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      Today, Dec 5
      • Discover Your Power Workshop, 3:30-6PM - Library
      • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library
      Mon, Dec 12
      • Pecado Bueno Fundraiser, 5:30-8:30PM
      Fri, Dec 16
      • 1-Hour Early Release
      Mon, Dec 19 - Mon, Jan 2
      • Winter Break-NO SCHOOL
      Mon, Jan 9
      • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library

      This Week and Next

      Booster Club Meeting Tonight, 7PM

      FINAL DAY - Senior Pictures for Yearbook Due Today

      The deadline to get senior photos to Yearbook Staff is December 5. Below are guidelines for your picture. If you do not provide an image, the Lifetouch school photo will be used.

      • Vertical, portrait orientation
      • Color photos
      • Highest resolution/quality as possible
      • Keep the background simple
      • No pets or other people
      • No props
      • No passport photos
      • No partial headshots; full face must be showing
      • No photos with dark shadows. These do not print well in the yearbook.
      • No costumes or makeup that you don’t normally wear. (i.e. clown makeup, fake bruises, vampire teeth)

      Email a digital copy of your picture to Ms. Gerard at cwgerard@seattleschools.org with the subject line: Senior Picture – [student's name].

      Hour of Code - This Week

      Hour of CodeThe week of Dec 5th is Computer Science Education Week. There is a national effort to increase the exposure of students to computing and computational thinking. There is much said about the huge number of computing jobs that go unfilled because we don’t graduate enough qualified CS engineers. In addition to that, nearly all jobs in the future will have some aspect of computing involved. The first step to increasing the amount of computer education in our graduates is to increase the exposure of students to CS. To get that started, WSHS is offering an ‘Hour of Code’ during 1-4th periods all week from Dec 5th though the 9th. Teachers will give students a brief overview of the CS landscape and then lead them in doing some fun exercises that expose them to what coding is all about.

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      TODAY! Discover Your Power Workshop - All Welcome!

      A powerful workshop seeking to make sexual assault awareness, self defense can relationship violence education will be held on Monday, Dec 5 from 3:30-6:00pm in the WSHS library. The event is sponsored by Neighborhood Health, The WAVE Foundation and Fight the Fear. This event is open to WSHS students, girls, allies and all genders learn the skilss and confidence to stay safe! Student need to complete a participation agreement which can be picked up at the Teen Health Center at school. FREE!

      Girls BBall Night at Pecado BuenoPecado Bueno

      Come out next Monday night between 5:30-8:30PM to Pecado Bueno and enjoy dinner for a great cause! The Girls Basketball team is hosting and a percentage of your tab will be donated to the team. Skip making dinner, get some holiday shopping done in the Junction and stop into Pecado Bueno for dinner. $10 per person for their famous Taco Bar. Thanks for your support!

      Announcements

      2017-2018 School Hours Change

      ClockTo improve K-12 students’ academic access and achievement, the Seattle Education Association (SEA) and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) agreed to add 20 minutes of core instructional time to the school day starting in the 2017-18 school year. This action also brings our instructional hours into alignment with other districts in the region.

      In 2017-18, all K-12 students will be dismissed one hour early in support of teacher collaboration. The early release once a week will be on Wednesdays. The addition of twenty minutes will be split between the morning and afternoon. 10 minutes will be added to the morning schedule and 10 minutes to the afternoon schedule. Learn more.

      Yearbooks On Sale Now

      YearbooksBuy a yearbook so that your student can remember their high school days. The 2017 West Seattle High School Yearbooks will be sold from now until May 3, 2017 at www.yearbookordercenter.com. If we sell out before May 3, we will close down the purchasing site at that time. WSHS Yearbooks are at a historically low price of $45 each from now until January 17. The price goes to $50 January 18 – March 17 and a final price increase to $60 March 18 – May 3.

      Inclement Weather Info

      As the weather turns full on winter, please visit the SPS website to learn about the various school closing policies. Stay tuned to local television news or follow SPS on twitter at @seapubschools.

      PTSA Seeks 5K Chair

      Volunteers NeededThe West Seattle 5K is an important community event and fundraiser for the school. Jeff Mensing, who has chaired the event for several years, is ready to pass the torch. The PTSA hires a company to do the heavy lifting in organizing the event and the school's volunteer coordinator, Amy Doll is available to assist the new chair. We cannot hold this event without a point person so please consider a chair or co-chair role. The PTSA website has a job description available here. If you are interested in learning more, contact Julie Howell, PTSA president today!

      Support WSHS with a Direct Donation

      Donate The PTSA Spanish Nights Auction was a fun event for all who attended. Since attendance was low, the PTSA fell far short of their fundraising goal. Please consider making a direct donation to support the school grant program. Donate here!

      Student Opportunities

      Study Abroad in Germany!

      GermanyFull scholarships are provided for studying abroad in Germany. Since 1983, this program has enabled more the 17k students to expand their global perspective and make new friends. No previous study of German required. Contact Ms. Schumacher for information.​

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      Boosters

      Booster Club Meeting Schedule

      The club meets once a month at 7pm in the school library - please join us. Mark your calendar with the following dates: Jan 9, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 and June 6.

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      Westside Weekly - Monday, December 5, 2016
      Contact:  csrogers@seattleschools.org