WHS Daily Announcements 2/14/20
Today, Native American, African American, and Hispanic Focus Groups will meet in the Den. Come immediately after 1st block as there will be a speaker present.
Reminder to all seniors that Siouxland Community Foundation Scholarships are due today. Please check out the counseling website for all the other newly posted local and state scholarships!
Best of luck to West High and Metro swim team member-Easton Gelinne as he heads to the State swim meet Saturday! Good Luck Easton!!!
We would like to wish the Best of Luck to our Wolverine Wrestlers as they head to their District Tournament this Saturday! Go Get’m and Good Luck to all of them!
If you have not completed your FAFSA or would like assistance GearUP has an opportunity for you! Monday, February 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Media Center we will be hosting a FAFSA completion event. There will be a professional college financial aid rep available to answer questions. Remember to bring your laptop, 2018 tax returns, Social Security Number, and F.S.A. ID. Westside Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided. Family is welcome! If you have question see Mrs. McHugh in the Media Center
Student Council brings you: Awareness Week: For Teen Dating Violence
(Monday, February 10 – Friday, Febryary 14)
Monday (10): PRIDE DAY/RAINBOW DAY – WEAR COLORS
Dating abuse can happen to anyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion, or culture
(February is also LGBT history month!) Wear Rainbow colors to show our love and support for our fellow classmates!
Tuesday (11): NATIONAL ORANGE DAY – WEAR ORANGEWear Orange 4 Love Day is on the second Tuesday of February
Wednesday (12): STATS DAY (1 IN 3) – Wear a shirt with a number
1 in 3 young people will experience dating abuse (physical, sexual violence)
Thursday (13): WOLVERINE LOVE – WEAR Green
Show our love for West High by wearing our school colors!
Friday (14): Valentine’s Day – Wear RED, PINK
YAYY! LOVE DAY! SHOW YOUR LOVE! TO EVERYONE!
We have had several reports of reckless driving in the parking lots. School officers will be on watch and may issue citations for drivers not utilizing safe driving practices. Let’s help keep west safe and follow basic traffic safety rules and laws.
The NAACP will be hosting an event of historically black colleges along with college admissions information on Tuesday, February 18 at 6pm located at the Sioux City Public Library.
Seniors, please get your cap and gown ordered for graduation. Prices are increasing. Orders may be placed online at Jostens.com. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Cleveland in the Freshman Office.
SCCSD TRAFFIC EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE OFFERED SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
Sioux City, IA – The Sioux City Community School District (SCCSD) plans to offer two sessions of Traffic Education for the summer of 2020. The first session of classes will run June 1 – June 30 and the second session will run June 29 – July 28.
Classes will be Monday through Friday, however some driving sessions may have to happen on weekends in order to have all students complete the session in four weeks.
Registration for summer Traffic Education will begin on Monday, March 2 with the deadline for all registrations ending on Friday, March 27. Cost for the class will be $385. (School waivers are accepted for Summer School.)
In order to register:
You must be 14 years of age.
You must have a valid Iowa learner’s permit.
A complete deposit for the class fee must be made to the high school you are registering at in order to be completely registered.
Registration forms must be filled out at the main offices of one of the three Sioux City public high schools (East High, North High, and West High). Students must complete the registration at the school they plan to attend. Registrations will not be accepted by mail or email. The student’s permit and the payment fee must be presented at the time of registration.
Registration is limited to the number of available openings at each school (West High, North High and East High). Enrollment will be accepted, based on the date order in which registration forms are received, until capacity is met. Students placed on a waiting list are not guaranteed a place in the summer class. For questions, contact John Torno (North High School) at (712) 898-3505 or email@example.com.
Just a reminder, students should remain on campus for lunch. No food from outside vendors is permitted.
Students, do you need extra help on homework or do you want to continue working on your Edgenuity?
Teachers are available after school each week for Tutoring and Night School.
After-School Tutoring is available Tuesday & Wednesday after school until 4:00 p.m.
Night School is available Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Connections Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers for their Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group during the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you are interested, please call Jan Schnach at 800-432-9209 ext. 8116.
LaunchPad Children’s Museum is looking for volunteers to help with events. Check out their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Are you working on earning your Silver Cord or meeting community service requirements? VolunteerSiouxland.org is the place to go. This is an online volunteer center for Siouxland, and there are now more than 100 nonprofit organizations on Volunteer Siouxland, with more than 50 active needs for volunteers on any given day. It is absolutely the EASIEST way for students to find and sign up for volunteer opportunities. It is also the easiest way to track their volunteer hours – confirmed by the organization. We have even added a field to volunteer profiles so they can identify which school they attend, allowing us to provide reports to the schools. In addition, it is completely free for the organizations and the volunteers! To sign up, please go to VolunteerSiouxland.org.
Questions regarding Silver Cord? Check out the information located on our website under “Our School” or stop by Mrs. Cleveland’s office in the Freshman House.