Wolf Call Weekly


Welcome to this week!


We hope this message finds you well and that your school year is off to a good start!

In an effort to continue improving communication to our families and community of West Hills High School, we are using a new format of our daily bulletin which includes weekly, informative messages and announcements. Students and families will still receive messages from the school with specific announcements, things to remember, and highlights of which to be aware of. The West Hills website will include a page that will host current and previous reports as a resource. (Info, Wolf Call Weekly) We encourage your participation as an active reader of these communications that will help bridge our communication between WHHS and Students & Families. Thank you for your continued support for all students at West Hills!

WHHS Administration,

Robin Ballarin, Principal

Joshua Johnson, Assistant Principal (A-G)

Carrie Gaeir, Assistant Principal (H-O)

John Hoadley, Assistant Principal (P-Z)

Cyndi Nowlen, Manager of School Facilitie

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The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

Back-to-School Chromebook Announcements

Students: Are you interested in purchasing insurance for your chromebook? Plans start as low as $20 for 1 year or $60 for 4 years. See Mrs. Sannwald in the library or THIS LINK for more information! The deadline to purchase is October 1st!

If you would like to purchase insurance, you can do so by clicking HERE or visiting our Finance Office. The Finance Office hours are 7am-11:45am and 1pm-3:30PM M-F daily.


Attention Wolf Pack Student Drivers!

Are you a student wanting to park on campus? Have you completed a "Start Smart" class yet? Just a reminder that all students must show proof of attending one "Start Smart" class with a parent. This course needs to be completed ONCE in high school. Our second course is October 4th from 6pm-8pm. You can register HERE by going to our homepage. (Students Tab) Thank you and drive safe!

Looking for a Job?

Hey Pack! Want to learn how to land a job? Check out local job openings on the Wolf Pack Website under the Counseling drop-down menu or come up to the Counseling office to see Job Postings on the Bulletin Board.

Job workshops will be held starting in October. More info coming soon!

Dress Code now enforced

Please remember we are at WORK when we are on campus. When choosing your clothing for the day, please remember that stomaches need to be covered and that our dress code is here to remind us of our work place attire. We will continue enforcing the dress code. Our main focus is ACADEMICS FIRST so if you are dress coded, please stay calm and understand we will always be respectful. All students were reminded of our dress code in our English class presentations so please make great choices by remembering our dress code.

Please see our dress code policy HERE.

Keeping our campus beautiful...put trash in the trash cans!

Are you a student who likes to hang out in the PIT at lunch? Please remember to put your trash in the trash cans and to behave respectfully, responsible, and honorable. If trash and inappropriate behavior continues, the PIT may be closed next week. Thanks for your corporation!

Bells and Tardys

Hey Pack! Are you aware of the different sounding bells on campus this year? At the end of each class, break, and lunch there is a 6 minute bell. Next is a door bell sound which is the 2 minute "scurry" bell. Please be observant of the bells and avoid being tardy to your classes.
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Important Dates

September 6- Labor Day (No School)

September 13- Collaboration Day (Late Start)

September 17- End of Grading Period (Minimum Day)

September 20- Collaboration Day (Late Start)

Please see our school Bell Schedule HERE.

Athletics Recap

Football: The Varsity squad continues with their winning ways. They defeated Olympian High School 41-14! Up next: JV is home this week vs. Mt. Carmel on THURSDAY at 5pm!

Freshman and Varsity play at Escondido this FRIDAY at 4:00 & 7pm.

Girls Golf: The ladies take on Steele Canyon 9/7/21 and El Capitan on 9/9/21. Good luck!!

Cross Country: The squad will be running in the Cumming/Latham Invitational at Rohr Park on Friday! Good luck Pack runners!

Girls Volleyball: The girls take on Francis Parker and Pacific Ridge on September 8th, 9th. Good luck!! Also, Our freshman Girls' Volleyball team took second place in the Wolverine Freshman tournament recently which played host to over 28 schools. Congrats ladies!

Boys Water Polo: The boys take on SDA and Hilltop this week. Good luck Pack Polo!

Girls Tennis: This past week, the team moved to 2-0 with a 10-8 win at Helix. Congrats ladies!

Please see THIS memo in regards to eligibility for Student Athletes.

Club Drive

Thank you to our staff who sponsor student clubs on campus! We had a successful ASB Club Drive this past week at student lunch! Starting with about 10 clubs at tables advertising their interests, we ended the day with 10 additional clubs turning in their ASB Charters! Student clubs provide an important outlet and connection for students and faculty! We appreciate EVERYONE who support our students in their hobbies! A few of our Clubs are sampled below.....

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WHHS Sports Medicine

WHHS Sports Medicine Pathway students toured our next door neighbors at the Health Occupations Center. Thank you @health_occupations_center for sharing your space with us and teaching our students about the wonderful careers in health care.

Check out the video below!

German Music and Fun!

Mr. Holzhausen, German teacher, guitarist and song writer, shares his love of music with his German students and encourages them to learn German language, culture and music through his teaching. Take a look and a listen as his year 1 students sing to his co-written original work "Mischen" [Mixing].
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Top Honors for STEM-Inspired Art

Two WHHS students, Elzie-Joy Arinduque and Andrew Huynh, from our Honors Biology class won a contest " Art of the Immune System" initiated by the La Jolla institute of Immunology, in August. Last spring, students extensively studied the Biology of the COVID-19 virus and our immune system. As a culminating project, students do a creative project illustrating what they had learned during this course of study. Students were encouraged to enter a contest that was offered by the La Jolla institute of Immunology. Two WHHS students, ended up winning first and second prize! Congrats and thank you Mrs. Lines for sharing!

Click HERE for more info!


Take a look at this new West Hills Spirt Gear vendor for additional choices in you WH wear! Shop first at our own ASB Store and if you still want more, then go to this vendor. Proceeds benefit WH Athletics! Use code "spirit 21" and receive a 25% discount through 9/24/2021.

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!


September 6: Rosh Hashanah begins on Monday, September 6th at sundown and ends at sundown on Wednesday, September 8th.

September 15: Yom Kippur begins on Wednesday, September 15th at sundown and ends at sundown on Thursday, September 16th.

Covid Protocols: Student & Parent notifications FAQ

Please see this FAQ document for any Covid notification protocols. We appreciate your support and keeping your student(s) home if feeling sick.

A Friendly Reminder...

Please remember:

  • 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


Main: @whhswolfpack

Seniors: @whhsclass2022

Juniors: @packof2023

Sophomores: @whhsclass2024

Freshman: @wolfpackclass2025

Athletics: @westhillsathletics

ASB: @whhsasb

Guidance/Counseling: @whhs.counseling

Library: @westhillslib

Yearbook: @wolfpackyearbook

AVID: @whhsavid


Mending Matters: @mendingmatters

Homepage: http://wolfpack.guhsd.net