March 6, 2017

Mark your Calendar

Tues, Mar 7

  • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM

Wed, Mar 8

  • Two-Hour Early Release
  • WSHS Night at Marination Ma'Kai - 6-8PM

Wed, Mar 22

  • 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 17

  • Prom

Tues, June 21

  • Class of 2017 Graduation, 8PM SWAC

This Week and Next

Booster Club Meeting Tuesday

Join UsPlease join us for our March meeting - this Tuesday, March 7th, 7pm, in the school library. One agenda item will be our upcoming fundraising event on March 25th - an evening with the Groove Surfers - at Slim's Last Chance in Georgetown. You won't want to miss this event - $30 tickets will be available to purchase on our website starting today.

Aloha Westside! Support ASB this Wednesday!

MarinationTake a night off from cooking! Head to Marination Ma'Kai on Alki for some Hawaiian-Korean fusion and half of te night’s profits will go towards our Junior ASB class! It’s Wednesday, March 8 from 6-8 pm and the fundraiser is open to the general public, so please spread the word to neighbors and friends! We hope to see you there and appreciate your support.


West Seattle 5K News

WS 5KRegistration is now open for the West Seattle 5k Run/Walk, the WSHS PTA annual Spring fundraiser held on Alki Beach, Sunday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. Early bird pricing for adults is $30, students $20, and kids 7 and under are free. Please visit to register and for more details about the event. Prices increase by $5.00, April 1st. This is the 8th Anniversary of this fun, family friendly event. Enjoy a flat and scenic course as you help contribute to important educational programs at West Seattle High School funded by the PTSA.

Big thank you's to Cami MacNamara (WSHS parent alumni) of WebCami web design for the updated website design and Erik Bell, WSHS parent, Graphic Design & Photography at Shine Agency for the new logo and awesome t-shirt (to be revealed soon!).

Follow the West Seattle 5k on Facebook for the latest news and updates. Out of town, not a runner, like to sleep in - you may still make a donation to the event on the registration site and become a virtual participant. Better yet, become a Sponsor and gain extra exposure for your business with thousands of runners and spectators. Sponsorship packages range from $250-$2,000. For additional information on sponsorship, please visit

Math Adoption Committee Forming

AttentionWould you like to have a say in selecting new materials for teaching mathematics in grades 6–8? If so, please apply to join the “math adoption committee” no later than March 10. Seattle Public Schools is just beginning the process for evaluating new instructional materials and forming a committee that will begin working in March. It is the district’s goal to have new instructional materials in use during the 2018-19 school year. In forming an adoption committee, our hope is to select members who represent the diverse perspectives and experiences of Seattle Public schools, students, and families. The committee will be comprised of parents/guardians, community members, teachers and principals representing a range of buildings and programs, and the Seattle Public Schools Adoption Committee coordinators. Learn more and submit your application.

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.

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.

Be Part of West Seattle's History!

All Class ReunionSave the Date - June 3rd - West Seattle High School Alumni Association will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the opening of our school building at the 2017 All School Reunion. This year’s West Seattle High School’s All School Reunion will culminate with a special community photo to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the landmark West Seattle High School building. This photo will be taken in front of the School’s Historic Main Entrance on SW Stevens Street. West Seattle High School Alum and Hall of Fame member, Dow Constantine, will be a featured speaker. The photo known as a Group Hug for West Seattle High School will be taken at the conclusion of the annual All School Reunion that afternoon.

Host an International Student

international studentSeattle Lutheran High School has partnered with gphomestay’s residential program! Together, we are offering an incredible opportunity to families in West Seattle for January to May and Fall 2017. If you are interested in making a positive impact on the life of an international student and live within 30 minutes of these schools you can earn a monthly stipend of $1000 and have access to ongoing support from local Residential Coordinators who can help with coordinating meeting your student upon arrival, keeping you connected with the school community, and mediating issues if they arise. Students come with their own insurance and spending money and stay for the academic year. Visit our website or contact Sasha for more information at 617.708.9704.

Student Successes

Wildcat Business Students Making Us Proud

CongratsThis past weekend 8 of our outstanding WS DECA members competed at the DECA State Competition and Washington State Career Development Conference. Congratulate Claudia Coulibaly, Alex Cook, Tyler Donlan, Taylor Gonzales, Alec Maroon, Josh McKinney, Guled Mohamed and Emily Parker! Great job students!

Student Opportunities

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.

YMCA Environmental Symposium

Environmental YESC is hosting its annual Environmental Symposium on March 24th from 9:00-2:00 at the University of Washington. The Symposium gathers passionate, motivated student leaders together to learn about the environmental issues facing our world and how to create a sustainable future for our schools, communities and beyond! Participants will take part in hands-on workshops led by local organizations and designed to educate students about environmental topics as well as give teens the skills they need to address environmental issues in their schools and communities. Youth will be networking with peers and adults and gaining tools to create real, positive change. Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes for all in attendance. This opportunity is for students 13-18 and will be held on March 24 from 9am-2pm at Mary Gates Hall. Register online or call 206-587-6116. Deadline to register is March 17 - space is limited.

UW Young Women's Leadership Summit 2017

LeadershipIs your female student interested in exploring business? Let them know about a fantastic opportunity at the UW Foster School of Business this summer. The Foster Young Women’s Leadership Summit is a three and a half day overnight program at the University of Washington Seattle campus for high school sophomores and juniors. young women in this program will learn professionalism and what to expect in a college business setting. Over the course of the program, students will interact with faculty, alumni, and employers in the areas of finance, operations and supply chain management, and information systems, while learning about the different fields of business they can study and careers they can pursue. Download the flier. Application deadline is 3/20 at 10am.

Senior News

CAN Suggested Scholarships

College Access Now (CAN) would like to advertise some scholarships to help our Scholarshipsseniors in the building make college more affordable! We are encouraging students to complete the following scholarships:

College Greenlight and The Wash Board are great sites for students to use to find additional scholarships. There is tons of free money waiting!

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.

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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