Parents: If you know
of someone who needs
to register for school,
ask them to call the
school at the following
Welcome, Class of 2014! Back to School Open House for
2010-2011 Book fees: $42 per Grades 10-12: Aug 12: 8am-8pm,
student Freshman students and their parents are Aug 13: 8am-3pm. Parents will
Payable at orientation night encouraged to attend our orientation night, need to accompany their
Parking Permits: $10/year, student(s) to complete paperwork
registration, license and proof of At 5:00 pm free hot dogs, chips and pop will be and pay book fees. Upon
insurance required. available while parents complete necessary completion of paperwork, students
paperwork. will receive schedules and locker
The Sioux City Community School District Parents and students can learn more about our partners may sign up together for
will be recognized by: clinic, programs and services and sign up for a locker. Once school begins Aug
Preparing Students for Success Booster Club. 19, locker sign-up will take place
Our purpose is to effectively utilize Parents can help their students find their
community resources to provide students the classrooms using class schedules which will be
maximum opportunity for life success. We available upon completion of paperwork.
are committed to the development of each
student’s individual skill sets to enhance Lockers will be assigned to freshmen who have a
knowledge, optimize potential, and build freshmen partner with them on Monday night.
Fall Activities Start Dates
character through personal accountability. Activity Date Contact
Finally, the freshman class and their parents will
Standards, Expectations and Achievement meet in the auditorium at 7:00 pm to meet the Band Aug 2: Dustin Bliven
Our goal is to challenge our students, principals and mentors, review basic Camps: Frosh (712)898-2524
empower our staff and visibly communicate procedures and get started on a new school
Aug 4: Perc
our progress. Our achievements are the year!
result of high standards, clear expectations Aug 9: Full
and timely benchmarks. band
Leading in a Changing World Cross Aug 9 See Todd Siefker
Our vision is to develop citizens who are Country Mr. S in 712-251-6471
prepared to succeed in a changing world. Individual and family athletic passes for room 112
We must learn from our history and positively the 2010-2011 season will be available Football Aug 4 Kyle
embrace the challenges of the future. available in the West High main office Ewinger:
Embracing our Diversity beginning August 16th. Contact the main 712-541-1795
Our commitment is to celebrate our diversity office for further details: 279-6772. Volleyball Aug 9 Jamie Snyder
and utilize our cultural, social, and community 712-899-3629
resources, while embracing changes to
enhance student learning. Boys Golf Aug 9th Bill Lyle:
Parent Involvement and Community
Bus Fare: Effective July 1, 2010 the student
Our responsibility is held within our For more information visit
stakeholders: our students; fare to ride the transit bus will increase to www.whs.sioux-city.k12.ia.us
parents/guardians; educators and community $1.50. West High School sells 10 ride punch
as a whole. We must encourage tickets in the office. The price for that ticket For athletic and school calendar visit
participation, empower our educators and will increase to $15.50. www.missouririverconf.org
openly celebrate our teaching opportunities
Athletic Physicals: All students
HOMEROOM Dates to Remember participating in activities at West High
ALL STUDENTS NEED TO REPORT TO Aug 19 First day of school are required to provide annual evidence
HOMEROOM BEFORE 7:55 AM ON AUG of a physical. For your convenience,
19TH. HOMEROOM LISTS WILL BE ALL students in attendance from physicals will be available at the school
POSTED IN THE MAIN ENTRY. for $20 on July 30:10am-1pm, Aug 5th:1-
4pm and August 6th: 9am-12pm, . Call
Fall Roll Out 6:00 pm WHS 279-6809 for an appointment. This
REMINDER: service is provided through our
Aug 20 1st Home football game, pre game meal Siouxland Community Health Center-
Students will be released from school
at 1:55 pm each Monday for teachers’ Aug 21 Freshman Mixer, 7:00 pm WHS gym West High Clinic and Dr. Marino.
professional development. Our focus The West High Clinic, located in the
Sept 6 No School: Labor Day
this year continues to be differentiated counseling hallway, is open on an as
instruction with a commitment to Oct. 4-5 Parent-Teacher conferences needed basis.
increased collaboration and review of
high school reform research. Oct. 8 No School: District Tech Conference
Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014! Freshman house was created in the former language arts hallway.
Right now you must be very excited and curious about the Hallways were painted and wall words added. Freshmen students will
new school year awaiting you this fall. Whether it be the take their core classes in this hallway and travel to other departments
beginning of your first year, or the ending of your last year
for their electives.
in high school!
Starting off the 2010-11 school year will be… The Freshman Construction on the new science addition on the south side of the
Mixer! This is a well attended dance along with building is ongoing. This project will add 10 new classrooms and labs using
Homecoming. This year the Freshman Mixer will be held on state of the art equipment/technology. These classrooms will open 2nd
Saturday the 21st. Plan to attend, especially if you will be a semester.
freshman, this dance is for you! (All Freshmen get in FREE!)
