No School - Thanksgiving Break
WHS will be closed Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Break. Classes will resume on Monday, November 26.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is working with Anderson School District Five to provide flu shots at your child's school this fall. There will be no cost for your child to recieve the flu shot at school. In order for your child to receive the flu shot at school, you must complete an online consent form and submit the form to DHEC. Instructions and a link to the form can be found HERE.
Wendy's Heisman Winners
Congratulations to Paul Johnson and Kerrington Johnson on winning the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Starting on Thursday, September 13, 2018, Westside High School will utilize a new academic support system called ICU Database. What is ICU? ICU, which stands for Intensive Care Unit, emphasizes our intensive care about academic performance at Westside. ICU is an academic support system for students and a communication tool for teachers and parents in that the system is built around a school-wide electronic database that tracks missing assignments. Click HERE for more information on ICU Database.
In accordance with state and local policies, state EOC exams will account for 20% of a student's overall grade in the course. Failure to take the exam will result in a grade of zero in that grading category. Students are not able to exempt state EOC exams. While most testing sessions will take place in the morning, we will have several afternoon testing sessions. Students will be assigned specific testing sessions to attend. Those testing times and locations will be posted throughout the school and will be communicated via email to the classroom teachers. The only students eligible to receive testing accommodations are those with a 504, IEP, or an ESOL plan. Parents, please refrain from scheduling appointments or other out-of-school activities on the date(s) your child will be testing. Also, please be sure to have your child at school on time. Electronic devices will be collected prior to testing and will be returned to the students after the testing session is complete. See the schedule below for the administration of state EOC exams.
Parents/guardians can purchase voluntary insurance for their students. The insurance can be bought for school time or for 24-hour coverage. This insurance is purchased directly from the vendor, so the school is not involved in these transactions. Prices and coverage can be found HERE.
In order for students in grades 9-11 to receive credit for missing work (including both major and minor assignments), students must complete and turn in those assignments by Friday, January 11. All major assessments must be completed in order to receive credit for a course. Any assignment that has not been completed by January 11 will receive a failing grade.
The end of S1 for high schools in Anderson School District Five will be Thursday, January 17. Students will begin S2 courses when they return to school on Tuesday, January 22.
Schoolwide Grading Policy
WHS has a schoolwide grading policy that brings consistency to course weightings, retakes, late work, and exam exemptions. The policy can be found under the "Academics" tab on our website.
Anderson Institute of Technology
The Anderson Institute of Technology will replace the Anderson Five Career Campus in August 2019. Click on the image below to find out more information about what AIT will offer our students.
Distinguished Teacher of Reading
Ms. Taylor Edmonds, English I teacher at Westside High School, was recently recognized by the Foothills Council of the SCIRA as this year's "Distinguished Teacher of Reading." Congratulations, Ms. Edmonds!
Crystal Star Award of Excellence
Westside High School was honored to receive the Crystal Star Award of Excellence by the National Dropout Prevention Center at the 2017 NDPC National Conference in Palm Springs, CA. This award is a tribute to the hard work of our students and faculty in the area of dropout prevention.