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

Sue VanRiper, Principal
Brenda Price, Dean of Students

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.......

 



 

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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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District Announcements
2016-2017 School Calendar
Western's 2016-2017 School Calendar

One Page Summary 2016-2017 School Calendar

Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction.  For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars.  Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county.  After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality.  We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation.  Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.  
 
Student/Parent Handbook for iPad 1:1 Initiative
This is the current version of the Student/Parent Handbook which includes the insurance option updates for the 2016-2017 school year. Please familiarize yourself with the content of this manual.

Click HERE to download the handbook.
 
Announcements
SCREENAGERS COMING TO WESTERN
GREAT opportunity! Don’t miss the FREE showing of SCREENAGERS at Western High School on March 1st, 2017 at 7:00PM
                              
As reviewed, recommended, discussed and lauded on PBS Newshour, Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, The New York Times and Education Week, The award-winning film, Screenagers, probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.  Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower our kids to best navigate the digital world.
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FLEX Speaker: Entering the Medical Field
Interested in exploring the possibilities of a career in medicine?  A Western High Alum will be here to offer a presentation on entering the field of medicine on Tuesday, February 28th in Mr. Rissi's room during FIRST FLEX. 
(All students attending will eat SECOND lunch that day.) 
What a great opportunity to hear from a med student about the possibilities of a career in medicine!  
 Please write up a request to attend and speak with your Flex teacher if you  would like to hear about a career in the medical field!
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NEW COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS SUBMISSION LINK
THERE IS A NEW WAY TO SUBMIT COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.  THERE ARE NO MORE FORMS/PAPERWORK TO SUBMIT.  ALL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK.

https://docs.google.com/a/wsdpanthers.org/forms/d/1jLt0yPWep8RY6UEVVOaGIgOStzo9IAzSlmtObev3IfU/edit?ts=57b34511


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEE MR. SMITH.
SAVE THE DATES!
For your planning purposes for GRADUATION 2017!  
Please note the following important dates for our SENIORS, the WHS Class of 2017!
May 24th, 2017, seniors last day 
May 26th, Senior Send Off Honors All School Assembly 1st hour
May 31st, Honors Night 6 PM
June 1st, Baccalaureate 6PM  TBD

FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND 7PM  GRADUATION!

 

 

 

 

 

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