March 2021
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National Honor Society Updates
Thanks for encouraging your 3.5 GPA student to apply to NHS! Juniors will be invited to apply in the first week of March by US Mail and email. Applications will be due March 27. Many students are expected to be honored this year, as we move toward our goal of class, sex and ethnic proportional representation. As you may remember from December, the service hours requirement has been cut in half this year, from 60 to 30. That's 30 hours of volunteering since 8th grade graduation. Special requests for extra time will be considered, due to decreased volunteering opportunities.  Details will be in the invitation letter. Meantime, comments and questions are expected to be from scholar-leaders themselves.

This April will be our second recorded ceremony. We'll be making it a special celebration for all of our NHS student strivers! As always, thank you for encouraging values of character, scholarship, leadership and service with your young person! Their excellence is the planet's best investment for peace and prosperity. 

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -Helen Keller

Mental Health Week of Action
March 15th - 18th
The West High School CMPS and Raise Your Voice Clubs are planning a virtual mental health week of action from March 15th-March 18th! The purpose of this event is to empower young people to speak up and create an open dialogue about mental health and create a community that works to reduce stigma about mental health problems. We hope this event will promote acceptance for students living with or who know someone who is living with a mental health condition. Some of the activities of the event will be guest speakers, a student panel sharing their lived experience with mental health problems, and a mental health resource/advocacy fair. The final schedule is still in process, so stay tuned for Zoom links and additional information about this important event.
Athletics Updates
Also, please remember these important dates:

Ongoing - Alternative Fall Sports begin virtually
  • Girls Swimming - has started virtually
  • Boys/Girls Volleyball - has started virtually
  • Football 3/8
  • Girls Tennis 3/8
  • Boys/Girls Cross Country 3/15
  • Boys Soccer 3/22
  • Girls Golf 3/29
March 12 - Announcement re: a timeline for phasing in spring sports

March 26 - Announcement re: final decisions about in-person activities related to current and approaching "Alternate Fall Sports Season"

April 19 - The Spring WIAA sports seasons kicks off:
  • Baseball - 4/19 
  • Boys Golf - April 19 
  • Softball - 4/19 
  • Boys and Girls Track & Field - 4/19
  • Girls Soccer - 4/26 
  • Boys Tennis - 5/3 

To register to participate in each sport, whether virtual or in-person, please complete your Parent & Student  online permissions. For more information about your sport, contact the head coach.