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Principal's Weekly Update

Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,


The following are events and information for This Week at West Ranch, October 15-19.


Fall Blood Drive, Tuesday, October 16th.   Fall Blood Drive is Tuesday, October 16th, from 8:00am -1:00pm in the West Ranch gym. Students donating should have already filled out two (2) permission slips and returned them  to the ASB office. Donors will be given a blood drive card with their appt on Tuesday morning during 2nd period. Please remember to bring your school ID. If you have any questions about the requirements for the Blood Drive please visit www.gotblood.ucla.edu.  Parents interested in donating please contact tpriske@hartdistrict.org, by Monday, October 15th @ 1:00pm to be added to our donation list.


Fall Jazz and Orchestra Concert, Wednesday, October 17th.  West Ranch High School's Chamber Orchestra, Lab Jazz Band, and Studio A Jazz Band will present their Fall concert, this Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm in the West Ranch Theater.  This concert features orchestral favorites, and classic big band jazz sounds. Admission for this event is $5, tickets are available at the door.


First Quarter Report Cards, Friday, October 19th. This Friday marks the end of the first quarter grading period.  Grades may be viewed in Report Card format in Infinite Campus beginning at 3pm on Tuesday, October 23.  I encourage you to view the grades in Report Card format as you will be able to view any comments the teacher may want to pass onto you.  While these grades are not final, athletic teams and performing arts groups do base eligibility on quarter grades.


Wildcat Classic, Saturday, October 20th. The 10th Annual Wildcat Classic Marching Band Competition will take place this coming Saturday, October 20th, at the Valencia High School football field. The competition will feature performances from 20 marching bands from around Southern California including most of the schools in the Hart District. Performances run every 15 minutes starting at 3pm and everything concludes with an exhibition performance by the Wildcat Marching Band at 8:45pm. Attached is a schedule for the event.  Admission for this event is $10, tickets are available on the West Ranch music departments website, www.westranchmusic.com.  


Senior Portraits through O’Connor Photography. Senior Yearbook pictures MUST be taken by O’Connor photography by October 26, 2018.  Seniors that fail to meet this deadline will not be included in the Yearbook.  You can contact O'Connor Photography at 257-3838.  


Congratulations to our Regional Honor Choir Students.  Congratulations to Julianna Burner, Racquel Gee, Elijah Priwer, Hamin Song and Ariana Zamani for being accepted to the Regional Honor Choir this year.  This is a huge accomplishment for these students and West Ranch High School.


Fall Sports Season. Finally, a big shout out to our outstanding Wildcat athletic program!  We are having a great Fall Season with all our sports, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football, all vying for a coveted playoff spot.  Three of our programs, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, and Boys Cross Country, find themselves in first place in the Foothill League! For the first time in school history, Football is currently 8-0 overall and 3-0 in league, with a big win over Saugus on Friday night!  A big congrats to all the student-athletes and coaching staffs that give their time and effort to represent West Ranch! Great Job!


This week in Student Activities and Athletics.

October 15th

  • No Student Activities/Sport Events


October 16th

  • Girls Golf Individual PR (Varsity, 1:00pm, JV @ Chica Golf Course, 1:30pm)

  • Girls Tennis vs. Hart (Varsity @ Home, JV @ Hart, 3:00pm)


October 17th

  • No Student Activities/Sport Events


October 18th

  • Frosh Football @ Hart HS  (4:00pm)

  • Girls Tennis vs. Valencia (Varsity @ Valencia, JV @ Home, 3:00pm)

  • Girls Volleyball Playoff Round #1 @ Alemany HS (6:00pm)


October 19th

  • JV/V Football vs. Hart HS @ College of the Canyons  (JV @ 4:00pm and Varsity @7:30pm)


Let’s have a great week!



Kristan Hinze

Assistant Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance