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February 21st, 2024
February 21, 2024
Posted on 02/21/2024
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We All Rise is hosting a Juneteenth contest. In celebration of Juneteenth, middle school and high school students are invited to showcase their artistic talent by participating in the Juneteenth Design Contest. This is an exciting opportunity to express your creativity, celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth, and contribute to a meaningful cause. The winning high school design will be featured on a t-shirt. Theme: "Black Men as Caregivers"  Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024. Learn more at: bit.ly/Juneteenth-Contest

February is Black History Month: students can learn more about Black History Month by watching the TVs in the hallways for important facts regarding the contributions of black Americans on our society.

Seniors have the opportunity to design the cover of the graduation program for the class of 2024. The design could be inspired by the Senior quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,” by Dr. Seuss, or they can create something unique. Seniors should check their email for cover requirements, and see Student Services with any questions.

Athletics

The Track Team will be meeting on Tuesday, February 27th, from 3:05 to 3:30 in the Thune Center.  We will introduce the coaches at this meeting.

Clubs/Groups/Meetings
Students looking for ACT prep should sign up on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Edficiency for test taking tips and practice testing.

Anyone interested in going on the Trees for Tomorrow trip should sign up to attend the meeting in Advisory on February 22nd, with Ms. Winslow (in Edficiency). You will learn more about the trip and get necessary paperwork.

The Chess Club is still meeting every Wednesday after school in the Old Library! Please come and join us to play chess and practice for the upcoming competition over Spring Break. We will be meeting every Wednesday from 3-4pm in the Old Library. Please see Jill in 127 with any questions. 

Vote for Superlatives! Who is the most athletic? Most likely to be asleep in class? Best bromance?  Check your email for the Google Form to vote on these questions and more for the yearbook. The email was sent on February 7th. See Jill in room 127 with any questions.

College/Career Exploration
Seniors: Georgia Pacific is hosting a hiring event on Wednesday, February 28th, daytime and evening!  If you plan to work after high school, this is a great place to start your career.  Please stop in room 219 or email [email protected] to ask more about this and how to prepare.  Georgia Pacific has many openings and is eager to hire new West graduates.  

Seniors: IMPORTANT MESSAGE If you are planning on college or technical school after graduation, but have not started applying, please reach out to Liz in room 219 or email [email protected] about this.   If you have not completed your FAFSA for school, we can help you in the career center, please stop in or reach out.  The FAFSA helps you with college, it's important!  If you are interested in scholarships, ALL the information is located in the google classroom, please use it and apply. There is a lot out there, but you have to apply!  

If you are interested in anything that relates to education or human services for a career someday, we are taking a field trip to NWTC and UWGB to explore the education needed to work in those fields.  Date: Wednesday, February 28th.  These field trips are helpful because they allow you to see both NWTC and UWGB campuses as well as do some hands- on work in different classrooms.  It's fun and we learn something!  Stop in the career center, Room 219 or email [email protected] to sign up with Liz for this field trip.  

Juniors and Seniors, interested in working in law enforcement or related fields? If so, WALLECA is a 5 day camp that offers physical fitness training, classroom instruction and hands-on experiences. The 2024 academy will be July 29- August 2 at the Wisconsin State Patrol Training Academy at Fort McCoy.  It is totally free to the cadets and you stay in the dorms at the academy, all meals and supplies are furnished. The application process is now open until March 31.  The application must be printed out, completed to include all required signatures. It can be mailed or emailed to the academy.  (Ms. Liz in room 219 can help with this, please stop by)  Students that have any questions about the program can stop in or email [email protected]. Application Link: https://wilegion.org/walleca
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