Wolf Call Weekly
Welcome to this week!
HELLO WOLF PACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES,
Welcome to this week!
We hope that you are enjoying your quarter 4 classes. As we continue to move through quarter 4, we have some resources and information that we would like to remind you about in this Week's Wolf Call Weekly.
If you have a questions about your Quarter 4 classes, contact your teacher via email or during their scheduled availability.
In an effort to continue improving communication to our families and community of West Hills High School, please take a moment to review the weekly, informative messages below. Are you looking for previous editions of the Wolf Call Weekly? The West Hills website has them as a resource. (Info, Wolf Call Weekly)
We encourage your participation as an active reader of these communications that will help bridge our communication between WHHS and Students & Families. Thank you for your continued support for all students at West Hills!
Robin Ballarin, Principal
Apri Baker, Assistant Principal (A-G)
Carrie Gaeir, Assistant Principal (H-O)
John Hoadley, Assistant Principal (P-Z)
Cyndi Nowlen, Manager of School Facilities
May 31: No School- Memorial Day
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
We continue to celebrate diversity, celebrations, and multicultural holidays. In the month of May, we focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions and the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders that have shaped American history, society and culture.
Looking for more information? Click HERE.
Just a Reminder...
That we are coming to the close of quarter 4 and the end of our school year on June 4 (Senior activities and Graduation the following week). Check with your teachers if you are struggling and go to Tutoring if needed. (see link below) Every student needs to earn a "D" or better to earn credit in a course (a "C" or better if you want to enter a 4 year college or University from high school). Anyone who has not passed a class is being enrolled in summer school.
Please look in your portal or your email for previous details regarding summer school information.
Thank you Wolf Pack and finish strong!
Student Tutorial Schedule for Q. 4
2021 Yearbook Distribution
Class Office Elections
Click HERE for the campaign videos.
Questions? Please contact ASB Advisor Mr. Riego. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Prom 2021
Thank you Mr. Riego for putting together a video recap of the night!
Full Paw Awards
The Full Paw Society is awarded to students who completed four years or more of high school science. This award is called the full paw because the wolf paw used for many of our mascot images has four toes. One toe to represent each science course taken. Students receive a wolf paw medallion on a lanyard.
The West Hills science department started the award in 2017 to honor students who go above and beyond the district graduation requirement of two years of science. The science department is unique in that the courses are both a core graduation requirement, with extra courses considered electives. As a department we wanted to acknowledge all students who choose to learn about science.
On May 19th, the WHHS Science Teachers handed out the awards to students in a "drive by" ceremony. Thank you students and Science Teachers for all your hard work!
Click HERE for the full list of students who received this award!
WHHS Science Teachers
Samantha took 5 years of Science and she was awarded a lanyard and trophy!
Peyton took 5 years of Science and she was awarded a lanyard and trophy!
Congratulations AVID Seniors!
Honoring all AVID Seniors and their families for a job well done in their high school careers, on Thursday, Ms. Worth (AVID, English) and Ms. Edwards (AVID, English) celebrated their program beautifully in our Pit outdoors. Though some of our seniors were unable to join, we are proud of and happy to celebrate our entire senior family. Seniors who remained in our program for 2+ years also received their personalized sashes, which they are invited to wear at our Graduation. Congratulations all!
Kourista Caguioa, Vanessa Chavez, Mackenzie Ryan. Nina Castellanos Erica Hayden, Konnor Gilmore, Samantha-Ryan Sanchez, Zachary MacQuiddy, (Ms. Worth), Conrad Trevino, Hunter Pies
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Alissa Lassooy, Senior, for winning First Place in LEAGUE for girls Tennis singles!
Girls Basketball won Friday night vs. Steele Canyon as did JV Boys Basketball. Boys Basketball had a heartbreaker with Steele Canyon making a final basket with less than one second to go in the game losing 49-47! Great effort Wolf Pack!
WH Cheer Tryouts going strong with former JV Coach Torrie Englert taking over our Varsity and Head Coaching position.
Prospective football players
Our workouts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
You may attend any one of these four time slots: 6:30-7:00 am, 7:00-7:30 am, 3:30-4:00 pm, or 4:00-4:30 pm.
