NHS Blood Drive: Oct. 23

nhs-blooddriveWhat is the BEST reason to donate blood?
Because you will save THREE LIVES in an hour.

The Faith West chapter of the National Honor Society  is hosting
the first of three blood drives for the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, October 23, from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm.

Register for a Time Slot NOW!!

Visit the NHS Home Page

You Can Donate if…
  • You are age 16 – 18 years old and weigh at least 122 pounds (16 years old must have signed parent consent)
  • You are age 19 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds
  • You are in good general health
  • You have a valid photo ID
 

2018 Europe Tour Informational Meeting: Oct 30

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift?

Trying to find a great trip for your graduating Senior?

Well, we are going to Europe this Summer!

This trip is the best one yet and includes everything except lunches and souvenirs. We will be going to England, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Greece, and we will finish this amazing trip with a 3-day cruise to various Greek islands. If you are interested in finding out more information regarding this exciting opportunity, please join us for an informational meeting on Monday, October 30 at 4 pm in the fountain area. 

Follow the link to our trip page in order to check out the full itinerary and pricing. 

CLICK FOR TRIP DETAILS

Feel free to email Carly Walsh (cwalsh@faithwest.org) with any questions you may have. 

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Cheer Team Poinsettia Fundraiser

The Annual Cheer Poinsettia Sale features Brookwood Poinsettias.  These flowers are grown in 6″ pots and average 16″ in height.  They have 5-7 beautiful blooms each. Choose from red, pink, or white. If pink or white are unavailable when the orders are filled, then red will be substituted.

Your purchase benefits the Cheer Team fundraising efforts and also benefits the residents of the Brookwood Community Center, which provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging, and demands dignity and respect for adults with disabilities. Your purchase helps to provide scholarships and enhances educational programs for Brookwood residents.

WHEN: Now through Wednesday, October 18.

HOW TO ORDER: Through a Faith West Cheerleader or by printing and completing the order form. Payment must accompany the order. Return order forms and payment to the Etc. Office. Click Here to Print Order Form

PRICE: $13 each.

PAYMENT: You may pay with cash or check. Please make checks payable to Faith West Academy.

DELIVERY DATE: December 7.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions, please contact Heather Laird (heather@lairdfamily5.com)

Pick Up Your Homecoming Mum

Directions for FWA MUMS:

Pick up mums by 3:30 pm on Thursday, October 19.  High School Students ONLY are allowed to wear Mums to School on Friday, October 20. High School students will exchange mums at the conclusion of the pep rally which starts Thursday, Oct 19, at 7:00 pm. High School students will honor the senior athletes and have opportunity to exchange their mums and have photos taken with parents and friends following the senior athlete torch march at Lake West.

Mums not picked up by then will be delivered to purchaser on Friday morning.

Homecoming News and Information

The tradition of Homecoming is alive and well at Faith West Academy.  Each year families have questions about homecoming, the pep rally, the mum exchange, the football game, and the dance.  We hope this guide will answer all of your questions.

Spirit Week

Spirit Week is week-long celebration of Faith West spirit and Faith West pride. There are different dress themes for each day, the Homecoming Rally Thursday evening, the Homecoming football game Friday evening, and the Homecoming dance for High School students on Saturday evening.

Click Here for all the Spirit Week Details

Dress Day Passes

Dress day passes are $1 for 6th through 12th grade students and can be purchased in the gym before the 7:45 bell.  Preschool through 5th grade students and all teachers are free all week.  Friday proceeds will go to support Hurricane Harvey needs.

Dress Day Themes

Jeans or uniform bottoms may be worn during Spirit week.  Jeans may not have holes or tears and may not be heavily distressed. Anything considered overly distracting for class will not be permitted. If you have to ask yourself “Is this too distracting?” it probably is.

  • Monday—No school
  • Tuesday—College Day-wear a t-shirt from your favorite college
  • Wednesday—Lost in Space-sport your space gear: galaxy, silver & gray OR show your spirit for the Astros
  • Thursday—Tacky Tourist Day…wear khakis, travel shirts, Sperry’s, etc.
  • Friday— HOUSTON STRONG—wear your Homecoming T-shirt, or RED, WHITE AND BLUE!

