WST Weekly Update

June 13 - June 16, 2022

Another Great Year at WST!

It's been a challenging, exciting, and great year at West Sound Tech. Thank you for sharing your child's learning experience with us.

Congratulations to parents and students for staying strong throughout the year, through all the challenges Students this year at WST earned more than 1,000 industry certifications while learning on campus.

June 3rd, we had the annual WST Senior Celebration, what a great event! So wonderful to recognize our students, their success and their next steps. Thank you to all that were able to join us for the event and have some fun with us.

June 9, the Maritime Operations program, a satellite of West Sound Tech in Port Townsend, had their senior celebration and honored both seniors and juniors.

West Sound Tech Last Day of School, Thursday, June 16

Just an FYI, the last day of school for West Sound Tech is Thursday, June 16.

WST Senior Celebration

Thank you to WST Staff and Instructors

I personally want to thank the teachers and staff at WST for their commitment to students and supporting the learning for all students.

Thank you, to our office staff, Loretta, Deanna, Lorilei, Erin, and Nora, for their continued support of all students.

Thank you to our instructors:

Eric Bockelie, Criminal Justice

Janine Colburn, Culinary Arts

Eric Erickson, Construction Careers

Billie Hanson, Cosmetology

Karen Horan, Cosmetology

Nils Rain, Fire Science

Tim Reher, Automotive

Jeff Rogers, Criminal Justice

Tony Sharpe, 3D Animation & Game Design

Luke Snyder, Automotive

Kelley Watson, Maritime Careers

Susan Witherow, Esthetics

David Young, Professional Medical Careers

Nate Zawlocki, Collision Repair Technology

Maritime Operations Senior Recognition

2022-2023 Brings New Instructors to WST

The 2022-2023 school year brings new instructors to WST. Each brings new experiences and backgrounds to WST.

Please welcome:

Gabe Headley, our new Special Education Instructor

Kelly Sample, our new Collision Repair Technology Instructor

James Valenzuela, HVAC Technology Instructor

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A Special Thank You to Mr. Z

Mr. Z. has been at WST for 10 years and has taught numerous students in collision repair. He is moving over the summer to Ohio and will be leaving WST. Please wish Mr. Z. the best as he transitions out of the classroom at WST.

Congrats, Z, we will miss you!!

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A Special Thank You to Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers has been with WST for the past year as one of the criminal justice instructors. We wish Mr. Rogers all the best in his next chapter.

Preview of the New WST Videos

Following is a preview of the new WST videos, first up, WST Welding. More to come!
Welding at WST

Summer Opportunities FREE For Students

There are still openings in many of the WST Summer School Programs!

To apply, go to, and select 2022 Summer School.

Students entering 9 - 12th grade have the opportunity to participate in a three-week free summer school courses. Not only do students get an opportunity to explore new courses and earn a half credit of elective credit toward graduation.

* Check with your school to see if there is transportation available.

WST Summer School Details and Open Classes:

June 27 - July 14 (no school Monday, July 4)

101 National Avenue North

Classes 8:00 - 12:35 daily with asynchronous learning in the afternoons (instructors will provide more information about the asynchronous activities).

Open Classes for WST Summer School:

Collision Repair


Criminal Justice

Fire Science

Medical Careers

WST Summer Satellite at Peninsula High School:

July 5 - July 22, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Peninsula High School, 14105 Purdy Drive, Gig Harbor

Open Classes for WST Satellite Summer School:



Environmental Science

Graphic Design



West Sound Technical Skills Center

Mission: The mission of West Sound Technical Skills Center is to ensure that all students are prepared for life, career, and college through industry-based, technically rigorous programs.

Vision: To prepare every West Sound Technical Skills Center graduate to be career and college ready, enter the global workforce, and be a successful and contributing citizen through innovative and flexible program opportunities.

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