March 20, 2017

Mark your Calendar

Wed, Mar 22

  • Equity Day
  • Two-Hour Early Release

Sat, Mar 25

  • Saturday MASH, 9AM-12noon - Library
  • Booster Club Fundraiser, Slim's Last Chance (Georgetown)

Tues, Mar 28

  • PTSA General Meeting and Marijuana Presentation, 7PM - Library

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

Apr 10-14

  • Spring Break

Sat, May 21

  • West Seattle 5K, 9AM - Alki Beach

Sat, Jun 3

  • WSHS All Class Reunion and 100th Anniversary of WSHS Building event

Fri, June 16

  • Prom - details to come

Tues, June 21

  • Class of 2017 Graduation, 8PM SWAC

This Week and Next

March 22 is Equity Day at WSHS

arrowWest Seattle High School's second annual Equity Day will be held on Wednesday, March 22, during the early release day. This year, there will be more student-led workshops. We'll also have some really dynamic presenters joining us from the community. There will also be keynote address and an all-school assembly to close the day. Big thanks to Ms. Hall and Ms. Jones for organizing this opportunity for students.

This Saturday! Boosters Event at Slim's Last Chance - Don't Miss It!

funThe WS Booster Club's spring fundraiser is less than a week away, and we hope you will be joining us! Parents - you know you love music and good food.....So come dance, listen to live music and have fun while supporting our kids! Saturday, March 25th, at Slim's Last Chance (in Georgetown and famous for their chili!) with the 'Groove Surfers'! Funds support athletics, cheer and music. Tickets are only $30 per person, include food and beverage discounts, and can be purchased through our website, (This is an over 21 event). Don't wait - buy your tickets now. Bring your friends, it will be a fun night!

Saturday MASH-This Weekend!

Students who need help in preparation for Quarter end Study Hallshould plan to attend Saturday MASH next Saturday from 9AM to noon. Tutors will be on hand to support students with needs in any subject.

PTSA Meeting and Drug Use Parent Program-Mar 28

PTSA MeetingThe WSHS PTSA is hosting an important Drug Use parent program at the next general meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7PM in the library. Research shows that early drug use increases the chances of addiction and harm to adolescent brain development. Washington State laws related to drugs and alcohol have changed, and youth are struggling to understand why they should remain drug-free in an environment with increased availability and normalized use. Many parents are finding it difficult to keep their children safe, healthy, and drug free. This session reviews local substance use data from the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, new marijuana laws and products, educational programs, resources, and strategies for coaching your child through this challenging landscape. We hope to see you there!

Westside Drama Production of Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & ClydeJoin us for a thrilling musical with a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual craving for excitement and fame immediately sets them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

Tickets are $10 with reservation, $15 at the door. For reservations, email Mar 30, 21, April 1, 5-7. There will be a special performance on April 1st to raise funds for musical rights, costumes, props and building supplies.


Register now for the West Seattle 5k!

Check out the new tech t-shirt design by Erik Bell for the West Seattle 5k. Plus, race Attentionparticipants get a cool re-usable tote filled with swag from our awesome sponsors! Register at Save $5.00 with Early Bird registration – ends March 31st. Like the event on Facebook to receive the latest updates. A big shout out to our 2017 sponsors! Please support them by visiting their businesses.

  • CHI Franciscan Health - Premiere Sponsor
  • West Seattle Health Club – Premiere Sponsor
  • VCA Animal Hospital – The official Canine First Aid Center – yes, leashed dogs are welcome in the race!

PAW Treasures - West Seattle Autoworks - West Seattle Runner - West Seattle Blog - Sound Physical Therapy - Redfin - Brett McCandlis Brown/Washington Injury - Sorensen Orthodontics - Shine Agency - WebCami

Event sponsors are still welcome. $250 gets your company logo on the cool shirt and website. More info on sponsorship packages is at

Student Photo Submissions Requested

YearbooksThe Yearbook Staff wants YOUR photos to add to the yearbook! Do you have pics from your summer or winter travels? Send them in! Do you ski or snowboard? Send us pics! Do you have a great group photo of you and your Westside buddies? PUT IT IN THE YEARBOOK! The Yearbook Staff is accepting pictures from the entire student body to be included in the 2017 yearbook. Send your photos to or go online to upload them at School code: West Seattle. And don't forget to purchase a yearbook for your student - preserve high school memories for a lifetime!

New Mindful Warrior 1 Group

wellbeingThe Teen Health Center will be hosting a new X for small groups of students who are looking to know themselves better, live more truly to their values, and live more peacefully and in balance with the world. Teens struggling with anxiety and depression would benefit from this FREE therapy session. All are welcome to this 10-session weekly group starting the week of March 27 and ending the week of June 5. (No meeting spring break.) Call or email the Neighborhood Health office at 206-548-7470 for more information.

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. Exams

  • 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

Golf Tourney Ahead - Register and Donate Raffle Items Today!

Golf TourneyThe 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. Please consider donating items for our raffles prizes. Contact Coach Fazio at or (253)250-8989 if you can help. Donation ideas: gift cards, sports/event tickets, wine baskets, hotel vouchers, movie gift cards or WSHS clothing/gear. Interested in participating in the event, register here.

Host an Italian Student!

Italian studentJoin 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! We specialize in a rigorous selection process ensuring that students are academically strong, responsible, and proficient in English; we devote great care to matching students with host families. Students are fully insured and arrive with pocket money for all expenses, including recreation activities and vacations. experience with you. To learn more, please email us and visit our website at

Spread the Word - All School Reunion

All School ReunionHelp 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.

Senior News

Senior Quotes and Baby Pictures!baby pics

The deadline for senior quotes and baby pics has been extended! Quotes and baby pics are due Thursday, March 23rd. Help make your student's final yearbook something they will cherish forever. Email both to Ms. Gerard at Quotes should be short and clean!

Scholarship Central

ScholarshipsSeniors, it’s scholarship season! Many scholarships are available from local organizations, SPS and even West Seattle groups. Our fabulous Counseling Center has a comprehensive list on their website. Check it out now!

The annual WSHS Alumni Association Scholarship application is now available! Download it an apply today.

Student Successes

Technology Student Association Members Compete

Congratulations to Rosario Reyes Dominnguez, Quinn Fitzgerald and Nathaniel TSA CompetitionThompson who competed at the TSA state competition in Yakima this past weekend. These students competed and excelled in regional competition in Everett which qualified them to go to state. The students will be competing in Photographic Technology. Great job Wildcats!

Congratulations FCCLA Students!

CongratsCongratulations to the Taija Young, Heaven Ambaye, and Louis Tran. Last week they competed at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference and brought home 2nd place Silver Medals for WestSide! Not only did they do an amazing job of representing West Seattle High School, they made a huge impact on our West Seattle community.

Student Opportunities

Summer Opportunity at Harborview

Do you know a Junior or Senior interested in the medical or public health field? The Summer InternINSIGHT 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

JournalismThis 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.

Service Hours Opportunity

service learningSpring Egg Hunt Volunteers are needed for the Hiawatha Community Center annual outdoor egg hunt. They are looking for teen volunteers to help stuff eggs with candy. Students can drop by the center Monday-Friday from 3:15-5:15. Don't forget to bring the service hours log!

Attention Students Interested in Nursing

Nurse CampSeattle 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.

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:  Apr 4, May 2 and June 6.


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