WST Weekly Update

April 30, 2021

Director's Message

WST progress reports go out this coming week. As the weather gets better, it seems we all get a little bit antsy and want to be outside in the beautiful weather rather than being at work or in school. It is so important that students finish the year off strong, show up for class during their assigned times, and complete any online work to supplement the in-class learning.

One of the greatest indicators of student success in school is having caring adults that check in with students and support students in developing their time management skills. Instructors are working diligently to ensure that every student is getting the support necessary to be successful, but your student needs your support too! You should have full access to student grades in the Skyward system for WST to check in on grades and to ask students about upcoming assignments and projects. Every student will receive a progress report, please check in with your student to see how they are doing in class and where we can work together to ensure a strong finish to the year.

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Enroll Now: WST Summer School and WST Satellite Summer School at Gig Harbor

Students entering 9th grade through 12th grade can register for FREE summer school!

  • Earn 1/2 credit of CTE or elective credit toward graduation
  • Spend three weeks learning something new
  • Meet new friends and gain new skills
  • Explore different careers and pathways

Programs available at the WST Campus (June 28 - July 15, no school July 5):

  • 3D Animation and Game Design
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Careers
  • Cosmetology and Esthetics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fire Science
  • Professional Medical Careers
  • Welding

Programs available at Gig Harbor High School Session 1 (Tuesday, July 6 - Friday, July 23):

  • Aerospace
  • American Sign Language - Semester 1
  • College, Career, and Financial Exploration
  • Digital Photo
  • Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Environmental Science - Navy Science 1 Semester 1
  • Navy JROTC

Programs available at Gig Harbor High School Session 2 (Tuesday, August 6 - Friday, August 20):

  • Aerospace
  • American Sign Language 1 (Semester 2)
  • College, Career, and Financial Exploration
  • Digital Photo
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Health
  • Navy JROTC - Navy Science 1 Semester 1 AND 2

To register, go to:, and select the 2021 Summer School application.

Thank you, WST Teachers!

May 3 - 7, is national Teacher Appreciation Week. Let's recognize and honor all of our WST instructors that, especially this year, have strived to engage every student in a very unprecedented environment.

THANK YOU to Tony Sharpe (3D Animation & Game Design), Luke Snyder (Automotive), Nate Zawlocki (Collision Repair Technology), Eric Erickson (Construction Careers), Billie Hanson (Cosmetology), Karen Horan (Cosmetology), Eric Bockelie (Criminal Justice), Janine Colburn (Culinary Arts), Susan Witherow (Esthetics), Nils Rain (Fire Science), Kelley Watson (Maritime Academy Satellite in Pt. Townsend), David Young (Professional Medical Careers), and Bela Kovacs (Welding) for their dedication, support, and commitment to all of our students at WST.

WST & Olympic College Annual Beauty Show

Covid has changed how we do so many things at WST, including our annual WST & Olympic College Annual Beauty Show. This year's event was presented via Zoom, rather than being on stage. New this year - the audience selected the final winners, based on the four selected by the judges. It was so fun to be at home and select the winner and feel like we were a part of the show!

Students rose to the challenge of a virtual show and developed their concept theme board based on one of the three themes this year (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water, Fantasy/Avant Garde Makeup, and Fantasy). Then, students taking their concept boards, curated their model's look. Students then took before and after photos of their model.

We are SO proud of the dedication and work students put into their model looks and designs. So many incredible looks came out of the beauty show this year!

Congratulations to our winners:

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water Winners:

  1. Jasmine S
  2. Jen K
  3. Diana C
  4. Gina S

Fantasy/Avant Garde Makeup Winners:

  1. Lily D
  2. Jessica L
  3. Athena M
  4. Lillian M

Fantasy Winners:

  1. Kelsey H
  2. Everleigh B
  3. Miranda F
  4. Hannah H

Head over to our facebook page and check out all of the incredible looks our students presented!

WST Fire Science Students Get Hands On

WST Fire Science Students get hands on this week, learning hose techniques, proper gear handling, and preparation for emergency situations.

Students earn free college credit, certification in preparation for fire service careers, and high school graduation credit.

Know someone interested in fire science as a career? Have them check out the fire science program at WST!

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Winner, Winner!

Congratulations to our weekly winners of the WST Foundation $10 gift cards. Gift cards will be mailed to students:

Attendance Winners (last three weeks):

Cody C - 3D Animation & Game Design

Kody M -Welding

Jordan K - Welding

Rini BT - Cosmetology

Jasmine H - Criminal Justice

Lizette CP - Professional Medical Careers

Assignment Winners (last three weeks):

Giancarlo P - 3D Animation & Game Design

Allison H - Welding

Everleigh B - Cosmetology

Bianca F - Cosmetology

Ramon H - Criminal Justice

Destiny H - Professional Medical Careers

Attendance & Assignment Winners (last three weeks):

Julia SZ - Professional Medical Careers

James S - Welding

Hope T - Cosmo

Alexandria S - Criminal Justice

Justin L - 3D Animation & Game Design

West Sound Technical Skills Center

Mission: The mission of West Sound Technical Skills Center is to ensure that all students are prepared for life, career, and college through industry-based, technically rigorous programs.

Vision: To prepare every West Sound Technical Skills Center graduate to be career and college ready, enter the global workforce, and be a successful and contributing citizen through innovative and flexible program opportunities.

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