News & Announcements
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Here is the link to the West High School ELP Promo Open House Presentation
2020-2021 Sterling Scholars
Congratulations to the following West High Seniors on their selection as Sterling Scholars:
|Business and Marketing||Sachin Sundar
|Computer Science||Angela Layton|
|Family and Consumer Sciences||Anna Sibul|
|Instrumental Music||Diya Rao|
|Skilled and Technical Sciences||Sylvia Xi|
|Social Studies||Rory Beals|
|Speech, Theater, Forensics||Talia Zamir|
|Visual Arts||Alicia Zhang|
|Vocal Music||Rachael Hales|
|World Languages||Vishal Jammulapati|
West High School Recognized as a Utah High School of Excellence
Dear Superintendent Madden and Board President Ford:
Congratulations! We are happy to inform you that West High School is being recognized as a Utah High School of Excellence for “Closing the Opportunity Gap” for Utah’s multilingual learners.
Salt Lake School District was among seven school districts recognized for its efforts to provide equitable access and success to coursework that prepares multilingual learners for future success. We are recognizing eight High Schools of Excellence and three Exemplary High Schools.
The commitment by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is to honor those educators who have supported equitable access to the same educational opportunities offered to English speaking peers. Your work with high school principals and teachers provides an important learning opportunity for all of us to better support an effective transition to post-secondary education for success in both career and college. We appreciate your contributions to the future wellbeing of Utah’s families and communities.
The criteria for a recognized Utah High Schools of Excellence are:
- Enrollment over 800
- 25-50% Economically Disadvantaged students
- 10-15% Multilingual Learners (students currently learning English)
- 25-45% Students have achieved her/his individual annual growth goal
- 10% or more have achieved English proficiency
- 33-45% Achieving Advanced Coursework for Post-Secondary Success (Closing the Opportunity Gap)
West High School will be highlighted on the USBE website in State Superintendent Dickson’s messages as well as receive a framed Certificate of Achievement. Your district will also be recognized in the January 2021 Board meeting Spotlight. Thank you again for your commitment to our Utah multilingual students.
Sydnee Dickson, Ed.D.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Utah State Board of Education
UHSAA Realignment Announced
Click here for the new UHSAA Region Information for next year.
Biology Olympiad Club
Come join the new Biology Olympiad club! Open to all grades, we will conduct different biology experiments, have lessons online, and prepare for the International Biology Olympiad in the Spring. Meetings will be every other Wednesday from 12-12:30 PM on zoom. Fill out this form to get registered: https://forms.gle/uNEiVikcQ9Tf1e8T6 Contact us by email at email@example.com or DM us at @westbiofdo with questions or for more information!
FAFSA Day Update
Seniors get help submitting your FAFSA at our next FAFSA Day on January 26th. Get your FAFSA done before the University of Utah's Feb 1st Financial Aid deadline! Zoom link will be available on the day from teachers.
Senior Graduation Ordering
URGENT: The graduation ordering deadline for the class of 2021 is coming up on January 29, 2021 You may place your order at www.jostens.com Dear Parents and Seniors Graduation for the class of 2021 is going to happen and Seniors will be celebrated this spring! The deadline to order your cap and gown and other graduation items is coming up very soon. Please order before January 29th. Following are the ordering details: to place your graduation order please go to www.jostens.com. Once there, enter the high school name and city to be taken to the customized school order site. Jostens Explore Jostens personalized college and high school class rings, customizable yearbooks, championship rings, graduation products, and more to celebrate big moments this year. www.jostens.com the school's customized graduation announcements will have the correct details regarding your graduation printed on the inside. Or, you may choose to create your own by choosing one of over one hundred photo announcement designs. senior swag items and celebration items will be shipped directly to your home graduation class rings may still be ordered at www.jostens.com Congratulations on being part of the graduating class of 2021! If you have any questions regarding your order or ordering details please contact Jostens directly by visiting the Jostens website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you! Thank You Jostens - Intermountain School Recognition 801-766-6754
ACT Prep Course
Juniors! West is offering an ACT prep course beginning this Saturday from 10:30- 12:00 via Zoom and it will run for 9 weeks. If you cannot attend the Saturday courses, you may still sign up and participate at a self-pace - and be eligible for prizes! If you have questions, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iFl4W1nRVkKZxmR0oGlvEy7W22iWjbxKn3Gt_zdxiLlUOUVMM0JFOEZNSlNGOUlDTjA5QVEyUzRZTC4u
IB Enrollment Night
Class of 2022 (current juniors) we will be hosting an IB Enrollment Night February 11th at 7pm via Zoom. We will walk you through picking your IB classes for next year - even if you've already met with your counselor! Zoom link: https://slcschools-org.zoom.us/j/92396590506?pwd=TWV4eWlkTEtNNmJWT09jRUdOeDFVdz09
Mental Health Support Groups
Free Mental Health Support Groups for West High Students. In-person group meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Zoom session group meets every Thursday from 5-6pm. Let's talk about mental health in a safe and supportive setting. Please contact your counselor to sign up.
Parent Observer Canvas Accounts
If you have a student that you would like to help monitor or "observe", click here for the pdf instructions on how to set that up. Here is another set of instructions as well for both students and observers.