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Today’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Buffalo Chicken Nuggets or Corn Dogs (2)

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Tator Tots, Green Beans, Chilled Peaches

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Chicken Parmesan or Soft Tacos (2)

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Vegetable Blend, Whole Kernel Corn, Chilled Rosy Applesauce

 

HOMECOMING WEEK IS HERE!

September 26 – 30

(see more details at the end of this bulletin)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The HOMECOMING DANCE is Saturday, October 1, for all West students. The dance is semi-formal (no blue jeans, t-shirts, shorts; guys are expected to wear collared shirts) and will be in the Commons from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Miss Maroon coronation is at 9:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale for $10.00 a person in the Commons during lunch hours and in the bookstore today but the price will increase to $15 a person beginning tomorrow – no exceptions! All ticket sales will end Friday, September 30. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. West sophomore through senior students may bring a date from another high school or older if the date form is turned in to Mr. Woodrome by Wednesday, September 28. Date forms are available in the bookstore and should be completed before tickets are purchased. All West students must have their ID to be admitted and guests should bring some form of identification also. – Mr. Woodrome

 

HOMECOMING and HOBO DAY are just around the corner and that means we need you to represent your class and sign up to participate in GAMES during the assembly on Friday, September 30th. Show your school spirit and sign up! The class who wins the most points during the assembly will be awarded the spirit trophy! Come see Ms. Borkowski to sign up for Skateboard Olympics (need teams of 4/all four classes), Shoe Relay (need teams of 4/all four classes), Pie Eating Contest (1 person per class), Dress Up Relay (teams of 4/all four classes), and Wheels and Hoops (1 person per class). – Ms. Borkowski

 

BELLEVILLE WEST IS (STILL) IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT! We have entered our spirit video in another local contest where the first prize in $500.00. The way to win is to get the most "likes" on our video on Youtube. SO -- everyone, please go to Youtube and watch the spirit video (">) or search "Belleville West spirit video," log in, or create a Youtube account and click "like" under our video. Then post a comment giving a shout out to your favorite Belleville West club, activity, or sport. The club with the most shout-outs will win the $500.00 prize. The contest is sponsored by Mastroianni Orthodontics. - Mr. Johnson

 

GUIDANCE

 

SOPHOMORES: Are you taking advanced/honors courses? You should be taking the PSAT/NMSQT test! It will be offered at West on October 12th. Please see Mrs. Haas or Mrs. McMurray in the Counseling Office (C109) to sign up. The cost is $14. – Mrs. McMurray

 

SENIORS who have an 18 ACT and a 2.5 G.P.A. – You can apply to SIUE for FREE! SIUE admission representatives will be here on October 4th. See Mrs. Haas in the school counseling office to sign up for your appointment. There are limited spots so sign up NOW!!! – Ms. Daniels

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27, a representative from Quincy University, Quincy, IL, will be on campus at 9:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, September 28, a representative from Murray State University, Murray, KY, will be on campus at 10:00 a.m. and a representative from Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, will be on campus at 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to meet with any of these college reps, please see the guidance secretary before 8:30 a.m. the day of the visit. – Mrs. Haas

 

CLUBS & COMMITTEES

 

Cast and crew of The Diary of Anne Frank: T-shirt orders are due this Wednesday! See Ms. Bielong in B325 to place your order. – Ms. Bielong/Mr. Lodle

 

FCA will be meeting TONIGHT at Kalie Vyers’ house from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Please join us for some fun, food, and fellowship. Directions will be in the Library and B211. Thanks. – Mr. Mitchell

 

DEBATE: Today’s meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow from 3:30 until 4:30. – Dr. Hentze

 

MODEL UN: The resolution writing meeting is going to be held in the library after school instead of B232. – Dr. Hentze

 

INTERACT CLUB will meet on Tuesday, September 27, at 3:30 in the Library. Turn in Membership Applications and dues and sign up to participate in Sleep-Out for the Homeless and Millstadt Fall Festival. New members are always welcome to get involved. – Mrs. Culbertson

 

SPORTS

 

The VARSITY GIRLS’ TENNIS team defeated Jefferson City 4-1 and Triad 6-1 on Friday. On Saturday, the girls lost 6-3 in a 4-hour marathon match with Columbia Rock Bridge. The team defeated Springfield Sacred Heart 7-0 for 3rd place. Congratulations, ladies! – Coach Keefe/Coach Mennerick

 

HOBO DAY 2011

Hobo Day is a very old tradition which began when students dressed up to attend school each day. Guys wore khaki pants and dress shirts and girls wore skirts or dresses. Therefore, when students were allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts to school (like a HOBO), this was a big day. In keeping with this long-standing tradition, we continue to celebrate homecoming by dressing up and have extended the tradition by organizing additional activities, making the week special.

 

SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES

KISS A GOAT FOR HEIFER INTERNATIONAL –

Belleville West Interact Club is holding a fundraiser through Thursday, September 29, to raise money for Heifer International. Through this organization, your money will provide animals and training to help families build a better future for themselves and their communities.

The AP of whichever class donates the most money during lunch hours will have to kiss a goat at the HOBO DAY assembly on Friday. Look for your AP’s donation box in the commons.

Passing on the gift… - Mrs. Culbertson

 

FRAME BUILDING: Classes should have met to decide their slogan and design to go with the MOVIE theme. Frames (8 ft. x 12 ft.) and supplies (chicken wire, cloth, glues, tissue squares, etc.) are the responsibility of each class. The tissue squares will be added by students after school on Thursday, September 29, from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Encourage teachers who sponsor your class to attend! Plastic sheets may be needed to protect the frames if it looks like rain. Frames will be built in the back of school near the shop garages and displayed near the football stadium. Judging will take place Friday morning.

ARM WRESTLING: Semi-finals will be in the mornings. Finals are in the Hobo Day Assembly.

 

-          Keep an eye on the daily student bulletin for further information regarding time and location of arm wrestling and sliders competitions and for sign-up information for other assembly games!!!

 

-          Candy will be awarded each day to students who follow the dress-up days. Also, if you do not follow dress-up day attire, YOU MUST BE IN DRESS CODE.

 

-          Any reference to jeans means jean pants or jean skirts which cover the knees. Jeans with holes will NOT be allowed.

Monday, September 26

-          Dress-up Day – Mix Match Monday (i.e. – wear plaid pants and a striped shirt. NO JEANS, NO HATS)

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – Dress-Up Relay

-          Varsity Girls Tennis vs. East St. Louis, 4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 27

-          Dress-up Day – “Past or Future” Day and Jeans – In order to wear jeans, students must wear shirts/sweatshirts from their grade-school or the college they plan to attend. Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear shirts from their high school alma mater. Jeans acceptable – no holes allowed. No hats! (Shirts must have school appropriate words and pictures and if sweatshirts are taken off, school dress code shirts must be worn or college shirts must be on.)

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – House of Cups

-          Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Althoff, 5:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 28

-          Dress-up Day – Ugly Holiday Sweater and Jeans – Pull out the ugly holiday sweater grandma gave you and wear it proudly. The gaudier, the better. Jeans (with no holes) allowed if an ugly sweater is worn.

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games - Hula Hoop contest

 

Thursday, September 29

-          Dress-up Day – Class Distinction – Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

Freshmen: Camouflage

Sophomores: Nerds

Juniors: Rock Stars

Seniors: Senior Citizens

Faculty: Alma Mater shirt and Jeans

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – Spirit Chains

-          FRAME BUILDING after school, 3:45 – 8:30 p.m. behind school

 

Friday, September 30

-          Dress-up Day – Class T-shirts and Jeans – If not wearing CLASS T-SHIRTS, you must wear dress-code shirt. Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

-          8:00 a.m. in B216 – Student Dress-up Contest – any costume – Costume may be worn all day. Hats okay if they are with costume, but in hallways and commons only. Masks may only be worn during contest. Each class will earn 1 point for every member wearing a costume. The winner will earn his/her class 5 additional points. Winner will be announced at the assembly.

-          Staff Dress-up Contest – any costume – All participating staff will be recognized at the assembly.

-          Varsity Football vs. Edwardsville – 7:00 p.m.

 

NOTE: NO bandanas for any outfit on any day for any class. No hats on Monday or Tuesday. Hats are permitted Thursday and Friday if they match the outfit and are only permitted in the hallways and commons, not in the classrooms. No shorts. Jeans may be worn if they match the outfit every day but Monday. No holes in jeans. Jean skirts must cover the knees.

 

2011 Homecoming Assembly Schedule

1st Hour – 8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes)

2nd Hour – 9:05 – 9:35 (30 minutes)

6th Hour – 9:40 – 10:10 (30 minutes)

3rd Hour – 10:15 – 11:10 (55 minutes)

3A – 10:15 – 10:40 (25 minutes)

3B – 10:45 – 11:10 (25 minutes)

4th Hour – 11:15 – 12:10 (55 minutes)

                4A – 11:15 – 11:40 (25 minutes)

                4B – 11:45 – 12:10 (25 minutes)

5th Hour – 12:15 – 1:10 (55 minutes)

                5A – 12:15 – 12:40 (25 minutes)

                5B – 12:45 – 1:10 (25 minutes)

7th Hour – 1:15 – report to class; release at 1:25

  • Mr. Mertens will release classes by floor
  • Pep Assembly scheduled to last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Buses will be here at 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1Homecoming Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Commons, ticket and ID required!!!

                                                MISS MAROON CORONATION: 9 p.m. in gym

 

IMPORTANT DANCE INFORMATION:

  • Only advanced ticket sales – NO ADMITTANCE without ticket and ID
  • Date forms are available in the bookstore for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Freshmen are not eligible to bring dates to the homecoming dance.
  • Date forms must be turned in to Mr. Woodrome in B226 by Wednesday, September 28.
  • Dates must be in high school minimum; maximum age is 21.
  • Dress is semi-formal; no blue jeans, no T-shirts, no shorts. Guys, shirts with collars are expected.
  • Tickets will be sold in the Commons and the bookstore during lunch hours beginning September 21 and ending on Friday, September 29.
  • Tickets are $15.00 a person. Early bird discount price of $10.00 until Tuesday, September 27 – Buy your tickets early!
  • Family, relatives and college friends of the Miss Maroon candidates may attend the coronation. ALL HIGH SCHOOL students MUST have a dance ticket to attend the dance OR the coronation.

 

HAVE FUN! GET INVOLVED!

 

 
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Today’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Chicken Parmesan or Soft Tacos (2)

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Vegetable Blend, Whole Kernel Corn, Chilled Rosy Applesauce

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Crispitos or Bacon Cheeseburger

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Tator Tots, Steamed Carrots, Chilled Pears

 

HOMECOMING WEEK IS HERE!

September 26 – 30

(see more details at the end of this bulletin)

 

CURRENT HOMECOMING WEEK POINT TOTALS WITH 2 DAYS OF MORNING GAMES AND 1 DRESS-UP DAY:

FRESHMEN: 20

SOPHOMORES: 25

JUNIORS: 30

SENIORS: 35

Good work, classes! – Mr. Woodrome

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The HOMECOMING DANCE is Saturday, October 1, for all West students. The dance is semi-formal (no blue jeans, T-shirts, shorts; guys are expected to wear collared shirts) and will be in the Commons from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. MISS MAROON coronation is at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15.00 a person in the Commons during lunch hours and in the bookstore. All ticket sales will end Friday, September 30. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. West sophomore through senior students may bring a date from another high school or older if the date form is turned in to Mr. Woodrome by this Wednesday, September 28; date forms are no longer available after TODAY. All West students must have their ID to be admitted and guests should bring some form of identification also. – Mr. Woodrome

 

BELLEVILLE WEST IS (STILL) IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT! We have entered our spirit video in another local contest where the first prize in $500.00. The way to win is to get the most "likes" on our video on Youtube. SO -- everyone, please go to Youtube and watch the spirit video (">) or search "Belleville West spirit video," log in, or create a Youtube account and click "like" under our video. Then post a comment giving a shout out to your favorite Belleville West club, activity, or sport. The club with the most shout-outs will win the $500.00 prize. The contest is sponsored by Mastroianni Orthodontics. - Mr. Johnson

 

 

GUIDANCE

 

SENIORS who have an 18 ACT and a 2.5 G.P.A. – You can apply to SIUE for FREE! SIUE admission representatives will be here on October 4th. See Mrs. Haas in the school counseling office to sign up for your appointment. There are limited spots so sign up NOW!!! – Ms. Daniels

 

On Wednesday, September 28, a representative from Murray State University, Murray, KY, will be on campus at 10:00 a.m. and a representative from Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, will be on campus at 1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, September 29, a representative from Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, MO, will be on campus at 9:00 a.m.

If you would like to meet with any of these college reps, please see the guidance secretary before 8:30 a.m. the day of the visit. – Mrs. Haas

 

 

CLUBS & COMMITTEESGIRLS LEARN: If you did not attend last week’s meeting and are still interested in joining GIRLS LEARN INTERNATIONAL, you must pick up paperwork from B314. It is due on Friday, September 30th. The next meeting is Monday, October 3rd, in B113. The meeting will start at 7:45 a.m. – Jennifer Roberts

 

HISTORY ALIVE: There will be a meeting Wednesday at 3:35 in B215. If you have signed up for the field trip, pick up a permission slip. You have until NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 5TH, to turn in your $25 and signed form. We also will choose a movie/night for the next movie night, talk about a field trip with an AP History class in November, and have a debate on the DREAM Act. Come check out History Alive! See Ms. Borkowski with any questions or if you can’t attend. – Ms. Borkowski

 

Interact Club will meet TODAY at 3:30 in the Library. Turn in membership applications and dues, sign up to participate in Sleep-Out for the Homeless, Millstadt School Fall Festival, Mount Hope Cemetery cleanup project, and Rotary District 6510 Youth Symposium. New members are always welcome to get involved. - Mrs. Culbertson

 

SPORTS

 

ATTENTION SWIMMERS: If you have been on a competitive swim team and have official times after July 1, 2011, JOIN WEST SWIM TEAM! Stop by the bookstore THIS WEEK during your lunch period or after school for information. – Coach Bergman

 

The girls’ VARSITY TENNIS TEAM won a rare victory yesterday over Missouri state power St. Joseph’s Academy, 5 to 4 yesterday. The JUNIOR VARSITY lost 8 to 1. – Coach Keefe

 

HOBO DAY 2011

Hobo Day is a very old tradition which began when students dressed up to attend school each day. Guys wore khaki pants and dress shirts and girls wore skirts or dresses. Therefore, when students were allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts to school (like a HOBO), this was a big day. In keeping with this long-standing tradition, we continue to celebrate homecoming by dressing up and have extended the tradition by organizing additional activities, making the week special.

 

SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

Will your Assistant Principal Kiss a Goat for Heifer International?

Interact Club is holding a fundraiser through Thursday, September 29, to raise money for Heifer International. Through this organization, your money will provide animals and training to help families build a better future for themselves and their communities.

The AP of whichever class donates the most money during lunch hours will have to kiss a goat at the HOBO DAY assembly on Friday. Look for your AP’s donation box in the commons.

Passing on the gift… - Mrs. Culbertson

 

FRAME BUILDING: Classes should have met to decide their slogan and design to go with the MOVIE theme. Frames (8 ft. x 12 ft.) and supplies (chicken wire, cloth, glues, tissue squares, etc.) are the responsibility of each class. The tissue squares will be added by students after school on Thursday, September 29, from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Encourage teachers who sponsor your class to attend! Plastic sheets may be needed to protect the frames if it looks like rain. Frames will be built in the back of school near the shop garages and displayed near the football stadium. Judging will take place Friday morning.

 

ARM WRESTLING: Semi-finals will be in the mornings. Finals are in the Hobo Day Assembly.

 

-          Keep an eye on the daily student bulletin for further information regarding time and location of arm wrestling and sliders competitions and for sign-up information for other assembly games!!!

 

-          Candy will be awarded each day to students who follow the dress-up days. Also, if you do not follow dress-up day attire, YOU MUST BE IN DRESS CODE.

 

-          Any reference to jeans means jean pants or jean skirts which cover the knees. Jeans with holes will NOT be allowed.

Tuesday, September 27

-          Dress-up Day – “Past or Future” Day and Jeans – In order to wear jeans, students must wear shirts/sweatshirts from their grade-school or the college they plan to attend. Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear shirts from their high school alma mater. Jeans acceptable – no holes allowed. No hats! (Shirts must have school appropriate words and pictures and if sweatshirts are taken off, school dress code shirts must be worn or college shirts must be on.)

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – House of Cups

-          Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Althoff, 5:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 28

-          Dress-up Day – Ugly Holiday Sweater and Jeans – Pull out the ugly holiday sweater grandma gave you and wear it proudly. The gaudier, the better. Jeans (with no holes) allowed if an ugly sweater is worn.

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games - Hula Hoop contest

 

Thursday, September 29

-          Dress-up Day – Class Distinction – Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

Freshmen: Camouflage

Sophomores: Nerds

Juniors: Rock Stars

Seniors: Senior Citizens

Faculty: Alma Mater shirt and Jeans

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – Spirit Chains

-          FRAME BUILDING after school, 3:45 – 8:30 p.m. behind school

 

Friday, September 30

-          Dress-up Day – Class T-shirts and Jeans – If not wearing CLASS T-SHIRTS, you must wear dress-code shirt. Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

-          8:00 a.m. in B216 – Student Dress-up Contest – any costume – Costume may be worn all day. Hats okay if they are with costume, but in hallways and commons only. Masks may only be worn during contest. Each class will earn 1 point for every member wearing a costume. The winner will earn his/her class 5 additional points. Winner will be announced at the assembly.

-          Staff Dress-up Contest – any costume – All participating staff will be recognized at the assembly.

-          Varsity Football vs. Edwardsville – 7:00 p.m.

 

NOTE: NO bandanas for any outfit on any day for any class. No hats on Monday or Tuesday. Hats are permitted Thursday and Friday if they match the outfit and are only permitted in the hallways and commons, not in the classrooms. No shorts. Jeans may be worn if they match the outfit every day but Monday. No holes in jeans. Jean skirts must cover the knees.

 

2011 Homecoming Assembly Schedule

1st Hour – 8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes)

2nd Hour – 9:05 – 9:35 (30 minutes)

6th Hour – 9:40 – 10:10 (30 minutes)

3rd Hour – 10:15 – 11:10 (55 minutes)

3A – 10:15 – 10:40 (25 minutes)

3B – 10:45 – 11:10 (25 minutes)

4th Hour – 11:15 – 12:10 (55 minutes)

                4A – 11:15 – 11:40 (25 minutes)

                4B – 11:45 – 12:10 (25 minutes)

5th Hour – 12:15 – 1:10 (55 minutes)

                5A – 12:15 – 12:40 (25 minutes)

                5B – 12:45 – 1:10 (25 minutes)

7th Hour – 1:15 – report to class; release at 1:25

  • Mr. Mertens will release classes by floor
  • Pep Assembly scheduled to last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Buses will be here at 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1Homecoming Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Commons, ticket and ID required!!!

                                                MISS MAROON CORONATION: 9 p.m. in gym

 

IMPORTANT DANCE INFORMATION:

  • Only advanced ticket sales – NO ADMITTANCE without ticket and ID
  • Date forms are available in the bookstore for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Freshmen are not eligible to bring dates to the homecoming dance.
  • Date forms must be turned in to Mr. Woodrome in B226 by Wednesday, September 28.
  • Dates must be in high school minimum; maximum age is 21.
  • Dress is semi-formal; no blue jeans, no T-shirts, no shorts. Guys, shirts with collars are expected.
  • Tickets will be sold in the Commons and the bookstore during lunch hours beginning September 21 and ending on Friday, September 29.
  • Tickets are $15.00 a person. Early bird discount price of $10.00 until Tuesday, September 27 – Buy your tickets early!
  • Family, relatives and college friends of the Miss Maroon candidates may attend the coronation. ALL HIGH SCHOOL students MUST have a dance ticket to attend the dance OR the coronation.

 

HAVE FUN! GET INVOLVED!

 
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Today’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Chicken Stir Fry w/Rice or Enchiladas

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Green Peas, Spanish Rice, Chilled Mixed Fruit

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Mac & Cheese or Double Grilled Cheese

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Tator Tots, Green Beans, Chilled Applesauce

 

 

HOMECOMING WEEK IS HERE!

September 26 – 30

(see more details at the end of this bulletin)

 

CURRENT HOMECOMING WEEK POINT TOTALS WITH 4 DAYS OF MORNING GAMES AND 3 DRESS-UP DAYS:

 

FRESHMEN: 35

SOPHOMORES: 40

SENIORS: 70

…and STILL IN THE LEAD…..JUNIORS: 75!

                                                                                               -       Mr. Woodrome

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The HOMECOMING DANCE is Saturday, October 1, for all West students. The dance is semi-formal (no blue jeans, T-shirts, shorts; guys are expected to wear collared shirts) and will be in the Commons from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. MISS MAROON coronation is at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15.00 a person in the Commons during lunch hours and in the bookstore. All ticket sales will end Friday, September 30. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. West sophomore through senior students may bring a date from another high school or older if the date form was turned in to Mr. Woodrome by Wednesday, September 28. All West students must have their ID to be admitted and guests should bring some form of identification also. – Mr. Woodrome

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help set up for the CHILI COOKOFF. They need help starting at 5:00 and lasting for a few hours on Thursday, October 6th. Please see Dr. Jan Patrick Hayden in C104 if you are interested. Thanks! – Dr. Patrick Hayden

 

Congratulations to the following HY NEWS staff members voted the best of the September issue:  Best News Story:  Maureen Calhoun, “Laws Abolishing Capital Punishment”; Best Feature Stories:  Hannah Harry, “Adam Hubbs Meets Tim Tebow,” and Lauren Jones, “Teacher Receives Award”; Best Sports Story:  Nick Green, “Football Teaches More”; Best Use of Sources:  Autumn Meier, “Team Comes Together to Help Community”; Best Column:  Ben Heese, “Escape Social Cliques”; Best Graphic:  Kayanna Clark, Social Media Storm; Biggest Contributions:  Gabriela Zamfir for two strong stories and leading the September issue, and John Marchbanks and Sydney Jones for putting together the Spirit Week Edition.  Nice job!  - Ms. Bielong

 

FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES: Here’s your chance to be in the spotlight! Auditions for the freshman-sophomore play will be Tuesday, October 4, in A111 from 4-6 P.M. Pick up an audition packet from B107, B232, or B327. See you there! – Mr. Johnson

 

BELLEVILLE WEST IS (STILL) IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT! We have entered our spirit video in another local contest where the first prize in $500.00. The way to win is to get the most "likes" on our video on Youtube. SO -- everyone, please go to Youtube and watch the spirit video (">) or search "Belleville West spirit video," log in, or create a Youtube account and click "like" under our video. Then post a comment giving a shout out to your favorite Belleville West club, activity, or sport. The club with the most shout-outs will win the $500.00 prize. The contest is sponsored by Mastroianni Orthodontics. - Mr. Johnson

 

 

Mark your calendar… Yoga in the Library begins Thursday, October 6 from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  Every Thursday and open to students, staff and parents. Please contact Ms. Barteau if you have any questions. – Ms. Barteau

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned and were selected for the Quad State Honor Choir at Murray State University in Murray, KY at the end of October.  They will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria.  Congratulations also to Taylor Damann, who was selected to sing a solo as part of this Honor Choir! 

Students selected are:

Mollie Carty

Becca Cole

Taylor Damann

Margarete Lamons

Mary MacIntire

Katey Beasley

Aliya Foster

Angel Riley

Kristian Brice-Brown

Zac Chamberlin

Adam Voelker

Cornelius Allen

Trey Beckwith

Anthony Conrath

Kenneth Percell

Jarmon Robinson

Jonathan Spearman

Darrel Sterling

Thomas Wiggand

 

A second HUGE congratulations goes out to Angel Riley who auditioned and was selected to participate in the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis-Artist in Training Program this year.  This is a first for Belleville West!  Congratulations Angel!!

-          Mrs. Moeller

 

According to the latest research from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, as reported by NBC News on Monday, September 26, 2011, “Teenagers that eat most meals (dinner) with their families are less prone to use tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.  Teenagers that eat fewer than 3 meals a week with their families are more than twice as likely to use alcohol and marijuana, and nearly 4 times more likely to use tobacco than those teens who frequently eat meals with their families (at home).   Teens that rarely eat with their families also tend to have more access to alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana.”  The bottom line is “Eat at home with your children, tell your teen students to do the same, at least 3 days a week.  Even if it is KFC brought home or Imo’s delivered, sit down, talk, and stay PUT (at the home dinner table) for at least 20 minutes—TWENTY minutes—NOT seven.”  You’ll be glad you did.Mr. Zink

 

GUIDANCE

 

~WEEKLY SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS~

 

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship – For seniors, based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Download application from www.elks.org/enf/scholars, and mail to Belleville Elks Lodge #481, C/O Dr. Tim Richards, 1481 South IL Street, Belleville, IL 62221.  Rewards vary from $1,000-15,000.  Due by Dec. 2.

 

Dr. Williard C. Scrivner Public Health Foundation – For seniors pursuing a health-related field of study at an IL or MO institution.  For application, visit BW Scholarship website or see Mrs. Cryder.  $1,000 rewards.  Due Jan. 27.

 

U of I Springfield – For seniors planning to attend U of I Springfield.  Must have a 21 ACT and 2.75 GPA or higher to qualify.  They will hold awards for freshmen who are admitted but choose to complete Associate’s degree prior to attending UIS.  Apply for scholarship by applying for admission.  Rewards vary $2,000-$5,500, renewable for 4-years. 

 

Wofford Scholars Program – For seniors planning to attend Wofford College in SC.  Must be in top 10% of class & have at least a 28 ACT.  See Mrs. Cryder if interested.  Rewards vary $2,000 – full tuition.  Due Dec. 1.

 

Davidson College, Belk Scholarship – For seniors planning to attend Davidson College in NC, must be in top 10% of class.  See Mrs. Cryder if interested.  Awards up to full-tuition.  Due Nov. 10.

-          Mrs. Cryder

 

JUNIORS and SENIORS interested in NROTC (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) – A representative will be here on Wednesday, October 5th, at 9:30 a.m. to talk about the program. Please see Mrs. Haas for a pass. – Ms. Daniels

 

CLUBS & COMMITTEES

 

BW BOOK CLUB MEMBERS and Reading Enthusiasts: We have our first discussion of the year Wednesday, October 5, at 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Fairview Heights. We will be discussing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. If you haven’t been able to get a copy of the book, ask your English teacher to see if he or she has a copy. If you have a copy from the Library, finish the book and return it ASAP. The waiting list is long. Any questions? See Ms. Bielong, B325, or Mr. Lodle, B331. – Ms. Bielong

 

CHESS TEAM: Our first meeting is this Tuesday, October 4th, at 3:30 in B312. We’ll be discussing activities for the year and practice for our matches. New players are always welcome. If you are unable to attend, pick up an informational packet in B312. – Mr. Bergmann

 

JUNIORS and SENIORS in LITTLE THEATRE: Be a student director for the freshman-sophomore play! Pick up an application from Jenkins, Hentze, or Johnson. Applications are due Friday, September 30. – Mr. Johnson

 

RECYCLE CLUB meeting at 8:10 a.m. in B216 on Friday, September 30. – Mr. Stopka  

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HOBO DAY 2011

Hobo Day is a very old tradition which began when students dressed up to attend school each day. Guys wore khaki pants and dress shirts and girls wore skirts or dresses. Therefore, when students were allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts to school (like a HOBO), this was a big day. In keeping with this long-standing tradition, we continue to celebrate homecoming by dressing up and have extended the tradition by organizing additional activities, making the week special.

 

SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

JUNIOR CLASS IS IN THE LEAD! TODAY is the last day to donate so your Assistant Principal will KISS A GOATThe AP of whichever class donates the most money by the end of TODAY will kiss a goat at the Hobo Day assembly tomorrow.  Look for your AP’s donation box in the commons. Help lift struggling families out of poverty & donate to Heifer International! Give a gift of hope. - Mrs. Culbertson/ Interact Club

 

FRAME BUILDING: Classes should have met to decide their slogan and design to go with the MOVIE theme. Frames (8 ft. x 12 ft.) and supplies (chicken wire, cloth, glues, tissue squares, etc.) are the responsibility of each class. The tissue squares will be added by students after school TODAY, Thursday, September 29, from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Encourage teachers who sponsor your class to attend! Plastic sheets may be needed to protect the frames if it looks like rain. Frames will be built in the back of school near the shop garages and displayed near the football stadium. Judging will take place Friday morning.

 

ARM WRESTLING: Semi-finals will be in the mornings. Finals are in the Hobo Day Assembly.

 

-          Keep an eye on the daily student bulletin for further information regarding time and location of arm wrestling and sliders competitions and for sign-up information for other assembly games!!!

 

-          Candy will be awarded each day to students who follow the dress-up days. Also, if you do not follow dress-up day attire, YOU MUST BE IN DRESS CODE.

 

-          Any reference to jeans means jean pants or jean skirts which cover the knees. Jeans with holes will NOT be allowed.

Thursday, September 29

-          Dress-up Day – Class Distinction – Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

Freshmen: Camouflage

Sophomores: Nerds

Juniors: Rock Stars

Seniors: Senior Citizens

Faculty: Alma Mater shirt and Jeans

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – Spirit Chains

-          FRAME BUILDING after school, 3:45 – 8:30 p.m. behind school

 

Friday, September 30

-          Dress-up Day – Class T-shirts and Jeans – If not wearing CLASS T-SHIRTS, you must wear dress-code shirt. Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

-          8:00 a.m. in B216 – Student Dress-up Contest – any costume – Costume may be worn all day. Hats okay if they are with costume, but in hallways and commons only. Masks may only be worn during contest. Each class will earn 1 point for every member wearing a costume. The winner will earn his/her class 5 additional points. Winner will be announced at the assembly.

-          Staff Dress-up Contest – any costume – All participating staff will be recognized at the assembly.

-          Varsity Football vs. Edwardsville – 7:00 p.m.

 

NOTE: NO bandanas for any outfit on any day for any class. No hats on Monday or Tuesday. Hats are permitted Thursday and Friday if they match the outfit and are only permitted in the hallways and commons, not in the classrooms. No shorts. Jeans may be worn if they match the outfit every day but Monday. No holes in jeans. Jean skirts must cover the knees.

 

2011 Homecoming Assembly Schedule

1st Hour – 8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes)

2nd Hour – 9:05 – 9:35 (30 minutes)

6th Hour – 9:40 – 10:10 (30 minutes)

3rd Hour – 10:15 – 11:10 (55 minutes)

3A – 10:15 – 10:40 (25 minutes)

3B – 10:45 – 11:10 (25 minutes)

4th Hour – 11:15 – 12:10 (55 minutes)

                4A – 11:15 – 11:40 (25 minutes)

                4B – 11:45 – 12:10 (25 minutes)

5th Hour – 12:15 – 1:10 (55 minutes)

                5A – 12:15 – 12:40 (25 minutes)

                5B – 12:45 – 1:10 (25 minutes)

7th Hour – 1:15 – report to class; release at 1:25

  • Mr. Mertens will release classes by floor
  • Pep Assembly scheduled to last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Buses will be here at 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1Homecoming Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Commons, ticket and ID required!!!

                                                MISS MAROON CORONATION: 9 p.m. in gym

 

IMPORTANT DANCE INFORMATION:

  • Only advanced ticket sales – NO ADMITTANCE without ticket and ID
  • Date forms are available in the bookstore for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Freshmen are not eligible to bring dates to the homecoming dance.
  • Date forms must be turned in to Mr. Woodrome in B226 by Wednesday, September 28.
  • Dates must be in high school minimum; maximum age is 21.
  • Dress is semi-formal; no blue jeans, no T-shirts, no shorts. Guys, shirts with collars are expected.
  • Tickets will be sold in the Commons and the bookstore during lunch hours beginning September 21 and ending on Friday, September 29.
  • Tickets are $15.00 a person. Early bird discount price of $10.00 until Tuesday, September 27 – Buy your tickets early!
  • Family, relatives and college friends of the Miss Maroon candidates may attend the coronation. ALL HIGH SCHOOL students MUST have a dance ticket to attend the dance OR the coronation.

 

HAVE FUN! GET INVOLVED!

 

 

 
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Today’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Crispitos or Bacon Cheeseburger

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Tator Tots, Steamed Carrots, Chilled Pears

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Chicken Stir Fry w/Rice or Enchiladas

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Green Peas, Spanish Rice, Chilled Mixed Fruit

 

HOMECOMING WEEK IS HERE!

September 26 – 30

(see more details at the end of this bulletin)

 

CURRENT HOMECOMING WEEK POINT TOTALS WITH 3 DAYS OF MORNING GAMES AND 2 DRESS-UP DAYS:

 

FRESHMEN: 20

SOPHOMORES: 35

SENIORS: 40

…and taking over the lead…..JUNIORS: 45

                                                                                                          – Mr. Woodrome

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The HOMECOMING DANCE is Saturday, October 1, for all West students. The dance is semi-formal (no blue jeans, T-shirts, shorts; guys are expected to wear collared shirts) and will be in the Commons from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. MISS MAROON coronation is at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15.00 a person in the Commons during lunch hours and in the bookstore. All ticket sales will end Friday, September 30. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. West sophomore through senior students may bring a date from another high school or older if the date form is turned in to Mr. Woodrome by TODAY, Wednesday, September 28. All West students must have their ID to be admitted and guests should bring some form of identification also. – Mr. Woodrome

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help set up for the CHILI COOKOFF. They need help starting at 5:00 and lasting for a few hours on Thursday, October 6th. Please see Dr. Jan Patrick Hayden in C104 if you are interested. Thanks! – Dr. Patrick Hayden

 

FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES: Here’s your chance to be in the spotlight! Auditions for the freshman-sophomore play will be Tuesday, October 4, in A111 from 4-6 P.M. Pick up an audition packet from B107, B232, or B327. See you there! – Mr. Johnson

 

Students currently enrolled in a Spanish class or who have taken at least 2 years of Spanish class: Let’s go to Costa Rica during the summer of 2012! Come to an informational meeting in room B124 tomorrow (Thursday), at 8:00 a.m. Can’t make the meeting? Stop by to see Mrs. Washburn for information! – Mrs. Washburn

 

BELLEVILLE WEST IS (STILL) IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT! We have entered our spirit video in another local contest where the first prize in $500.00. The way to win is to get the most "likes" on our video on Youtube. SO -- everyone, please go to Youtube and watch the spirit video (">) or search "Belleville West spirit video," log in, or create a Youtube account and click "like" under our video. Then post a comment giving a shout out to your favorite Belleville West club, activity, or sport. The club with the most shout-outs will win the $500.00 prize. The contest is sponsored by Mastroianni Orthodontics. - Mr. Johnson

 

In their challenge to read one million pages of pleasure reading this year, the freshman and sophomore classes are off to an incredible start.

