October 3, 2016

Mark your Calendar

    Wed, Oct 5

    • PTSA General Membership Meeting, 7PM - Library
    • Golf Team Fundraiser at Chipotle

    Fri, Oct 7

    • Homecoming Football Game - SWAC

    Sat, Oct 8

    • Homecoming Dance, 8-11PM

    Mon, Oct 10

    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM, Library

    Tues, Oct 11

    • Flu Shot Clinic, Theatre

    Sat, Oct 29

    • MASH, 9AM-12PM, Library

    This Week and Next

    Get Fired Up!

    Spirit Week begins today!

    Monday - Millionaire Monday
    Tuesday - Stoplight Day
    Wednesday - America Day
    Thursday - Pajama Day
    Friday - Color Wars (Freshmen white,
    sophomores black, juniors gold, seniors blue)

    First PTSA Meeting Next Wed, Oct 5

    MeetingPlease come to our first PTSA General Meeting of the year! Meet your WSHS PTSA board members, hear from your WSHS Principal team, and learn about the re-visioning of high school to better educate our students. Think about stepping up to chair our West Seattle 5K fundraiser, be a PTSA vice president, or legislative liaison. Questions? Visit our web page for contact information and more.

    Golf Team Fundraiser at Chipotle

    ChipotleShow your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support West Seattle Booster Club on behalf of the golf team. Come in to Chipotle at 4730 California Ave SW on Wednesday, October 5th between 5:30 and 10 pm. Simply tell the cashier that you're supporting WS golf to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our fund.

    Pecado Bueno Hosts Football Fundraiser

    Pecado BuenoNo need to cook dinner this Thursday, Oct. 6th! Come to Pecado Bueno, 5-9pm, for a Taco Dinner supporting WSHS Football. $15 All-you-can-eat taco bar, $10 for kids 12 and under. Come out, eat and support the team! Download the flier.

    Homecoming Dance Details

    homecomingThe "Through the Ages” homecoming dance will be held on Saturday October 8th from 8-11PM in the historical entrance of West Seattle High School. Tickets are $20 per person or $15 with an ASB card. Guest passes must be turned in and tickets must be purchased by Friday, October 7th. Students must have a school ID to enter the dance.

    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.


    Athlete Transportation Concerns

    Join usThank you to the families who joined us last week for the informational meeting about the transportation issues facing our student athletes.  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.

    We 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.

    Girls Basketball Holds Clothing Drive

    Girls BBallThe WSHS girls basketball team is holding a used clothing drive fundraiser. 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 is a great way support West Seattle Girls Basketball and to clean out your clutter. Email us for a pick-up at wshsgirlsbball@gmail.com.

    College Visits Starting Today!

    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:

    • Central Washington - Oct 3, 9am
    • Montana Tech - Oct 3, 1:05am
    • 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! It will be a night to remember! The Spanish Nights Auction will be held at the METROPOLIST in SODO this year. Checkout all the details on our auction website.

    We need your help! Check out the available slots on our Sign Up Genius page. Day-of volunteers get free admission to the event and the ability to bid on silent auction items.

    Volunteer - Buy Tickets - Donate an Item or Service - Can't Attend the Event? Buy a Raffle Ticket and win a pair of Beats Solo2 Earphones

    Student Opportunities

    "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!

    Now Recruiting 11th Grade Students!

    College Access NowCollege Access Now is a college access and completion program whose mission is to empower students from low-income families to access, enroll, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers. Students join CAN's program in 11th or 12th grade - receiving intensive one-on-one and general coaching from our core team of AmeriCorps coaches, volunteers, and staff until they secure that all important college degree. Our mission is to empower students from low-income families to access, enroll, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers. Learn more about the CAN program.

    Class of 2017

    Financial Aid

    FAFSASenior families: as of October 1, the FAFSA is now open! You can access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online. The sooner you submit your application, the more money you can potentially qualify for to help your student pay for college.

    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 3, 2016
    Contact:  csrogers@seattleschools.org
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