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    Principal Fatout's Messages for the 2022-23SY!

  • Week of 9/12/2022

    Happy Monday.  It is always great to be a part of our Bobcat Community!!  This is Principal Fatout with my weekly Principal’s Message.  I hope this message finds you and yours well.  

    I want to first thank our staff, students, and community for following all our safety protocols that Broward County and West Broward have in place. Recently, we have had to put our safety protocols into action.  The most recent was a social media message posted on a student message group that seemed to potentially threaten our West Broward campus.  After investigation, it was determined that the post was not made by a West Broward student, but was posted by a student from another school and the authorities handled the case in cooperation with that student’s school and family.   

    I am beginning my message with information that the safety and security our your child, my staff, and our community is of the utmost importance.  My staff, in collaboration with Pembroke Pines PD, will always investigate and protect our community as we all take an active role in the See Something Say Something practice.  We appreciate the open line of communication we have with our staff, students, and community.  

    Sunday, we remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost and the brave men & women with the NYPD & FDNY who put themselves in harm’s way during the attacks on America on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.  We vow to never forget and always keep them in our hearts.

    Monday, WBTV, in collaboration with JROTC, aired their yearly public service announcement to thousands of Bobcats remembering everyone who sacrificed during September 11th. Click here to view the WB in the AM show and 9-11 Tribute PSA through the school’s website. Thank you WBTV and JROTC, great student leadership and great leadership by Mr. Rivera, LT Colonel Merkel, and 1SG Torres and 1SG Rosario.

    We are beginning our Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Exam to all 9th and 10th Grade students in their English class.  The FAST exam is the new FSA for Reading and Writing.   Ninth and Tenth grade students will be taking their first progress monitoring assessment during their English class this week and next.

    Thursday     Periods:  6/8

    Friday          Periods:  1/3

    Monday       Periods:  5/7

    Tuesday       Periods:  2/4

    To ensure that students have every opportunity to excel in our Cambridge program, West Broward High School offers an October/November administration of AS Level exams from the June 2022 exam series. Students who received a score of “Ungraded” or “No Results” (U or X) are eligible to take an exam in the October/November 2022 administration. If you/your student would like to retake one or more exams, please complete this information form and return it to Room 183 for Mrs. Llanos or email the form to angela.llanos@browardschools.com. Payments must be made online at Broward County Public Schools Online Payments. The deadline to turn in the form and payment is 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2022. Cambridge International Exams will ONLY be ordered for students who have completed and returned this form AND paid by the deadline.

    Open House was a huge success! Hundreds of families visited West Broward Faculty to learn more about their child's courses.  

    FREE Peer Tutoring/Homework Help

    • MONDAY through WEDNESDAY Media Center 3-4PM.  Open to all WB students in any subject area!  Sponsored by members from: AP Biology, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society Please Note: This is not an aftercare program.

    Our Student Government 2022 Homecoming theme has been announced, Bobcats!! Can’t wait to see you at our “Midnight Mascarade”!

    • Tickets will begin selling September 12th for $35, and after September 16th they will be $45. Get them as soon as possible!!

    HOSA will have a PRESALE for our PINKOUT SHIRTS, starting Sept. 6-13, 2022. We cannot accept any funds at this time until the presale starts. T-shirts are $15 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation!

    Last week during both lunches, Bobcat Peer Counseling sponsored a very informative Suicide Prevention Event.  Great leadership by Mrs. Cunicelli-Carlton and great student leadership!! Go Bobcats!! 

    Last week our Bobcats volunteered at Silver Trail Middle School during their Open House.  Our Bobcats are amazing at giving back to our community.

    Athletic Accomplishments:

    • Very proud of Cross Country Boys and Girls Teams.  
    • The boys were 1st out of 8 teams in one meet and 4th out of 9 teams in another meet.  
    • Top Bobcat runners: Carson T., Steven S., Ashton S., Kariff M., & Isaac M.
    • The girls were 4th out of 8 teams in one meet and 5th out of 9 teams in another meet. 
    • Top Bobcat runners: Kayla B., Katelyn P., Loralai L., Mariana D., & Ana B.

    Here's what's happening this week in Bobcats Athletics:

    • Monday, 9/12: Girls Volleyball @ Nova  JV@4:30PM & Varsity@6PM
    • Tuesday, 9/13: Boys & Girls Cross Country at Markham Park @ 4PM
    • Wednesday, 9/14: Bobcats JV Football vs Everglades @ WBHS Field @ 4PM 
    • Wednesday, 9/14: Girls Volleyball @ Miramar JV @4:30PM & Varsity @ 6PM
    • Wednesday, 9/14: Boys & Girls Swimming Vs. Cooper City/Deerfield @ 4PM
    • Friday, 9/16: Bobcats Varsity Football vs Dwyer @ Pines Charter Stadium @7PM

    Friendly reminders:

    Please follow us on the following social media channels. 

