Principal's Page

March 2018 Edition 

Principal’s Message – Trish Kaechele 

PSP- Parent/School Partnership- West’s parent group sponsored a fundraiser to Zap Zone on March 15.  It was a great success, our students had a lot of fun and the money raised will be used for our student’s rewards and incentive programs.  This is the second fundraiser at Zap Zone our parent group has sponsored this year. 

On April 16, our parent group is having a school-wide candle fundraiser.  Every student in the school will get brochures and a lot of gift cards and other prizes will be given to students that sell them.  They make great Mother’s Day Gifts.  Again, all money raised is for the kids. 

Thank you again parents and for all of you that contributed for our kids.  The next PSP meeting is on April 12 at 10:00 a.m.  Come join us to chat or get any questions you may need answered.*for more information on activities, please visit us at our Website at

Second Trimester Exams- West students took their exams on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9.  Report Cards are being sent home Friday, March 16.  If your child has a book or lunch fine, they will not receive their report card until paid. 

Report Cards - If your child fails any classes, they will be removed from their electives and put in Credit Recovery.  If they are still short credits at the end of the year, they will need to attend summer school or be retained in the same grade.  It is very important that you stay connected on Parent Connect to make sure they are handing in assignments and passing classes.

State Testing- Just a reminder that students are taking the M-Step test coming next month.  8th graders will be tested starting April 10 when we return from Easter Break and 6th and 7th graders will be tested the beginning of May.  It is imperative that they are here every day and have had a good breakfast.

Our Parent group also sponsors and Ice Cream Social for all student that are present and on time for testing. If they are late or absent for school for any reason, they will not be able to attend. 

Student/Parent Contact Info- If your phone number changes, please call Mr. Doyle’s office at 313-295-5783, extension 10801, so your records can be updated.  It is very important that the school is able to reach an adult in case of an emergency.  Also, if your address changes, you are required to contact the Pupil Accounting department at 313-295-5742.  If we receive return mail, your child may be excluded until an accurate address is obtained.  Pupil Accounting is located at 9551 Westlake.

Cardinal Cards- All students with a grade point average of 3.3 or above will receive their Cardinal Debit Card for the second trimester.  This entitles them to: early release at the end of the day, VIP seating at assemblies, and 10 punches good for a free tardy or pass, free morning basketball, free hat day and free pop at any event.  Congratulations!!