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    Thurs, June 7

    • Field Day - 1:30-3:20PM

    Sat, June 9

    • Prom "Somewhere Beyond the Sea" - 8-11PM, Ballard Bay Club

    Tues, June 12

    • Jazz Band Spring Concert - 7PM

    Wed, June 13

    • Special Ed PTSA Meeting - 7-9PM, John Stanford Center

    Thurs, June 14

    • Band and Orchestra Spring Concert - 7PM

    Fri, June 15

    • Last Day for Seniors

    Thur, June 21

    Fri, June 22

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

    Lost and Found - Items will be Donated after Today!

    Lost and FoundWarmer weather means the lost and found is overflowing. We have coats, shoes, lunch boxes, glasses, keys, and water bottles galore - all will be available in the Historical entrance from May 31 through June 4. All unclaimed items will be donated to local charities.

    Junior Take WCAS Assessment Tuesday

    testingThe WCAS is a computer science assessment required by the district and state for all Juniors in Seattle Public Schools. Juniors will take the assessment on Tuesday in the library. Students with last names A-F will begin at 8:45AM, G-N at 10:35AM and O-Z will start at 1PM. Students unable to finish or missing the test on Tuesday will take it on Wednesday. Please make sure your students come prepared./p>

    ASB Field Day - Volunteers Still Needed

    VolunteerThe ASB has gotten approval to host a Field Day on June 7 from 1:40-3:25 PM! There will be a stage, carnival games, inflatable games and food. We are looking for parent volunteers to help with serving ice cream and cotton candy and working the game booths. If anyone can stay to help break down the event, that would be appreciated as well. Contact Angela Ferda at 478-396-7042 or aaferda@seattleschools.org. Help us make this event a big success for our students!

    Save the Date: Music Department

    June is a busy month in our music department. The band will be featured at our graduation ceremony on the 21st but if you're not a senior you have other opportunities to hear the music. The Jazz Ensemble spring concert is at 7PM on Tuesday, June 12th. The Band and Orchestra spring show is Thursday, June 14th at 7PM. Finally the Music department banquet will be held on Monday, June 18 from 6 to 8PM at the school./p>

    Announcements

    Semester 2 Finals Schedule

    Final examsIt's almost the end of the school year and that means our students are prepping for final exams. 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, Thursday June 19 - 21.

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

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

    WS Girls Basketball Summer Camp Announced

    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!

    Message from our Attendance Office

    Attention PleaseUnfortunately, there are times when it is not possible to complete all the updates to attendance by the end of the day. This results in you receiving an automated notification that your student has an unexcused absence. Please allow a 48-hour window for processing and then check the Source. Using the Source, you can confirm that the absence was excused. If the absence is still unexcused after the 48-hour window, feel free to contact the Attendance Specialist so that we can resolve and correct any errors or omissions.

    Senior Graduation Night Party Chaperones Needed!!!

    Volunteers NeededPlease consider volunteering to help chaperone our Senior Graduation Night Party. The party is a safe and fun way for our seniors to celebrate all night long with their friends immediately following graduation. We welcome parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas as chaperones; we need chaperones to make the party happen! We especially encourage parents/guardians/relations of juniors to chaperone and see what the party is all about, since their children will be seniors next year! Chaperones can volunteer to help for the entire evening of June 21, or take a shift from 9 PM to 2 PM or from 2 AM to 6 AM. Please contact Catha Elder at cathasue@comcast.net or 206-941-7490 or Amy Doll at asdoll@seattleschools.org or 206-252-8813 if you would like to chaperone.

    Public School Funding Survey

    Speak UpHelp WA State plan our budget requests to the Governor and the Legislature! Your feedback will help the OSPI as we develop a budget that moves our public schools from “basic” funding toward a system better designed to meet the needs of all learners. Please take five minutes to complete the entire survey – your feedback will be invaluable. The survey will remain open until Friday, June 8. Take the survey now.

