Plano West Senior High School
Blue Nation: Leading with Pride!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Welcome to Wolf News
- Daily Character Quote
- Collin College Students
- Class Ranking Information
- AVID Parent Seminar
- 2016 SAGE Summer Expo
- From the Nurse
- PWSH Counseling
- Destination College: Parent Workshop
- Children's Medical Center Junior Leadership Board
- Colleges Visiting campus
- Juniors who took the 2015 PSAT
- Juniors: AP Art Studio
- Plano West Theatre Musical Production of Funny Girl
- Final Exam Grade Waiver and Final Exam Exemption Guidelines
Each day provides its own gifts.
Collin College Students: Please note that the first day of Dual Credit Classes will be Wednesday, January 20. Please check your Plano West Schedule for room assignments.
Class Ranking Info: Seniors: Updated GPA/Ranking will be available beginning Wednesday, January 20. You may request a copy of your updated Rank/GPA and transcript during passing periods, during both lunches, and after 6th period, at the Registrar’s Office. Junior Class Ranking/GPA will be updated early February. Announcements will be posted when these become available.
All PISD AVID parents are invited to attend the AVID Parent Seminar on January 20, from 6pm to 830pm at Clark High School.
2016 SAGE Summer Expo: see flyers below.
From the Plano West Nurse
Staff, students and parents can help reduce the impact of the cold and flu season by following these simple tips:
- Get a flu shot!
- Keep your children at home for fever of 100° or more for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand rub/gel.
- Cough and/or sneeze into a tissue or your upper sleeve, not into your hand.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
PWSH Counseling is now using Remind! All students and parents are encouraged to join.
Text @pwshcouns to 81010
You can opt-out of messages anytime by texting ‘unsubscribe @pwshcouns’
Or, to receive these messages from the Counselors via email, send an email to:
Destination College: The Parent Workshop
6:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Target Audience: Parents Only
Collin College Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
This popular workshop will provide parents with the essentials of planning and preparing for your student’s college experience. Speakers will address practical parenting concerns, strategies for a successful college admissions process, and financial aid resources and terminology. Join us for an entertaining and informative evening. Dinner will be provided starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please note this workshop is for parents only. Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required and limited to two people per household. Please go to www.collin.edu/destinationcollege to register. The RSVP deadline for this event is Jan. 21, unless capacity is reached sooner. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 972.377.1772. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry ~ Spaces fill quickly!
Children’s Medical Center, a pediatric not-for-profit hospital in our community, is now accepting applications for membership on their teen board, called the Junior Leadership Board (JLB).
The 2016-2017 board term begins in September 2016 and runs through May 2017. In order to qualify, you must be a high school student during the 2016-2017 school year, and be at least 16 years of age or older by October 7, 2016 (you can be 15 years of age at the time you apply as long as you turn 16 in October).
Deadline for applications and references is February 29, 2016. All submissions are electronic through the JLB’s webpage: https://give.childrens.com/get-involved/join-a-group/the-junior-leadership-board/get-involved/
Colleges Visiting Week of Jan. 18 - Jan. 22:
U.S. Marines Tues. 01/19/16
U.S. Airforce Wed. 01/20/16
Louisiana State University Fri. 01/22/16
Upcoming College Information Sessions:
Ithaca College Regional Audition-Dallas, Meyerson Symphony Center Sat. 01/23/16
For Juniors Who took the 2015 PSAT:
College Board has pushed back the date that paper PSAT results will be available for students.
Students who set up a College Board account prior to testing should be able to view their scores online at studentscores.collegeboard.org.
Students who have not set up a College Board account should set up an account soon, but you will probably need to wait until the your school receives the PSAT paper reports to see your score. Those reports are currently set to arrive the end of January.
Are you interested in AP Studio Art next year? Student scheduling is about to begin. If you have taken an art class during high school 9th-11th, you may apply for AP Studio Art.
Plano West Art Department offers the following AP studio courses. All studio classes are a two hour block.
AP Drawing (Application Required)
AP 2-D Design (Application Required)
AP 3-D Sculpture (Application Required)
Apply NOW! Don’t be left out. Follow this link to apply for any AP Studio Art course.
Get your seats now for the Plano West Theatre Musical Production of Funny Girl, Thursday, January 28 to Saturday, January 30. Tickets are on sale now at westtheatre.org! We will also be selling tickets outside the cafeteria the week of the show, Monday, January 25 through Friday , January 29. Act fast and get the best seats before they are gone!
YEARBOOK – Time is running out. Please purchase your yearbook from Jostens ASAP. $75
www. Jostensyearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217
Final Exam Grade Waiver and Final Exam Exemption Guidelines. See below.
PWSH Athletics and Clubs/Jasper and Shepton Announcements
- Lady Wolves Basketball
- Special Olympics Basketball
- Lacrosse Spirit Night Fundraiser @ Chick-fil-a
- Men's Basketball fundraiser
- Softball Open Tryouts
- Men's Basketball
The Lady Wolves Basketball thank Jasper music students Sahana Prabhu, Ananya Desai, Ritu Bhatt & Brendan Champong for their terrific performances last Friday night. The Lady Wolves will be back in action against the Lady Broncos of McKinney Boyd this evening at Boyd. Your Lady Wolves are looking to notch their 10th consecutive District 6-6A win this year and their 26th in a row over the last two seasons. C’mon out to support the Lady Wolves as the look to continue their unbeaten streak!
Plano West Special Olympics Basketball game tomorrow, January 20th at 7pm in the competition gym.
Plano West Lacrosse Spirit Night Fundraiser - Eat at Chick-fil-a at Park & Preston on Wednesday, January 20th anytime between 5:00-10:00 pm and the Lacrosse club receives 15%! Be sure to put your receipt in the Plano West Lacrosse box. Thanks for your support of West Lacrosse!
First Choice Emergency, in addition to donating a Gym banner, is offering Plano West Men's Basketball a unique fundraising opportunity. From 1/11/2016 through 1/25/2016( the next 2 weeks ) they will donate $10 for every supporter 21 or older that drops off the attached Flyer at their facility. They will donate up to $5000! FIRST CHOICE EMERGENCY ROOM is located on the North side of Whole Foods parking lot @ Park & Preston, in the same building as Wolf camera.
Please invite all your family, friends, and fans to stop by and drop off a Flyer between 01/11/2016 – 01/25/2016. Attached is the Flyer for you to take with you. The flyer can also be downloaded from our website and will also be available at First Choice. Be sure to put PWMBBC on the "Visiting for" line.
Plano West Wrestling
Check out highlights and photos on Facebook and Twitter each week!
COME Support the West Wolves!
Open Mat - will continue through the season with the PACK Accelerated Club on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m
If you need information on joining the club, contact the Club Director Coach Woods.firstname.lastname@example.org
Plano West Softball
Open Tryouts 2016
The Plano West Softball program will be having open tryouts Friday, Jan. 22nd from 4:45 to 6:00 and on Saturday, Jan.23rd from 10:00 to 11:30 at the Plano West softball field or indoor facility if weather is bad. This is for those students or athletes who are not in 7th period softball class that would like an opportunity to try out for softball this year. If you are interested and want to try out, you will need to contact
Coach Mike Ledsome @ email@example.com or 972-743-3723.
Plano West Hockey News, Games and Events! Come support your JV and Varsity Teams!
PTSA/PWSH Booster Clubs
- What Up At West
- PWSH Reads book club
- Key Club
- Chemistry Club
- Environmental Club
- Best Buddies
- Chess Club
- Youth for Christ
- Wanna Be Cool?
- Anime Club
- USA Biology Olympiad
- Plano West PTSA Membership
What Up At West: http://pisdtv.pisd.edu/plano-west-sh/features/n8VbN_2nIRw5eaTgaEih
PWSH Reads, our book club, will meet in the library Jan 19 from 4:30-5:00. Our reading challenge for this month is New Year, New Book. Read a book published within the past year. Find out more by checking out the PWSH Reads tab on the library website, tinyurl.com/pwshlibrary.
The next Key Club meeting will be Wednesday, January 20th during A and B Lunch in the Presentation Room. Come to learn more about opportunities for volunteering during the spring semester.
Chem Club has a regular meeting Wednesday Jan 20 at 8:00am (B215) and 7th period (B211). Please join us for some chemistry fun (whether you’ve been to a meeting before or not)!
National Honor Society Mandatory Spring Informational Meetings:
Seniors - Monday, January 25th during both lunches and 7th period in the Presentation Room
Juniors - Wednesday, January 27th during both lunches and 7th period in the Presentation Room
ATTENTION JUNIORS: you can finally stop PINING for an Environmental Club officer position, because an officer application is now available! Fill it out at http://tinyurl.com/envclubleadership by 11:59pm on January 31st to be considered. It willow be worth it fir sure. Sorry for all the acorny jokes.
Best Buddies is a one to one friendship matching program. If you are interested in becoming a peer buddy, associate buddy or an actual buddy please go online to www.bestbuddiesonline.org and sign up! If you are renewing, please make sure to go on the website and renew your membership! If you have any questions please contact Jillian Haug who is the Chapter President or Ms. Earl in A1153.
Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays in A1167 during both lunches. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Youth for Christ meets every Wednesday at 4:15p.m in Ms. Gomez's room, A2030. Everyone and anyone is welcome.
Wanna be cool? Join the Engineering Club today! Come check it out in Mr. Coryell’s room, G205, every Thursday at 4:25pm.
Anime Club will meet every Thursday. Meet new friends and watch anime movies or episodes. Join us in Room B-209 (Ms. Roop-Morland) at 8:15am or 4:20pm OR Room A-2060 (Mr. Cherry) 7th period.
FREE! FREE! FREE! All interested students, now is the time to register (FREE!) for the 2016 USA Biology Olympiad (USABO). Just create a FREE account at www.usabo-trc.org/student/register before JAN. 22, 2016 selecting Plano West from the drop-down menu of participating schools. Remember your USERNAME and ID for the FREE Open Exam, Round 1, to be given the week of FEB. 2, 2016. Please see Ms. Roop-Morland (B-209) if you have any further questions.
Plano West PTSA Membership
The Wolf Den PTSA makes it super easy to join the PTSA, sign up to volunteer, enter your own information into our online Student Directory, and purchase a Student Agenda/Planner for your student. Plano West parents have always shown great support of our PTSA, and we want that to continue! Please go to https://planowestptsa.membershiptoolkit.com to join the PTSA today! Don't forget that students who join the PTSA in BOTH their junior and senior year are eligible for a PTSA Scholarship. Last year six students were awarded $500 scholarships during the Senior Lunch in May! Your membership fees go towards funding activities that directly benefit our school AND our students. For a complete list of where the money goes, please click on the link at the bottom of this Wolf Howl. Please email Susan Argyle at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can also access the toolkit from a within our website www.wolfdenptsa.org.