Nicole Burke
Do you have everything you need heading into the holiday season? The Counseling Department has created a Parent Support page where you can find resources related to accessing food, financial assistance, housing assistance, health insurance, mental health help, and how to support your student with online learning. Go here to access the page: http://willitsunifiedca.apptegy.us/o/whs/page/parent-support--6
5 days ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
So far WUSD has only received responses representing 370 of approximately 1500 students in the district. In order for us to get a clearer picture of your wishes, we must hear from more of our families. Below are the current results. If you have not filled out the survey please click on this link. https://www.willitsunified.com/o/wusd/page/school-reopening
6 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Reminder! Financial Aid Information Night is tomorrow Tuesday 11/17! A zoom link was emailed to all seniors and their parents! Please activate the zoom link and register to attend! It will be offered in English from 6:00-7:15 p.m. & in Spanish from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Don't miss out!
9 days ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
The WHS Academic Decathlon team met today for their first scrimmage of the year.  They join 600 other students across California as they take 7 subjects tests about the Cold War online.   The team’s theme this year is about perseverance and overcoming obstacles we face during the pandemic.   The team took extra social distancing precautions in order to take their tests at school today with 2-3 students per classroom. Thank you Coach Colvig for making it happen.
11 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Seniors & Parents! Want to learn more about Financial Aid & FAFSA/Dream Act applications? Mark your calendars for Financial Aid Information Night on Tues November 17th! 6:00-7:10 p.m. for the English presentation and again from 7:20-8:00 p.m. in Spanish! Come connect with an expert! A zoom link will be emailed to students and parents soon.
13 days ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
WUSD has developed a draft plan with input from administration and teachers on how to reopen schools safely. I expect that this plan will have changes to it as time, data and procedures change. A major goal before coming back on site is to develop a viable academic plan, share it with our parents and then poll our parents to determine who wants to send their students back to on-site learning. Without question, WUSD will be following all the County Health Department guidelines for example; masks will be required, social distancing as much as possible, and small cohort sizes. I envision there is a group of parents who are not going to send their child back regardless of the hybrid model we have in place and others who are passionate about getting them back in even if it’s for a short period of time. WUSD wants to provide what the community needs and will have options for either on-site or to continue with distance learning. In order to provide our parents with choices it may require some staff movement and could take some time to put in place. WUSD will be doing a survey with the parents of all students to get information back to help plan for a reopen, whenever that can take place. The district has all the PPE necessary for staff and students. Every classroom will have a hospital grade air purifier and daily disinfection. Each site will have a set of health standards protocols. (Attached) At this time, COVID numbers are growing daily and reopening in a fully hybrid model is in not a good idea. The District also has several import safety items on back order, such as air purifiers. Currently WUSD is allowing students on campus to meet one on one with their teachers as needed, and providing direct services for our students with special needs. In the next few weeks, I would like the coaches to begin athletic conditioning with our students, following all the rules established by the athletic department. With the holidays approaching this is an opportune time to refine the practices and protocols. After the holidays, in mid-January we will have data to determine if it is allowable to reopen. Mark Westerburg Parent survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTNwoD3lYplGUpOBaDjXqVJnggfkQrExjieJOdR5_ts_jzAQ/viewform More information and Health and Safety Protocols https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1005611/WUSD_Health_and_Safety_Procedures_and_Protocols.pdf
14 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to Stan Cooley for taking his Veterans Day to come down to the track and level it out before the rains and fixing the road to the Ag. Farm.
14 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
The Mendocino College Spring Schedule is available now! Are you planning to take a college class in the Spring? Maybe ASL-200 or SPAN-200? Check out the class schedule and get ready to register later this month. Open registration is November 21st (online only)! Many of the forms required like the Special Admit form have been digitized so you can submit them online! To learn more about taking college classes as a high school student and the steps you need to complete to apply and register, go to the Willits High School Mendocino College web page: https://whs.willitsunified.com/o/whs/page/mendocino-college--3
15 days ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
THANK YOU TO THE VOTERS The passing of Measure I will help us to fix and repair our facilities. We appreciate the vote of support.
21 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
College application season is upon us! The WHS Counselors are hosting College Application Workshops this week Monday through Friday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to answer questions and provide help. We are available for individual appointments as well but wanted to offer a time where people could drop in and get help. A zoom link was emailed to Seniors and parents of Seniors. If you didn't make it today, we hope to see you tomorrow! You can also visit the WHS College Information website to learn more about the different systems (UC, CSU, Community College, private, and out of state) and access the applications and more! https://whs.willitsunified.com/o/whs/page/college-types-requirements-applications-deadlines--2
23 days ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
Student Photo Opportunity. Maureen Moore will be at Baechtel Grove Middle School this weekend - Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 25 from 9 am to 1 pm for school photos! Please see flyer below for details and please let others know. Please contact your school with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Student Photo Opportunity. Maureen Moore will be at Baechtel Grove Middle School this weekend - Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 25 from 9 am to 1 pm for official Willits Unified School District school photos! Please see flyer below for details and please let others
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Socktober fundraising for WUSD students.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
If You Want Your Taxes to Stay Local, Choose Measure I Willits public schools are in desperate need of maintenance and repairs. Every single school in the Willits Unified School District leaks when it rains, and that’s just the beginning. The longer we defer maintenance, the more expensive repairs will become. The question is how do we, as a community, raise funds to pay for those repairs? In the upcoming election, there is a statewide proposition and a local ballot measure that address school funding. California Proposition 15 would only guarantee an additional $15,000 per year for Willits schools (or $180,000 over 12 years). Measure I would allow Willits schools to raise $17 million over 12 years. If Prop. 15 passes, California schools will get 40 percent of the revenue. Of that, community colleges will receive 11 percent. The remaining funds would be divvied up among K-12 schools statewide. Prop. 15 isn’t polling very well, so depending on it to fund local school repairs is a big risk, but even if it does pass, it only guarantees $100 per student per year, not nearly enough to pay for the upkeep required for Willits schools. It’s possible that more revenue could come our way, but there’s no guarantee. On the other hand, if Measure I passes, 100 percent of revenue would remain local and go toward repairing and maintaining Willits public schools, including charter schools. Because the general obligation bond will be issued in four or more stages, the school board can reduce the burden on taxpayers should economic conditions change or other funding, such as Proposition 15, become available. As a reminder, Measure I would cost property owners a maximum of $40 per $100,000 of assessed value (not market value) per year. Assessed value is determined by the Mendocino County Assessor and is listed on your property tax bill. If, for example, your house is assessed at $250,000, your overall annual bill would