Friday, May 17, 2013
Westfield girls will play Langley in the regional semifinals Wednesday.
The Westfield High School girls lacrosse will move on in Northern Region playoffs after a 15-11 victory Thursday over Stone Bridge. Full Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results Junior Molly O'Sullivan had six goals and two assists, while junior Meghan Heick scored four goals and two assists, according to the Washington Post's allmetsports.com. Junior Grace Horgan also had a strong performance, scoring three goals and one assist. The Bulldogs will now move on to the regional semifinals. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Westfield will play a home game against Langley, which on Thursday defeated Woodson 16-8. The victory on Thursday continued a winning streak that was broken just once this season, with a 13-20 loss to St. Anne's…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The United Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County invites parents, college-bound teenagers and concerned residents to attend.
Local law enforcement, the father of a student who died after drinking at college party, and university students will be on hand at Westfield High School May 16 to combat the "college drinking culture." The event, "The Perils of the College Drinking Culture," starts at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The speakers include Jeff Levy, whose son died after drinking at a college party, Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrough, Dr. William Hauda of INova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax Police Captain Bruce Ferguson and others. The United Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County will host the event. UPC will also show "Haze," an award-winning film about a college student who died after a night of binge drinking. For more information, call 703-246-3271. …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The sale of the mulch helps fund PTSA programs including the Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Party.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Proceeds will help the band attend the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade.
With ease and grace, the students at Westfield High School were able to turn one man’s emotional struggle into a sensational story on stage.
Thursday, February 21
Editor's note: This article was provided by The Cappies, an educational program in which high school students are trained as theatre critics and have their work published in local news outlets. By Emilie Knudsen, Oakcrest School “I am not afraid of life or death or nothingness, but of wasting it like I had never been…” These are the words of a brilliant individual, Charlie Gordon. However, Charlie’s story isn’t a usual one. He started off labeled as “mentally retarded” and was mocked by his co-workers for being stupid, but after a highly experimental operation based off of the same operation performed on a mouse, Algernon, Charlie Gordon’s intelligence skyrockets over several months. However, Algernon slowly loses his own intelligence, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Athletes and their parents are invited to come find out how to get noticed by college recruiters.
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Tuesday, February 19
The Westfield High School Athletic Booster Club will host NCAA Night on March 7. All prospective college athletes and their parents are welcome. Come find out: Get these answers and much more in the Westfield cafeteria at 7 p.m..
Friday, February 15, 2013
Officer Lou Munoz, a school resource officer at Westfield High School, spoke with the Citizens Advisory Committee about his duties at the school.
There are always going to be challenges for a school resource officer at a high school with thousands of students. At Westfield High School, some of the biggest challenges are Twitter and thefts of electronics. MPO Lou Munoz, who's worked as the school resource officer at Westfield for the last eight years, spoke with the Sully District Citizens Advisory Committee Wednesday about what his job entails and the issues he encounters with the students. "There's 2,800 students. My first few years there, we had well over 3,000 students, with only one cop—which is me. So you do have a lot of issues, a lot of things happen on a daily basis," said Munoz, a 21-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department. Read more: Parents, FCPS Official …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Watch the video trailer put together by the Westfield Theatre Boosters.
Thursday, February 14
"Flowers for Algernon" opens at Westfield High School Friday and continues through the weekend. A summary of the play is available on the Westfield Theatre Boosters Facebook page: "Set in 1965, this powerful play tells the story of an endearing mentally retarded man, Charlie Gordon. Charlie's teacher, Alice Kinnian, recommends he undergo a highly experimental brain procedure in the hopes that he will become progressively smarter. Although seemingly successful, the complicated procedure brings equally complex repercussions: relationships are vastly changed, power struggles ensue, and deep memories from a dark, unwholesome past are finally confronted in this haunting and touching narrative." Tickets are $10 online or $12 at the door. High …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Meeting is at 7 p.m. in the school lecture hall.
Centreville parents concerned about student discipline will want to attend a meeting on the topic scheduled for tonight at Westfield High School. Employees, parents, and community members are invited to participate in Community Dialogues on Student Discipline, hosted by the Ad Hoc Community Committee on Student Rights and Responsibilities, part of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs. The council hopes to obtain input and feedback on current Fairfax County Public School disciplinary practices and discuss the committee's preliminary recommendations to the School Board for changes to the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook, according to an e-newsletter from the group that was sent out Tuesday. The Community Dialogue meetings will be …
Westfield High School teacher and counselor's side business, Turbo Tutoring, provides high school students with accelerated test preparation.
Having worked in Fairfax County Public Schools for years, Gregg Greentree and Dan Harris know that between after-school jobs, homework and sports, it's sometimes hard for students to set aside time for vital SAT test preparation. Many traditional six-week-long SAT preparation courses cost thousands of dollars, and some students have difficulty committing that much time and money. At the beginning of the school year, Greentree, an English teacher at Westfield High School, and Harris, a counselor with a background in math, decided to team up to offer something a little different. The idea behind Turbo Tutoring was simple. "Let’s make it cheap, let’s make it fast, let’s make it so everyone can do it," said Greentree. Greentree and Harris, …