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Western High School
1400 S. Dearing Rd.
Parma, MI 49269
(517) 841-8200

Sue VanRiper, Principal
Steve Kennedy, Assistant Principal 

Office Hours 7A-3P

Our Mission:
"The mission of Western High School is to provide
a broad based curriculum; to set and pursue high standards;
to develop citizens prepared for participation in a global society;
and to foster positive relationships in a safe environment.
This mission is the shared responsibility of the students,
parents, staff, and community."

Check us out on Facebook!    
https://www.facebook.com/westernhighschoolpanthers

Be sure to see important announcements below.......

 

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT VIRUSES!
Please use these links to get current, accurate information on the Entero Virus.
(click on a link below for more information)
CDC website
Jackson County Health Department
U of M Enterovirus information
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National Merit Scholarship Finalist
Congratulations are in order for WHS senior, Rachael McCollum, current National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist who has now been designated as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.  What a distinctive honor!  Bravo, Rachael!

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Parents may now update demographic information in the Parent PowerSchool Portal. Log into PowerSchool, scroll down to "Update Information" on the left and follow prompts.
Click here for PowerSchool login page

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2014-2015 Student Manual

2013-14 Yearbooks are going FAST!

We have very few books left to pre-order for fall delivery. Once they're sold, there will not be extras to purchase when books arrive in the fall. Please pre-order ASAP
Click here to order
 
District Announcements
Balanced Calendar Update 3-23-15
After much discussion between the superintendents from all the public schools in Jackson County, the superintendents have made a few decisions regarding the concept of a "balanced calendar".  Please read the attached press release that will be distributed to mLive/Cit Pat soon. /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1410339/File/3-23-15%20Press%20Release(1).pdf
 
Western High School Announcements
GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
College-palooza Event
Tuesday, April 21
Northwest High School
5:30-7:30 p.m.        
Calling ALL students and parents/guardians interested in learning more about college admissions…you are invited to attend this FREE event!
 
“Now That I Have My ACT Scores, What Do I Do?”
Informational Session Sponsored by the College and Career Access Center of Jackson from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Speaker:  Miss Amanda Norris
In the Northwest High School Cafeteria
All are welcome, but juniors will find this session particularly helpful, to learn about the
next steps you should take in the college search, admissions, and financial aid process once you have received your ACT scores.
College Fair
Visit as many college admissions counselors and program representatives at their booths as you would like; ask questions and gather information from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Air Force
Albion College
Alma College
Aquinas College
Army
The Art Institutes
Baker College
Ball State
Career Jump Start
Career Quest
Central Michigan University
Cleary University
College for Creative Studies
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grace Bible College
Grand Valley State University
Great Lakes Christian College
Heidelberg  University
Indiana Tech
Jackson College, including American Honors Program
Jackson College and Career Access Center
Jackson Community Foundation
John George Student Loan Foundation
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kendall College of Art and Design
Lake Superior State University
Lansing Community College
Lawrence Technological University
Madonna University
Marine Corps
MIAT College of Technology
Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (MAT2)
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Navy
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University
Oakland University
Olivet College
Saginaw Valley State University
Siena Heights University
Spring Arbor University
State of Michigan Scholarships and Grants Office
Sylvan Learning Center
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Michigan – Flint
University of St. Francis
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
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***DATES TO NOTE FOR SENIORS***
TUESDAY, MAY 19TH         
SENIOR CLASS MEETING 7TH HR (HAND OUT CAPS & GOWNS)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH   
SENIORS PROMENADE THROUGH WHS HALLS 7TH HR

FRIDAY, MAY 22ND            
SENIOR SEND OFF ASSEMBLY 1ST HR (SENIORS' LAST DAY)



TUESDAY, MAY 26TH         
BACCALAUREATE - TIME & PLACE TBA - Seniors wear caps & gowns

THURSDAY, MAY 28TH       
HONORS CONVOCATION 7P IN THE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER - Seniors wear caps & gowns

FRIDAY, MAY 29TH             
MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE AT 8A SHARP IN NEW GYM

SUNDAY, MAY 31ST                
GRADUATION AT 3P IN NEW GYMNASIUM
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FINANCIAL AID NIGHT PRESENTATION
FOLLOW MRS. VANRIPER ON TWITTER !
 
https://twitter.com/vanriper_sue
 
* * *THE RELENTLESS TOUR * * *
Anthony Ianni, MSU alumni & former Spartan
basketball player presents a motivational/anti-bulling assembly.  Link to learn all about Anthony's campaign and tour:  
 http://relentlesstour.com/ 



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