PLANO WEST IS ONE OF NEWSWEEK'S
TOP HIGH SCHOOLS!
Once again, Plano West made Newsweek's rankings of America's Best High Schools in the country! Can we get a "Wolfpack"?!?!?! Visit http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2016 for more information.
Plano West Beginning Teacher of the Year!
Plano West Experienced Teacher of the Year!
Social Studies Department Chair
and US History teacher
Mrs. Lewis will represent Plano West in the Plano ISD Teacher of the Year selection process. Good Luck, Mrs. Lewis!!
Buy your yearbook by January 27, 2017!
PRINCIPAL KATHY KING'S MESSAGE
TO THE WOLVES:
To open the video in a separate window: Welcome Back WolfPack Video
Click the links below for important information:
Questions about menu choices & nutritional information?
Go to MealViewer and look up each campus OR download the App from App Store and Google Play. Scan the QR Code below for ease in download.
Wolf Den PTSA Information
Join the Wolf Den! Our goal is one PTSA member for every student. We want one parent or community member to represent and support each Plano West Wolf. Your membership dues and donations help us fund the Plano West t-shirts that are given to every student and staff member at West. They help us support College Night, Homecoming, Prom, After Prom, Senior Scholarships, Teacher Wish List, and Staff Appreciation. Seniors are eligible for many scholarships funded through the PTSA. There are multiple scholarships that are given every year to students who are PTSA members in both Junior and Senior years of attendance. We encourage all students to join the PTSA. Please join the PTSA today at: www.wolfdenptsa.org Keep the Pack Strong!
Click on the link to view important information:
WOLF DEN PTSA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
What is InfoCenter?: InfoCenter provides access to all the messages and information sent by your child’s campus and Plano ISD. Accessible from any internet-enabled device, InfoCenter displays and organizes alerts, notifications, and attachments for easy review and reference. InfoCenter also allows you to customize how you receive communications from PISD (campus and district).
The following link has a step-by-step guide to sign up:
How to sign-up for InfoCenter
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information
"Did You Know" Did you know…The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has opened a new website called Get Smart About Drugs. This website has some excellent information for parents, teachers, and students. They have focused the last few weeks on Heroin and Opioids. According to the DEA, 580 people in the US will try heroin for the first time today. Check out this website! https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/#
The Assistance Center of Collin County provides local programs and services to assist families in our community. The link to the Directory of Human Services is maintained by the Assistance Center of Collin County.
Directory of Human Services in Collin County, TX
(maintained by the Assistance Center of Collin County)
Important information and resources regarding influenza can be found on the Plano ISD District Health webpage. The district website has been updated to include the Texas Department of State Health Services suggested links and information, as well as basic reminders. Flu season runs thru mid- May.
Save a Life!
Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." (Rachel Scott, 17)
Produced by the Theatre Productions students at Plano West Senior High School, “Save a Life” utilizes student performances to deliver a message regarding bullying and suicide prevention. To enhance the impact, the performers included an interactive conclusion to the performance which enabled the audience to participate and established a very personal dimension. This message was delivered to both adult and student audiences.
Save a Life Video
Optional student accident insurance is available through Markel Insurance Company. Parents will enroll online utilizing Markel’s dedicated secure enrollment website: http://markel.sevencorners.com.
On this website, parents are able to: view all of the coverage and premium options; Preview a Frequently Asked Questions section; and purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of the purchase. Parents can also contact Markel at 1-877-444-5014 for details on obtaining a form for enrollment.
“Leading with Pride”
“The mission of Plano West Senior High School is to prepare students to strive
for excellence and contribute with compassion and integrity to a diverse society.”
...education is a dynamic, not a static process
which prepares students to be life-long learners.
...success in education is based on a cooperative effort
among students, staff, parents, and community.
...all students can achieve success.
...students need critical thinking skills to be successful
in today’s changing global environment.
...knowledge provides an awareness of our multi-cultural
society and contributes to an appreciation of human worth
...the strength of the instructional program provides each
student with an opportunity to excel academically as well
...strong morals, values, and character provide the foundation
for productive citizens.
...that a safe, caring, and nurturing environment is essential
to the learning process.
...excellence is the standard in instruction and leadership.
...everyone has an obligation to contribute to the school