Notes from the WGHS Principals

September 16, 2022

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This page provides thoughts and commentary from the West Genesee High School Principals in the West Genesee Central School District.

Message from the WGHS Admin Team

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

It has been an exciting and busy start to the new school year! We are so thrilled to have students back in the building. Our newest students seem to have mastered the layout of our large building already, and everyone is settling into their schedules.

Our first extended homeroom schedule to introduce the Positivity Project Character Trait of the Month received excellent feedback. Our staff is focused on building relationships so that all of our students are able to learn at the highest level possible. We are excited about all of the fun events planned for this month to help build community and start this year off strong!

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Title 1 presentation and Open House. We hope to see you at building events throughout the year.


The WGHS Administrative Team

National Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month

WGHS celebrates National Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month! Thank you to Gigina Long and the entire WGHS Social Justice Coalition for the amazing job you have done preparing materials to share with our WGHS community and display in our halls. We will be sharing some of the materials the coalition created highlighting prominent Hispanic and Latine Americans on social media over the next month!

WGHS Safety

Please be careful when you are dropping off students in the front circle in the morning. It is important to follow the instructions of both the signage and the adults. Students dropped off in the outer circle wait at the cones until traffic has moved all the way up in the inner circle and comes to a complete stop. It is important that you move all the way around the circle and not stop in front of the door so that we can fit more cars and avoid a backup into West Genesee St. We used this system last year and it worked to both keep our students safe and eliminate the congestion. If everyone follows the instructions it will ensure that drop-offs happen in the most efficient manner. Let’s work together to make morning drop-off a success.

In addition, we have COVID tests available for both students and staff if you need them. Students are welcome to stop by the health office to pick one up to bring home or to test if they are not feeling well.

STUCO and Spirit Week

The Student Council had a successful Leadership Day 2022 this summer! This group has some amazing things planned for the student body this year and ready for a very fun year! Get involved in Student Government in some way!

GAME ON is this year's Homecoming theme. Hallways will be transformed to resemble some of our favorite childhood board games


Seniors - CandyLand Board Game (Lower A-Wing)

Juniors - Monopoly Board Game (Lower B-Wing)

Sophomores - Clue Board Game (Upper C-Wing))

Freshmen - Life Board Game ( Hallway between Upper A and B)

Spirit Week will be September 26 - 30, so start planning! Here is what STUCO has planned to get students excited about Homecoming!

  • Monday - Biker or Surfer
  • Tuesday - Game On (any game shirt or Jersey)
  • Wednesday - Western Day
  • Thursday - Anything BUT a Backpack (no carts allowed)
  • Friday - Color for a Cause

  • Seniors - Pink for Breast Cancer
  • Juniors - Purple for Suicide Awarenesss
  • Sophomores - Teal for Morgan's Message
  • Freshmen - Blue for Alopecia Awareness

September 28 is the student Volleyball Game at 6:30 PM in the Upper Gym, Sign up forms for students are on the STUCO Board and in the Guidance Office. You MUST sign up ahead of time!

Let’s not forget PEP RALLY! This is on Friday, September 30 in the upper gym for ALL grade levels!

To wrap all this up is our Football game on Friday night! Let's Go Wildcats!

There will be tables set up representing Morgan's Message and Alopecia Awareness. So, when you are at the game stop by the tables to collect some information!


The deadline for ordering the 2023 Genesean yearbook is Friday, September 30, 2022. Orders must be placed online at using ID code:12506823. No orders are taken nor is any money collected at school.

The deadline for submitting senior portraits for inclusion in the 2023 Genesean yearbook is Friday, September 30, 2022. Upstate-Images will be onsite at the high school October 24-26, 2022 for anyone who did not have the opportunity to have their Senior Portrait taken this summer and have not yet submitted their yearbook portrait. To schedule an appointment for a free yearbook session, call Upstate-Images at 855-773-3321. Please see this LINK for details about senior portraits.

Paige’s Pajamarama

We are excited to bring Paige’s Pajamarama to the entire WGCSD this year! Please join us in raising money for pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Flyers will be sent home from all schools!

Seal of Civic Literacy

The New York State Board of Regents and West Genesee Central School District are committed to civic education that empowers all students to make informed decisions for the public good as members of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

Civic Readiness facilitates the development of civic competencies, which are needed for a democratic society to flourish. Through civic education, students learn how to identify and address problems in their community.

West Genesee students who complete required course credits, examinations, projects and documented civic learning experiences and engagement will earn a New York State Seal of Civic Readiness on their graduation diploma.

A Parent Information Night will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7 PM in the high school auditorium.

Important Dates

September 26-30: WGHS Spirit Week/PEP Rally/Homecoming

September 27: Parent Information Night for the Seal of Civic Literacy 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium

September 28: Spirit Week Volleyball game at 6:30 PM

September 30: Deadline for yearbook ordering

September 30: Deadline for submitting Senior Portraits

October 5: Half-Day for Students/Superintendent's Conference Day

October 24-26: Senior Portrait make-up date w/Upstate-Images