West Weekly Update

Volume 12, Issue 17, 12/12/21

From the desk of Mr. Jolliffe

Staff – We will celebrate the holidays on Wednesday, December 15th from 12:45-1:45PM in the cafeteria with our annual Chili Cook-off. We will have enough chili for all staff to get a bowl. Along with chili, we will also have a sweet treat to even out the heat. Come on down and enjoy the festivities.


The struggle is real and I want to thank each of you for making it to this point in the year. We all need this upcoming break to rest and recharge for second semester. Please take this time to enjoy your family and make new memories. You work hard and deserve the rewards of this work. Happy Holidays!


If you have kids with D’s and F’s I expect that calls, texts, emails have been made. An actual contact with the family is required. We have to extend multiple chances to catch our kids when they are ready to learn and take advantage of the help.


Teachers if you are planning to be off on Friday you need to have your grades completed and confirmed before you leave on Thursday. Make sure you double check with Amanda Stephenson to ensure your grades have posted. Paras you will work half your hours on Friday. Please get with your teachers and work through a checklist of things they need completed. You can also review your IEP at a glance and prepare for next semester supports.


This week is full of events. We host basketball on Tuesday and they go to East on Thursday. Wrestling caps of the week at the BC invite on Saturday. Monday we have our holiday instrumental concert in the auditorium at 7PM. Mayberry middle school will join us and we expect this to be a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Our vocal students will perform their holiday concert on Wednesday at 7PM. Our students would love to perform for you and get you in the holiday spirit.


We will have a short faculty meeting on Tuesday at 3:25 in the auditorium to reward our good apple award winners and go over a few essential items. Please sign-in and show your appreciation to your fellow staff members.


When you return we will start our in-service in the library. Please report to the library on Jan 4th at 8:00AM.


Pioneers Lead the Way – Mr. Jolliffe

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Academy Time Activities

Refer to calendar:


Calendar



Academy Time 2021-22 - OneDrive (sharepoint.com)



  1. Are you on track to graduate?
  2. What classes do you need to graduate?
  3. What academy strand did you complete?
  4. What is your GPA?
  5. YOU will be college and career ready!

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PD Information from Mrs. Traylor

VILS Submission= CASH

Get paid to complete a micro-credential. Get paid for 5 hours once you submit. If you are looking for an easy one to complete I suggest “Understanding Learner Variability” Pathway. Here is the website to login in to the VILS site: https://www.vils.academy/login/login.php


WICOR Strategy for Month of December

Four Corners is a structure that allows students to analyze and evaluate ideas and content in a collaborative setting.


How Can I Support You Form

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West High Wellness Initiative

Check out all the information in the Teams Channel


If you are interested in offering your talents, please email Sross2@usd259.net

Let’s work together!

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Events at West

JROTC Drill Practice

Monday, Dec. 13th, 6:30pm

Main Gym

Mon-Thurs

After School Learning Center

Monday, Dec. 13th, 3:30pm

L-4

Monday

Tuesday

After School Tutoring

Monday, Dec. 13th, 3:30pm to Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 5:30pm

F-4

Monday

Tuesday

Instrumental Music Concert

Monday, Dec. 13th, 7pm

Auditorium

Christmas Sweater Day

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 8am

West High School

Wichita, KS

Join in the fun - Christmas OVERLOAD!

GEAR UP 2023 Event

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 9:30am

Cafeteria

Staff Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 3:15pm

Auditorium

PM Only - meeting starts at 3:25

Basketball vs Southeast

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 4:15pm

Main Gym & Auxiliary Gym

Main Gym

6:00 - Girls Varsity

7:30 - Boys varsity


Auxiliary Gym

4:15 - Boys Freshman

5:30 - Boys JV

7:30 - Girls JV

Even Day FINALS

Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 8am-12pm

West High

Annual Chili Cook Off

Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 12:45pm

Cafeteria

Concert Chior

Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 7pm

Auditorium

Odd Day FINALS

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 8am-12pm

West High

Basketball @ East

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 4pm

2301 East Douglas Avenue

Wichita, KS

Main Gym

6:00 - Girls Varsity

7:30 - Boys varsity


Auxiliary Gym

4:15 - Boys Freshman

5:30 - Boys JV

7:30 - Girls JV

Non-teaching Duty Day

Friday, Dec. 17th, 8am

West High

Wrestling Boys @ Bishop Carroll

Saturday, Dec. 18th, 9am

8101 West Central Avenue

Wichita, KS

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Around West

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West High Pioneer Booster Club

Our Booster Club has the following t-shirts and hoodies available. Please contact Mrs. Ramsey or Mr. Wanger if you are interested in any of these items.

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Wichita High School West

VISION

Wichita High School West will be the school of choice in our district, where all students and staff are empowered to dream, believe and achieve.


MISSION

The Academies at West will ensure graduates are career, college and life ready.


SHARED BELIEFS

Everyone feels safe, valued and connected.

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