Monday, December 2, 2019

The Difference Between Stress & Anxiety

Round Rock ISD Council of PTAs & WWHS PTA are hosting an awesome program on Mental Health - 'The Difference Between Stress & Anxiety' presented by Dr. Amy Grosso on Dec 9th 6-7pm at Westwood High School Library. Join us and learn more about mental health and what we can do to help ourselves and others. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Free Trip to Washington DC

A Letter from our local Pedernales Electric Company:

At Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), we understand investing in our youth can help ensure a brighter future for the Texas Hill Country. That’s why for more than 60 years, we’ve been proud to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program.
In June 2020, we’ll be sending 10 high school students on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. They’ll join 1,500 students from electric cooperatives across the country to visit historic sites, learn about U.S. government, and meet their representatives.
As part of the application process, we’d like to focus on putting together a group of diverse and deserving teens who might not have this opportunity without this program. Applications are being accepted today through Dec. 16 at!

All applicants must:
·         Be classified as a high school sophomore, junior, or senior by June 2020.
·         Have a parent or legal guardian who is a PEC member in good standing.
·         Submit an online application (including basic student information and completed short answer questions) and two referral letters (one from the education sector, such as a teacher, principal, or counselor, and one from the community sector, such as a boss, church leader, or extracurricular coach).

Monday, November 11, 2019

"Angst" Documentary, February 6th

Please join us in a community screening of the indie documentary, “Angst”.  Angst is a 56-minute film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it.  The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.  We hope through this screening we can bring kids, parents, and educators together to talk about this universal issue, share personal stories, and provide resources and tools.   This experience is provided by Partners In Education Foundation.  Following the film we will have Dr. Janna Greeson of Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin .  

Westwood Cafeteria on February 6, 2020;  6:30-8:30 pm light refreshments will be provided.  Please do not bring any children younger than 10 years old due to the video content as suggested by the filmmakers.  

Dr. Greeson received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and completed her formal clinical training at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center. She now works as a licensed psychologist and anxiety specialist at The Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin. She treats the full range of anxiety disorders, including specific phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder. Before completing her graduate studies, Dr. Greeson was an elementary school teacher. Through this experience, she saw firsthand the ways in which anxiety can significantly hinder students.

2019-2020 RRISD Referral for TAG Testing is now Open

This form must be completed between 11/11/2019 and 12/06/2019 by 4:00 p.m. Please be sure to enter data ACCURATELY. Use student's six digit school ID, and legal first and last name. Additionally, the last step of this form requires you to print the TAG referral packet and permission to test. This permission to test form MUST be turned into the campus by 12/06/2019.

Click here to access form:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

Are you interested in earning an engineering degree from Texas A&M? Would you like to save money while earning it? Then consider the option below:

The Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College is an innovative co-enrollment program that provides a pathway to students interested in pursuing an engineering degree at Texas A&M University. Students admitted to the Engineering Academy at Austin Community College are Texas A&M engineering students co-enrolled at Texas A&M University in the College of Engineering and at Austin Community College. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2 Free Educational events

November 2- Firsthand Operating Room Experience offered by Seton Ascension. Students get to tour surgical sites, see and practice on surgical robots, and much more. Click here for more details. FREE

November 16- Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program at UT and facilitated by women-led engineering student organizations, the STEMinist Camp is a FREE day camp designed for young high school women (9th-10th Grade) interested in exploring engineering as a career. Click here for more details.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Event at UT Austin

College Admissions Night, October 10th

Starting at 6pm in the cafeteria, we will have a parent night where we will have a panel of college admission representatives here to give us the ins and outs of college admissions. We have collected frequently asked parent questions that we will have the representatives answer. It will be a unique way to see what college admission officers are looking for. We will have a Texas public school, a Texas private school and a out of state school there. This way we can have different perspectives on all things college admission related. All grade levels are welcome to attend!

*Colleges representatives present will be Texas A&M University, Trinity University and Rhodes College

Friday, September 13, 2019

NASA’s High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) applications are now open!

HAS is an authentic learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s mission to become the next generation of explorers.  Students are able to learn about different STEM related fields of study they might want to pursue in college.  Following a series of online lessons, highest achieving students will be invited to an all-expenses-paid, week-long visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer. Selected participants will plan a mission to Mars while being mentored and receiving guidance from NASA scientists and engineers. Both the online and onsite portions are free to participants.

Applications are available for students beginning September 10, 2019 through October 23, 2019.