Students Return to School from Winter Break
Tuesday, January 10th
WCS Governance & Board Meetings
Thursday, January 12th @ 5:30 & 6:30PM
WAVE Parent Meeting
Wednesday, January 18th @ 6PM
MLK Day – No School
Monday, January 16th
Wednesday, January 25 @ 5:30PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Winter Break: Both campuses and BASE will be closed for Winter Break Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 9th. We look forward to welcoming staff and students back on Tuesday, January 10th. BASE will be open on January 9th.
K-12 Talent Show Sign-Ups – Due Tuesday, January 24th: CLICK HERE to sign up to audition to be a host, perform a talent, be part of the stage crew team, or our newest category…visual art display!
- Audition sign ups Due: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- Auditions: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Talent Show Performance: Friday, February 17th @ 6:00 PM
Substitute Support Staff: Have you ever thought about what it might be like to work at Westlake Charter School? Do you like, or have you ever considered, what it might be like to work with school-aged students? Have you ever wanted a job where you could work flexible hours and days that worked best for you? If so, then look no further than Westlake Charter School!
Westlake is actively looking for substitute staff to support key site functions. Our substitute staff are on-call staff who don’t mind stepping up, and stepping in at the last minute. They are the ultimate go-to team and don’t mind working in classrooms one day, and pairing with our awesome yard duty team the next. Who knows, you might like it so much that you apply to come aboard on a permanent basis as positions open up! If you’re interested CLICK HERE, complete the form, and a member of our team will reach out and get in contact with you. Can’t wait to see you! Let’s Explore!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: On Monday, January 16th Westlake Charter School will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there will be no school and our BASE program will be closed.
Call for Coaches: Our 6th-8th grade VOLLEYBALL season is coming soon! We are looking for ten high school or adult volunteer coaches. Coaching materials will be provided and Coach Sterling will be present every day to support. Practices and games are 3:20-4:10pm; the season starts January 17. Please email Sterling Wynne at [email protected] if you are available to help. This program is not possible without community volunteers, so please spread the word! CLICK HERE for more information about coaching.
Join Our WCS Board of Directors & Board Committees: Our Board of Directors is seeking individuals mirroring the broad diversity of our community who may be interested in helping lead our school during this exciting time. We are looking for interested individuals to serve on our Governance, Finance, Development, and Impact Committees, as well as serve on our Board of Directors in 2023-24. To prepare any of our interested community members, we are launching an Onboarding Cohort beginning January 23rd. Members who join this cohort will attend 4 sessions from January to April. During this time cohort members will attend committee and board meetings, connect with a board mentor, and learn about the processes that make our governance team so successful. CLICK HERE to show interest today: the deadline to apply for this cohort is Monday, January 16th, 2023.
Core Value of the Month – Inquiry: We are excited to launch our core value of the month video that covers how Explorers can demonstrate Inquiry across our campus! Teaching, practicing and discussing our core values allows us all to use common language to support our Explorers in the four areas of: Positive Decision Making, Self Awareness, Social Awareness and Digital Citizenship.
Spelling Bee: Invitations were sent home with class winners this week! We look forward to families joining in on the fun on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30 pm on the Mabry campus! Let’s E-X-P-L-O-R-E!!!
Volleyball: Our 6-8th grade volleyball season will start the week of January 17. Teams are co-ed and open to all ability levels. CLICK HERE to sign your middle schooler up to participate. Athlete participant packets are required for all student athletes. CLICK HERE for the digital version or pick up a hard copy from the front office. Email Coach Sterling with any questions.
New Schedules and Class Change Request: Student schedules for the Spring Semester will be passed out to students when they return from Winter Break on January 10th. CLICK HERE for the Course Change Request Form that students can submit. Course change requests will be accepted January 10th-January 20th. As we begin the Spring Semester, students will participate in course selection for the 2023-2024 school year.
End of Semester Report Cards: Our semester at the high school came to a close on December 22nd. Report cards will be mailed home on January 13th when grades have been finalized. You can log into Otus to check your student’s grades.
Olympic Triathlon Prizes: All Olympic Triathlon prizes have been delivered to student fundraisers as well as the top individual fundraisers. The class party winners are Ms. Garces, Ms. Ascheman, Ms. Erickson, Ms. Bains, Ms. Weiner, and Ms. Andrade. Congratulations classes! All parties will take place after winter break.
Staff Appreciation Committee: Our Staff Appreciation Committee is planning monthly staff appreciation events and needs your help to make it possible. We are in need of ideas, donations, planning, and set-up. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to join the committee. Thank you!
Kudos: Thank you to the entire Westlake Charter School community for a fantastic 2022. We cannot wait to see where 2023 takes us together!