May 2020
From Principal Boran
Happy May.

I live in the country, and I've been taking long walks with my husband to help me clear my brain and keep active. We live near a fast moving creek between rolling hills, so I can see the sandhill cranes and the geese in the fields, and I see the migration of various birds stopping to rest along their journey. I love their beauty and grace, and I'm envious of their freedom of movement. It's a little strange to be jealous of birds, right?

It has been quite a journey for West and the rest of the country over the past eight weeks (yep, we're starting week eight of school closure)... See more here!
Daily Announcements
Have you been keeping up with our virtual daily announcements? Students get the announcements delivered to their inboxes each morning, and you can go back and see previous days' announcements on our website!
Regent Spotlight Interviews
Mr. Jones and Mr. McGrath have been interviewing staff members and students for a Regent Spotlight series! Did you know that Dr. Boran once had a career as a stand-up comic? Learn more fun details about our Regent community by watching all the Regent Spotlight Interviews on our website!
Counseling News
Check out the  West High School Counseling website  and Facebook page   to stay informed about academic planning and more. Here is the current  MMSD Counseling News .
West Global Scholars Program
The Global Scholars Program at West supports students as they work towards   the Global Education Achievement Certification (GEAC) and the Seal of Biliteracy (SBL). GEAC is a nationally recognized program that awards  distinction to global scholars who demonstrate global competence and  encourages language and global learning experiences.  Student Global Scholars  who complete the program receive an official certificate from DPI. The Seal  of Biliteracy (SBL) is an award given by MMSD in recognition of students  who have attained proficiency in English and one or more partner languages  and have demonstrated high levels of global and sociocultural competency by  high school graduation.

If you have any questions, contact Ms. Zorko ( dzorko@madison.k12.wi.us ) or   Ms. Cunningham ( mecunningham@madison.k12.wi.us ).
Multico Auditions
Auditions for Multico 24 have started! Find the information on the  West Theater website. Due date is May 15th!
Rally for Regents "Live" Auction
ONE WEEK ONLY: April 30th-May 7th (closing at 10pm). Mark your calendars to get online and place a bid! 

Items on the Live Auction include:
 
1 - Pasta Party for 6 in your home with Chef Dan Bonanno of Madison's A Pig In A Fur Coat
2 - Chef's Dinner & Wine Pairings for 6 at Fairchild on Monroe Street
3 - Interactive French Dinner & Wine Pairing for 8 with Chefs from Cadre & Pasture and Plenty
4 - VO5, Madison's favorite disco band, will come to your chosen venue for the night



West Athletics Updates
Interested in Participating in a West HS Sport/Activity: Let us know so we can add you to the list to update as we begin virtual and in-person events. Fill out this  FORM.

Summer Activities/Sports Opportunities: We have not yet determined timing and availability for in-person activities/camps/clinics which cannot begin until July 1st at the earliest. Please watch our  Summer Page on the website to stay updated. Fill out our  FORM to be updated with information.

Summer Strength & Conditioning: This may begin virtually since it cannot begin on-site until July 1. Multiple sessions available including Girls Only. All participants- novice to advanced- encouraged to sign up. This program helps prevent sports injuries while preparing student-athletes for upcoming sports and activities. Join in now with our  AT HOME WORKOUTS.

2020-21 Sports Online Athletic Registration: Begins May 15th and is ongoing throughout the school year. Learn more about what is needed to participate in a sport  HERE .

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday July 28, 6:30-8pm  Regent Kick-Off
 Required for all student-athletes. Meet with coaches, review code of conduct, hand in forms, buy West Spiritwear & Regent Home Game Cards. If we are unable to gather, we will offer a Virtual Option.
West Dance Team Auditions
Calling all dancers!! Information on tryouts for the 2020-2021 Madison West Dance Team can be found on their Facebook page. Show your interest by filling out this form!  Tryouts will be held virtually this year. Contact Coach Jen Bootz at justjenni76@yahoo.com with any questions.
Success at DECA State
16 West students competed at the DECA State Conference March 10-12.  Congrats to the following students who would have competed at the International  Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ella Brown and Kathryn Christianson - School Based Enterprise
Thomas Speich & Theo Mahaffey - Financial Team Decision Making
Nicole Parra & Mia Carringi- Business Solutions Project
Naia Marten & Zach Heintz- Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making
Mara Glinberg - Start up Business Plan
Nana Osaki & Alex Zuehlke - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Charlotte Chen - Principles of Finance

A special acknowledgement to senior, Thomas Speich for being a 4-time  national double qualifier!