Coach Kawazoe's Approval Only)

Coach: Anthony Wood
Office Phone: 464-4150
Season: 1st Monday after Thanksgiving through mid-March

Practice: Regular season practice is 4:30 - 6:00 PM Monday through Friday during November
and December and Monday and Thursday during season. Off-season practice is during 1st and
5th blocks.

Selection Process: Selection Process: Selections are based on ATTITUDE, ability,
coachability, character, intensity, responsibility, reliability, and effort. Open tryouts begin the 1st
Monday after Thanksgiving. All paperwork and physicals must be turned in prior to any
workouts including off season.

Number of Players: 18-20

Player Expenses: Players must provide shoes and shin guards. Players must purchase a game
day travel shirt. Players must pay for non-returned equipment. Pictures are optional.


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                               SOCCER - BOYS - Freshmen

Coach: Michael Kawazoe
Office Phone: 464-4150
Season: 1st Monday after Thanksgiving through mid-March

Practice: Regular season practice is 7:00am to 8:40am.
Selection Process: Selections are based on ATTITUDE, ability, coachability, character,
intensity, responsibility, reliability, and effort. Open tryouts begin the 1st Monday after
Thanksgiving. All paperwork and physicals must be turned in prior to any workouts.

Number of Players: 18-20
Player Expenses: Players must provide shoes and shin guards. Players must purchase a game
day travel shirt, season T-shirt, and a resistance training kit. Players must pay for non-returned
equipment. Pictures are optional. Parents are expected to help out with money-making
opportunities (Booster club, concession stands, etc…)




                              SOCCER - GIRLS VARSITY

Coach: Jim Donahue

Office Phone: 464-4055

Season: January through mid-March

Practice: Regular season practice is 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Off-season practice is during the last
block.

Selection Process: Tryouts are held during class.

Number of Players: 18

Player Expenses: Players must provide shoes and shin guards. Pictures are optional.




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                                  SOCCER - GIRLS JV

Coach:        TBA
Office Phone:
Season: January 1 through mid-March

Practice: Regular season practice is 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Off-season practice is during the last
block.

Selection Process: Tryouts are held during class.
Number of Players: 20

Player Expenses: Players must provide shoes and shin guards. Pictures are optional.
Additional Information: The JV teams consist of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.




                             SWIMMING - GIRLS - BOYS

Coach:               Chip Weis
Office Phone:        464-4180
Home Phone:          339-7355
Season:       August 9th through March 1st
              Off-season training March 1st through may 19th

Practice:      7:15 AM - 9:30 AM, Mon. - Fri. (Swimming will be 1st & 5th Blocks)
               *Students must be enrolled in both blocks (Exception - Divers)
               **We will have practice during the “Holiday Break” between semesters.
Selection Process: Tryouts for swimmers will take place July 8th – 10th (Contact Coach Weis
for more details and information about diving.)
Number of Swimmers: 42 maximum.
Number of Divers:         10 maximum

Expenses:     Individual expenses: Team suit, travel shirt, khaki bottoms (shorts, slacks, or
              skirt) and meals during meets.
              Optional expenses: Team warm-ups, extra shirts, meet entries, and most travel
              expenses.

Additional Information: This is not a learn to swim or conditioning class. Prior competitive
experience is highly recommended.


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                                TENNIS - GIRLS - BOYS

Coach:        TBA
Office Phone:

Season: August 10 through May 24
Practice: Regular season practice for Varsity is 3:15pm to 5:30pm. Junior Varsity and
Freshman practice during their athletic class.

Selection Process: Selections are based on previous experience, ability, coachability and desire
to excel.
Number of Players: Varsity - 20, JV - 25, 9th - 25

Player Expenses: Players are responsible for all equipment except team shirts. Warm-ups are
provided for Varsity. Team pictures are optional.
Additional Information: Tennis is a year round sport making it difficult for players to compete
in other sports.


                               TRACK - BOYS

Coach: Greg Hogue
Office Phone: 464-4129

Season: Mid-January through mid-April

Practice: Practice times are generally from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. There is no track athletic period.

Selection Process: No cuts are made, but meet participation is restricted to the top 3 individuals
in each event (per team.)

Number of Players: Unlimited - three levels of competition - freshman, JV, and varsity.

Player Expenses: Players may provide occasional food money.

Additional Information: Boys participating in track are not excluded from participation in
other spring sports.


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                                           TRACK - GIRLS


Coach: TBA

Office Phone: 464-4034

Season: Mid-January through April

Practice: Regular season practice is 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Make up practices TBA.

Selection Process: Athletes are selected according to attitude, talent, level of commitment, and
dedication.

Number of Players: Two levels of competition: JV & varsity.

Player Expenses: Players must provide shoes and socks. Pictures are optional.




                              VOLLEYBALL - VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY

Coach: Kate Zora and Connie Pfefferkorn
Office Phone: 464-44142/464-4140

Season: August 4 - October 30
The season for play-off bound teams could go until November 20.

Practice: Regular practice is 3:00pm to 6:30pm in the Field House. Off-season practice is during the
athletic period.

Selection Process: Selections are based on talent, coachability, intensity, dedication, loyalty, attitude,
desire, responsibility, and potential.

