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    Mark your Calendar

    Tues, Jun 6
    • Final Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library
    Wed, Jun 7
    • PTSA Volunteer Night, 7:30PM
    Sat, June 10
    • Saturday Study Hall, 9AM-noon - Library
    Fri, June 16
    • Prom at "Within Sodo" - 8PM-12AM
    Sat, June 17
    • Final Saturday Study Hall, 9AM-noon - Library
    Mon, Jun 19
    • Last Day for Seniors - Senior Breakfast and Graduation Rehearsal, 9AM
    Wed, June 21
    • Class of 2017 Graduation, 8PM SWAC
    • Grad Night, 10PM-6AM - leaves from SWAC
    Mon, Jun 26
    • Last Day of School for Underclassmen

    This Week and Next

    Final Testing This Week

    Exams take place in the Commons at 8:45AM. Students must arrive on time, ready to test with a #2 pencil and calculator. Affected students will be excused from 1st and 2nd period.

    • June 7th EOC Algebra and Geometry make-up for Juniors testing in the Commons
    • June 8th EOC Biology for all Freshmen in Biology
    • June 8th EOC Biology for Sophomores and Juniors who have not met standards

    Attention Juniors who haven’t previously passed the SBAC ELA and Math, the testing window closes June 15th. If you were absent and or haven’t completed the exam, please report to the Library on June 7th at 8:45AM. The SBAC is a graduation requirement.

    Final Booster Club Meeting - Tues 

    Booster ClubThe club will meet this Tuesday, June 6th at 7PM in the school library. Please come and join us as we will be discussing items for next year. We also have a few volunteer positions to fill. Please contact us with any questions you may have about the following: Concession stand volunteers, Fan Wear and Programs.

    PTSA Recognizes Volunteers

    Thank YouThe final PTSA board meeting of the year will be held on June 7. PTSA President Julie Howell will host a volunteer appreciation night at her home after the meeting, starting at 7:30PM. Contact the president if you'd like to attend. Our volunteers are the key to parent involvement success - you are appreciated!!!

    Attention Incoming AP Students

    attentionStudents who will take AP classes next year should come meet your future AP teachers during lunch on Wednesday, June 14th. Students will meet in the theater and will be able to pick up summer homework assignments while finding out a little more about the cool things they’ll be doing next year! Encourage your students to attend!


    Prom Details

    promOur Senior Prom is themed “Celebrating One Hundred Years” and will be held at Within Sodo,located at 2916 Utah Ave S on Friday, June 16th from 8-11PM. Tickets are $25 or $20 with an ASB sticker. Drinks, light snacks and desserts will be served. There will two photo companies at prom who will provide professional photos free of charge to attendees. Parking is not included but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available surrounding the venue. Encourage your student to buy their tickets during lunch. Students are counting down to the big event!

    2017 Kimtah - WSHS Yearbook - Centennial Edition

    It is not too late to buy a yearbook! They are available for purchase online at Don't Miss! until they sell out. ORDER YOURS ASAP because they WILL sell out. There are only 200 yearbooks left to sell to the remaining 700 students! YIKES! Don't be left without your own Centennial Edition of West Seattle High School's yearbook, the 2017 Kimtah. 100 Years of Westside Pride!

    Baseball Team Fundraiser: Mariners vs. Astros

    MarinersThe baseball team is selling 1000 tickets to the Saturday, June 24th Mariners Game. Tickets are $18 each and it's a 7:10pm first pitch. It's "Turn Back the Clock Night" and the first 20K fans will receive a retro Mariners cap courtesy of Stihl. Help support the WSHS Baseball team and buy your tickets today! To purchase tickets, contact Download the flier for more info. Play Ball!

    Student Opportunities

    Learn Arabic, Chinese or Korean This Summer

    worldOneWorld Now!’s three-week summer camp for high school students focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding and a desire to experience the world. Students can enroll in beginning Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese or Korean and will learn through immersion classes, guest speakers, cultural activities and field trips. There is a $25 registration fee but thanks to continued support from STARTALK, there are no other fees or deposits to attend this camp; all meals, snacks and supplies will be provided. The deadline to apply is June 21, 2017. Learn more.

    Free 5-Day Drama Camp!

    dramaThe 26-year old BAYFEST Youth Theatre is very pleased to announce that funding has allowed us to schedule a completely free 5-day camp for 12-15 Seattle-area students, ages 13-19. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis through June 10. Participants will be chosen based on audition and recommendation. This is a rare opportunity for us and expect slots will fill up fast. We will NOT be asking for family financial information for this opportunity. Camp will be held at Pathfinder School in West Seattle, and classes and workshops will run 9:30 - 3:30 Monday through Friday, August 14-18, with a performance on Friday afternoon. Email us at to schedule an audition/application.

