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This Week at West Ranch High School

Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,

There are just 2 weeks left until Winter Break!  Encourage your students to finish the semester strong and if they are feeling stressed, have them visit our Wildcat Wellness Center for tips on how to handle this time of year (check out the Wildcat Wellness section of this email). The following are events and information for This Week at West Ranch, Dec. 6 – 10. 



Library Nights are Back!  We will have Math, Science, English, and Social Studies teachers at our West Ranch Library from 6pm – 8pm.  Any student is welcome to attend however students must bring their West Ranch ID, be masked at all times while in the Library, and they must stay until the end at 8pm.  This is a great chance to have your student work directly with peers and West Ranch teachers to help study as we get closer to finals.  Here are the Monday nights we will be having Library Night.  The hours will be the same each evening.

December 6

December 13

We hope your student can take advantage of this opportunity!




We have an amazing line up of Holiday Concerts this week in the West Ranch Performing Arts Theater!  Come check out these incredibly talented students from Orchestra, Band, and Choir, and support the music programs at West Ranch.

Tuesday, Dec. 7th  - Orchestra Concert – 7pm

Wednesday, Dec. 8th – Band Concert – 7pm

Thursday, Dec. 9th – Choir Concert – 7pm

We hope to see you there!



Finals week is just around the corner, Dec. 14 – 16.  We have a special schedule for those days.  I have attached the schedule for this year to this email.  Please look it over so you can help your student plan for which final exam is on which day.  Thursday, December 16th is the last day for students.  Friday, December 17th is a teacher work day to finalize grades.  Students are off for Winter Break until Monday, January 10th.  



 Senior Families!  It’s time to start preparing for Graduation.  The first step is to order your cap & gown, graduation announcements, senior class ring, and other senior memorabilia.  Jostens, our graduation partner, has mailed your graduation order catalog to your home address and emailed you ordering instructions.  Please refer to your order catalog for details.  ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE and BY PHONE!  Do not hesitate to contact Jostens directly with any order questions.  PHONE: 818.367.2929  TEXT: 661.414.0370  EMAIL: Sandusky.office@jostens.com



Please be prepared and order on time!  Senior group deadline is December 10th!



Congratulations to Hayden Washington for finishing in the top 20 at the CIF Crfoss Country State Finals in Fresno last week!   Hayden competed against all of the Top runners in the State of California for Division II and represented West Ranch High School well.  Congratulations Hayden!  We are proud of you! 

Congrats to our Theater students for a great presentation of the play “Clue!”  The students worked so hard and their efforts and talents were evident in the performance.  Great job by the students and Mr. Smith.

Congratulations to our Jazz Band for an amazing night of Jazz on Friday!  It was also great to have the composers of the music in the audience as well.  Our student musicians did these folks proud by their performance.  Thank you to the students and Mr. Leff.

We look forward to more great music and performances this week!



December 6th   

- Girls Varsity Basketball @ Burroughs Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Beverly Hills Tournament (TBD)


December 7th   

- Girls Soccer @ Valencia (Frosh 3:15pm / Var 5pm / JV 6:30pm)

- Boys Soccer vs. Valencia (Var 3:15pm / Frosh 5pm / JV 6:30pm) @ West Ranch

- Frosh & JV Girls Basketball @ Valencia (JV 3:30pm / Frosh 6:30pm)

- Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Valencia (5pm) @ West Ranch

- Frosh Boys Basketball @ Valencia (5pm)

- JV & Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Valencia (JV 3:30pm / Var 6:30pm) @ West Ranch

- West Ranch Orchestra Concert 97pm) @ West Ranch Theater


December 8th     

- Girls Varsity Basketball @ Burroughs Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Beverly Hills Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Soccer vs. Notre Dame High (Var 3:15pm / Frosh 5pm / JV 6:30pm) @ West Ranch

- West Ranch Band Concert (7pm) @ West Ranch Theater


December 9th

- Girls Varsity Basketball @ Burroughs Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Beverly Hills Tournament (TBD)

- West Ranch Choir Concert (7pm) @ West Ranch Theater


December 10th  

- Girls Soccer vs. Pete Knight High (Var 3:15pm / JV 5pm) @ West Ranch

- Boys Soccer @ Santa Monica High (Var 3pm / JV 4:30pm)

- Girls Varsity Basketball @ Burroughs Tournament (TBD)

- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Beverly Hills Tournament (TBD)

- Wildcat Jazz Concert (7pm) @ West Ranch Theater


December 11th   

- Boys Soccer vs. Highland High (Frosh 9am / JV 10:30am / Var 12pm) @ West Ranch

- Girls Varsity Basketball @ Burroughs Tournament (TBD)




The end of a semester can be a stressful time.  Please remind your students if they are feeling stressed about the upcoming finals (or anything else!) or feeling blue about the holidays (or anything else!), we are available in the Center.  On Thursday there will be a tabling event on "Relaxation Techniques" on the upper quad where there will be WWC interns to answer questions on stress and self-care.  

The Hart District is also holding a Study Strategies and Stress Management Webinar on December 9th from 6-6:30pm via Zoom.  If you would like to know more I have included a flyer with this email.

On Wednesday, December 15 there will be a fundraiser at the Town Center Chipotle from 4 pm to 8 pm with proceeds going to the Wellness Center.  Please consider supporting us by having Chipotle for dinner!  You need to show the attached flyer AND you can also order online using VVV924V as the promo code.

Thank you for your ongoing support of wellness at West Ranch!

Check out our Wildcat Wellness December calendar with this link:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/107CLlolgYtQPSeYKqHswhaoR2Cd2fRSgIAlp61wBWik/edit?usp=drive_web


Let’s have a great week!



Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance

File attachments:
Parents 2021 Fall semester finals schedule.docx
Study Strategies & Stress Management flyer Dec.pdf
chipotle fundraiser (1).pdf