Aug. 12 9th Grade Registration 4:00 - 8:00 pm LMC
Aug. 13 Orientation - 9th grade students1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. West High School
Aug. 14 10th Grade Registration 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. LMC
Aug. 18 11th Grade Registration 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 noon LMC
Aug. 20 12th Grade Registration 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. LMC
Change in Administration
We want to congratulate Mark McQuade on being named principal at Wilson Middle School. Wilson’s gain is certainly our loss as Mark brought a skill set to the Activities Director position that allowed him to contribute to West High School in many ways.
Mark and his family have been Appleton West Terrors for many years and will continue to be a part of the Appleton West Community as Mark educates our future Terrors.
We are pleased to announce that Jim McClowry has been hired as our new Activities Director. Mr. McClowery comes to West with eleven years of very successful experience as an activities director. He spent three years at Oshkosh Lourdes, seven years at Sun Prairie High School, and one year at Kaukauna High School.
Mr. McClowery’s first day of work will be July 28th
Construction Update at West
Thank you for supporting the referendum. As you may already know, the public successfully passed a major referendum for construction regarding the security of our schools. This will require summer construction at several school sites. The summer school staff is cooperating with AASD facilities to plan and accommodate both the construction and a successful summer school program. Summer school for high school students will be moved from East High School to North High School for this summer. At other sites, alternate entrances, manned by security personnel, will be utilized. With necessary adjustments, the summer school program will once again be a beneficial opportunity for our students.
Badger Ave. Construction
A quick update on the Badger Avenue project. The Badger/Mason/Packard intersection will be open to traffic by July 11th. Badger Avenue from the intersection of Mason/Packard to Winnebago Street will remain close to through traffic. Next Tuesday, July 15th, the intersection of Badger Avenue and Winnebago Street will be closed to through traffic. The intersections of Badger Avenue and Commercial Street and Badger Avenue and Linwood Avenue will remain open to traffic during the time that the intersection of Badger Avenue and Winnebago Street is closed. If the weather cooperates the intersection of Badger Avenue and Winnebago Street should be open to traffic on July 25th. Once that intersection is open we can also open the portion of Badger in front of West (between Mason/Packard to Winnebago). The project will then continue to the northwest towards Wisconsin Avenue.
Innovative School/Business Partnership
Community First CU and the Appleton Area School District have been working
together since 1996 on a collaborative effort to address a lack of financial
literacy among young people in Wisconsin and nationwide. This innovative
school/business partnership led to the development and introduction of a unique
education program to provide ongoing financial education and hands-on learning
opportunities for district students.
Seniors!! Graduate with a Smile!
West High School and the Partnership Community Health Center have teamed up to bring a smile to students this school year. Starting in the fall semester, seniors eligible for free and reduced hot lunch can be enrolled in our NEW dental program. Once you are signed up, you will travel by chaperoned school bus from West to our dental clinic on 5337 Grande Market Drive for a check-up and exam.
Students will get personalized dental care and learn about taking care of their teeth. To make it easy and convenient, , this will happen during the school day. We will make sure that they don’t miss much class time or afterschool programs and sports.
This program is at NO COST to eligible families with Medicaid coverage or enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program.
NOTE: Program will start with eligible members of the senior class and then spread to all students in the school over the school year.
Healthy kids make the grade and we want your smile to show it.
Various corporations are offering cash back to schools as incentives for shopping at their businesses. With each purchase a certain percentage goes back to West to use exclusively at the building. Please consider these businesses when making your next purchase.
For more information on how you may help click here.
DPI School Report Card
The 2012-13 school year will bring many exciting changes to your child’s learning in the Appleton Area School District. This year will also bring changes to the way schools themselves are evaluated by the state.
Looking for parent feedback on Comm Arts adoption
As part of the adoption process, AASD staff members, students, parents, and residents are
provided with the opportunity to examine and contribute feedback on the
recommended instructional materials. The feedback collected will be taken into consideration by the committee to determine the instructional materials that will be recommended to the AASD Board of Education.
Terror Tip Line
Terror Tip Line
West High School is committed to ensuring the safety of each and every student and adult associated with our school. Many instances arise where a student may be aware of a dangerous and/or illegal situation or bullying and/or harassment they are uncomfortable with, but do not know what to do about reporting the situation. West has developed the following procedure for allowing for student reporting in a confidential manner. The form below is provided for the reporting of any problem or situation that you may be aware of. Students or parents may complete the form. These situations may take place either in school or out of school. Please provide as much information as you can so that the problem can be addressed appropriately.
Connected Community TeenScreen improves the emotional wellness of Fox Valley-area adolescents by providing school-based assessments for highly treatable mental health needs associated with increased suicide risk. TeenScreen also aims to improve access to mental health services for youth.
For information on Connected Community TeenScreen CLICK HERE.