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    Tues, June 12

    • Jazz Band Spring Concert - 7PM

    Wed, June 13

    • Special Ed PTSA Meeting - 7-9PM, John Stanford Center

    Thurs, June 14

    • Job Fair for Students 
    • Band and Orchestra Spring Concert - 7PM

    Fri, June 15

    • Last Day for Seniors

    Finals Week 

    Thur, June 21

    Fri, June 22

    • Last Day of School - 1 Hour Early ReleaseThis Week/Next Week

    Two Week Countdown!

    This Week: Westside Music Events

    Music NotesJune is a busy month in our music department. The band will be featured at our graduation ceremony on the 21 but if you're not a senior you have other opportunities to hear the music. The Jazz Ensemble spring concert is at 7PM on Tuesday, June 12. The Band and Orchestra spring show is Thursday, June 14 at 7PM. Finally the Music department banquet will be held on Monday, June 18 from 6 to 8PM at the school.

    SPS Special Ed PTSA Meeting

    The Seattle Special Education PTSA is made up of Seattle area parents, educators, friends, Special Educationand students with disabilities. We strive to be a racially, culturally, and socio-economically inclusive group that is representative of the students we serve. We have regular meetings throughout the school year. These meetings are often attended by SPS Special Education administrators (sharing new information and answering questions from parents and staff) and feature guest speakers from a variety of areas related to special education. Please consider joining us. See our website for more information. All meetings are 7 - 9 PM in the auditorium at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Avenue South. Please join us for the final meeting of the school year on Wed, June 13.

    2018-2019 Athletics Packets Due June 15

    AttentionStudents interested in playing football, girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, girls volleyball and co-ed golf should pick up an athletic packet from Ms. Yeigh in the office. Football athletes please return by May 25 to guarantee a tryout spot. All other athletes must return packets by June 15. Students must also have a current physical on file and have purchased an ASB sticker for next school year.

    Semester 2 Finals Schedule

    Final examsIt's almost the end of the school year and that means our students are prepping for final exams. The schedule for finals has been shared - please make sure your students are well rested and on time during finals week. Semester 2 finals will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 19 - 21.

    • Tuesday - Period 2, 4
    • Wednesday - Periods 3 and 5
    • Thursday - Periods 1 and 6

    A reminder also that Friday, June 22 is a one-hour early release day.

    Announcements

    WSHS Wildcat Basketball Summer Camp Announced

    Basketball CampThe Boys Basketball Team will be hosting their annual basketball summer camp again this year in our gym. Camp hours are 9-2:30 daily and the camps runs July 16-18. Camp is open to all 4th - 68th graders of all skill levels. To sign up, complete the 2 step process by registering for camp online and paying for camp via the online payment system. If you have questions, contact Keffrey Fazio keffazio@gmail.com or call (253) 250-8989.

    New College and Career Planning Tool for Students

    the futureSPS has announced the district’s college and career planning tool, Naviance, will be available in the 2018-19 school year to support your student’s personalized journey through high school. This is a web-based, mobile-friendly tool that you and your student can use to explore interests and options, consider post-high school plans, and ensures all students can have access to post-high school planning supports. The Naviance college and career planning tool will allow students to:

    • Research careers and colleges
    • Get involved in the planning process: Build a resume, manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers; organize and track documents related to the college application process, such as requesting and submitting letters of recommendation and transcripts.
    • High School and Beyond Plan: Schools will be using Naviance to deliver high school and beyond plan lessons in grades 8-12. The high school and beyond plan is a graduation requirement, which helps students and counselors make sure graduation requirements are met and are aligned to identified goals.
    • Scholarship search

    Families can choose to opt their students out of using this tool.The window to opt out will be June 4-22, and will open again at the start of school.

    Sign Up for the WS Girls Basketball Summer Camp 

    basketballOur West Seattle Girls Basketball team is putting on a summer basketball camp July 9 - 12 from 9AM - 1PM. This is a great way for incoming students to get to know and work with WS coaches and players. This is a four-day training opportunity for 3rd to 8th grade campers that focuses on integrating individual skill into game concepts. This camp concentrates on dribbling, shooting, ball handling, footwork and game situational skills and drills. $150 per camper. Download the flier to learn more. Register today!

    Senior Graduation Night Party Chaperones Needed!!!

    Volunteers NeededPlease consider volunteering to help chaperone our Senior Graduation Night Party. The party is a safe and fun way for our seniors to celebrate all night long with their friends immediately following graduation. We welcome parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas as chaperones; we need chaperones to make the party happen! We especially encourage parents/guardians/relations of juniors to chaperone and see what the party is all about, since their children will be seniors next year! Chaperones can volunteer to help for the entire evening of June 21, or take a shift from 9 PM to 2 PM or from 2 AM to 6 AM. Please contact Catha Elder at cathasue@comcast.net or 206-941-7490 or Amy Doll at asdoll@seattleschools.org or 206-252-8813 if you would like to chaperone.