Homecoming T-Shirts

Each year, a homecoming t-shirt is designed and sold to be worn at the Homecoming game. The T-shirts are $15 and will be delivered before game day. Print the order form and return to the Etc. Office by Oct. 3.

This RED OUT shirt can also be worn on RED OUT Wednesdays. 

Homecoming Pep Rally

The homecoming pep rally is Thursday, October 19. The rally begins on the football field with the Faith West Band, cheer teams, and the Eagle Varsity Football Team. Homecoming Most Representative nominees will be announced, and the annual torch lit Homecoming March will take place around the Hidden Lake led by our senior athletes. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. This is the time when the high school students exchange their mums.

Homecoming Most Representative

FWA “Most Representative” will be announced at the game at half-time. Rather than voting for a Homecoming King and Queen, Faith West seniors vote for a “Most Representative” boy and girl from the senior class. The high school teachers nominate male and female seniors with the following qualifications: excellent conduct, no failing grades, leaders in their class and on campus, and Christ-like character.

Homecoming Program Ads

The Athletic Booster Club would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting event by providing you with the opportunity to buy a feature or advertisement to be included in the Homecoming Special Edition of our Fall Sports Program.

Click here for Homecoming Program Ad Information

Homecoming Mums

All of America has homecoming football games, parades, pep rallies, and dances, but no place has a tradition quite like the Texas homecoming mum. This is no demure flower with a couple of ribbons. It’s a full-body shield of plastic flowers, sparkly ribbons, and teddy bears with graduation caps. And, this time of year, Texas students try to outdo each other with the biggest, wildest mum creations. They are practically works of art.

Wearing the mums TO SCHOOL is reserved for Faith West high school students. Elementary and junior high students may wear mums to the junior high football game, held before the rally, the Homecoming pep rally Thursday night, and to the homecoming game Friday night.

Mums (worn by the girls) and garters (worn by the boys) are typically exchanged between high school couples who will be attending the Homecoming dance, but any high school student is welcome to purchase their own mum or garter.  Couples can exchange their mums Thursday evening at the pep rally. High school students may wear their mums at school all day on Friday, October 20. Mums are not worn to the Homecoming dance.

Freshman Mums*

Faith West Freshman traditionally wear a single mum with a mix of colors in red, white, and blue.  Silver and colored  trinkets are used on these mums. Gold trinkets are traditionally reserved for Seniors.

Sophomore Mums*

Faith West Sophomores traditionally wear a single or double mum with a mix of colors in red, white, and blue.  Silver and colored  trinkets are used on these mums. Gold trinkets are traditionally reserved for Seniors.

Junior Mums*

Faith West Juniors traditionally wear a double or triple (or larger) mum with silver and white as the colors.  Silver and colored  trinkets are used on these mums. Gold trinkets are traditionally reserved for Seniors.

Senior Mums*

Faith West Seniors traditionally wear a double or triple (or larger) mum with gold and white as the colors.  Gold  trinkets are used on these mums.

Younger Students

Younger Faith West students (not in high school) who choose to participate in the mum tradition typically wear a mini mum or a finger mum in read, white, and blue.  The streamers are shorter and the mini mum is less elaborate.

*Note

When Homecoming couples are not of the same grade level, they wear the mum that is customary for their individual grade levels.

Order a Mum from the FFA Floral Design Class

event-mumsMums can be made at home, ordered online, ordered through a local mum maker, or ordered from the Faith West FFA Floral Design class.

Mums ordered from the FFA Floral Design Class can be picked up Thursday at 3:30.

Homecoming Football Game

The Homecoming football game is Friday, October 20, at 7:00 pm.  Please help us welcome FWA alumni and friends as the Faith West Eagles play HCYA Fort Bend Chargers.  Wear RED to support EAGLE NATION!  Let’s Get Fired Up! Also, if you have a Homecoming mum or garter, don’t forget to bring it along.