Number of Players: 15 maximum

Player Expenses: Players provide volleyball shoes, socks, knee pads and compression shorts. Pictures
($10.00 and up) are optional.

Additional Information:       Players are expected to report to the Fieldhouse August 4th with appropriate
paper work completed.

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                                   VOLLEYBALL - 9TH

Coach: Jim Donahue
Office Phone: 464-4058

Season: August 4 - October 30

Practice: Regular season practice is 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Off-season practice is during the
athletic period.

Selection Process: Selections are based on talent, coachability, intensity, dedication, loyalty,
attitude, desire, responsibility, and potential.

Number of Players: 30 maximum (two teams)

Additional Information: Players are expected to report to the Fieldhouse August 4th with
appropriate paper work completed.

Player Expenses: Players provide their own volleyball shoes, socks, kneepads, and compression
shorts. Pictures ($5.00-$10.00) are optional.

Additional Information: Players are expected to report to the Field house August 4th with
appropriate paper work completed.




                           POWERLIFTING--Boys and Girls

Coach: Jon Luke

Practice: Before school, second semester. Not a blocked class.




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                          STUDENT GOVERNMENT

   STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS, CLASS OFFICERS, AND STUDENT COUNCIL
                         REPRESENTATIVES

Advisor:       Judith Kemp and TBA

General Information: The following regulations apply to students running for student council
office, class office, and student council representative:

Nominations: Each candidate must submit their name to the advisor at the appropriate time.
Each candidate must be passing all subjects, maintain a 75% grade average and have an
acceptable discipline record. In addition, to run for a student council or class office, the student
must be an active member of student council.

Campaigning: No campaign material may be distributed before the date specified in the
election schedule.
The assistant principal must approve all campaign materials, including posters and buttons.
Campaign materials must be removed one day following the election.

Elections: Elections have both a popular election and an interview portion, and are usually held
in the spring.




                      PRINCIPAL'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Membership requirements: The committee consists of the president of all student
organizations. Each president may select another student to attend meetings. The selected
student does not have to be in a leadership position or be a member of a particular organization.

Function: The Advisory Committee serves as a communication vehicle between the student
body, the teachers and the administration.
Meetings: Meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 8:15 a.m. to consider school issues.
 Breakfast is usually served.

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                                                  WESTWOOD STUDENT LEADERS
        STUDENT COUNCIL                                  2008- 2009

Description: The Student Council is the         STUDENT COUNCIL
"umbrella" organization for all student
groups and activities. The council promotes     President         Cheryl Feldmaier
student, faculty and community involvement      Vice President    Pierce Chilton
in school activities and community service      Co-Secretary      Lindsey Holt
projects. Homecoming activities, Spirit         Co-Secretary      Doris Li
weeks, Spring Fling, Student Council            Treasurer         Jessica Naylor
committees, and faculty appreciation are just   Historian         Hana Le
a few of the many student council               Reporter          Jessica Negley
responsibilities. In addition, the Student      Parliamentarian   Logan Chilton
Council sells spirit links and t-shirts and
holds a male beauty pageant in the Spring-      SENIORS
Mr. Warrior.
                                                President         Diptoroop Mukherjee
Sponsors: Mrs. Judith Kemp and TBA
                                                Vice President    Amaris Chang
Membership: The student council is              Secretary         Calire Hinton
composed of eight elected officers, the five    Treasurer         Steffie Sligar
class officers of each class, 10 class          Parliamentarian   Teresa Azzarito
representatives, and a representative from
each club and members-at-large. The
Westwood Student Council is open to all         JUNIORS
students. To be a member, students must
attend at least 2 meetings per month, be        President         Dipona Bandy
active in one of the six committees, and        Vice President    Sima Mozdbar
serve on a project.                             Secretary         Victoria Beeler
                                                Treasurer         Anny Yang
Meeting Day & Time:                             Parliamentarian   Dylan Baddour
General meetings a first Tuesday of every
month at 8:30 am and 4:15 pm in the Dining      SOPHOMORES
Hall and committee meetings are held on the
second Tuesday of every month at 8:30 am        President         Rishi Goel
and 4:15 pm in the Dining Hall.                 Vice President    Priya Shankar
                                                Secretary         Ninoshka Fernandes
                                                Treasurer         Courtney Young
                                                Parliamentarian   Mark Jbeily




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                                        CLUBS


                      AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

Sponor: Rob Nielson
Phone: 420-3911
Meeting Date & Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings 8:30

Description: They have monthly Silent Dinners with the ASL clubs from the other RRISD
schools. They attend open-captioned movies, and they participate in the Mighty Texas Dog
Walk, Homecoming at WHS, and Homecoming at Texas School for the Deaf.




                            COMPUTER CLUB

Description: The Computer Club meets to learn about computer hardware, software and
programming. The club will host guest speakers, sponsor a computer game tournament , and
hold after-school LAN parties.

Sponsor(s): Jeff Mickel
Phone: 428-3952
Membership Requirements: Interest in Computer Science, software design, and game
development.

Meeting Day & Time: Regular weekly meetings will be held every Tuesday after school.

