September 26, 2016

Mark your Calendar

    Tonight, Sept 26

    • Meeting Regarding Issues with Student Athletes, 7PM - Library

    Wed, Sept 28

    • Two-hour early dismissal

    Thurs, Sept 29

    • Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:30PM
    • Girls BBall Info Meeting, 8PM - gym

    Wed, Oct 5

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

    Fri, Oct 7

    • Homecoming Football Game

    Sat, Oct 8

    • Homecoming Dance

    Mon, Oct 10

    • Booster Club Meeting, 7PM, Library

    Sat, Oct 29

    • MASH, 9AM-12PM, Library

    This Week and Next

    Important Meeting Tonight!

    Important Notice!Tonight there will be a meeting to discuss the transportation issues affecting our students. Our student athletes currently have to leave school at 1pm for away events because of the Seattle School Districts transportation plan. This means they have to be dismissed at 12:45pm missing all of 5th and 6th periods, lunch and part of 4th period as well. This is unacceptable and we need to do something about this. The West Seattle Booster Club invites you to join us in taking our concerns to the Seattle School Board. We are inviting families, staff, PTSA, Booster Clubs, and community members from all of the Seattle High Schools to join our efforts.

    During the meeting we will learn more about these issues, discuss our plans moving forward, and coordinate our actions for the School Board meeting we will attend as a group.  Please join us.  The more voices they hear, the higher the impact.

    Join us for Curriculum Night this THURSDAY!

    AnnouncementCurriculum Night will be held on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30- 8:30 pm. As you arrive, please come to the Commons where you can pick up your student’s schedule and a map of the building. In the Commons, you will be able to connect with other families, administration, counselors and other school support staff as well as purchase spirit gear, join PTSA, and buy auction and raffle tickets. Ms. Klein's Culinary Arts students will serve treats, coffee, and cold drinks as parents mingle. Starting at 6:55, you will experience the school day by going to your student's first period class. 6th period will end at 8:30 - the end of the evening. This is a great opportunity for you to meet teachers and administration and learn about the curriculum of your student's classes. See you there!

    Girls Basketball Informational Meeting - Thursday

    Anyone 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. Meet the coaches hear about the upcoming season.

    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.

    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

    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:

    • Whitman College - Sept 27, 8:45am
    • Western Washington - Sept 30, 10:30am
    • 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

    NHS Applications Accepted Now Thru 9/30

    NHSWest Seattle’s chapter of National Honor Society is accepting applications for the 2016 – 2017 school year! NHS is historic and well regarded program for academically achieving high school students. At West Seattle, we pair academic success with volunteering in our school and community and each student will complete a minimum of two service events over the course of the year. Our program is open to sophomore, junior and senior students whose cumulative GPA is at or above 3.5. Students must reapply every year. Applications will be available outside room 242, and the counselors office and will be due 9/30. We hope to welcome your student into our chapter!!

    Confused about using Source and Schoology?

    Watch a short tutorial on YouTube about using the Source and Schoology created by WSHS's own James Couture.

    Spanish Nights Auction - November 19

    Spanish Nights AuctionNovember 19th will be a night to remember! The Spanish Nights Auction will be held at the METROPOLIST in SODO this year. We are kickin' it up a notch this year to bring you a fun night out with West Seattle friends. Buy your Early Bird tickets now for $60. Prices go up on October 29th. We are procuring some amazing items for our silent and live auction. All proceeds will fund the winter grant program benefiting academics, the arts and athletics. Donations of auction items are also needed. Checkout all the details on our auction website.

    We are looking for volunteers for our event. There are lots of opportunities before, during and after the auction. 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.

    Student Opportunities

    Before and After School Help

    MASH has started! MASH is West Seattle’s before and after school study hall that takes place in the library. At MASH tutors are available to help you with your coursework and your homework. MASH takes place after school from 3:15-4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and before school on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45-8:40.

    Link Crew at WSHS

    Link CrewLink Crew is a high school transition program that works to train high school juniors and seniors as peer mentors (Link Leaders) for incoming 9th graders, and these mentors serve as positive role models and help guide the freshmen through a successful transition to high school. WSHS is hosting a student Link Crew conference on Wednesday, October 12. A national trainer will come to work with our Link Leaders and other schools from throughout the Pacific Northwest will bring their Link Leaders to collaborate. We are proud of our Link Leaders!

    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

    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

    Anyone 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


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