Newsletter Week of August 12

Upcoming Events

This year, we're turning our traditional open house into a back-to-school celebration we're calling Wildcat Welcome!  In addition to being able to walk their schedules and meet their teachers, students will be able to win prizes in a scavenger hunt, explore clubs and activities, and more.  The new Brewing Futures Mobile C.A.F.E. will also be on hand serving snacks and drinks!  We're encouraging ALL students and their families, not just freshmen, to come and kick off the school year with us. Free child care will be available on site.


·  In order to fully participate, students need to have their schedules, so we suggest you either print the schedule, take a picture of the schedule, or have the schedule pulled up on the Infinite Campus app for the event. Student schedules will be available via the Infinite Campus Portal on August 22nd. If you do not have electronic access to your schedule, we will have support people available to help. 

·  There will be an orientation meeting for freshmen and new students in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium from 6:30-7 PM.


Boys soccer is excited to kick-off the fall season! If you are interested in playing boys soccer, please check out the team website at Players that are not currently playing can register on the team website to get more information about the program. Go Wildcats!



Volleyball information:

Anyone interested in trying out for Volleyball must have a sports physical on file before the first try-out date.  Parent meeting, August 1st- 5:45pm in the auditorium.  We will go over try-out information and season expectations. Player and parent should attend!

Athletes should attend ALL the times listed and attend the try-out session for their age group unless told otherwise by Coach Pakula

Freshmen and Sophomores
August 15
- 8-10:00a.m. and 3:30-5:30pm

August 16-8-10:00a.m. and 3:30-5:30pm
August 17- 8-10a.m. (Freshman and JV Teams will be made)

Juniors and Seniors
August 15
- 10:30-12:30p.m. and 3:30-5:30pm
August 16- 10:30-12:30p.m. and 3:30-5:30pm (Varsity Team Made)
If you have any questions, please contact Gillian Pakula (



Senior pictures are due October 27th. We are looking for a head and shoulders, vertical pose; it’s okay if the pose is outdoors, or the student is wearing a hat, or holding a cat, just so it’s a head and shoulders, vertical pose. Those can be emailed to or a wallet sized photo can be brought to the yearbook office (W10). Email Amy Karoses with any questions.


Since back to school sales are already popping up, we wanted to make sure our early shoppers know Oshkosh West High School does not have a school-wide school supply list. Students may purchase their own supplies based on their needs and preferences. At minimum, we recommend:

✔️ A backpack

✔️ A notebook and folder for each class

✔️ Pens, pencils, and highlighters

Individual teachers will communicate with students if specific supplies are needed for a class.




Parking passes are now available at the School Bank for $45.  You must be a student in "Good Standing", meaning no outstanding fees/fines and no detentions.  You will need to have your vehicle information when you purchase your permit which will include Year, Make & Model and color of your vehicle and your license plate number.  Please bring your driver's license with you as you will also need that number on the application.  School bank hours are Mon-Thurs 7:30-3:30 and Friday 7:30-Noon.  If you have any questions, please call the school bank at (920) 424-4094 #3037

On Wednesday, August 24 you can buy parking passes during our Wildcat Welcome!!









Are Your Seniors Submitting FAFSA?


Wisconsin students are lagging behind in FAFSA applications.  It's time to up our game and make sure we are helping them with this very important college access activity.  Here are some fun FAFSA TikToks you can use when getting the word out!





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