    United Way Summer Job

    Work for United Way to provide high-quality meals and educational programming for community youth. Students would receive training and professional development, a $1,222 monthly stipend, and a $1,194 AmeriCorps Education Award for student loans summer job opportunityor future education. Contact Helen Maynard for more information.

    Earn Service Hours this Summer

    Arbor Heights Elementary is seeking science mentors (no experience required) for a summer program being held from July 10-14, 9AM-3:30PM. Students will earn 40 hours of service toward their graduation requirement. Contact Helen Maynard for a connection.

    Student Recognition

    Student Environmentalist

    congratsCongratulations to student, Aji Piper, a committed activist for environmental concerns and climate justice. He is one of 6 students in Seattle who, in collaboration with a legal team and scientists, have brought litigation against the State of Washington to more rigorously reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Aji is featured, as both an author and activist, in the Spring 2017 issue (35.1) of the design magazine "Arcade". This is quite an honor.

    Final Wrap Up of Post-Season Wildcats Sports

    Congrats to all of our outstanding athletes who represented WSHS in the 2017 post-season.

    • Senior Caden Snodgrass has been selected to play in the 2017 East-West HS Football game this summer
    • Cass Elliott is the 3A State Champion, and owns a new meet record in the 300mwinner hurdles
    • Chloe Cunliff placed 2nd in the pole vault at the State 3A track meet
    • The Boys Soccer Team had the best showing in school history - making it to the state quarter finals
    • Metro League 1st Team: Thomas Mensing, Logan Schiller, Sam Carballo 2nd Team: Alex Coronado, Neil Gramlich. Honorable Mention: Tommy Irwin, Kai Hyke, Connor Elder

    Senior News

    Senior Standouts Honored

    senior awardsCongratulations to the following outstanding seniors who were recognized at the Senior Awards night last week: Linda Cardona-Rigor, Ryan Dean, Lucas Lavoie, Lindy Tongol, Mikelayi Yimiti, Martin Niolove, Miles Hairston, Zoe Mullen, John Henzler, Michaela Coontz, Andrew Brugraff, Emma Petty, Madison Mormon, Chris Picinich, Joseph Lapid, Catherine Tolentino, Jack Durham, Allison Aamot, Lennae Starr, Nate Pryor, Kat Veenhuizen, Leo Purcell, Connor Elder, Izzy Turk, Alyx Hastings, Lily Foucault, Rayanne Hatfield, Tianrui Wang, Quinn Gerberding, Derek Chan, Logan Schiller, Mahri Crawford, Andrew Metzelaar, Lizzy Nichols, Leon Langer, Zabiba Adem and Suscha Walker.

    Graduation DetailsClass of 2017

    The last day for Seniors is Monday, June 19th and will start at 9AM with the Senior Breakfast. Graduation rehearsal begins directly after breakfast and is mandatory for students who wish to walk. Graduation will be held at 8PM on Wednesday, June 21 at the SW Athletic Center across from Sealth.

    Grad Night Party Details

    Class of 2017 Senior Graduation Night Party - Keep Your Grad Safe!

    • What is it? A safe, fun and chaperoned all-night graduation party for seniors
    • When? Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30PM to Thursday, June 22 at 6AM
    • Where? Meet in Southwest Athletic Complex (SWAC) parking lot immediately following graduation ceremony to be transported by bus to secret entertainment venues with activities, entertainment, food and non-stop fun, fun, fun!
    • Cost? Discounted ticket price is $75, actual ticket cost is $175. Please pay what you are able to pay from $75 to $175. Discounted ticket price will increase to $100 on June 1st. We depend on fundraisers, donations and volunteers to help keep ticket prices low, so please support us!
    • How to register? Download the registration form in WSHS main office or register on WSHS PTSA website (click on Grad Night link on left hand side).
    • Questions? Contact Catha Elder, or 206-937-6119 or Amy Doll, or 206-252-8813

    VolunteerSenior Graduation Night Party chaperones needed!!! Please 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, or take a shift from 9PM to 2AM or from 2AM to 6AM. Please contact Catha Elder at or 206-941-7490 or Amy Doll at or 206-252-8813 if you would like to chaperone.

    Booster Club

    Meeting Schedule

    The club meets once a month at 7pm in the school library - please join us. Our final meeting of this school year will be held on June 6.


    Westside Weekly - Monday, June 5, 2017