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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
iPad Deployment and Forms

iPad Deployment and Forms
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are scheduled to pick up their iPads at school on FRIDAY, AUGUST 26. 

YOU MUST have your FORMS, INSURANCE PAYMENTS, FEES AND FINES PAYMENTS when you pick up your iPad. If you are missing any of these you will not be able to pick up your device.

Freshman will pick up iPads WEDNESDAY, August 31.

Click HERE to download printable forms.

 
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.
 
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.  
 
Announcements
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.
* * * ATTENTION: CAREER CENTER STUDENTS * * *
IMPORTANT CHANGE!  JACC STUDENTS WILL NOT ATTEND JACC ON THE FIRST DAY DUE TO A SCHEDULE CHANGE AT THE CAREER CENTER !!
So, on the first day of school for Western (Aug. 24th):

A.M. JACC 
students may arrive at 2nd lunch time: 11:15 or after lunch for 5th hour at 11:47.  

 
P.M. JACC students may leave at 10:18 (first lunch time), or eat first lunch and then leave at 10:47.  
 
Otherwise, JACC students will report to the commons during JACC scheduled time.

A.M. JACC students must be in front of the high school waiting for the bus by 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 25th.

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FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Parents may go online, complete and submit the free/reduced lunch application. You will be notified by email whether or not your children qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school.  Go to: www.wsdpanthers.org. On the left, click Departments. About halfway down, click Food Service.  Scroll down to Links and click on Lunchapp.com.  
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STUDENT DRIVERS! GET YOUR CAR REGISTERED AND PERMIT PURCHASED!
All students who drive to school must display a  WHS parking decal.
Drivers will draw for their NEW parking space assignment with seniors granted preferred spaces.  Student drivers may purchase their 2016-17 permits for $10 AUGUST 23rd from 8A – 2P.  Permits will be also be for sale during the first week of school.  Beginning Monday, August 29th, all student drivers will be expected to park in their 2016-17 parking spots.


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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!
Western's Theater Arts Website
ALL Western High School and Western Middle School students and parents interested in Western's DRAMA PROGRAM, make sure you 
join us on Facebook and WEEBLY.

 
Information re: M-Step Testing
M-Step testing and results!
Information produced by the State Department of Education for your perusal.
Tweets!
Follow Mrs. V on Twitter!

https://twitter.com/vanriper_sue
"Like us" on Facebook!
Be sure that you check out our WHS Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/westernhighschoolpanthers
 
FREE SAT practice!
Personalized, official SAT practice FREE on Khan Academy.
Practice that's fine-tuned to skill level and focused where students need it most. New for the March 2016 SAT.  Explore today at SATpractice.org!  We got this!
      https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

 

 

 

 

 

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