Motto: No Goal Is Too High If We Climb With Care and Confidence
Mascot: Longhorn Steer
School Colors: Columbia Blue and Scarlet
Nickname: The Longhorns (formerly The Westerners)
On the city's western border
Reared against the sky,
Proudly Stands our Alma Mater
As the years go by.
Forward ever be our watchword
Conquer and prevail
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Hail, Westwood, all hail.
Operating as usual
THANK YOU to
WW Alumni '86 Darrell Mitchell &
Cedric Henderson for your participation in the Academic Enrichment & Athletic Skills Camp at Westwood High.
An even more grateful THANK YOU to every one who participated in and supported today's event being a success!
Westwood Longhorns 2021-2022 Football Schedule
Homecoming is October 1
Westwood Longhorns 2021-2022 Football Schedule
Homecoming is October 1
July 15, 2020 10am 2pm
July 15, 2020 10am 2pm
Open gym for youth 14-17 years of age
Open gym for youth 14-17 years of age
LONGHORN NATION! LET'S WELCOME, CONGRATULATE, AND SUPPORT OUR NEW HEAD COACH & COACHING STAFF
THE MIGHTY WESTWOOD LADY LONGHORNS #DUBNATION
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maxpreps.com Lavonte Webster was named the Westwood Defensive Player of the Game vs. Hillcrest on Fri, 9/9/2016.
CAR WASH FUNDRAISER...
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FRIDAY JANUARY 29, 2016
WESTWOOD PLAYS HOST TO THE MID-AMERICA EAGLES
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2015-2016 LONGHORNS CHEER SQUAD
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THIS EVENING, COME OUT, SUPPORT AND CHEER ON. OUR LADY LONGHORNS AS WE TAKE ON THE LADY VIKINGS OF HILLCREST!
www.commercialappeal.com Seated behind the nameplates of the 13 Shelby County commissioners, they objected to motions, withdrew resolutions and argued with county attorneys and each other while exhibiting a fair amount of bias against any expenses that sent money away from education.
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2014 WESTWOOD HOMECOMING TAILGATE
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Great Morning Westwood....Today come out for a GREAT cause... Car Wash Fundraiser for Dennis Mitchell ...Class of 1991/ Westwood... to have a Lung Transplant! He is the father of three and has overcome several obstacles and have now been approved to get the transplant, but he needs $25K for surgery, relocation, etc.
Event: Car Wash
Date: August 23, 2014
Location: O'Reillys (Third @Raines)
Cost: $10 or donation
The attached and the notes below is the recap from the Community meeting held last Thursday night (062713) at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church regarding the proposed closure of Westwood High School. Please pass this information along to our Westwood family members, and let me know if you have any questions. We are going to need all of you going forward to keep our school open! Thanks!!!!
Monday July 8:
Shelby County Commission Meeting, 160 N. Main, 4th Floor, 1:30p
Commissioners will be discussing and voting on funding for Shelby County Schools; third and final reading; all are encouraged to attend and support a "yes" vote
Thursday July 11:
Carver Community Meeting, Bloomfield Baptist Church, 105 S. Parkway, 6:30p
Rev. Ralph White will provide updates on efforts to keep Carver High School open
On behalf of Rev. James L. Netters and Rev. Melvin Watkins, thanks to all the students, parents, grandparents, teachers, alumni, community residents, and friends of Westwood who came out Thursday evening, in a bit of a storm, to participate in the community meeting to discuss the proposed closure of Westwood High School, and what can be done to ensure it can be kept open. The proposal is to close Westwood, and merge the students into Mitchell High, and Fairley High.
