It is hard to believe we are already into the second semester. The first half of the year has flown by and I suspect the second half will go by equally as fast. We have many things going on in our district, but the one thing that never changes is how rewarding it is to be working with the amazing students at Wausau West High School. Thank you for sending your student to Wausau West and allowing us to be a part of their lives.
As we begin this new semester, I would like to encourage you to continue your involvement in your student’s education. We are hoping for your support in helping our students with work completion and meeting learning expectations. A new semester for some means continuing to work hard to keep up with classroom expectations; for others, it is a chance for a new beginning. Whatever the case, the beginning of the semester is very important. Many subject areas build a foundation of knowledge early on in the semester and the rest of the semester builds from there. When students get help early on they ensure that they have the proper foundation to understand future material. When students begin to feel overwhelmed or they find they do not understand the material presented, it is critical they find time to meet with their teachers immediately to ensure they gain the knowledge base needed to move forward in learning the curriculum. Our Flex Mod system accommodates this wonderfully. In most cases, students and teachers can meet within the normal school day. Please help encourage your student to seek out the resources they need to be successful. Asking questions in class, meeting with teachers during their open labs, emailing teachers with questions, and reaching out to their school counselors are just a few of the many ways for students to find the help they need to be successful.
The following items are things to look for in the near future. We will communicate more information as it becomes available:
- ACT Testing - This is for all 11th grade students and is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2023. There will be no in person school for Grades 9, 10, and 12 students. More detailed information will be forthcoming.
- Pre ACT Secure - This is for 9th and 10th grade students and is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2023. There will be no in person school for Grades 11 and 12 students. More detailed information will be forthcoming.
- Forward Testing - This is for all 10th grade students and is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
- West Graduation –Wednesday, May 24, 2023. More details in the coming months
Stay warm and thank you for your continued support of Wausau West!
Jeb Steckbauer - Principal