Westwood Weekly

Week of April 25, 2021

WHS Weight Room Fundraiser

With the help of our Westwood High School Booster Club acting as the fiscal agent, we are launching a fundraising drive to upgrade our weight-room equipment. We cannot spend Sinking Fund dollars on items such as dumbbells, barbells, squat racks, and the like, so we are going to do this the old-fashioned way by raising some money. We are pursuing grants of course, but every little bit helps. We have set an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 by early September. Donations of all sizes will help us reach our goal.

These upgrades will help our student-athletes in both their sporting endeavors and in their daily physical education classes. Our PE teachers, coaches, and training staff will help direct our upgrades. Strength and fitness training is for everyone who pursues a healthy lifestyle. Here at NICE Community Schools, we want to help our students achieve strong minds in healthy bodies.

If you would like to donate to our effort, checks can be made out to the Westwood High School Booster Club and sent to the NICE Community Schools Business Office, 300 Westwood Dr., Ishpeming, MI 49849. Please place Weight Room Upgrades in the memo line. If you have questions please contact Mr. Fossitt at 906.485.1023 or by email at fossittc@nice.k12.mi.us

Click on the image below to view an example of one of the new pieces of equipment

English Students of the Month are Ethan Ahtonen and Sarina Maki

Ethan is a powerful writer, especially when it comes to his creative writing abilities. Always respectful and engaged in the classroom, he is a strong model for his peers for what it means to create an authentic experience for an audience with writing. He is never afraid to offer up ideas and responses when working collaboratively in small groups and with the whole class, he has a great sense of humor, and he is truly a joy to work with!

Sarina is an English student who always seeks to understand all angles of a text or issue by looking at language and ideas through a strong analytical lens. She reads and writes with passion and creativity, and makes strong efforts to go above and beyond what is expected of her. Not to mention, she has a heart of gold and consistently makes an effort to lead with compassion and kindness both in and out of the classroom.

Pictured below (L t R): Mr. Bonetti, Ethan Ahtonen, Sarina Maki, Mrs. Young, and Mrs. Arseneau

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Testing Update

PSAT/SAT makeup testing will take place Tuesday, April 27. Students in grades 9-11 who need to make up the test should arrive at school no later than 8:00 am. Juniors who were absent for the ACT WorkKeys and MSTEP will take those tests on Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, April 29. Please be at school by 8:00 am.

Students in grades 9 and 10 will take the NWEA Map Test on May 4th and 5th. They will test in Math, English, and Science. The purpose of these test are to determine student academic growth over the course of the school year and the data helps us identify gaps in student learning.

If you would like to learn more about the NWEA Tests go to https://www.nwea.org/

The Cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The WHS Drama Class performed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in front of a live audience, socially distanced of course! It was a long time coming, but the cast and crew were determined and with careful planning, they pulled it off and did a fantastic job!
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Crystal Gala Prom - Donations being Accepted

To help defray the cost of the 2021 Crystal Gala Prom, the junior class is requesting donations of cases of soda (water has been graciously donated by Swick), and strings of cool white LED lights. The lights can be labeled and returned after the event if requested. Any extra beverages will be donated to the seniors' All Night Grad Party. For a list of other items to donate for prom, please email Emily Arseneau at arseneaue@nice.k12.mi.us

2021 Patriot Calendars are half off! Now just $10.

These calendars were created in lieu of the 50/50 raffle from this year's athletic events. All proceeds from the calendars are funding the Booster Club Patriot Pride Scholarship!! Please contact any Booster Club member for more information on how to purchase a calendar.

This is a great opportunity to support the boosters who give so much to our student-athletes and athletic teams.

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Westwood High School Athletic Schedules

Please note that schedules are subject to change.