Newsletter March 8, 2024



Juniors ONLY in the building Tuesday and Wednesday for ACT testing.  All other students have virtual learning.



Rüsselsheim, Germany exchange Host families needed!:

Will you have a student attending Oshkosh West in the 2024-2025 school year? Are you interested in hosting a German student for two weeks? The Oshkosh West Sister School program will be hosting approximately 20 German students for two weeks in October of 2024 (exact dates are to be determined). We need host families! The host families are responsible for providing food, transportation, and sleeping accommodation for the German student. The German students are very well versed in English. For more information about hosting  click here

The plan is we will then travel to Germany in June of 2025 and stay with host families. The approximate cost of the trip to Germany will be around $2500.00. Here are some of the things we have experienced on a previous trip.  If you need any more information please contact Patrick Bertram at or Kelly Wayne at




Attention Seniors:  New scholarships (The Southwest Rotary, Winnebago County Master Gardeners) have been added to the Fox River Scholarship center - check them out! Any questions reach out to Mrs. Whittaker.







Are you or do you have a student athlete who struggles with anxiety or confidence while playing sports?  What about coachability, understanding and accepting your role, communication/leadership skills, self-talk, perfectionism, or the ability to overcome adversity or conflicts?  Good news, we have the perfect class for you!  Mental Strength aims to identify the performance setbacks athletes face that are holding them back from using their athletic skills to the best of their abilities.  It is a unique, hybrid class connected to Strength + Conditioning.  If you are taking Strength + Conditioning next school year, consider getting the most out of your sport by not only training your muscles, but also training your mind by signing up for Mental Strength.  Mental Strength meets once every two weeks during your Strength + Conditioning class.  It will show up in your schedule as an 8th hour, but don't worry you will have no outside of school hour commitment and it will not take away from any of your other scheduled classes.  If you have any questions or you want to sign up, please email Mrs. Hansen ( 



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Are you a Junior or Senior and interested in working in law enforcement or related field?  If so, WALLECA is a great opportunity for you. WALLECA is a 5 day camp that offers physical fitness training, class room instruction and hands on experiences.

The 2024 academy is scheduled for July 29- August 2, 2024 at the Wisconsin State Patrol Training Academy at Fort McCoy.

The academy is totally free to the cadets as we are funded by generous sponsors. The cadets stay in the dorms at the academy, all meals and supplies are furnished.

A graduation ceremony is held on the last day of the academy that friends and family can attend.

Some of the classes offered during the academy are: Ethics, Crash Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Tactical Response. Probation/Parole, Firearms Training, Confidence Team Building Exercises, Physical Fitness training, and many more.

The application process is now open until March 31 – see link below. The application must be printed out,  completed to include all required signatures. It can be mailed or emailed to me at Students that have any questions about the program can contact me directly. Applications will be reviewed in the month of April and all applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the program by May 1.





Do you have a student that is a good public speaker – perhaps involved in Forensics and is knowledgeable about the US Constitution? The American Legion has an Oratorical contest program that is a good opportunity for students to win scholarship monies.

The student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

The students start out by contacting their local Wisconsin American Legion Post. The Post will hold a contest, the winner at the Post contest moves on to a County contest. The winner of the County contest moves on to the District contest.

The winner of the District Contest moves on to the Regional contest scheduled on March 23, 2024 at Ripon College. The winners at the Regional level move on to the Finals contest the same day and the overall winner will go to the National Contest in Hillsdale, Michigan in May to compete for $25,000 in scholarship. The winner of the Wisconsin contest receives a $3000 scholarship.

If the student is interested, and does not know who to contact at their local American Legion Post, they can contact me directly and I can share that information with them.

I have attached the rules, assigned topics and flyer along with a link to our National American Legion website and the Wisconsin American Legion that has a lot of information and videos for those who are interested. - contest information link - National - contest information link - Wisconsin





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Come take a look at our Counseling Website!  You can find  important information including graduation requirements, counseling office staff contact info, scheduling info and more!!



Come check out our Award Winning Newspaper staffed by our own Wildcats!!  You can see so much more on this website, pictures, web packages and past issues!!  Come see!!







If you receive a call that your student was marked absent for one or more period and you think it was a mistake, have your student go to Student Services and they can get a slip to clear it up.  If you forgot to call, you still can.  Call or email the attendance office to clear it up!  Email or

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