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    Mark your Calendar

    Fri, Sept 15
    • Huling Bowl vs. Chief Sealth - 7 PM, SWAC
    Fri, Sept 22
    • School Picture Day
    Tues, Sept 26
    • Student Senate Vote
    Thurs, Sept 28
    • Curriculum Night - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Fri, Oct 6
    • Homecoming Game vs. Nathan Hale - 7 PM
    Sat, Oct 7
    • Homecoming Dance Glow - 7 PM
    Mon, Oct 9
    • Booster Club Meeting, 7 PM, Library

    This Week and Next

    Early Release Wednesdays

    Just a reminder that students will be released at 2:20 PM EVERY Wednesday.

    Fall Drama Production Auditions

    DramaStudents interested in auditioning for our fall show, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE STAR WARS (VERILY, A NEW HOPE), please attend auditions this Wednesday, 9/13 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Call Backs will be held on Thursday, 9/14 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. To audition you must pick up and fill out the audition form from the main office. Make sure to have your parents sign the form. Students should prepare a 1 to 2-minute Shakespearean monologue. It should be a dramatic monologue, but you should play it for comic effect. Do a funny voice, do it as a children’s show - funny is the goal. For more info visit the Westside Drama website.


    From the Principal's Desk

    From the Desk ofWest Seattle has a new Principal this school year. We hope you have had the opportunity to hear from Mr. Vance personally but if not, please plan to visit the school on Curriculum Night. In the meantime, Mr. Vance has prepared a few words for the school community. Visit his "From the Principal's Desk" letter here.

    Welcome Baby Filappelli!


    Our outstanding counselor Tia Filappelli had a baby girl last week. Mom and baby are doing well!

    Homecoming Week Spirit Week

    Students will enjoy a fun week of activities celebrating Homecoming Week October 2 - 6. The theme is "Home, Sweet Homecoming".

    • Monday - Home Run (athletic gear)Got Spirit
    • Tuesday - Homies (twin day)
    • Wednesday - Make Yourself at Home (pajama day)
    • Thursday - Home Away from Home (tourist day)
    • Friday - Home, Sweet Home (blue and gold day)
    Glow Dance

    Homecoming Dance Announced

    This year's Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 7th. The theme this year is Glo'Co Blacklight so students should wear white or bright colors.

    Reminder: New Bell Times This School Year

    ClockDon't forget that SPS is implementing new school bell schedules for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, WSHS bells will ring at 8:45AM and 3:35PM. This change will allow for 20 extra minutes of instruction for students.

    Key Student School Calendar Datescalendar

    Remember that the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a weekly Wednesday early release. Students will be released at 2:30PM each week. Review the key calendar dates for students on the SPS website.

    Puyallup Fair Tickets

    Students received a ticket to the Puyallup Fair in Advisory last Thursday. Don't let them miss out on a fun time! Fair ends on September 24th so there is plenty of time to take advantage of the free ticket. Students without an advisory class were eligible for a free ticket on a first come, first served basis.

    History Teacher Attends Kennedy Seminar

    Renee PhelpsLast month, social studies teacher Renee Phelps attended a seminar organized by the Gilder Lehrman Center for American History on The Kennedy Presidency at Boston University. It was taught by Dr. Barbara Perry, a professor at UVA's Miller Center on the American Presidency. Over the course of five days 30 specially selected teachers from all over the country attended lectures, visited important sites and created lesson plans based on the content of the course. They also managed to find time to visit other important historic sites, including Fenway Park! She's looking forward to using what she learned and lesson plans in her courses.

    The Sports Desk

    Booster Club News

    With the start of a new year, we want to ask you to join the Booster Club with an Annual Membership. If you’ve supported us in the past, thank you! We hope we can count on your support again. If you have not joined in the past, we hope you will consider doing so this year. Growing our membership is vital to the success of the Booster Club, and ultimately to the extent we can help the students. We help the teams with uniforms, equipment, and needs our school district’s limited budget cannot cover.

    • Join the Booster Club online and 50% of your membership fee goes toward the sport of your choice. Donations and dues are tax deductible.
    • Bookmark and use the Booster's Amazon Smile account for all Amazon purchases.
    • Check out the important dates in the Mark your Calendar section above for fall sports activities.
    • You can also visit the Metro League website which has schedules for all teams.

    Welcome Coach!

    baseballWSHS is proud to welcome Bryan Tupper as the new Varsity Baseball Coach. Bryan is a WSHS alum himself and has been an Assistant Coach in the program. We are looking forward to having Bryan lead the Wildcats this coming school year.

    Senior News

    Senior Portrait Photography Offer

    West Seattle neighbor Dan Cassuto has launched "Sound Originals", a photography and videography business and is offering a senior portrait special rate of $149 to West Seattle families. Dan is a freelance contributor for "Evening Magazine" and a former reporter at KING 5, learn more and see samples on his website. Contact Dan about this special offer.

    Student Activities and Opportunities

    NEW! Student Senate Leadership Opportunity

    AttentionStudents will have a new leadership opportunity this school year. Students will have the opportunity to run for representative of their advisement class. Each advisement class will elect one representative and one backup to attend student senate meetings. Student senate meetings will be held once a month during advisement.

    Service Learning at Gatewood Elementary

    Gatewood PTA is looking for 3-4 students available to volunteer for 2-3/4 hours of Volunteers NeededChild Care at our first 2017-18 PTA Meeting on Tuesday 9/19 from 5:30p-8:15p. Volunteers will need to meet at Gatewood Elementary Library located at 4320 SW Myrtle Street. Please contact Rashell Martin at for more details.


    Westside Weekly - Tuesday, September 12, 2017