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Sharon Roberts

Sharon Roberts, Adviser

Sharon Roberts is in her 5th year as the adviser of the Howler News.  She is also an adviser for the Westside Yearbook, and instructor for Journalism 1, Photojournalism, and Contemporary Media.

Ms. Rob enjoys tennis, specifically tennis  player Rafael Nadal, #VamosRafa, and  is a life long, devoted fan of the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros (she's coming to grips with the cheating).  Photography and writing are passions.  She also rescues and fosters abandoned cats and kittens.

 

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Senior Celeste Francis practices keeping clam and carrying on. Namaste

Senior Superlatives YB21- Final Voting is OPEN

March 20, 2021

The voting for Senior Superlatives 2021 has closed. If you were selected, you were notified by email on Sunday.  Check you HISD Outlook email. Just a quick reminder that the 2021 Yearbook is selling...

How do I get my tickets for basketball?

How do I get my tickets for basketball?

January 15, 2021

Like everything else this year, attending a girls or boys basketball game has a few new procedures to follow. You will need a ticket to attend a game at any of the HISD Field house venues, but you cannot...

Student's wait in the Commons prior to taking the SAT on October 27, 2020

[Photo] Code Orange, part I

November 30, 2020

Student's wait in the Commons prior to taking the SAT on October 27, 2020

Winter and spring sports get busy

Winter and spring sports get busy

November 29, 2020

As we head into December, Westside's winter sports team are set begin their seasons. Both the girls and boys basketball teams have a full slate of games.  Out of district games are held on campus, while...

Yearbook pickup

Yearbook pickup

October 24, 2020

Like everything else in our world the pandemic has wrecked havoc with the distribution of the 2020 Canidae.  While the books were delivered to Westside at the end of May, it has been one thing after the...

Staff Pick:  What the heck is Guava Juice?

Staff Pick: What the heck is Guava Juice?

October 24, 2020

Have you seen this guy? You know how it is, you are wasting time and you stumble down the YouTube rabbit hole looking for some new entertainment.  So here's how it happened, one of our staff member wrote...

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

May 4, 2020

Baseball's 2020 season ended on a bus to Laredo.  Not literally, but almost. Playing under the season's theme "Unfinished Business" proved prophectic, as the team ended at the beginning. March 12,...

South 1 mural project created by Mr. Gray's second period painting students.

South 1 Mural Project

May 3, 2020

Before we left school, Mr. Gray's second period painting students created a beautiful mural in the South 1 hall.  Sharing the message of "Westside Creators" this strong piece demonstrates, color, and...

Why Aunt Becky, Why?

Why Aunt Becky, Why?

March 22, 2019

While Westside was out for the much anticipated and appreciated Spring Break, a major scandal erupted in America, it was covered across all news platforms, and media outlets. It also created a rare moment...

Senior Skate, 2017.

Calling all 2019 Wolves!

November 10, 2018

The best of best Westside tradition is right around the corner.  Senior Skate Night at the DARR is one of the most anticipated senior activities of the year.  Whether you skate or not, don't miss this...

Westside Volleyball senior class of 2019 was recognized during their final district game of the season on October 23, 2018 at Delmar

Volleyball moving on to the playoffs

October 24, 2018

Volleyball ended district play last night with wins over Heights High School.  Heading into the playoffs with an impressive 13-0 record, the Lady Wolves will be playing Cy Creek next Tuesday, October...

Westside's broadcast studio control room.

[Photo] Technology Update

September 12, 2018

Westside's broadcast studio control room.

Lady Wolves volleyball defeats Bellaire

Lady Wolves volleyball defeats Bellaire

September 13, 2018

Winning 3 sets to 2, the Westside's Lady Wolves volleyball defeated their rivals Bellaire, at Delmar Field House, Wednesday, September 12, 2018. In a back in forth between these top tier teams, Bellaire...

Staff Pick: My So Called Life

February 7, 2018

Are you looking for a show to binge watch this weekend? Or are you getting set for a Spring Break couch TV vortex to get lost in.  I highly recommend a TV show that enjoyed a short but meaningful run...

The morning of August 30, 2017, in the Galleria area of Houston, after Hurricane Harvey flooded the neighborhood.

[Photo] Harvey arises question of climate change

October 2, 2017

The morning of August 30, 2017, in the Galleria area of Houston, after Hurricane Harvey flooded the neighborhood.

Pride at the Ice the Huskies Pep Rally. September 29, 2017

[Photo] Dancing their way into Westside

October 2, 2017

Pride at the Ice the Huskies Pep Rally. September 29, 2017

How a CAT 4 impacted a city

How a CAT 4 impacted a city

September 21, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas town of Rockport as a powerful Category 4 storm, destroying 80 % of the structures, leaving homes destroyed and without power for the foreseeable future.  Then,...

Westside Tennis shows off their medals from the District tournament

Tennis wins big!

April 13, 2017

Westside Tennis came back from the District Tournament with wins, and players advancing to the Regionals at Deer Park, which start on Monday, April 17th. The team brought home 2nd place in district,...

Mrs. Delk's AVP classes enjoying the disaster drill

[Photo] Boosting Your Self-Esteem

March 31, 2017

Mrs. Delk's AVP classes enjoying the disaster drill

Alumni News: Kendall Community Center managed by WHS Alumni

Alumni News: Kendall Community Center managed by WHS Alumni

March 30, 2017

Are you familiar with the Kendall Community Center? Located at 609 N. Eldridge, Houston, Texas  77079 ( if you are driving there from Westside, it is just before you reach Memorial Drive.) The Belle...

