WHS/AFJROTC Color Guard Teams participated in the Watson Chapel Annual Color Guard Competition in Pine Bluff on Saturday. Male Color Guard: 1st Place Cadets Mahaffey, Walpole, Caldwell and B. Goforth Female Color Guard: 1st Place Cadets Brown, Patsey, Gilbert and Felkins
Seniors, Remember that we will have composite pictures being taken again on Monday, September 13. This is for any senior who did not take their composite picture on the first day.
Westside High School participated in a ceremony on Friday to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Air Force JROTC cadets placed a wreath and pictures at the flagpole to honor the three victims from Arkansas, and lowered the flags to half-staff, as the Westside Warrior Band played "God Bless America" and Cadet Allison Patsey played Taps.
WHS students have been working through Capturing Kids' Hearts Leadworthy Character Lessons each week during Tribe Time. This month, we have been talking about "Empathy." Please see the family newsletter that is attached so your family can continue these conversations at home.
Westside Schools will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day. School will resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
New information for Sr. Composite pictures. Please see the image attached for the new information.
Friday night football is back! Westside vs GCT @ Warrior Stadium on 8-27-21. Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm. We will be having Sr night activities for the football and cheer team before the game. Sr night activities will start at 6:20 pm. Warrior fans can purchase their tickets at the gate upon arrival.
As part of the Capturing Kids' Hearts process that WHS has immersed ourselves in this school year, our students are using Tribe Time each Wednesday to discuss traits and scenarios that are used everyday in their lives. This months focus is on EMPATHY. Empathy is understanding and feeling what others are experiencing. Teachers and students are using the 30 minutes of Tribe Time as a bonding experience with each other and most importantly...having FUN while doing it! WHS Parents, I challenge you to take the opportunity to speak with your student about what they are learning and how they can promote empathy to those around them in their daily lives. Mr. George
Celebrating our State Championship Trap team tonight at the board meeting. Coach Tolbert’s team has won the last two State competitions that have taken place. Great job guys!
Reminder: WHS chromebook distribution is going on today until 7 pm in the high school library.
WHS students have all been emailed information pertaining to their specific grade level schedule change information. 9-10 grades were sent yesterday and the 11-12 grades have just now been sent. Again, please do not contact the counselors for changes. Students should follow the directions they receive in their email.
WHS Parents and Returning Students, WHS will be having a Virtual Open House for all students who have previously been in our building. This would primarily be for 9-12 grade students and parents, but 8th grade parents who cannot attend the on-site Open House on Aug. 10th can find teacher information here as well. Each teacher has information available by using the following link. If you have questions about a particular class, please send that teacher an email using the email addresses provided. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nJjE18HerdW5QMirG4u02vLrjj4E-V1OzxF3aYpqh0I/edit?usp=sharing
**WHS Open House Information** WHS will be having an on-site Open House for all 8th graders and new students to the district tonight from 5:30-7:30. We ask that when possible, limit the number of family members who attend this event so that social distancing can be maintained. The COVID Ready to Learn Plan was approved by the Westside Consolidated School board on 8-9-21 with the following changes: Masks will be mandated for all students (PreK-12) and staff when social distancing is not available. Please ensure that all participants have a mask with them when they enter the building. The Virtual Open House is available for those who cannot attend in person at the following link. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nJjE18HerdW5QMirG4u02vLrjj4E-V1OzxF3aYpqh0I/edit?usp=sharing
WHS teachers and staff had a great day 1 of Capturing Kids' Hearts professional development. Day 2 is underway and going great. We are starting a process that will help us to better serve our students' social/emotional needs. We cannot wait to involve our students in this process when they return to our campus next week. Direct quote from our trainer this morning: "I have never been involved in training a group that is so family oriented as this one!"
WHS Parents and Students, The 21-22 WHS student schedules are now available an HAC accounts. Schedule change information for 9-12 grade students will be emailed to students next week. Schedule changes are not allowed to be requested by 8th grade students unless there is a conflict with school activities (athletics, band, etc…).
WHS student drivers, Parking passes will be available beginning Monday, August 9th from 8:00am-3:00pm. They will be available through Thursday, August 12th during those same times. In order to receive a parking pass, students must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and their vehicle registration. The cost of the parking pass is $10. **Westside administration reserves the right to suspend or revoke driving/parking privileges on campus due to student discipline infractions or safety violations committed by the student driver. No refunds will be issued in those circumstances.
Reminder: Senior high football practice will resume at 7am Saturday morning.
This is a reminder that high school students can pick up their chromebooks on Friday, August 6 from 7:00am-7:00pm in the high school library. The only other opportunity to do this will be on Friday, August 13 from 7:00am-7:00pm. Chromebooks will not be given out during the 8th grade and new student Open House on August 10th.
High School Seniors, Please the the information attached about Senior Composite pictures.
WHS Student Schedules will be ready by Open House next week. A message will be sent out when students are able to access their class schedule through their HAC accounts. Thank you!