Wildcat Daily Calendar: May 12 - May 18
Thursday May 16
- Even Day
- Softball Playoff Game @ WR, 3:15pm
- Baseball Playoff Game @ WR, 3:15pm
*All Events Subject to Change
Latest News & Information
Newsweek just has published their list of the top 2,000 public high schools in the nation – those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates. West Ranch High School is number 521 out of the top 2,000 schools. There are about 30,000 public high schools in the United States. That means that West Ranch is in the top 1.8%
2013 Second Semester
Final Exam Dates
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Periods 1, 5, and 6
Thursday, May 30, 2013 – Periods 1, 3, and 7
Friday, May 31, 2013– Periods 2 and 4
AP Testing Information
AP Testing Schedule - AP Testing Information
View 2013 Spring Intervention Schedule Here
View Winter 2013 Newsletter Here
Download Senior Handbook Here
Come check out the lost and found, in the attendance office, for any items that you have misplaced this semester. We have clothes, shoes and many other items. We will be donating all items that are not picked up by the end of the week.
Did you buy a yearbook? You can verify that you purchased a yearbook by checking the list posted on the door of your second period teacher. Yearbooks can be purchased in the ASB office for $95 cash only. There are very few yearbooks left to purchase. Yearbooks will be distributed to seniors on May 20 in the small gym immediately following the senior meeting. Underclassmen will receive their yearbooks on May 22 in their second period class. Students with an open second period may pick up their yearbook on May 22 during lunch in room 205.
Varsity softball will travel to Foothill High in Tustin on Tuesday May 21st for the second round of play offs.
Game to start at 3:15pm
Solar Panel Information
Follow the link HERE to see the West Ranch HS solar panel output and information.
Mission Statement and ESLRs
West Ranch High School Mission
West Ranch High School is committed to challenging and motivating each student to
achieve excellence and become a responsible and valuable member of society.
Through relationships, rigor, and relevance, West Ranch High School
promotes integrity, distinction, and vision.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results are statements that describe what each student should know, understand and be able to do upon exit from the school. West Ranch High School ESLRs are based on the concepts of Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance found in our school mission statement.
View List of ELRs Here
Summer Sports Camp Information
View Summer Sports Calendars
View Summer Sign-Up Registration Proceedures
Go To Web Store
Sports Physicals to be administered Saturday, May 18th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am in the dance room. They will be administered by area physicians (MD’s) and are good for the entire 2013-2014 school year
including Fall, Winter and Spring sports. Cost will be $25.00
Download forms at www.WestRanchHighSchool.com/sports and download the
Physical Examination form and the Medical History Form. Fill out the Medical History
form prior to the exam date.
AP/Honors Summer Assignments
AP US History- Document 1 , Document 2
Honors Pre-Calculus Summer Assignment:
If you have not taken Honors Alg II/Trig and are intending to enroll in Honors Pre-Calculus (and you have been recommended by your current teacher), it is highly recommended that you complete the following work - please read the packet to see days and times you can check out the Pre-Calculus book. All students taking Honors Pre-Calculus will be given a trig test the second week of classes to determine if they are ready for Honors Pre-Calculus, but only students that have not taken Honors Alg II/Trig should complete the summer assignment. Summer Trig Work - Unit Circle - Unit Circle Answers
This summer College of the Canyons is offering a huge number of summer classes for high school juniors and seniors. If you are interested in getting a jump start on your college general ed requirements, or just want to take some college classes for fun, then you need to apply to COC's summer program. Many classes will give you both high school and college credits, and it is a great opportunity for you to experience what college classes are all about. See you counselor to learn how to apply to COC.
COC's First Year Experience application deadline extended! Spaces still available! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to start college off right! Students who apply to the FYE program will benefit from special classes and workshops, have faculty mentors, and receive early registration and guaranteed enrollment for the fall semester. See your counselor for more information.
If you have failed a class that you need for graduation, or you are behind in credits and need to catch up so you can graduate with your class, it is very important for you to see your counselor to sign up for Summer School. Our district is offering two different summer school programs. One program will be on our campus, and the other one is through Opportunities for Learning. Please see your counselor to decide which program is best for you. Don't delay as space is limited and seats are filling quickly!