Camp Inertia at the HTE National Dance Contest. .3.25.17

Inertia Style!

March 29, 2017

Inertia Dance Company finished their competition season in style at the HTE National Competition, held in San Antonio. After a fun day Friday at Fiesta Texas, and a night on the Riverwalk for diner,...

Magnet message!

Magnet message!

March 24, 2017

Attention all Westside Magnet students, who are currently on a Growth Plan. All signed Growth Plans need to be turned in to the Magnet office in A203 by the end of the day on Friday, March 24.  This...

Need a summer job?

Need a summer job?

March 20, 2017

Even thought it is the first days of spring, it is not too early to get a head start on your summer employment.  The City of Houston Summer Jobs Program offers 16 - 21 year olds residing within the Houston...

Nick Ford, at his station for the morning announcements

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March 20, 2017

Nick Ford, at his station for the morning announcements

Mrs. Kwezi, rocks the 70's decade for Homecoming week, Throwback Thursday

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October 30, 2016

Mrs. Kwezi, rocks the 70's decade for Homecoming week, Throwback Thursday

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[Photo] About

November 12, 2009

Senior Ebony Brown, enjoys a spirit Friday, leaving her uniform at home.

Friday Spirit Day is in Trouble

October 4, 2016

Hot off the presses!  Our Friday spirit day is in trouble.  Word went out to teachers at the end of the day on Tuesday, October 4th, that a warning is being issued.  Apparently students have been bending...

Staff Pick – “Brooklyn”

August 31, 2016

Hello and welcome back! A couple weeks ago I had some trouble with my Xfinity cable, which was really inconvenient during the Olympics, but on the up side they gave 3 months of HBO & Showtime for...

Safety First

August 26, 2016

Howler News welcomes our wolf community back to school, after what we hope was a restful, fun and productive summer.  As noted there have been changes to our campus.  Westside Wear. Where after 16 years...

Dylan Lopez, Ashly Angel, and Jaylyn Ary show off the new Westside Wear, during the first week of school.

[Photo] Switch of Pants

August 24, 2016

Dylan Lopez, Ashly Angel, and Jaylyn Ary show off the new Westside Wear, during the first week of school.

Minnah Zaheer: Howler News First Editor-In-Chief

Minnah Zaheer: Howler News First Editor-In-Chief

May 17, 2016

It's Tuesday, May 17th, which is the first day for Seniors to turn in their laptops.  The end is coming fast.  A completed check out sheet is now the most important document a Westside Senior can possess. ...

It Rained, and Rained

It Rained, and Rained

April 22, 2016

Once again Houston is underwater.  The bayous are swollen, streets are closed. Houses are flooded.  Horses are being rescued from fast moving water.  It hasn't even been a year since the Memorial Day...

Wednesday Wolf Day!

Wednesday Wolf Day!

April 21, 2016

Wolves, we are on the downhill slide to the end of the year.  Your last progress report is in the rearview mirror.  Senior Prom is almost a memory and end of year testing is right around the corner. Another...

Photo taken at The Boo Ball for Ronald McDonald House

In Remembrance of Jahlen Vaughn

March 23, 2016

Our Westside Community is mourning the loss of one of our own.  Former student Jehlan Vaughn tragically lost his life as a victim of gun violence on Monday, March 21, 2016.  The  details of what happened...

Photography Exhibit at the MFAH

Photography Exhibit at the MFAH

February 8, 2016

Photography student work that has been selected to exhibit at The Houston Museum of Fine Art. The exhibit will be shown through May 1st.

Antonio, Beata and Brandon with their mentor Ms. Pontus

[Photo] Westside Photography included in Exhibit at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts

February 8, 2016

Antonio, Beata and Brandon with their mentor Ms. Pontus

PTO Meeting Continues the Controversial Uniform Discussion

PTO Meeting Continues the Controversial Uniform Discussion

February 5, 2016

Westside's PTO held their monthly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd.  Proceedings opened with the expected topics to address; business and budget. A brief discussion about the Westside Wishes...

Beata Purvina , 12 rehearses hip hop dance

[Photo] Inertia Rehearses for Upcoming Competition Season

February 2, 2016

Beata Purvina , 12 rehearses hip hop dance

Anna Ellis, during a rehearsal of Westside T-Pro's recent production of

[Photo] Bucket Hats, New Balances and Birkenstocks

January 25, 2016

Anna Ellis, during a rehearsal of Westside T-Pro's recent production of "Robin Hood".

Senior Homecoming Court at the 2015 HOCO Parade.

[Photo] Are Kids these Days Moving too fast?

December 13, 2015

Senior Homecoming Court at the 2015 HOCO Parade.

That's a wrap.

[Photo] “Blithe Spirit”: Review

December 13, 2015

That's a wrap.

Scout contemplating un decorating  the Xmas tree.

Adding a Four Legged Family Member?

December 6, 2015

A cute puppy with a big red bow is hard to resist.  Or a kitten with a, well, I have never been able to get a bow to stay on a kitten, but a kitten that cuddles up and purrs under your chin is a scene...

UofH Cougars win AAC Championship, beating Temple University.  Photo credit: Houston Chronicle

UH Cougars are going bowling!

December 6, 2015

The University of Houston Cougars football team won the American Athletic Conference title on Saturday, on their home field, beating Temple University  24-13.  Standout Quarterback Greg Ward Jr....

Signing Day

Signing Day

December 4, 2015

Dean Pliskin describes November 6th as one of his best day's working at Westside High School.  Because on this day he was able to see 5 of his graduating seniors sign their letters of intent to play ball...

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