West Family Updates 12/5/22

West Senior High Week of December 5th, 2022

CALENDAR

  • Dec 6 - Early Release Schedule
  • Dec 6 - Sophomore Class Meeting
  • Dec 7 - Orchestra Concert (Lars Hockstad), 7:00pm
  • Dec 12 - Concert Band and Symphony Band at 7pm in WSH Auditorium
  • Dec 15 - Wind Ensemble at 7pm in WMS Gym
  • Dec 15/16/17 - Advanced Theatre Performance, 7pm
  • Dec 18 - Advanced Theatre Performance, 2pm
  • Dec 19 - WSH Choir Holiday Concert (St. Francis Church), 7:30pm
  • Dec 20 - Last Day of School prior to break
  • Jan 20 - End of Semester 1 (all face to face and virtual classes) EXAM SCHEDULE



School-wide calendar and specialty calendars (Band, Orchestra, Choir, Robotics):

https://www.tcaps.net/schools/high-schools/wsh/about/calendar/

Career Prep Corner

WSH Career Corner (2022/23 WSH Educational Development Plan)

  • On Tuesday, December 6, during 4th hour (10:14am), sophomores will attend a class meeting and Career Tech Center Presentation in the Auditorium.

  • During the week of December 12, WSH Counselors facilitate Xello Lessons with 9th-12th grade students in all WSH ELA classes. Xello helps students discover relevant college, university, trade, military, and career options based on their personality, skills, and knowledge. Students that do not take an ELA class at WSH will be emailed information and instructions in order to complete the lesson on their own.

  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Information

CLEP offers students the opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on CLEP Exams.

How do I prepare for the CLEP Exam?

Students should make use of various test materials and resources to get ready for the CLEP Exam(s). There are free online CLEP courses offered by Modern States Education Alliance. The CLEP website has free downloadable fact sheets for each of the 34 exams that include exam descriptions, a breakdown of exam content, and 5–10 sample questions per exam. More in-depth materials, which include CLEP exam guides and the CLEP practice app, are available for purchase.

Will the college/university I plan to attend grant credit for the CLEP?

Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. For a list of the colleges that grant credit for CLEP, visit the CLEP School Policy Search website.

What are my next steps if I am interested in taking the CLEP Exams?

  1. Check to make sure the college that I plan to attend will grant credit for the CLEP Exam(s) I want to take by visiting the CLEP School Policy Search website.

  2. Make an appointment with your WSH Counselor to discuss which CLEP Exam(s) you would like to take.

Jennifer Lee (A – E)

Melissa Kamm (F - Laf)

Thomas Ford (Lag - Rom)

Lauran Pinto (Ron - Z)

Begin preparing for the CLEP Exam(s) by registering for the free online CLEP course(s) offered by Modern States Education Alliance.

Student Supports

Academic Assistance & The Testing Center: Available during school hours M-F in the LMC

Homework Hub: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:15-4:15pm afterschool in the LMC

Writing Center: Available during 4th hour/all lunches in C202. Contact Mrs. Rintala for details or appointments RintalaKe@tcaps.net

Math center: Available during 4th hour/all lunches in A108. Contact Mr. Vandalson for details or appointments VanDalsoJe@tcaps.net

Peer Mediation: By appointment only, contact minorge@tcaps.net

Food Pantry: Titan Food Pantry Requests (students log in)

English Learner Support: Available during 4th hour/all lunches in B108. Contact Dave Richardson for details or appointments RichardsDa@tcaps.net

Community Resource Guide: Families can use 2-1-1 for assistance as well (their website also provides Live Chat, e-mail, and texting options). Mental Health crisis (if not a 911 situation), call 1-833-295-0616 and ask for FAST.

Seniors and Senior Parents,

Seniors and Senior Parents,

Did you know you can place an awesome, celebratory ad space recognizing your graduating senior in the yearbook? The personalized celebration looks wonderful and will surprise your senior with a special message from you!

Create your senior ad now. Deadline for purchase is January 13, 2023. Reserve your spot!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM.

MAIL IN A CHECK (SEE ORDER FORM) OR PAY ONLINE HERE.

**SUBMIT DIGITAL PHOTOS AND WRITING/COPY TO WSHYEARBOOK@TCAPSSTUDENT.NET

***INFORMATION, PHOTOS & COPY CAN BE EMAILED TO WSHYEARBOOK@TCAPSSTUDENT.NET

***SUPER SIMPLE!
WE WILL DESIGN THE AD FOR YOU TO GUARANTEE IT LOOKS PROFESSIONAL, IS A BEAUTIFUL RECOGNITION OF YOUR SENIOR & FITS WITH THE OVERALL THEME & FEEL OF THE YEARBOOK. MAIL IN OR DROP OFF PAYMENT @ MAIN OFFICE. DOWNLOAD THE ORDER FORM ABOVE FOR MORE INFO.

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STEM Lab opportunities

Please read the following link regarding STEM Lab opportunities that are available to all students at West. STEM Lab Should you have questions, please contact Mark Skodack at skodackma@tcaps.net
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Titan Athletics

Congrats to the Titans on the 2022 Girls Cross Country All-Region Team:

DREAM TEAM:

Abby Veit — Fr.

Bailey Wenzlick — Fr.

SECOND TEAM:

Peyton Tucker — Fr

Alyssa Fouchey — So

Reese Smith — Fr


2022 Girls Cross Country All Big North Conference Team

Freshman Abby Veit: 1st Team

Freshman Bailey Wenzlick: 1st Team

Sophomore Alyssa Fouchey: 2nd Team

Freshman Peyton Tucker: 2nd Team

Freshman Reese Smith: 2nd Team


2022 Boys Cross Country All BNC

Jonah Hochstetler (1st Team) , Willem DeGood (2nd Team) and Sam King (2nd Team)


2022 Girls Golf All BNC

Ainslee Hewitt, 1st team, and Maya Wilson, 2nd team


2022 Volleyball All BNC

Audrey LaFaive (1st Team), Madeline Bildeaux (Honorable Mention) & Claire Miner (Honorable Mention)


2022 Titan Football Saginaw Valley All Conference ; Adeyo Illemobade, Reece Robertson, Ayden Totten, Sam Tokie, Brady Vaughan, Kyler Brunan, TJ Fox, Isaac Kelsey


2022 Girls Golf Record-Eagle All Region Teams https://qr.page/g/1gfLKFS0FAL

Dream Team - Ainslee Hewitt, Sr

Second Team

Maya Wilson, Jr

Charlie Erickson, Jr

Honorable Mention

Olivia Wilk, So

Ash Gagnon, So


2022 Boys Soccer Record-Eagle All Region Teams https://qr.page/g/D8uKPsT492

Dream Team

Offensive Player of the Year — Ian Robertson, Sr

Defensive Player of the Year — Dougie Rice, Jr

Aiden Orth, So

Trae Collins, Sr

Second Team

Luke Wiersema, Sr

Jackson Cote, Jr

Honorable Mention

Ben Schramski, Jr


https://tcwestathletics.org/events

Tickets & sports passes are available on GO FAN https://gofan.co/app/school/MI10300


Titan basketball games are radio broadcast on 106.3FM or streamed/archived at https://q100-fm.com/podcasts/traverse-city-west-titans-sports

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Answers & Resources for Commonly Asked Questions at WSH

All Calendars

Direct links to calendars for: WSH School Year, TCAPS School Year, Athletics, Robotics, Band, Orchestra, Vocal & Music Boosters

TCAPS Power School Portal Students & Parents

PowerSchool App code is TGFL Your Neighborhood Office can provide parent access codes

Order Official Transcripts for Colleges

Students that need an OFFICIAL transcript sent can do so online via Parchment.com

Titan Food Pantry Requests

If you are in need of any food, personal or household supply items, please complete this survey. You will be contacted discreetly when items are ready for pick-up from your Neighborhood Office.

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