Fall 2017 Report Cards

The last day of the fall semester is Wednesday, December 20th for middle school students.   High school students have finals on December 18th and 19th, and should not come to school on the 20th unless they need to make up finals.
Students return from Winter Break on Tuesday, January 9th.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised that report cards for both middle school and high school students will be sent home on Thursday, January 11th.
Report cards will be passed out in advisory classes and will be reviewed on a one-to-one basis with the advisory teacher and student.
Please be sure to ask your student to show you their reports card, then engage in a discussion that pertains to their academic progress.
In addition, there will be a form for you to sign that must be returned to the advisory teacher, indicating that you have seen and discussed the grades with your student.

Buenos días padres de familia y/o tutores legales,

Les estamos informando que el día 11 de enero se enviarán las calificaciones a casa con su estudiante.
Se les entregarán a su estudiante en clase de consejería y serán revisadas uno a uno con su consejero(a), para así crear metas académicas.
Por favor asegurese de pedirle a sus estudiante las calificaciones. Recomendamos que tengan una conversación relacionada al progreso académico de su estudiante.
Igualmente estaremos enviando un formato el cual debe ser firmado y regresado al maestro de consejería, en la cual indica que usted vio y tuvo la convesacón académica con su estudiante.

Flu Season Concerns and Recommendations

Winter is here and so are winter colds and other illnesses. We do not want children to miss school. Neither do we want our families sending a sick child to school to expose others to possible illness.

Due to the increase in influenza cases in the school district, Denver Public Health has recommended that school leaders send a letter to all DPS families about the flu. Public health officials have shared there is a significant increase in reported cases this year.

Carta relacionada con la gripa (Español)

Flu Letter (English)

 

Y.E.S.S. Mentoring Blog Now Live!

Y.E.S.S. (Youth Empowerment Support Services) is a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching students social and emotional skills through the support of peer mentoring. By understanding the choices available to them and through the support of a peer from a similar “cultural zipcode” – YESS students become empowered to make smarter decisions that lead to positive outcomes. In addition to social and emotional skills, the class also supports students in academic skill development through weekly tutoring/homework sessions, college admissions and scholarships through our College Navigator program, and family involvement through our YESS Family Advocate.

Check out the link below to see what we are up to in class!
https://yessatwest.blogspot.com/

2017 College Fair

October is College and Career Readiness Month at Denver Public Schools and it’s also the month of the annual West Campus college fair.  This year all of our high school students had the opportunity to learn about admissions requirements, financial aid, majors, and student life from the representatives of 40 different colleges and universities.

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Get a Lift with RTD

The City of Denver is partnering with RTD in rolling out a program where all Denver youth ages 14-18 can receive a preloaded card for bus/rail fare.  The MyRide card can be used on all regular RTD bus rides, Call-n-Ride, SkyRide and rail services.   There are only 1,500 cards available on a first come first served basis.  The passes are only available for a limited time and not reloadable.

Students who do not qualify for the free RTD passes through Denver Public Schools Transportation would be excellent for this program.  The MyRide cards will be distributed through several recreation centers.

For further information and to learn how to get the MyRide card, you may access the following link:
http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-childrens-affairs/my-denver-card/myride-smart-card.html

Celebrating the Class of 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, West Leadership Academy graduated its second class of seniors.  95% of the graduates have been accepted to a post-secondary institutions and collectively they have earned over $400,000 in scholarships!

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West High School Alumni Awards

30 graduating seniors from West Leadership Academy, West Early College and West Career Academy were recognized for their achievements by our Alumni Association.  The awards ceremony was held in our auditorium in front of the entire high school student body.  West Leadership seniors were presented with awards and scholarships ranging from $100 to $1500 based on need and merit.

$1500 Alumni Scholarship Awards
Axel Abundez-Abundez
Jayline Castellanos

$1000 Alumni Scholarship Award
Deisy Flores

Dale Weiland Memorial Scholarship Award
Leslie Valles

Alumni Committee Special Awards
Ana Romero-Gonzalez
Giselle Abundez-Abundez
Julio Ameca-Porras

2017 Teacher Awards
Ernest Peck and Mary Coyle Chase, Speech Award
Julio Ameca-Porras

Alumni Athletic Award
Joliet Moya

War Memorial Citizenship Award
Yulises Espino

Jay T. Slagle, Life Science Award
Ana Romero-Gonzalez

Alumni Scholarship Award, Valedictorian
Ana Romero-Gonzalez

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