January 9, 2017

Mark your Calendar

    Mon, Jan 9
    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM - Library
    Wed, Jan 11
    • 2-Hour Early Release

    The Odd Couple - Jan 11, 12, 13 at 7:30PM - WSHS Theater Mon, Jan 16

    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
    Spring Musical - Bonnie & Clyde
    Mar 30, 31, April 1,5,6,7

    This Week and Next

    Booster Club Meeting - Tonight

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

    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 11 and 18 from 6-8PM at South Shore K8.

    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.

    Student Produced Drama Production of The Odd Couple-Female Edition Begins Wednesday

    Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. Never fear, the hilarity remains the same. Tickets are $10 with reservation, $15 at the door. To make reservations, email tickets@westsidedrama.com. Performances are Jan 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30PM in the WSHS Theatre. Learn more about the Spring Musical - Bonnie & Clyde Special Performance on April 1.


    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 31st.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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

    MLK March - Student Service Hours Opportunity

    Service HoursCity of Seattle MLK Teen March- Sat Jan 14th- Earn Service Hours and march for Dr. King! Event begins with a group rally at MLK Park followed by a march to Rainier CC. FREE food, entertainment & knowledge!! Event runs Saturday, Jan 14th from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Hiawatha staff is running vans to/from the event. Please sign up at Hiawatha CC by Wed Jan 11th.

    MLK Day Assembly to Recognize Students

    MLK DayIn 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice through nonviolent action. During next week's MLK assembly, the ASB will acknowledge students who are following in Dr. King’s footsteps. Staff has been asked for nominations of students who are modeling justice, equality, and fairness here at West Seattle and beyond in our communities. The ASB and The Diversity Club will present a Wildcat Peace Prize in recognition of these students.

    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 9, 2017
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