 

The class of 2014 (the sophomore class) read 181,992 pages of pleasure reading during the first triad! That’s an average of 316 pages per student. (As a point of comparison, the class of 2014 had read 117, 673 pages by this time last year. That’s 64,319 more pages this year.) Way to go, sophomores!

 

The sophomore classes with the highest reading totals for the first triad are:

 

Ms. Bielong’s fifth hour class: 16,578 pages

Mrs. Spriggs’s third hour class: 16,104 pages

Mr. Jenkins’s second hour class: 14,446 pages

Mr. Reidelberger’s second hour class: 14,008 pages

Mrs. Lewis’s first hour class: 13,573 pages

Ms. Bielong’s sixth hour class: 10, 834 pages

Mr. Jenkins’s seventh hour class: 10,671 pages

 

The class of 2015 (the freshman class) read 190,086 pages of pleasure reading during the first triad! That’s an average of 363 pages per student. That’s even more pages—8,094 pages, to be exact—than the class of 2014, which is a slightly larger group of students. Way to go, freshmen!

 

The freshman classes with the highest reading totals for the first triad are:

 

Mrs. Matysik’s fifth hour class: 29,332 pages

Mrs. Matysik’s sixth hour class: 18,772 pages

Mrs. Thurnau’s second hour class: 16,245 pages

Ms. Bielong’s fourth hour class: 12,533 pages

Mrs. Matysik’s first hour class: 11,995 pages

Mrs. Thurnau’s sixth hour class: 10,530 pages

 

This year, the Belleville West teachers are also keeping track of how much they read. The teachers read 45,843 pages of pleasure reading during the first triad! That’s an average of 340 pages per teacher. (That means that the teachers read more per person than the sophomores—but not as much as the freshmen.) The top faculty readers were the members of the library staff, who read 4,277 pages (or 1,426 pages per person).

 

Freshmen, can you continue to read more than the sophomores and the teachers? Sophomores, can you catch the freshmen? Teachers, can you read more pages per person than the freshmen?

 

Keep reading, Belleville West!

-          Mr. Lodle

 

 

Banned Books Week (BBW)
BBW is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.

Mia Cabana thinks that sometimes the best way to combat censorship is with creation. In honor of BBW she drew a little cartoon, inspired by the Banned Books Week Virtual Read Out, imagining what it would be like if some of our favorite frequently-challenged authors got together to form a band and sing out about it! 

Go to http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/  to see it in all its glory or check out your BW Library’s website.Frequently Challenged Books - Ms. Barteau & Mrs. Culbertson

 

GUIDANCE

 

SENIORS who have an 18 ACT and a 2.5 G.P.A. – You can apply to SIUE for FREE! SIUE admission representatives will be here on October 4th. See Mrs. Haas in the school counseling office to sign up for your appointment. There are limited spots so sign up NOW!!! – Ms. Daniels

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 29, a representative from Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, MO, will be on campus at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to meet with this college rep, please see the guidance secretary before 8:30 a.m. the day of the visit. – Mrs. Haas

 

CLUBS & COMMITTEES

 

Cast and Crew of The Diary of Anne Frank: If you want a t-shirt for the fall play, place your order TODAY. See Ms. Bielong in room B325. – Ms. Bielong/Mr. Lodle

 

JUNIORS and SENIORS in LITTLE THEATRE: Be a student director for the freshman-sophomore play! Pick up an application from Jenkins, Hentze, or Johnson. Applications are due Friday, September 30. – Mr. Johnson

 

DEBATE: I have copies of the tournament scheduled available in B232 for teams that have partners. IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A PARTNER, PLEASE SEE ME IN B232! – Dr. Hentze

 

MODEL UN: Don’t forget that resolutions are due tonight. Have a printed copy available for review. – Dr. Hentze

 

RECYCLE CLUB meeting at 8:10 a.m. in B216 on Friday, September 30. – Mr. Stopka

 

HISTORY ALIVE: There will be a meeting Wednesday at 3:35 in B215. If you have signed up for the field trip, pick up a permission slip. You have until NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 5TH, to turn in your $25 and signed form. We also will choose a movie/night for the next movie night, talk about a field trip with an AP History class in November, and have a debate on the DREAM Act. Come check out History Alive! See Ms. Borkowski with any questions or if you can’t attend. – Ms. Borkowski

 

SPORTS

 

The GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS team defeated East St. Louis Varsity 9-0 yesterday. – Coach Jennifer Mennerick

 

 

HOBO DAY 2011

Hobo Day is a very old tradition which began when students dressed up to attend school each day. Guys wore khaki pants and dress shirts and girls wore skirts or dresses. Therefore, when students were allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts to school (like a HOBO), this was a big day. In keeping with this long-standing tradition, we continue to celebrate homecoming by dressing up and have extended the tradition by organizing additional activities, making the week special.

 

SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

Donate so your Assistant Principal will Kiss a Goat!

Tomorrow is the last day. The AP of whichever class donates the most money during lunch hours will kiss a goat at the Hobo Day assembly on Friday.  Look for your AP’s donation box in the commons. Help lift struggling families out of poverty & donate to Heifer! Give a gift of hope. - Mrs. Culbertson/ Interact Club

 

FRAME BUILDING: Classes should have met to decide their slogan and design to go with the MOVIE theme. Frames (8 ft. x 12 ft.) and supplies (chicken wire, cloth, glues, tissue squares, etc.) are the responsibility of each class. The tissue squares will be added by students after school on Thursday, September 29, from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Encourage teachers who sponsor your class to attend! Plastic sheets may be needed to protect the frames if it looks like rain. Frames will be built in the back of school near the shop garages and displayed near the football stadium. Judging will take place Friday morning.

ARM WRESTLING: Semi-finals will be in the mornings. Finals are in the Hobo Day Assembly.

 

-          Keep an eye on the daily student bulletin for further information regarding time and location of arm wrestling and sliders competitions and for sign-up information for other assembly games!!!

 

-          Candy will be awarded each day to students who follow the dress-up days. Also, if you do not follow dress-up day attire, YOU MUST BE IN DRESS CODE.

 

-          Any reference to jeans means jean pants or jean skirts which cover the knees. Jeans with holes will NOT be allowed.

Wednesday, September 28

-          Dress-up Day – Ugly Holiday Sweater and Jeans – Pull out the ugly holiday sweater grandma gave you and wear it proudly. The gaudier, the better. Jeans (with no holes) allowed if an ugly sweater is worn.

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games - Hula Hoop contest

 

Thursday, September 29

-          Dress-up Day – Class Distinction – Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

Freshmen: Camouflage

Sophomores: Nerds

Juniors: Rock Stars

Seniors: Senior Citizens

Faculty: Alma Mater shirt and Jeans

-          All games begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Morning Games – Spirit Chains

-          FRAME BUILDING after school, 3:45 – 8:30 p.m. behind school

 

Friday, September 30

-          Dress-up Day – Class T-shirts and Jeans – If not wearing CLASS T-SHIRTS, you must wear dress-code shirt. Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

-          8:00 a.m. in B216 – Student Dress-up Contest – any costume – Costume may be worn all day. Hats okay if they are with costume, but in hallways and commons only. Masks may only be worn during contest. Each class will earn 1 point for every member wearing a costume. The winner will earn his/her class 5 additional points. Winner will be announced at the assembly.

-          Staff Dress-up Contest – any costume – All participating staff will be recognized at the assembly.

-          Varsity Football vs. Edwardsville – 7:00 p.m.

 

NOTE: NO bandanas for any outfit on any day for any class. No hats on Monday or Tuesday. Hats are permitted Thursday and Friday if they match the outfit and are only permitted in the hallways and commons, not in the classrooms. No shorts. Jeans may be worn if they match the outfit every day but Monday. No holes in jeans. Jean skirts must cover the knees.

 

2011 Homecoming Assembly Schedule

1st Hour – 8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes)

2nd Hour – 9:05 – 9:35 (30 minutes)

6th Hour – 9:40 – 10:10 (30 minutes)

3rd Hour – 10:15 – 11:10 (55 minutes)

3A – 10:15 – 10:40 (25 minutes)

3B – 10:45 – 11:10 (25 minutes)

4th Hour – 11:15 – 12:10 (55 minutes)

                4A – 11:15 – 11:40 (25 minutes)

                4B – 11:45 – 12:10 (25 minutes)

5th Hour – 12:15 – 1:10 (55 minutes)

                5A – 12:15 – 12:40 (25 minutes)

                5B – 12:45 – 1:10 (25 minutes)

7th Hour – 1:15 – report to class; release at 1:25

  • Mr. Mertens will release classes by floor
  • Pep Assembly scheduled to last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Buses will be here at 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1Homecoming Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Commons, ticket and ID required!!!

                                                MISS MAROON CORONATION: 9 p.m. in gym

 

IMPORTANT DANCE INFORMATION:

  • Only advanced ticket sales – NO ADMITTANCE without ticket and ID
  • Date forms are available in the bookstore for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Freshmen are not eligible to bring dates to the homecoming dance.
  • Date forms must be turned in to Mr. Woodrome in B226 by Wednesday, September 28.
  • Dates must be in high school minimum; maximum age is 21.
  • Dress is semi-formal; no blue jeans, no T-shirts, no shorts. Guys, shirts with collars are expected.
  • Tickets will be sold in the Commons and the bookstore during lunch hours beginning September 21 and ending on Friday, September 29.
  • Tickets are $15.00 a person. Early bird discount price of $10.00 until Tuesday, September 27 – Buy your tickets early!
  • Family, relatives and college friends of the Miss Maroon candidates may attend the coronation. ALL HIGH SCHOOL students MUST have a dance ticket to attend the dance OR the coronation.

 

HAVE FUN! GET INVOLVED!

 

 
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Today’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Mac & Cheese or Double Grilled Cheese

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Tator Tots, Green Beans, Chilled Applesauce

 

Monday’s Lunch Menu:

Select One Entrée: Mac & Cheese or Baked Potato w/Toppings

Choose 1 or 2 Side Items: Tator Tots, Green Beans, Chilled Applesauce

 

HOBO DAY 2011

(see more details at the end of this bulletin)

 

CURRENT HOMECOMING WEEK POINT TOTALS WITH 5 DAYS OF MORNING GAMES AND 4 DRESS-UP DAYS:

 

FRESHMEN: 40

SOPHOMORES: 50

….and TIED are the JUNIOR and SENIOR classes at 90 points each!

-       Mr. Woodrome

TODAY’S SCHEDULE:

 

2011 Homecoming Assembly Schedule

1st Hour – 8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes)

2nd Hour – 9:05 – 9:35 (30 minutes)

6th Hour – 9:40 – 10:10 (30 minutes)

3rd Hour – 10:15 – 11:10 (55 minutes)

3A – 10:15 – 10:40 (25 minutes)

3B – 10:45 – 11:10 (25 minutes)

4th Hour – 11:15 – 12:10 (55 minutes)

                4A – 11:15 – 11:40 (25 minutes)

                4B – 11:45 – 12:10 (25 minutes)

5th Hour – 12:15 – 1:10 (55 minutes)

                5A – 12:15 – 12:40 (25 minutes)

                5B – 12:45 – 1:10 (25 minutes)

7th Hour – 1:15 – report to class; release at 1:25

  • Mr. Mertens will release classes by floor
  • Pep Assembly scheduled to last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Buses will be here at 3:00 p.m.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The HOMECOMING DANCE is TOMORROW, Saturday, October 1, for all West students. The dance is semi-formal (no blue jeans, T-shirts, shorts; guys are expected to wear collared shirts) and will be in the Commons from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. MISS MAROON coronation is at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15.00 a person in the Commons during lunch hours and in the bookstore. All ticket sales will end Friday, September 30. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. West sophomore through senior students may bring a date from another high school or older if the date form was turned in to Mr. Woodrome by Wednesday, September 28. All West students must have their ID to be admitted and guests should bring some form of identification also. – Mr. Woodrome

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help set up for the CHILI COOKOFF. They need help starting at 5:00 and lasting for a few hours on Thursday, October 6th. Please see Dr. Jan Patrick Hayden in C104 if you are interested. Thanks! – Dr. Patrick Hayden

 

BELLEVILLE WEST IS (STILL) IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT! We have entered our spirit video in another local contest where the first prize in $500.00. The way to win is to get the most "likes" on our video on Youtube. SO -- everyone, please go to Youtube and watch the spirit video (">) or search "Belleville West spirit video," log in, or create a Youtube account and click "like" under our video. Then post a comment giving a shout out to your favorite Belleville West club, activity, or sport. The club with the most shout-outs will win the $500.00 prize. The contest is sponsored by Mastroianni Orthodontics. - Mr. Johnson

 

FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES: It’s time to show your stuff! Auditions for the freshman-sophomore comedy will be Tuesday, October 4, in A111 from 4-6 p.m. Pick up an audition packet from B107, B232, or B327. See you there! – Mr. Johnson

 

According to the latest research from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, as reported by NBC News on Monday, September 26, 2011, “Teenagers that eat most meals (dinner) with their families are less prone to use tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.  Teenagers that eat fewer than 3 meals a week with their families are more than twice as likely to use alcohol and marijuana, and nearly 4 times more likely to use tobacco than those teens who frequently eat meals with their families (at home).   Teens that rarely eat with their families also tend to have more access to alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana.”  The bottom line is “Eat at home with your children, tell your teen students to do the same, at least 3 days a week.  Even if it is KFC brought home or Imo’s delivered, sit down, talk, and stay PUT (at the home dinner table) for at least 20 minutes—TWENTY minutes—NOT seven.”  You’ll be glad you did.Mr. Zink

 

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned and were selected for the Quad State Honor Choir at Murray State University in Murray, KY at the end of October.  They will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria.  Congratulations also to Taylor Damann, who was selected to sing a solo as part of this Honor Choir! 

