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    Final Exams - Tues -Thurs

    Thurs, June 21

    Fri, June 22

    • Last Day of School - 1 Hour Early ReleaseThis Week/Next Week

    Congratulations Class of 2018!!!

    Semester 2 Finals Schedule

    Final examsThis is the big week!!! The schedule for finals has been shared - please make sure your students are well rested and on time during finals week. Semester 2 finals will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    • Tuesday - Period 2, 4
    • Wednesday - Periods 3 and 5
    • Thursday - Periods 1 and 6

    A reminder also that Friday, June 22 is a one-hour early release day.

    Attention Seniors!

    Graduation Info

    graduationThe Class of 2018 will graduate on June 21 starting at 8 PM at the Southwest Athletic Complex across the street from Chief Sealth High School. No tickets are needed, attend on a first come, first served basis for seating. Please do not bring any large signs or balloons to graduation. You will be asked to leave them at the gate. Parking will be chaotic with Sealth’s graduation taking place immediately prior to our ceremony. Please consider carpooling or using ride shares like Uber or Lyft. The Key Club will be selling candy leis at the graduation ceremony and all week during lunch at the school.

    There are still a ton of caps and gowns that haven’t been picked up. Students should pick them up at the graduation practice today. On Thursday, students will need to report to the Sealth High School gymnasium no earlier than 7 PM and no later than 7:15 PM. We have a tight window between ceremonies so all graduates must be on time, dressed in cap and gown, and ready to go. Do not bring purses or bags to the gym because they will be left unattended during the ceremony and we do not know if Sealth students will be in there after we leave. If students need a change of clothes for the Grad Night celebration they should leave the bag with parent or guardians. Graduates are allowed to decorate their caps but not their gowns. Keep decorations appropriate and no single letters are allowed. Clothes are required underneath the graduation gown, but no particular dress code is enforced. Grads should wear shoes comfortable shoes due to the walk from the Sealth gym to the football field. Students will also need to walk up and down ramps during the ceremony.

    Grad Night Party - It's Not Too Late!

    Class of 2018

    ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! The WSHS Annual Grad Night Party planning is underway! Our Grad Night party keeps
    your student safe while allowing them to have a fun night out on the town with their classmates.

    This is a chaperoned, all night party filled with activities, music, selfies and memories to be cherished. The cost of grad night is now $175 per ticket. Grad Night is June 21st this year. Download the registration form and learn more.


    WSHS Teacher Renee Phelps Scores an AP Reader Slot

    AP ExamsAP Government & Politics teacher Renee Phelps spent the week of June 4th in Salt Lake City at the annual AP Reading. She was selected to be one of 740 high school AP teachers and college political science professors to attend the 7-day event. While there, she participated in the Open Forum, Professional Night and networked with teachers and professors from around the country. This while scoring scoring 2,516 essays! It was a valuable and enjoyable learning experience!

    WSHS Wildcat Basketball Summer Camp Announced

    Basketball CampThe Boys Basketball Team will be hosting their annual basketball summer camp again this year in our gym. Camp hours are 9-2:30 daily and the camps runs July 16-18. Camp is open to all 4th - 68th graders of all skill levels. To sign up, complete the 2 step process by registering for camp online and paying for camp via the online payment system. If you have questions, contact Keffrey Fazio or call (253) 250-8989.

    New College and Career Planning Tool for Students

    the futureSPS has announced the district’s college and career planning tool, Naviance, will be available in the 2018-19 school year to support your student’s personalized journey through high school. This is a web-based, mobile-friendly tool that you and your student can use to explore interests and options, consider post-high school plans, and ensures all students can have access to post-high school planning supports. The Naviance college and career planning tool will allow students to:

    • Research careers and colleges
    • Get involved in the planning process: Build a resume, manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers; organize and track documents related to the college application process, such as requesting and submitting letters of recommendation and transcripts.
    • High School and Beyond Plan: Schools will be using Naviance to deliver high school and beyond plan lessons in grades 8-12. The high school and beyond plan is a graduation requirement, which helps students and counselors make sure graduation requirements are met and are aligned to identified goals.
    • Scholarship search

    Families can choose to opt their students out of using this tool.The window to opt out will be June 4-22, and will open again at the start of school.

    Sign Up for the WS Girls Basketball Summer Camp 

    basketballOur West Seattle Girls Basketball team is putting on a summer basketball camp July 9 - 12 from 9AM - 1PM. This is a great way for incoming students to get to know and work with WS coaches and players. This is a four-day training opportunity for 3rd to 8th grade campers that focuses on integrating individual skill into game concepts. This camp concentrates on dribbling, shooting, ball handling, footwork and game situational skills and drills. $150 per camper. Download the flier to learn more. Register today!