be $100 (that’s about $8 per month). With these funds, public schools in Willits would have the funds to responsibly fix what is broken and keep school facilities in good repair. Willits Unified projects include replacing broken furniture at schools districtwide, repairing the roof at Blosser Lane Elementary, purchasing portable classrooms at Brookside Elementary and cafeteria tables at Baechtel Grove Middle School, paving parking lots at Willits High and the District Office, updating science classrooms at Baechtel Grove and Willits High, and similar projects. Proposition 15 is a whole different deal. I’m not recommending a vote for or against Prop. 15; that’s a personal decision. I’m just letting you know that Prop. 15 is unlikely to provide the funds needed to maintain local schools. Please realize that a vote in favor of Proposition 15 does not replace the need for Measure I. With Measure I, you will be able to see your tax dollars at work here in Willits. In the last election, 162 people skipped over the school bond—leaving it blank rather than voting yes or no—presumably because they didn’t feel they knew enough to make a good decision. My goal here is to provide information so voters feel comfortable taking a position one way or another. Please don’t leave it blank. If you need more information, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me at the district office at 707-459-5314.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
If You Want Your Taxes to Stay Local, Vote on Measure I Willits public schools are in desperate need of maintenance and repairs. Every single school in the Willits Unified School District leaks when it rains, and that’s just the beginning. The longer we defer maintenance, the more expensive repairs will become. The question is how do we, as a community, raise funds to pay for those repairs? In the upcoming election, there is a statewide proposition and a local ballot measure that address school funding. California Proposition 15 would only guarantee an additional $15,000 per year for Willits schools (or $180,000 over 12 years). Measure I would allow Willits schools to raise $17 million over 12 years. If Prop. 15 passes, California schools will get 40 percent of the revenue. Of that, community colleges will receive 11 percent. The remaining funds would be divvied up among K-12 schools statewide. Prop. 15 isn’t polling very well, so depending on it to fund local school repairs is a big risk, but even if it does pass, it only guarantees $100 per student per year, not nearly enough to pay for the upkeep required for Willits schools. It’s possible that more revenue could come our way, but there’s no guarantee. On the other hand, if Measure I passes, 100 percent of revenue would remain local and go toward repairing and maintaining Willits public schools, including charter schools. Because the general obligation bond will be issued in four or more stages, the school board can reduce the burden on taxpayers should economic conditions change or other funding, such as Proposition 15, become available. As a reminder, Measure I would cost property owners a maximum of $40 per $100,000 of assessed value (not market value) per year. Assessed value is determined by the Mendocino County Assessor and is listed on your property tax bill. If, for example, your house is assessed at $250,000, your overall annual bill would be $100 (that’s about $8 per month). With these funds, public schools in Willits would have the funds to responsibly fix what is broken and keep school facilities in good repair. Willits Unified projects include replacing broken furniture at schools districtwide, repairing the roof at Blosser Lane Elementary, purchasing portable classrooms at Brookside Elementary and cafeteria tables at Baechtel Grove Middle School, paving parking lots at Willits High and the District Office, updating science classrooms at Baechtel Grove and Willits High, and similar projects. Proposition 15 is a whole different deal. I’m not recommending a vote for or against Prop. 15; that’s a personal decision. I’m just letting you know that Prop. 15 is unlikely to provide the funds needed to maintain local schools. Please realize that a vote in favor of Proposition 15 does replace the need for Measure I. With Measure I, you will be able to see your tax dollars at work here in Willits. In the last election, 162 people skipped over the school bond—leaving it blank rather than voting yes or no—presumably because they didn’t feel they knew enough to make a good decision. My goal here is to provide information so voters feel comfortable taking a position one way or another. Please don’t leave it blank. If you need more information, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me at the district office at 707-459-5314.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
The Class of 2021 and their parents are invited to Senior Overview Night on Tuesday October 13th from 6:00-7:00 p.m with the WHS Counselors! We will be discussing all pertinent events to look forward to this school year and will try our best to answer any questions you might have about what to expect. A google calendar invite was sent to all seniors through their Willits Unified emails with the zoom log-in details. See you on Tuesday 10/13!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Hello parents and seniors! The Counselors have published the list of Important Dates for Seniors to help you with planning for this school year. It was emailed to all senior students Willits Unified email accounts. Please review it and mark your calendars for all of the exciting events to look forward to this year!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Virtual College & Career Fair Tuesday October 6th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Open to all students in grades 9-12 in Mendocino County. Hosted by Ukiah High School. Go here to register: https://rb.gy/bepsp3 This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about options in higher education across all systems, as well as, have the direct opportunity to talk with many community members who represent diverse career paths including the medical field, law enforcement, Cal Fire, city government, business sector, sustainable living and technology, military and many more!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Seniors! The FAFSA/Dream Act Application window is now open! If you are planning to go to a 4-year college, community college, or technical/trade school after high school, fill out the FAFSA or Dream Act application! Go to FAFSA.gov to start working on your application. An email was sent to all seniors with more information including how to request an FSA I.D. We will be hosting a virtual Financial Aid Information Night on Tuesday 11/17 at 6:00 p.m. and another one at 7:20 p.m. for Spanish speaking families. Mark your calendars and join us as we learn more about financial aid from the experts!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
Congratulations to the following certified staff, you have attained permanent status with WUSD! We greatly appreciate your dedication to the students and district. Lucas Brown, District School Psychologist Melissa Coughlin, Teacher at Brookside Katrina Hall, Teacher at High School Trisa Hall, Teacher at  Brookside Patrick Keough, Teacher at BGMS Kirsten Myers, Teacher at Brookside Speech and Language
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All of Brooktrails has been reopened with the exception of third gate.
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to fire conditions WUSD schools will be closed on Tuesday Sept. 8th.
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Today was the last day to request a schedule change. If your student is in a dual enrollment Mendocino College class (CSC-201, ENG-200, or SCT-164), please submit the required paperwork as soon as possible. Students may contact their teacher or counselor to request the forms.
3 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
First day of school 2020.
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wi-Fi Bus locations and times.
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Welcome Back to WUSD 2020 https://youtu.be/zIePMykImIA Mark Westerburg
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Freshmen Orientation is Fri 8/28! It will be done on Zoom between 9:00-12:00 p.m. Students have been sent a zoom link to their Willits Unified email. This is a student only event so please make sure your student has access to the internet and a private space to fully participate.
3 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
HOTSPOT at home For people who have cell service this is how you make your iphone a hotspot so your chromebook can connect to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NToTQfrdNHg This is how you turn your Android phone into a hotspot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Y1HS4j8SU This would work for people who have good phone service but don't pay for home internet service. This is how you can check to see if a hotspot will work in your location. The hotspot is simply just like the phone for access to the internet.
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD will have 4 buses parked around the district for student wi-fi access during distance learning. The district will also have additional vehicles able to do this and they will be moved to accommodate students needs.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All WUSD schools will open on August 31, 2020 with a Distance Learning program. This plan is based upon the Governor’s order for school districts within counties placed on the state Watch List. Even though our county is not currently on the Watch List (as of August 4, 2020), Dr. Doohan has advised that our county data meets the criteria and is therefore recommending that all schools in Mendocino County open with a Distance Learning model. The state has defined the requirements for schools in order to provide high quality learning for all students. Our instructional program will be very different than it was in the spring, when we were mandated to close with little to no planning time. Teachers and staff have been working throughout the summer to develop methods and curriculum that will be effective and engaging. All students will be scheduled to be online daily at specific times to receive instruction from their teachers and to participate in activities where they will interact with their peers. Independent activities will also be part of the instructional program and will take place during specified time periods. Teachers will create a daily schedule for their classes that will outline the specific times and activities that students must complete. You will receive information regarding the specific schedules within the next couple of weeks. The district is committed to helping our families and will be reaching out with phone calls beginning August 17th. We appreciate your support as we continue to fine-tune all of the many details involved in our instructional delivery method. I have every confidence that with the help of our parents, our staff can provide an excellent program that addresses your students’ needs. For households unable to receive Internet we are looking at the possibility of opening school campuses on a limited basis, we also purchased equipment to have Wi-Fi on our school buses that will be placed around the community for internet access, as well as working with our local businesses to open up Wi-Fi to the public. WUSD will also provide devices such as chrome books, iPads, and headphones for all students who need them. In most cases grades 3-12, your child should have their own device. We truly miss you and look forward to the days when we can reopen schools, please stay tuned for more detailed information in the near future. Thank you all for being a part of Willits Unified School District. Mark Westerburg
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
At the July 17th WUSD School Board Meeting, two important decisions were made. First, we will start school on Monday August 31st. Secondly, the WUSD schools will begin the year in a remote (distance) learning environment. It is the goal of the staff to provide a much improved educational experience for students. In grades TK-2 we will focus on packets for students that go with our curriculum and will allow parents to follow the process. In grades 3-5 we will be using workbooks and technology provided by WUSD to enhance the work. Baechtel Grove Middle School will be using a schedule that provides four periods of core instruction, one of PE and an elective period. They will have live online instruction every single day from the district adopted curriculum. We are also providing parent support for technological and other questions and concerns, as well as informational training. You will be able to call the school directly and get a response from designated staff. We all believe that you need to be adequate and meaningful partners in this work. At the High School students will have a three period schedule where the courses last six weeks. Each school will be providing parents and students with many details and procedures in late August before we start. We will transition to on site classroom instruction as soon as the health guidelines allow us to do so. If we want our children back at school, as a community we need to continue to follow health guidelines, to not get on the county watch list with the state. The district is working with other local governmental agencies to provide more free internet access, as well as exploring opening up our school libraries to download assignments. The CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Sports have been shifted to two seasons with one beginning in mid December and the second season starting in mid March. The majority of sports will be offered, just compacted into two seasons. Their online instruction will look very different this year, as teachers increase their knowledge of virtual instruction. We will be in communication with families as the situation changes. Please stay patient as we transition to this changing environment.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The WUSD School Board is meeting tomorrow night to do some needed business and discuss the reopening options for the fall. There will not be a decision made, it is to soon to know what it will look like on Aug. 31st. When we do consider opening in the fall it will be in a more Covid prepared schedule or remotely. Our goal is to allow parents choice of doing independent study or back in classroom instruction if the conditions allows it. I use the restaurant mentality, if we can’t be in the inside of the restaurant, we can’t be in the classrooms. If the rules are some percentage capacity in the restaurant with masks we will try and provide that option in classrooms. In mid-August our goal will be to call each family and ask parents to choose an option of in class or independent study and we will make the staffing adjustments needed. Beyond staffing we will need to make building specific plans for situations that may occur. Our goal is to provide the safest environment we can and give parents options. If we had to start tomorrow our data is trending the wrong way and the guidelines are locking down more not less, so we would be on home instruction. If you would like to give the board information please use my email address to do so. ( markwesterburg@willitsunified.com ) If you would like to participate in the zoom board meeting this is the address https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9782489039?pwd=V0U2cUtHZUMzQk5xR3d5Vy9wT1JkZz09 There is also a chat box to ask questions or use your time during the public comments section. The WUSD staff is working hard this summer to get ready for this new situation that provides the safest and best academic environment we can financially afford to do.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
Attention all recent PE students and athletes. WHS is preparing for a deep clean of the locker rooms. We have removed all leftover items from the locker rooms to the stage in the main auditorium. Please come by and pick up your items on Wednesday, July 1st between 11:00 and 1:00 p.m. Please enter through the side door of the auditorium, and please wear a mask. If you can't make it, email the following address, by Friday, July 3rd and arrangments will made, email address is karenthiel@willitsunified.com. If you do not come by or make other arrangements, all goods will be donated to charity. Thank you!
5 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Mark Westerburg
Willits high school graduation live stream. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm14iSqMtl-7TKLnLP5NkFQ/live
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Graduation is Friday Night at 6:30. It is very important this year to know the guidelines we are required to follow. There can be no guests in the stands or on school grounds. The seniors are in the box of the truck and the family is in the cab. In short, we are a parking lot, not a gathering. I posted a picture of the processional route that should begin about 7:15. The firetruck will lead us around town in a slow processional that ends back at the stoplight at Commercial Street. Parents and friends who line the processional route please remember the health department guidelines. I want to thank all the first responders and city employees for helping to make this happen. G0 Wolverines.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The senior portraits are going up!!! It’s fun to see their beautiful smiling faces. I miss and love them all!❤️ CB
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
2020 NorCal Cyber Virtual Summer Camp The Northern California Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Hub at the Sacramento County Office of Education, in partnership with California Community Colleges, is supporting FREE, week-long Virtual Summer Introductory and Advanced Cyber Camps for Middle School and High school (7th-12 trade) students! This opportunity to learn about cybersecurity at no-cost is made possible through generous donations and contributions of NorCal Cyber partners and sponsors. Please provide registration to your school office so you can keep your Chromebook over the summer! Go here to register =>https://www.norcalcyber.org/
6 months ago, Willits Unified
Nicole Burke
Tomorrow is the deadline to request Pass/Fail grading for Spring Semester Mendocino College classes instead of letter grades. Please click the following link then "Drop/Refund" to learn how to request pass/fail grading. https://www.mendocino.edu/announcements
6 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
The deadline for students to submit course selections for next year is tomorrow! Parents, have your student log into their Willits Unified email to access the course selection google form to choose classes! Counselors are available weekdays between 8:00-3:30 to answer questions.
