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Thursday October 19, 2017
Today is An Odd Day Schedule:
Free Speech Club will meet today at lunch in room 530.
Astronomy Club will meet today (Thursday) at lunch in room 305.
Target Tutors will meet today (Thursday) at lunch in room 307. Come get tutored in subjects for higher scores and help with homework! New tutors are always welcome and earn NHS service hours!
Chess and Droughts Club will be meeting at lunch in room 212 today (Thursday).
Thirst Project will be meeting today (Thursday) at brunch in room 409. There will be a speaker, so make sure to make it!
Choir Fall Concert – Choir will be having a Fall Concert in the WR Theater on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Make sure to come and support West Ranch Choir!
West Ranch Hockey will be holding a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen in Valencia ALL day today, Thursday, October 19th. Come out and support Wildcat Hockey. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help pay for the cost of ice time for practices and games.
PAW will meet on Friday at lunch in room 515.
Attention Seniors!! You have until the end of this week to call O'Connor Photography to request your pose # for the WR Yearbook. Seniors: If you haven't taken your seniors photos yet, call O'Connor immediately to make an appointment. Time is running out!!!!
CSF battery recycling: Please bring old, USED batteries to room 303 for recycling. Batteries should not go in the trash. They are hazardous waste and should be recycled. We are collecting batteries before school and at brunch in room 303 to be recycled.
Boys Volleyball try-outs will be Thursday 10/19 and Tuesday 10/24 from 3:30-5:30 in the main gym.
Lacrosse try-outs
• Girls tryouts are Saturday, October 21st from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
See Mrs. Perez-St. Antoine for more information
The sophomore Class is having an Active sock fundraiser. If you would like to preorder your socks, talk to a sophomore in ASB. All socks will be distributed on Thursday October 19th. If you don’t pre-order, you can buy them at lunch on the 19th. Cost is $7.00 per pair.
Attention Wildcats
A representative from the University of Oregon will be at West Ranch tomorrow, Friday, October 20th, during Tutorial (8-8:25 am). All students are welcome to stop by the table (located outside the Career Center) to ask
questions and learn more about this school. The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon. This university was founded in 1876 and is situated along the Willamette River. Their most popular majors include Business/Commerce, Social Sciences, and Economics. This event is available to students only. If you have any questions, please see your Counselor or Mrs. Jenkins in the Career Center.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming College and Career Fair sponsored by the Hart District Career and College Readiness Department and College of the Canyons. This exciting career planning event will take place on Saturday morning, October 21, 2017, from 9:00 am to noon at the College of the Canyons Campus, Honor Grove. The College Fair is open to all High School and College of the Canyon students and families.
Over 100 representatives from Colleges and Universities from California and around the country will be present. Explore Career Goals, College Plans, Financial Aid, Admissions, and Industry Experts. There will also be workshops for the parents to attend. For more information visit and to register, please visit www.pathwaytomyfuture.org We look forward to seeing everyone there! Don’t miss this important College and Career planning day in our community!
Do you have a passion for all things pop culture and books? Whether you’re into Sherlock, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Pokémon, Star Trek or something else join Canyon Country Public Library for the 1st Annual FANtastic Festival hosted by the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board. <Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12:00-3:00pm @ Canyon Country Library>
Castaic Elementary School is looking for student volunteers to help at their Halloween Dance on Saturday October 28th. If you are interested in helping, please see Mrs. Cazan in the Counseling Office.
College of the Canyons will be presenting the 2017 Green STEM Summit. It will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am- 1 pm. You will learn to chart your green career pathway through an exciting and interactive speed mentoring format. You will have an opportunity to speak to dozens of environmental and sustainability professionals from industry, government and schools. The event is free, but registration is required. You can register at www.sceec.org or stop by the Career Center and see Mrs. Vander Leek, or career coach.
Veterans Day is Nov 11th. At West Ranch Library we try to recognize the family of Veterans we have. Please join us again this year by sending your electronic photo of WR students, staff or family members who have served in the armed forces; Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Please contact Mrs. Foote or Mrs. Erickson if you would like to participate. We will display Veterans shared from previous years.


With the warmer weather here, let’s remember WRHS does have a dress code. Girls you need to make sure you are not wearing tube tops or see through shirts. Boys, tank tops cannot but cut out on the sides.


If you have an Open Period, stickers will be given out sometime this week. Until then you must show your schedule and ID card at the gate in order to leave campus during your open period.


Student Parking Lot reminder:
Students are reminded to drive safely in the parking lot. Parking decals must be displayed at all times if you are parking within the student lot or you will receive a citation. Seniors and Juniors, please ensure that you have purchased your parking pass decal and are displaying it from August 14 throughout the school year.


West Ranch has a Late Start Wednesday schedule.  This schedule allows for teachers to have scheduled time to collaborate and work on professional development together every week.  This schedule aligns with many of the other high schools in the Hart District that also have Late Start Wednesdays.  On Late Start Wednesdays, school will begin at 9:25am with no 1st period, and end at the same time, 2:45pm.  I have attached a copy of the schedule to this email.