    WSHS Night at Safeco - Mariners vs. Astros

    The WSHS Baseball team is selling 1000 tickets to an upcoming Mariners game in order Marinersto continue a tradition of playing at Safeco in 2019. Buy your tickets today! 100 or 300 level tickets. $40 or $20 tickets are available to purchase. Email to arrange ticket pick up. Donations are also welcome if you can't make the game. All tickets purchased buy not resold will be donated to local youth organizations. The game is Tuesday, July 31 at 7:10PM - Mariners vs. Astros.

    Communications Survey from SPS

    Speak UpSeattle Public Schools is committed to community engagement and inclusive, proactive communication. We really appreciate those of you that took the time to complete the recent 2018 Family Climate Survey. As we work to improve our communication practices, please consider completing this five to seven-minute survey. We will ask about your satisfaction with communications from the district and schools and what communication channels you rely on. Your feedback will help us identify our most effective communications tools and strategies and highlight areas that can be improved. The online survey is available in English or in Spanish. The online survey will close on June 22. Also, we are gathering feedback in home language focus groups hosted by community partners. Survey responses will be confidential.

    Student Highlights

    WSHS Student Teaches at Genessee Hill Elementary School!

    ApplauseKalli Gallegos went to Genesee Hill Elementary School to teach a group of fifth grade classes about physical fitness for her final health project. “Kids don’t get enough physical fitness.” Kalli said “My goal was to show kids that playing on electronics wasn’t the only fun thing to do after school.” Each day during the activity Kalli talked to the kids about a different component of fitness and played a game with them focusing on that component. For example, Monday was muscular strength day and they did a wheelbarrow race. “It was super fun! During all the activities the kids got really competitive and gave it their all.” Genesse Hill gym teacher Shawn Cudney said, “I was very excited when I learned Kalli was interested in teaching especially teaching about living a healthy lifestyle.” Overall Kalli said, “This was a super fun project and it was a great opportunity for me to get involved in my community, and hopefully I made a difference in at least one child this week!” WSHS’s academic programs feature teaching and learning with hands-on, project based instruction.

    Language and Learning

    Please give a heartfelt congratulations to the following three students who will be participating in the two-way educational exchange with our sister school in La Ferté Bernard, France for 3 weeks next year:

    • Constantine Olsonworld
    • Eva Persson
    • Ellen Pietsch

    Please give a heartfelt congratulations to the following students will be studying abroad for a month with the Center for International Educational Exchange this summer! Most of them earned full or partial scholarships to the tune of $43,920! What an amazing adventure and experience for these students!

    • Ava VanOrnum - Spanish Language & Culture in Barcelona, Spain
    • Michelle Huynh - Building a Sustainable Mega City in Beijing, China
    • Sophia S Strauss - Mentoring Youth & Raising Social Awareness in Santiago, Dominican Republic
    • Penn Herrin - French Language & Culture in Paris, France
    • Lana Sleek - French Language Intensive in Rennes, France
    • Margaret McGLothern - Environmental Awareness in Khon Kaen, Thailand
    • Laura Reed - Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China
    • Ryan Harper - Spanish Language & Culture in Barcelona, Spain
    • Jackson Espeut - French Language & Culture in Toulouse, France
    • Naomi Kuhn - Spanish Language Intensive in Alicante, Spain
    • Francesca Vinci - Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China
    • Peter Guyon - French Language Intensive in Rennes, France

    Student Opportunities

    Seattle Youth Commission Accepting Applications

    Leader in MeThe City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a 15-member commission ages 13-19 that addresses issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16 at 5:00 PM. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2018 and ending June 2020. The commissioners meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. and will have additional committee commitments. In addition, the commissioners are required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 22. Learn more and apply online.

    Teen Activity Opportunities

    Please notice thisOutdoor Opportunities (O2) is an outdoor expedition program designed to expose multi-ethnic, high school teens ages 14-19 to environmental education, urban conservation, and stewardship. O2 strives to create an environment for community leadership and empowerment via workshops, service projects and outdoor excursions, all of which are free for our students. O2 offers summer stipend programs as well as fun activities throughout the year. More information and the application can be found online.

    New Camp Long Summer Day Camp Announced

    summer campA unique opportunity at Camp Long will be offered to youth ages 12-15. This camp introduces students to wilderness survival, backpacking skills, first aid, environmental science, and more. Campers will also get to build their weekly schedule Monday morning each week ensuring campers are working on skills they want to focus on. SurvivorQuest starts the week of July 2nd and runs for eight weeks. Each session lasts five days, Monday through Friday. Sessions cost $325 with scholarships and sibling discounts available. Call Camp Long for more details 206-684-7434.

    Service Learning Opportunities

    Service LearningMake sure your student doesn't wait until the end of the year or even worse the end of Senior year to get those service hours. There are many opportunities available now and ongoing. Visit the service learning webpage to download the service learning form and review some of the upcoming service learning opportunities.


    Westside Weekly - Monday, June 18, 2018
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