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The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.

John Berray Foundation

Hello West Hills Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends,

I wanted to let you know that the John C. Berray Foundation is launching another You Are a Math Person campaign. All proceeds go to the John C. Berray Foundation that gives scholarships to GUHSD, Helix, and Steele Canyon students.

This time we have added hoodies (zip and pullover), a beautiful blue option, a coffee mug, and the OG black shirt.

You Are a Math Person Options

For those of you who didn't know Mr. Berray, he was a father, husband, and dedicated math professional. He spent 20 years as a math teacher at West Hills before becoming a Digital Learning Coach and then the Math Curriculum Specialist before his passing in February 2020. We encourage everyone to wear their shirts and hoodies on Friday, February 4 (the day before his 50th birthday).

And, if you need convincing that you are a math person, listen to John talk about it in this podcast.

Thank you.

Mr. Dan McDowell

(Previous WHHS Social Science Teacher)

Director of Learning and Innovation

Grossmont Union High School District

West Hills Movie Night December 3rd! Showcasing ELF!

WHHS PTSA is hosting the second Movie Event of the year on campus on Friday December 3, 2021, starting at 7 pm in the PIT. ELF will begin at 7:30 pm. The event is open to all of our West Hills community for a $5 entrance fee per person.

If you are a current PTSA member by 12/3, you get into the event for FREE plus you receive one free concession item.

Check out our website or insta for more details - www.whhsptsa.com, @whhsptsa

We hope to see you there!

Finals Food Frenzy

December 14th, 15th, and 16th, WHHS PTSA will order your student's lunch from Subway, Panda Express and Estrada's and have it ready for pickup at the West Hills circle as they leave campus after their finals.

You can purchase each day's meal separately or save $$ by purchasing all three meals in a bundle.

Visit our webstore to purchase by 12/10/21. You may also write an encouraging note to your student and we will include it with their lunches.

**PTSA members, look for a special treat in your Finals Food Frenzy lunch!**

Class of 2022 Senior Special

Class of 2022 Senior Special 4X8 brick for only $45!
WHHS PTSA is selling a 4X8 brick with the WH Wolf Head logo, Class of 2022 and your senior's name engraved and set in the WH paved walkway in the entrance to the home bleachers in our stadium. It's a great gift for the holidays, birthday or graduation. Order yours today by clicking HERE!

New Fandom Art Gallery in the Library

Inspired by a student, the West Hills Library now has a Fandom Art Gallery. Kicking us off, we have three works on display inspired by Marvel's Asgard, skateboarding, and the video game The Sky Child. Stop by to check them out and pick up a submission form to share your own fandom-inspired artwork! There are still open spots, plus we will be rotating pieces as we get more submissions.

Winter Formal Info & Guest Pass Application

Are you interested in bringing a guest to Winter Formal? If yes, the deadline to submit a guest pass application is Friday December 10th at 3:00pm! Pending tickets being available, guest tickets go on sale on for Juniors & Seniors on Dec. 3rd and Sophomores and Freshman on December 6th.

No guest pass applications will be accepted after the deadline. Get your application in early as you can drop off or pick up an application in the Assistant Principals office now.

Need more info about Winter Formal? Click 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.

Attendance Reminder

Please remember to call our 24 hour Attendance line 619-956-0434 for any full day absences for students, particularly with COVID related absences. For any partial day absences, students bring a written note to attendance prior to leaving campus or when returning from off campus. Students MUST always have a pass to leave campus or state law requires us to mark them truant. Please direct your student to go to Attendance or the Nurse as needed if they need to leave campus for any reason. Parent and student should not text each other and leave campus without a pass. Thank you.

Need more info? Click HERE.

Moved? Changed Phone Number? Update your information in the Parent Portal

If you have changed your address or your phone number while enrolled at West Hills, please remember to let the school know by updating your Parent Portal. Call us at 619-956-0400 if you need help with this. In the unlikely event of an Emergency, we need to have your student contact information up to date and correct. Thank you.

