WHS Family Newsletter
Nov 21, 2022
Each month we focus on monthly themes that align with our Life Ready skills. Our CORE sessions this month offer enrichment activities encompassing the Gratitude theme. We had a school wide CORE enrichment session and activity today that incorporated this theme. Other examples of gratitude enrichment have been displays in the learning center of gratitude phrases, thanking soldiers for their service through card creation, staff/student gratitude nomination forms, sticky notes on doors of classrooms showing gratitude and many others. We look forward to continuing this theme through the end of November and sharing ways to show gratitude and appreciation to all of our ROCKS staff, students and families.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving week! Enjoy the time with those you love.
Helping Hands Class
College Planning Night-November 29th
All students in grades 9-11 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us for College Planning Night. This event is designed to inform and prepare students on their post-secondary educational opportunities after high school. Whether students are heading to vocational programs or two-year or four-year colleges, this evening will provide you with the steps you can take now and in the future to prepare for the admission process, and the transition to college.
College Planning Night Itinerary
6:30—7:00 p.m. Grade-Level Sessions
● Grade 9: Starting Off on the Right Foot: Preparing Yourself Academically for College
● Grade 10: Career Planning and the College Search
● Grade 11: Navigating the Admission Process: What to Expect In the Coming Year
7:05—7:45 p.m. Break Out Session I
7:50—8:30 p.m. Break Out Session II
Guests Can Choose from the Following Break Out Sessions:
● Financial Aid and Scholarships
● What Colleges Really Consider During Admission: A Panel Discussion with Admission Professionals
● Special Services: Transitioning IEPs and 504s to College
● The SAT and ACT: College Entrance Exams in the Post-COVID Landscape
● College Athletics and Academic Eligibility
● Earning College Credits in High School: A Look at AP and Dual Credit Opportunities
● Completing Requirements for the 21st Century Scholarship (Session specific to those who have already enrolled in the 21st Century Scholarship Program)
Please note that the Financial Aid and Admission Panel Sessions will be offered in both break out Session times. The rest of the sessions will be offered during one session only.
Juniors and Seniors: Save the Date for Prom 2023!
WWS School District Transportation Update
The CareLikeCate Club is hosting a toy drive to donate to Peyton
Manning Children's Hospital in honor of Cate Weglarz, sister of WHS
alumni Sarah Weglarz, from Nov 1 through December 15. Toys must be new and in the original packaging. Drop off at the high school at all entrances, at the middle school main entrance, at Grand Junction, and at the entryway at SMG. Alternatively, use this link from the Amazon Wishlist, which will have toys delivered to the high school.
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!
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.