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					WELCOME




 WAUKESHA WEST HIGH SCHOOL

           HOME OF THE WOLVERINES
Our Mission:
To challenge minds,
 foster compassion, and
 pursue excellence.
The Administrative Team

             Douglas Straus,
              Principal
             Michelle Ferris,
              Assistant Principal
             Mitchell Weber,
              Assistant Principal
             Jessica Wagner,
              Asst.Principal/
              Activities Director
         Our Counselors
Jo Weyrauch         A-K
(Kari Nelson)
Jane Barry         L-Z
Stacy Reel         Student
                   Services
                   Counselor

         Student Services Team
     Kelly Bratz, School Social Worker
     Cherie Frey, School Psychologist
Graduation Requirements for the Class
              of 2012
  –   Discipline             credits
  –   Social Studies            3.5
  –   English                   4.0
  –   Mathematics               3.0
  –   Science                   3.0
  –   Physical education        1.5
  –   Health                     .5
  –   Electives                 9.5
  –   Total                     25
       College and University Entrance
                Requirements
   4 units               English
   3 units               Social Studies
   3 units               Mathematics
   3 units               Natural Sciences
   4 units               Other Academics*
                             *(Foreign Lang, Fine Arts,
   17 units             
                             Computer Science)
 Foreign Language Requirement
The following schools require a MINIMUM of
  two years of a single foreign language :

UW-Madison
            UW-Eau Claire
( recommended by other colleges! )
     Admission Policies
Wisconsin Technical
      Colleges
 Graduation from Waukesha
  high schools will meet
  entrance requirements for all
  Wisconsin technical colleges


       Military
 All branches of the military
 require high school
 graduation for consideration
 for enlisting
      ACADEMIC FOCUS DAY
        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
   To increase students’ academic performance
    through a continued delivery system of
    standardized testing from grades 9 – 11.

 Grade 9 – EXPLORE
 Grade 10 – PLAN
 Grade 11 – PSAT or Junior meeting
 Grade 12 – Senior meeting and speaker
                   Athletics
        Fall Sports
   Men’s Cross Country
   Women’s Cross Country
   Football
   Men’s Soccer
   Women’s Swimming
   Women’s Tennis
   Men’s Volleyball
   Women’s Volleyball
   Women’s Golf
   Ski Team
   Rugby
                  Activities
                            FBLA
                            FHA/HERO
                            Foreign Language Clubs
                            Forensics
   Academic Decathlon      Intramural Sports
   Cheerleading            Junior Board
   Close-up                Pom and Dance Team
   DECA                    Senior Board
   The Unity Project       National Honor Society
   Drama                   SADD
                            Student Council
                   fine arts
Music – Vocal, Instrumental, Marching Band

Art – Ceramics, Jewelry, Drawing & Painting,
       Fine Art Photography

Drama – Plays, Musical, One-Act Play
Daily Schedule
First Bell   7:15 am
1st Period   7:20-8:07 am
2nd Period   8:12-8:59 am
3rd Period   9:04-9:55 am
4th Period   10:00-10:47 am
LUNCH A      10:47-11:17 am
5A Period    10:52-11:39 am
5B Period    11:22-12:09 pm
LUNCH B      11:39-12:09 pm
6A Period    11:44-12:31 pm
6B Period    12:14-1:01 pm
LUNCH C      12:31-1:01 pm
7th Period   1:06-1:53 pm
8th Period   1:58-2:45 pm
    Student Expectations
 Academic Honesty
 Appropriate Dress
 Attendance
 Respecting Others
  and School
  Environment
ACADEMIC SUPPORT
SERVICES
MATH TUTORS

WRITING LAB – DURING SCHOOL

EXTENDED MEDIA CENTER HOURS

TRY PROGRAM

LD, CD, EBD AND HEARING IMPAIRED
                        RESOURCES
        Keeping in Touch:
          Our Web Site
Please visit our web site:
www.waukesha.k12.wi. us/West/home.asp


For information about:
   coming events
   important news
   student assignments
   Department information
   Guidance and scholarships
   Career information and links
KEEPING IN TOUCH THROUGH
       WEBGRADER
              PARENTS CAN CHECK:
         Assignments
   Grades
                  E-Mail Student’s Teachers
     Coming Events
   August 19th       Freshmen Orientation
                      and Dance

   August 18th& 19th Registration

   August 27th       Open House

   September 2nd     School begins

   September 19th   Homecoming Game

   September 20th   Homecoming Dance
           It’s Your Future!
             Get Involved!
        Students                    Parents
   Set clear goals           Be interested
   Get organized             Discuss classes and
   Set aside study time       listen to your child
   Get help when you         Offer to help
    need it                   Monitor activities
   Join extracurricular       and jobs
    activities                Hold your child
                               accountable
9 10 11 12              2008 – 2009
         SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WAUKESHA
      High School Course Selection Sheet

                      Due by February 15, 2008

    Name _______________, _____________ ID# ____________
                    ( Last)         ( First)
    Address___________________________ D.O.B. __________
    City ___________________________    Zip ____________
    Parent/Guardian ___________________ Home Phone ______
                                        Work Phone _______
                                        Cell Phone ________
    Middle School: BMS CMS HMS Other ___________
       ( circle )
     COURSE SELECTIONS
A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) CLASSES IS REQUIRED
      DUE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH!

5018/5020     1. English/AP Prep
                            English
1430          2. US History 9 or
1424/1470        Intro to AP/Anc. Cultures
____          3. Math
1310/ 1312/   4. Earth Science/ Biology
1318              AP Prep Biology
1208 / 1210   5. Phy Ed / Health
____          6. Elective
____          7. Elective
____          8. Elective
YOU’RE ALMOST DONE!!
   Select your alternative courses CAREFULLY!!

   Be ACCURATE with course numbers.

   Parent signature is REQUIRED.

   Course selection sheets due back to your
    teacher by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH.

				
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