We would like to invite you to our Back to School evening next Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Our building will be accessible beginning at 5:45 pm. Our rotations to our teachers’ rooms begin promptly at 6:30 pm. While we only can allot a small amount of time per class, we hope you will enjoy meeting your son or daughter’s teachers for a brief time period. Our teachers are looking forward to this evening as well because it’s a good opportunity to introduce themselves in person to our parent community. As a member of many principal groups in the state of Texas, I can honestly say we are one of the few high schools left which invite all parents to meet all their teachers in the course of one evening. While some say this may be antiquated in today’s modern era, we believe this is an important evening for our community. We are offering bus service from Forest Trail and Valley View from 6-9:30 pm as an option for parking.
With the campus being so large, we have a few groups who will meet in specific areas that evening during their class period:
Girls’ Track and Cross Country-CHAP Court
Girls’ Basketball-1st Period in the Competition in Gym and 8th period in Room 206
Girls’ Soccer-CHAP Room
Volleyball-1st Period in NGC Gym and 8th Period in the Competition Gym
Boys’ Basketball-Competition Gym
Boys’ Cross Country-Room 270
The following sports teams will not be meeting due to previous parent meetings: football, golf, softball, swimming and tennis.
As part of our commitment to providing the safest learning environment for our students and staff, we do have a working safety dog on our campus. We have a new dog, named Vido, who is working with us daily. Vido will be with one of our Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies, Brian Peals, who is one of our School Resource Officers (SRO). While Vido is adorable and very friendly, he is a working dog who can be approached at certain times that are determined by Deputy Peals. We welcome Vido to WHS!
While attending the football game on Saturday in College Station, we had plenty of former students visit with us during our game. It is always a positive experience to talk, reminisce, and laugh with former students. Most of these students are current or graduates of Texas A & M University. One of the major themes from these students was how prepared they were academically and emotionally for university life. They felt their Westlake experience gave them many advantages and an edge compared to their peers. It is affirming to hear students talk so highly of their teachers. Teachers, and their direct impact, are the key to their success in college. While you are visiting our campus Monday evening, we hope you enjoy meeting our outstanding staff which prepares our students so well for life after WHS!
Steve Ramsey: WHS Principal Blog
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