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West Hills Global Education Team (GET) Meeting, 10/26/21

Meetings are the 4th or last Tuesday morning of the month.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 26, 7:30-8:15 a.m in the WHMS Media Center.

What is a Global Education Team? 
GET exists to build a community that supports a restorative culture through relationships and educational equity for all. The three main focus points of the Global Education Team are student outreach, culture and climate, and training and development. 

Who are we as a team?
We are students, caregivers, staff; anyone who is part of the West Hills school community!

Who can JOIN us?
Anyone who is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and social-emotional health and well-being can join our GET.

What kind of work has GET done in the past in our building and district?

  • Creation of a district-wide cultural observances calendar

  • Support of the Annual BHS Multicultural event

  • Continued learning around equity topics through book studies

  • Shared articles, learning, and discussion around various topics relevant to our system

  • Development of field trip protocols to support economically-disadvantaged families

  • Development of language protocols on school documents

  • Reviewing and updating school policies and practices through an equity lens

  • Sharing classroom practices that lift up equity work

  • Discussion of concerns that arise around equity within a building

  • Elevating student voice

District GET Opportunities

  • 2-4 Members of the West Hills GET will also attend the District GET. The first District GET will be held virtually on October 12th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Typical Meeting Structure

  • Introductions and Check-In

  • New learning

  • Student input/needs

  • District GET Report

  • Classroom highlights

  • PTO report out

  • Review calendar/Upcoming events

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8th-Grade D.C. Trip Informational Meeting

WHMS 8th-grade students have the opportunity to take an exciting and educational trip to Washington, D.C. from May 18 through May 21, 2022. Mr. Gignac will be leading the group, with additional staff members and parent chaperones. WHMS uses the professional travel company, Student Adventures. Students will visit the nation's capital, and learn firsthand about historical figures, landmarks, and events. 

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IB Learner Profile Focus for October (Inquirer)

The IB Learner Profile Trait for October: INQUIRER

The IB Learner Profile trait for the month of October is Inquirer. Students who are INQUIRERS are curious about the world. They can conduct research independently. They love learning and discovering new things and will carry this love of learning with them throughout life. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. As educators, we show students the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, while students show independence in learning.

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Reminder to Bring a Mask Each Day

Please remind your student to come to school with a mask, and put it on before entering the building. We are happy to provide spare masks when needed, but students are encouraged to bring their own each day.  We encourage families to have their children bring an extra mask each day as well.

Also, guests coming to the building should wear a mask if needing to enter the building.

Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.

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Art and Basketball Club Updates/Schedules

Due to large numbers of students signing up to participate in Art Club and the 4/5 Basketball Club, a rotation schedule has been set up.  The alternative to rotating groups was using a lottery system to select those who would be able to participate.  In an effort to give all interested students the opportunity to attend, we set up the following schedules for those who had signed up.

Art Club will meet Thursdays, 3:20-4:00pm, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  Members that couldn't attend on Thursday, 10/14/21, can pick up a paper copy in the art room at any time.  ART CLUB SCHEDULE

4/5 Baseketball Club will meet Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  If needed members can pick up a paper copy from Mr. Drogosch in room 120.  BASKETBALL CLUB SCHEDULE

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School Lunch Information

Please see the District website “Lunch” page for details on menus and putting money on a student’s lunch account. You will also find information on the BHS website “Lunch” page about alternative menus for students with allergies or other special dietary needs.

Families eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch must reapply every school year. To complete the Online Free/Reduced lunch application, parents/guardians can log in to ParentPortal and complete the application. Click on your child's name, then click "Food Service Free & Reduced Lunch Application" under School Links. Paper applications are available by clicking HERE.

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