March 13, 2017

Mark your Calendar

Wed, Mar 22

  • Equity Day
  • Two-Hour Early Release

Sat, Mar 25

  • Saturday MASH, 9AM-12noon - Library
  • Booster Club Fundraiser, Slim's Last Chance (Georgetown)

Tues, Mar 28

  • PTSA General Meeting and Marijuana Presentation, 7PM - Library

Mar 30, 31, April 1, 5, 6, 7 Spring Musical - Bonnie & Clyde 

Apr 10-14

  • Spring Break

Sat, May 21

  • West Seattle 5K, 9AM - Alki Beach

Sat, Jun 3

  • WSHS All Class Reunion and 100th Anniversary of WSHS Building event

Fri, June 17

  • Prom

Tues, June 21

  • Class of 2017 Graduation, 8PM SWAC

This Week and Next

March 22 is Equity Day at WSHS

EquityWest Seattle High School's second annual Equity Day will be held on Wednesday, March 22, during the early release day. This year, there will be more student-led workshops. We'll also have some really dynamic presenters joining us from the community. There will also be keynote address and an all-school assembly to close the day. Big thanks to Ms. Hall and Ms. Jones for organizing this opportunity for students.

Boosters Event at Slim's Last Chance

Slim's Last ChanceMark your calendar.....Saturday, March 25th! It is the WS Booster Club's spring event, and you will not want to miss it. Come out for a fun night with live music by the band "The Groove Surfers" at Slim's Last Chance in Georgetown. The band goes on at 9pm, but come early (7:30pm) for fun, giveaways, WSHS gear and 15% off Slim's famous chili! Tickets are $30 per person with proceeds benefiting the students at WSHS, and can be purchased on our website.

Saturday MASH

Students who need help in preparation for Quarter end Study Hallshould plan to attend Saturday MASH next Saturday from 9AM to noon. Tutors will be on hand to support students with needs in any subject.


PTSA Meeting and Drug Use Parent Program

PTSA MeetingThe WSHS PTSA is hosting an important Drug Use parent program at the next general meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7PM in the library. Research shows that early drug use increases the chances of addiction and harm to adolescent brain development. Washington State laws related to drugs and alcohol have changed, and youth are struggling to understand why they should remain drug-free in an environment with increased availability and normalized use. Many parents are finding it difficult to keep their children safe, healthy, and drug free. This session reviews local substance use data from the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, new marijuana laws and products, educational programs, resources, and strategies for coaching your child through this challenging landscape. We hope to see you there!

Homeless Care Package Drive

Donations PleaseWSHS students are working with Seattle Parks and Recreation hosting a homeless care package fundraiser. They are asking for items such as hygiene items, non-perishable foods, blankets, hand warmers, bags, reusable bottles and feminine products. You can support this great work by bringing items to school and placing them in the bins located in the lunchroom.

AP Exam Schedule Announced

AP exams are just around the corner so mark your calendar! All exams are held in the library unless otherwise noted. Registration for the exams ends on 3/22. Exams

  • Environmental Science - May 1, 8AM
  • Computer Science - May 2, 8AM
  • Physics - May 2, 12PM
  • English Literature - May 3, 8AM
  • Government and Politics - May 4, 8AM
  • US History - May 5, 8AM
  • Biology - May 8, 8AM
  • Calculus - May 9, 8AM
  • English Language - May 10, 8AM
  • World History - May 11, 8AM
  • Statistics - May 11, 12PM

West Seattle 5K News

WS 5KRegistration is now open for the West Seattle 5k Run/Walk, the WSHS PTA annual Spring fundraiser held on Alki Beach, Sunday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. Early bird pricing for adults is $30, students $20, and kids 7 and under are free. Please visit to register and for more details about the event. Prices increase by $5.00, April 1st. This is the 8th Anniversary of this fun, family friendly event. Enjoy a flat and scenic course as you help contribute to important educational programs at West Seattle High School funded by the PTSA.

Big thank you's to Cami MacNamara (WSHS parent alumni) of WebCami web design for the updated website design and Erik Bell, WSHS parent, Graphic Design & Photography at Shine Agency for the new logo and awesome t-shirt (to be revealed soon!).

Follow the West Seattle 5k on Facebook for the latest news and updates. Out of town, not a runner, like to sleep in - you may still make a donation to the event on the registration site and become a virtual participant. Better yet, become a Sponsor and gain extra exposure for your business with thousands of runners and spectators. Sponsorship packages range from $250-$2,000. For additional information on sponsorship, please visit

Golf Tourney Ahead - Register and Donate Raffle Items Today!

Golf TourneyThe 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 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.

Westside Drama Production of Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & ClydeJoin 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 Mar 30, 21, April 1, 5-7. There will be a special performance on April 1st to raise funds for musical rights, costumes, props and building supplies.

Host an Italian Student!

Italian studentJoin the Ergon cross cultural exchange program and host an Italian student next fall semester or school year! The Italian family will offer your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses paid summer vacation. Ergon sponsors the flight! We specialize in a rigorous selection process ensuring that students are academically strong, responsible, and proficient in English; we devote great care to matching students with host families. Students are fully insured and arrive with pocket money for all expenses, including recreation activities and vacations. experience with you. To learn more, please email us and visit our website at

Student Successes

FCCLA Students Represent at State

Congratulations to Hana Negusse, Louis Tran, Heaven Ambaye, Taija Young and Lyneisha Williams! These outstanding WSHS leaders scored a gold rating at FCCLA regionals and represented WSHS at the state conference. Students presented their projects to a panel, including the use of technology, memorized content, evidence and data. Thanks to Ms. Klein for sponsoring the club and we look forward to the results!

Student Opportunities

Summer Journalism Workshop

JournalismThis summer, Radio Station KUOW is offering a workshop where you can learn about journalism, audio recording, interviewing, writing for broadcast, and speaking on the air. You'll be learning from and working with professional journalists. Become a digital media expert and get paid a $1,200 stipend. Contact Career Specialist Helen Maynard for more information.

Service Hours Opportunity

service learningSpring Egg Hunt Volunteers are needed for the Hiawatha Communicty Center annual outdoor egg hunt. They are looking for teen volunteers to help stuff eggs with candy. Students can drop by the center Monday-Friday from 3:15-5:15. Don't forget to bring the service hours log!

Attention Students Interested in Nursing

Nurse CampSeattle Children's offers a Nursing Camp for student exploring the pediatric nursing profession. Juniors and Seniors are invited to apply for the camp which will be held June 27-29. Applications are due April 14th. Students may get help from Ms. Maynard in the Career Center or learn more on their website.

YMCA Environmental Symposium

Environmental 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

LeadershipIs 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.

Senior News

CAN Suggested Scholarships

College Access Now (CAN) would like to advertise some scholarships to help our Scholarshipsseniors in the building make college more affordable! We are encouraging students to complete the following scholarships:

College Greenlight and The Wash Board are great sites for students to use to find additional scholarships. There is tons of free money waiting!

Scholarship Central

ScholarshipsSeniors, 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.

Sports Desk

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:  Apr 4, May 2 and June 6.


Westside Weekly - Monday, March 13, 2017
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