Westfield High School

10-23-17 Announcements

Monday, October 23, 2017 please read announcements 4th period

ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Debate Team competed at a large tournament at West Lafayette on 10/14 and our World Schools Debate Team of Riley Parshall, Cody Fenimore, Braden Buehler, Cooper Brooks, and Aaron Coulombe placed 3rd! The next Speech & Debate meet is 11/4 at Fishers for a Hamilton County showdown.

Congratulations for a successful Fall Break for the Shamrock Pride marching band . They began Fall break by performing in the ISSMA marching band regional. The band and guard recorded their highest score of the season as they qualified for the ISSMA Semi-State! The Band and Guard wrapped up Fall Break by competing at the Whiteland
marching band invitational. They finished in third place in class A.

Students be sure you are checking your PlusTime account at the end of 4th period/beginning of 5th period to see if you have been assigned to a specific area. Attendance will be taken each day.

Just a few Plus Time Tips: If a student has selected a Period 6 session and then can no longer attend, they should select RELEASE.
Also, students, create a shortcut to Plus Time on your phone home screen. This is a huge time saver!

iPhone users:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6yKOS34VNMMUFobUFyNmJwSjQ/view

Android users:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6yKOS34VNMWWVVT1d4WHV3Mm8/view

The WHS Leadership Team is excited to remind you of a series we are hosting for middle school and high school parents this school year. This series will tackle some of the important issues our teens and our families are facing today: Mental Health and Suicide, Social Media and Bullying, Teen Date Rape and Healthy Relationship Practices, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

These nights will take place at the WHS auditorium and be around an hour in length. WHS leaders and counselors will partner with some service organizations in our area as well as our law enforcement agencies to bring you important facts and some helpful ways to help our teens cope with the realities they are facing today.

OUR SECOND EVENT IS COMING UP! Be sure it is on your calendar!

Wednesday, October 25 at 7 PM—HS Auditorium:
“Texting, Sexting and the Reality of Social Media”

Our own SRO Officer Tyler Dougherty will partner with the middle school and high school leadership and counseling teams to share with us what is truly happening in the world of social media: the realities of Instagram/Finsta, Twitter etc. and how this can manifest as bullying or harassment and can impact a student’s digital footprint. Learn how we can help support our youth to use their devices responsibly and for the good.

The final two will take place in the spring. As soon as those dates are finalized, we will communicate those dates to you.

Do you have stage fright? Do you WANT some stage fright? Plan on visiting HAUNTED STAGE in the high school auditorium Thursday, Oct 26 and Friday, Oct 27. Doors open at 7pm and the last victims – err… group at 9pm. Only $5 at the door.

The WHS Food Drive for Open Doors (sponsored by Key Club) will begin today, and will last until Friday November 3rd. The competition for the Panera breakfast will be held among 2nd period classes. One change for this year – instead of simply counting items, we have assigned a value of 2 points to specific items to encourage students to bring in more valued foods. Below is a list of items worth two points. Anything not on this list
will be worth one point.

We will collect the food periodically after school throughout the drive and will keep a running total of classes’ points. The first pick up date is Thursday 10/26. The leading 5 classes and their point totals will be put in the announcements after each collection day. The class with the most points by 11/3 will get a Panera breakfast in their second period class during final exams week. (Details will be worked out with the winning class and Mrs. Bever.)

WHS FOOD DRIVE TWO POINT ITEMS

● Canned fruit
○ pineapple, fruit cocktail, pears
● Stuffing mix
● Paper towels
● Cream of mushroom soup
● Spinach
● Canned potatoes
● Chili (with beans)
● Pinto beans
● Baked beans
● Beef stew
● Canned Meat
○ tuna, chicken, ham
● Fruit or pudding cups
● Granola or breakfast bars
● Individual oatmeal or cereal cups

All of our middle school and high school parents and guardians are encouraged to attend!
Driver’s Ed: The next driver’s ed class runs October 31st – November 23rd. Classes will be Tues. – Thurs. 3:30 – 6:00. The registration deadline is October 25th . You can pick up a brochure with registration information outside of the counseling center or by the front office. You can also go
online to http://driveredsafety.com/ for more information and to register. If you have any questions stop by Mr. Bousman’s room #2326.

Are you looking for community service hours? We are in need of tutors for Wednesday night tutoring in the Learning Center. Tutoring begins at 6:30. Come and see Mr. Bruns if you need more details.

Registration is open for the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Aspirations in Computing Award. Any girl in grades 9 – 12 who loves and has experience in technology, coding, robotics or hacking should apply. Past award winners for Indiana include Brooke Milan, Mikayla Gross, Sammy Fassnacht, and Mia Stoffel. See Mrs. Podell for more information. Registration closes November 6.

*2017-18 Yearbooks are available at yearbookforever.com for the limited time price of $60.

Food Rescue: Students can find the black donate boxes in the new Cafeteria & in the back of the main cafeteria. We take all closed containers, whole fruits & non-perishables.

WHS SENIORS: To schedule appointment for your yearbook portrait, go online to www.cilentophotography.com or call Cilento Photography at 317-564-3100.

Stay informed about all things WHS!
Follow or like our WHS social media channels:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westfieldhighschool/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWSWHS

Additionally, Daily Announcements are posted on Canvas and our webpage under the parents tab. https://www.wws.k12.in.us/whs

HEALTH CLINIC:

Reminders about Medication at School:

1. ALL medications must come to the clinic by the parent/guardian. Students are not permitted to
bring medications unless we have an MD note for student to self-carry and self-administer.
2. In order to give OTC stock medicines (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen), the parent/guardian must
complete a student Health History Form online through PowerSchool.
● Visit https://powerschool.wws.k12.in.us/public/ and sign in to your PowerSchool Parent
Portal.
3. We do not stock cold or allergy medicine.

CAFÉ VISITS:

Marines – Tuesday, Oct. 24th
Army – Thursday, Oct. 26th
Nat’l guard – Wednesday, Nov. 1st
Navy – Thursday, Nov. 2nd

CLUB AND ACTIVITIES NEWS:

Students: You can now view all club meetings in your Canvas Calendar. Simply accept the invitation for the course and select the WHS Clubs course in your calendar. You will be able to see all meetings for all clubs. Questions? See Mrs. Gibbs in the Learning Center. Thanks!

Animal Club: We will be meeting Tuesday during 6th period to finish up items for Barktober fest. Also, if you signed up to attend Bed & Biscuit that day we will leave as soon as 6th period is over to head out to the rescue.

Hugs2Honduras will meet Tuesday 10/24 in Room 2204 during period 6. Sign up in Plus time! See you there!

Due to the popularity of our Hispanic Heritage Month Campaign, #SomosWestfield shirts are now available in the Rock Shop online for $10. you may purchase at this link:

https://www.whsrockshop.org/product-page/somoswestfield-v-neck

Additional funds collected as a result of the sale of these shirts will benefit disaster relief efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The funds will be donated to
https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

Student Impact basketball open registration for 7-12th grade boys and girls is here! Registrations are online at TheRockWestfield.org. Evaluations will be November 6 at JBFH at Grand Park. Registration is open until November 6.

Dance Marathon is having a 3k Costume Fun Run on Saturday, October 28, at Washington Woods Elementary School. Dress up in costumes, run or walk the course, and trick or treat for candy along the way. Sign up on line at whsdm.org or print the attached registration form and return it to Mrs. Yoder. We are looking forward to a fun time!

All students interested in auditioning for Thursday Night Live, Westfield’s annual talent show, should plan to attend the Call Out meeting during Period 6 on Tuesday, October 31st in the LGI . We are looking for a variety of talents to showcase at TNL on February 8th. Important
information regarding audition and rehearsal dates will be shared at the Call Out meeting on Oct. 31st. Be sure to sign up in PlusTime!

Are you someone who enjoys webpage development, or computer programming? Maybe working with electrical, pneumatic or drive train systems is more your thing? Or you could simply want to be apart of a team that will give you the opportunity to compete against people from around the world. If this describes you, then Westfield’s FIRST Robotics team could be a great fit you. Don’t miss the chance to compete against teams from around the world while building/programming/and driving a 125 lb robot of your making. You can come see Mr. Marley in room 1261 for any questions or join us during our practices on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm.

ATHLETICS:

Attention Girls Tennis: Future open hit dates for girls tennis will be on October 25 and November 1, 8 from 4:00-5:15 weather permitting. Also, there will be a call out meeting for all girls interested in playing tennis in the spring on November 1 during 6th period in the auditorium atrium. Students should sign up in plus time to attend the call out meeting.

BOYS VARSITY FOOTBALL: On Friday, October 13th, your Rocks lost a heart-breaker at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School to the Braves, 28-24. The game represents the latest in what has become an exciting series for the two schools, with all of the contests being close affairs. This latest edition saw the Rocks jump out to a 17-7 lead at the half before
the Brave came back. The two teams exchanged scores coming down to the wire with the Rocks eventually marching all the way down to the 14 yard line with 50 seconds left on the clock. The Rocks had several chances to score, but failed to convert through four downs, turning the ball over. The Braves then knelt it out to seal their victory.

The loss is the latest in a series of 5 tough games for the Rocks. Westfield finishes up the regular season with a 4-5 record. They will make use of the bye for 6A teams and sharpen back up for the playoffs. The Rocks face the Bronchos of Lafayette Jefferson High School this Friday night in the first game of Sectional play.

