In order for students to receive credit for missing work (including both major and minor assignments), students must complete and turn in those assignments by Friday, January 5. All major assessments must be completed in order to receive credit for a course. Any assignment that has not been completed by January 5 will receive a failing grade.
No School - Holiday Break
WHS will be closed Monday, December 18 through Monday, January 1 for Holdiay Break. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2.
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 recieve 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.
The end of S1 for high schools in Anderson School District Five will be Friday, January 12. Students will begin S2 courses when they return to school on Wednesday, January 17.
Report cards will be issued to students on Thursday, January 25. Parents/guardians - please make sure you see your child's report and communicate with their teachers and/or counselors if you have concerns.
Change to Bell Schedule
Beginning on Monday, October 16, WHS will operate under a new bell schedule. This new schedule will allow us more time in the school day to address the academic needs of our students. Please note that our start and end (dismissal) times do not change. A copy of the new schedule, along with the parent letter that was sent home on Wednesday, October 11, can be found here.
WHS will not be able to facilitate processing early dismissal requests for the academic time scheduled after 4th block. For the sake of the academic success of our students, it is imperative that the time after 4th block be uninterrupted so our teachers can focus on providing the academic support our students need prior to dismissal, which remains at 3:40.
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.
Westside Thanks the Class of '77
Westside High School and principal Kory Roberts would like to thank the class of ’77 for donating a check to the school for $1,700. This money will be spent on the students of Westside in order to continue academic advancements. Thank you, class of '77, for your generosity and support.