What is Red Ribbon Week, you ask? Red Ribbon Week is a time where we bring attention and awareness to the dangers of drugs/alcohol/ and tobacco and to live a healthy lifestyle. Every year, many students get involved in drugs and alcohol and cause their worlds to be turned upside down! An addiction to drugs or alcohol could cause problems with the law, friendships, family members, and your education! Stay away from those toxic drugs and alcohol and learn how to say "no!"
Get involved and join in on the fun with our theme days!
Monday: "Friends don't let Friends do Drugs" -Twins/Triplets-Dress like your best friends!
Tuesday: "RED-y to Live a Drug-Free Life"- Wear your favorite red clothes
Wednesday: "Hocus Pocus- Drugs are not our Focus" -Wear your festive Halloween gear. (No masks or props)
Thursday: "Happy to be Drug-Free"- Emoji Day- Wear your emoji gear.
Friday: "Life is Your Journey; Travel Drug Free"- Wear your favorite city, state, or destination t-shirt or tourist gear.
Get your theme gear ready and let's celebrate Red Ribbon Week together as a school community!
Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) (Texas Education Code §51.3062) in order to enroll in public institutions of higher education. The law requires all entering college students to be assessed for college readiness in reading, mathematics and writing unless the student qualifies for an exemption. Each student who fails to meet the minimum passing standards of TSI Assessment must be placed in a developmental education program designed to help the student achieve college readiness. West HS is a testing center for the TSI. TSI tests must be passed to enroll in college courses. Counselors must submit TSI scores to MCC. Students must have passing TSI scores to take dual credit courses. There are requirements to complete before a student takes the test. The next TSI test date is Thursday, November 15 at 3:45pm.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) testing will take place this Friday, October 26 at 8:30 a.m. Students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors; 88 students) who signed up to take this test will report to their first period class for attendance, and then go to the HS practice gym to take the test. The test will last approximately 3 hours.
Mike Humphries from Jostens will be here this Friday (10/26) during Advisory period to discuss graduation announcements for Seniors. Seniors, please plan on meeting in the auditorium during Advisory. Orders for Announcements will be taken during lunch on Friday, Nov. 2.
Picture retakes for Seniors and Underclassmen will be on Tuesday, October 30th. If you would like to have your picture retaken, you must sign up on the sign up sheets outside Mrs. Woodard's classroom. The last day to sign up will be tomorrow, October 25th. Please see Mrs. Woodard if you have any questions.