Shamrock Blast

September 20, 2021 - Homecoming Week

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Spirit Monday - Tacky Tourist

Due to the governor's executive order that changes in the parameters of quarantining, starting this week, you will see a new row on the school-level case spreadsheet called "Quarantined at home." This number represents how many students, from the identified close contacts, that must quarantine at home.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting vaccinated is one way to help fight the spread of COVID-19. If you would like to schedule an appointment to get yourself or your child vaccinated, click the button below to find a location near you.

Monitor Students for COVID-19 Symptoms

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Homecoming Week is Here!

WHS Fall Homecoming Information 2021 final
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Tuesday

On Tuesday, September, 21st from 6-8 pm in the WHS bus parking lot, WHS Student Government will be hosting Hoco Fest, a community carnival. WWS students and the Westfield community are invited to enjoy an evening of carnival games and activities for people of all ages including: face painting, ring toss, pop-a-shot, a bounce house, a dunk tank, and more! Admission is free and tickets for games/activities will be available to purchase in advance and the night of the event for $5/card with 10 “punches” on each card. Greek’s Pizzeria will be selling food and concessions will also be sold. All are welcome to come enjoy this fun, outdoor community event!


Weather Contingency

In the event of inclement weather, HOCO Fest will be moved into the high school cafeteria. Masks will be required and individuals could enter Door 2 or 3.

Thursday

Homecoming Parade

6:30pm


Parade Route

The route will begin in Shamrock Alley, turn right onto Hoover and then turn left onto Union

End at the High School Main Office Parking Lot.


After the game

Following the parade, boys soccer takes on Harrison. All High School students will be admitted to the varsity game for FREE.

Friday

Homecoming Football Game

Friday, Sep. 24th, 7pm

18250 North Union Street

Westfield, IN

The Westfield Shamrocks will host the Bulldogs of Brownsburg.


The BSA club is hosting a Homecoming Tailgate outside the South Gate at Riverview Stadium from 4:30 to 6:50 pm. Ribs Express will be bringing Rib Tips and Pulled Pork for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to the BSA club to help fund this year's activities.

Saturday

The Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 7-10 PM. Tickets can be purchased via this QR code beginning Monday, September 13th. The cost is $5. On Saturday, September 25th the cost will be $10 so be sure to get yours today!

Westfield Apparel

The first day of Fall is on Wednesday!


The weather is about to get cooler and we're going to be bundling up. Why not get cozy in some Shamrock apparel? Visit the Rock Shop, online or in Westfield High School, now so you can drop crumbs of an apple cider donuts on your new sweatshirt.

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Westfield Washington Schools is proud to welcome Captain Mitchel H. Finke and Mr. Daniel Willoughby into our Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame!
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Westfield Education Foundation at Homecoming

At the homecoming football game, with a donation of $20 or more, the Westfield Education Foundation will give you one of these shirts!


The Shamrock design contains a word cloud of the word "Welcome" in many of the languages spoken here in our school district. Because, in Westfield, all are welcome!

WMS Sports This Week

To find out who and where our 7th and 8th grade Shamrock sports teams are playing this week, click the button below and select the team you want to watch!

WHS Sports this week

Click the button below to find out who and where all of our high school sports teams are playing this week.

Coat drive

Do you have coats in your closet you no longer use? Pass them along to someone who will!! From Monday, Sept. 27 through Friday October 1, we will be collecting gently-used coats of ALL sizes (as well as other "winter wear" such as snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, etc.). Donated items will go directly to Hamilton County Kids Coats (www.kidscoats.org) to support their six coat giveaways across Hamilton County later this fall (see below). Simply bring in your items and drop them in the donation box in the entry area of a school!

(Donations are also being accepted at the Westfield Public Library, as well as Centier Banks across Hamilton County!)


And if you have interest in contributing a set of helping hands to the Hamilton County Kids Coats cause, visit https://kidscoats.org/volunteer. Each year, HCKC distributes thousands of coats... so on behalf of both them and kids and families across Hamilton County, we thank you for your support!!!



In need of a winter coat?


Hamilton County Kids Coats will be holding six separate coat giveaways later this fall (see below). To get coats from one of the six giveaway sites, sign up for an appointment at https://kidscoats.org/appointments or call (317) 324-8818 before October 15. Please know that proof of Hamilton County residence is required to receive coats.




Coat Giveaway Dates/Locations

October 28 -- Arcadia (In-person shopping)

Hamilton Heights Elementary School

25350 SR 19

Arcadia, IN 46030


October 30 -- Westfield (Drive-thru pick-up only)

Epiphany Lutheran Church

15605 Ditch Rd.

Westfield, IN 46074




November 6 -- Carmel (Drive-thru pick-up only)

Carmel United Methodist Church

621 S. Rangeline Rd.

Carmel, IN 46032


November 6 -- Fishers (Drive-thru pick-up only)

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church

11441 Hague Rd.

Fishers, IN 46038


November 13 -- Sheridan (In-person shopping)

Sheridan First United Methodist Church

207 E. Second St.

Sheridan, IN 46069


November 13 -- Noblesville (In-person shopping)

Green Valley Church of Christ

19005 Cumberland Rd.

Noblesville, IN 46060

Free Fishing via Boy Scouts

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Transportation

If you've noticed slight changes in the timings and capacity of the school buses, be aware that our transportation team is working very hard to ensure that all of our students get to their destinations safely and on time.


If you or someone you know would like to be a bus driver or driver's aide, please click the link below and apply today!

What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

If you suspect your child may have a disability or have concerns related to your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or call the student services/special education office at 317-867-8006.


For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Washington Woods Elementary (317) 867-7900.

A Message from the Hamilton County Health Department

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Immunization Clinic for Uninsured

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Apply for Financial Assistance

Even though school lunches are free to all students, to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies) families still need to apply to the free and reduced program.


The application must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or assistance filling it out, please contact Gladys Salas at Central Office at 317-867-8002.

If you do not qualify for the free and reduced program, there are payment plans designed to help parents pay their student(s) fees in smaller amounts.

Shamrock Shout Out

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This week's shoutout goes out to Logan Rieck from Oak Trace media specialist Gracia Land


"Logan has always been super focused on checking our particular books in our library! His latest is cookbooks! He made a pizza from the Oak Trace cookbook and brought me in my own today! He's the BEST!"

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Submit to the Shamrock Blast!

We want to celebrate our Rocks! If you are a Westfield Washington Schools student, teacher, staff member or parent and have a positive story to share, please send us the details! Send an email to comms@wws.k12.in.us. We encourage you to send stories that include personal achievements of your child such as: attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, performing in a community play, earning Scout badges, serving as a volunteer in a non-profit organization, etc., etc. You might just see your story in a future edition of the Shamrock Blast, on our Facebook page or website!

Subscribe to the Shamrock Blast

If you do not have a student in our school district but would like to receive the Shamrock Blast each week, please fill out the form below. If you are an alumnus of the district, a family member of one of our students, or just someone in the local community who wants to keep up with the latest and greatest of Westfield Washington Schools, click the link below.

Questions or Concerns?

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About Westfield Washington Schools

Westfield Washington Schools is the fastest growing school district in the state. With an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education, WWS enrolled nearly 8,600 students, in 2020-21, across six elementary, one intermediate middle and high school. The district employs more than 600 teachers and nearly 250 support staff. Westfield High School is ranked in the top 3 percent nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and has a graduation rate of 98.3 percent with 86 percent of its graduates continuing onto higher education.