West Family Updates 11/21/22

West Senior High Week of November 21st, 2022


  • Nov 18,19,20 - Final Weekend of the WSH Musical "Kiss Me, Kate" https://tcaps.booktix.com/
  • Nov 23-25 - NO SCHOOL
  • Dec 1- Student Voice Summit (Students e-mail brunanta@tcaps.net if you want to participate)
  • Dec 6 - Early Release Schedule
  • Dec 7 - Orchestra Concert (Lars Hockstad), 7:00pm
  • Dec 12 - Jazz Band Concert (Auditorium), 7:00pm
  • Dec 15th - Band Concert (WMS), 7:00pm
  • 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)

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


Career Prep Corner

2022/23 WSH Educational Development Plan

  • 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.
  • On Tuesday, December 6, during 3rd hour, sophomores will attend a class meeting and CTC Presentation in the Auditorium.

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.

In Need of a Winter Jacket?

https://forms.gle/BajGEdzrnZgmuoSa9 Please fill out this request form if you are in need of a winter jacket. You will be contacted when your jacket is ready for pick-up in your neighborhood office. If there is more than one student in need of a jacket at WSH, please fill out this form for each student.

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

Titan Food Pantry Donations

If anyone is looking to donate, we are in need of more individually wrapped snacks:

  • Poptarts

  • Peanut Butter Crackers

  • Jerky

  • Cheese-Its

  • Granola/Protein Bars

  • Trail Mix

  • Breakfast Bars

  • Protein Drinks

WSH Parent Walks - December sign up

Parents, have you ever wondered what it looks like at West Senior High during the school day? The next 'Parent Walk' opportunity at West will be December 8th at 8:30am. The guided tour is for CURRENT parents/guardians and will last 90-100 minutes. The tour capacity is limited and advanced sign-up is required. Parents/Guardians can sign-up through this link. We will offer additional opportunities in the future if interest continues. Parents will check in and meet at the main office on the east side of campus. SIGN UP LINK

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2024 Italy Trip (Honors English)

There will be an Informational Meeting in the LMC on Tuesday, November 22nd at 6pm for any student currently enrolled in Honors English 9, Honors English 10, English 11/12 Composition, or AP Language and Composition interested in travleing to Italy for Spring Break 2024. If you cannot attend the meeting, stop by and see Mrs. Cole in A110 for more details.


Seniors that have not ordered their graduation gear yet (cap, gown, etc), need to do so at Jostens.com prior to December 2nd.

West Side T-Shirts (Senior Party Fundraiser)

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Titan Athletics

The Triton Swim Team sent five athletes to the MHSAA Division 1 Girls High School Swimming and Diving championships held at Oakland university November 18-19, 2022. Good luck to the team this weekend and shout out to Kira Adams. Kira is a sophomore and attends West Senior High School. Kira is an alternate member of our 200 medley relay. This is Kira’s first time attending the MHSAA D1 State Meet.

Congrats to the Titans on the 2022 Record-Eagle Boys Tennis Teams:

Seth Munro

Tyler Chan/Andrew Zywicki

Jack Aprea/Ryan Goodrich

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


Jonah Hochstetler — The senior Titan put together an incredible final season, punctuating his successful campaign with wins at the Northern Michigan XC Championships and the Division 1 regional — where he set his personal-record time of 15:25.7. Hochstetler finished in the top eight in all of his races, and he was runner-up at the Big North Conference championships and took seventh at the D1 state finals.

Willem DeGood(Jr) One of two Traverse City West Titans to qualify for the Division 1 state championship finals, DeGood had a fantastic penultimate high school season. He grabbed six top-10 finishes and set a personal-record time of 16:09.5 at the Portage Invitational. He took fifth at the Northern Michigan XC Championships and then eighth at the regional.


Sam King (Jr)


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.

Daily Bulletin

Written Daily Announcements via Power School (also viewable in the PowerSchool app Dashboard as 'School Bulletin' ).

Daily Video Announcements Archive

Students must be logged into TCAPS Cloud to view

The Occidentalist

The Student-Run News Site of Traverse City West Senior High


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