Are you looking for a new elective for next year, maybe something brand new? Why not try choir? Choir isn't like your other classes--you're moving around, meeting lots of new and different people, and you're learning real performance skills that are part of being a good musician! Choir auditions are currently being held in room 608 at brunch on even days, and take less than five minutes. No prior experience is necessary to be in the program, and Ms. Peters will never make you sing alone if you don't want to. Choir meets your fine arts graduation requirement with no "homework," and choir has an overnight trip to Disneyland planned for next year. But you have to be in choir in order to participate!
AP Environmental Science: Students planning or thinking about taking AP Environmental Science please
come pick up your fun summer assignment field trip in room 303 at brunch this week.
Students who are registered for AP chemistry next fall come by room 311 during brunch on Monday, 5-20,
to pick up your summer assignment.
Attention all juniors taking AP Lit next year. Your contracts must be turned in to either Mrs. Frame or Mrs.
Hunsaker no later than Monday.
Attention all students who registered for AP U.S. History next year. All contracts must be returned by
Wednesday May 22nd. At that time you can pick up your summer assignment. If you do not return your
contract by the deadline, you will be assigned to college prep U.S. History.
Club and Sports News
Attention all History Club members. Please bring your permission slip for this weekend's trip to the Autry
Western Heritage Museum to Mrs. Arrowsmith in Room 408 this week.
Congratulations to Wildcats Against Cancer's new officers for Fall 2013: President-Gabriella Fisher; Vice President-Lexi- LuLu Furdek; Treasurer-Taylor Tampus; Secretary-Ruth Perez; Chairpersons-Amy Mori, Elisa Franco, and Martiza Vasquez. WAC will be hosting a booth at Relay for Life this weekend at Central Park. Please stop by this community event and
support cancer victims and WAC.
DFYIT / Heroin Kills
Hey students! There’s a cool new club at West Ranch. It is called DFYIT (pronounced de- fi –it). DFYIT stands for DRUG FREE YOUTH IN TOWN. It is a drug awareness and drug awareness and drug awareness and drug awareness and drug awareness and drug awareness and drug awareness and prevention program. DFY-IT is also collaboration between the District, the City of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles School District, and the County.
Are you all about supporting the development of healthy, productive drug-free youth? Are you interested in providing school based community service? Do you want to be a positive role model? Are you an advocate for a drug-free lifestyle? Have drugs affected your family or close friends in a negative way? Or are you interested in jazzing up your resume for college? If so, then joining DFYIT is for you. Every school in the William S. School District will have a DFYIT club. Of course, West Ranch will have the BEST club in the district. It’s all about anti-drug awareness. Members of this club will receive free t-shirts, wrist bands, field trip opportunities; must be drug-free and dedicated to the anti-drug education of their peers and families. Mrs. Sage is the advisor for this amazing club that is supported by the City of Santa Clarita. Members will meet twice/month in room 534.
The kick-off for this club is Wednesday, August 30th during lunch in front of the ASB Office. Please mark your calendars now.
Download Heroin Kills flyers here-
API Score Results
The state of California has released the Academic Performance Index (API) scores for the 2011-12 school year. The Wildcats earned an API score of 856.
Since the opening of West Ranch High School, the Wildcats have had the highest API scores of all of the comprehensive high schools in the Hart District and in Northern Los Angeles County.
West Ranch was the first Hart District Comprehensive High School to earn an API score of over 800.
West Ranch was also, the first and only Hart District Comprehensive High School to earn an API score of over 850.
Unofficial transcripts are now available through the Campus Portal! Unofficial transcripts may be used for reference, college applications, car insurance discounts, grade reports, etc!
All Official Transcript requests must be in writing. You may come to the Registrar’s Office in the main Administration Building and fill out a request card or you may print out the Online Transfer Request form and mail it to:
West Ranch High School
26255 Valencia Blvd
Valencia CA 91381
There is no charge for Official Transcripts used for college or employment for one year following graduation. Official Transcripts for personal use, or after one year of leaving, are $3.00 (cash or money order). Unofficial transcripts may be requested from the student’s counselor or in the Registrar’s Office during school hours. All transcripts will usually be processed within 24-72 hours.