    Purchase Yearbooks OnlineYearbooks

    This year, you will be able to purchase a student yearbook online with the new Schoolpay system. Yearbooks are $55. Reserve a copy of the yearbook today - your student will thank you!

    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 beth@triggweb.com 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 31st at 7:10PM - Mariners vs. Astros.

    2018-2019 Athletics Packets Available

    AttentionStudents interested in playing football, girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, girls volleyball and co-ed golf should pick up an athletic packet from Ms. Yeigh in the office. Football athletes please return by May 25 to guarantee a tryout spot. All other athletes must return packets by June 15. Students must also have a current physical on file and have purchased an ASB sticker for next school year.

    Student Highlights and Opportunities

    Wildcats Shine at State Track Champs

    Our Wildcats had a great showing at the WIAA 3A State Track and Field Championships!

    • Joseph Kirk-Woodbury placed 3rd in Discus with a NEW personal best and WSHS record of 152'1
    • Symmone Davis placed 2nd in the 100m HurdlesTrack and Field
    • Chloe Cunliffe was 1st in the Pole Vault with a NEW state meet record of 13'8.5"
    • Cass Elliott finished 1st in the 300m Hurdles (back-to-back titles for Cass in this event!)
    • Cass Elliott, Rylee Farrison, Alec Maroon and Jackson Delaney placed 6th in the 4x400m relay with a NEW WSHS school record

    Baseball Honors

    Another shout out goes to Kai Osaka, Uly Hammer and Anthony Coats for being chosen to participate in the Metro League All Star Baseball Game this week. Congratulations to all!

    Summer Language and Leadership Camp

    languageLooking to learn a foreign language this summer? Consider signing your student up for the OneWorld Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp. In this three-week program, students will take beginning Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean and earn up to 0.5 World Language credits. In the afternoons, students will participate in cultural activities and leadership workshops. There is a registration fee of $25, but all other costs (supplies, snacks, lunch, field trips) are covered by OneWorld Now! thanks to a grant from STARTALK.

    The OneWorld Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp will take place from July 9 to the 27, 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, at Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. We will accept applications through June 15. All students (rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders) interested in learning these languages are encouraged to apply for the program. Students can find more information and apply online. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Minju Kang at minju@oneworldnow.org or (206) 223-7703.

    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.

    Special Education Corner

    SPS Special Ed PTSA Meeting

    The Seattle Special Education PTSA is made up of Seattle area parents, educators, friends, Special Educationand students with disabilities. We strive to be a racially, culturally, and socio-economically inclusive group that is representative of the students we serve. We have regular meetings throughout the school year. These meetings are often attended by SPS Special Education administrators (sharing new information and answering questions from parents and staff) and feature guest speakers from a variety of areas related to special education. Please consider joining us. See our website for more information. All meetings are 7 - 9 PM in the auditorium at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Avenue South. Please join us for the final meeting of the school year on Wed, June 13.

    Senior Class News

    Senior Check Out and Graduation

    Class of 2018Attention Senior Parents! Touch base with your senior about their check out process and in particular about clearing up any outstanding fines or fees. Seniors must clear all fines and fees by June 15, the last day for seniors.

    Their BIG DAY is coming! Our Class of 2018 graduation ceremonies will be held on June 21 at 8PM at the SW Athletic Complex (across from Cheif Sealth HS). Seniors will need to be dropped off at the Sealth HS gym by 7:15PM. Please note that Sealth graduates prior to WSHS this year so parking will come at a premium. Be patient and be ready to walk!

    Ticket Prices Now $175 - Don't Miss Out!

    Grad NightATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! The WSHS Annual Grad Night Party planning is underway! Our Grad Night party keeps your student safe

    Class of 2018

     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 currently $125 per ticket, prices will increase again to $175 on June 1st, so buy now. Grad Night is June 21st this year. Download the registration form and learn more.

    QUICK LINKS

    Westside Weekly - Monday, June 4, 2018
    Contact:  csrogers@seattleschools.org 

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