Plano West Senior High School

Blue Nation: Leading with Pride!

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Army JROTC Wolf Battalion Hosting Car Wash - NEW

  • PSAT on Wednesday, October 19th - NEW

  • Choir Presents "Simply Music" Fall Concert

  • PWSH Theatre Presents "You Can't Take It With You"

  • Holiday Dreams 2016

  • Art in Reflections

  • AVID Aggie Night

  • Semester Grade Calculation Formula

  • Updated Rank and GPA

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information

  • College Visits
  • Athletics and Clubs - NEW

Army JROTC Wolf Battalion Hosting Car Wash

“The Army JROTC Wolf Battalion is hosting a car wash (Donations Only) Saturday from 8:30AM to 3:30PM at Spring Creek Car Wash (3800 Spring Creek Parkway) next door to the Wal-Mart at intersection of Spring Creek and Coit). Bring your dirty car for an exterior washing and support your fellow students fundraising efforts for the school year. Credit/debit cards accepted via square application.”

PSAT on Wednesday, October 19th

Juniors taking the PSAT should report to their test rooms by 8:45 a.m. Room assignments will be posted in the A Building Foyer on Monday, October 17. Please review this checklist to be well-prepared on test day.

PSAT Test Day Checklist

There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day and a lot of things you’ll be better off leaving at home.

What to Bring

· Two No. 2 pencils with erasers

· An approved calculator (see p. 24 of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide you received in English class In September)

· Photo ID (School ID or Driver’s License)

What Not to Bring

· Any devices, including smart watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content

· Protractors, compasses, rulers

· Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils

· Pamphlets or papers of any kind

· Dictionaries or other books — there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language

· Food and drinks — including bottled water

During the Test

You will be allowed to have only these items on your desk:

· A test book

· An answer sheet

· No. 2 pencils with erasers

· An approved calculator — during one of the math sections only

Turn Off All Electronic Devices

You’ll need to turn off all electronic devices during the test and even during breaks. This includes cellphones and smart watches. Be sure to turn off your watch alarm, if you have one.

Why? Test centers are serious about security and quiet, so prohibited devices — which include cellphones, tablets, and MP3 players — must be turned off and put away in your bag or backpack. Better yet: Leave them at home.

Plano West Choir Presents "Simply Music"

The Award- winning Plano West Choir will present “Simply Music”, a Fall Concert, on Monday evening, October 17th, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Custer Road United Methodist Church, 6601 Custer Road, Plano.

The Combined Women’s Choirs, the Chorale Men’s Choir, the West Chorale, Syncopation and Rhapsody will perform on the concert. There is no admission. Come and enjoy the music!

Plano West Theatre Proudly Presents: You Can't Take It With You

  • Thursday, October 27-Saturday, October 29
  • All performances at 7:00 p.m.
  • Plano West Auditorium
  • Tickets now on sale for all performances at!
  • $15 Reserved Seating, $10 General Admission

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Holiday Dreams 2016

Plano West Education and Training program is currently collecting the following NEW items: clothes, games, school supplies, sporting good equipment, toiletries, books and gift cards. These items will be given to PISD elementary families for the Holidays. Please help the Wolfpack Give Back by donating. All items are due by November 17th to Lee Ann Begis- A1126. Please email her with any questions.

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Art in Reflections

"What is your story?"

The Reflections theme for 2016-2017 is “What is your story?” Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form. Be sure to reflect the theme in your work. Please try not to name the title of your work as “My story”, etc… Be creative and special on your title. Categories Include: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, Film Production. For specific requirement, please visit

FORMS: To download the following forms please visit Plano West PTSA website ( or click here: Student Form for Reflections.

Have fun and make sure all entries relate to the theme and participant or parents need to be PTSA member in order to qualify for entries.

All entries will be due on November 20th. If you have additional questions, please e-mail our PTSA Reflections Chair at

AVID Aggie Night in Plano

Howdy! Are you on track to enroll at Texas A&M University? Plano ISD's

AVID invites you to join Chris Hilario, your A&M rep for Plano ISD, as he

leads a workshop dedicated to helping high school students and their

parents through the application process for Texas A&M University!

Attendees will learn about the admissions process and receive information

about scholarships & financial aid. Aggie Night in Plano will take place at

the following location:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Plano West High: Presentation Room

• Space is limited! RSVP at:

• Questions? Contact Chris Hilario at

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Semester Grade Calculation Formula

Parents and students, please be advised that the calculation formula for semester grades has changed as the district moved to a nine week grading system. The new formula is: 1st nine weeks = 40%, 2nd nine weeks = 40%, semester exam = 20%. Keep this in mind, as the nine week grades count more heavily toward the student’s semester average than in prior years.

Updated Rank and GPA

SENIORS: Updated rank and GPA is now available. You may request yours at the Registrar’s Office at the following time periods: before 1st period, during passing periods, during both lunch times, and any time after 6th period. Photo ID is required.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: “Did You Know”

Did you know…The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has opened a new website called Get Smart About Drugs. This website has some excellent information for parents, teachers, and students. They have focused the last few weeks on Heroin and Opioids. According to the DEA, 580 people in the US will try heroin for the first time today. Check out this website!

