West Family Updates 11/7/22

West Senior High Week of November 7th, 2022


Nov 8 - Early Release Schedule

Nov 8 - Student 'mock election'. Please take 3-5 minutes at the end of 2nd hour to vote (ballot will be in student e-mail). Voting closes at 10:30am.

Nov 11 - Musical Opens

Nov 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30 (sign up link will be e-mailed this week)

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



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Tuesday Schedule

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SENIOR PHOTOS for Yearbook due Monday, November 7th

Review all the guidelines at wshyearbook.weebly.com or see Mrs. Clone in A102 with questions


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Students - Check Smart Pass Daily

Please check smart pass at least once per day for FUTURE passes. This will help you know when you have appointments so you can head to them without having to be called out over the PA.

WSH Parent Walks

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

North Ed Career Tech Center now offers Road Testing

2022 Traverse City West Senior High Kiss Me Kate Promo


Tickets are now on sale for Kiss Me, Kate! The show opens this week!
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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

Students can still sign up for WSHNews Text Messages

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

English Learner Support: Available during 4th hour/all lunches in B108. Contact Dave Richardson for details or appointments RichardsDa@tcaps.net

Community Resource Guide: Here is an updated list of community resources available to students and parents. 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.

TCAPS Superintendent Monthly Office Hours - Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Dr. John VanWagoner's monthly open office hours for community members will be held in person on Tuesday, November 8 at 5:00 pm at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Meetings are held on the second floor (Mezzanine level).



Interested students must have a current physical and register on Final Forms (check the sports you want to receive communication about). The link above has contact info for each sport offering.


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Titan Athletics


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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