Saturday, May 18, 2019

May-June 2019

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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.

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Mrs. Robin Ballarin
We have about three weeks left in this school year and want ALL students to end the year with the very best grades they can. Tutorials remain available. If you have any questions or concerns about your student, please continue to talk with their teacher(s) first--this is the best line of communication. Please remember student grades and attendance is available online in the parent and student portal in Infinite Campus. If you have any problem with the portal, you may call West Hills at 956-0400 during normal business hours, 7:00-3:30 p.m. or our District Technology Help line 619-956-4357. 

Monday, May 27 we have no school. Thank you to all our military service members and their families, active, reserve and  retired, who have served our country. We so appreciate you and your service! 

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We are proud to announce that we are once again a Silver School in the US News and World Report "Best High Schools 2019". Check out our stats!  We are also very proud to be the highest ranked GUHSD comprehensive high school! Thank you parents and students for choosing West Hills and  for making us one of the BEST!

Congratulations to all graduating Seniors! Please make sure you continue to work hard and study for finals. Every students needs to earn 220 units to graduate and to participate in our graduation ceremony. You may look at your parent or student portal to see your grades to date and if you are on track to graduate.

Image result for "An evening in Paris"Senior Prom....

Saturday, May 18 at the Westin Gaslamp saw about 400 Seniors and their guests enjoy a very special night. Congratulations to Seniors Lizbeth Hoffman and Chris Vera voted Prom Queen and King! 

Graduation is Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. in our Stadium. Senior information is linked on our website here and senior students received the same handout in class earlier in the year. Parking is very limited for graduation and there is NO PARKING ON MAST BOULEVARD! Please plan to car pool or take a car service to help with this.

West Hills Best Buddies will be selling large and beautiful flower bouquets in front of the pool at graduation for $20 each. We look forward to celebrating your graduate with flowers! Cash only please...see you at Graduation!

Final Exams are coming up:

Final exam days are minimum days and listed below:

** ATTENDANCE is key--if a student is arriving late or leaving early from Finals, please have them bring a NOTE to the attendance office. We are not able to send for students to leave early unless in extreme emergency. 

Friday, May 31: Senior finals in some classes--no minimum day schedule. Students work with teachers directly regarding Senior finals. 

Monday, June 3 (all students) 

Finals       Period 1 or 7       8:14 - 10:11
                 Break                10:11 - 10:27
                 Period 4            10:33 - 12:30

Tuesday, June 4 (all students) 

Finals      Period 3            8:14 - 10:11  
                Break              10:11 - 10:27
                Period 5          10:33 - 12:30

Wednesday, June 5 – last day of spring semester (Grades 9-10-11 taking Final exams) 

(Seniors in good standing attend Senior breakfast and MANDATORY Graduation Practice in the Gym beginning at 7:30 a.m. More information given to them in the Senior Handout). 

Finals       Period 2          8:14 - 10:11
                 Break             10:11 - 10:27
                 Period 6         10:33 - 12:30

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We are very proud to announce our Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the class of 2019
 (in alphabetical order)


Emma Bentley
Lizbeth Hoffman
Sterling Ramsey


Hannah Daggy
Ilan Matkovski
Derek Tingey
Katy Willweber

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Senior Awards Night: Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in our Bob Guess Theater for the Performing Arts. Seniors have been notified if they are receiving an award. All are welcome to attend this special night to celebrate and honor our stand out Seniors!

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Please join us for our Spring Performing Arts programs...all are welcome and all events begin at 7:00 in our Bob Guess Theater for the Performing Arts: 

Band Pops Concert
May 21
Choir Concert
May 24
Theater Production Showcase
May 28
Advanced Theatre One Acts Showcase
May 29
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Make a International Student's Dream Come True!!

Looking for host families at West Hills High School.

Learn about another country without leaving your home.

For more information call Karen Toledo @844-723-7403.

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2019 League Team Champions
West Hills is finishing up another great gymnastics season. Senior and co-captain Tessa Anderson won first place optional all-around at League with a 38.2, with her teammates Mackenzie Ryan in 2nd, Easton Hammerle in 3rd, and Claire Bentzen in 4th. Devyn Friend took first place on floor. After earning their highest team score of the season, the West Hills team has qualified 3rd into CIF.

Boys Golf Does it Again!

