Friday, May 17, 2013
Group AAA Spring Jubilee set for June 4-8 in Chantilly.
Westfield High School will host the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Group AAA Spring Jubilee Tuesday, June 4 to Saturday, June 8. The Spring Jubilee will determine state AAA champions in baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ tennis, soccer and lacrosse. Here's the schedule: Baseball and Softball competitions semifinals: Friday, June 7, and finals are scheduled for Saturday, June 8. Tennis matches for boys and girls: Jefferson District Park, 7900 Lee Highway, Falls Church, on Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7; and Saturday, June 8. Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer semifinals: Friday, June 7, and finals will be held on Saturday, June 8. Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse semifinals: Tuesday, June 4 (girls’ semifinals), and Wednesday, June 5 (boys’ …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Beau Donahue was recognized by county board earlier this month.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently recognized Westfield High School senior Beau Donahue, who recently took home his third state championship in wrestling. Donahue was also honored April 20 at the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame 20th annual banquet in Richmond, as one of four AAA Student-Athletes of the Year. Donahue won 204 matches in his high school wrestling career. He has committed to wrestle for North Carolina State University in the fall.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Known for being 'approachable, sensible, honest.'
Tim Thomas, who has served as principal at Westfield High School since 2006 and has worked for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for 21 years, has been named the FCPS 2013 Principal of the Year and is the recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. Thomas is one of 21 principals–representing the public school systems in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and private schools–selected by the Washington Post for the award. Dynamic, enthusiastic, diplomatic, courageous, and supportive are words used by the myriad of supporters who nominated Thomas for the Principal of the Year award. From his philosophy of educating the whole child to his involvement of parents and community members in school…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
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, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Officer Lou Munoz, a school resource officer at Chantilly's 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 in Chantilly, 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…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Meeting is at 7 p.m. in the school lecture hall.
Chantilly 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 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Threats are similar to instances of rumors cited at schools around the nation, in wake of Connecticut school shootings.
Students at two Fairfax County high schools have reported rumors to parents and police that students may come to school with guns on Friday. But Fairfax County Police say there is nothing to the rumors. "We are looking into it and it appears there are no credible threats," said Officer Shelley Broderick, public information officer with the Fairfax County Police Department. The rumors have parents worried. "My child came home from Westfield High School today and told me that a rumor is going around that there are two boys planning on coming to school on Friday with guns and planning to shoot anyone they don't like since the world is ending on Friday," one parent wrote in an email to Patch. "In light of the recent shootings in Connecticut …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Cougars capture fourth Northern Region title with 23-16 win over Bulldogs
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Bulldogs beat Wildcats, final score of football game 40-21 Friday night.
The Westfield Bulldogs beat the Centreville Wildcats in a tough battle Friday night. Our photographer was mainly taking photos of the Centreville Wildcats Friday night; if you were at the game and took photos of the Bulldogs, feel free to share them here! Just click on the "upload" button or email them to: MaryAnn.Barton@patch.com, and we'll publish them here.
Friday, October 26, 2012
On Friday evening, the Wildcats will attempt to topple the currently undefeated Bulldogs, who have won nearly game since 2001. Can Centreville repeat last year's victory?
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