West Hills STEM Academy News

May 2021

An Update From Principal Melissa Rohr

Hey WHSA Families!


We recently received word from Superintendent Chris Reykdal that Washington State schools will not be participating in the spring Smarter Balanced Testing. All schools will however be testing next fall and spring instead. While we all know that this year has provided a challenge in many areas of everyone's life, we are excited that this will allow us time to continue targeted instruction with students to the end of the school year.


Each year Smarter Balance Testing is meant to check student's understanding of the state adopted standards. Due to COVID we focused in on the absolute essential standards students needed to know to move forward with their education. Our faculty is working across grade levels to ensure the next grade of teachers know what was taught so they can move students forward next year.


We cannot express enough gratitude to you as families for the partnership we have formed with you over this difficult year and we look forward to continuing that partnership as we move forward. So for now, everyone can take a breath and focus on learning rather than testing.

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May & June Calendar

May 25 - Picture Day Retakes for AA Students

May 26 - Spirit Day: School Colors (Green and Blue) and
Virtual Family Night, 5:30-6:10 (see below for registration information)

May 27 - Picture Day Retakes for BB Students

May 31 - Memorial Day - No School


June 11 - Spirit Day for BB Students: Colors Day

June 15 - Spirit Day for AA Students: Colors Day

June 16- Last Day of School - Spirit Day: School Colors (Green and Blue)

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Character Trait for May

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Highly Capable Referrals

The Bremerton School District Highly Capable Program is now accepting referrals for the 2021-22 school year. Testing is scheduled to start in February. Referrals are accepted from staff, parents, or community members.

If you would like to refer a student or would like more information about the program, you can visit the school district’s website at bremertonschools.org.

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WEST HILLS PE ALL STARS

These students have been attending PE regularly this year! Way to go Griffins!


Isabel Ramos

Ryleigh Mosman

Ryutakashi Sanders

Zophia Fowler

Faith Bagan

Ava Cameron

Miyah Aguada

Isla Mckiernan-Chollar

Abdullah Sardar

Oliver Ramos

Zoey Iiams

Renesmae Dawson

Aiden Warren

Dakota Kornegay

Gavyn Braunesreither

Theo Parker

Aliyah Bourboulis

Hailynn Garrett

Mia Ware

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Student Clubs

Student clubs are up and running on Wednesdays. For more information check out this page on our website.


https://sites.google.com/bremertonschools.org/coachcorner/student-and-family-events

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Assemblies

We will have our K-5 assemblies every month. They will post the last Wednesday. Grades 6-8 will be on a quarterly basis. Assemblies will focus on character traits and academic celebrations.

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Nominations for PTA Officers

Nominations are now open for PTA officers. If you are interested please contact mavis.hamrick@bremertonschools.org

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