WVA Family Update

3/8/2021-3/12/2021

Note from WVA Staff

New WVA Students

We are so excited to have you join our WVA family! If you have not yet received a welcome email with instructions, please email wvaprincipal@mywps.org and we will get you set up!


Students wishing to attend WVA in 2021-2022

All students will be enrolled in their homeschool for the 2021-2022 school year. If you wish to have your child attend WVA, you will need to choose WVA in your OLR during registration.


Secondary Attendance Form

Students in 6-12th grade, please make sure you are filling out this attendance form daily.


High School Students

Juniors who signed up to take the SAT test can pick up their student ID at Westminster High School. They will be available with campus security.


Transcripts

To view your first semester grades, use the steps below to log into Infinite Campus:

Go to www.mywps.org then Online Apps then Infinite Campus (parent).

Choose Campus Student

Username is first part of your WPS student email (before @)

Password is your regular WPS password

Go to Documents. Scroll down past your schedules. Your transcript should be at the very bottom.

(A dash means you did not earn credit for that class. If any of your first semester classes are completely missing from your first semester transcript or you notice any other problems, please send a screenshot and a description of the problem to Ms. Walsh, our WVA counselor, at twalsh@mywps.org.)

From the Counseling Department

Please click the file below to view all of the upcoming information for 6th-12th Grade!

High School Tutoring opportunities

Please click on the file below for tutoring opportunities

WVA Senior Countdown to Graduation Below!

Steps for Online Registration- Click on the document below!

To register for the 21-22 school year, please start here

https://www.westminsterpublicschools.org/domain/2005

Notes from the WPS Future Center

  • Did you know that the Westminster Public Schools Future Center has a Youtube channel? Click here to visit their page and have access to some amazing guest speakers and videos to help with your future planning!
  • For access to the WPS Future Center Facebook page click here.


  • High schoolers! If you have any questions about your career plans or next steps for college, please set up a time to meet with us! We can help you find a job, apply for apprenticeships beginning as early as 10th grade, apply for college or financial aid, and even take college classes while you are still in high school! You can set up a time to meet with us using this Calendly Link!
  • Here is our Future Center Website
  • Students in grades 9-11 will be preparing for updating their four-year course plans in March! Activities include learning how to use the course catalog and update the four-year plan, ways to earn college credit in high school, internships, apprenticeship programs, and more!
  • 12th graders will be completing activities on interviewing and the job application process. Seniors have been invited to schedule their required Senior Interview with a Future Center Counselor. Please encourage your student to schedule a time if they haven't already. Appointments can be scheduled by clicking HERE! Seniors should also email the Future Center with proof that they are taking action on their plan
  • Below are the Live workshops and guest speakers! Emails will come from the future center on Mondays with the links you will need
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Financial Aid

IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES!


* Westminster 7:10 Rotary, April 2 Application


To view more scholarships CLICK HERE!


FREE FAFSA TOOL - VIRTUAL FAFSA WIZARD

Do you need help completing your FAFSA at any time of the day or night? The Virtual FAFSA Wizard is here for you! This tool will take you step-by-step through the entire FAFSA application. Just open this website on a separate phone, tablet, or laptop, and >CLICK START< If you get stuck at any time, please make sure you save your progress and email the Future Center futurecenter@westminsterpublicschools.org or call 303-657-3929.

CASFA APPLICATION SUPPORT FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) is the application for students who do not have lawful immigration status and who do not meet the qualifications listed above are also encouraged to apply. Students who are eligible for Federal Title IV aid by completing the FAFSA should not complete the CAFSA. CLICK HERE to learn & apply!

EARN & LEARN - 10 & 11 Grade, HIRING HUB

Attention 10th and 11th graders! To apply, have students click on “I’m A Student” on the CareerwiseColorado.org website and then begin creating a Profile. Students will need to submit a resume. They can use this one as a starting point.

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Calling all 8th graders! $1000 College scholarship opportunity below

Free and Reduced lunch applications

If you have not already done so this year, please complete the free and reduced lunch application. All Westminster Public Schools families including Remote Learning families are highly encouraged to complete an online free or reduced-price meal application each year. The results of the application not only help run and maintain the Nutrition Services department but it also helps determine funding for other numerous academic programs, like:


  • · Technology rebates. A program that helps ensure that schools can obtain high-speed Internet access and telecommunications at affordable rates.
  • · Title I. This program’s funds are intended to support student achievement and growth at the school level.


Online applications are the fastest and easiest way to apply for meal benefits.

You may apply at https://www.nlappscloud.com/ and check the status of your application at https://admin.nlappscloud.com/statuslookup?sAPIKey=2baaecd0-b5fd-4f9b-b5ca-a63500f903d7 .

Join Math Club!