The first speaker was Reginald Porter, Jr., School Board Commissioner for District Six. Commissioner Porter provided the audience with a synopsis of the administration's rationale for choosing Westwood as one of the twelve schools proposed for closure at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Among those points included the low enrollment figures compared to the building's capacity, the low performance (test scores, etc.), the condition of the school building (commonly called FCI), and the possible targeting of the school by the Achievement School District (ASD) and/or Charter Schools. Commissioner Porter made very specific points about how the legislature in Nashville is crafting laws making it easier for schools performing in the bottom five percent in the state to be taken over by the ASD. (Please read the attached article from Friday's Commercial Appeal regarding free rent for Charter Schools)
Conversely, in the question and answer session that followed, the audience made very strong points, such as:
* The Westwood community is much stronger, and has a tighter bond than both communities around Mitchell and Fairley
* Test scores indicate that Westwood is only exceeded by Memphis Academy of Health Sciences in the Southwest Region as far as performance in the 2012-2013 school year, outperforming Mitchell, Fairley, and Whitehaven
* Closing Westwood High would increase blight and decrease property values
* Creating schools with larger class sizes is not the perfect solution
* Increasing transportation costs will strip out any potential savings for closing the school
* Using only statistics to decide on closing schools is not prudent, because statistics can be slanted to say what the presenter wants them to say
Next, Rev. Ralph White of Bloomfield Baptist Church gave an overview and update on the status of the efforts to keep Carver High School open. The contingent at Carver has held several community meetings and has built a proposal with a strong set of alternatives that have been put forward to the superintendent, Dorsey Hopson. Carver's team has performed a great amount of research aimed at counteracting the points the district is using to justify closing Carver. Rev. White points to the fact that Carver has been renovated, that it is three minutes from downtown, and other factors that make it and the surrounding community a prime target for developers who are building on the southern edges of downtown.
Both Commissioner Porter and Rev. White agree that the only way to keep any of the schools open is for the community to get behind the effort 100%. Commissioner Porter has briefly reviewed a draft proposal for keeping Westwood open, and strongly indicated that it should be completed and ready to present to the school board as soon as possible.
Rev. Netters and Rev. Watkins formed a core planning committee to study, strengthen, and complete the proposal to present to the school board. The members of the committee are: Rev. Netters and Rev. Watkins, Westwood High School student Kameron Williams, Westwood High School teachers Ashley Grandberry, Gary Leventhal, Phyllis Cleaves, and Rene' Curley, Westwood Neighborhood Association member Olor Hughes, Parent-Teacher Association members Eddie Jones and Pat Davis, Westwood High event organizer Ronald McGill, Memphis Education Association members Rose Mary Winters, Susanne Jackson, and Yvonne Acey, Friend of Westwood Claudette Boyd, and yours truly - Westwood Alumni and Westwood Neighborhood Association member. The committee will meet right after the holiday, and another community update meeting will be scheduled soon after.
For those who could not attend, I have attached the Quick List that was passed out at the meeting, and the draft proposal that we will be working from. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, thumbs up or thumbs down you want to pass along, please do not hesitate to respond to this email. And do not hesitate to pass this information along to any and all of your friends and neighbors.
Thank you for your time and attention, and support for Westwood High School! Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!
Westwood Class of 1979
50 YEARS...THAT'S A HUGE MILESTONE...DON'T ALLOW OUR TRADITION TO DIE...WE'VE HAD GENERATIONS & GENERATIONS... TO BLESS THE WALLS AND ROAM THE HALLWAYS OF 4480 WESTMONT...MANY TRADITIONS HAVE COME & GONE...FAMILIES, FRIENDSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS, CHAMPIONSHIPS, LEGACIES, & COMPANIONSHIPS...IT'S TIME TO START A NEW...RIGHT NOW GENERATION ### NEEDS OUR HELP...ALL WE ASK, FROM ALL OF YOU FORMER GRADUATES IS TO BE A BLESSING TO SOME ONE...RIGHT NOW SOME ONE IS TRYING TO MAKE A CAREER PATH AND DON'T KNOW HOW OR WHAT STEPS TO MAKE TOWARDS THIS GOAL...AND MAYBE YOU KNOW OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW...KNOWS! DON'T ALLOW A DREAM TO DIE OR A SPIRIT TO BE BROKEN ALL BECAUSE...WE WERE NOT THERE...” IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD! ” PLEASE STOP PUTTING IT OFF...A SIMPLE CONVERSATION CAN MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE OR IMPACT ON A PERSON'S LIFE... SO PLEASE, EXTEND A HAND... HELP SOMEONE UP...
Homecoming was a treat, with five decades of Westerners/Longhorns on hand to see a methodical 53-6 dismantling of Northside High, but tomorrow could be viewed as Westwood's most important game in recent years:
WESTWOOD -VS-FAIRLEY SENIOR NIGHT JOHN P. FREEMAN 7:00P
Westwood has not beaten Fairley in the past few attempts, and since Fairley shares this stadium, be certain that they are going to bring many, many, many more fans than Northside did last week, so Longhorns must show up in numbers exceeding last week's attendance! This is the last home game, and it is Senior Night, so we need to honor those Seniors who toiled and paved the way for the level of success the program has started to see, and send them off with a bang: Shelley Vinson (6), Tevin Reid (5), Jerome Gilkey III (19), Bobby Jones (29), Brandon Harrison (10), Demetrius Johnson (21), Charles Smith (32), Antonio Lacy (34), Phillip Sanders (45), Jamaal Glass (54), Tavoris Powell (55), Johntavious Baines (69), Patrick Jones (79), Joshua McCracken (86), D'Shayne Brown (65), and Jeremie Glass (50).
