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.
Bell Schedule / Updates for 2022-23
Please take a moment to read this important memo regarding our 2022-23 school year, including state legislation that requires all urban and suburban high schools to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. We have also included other important topics to keep you informed.
Thank you everyone for your fine turn out last week for testing! We appreciate all of our students and families as we move through our state required testing.
Go Wolf Pack!
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)
email@example.com (note the l after the j)
Attention Students age 16 or older: Summer Jobs City of Santee
If you are 16 or older and looking for a job, the City of Santee will be on campus Wednesday, May 11 at student lunch in the Black Circle. They will be handing out applications and perhaps even interview you if you are interested in one of their positions.
Questions? Please contact the City of Santee.
Also, Students interested in a career in healthcare - we are offering a Healthcare
Professions Workshop on Wednesday May 11 at 3pm in the College/Career Center
L-1. We will share information regarding a variety of professions in the healthcare
field and what you can be doing now to help you be successful in those fields in the
future. Sign up in the Counseling office.
Hello Wolf Pack Seniors and Families:
We hope you are healthy and doing well in our last few months of high school! As we continue to get closer to graduation, we need your partnership! Please see our Class of 2022 Update that contains important event information and how to purchase your chromebook.
If you would like to nominate a peer for Prom Court, please use your guhsd.net email to access the criteria and nomination form here. Any questions, please see Mr. Hoadley in the Admin building or Class of 2022 class officers or Advisors Mrs. Reid (SS-9) or Ms. Edwards (E-7).
Go Wolf Pack!
WHHS GRAD BASH
Your WHHS Grad Bash ticket includes:
All Day entry to the theme park
Access to the evening event
A meal ticket
A souvenir bag
Bus ride leaving West Hills High School the morning of 6/10/22 and returning 6/11/22 in the early morning.
This is a WHHS Seniors (Class of 2022) Only Event! All Sales are Final and no refunds will be issued unless minimum attendance number is not attained. Tickets on sale through May 6, 2022.
Maximum attendance is 200 WHHS Seniors, minimum attendance is 50 WHHS Seniors in order for this event to occur.
See www.whhsptsa.com for required forms due May 20, 2022.
2022 Science Full Paw members and awards night May 18th
Senior Chromebooks On Sale Now
All Students: Review Your School Destiny Account
Attention Juniors: Senior Portait Information
Class of 2023,
You are just weeks away from being a SENIOR! Your senior year is full of memorable events and moments, and this exciting year begins with taking your senior portrait for the yearbook!
Please note this senior portrait information so that you can schedule your appointment and mark your calendars.
Finish strong juniors! Senior Year is just around the corner!
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 the Dance (PROM included) 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.
Congratulations to our Class of 2022 Vals and Sals
Please join us in congratulating our Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the Class of 2022! Our selection committee met and selected seven outstanding seniors for this distinction (in alphabetical order):
We are very proud of all of our Seniors and particularly these standouts for the Class of 2022!
Mrs. Miller's Earth Classes
They will continue to monitor the aquatic environment weekly with 8 water quality tests including pH, ammonia and salinity.
Check out the photos below!
Guitar and String Orchestra
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!
May Full Month ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month) Recognizes the contributions and celebrates the culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. May Full Month
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Recognizes the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievements of American Jews.
May 1 INTERNATIONAL WORKER’S DAY Also known as May Day, it celebrates the social and economic achievements of workers worldwide. The day commemorates the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago, in which police and protesters clashed following a workers’ strike for an eight-hour work day.
May 2 EID AL-FITR • Islamic The “Feast of the Breaking of the Fast” marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting from dawn until dusk.
May 3 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY Serves as an occasion to inform the public of violations of the right to freedom of expression and as a reminder that many journalists brave death or jail to bring people their daily news.
May 5 CINCO DE MAYO In 1862 Mexican forces defeated French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla.
May 8 MOTHER’S DAY Children of all ages show appreciation for their mothers and mother figures.
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters