Saturday, May 13, 2017

Welcome to the final edition of the Wolf Call for the 2016-17 year....

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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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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.

Graduation is Thursday, June 8 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 May. 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.

Final Exams are coming up:

Final exam days are minimum days and listed below:

Friday, June 3: Senior finals in some classes--no minimum day schedule. Students work with teachers directly regarding Senior finals. 

Monday, June 5 (all students) 

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

Tuesday, June 6 (all students) 

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

Wednesday, June 7 – 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

Image result for valedictorian We are very proud to announce our Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the class of 2017 (in alphabetical order)


Jacobo Fuentes
Tatiana Garcia
Amanda Hinh


Garret Moore 
Miranda Summers ​

Image result for senior awards nightSenior Awards Night: Thursday, June 1 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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Students must clear all fines and bring a valid student I.D. to pick up their yearbook. Seniors could pick up starting Friday, May 26 with everyone else picking up starting on May 30.  All Students must have a photo ID and will need to sign for their books.  (School- or State-issued IDs are both accepted.)  Some books may still be available for purchase at the Finance office for $80.  The 24 students in the Yearbook class created the special 30th year  320 page book over the course of this school year. We hope you will enjoy this memory that can last a lifetime! 

News for continuing students...

Summer School: June 12-30 next door at the Health Occupations Center (HOC), Students and parents were notified of your enrollment already. Summer school is very limited and the priority are students who will be 11th and 12th grades who are lacking in graduation credits. If you have a summer school student, West Hills staff will be located at the HOC campus for the duration of summer school.

Registration is required for ALL STUDENTS--please make sure your student information is up to date and you have re-registered your student to continue at WHHS in the Fall. When you open the link provided. please note directions at the top of the linked page--incoming and new students on the left; currently attending and ongoing students on the right.

Campus Closure: Due to the construction work going on this summer. ALL BUILDINGS on the main campus except the library and Guidance office are CLOSED (see below for Construction projects). Temporary Administrative and main office functions will be happening in the Library and Guidance building throughout normal business hours. The only parking lot and walking path to the building available to you will be the West lot near the Performing Arts center (in front of the stadium entrance). Signs will direct you to the walking path to take to visit us. The entire campus is CLOSED July 24-28, 2017. Construction will be happening, but NO WHHS STAFF will be working at all. 

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Coming soon....WHHS will have Five MAJOR construction projects!

Project #1: Football and Track Field and Stadium was Closed: April 3-29, 2017: Our entire football  field was replaced under warranty. Thank you warranty!

UPDATE STATUS: COMPLETE: Check out the new field....

Project #2: UPDATE: IN PROGRESS....
Beginning during Spring Break, our HOME ECONOMICS building has been CLOSED and remodeling began to build an ADA compliant student restroom and additional specific facilities for students with moderate to severe disabilities and to modernize classrooms. The building will be re-named "PACK DEN" and new signage will be installed, reopening Fall 2017. 

Project #3: Solar power installation / covered parking in the faculty and East Senior Parking Lot beginning at 1:00 June 8 (yes...the day of graduation): Both entrances and exits to these lots will be closed and no access will be available throughout the summer. This is expected to be ready for the start of school August 15. 

Project #4: Summer School will be centralized on the Health Occupations campus next door  and Admin offices will move to the Library / Guidance so every building can get heating and air conditioning units replaced under Prop U and Measure BB. ALL parking and access to these offices over summer will be in the West Lot and the access road will be CLOSED with no faculty or staff parking on the interior of campus due to construction. Athletic Fields and the Pool are accessible, but no one will be able to drive and park near the fields due to construction. 

Project #5: The GYM will be CLOSED July 3-28, 2017 so the entire gym floor can be sanded down to bare wood and resurfaced. This is done once every 10 years to maintain the playing surface.  

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Congratulations to our "Golden Star Volunteer of the Year", PTSA President Mrs. Alicia Haddix!
(below left center) The Governing Board honored one volunteer from each school campus for their contributions to our school programs, going "above and beyond". We thank ALL of our Parent Volunteers--without your support, our students would be missing out! Congratulations Mrs. Haddix!

Image result for LCAP The link below is for the 2017-18 DRAFT Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and LCAP Executive Summary for you to view.  This plan is a requirement for all public school districts in California. Parent and student input is valuable and important to the Grossmont Union High School District and to West Hills. After viewing, if you would like to make any comments, please access the LCAP Survey

2017-18 DRAFT LCAP, Executive Summary and Survey

News from the Classrooms....

West Hill's Adaptive PE class has been practicing swimming in our pool and we were able to put those skills to use at the beach! We were accompanied by some of our incredible peer tutors and had a wonderful time at the beach. 

Students in our Health Pathways attended a fabulous Grossmont College exploration day and were able to learn advanced lab procedures from college faculty! 
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Theater Production students went to Sycamore Canyon Elementary and performed plays that the elementary students wrote. All students enjoyed the collaboration and seeing the work "come to life"! Kudos to Carrin Edwards, West Hills Theater Teacher and Sycamore Canyon Principal, Mrs. Jeri Billick, for creating this cross-age literacy project for all students!

News from the Week...

Image result for Multicultural FairTHANK YOU to ALL Faculty and Staff who made this wonderful day happen--Jodi Kohler (AVID, Math), Dan Sutton (Social Science), Chris Quarders (MSF) and all the Club Advisers...students enjoyed the student and professional performers from many different cultures as well as talking with their peers from their Club booths! Here is a highlight video from Deborah Heeb's Salsa Club...Ole! as well as photos of the clubs present. It is GREAT to see students celebrate and learn from each other!

 Wonderful student hosts kept the event moving along each period....

 German Club members performed excerpts from the "Little Red Riding Hood" in German...Mrs. Ballarin enjoyed it!

Science Department Celebrates the Inaugural "Full Paw Society"
Students who have taken 4 and 5 years of Science 
(with one student taking 6!)

On Monday night, students and families celebrated Science education and their involvement and learning in Science with our stellar Science teachers! Congratulations to all and we look forward to many more joining you in this elite group! 

POWDER PUFF fun--Juniors Girls vs. Senior Girls....Juniors won and fun was had by all! Thank you Ardy Riego, Coach ASH and Football athletes who helped coach and make this happen! The girls had a great time!! 

Thursday night..Honors Choir was celebrating and singing in their Spring Concert! Adam Pezdek and students put on a terrific musical night with great ensemble and solo acts! 

All of the Performing Arts celebrated their Spring Concerts and Performances in the month of May.  We are very fortunate to have such a great group of teachers and students. Congratulations to the Blue and Black Brigade, the Color Guard, Orchestra and the Drama Kids for all of your excellent performances and learning this year! 

Congratulations to our Spring Sports Athletics Teams and Coaches! 

Image result for Track and Field We have several athletes in CIF...All the best to the Wolf Pack runners and Shot Put athlete Taylor DeVore as you compete! 

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Girls Softball made it all the way to CIF Semi-Finals before ending their run against Carlsbad. 

 Way to go ladies and Coach Mike Applebaum! 

Carly Bursch
Ryleigh Dobyns
Alyssa Bubar
Alex Guay
Savannah Henderson
Sierra Schlichting
Star Gaylord
Brooke Snyder
Mikayla Cristini
Melissa Castillo
Ashleigh Hartwig
Haley Valles
Gabby Clippinger
Emma Bentley
Kimmie Brouard
Alyssa Borbolla
Brooke Steavenson

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Congratulations to Gymnastics--Co Champs with La Costa Canyon for CIF! 

The San Diego Union -Tribune had a terrific article regarding our own Tessa Anderson...CIF Individual All Around Champion! Way to go ladies and head Coach Liz Ladley!

Gymnastics CIF Champions
Tessa Anderson
Brooke Anderson
Claire Bentzen
Jaclyn Warner
Laura Lancaster
Audrey Lechien
Starla Toto
Madilyn Carroll
Madison Kelly
Devyn Friend
Marley Wilson
Taylor Barber

Image result for Swim Wolf Pack Swimmers had a good season with two swimmers Tori Molina and Danielle Nowaski competing in the State CIF swim meet.  Tori finished 35th in the 100 breaststroke, and Danielle took 10th overall in the 500 freestyle.  We are so proud of all of our swim and dive athletes with Coach James Searls leading the program! 

Thank you to ALL of our Spring Athletes! Go Wolf Pack!