Colleges Visiting Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21

University of California San Diego, 10/18

University of Kansas, 10/20

Wellesley College, 10/20

Upcoming College Information Sessions:

Purdue Univ@Hilton Garden Inn/Addison-Sat 10/15@2:00pm

Purdue Univ@Texas Star Golf Course/Euless-Mon 10/17@6:30pm

Bard & Oberlin Coll@Martin Luther King Jr. Branch/Dallas Libr.-10/18@5:30pm

Best of U@Ursuline Acad. of Dallas-Tue 10/18@6:30pm

Texas A&M Univ@PWSH Presentation Rm-Tue 10/18@6:30pm

Univ of Houston@Uplift, Dallas-Tue 10/18@6:00pm

LeTourneau Univ Aviation Program@McKinney Airport-Sat 10/22, 9am

NACAC Nat'l Perf. & Visual Arts Coll. Fair@Irving Conv Ctr-Thu 11/3@7pm

Visit Naviance for more information.

Athletics and Clubs

*SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY: Members (Seniors in a Spanish class and Seniors not currently in a Spanish class) and Candidates, your $25.00 dues for this year are due TODAY by 4:15pm. Please see the Facebook group and/or Twitter post with the specific details on how to submit your fees. Dues can be dropped off in A1096 with Ms. Elizondo or A1098 with Ms. Ortiz.

*Congratulations to the Plano West Whiz-Quiz Team on winning all 8 of their matches in the Round-Robin 2 Tournament this past week at Vines High School.”

*Plano West FFA Spirit Night - Monday, October 24th from 5 – 9 pm, flyer below.

It’s easy to support Plano West FFA! Just visit Culver's of The Colony, TX

(South West Corner of 121 and Plano Parkway - must be on East bound 121 access road to get to entrance)

5100 State Hwy 121

Lewisville, TX 75056

Phone 214-469-2900

10% of all the sales from Spirit Night go to Plano West FFA!

*Meeting of Plano West Rocketry & Aerospace Club

Monday 17th October

B215 at 4:30 pm.

*NHS Juniors will have a growth meeting Tuesday, October 18th, during lunch in the Presentation Room. Remember, you must attend two meetings each semester. If you did not attend both the informational meeting and the September growth meeting, then you need to attend either next week's meeting or the semester's final growth meeting on November 1st. If you have any questions, please email the officers at or Ms. Robinson at

*ACS Chemistry Club will be hosting a guest speaker for National Chemistry Week. Officer Rick Wilson, a criminalist from the Plano Police Department CSI Unit, will be presenting a session on forensics and crime scene investigation on Wednesday 10/19 at 4:30pm in the presentation room. All are welcome to attend even if you are not an official club member. If you are a member, wear your tie-dye t-shirt! Also, the group picture for the club will be at 4:20pm on Monday 10/24 in the presentation room.

*Lady Wolves Soccer - see flyers below


1) Order your SPIRIT WEAR

1. Attached are 2 order forms for spirit wear (2 different vendors)

T-shirts, blankets, tumblers, hats, yard signs, ¼ zip pullovers, poodle fleece sweatshirts and more!

2. Orders and payment are due MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

3. Checks should be made out to “Goal Den”,

4. YOU MAY EMAIL ORDERS and Checks can then be mailed or delivered to Amy Hooper OR Holly Smith -

i. Amy Hooper - 6409 Willow Creek Dr, Plano, TX 75093

ii. Holly Smith - 8428 Becket Circle, Plano, TX 76025

5. Spirit wear will be delivered to PLANO WEST on Wednesday, November 16, at the Soccer team Kick-Off Dinner

6. PLEASE share order forms with neighbors and friends, but all orders must be paid in advance and must be picked up at Plano West on Nov 16.

*I meditated today; did you? Join Meditation Club!

Come for the first introduction meeting on the 14th in A2016 during A lunch.

Melissa Collett

*Plano West Swim and Dive Fundraiser - see flyer below

The Plano West Swim & Dive Booster Club will be sponsoring a fund raiser for the Team on Wed, October 19th. Eat at Chipotle anytime between 5:00 and 9:00 PM and mention Plano West Swim & Dive and they'll donate 50% of the proceeds to the booster club. This money helps to fund equipment purchases and swim team expenses.

Come out and support your High School Swim Team at Chipotle:

· Plano West Swim & Dive

· Wed, 10/19/2016

· 5:00pm-9:00pm

· 6202 W Park Blvd Ste A, Plano, TX 75093

· Show the official flyer (hard copy or on your phone) or tell the cashier at checkout that you are here for a fundraiser before you pay!

*Calling all golfers! The 18th Annual Plano West Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament is just around the corner! This year’s tournament will be Friday, October 21st at the Trails of Frisco Golf Club. It will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Player spots are $150/person which includes golf, box lunch, dinner and player goodie bag. It promises to be a great day of golf and networking with the Plano West Baseball coaching staff. Grab a fellow golfer and join in the fun! If you would like to sign up to play, please contact Phil Taylor at (214) 402-8187 or via email at

*Football Tickets:

  • Online ticket sales:
  • Single Game Online Football tickets go on sale starting at 4:30 pm Tuesday the week of the game. Ticket prices increase from $6 to $8 beginning at 1 pm on game day.
  • Tickets for the PWSH vs McKinney Boyd game will go on sale in the admin office starting Monday, October 10. Please see Barbara Sequenzia. Sales will end on Friday at 10:00 a.m.
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