Parents play a vital role in the smooth operation of our many programs and activities. Without their time and effort, many of the supplementary programs we offer would not be as well-organized or adequately funded. If you are not currently involved in one of the many organizations that rely on parental support, please consider joining one of the following: 



  • What is it? The Westwood Parent-Teacher Organization looks for ways to support the school's mission through various programs. One of the group's most exciting (and generous) programs is its grants funding  each year, the group funds many teacher grant requests, distributing more than $10,000 each year to fund teacher projects like supplies for a crêpe party with the French club, button-making supplies for the Gay-Straight Alliance's Ally Week, and decorations for Spirit Week. In addition to offering grants, the PTO offers scholarships to graduating seniors, sponsors student study workshops, sponsors and recognizes the “Wolverine Award for Excellence in Teaching”, and celebrates academic achievement by supporting HuRRAR. The PTO also publishes and distributes the high school directory in the fall of each school year.
  • How often does it meet? PTO usually meets on the second Monday of each month, from 8:30-10:00 in the Professional Development room. Please contact the PTO at to confirm dates and times if you plan on attending.
  • How can I get involved? The PTO is always looking for new members. Meetings are open; feel free to stop in. If you cannot make it, please consider supporting the work of the PTO by paying your dues or volunteering your time. Click HERE for details.  
  • For more information contact


All-Night Grad Party Committee 

  • What is it? The ANGP is an annual event that offers WHS graduates a safe night to celebrate their graduation. The Committee works for months through each school year to prepare for the annual 10-hour party, which is held at WHS, providing many fun activities through the night of graduation.
  • How often does it meet? The group meets once per month to plan ANGP specifics such as budget, contracts for entertainment and decorating, etc. There are many opportunities to get involved for the night of the event.
  • How can I get involved? The ANGP Committee relies on the hard work of many committed volunteers in the planning of the event throughout the year. Those who cannot commit quite that much time are always welcome to participate as a chaperone on the night of the event, which this year will be held on the night of Sunday, June 2nd. 
  • For general information, contact Jennifer Kinnear at



  • What is it? The Special Education Parent Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities. The group meets regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the school committee’s special education programs.
  • How often does it meet? The group meets on one Wednesday in each month. See the SEPAC web site for more details. 
  • How can I get involved? All SEPAC meetings are open to the public, including parents of students who do not receive Special Education services.
  • For more information email Michelle Fiola at


WHS Site Council

  • What is it? The WHS Site Council is an advisory group to the principal. The group is comprised of teachers, other staff, students, parents, and community members. Specifically, the group provides input on the principal's School Improvement Plan (SIP), meeting each month to receive updates on initiatives related to the SIP. 
  • How often does it meet? The first Monday of each month, in the Main Office Conference room.
  • How can I get involved? Each fall, the principal seeks nominations for parent representatives to the WHS Site Council. The election occurs on Curriculum Night, which ordinarily occurs in October.
  • For more information: Look for a mailing at start of each school year asking for nominations.


Boosters Club

  • What is it? The Westwood High School Boosters is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting high school athletic and academic teams, including clubs and activities.
  • How can I get involved? Boosters offers many opportunities for parents to become involved with their child’s extra-curricular interests. Contact the Boosters by e-mail (see below) for more information.
  • For more information e-mail


Friends of Westwood Performing Arts

  • What are they? The goal of the FWPA is to enrich the music and theater education of Westwood students and to expand cultural opportunities for the whole Westwood community.
  • How often does it meet? Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month in the Faculty Lounge of the High School, 7:00–8:00 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. See the web site for the meetings calendar.
  • How can I get involved? Parents can participate in many ways: become a member of the FWPA, participate in the planning and committee work of the Friends, volunteer to sell refreshments or tickets at a performance, and more!
  • For more information:;


Ad Hoc Committees

  • What are they? From time to time, we convene ad-hoc committees to complete a certain task or to research an initiative. For example, we have convened committees to explore 1:1 computing or to provide input about the school’s mission. 
  • How often do they meet? The committees’ meeting times and frequency can vary depending on the committee itself.
  • How can I get involved? Look for announcements in my newsletter and via e-mail looking for parent participation

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