Wolf Call Weekly
The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.
Bell Schedule / Updates for 2022-23
Please take a moment to read this important memo regarding our 2022-23 school year, including state legislation that requires all urban and suburban high schools to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. We have also included other important topics to keep you informed.
Thank you everyone for your fine turn out last week for testing! We appreciate all of our students and families as we move through our state required testing.
Go Wolf Pack!
Summer School Information
West Hills plans to offer two sessions of Summer School this year! Any grade 9,10, or 11 student who earned an "F"/failed a course that is needed for graduation or a grade of a “D” that must be retaken for 4 year college admissions will be enrolled in summer school.
West Hills is planning to offer ONE four week session of Summer School.
The tentative dates are June 6 - June 30.
Students will have the opportunity to be enrolled in 1 or 2 courses depending on the level of courses needed.
Period 1 is 7:30am-11:00am
Period 2 is 11:30-3:00pm.
In order to inform our Summer School plans, we are asking our West Hills parents and guardians to complete this survey. The survey only needs to be completed if your student earned an "F"/failed a course that is needed for graduation or a grade of “D” that must be retaken for 4 year college admissions.
We will NOT have any home, online learning options. PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this form does not guarantee Summer School enrollment.
If you have any questions regarding the course and/or summer school requirements, please email your student’s Guidance Information Specialist or Summer School Assistant Principal Mr. John Hoadley.
GUIDANCE INFORMATION SPECIALISTS:
Cami Correa (A-LAM)
Ja’Nee Womack (LAN-Z)
email@example.com (note the l after the j)
Attention Students age 16 or older: Summer Jobs City of Santee
If you are 16 or older and looking for a job, the City of Santee will be on campus Wednesday, May 11 at student lunch in the Black Circle. They will be handing out applications and perhaps even interview you if you are interested in one of their positions.
Questions? Please contact the City of Santee.
Also, Students interested in a career in healthcare - we are offering a Healthcare Professions Workshop on Wednesday May 11 at 3pm in the College/Career Center L-1. We will share information regarding a variety of professions in the healthcare field and what you can be doing now to help you be successful in those fields in the future. Sign up in the Counseling office.
Hello Wolf Pack Seniors and Families:
Please see our *updated* Class of 2022 Update that contains important event information and how to purchase your chromebook.
If you would like to nominate a peer for Prom Court, please use your guhsd.net email to access the criteria and nomination form here. Any questions, please see Mr. Hoadley in the Admin building or Class of 2022 class officers or Advisors Mrs. Reid (SS-9) or Ms. Edwards (E-7).
Go Wolf Pack!
2022 WHHS GRADUATION Fundraiser
https://www.32auctions.com/2022whhsgraduation You may also purchase raffle tickets from our webstore for a chance to win one of two (2) Grad Seat packages.
https://westhillshighschoolptsa.myschoolcentral.com Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for 6. (PayPal fees apply.)
Additional info at www.whhsptsa.com. We are hosting this auction to help raise funds for programs that directly benefit WHHS students, parents and faculty. All funds raised are a tax-deduction to you! Upon close of auction, winners will be required to finalize purchase by May 25, 2022 or you will forfeit your prize. WHHS PTSA will contact the winners by May 23, 2022 to coordinate purchase. Cash, check & credit cards accepted. Raffle drawings will be held on May 20, 2022.
2022 Science Full Paw members and awards night May 18th
Senior Chromebook Deadline Approaching
All Students: Review Your School Destiny Account
All Students with Library Books
Attention Juniors: Senior Portait Information
Class of 2023,
You are just weeks away from being a SENIOR! Your senior year is full of memorable events and moments, and this exciting year begins with taking your senior portrait for the yearbook!
Please note this senior portrait information so that you can schedule your appointment and mark your calendars.
Finish strong juniors! Senior Year is just around the corner!
Loss of Privilege Policy
Loss of Privilege (LOP) List:
Check your email every week to find out if you are on the list due
to attendance or behavior. Only students on the list will get an email.
Seniors and guests attending Prom: If you are on the LOP list you are not able to purchase a ticket for prom. If you previously purchased a ticket and get on the LOP list, you will not be able to attend Prom. You will be required to attend detention or Saturday School to get off the list. If you fail to get off the list, then you will be issued a refund.
All Students: If you are on the Loss of Privilege list now through June, you need to get
off the list to be eligible for Fall sports in August. You can do this now and into our
Need information? Please see an Assistant Principal for more
See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.
PROCEDURE CHANGE: To attend Saturday School, you must sign up no later than May 19th.
Mental Health Resources
Our Teacher Librarian Mrs. Sannwald, has created a wonderful Mending Matters Resource Library page! Click HERE to check it out!
If you are in need of any mental health resources, please reach out to your Guidance Counselor or our Mending Matters resources linked above.
In the event you are in crisis after school hours,
please call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital immediately to get professional help.
UNIVERSITY SIGNING DAY & FIRST "ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME" INDUCTION
Academic Hall of Fame".
Dani Marco Gaffen (2008) and Connor Richards (2012) returned to the Wolf Pack to share their journey through college and successes since graduation. Reassuring members of the Class of 2022, Dani noted that "the growth and learning they had experienced at West Hills would continue at university and to remain open to what life brings you. I was focused on becoming a doctor until my own mother had a health crisis that required her to be on an IV liquid nutrition presecription that literally saved her life. That showed me the power of nutrition, health and wellness, and that I could channel my passion to serve others as a licensed nutritionist and it was "okay" that I wasn't choosing to continue 8 more years of study to become a doctor".
Connor inspired students and their famiies by relating his own senior year "ups and downs...and mainly down when it came to college acceptance". He shared that "I expected to get into every Ivy League and top university I applied to and would have my "pick" of schools. It didn't happen for me that way. When it came down to it, I attended the only university that accepted me. And that turned out to be the best decision of my life. From there, I applied to and attend Cambridge University to get my degree in advanced mathematics and Physics. That program is considered the most difficult degree to earn in the WORLD and I worked harder than I ever had--except for my junior year here at West Hills. So don't worry--West Hills has prepared you for ANY college experience! The teachers and staff here are OUTSTANDING at what they do and with hard work and continue to set your eyes on your goals, you will do GREAT...whether the school you are attending is your first choice and you are thrilled, or if, like me, you feel right now NOT as thrilled but you are heading off to make it what you will".
Our students and families in the audience were excited and insprired by Dani and Connor. They got to come up on stage and "sign" their University acceptances and have about 200 folks cheer them on! A huge THANK YOU to Assistant Principal Mrs. Gaeir for making this happen along with the invaluable assistance of GIS' Ms. Correa and Ms. Womack! We plan to make this an annual event and look forward to the Class of 2023 and their celebration!
WH ACTOR NOMINATED FOR SAN DIEGO "TOP 20" ACTING AWARD!
WEST HILLS "TOPS" IN US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT 2022
Way to go faculty and staff! We are very proud of all that you do for our students and community!
Hello Wolf Pack Students and Families:
Recently our school board approved a three year calendar. For ease of reading and planning for students and families, we brought them together in one document for you. If you could please plan your family time around our announced Summer, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks, this would help your student stay on top of classroom instruction and learning. We know this is not always possible, but we just wanted to share this for possible advance planning.
Multi-year Calendar for Students and Parents: 2022-23; 2023-24; 2024-25.
Thank you....let's go Wolf Pack!
Tutorial Schedule: Semester 2
Our Semester 2 Tutorial Schedule can be found HERE.
If you have questions on whether your student has attended tutorial, please contact an Assistant Principal Secretary at 619-956-0424 or 619-956-0425 or stop by the Administration office.
Asking for help is a sign of STRENGTH Wolf Pack!!
Weekly Club Meetings
PS- Shout out to Coach Ash (pictured) for stopping by to show off his skills!
Looking to upgrade your Wolf Pack gear??
Look no further than our WEST HILLS SPIRIT GEAR CLOTHING OPTIONS WEBSITE!
Take a look at our West Hills Spirt Gear vendor for additional choices in you WH wear! Shop first at our own ASB Store and if you still want more, then go to this vendor. Proceeds benefit WH Athletics!
USE AMAZON SMILE AND PTSA BENEFITS--NO COST TO YOU!
When you shop online, please consider using smile.amazon.com to easily benefit our terrific PTSA! It is free, doesn't add anything to your normal Amazon costs, and you only need to link an existing Amazon account to it with these directions:
Go to Smile.Amazon.com.
Log in as usual to your Amazon account.
From the "Your Account" page click the "Learn More"
option under the AMAZONSMILE DONATIONS
on the top left of the screen.
When the AmazonSmile Donation box comes up, click the "Learn More button" to go to the "Your AmazonSmile Impact" page to change your charity to 3997 West Hills High School PTSAas your designated non-profit. Then make your purchase through smile.amazon.com as usual.
Amazon will donate a percentage of qualified sales to your West Hills High School PTSA.
Prices, discounts, Prime, etc. are the same as "regular" Amazon but WHHS PTSA gets a donation.
Every penny raised goes directly to WHHS students and staff via our many programs. Check out our website for membership or more information.
Thank you for your support!
Observances This Week and Month
We celebrate our diversity and multicultural population within our school community.
This week, we observe the different holidays and celebrations that are acknowledged around the world!
May Full Month ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month) Recognizes the contributions and celebrates the culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. May Full Month
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Recognizes the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievements of American Jews.
May 16 VISAKHA PUJA • Buddhist Also known as Vesak or Buddha Day, it marks the birth, spiritual awakening and death (nirvana) of the historical Buddha. (This date may vary based on region or sect.)
May 19 LAG B’OMER • Jewish Celebrates the end of a divine-sent plague and/or Roman occupation during Rabbi Akiva’s lifetime (died c. 135 CE).
May 21 WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY Recognizes cultural diversity as a source of innovation, exchange and creativity, as well as the obligation to create a more peaceful and equitable society based on mutual respect.
May 23 DECLARATION OF THE BÁB • Bahá’í Commemoration of May 23, 1844, when the Báb, the prophet-herald of the Bahá’í Faith, announced in Shíráz, Persia, that he was the herald of a new messenger of God.
May 26 ASCENSION DAY • Christian Also known as Holy Thursday, celebrated 40 days after Easter/Pascha, it commemorates the ascension of Jesus into Heaven.
May 28 ASCENSION OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH • Bahá’í Observance of the anniversary of the death in exile of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
May 30 MEMORIAL DAY A federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters