Manchester High School West
Manchester School District is recruiting Para Educators for the upcoming school year.
Minimum requirement is a high school diploma. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates!
Click on the link below for more information:
West High Spring Art Show 2020
Artwork will be displayed on the Manchester High School West web page all summer. It features art made by West High learners, faculty and alumni.
Every year the West High Art department has put on the Spring Art Show. Traditionally it has food, music and guest judges and it is set up in the hallway outside the library for a special ceremony. It was always open to the public on that night and in the recent past we have left it up for staff, students and district guests to access it for an entire week. This year, with COVID-19 and remote learning, we have decided to create a virtual art gallery for the work.
Click on the link below:
-image courtesy of Benson Yu, 2014. Self-portrait, graphite
Congratulations Class of 2020
As we recognize the largest graduating class of New Hampshire Scholars in the program's history, it undoubtedly will go down as the most unique set of circumstances that schools and students have faced.
Terms such as remote learning, stay at home, and social distancing will be ones the Class of 2020 won't soon forget. But the 5,611 New Hampshire Scholars persevered through all of the challenges and are somehow better prepared for their next adventure.
Thank you to all of the counselors, teachers, administrators, and community partners who worked hard to recognize students virtually and in person. When students are presented their diploma wearing their NH Scholar gold medallion, it will all be worth it.
Among the many who want to congratulate the NH Scholars Class of 2020 are these tremendous supporters. Watch their special video messages.
And a special message from one of our NH Scholars graduates:
To share a link of the videos with students and families, please use one of these pages: http://www.nhscholars.org/special-congratulatory-video-messages-to-class-of-2020/ or http://www.nhscholars.org/resources/videos/
School Meals at Home
Do your kids get free or reduced lunch at school?
Review this flyer for more information to see if you qualify for a Pandemic EBT.
Attention Students Involved in the Course Selection Process!
Our Freshman Enrollment Application is below, as well as videos from current NJROTC and STEAM students!
Freshman Enrollment Application
Freshman Class Choices
Is NJROTC for You?
Is STEAM for You?
Class of 2021 Slide Show
Class of 2022 & 2023 Slide Show
Parks & Rec Announces Summer 2020 Rules and Regulations
In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Parks & Recreation Division is announcing special rules, closures and cancellations for Summer 2020. Please take note of the guidelines and restrictions in place. We encourage you to enjoy our parks, but ask that you do so safely and with consideration for others. Thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time.
Southern NH Services Summer Food Program
Check out the summer food schedule
starting June 17th through
The City of Manchester is providing information to help you with the upcoming heat wave. Review the document on the left for more information.
Manchester Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries Monthly Newsletter
Health Care for the Homeless
We Miss You (Students)
Faculty & Staff are Missing Their Students
We Are West High!
Distance Learning Plans for WHS
Students and parents should monitor their Aspen Portal to make sure assignments are being recorded.
PLEASE check your school email EVERY DAY!
The expectation for WHS is that all students will check-in daily (Monday - Friday)
with their Advisory teacher for attendance by 11:00 a.m.
Students should be working remotely on assignments and submitting work as instructed by their teachers.
Many teachers will be using Google Classroom to communicate with their students.
There are many video tutorials on YouTube
Click here to view one video option to help students and parents learn more about Google Classroom
Leaving to Learn Opportunities
The Leaving to Learn program is up and running! Leaving to Learn offers everyone at West the opportunity to get outside the school walls to gain new skills and knowledge. Sign up for these opportunities outside room 210B and pick up field trip permission slips inside room 210B. Space is limited!!
Examples of experiences:
Manchester Regional Airport~Opportunity to explore aviation careers and discover all of the different employers that service the airport.
Copper Door Restaurant~Behind the scenes look at one of the area's premier restaurants and discovery of culinary career options.
Lunch and Learn - Interviewing: How to Avoid the Uh's and the Duh's - Tips and tricks about interviewing with an HR professional from CMC. Learners will hear first-hand what hiring managers are looking for during an interview.
For Juniors and Seniors who would like an in-depth, work-based learning experience, there are 4 Leaving to Learn courses in the second semester. These courses are project-based and allow the learner to gain new knowledge and skills outside the school environment. Blocks B, C, and F will focus on career development and internships, while G block will focus on community service projects. These courses are pass/fail for 0.5 credit. Let your Guidance Counselor know if you'd like to enroll in a Leaving to Learn course.
Stop by room 210B to learn more about Leaving to Learn courses and opportunities!
Students in the News...
Makin' It Happen Salutes our Kimiya!
Kimiya was chosen for her work on substance misuse prevention for over 4 years. This is not always a popular activity amongst teens but Kimiya quietly but passionately did wonderful work to educate her peers. Kimiya is mature beyond her years and we know whatever she puts her mind to she will succeed and make a change in this world.
Click here for the full story.
May 14, 2020
The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester announces
Paige is competing for the title of NH State Youth of the Year!
Congratulations, Jacob McClelland
Congratulations to our first Harbor Freight Fellow in New England: Jacob McClelland!
Jacob completed his internship at Werner Mazda in Manchester, NH under the mentorship of Patrick Driscoll.
What is the Harbor Freight Fellowship?
Big Picture Learning, with support from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, has designed a new form of apprenticeships for youths and young adults who show significant potential and passion for the traditional and contemporary trades. Harbor Freight Fellows provides deep and sustaining relationships with expert mentors and access to communities of practice in their area of passion.
We support apprenticing experiences with professional trades persons at their businesses.
We will provide:
A $1,000 scholarship to the youth for 120 hours of apprenticing with a trades person Mentor.
A $500 stipend to the professional trades person Mentor.
A $500 stipend to the supporting staff member (the Advisor) at the referring school or organization.
A $250 to allowance for tools to the Fellow.
What does Jacob have to say about the internship program?
"It helped me see the options I have and it showed me what I should look for when I need to get better, like colleges and trade school. I also can better myself with Mazda ́s specified training classes that I could take. This internship showed me that I work a lot and I never complained cause it's something I wanted to do. It improved my hands-on and listening skills, and made my love and passion for my trade grow even more than it was before."
Are you a senior (or soon to be) with a deep passion for the trades? Reach out to your school counselor to learn more!
Our NJROTC Marksmanship Team competed in the 2020 NH 3 Position Air Rifle State Championship. We competed in the Sporter category and we went 1, 2, 3!
Congratulations Shaquille, Ella & Chris!
Shaquille Vega Ayala
Spotlight on our Basketball Leaders
Football players and Cheerleaders
shopping for NH Tackles Hunger
hosting Dig PINK game to benefit breast cancer awareness
UNH Manchester Announces Spring 2019 Dean's List
Congratulations to our West Alumni students!
The University of New Hampshire at Manchester has named 275 students to the Dean's List for superior scholastic performance during the Spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. We are proud to share with you the Manchester West High School Alumni who have earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater:
Armina Cikaric, Biological Sciences
Nicole Gallien, General Studies
Ting-Yi Yang, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Jacob Henry, Computer Information Systems
Dhan Mapchhan, Homeland Security
Ava Parr, Neuropsychology
Leija Hodzic, Biotechnology
Selma Hodzic, Biotechnology
Luan Sanches, Homeland Security
School Supplies Needed:
Dry erase markers
Tri-fold poster boards
Scotch tape rolls
Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off at the main office. Thank you!
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Richard R. Dichard, Principal
Mary Ann Wood, Assistant Principal
Laura E. Lord, Assistant Principal
9 Notre Dame Avenue
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: (603) 624-6384
Fax: (603) 628-6153