Dues: $5.00

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                             UIL COMPUTER SCIENCE TEAM
Description: UIL Computer Science offers students the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of
a wide range of computing concepts as well as hone their individual Java programming skills. In addition
to the weekly practices, students can compete for individual and team awards in a number of written and
hands-on programming competitions throughout the year. The
top students in these meets will earn the honor of representing
Westwood at the District UIL meet in March. Enrollment in a
Computer Science course is encouraged, but not required for
participation.

Sponsor: Jeff Mickel

E-mail: Jeffrey_Mickel@RoundRockISD.org

Meetings: Weekly practices begin in September and are held every Thursday after school. Students who
demonstrate a clear commitment to the team are given preference when deciding who represents
Westwood at the UIL meets and other programming competitions held throughout the year. Also, those
who regularly attend weekly practices might also be eligible to receive extra credit in their Computer
Science and/or Math courses (extra credit policies vary by teacher).

Costs: Students who go to practice meets and programming competitions must supply their own meals
and sometimes their own transportation.
!




                                          CULTURE CLUB

Purpose: The Westwood Culture Club explores the cultures of all the students at Westwood High School
and in the Austin area to help educate the student body about these cultures. The club does a wide variety
of activities including: going out to eat at ethnic restaurants, attending music concerts and plays, putting
on dance acts or plays in the Westwood Multicultural show, putting on workshops, putting up displays of
cultural information, discussing various religions and customs, and hosting a “world music” dance.

Sponsor: Clark Thompson, Amy Leftwich

Membership: All Westwood students are welcome and encouraged to join.

Meetings: Second and Fourth Thursdays, room 213

Dues: $5.00 per year


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                                            DECA

Description: DECA is an association of marketing students with over 185,000 national
members. Westwood DECA is nationally recognized as one of the top chapters in the nation.
We are proud to hold six national trophies.

Sponsor: Beverly Cowsert
Phone: 464-4177

Membership: Students must be enrolled or have taken a Career/Technology course or obtain
special approval from the sponsor. We also go by UIL guidelines when competitions occur.

Dues: $25.00 which includes state and national dues.

Fundraising: Two major fundraising project each year, this includes the Taste of Austin Event
and various service projects including the MDA telethon.

                                      DRAMA CLUB

Description: Gives students a chance to participate and to attend theater productions. Students
organize drama activities, improv show, one-act plays, and attend community productions.

Sponsor(s): Robin Antil, and Lydia Coats

Membership Requirements: None

Meeting Day & Time: Tuesdays after school in the Black Box

Time Commitment: One to two hours per month plus theater attendance and rehearsals when
required

Dues: $5.00
Fund-raiser: Car Wash, Improv Shows, Costume Ball, and Student-directed plays




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                               ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB
Description: Help make Westwood as green as it can be! Students will work together to create
a more sustainable campus with plastic bottle recycling and native plant landscaping. They help
to educate the campus and community by hosting guest speakers, creating displays, and carrying
out campaigns. Students will also go on outings to learn and to perform community service.
Sponsors: Felicia Kongable
Phone: 428-3951

Membership Requirements: Enthusiasm and energy

Meeting Day and Time: Every Monday in Room 237

Dues: $5.00
Time Commitment: Six hours per month




    F.C.C.L.A.—FAMILY, CAREER, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF
                           AMERICA

Description—F.C.C.L.A. encourages personal growth and leadership development in teens
through family and community services. Students participate in various projects related to the
community. The club hosts guest speakers and participates in activities involving elementary
students, senior citizens, and community needs.

Sponsor: Elaine Miller

Membership Requirements—any 9th-12th student with a desire for service involvement is
welcome to join.

Meeting Days and Time—1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings from 8:15 – 8:55 in sponsor’s room.
Time commitment—meeting times + 2-3 hours/month
Dues--$5 per year

Fund Raiser—one per year



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                                      FRENCH CLUB

Description: Parlez-vous français? Students in French club have fun while exploring cultural
aspects of France and the French-speaking world. Typical activities involve sampling foods like
cheese and chocolate fondue, watching movies in French, celebrating holidays like Mardi Gras,
and playing trivia games. Any student that is interested in learning more about the culture of the
French-speaking world is eligible to join.

Sponsor(s): Melissa Hezlep

Phone: 464-4037

Meeting Day & Time: Meetings are usually once a month, with dates and times announced in
class, through e-mail, and on the school announcements

Dues: $5.00 per year

Fund-raiser: Candy sales




                         FUTURE EDUCATORS
                     (Westwood Association of Future Educators)


Sponsor(s): Diane Waters

Phone:         464-4042

Membership Requirements: Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the field of
education.

Meeting Day & Time: Meeting dates will be determined in the fall.




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         FRONTAGE ROADS: A LITERARY AND ARTS MAGAZINE

Description: Westwood’s literary and arts magazine has won numerous awards on a national level. The
staff raises funds for publication of accepted work from school-wide submissions in poetry, art, fiction,
drama, photography, and music. After judging the 500+ entries, formatting on computers and layout
design prepares the lit mag for publication. Staffers do NOT receive special consideration in publishing
their creative work.

