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January 8, 2024
January 8, 2024
Posted on 01/08/2024
Important Dates
Silent Night will be on Saturday, January 27th. We are currently looking for students to participate in the Wing Eating Contest which will take place after the girls’ basketball game and before the boys’ game (about 1:30p). See Student Services with any questions.

Attention Seniors: The deadline to submit senior pictures and quotes has been extended to January 15th. Please email pictures and quotes to Ms. Jill at [email protected] by the 15th.

All gym lockers must be cleaned out by January 15th to prepare for the start of 2nd semester. Any items left in lockers will be held for one week, then will be donated if unclaimed. See Ms. Matz (Dickie) with any questions.

Procedures
To help improve tardiness at the start of the day, Door 9 will be locked starting at 7:25 am each morning. Students arriving after that time will need to use Door 1. Breakfast will be available at the Attendance Office for students unable to make it to the cafeteria before 7:25 am.

Meal Times at West: Breakfast is served until 7:25 am. Please be sure to grab your breakfast in the Cafeteria and head to class by this time. Dinner is served from 3:00 to 3:15. After school, get in line right away and grab your dinner. When you are finished eating, please throw your trash away and head to your next destination without lingering in the building. Once you leave the building, you may not re-enter.

Athletics
If you are interested in joining track this spring, please sign up for the Track Meeting on January 9th during Advisory.  Sign up now in Edficiency.

For any after school activities, students (and any community members also attending) will need to use Door 9 to enter the building. For sporting events, the expectation is that attendees stay in the designated game areas (gym, cafeteria, etc). Attendees may purchase and enjoy concessions in the cafeteria, but should not leave the building if they plan to continue watching the games/event. Once attendees leave the building they will not be allowed to re-enter. If attendees are in non-designated areas of the building for an event, they will be asked to leave. Students who are absent from school may not attend events that same day.

College/Career Exploration
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Interested in Beauty School After Graduation? Attend Empire Experience Day on January 9th from 1-3 pm. (You must get yourself to Empire)
RSVP 227337 via text and to receive more information on the event. Reach out to Liz Sternig in 219 if you have any questions.  

Seniors: On Thursday, January 11th at 6 PM we are hosting a FAFSA night here at West!  You and a parent/legal guardian both need to attend to fill out the FAFSA forms and be eligible for money for college or technical school.  There will be many people here to help you fill out the online forms.  We are also offering a free sub sandwich dinner at 5 PM.  You must RSVP if you plan to attend the dinner.  https://bit.ly/Pre-College-Goal-West 

NWTC is hosting a Radiography Preview Day
on Wednesday, January 24th, from 10-11:30am. This will include touring the lab, meeting program faculty and students, shadowing current students in their labs, learning about admissions requirements and more. See Ms. Sternig (or email her at [email protected]) if you would like to sign up.

NWTC Engineering Open House will be on Tuesday, February 20th, from 4-7 pm.This is for students interested in math, science or technology. No registration is necessary, you can just stop by that evening. See Ms. Sternig in room 219 if you are interested.

Juniors and Seniors: If you have ever been interested in fisheries and a life/work in the field of this, there is a paid internship opportunity available.  The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school students in the classes of 2024-2026, sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Students must be at least 16 years old by January 16th, 2024.Selected students, known as Hutton Scholars, are matched and mentored by a fisheries professional for an 8-week paid internship. Students can expect a hands-on fisheries science experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting conducting research both in a laboratory and field setting. If you are interested, apply with this link: https://hutton.fisheries.org/  Apply by January 16th

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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