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Friday, January 21 , 2020


API Club wants to celebrate the Lunar New Year with you, West High! It is the Year of the Rat, which is foretold to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year for almost everyone. To share the lucky year, send a friend, a teacher, or even a stranger a Red Envelope! They represent good fortune and good luck, and are very popular in most Asian countries. The red envelopes will be sold for $1 each Wed. & Thurs. during lunch in the quad. See Ms. Kim in Room G-12 for more questions.

San Joaquin Valley College, a private community college in Modesto, will host a Program Preview Day on Wed., Jan. 22nd. Learn more about programs in medical assisting, office admin, pharmacy tech, criminal justice, electrical and industrial technology. Pick up a flyer in the Career Center.

Attention Juniors & Seniors! Would you like to improve your chances of getting a job? The Hire Me First program provides a unique opportunity for students to develop skills for job interviews, learn about future careers in our community, and gain an understanding of employer expectations. The program includes job readiness workshops, mock interviews, and job shadow or internship opportunities. Stop by the Career Center during lunch or after school to learn more about the program and to apply for the upcoming job shadow day.

Interested in computer programming? Considering a computer related major in college? Want to know about the building blocks for computer programs and phone apps? AP Computer Science may be the class for you. Learn to write, run, test and debug code using the Java programming language. Prepare for the AP test, which could earn you college credit. No programming experience is needed. If you are curious or have questions, see Ms. Evans in MS-27.

Have you decided on a career yet? If you think you might be interested in a career in science, medicine or research, then AP Biology is the class for you! AP Biology will study in depth concepts such as DNA fingerprinting, bacteria that glow and other fun activities that will prepare you for the AP exam. Stop by MS-22 to talk with Ms. Haut. The world is waiting for you to make your mark!

West High as you decide what classes you are taking for the 2020-2021 school year remember you need 70 credits of electives to graduate.  World Geography and Anthropology can fulfil 10 of those credits, while “virtually” traveling the world looking at the peoples of the world. Join us to see how and why we are all so similar and so different!

HEY WEST HIGH, are you looking for a UNIQUE ELECTIVE CLASS? One where you will produce a real product people will see and keep for the rest of their lives? Then join YEARBOOK CLASS! In this class you will create the actual West High yearbook. You will take all the pictures and create the pages. This is your chance to participate in campus life and create the memories West High will cherish forever. Come to G11 after school on Wed., Jan. 29 for an informational meeting. Free cookies and chips to all who attend, or see Mrs. McCoy in G11 to sign up.

Did you know that Agricultural jobs today include food scientist, genetic scientist, welder, mechanic, Pest Control Advisor, Marketing, Floral design and so much more! If you want to join our nations largest field of employment enroll in an agriculture course today! Not only will these courses prepare you for a career, but you can earn college credit at MJC to! Sign up for Agriculture Chemistry, Agriculture Physics, Integrated Animal Science and The art and history of Floral Design to learn more!

Current Sophomores and Juniors!!!

Ms. Jones wants you to take Psychology/Sociology! This elective is A-G approved, and covers introductory information on 2 topics. First Semester is about the human mind, behavior, personality, stress, dreams, and the brain itself. Then Second semester learn all about human interactions, culture, and how society influences our lives. Take it from a current student who said: “I think this class is very beneficial in the long run. It will help you understand life, human interaction, culture and more. Also the class is pretty fun!”  Stop in and talk to Ms. Jones in P-15 if you have questions.

Looking for an elective that looks good on college apps? Join Journalism! Journalism does more than produce the school's newspaper. We also do video production to create the weekly announcements and take pictures of local school events. We learn basic coding to design the newspaper's website, and we design the school's newspaper with the InDesign platform, which many professional industries use. If you're interested visit MS-3 or see Mrs. Escalante.

Its already that time of year and Prom is approaching fast, save the date on March 14th for a cruise around the Bay, on the San Francisco Belle. Tickets this year will be $165 dollars and will be on sale soon so have your money ready.

This week is Slam Jam - Spirit week is as follows: Wednesday is Mario and Luigi Day, dynamic duo or twin with a friend. Thursday is Rally day, wear white or neon colors for the black light rally. Friday is NO school, but it is game day! Come out to the basketball game vs. Tracy High. It is black out, so wear black. After the game join us for the Slam Jam dance. $3 with ASB; $5 if you don't have an ASB card.

CSF Applications are now available. You can pick one up in Mr. Haut's classroom (MS-16) or the counseling office. Your completed application, transcript and receipt for dues are due Wednesday, Jan. 29th. Late applications CANNOT be accepted, so do not procrastinate.

Don't know what to take for an elective next year? Consider Intro to Animation! You will learn to draw, write a story, use a drawing tablet and Photoshop, and of course, animate! Animation is in everything visual, not just in movies and gaming, and you can be part of a growing art industry. Have you taken animation already? Take advanced animation! Create a music video, learn complex art and animation skills, and collaborate with other animators and artists as a team! Talk to Ms. Kim in room G-12 about the class where we talk Disney, Marvel, anime, Comic Con, and more! Not interested in Animation, consider any of the 16 other art courses at West High!

Attention seniors, Las Positas college will be on campus Wed. Jan. 29th during 3rd period in the Career center. Learn more about their campus and the steps to apply for Summer/Fall 2020. Sign up sheets and passes are in the career center.

Is your head or ears cold? Come to the Student Store and see the new spirit wear we have in beanies, skull caps and headbands available for purchase. We also have hoodies! Come and check us out at lunch

Seniors, the FAFSA deadline is quickly approaching! March 2nd is the last day. If you are attending a community college, you must still apply for FAFSA. Free college benefits depend on your FAFSA information. Apply at

Are you looking for a way to grab the attention of College Admissions Office?  Want to make your College Application stand out?  Become an AVID Peer Tutor for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you will be a junior or senior next year and want to become a TA, consider becoming an AVID Peer tutor. AVID tutor receive elective credit, your transcripts will specifically state you were an AVID tutor- COLLEGES LOVE AVID!! You will also receive free tutor training and a letter of recommendation- both look amazing on job applications.  If you are interested in becoming an AVID Peer Tutor next year, please see Ms. Williams in Room H-16 or Ms. Tomlin in counseling ASAP.

PARKING LOT ISSUES - Please note that the speed limit in West High Parking Lots is 5 mph. Be aware of your speed, slow down, and be mindful of others. There have been several near misses between cars and pedestrians over the last week. Violators will receive traffic citations from SRO Hawkinson OR WHS Admin will revoke your parking pass. If you are running late, be late. Speeding is not the solution. Let's take care of one another and drive safe. 

Also, if you need a CURRENT Parking Pass get one as soon as possible. Applications are in the Attendance Office. In the coming weeks, vehicles without valid parking passes will be cited or towed from the property. Your cooperation is appreciated.