Sponsor: F. J. Schaack
Phone: 464-4178

Membership Requirements: Work Ethic & Dedication & Reliability (especially in the Spring)

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Friday mornings at 8:20 in Rm. 907, and more often as publication deadline nears.

Dues: None

Fund-raisers: BOHEMIA WEST in November; also solicit donations from patrons.




                                 GERMAN CLUB

Description: The German Club is open to students with an interest in German. Members may
participate in a trip to New Braunfels for Wurstfest in November. Each year students meet for
dinner and on the Trail of Lights as part of the Christmas season festivities.Every other year are
offered the opportunity to travel to Germany for a week. Students may participate in extra-
curicular activities such as folk-dancing, choir, and polka band.

Sponsor(s): Evelyn Saucier

Membership Requirements: Students do not have to be enrolled in a German class to join, but
should have an interest in German.

Meeting Day & Time: Meets once a month
Minimum Attendance: One meeting per month
Time Commitment: One hour per month
Dues: $5.00                     Fund-raiser: Candy sales



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                  HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
DESCRIPTION - HOSA is an organization of students that are interested in HEALTH CARE.
It is a student led organization that focuses is on leadership, community service activities and
clinical rotations.
SPONSOR - Keith Gaines Phone: 464-4079

MEETINGS - Officer Meetings and general meetings alternate every other Thursday at 4:20.

MEMBERSHIP - All WWHS students are eligible to join HOSA ($30. 00 annually.)

ACTIVITIES - Community service activities, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician),
conference, HOSA competition activities, Field trips to health care facilities, Medical guest
speakers, Leadership conference, CPR in Schools Program, and much more.


                                            H.O.P.E.

Description: H.O.P.E. - Helping Our Peers Excel is an extra-curricular organization designed
for 10-12th grade students who are committed to healthy lifestyles and would like to mentor the
freshman students who have requested an upper classmen “big brother” or “sister”. HOPE
members meet with their freshman “LINK” at least once weekly during the first semester of
school and assist them in their transition into high school by encouraging the freshman to get
connected to the school by joining groups or attending extra-curricular activities. During the 2nd
semester, HOPE members concentrate on community service, where each HOPE members
volunteers for at least 10 hours on an approved group project.
Sponsor: Su Mohr
Membership Requirements: HOPE members must be committed to healthy lifestyles and sign
a written contract to abstain from all substance use or abuse. Anyone interested in applying for
HOPE should listen for announcements during the month of April, and will need to complete an
application packet where three faculty references must be provided, along with parent consent.
    Members must also attend a monthly meeting that is offered before and after school. If the
member misses more than two meetings in a row, they may be asked to step down from
mentoring freshman. While mentoring freshman, the HOPE member must complete a weekly
contact sheet outlining the nature of their visit.
Costs: A HOPE member may order a shirt at the end of school after they have received
notification of their acceptance.


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                                        INTERACT

Description: Interact is a service club for young people ages 14-18. Interact is self-governing
and self supporting community service organization. Interactors are given the opportunity to
develop leadership skills while learning the value of teamwork through contributions to the
community. Interact members are doers and problem solvers working to improve the quality of
life and make new friends. There are at minimum of 2 service projects a year, with the
opportunity for many others. Members realize the great satisfaction from helping others while
having some serious fun. Interact is sponsored by the Northwest Rotary.

Sponsor: Alison Lawrence
Membership Requirements: Must attend regular meetings and participate in activities to
remain an active member.
Meeting Day & Time: Thursday mornings @ 8:20 am

Time Commitment: Required to attend meetings (minimal absences allowed) and participate in
multiple projects
Dues: $15.00


            IBSO (International Baccalaureate Student Organization)

Description: The International Baccalaureate Student Organization is the service and activity
association for IB juniors and seniors. The organization meets monthly or as needed to plan and
carry out CAS and other activities that complement and enhance the IB program.

Sponsor(s): Kelly Saenz

Meeting Day & Time: monthly, TBA

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month, additional hours at member discretion

Dues: $5.00




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                                               JAPANESE CULTURE CLUB
Goal: To teach about all aspects of Japanese culture. This includes: history, fashion, music,
television, customs, and much more.

Sponsor: Ms. Stolar

Meetings: Thursday at 4:20 in Portable 910




JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (LATIN CLUB)

Description: Club members compete in area, state and national competitions, and plan and
participate in cultural events and parties. The JCL also participates in school events like
Homecoming and food drives.

Sponsor(s): Jeanine Edson

Membership Requirements: Interest

Meeting Day & Time: Second Thursday of the month before or after school.

Time Commitment: One to three hours per month

Dues: $10.00 (This includes membership in Westwood JCL, Texas JCL, and National JCL, as
well as National Latin Honor Society if applicable)

Fund-raiser: Candy sales




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                               JSA (Junior State of America)

Description: JSA is a student-run nationwide organization meant to promote interest and
involvement in politics. It is a great opportunity to get together with other intelligent, involved
high-schoolers and enjoy fascinating debates, thought talks, mock trials, guest speakers,
community service and more! The highlights of the year are the state-wide conventions where
hundreds of high-schoolers gather to socialize, exchange ideas, debate, or participate in student
Congress.