Students selected are:

Mollie Carty

Becca Cole

Taylor Damann

Margarete Lamons

Mary MacIntire

Katey Beasley

Aliya Foster

Angel Riley

Kristian Brice-Brown

Zac Chamberlin

Adam Voelker

Cornelius Allen

Trey Beckwith

Anthony Conrath

Kenneth Percell

Jarmon Robinson

Jonathan Spearman

Darrel Sterling

Thomas Wiggand

 

A second HUGE congratulations goes out to Angel Riley who auditioned and was selected to participate in the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis-Artist in Training Program this year.  This is a first for Belleville West!  Congratulations Angel!!

-         Mrs. Moeller

 

GUIDANCE

 

JUNIORS and SENIORS interested in NROTC (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) – A representative will be here on Wednesday, October 5th, at 9:30 a.m. to talk about the program. Please see Mrs. Haas for a pass. – Ms. Daniels

 

On Monday, October 3, a representative from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, will be on campus at 11:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, October 4, a representative from Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, IL, will be on campus at 11:00 a.m. and the U.S. Marines will be on campus during lunch hours.

If you would like to see any of these reps, please see the guidance secretary, Mrs. Haas, before 8:30 a.m. the day of the visit. – Mrs. Haas

 

CLUBS & COMMITTEES

 

STUDENT DIRECTOR applications for the freshman-sophomore play are due TODAY. You can still pick one up from Jenkins, Hentze, or Johnson. – Mr. Johnson

 

CHESS TEAM: Our first meeting is this Tuesday, October 4th, at 3:30 in B312. We’ll be discussing activities for the year and practice for our matches. New players are always welcome. If you are unable to attend, pick up an informational packet in B312. – Mr. Bergmann

 

BW BOOK CLUB MEMBERS and Reading Enthusiasts: We have our first discussion of the year Wednesday, October 5, at 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Fairview Heights. We will be discussing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. If you haven’t been able to get a copy of the book, ask your English teacher to see if he or she has a copy. If you have a copy from the Library, finish the book and return it ASAP. The waiting list is long. Any questions? See Ms. Bielong, B325, or Mr. Lodle, B331. NOTE: Ms. Bielong has two copies of Miss Peregrine. Stop in B325 if you want to borrow a copy. – Ms. Bielong

 

Technicians for The Diary of Anne Frank: Light crew, sound crew, and prop crew start rehearsals on Monday. Please check your crew calendar for rehearsal times. – Ms. Bielong/Mr. Lodle

 

SPORTS

 

The JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS’ TENNIS team defeated Waterloo’s Varsity 7-2 yesterday. – Coach Jennifer Mennerick

 

ATTENTION ALL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYERS: There will be a brief meeting on Tuesday, October 4, at 8:00 a.m. in room D109. All potential players are encouraged to attend. Thank you. – Coach Mathenia

 

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HOBO DAY 2011

Hobo Day is a very old tradition which began when students dressed up to attend school each day. Guys wore khaki pants and dress shirts and girls wore skirts or dresses. Therefore, when students were allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts to school (like a HOBO), this was a big day. In keeping with this long-standing tradition, we continue to celebrate homecoming by dressing up and have extended the tradition by organizing additional activities, making the week special.

 

 

SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

TODAY you will see which Assistant Principal will KISS A GOAT at the Hobo Day assembly!

Special thanks to all who donated money for Heifer International.  Your gifts will give hope by helping to lift struggling families out of poverty. . - Mrs. Culbertson/ Interact Club

 

FRAME BUILDING: Frames will be built in the back of school near the shop garages and displayed near the football stadium. Judging will take place Friday morning. ARM WRESTLING: Semi-finals will be in the mornings. Finals are in the Hobo Day Assembly.

 

-          Keep an eye on the daily student bulletin for further information regarding time and location of arm wrestling and sliders competitions and for sign-up information for other assembly games!!!

 

-          Candy will be awarded each day to students who follow the dress-up days. Also, if you do not follow dress-up day attire, YOU MUST BE IN DRESS CODE.

 

-          Any reference to jeans means jean pants or jean skirts which cover the knees. Jeans with holes will NOT be allowed.

 

Friday, September 30

-          Dress-up Day – Class T-shirts and Jeans – If not wearing CLASS T-SHIRTS, you must wear dress-code shirt. Jeans (with no holes) allowed. Hats okay if they match outfit, but in hallways and commons only.

-          8:00 a.m. in B216 – Student Dress-up Contest – any costume – Costume may be worn all day. Hats okay if they are with costume, but in hallways and commons only. Masks may only be worn during contest. Each class will earn 1 point for every member wearing a costume. The winner will earn his/her class 5 additional points. Winner will be announced at the assembly.

-          Staff Dress-up Contest – any costume – All participating staff will be recognized at the assembly.

-          Varsity Football vs. Edwardsville – 7:00 p.m.

 

NOTE: NO bandanas for any outfit on any day for any class. Hats are permitted Friday if they match the outfit and are only permitted in the hallways and commons, not in the classrooms. No shorts. Jeans may be worn if they match the outfit. No holes in jeans. Jean skirts must cover the knees.

 

2011 Homecoming Assembly Schedule

1st Hour – 8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes)

2nd Hour – 9:05 – 9:35 (30 minutes)

6th Hour – 9:40 – 10:10 (30 minutes)

3rd Hour – 10:15 – 11:10 (55 minutes)

3A – 10:15 – 10:40 (25 minutes)

3B – 10:45 – 11:10 (25 minutes)

4th Hour – 11:15 – 12:10 (55 minutes)

                4A – 11:15 – 11:40 (25 minutes)

                4B – 11:45 – 12:10 (25 minutes)

5th Hour – 12:15 – 1:10 (55 minutes)

                5A – 12:15 – 12:40 (25 minutes)

                5B – 12:45 – 1:10 (25 minutes)

7th Hour – 1:15 – report to class; release at 1:25

  • Mr. Mertens will release classes by floor
  • Pep Assembly scheduled to last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Buses will be here at 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1Homecoming Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Commons, ticket and ID required!!!

                                                MISS MAROON CORONATION: 9 p.m. in gym

 

IMPORTANT DANCE INFORMATION:

  • Only advanced ticket sales – NO ADMITTANCE without ticket and ID
  • Date forms are available in the bookstore for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Freshmen are not eligible to bring dates to the homecoming dance.
  • Date forms must have been turned in to Mr. Woodrome in B226 by Wednesday, September 28.
  • Dates must be in high school minimum; maximum age is 21.
  • Dress is semi-formal; no blue jeans, no T-shirts, no shorts. Guys, shirts with collars are expected.
  • Tickets will be sold in the Commons and the bookstore during lunch hours beginning September 21 and ending on Friday, September 30.
  • Tickets are $15.00 a person. Early bird discount price of $10.00 until Tuesday, September 27 – Buy your tickets early!
  • Family, relatives and college friends of the Miss Maroon candidates may attend the coronation. ALL HIGH SCHOOL students MUST have a dance ticket to attend the dance OR the coronation.

 

HAVE FUN! GET INVOLVED!

 

 

 

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