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Students of the Month October 2018

 Congratulations to the following students of the month. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

Students reading The Shield Newspaper
The Shield Editors

The Shield Editors

Students in the quad
Students in the quad
In class
Students of the month
Art students
Football team
Art students' mural
Drama students
Drama students
Sports audience
Marching band
Football coach and students
Football team
Football supporters

English Language Advisory Committee

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

Important ELPAC Information!
Due to the pandemic and school closures, the 2020 ELPAC has been canceled for this spring. Students will not be assessed this year using the ELPAC. The California Department of Education is determining if the ELPAC will be given at a later time. For now, students will be placed in classes based on their most recent ELPAC score (2018-2019 school year). 
2019 - 2020 school year ELAC DATES
Fechas de ELAC para el año escolar 2019- 2020
ELAC meetings will be held on Wednesday in the Westmont Library / Las juntad de ELAC se llevaran a cabo los miércoles en la Biblioteca de Westmont 
September 11, 2019
October 23, 2019
November 20, 2019 (Academic Awards and Holiday Party)
January 22, 2020
February 26, 2020 CANCELED
May 6, 2020 (RFEP Celebration) CANCELED 
Please see the link below for important college information events!
¡Por favor, consulte el siguiente enlace para ver eventos importantes de información universitaria!
1st Annual Latino Student Union Summit
On Friday, May 19, 2017, 25 Westmont students attended the 1st Annual Latino Student Summit.  The summit was organized and hosted by CUHSD students.  The summit was a success as students from all 6 school gathered at 9 am at San Jose City College to be a part of this wonderful experience.  The summit included three break-out sessions where students could choose a topic of their choice.  The options for the sessions were:
          1.  Building Leadership: Leadership in your home, school and community
          2.  Achieving College Education: high school requirements, financial aid, and career advancement
          3.  Interested in an Alternate Career:  Choosing a successful path
          4.  Home and Family: Successfully balancing culture family responsibilities and academic success.
During lunch, students were able to listen to Mariachi music and Folclórico dancers. For Westmont students, this was an opportunity to reflect about their heritage and their leadership skills.  After the event, many students express their enthusiasm for starting a club on campus.

1er Conferencia Anual de la Unión de Estudiantes Latinos


El viernes 19 de mayo del 2017, estudiantes de Westmont a la primera conferencia Anual de la Unión de Estudiantes Latinos.  Esta conferencia fue organizada por los estudiantes del distrito de CUHSD.  La conferencia fue un éxito ya que estudiantes de las 6 escuelas se reunieron a las 9am en el colegio de la ciudad de San José pare ser parte de esta experiencia maravillosa.  La conferencia incluyo 3 sesiones donde los estudiantes podrían escoger un tema de su interés.  Las opciones fueron:

  1. Crear capacitación de liderazgo en la casa, escuela y comunidad. 
  2. Obtener educación de un colegio (Requisitos de la preparatoria, ayuda financiera, y avance de una carrera)
  3.  Interesado en una carrera diferente? Escoger un camino exitoso.
  4. Casa y Familia - Éxito balanceando las responsabilidades de la cultura de familia, y éxito académico.


Durante el almuerzo los estudiantes escucharon música de Mariachi y bailes folclóricos.  Para los estudiantes de Westmont esta fue una oportunidad para reflejar en su herencia y sus habilidades de liderazgo.  En este evento, muchos de los estudiantes expresaron su entusiasmo para empezar un club en el plantel escolar.


College and Career Center
Special Edition for Seniors:  Senior 2020 Special Edition CCC Newsletter

Counselor Corner





Students interested in taking a West Valley Dual Enrollment course please visit the website here: tinyurl.com/WVDEFall2020 

The West Valley Dual Enrollment Application Deadline is May 22nd!!

DELAC meetings are held in the Boardroom at the CUHSD District Office from 6:15pm - 7:45pm. 
Las reuniones de DELAC se llevan a cabo en la sala de juntas en la oficina del distrito de CUHSD de 6:15 p.m. a 7:45 p.m.
9/18/19 (at Del Mar)
3/17/20 CANCELED
4/15/20 CANCELED
5/27/20 (virtual meeting)
PIQE: Do you want to help your student be successful at Westmont? Do you want your child to attend university? The PIQE program will help you! 
PIQE: ¿Quieres ayudar a tu estudiante a tener éxito en Westmont? ¿Quieres que tu hijo asista a la universidad? ¡El programa PIQE te ayudará!