A Success Zone was created in room 221, just outside the media center.
Next on the schedule is Homecoming, yes it’s that time of Academic assistance is available during study halls.
year again. Keep in mind Spirit Week, Powderpuff,
Coronation, Parade, Homecoming Football Game, and Teachers will enjoy planning for instruction in Professional Learning
ending it all with the Homecoming Dance. This year we are Communities. A meeting area for centralizing resources has been
pleased to announce the theme: HOLLYWOOD! So start
created so that teachers can design lessons in differentiated
looking for those dresses, tux’s, and maybe even dates!
instruction, review data from common assessments and dialogue on
Spirit Days: student achievement and student needs.
Friday, Oct. 8- Traffic Light Day Trees were added to along the 1st baseline of the baseball field.
Monday, Oct. 11- Neon/Bright Color Day With the help of grants from Downtown Rotary and MHRD, a concession
Tuesday, Oct. 12- Celebrity vs. Superhero Day stand with restrooms is being planned at our athletic facilities.
Wednesday, Oct. 13- Wacky Wednesday/Tie Day New Staff:
Thursday, Oct. 14- Class Color Day Jeremiah Pottebaum joins the physical education department. Mr.
Pottebaum worked with youth at the Woodbury County Alternative
Friday, Oct. 15- Green & White Day!
School in the Trosper-Hoyt building.
Maria Tran joins the Spanish department. She comes to us from North
I’m sure we have all heard that these will be the fastest High.
four years of your life, so let’s remember it well, and make Bridget Knepper joins the social studies department teaching
memories that will last a life time! See you this fall!! psychology. Bridget worked in the AEC at North High before finishing
her teaching certification. Bridget replaces Marcia Waitt who is on
Eva Soria, Student Council President sabbatical.
Polly Meisner returns to the Sioux City Schools from River Valley. Polly
had served as a media specialist at CC. She replaces Ms. Sweeney who
transferred to North Middle.
All students will need:
Netbooks Project: Once
1 ream printing paper, Looseleaf paper, Pencils/pens,
again a select group of 30
Multiple 2 pocket folders, Highlighters, 3X5 notecards,
freshmen at West High will
5-6 book covers, Spiral notebooks be given a compact laptop
th referred to as a netbook.
9 grade students in the following classes will need: Students can access their
Reading: 2 - 3 prong folders with pockets, spiral textbooks using the
notebooks netbook. By monitoring the
Health: 1”- 3 ring binder success of this program, the
Spanish: 1”- 3 ring binder, 3X5 cards in spiral ring district will look at providing
English: 1” – 3 ring binder, all future incoming freshmen
Homeroom: 2 boxes of Kleenex in all 3 high schools with a
Math: 4 function calculator, scientific calculator is ok netbook. Funding for this
program is provided through
the Microsoft settlement The 2010 Homecoming Week
funds. will be October 11-16.
Sioux City Community School District’s Notice to Public, Parents & All School District Employees
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN AVAILABILITY Powder puff game will be Sat., Oct. 9 at
The Sioux City Community School District Riverside Field.
prohibits discrimination based on race, The Asbestos Management Plan for your school is available for review in the
creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, Administrative Office of each school Building or in the Asbestos Coordinator’s
age, physical or mental disability, gender Office for the District. This Management Plan is required under the Federal
identity, sexual orientation or veteran ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA), codified in 40 Thurs., Oct. 14- Coronation @ 7 pm in
status. as required by the Iowa Code CFR Part 763. WHS Auditorium.
sections 216.9 and 19B.11, Titles VI and VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. Planned Asbestos abatement for 2009-2010 School Year:
2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of
1973 (29 U.S.C. 206, et seq.), Title IX
1. Six-Month Periodic Surveillance of all school buildings in September and Fri., Oct. 15 – Parade @ 1:30 pm
(Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. 1681- On Pierce from 14 to Long Lines
1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 2. Repair/removal of any thermal pipe wrap or mud joints.
1973, 29 U.S.C. 794), and the Americans Fri, Oct. 15 - Game @ 7:30 pm
with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101, et 3. Repair/removal of any floor tile. At Olsen Stadium.
seq.). Inquiries or grievances regarding
compliance may be directed to the 4. Removal of floor tile and mastic at Old Smith School.
Director of Educational Equity, Marilyn
Charging, Educational Equity Office, Any Asbestos Abatement or Response Actions involving asbestos that was not Sat., Oct. 16 – Dance from 8-11
Education Service Center, Sioux City planned can be found in the Management Plan for that school. If anyone has At Marina Inn Conference Center
Community Schools, 1221 Pierce Street, any questions please contact Ralph Guenther at the O&M Building, (712)279-
Sioux City, IA 51105-1497, (712) 279-6075. 6651. So Sioux City, NE
Date: August 15, 2009