Western Hills High School News
Time to Register for PSAT
Considering college?  Governor's Scholars Program?  Want to know where you stand in terms of college readiness?  Take the PSAT.  Registration starts now and ends Thursday, September 25.  Click "read more" ASAP for the details. 
Stay alive; don't text and drive
FCCLA will be sponsoring a NATIONAL NO TEXT AND DRIVE WEEK September 22-26. We will also be at the concession stands Tuesday and Thursday with pledge sheets for students to take the pledge to not text while they are driving, which is through AT&T. We as officers and fellow members want to show our school and community that FCCLA CARES!  Thank you: Evan Montgomery, Whitley Bardroff, and Kaitlin Gore.   
West Side Credit Union Open
Western Hills business department is proud to announce the grand opening of our Westside Credit Union. Our partnership with Commonwealth Credit Union allows students to learn the importance of saving at an early age. The WSCU also provides loan services for students who forget their lunch money or need a loan for an upcoming event. Savings rates are high & interest rates are low so come visit us and let us set up an account for you! 
Lunch with the Principal
Have you ever wanted to just sit down and enjoy a meal with your principal? Well now you can! On the third Tuesday of every month you can now sit down and eat with Rita Rector. All you have to do is buy/bring your lunch to the office and they will direct you to the conference room. DON'T MISS OUT!
McConnell Extra Mile Award
Western Hills is extremely proud to announce that last year Laura Sell, Math Teacher, was the recipient of the Extra Mile Award and received 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 making outstanding contributions to students' lives. Please join us in giving all of the recipients a bog Wolverine shout-out! Congratulations!  
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
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
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