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News and Events

Important message for Juniors
Washington state Superintendent Randy Dorn has asked districts to share a message with principals about Smarter Balanced assessments for juniors.

Superintendent Dorn has composed a letter to be shared directly with high school juniors and their families on this issue. Please click HERE to access that letter, and please share on your school web page or family newsletter.
Naramore Art Show - through May 17th

The district’s Naramore Art Show is underway at the Seattle Art Museum until May 17. The show features 225 pieces of student art in SAM’s Community Corridor, which is free to the public.

The Awards Ceremony & Teen Night Out will be held from 6-8 p.m. on May 8, and our own Superintendent Larry Nyland will be the keynote speaker.

Seattle Public Schools has held the Naramore Art Show since 1985 to celebrate the success of our highest achieving middle and high school arts students and share their learning with the community. Floyd A. Naramore, whose name is honored by this exhibition, was a visionary architect who invested deeply in his community and in the education of our students. He designed over 22 schools, including Roosevelt, Garfield and Cleveland high schools, and several middle school buildings.

TEALS Volunteers Needed
Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS is a Microsoft YouthSpark Program that drives
industry-wide participation to help high schools start and grow sustainable Computer Science (CS) program by building a CS teacher’s capacity.

We're looking for dynamic software engineers who can relate well to high school aged students to partner with WSHS for the 2015-2016 school-year and possibly beyond. Needed 2-4 volunteers for the TEALS class (based on recruiting), who provide approximately 1,000 hours of support per year.

For more details, click here to view the flyer.

More information about TEALS is available at http://www.tealsk12.org, or by calling Ruth Medsker, at 206.252.8800
Wildcat Cheerleader Tryouts!
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Wildcat Cheerleader?

Where: West Seattle High Gym
When: May 6-8
Time: 4-7pm

Want to try it out first? Come see what it’s all about at our tryout clinics on April 22 & April 29 from 3:30-5pm!

Click here to see flyer for more information.
Two Speakers at WSHS - Come See!

Who:             Parents and Community Members
When:           Thursday, April 30th 6:30-9:00pm
Where:         West Seattle High School Auditorium

Presenters:
Lisa Davidson, SPS Prevention/Intervention Specialist
                    Dr. Laura Kastner, Clinician, author and expert on
                      adolescent development and family relationships

The West Seattle High School Counseling Department is pleased to host this informative evening. Two dynamic speakers will be presenting the latest research and data on drug use in our community followed by what we, as parents and community partners, can do to stay connected to our teens.

Link to Dr. Kastner’s website: http://laurakastnerphd.com/

Girls Basketball Hanging Basket Fundraiser
Our WSHS Girls Basketball Team is now taking orders for some fabulous hanging floral baskets.



Bright Sun Annual Hanging Baskets, Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Orders Due May 4th.

Click here to see flyer/order form for full information on how to get these most beautiful baskets!

Dr. Kastner To Speak At WSHS

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 30 6:30-9:00pm

The WSHS Counseling department is excited to announce that we will be hosting an evening event with Dr. Laura Kastner as our guest speaker.

Dr. Kastner is a respected clinician and author in the area of parent/teen relationships. More details to follow about this special night.

WSHS BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP
WEST SEATTLE HS WILDCAT BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP is open for registration!

JULY 6, 7, 8, 9 (Monday—Thursday)
9:00 am—4:00 pm

Grades 4th—9th
All Skill Levels Welcome!

Join us in the gym for four days of basketball FUN-damentals. We focus on positive reinforcement and team and individual development through healthy competition. Camp open to grades 4th—9th. We encourage all skill levels to participate. Boys and girls welcome!

CAMP PAYMENT LINK - CAMP PAYMENT LINK
CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM - CAMPER REGISTRATION/ INFO LINK

Click here to see flyer with more details.


If you have further questions or concerns, please contact camp director and head coach Keffrey Fazio at (253) 250-8989 or keffazio@gmail.com.

Incoming Freshman registration - "Non Feeder Schools"
May 6th
West Seattle HS Library
5:30-7:00 pm

This onsite Registration is specifically for incoming 9th grade students who do not attend our main feeder schools:  Madison, Denny, and Pathfinder.

These students will select their courses for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please bring your parents, if possible, to assist in your selections.

Susan Nyman
Freshman Counselor

Neighbor to Neighbor Community Discussions
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) gives members of the SPS community the opportunity to host or participate in small -
group discussions on important school system topics.

The topic for this year is Bell Times.


The District wants to hear your thoughts on how the Superintendent’s recommendation to change school start and end times – also known as Bell Times – will impact students, your family, and the community.

The next meeting is scheduled for:

Tuesday April 21- 6 pm – 7:30 pm at
Highpoint Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan
Way SW Room 207)

To see the full list of meetings and where (they are scheduled in various parts of the city), click here.
Graduation Cap & Gown Ordering
 GRADUATION CAP & GOWN - National Achiever
At this time you will have to contact National Achiever to order your cap, gown, stole and tassle. They handle all ordering and delivery of graduation materials. They will be delivered to West Seattle High School two weeks before graduation.
 
Address:
National Achiever Services
13027 Bothell Everett Hwy Ste. E
Everett, WA, 98208
Contact Number: (425) 357-1338
 
 
They will be able to assist you. 
Thank you, 
Christina Posten
(206)252-8816
 
Upcoming Events
Additional Resources
Period Time
1st 7:50-8:50 a.m.
2nd 8:55-9:50 a.m.
3rd 9:55-10:50 a.m.
4th (Grades 10-12) 10:55 a.m.-11:50 .a.m.
2nd Lunch (Grades 10-12) 11:50- 12:20p.m.
1st Lunch
(Grade 9)
10:50-11:20 a.m.
4th
(Grade 9)
11:25 a.m.- 12:20 p.m.
5th 12:25 -1:20 p.m.
6th 1:25-2:20 p.m.
 Click Here for all Bell Schedules, including the Alternate Schedules

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