Hello, lovely human beings! Do you like FUN?! Do you like FACTS?!?! Then join Ms. Theberge for the Fun Fact Friday Math Club via this Zoom Link, starting Friday, March 5th! We will explore puzzles, games and, as always, a different Fun Fact Friday EVERY WEEK! There will also be weekly drawings for $5 Starbucks gift cards at the end of each meeting.🎉🌈✨ Awesome!! ✨🌈🎉All middle and high school students are welcome to attend. Please fill out this Google Form to let me know what times you can make it. Thank you and see you March 5th! ✌

Art For Fun Club

WVA 6 - 12th graders looking for a creative outlet:

Join WVA Art Club Thursdays from 3 - 4 pm on Zoom!

· Art Club Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/wva-art-club

Meeting ID: 945 2021 4714

Passcode: WVA2020

Fill out the Art Club Form to sign up for our email list (must be logged in with school account to access):

· Art Club Form: https://tinyurl.com/wva-sign-up

Why JROTC?

HIGH SCHOOL AFJROTC PROGRAM SHAPES STUDENTS' LIVES

Flag football information below

WPS Virtual Band Sign Up

To get more information on the WPS Virtual Band, please click on the file below.

To Sign up use this link!

Fist Bump Sunday!

Our teachers want to recognize their students for all the amazing things they do in class everyday!



Elementary


Ms. Kerr sends fist bumps to AJ, Diego, Michael, Noah, Skylar, Bernie Sarahi, Sebastian, Emiliano, Geraldine and Rosabella for reading everyday on Dojo! Keep up the great work!

Emiliano O. all your hard work in BUZZ and Empower! Mrs. H

Molly S. -working os hard to get caught up and having a great attitude about it!

Bumps to Mika J. for always participating in class-you rock!

Winter O for for going above and beyond for taking responsibility for her own learning.

Airaly for coming for working hard every day!

Fist bumps to Michael, Noah, Skylar, Bernie, Sarahi, Emiliano, Rosabella and Geraldine for reading on Dojo every single day! Keep up the great work :)

Bumps to Ayla W. for always participating and doing her best!

To all WVA Artists for your creativity, bravery, problem-solving, and for the awesome communities you've helped build in art classes!


Middle School


Anna pod 7-1 For her amazing storyboard on Ancient Greece Governments

Bumps to Kenia S pod1 for her awesome attitude and great work!!

Bumps to Santiago G pod 6 for always making class fun!! thanks for all your hard work

Bumps to Ashley G. for working so hard on Literacy targets during WIN!

Bumps to Jazlyn RN (pod 6-3) for reaching out for extra help! Way to advocate!

Shaundra Fischer for helping me with Calendly!

Bumps to Adan V for putting in the effort.



High School


Shawndra C for leveling up in ELA!

Bumps to Zoee P. for coming to class every day and working so hard!

Bumps to Alex S for getting stuff done.

Bumps to Dylan G for great work in our ELA Nearpod! High scores on editing and Time to Climb!

Bumps to Laqaisza for making a comeback!

Bumps to Yuliana for being the FIRST student in ELA to make it all the way through a playlist!

WVA Staff Spot Light

We asked our community to nominate staff members who have gone above and beyond! I will feature 1 per week!


This week Jeremiah Schlosser was nominated this week:



  • He is a wonderful teacher and he is very patient with his students. My son really enjoys being in his class. He has made the virtual learning experience for my son very pleasant.



Congrats Jeremiah! We are so lucky to have you at WVA!

WVA Staff Member Nomination

If there is a staff member at WVA that has gone above and beyond for your student or family, please nominate them below. We would love to celebrate staff who are doing amazing things for our community! To recommend someone please click here.

5th and 6th Grade Passport Program

Because of the interest in the program, the registration period for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport has been extended through the end of February.

The Passport Program is the best way to get students on the slopes! With 3-4 days of skiing at 21 participating ski areas, the Passport is dedicated to getting Colorado's kids on the slopes.

While weekends and holidays are not available with the Passport this season, we believe the Passport is a great product for your students to enjoy on teacher in-service days and over Spring Break.

5th Grade Educators: Please forward this link to your 5th Grade Families.

6th Grade Educators: Please forward this link to your 6th Grade Families.

FAQs: For FAQ’s and answers to most questions about the 5th and 6th Grade Program, click here.

WPS Student Meal Distribution

Drive through meal pick up is available for all children 18 and under, children do not need to be present and identification is not required. Meals may be picked up at any location, all children are welcome regardless of where they live or attend school.

There is drive through meal distribution at the following sites from 10:00 am - 11:30 am:

  • Westminster High School
  • Ranum
  • Shaw
  • CSLA
  • Swim and Fitness (3290 W 76th)
  • Westminster Rec Center on 104th

Important Links!