Wolf Call Newsletter
Welcome to this edition!
To the students, Staff and Parents/Guardians of WHHS,
As the winter holidays approach, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude and well wishes to all of you.
To our students and staff: thank you for your hard work and commitment to WHHS. Your support for our school community is greatly appreciated. We are grateful for the partnership we have with you in their education and growth. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season filled with joy and celebration and that you have the opportunity to relax and recharge during the holiday season.
Warmest of holiday wishes from the Wolf Pack School community!
Happy Hollidays and New Year!
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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.
Final Exam Schedule This Week
Please take a careful look at our Finals Schdule for this week and our last week of the Fall Semester (hard to believe this is here so quickly!)
Monday 12/19 is the first day of final exams. (Periods 1/7 and 4)
Tuesday 12/20 its the second day of final exams. (Periods 3 and 5)
Wednesday 12/21 is the third and last day of final exams. (Periods 2 and 6)
Thursday 12/22 is a faculty workday. No students are on campus.
Final Exams Tuesday, Wednesday:
Please note all traffic and parking will be affected since our finals schedule is different than our regular day schedule.
Students may attend campus on periods when they do not have a class period and check in at our Study Halls (see main office for locations).
NOTE the end time each day is 12:46 p.m. If a student needs to leave early, as always, bring a note from parent to Attendance in the morning and get a pass to leave campus. DO NOT TEXT PARENT AND JUST LEAVE CAMPUS. YOU WILL BE MARKED TRUANT. This is true every school day, not just Finals week.
We celebrate our diversity within our school community and wish
everyone good health and cheer this winter! December is a special month of celebration around the world.
Check out all the different holidays that are celebrated around the world!
- Boxing Day
For more information about each holiday, click HERE.
Need a work permit during Winter Break?
- The work permit process is the same and all labor laws must be followed, no exceptions for the holidays!
- If you need a work permit to work during Winter Break, plan to have any paperwork to West Hills no later than Tuesday, 12/20 to be able to process it and have it ready for pick up by Wednesday 12/21.
- Staff will NOT will be available to process work permits during the Winter Break (including the district office)
- Please get your work permit applications turned in early so we can process them before the break.
- Click HERE for more information about obtaining a work permit
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.
START SMART DATES SET FOR 2023
Any student wanting to park on campus (this includes Seniors who want to purchase a parking spot) needs to show proof of attending one "Start Smart" class with a parent. This course needs to be completed ONCE in high school.
West Hills has set up three additional Start Smart sessions for this school year in our theater:
January 11, 2023 from 6:00-8:00PM
February 28, 2023 from 6:00-8:00PM
April 27, 2023 from 6:00-8:00PM
Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information including where to sign up!
Student Internship Opportunities
Interested in an internship opportunity? Interns learn about the complex issues facing local government leaders, and they develop the skills necessary for representing elected officials in the community, including networking, public speaking, and constituent service. Click on the links below if you are interested.
Arts & Culture CommissionThe County of San Diego is seeking youth ages 16-24 to join the San Diego County Arts and Culture Commission which works on topics such as finding ways the county can directly support the arts in school programs, considering the use of county spaces as workplaces for local artists, and increasing accessibility to the arts in all communities throughout the county. To apply, students should complete this application, and write “Arts & Culture Commission - Youth” in the section asking for “Name of Board, Committee or Commission to Which you are Applying for Membership.” Interested students can contact Giang Meyers at email@example.com with any questions.
Class of 2026 T-Shirts
West Hills Guitar Students
New Wolf Pack Head Coaches
Shane Anderson has been officially named as our new head coach for Boys Lacrosse. Shane has been coaching sports in Santee for over 10 years including Lacrosse.
Lauren Morizi will be taking over as the head coach of our Softball program. Coach Morizi has played and coached collegiality at Long Island University.
Eric Franssens (not pictured) has been named as the head coach of our Girls Lacrosse program in its inaugural season!
We are looking forward to all three of these sports beginning in the Spring season. More information, including lunch meetings to meet the coaches, to come about the upcoming season. Stay tuned!
USE AMAZON SMILE AND PTSA BENEFITS--NO COST TO YOU!
When you shop online, please consider using smile.amazon.com to easily benefit our terrific PTSA! It is free, doesn't add anything to your normal Amazon costs, and you only need to link an existing Amazon account to it with these directions:
Go to Smile.Amazon.com.
Log in as usual to your Amazon account.
From the "Your Account" page click the "Learn More"
option under the AMAZONSMILE DONATIONS
on the top left of the screen.
When the AmazonSmile Donation box comes up, click the "Learn More button" to go to the "Your AmazonSmile Impact" page to change your charity to 3997 West Hills High School PTSAas your designated non-profit. Then make your purchase through smile.amazon.com as usual.
Amazon will donate a percentage of qualified sales to your West Hills High School PTSA.
Prices, discounts, Prime, etc. are the same as "regular" Amazon but WHHS PTSA gets a donation.
Every penny raised goes directly to WHHS students and staff via our many programs. Check out our website for membership or more information.
Thank you for your support!
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters