February 19, 2023
Westwood High School
NICE Community School District
The NICE Community School District is a rural district nestled in the rolling hardwood-covered hills immediately west of the city of Ishpeming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The district is comprised of the Aspen Ridge School (pre K-8th), Westwood High School (9th-12th) and the Patriot Online Academy.
Exam Exemption Update
In addition to the attendance piece, an academic component has been added to the exam exemption opportunity for students. Students who have earned a grade of 94% or better in that class will have the option to exempt from that exam. Students can exempt from up to two exams in total.
Exam Exemption Updated.docx
WHS Exam Exemption Policy The following options are available to WHS students to exempt from semester exams. Students who qualify can exempt from up to two exams and may use a combination of the two options: Attendance Exemption Students with exceptional attendance can apply for exam exemption...
Voice of Democracy Winners
Westwood's Voice of Democracy winners and their teachers were recognized at this year's Winter Carnival. Pictured from left to right are Mrs. Arseneau, Abby Hinze, Isak Ruspakka, Evie Seablom, and Mr. Bonetti. Abby not only took first place locally, but also first in the district, and achieved a spot in the 6th-12th place grouping in the state competition! Isak placed second locally, and Evie placed third. Congratulations to all!
For more information of the contest click on the link below.
Teen Mental Health First Aid Training (tMHFA) coming to Westwood High School Students
Beginning February 20th, all students in grade 10 will be participating in Teen Mental Health First Aid Training at Westwood High School. A letter went home this past week to all parents and guardians of students in 10th grade with information on the training.
Our partners in delivering the training will be offering an optional information night for caregivers and students on Wednesday, February 15th, from 6:30-7:00pm for parents/guardians and 7:00-7:30 for students. These are optional opportunities for people to learn more or ask questions. Below is a link and attached is a flyer with more information about the information session.
Students in grades 9 and 10 will begin NWEA testing the week of March 6th. Students test in three subject areas; math, science, and reading. This is the second of two NWEA test cycles. Click here for more information on the NWEA test.