Tennis Court Refreshing

Our tennis courts are receiving a refreshing and will not be available for use between now and January 31st.

Learn some WHHS history all month long!

For the month of November, learn about history from the early years of West Hills by following along with the "Did you know?" November 2021 calendar. Bookmark or print your own copy of the calendar at bit.ly/nov21cal

Penn State University

Interested in learning more about Penn State University? An admissions representative will be on campus to meet with students on Wednesday, December 1 during lunch in The Pit. Come learn all about Penn State admissions and campus life! Sign up in the Counseling office today!

Lunch Time Boundaries

We are a closed campus at lunch. This includes all student parking lots. Please remember to stay within the blue paw print boundaries at lunch time. Students are not to leave campus to get food or other items in their vehicles without staff permission.

Also, it is against school policy to have food delivered from delivery apps such as Door Dash, Uber Eats, Postmates, and other services.

This and many other important policies are noted in our student handbook.

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).

See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.

The Scholarship Club

Students! After graduation, will you be attending a trade school, community college, or 4-year University? If your answer is yes, do you need money to help pay for it? If so, we would like to invite you to attend the Scholarship Club that is hosted by the Counseling Department. At the scholarship club, we will introduce you to scholarship opportunities and provide time to work on scholarship applications under the guidance of a counseling staff member. For additional information, please contact Ms. Womack in the Counseling Office. The club meets Mondays during lunch and period 7 in the College/Career Center (L-1) located across from the library.

Tutorial Schedule

We are happy to share our 2021-22 tutorial schedule for students who are seeking support and assistance in their academic subjects.

Please report to tutorial at the start of the period offered. Students will sign in at each session and these sign-in logs will be submitted to the main office at the conclusion of each week.

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!!

CLICK HERE for the schedule!

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Important Dates

November 29- Collaboration Day (Late Start)

December 6- Collaboration Day (Late Start)

December 10- Double Assembly Schedule

December 13- Collaboration Day (Late Start)

December 14,15, 16- Final Exam Schedule

Please see future dates and our school Bell Schedule HERE.

Winter Sports Schedules

Are you interested in attending a Winter Sporting event? If so, please see our Winter Sports Schedules HERE.


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"


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!


Wolf Pack Mindful Moment: Practicing Gratitude

This week's Mindful Moment on Practicing Gratitude is shared by our wonderful school psychologists Elana Hamovitch and Caroline Garcia. While National School Psychology Week just ended, we are grateful for the work they do all year round! In the video, a link is shared to create your own thankful tree - here it is for easy access: bit.ly/gratitude-tree - and, for everyone reading this, please know that we are all grateful for YOU! Thank you for being an important part of the Wolf Pack!

Observances This Week

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!

November 28– December 24 ADVENT • Christian Advent is a season of spiritual preparation in observance of the birth of Jesus. In Western Christianity, it starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In Eastern Christianity, the season is longer and begins in the middle of November.

November 29– December 6 CHANUKAH • Jewish Eight-day “Festival of Lights”, also known as Hanukkah, celebrating the rededication of the Temple to the service of God in 164 BCE. Commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek King, Antiochus, who sought to suppress freedom of worship.

December 1 WORLD AIDS DAY International day of action on HIV and AIDS.

December 3 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Raises awareness about persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them with equal opportunity.

Covid Protocols: Student & Parent notifications FAQ

Please see this FAQ document for any Covid notification protocols. We appreciate your support and keeping your student(s) home if feeling sick.

A Friendly Reminder...

Please remember:

  • to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while INDOORS on campus INCLUDING SPORTING EVENTS: This is NOT optional. Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information about after school events.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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Juniors: @packof2023

Sophomores: @whhsclass2024

Freshman: @wolfpackclass2025

Athletics: @westhillsathletics

ASB: @whhsasb

Guidance/Counseling: @whhs.counseling

Library: @westhillslib

Yearbook: @wolfpackyearbook

AVID: @whhsavid


Mending Matters: @mendingmatters

Cheer: @westhills_cheer

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