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8th Grade Parent Night Information
A quick note to next year's incoming students/parents who are already calling for this information.

First, we are very happy to have so many families excited to get started at our wonderful school!

Parent Night will be December 11th at West Seattle High School this year.

We'll be posting more information as that date approaches.  Please also keep an eye to our calendar for updates.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you then.
College Visit Schedule
The following schools will be sending representatives to WSHS to provide you with information on academics and the admissions process.

**See Ms. Vanselow or Ms. Filippelli to sign up if you are interested**

September 17th        Whitworth University
October 2nd            Seattle University
October 2nd             Western Washington University
October 3rd            Seattle Pacific University
October 6th            Central Washington University
October 8th            University of Washington, Seattle
October 10th            Gonzaga University
October 13th            WSU
October 16th            UW Tacoma
October 22nd            Year Up!
October 23rd            Whitman College
October 27th            UW Bothell

**Thursday, October 23rd from 2:30-5:30 we will be hosting a College Application Completion Event. Come get help with your college application no matter where you are in the process. We will have lots of volunteers to help you.

For a printable version of this list, please click here.
Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13th – 17th.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Click here to see the flyer.
The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey. 
The survey coordinators for WSHS are Tara Vanselow and Sandy Polzin, if you have any questions.
Saturday Study Hall on School Calendar
The Saturday Study Hall dates have been added to the School Calendar. 

Study Halls are 9AM- 12PM in the School Library for free tutoring, retesting, and other academic supports.
Breakfast provided.

If you have any questions about a specific class, please contact that teacher directlyy.  

If you have a question about Saturday Study Hall, please contact the WSHS Tutoring Center at 252-8787 or email Sandi Whiton at sswhiton@seattleschools.org
Service Day on October 11th - please join us!

Service Learning Hours available for students, too!

West Seattle High School was chosen by Washington Green Schools as 2014 recipient for a STATE-WIDE DAY OF SERVICE!  On October 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, around 50 WGS volunteers, including highly-skilled gardeners and carpenters, will converge upon West Seattle High School’s planting areas to help us improve and beautify our rain garden,  and our flower and edibles beds (on the Southeast side of our building, right off Walnut Street).  They will also work with us on the Steps at Stevens Project  on the California Avenue side of our building, clearing an area around the school sign, and planting some beautiful trees near the parking lot!  In addition to fifty dedicated and talented volunteers, WGS is supplying arborist chips, lumber, and delicious refreshments.    They are donating their superlative work to us,  asking  only that some of our students, staff, and families come out and join the garden and grounds beautification fun!   There will be cameras aplenty!  So, please come out with us on October 11,  smile and say, ‘GREEN SCHOOLS!’

Leigh Michael from Washington Green Schools will be coming to school to plan logistics with some of us on Monday.  Leigh can envision 3-4 task groups being formed, and she would like to see a West Seattle High School teacher, administrator, student or parent leader captaining each group. . .so colleagues, students and parents, please step forward here, and volunteer to take a group around! 

Please share this e-mail widely with anyone you know in our wonderful West Seattle High School community!  All students who volunteer on October 11 will earn community service hours.  I will have the forms to give them on-site, and if anyone is looking for other GREEN VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES, there are some coming up with the YMCA, and right here at school, with our flourishing school compost and recycling program!  Don’t hesitate to ask, and feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions, or to volunteer!

Thanks very much!
Jennifer Hall
West Seattle High School Individual Education Plan Teacher
YMCA Earth Service Corps Advisor

Reaching for the Stars Auction!
Come out and Support our Wonderful School!

The auction will be November 21, 2014 at the Brockey Center - South Seattle Community College.

Tickets are $50 each (discounts for teachers and staff), Earlybird Tickets are $40 through October 31st.

Last year we raised $50,480 that was divided equally between the Arts, Athletics, and Academics. We have the same division for this years auction.  Dessert Dash went to Grad-night that allowed us to offer a discount of $50.00 when the actual ticket per student cost $200.00

This year we could do even better with your support!

Click here to see our Auction Flyer.

Go to wshs.schoolauction.net/2014 to purchase tickets and make donations.

Homecoming Details

Homecoming Details

Our Homecoming Game is scheduled for September 26th at SWAC vs. Rainier Beach 7:00 PM.

The Homecoming Dance will be held on September 27th at WSHS from 8:00-11:00PM. The theme is "Sky Fall" and students should wear semi-formal attire (no jeans). Tickets are $15.

All students will need an ASB card and a student ID to attend. Guest passes are available in front of the Activity Center.

Buy Your Yearbook Now!
WSHS yearbooks have sold out the last two years, don’t miss your chance to get one and be a part of WSHS history.

Buy your yearbook online today. 

It’s easy to buy online:

1. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com
2. Search by school (West Seattle High School)
3. Enter your name and grade4. Submit your online secure payment
5. Pick up your book at the end of the year


Contact advisor, Ms. McKinney
  - Room 133
  - ramckinney@seattleachools.org
  - (206) 252-8833
Upcoming Events
Additional Resources
Period Time
1st 7:50-8:50 a.m.
2nd 8:55-9:50 a.m.
3rd 9:55-10:50 a.m.
4th (Grades 10-12) 10:55 a.m.-11:50 .a.m.
2nd Lunch (Grades 10-12) 11:50- 12:20p.m.
1st Lunch
(Grade 9)
10:50-11:20 a.m.
(Grade 9)
11:25 a.m.- 12:20 p.m.
5th 12:25 -1:20 p.m.
6th 1:25-2:20 p.m.
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