January 23, 2017

Mark your Calendar

    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
    Sat, Feb 4
    • Winter Ball, Fred Wildlife Refuge
    Mon, Feb 7
    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library
    Wed, Feb 15
    • 2-Hour Early Dismissal
    Mon, Feb 20-Fri, Feb 24
    • Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
    Wed, Mar 1
    • SAT Testing for Juniors, 8:40AM
    Mar 30, 31, April 1, 5, 6, 7 Spring Musical - Bonnie & Clyde

    This Week and Next

    WSHS Parent Information Day - Tomorrow

    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.

    Final Exam Begin next Friday

    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


    Spring Sports Packets Available Now

    spring sportsSpring Sports (baseball, girls softball, boys soccer, tennis and track) begin soon! Students interested in trying out for any of the spring teams should pick up a packet in the office, complete and return it by February 10th. Students must also have an ASB card and a physical on file to try out. Forms must be returned to guarantee a tryout.

    SPS Skills Center Survey

    The Seattle Skills Center of Seattle Public Schools would like your input on our existing courses and possible new Skills Center course offerings.

    What is the Seattle Skills Center? The Seattle Skills Center is a free program in Seattle Public Schools that prepares students for careers, college, and life. We do this by providing advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that give students options to continue on to career-focused learning in four-year colleges, or earn post-secondary certification, or join the work force right out of high school. We provide this training through our regular school year courses and our summer program. Take the survey.

    SAT Offered FREE to Juniors - March 1SAT

    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. Doors open for registration at 8:00am in the gym. Student should bring ID, pencil, eraser and calculator. No admittance
    after 8:45am Questions? Contact the testing coordinator.

    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.

    Preserve Memories - Get a Yearbook 

    Yearbook DeadlineBuy 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 cost $50 now through March 17 and there will be a price increase to $60 March 18 – May 3.

    Senior News

    Fill out the FAFSA Today!

    Graduating Senior? Everyone is eligible for some form of financial aid, no matter their circumstances, no matter which institution they are planning to attend (e.g. 2 yr. college or 4 yr. university), or whether they ultimately use the aid or not. It is also important to be aware that many colleges offer merit aid that doesn’t even consider financial need; merit aid is based on achievements such as grades, SAT scores or athletics. In other words, your financial circumstance does not matter for this type of aid, but you can’t get it if you don’t fill out the FAFSA. Filling out the FAFSA is easier than you think! It can take less than an hour to complete if you have all of your documents ready. Keep in mind, it is a free application.

    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 23, 2017
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