BOYS VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY: The Westfield Boys Cross Country team advanced to the IHSAA Shelbyville Semi State with an outstanding team performance at the Noblesville Regional on Saturday, October 14th. The boys finished 5th, led by Nick Leahy’s All-Regional performance, and getting key races from Noah Douthit and Gavin
Clinkenbeard. Also scoring were Sam Novak and Max Gutwein. Luke Tragesser and Tyler Smith also competed in what was a total team effort to advance by a scant two point margin.

Then on Saturday, October 21st at the Blue River XC course in Shelbyville, our Westfield Boys Cross Country Team came up one spot short of qualifying for the state meet, as they finished 7th at the IHSAA Shelbyville Semi State. The highlight of the meet was Nick Leahy’s 11th place finish which was more than good enough to qualify him as an
individual for the IHSAA State Championships. The State Championships will be held next Saturday, October 28th at 1 pm at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute. Other scorers included Noah Douthit with an outstanding race, Sam Novak, Max Gutwein, and Gavin Clinkenbeard. Also running for the Shamrocks were
Luke Tragesser, and freshman Tyler Smith.

SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER:
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is pleased to announce the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application is open. The scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school.

Students interested in applying must have a teacher complete a nomination form and
upload the nomination form in their online application through ScholarTrack. Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2017.

Click here for more info: http://in.gov/che/4680.htm

Voice of Democracy Scholarship:+ Student’s compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. Open to Students grades 9 – 12, who enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study programs in US. You may pick up forms in the counseling center. You may also drop off completed entries at the counseling center before Nov 1st. The grand prize is $30,000.

Seniors don’t forget to check Naviance for new scholarships.

The following College Visits are during 6th period and open to any student in grades 9-12th. Students must sign-up in Plus time under counseling center “college visits”.

Hanover College – October 24th
Transylvania University – October 24th
Franklin College – October 25th
Brown University – October 25th
Manchester University – October 26th
Wittenberg University – October 31st
Ohio University – October 31st
Savannah College of Art & Design – November 1st
Elmhurst College – November 2nd
University of South Carolina – November 2nd
Calvin College – November 2nd
St Louis College of Pharmacy – November 7th
Nova Southeastern University (FL) – November 8th
University of Toledo – November 14th

PARENTS:

Reminders about Medication at School:

1. ALL medications must come to the clinic by the parent/guardian. Students are not permitted to bring medications unless we have an MD note for student to self-carry and self-administer.

2. In order to give OTC stock medicines (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen), the parent/guardian must complete a student Health History Form online through PowerSchool.
● Visit https://powerschool.wws.k12.in.us/public/ and sign in to your PowerSchool Parent
Portal.

3. We do not stock cold or allergy medicine.

Stay informed about all things WHS!
Follow or like our WHS social media channels:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westfieldhighschool/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWSWHS

Additionally, Daily Announcements are posted on Canvas and our webpage under the parents tab. https://www.wws.k12.in.us/whs

The WHS Leadership Team is excited to make you aware of a four-night series we are hosting for middle school and high school parents this school year. This series will tackle some of the important issues our teens and our families are facing today: Mental Health and Suicide, Social Media and Bullying, Teen Date Rape and Healthy Relationship Practices, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
These nights will take place at the WHS auditorium and be around an hour in length. WHS leaders and counselors will partner with some service organizations in our area as well as our law enforcement agencies to bring you important facts and some helpful ways to help our teens cope with the realities they are facing today.

Mark your calendars: Wednesday, October 25 at 7 PM—HS Auditorium: “Texting, Sexting and the Reality of Social Media”
Our own SRO Officer Tyler Dougherty will partner with the middle school and high school leadership and counseling teams to share with us what is truly happening in the world of social media: the realities of Instagram/Finsta, Twitter etc. and how this can manifest as bullying or harassment and can impact a student’s digital footprint. Learn how we can help support our youth to use their devices responsibly and for the good.

The other two will take place in the spring. As soon as those dates are finalized, we will communicate those dates to you. All of our middle school and high school parents and guardians are encouraged to attend!

Last year’s 2016-17 yearbooks are here. 2017 Alumni who ordered a yearbook may pick it up at the Information Desk during school hours. If a student has an issue or question about their order please email Mr. Sterling at sterlingj@wws.k12.in.us .

Parents: These are the days your student will want to remember forever. Help make the year unforgettable by purchasing a 2017-18 Westfield High School yearbook. For only $60, your child will have a book that will be enjoyed now and 20, 30, or even 50 years from now. You also can make the yearbook extra special by purchasing name stamping and a protective plastic cover.
Buy online with credit card, debit card, or PayPal at http://www.yearbookforever.com

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