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This Week at West Ranch February 17-21

Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,


The following are events and information for This Week at West Ranch, February 17-21, along with information regarding later events for your planning purposes.  




There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 17th to honor Presidents’ Day Holiday.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 18th and will be a regular ODD day.  I hope you and your family enjoy the extra time!



In an effort to continue our focus on school safety we are asking that students have their West Ranch student ID on them at all times while on campus or when attending a school function.  We check student IDs when students enter and exit campus and soon we will begin a scanning protocol.  Also keep in mind that the only entrance onto and off of campus is the main gate on the upper campus during school hours.  Please take the time this weekend to remind your students of these important safety measures.  Thank you for your cooperation.




Is your student curious about what they want to do with their future?  Is there something that they are interested in and want to know if it is right for them?  A great way to explore what your student may want to do in college and beyond is to be a part of a West Ranch Career Pathway! 

On Thursday, February 20, at lunch on lower campus, we will be holding a West Ranch Career Pathway Fair!  This is a great opportunity to find out more about the pathways we have at West Ranch as well as hear directly from students involved in those pathways.  This is open to all students.  Please encourage your student to stop by!




Only students who are enrolled in AP Physics C-B or AP Economics (because they are 2nd semester classes) can purchase their AP exam for this specific class by Feb. 21st at 3pm but it will now incur a $40 late fee.  Sign up at  http://totalregistration.net/053864

Any AP exam canceled through Total Registration must be done by February 21t at 3pm for a partial refund.



West Ranch Million Little Club will be selling community Saugus Strong T-shirts ($12) in front of the ASB office on Wednesday (2/19) and Friday (2/21) during tutorial and brunch. All proceeds will go directly towards funding Million Little’s creative arts healing studio at Saugus High School. Parents, students, and staff can also purchase shirts anytime and learn more about the program at Million Little Organization’s website: https://www.millionlittle.com/news/saugus-t-shirt-order




March 13th and March 27th  are now regular ODD days!  In the original calendar these dates were listed as reverse minimum days to allow time to prepare for the WASC process.  West Ranch is ahead of schedule in this process so we are including that time back into the regular classroom schedule.  Included in this email is an updated EVEN-ODD school calendar.  Thank you for your cooperation!




The William S. Hart School District in cooperation with the Valley Industry Association business partners in Santa Clarita will be offering a special program, Connecting to Success, for all 10th grade students in the district.   Connecting to Success is is a high impact workforce preparation program in a business conference format. Over 100 volunteer mentors from the business community lead students through role-playing, case studies, group discussions, and individual assessments to build workplace professionalismAll 10th grade students at West Ranch will participate in this event on Friday, March 20th at COC.  Students received field trip permission forms in their English class this week that are due to their English teacher next week.  Please work with you student to complete these forms so they have a chance to attend this great opportunity!



The incredible Glenn Miller Orchestra will be returning to West Ranch to perform in the West Ranch Performing Arts Theater on Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm!  This is the 5th time this award willing orchestra has come to West Ranch and they always put on an amazing concert.  It is a great experience for our jazz students as well as giving the community the opportunity to see this group play in our own “backyard.”  Plus this concert is also a fundraiser for our own Wildcat Jazz Program.  I am including a flyer with this email.  Tickets are on sale at www.westranchmusic.com 

We hope you can take this opportunity to see a great concert and help our Jazz program!




Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Academic Decathlon team for finishing 12th overall in Los Angeles County in a competition featuring over 60 schoolsIn the Speech category, all 8 students on the team medaled with 3 team members earning a GOLD medal.  This team of students study and review all year for an intense competition that spans two weekends.  These students do all of this on their own time.  Congrats to the team and to their advisor, Mr. Tenorio! 

Congratulations to the West Ranch Color Gaurd who finished 2nd at the WGI Bakersfield Regional on Saturday!  They have started the year with one of their best finishes and scores to start the year.  Only more great things ahead!



February 17th

Boys Lacrosse @ Glendale (Var. 3:30pm /JV 5:30pm)

- JV Baseball vs. Harvard-Westlake (3pm) @ West Ranch 


February 18th

- Varsity Boys Tennis @ Granada Hills (3pm)

- Varsity Softball @ Notre Dame (3pm) @ VNSO Park

- Frosh Softball @ Castaic (3:15pm)


February 19th

- JV Softball vs. Kennedy (3pm) @ West Ranch

- JV Baseball @ Harvard-Westlake (3pm)

- Frosh Baseball vs. Agoura (3pm) @ West Ranch


February 20th

- Girls Soccer @ Golden Valley (Var. & JV at 3:15pm)

- Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Hawaii Tournament (TBD)


February 21st

- Varsity Baseball vs. Fountain Valley (7pm) @ Glover Stadium in La Palma

- JV Baseball vs.Harvard-Westlake (3pm) @ West Ranch

- Frosh Baseball @ Alemany (3pm)

- Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Hawaii Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Lacrosse vs. Westlake (Var. 3pm / JV 5pm) @ West Ranch



February 22nd

- Dance Team WCE Regional Competition @ Saugus High School (all day)

- Varsity Baseball @ Loara Tournament (TBD)

- Varsity Softball @ Hart Tournament (TBD)

- JV Softball @ Camarillo Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Hawaii Tournament (TBD)

- Boys JV Volleyball @ Chatsworth Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Frosh Volleyball @ Burbank Tournament (TBD)




One thing we tend to forget about is the power and wellness ability of helping others.  When we use our individual strength to make positive changes at school and in the community not only helps those we are meaning to assist, but it keeps our own stressors in perspective and just makes us feel good!  By the same token, we should allow others to help us when we are struggling.  Letting other trusted individuals help us, letting them know how we are really feeling, can actually alleviate stress.  Remind your student about the power of helping and being helped!


Let’s have a great week!



Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance