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Principal's Weekly Update


Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,


I hope you and your family had a fun and relaxing Spring Break Week!  The following are events and information for This Week at West Ranch, April 16-20 and the near future.  Thank you.


The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress exam (CAASPP) is scheduled for April 16-19 and again from April 25-26, with a special schedule for April 18-19, and 24-25.  This is a very important test for the students and the school!  This test is for all 11th graders.  12th graders will participate in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their regularly scheduled English classes on April 16-17.  Any 9th grade student involved in team athletics, or color guard will be participating in the California Physical Fitness test on one of the special schedule days based on last name alpha.  Please take note that on the days with special schedules, there is no 1st period classes.  For all students not testing, the first class will begin at 11:20am.  This special testing schedule has been constructed to accommodate all our 11th grade students, the testing environment, and the number of computers we have on campus.  View webpage for CAASPP HERE


With the special schedule in place for the next two Wednesdays. April 18 and April 25, the City Transit Buses will run on a normal Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday bus schedule for the entire week. They will NOT run a Wednesday late start bus during testing.  We need to ensure that any students that take City Transit and need to be here by 8:25am are able to make it.

The 2018 West Ranch Prom, “The Journey,” is coming up on April, 28th, and will be held at the Camarillo Aviation Museum.   Prom tickets are currently on sale.  Tickets include dinner, entertainment, and transportation.  Prices are now at $165 with an ASB card, $175 w/out ASB card.  Ticket sales will end on Wednesday, April 18th at 1pm.  Tickets can only be purchased by cash or credit/debit cards.  If you purchased your Prom ticket online, please make sure you have signed and handed in your Prom contract to the ASB office to receive your tickets.  Students with any delinquencies, parking tickets, or balance dues must clear them first prior to purchasing a prom ticket.  You can find more Prom information along with the Prom Student Contract by going to our website, www.WestRanchHighSchool.com, or you can download the Prom contact by going to the following link:  https://1.cdn.edl.io/DeLToHEw0iceRvWjIFSGUiek13VbaCYi7MWSQUk9rsNF3haP.pdf

Finally, we have two programs to feature this week.  First in our Fine Arts department, we had three West Ranch art student winners in February’s Los Angeles Youth Art Show.  This past week these students competed again at the Regional show in Riverside, with one student receiving a 2nd place finish over all for her ceramic art piece.  Congrats to these talented students and the entire West Ranch Visual Art Department.

Second, our West Ranch Lacrosse program is off to another tremendous start with both the boys and girls winning and showing why they are the top programs in the SCV.   They are also showing their giving nature as the Wildcat Lacrosse program will be hosting their 2nd annual “Stand Up to Cancer” fundraising event for their home games scheduled on Saturday, April 28th starting with the Boys Varsity game at 9am continuing through the JV game at 11am.  All donations raised through raffle tickets and food sales will given directly to the V Foundation (Victory over Cancer).  Come out to support your WR Lacrosse players and support a great cause at the same time!  



Let’s have a great week!



Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

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