Wolf Call Weekly
The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.
Homecoming Dance and Guest Pass Info
We are looking forward to our Homecoming Football game (and Mayor's Cup) on Friday, Oct. 22 and our Homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 23!!
ASB is happy to announce our Candy Land theme!! Make sure to dress up the week of Oct. 18th and we hope to see you all at the dance on Oct. 23rd from 7-10 pm.
Remember all fines need to be paid prior to buying and/or attending the dance a ticket. Also, you can not be on the Loss of Privilege (LOP) list at the time of the game or dance. Students on the LOP list received an e-mail to them and their parent or guardian. Check your student and parent portal this week to see if you got the email. If you have any invoices, automated email reminders are being sent out weekly on Mondays. These emails include information about how to clear specific types of invoices. You may also view updated school account information anytime by logging into Destiny: bit.ly/whhs-destiny
Not sure where to get help? See the Assistant Principal's office to get pointed in the right direction.
Tickets continue to be on sale at the Finance office. Current ticket prices are $20 with an ASB sticker and $25 dollars without. On Tuesday, October 19th, the ticket prices will ALL increase to $35. Guests will pay the "NO ASB sticker" pricing. You can buy your tickets before your first class of the day, at student break, lunch and after your last class of the day (Finance is closed Period 6 for staff lunch).
Seniors, you will have the opportunity to vote up to 10 students for the Homecoming nominees!! The top 20 students with the most votes will be placed on another ballot to run for Top 10, who will eventually become our Homecoming Court.
Top 20 Poll is open from: 10/8/21 @ 4:00pm - 10/11/21 @ 11:59pm.
Voting takes place in the 5 Star App. Need help registering? See this video from Mr. Riego.
Top 10 voting will take place on October 13th @ 7:15am and end on October 15th @ 3:30pm.
Student ID cards
Are you coming to our next home football game vs. Santana on October 22nd and/or the Homecoming Dance on October 23rd? If you are, YOU MUST have a CURRENT WHHS student ID to enter the stadium and dance.
If you lost your ID or do not have one, go to the Finance Office to get a replacement. There will be no exceptions at the gate if you do not have a valid school ID.
Loss of Privilege Policy
Loss of Privilege (LOP) List: This exists to support the idea that our primary function is “Academics First” and that student behaviors and choices need to prioritize attendance and following school rules. Students may earn their way off of the LOP list through attendance at detention and / or Saturday school after talking with their Assistant Principal. They can also lose a privilege that was granted (i.e. serving Saturday School to be eligible to purchase a Homecoming Dance Ticket, but then repeat actions (or new actions) that put them back on LOP so that attending Homecoming Dance is no longer available to them and a dance ticket refund is issued).
See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.
Attention Class of 2025!
There is Value in Attending Every Class Period on Time Each Day
Please see this letter from our Principal, Mrs. Ballarin, regarding actions planned for supporting our teachers in classrooms and the value of attending every class period on time each day. While the Tik Tok Challenge has continued to close one of our student restrooms on campus (causing disruption and long lines), we have asked teachers to allow students to come to class FIRST to get a pass and then go to the restroom so the student is not marked tardy.
We opened our Pack Center Restroom this past Monday and had to close it again within 3 hours due to food and other matter smeared all over the walls, the soap dispensers torn from the walls (which had just been reordered and reinstalled) and damage to the sinks and toilets. With continuing supply chain shortages and staffing shortages, we are unable to re-open these restrooms until we get the needed supplies and supervision to do so. At this time, we are not certain when that might occur although items have been ordered.
We appreciate the vast majority of our students who are doing the right thing! We know it is a small group of individuals causing the disruption and are pursuing them individually to truly make our campus all about teaching and learning in all ways.
Thank you for your time and patience. This has been a difficult year so far and we are unrelenting in our dedication to being the best we can be for our students, families, faculty and staff.
Go Wolf Pack!
GUHSD Parent Information Fair Wed. Oct 13
Please take a look at this informative night for all parents and guardians within the GUHSD. West Hills will be there to welcome you and to answer any questions you might have!
When: October 13, 2021, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Grossmont High School
We hope to see you there!
Interested in College Scholarships?
The Scholarship Club starts this Monday!
We are also having a special UC Personal Insight Question Workshop for seniors applying to any University of California schools this year. This workshop will be on Monday, October 18 from 2:15 - 3:15pm in the College/Career Center L-1. We will provide tons of information to help you write these personal statements. Please sign up in the Counseling Office ASAP as space is limited.
Financial Aid Night
We are happy to share our 2021-22 tutorial schedule for students who are seeking support and assistance in their academic subjects.
Please report to tutorial at the start of the period offered. Students will sign in at each session and these sign-in logs will be submitted to the main office at the conclusion of each week.
If you have questions on whether your student has attended tutorial, please contact an Assistant Principal Secretary at 619-956-0424 or 619-956-0425 or stop by the Administration office.
Asking for help is a sign of STRENGTH Wolf Pack!!
CLICK HERE for the schedule!
Anonymous Tip Line
Last week, we sent an email regarding the Tik Tok challenge encouraging students to steal and / or do damage to school property, specifically our restrooms and encouraged students that if they ¨See something, Say Something¨. We want to let students and parents know that in the google toolbar in student Chromebooks, they will see this icon (pictured to the left), (P3) which is an anonymous tip line.
If students click on this icon in their toolbar, it takes them to a new window where they can report problems on campus with theft, vandalism, or other possible criminal acts, or simply let us know there is a concern about a person in our school community or their world. This tip line then alerts both law enforcement and educational staff so we can pursue this information and investigate. It is anonymous and can be done from the privacy of the student's Chromebook.
Thank you for helping us keep our campus safe, clean and operational. We are "ALL IN" together!
Schoology Parent Access Resources
Do you need some resources to assist with your student's schoolgy access or want to gain a better understanding of the program?
Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more resources and information!
College & Career Visits
Please find the College and Career Visits schedule HERE.
October 11- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 18- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 20- Double Assembly Schedule
October 22- Double Assembly Schedule
October 23- Homecoming Dance
October 25- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
Please see future dates and our school Bell Schedule HERE.
Girls Golf: Awesome season by the girls’ golf squad as they are the 2021 Grossmont Valley League Champions! Congrats ladies and good luck in the playoffs!
Cross Country: The Wolf Pack Cross Country team will compete next on October 15th at WHHS vs. El Capitan at 4pm! Good luck runners!
Girls Volleyball: Up next is Helix at home on Tuesday and at Valhalla on Thursday!
Boys Water Polo: The boys take on Monte Vista and Mount Miguel this week! Good luck!!
Girls Tennis: The Ladies continue this week with play. Good luck!!!
Go Fan Online Ticket Purchasing available NOW!
We are expecting a capacity crowd at our next home football game vs. Santana! We encourage students, parents, and other spectators to buy your tickets in advance. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets!
Football Game Reminders
It's been an amazing start to the football season! Our student section has really come alive and show the kind of school spirit any school would dream of. We want to remind all students and other spectators to behave appropriately to avoid being removed from the venue.
See pricing info below as these prices are set by the district, but all proceeds go to support our ASB and the activities they run for our student body.
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT WHHS STUDENT ID TO ENTER THE VENUE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Free for students with an ASB sticker on their student ID
$8 for students without an ASB sticker
$8 for all visitors and adults
$4 for all elementary and middle school students (ages 6-13)
$4 for senior citizens
Free for kids 5 and under
Ticket booth/Online sales
Tickets are sold at the ticket booth right in front of the main entrance gate to the field
The ticket booth opens 1 hour before game time
Purchases can be made with Cash or on online at Go Fan
- Once you have entered the stadium, all fans and spectators (including non-students, parents, adults, etc.) may not leave the stadium and re-enter.
- Going to your vehicle and returning to the stadium is prohibited. There is NO re-entry once you have left the stadium.
- All outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited and are not allowed inside the stadium.
Thank you again for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.
A reminder to purchase your West Hills (ASB) Associated Student Body card for $25.00 . The money raised from your purchase of an ASB card will support student activities. Here are a few benefits you'll receive when you buy an ASB card:
Discounted Admission for dances, activities, and away Grossmont League athletic events.
FREE admission for football and gym home sports except for CIF and League playoffs.
ASB Card purchases can be made at the finance office.
For more information, please see THIS MEMO.
Observances This Week
We celebrate our diversity and multicultural population within our school community.
This week, we observe the different holidays and celebrations that are acknowledged around the world!
Observances this week:
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY (Native American Day) Celebrates and honors Native American history and culture. [The second Monday of October is also marked as a U.S. federal holiday, Columbus Day. Similarly, it is celebrated as Día de la Raza, “Day of the Race”, in Spanish-speaking countries and communities.]
October 15 DUSSEHRA/DASSERA • Hindu Anniversary of the day when Rama killed the evil demon Ravana. Also known as Durga Puja, which celebrates the goddess Durga.
October- NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH - A campaign to unite communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
October- NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH - Recognizes the contributions of workers with disabilities.
October- LGBT HISTORY MONTH - Marks and celebrates the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people in the United States.
A Friendly Reminder...
- to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while INDOORS on campus INCLUDING SPORTING EVENTS: This is NOT optional. Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information about after school events.
Neck and Face Gaiters Reminder
- Also, we are not allowing neck and face gaiters on campus.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Mental Health Resources
Our Teacher Librarian Mrs. Sannwald, has created a wonderful Mending Matters Resource Library page! Click HERE to check it out!
If you are in need of any mental health resources, please reach out to your Guidance Counselor or our Mending Matters resources linked above.
In the event you are in crisis after school hours,
please call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital immediately to get professional help.
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters