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News and Events

Student Schedules-Wednesday, September 3

Student Schedules

As the weather shifts, we begin preparing for another great year at West Seattle High School. With the start of school approaching we know that students get excited to find out what classes they will be taking. Please let your student know that schedules will be distributed on the first day of classes, Wednesday, September 3
rd and that no schedules will be given out prior to that time.

We look forward to seeing your kids again!
The Counseling Team
9th Grade Family Night

West Seattle High School - Freshman Family Night

We would like to welcome our incoming 9th grade students and their families for snacks and orientation!

Join us in the West Seattle High School Theater
on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m.  

The evening will include:
5:30 Theater
:       Student Panel
                            Review of high school expectations and policies
6:00 Commons:    Opportunity to meet key West Seattle staff members
                            School Tours
                            Raffle and prizes; purchase WSHS Spirit Gear

Freshmen-only Orientation will be held the first day of school,
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 beginning at 7:50 a.m.

Questions? Contact Susan Nyman, 9th grade counselor at 206-252-8775 or
Amy Doll, parent coordinator, at 206-252-8813.

Welcome Back to School

Welcome Wildcats to the 2014-2015 school year!
Listed below are some important dates, events, and costs for your start of school planning. 

August 13th FALL SPORT PACKETS ACCEPTED.  Football practice begins August 20st and all other fall sports begin August 25th.  Students must submit a current physical and approved paperwork to be eligible to play and practice, and fines must be paid up.  Sports packets can be picked up in the main office. 

August 27th:  FRESHMAN FAMILY NIGHT   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
September 3rd:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

9th GRADE SCHEDULE (w/Link Leaders):
7:20 - 7:50     Breakfast and lunch available for purchase.
7:50 -12:15    9th Grade Orientation – (Link Crew) wear comfortable clothing. 

10th-12th GRADE SCHEDULE
7:30 - 11:50  Building CLOSED to upperclassmen (10-12)
          11:00 New Upperclassmen (1-12) Orientation in Theatre
11:55-12:25  ALL Upperclassmen (10-12) lunch in the cafeteria (available for purchase)

9th-12th GRADE AFTERNOON SCHEDULE  (Student’s get schedule on first day)
1st:  12:20-12:35
2nd: 12:40-12:55
3rd:    1:00-1:15
4th:    1:20-1:40
5th:    1:45-2:00
6th:    2:05-2:20

September 4th:  SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL.  School Starts at 7:50 am for ALL students.
School ends at 2:20 pm

September 19th:  PICTURE DAY.  Information will be sent home before picture day.
October 2nd:  CURRICULUM NIGHT.  (6:30-8:00 pm)

Supplies: Students will need pens, pencils, lined college paper, 2 inch notebook, 2-3 composition books, and if at all possible a graphing calculator (TI-84 will take them through high school math).  Individual teachers may have specific needs.(See our posted web list on this same news and events page)
ASB Stickers:  $30:00 reduce costs of school gear and entry to events such as dances and sports.
WSHS Gear:  $10.00-$40:00
Yearbooks: $60

The staff at West Seattle High School is looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year.  Enjoy the rest of the summer and we will see you on September 3rd.
Fall Athletic Packet - Due Dates

Attention Parents of Athletes:

Please make sure all physicals, athletic packets, and fees are turned in to the main office before Thursday August 21st.  Football paperwork is due tomorrow Tuesday, August 19th. If you missed the Parent/Athletic meeting on Wednesday August 13th, there will be a make-up meeting on Tuesday August 26th at 7:00pm. This will be the only make-up meeting but paperwork is still due this Thursday the 21st , and  ALL Football paperwork needs to be turned in tomorrow Tuesday, August 19th.  Office hours to accept packets are 8:30am – 2:30pm. You can call Shelley Yeigh, our Athletic Secretary for any questions you might have at 252-8830.  If your paperwork is not turned in on time, your student will not be able to practice until processed. 

