School Assemblies

by Avila Ashland

To create a sense of community within our school, assemblies are scheduled where we gather together as a school and family to showcase all the cool things going on around campus and all the personal achievements being made. Many students participate on sports teams here at West Hills. To honor them for all their hard work, part of the assembly is set aside to cheer on our athletes. Showing appreciation and respect to our fellow students and peers helps them feel good about their work. An athlete, Alexis Barkley, shares that her favorite part of being in the school assembly is “being able to represent my sport and being there with my team.” Being able to gather together in a fun environment where we can support each other is a positive impact here at school.

Spring Sports ending- Skye

By Skye Finnestad

Softball had their Senior Night on Friday night; it looked very fun and bitter sweet. The dads threw one last softball to their daughters, and the girls took one final lap around the field. Most spring sports are over, however, baseball is still hanging on for dear life. Varsity baseball play a home game against Mount Migel on May 15th at 4pm. They also play another home game against Steele Canyon on May 17th at 4 pm. Other than that, all other spring sports are over!

Seniors

By Sarah Shields

This week is dress-up week for the Wolfpack! Monday is dress up as your favorite teacher attire. Thursday dress as your freshman self. Friday’s dress up day is pajama day. Seniors prom is this saturday!this week we have seen lots of pictures of girls posting their fresh nails and tans and the boys posting about their discount at Friars Tux shop rentals. If you are going to prom you must have all your fines paid off. If you don’t have these fines cleared you cannot enter into prom. Hopefully you had bought your tickets before the 14th because they went up 10 dollars after that. And also remember when at the dance you must present an ID to get in. Many of AP tests this week. Thank you to our staff for helping facilitate the tests. Hope everyone did amazing and got lots of sleep to decrease their stress levels going into the tests. Finals are coming up and it’s never too early to start studying. Only 13 days left of school! We can all make it and remember on the 28th we get a holiday day off of school due to memorial day! The school year is almost over!

Art Club and Key Club

By Gianna Creighton

Art club takes place on Thursdays at lunch in room A1. The president of the club is Belle Lerdworatawee and the vice president Samantha Ryan. The goal of the club is to create an environment for all levels’ of artists who can share ideas. Art club is a way for students to express themselves through their art. The club has access to all types of art supplies and it can take the stress off of school.

Key club takes place on Mondays in room S8 at lunch. The president of the club is Noah Palafox and the secretary is Tanner Coe. Members of Key Club seek opportunities to perform service around the community. Members are free to contribute different public service ideas and volunteer options. The club is open to all people no matter their service background.

 

Beat – Spring Sports

By Skye Finnestad

Swim just had their senior night and that was fun; however, the swim finals are still a thing. Swim is almost over. Varsity softball has been doing really well. They practice often and do great at their games. Softball has their last game on Friday! Baseball has had a rough time, but they’re hanging in there. Baseball has a few games next week and then their year is over. They have lost some players due to ineligibility, which is unfortunate. Tennis and volleyball are over. Spring sports are coming to an end.

BEAT

By Alyssa Jenkins

At West Hills Library, there are many opportunities to get involved. There is a very cool club that is hosted in the West Hills library. It is called Readers and Writers Club. They meet on wednesdays in the library’s meeting room (back of library) at lunch. You have a chance to enjoy the time with fellow WolfPack readers and writers, including getting the chance to be involved in the following: whhsbookishblogs, where you can submit your thoughts, ideas and words of all students. You also can go to the monthly Santee County library book talks and the Annual Inkwell literary art Magazine. Our library staff is putting many cool opportunities for students to get engaged with the school. If you love reading and writing, then this club is for you! Remember it is held in the library’s meeting room on wednesdays at lunch

Survey – Campus poll

By Kayla Schoenborn

Do you enjoy the reverse minimum day schedule?
yes  6
no  19

2. Do you want this school year to end?
yes  14
no  11

3. Have your grades improved or gotten worse after spring break?
improved  5
Gotten worse  9
Stayed about the same  11

4. Did you do a spring sport?
yes  12
no  13

5. If so are you glad it’s ending?
yes  7
no  5

BEAT – Library

By Kayla Schoenborn

The library is on Facebook and Twitter!! Their twitter handle is @WestHillsLIB and to find their Facebook all you have to do is look up West Hills High School Library! Keep up to date with new additions to the library and updates on these platforms. While it’s not summer yet, the library staff is getting ready by unveiling WHHS’s summer reading challenge! Try reading outside your comfort zone with 3 themed challenges. Stop by the library to get more information!
Can you believe it’s a new month already? Follow along with the library’s “On this day in May…” calendar. Thank you, once again, to our library aides for helping work on this. The calendar tells you what “national day” it is and gives some ideas of how you can celebrate it! The library also recently made a video that can be viewed on their twitter that is all about “connecting” and the purpose of the library.

CYOA

By Alyssa Jenkins

This week, I interviewed 25 different people 9 different questions about an upcoming event this weekend. PROM! I asked a series of questions:

Are you going to attend prom? 21 said yes, 4 said no.

Did you vote for prom court? 19 said yes 6 said no.

Do you think the prom top 5 is accurate? 16 said yes, 9 said no.

Did you already buy your prom ticket? 21 said yes, 4 said no.

Are you bringing a “date” from another school? 4 said yes, 21 said no.

Then I asked if they are doing anything before prom, like going to dinner? 19 said yes, 6 said no.

Are you doing anything after prom? 21 said yes, 4 said no.

Are any of your friends on the prom court top 5? 22 said yes, 3 said no.

Finally I asked, are you participating in any of the dress up days this week? 6 said yes, 19 said no.

For this survey I asked all seniors about prom and it seems pretty clear to me that everyone is pretty excited about prom. I am excited myself. Prom is Saturday May 19, at Paradise Point, and it starts at 7pm. See you there!

CYOA – 100 Word Rant: Why is College so Expensive??

By: Sophia Fakhouri

It is a well known fact that the cost of attending a university is quite unreasonable. According to New York Times, tuition at public universities has nearly quadrupled as of 2014. The average cost of attending a California State University per year is approximately 23,000! If you think that is over your budget, private universities are practically double that amount! Why is this? Sandy Baum of the Urban Institute says that universities aren’t charging more to better educate students, they are compensating for lost state funding. Don’t we want an educated generation? If so, why make it almost unattainable?(100 Words)