Meeting times: TBA

Dues: $10

Sponsor: TBA




                            MU ALPHA THETA

Description: Mu Alpha Theta is the national honorary math society. An induction ceremony is
held in the fall for qualified students. The club participates in community service and presents
the Michael Johnston Memorial scholarship in the spring.

Sponsor: Elaine Gonzales       Phone: 428-3958

Membership Requirements: Members are high school students who have at least junior
standing and are enrolled in a fifth semester of college preparatory mathematics, provided that
this work has been done with distinction. The grade average must be ninety-five (95) or above
for regular classes, or ninety (90) or above for TAG or Pre AP/IB classes.

Meeting Day & Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month, before and after school

Time Commitment: Half hour meetings, fund raisers, and community service

Dues: $15.00 per year for new members, and $10.00 for old members

Fund-raiser: One sale per year, either candy sales and/or book sox sales




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                NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY (NFHS)

Description: The aim of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to
               promote high standards of scholarship, to new and scholastic attainments, to
               create enthusiasm for and an understanding of francophone culture and
               civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship.
Sponsor:       Dominique Dutarte
Meetings:      Usually once a month - plus collaboration in projects with the French Club at
               times, as well as training for competition.
Membership: High scholastic achievements (check with sponsor) and contributing 2 ½ hours
per semester of service hours towards the learning of the French language and/or connecting with
the community.
Activities:    Usually participates in the “Grand Concours”.
Fund Raisers:          2 fund raising projects per year – selling “bonbons”
                       One initiation dinner at “La Madeleine”




                            NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Description: The National Honor Society is an honorary service organization comprised of
selected students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service.
 Members must maintain a 4.0 GPA and fulfill the requirement of ten service hours per year. A
minimum of five hours must be directly sponsored by Westwood NHS. Additional hours may be
earned by service to other community organizations within NHS guidelines. NHS sponsors a
tutorial service and works with non-profit community organizations. Eligible students apply and
 are tapped for membership in their junior and/or senior year(s).

Sponsor(s): Sara Gaetjens

Meeting Day & Time: First Wednesday of each month. Students may choose the morning
meeting (8:30 AM to 9:00 AM) or the afternoon meeting (4:30-5:00) or as called.

Time Commitment: Officers may require a time commitment of four to six hours per month.
For members the time commitment will be approximately two to four hours per month.

Dues: $10.00

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                         NATIONAL LATIN HONOR SOCIETY
Description: This is an honorary organization for students of Latin.
Sponsor(s): Jeanine Edson
Membership Requirements: Candidates must have a 90% average in Latin for the school year,
and must be a member of the National Junior Classical League. They should be actively
involved in Westwood JCL, missing no more than 2 regular meetings and 2 committee meetings.
They must also display qualities of good character and good citizenship.

   NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY REQUIREMENTS
              AND OTHER INFORMATION
Description: The National Spanish Honor Society is an honorary organization for outstanding students of
the Spanish language.
The purposes of NSHS are:
1. To honor students for their achievement in the study of Spanish.
2. To encourage students to continue their studies of the Spanish language and culture.
3. To provide students opportunities to use their abilities to serve the community and school.
Sponsors: MilyBett Llanos-Gremillion and Orlando Andrade
Membership Requirements: Students may apply for membership during the fall semester of Spanish III,
IV, or V. Students must have maintained an outstanding average in Spanish for the previous 3 consecutive
semesters, according to the following criteria:
IF CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN:                          STUDENT NEEDS AN AVERAGE OF:
SP. III                                                                       95 or better
SP. III Pre-AP / SP. IV                                               92 or better
SP. AP Language/ AP Literature                               88 or better

Transfer students must have spent one full semester in the program before becoming eligible.
After sponsors have reviewed applications and verified grades, invitations to join are given to those
students who have qualified during the spring semester. This procedure is done only once annually.
Meeting Day & Time: NSHS meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:30am and 4:20pm in room 150.
Minimum Attendance: Members are required to attend every NSHS meeting and maintain a minimum
of 4 service points per semester in order to avoid probation and to be eligible to wear an honor cord at
graduation.
Time Commitment: One hour per month (approximately).
Dues: $10.00 one time, at induction.
Fund-raiser: Candy sales. Funds are used to pay for induction and to give scholarships to
qualified graduating seniors. In addition, funds raised will allow students to provide educational
materials and resources to the Spanish department to benefit future Spanish students.


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                                      PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
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Description: Psychology Club members focus on community service through on-going commitments to
such organizations a Salvation Army, Austin Sate Hospital, Hill Country Ministries, babysitting for the
Autistic Children’s Support Group, Birthday Brigade at Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Austin State
School, the annual AIDS Walk, the Walk of the Roses, Habitat for Humanity, 30-Hour Fast for Hunger,
Cardboard City, and many other service opportunities which need volunteers during the year. In addition
to service locally and regionally, Psychology Club members participate in all school activities and events
(Homecoming, etc.), as well as support Westwood students involved in the international service
organization Amigos de las Americas. New activities are welcomed and suggested by the membership.
Sponsor:          Amy Ota
Membership Requirements: Interest in serving others; interest in people; willingness to get involved and
do your part; grades 9-12 welcomed.
Meeting Day & Time: Every Tuesday, room 1012: 8:20 or 4:10 (same meeting; choose meeting most
convenient for you).
Time Commitment: As much time as you choose to commit! Members earn points for attendance at
meetings, volunteer service, and other contributions.
Dues: $5.00 per year. Psychology Club t-shirt is $8.00 (optional; worn on Tuesdays and at all service
events).
Fund-raisers: One in the fall; another in the spring. All members are expected to participate. Funds meet
club commitments, pay field trip expenses, fund club projects, and go toward banquet.

                                         ROBOTICS CLUB
Description: The Westwood Robotics Team participates in the "Capitol BEST" and "FIRST" robotics
competitions in the fall and spring, respectively. Each of these competitions consists of a six-week build
session that culminates in a sport-like tournament that pits our robot against those of other schools from
throughout the region. Through these competitions, club members have the opportunity to develop a wide
variety of skills ranging from engineering, design, and programming to promotion and marketing.

Sponsor: Jeff Mickel

E-mail: Jeffrey_Mickel@RoundRockISD.org

Membership Requirements: Attendance to every meeting is not
mandatory, but dedicated and continued participation is highly
encouraged of all members. To maintain membership status and
remain eligible to attend competitions, however, members may not
miss more than 2 weeks of a 6-week build season.

Meetings: Major competition seasons occur during the first half of each semester. For BEST, in the fall,
meetings are generally held 2 to 3 times a week. For FIRST, in the spring, meetings range from 5 to 7
days a week. During the off-season, meetings are usually held every other week.

Costs: Dues are $15 per semester. Some club activities, such as participation in competitions, are
optional. Individual students who choose to participate in these extra activities, however, will be
responsible for any additional expenses (approximately $100 for travel expenses, t-shirts, etc.).

Additional Information: www.westwoodrobotics.org




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                                           SCIENCE CLUB
Description: The Science Club promotes the enjoyment of science and encourages participation in the
Austin Area Science Fair. The club will take at least one field trip during the school year. Students must
be eligible according to UIL rules and teacher recommendations to travel with the club.

Sponsor: Michele Acker

Membership Requirements: Paid membership fees, fundraiser participation, and attendance at meetings.
Minimum Attendance: Cannot miss more than 5 meetings; a student can be counted present, if the
students signs in with the sponsor on the day of the meeting.
Meeting Day and Time: Two times a month for 30 minutes each; to be determined by the members.
Dues: $5.00
Fundraiser: To be determined by the members
Additional Information: Members must be active as of October 1 to be eligible for the field trip.



             SPANISH CLUB (PAN AMERICAN STUDENT FORUM)

Description: The Spanish Club provides an opportunity to participate in extracurricular school activities
that lend themselves to incorporating Hispanic traditions and culture to those events happening on campus.
 Dues include membership to our local chapter and to (PASF)the Pan American Student Forum, a state-
wide Spanish organization. Members participate in a competition in San Antonio during the second
semester. The club has various community projects, fun activities, provides scholarships to members and
participates in all school wide activities. Some of these activities are: salsa dancing, homecoming parade,
cooking contest, cascarones workshop, valentines day workshop, food drive, fundraisers, pool party, battle
of the languages soccer game, etc.

Sponsor(s): TBA                   Phone:

Membership Requirements: Previous knowledge of Spanish is not needed. You do not have to be
taking a Spanish course to join. If you are interested in being part of a group that has fun all year by
participating in various activities, then this is the club for you! Come to our first meeting- August 27 (8:30
am or 4:15 pm) in room 143.
Meeting Day & Time: The second Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. or 4:15p.m. Additional
meetings are scheduled as needed. Meetings are held in room 143.
Time Commitment: Two informational meetings per month and other meeting days (usually after school)
depending on the event(float workdays, hall decorations, homecoming parade, etc).

Dues: $15.00
Members will receive a membership card from PASF (sponsor will deliver to member at meeting).
Fund-raiser: 1st semester: Austin passbook (coupon book) sales. 2nd semester: to be determined. Funds
are used to pay for the convention, activities, scholarships and community projects.
Additional Information: The PASF convention in San Antonio is limited to the thirty most active
members. A point system is used to determine who may attend. Members will be awarded points by
signing in at events in which they participating.




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                             SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB

Description: The Speech and Debate Club prepares students for tournament competition.
Anyone enrolled in debate as independent study is Speech is eligible to join the Speech and
Debate Club. Members of this club compete in Texas Forensic Association, UIL, and many
nonprofit speech contests.
Sponsor(s): Alex Pritchard          Phone: 464-4136
Membership Requirements: May join throughout the year
Meeting Day & Time: As posted
Minimum Attendance: Students who fail to attend two consecutive meetings will be placed on
inactive membership.
Time Commitment: As much as the student wants
Dues: $10.00
Fund-raiser: Westwood UIL All Academic Tournament




                                THE TRIBE

Description: The Tribe is an organization designed to increase school spirit, involvement,
cheering and generally raising school spirit through crowd involvement, cheering and generally
raising crowd enthusiasm at all pep rallies, games, Spirit Circles, and any other special event.
Clad in special “Tribe” shirts, the Tribe holds the run-through signs at pep rallies and football
games, participates in stunts and generally raises school spirit.