6 months ago, Nicole Burke
Amanda Maciel
Online registration for next school year 20/21 is now open through the Aeries Portal. You can find the link for online registration on willitsunified.com under Parent Resources. Once you enroll your student through the portal the registrar at WHS will make contact with you.
6 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Nicole Burke
Did your student miss the deadline to drop a college class? The deadline to request Pass/Fail grading is Fri 5/22. Please click the following link then "Drop/Refund" to learn how to request pass/fail grading instead of a letter grade. https://www.mendocino.edu/announcements
6 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
It is time to start planning for next school year! Parents, have your student log into their Willits Unified email to access the course selection google form to choose classes! Counselors are available on weekdays between 8:00-3:30 to answer questions. Deadline to submit is 5/21!
6 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
The deadline to drop Spring Semester Mendocino College classes with an Excused Withdrawal (EW) is tomorrow, 5/15! If your student is currently enrolled in a college class & is not completing the work or will most likely fail, have them email their teacher and request to drop.
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
The deadline to apply for next year's Link Crew team is tomorrow! Must be a Junior or a Senior for 2020-2021. Go to the WHS Link Crew website to learn more about the program. The application is at the bottom of the page. http://willitsunifiedca.apptegy.us/o/whs/page/link-crew--7
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
To: Students, Parents and the Willits Community Willits Unified School District is pleased to announce that we have been given approval to host a unique graduation ceremony on June 5th, at 6:30pm. Details that must be followed: Maize Field at Willits High School Each family will be allotted one vehicle, preferably a truck, with the student in the bed of the truck, and family inside the cab of the truck. Only immediate family members (parents & siblings) No one is to leave their vehicle - no exceptions Staging will be in the front parking lots prior to the start, please be on site by 6:10 as we will start the procession at 6:30pm. Trucks will proceed along the road adjacent to the baseball field (north side) Trucks will enter the track at the North entrance and proceed around the track, parking as close to the car in front of them as possible. Students will be announced when they enter the track area As the trucks proceed around the track, they will pause in front of the WHS sign and be and a photo in Cap & Gown will be taken. Parents & Students are encouraged to decorate their vehicle in order to celebrate the occasion. The graduation ceremony will take place once all vehicles are parked along the track. Once the graduation ceremony concludes, the families will leave by the north entrance and be escorted through town by local first responders along a route that allows the extended families & community to celebrate the achievements of their graduates. Keepsake banners will be hung along main street, to honor our Willits graduates and will be available for pick up by the families at a later date. The event will be live streamed on youtube & Facebook live -If you have a truck to loan for the ceremony or need to request a truck please contact: Marian Lohne - Assistant Principal at WHS 707-459-7700 ext. 1509 marianlohne@willitsunified.com
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
It is time to start planning for next school year! Parents, have your student log into their Willits Unified email to access the course selection google form to choose classes! Counselors are available on weekdays between 8:00-3:30 to answer questions. Deadline to submit is 5/21!
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
The deadline to drop Spring Semester Mendocino College classes with an Excused Withdrawal (EW) is extended to 5/15! If your student is currently enrolled in a college class & is not completing the work or will most likely fail, have them email their teacher and request to drop.
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
New Shelter in Place Guidelines for Stage 2, now in place.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All middle and high school students need to understand that my message about moving up to the next grade level, means that you will go to the next grade. However, if you are not doing your work, you will be repeating those required classes and be credits short that you need to make up. Regardless of your grade credits are required to graduate. Reminder regarding graduation status! Those seniors who meet the state graduation requirements will receive diplomas. Those seniors who don't complete the coursework, we will continue to work with you even into July and August. We are only a few weeks away from the end of the school year, so now is the time to finish strong. June 5th is still currently the date of graduation The school district is going to wait until we have specific guidelines from the state or county health department that covers the time period of June 5th or beyond, prior to announcing any graduation plans. Mark Westerburg
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Is your student enrolled in a Mendocino College class? They may qualify for a $250 cash grant! Click the link to learn more about the grant and how to apply: https://mendovoice.com/2020/04/mendocino-college-foundation-offers-emergency-grants-to-students-contributions-sought/
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
It certainly appears that we will not be returning to normal classroom settings for the remainder of this school year. All school sites have made plans to continue with modified school instruction through the end of May. The first week of June will be used for students to turn in all assignments and for teachers to assign grades. All students will be moved to the next grade unless discussions about retention have already taken place. Although very unlikely- if it is possible before this school year ends to bring back a limited number of students, the District would consider the following: Brookside grade 2 only, Blosser Lane grade 5 only, BGMS grade 8 only and all seniors at WHS. In regards to graduation our preference is to wait it out, meet as a group and make it happen. As I have stated before, we can do it in August if necessary. I prefer this idea over a virtual ceremony. Middle school and high school campuses are planning to hold a summer school session from July 27th through August 14th. WUSD is willing to provide support to all other summer session programs which use our facilities so they may become operational. In regards to the governor's comments about starting school July 1st. There are more problems with that Idea than good. A major issue for a third of our students is transportation, can they get on the bus, with such a confined space we would have to limit buses to 12 students and this is a problem. Another large issue is the heat in July, only about 40% of our facilities have air conditioning and classrooms would be very warm. Along with this are summer jobs, summer school, cleaning facilities, adding 20+ days to teachers' work year, new teachers who won't be here yet, plus all the added cost for operations for a month and half. Although we are anxious to all be together again an early start is not the best plan. When all the students come back in August we will all work aggressively to get back on track. I commend all of our parents and staff for working through this situation, hang in there. My biggest concern in coming back together is the health of our adult staff, the impact from the virus can be harsh and we have a small number of substitutes available. The need to social distance even with a small group is very tough with young kids. If we do have to create A and B days for students to limit the exposure we will do so. Bus routes, siblings, teachers, children and creating off day work for students will be a challenge but we will do it if necessary. In conclusion, we are waiting it out and hopeful that summer will get us a little closer too normal. Our goals for Willits Unified are to finish the year in distance mode, have a graduation ceremony, provide whatever educational services we can in the summer and get ready for next school year. Mark Westerburg
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Does your student want to take college classes this summer? In-person registration 11-1 pm today. Click the link to search for classes. Classes will be online only. Contact your student's counselor for help with K-12 Agreement form. https://service.mendocino.edu/student/courses
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Link Crew is recruiting for next year! Must be a Junior or a Senior for 2020-2021. Go to the WHS Link Crew website to learn more about the program. The application is at the bottom of the page. Deadline to apply is 5/15. http://willitsunifiedca.apptegy.us/o/whs/page/link-crew--7
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Tomorrow is the deadline to drop Spring Semester Mendocino College classes with a 'W' or 'EW'. Click the following link then "Drop/Refund Policy" to learn how to request an 'EW' (recommended if planning to drop) & the steps to drop. https://www.mendocino.edu/announcements
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Is your student enrolled in a college class? Is it working out? The deadline to drop college classes with a 'W' or 'EW' is Sun 4/24. Please click the following link then "Drop/Refund Policy" to learn how to request an EW & steps to drop. https://www.mendocino.edu/announcements
7 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
I have attached a link to the CENSUS 2020. It is very important for school funding to have an accurate census for the district. Federal funding inTitle Programs, food service and grant opportunities come from census data. It is very quick and easy to do. https://my2020census.gov/
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD April 15, 2020 School Board Meeting Video https://youtu.be/dOmTXIUzBlU
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Uniform Turn in. With the unfortunate circumstances facing our nation, our baseball season has been cancelled! My heart goes out to all of our players, coaches and parents , but especially our seniors, this is not fair at all! So now comes the hard part. We need to collect all baseball uniforms, varsity pullovers, jerseys and pants. The coaches will be at the front of the high school this Thursday at 6pm to collect everything. Now keeping the current 6ft distance please just pull into the bus line and we will have container out just simply show what you have and drop them off out the window . If for some reason you can’t not make it to the high school, please get a hold of Coach Travis or Coach Jim and we will make arrangements. Thank you Whs baseball coaching staff
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified Schools has extended the Modified School period through Friday May 1st. All the Mendocino County Schools will be under this extension. We will be monitoring the situation. I look forward to returning to school as soon as it is safe for staff and students to be together.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Even in the midst of trying times like this, good things can still happen. Today we received the fourth new bus from grant funds. This is a huge savings to the district and has significantly upgraded our transportation department. Can’t wait for us to get back on the road.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
This is a column that I posted in the Willits Weekly and Willits News.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Nicole Burke
Are you concerned about your student's mental health? A mental health resources page has been created to help provide information. Please check it out: http://willitsunifiedca.apptegy.us/o/whs/page/mental-health-resources--18
8 months ago, Nicole Burke
Nicole Burke
Could your family use $200 in cash assistance during this time? Check out this opportunity from Scholly for parents or students to apply for: https://myscholly.com/relief/?fbclid=IwAR1C6Ai1SHKg8BhWZrW6GdJaCCGLhlNIWVkfJkGDhjla0FP5Guo7HZ661GA
8 months ago, Nicole Burke
Mark Westerburg
Remember that we have breakfast and lunch pick up at WHS from 8-10 AM and 11-1 for lunch. If you can't make arrangements to get in please call 707-459-5314 and leave a message.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The best way to contact staff is through email. All district emails are first and last name @willitsunified.com. For example markwesterburg@willitsunified.com Important information for WUSD is located on the district website under the Modified School Information link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19avYBzh8L5XfvixXwXPz6-Yg23G08uyF
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Mendocino County will be going into a shelter in place at 10 PM tonight. Based on that all buildings will be closed on Thursday until further notice. The phones will be monitored and checked remotely. Student food pick up at WHS will continue as scheduled.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I have put together a folder of information to share with parents and students during this non-classroom instruction time. It is my intent to continue to add to this as we go through the weeks. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19avYBzh8L5XfvixXwXPz6-Yg23G08uyF?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Hello Class of 2020 and Local Scholarship Providers! Willits High School will be closed from 3/17 through 4/12. Some of our plans for the Local Scholarship Program have changed. Please see the attached document that outlines how we will move forward. I have included it as a google doc and a pdf in case some of you are unable to view the google doc. Nicole Burke is available via email if anyone has any questions.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All school sites will be open on Monday for students to get any materials they need, but normal in-class instruction will be suspended until April 13. Students will be expected to begin their packets or online instruction. Please say turned into information because this is a changing situation. It will be our hope to have our libraries open for students who need access. Breakfast and lunch will be provided through the high school in a pick up and go fashion.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I am meeting with the county health department, doctors and the other superintendents from the county today at 12:00. We will be determining when and for how long schools will need to be closed. This is a unique situation and it is important to get the best information available. Please look for a posting at 2 pm for an update. I am fully aware of the reasons to close and stay open.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Board President Alex Bowlds presented Darrell McIvor of Microphor an award for their company's generous donations to WUSD. Microphor relocated operations to North Carolina but decided to donate at no cost thousands of dollars in parts, equipment and supplies to WUSD.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Here is the most current county information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.mendocinocounty.org/community/novel-coronavirus
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
It’s Election Day, please remember to vote.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD will be putting a plan together this week for a home study program for students if the health conditions require it. All buildings were disinfected this weekend. Please watch this video. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-facts-about-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Cupcake Wars in the Wolverine Cafe today!
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Regional FFA competition tonight at WHS.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Must be Spring the golf team is out on the course.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Nick jr. arrived this afternoon at the WHS farm!
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS a band and choir put on a great spring performance tonight.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Another great night of senior interviews at the high school.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Donkey basketball night at Willits high school. FFA versus Mendocino county sheriffs.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Just when you think you're ready... This Saturday, Feb 22 from 10am to 1pm, I will be holding a FINAL Review Prep session at Willits High in my classroom (next to the library/media center) for ALGEBRA 2B students. - Alaniz
9 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Senior Portfolio Interviews at WHS tonight. Thank you to the staff and volunteers for giving the senior a real life experience.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
FFA students doing some of the construction work on the new school farm. This huge project will be having a grand opening soon, stay tuned.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The senior boys fought hard on their last home basketball game, but lost to a really strong Middletown team. Thank you for the memories seniors!
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS Varsity Wrestling 2020 NCS Champions ! Well done wrestlers and coaches.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Come support the Sophomore at today. Bake sale at Safeway from 10 - 2.
10 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
The girls varsity basketball team won big last night against Saint Helena. Mark your calendar’s for Thursday the girls play their last home game of the year against Fort Bragg.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The girls varsity and junior varsity lost in close games tonight with Kelseyville. Well played and fighting hard even near the end of the season.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Swim Team Meeting
10 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Boys JV and Varsity Baseball Team Meeting
10 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Seniors!
