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iWillow: Class of 2023 Camp Registration
Willow Canyon High School extends a warm welcome to our incoming freshmen. The next four years of your life can easily be the best.  Join us Tuesday, July 23rd, for iWillow Freshman Camp.  The camp will run from 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. for an opportunity to get schedules, meet teachers, learn how to get around campus, and make new friends.

The registration fee is $15.00 and includes pizza, snack, and drink plus a Class of 2023 school spirit shirt.  Ice water will also be provided and refillable containers encouraged. 

Application and payments are due by Thursday, July 15th,  to guarantee spot.  The fee is non-refundable.  Transportation must be arranged by participating students.

Register today here.  Confirmation email will be sent on Wednesday, July 17th,  with additional camp information and a link to process payment.
 
Questions about payment or registration should be directed to Ms. Tammy Staten at 623-523-8021. Contact Ms. Stacy Green with general questions: stacy.green@dysart.org 
Posted : 5/28 | Direct Link
WCHS Summer Hours
Please see below our office hours for the summer:

June: The first week of June   M-TH 7:00-5:30
             The rest of June:   10th - 27th M-TH 8:00-12:00


July: Closed the first week of July 
           July 8th - 25th --  M-TH 7:00-5:30
           July 29th - 31st --M-Weds  7:00- 3:30


August:  1st and 2nd (Thurs and Friday) and Monday, Aug 5th - 7:00 - 3:30


First Day of School: Tuesday, August 6TH
Classes start at 7:15 AM
Posted : 5/23 | Direct Link
WCHS Baseball and Softball Recognition
Our Baseball and Softball players were recognized at our District office as All District Athletes! Congratulations to them all!All District Softball AthletesAll District Baseball Athletes
Posted : 5/20 | Direct Link
WCHS Finals Schedule
Finals will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 2019. Please see the schedule below for :

Monday, May 20, 2019:
7:15 - 8:15   Period 1 Final
8:20 - 9:20   Period 3 Final
9:30 - 10:30 Period 6 Final

Tuesday, May 21, 2019:
7:15 - 8:15   Period 2 Final
8:20 - 9:20   Period 4/5 Final
9:30 - 10:30 Period 7 Final
Posted : 5/7 | Direct Link
Important Safety Reminders from the Superintendent
Dysart SafeDysart Parents and Guardians,

As we near the end of the school year, I am writing to ask you to partner with us to keep our Dysart students and campuses safe and secure. Historically, as students eagerly anticipate the approach of summer, the number of school threats increases. Dysart is hoping to stem this issue with your help.

As a fellow community member, I ask you to please:

1. Have a discussion with your child(ren) about the importance of immediately sharing information that could be considered threatening to our community with a responsible adult. This could be a parent, teacher or school staff member.
2. Make it clear to your child(ren) that online threats and rumors should not be forwarded or shared, because doing so impedes police investigations.
3. Discuss with your child(ren) the seriousness of making threats toward schools, and remind them that there are a number of charges that can be filed against students – including felony offenses.

If you become aware of an immediate threat, please call 911.  Otherwise, call law enforcement non-emergency lines to report potential threats towards our schools or the community in Surprise (623-222-4000), El Mirage (623-933-1341) or Maricopa County (602-876-1602).

Another option for reporting school safety issues or concerns is through our Safe Schools Hotline (623-876-7009) or online via Dysart Safe Report at Dysart.org/SafeReport. Additional information, resources, and school safety tips can be found on our website at Dysart.org/Safety.

Dysart is proud of our relationships with local law enforcement agencies, and works collaboratively with them to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant and should strive to prioritize the well-being of our community. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our campuses are always a safe place for our students.

Respectfully,

Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Dysart Unified School District
Posted : 4/17 | Direct Link
AZ Merit Testing Schedule
Late Start Testing Schedule for April 3rd, April 10th, and April 17th!

Testing Date: 4/3/19 - CANCELED

Rescheduled For Tuesday, 04/09/19
Testing Time: 7:15am - 10:30am
Testing: 9th, 10th, 11th graders

Any student sitting in an English Class must test. Exception 12th graders. However, if you are a 12th  grader taking a 9th, 10th or 11th grade English Class you will test.
Who tests is based on enrollment in courses not cohort.  
Bring to Testing: Earbuds, Pencil and ID.  We will work with West-Mec students.


Testing Date: 4/10/19
Testing Time: 7:15am - 10:30am
Testing: 9th, 10th, 11th graders

Any student sitting in an English Class MUST test.  Exception 12th graders. However, if you are a 12th grader taking a 9th, 10th or 11th grade English Class you MUST test.
Who tests is based on enrollment in courses not cohort.  
Bring to Testing: Earbuds, Pencil and ID.  We will work with West-Mec students.


Testing Date: 4/17/19
Testing Time: 7:15am - 10:30am
Testing: 9th, 10th, 11th graders

Any student sitting in a Math Class must test. Exception 12th graders. However, if you are a 12th  grader taking a 9th, 10th, or 11th grade Math Class you will test.
Who tests is based on enrollment in courses not cohort.
Bring to Testing: Earbuds, Pencil and ID.  We will work with West-Mec students.



Seniors Might Be Testing! If they are in a course that is tested ie: retaking Cambridge Math 1-2 for a better grade... They are testing Algebra 1-2.  It doesn't matter if they have taken (and even passed) AZ Merit before.  Who tests is based on enrollment in courses not cohort.

AZ Merit Testing Schedule
Posted : 3/29 | Direct Link
Show Choir Competition
Choir Students
Willow Canyon's top show choir, Evolution, took home 2nd place in their division at the Los Alamitos Show Choir Xtravaganza! The competition welcomed nearly 50 show choirs competing over 15 divisions. Kayleigh Grashel was recognized as the top performer for Evolution.

Willow's second show choir, the Willow Wisps put on a great show, but did not place in their division. Erlinda Soriano was recognized as the top performer for the Wisps.

Choir Students: Bethany Adrian, Dominick Attilio, Olevia Breecher, Rachel Broussard, Marissa Cannon, Joshua Cole, Brooke Gibson, Kayleigh Grashel, Ethan Harding, Cameron Hardy, Damien Harvey, Isabella Hentz, Izaak Hoefflin, Trinity Howell, Natalie Ibarra, Sam Jones, Diego Juarez, Elizabeth Juillet, Emily LaVine, Faith Leyva, Brooklyn Magee, Savannah Monnet, Vivien Rodarte, Matheson Romney, Caitlynn Salasek, Carissa Santos, Karlie Stott, Spencer Sullivan, Madison Watson
Posted : 3/25 | Direct Link
Willow Canyon students interview MLB players and managers
WCHS student Justin Angel, Dante Sarmiento, Alycia Estrada, Trevor Tuttle, Calob Klouser, Isaac BarrioWillow Canyon students interview MLB players and managers

The Willow Canyon High School (WCHS) TV Production and Media Club partnered with High School Nation to cover Major League Baseball's Spring Training. Six students had the opportunity to interview members of the Seattle Mariners organization and Major League Baseball (MLB) managers as part of Spring Training Media Day.

The students interviewed the voice of the Seattle Mariners, Rick Rizz, who told the students to find what they value, make it part of their career and work toward their goals. Students were also able to interview pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, alongside members of the national and international press. After spending time with the Mariners, the students had the opportunity to interview MLB managers.
This event was filmed by our partner, High School Nation. A video link and photos from the event are attached.

The Willow Canyon High School TV Production and Media Club works to prepare students for employment in various positions within radio, television, and film industries.  Working with groups like High School Nation for real-world opportunities is a key component to Career and Technical Education because students gain authentic experience in their chosen field.  In addition to the MLB interviews, WCHS TV Production and Media Club students have also qualified for the state competition with SkillsUSA. For more information regarding opportunities in Career and Technical Education, please visit www.dysart.org/cte

Additional Photos

Video Link
Posted : 3/6 | Direct Link
SRHS and WCHS DECA earn Gold
SRHS and WCHS DECA earn GoldShadow Ridge and Willow Canyon High School DECA Clubs have earned Chapter Certifications through DECA’s school-based enterprise (SBE) program. To become DECA-Certified, SBEs complete a written project detailing how their business adheres to select model business standards. Shadow Ridge DECA was amongst six other high schools in Arizona to earn Gold Level Certification, and Willow Canyon was among ten Arizona high schools to become recertified Gold. Both schools earned the honor in the Food Service Operations category for the management of their school stores.

With their Gold Certifications, both schools have qualified to participate in the SBE Academy and competition held at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, in April.

DECA is a premier student organization that supports the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration, and entrepreneurship.  DECA is one of the many Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities offered to prepare students for the academic and vocational skills necessary to successfully enter the workforce. Learn more at dysart.org/cte.
Posted : 2/20 | Direct Link
WCHS Key Club shines bright
WCHS Key Club shines brightWillow Canyon High School Key Club students volunteered at Tim Tebow’s “A Night to Shine” held at Radiant Church on Friday, February 8, 2019. “A Night to Shine” is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs aged 14 and older. The evening is filled with excitement including limo rides, a red carpet entry, photos, lights, music, dancing, food, and fun for all involved. Willow Canyon Key Club students volunteered at the event to take photos as the “paparazzi” and spent time with the honored guests.

The Tim Tebow Foundation is committed to celebrating the uniqueness of people with special needs by organizing “Night to Shine” events all over the country, in an effort to provide an unforgettable night where guest are welcomed, valued, and loved.

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.
Posted : 2/19 | Direct Link
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