Sponsor:       Missy Martinez         Phone: 464-4153

Membership: The Tribe is open to males in grades 11and 12. The Westwood Varsity
Cheerleaders and their coach select members. Members must wear “The Tribe” t-shirt
(purchased from the Cheerleader Booster parents), khaki shorts and /or jeans, and tennis shoes.
Selection for The Tribe takes place in June of every year. Interested applicants must pick up a
Tribe application from Ms. Martinez in May preceding their junior or senior year.


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                           UIL MATH TEAM

Description: U.I.L. Math includes three different events: Mathematics, Calculator Applications
and Number Sense. Mathematics covers all Math disciplines from Algebra I through Calculus.
Calculator Applications tests ability with a calculator and is designed for students interested in
engineering or other technical fields. Number Sense involves mental math and is useful in any
applied mathematics situation. The top students in each event represent Westwood at the District
U.I.L. meet in March.

Sponsors: David Mobley
Phone: 428-3941

Membership Requirements: Weekly practices begin in September and are available Thursday
after school or Friday morning before school. Students who regularly attend practice are given
preference when deciding who represents Westwood at UIL practice competitions offered at
various times during the year.

Costs: Students who go to practice meets must supply their own meals and sometimes their own
transportation.

Additional Information: Some math teachers give extra credit for UIL participation. In the last
five years, Westwood has won first place in district five times in Mathematics and four times in
Calculator Applications. In addition, our students have won many individual honors and team
trophies.




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SKILLSUSA (Drafting, Web Design, 3d Animation, Graphics, Computer Club
                                  )

Description: Members of the SkillsUSA Club work on drafting, web design, animation,
advertising design, and computer programming projects to name a few and enter competitions
such as those sponsored on the district, state, and national level. They also utilize the critiquing
abilities of the second-year students to improve their job interview skills. Scholarships and
software are rewarded through various competitions. At least two major multi day trips are taken
per year.
 Sponsor: Vicky Tarver          Phone: 428-3994

Membership Requirements: Members must be enrolled in a Career Technology class
Meeting times: Monthly at 8:15am and 4:15 pm (or as called).
Time Commitment: One hour per month
Dues: $20.00
Fund-raiser: Computer LAN Tournaments.
Community Service: Habitat for Humanities and Trail of Lights

                     W.H.O. (WARRIORS HOSTING OTHERS)

Description: W.H.O. - Warriors Hosting Others is focused on serving any new students at
Westwood. W.H.O. is designed to help these new students transition into their new school. A
W.H.O. member may be called to “Host” a new student. Hosting entails showing the student
around the school, locating classes, lockers, and books, along with meeting the student at the end
of each class to take them to their next class. Other W.H.O. activities involve maintaining the
W.H.O. corner of the Westwood web page, assisting with fishbowl, 8th grade parent night, and
new parent discussion groups.
Sponsor: Christine Stanton
Membership Requirements: W.H.O. members have Thursday meetings twice a month that are
offered before and after school. If the member misses more than two meeting in a row, they will
be moved to an “inactive” list and may not be assigned to a new student until they become
attending meetings again.
Costs: A W.H.O. member may order a shirt at the beginning of the school year, for an
approximate cost of $10.00 per shirt.


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                          ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
                                          DIAMONDS

Description: Diamonds is a service and support group for the Warrior Baseball team. In
addition to assisting with various fund raising activities, the Diamonds serve in a public relations
role and act as hostesses at home varsity games. Diamonds is open to 11th and 12th grade
students.

Sponsor: Sue Senning and Abby Kirk

Selection Process: Interested students fill out an application in December which includes a
description of why they wish to be a Diamond, a schedule of their classes and extra-curricular
activities, and a commitment to uphold guidelines and expectations.

Meeting Day and Time: Meet weekly for approximately one hour.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Varsity baseball games

Additional Information: Girls must pay a portion of their uniform cost and end-of-year gift for
their player. They also support the team with game day refreshments.


                    FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

Description: This organization provides athletes with the opportunity for spiritual growth. The
members study the Bible, hear local speakers and participate in conferences. We also participate
in community projects such as Special Olympics and Hill Country Christmas Bureau.

Sponsor : Bart Bratcher        Phone: 464-4151

Membership Requirements: Interest, athlete

Meeting Day & Time: Mondays at 8:00pm during football season; Thursday nights afterwards

Time Commitment: One hour per week

Dues: Local dues are $5.00. National dues are $25.00 per year. (Optional)

Fund-raiser: There is normally one Fund-raiser annually.



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                                          LACROSSE
Description: Lacrosse is an exciting, fast-paced, physical game that is the fastest growing sport
in Texas. The Westwood Lacrosse Club is one of the premier high school lacrosse organizations
in Austin, and a perennial contender in the Central Division of Texas High School Lacrosse
League. The Lacrosse Club consists of both varsity and junior varsity teams. The Lacrosse club
has obtained approval from RRISD for players to receive PE credit if they meet participation
criteria. Varsity players are eligible to earn the Westwood varsity "W" for their letter jacket.
Many Westwood alumni have gone on to play lacrosse competitively at the college level.

