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Newsletter Week of March 16, 2020

ACT ASPIRE & WISCONSIN FORWARD EXAMS

Grade 9 and 10 students at West will participate in the Wisconsin Student Assessment System during the month of April.  9th and 10th Grade students will take either the ACT Aspire or Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) for students with disabilities needing an alternative assessment.  The ACT Aspire and DLM are written to specifically measure student progress toward mastery of the Wisconsin Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.  In addition, 10th Grade students will take the Wisconsin Forward Exam, which measures student progress in Social Studies. Under state and federal accountability requirements, every school is expected to test every student in the assessed grades.  Please make every effort to have your child in attendance on all testing dates.  Click here for more information regarding these days.

Bell schedule for April 14th & 15th

DIGITAL LEARNING DAYS - April 14-15

Just like we did on the day that juniors took the ACT, on the two mornings of ACT Aspire testing, students will be provided with digital lessons to complete on their Chromebooks. A more detailed schedule for these dates is included under the ACT Aspire information above, but only students in grades 9 and 10 will be required to report to school for the MORNING of April 14-15. ALL students will report for classes each afternoon. During that morning time, teachers will be providing digital lessons. Juniors and seniors who would like to do this work at school or who need the internet access will be provided with a supervised space to do this. Please watch for more detailed information!  

ARMED SERVICE VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY(ASVAB)

The morning of April 14th, while the freshmen and sophomores are taking the ACT Aspire, any juniors or seniors who would like to take the ASVAB at West will have the opportunity to do so. The testing will be held in the computer lab in C20 and will begin at 8:30 am. The test takes approximately 2.5 hours and then the representative will be able to go over the test results with the students after they are finished that morning. Please sign up in the counseling office by Thursday, April 9th.

MEDIA NEWS

Digital Citizenship
Are you concerned about Online Privacy. Read Privacy in a Digital World from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  

EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The Oshkosh West Sister School exchange program is looking for 20 good families to host an English speaking German student for 2 weeks in October.  Here is a link for more information. Oshkosh West students will be eligible to travel to Germany in the summer of 2021. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

PARENT MENTORS

Would you like to connect with a West parent? As a reminder, we have several parent mentors that you can reach out to for questions about parenting high school kids. Please see this link for the mentors' names and contact information.  As always, if you ever have questions about ANYTHING, please call us. The newsletter and website are the two best resources for you to find information, but if you can't find the answers you are looking for, we are here to help!

MARCH IS NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH 

Travis Hering

TravisHeringAthleticTrainer

   
   Travis serves as an athletic trainer for Oshkosh West High School from Ascension Sports Medicine  
   Wisconsin. He has a Bachelor of Science with a major in athletic training from the University of 
   Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Travis can be reached at travis.hering@ascension.org and by phone at
   608-212-6655. 
 

SPRING SPORT INFORMATION

Spring sport eligibility meetings have been scheduled.  If you are going out for one of the sports below the student and a parent should make every effort to attend the eligibility meeting. Please bring along any completed physical forms for your child. Parents and students will get all of the necessary paperwork from the school at the meeting:  the co-curricular handbook, concussion information, and agreement of parent and athlete form. The goal is to get everyone cleared to start practice the first day of the season.

The following sports teams have met - See Mr. Jodarski for paperwork
Boys & Girls Track
Boys Tennis 
Boys Golf 
Girls Soccer 
Softball meeting
Monday, March 16th Baseball meeting - 5:45pm in the O-room