WST Weekly Update

November 8-12, 2021

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Directors Message

It's hard to believe that the first week of November is almost over already! Time really is moving quickly. Speaking of time moving, remember that this weekend is FALL BACK, and to set your clocks one hour back Sunday (officially 2 am Sunday).

There is NO SCHOOL at WST Thursday, November 11, in honor of our veterans. We DO have school Friday, November 12.

Family Survey

Families, please take a few minutes and complete our fall family survey. This survey helps WST better develop an educational system that fully supports your student and prepares them for the journey after high school.

The survey may take 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Survey Link.

We appreciate your help in supporting WST students! Please complete by Friday, December 3, 2021.

Appreciation to Our Veterans

Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to show our respect and gratitude for all who have served our country. November 11, we stand united as a country to say thank you for your sacrifices and for military families sacrifices.

Traditionally, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day and it falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War 1 (signed on November 11, 1918). In 1954, the holiday was changed to 'Veterans Day' in order to show respect for all veterans from all wars.

Armistice Day marked the end of World War 1 and was recognized on the "11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month." Today we celebrate Veterans Day every year on November 11, regardless of the day of the week. This year, November 11 falls on a Thursday.

Ways to Show Appreciation for Our Veterans:

  • Attend a Veterans Day event in your area
  • Donate to an organization that offers support, services, and appreciation for our service members
  • Fly a Flag - Here are the military.come guide to flying your flag
  • Ask a veteran about their service
  • Write a postcard, letter, or e-card that recognizes veterans
  • Remember that Veterans Day is for those that are serving or have served in the military and are still with us
  • Visit a VA Hospital
  • Get outdoors with a veteran

Thank you to all of our veterans, especially those that also teach/taught at WST:

  • David Young, current, Professional Medical Careers Instructor and veteran
  • Dennis Bringham, former Public Safety Occupations Instructor and veteran
  • Mark Franklin, former Automotive Technology Instructor and veteran
  • Greg Brassel, former Cosmetology Instructor and veteran

November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Native American Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Source: National Congress of American Indians

Learn about Our Rich Native American History

People of The Clear Salt Water

The Suquamish is named from the traditional Lushootseed phrase, "People of the Clear Salt Water." Lushootseed is the traditional language of the Suquamish.

Jamestown S'Klallam :

S'Klallam comes from the original Salish language name for the S'Klallam people meaning "strong people." There are three bands to the S'Klallam tribe, the Lower Elwha, The Port Gamble S'Klallam, and the Jamestown S'Klallam tribes.

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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