October 10, 2016

Mark your Calendar


    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM, Library

    Tues, Oct 11

    • Flu Shot Clinic, Theatre

    Wed, Oct 12

    • School Board Meeting, 4:15 - 9PM, JSCEE

    Thurs, Oct 13

    • 2-Hour Early Release, 1:15PM

    Fri, Oct 14

    • No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development
    • Huling Bowl, WSHS vs. Sealth at SWAC, 7PM

    Thurs, Oct 20

    • College App Completion Event, 5-7PM - Computer Lab

    Sat, Oct 29

    • Saturday School, 9AM-12PM, Library

    Fri, Nov 8

    • FAFSA Night, 6:30-8:30PM - Library

    This Week and Next

    Booster Club Meeting Tonight, 7PM

    Flu Shots at WSHS - Oct 11

    Flu ShotsTuesday, 10/11 from 3-6PM
    SPS has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide flu shot clinics for our schools. Each year students missing 38 million school days due to influenza. The CDC recommends that EVERYONE, over six months of age, should be vaccinated against the flu. The clinic is open to all Seattle Public Schools faculty, staff, students, and their families (children four years of age and older). Students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian.  Patient Consent Forms are available from the WSHS School Nurse (drop by the Health Center or email us). Complete one for each person and bring the form(s) with you to the event. Forms will also be available at the clinic.

    All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill almost all insurance plans, but are not able to accept Cigna or Kaiser. Flu shots are considered preventive care and normally are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. Students 18 years and under without current health insurance coverage will be offered a flu shot at no cost. Adults without current insurance coverage may pay the $30.00 immunization fee with cash or check.

    School Board Meeting - Athlete Transportation Concerns

    Attention ParentsWe are organizing and keeping this issue front and center until it gets solved. Please consider attending an upcoming school board meeting to be held at the SPS district office (JSCEE, 2445 3rd Ave S) on October 12th from 4:15-9 with public comments at 5:30. You can sign up to talk or just come as a supporter. You can also download a petition that the Booster Club created, collect signatures and drop it off at school or email it to them by October 12. Email us for more info or to share your input.

    Due to the bell schedule change and the transportation plan, student Athletes have to get out of class at 12:45pm to catch 1pm bus for 4pm events (or later events). They are missing all of 5th and 6th periods, and part of lunch or 4th period. This is not only hard on the students but also makes for a very difficult teaching environment for the teachers. Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch are missing lunch.


    Clothing Drive Continues Through Thanksgiving

    Clothing DriveThe WSHS girls basketball team is partnering with Clothes for a Cause to hold a used clothing and textile drive. Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life, donate your used clothing, bedding, shoes and linens to the WSHS Girls Basketball Team. All donated items will either be re-worn, recycled or re-purposed. Drop off bins will be located at WSHS, at the SWAC West Seattle football games or the girls basketball team will come to your house to pick up donated items. This fundraiser will help the West Seattle Girls Basketball get to California while you clean out your clutter. Email us for a pick-up at wshsgirlsbball@gmail.com. Download the flier to see what types of items can be donated.

    College Visits Continue!

    College VisitsAttention parents of Juniors and Seniors - It's College Rep Visit Season Already!!! If you student is interested in visiting with reps from any of the schools visiting, they must be signed up to attend. Sign up sheets are located outside the counselors' offices. Visits include:

    • Ursinus College - Oct 18, 9am
    • Willamette University - Oct 18, 10am
    • Coe College - Oct 19, 9am
    • Whitworth University - Oct 31, 12:45pm

    Spanish Nights Auction - November 19

    Spanish Nights AuctionCome socialize with WSHS families and staff! The Spanish Nights Auction will be held at the METROPOLIST in SODO this year. Checkout all the details on our auction website.

    Volunteer - Buy Tickets - Donate an Item or Service

    Attending an auction not your thing? There's plenty of other Beatsways you can show your support. Buy a Raffle Ticket for your chance to win a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Earphones - a great holiday gift for you or you student!

    Share your time! Check out the available slots on our Sign Up Genius page. There are things we need help with right now! Day-of volunteers get free admission to the event and the ability to bid on silent auction items.

    Student Opportunities

    Teen Activities at Hiawatha

    Hiawatha Community Center has announced several fun, safe activities for teens.

    • Teen Hunt & Costume Party - FREE! Loads of prizes, candy and more at Hiawatha. Best costume gift cards, outdoor hunt and an open gym party to follow. Location: Hiawatha Community Center on Thursday, October 20th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Ages 11 to 17 welcome.
    • Service Hours! The Center is hosting an all-ages Halloween Carnival Friday, October 28th and we need your help to make it a success.
    • Boys & Girls Youth Basketball - This is Recreation Basketball at its best! $70.00 covers all practices, weekend games, coaching, jersey and more. Season extends from November through March. Space is limited, so sign up today at Hiawatha Community Center.
    • Hiawatha Open Gym - Remember Hiawatha Community Center for after school open gym, hoops, volleyball, weight training and current entertainment. Every day right after school until 4:30pm. FREE!

    "AM/PM MASH is a thing"

    AttentionThat's teen-speak for YES! There is still MASH in the afternoons now that there is also MASH in the morning! Did you know that WSHS has an amazing FREE tutorial program for students? Yes, Lane and his gang are there are help struggling students or help get students get caught up if they have fallen behind. Encourage your student to go to MASH on Monday and Wednesday from 7:45 - 8:40 and Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30. Yes, it's a Thing!

    Class of 2017

    Senior Pictures for Yearbook Due Dec 5

    The deadline to get senior photos to Yearbook Staff is December 5. Below are guidelines for your picture.

    • Head size from top of head to chin: 1 inch minimum (1.5w x 2v inches preferred)
    • Color photos
    • At least 300 dpicamera
    • Keep the background simple
    • No full body
    • No props
    • No passport photos
    • No photos with partial heads. Your full head must be showing.
    • No photos with dark shadows. These do not print well in the yearbook.
    • No costumes or makeup that you don’t normally wear. (i.e. clown makeup, fake bruises, vampire teeth)

    Email a digital copy of your picture to Ms. Gerard at cwgerard@seattleschools.org with the subject line: Senior Picture – your name.

    Financial Aid Important Dates

    October 20th - College Application Completion Event @ WSHS from 5-7college app pm in Computer Labs 101 and 103.  Sponsored by 12th Year Campaign.  College advisors will be on hand to assist seniors in completing and submitting online applications to their colleges of choice.

    FAFSANovember 8th- FAFSA night @ WSHS from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Library.  Receive help in completing and submitting your 2017 FAFSA!  To begin your online application and to see what documentation you will need to bring with you, go to their website.

    Caps and Gowns

    Cap and GownsTime to start thinking about graduation! During 3rd period on October 18th, National Achiever will be here to meet with the senior class to talk about cap and gown orders. Make sure your student attends their third period so that they can learn about purchasing their cap and gown. How exciting!

    Sports Desk

    Support the WSHS Booster Club

    BoostersAnyone interested in playing girls basketball this winter (varsity, JV and JV-C players), please attend an informational girls basketball meeting Thursday 9/29 after curriculum night at 8:00 in the WSHS gym. Met the coaches hear about the upcoming season.

    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: Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 and June 6


    Westside Weekly - Monday, October 10, 2016
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