Given the recent missed days of school due to inclement weather, there have been questions about the AASD school calendar and whether or not days of school need to be made up. At this point in time, no school days need to be added to the 2013-14 school year at any level. Our school calendar contains the recommended 180 days of school and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) guidelines allow districts to use up to 5 days for inclement weather. To date, we have used 3 of those 5 days so the AASD is still in compliance regarding required days of school. DPI also has requirements for minutes of instruction for the school year, which we meet as well. The addition of our Flex Period this year, in exchange for lunch minutes, provides us with ample minutes of instruction to meet the DPI requirement. Please remember that we are still in the midst of the winter months. Should there be a need to cancel additional school days due to inclement weather, we will be in touch with updated information.
Congratulations to the Appleton West Science Team for capturing first place at the 2014 Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl. This win qualifies them for the National Science Bowl held in
Washington, DC in April.
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.
Celebrate My Drive Contest
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.