January 3, 2017

Mark your Calendar

    Mon, Jan 9
    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library
    Wed, Jan 11
    • 2-Hour Early Release
    Mon, Jan 16
    • MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

    This Week and Next

    Booster Club Meeting - Mon, 1/9

    Join our booster families at the monthly meeting next Monday in the Library at 7pm.

    FAFSA/WASFA Application Night at Garfield

    Garfield High School is holding a FAFSA/WASFA Application Night for anyone who needs help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). This night is open to students from any school and will be held on Thursday, January 12 from 3:30-7PM.


    PTSA Grants Available - Applications Due Jan 13

    PTSA GrantsThe PTSA has approved up to $8,000 in disbursements this year in the form of small academic grants. Now is your chance to submit a request for one of these small or “mini” grants. Grants could be used to fund purchase of equipment, supplies or other tangible goods. Funding priority is given to activities or projects that have a lasting impact on teaching and learning and those which benefit the greatest number of WSHS students. Deadline for grant applications is Friday, January 13th at 4PM. Send completed applications to Amy Doll or place in the PTSA mailbox.

    Share Student News, Events, Community Activities

    AttentionThe Westside Weekly will be happy to publish any student-related material. Community activities, clubs, camps, collection drives, fundraisers, and we especially love highlighting student achievement of any kind. Please send information to the editor via email. Articles for Monday are due the Saturday prior at 3pm.

    Football Photos Available

    cameraWSHS varsity games versus Garfield, Liberty, and Cleveland (as well as the JV game vs. Sealth) were photographed by the WPN Network of photographers. They capture great action shots of the guys on the field and on the sideline. Copies may viewed and purchased through the Metro League photographer’s website.

    Host an Italian Exchange Student

    ItalianJoin the Ergon cross-cultural exchange program and host an Italian student next fall semester or school year! The Italian family will offer your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses paid summer vacation. Ergon sponsors the flight! Ergon specializes in a rigorous selection process and carefully match students with host families. Costanza is living a great experience in the West Seattle school community and has established a close bond with her hosting family. Our Seattle host parents are happy to share their experience. Learn more - email italexchange@gmail.com and visit our website.

    Yearbook Price Rising Soon - 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.

    Student Highlights

    Making PE Class Fun!Sweating

    Before the holidays, Ms. West's PE class was seen 'Sweating to the 80s' with Richard Simmons. Students dressing in their parents' favorite 80s outfit were awarded extra credit. Thanks to Ms. West for making PE fun for our students!

    Study Abroad in Germany!

    GermanyFull scholarships are provided for studying abroad in Germany. Since 1983, this program has enabled more the 17k students to expand their global perspective and make new friends. No previous study of German required. Contact Ms. Schumacher for information.‚Äč

    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 3, 2017
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