Trevor Leopold
West Seattle High School
Athletic Director
206-252-887
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WSHS School Supply List
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
General Supply list for all Students include the following ·   1 (one) 3-ring binder
·   1 set of Binder Section Dividers per binder
·   2 Composition Books - college rule
·   2 Spiral Notebooks - college rule
·   Loose leaf lined paper 200 sheets.
·   Loose graph paper – 1 package
·   One pack of 3” by 3” Post-it note pads
·   Highlighters
·   Ruler
·   Pencils #2 recommended (mechanical accepted)
·   Pens black and blue ink 
*There may be additional requirements from individual teachers and will be given when student's receive their syllabi 
·  USB (thumb drive)
·  3x5 Index cards
·  Colored pencils
·  Calculator, TI-84 graphing calculator, scientific calculator, and or basic calculator depended on level of Math    class enrolled in.
·  Compass
·  Composition books with graph paper
*Additional Supplies for Classroom donations accepted all year
·  Composition Books - college rule
·  Spiral Notebooks
·  Pencils # 2/Pens/Markers/Highlighters
·  3x5 cards/Post-it notes
·  Glue sticks
·  Dividers
·  Paper Folders
·  Presentation notebooks
·  Flash Drives
·  Kleenex/Hand Cleaner/Lysol wipes
 
 Contact Amy Doll: 206-252-8813
 Parent/Volunteer Coordinator 
1st Day of School Schedule
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE
 
(Returning Upperclassmen not to be on campus until 11:50)

7:50 - 12:15  9th Grade -  Link Crew Orientation and Activities Including Lunch
  • Student's should bring a lunch
  • Lunch is also available for purchase for $3.00
11:00 - NEW Upperclassmen (10-12) Orientation in Theater


11:50 - 12:15 -  Upperclassmen (10-12) Lunch
  • Cafeteria is open for upper classmen
  • Lunch is available for purchase for $3.00

12:20 -  2:20  Students attend periods 1-6
Transcripts / Student Schedules / Diplomas
Transcripts
Seniors were instructed to provide addressed, stamped envelopes to their counselors prior to senior checkout.  Transcripts will be mailed to the schools of all students who provided envelopes.  If your student did not leave an envelope with their counselor, they will need to request that transcripts be sent in September. 
 
Schedules
Schedules will be distributed on the first day of classes on Wednesday, September 3. Students will have five school days to request changes to their schedule. Schedule Change Request Forms will be available online and from counselors on the first day of school. After five school days, students will no longer be able to request changes to their schedules This ensures a smooth start for both staff and students.

Diplomas
If you did not pick up your diploma at graduation or before school was out you can pick this after counselors return on August 25.

Contact your student's counselor if you have questions.  

Tara Vanselow 10-12 (M-Z) Head Counselor
thvanselow@seattleschools.org

Tia Filippelli 10-12 (A-L) Counselor
tgfilippelli@seattleschools.org

Susan Nyman 9th Grade Counselor
smnyman@seattleschools.org
West Seattle HS Band Camp this Sept.

West Seattle High School Band Camp will be on September 6th and 7th on the field at Madison Middle School.  It will go from 10am-3pm on Saturday 9/6 and from 10am-1pm with a family BBQ/Picnic following camp on 9/7. 

The cost is $30 which includes food, beverages, snacks and a band t-shirt.  Payments should be made out to WSHS Music and brought to the band director, Ethan Thomas, the first week of school in September.   

Any questions can be emailed to Ethan at etthomas1@seattleschools.org.

Upcoming Events
Additional Resources

Bell Schedule-New Bell Times to be posted soon!
Start Time 7:50am
End Time: 2:20pm

  
             

Period Time
1st 7:50-8:50 a.m.
2nd 8:55-9:50 a.m.
3rd 9:55-10:50 a.m.
4th (Grades 10-12) 10:55 a.m.-11:50 .a.m.
2nd Lunch (Grades 10-12) 11:50- 12:20p.m.
1st Lunch
(Grade 9)
10:50-11:20 a.m.
4th
(Grade 9)
11:25 a.m.- 12:20 p.m.
5th 12:25 -1:20 p.m.
6th 1:25-2:20 p.m.
 Click Here for all Bell Schedules, including the Alternate Schedules

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