Who Can Join: Any boy enrolled at Westwood with a desire to work hard, be a part of a team,
and continue our winning tradition. No prior lacrosse experience is required. In fact, active
participants in other sports will find that many of those skills transfer to lacrosse. The lacrosse
team abides by the "no pass, no play" policy. The lacrosse team requires that all players sign and
follow a team Code of Conduct.

Requirements: Practices are held after school and Saturday mornings at Canyon Vista Middle
School. Fall practices begin in mid-to-late September and are held 2-3 times a week. Spring
practices begin in January and are held 4-5 times a week. Lacrosse is a spring sport and the
season consists of 10-15 games. Players are expected to provide their own equipment.

Dues: Dues are estimated at $425. Members are also expected to participate in fund-raising
events, including Wal-Mart car washes, BBQ sales, team garage sale, Youth LAX clinic,
program ads, and t-shirt and concession sales.

Activities: In addition to the regular games and practices, the team also participates in special
events such as tournaments, the Westwood homecoming parade, an annual alumni game at
Thanksgiving, a holiday party, and end-of-year recognition banquet.

Contact Information: Westwood Lacrosse Information Line -502-7531
                      Contact--Sean Murphy--sean.murphy@sematech.org 413-7368
                      Team Website-- http://www.westwoodlax.org
Parent and Player Info Mtg: Tues. Aug 23, 2005 - 7 PM (New Participants) 8 PM (All)




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                              WARRIORS FOR CHRIST

Description: Warriors for Christ is a group of students who meet weekly to study the Bible and
encourage each other's spiritual growth and relationship with Christ.

Sponsor: Suzanne Allen

Membership Requirements: None

Meetings: Monday mornings at 8:00am, in room 214. Also, once a year in September we meet
at for prayer around the flagpole at 7:00am, also known as See You At The Pole.

Time Commitment: Forty-five minute weekly meetings

Dues: None

Fund-raisers: None. We have an optional service project.


                                    WARRIOR PRIDE

Description: The purpose of the Warrior Pride performance team is to provide a positive high
school experience through dance. Warrior Pride will encourage loyal school spirit, high academic
standards, and high moral values among its members. Through the development of dance
technique, self confidence, self-discipline, and sportsmanship in each member, the Pride will
fulfill its purpose to benefit more students at Westwood High School.

Directors
Lesley Welch
Kim Singleton

Meeting Times
Most Pride rehearsals will take place during a single blocked class time. There will be one
afternoon practice each week (as needed) if there is not a game or performance scheduled. This
practice will happen on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm. There will be one morning
practice the week of Homecoming to rehearse the Homecoming Production with the Westwood
Band and Sun Dancers.
    **In the spring semester there will be one extra night rehearsal to tech for Escapade.

Dues (uniforms)
$50 dues plus you are responsible for buying any pieces of the uniform you do not already have

Contact Information
Lesley Welch 464-4092 or Lesley_Welch@roundrockisd.org
Kim Singleton 464-4094 or Kim_Singleton@roundrockisd.org

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                         W.H.O. (Warriors Helping Others)

Description: W.H.O. – Warriors Helping Others is focused on serving any new students at
Westwood. W.H.O. is designed to help these new students transition into their new school. A
W.H.O. member may be called to show the student around the school, locating classes, lockers,
and books, along with meeting the student at the end of each class to take them to their next
class. They also will have lunch with them for the first two days.

Other W.H.O. activities involve sponsoring New Student Orientation and assisting with
fishbowl, 8th grade parent night and other community projects.

Sponsor: Christine Stanton

Membership Requirements: Students fill out an application which is reviewed by the officers.
Members meet twice a month. Students must attend meetings to be eligible to mentor new
students.

Costs: A membership fee of $5:00. Shirts are ordered at the beginning of the year for
approximately $10.00 per shirt.



                                          W.I.M.P.
Description: Westwood Independent Music Club (WIMP) provides students with musical talents
and interests in musical production the opportunity to learn and share those skills with
professionals and other students. Any Westwood student can join to experience the skills and
dedication needed to produce live shows, record digital sound, and promote events.

Sponsor: Kathryn Hepfner

Membership Requirements: Enrolled at Westwood

Costs: $15 Dues

Meeting Day & Time: Officers Meeting is every Wednesday at 8:00 am; Club Meetings set and
announced by officers

Preliminary Events/Fund-raisers (for 2003-2004): We plan to have an after-school concert in
the beginning of the 2nd six weeks and our annual late-night, weekend concert in the beginning
of the 5th six weeks. We will also release the second annual WIMP CD complication of
Westwood bands in late spring.




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                                       YOUNG LIFE

Description: This is a non-denominational Christian organization that meets for fellowship and
discussion.

Sponsor(s): TBA

Membership Requirements: Interest

Meeting Day & Time: Every Thursday evening - off campus

Dues: None
Fund-raiser: Donations are cheerfully accepted.

Additional Information: This is not a school sponsored activity, but is open to all students.




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