WHS Family Newsletter

Oct 24, 2022

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Welcome Back!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fall Break and had some valuable time spent with family and friends. The school year is moving along quickly, it is hard to believe it is almost November! We have 2 more weeks until the end of Trimester 1 and finals on November 7, 8 & 9. Please keep in mind that there will be an alternate schedule on those days. The finals schedule is posted below for your planning purposes.

Many of our fall sports and activities are coming to an end and we are so encouraged by the determination and tenacity of our ROCKS students. This past weekend, our band, the Pride of Westfield, was named the 2022 ISSMA Scholastic "A" State Champion at Franklin Central High School and our Cross Country teams excelled in their performance at Semi-State. Additionally our Varsity Competition Cheer team placed in the top 5 at prelims and will advance to compete at state on November 5th. As always, I am forever grateful for all of our students' dedication and am continuously proud to be a ROCK.

Upcoming Events

Trimester 1 Finals Exam Schedule

Below is the Trimester 1 Finals Exam Schedule for November 7, 8 & 9. There will be no early dismissals during exams, please plan accordingly. Buses will continue to run as usual (early dismissal times are below for Nov 8 & 9). *Reminder that November 10 & 11 are teacher professional development days and there is no school for students on those days.
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IU Honors Program in Foreign Language


Have you ever thought about studying abroad?

The IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages is now accepting applications!

Stay with a host family and study in Austria, France, or Spain this summer.

● Applications are due by November 15, 2022.

● 5-6 Weeks of intense language instruction with

homestay experience

● For students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

For more information, check out the IUHFPL site here!

SENIORS: Free Application for Financial Aid and College Goal Sunday


The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) is now open for students wanting to attend college in the Fall or Spring of 2023-2024! Click here for more information.

Westfield High School is a College Goal Sunday site. On Sunday, November 6th from 2-4 PM, there will be financial aid representatives assisting anyone with their FAFSA. Please make sure you have your 2021 tax documents with you in order to complete this process smoothly.


Don't forget the WHS Counseling Center is here to help and to guide you through the college application process. We have created the Class of 2023 College Planning Website for you to access video tutorials, resources, and links to frequently used websites.

Hamilton County Bicentennial Ambassador Program

High school students who love history are invited to participate in our Hamilton County Bicentennial Ambassador program! Student ambassadors will serve as a bridge from the past to the future through conversation and public engagement from January through December 2023, and they'll attend dialogue sessions, opening ceremonies and more.

Learn more about how to apply by clicking here.

October Monthly Theme-Kindness

Although we encourage kindness throughout the year, this is the last week of our October monthly theme of kindness. We encourage everyone to go above and beyond spreading kindness this week. There have been various focused kindness displays and activities throughout the building this month.

Make sure to check announcements to nominate those individuals that have exhibited compassion, awareness and care of others this month. These individuals look for ways to serve others without anything in return. If you know a student or staff member who is a role model in showing these characteristics, nominate them today! Please complete this brief form so that we can recognize those going above and beyond in regards to this attribute.

After Prom 2023 T-shirt Design Contest

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ROCK STRONG Award


Westfield Washington Schools is proud to announce a new staff appreciation initiative: the Rock Strong Award presented by the Westfield Education Foundation!


Westfield Education Foundation will present the award winners with a commemorative plaque and a $50 Amazon gift card as a way to show appreciation for all that they do.

Click here to nominate someone now. It only takes a minute!

Purposity


Want to help Westfield families with the click of a button? The Purposity app allows you to anonymously purchase clothing and home essentials for students that were identified by our school counselors.

Click here to help a Westfield family

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