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This Week at West Ranch January 18 - January 22, 2021

 

Good Afternoon West Ranch Parents,

 

The following are events for This Week at West Ranch, January 18 – 22, along with information for some upcoming events including this week’s special schedule. 

 

SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK                                                

There is no school on Monday, January 18th, as we recognize the National Holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   The remainder of the week will continue the new schedule for the remainder of the school year while on Distance Learning.  As a reminder, each day will rotate between days with Periods 2, 3, & 4 and days with Periods 5, 6, & 7 continuously.  Therefore, if a week ends with periods 2, 3, 4, the follow week will begin with a Periods 5, 6, 7 day.  This is similar to our regular EVEN/ODD structure.  I will continue to publish the weekly schedule in my email to assist you in your planning.  Here is the schedule for this week:

 

Monday, Jan. 11        -           NO SCHOOL – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12       -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 3:  10:00am – 11:25pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 4:  11:40am – 12:55pm

                                                Lunch:     12:55pm – 1:45pm

            Student WIN Teacher Planning: 1:45pm – 2:55pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

           

Wednesday, Jan. 13  -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  10:00am – 11:25pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 7:  11:40am – 12:55pm

                                                Lunch:     12:55pm – 1:45pm

            Student WIN Teacher Planning: 1:45pm – 2:55pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

 

Thursday, Jan. 14     -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 3:  10:00am – 11:25pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 4:  11:40am – 12:55pm

                                                Lunch:     12:55pm – 1:45pm

            Student WIN Teacher Planning: 1:45pm – 2:55pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

                                               

Friday, Jan. 15          -          Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  10:00am – 11:25pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 7:  11:40am – 12:55pm

                                                Lunch:     12:55pm – 1:45pm

            Student WIN Teacher Planning: 1:45pm – 2:55pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

If a student has a sport, performing art, or CCR class 8TH OR 9th period, the dates and time for the final were pre-selected by will be set by the instructor.  

 

WILDCAT WELLNESS WEEK!!:

This week, January 19 – 22, is Wildcat Wellness Week!  Our Wildcat Wellness Center in collaboration with our Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) Organization, West Ranch ASB students and WRTV have planned some great activities focused on personal well-being.  This year’s theme is from the movie “Inside Out.” 

Please join the Wellness Center Instagram for more details @wildcat_wellness_center  

TUESDAY:

Self-care kits (sign up through google form)

Lunch: BC2M Meeting @ 1:00pm

 

WEDNESDAY:

Lunch: Yoga w/ Danica @1:15-1:45pm

 

THURSDAY:

Lunch: Mindfulness w/ Josh @1:15-1:45pm

 

FRIDAY:

Lunch: Bullet Journaling w/ Sanli and Emma @1:15-1:45pm

Spirit Day: Wear green- Mental Health Awareness color

Netflix watch party Inside Out (sign up through google form)

 

TEXTBOOK PICK UP MAKE-UP DAY:

If you did not come by to pick up your student’s textbooks/novels on the assigned day last week, we have a make-up textbooks /  material curbside pick-up on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 8:00 AM-  2:30 PM. 

You must present your student’s ID card in order to pick up your textbooks/materials. 

 

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC HAS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY:

This message was sent to students but I want parents to know as well.  Boston Scientific is looking for students who have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to join our Bridge to the Future Program.  For 10 years we’ve invited students who are both interested and passionate about STEM to join our program.  Bridge to the Future is a unique opportunity open to African American high school students in the Hart School District.  The program runs in a virtual format beginning the first week of February, every other Wednesday from 3:00pm-4:00pm through June 23, 2021.  

If your student is interested in participating or would like to return for another year, please complete the attached application and return by January 22, 2021 to Teri March.  If you know someone who would be interested in this program, please share the application with them.

All questions regarding the program can be directed to Teri March, Program Manager at teri.march@bsci.com

 

WEST RANCH JOURNALISM – THE PAW PRINT!:

We have an incredible group of students that work hard to produce our virtual student newspaper, The Paw Print!   This publication has been important to help connect our campus and student population.  They are always posting new stories.  Take a look at the talents of this special group of students.  Here is the link to their website:  https://www.wrpawprint.com/

 

WRTV – YOUTUBE CHANNEL – CHECK OUT THE DAILY SHOWS:

Second semester shows will being this week by our amazing WRTV students. These mostly daily shows are posted on our WRTV YouTube Channel.  The best and easiest way to view them is by subscribing to their YouTube Channel.  Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxjlWWEMVi-Y5BGb4HPEouQ

Check it out this week.  Our students are working hard from home to connect our entire campus!

 

WILDCAT WELLNESS TIPS / NEWSLETTER:

As we embark on the start to 2021, we understand that there are still the unknowns, a surging pandemic upon us and a continuation with distance learning. We understand that this may feel defeating, but I hope we can reflect on our thought processes and start this year in a positive mindset so that we can manage and control our health and well-being. If you have not done so already, I challenge you this year to start each day with 2 simple questions to yourself. 

What am I most grateful for in my life?

What am I most looking forward to?

Practicing micro-strategies of gratitude and optimism on a daily basis matters. Research shows how much gratitude, optimism and hope can literally change our brain structures! Research shows that grateful people are physically healthier and sleep better (Emmons & McCollough, 2003)- who doesn’t want that! Practicing gratitude and optimism empowers us during times of stress and instills a sense of control (Dweck, 2009). 

Asking ourselves these two simple questions daily allows us to look at life through a different lens, despite the continuous stressors we all face

Don’t forget to utilize our Wildcat Wellness Virtual Center.  You can find it at https://sites.google.com/hartdistrict.org/wildcatwellnesscenter/home

In January, the Wildcat Wellness Center will be celebrating “National Mental Wellness Month”. The World Health Organization (WHO), defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”   We can all take steps to improve our overall mental wellness for a better and healthier lifestyle. 

 

Let’s have a great week!

GO WILDCATS!!!

Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance