SLVSEF Team

    Six of the above students are West students that competed in the International Science and Engineering Fair

  • Panther Crawl

    3rd Annual Panthers on the Prowl 5K

    Cheerleaders won the $50 for the club with the most attendants!

  • Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad

  • Chinese Language Fair

    BYU Chinese Language Fair

  • ULW

    Silver Medals for Winter Guard

    State Championship awards

  • HOSA

    HOSA goes to State

  • MESA

    MESA SL and Granite District 1st Place Winners

    Christy Tran and Laila Ahmed

  • Metro

    FBLA State Officers

    West's Chapter has two new State Officers

  • Debate

    Debate Regions

    Congratulations to our 2nd Place Team. More info below.

  • ELP Math

    ELP Math Club Team Takes Second

    North Salt Lake Chapter Math Counts Competition

News & Announcements

West High Student wins trip to china with International Science Fair

This past week a six West High students who were selected from the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF) competed in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over 1,700 students from over 70 countries were competing from over 5 million dollars in prizes. About half of the participants that qualified for SLVSEF were from West High. This year, Kathy Liu built a solid-state battery (one that doesn’t include acids or flammable liquids) that can hold a charge after being recharged 1,000 times. She was awarded several awards, including one of the Intel Grand Awards, which placed her among the top 30 award recipients in the world. She was one of seven students selected for the Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award. The Intel Foundation believes that cultural experiences can help shape and strengthen scientific research and is partnering with the China Adolescents for Science and Technology Organization to award an 11-day trip to the Chinese cities of Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong. Kathy will attend the China Adolescent Science and Technology Innovation Contest, the largest national science competition in China. She will also have the opportunity to visit the Chengdu Panda Research Base, other science education institutes, research centers, middle schools and universities in China. Liu will exchange ideas with Chinese scientists and like-minded peers, gaining a better understanding of China's science programs.

Kathy also received an Honorable Mention by USAID - a federal government agency that distributes foreign aid in over 100 developing countries. She won First Place in the category of Energy: Chemical which awards $8,000 cash as well as $1,000 for West High and $1,000 for the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair.It is also worth noting that Phillip Kuznetsov​, William Guss, and Patrick Chen were awarded honorable mentions by the American Statistical Association and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for their project. They developed a novel way to model the way neural networks function (such as how the brain works) using integration and polynomials.

Volleyball Clinic

There will be a summer Volleyball Clinic in June for all girls interested in playing Volleyball. It is open to all ages and includes non-district attendees as well. Click here for more information.

Spring Art Show

Interested in attending the West High Spring Art Show in May? Click here for more information.

Language Arts Honors

Summer Reading Assignments for Language Arts - here is a flyer about the books that you must read and the Open House to help you. Here is the flyer for all Incoming 9th graders who need to read Life of Pi.
Here are the assinments for the other summer reading assignments:
AP English Literature
IB Language A
Honors Language Arts 10
Honors Language Arts 11

Summer School 2015

Incoming 9th grader to West? High school student that needs to make up some credits? There are programs available to help you this summer. If you are an incoming 9th grader, click here for a list of the classes offered and registration sheet and here if you want the Spanish version. If you are a current West High Student and want to make up credit, click here for more information and registration.


The IBCC students, along with AVID students, attended the GradNation conference on Saturday where they were able to teach younger students the design thinking process. Here is the link to the news story: Please congratulate them on their great work done in our community, they represented West well.

Deseret Sterling Scholar

News Flash!!

Congratulations to Daela Tipton for being a runner-up in Career and Technical Education and William Guss for being the winner in Computer Technology!

5 West High School Panthers were successful as Finalists in the Sterling Scholar program and will compete in the last round on February 24th:
Career and Technical Education: Daela Tipton
Computer Technology: William Guss
Science: Patrick Chen
Social Studies: Marcelina Kubica
World Languages: Vivian Que Lam

12 West High School Panthers were successful as Semi Finalists in the Deseret News Sterling Scholar program:
Business and Marketing: Erin Beck
Computer Technology: William Guss
Career and Technical Education: Daela Tipton
Dance : Barbara Woodruff
English: Carolyn Janecek
Mathematics: Alex Nibley
Science: Patrick Chen
Social Studies: Marcelina Kubica
Theatre Arts/ Forensics: Joey McConkie
Visual Arts: Annie Platt
Vocal Music: Rachel Talbot
World Languages: Vivian Que Lam

Graduation 2015

Graduation Ceremony will be held this year at the Energy Solutions Arena on June 5, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sage Testing

Results have been posted regarding West High School's Sage Testing. Information can be found here.


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