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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
NEW School Safety Measure
Beginning Tuesday, April 7th, Western School District will be implementing additional security measures to our schools to reinforce the safety of our students and your children. Each building is equipped with a secured access system at the front door. Once the students have arrived in the morning, the exterior doors will be locked and visitors will need to press the intercom button to request access to the building. We realize this will take some getting used to and may be inconvenient, but it is being done in the best interest of student and staff safety, which is our priority.  Thank  you in advance for your understanding and patience as we implement this new procedure.
 
M-Step Parent Letter from MDE
This spring students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be participating in a new State of Michigan assessment.  The new test M-Step (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) takes the place of MEAP.  Please see the attached letter from State Superintendent Mike Flanagan for more information.
 
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
SAVE THE DATES FOR 2015-16
Important August dates!  
 
Please mark your calenders, save these dates and plan accordingly!
 
iPad pick up ! 
Monday, August 17th - ALL STUDENTS last name A - Cardwell 3:30  - 5:30 PM
                                 ALL STUDENTS last name Carey - E   6:00 -  8:00 
 
Tuesday, August 18th - ALL STUDENTS last name F - Holder  3:30 - 5:30
                                  ALL STUDENTS last name Holmes - L  6:00 - 8:00
 
Wednesday, August 26th- ALL STUDENTS last name M -  N  3:30 - 5:30
                                      ALL STUDENTS last name O - Risner  6:00 - 8:00
 
Thursday, August 27th- ALL STUDENTS last name Robertson - Tate 3:30 - 5:30 
                                  ALL STUDENTS last name Taylor - Z  6:00 - 8:00
 
Please remember that we have 925 student iPads to distribute and will be working hard to keep the pick-up lines manageable and to get all iPads out so that students will be able to start the school year "ready to roll!" 
Consequently, it is very important that all students report to iPad pick up. 
 It  is also very important that all students report on their assigned day and time!  
(We will make special arrangements for students who are dealing with extenuating circumstances. )  
We appreciate your willingness to honor the above roll-out schedule so that: 
1.  all students may be served in a timely manner...
2.  all students will receive their iPads in August and are ready for assignments when school opens...
3. class time at the beginning of the year is not taken up for iPad  distribution.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!  
 
Freshmen Orientation!
Tuesday August 25th 10 - 12 a.m.  Get to know the building!  Walk your schedule! Questions answered!  Figure out your locker!  
 
Student Schedule Change Requests!
Monday, August 24th - SENIORS  8 - 12 a.m.
Tuesday, August 25th - FRESHMEN  8 - 10 a.m. & 12 - 1 (ORIENTATION 10 - 12)
Wednesday, August 26th - JUNIORS  8 - 12 a.m.
Thursday, August 27th - SOPHOMORES  8 - 12 a.m.
 
New Student Registration!
Call WHS for an appointment - August 17th through 21st

 
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SENIOR YARD SIGNS
The 2015 pre-order forms for senior yard signs are on the office counter.  To reserve your sign(s), you must pay when you turn in the order.  Any signs remaining will be sold first come, first served.  Signs will be available for pick up mid-April.  The cost is $15 each and checks should be payable to: 
Western Academic Boosters. 

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MICHIGAN DEPT OF EDUCATION INFO FOR PARENTS

M-STEP PARENT LETTER


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LETTER


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IMPORTANT LINK FOR PARENTS
BURNBOOK:  What parents need to know about this controversial app!

CLICK HERE



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IMPORTANT BUILDING SECURITY UPDATE
While we currently lock all perimeter doors at 7:35A, added security measures will be in place when we return from spring recess.
We want parents and students to know that in addition to all perimeter doors being locked at 7:35A each day, we have added a buzz in entry system to the front main entrance
Beginning Tuesday, April 7th, that’s the day that we return from spring recess, everyone coming in to WHS during the school day (7:35A – 2:35P), will have to be buzzed in at the front door. The system is easy and self explanatory; there is a simple button to push at the outer doors that will allow you to communicate with front office personnel.
We appreciate your cooperation as we begin to use this added security feature. 
***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 - Trinity Wesleyan Church, 620 Robinson Rd. - 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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