Sponsor - Mrs. Driver
The Beta Club is a nationallly known community service student group. students are invited to join the Beta Club based on grades, citizenship, and teacher recommendation. Beta Club has just recently been revived at Westwood. the sponsor is iin the process of inviting students to join. She has many good ideas to make this club an integral part of Westwood.
The WWJH Book Club meets once a month to discuss the book we have chosen to read, as well as other books we are reading individually. Meetings are during your lunch period, usually in the library. Everyone is welcome! For more information on what the club is reading and when they meet, see Ms. Moore.
8th Grade cheerleaders are elected through a tryout process. During the tryouts, which occur at the end of the 7th grade school year, candidates go through workshops to learn a cheer and are then judged by qualified judges. Up to twenty candidates my be chosen for the squad. Cheerleaders participate at football games, basketball games, and pep rallies. All RISD cheerleading squads follow specific rules and guidelines set by UIL and the school district.
National Junior Honor Society is a prestigious group of students which are invited to join based on grades, citizenship, and teacher recommendation. NJHS participates in a variety of activities during the school year, including Group Dynamix fall field trip. Initiation is in the Spring.
Sponsor - Mrs. Scoggins and Mrs. Ruttenburg
Peer Mediation is a group of students that are nominated by teachers and boted on by their peers. This school year, Westwood students elected eleven eight graders and thirteen seventh graders to fill this important position. Peer Mediators go through a full-day training to learn the process of mediation. During the school year, these students will help their peers work through problems among each other. (The students meeding mediation are usually referred by a teacher.)
The Science Club is made up of students with a competitive science edge or just an interest in science. We are preparing and organizing teams of students to attend the Science Olympiad Tournament and the Future City Competition. Science Olympiad is an Olympic-style event including many areas and touching aon all aspects of science from bottle rockets and bridge building to space exploration and chemical analysis techniques with many more included! We have plans to attend local, regional, and possible state Science Olympiad tournaments. The Future City Competition is about designing a city using SimCity software. Participants will build a 3-D model of their city and present it at the regional competition. The winning team in this event gets a trip the the national finals. This semester we are meeting on Wednesdays after school during WOW - first session: 3:40-4:40 in room G203.
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program was established to give students another option for tutoring. Participants sign up with Mr. Walker, in the front office. After a brief screening process and parent permission, these students' names are given to their peers when they need a little extra help in different subjects. The program is an additional option for students needing help.
The Westwood Student Council is committed to making Westwood an enjoyable, organized, spirited,a dn caring place for all students. It is comprised of the elected officers, usually elected in the spring. Responsibilities of the Student Council may include: to sponsor the winter formal, sponsor advisory Olympics, coordinate spirit week, show recognition for student schievement, prepare a calendar for students, preapre and hang signs that inform students of upcoming events, and to perform community service projects. The Student Council meets during Advisory and may meet after hours when necessary.
Yearbook staff is a group of students chosen from applications submitted to the Yearbook committee. Interested students fill out an application, submit a writing sample, and get recommendations from their teachers. After chosen to serve on the yearbook staff, the students create the yearbook by taking pictures at school events and throughout the school day, preparing yearbook pages, editing and proofreading the yearbook before submitting it for publication, and selling the book to students, faculty and staff. The members of this elite group get the satisfaction of seeing their hard work turned into a product for the entire school to enjoy.