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 21, from 8:00 pm to midnight in the Faith West Fountain Area. This year’s theme is Rio De Janeiro Carnival, and the tickets are $20 each. Tickets will be on sale in the Etc. Office the week before the dance.

The Homecoming dance is for high school students only (grades 9-12, no exceptions). Girls wear short dresses (gowns are worn for prom) and boys wear dress slacks with a long sleeved shirt and a tie. Jackets are optional. Mums are not brought to the dance, but most couples exchange boutonnieres and corsages the evening of the dance.  Couples or groups of students generally have dinner at a local restaurant and arrive fashionably late to the dance.

In keeping with Faith West Academy’s vision, our mission is to provide a fun, wholesome environment in which students may socialize and fellowship.  Through these events, we hope to provide a training ground for the students to develop skills in social etiquette and conduct.  In order to accomplish these goals, the following guidelines will be observed:

  • Once a student enters the designated area of the event, that student will not be allowed to leave and re-enter.  When the student leaves the designated area, the student must leave the property.  (No hanging out in parking lot or vehicles.)
  • All FWA social events are alcohol, tobacco, and drug free.  Our zero tolerance policy will be strictly enforced.
  • No outside food or drink is permitted at the dance.  Refreshments are provided.
  • The following will not be acceptable:
    • Skin tight clothing
    • Any skin showing in the midriff area
    • Low-cut or backless tops (if it is too low in either the front or the back for a strapless bra to be worn, it is not acceptable.)
    • Skirts or dresses that are shorter than tips of finger when standing with arms by side
    • Male students may not be shirtless and shirts must have sleeves
    • Inflammatory or vulgar logos/costumes
    • Sensual dancing
    • Inappropriate closeness while dancing
  • Any student who is dressed inappropriately will be asked to fix the problem or that student will not be admitted to the dance or social. When in doubt, show a picture to Mrs. Strickland for approval.

If a student wants to invite someone from outside of Faith West Academy, they must get approval from the administration and complete the Reservation and Release of Liability form.  Please see Mrs. Rodriguez to get your guest’s name on the approval list and to submit the Reservation and Release of Liability form. Approval for a guest may not be given at the door. The guest will not be admitted unless the Reservation and Release of Liability form is returned to Mrs. Rodriguez by Friday, October 20.  Please note that when bringing a guest from outside of Faith West Academy, that guest should be of the opposite gender, be at least in the ninth grade, and be no older than twenty.  Please also note that all Faith West Academy policies will be enforced at dances and socials.

Kendra Scott Fundraiser: Dec. 15

Please join us for an official

Enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15     |     6 pm to 8 pm
KENDRA SCOTT IN CITY CENTRE
816 Town and Country Blvd. #131, Houston, TX 77024

20% of the proceeds benefit Faith West Academy Athletic Booster Club

Unable to attend? You can still contribute!
Place a phone order during the event and we will ship your order to you at no additional cost.
(713) 965-4115

 

School Photos Dates and Times: UPDATES

SMILE!!  It’s time for school photos!! 

Print Order Form and Return with Payment on Photo Day

All Photo Orders will be received by November 10.  Late orders, placed after October 12, cannot be guaranteed a delivery date, but will be processed prior to December 12.

Tuesday, October 3
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 9th Grade
Thursday, October 5
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • Any 9th Grade not completed on Oct. 3
Tuesday, October 10
  • Kindergarten
  • 5th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • Make-up from Elementary and Secondary
Wednesday, October 11
  • Preschool
  • Senior Class Group Photo – Seniors will wear a white shirt and jeans and meet in the Fountain Area at 10:30. Seniors must change into a red polo or their Eagle Nation shirt afterwards.
November 6 – 10
  • Senior Photo Week

Year Book Photos Needed

In order to fill our yearbook up with as many memories as possible, we need your pictures!

We would like every student to be represented in the yearbook. We invite you to share your pictures of the students, both group and individual, as well as clubs or sporting events.

Email pictures to mspigener@faithwest.org