Congratulations to the 2019 Boys' Golf team for repeating as Grossmont Valley League Champions.  They finished their season with a perfect 8-0 record in league play and qualified for the San Diego CIF Championship.  We are proud of you!
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Congratulations Swimmers and Divers in CIF and State Meets!

In diving, Devin Hunt won CIF for Division 2 and placed 24th up at the state meet.
Adrienne Riley took 9th and Madison Shelton took 22nd place at CIF.
In swimming, Danielle Nowaski took 2nd in both the 200 IM and 500 Free at CIF then
took 15th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 500 Free at States.
Jordyn Gonzales took 9th place in the 100 Back and 10th in the 200 IM at CIF.
Camryn Gonzales took 8th in the 100 Fly and 13th in the 500 Free at CIF.
Tony Obregon took 12th in the 50 Free.
Our Girl's relays also did well taking 6th in the 200 Medley, 7th in the 200 Free and 12th
in the 400 Free. Boy's relays took 11th in both the 200 Free and 400 Free.
Great Job Swimmers and Divers on a great season.

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Please help us get the word out to all current and incoming students--they MUST complete the Athletics Clearance process for participating in athletics and Co-Curricular activities (Athletes, Cheer, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drum Line, etc). This is a great opportunity at a low cost physical that meets this requirement for students. They may also go to their private doctor or other health clinic to complete this process. Registration closes May 24 or when filled. Thank you! 

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GRADES / CREDITS / SUMMER SCHOOL: Please review GRADES online in our Parent Portal. There is still time for students and parents to talk with teaches and improve grades if needed.  Any student with an "F" at the semester's end or on their transcript does need to re-take the course for credit. A student needs 220 credits to graduate. These credit requirements are on our website under "Counseling". Summer School will be offered
June 10-June 29, 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily.  Students have already been enrolled in summer school and know through their Counselor what course they are enrolled in. Please look in your email and Infinite Campus portal for more information in the next few weeks as we send out reminders and messages. Any student who is a current Senior (needing only one course to graduate), or a junior going into Senior year have priority in summer school due to limited space. Current Sophomores and Freshman have been scheduled as well as space allows.  Please do not plan to have your student miss any of the 15 days of summer school. There are so few days--each summer school day is equal to one week of a traditional semester.

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Does your student have medicine or supplies in the Health Office? Please remember to pick up your student's unused medication by the last day of school (to avoid them being discarded.) Any unused supplies should also be taken home over the summer. When we start school in the fall, new completed 2019-2020 Authorization For Medication Administration forms will need to be turned in with ANY medication which includes over the counter products. The medication forms can be printed from our website under "INFO", then "Health Office" or stop by the Health Office and pick one up. Students are not permitted to carry any medication with them except in certain instances and ONLY with a Doctor's Order (this includes any over the counter products such as Tylenol.) New supplies (i.e. diabetic kits) should also be brought back in the fall beginning August 9 when the nurse returns, with any necessary paperwork (diabetic orders, Epi-Pen Orders,etc.) Have a safe and happy summer!

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May-June 2019 - Time is on the move calendar! ( - The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Feel free to print out this calendar to keep track of the final days of our 2018-19 school year.

Check Your School Destiny Account ( - What is Destiny? This link has information about accessing the program, which used to track student Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, and invoices. Students may log in to see their current checkouts and invoices. See what will need to be turned in and cleared before summer.

This Year’s Inkwell is Online Now ( - Inkwell is our school’s annually published literary-art magazine. As in the past, we are proud to feature the creative works of our talented Wolf Pack students. Thank you to all students who participated!

What happens with Chromebooks at the end of the year?

  • 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, keep your Chromebooks over the summer! If you are not planning to return to West Hills, make sure that you return your Chromebook and charger to the library by the end of finals. Keep in mind, the library closes at 12:45 pm during finals.

  • 12th grade students - Buy your Chromebook for $20 cash with your English teacher: Tuesday, 5/21: Brent and Boehme; Wednesday, 5/22 Liddell, Thursday, 5/23: Romanowski. For more information, see:

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Yearbook Distribution Information:  Thank you for helping students know about this distribution. 

Image result for school calendar 2016 GUHSDReminder: School starts WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 for the 2019-20 year! Please check this document for full information regarding the calendar for vacation dates, end of the semester dates and end of year for the next three school years, including the 2019-20 year.