10 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Rep. Jared Huffman speaking at Willits High School today.   He was answering student’s civics questions.  The sign language interpreter was great to see because we are offering ASL-200 as a dual enrollment course in the spring term.  
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Measure G Information Nights- Open Community Forum Please join School Board President, Alex Bowlds and WUSD Superintendent, Mark Westerburg to discuss and ask questions about Measure G; the school bond initiative for Willits Unified School District coming up on the March 3, 2020 election. There will be two meetings held at Willits High School, Media Center, 299 N. Main Street. For more information please contact the District Office 459-5314 ext. 1101 February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m. February 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Measure G Information Nights- Open Community Forum Please join School Board President, Alex Bowlds and WUSD Superintendent, Mark Westerburg to discuss and ask questions about Measure G; the school bond initiative for Willits Unified School District coming up on the March 3, 2020 election. There will be two meetings held at Willits High School, Media Center, 299 N. Main Street. For more information please contact the District Office 459-5314 ext. 1101 February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m. February 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
3rd new bus for WUSD. This special needs bus was provided at no cost to the district. Thank you to Mendocino County Air Quality committee. A 4th big bus is scheduled for May.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Boys Varsity Basketball lost to a strong Colverdale team tonight.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS FFA provided the help for tonight’s Rotary Crab Feed. The proceeds from the event go to the senior center and for WHS graduates scholarships.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
First Annual Bob Colvig Youth Wrestling Tournament going on today at the high school. Tons of people and lots of fun. Thank you to the local sponsors who helped put this on. It’s a great event.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Are awesome high school academic decathlon team given there Saturday up for testing. Go Wolverines !
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Great JV wrestling tournament today at WHS. Youth wrestlers Saturday morning at WHS.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Boys Varsity Basketball lost a close and well played game with Ft. Bragg tonight.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Just a reminder in honor of Martin Luther King Jr there is no school tomorrow, Monday January 20th. See you on Tuesday!
10 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
The varsity boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker tonight to St. Helena 47 to 44. Last-second three-pointer by the Saints won the game.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
Senior photos will be taking place at Willits High School on Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd. Please pick up your order forms in the front office if you still haven't received one. Mrs. Silva-Brown will be coordinating the day of schedules for photos.
10 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Mark Westerburg
Due to snow and weather conditions Willits unified school district will be closed today at all sites.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
High School Sober Grad Meeting tonight at WHS cafeteria at 6:30
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
Seniors and Parents, Join the Sober Grad Committee Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30 PM in the Willits High School Media Center. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!
11 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Amanda Maciel
Attention Willits High School Seniors and Parents, Join the Sober Grad committee meeting on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30 pm. They will be meeting in the Media Center at Willits High School!
11 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Mark Westerburg
WUSD Volunteer of the Year. Jennifer Drew has given countless hours and effort helping kids at WUSD. WEF, FFA, Summer Gala, Ag. Farm, Tri Tip Dinners and more. Thank you for all you do for us.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Welcome Back January 6th
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
JV Girls continue their winning ways. The Varsity Girls lost to a very good Colverdale team. Back to school on Monday.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
We took 3rd place, beating Richmond High. Laila Britton and Maddy Forrester were selected as All-tournament awards. Jessica Buzzard was named as a finalist for an Academic Scholarship which she applied for through the tournament. She'll find out later this week
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Great Job Wolverines
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Class of 2022 thanks you.
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Alumni Basketball Game Saturday Dec. 21st starts at 6
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Mr. Cramer's HS class earned a trip to the rink.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Huge shout out to Mr. Bowles and the construction students who helped a community member change the height of her couch so that it was more wheelchair accessible.
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Bell Schedule Final Exam Bell Schedule
11 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
All four basketball teams played at home tonight against South Fork. JV and Varsity Girls won and the JV and Varsity Boys lost in close games.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Boys Wrestling Top Joseph Denier Bottom Left CJ Powers Bottom Right KC Brown
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Great Job Wolverines!
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Another Wolverine Win
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Great Job Wolverines
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Published work of Sophomore, Kevin Duncan. Available on Amazon.
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Amanda Maciel
Hot Winter's Night is happening tonight at Willits High School at 6:30 PM. A delicious soup dinner will be served in the cafeteria at 5:00 PM as well as a silent auction put on by the Sophomore Class. Come and enjoy a wonderful night full of music, art and drama!
12 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Shawna Byrns
Looking for Christmas gifts? Silent Auction Hot Winter’s Night Thursday Dec. 12th starting at 5 pm proceeds to to the Class of 2022
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Winter Sports Rally Dec. 13th
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Artist Paul Quintero created this year’s beautiful poster artwork. “I like to put my ideas on paper.”
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
MOVIE NIGHT Nightmare Before Christmas FRIDAY THE 13th starts at 7 pm WHS Auditorium
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Great Job Wolverines
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Class of 2020 Fundraiser
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
JV Girls Basketball continue their winning ways against Healdsburg. The varsity girls lost to a very good Healdsburg team 49 to 33.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
JV and Varsity Basketball win tonight against Calistoga. Varsity won 56-51.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Mark your calendars for Hot Winter's Night 2019.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
Willits High School is collecting canned food thru Wednesday, December 11th. Come by and drop off some canned or non-perishable food items in the office and help support a wonderful community organization this holiday season.
12 months ago, Amanda Maciel
Shawna Byrns
Boys Basketball Alumni Game Saturday December 21st
12 months ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Mark your calendars for Hot Winter's Night 2020.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Cross Country League Championship in Santa Rosa on November 13. Brieana Evans placed 8th in girls varsity, Logan Simms placed 10th in boys varsity, and all participants ran personal best times. North Coast Championship in Hayward yesterday. Incredible improvement throughout the year. Self motivated and hard-working athletes, who also know how to have some fun. You represented Willits High School very well. Last fall athletic event.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wolverines lost to a very good Ferndale team today 35 to 7. Great season for the boys.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
First home basketball of the year. Both boys and girls varsity lost to Upper Lake tonight.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Air Quality grant provided WUSD with another new bus. Great addition to the fleet.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Go Wolverine Basketball
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Sober Grad meeting mark your calendars.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
One new barn in and one to go. Awesome!
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The Varsity Football Team continues on it's playoff run Saturday Nov. 23rd at 1 PM in Ferndale. Go Wolverines !
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The fog couldn’t roll in as hard as the Wolverines did tonight. 41-7 home playoff domination of El Molino tonight in Football.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Willits Boys Soccer All-League Team recipients. Congratulations! Zaul Ruiz, Angel Gandarilla, Mariano Mendoza, Angel Jacinto, Juan Sanchez.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Willits High School is currently under a temporary lock-down for safety reasons. There is no active issue at the High School it is being done as a precautionary measure.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The School Board recognized scholarship and sportsmanship last night. Jaeva Cash as Top 2% in the Nation ACT. Varsity Soccer and Varsity Football for making the playoffs as well as JV Football for winning the league.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
It is the end of the first trimester for this school year. Minimum days have been adjusted to allow for final exams and teacher grade reporting time. All schools will have minimum days on Thursday and Friday this week. Only WHS/SHS will release on Friday at 11:15 a.m.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The Varsity Football Team has qualified for the playoff and will be hosting a home game Friday night at 7 PM vs El Molino. CIF rules require us to charge admission (11 for adults, 6 for Students, Seniors, Children). Come support the team in our first home playoff in a while.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I want to thank Stan Cooley, Jim Schnitzius, Coltin Doak and Aaron Branscomb for doing the repair on the baseball field.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Last regular race for the season, next week is the league's championship at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa. Way to keep working hard.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
14 WHS Native American Club members attended the Humboldt State University American Indian College Motivation Day. Over 400 Native Youth from 25 northern California high schools gathered for prayer, singing, and college prep workshops.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Great Season Boys Soccer We are incredibly proud of you. Wolverine Pride
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
The boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker tonight in the playoffs tonight to Creedo HS. The 1-0 loss in overtime was a well played and hard fought game. Great season players and coaches.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Alg 2A Finals study session with Alaniz on Nov. 9th from 10 am to 1 pm. Be there or b squared.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
The next time you walk by the HS baseball field take a look at the top put on the backstop. Thank you to our School Board President for being creative and hard working.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Football and Cheerleaders Parents Night photos. Click on this website to see some great pictures. https://jordaneadsphotography.pixieset.com/footballandcheersrnight/?fbclid=IwAR2dX-9EP080pJvAy9WZjlKJ1Wymva0iAxPTS7xt2uYLZIKDnHk5BbcuECg
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Don't miss the Willits High School Varsity boys soccer NCSL play-off match on Wed. @ 7 p.m. on our home field. Come support these athletes!
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
JV Football dominate Ft. Bragg who was leading the league. JV finish 1st in league with a convincing 22-0 win over Ft. Bragg.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Varsity Football wins a back and forth game with Fort Bragg 33-26. With a 7-3 record we’re hoping for a home playoff game for the first time in a long time.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Varsity Football game today at 3:30 today vs Fort Bragg. Cheer on our seniors in their last home game and senior awards ceremony at halftime. Our special guest announcer will be Sheriff Tom Allman.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Ms. Byrns’ Geometry Students
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
WHS Basketball Players
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified Schools will not be in session tomorrow October 30. The school has planned in-services days for Thursday and Friday. So there will be no school for students on Thursday or Friday as well. The football game scheduled for Friday night will be played at its regular time if we have power, if not it will be played at 1 o’clock and 3:30 on Friday afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to power outages Willits unified school district will be closed on Tuesday the 29th. There is a pending Wind advisory for Tuesday night that may prolong the power shut down. I will keep you posted on our status as soon as I know definite information. Stay safe and alert to changing conditions.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to power outages there will be no school for Willits Unified on Monday the 28th. I will post again Monday afternoon to let everybody know our status for Tuesday.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
This is a reminder for Monday morning. If you do not have power at home you can assume that the school does not have power either and we will be closed. I will keep you posted on the power situation at our school as time goes on.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Spirit Week
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Last home Cross Country Meet Today. Our awesome senior girls captain competing for the last time at Brooktrails.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
WHS Seniors and Parents: It's time to order announcements, class rings, cap & gown units, and other apparel. Order online at www.academicnorcal.com or by mailing in your order form and payment to Academic Affairs. Contact the WHS office if you need more information.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Maciel
Mark Westerburg
WHS students at the Sophomore Spook-O-Gram sales table.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS Senior Jaeva Cash scored in the Top 2% in the Nation on her ACT test. This is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations on your effort and ability to be nationally recognized scholar.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Oct. 16th Cross Country results vs. Kelseyville at St. Helena - Varsity Boys 1st Logan Simms, 2nd Teo Labus, Paul Keough, Austen Simms, and Michael Kale all finished strong. - Varsity Girls 1st Brieana Evans, 4th Jada Smith, 5th Kyra Gibbons
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
An additional student van added to the fleet. Thanks to a USDA Grant for 55% of the cost.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Varsity football lost a well played and hard fought 21 to 15 game tonight to Middletown.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
JV football win an exciting come from behind victory over Middletown tonight 15 to 8.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
WHSBoosters Tri-Tip Dinner
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
WHS Academic Decathletes are learning to extract DNA
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Sober Grad meeting tonight @ WHS cafeteria 6:30 PM.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Lady Wolverines win 2-1 against timberwolves!!! Well Done
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Here are some pictures from the JV Football win over Lower Lake. Well done Boys!
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
WHS seniors and parents, the representative from Academic Affairs will be on campus during lunch on Wednesday, October 16th. Students will be able to place orders and ask questions in regards to purchasing and ordering class rings, graduation announcements and other memorabilia.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Maciel
Mark Westerburg
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer team for notching their first win this season in a well played 1-0 victory over Lower Lake.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wolverines lose a hard fought battle tonight with lower Lake 33 to 26.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wolverines lose a hard fought homecoming battle with lower Lake 33 to 26 tonight.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Look at all the freshmen that helped with their 2019 homecoming float!!! ❤️😁
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS Financial Aid Workshop for seniors! 17 families getting College 101 tonight.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to the high school FFA leadership group for their opening and closing ceremony at tonight’s board meeting. Well done.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS awesome cross country team is working hard and having fun.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
It must be homecoming week at WHS.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All of the Willits schools have power and will be open today.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Good Evening. Please be advised that there is a chance of a power outage in the Willits area scheduled for tomorrow October 9th. If you have power at your residence tomorrow morning, assume that school will be in session during regular scheduled hours. If you do not have power at your residence tomorrow morning, assume school will be canceled. In the event of a power outage during the day, school will continue to be operational until the end of the school day. We will continue to update you as we receive further information. Mr. Westerburg
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
This is an example of one of the great clubs going on at the H.S. Yarn Club members are learning some life skills.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wolverines hold on a two point conversion try by St. Helena with no time left and win a super game 30 to 28.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
JV football lost to a very good Saint Helena JV team. Varsity football is up 17 to 8 at half time
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Girls Soccer played well tonight in a loss to the top team in the league. In the night cap the boys team dominated the Middletown team 5 to 0
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Volleyball plays hard tonight but lost to a strong Middletown team.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Karen Thiel
To clear your student's absences, please utilize the attendance email at whsattendance@willitsunified.com. All uncleared absences will translate to a cut on the attendance record.
about 1 year ago, Karen Thiel
Mark Westerburg
Boys varsity football win tonight in Cloverdale 34 to 14.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
JV Football wins 28-14 over Coverdale. Varsity is up 22-14 at half time.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I am pleased to let everyone know that our bus drivers came into today and fixed the training issue. WUSD will be busing all our students on Friday.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I am pleased to let everyone know that our bus drivers came into today and fixed the training issue. WUSD will be busing all our students on Friday.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
2019 Cross County pictures!
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS Class of 2019 and now US Marine Recruit Jorge Ricky Carrillo visits WHS.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Suicide Prevention activities at WHS from the Counseling Department.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS Varsity X-Country jumping for joy after their meet against St. Helena today.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Amanda Maciel
Hello class of 2020 and parents! The Counselors will be having a Senior Overview Night on Thursday September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m in the WHS Media Center. Overview Night is a walk through of important dates and events that will take place this year. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Maciel
Amanda Maciel
Hello Parents of Willits High School we are looking for parents who would like to join the Willits High School Site Council. If you are interested in serving as a Site Council Representative please contact the Willits High School office at 707-459-7700 and ask for Amanda.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Maciel
Mark Westerburg
Boys varsity soccer win a great 2 to 1 victory over Kelseyville. On a great header shot from Zaul.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Boys Varsity Soccer take down Laytonville 6-1 tonight.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Amazing Athletes
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
MS/HS pep band taking care of the national anthem.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WHS clubs out at the football game.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
Hello class of 2020 and parents! The Counselors will be having a Senior Overview Night on Thursday September 26th. It will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m in the WHS Library/Media Center. The purpose of Overview Night is to walk parents and students through all of the important dates and events that will take place this year, what to expect, and how to get help/support/resources. We hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Willits Unified
Shawna Byrns
Boys Basketball Alumni Game
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Willits Unified
Hello Willits High School families. This is a reminder that Picture retake day will be on Wednesday, September 18th. If your student did not have their picture taken before school started they will need to have it taken this Wednesday, September 18th. If your student would like to have a retake of their picture that was taken before school they will have this done on Wednesday as well. Thank you and have a great day.
about 1 year ago, Willits Unified
Shawna Byrns
Wooden robots 101 in beginning woodworking.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Thank you Mendo Mill! Buy a bucket for 5 bucks and top it off. 20 % off everything in the bucket and Mendo Mill donates 15 dollars to willits sport programs!!! That’s a win for everyone! All day today.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Wolverines loss in a tough game today 20-7.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wolverines working hard for a win up at Humboldt State Field against Arcadia.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Mendo Mill bucket challenge shifts 1 and 2! Thank you Mendo Mill! Buy a bucket for 5 bucks and top it off. 20 % off everything in the bucket and Mendo Mill donates 15 dollars to willits sport programs!!! That’s a win for everyone! All day today and tomorrow.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
WHS Cross Country Team working hard today.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
The ag farm is busy today. Our goats got preg checked by ultrasound and a blood draw, horses got teeth floated and the cement is getting poured for the small barn. Thank you Dr Willson for showing the kids. (2 of 2)
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
The ag farm is busy today. Our goats got preg checked by ultrasound and a blood draw, horses got teeth floated and the cement is getting poured for the small barn. Thank you Dr Willson for showing the kids.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
JV football wins big. Varsity football team beat Saint Vincent 27 to 0 today.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
JV Football wins big. Varsity Football beats St. Vincent 27-0 today.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
Senior Class Fundraiser Roots of Motive Power Saturday 9/7
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Rees’ Science Challenge: 3 yards of tape, 3 yards of string, 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 marshmallow and a pair of scissors. Two teams and 40 mins. Who can build the tallest free standing tower that can hold the weight of a marshmallow?
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
The Wolverines (boys Soccer) will start their season on Tuesday Sept. 10th. They have started with a strong pre-season and high ranking from state and sections. Please come and cheer them on.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Cross Country against Ft. Bragg
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
The boys varsity soccer team had their first loss. It was was against Top seated Fortuna. The boys were resiliant despite a early crucial mistake in the defense they stayed strong and kept Fortuna scoreless in the second half. That is the best that the Wolverines have done against them.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Mr. Mansfield’s Geometry students working out problems at the whiteboards.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
WHS Homecoming October 11th
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Varsity Volleyball working hard tonight at home.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Shawna Byrns
High School Bucket Challenge
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
WHS win against McKinleyville
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
First win for Willits High School Football.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Shawna Byrns
Our historians hyping up the crowd.
about 1 year ago, Shawna Byrns
Mark Westerburg
Varsity Football wins at home tonight 20-0 over Mckinleyville.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
Hello Parents and Guardians of Willits High School students. We would like to invite you to Willits High School's Back to School Night, tonight August 29th at 6:00 pm . We hope to see you all there.
about 1 year ago, Willits Unified
Mark Westerburg
If you are going to volunteer with WUSD this year you need to have your fingerprints done. The company Print Your Mitts, will be at Brookside Elementary Open House on Thursday at 6 PM until 8. WUSD has a form that the DOJ charges us $32 for us to have processed and Mitt Your Mitts will charge you $30 for their service. If your interested please have 2 checks available to use. We greatly appreciate our volunteers. We don't have any choice on the rules or cost. I would get there early, last year there was a line.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to the Willits Education Foundation for an awesome Summer Gala.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
First dance of the year at WHS.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Reminder: All WUSD schools are on regular schedule today. Our first minimum day of the school year will be next Tuesday, August 27th.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Jennifer Maples
Hello Willits High School parents! The Counseling Department would like you to know that students and parents have the first five days of the term to request a schedule change. Students must submit a blue slip requesting a schedule change to the counseling office. Blue slips are available in the main office. After the first five days of the term, there are no more changes. Not all requests can or will be accommodated. Upperclassmen receive priority. It may take the counselors a few days to get to a student's request. Please be patient as they are both working through hundreds of schedule change requests.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Maples
Mark Westerburg
Link Crew for WHS Freshman Orientation 2019
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
Chromebook insurance can be paid online! Students in the 1:1 Chromebook take home program can log into Worth Ave Group here => https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/willits
over 1 year ago, Willits Unified
Mark Westerburg
Go to the Apple Store or Google Play to get the Willits USD mobile app for your phone.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
2019-2020 Willits Unified School District Calendar
over 1 year ago, Willits Unified