This Week and Next
Get Ready for Spring Break
This week not only do we start the countdown for Spring Break but we also have our Spring Spirit Week.
- Monday: Mathletes vs. Athletes
- Tuesday: Marvel vs. DC
- Wednesday: Cowboys vs. Aliens
- Thursday: Greasers vs. Preps
- Friday: Blue vs. Gold - Pep Assembly!
Booster Club Meeting - Tuesday
Please come to our next Booster Club meeting this Tuesday, April 4th, 7pm, in the school library. We will be collecting nominations for board positions, getting updates on spring sports, discussing our role in the all class reunion, and more.
Westside Drama Production of Bonnie & Clyde - last shows this week!
Don't miss out! Join
us for a thrilling musical with a non-traditional score combining
blues, gospel and rockabilly music.
Curtain time is 7:30PM in the West Seattle HS Theatre. Tickets are $10 with reservation, $15 at the door. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The production continues April 5-7.
Golf Tourney This Weekend - Not Too Late to Register!
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. There will be a men's and woman's long drive contest, plus a closest to the pin contest. Also, the use of mulligans are strongly encouraged and can be purchased at the clubhouse before the tournament begins. Contact Coach Fazio at email@example.com or (253)250-8989 if you have any questions. Register now.
Baseball Team Fundraiser: Mariners vs. Astros
The 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 WSHSMarinerstickets@gmail.com. Download the flier for more info. Play Ball!
Help WSHS Enforce the Dress Code
Inappropriate attire can be cause for significant distraction and disruption. Numerous egregious violations of the SPS dress code have been reported and the administration is seeking parent support in promoting the policy at home. For your reference, below is the policy, as found in the student handbook.
Students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Dress and appearance must not present or cause disruption. All logos and attire must be school appropriate. No alcohol or drug references or paraphernalia on clothing are permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times. Overly revealing or disruptive clothing, e.g. sagged pants, exposed underwear, gang related insignia, including bandanas, obscenities, etc. are not permitted. Students out of compliance with the dress code will be referred to administration or security. Students may be asked to change or modify their clothing, parents/families contacted, or asked to leave campus.
Paper Drive Happening Now!
According to The Magic Works, a local organization that works to support Seattle’s homeless population, the most requested item that they are not able to provide is basic paper supplies like toilet paper
and small packages of Kleenex. Between now and the end of this week, the ASB and Link Crew Leadership class are collecting these items to support The Magic Works. Please place donations of paper products in the boxes outside the Activity Center. You can also make a monetary donation in the school office. Please help support this student-led worthy cause!
Explore the SPS Skills Center
The Seattle Skills Center provides advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) to high school students. In the regular school year we serve 16 to 20 year olds, and in the summer, we provide introductory Skills Center courses to incoming 9th graders through 12th graders. In all of our courses, students can earn high school credit, industry recognized certifications, and in some cases, college credit.
One new summer course that is specially designed for incoming 9th graders is called, “9th Grade Advantage.” This summer course will help students transition into high school and build skills while getting a jump start on the new 24 credit graduation requirement. Learn more about the Skills Center options.
- 9th – 12th grade: Our summer courses are open to all students in 9th – 12th grade and run from July 5 to July 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. everyday. If students need to take a credit retrieval class, they can do this in the morning and still take one of our Skills Center classes.
- 16 to 20 year olds: During the school year we provide 16 to 20 year old students advanced CTE preparatory courses in career pathways like culinary, medical, construction, manufacturing, media arts, teaching, fire fighting, auto technology, video game production, and maritime operations.
Register now for the West Seattle 5k!
The West Seattle 5k is our Spring Fundraiser to raise much needed funds for West Seattle High School supported by the PTSA. Proceeds from previous events have been used to improve math, science, music, drama and communications at West Seattle High School. With school budget cuts, fundraising is essential to support the quality education and programs our students receive.
You do not need to be a runner to participate. Walkers are welcome, as well as strollers and leashed dogs. This is a family friendly event on a flat course. Those who love to run can shoot for a PR on our fast course and a shot at some great prizes from West Seattle Runner and Salty’s on Alki. Everyone gets a cool tech t-shirt and swag bag.
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 this Wednesday.
- 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
Spread the Word - All School Reunion
Help spread the word about the West Seattle HS All-School Reunion being held on Saturday, June 3 from 4-7pm. This year culminates in a Group Hug photo in front of the school, celebrating our 100th year in the school house. Download the details and schedule of the event.
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 attendees will leave from SWAC at 10PM and return to the WSHS parking lot at 6AM on Thursday. More details next week about this fun event for our grads. Tickets are $50 but will rise to $75 after April 1.
Student to Study Abroad
WSHS student Romey Ehrsan (10th grade), has been accepted into the elite Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. This means that she has earned a full scholarship to study abroad in Germany next year, including all travel expenses and an orientation in Washington, D.C. It is a huge honor for both her and the school. Congratulations to Romey!
Student Leadership Opportunity: ASB Officers!
The ASB is an excellent opportunity for students to build their high school resume. The Associated Student Body is the student leadership team at WSHS. ASB elections will be held on April 20. Class officers need not have experience to run for President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Tech Rep, Public Relations or School Relations officer. Experienced ASB offices include President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer and Tech Rep. This is a great way to use your voice to make a difference at West Seattle HS! Encourage your student to step up!
Public Library Student Assistant Program
The Student Assistant Program gives young people valuable work experience at the Library. Teens ages 16 and older are invited to learn about and apply to the Student Assistant Program at The Seattle Public Library. Eligible students have until 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017 to apply. Students must be 16 by May 31 to be considered. This is a paid opportunity. Learn more and apply today!
Summer Opportunity at Harborview
Do you know a Junior or Senior interested in the medical or public health field? The INSIGHT Summer Research Program for High School Students at Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research may be a golden opportunity! This HS program emphasizes social justice and highlight health disparities. Learn more about this internship program today and apply by April 17.
Summer Journalism Workshop
This 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.
Attention Students Interested in Nursing
Seattle 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.
The club meets once a month at 7pm in the school library - please join us. Mark your calendar with the following dates: May 2 and June 6.
Westside Weekly - Monday, April 3, 2017