Upcoming Events:

Thursday, November 29th: 8th Grade Open House
Join us from 6:30-8:00 PM at West Seattle High School for our annual 8th grade open house! You’ll be welcomed by our principal and administration team, meet your school counselors, and hear a discussion led from a panel of our very own students. The student presentation will be followed by tours led by students from our National Honor Society and you’ll have a chance to learn more about our school’s departments as they host their own informational tables in the Commons.

Wednesday, December 5th: Senior Support in Advisory Tutorial
Seniors, do you need extra help with your college and FAFSA applications or additional SAT support? Join the school counselors in the library during Advisory on Wednesday, December 5th for time and support!

Wednesday, December 5th: Mindfulness & Yoga in Advisory Tutorial
If you’re feeling extra stressed or are simply interested in learning mindfulness techniques to manage anxiety, join our counseling department head Ms. Neuman in the gym during Advisory for a relaxed yoga and mindfulness lesson!

Wednesday, December 5th: Seattle Promise Parent Night
Join us from 7:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 5th to learn more about the South Seattle College Seattle Promise Scholarship. An extension of the 13th Year Scholarship, The Seattle Promise program is designed to provide the financial support and personal guidance you need to succeed in college. The program is open to all students of eligible Seattle Public High Schools regardless of GPA, income, or background.

Wednesday, December 19th: College Application Completion Event
Seniors – join us once again after school in Computer Labs 103 & 105 from 2:30-4:30 PM for time and support in finishing your college and FAFSA applications with your school counselors and College Access Now (CAN) coaches!

 

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Welcome Back, Wildcats!

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! We welcomed two new counselors to our team this year, Ms. Nguyen and Ms. Zhou. Please see the list below to find your school counselor (by last name).

Who is my counselor?

Counselors           Last Names         Email Contact                             Phone

Annie Zhou                   A – D         ayzhou@seattleschools.org             206-252-8814
Erica Nguyen                E – J          etnguyen@seattleschools.org          206-252-8909
Mallory Neuman         K – P         mlneuman@seattleschools.org       206-252-8775
Colette Swenson          Q – Z         cswenson@seattleschools.org         206-252-8819
Kailey Ketter (Counseling Intern) kpketter@seattleschools.org         206-252-8928

If you haven’t had a chance to meet your new counselor yet, come by and say hello!  Open office hours are before school, after school, and during student lunch

Make sure you stay up to date with WSHS communication!

 

End of Year Senior Info 2018

End of Year Senior Info

2018

June 4-15: Senior Check-out
Senior check-out, which includes completed Service Learning Hours, Graduation Requirements and fines, will take place throughout the week. Seniors cannot walk in the graduation ceremony if the checkout sheet is not completed and turned into their counselor prior to graduation practice.

June 14-15: Senior Finals
Dates and times are at the discretion of teachers, but will be completed by June 15.

June 15: Last day of class for seniors

June 15: Last chance to register and pay for Grad-night, turn in parent permission slips and make bus reservation. Registration will be available during senior breakfast.

June 18   9:00am: Senior Breakfast
Senior Breakfast will be held in the Commons on Monday, June 18 at 9:00am. Graduation practice will take place immediately following the breakfast and is mandatory for all seniors.

June 21  8:00pm: GRADUATION – Seniors arrive at 7:15pm; Immediately following Graduation students load on busses for Grad-night. Return 6am to WSHS parking lot

 

Graduation Details:

  • Caps and Gowns
    If your student ordered, but has not picked up their cap and gown, he/she needs to see Ms. Ferda. If your student has not yet ordered their cap and gown, they need to contact National Achievers at nationalachiever.com or call 1-800-800-4083 ASAP.
    **Students may not wear additional items with the exception of honor cords, official sashes issued by WSHS, Hawaiian leis, Kente cloth and/or other cultural adornments consistent with graduation. During the ceremony, the front of the gown must be completely zipped. Inappropriate attire will be removed from students in the line-up prior to marching into the Southwest Athletic Complex field.
  • Mandatory Rehearsal for all Seniors
    Rehearsal will immediately follow Senior Breakfast on Monday, June 18 at 10:00 am in the WSHS gym. Students who do not participate in rehearsal will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony.
  • Official Diplomas
    Diplomas will be available for pick up in the Registrar’s office on June 22.
  • Official Transcripts
    All four-year colleges require an end of the year official transcript. During senior checkout, students must provide their counselor with a stamped, addressed envelope to the admissions office of their selected college/university. Your student MUST include their name in the return address area. Two-year colleges/tech schools do not require an official transcript.

 

Graduation Ceremony Details:

  • Graduation is Thursday, June 21 at 8:00pm at the Southwest Athletic Complex field.
  • Seniors should be lined up for processional at SWAC no later than 7:15pm in order to participate in the ceremony.
  • Seniors who disrupt the formal nature of this ceremony in any way will be assigned a consequence at the discretion of administration prior to the diploma being released.
  • Balloons will not be allowed in the stadium. We request that you leave balloons in your car until after the ceremony.

Graduation privileges, college acceptances and scholarships may be revoked for failing grades and disciplinary actions. Graduation is a ceremony and a celebration. Students who are disruptive during rehearsal, graduation, or other WSHS events may jeopardize the privilege of participating in the ceremony. Parents, families and friends are also requested to honor the integrity of the ceremony by being respectful to all graduates and others attending the ceremony.

 

 

 

Finals Schedule

FINALS SCHEDULE:

Please see “WSHS Finals Policy” document for additional information.

Semester 1:

Fri.,Jan.26

Mon.,Jan.29

Tue.,Jan.30*

Semester 2:

Tues., Jun.19

(Wed: see below)

Thur., Jun.21^

Times

minutes

Drop-in Tutorial

8:45-9:05

20

Study Hall(+bulletin)

9:05-10:05

60

Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Final

10:10-12:05

115

Period 2

Period 3

Period 1

L: 12:05-12:35

30

Period 5

Period 6

Period 4

Lunch/Study Hall

SH: 12:40-1:35

55

Or

Study Hall/Lunch

SH: 12:10-1:05

55

L: 1:05-1:35

30

Final

1:40-3:35

115

Period 4

Period 5

Period 6

(*Wed., Jan 31st is the day off between semesters)

(^Fri., June 22nd is the last student day, a 1 hr. ED)

Early-Dismissal Wednesday Finals Schedule

(NO drop-in tutorial)

Times

minutes

Wed., Jun.20

Study Hall

8:45-9:15

30

Period 2

Final

9:20-11:15

115

Period 3

L: 11:20-11:50

30

Period 6

Lunch/Study Hall

SH: 11:50-12:20

30

Or

To remove 75 minutes:

Study Hall/Lunch

SH: 11:20-11:50

30

Cut 20 min. drop-in tutorial

L: 11:50-12:20

30

Cut SH by 30 and 25 min., respectively

Final

12:25-2:20

115

Period 5