Parking Pass Information
Parking passes have sold out. To be placed on the interest list, please bring the required documents to the SRC as usual.
Reminder: do not park in the student parking lot if you do not have a current 2012/13 parking permit; you may receive a citation.
Student Parking Permit Information
View Parking and Student Drop-Off Information
Parking Lot Update
On July 11th we added twelve speed bumps to our student parking lot. Please, be aware of the change. As always, stay aware and safe in our school parking lot.
Parking permits must be purchased the day before you park at school.
If you park without a current parking permit, you may receive a citation.
Parking permits are available in the SRC (200 Bldg.) during tutorial, brunch and
Reminder: Do not park without a valid permit. Vehicles improperly parked will be cited.
Parking privileges are extended to seniors and juniors of West Ranch High School who hold a valid California driver’s license. If the student has unpaid parking citations, the fines must be cleared prior to purchasing a new parking permit.
Parking pass applications will be sent home in the summer registration packet and are also available, during the year, in the SRC located in the 200 building.
How to purchase a Parking Permit:
- Bring the WRHS Parking Permit form filled out with your parent’s signature on both sides of the form.
- Bring your ID card.
- Bring the current vehicle registration.
- Bring your current proof of insurance.
- Bring your driver’s license.
- The parking permit is $25.00 and ONE permit per student will be issued. Payment needs to be CASH or a SEPARATE CHECK. The permit may be replaced one time for $30.00 and a second time for $50.00
When can I purchase the Parking Permit?
Parking permits may be purchased during summer check-in and, during the school year, in the 200 building
Student Responsibility Center during tutorial, brunch or lunch. Permits will not be sold during class time.
**A PARKING PERMIT MUST BE PURCHASED THE DAY BEFORE YOU PARK ON CAMPUS**
Parking without a parking permit may result in receipt of a parking citation.
A PARKING PERMIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE STUDENT A PARKING PLACE AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
1—Vehicles must park headed into the space.
2—Speed limit in the lot is 5 MPH.
3—Students may not park in any area for STAFF, VISITORS, RED ZONE, PLANTERS, CURBS OR NO PARKING AREAS.
4—Parking permits are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Violation of this rule will result in forfeiture of parking permit for, at least, the remainder of the school year.
Violations are processed in the Student Responsibility Center by the Administrator of the Day.
A parking permit DOES NOT GUARANTEE the student a parking space at any given time. However, no car will be admitted to the parking lot without a permit prominently displayed by hanging it on the rear view mirror with the permit facing the front of the car.
**CITATIONS MAY BE GIVEN FOR THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS:
- VEHICLE PARKED WITHOUT A VALID PARKING PERMIT - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED OUT OF DESIGNATED PARKING AREA - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN FIRE LANE - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN VISITOR PARKING SPACE - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN DISABLED PARKING - $20
- VEHICLE PARKED IN STAFF PARKING ONLY AREAS - $10
- VEHICLE PARKED WITHOUT CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR PARKING PASS PROPERLY DISPLAYED - $5
1—Parking privileges are only on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot will be closed when it is full.
2—Students will only be allowed in the front parking lot (east of the main school entrance).
3—Lots on the side or behind the school are for faculty use only.
4—The parking lot is CLOSED to ALL students during CLASS PERIODS and during PASSING PERIODS.
5—Students who use the student parking lot do so at their own risk. The Wm. S. Hart UHSD and West Ranch High School are not responsible for any loss or damage.
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Infinite Campus Parent Portal
The new student information system, Infinite Campus, includes an online portal where parents will be able to see attendance, assignment, and grade information for their students. Access accounts for parents are available through the district's Campus Portal page. After you submit the request, each account must be individually verified. You should receive an authorization code by email within 2-3 days. If you have problems with a parent login, please contact the district by going to the Campus Portal Account Support page.
Follow West Ranch on Twitter
Now you can get important information about West Ranch High School through Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us on any or all of the following:
--WestRanchHS - general information about events at West Ranch
--WRCareer - School to Career, Career Paths, and Career Center Speakers
--WRCounseling - College application and scholarship information