This Week and Next
SAT for Juniors - this Wednesday
This week, WSHS will offer the College Board’s SAT Wednesday. All Juniors
will be tested in the main gym. Doors will open at 8AM and will be
closed at 8:40AM; no late arrivals will be admitted. Students must
bring the following items: Identification (Driver’s License or school
ID), #2 Pencils with eraser, acceptable calculator (must be battery
operated - all scientific and most graphing calculators are acceptable.
Students may not share calculators.) Students must leave personal items
at home. No backpacks, smartphones, laptops, cell phones, headphones, or
wearable tech, will be allowed.
The exam is being offered at no cost to the class of 2018. WSHS has
preregistered the entire junior class of students. Students/families
that opt out of the exam will need to contact the attendance office to
excuse their student that day. There will be no regular Junior classes held Wednesday and no early release will be allowed. Questions? Contact the testing coordinator.
Career Panel this Thursday
The Career Panel organized by College Access Now will take place Tuesday March 2nd from 3:30 - 5:30pm at WSHS.
Big Band Dinner Dance - This Friday!
Enjoy an fabulous evening at WSHS’s annual Big Band Dinner Dance, Friday, Mar 3 at 6pm in the WSHS Commons.
Featuring swing-era dance music performed by WSHS’s Jazz bands, along
with the West Seattle Big Band (with its many WSHS alumni musicians).
Appetizers, dinner and desserts will be catered by WSHS’s own Culinary
Arts Program students. Please join us for this showcase of the
incredible talents of our WSHS students, and a fun evening of dinner and
dancing. All proceeds benefit WSHS’s Music Programs. Purchase tickets online today! (Tickets purchased online before Feb 15 receive reserved seating and priority dinner service!)
Aloha Westside! Support ASB
Take a night off from cooking! Head to Marination Ma'Kai on Alki for some Hawaiian-Korean fusion and half of the night’s profits will go towards our Junior ASB class! It’s Wednesday, March 8 from 6-8 pm and the fundraiser is open to the general public, so please spread the word to neighbors and friends! We hope to see you there and appreciate your support.
Please help us congratulate our winter sports athletes. Our teams
had great seasons with many personal bests, and a few teams are still
Congratulations to Summer Kramer who placed 7th overall on
vault at the WIAA 3A State Gymnastics meet and Seryozha Dahl who
finished 5th overall in the 200m Freestyle at the WIAA 3A State Swimming
Championships. Way to go Wildcats!!!
The Boys Basketball team advances also with a huge win over Timberline. Nate Pryor scored 21 points, Abdullahi Mohamed netted 12 and Yusuf Mohamed added 10 as No. 3 West Seattle (20-6) topped Timberline 60-38. The win sends the Wildcats to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state tournament.
Golf Tourney Ahead - Register and Donate Raffle Items Today!
The West Seattle HS Boys Basketball program is hosting its 3rd Annual WSHS Wildcat Golf Tournament, Saturday, April 8th at Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent, WA.
Please consider donating items for our raffles prizes. Contact Coach Fazio at email@example.com or (253)250-8989 if you can help.
Donation ideas: gift cards, sports/event tickets, wine baskets, hotel vouchers, movie gift cards or WSHS clothing/gear.
Interested in participating in the event, register here.
AP Exam Registration Has Begun
Attention AP Students! Scoring well on the AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition. This year, we offer online registration. The exam costs $100. Students in need of financial aid should contact Amy Doll. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions and we recommend that parents help the student complete the registration. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. Payments made after Mar 1 will incur a $20 late fee. Student who require accommodations must apply by February 17th. For questions, contact Amy Doll.
Westside Drama Production of Bonnie & Clyde
Join us for a thrilling musical with a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual craving for excitement and fame immediately sets them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
Tickets are $10 with reservation, $15 at the door. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mar 30, 21, April 1, 5-7. There will be a special performance on April first to raise funds for musical rights, costumes, props and building supplies.
Be Part of West Seattle's History!
Save the Date - June 3rd - West Seattle High School Alumni Association will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the opening of our school building at the 2017 All School Reunion. This year’s West Seattle High School’s All School Reunion will culminate with a special community photo to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the landmark West Seattle High School building.
This photo will be taken in front of the School’s Historic Main Entrance on
SW Stevens Street. West Seattle High School Alum and Hall of Fame member, Dow Constantine, will be a featured speaker.
The photo known as a Group Hug for West Seattle High School will be taken at the conclusion of the annual All School Reunion that afternoon.
PTSA Seeking Fundraising Committee Members
The PTSA Board is looking for interested people to participate on a committee to explore ideas for fundraising in the 2017-2018 school year. No commitments required! We would like to determine preferred approaches to fundraising which will meet financial goals for the school. If you are interested, please contact the PTSA president.
Preserve Memories - Get a Yearbook
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 online. If we sell out before May 3, we will close down the purchasing site at that time. WSHS Yearbooks cost $50 now through March 17 and there will be a price increase to $60 March 18 – May 3.
Host an International Student
Seattle Lutheran High School has partnered with gphomestay’s residential program! Together, we are offering an incredible opportunity to families in West Seattle for January to May and Fall 2017. If you are interested in making a positive impact on the life of an international student and live within 30 minutes of these schools you can earn a monthly stipend of $1000 and have access to ongoing support from local Residential Coordinators who can help with coordinating meeting your student upon arrival, keeping you connected with the school community, and mediating issues if they arise. Students come with their own insurance and spending money and stay for the academic year. Visit our website www.gphomestay.com or contact Sasha for more information at 617.708.9704.
YMCA Environmental Symposium
YESC is hosting its annual Environmental Symposium on March 24th from 9:00-2:00 at the University of Washington. The Symposium gathers passionate, motivated student leaders together to learn about the environmental issues facing our world and how to create a sustainable future for our schools, communities and beyond! Participants will take part in hands-on workshops led by local organizations and designed to educate students about environmental topics as well as give teens the skills they need to address environmental issues in their schools and communities. Youth will be networking with peers and adults and gaining tools to create real, positive change. Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes for all in attendance. This opportunity is for students 13-18 and will be held on March 24 from 9am-2pm at Mary Gates Hall. Register online or call 206-587-6116. Deadline to register is March 17 - space is limited.
UW Young Women's Leadership Summit 2017
Is your female student interested in exploring business? Let them know about a fantastic opportunity at the UW Foster School of Business this summer. The Foster Young Women’s Leadership Summit is a three and a half day overnight program at the University of Washington Seattle campus for high school sophomores and juniors. young women in this program will learn professionalism and what to expect in a college business setting. Over the course of the program, students will interact with faculty, alumni, and employers in the areas of finance, operations and supply chain management, and information systems, while learning about the different fields of business they can study and careers they can pursue. Download the flier. Application deadline is 3/20 at 10am.
CAN Suggested Scholarships
College Access Now (CAN) would like to advertise some scholarships to help our seniors in the building make college more affordable! We are encouraging students to complete the following scholarships:
and The Wash Board
are great sites for students to use to find additional scholarships. There is tons of free money waiting!
Seniors, it’s scholarship season! Many scholarships are available from local organizations, SPS and even West Seattle groups. Our fabulous Counseling Center has a comprehensive list on their website. Check it out now!
The annual WSHS Alumni Association Scholarship application is now available! Download it an apply today.
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: Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 and June 6.
Westside Weekly - Monday, February 27, 2017