A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 19, 2010
Wastewood (Westwood High School nickname)

Westwood High School in Williamson County has a good reputation for academics, but also apparently has or had a reputation for student partying. A Westwood High School site on Facebook includes: “You know you went to Westwood HS when...your teacher who’s taught there forever tells you the nickname back in the day was ‘waste wood.’”


Wikipedia: Westwood High School (Williamson County, Texas)
Westwood High School is a public high school in Anderson Mill, unincorporated Williamson County, Texas, United States, and is part of the Round Rock Independent School District. It is located approximately 17 miles (27 km) north of downtown Austin and 12 miles (19 km) west of downtown Round Rock, Texas. As of the 2006-07 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,551 students and 155 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 16.5.

Texas Monthly as well as US News & World Report in recent years have listed Westwood amongst their top 10 high schools for the state of Texas and top 100 in the nation, respectively. This is a result of the school’s robust college matriculation rate, as well as honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Westwood was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1994-96 and it is well-renowned for attracting and keeping some of the best teachers in the area. In 2008-09, Westwood was rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency.

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You know you went to Westwood HS when...
*your teacher who’s taught there forever tells you the nickname back in the day was “waste wood”

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achtungpv
04-24-2007, 09:18 PM
It’s nicknamed Wastewood for a reason. grin

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achtungpv
12-18-2007, 01:23 PM
Westwood HS isn’t nicknamed Wastewood for nothing.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, February 19, 2010 • Permalink