West High School's Weekly Updates: May 16th - May 22nd
The Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom was host to 750 West High upperclassmen on Saturday, May 14.
West teachers Carmen Gwenigale and Jamie Sandau organized the event which was chaperoned by 20 West High teachers and staff.
A big thanks to Ms. Gwenigale and Ms. Sandau for sponsoring this great tradition at West High.
Top Five for May 16th-May 22nd
2. Tuesday--Boy's Soccer, West at City High, 5:30, City High Soccer Field.
3. Wednesday--Senior's last day, Graduation Rehearsal, 11:30, Hawkeye Carver Arena.
4. Thursday--Saturday, State Track Meet, Drake University
5. Thursday--Retirement Open House for Wayne Thelander and Elwin Pearson 3:00--4:00, West Library.
Sunday, May 22, Graduation, Hawkeye Carver Arena, 1:00 pm.
Double Bonus: Check out these photos of the seniors 4 years ago here!
Important Graduation Reminders for Seniors, Parents
Graduation is Sunday, May 22 at 1:00 pm at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Doors will open at 12:00 and seniors need to arrive no later than 12:15.
We still have a few caps and gowns in the main office that have not been picked up. If you still need a cap, gown or tassel, we have extras for purchase also in the main office.
Wednesday, May 18 is the seniors' last day of classes. Seniors will be released at 11:00 am to go to Carver Hawkeye Arena for graduation rehearsal beginning promptly at 11:30 am.
A few reminders are:
All fees and obligations need to be completed no later than Wednesday, May 18 (which is the seniors' last day). This includes:
- Registration & Classroom Fees
- Parking Fines
- Library Fines & all books & textbooks returned
- Senior Final Transcript Payment
If you are unsure if you have any monetary obligations, please check with Beckie in the Main Office. Seniors cumulative files may be picked up in the Guidance Office beginning Thursday, May 19th.
Quick, Easy Way to Share Great Performances
Well, by participating in the Light, Cameras, Action fundraiser, you will never have to do either; all you will have to do is share an instantly available link and you will have clear, great sounding video of all West High performances, even for the elementary and junior high concerts. Once the fundraiser is complete, we will be able to instantly share these memories via Facebook, Twitter, texts or any other social media platform that might come up.
Convinced? Follow this link and donate today: http://www.iccsdfoundation.org/west-high-lights-cameras-action/ We are $14,000 short of our goal and we only have two weeks left to go. Any amount helps as we want to get this installed before next year.
Still not convinced? Follow this link for more details: https://www.smore.com/z43g2
Soccer Matches, State Track Highlight Busy Sports Week
Girls Golf, Ellis Park, 9:30 am start.
Girls Soccer at City High, 5:30 start.
Note: West High parents & students--across from the West High bench south of the 50 yard line: NO STANDING OR SITTING PERMITTED BEHIND THE GOALS OR INSIDE THE ROPED AREAS.
Boy's Soccer at City High, 5:30 start.
Girl's Tennis Regional TBA
Boys and Girls State Track, Drake University Stadium (3-day meet)
Boy's Soccer at Dubuque Hempstead, 4:15 start
Girl's Soccer vs. Dubuque Hempstead at Barker Field, 6:45 start.
Boy's and Girl's Tennis Substate and Regional, TBA
State Track Meet Concludes
WHS Library Summer Book Check Out
9th Graders Complete Escape Box
West High Boys Cross Country Team Meeting
Who: Anyone that wants to join the team, get in shape,
make friends and have fun!!!
What: Gather information from students & present summer plan.
When: Tuesday May 25th after school/3:20pm
Where: Room 157 Coach Martz’s Room
Why: Get organized, set summer & fall Individual/Team Goals!!
BPA National Leadership Conference Results
The conference hosted nearly 4000 students from around the United States for leadership seminars and competitive events. Congrats to the following students who placed in the top ten at the BPA National Leadership Conference held in Boston last week:
Rachel Meyer- Advanced Interview Skills
Shaye Shelton- Interview Skills
Alexandra Dobre and Ellie Jacoby: Economic Research Team
Late-Breaking News, West Wins Regional Math in KC
Science Students Win Road to Success Writing Contest
2nd place will be awarded $75.00 and publication on the University of Iowa Latham Science Engagement website.
3rd place will be awarded $50.00 and publication on the University of Iowa Latham Science Engagement website.
Visit http://www.uiowa.edu/sciencewritingcontest/events for more information about the contest and essay prompt.
Human Rights Commission Recognizes Students
WHS Summer Athletic Camps Open for Registration
Coaches are now preparing for West High Summer Athletic Camps. Camps will occur throughout the summer so use this link to learn about times, dates and locations. Don't get left behind, sign up today. http://www.icwestsportscamps.com/
Welcome to The West High Weekly
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