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.
Spring Dance Information
Spring Dance: We will be utilizing our school gym to host this year’s Spring Dance. The ASB Class has been planning this event and they are confident it will be an evening the students won't ever forget! Click HERE for more details!
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)
firstname.lastname@example.org (note the l after the j)
Colorado State University, Pueblo Visit
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.***
See Something, Say Something
Hello Wolf Pack Families and students:
Just a reminder of the English classroom presentations our Principal and Assistant Principals gave first semester regarding behaving according to the West Hills Way and being respectful, responsible and honorable.
THANK YOU to everyone who does the right thing each and every day! We are so proud of our students, parents, faculty and staff who ALL make West Hills a great place to work and learn!
We wanted to remind everyone we welcome the opportunity to support each student in every way. If you notice anyone acting in a damaging or unsafe manner, please follow one of our ¨See something, Say Something¨ protocols to report to get help. These include:
(1) Tell an adult immediately what you see or are concerned by. They will help you.
(2) Send an email to your counselor or site administrator. We want to help you and know sometimes an email is best.
(3) Walk into the Admin office and ask to talk with an administrator.
(4) Walk into the Counseling office and ask to talk with a counselor.
(5) Call the Assistant Principal's office and make a report: 619-956-0424 or 619-956-0425.
(6) Use the P3 App and report anonymously. In the google toolbar in student Chromebooks, they will see this icon to the left (P3) which is an anonymous tip line. If students click on this icon in their tool bar, it takes them to a new window where they can report problems on campus with theft, vandalism, or other possible criminal acts, or simply let us know there is a concern about a person in our school community or their world.
Thank you for helping us keep our campus safe, clean and operational. We are "ALL IN" together!
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.
NEW ASB LEADERS FOR 2022-23
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCHOLAR ATHLETES!
AVID: ALWAYS TEACHING, ALWAYS LEARNING--MARCH WAS BUSY!
Under the direction of our stellar AVID teachers Ms. Worth and Ms. Edwards, March was a busy month for AVId! Here are three highlights we wanted to share:
AVID Student Leadership Conference: Every year, the district has an AVID Student Leadership Conference. 12 students from each site learn a variety of skills and topics. This year, students had practice filling out college applications, leadership, and public speaking skills.
Junior Achievement Finance Park: Twenty-eight 11th and 12th graders completed a stimulation of budgeting, credit scores, and other finance skills. Before this stimulation, 11th and 12th had in-class preparation of fiance skills curriculum.
USD and SDSU Field trip: Thirty-eight 9-12th grade students toured USD and SDSU. The tour guides at SDSU gave helpful information for all grades.
AVID is a great program for all students and is particularly focused on serving students who would be the first time college going students in their families. We typically have more demand for AVID classes than we have funding, we always seek additional ways to serve the needs of these students.Thank you Ms. Worth and Ms. Edwards for your creativity and dedication to bringing the promise of AVID to our Wolf Pack students!
PTSA IS LOOKING FOR CHAPERONES JUNE 10, 2022
WHHS PTSA is hoping to coordinate a Grad Bash event at Universal Studios for 2022 seniors on 6/10/22. However, we are in desperate need of adult chaperones to accompany the seniors at the event. We need a minimum of 12 committed chaperones in order for us to move forward with our planning. If you are able to chaperone, please text your name/phone number to Melissa at 619-672-2204 or email at email@example.com by this Friday 4/22/22. Chaperone information:
* must be 25 years of age or older
* must be available from 10 am Friday, June 10, 2022 until 5 am Saturday June 11, 2022 to ride the buses to and from Universal Studios and stay at the park
* must be willing to take responsibility of any student in attendance of GRAD BASH if disciplinary action is taken by Universal studios- This includes sitting in GB "jail" with students whose behavior is not appropriate for this event as well as any medical issues that may arise.
* Cannot bring any additional children to this event- this is a West Hills SENIOR ONLY event
* there are no fees for chaperones, lounges are available at the park and you will receive front of the line privileges for the rides
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!
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 20–May 1 FESTIVAL OF RIDVÁN • Bahá’í Annual festival commemorating the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith, resided in a garden called Ridván (Paradise) and publicly proclaimed his mission as God’s messenger for this age. The first (April 20), ninth (April 28), and twelfth (May 1) days are celebrated as holy days when Baha’is suspend work.
April 24 ARMENIAN MARTYRS’ DAY Memorializes the genocide of approximately 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 in Turkey.
April 27 LAILAT AL-QADR • Islamic Commemorates the night that the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is known as the “Night of Power.” Often set on the 27th day of Ramadan, Sunnis may observe it on the 21st, 23rd, 25th or 29th and Shīʿite (Shiite) observe it on the 19th, 21st or 23rd day of Ramadan.
April 28 YOM HASHOAH • Jewish “Holocaust Remembrance Day” memorializes the heroic martyrdom of six million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust.
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters