Wolf Call Weekly
Welcome to this week!
HELLO WOLF PACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES,
We hope this message finds you well and that your school year is going well!
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!
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
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!!
Remember all fines need to be paid prior to buying a ticket to the dance and you can not be on the Loss of Privilege (LOP) list. 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. The fine list is being sent out on Monday, Oct. 4 via email and parent / student portal.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 5th at the Finance office. We will have a ONE DAY Flash sale October 5th - tickets during Tuesday's Flash Sale will be $15 with an ASB Sticker and $20 without an ASB sticker. Wednesday, October 6th, the ticket prices will go up to $20 with an ASB sticker and $25 dollars without. 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).
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. Click HERE to see a message from ASB!
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.
Cheer Competition Tryouts
Questions?? Please reach out to Coach Torrie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loss of Privilege Policy
Attendance and behavior are a priority at West Hills High School. There is a direct correlation between student achievement, behavior, and attendance. Every day missed is a lost opportunity for students to learn. In addition, students who are assigned detention or other consequences for school violations must fulfill their consequences.
See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.
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
Blood Drive Sign-Ups
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 4- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 11- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 18- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 20- Double Assembly Schedule
October 22- Double Assembly Schedule
October 25- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
Please see future dates and our school Bell Schedule HERE.
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!
Girls Golf: Awesome win by the girls’ golf squad vs. Helix. The ladies are now 4-0 in league play. Keep it going!!!
Cross Country: The Wolf Pack Cross Country team will compete next on October 8th at WHHS vs. Valhalla at 4pm! Good luck runners!
Girls Volleyball: This past week the Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Grossmont 3 sets to 1. Nice job ladies! Up next is El Capitan at home on Tuesday and at Steele Canyon on Thursday!
Boys Water Polo: The boys take on Granite Hills on October 5th at home and October 7th at El Cap. Good luck!!
Girls Tennis: The Ladies continue this week with play. Good luck!!!
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:
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.
HAPPY NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
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