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.
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)
NEED A WORK PERMIT DURING SPRING BREAK?
As we wrap up this week and get ready for a well-deserved Spring Break, here are a few reminders for work permits:
- The work permit process is the same and all labor laws must be followed, no exceptions for the break!
- If you need a work permit to work during Spring Break, plan to have any paperwork to West Hills no later than Thursday, March 31 to be able to process it and have it ready for pick up by Friday April 1.
- Staff will NOT will be available to process work permits during the Spring Break (including the district office).
- Please get your work permit applications turned in early so we can process them before the break.
- Click HERE for more information about obtaining a work permit.
Colorado State University, Pueblo Visit
Counseling is hosting several after-school workshops this month. Please visit the Counseling office to sign up for them ASAP.
We are offering Scholarship Application assistance for students interested in applying for scholarships. We will be in the College and Career Center (L-1) from 3 - 3:30pm every Monday in March.
Need money to help pay for your college and career goals?? We are hosting "Funding Your Future" Workshops where you will learn more about Financial Aid and Scholarships available to help pay for life after high school. Workshops are at 3pm in the College/Career Center L-1 on Tuesday, March 29th.
The UC Advantage Workshop helps students who are interested in attending a University of California school to get started on what they can do to be best prepared for admissions. This workshop will be in the College/Career Center L-1 on March 30 at 3pm.
We will offer a Military/First Responders Workshop to help students access resources and opportunities to help them have a better chance of successfully earning spots in academies and other related programs for the military, law enforcement, and firefighting/paramedics. These workshops on March 30 at 2pm College/Career Center L-1.
Attention Seniors!! University Signing Day!
We are excited to start a new tradition with the Class of 2022! On Friday, May 6th @ 1:00PM we will hold a University Signing Day to recognize those seniors who have applied, been accepted, and have committed to attending a 4-YEAR-UNIVERSITY in the fall.
If this applies to you, fill out THIS FORM by April 15th so that we can be prepared to celebrate you and your commitment to continue your education. Parents and family members are invited to this event, so be sure to have them save the date (Friday, May 6th at 1PM). A formal invitation and more event details will be shared the week of April 25th for those who have completed this form. Get your college gear ready to wear for the event! A professional photographer will be there and images will be available for purchase if you so choose.
***An additional form will be used to collect scholarship and award information for the Senior Awards Night planned for May 26th at 5:30PM.***
ASB Campaign week
EL Reclassification Celebration & Students
Congratulations to our English Learners who reclassified to English Proficient through their personal achievement in course grades, and their ELPAC and CAASPP scores. Mrs. Ruggles, English Co-Chair and site EL Coordinator represented West Hills at the District Reclassification ceremony earlier this month at Monte Vista High School. Pictured left to right below:
Mario Estrada Garcia, Yousif Basaka, Miranda Aguilar Perez, Erick Estrada Hernandez, Shawn O'Bryan, Zainb Alatawa (not shown Maria Villalba). Thank you to Mr. Acosta, Designated ELD teacher for being a critical partner in teaching these students (and many others) as well as to ALL teachers who contribute to their learning and success!
SENIOR SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT IN WATER POLO
Loss of Privilege Policy
Loss of Privilege (LOP) List: This exists to support the idea that our primary function is “Academics First” and that student behaviors and choices need to prioritize attendance and following school rules. Students may earn their way off of the LOP list through attendance at detention and / or Saturday school after talking with their Assistant Principal. They can also lose a privilege that was granted (i.e. serving Saturday School to be eligible to purchase a Dance Ticket, but then repeat actions (or new actions) that put them back on LOP so that attending Dance is no longer available to them and a dance ticket refund is issued). All students begin Semester 2 off the list. Totals from Semester 1 do not count for Semester 2.
See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.
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.
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!
March Full Month NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Honors women as significant agents of historical change.
March 31 CESAR CHAVEZ DAY Honors Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez (1927– 1993) who was a nationally respected voice for social justice.
April Full Month ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Celebrates the Arab American heritage and culture and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans.
April Full Month GENOCIDE AWARENESS MONTH A month that marks important anniversaries for past and contemporary genocides. Throughout the month, individuals, communities and organizations join together to remember and honor victims and survivors of mass atrocities.
April Full Month NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.
April DAY OF SILENCE Students take a day-long vow of silence to protest the actual silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students and their straight allies due to bias and harassment.
April 3–May 2 RAMADAN • Islamic Observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad.
April 10 PALM SUNDAY • Christian Observed the Sunday before Easter/Pascha to commemorate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
April 10 RAMA NAVAMI • Hindu Celebrates the birthday of Rama, king of ancient India, hero of the epic Ramayana, and seventh incarnation of Vishnu.
April 14 VAISAKHI (also spelled Baisakhi) • Sikh The festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community as the Khalsa (community of the initiated). On this day, Sikhs gather and celebrate Vaisakhi at their local Gurdwaras (Sikh house of worship) by remembering this day as the birth of the Khalsa.
April 14 HOLY THURSDAY • Christian Also known as Maundy Thursday, it is celebrated on the Thursday before Easter commemorating the Last Supper, at which Jesus and the Apostles were together for the last time before the Crucifixion.
April 15 GOOD FRIDAY • Christian Known as Holy Friday in Eastern Christianity, it commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Easter/Pascha.
April 16 THERAVADA NEW YEAR • Buddhist In Theravada countries the New Year is celebrated on the first full moon day in April.
April 16–23 PASSOVER/PESACH • Jewish The eight-day “Feast of Unleavened Bread” celebrates Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage.
April 17 EASTER • Christian Known as Pascha in Eastern Christianity, it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters