Western Hills High School News
Frankfort Regional College Fair
Come to Western Hills on September 8th between 5:30- 7:30 PM to view a wide variety of colleges and begin planning your future. There will be representatives to answer any questions you have about colleges including enrollment, majors, and special programs. There will also be Financial Aid sessions every half hour in the Western Hills auditorium, this service is provided by KHEAA. We look forward to seeing you there!  
Free Office 365 Pro Plus for Students
In order to help our students prepare for success this school year, we’re providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office 365, you will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.
• Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
• Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
• Office subscription lasts for as long as you are a student here and FCPS continues with this program

Follow these three easy steps to get Office for FCPS students:
1. Visit Office.com/GetOffice365
2. Click through to download & sign in with your FCPS email credentials NOTE: This offer is valid only for current, active FCPS students with email provided by FCPS.
3. On the download site, select your language and click install

Click the Read More link for more details
 
McConnell Extra Mile Award

Western Hills is extrodinarily proud to announce that last year Laura Sell, Math Teacher, was the recipient of the Extra Mile Award and recieved a cash prize of $10,000. We also had two other WHHS teachers that were nominated, JR Zinner Ag Teacher and Tara Graves Special Education Teacher. Both of these teachers were presented $1,000 each as a runner-up prize. The McConnell Extra Mile Award provides an opportunity to recognize full time teachers and educators who are makeing outstanding contributions to students' lives. Please join us in giving all of the recipients a bog Wolverine shout-out! Congratulations!
 
Franklin County Schools Attendance Update
We have updated our attendance policy and procedures.
A copy of the new policy is located on the district webpage on the Parents page.
Attendance Policy
Medical Excuse Form

You may also access the new policy in the student’s CODE of ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR HANDBOOK (which was given to every student in our school system.)
Together, we can work to improve student achievement and reduce truancy in Franklin County.

Kyle B. Sexton
Director of Student Services
 
WHHS FCCLA Executive Council
Congratulations to following students who will be serving on the 2014-2015 WHHS FCCLA Executive Council:

President: Taylor Moreland
1st Vice President: Ashton Chaney
Vice President of Community Service: Abby Lucas
Vice President of Finance: Mikka Cathey
Vice President of Individual Programs: Evan Montgomery
Vice President of Membership: Madison Wallace
Vice President of Parliamentary Law: Elizabeth Watkins
Vice President of Peer Education: Whitley Bardroff
Vice President of Public Relations: Kaitlin Gore
Vice President of STAR Events: Andrea Dean  
FCCLA Fundraiser
FCCLA is trying to raise money for their trip to San Antonio for their national compeition. To fundraise, they are working with Yankee Candle and Timeless Traditions. If interested in purchasing something or looking through a brochure, talk to Elise King. You can purchase candles at the http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/. The group name is Western Hills High School FCCLA and the group number is 990036248. Thanks for supporting the club!  
Are You a Tech Savvy Girl?
Are you a girl who is good at math, science, engineering, or good with technology? If so, check out the attached flyer on more information on the Tech Savvy program at Kentucky State University.  
Congrats to the WHHS Band!
Please give a huge congratulations to all band students! Both performing ensembles played at our district large group assessment. Concert Band received 3 distinguished ratings for their performance on stage and they received an overall distinguished rating. Symphonic band also received 3 distinguished ratings for their stage performance and received a distinguished rating in the sight reading room, for another overall distinguished rating. On top of all of this, both groups received invitations to perform at State assessment at the University of Louisville. GO HILLS BAND!!  
ESS Schedule
ESS is every Tuesday and Thursday before and after school. For more information, please click the "Announcements" link next to this post!  
Our SBDM Policies
The SBDM Policies have been moved from the home page to the Site-Based Decision Making Council page. Check them out!  
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