See you tomorrow night!!!!!!
Also, don't forget about Westwood Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting Saturday, October 6, at 10:00a (you can come after 10:30a). Reginald Porter, School Board Representative, District 6, will provide information regarding the upcoming board meetings and votes on school closures, so this is a perfect precursor to ask questions before we march on the school board!!!!!
[09/24/12] Don't forget: Tonight at 6:00p -Westwood Community Center -Westwood Neighborhood Association is presenting Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. if you're concerned about Shelby County's future, or have questions on how the county plans to fund public education, or any other question, this is a prime opportunity for you to have your questions heard, and answered hopefully
Before I got to John P Freeman Friday night for the Westwood - Douglass game, I heard the press box announcer shout "touchdown!" I thought, "the game just started - has Westwood scored already?" Nope - Douglass ran a 76 yard pick six on our QB, young Mr Broadnax, and the game was on! It was back and forth all night, but this game was won in the trenches - by Westwood of course - but it was a hard fought 18-12 victory. After that interception, Westwood kept the ball on the ground virtually the rest of the way, scoring all three touchdowns running. Mr Tevin Reed had 101 yards rushing, and young Mr Young had 95 yards.
But the highlight of the night was the beautiful presentation Westwood made to Shanyna Isom at halftime. There was a lot of love and power on that field, and you could see the strength and determination in this young lady as she made her way to the field. I'm convinced that with the support and attention Shanyna is receiving, and with God's power, she's going to beat this disease she has. Please continue to pray for her - prayer is a powerful thing!
Friday's win moved Westwood's record to 3-1. Their next game is this Friday 9/14 against MAHS, who is 1-3 after losing to Fairley Friday night. This game will be at John P Freeman as well, so come on out and root for your Longhorns!
Have a safe and productive week!
Charles Everett Practice Range Chairman, 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic Alumnus, Westwood Class of 1979
Class Representatives - Please forward to your classmates Facebook Users - Please post on your walls and message boards Everyone - Please forward to all Westwood Alumni _____________________________________________________________________________________
TO ALL WESTWOOD ALUMNI:
Westwood Alumni are raising funds to help offset the medical bills for one of our own - 28 year old Shanyna Isom, who contracted a rare, unknown disease in 2009 after being treated for an asthma attack while working toward her Law Degree. Multiple trips to Johns Hopkins and the 25 medications she is currently taking to control this disease, which is a skin disease that has caused nails to grow where hair would grow, has rapidly depleted her limited insurance. Shanyna and her family have set up the SAI Foundation to assist with raising funds to pay for her treatments and medications, and Westwood Alumni are raising funds to contribute to her foundation.
On Friday, September 28, Westwood High School will dedicate its homecoming game against Northside to Shanyna, and will donate funds from that game to her foundation. Westwood Alumni will present a check to Shanyna and her foundation at that game as well.
We are asking each alumnus who reads this request to donate $25.00 to this worthwhile cause (Of course, if your heart and checkbook will allow more, that would be perfect). To donate, please make your check payable to Westwood Alumni Association,and send to the following address:
Westwood Alumni Association P.O. Box 731 Collierville, TN 38027
In the memo section of the check, please include the following: SAI, , . (i.e., SAI, c/o 1979, [email protected]). Including this information will aid in auditing, reconciling and reporting all funds received for this cause. Please include your full mailing address on your envelope so your receipt can be mailed back to you. The Alumni Association will in turn write a check to the SAI Foundation.
The target amount for this fundraiser is $25,000. All funds received by Monday, September 24 will be included in the presentation (need appropriate lead time to create large check to present to Shanya and SAI Foundation). Reporting on this fundraiser will be done weekly, and will be broken down by class -so I'm challenging all classes to reach out to their peers and get them involved.
The race to $25,000 is starting... NOW!!!!!!
Thank you for your concern and your compassion!
Read about Shanyna - http://www.wmctv.com/story/19221580/mid-south-woman-struggles-with-unknown-disease
Read about SAI Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/pages/SAI-Foundation/289378571141835 - http://www.sai-foundation.com/cle
Charles Everett, Practice Range Chairman 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic Westwood High School Class of 1979
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