April 2021
Fine Arts Week Audition
West One Act Auditions for Fine Arts Week have started! West One Act Plays are directed by our Theater 3 students. Rehearsals will be via Zoom and the performance will be pre-recorded.  
Just apply on-line with this form. Upload a pic and short video. It's simple and done from the comfort of your own home:)  

If you have any questions please contact Director of Theater: Holly Walker at hwalker@madison.k12.wi.us
Summit Credit Union Project Teen Money
Spring Musical
​West Fine Arts Program presents...

The Theory of Relativity

Performances are pre-recorded and streamed online for your convenience.

Streaming will date April 9th through April 18th.
Blooming Artist Plant Sale
Fine Arts Week showcases the talents of hundreds of West High School students! This celebration usually includes Gallery Nights, which highlights the work of our visual arts students, and daily presentations of theater, dance and music. The week closes with the Art Department Craft Sale, and the famous West Pottery Auction!

As you know this is an unusual year at West, and we are not currently certain which arts events might be possible. What is certain is that many other traditional fundraisers have not been possible, and so it is even more important for us to use this opportunity to support our students.

In a typical year the plant sale supports Fine Arts Week and helps to fund arts opportunities at West, including purchase of a pottery kiln, support of Anthony Cao’s hip hop class, and administrative help. The Blooming Artists Plant Sale has traditionally been a significant source of funds for this support. We want to grow this initiative to reach more arts students and to highlight our local partner, Deerfield Greenhouse: Deerfield Greenhouse & Floral - Home | Facebook

In addition to beautiful bedding plants, Deerfield Greenhouse is known for its peppers (jalapeño, habanero, cayenne sweet mini-reds, banana pepper and Caribbean red-hots) and donut peaches. If you are unsure what to buy (for yourself or someone else), gift certificates are available! These can be redeemed all summer long at the Deerfield Greenhouse stand at the Dane County Farmers’ Market, for an expanded set of plants and produce.

To participate please order by Monday, April 19th using the attached paper form: Order Form

Order forms and checks made payable to West High School PTSO can be mailed
℅ Lucy Richards
3210 Tally Ho Lane
Madison, WI 53705

Please do NOT mail orders or checks or cash to the school.

Plant pickup will be Monday, May 17 from 3-6 pm outside the West High School Cafeteria & following CDC guidelines. Orders can also be delivered to your home for a small fee.

Questions or to volunteer at the sale, please contact Lucy: lucy@kissyfish.org.

West Blood Drive
West will be hosting a blood drive on Friday April 16th at the Radisson Hotel. Donation appointments are available from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Students, families, and staff are all welcome to donate! Donors must be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds require parental consent) and must meet height/weight requirements.

The Red Cross is taking many steps to ensure that drives are safe. In addition to the standard safety protocols, the Red Cross will be checking temperatures, requiring masks, providing hand sanitizer, following social distancing, and frequently sanitizing surfaces.

Donating blood is especially important right now because many blood drives scheduled at businesses, high schools, and colleges have been cancelled over the last year.

To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Westhighschoolwi or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Please email Ms. Frisch at kafrisch@madison.k12.wi.us with any questions or if you need help signing up.

MSCR Driver's Ed
MSCR Driver’s Education Scholarship applications are being accepted through April 23rd, 2021. This exciting opportunity is
being offered to students that meet the qualifications listed in the link below. The purpose of this Driver’s Education Scholar’s
Program is to help provide more teens access to attend Driver’s Education and ultimately attain a Wisconsin Driver’s
License who otherwise would not be able to afford to do so. The program is being offered through a partnership with Dane
County and Madison Metropolitan School District. Please read the attached Driver Education Information document and complete the online application (links below) by April 23rd to be considered for the class. It is not first come first serve. Any application received by the deadline will be considered, however there is a selection process due to limited spots in the class. For further questions, please reach out to our MSCR contact Monique Porter at maporter@madison.k12.wi.us.