Dress in workout gear and meet in front of the weight room no later than 5 minutes before your start time.
We are very proud to announce your Valedictorian, Samantha James and two Salutatorians, Nicole Luna and Sean Willweber! We are very proud of each of you and your highest levels of academic achievement!
Congratulations to the entire Class of 2021 on your upcoming graduation! Please see this information for students and this information for parents and guests for critical updates including limited tickets to attend graduation (BUT we have LIVE STREAMING) and what to do about parking (do NOT park on Mast Blvd. You will get a ticket!)
We are VERY EXCITED to be able to hold a single Graduation Ceremony this year given the improved public health conditions. We still have requirements for social distancing, wearing of face masks, and no congregating on campus before or after the ceremony, but WE CAN CELEBRATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS and your "walk across the stage"!
Graduation Rehearsal update: There is no formal graduation rehearsal. We will publish a short screencast soon to familiarize Seniors with our graduation ceremony. See THIS DOCUMENT for more information.
To see the most recent Class of 2021 update, click HERE.
We will be sending out more information to Seniors regarding the ceremony itself so please be on the lookout for that in the next two weeks.
Finish strong Seniors....Go Wolf Pack!
Senior Chromebook Update
*Wolf Pack Seniors Only*
Chromebook Update: With the end of the school year quickly approaching, it is time to create a plan for your Chromebook!!
- OPTION A: Buy your Chromebook for $20 by Friday, May 28th
- OPTION B: Return your Chromebook and charger to the WHHS Library by Friday, May 28th because you won't need it for classes (you use another computer through the end of June to stay in touch) and you do not intend to buy it.
- OPTION C: Make special arrangements with the WHHS Library by Friday, May 28th if you need to keep it for classes but you do not intend to own it.
READ THIS DOCUMENT for detailed directions about the 3 options above!
Need an audio/video version of the memo above?? Click HERE!
Grossmont College Family Orientation
GCC will be hosting Family Orientations in English, Spanish, and Arabic this year.
During Family Orientation, families will have the opportunity to join us virtually and learn about the Onboarding Process, Counseling Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise.
The flyer in all three languages with the zoom registration links embedded on the flyer and Family Orientation website. We ask that families register before the event and the zoom details will be sent to them.
Transcript Request Guide
If yes, please follow these directions to file a transcript request that can be sent to anyone: schools, scholarship applications, NCAA/NAIA, etc.
Spectators at Sporting Events
Many of you may already be aware that sports are in full swing. We are thrilled that our student-athletes can get back to the sports they love, and know that the West Hills community is too. As much as we would love to see all our Wolf Pack fans in the stands, we must follow strict regulations regarding spectators to ensure that our programs can complete their seasons.
For all sporting events, at home and away, spectators are extremely limited. Each player is permitted a maximum of four “immediate household family members”. Spectators are checked in at the gate. If there are multiple games at one event (i.e., JV and Varsity) the venue must be cleared of all spectators between events. The “immediate household family” cohort must stay seated together throughout the event, and masks are required. In addition, no children are permitted to an event without a parent or guardian.
We look forward to the day when all our Wolf Pack supporters can attend our events. Until that time comes, we appreciate your cooperation as we implement these regulations.
Thank you and GO WOLF PACK!
The West Hills Administration Team
SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE
West Hills plans to offer two sessions of Summer School this year! Students who have failed (F) a course that is needed for graduation will have priority.
The tentative dates are: Session 1 - June 14-July 2 and Session 2 - July 6 - July 23.
Our goal is to have as many Summer School courses in-person/on campus as possible but will have some online options for those who are continuing in distance learning.
Thank you and GO WOLF PACK
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.
A Friendly Reminder...
- to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while on campus INCLUDING SPORTING EVENTS: This is NOT optional.
- if you are wearing a clear face shield, you MUST WEAR A FACE MASK in addition to the face shield.
Neck and Face Gaiters Reminder
- Also, The CDC has updated their website and our District has asked us to make sure we are not allowing neck and face gaiters on campus any longer.
- Please see the CDC page here for more information.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters
WHHS Distance Learning Hub: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/whhs-hub/home