    Purchase Yearbooks OnlineYearbooks

    This year, you will be able to purchase a student yearbook online with the new Schoolpay system. Yearbooks are $55. Reserve a copy of the yearbook today - your student will thank you!

    WSHS Night at Safeco - Mariners vs. Astros

    The WSHS Baseball team is selling 1000 tickets to an upcoming Mariners game in order Marinersto continue a tradition of playing at Safeco in 2019. Buy your tickets today! 100 or 300 level tickets. $40 or $20 tickets are available to purchase. Email beth@triggweb.com to arrange ticket pick up. Donations are also welcome if you can't make the game. All tickets purchased buy not resold will be donated to local youth organizations. The game is Tuesday, July 31 at 7:10PM - Mariners vs. Astros.

    Communications Survey from SPS

    Speak UpSeattle Public Schools is committed to community engagement and inclusive, proactive communication. We really appreciate those of you that took the time to complete the recent 2018 Family Climate Survey. As we work to improve our communication practices, please consider completing this five to seven-minute survey. We will ask about your satisfaction with communications from the district and schools and what communication channels you rely on. Your feedback will help us identify our most effective communications tools and strategies and highlight areas that can be improved. The online survey is available in English or in Spanish. The online survey will close on June 22. Also, we are gathering feedback in home language focus groups hosted by community partners. Survey responses will be confidential.

    Student Opportunities

    Seattle Youth Commission Accepting Applications

    Leader in MeThe City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a 15-member commission ages 13-19 that addresses issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16 at 5:00 PM. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2018 and ending June 2020. The commissioners meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. and will have additional committee commitments. In addition, the commissioners are required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 22. Learn more and apply online.

    Summer Language and Leadership Camp

    languageLooking to learn a foreign language this summer? Consider signing your student up for the OneWorld Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp. In this three-week program, students will take beginning Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean and earn up to 0.5 World Language credits. In the afternoons, students will participate in cultural activities and leadership workshops. There is a registration fee of $25, but all other costs (supplies, snacks, lunch, field trips) are covered by OneWorld Now! thanks to a grant from STARTALK.

    The OneWorld Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp will take place from July 9 to the 27, 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, at Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. We will accept applications through June 15. All students (rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders) interested in learning these languages are encouraged to apply for the program. Students can find more information and apply online. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Minju Kang at minju@oneworldnow.org or (206) 223-7703.

    Teen Activity Opportunities

    Please notice thisOutdoor Opportunities (O2) is an outdoor expedition program designed to expose multi-ethnic, high school teens ages 14-19 to environmental education, urban conservation, and stewardship. O2 strives to create an environment for community leadership and empowerment via workshops, service projects and outdoor excursions, all of which are free for our students. O2 offers summer stipend programs as well as fun activities throughout the year. More information and the application can be found online.

    New Camp Long Summer Day Camp Announced

    summer campA unique opportunity at Camp Long will be offered to youth ages 12-15. This camp introduces students to wilderness survival, backpacking skills, first aid, environmental science, and more. Campers will also get to build their weekly schedule Monday morning each week ensuring campers are working on skills they want to focus on. SurvivorQuest starts the week of July 2nd and runs for eight weeks. Each session lasts five days, Monday through Friday. Sessions cost $325 with scholarships and sibling discounts available. Call Camp Long for more details 206-684-7434.

    Service Learning Opportunities

    Service LearningMake sure your student doesn't wait until the end of the year or even worse the end of Senior year to get those service hours. There are many opportunities available now and ongoing. Visit the service learning webpage to download the service learning form and review some of the upcoming service learning opportunities.

    Senior Class News

    Senior Check Out and Graduation

    Class of 2018Attention Senior Parents! Touch base with your senior about their check out process and in particular about clearing up any outstanding fines or fees. Seniors must clear all fines and fees by June 15, the last day for seniors.

    Their BIG DAY is coming! Our Class of 2018 graduation ceremonies will be held on June 21 at 8PM at the SW Athletic Complex (across from Cheif Sealth HS). Seniors will need to be dropped off at the Sealth HS gym by 7:15PM. Please note that Sealth graduates prior to WSHS this year so parking will come at a premium. Be patient and be ready to walk!

    Grad Night Party - Don't Miss Out!

    Class of 2018

    ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! The WSHS Annual Grad Night Party planning is underway! Our Grad Night party keeps
    your student safe while allowing them to have a fun night out on the town with their classmates.

    This is a chaperoned, all night party filled with activities, music, selfies and memories to be cherished. The cost of grad night is now $175 per ticket. Grad Night is June 21st this year. Download the registration form and learn more.

    QUICK LINKS

    Westside Weekly - Monday, June 11, 2018
    Contact:  csrogers@seattleschools.org 
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