January 16, 2017

Mark your Calendar

    Mon, Jan 16
    • MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
    Sat, Jan 21
    • Saturday MASH, 9-11AM - Theatre
    Tues, Jan 24
    • WSHS Parent Information Day, 9:30-Noon - Library
    Wed, Jan 25
    • 2-Hour Early Dismissal

    Fri, Mon, Tues, Jan 27-31

    • Semester 1 Finals

    Tues, Jan 31

    • Movie Screening
    Wed, Feb 1
    • NO SCHOOL - Day between Semesters
    Mon, Feb 7
    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library
    Mar 30, 31, April 1, 5, 6, 7 Spring Musical - Bonnie & Clyde

    This Week and Next

    EOC Retakes This Week

    testingIf your student is a Junior or Senior and has not taken or not passed the Math End of Course exam, it is being offered in the Commons on Wednesday January 18th. Students can choose to take the Algebra or Geometry exam, come prepared with pencil, eraser and calculator. The Biology EOC is being offered on Thursday 1/19 to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors that have not previously passed the exam. If you’re not sure if your student has passed the EOC, please check the Source or ask a Counselor as these exams are a graduation requirement.

    Puzzled by the IEP and Evaluation Process?

    Parent WorkshopsOpen Doors for Multicultural Families and the Office of the Education Ombuds are presenting a 2-part series of workshops to help families understand the IEP and Evaluation process. Evaluations and IEPs are a source of great confusion among parents of students with disabilities. Join us and learn more on Wednesday, January 18 from 6-8PM at South Shore K8.

    Yearbook Price Rise Jan 18 - Buy Today!

    YearbooksBuy 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 are at a historically low price of $45 each from now until January 17. The price goes to $50 January 18 – March 17 and a final price increase to $60 March 18 – May 3.


    Final Exam Schedule Announced

    First semester finals will be held on the following schedule.

    • Friday, Jan 27 - 2nd and 4th Periods
    • Monday, Jan 30 - 3rd and 5th Periods
    • Tuesday, Jan 31 - 1st and 6th Periods
    • No School - Day Between Semesters

    SAT Offered FREE to Juniors - March 1

    Seattle Public Schools administers the SAT assessments free of charge during school hours. On Mar 1, Juniors will be offered the SAT, an important test for college-bound students.

    WSHS Y Offers Self Defense Classes

    Each Tuesday at 3:30PM, students can participate in a free self defense class. Students should sign up in the YMCA office and meet at the historic entrance to learn practical methods to protect themselves from bullying and other attacks.

    WSHS Parent Information Date Announced

    Attention ParentsWSHS will offer an information day on Tuesday, January 24th from 9:30 - 11AM. Learn about course offering and what it's like to be a freshman as WSHS. Students will lead tours of building and there will be a panel of school staff and ASB students available to share the experience to be had at WSHS. Students must be accompanied by a parent in order to attend. Download the flier.

    WSHS Screens Most Likely to Succeed - January 31

    movieJoin us at West Seattle High School on Monday, January 31st for an evening of exploration and inquiry into innovative schools for the 21st Century. We will be hosting a FREE screening of the film "Most Likely to Succeed," followed by a panel of local and state education innovators. Screening begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP. Learn more.

    Mumps Information

    Important NoticeAs you may know, many cases of mumps are showing up in King County. Please watch your children closely for signs and symptoms, including: fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and/or swollen, tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides. If you notice these in your child, please contact their health care provider immediately. Fortunately, young people who have been vaccinated are far less likely to get mumps, and if they do, are less likely to have a severe case. Please ensure that your student has been thoroughly vaccinated. Be advised: there is a possibility that if a case occurs in our school community, students who have not been fully vaccinated may need to be excluded from school for at least 25 days for their own and the community’s safety. Questions? Contact School Nurse Kari Lombard.

    Theater Upgrade to Begin Soon

    $8725 raised at the PTSA Auction in November will be used to buy a new sound system for our Theater. While this upgrade will support all activities in this space, the Drama department is particularly excited! Thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the auction this year!

    Student Highlights

    Woo HooWHSH Students Shine in Tech Competition

    Last Saturday the TSA Club (Technology Student Association) competed in the TSA Puget Sound Regional competition. Four students from West Seattle High School competed in the category of Photography. Quinn Fitzgerald won first place in the Photography category for the Puget Sound Region.

    FCCLA Stars Qualify for State Competition

    Congratulations go out to Heaven Ambaye, Taija Young, and Louis Tran. They represented WSHS FCCLA and the Family & Consumer Sciences department well. They brought home 3 gold medals and are now eligible for state competition! Go Wildcats!!!

    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: Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 and June 6.


    Westside Weekly - Monday, January 16, 2017
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