    • Twitter: @WestBrowardHigh
    • Instagram: west_broward_high

    The “Bobcat News” Newsletter for the Fall Semester has been posted to the website. Please visit our website to take a look at the information it provides.


    Parents of students who drive, please have a conversation with your child about NOT parking in the surrounding communities.  If a student does not have a WBH student parking decal to park in the student lot on campus, then your child should not be driving to school, may not park anywhere on campus, and is strongly discouraged from parking at the post office, warehouses to the north of campus, nor any of the surrounding home communities.  The surrounding communities have contacted me and are concerned students are parking cars in their neighborhoods and jumping over their barrier walls to exit their property and enter school. This is a safety concern for both the surrounding communities and our campus.  Cars will be towed from their developments at the owner’s expense.  

    Furthermore, it has been reported that vehicles leaving West Broward’s school grounds are driving their cars in a high rate of speed on the surrounding public streets just south and north of campus.  Police have been notified by the public regarding these matters.  We are asking that all students and the drivers that pick them up from campus practice safe driving habits on the roads surrounding the campus.  

    Below is an important Parent Link message I recently sent out regarding threat awareness and reporting.

    This is Principal Fatout and I am reaching out to share important information with you regarding school safety and tip reporting. School safety and security is everyone's responsibility. If you see or hear something that does not seem right, say something. Be a Broward Buddy, Report a Tip! Call 911 immediately in an emergency. If you have a NON-Emergency Safety or Security concern, please report it through any of our available tip reporting tools. You can report a tip by calling 754-321-3500, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the Anonymous Tip Submission Box on the Broward Schools website, by sending an email to SecurityTips@browardschools.com, or by downloading and using the FortifyFL App and/or the SaferWatch with Alyssa’s Alert App on your phone or mobile device. This app is also available on every Canvas account available to your student.

    By sharing tips such as reporting threats, harassing behaviors, or illegal activity, you are assisting Broward Schools with identifying at-risk individuals before they may cause harm to themselves or others. When reporting a tip, please provide as much information as possible, including the location, date, and time. The more information that is provided, the better district staff can respond to the concerns. It takes all of us to keep our schools and communities safe. Thank you for doing your part. Together we can continue to make a difference.

    Housekeeping Notes:

    WBH Admin asks that all traffic in the parent loop practice safety procedures for ALL children. Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk in front of the school from the right lane only. Any other location is not safe for your child to cross without the potential risk of injury from moving vehicles. The Campus Traffic Map is on the school's website. Please follow the expected flow with no student traffic anywhere except the sidewalk in front of the school. See campus map and notification from Pembroke Pines PD regarding school traffic notifications attached in email.

    Students are not allowed to park on campus without a Student Parking Permit. Students with an approved parking permit must park in the South/Student Lot only. Students found to be parking on campus without a permit will be consequenced in line with the BCPS Discipline Matrix.

    West Broward works best as a partnership with its students and families. Please know that we emphasize, just as our School Mission says, a safe and secure learning environment. And for this we ask that every parent/guardian speak with their child to report concerns that may best be handled by an adult on campus.

    See something. Say something! It is necessary to keep every student and adult safe on campus.

    West Broward continues to check Student and Staff IDs at our Single Point Entry daily. Please know that a $5 obligation is given to any student who has no student ID to enter campus for every ID replaced after the fifth Student ID. Students must have their Student ID on their person while on campus.

    Parents and Community are urged to talk to their children about the dangers of vaping, tobacco/nicotine and the various THC/CBD oils. Possession of any of these substances on campus is against BCPS School Board Policy and carry disciplinary infractions. Please check out website for details on anti-vaping resources and the BCPS Discipline Matrix.

    WBH will continue to follow the BCPS Discipline Matrix for any infraction that goes against the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Week of 8/30/2022

    Good afternoon, Bobcats! This is Principal Fatout with my Principal's Message.  I hope this message finds you and yours well and off to a great week, Bobcats!!

    Don't forget West Broward's Mission is,  "Promoting integrity, respect, and dignity by creating lifelong learners in a safe and trusting environment"!!

    Congratulations, Bobcats, US News & World Report named West Broward one of the best high schools, Top 6%, in America for 2022.  Go Bobcats!!

    West Broward Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30.  The 1st Period bell will ring to start at 5:30PM. Arrive early for parking. PTSA Membership and PE uniform sales will be in the cafeteria at 4:30PM.  Deposit funds into lunch accounts and enjoy some free lunch food samplings from our cafeteria staff in the café.  Please ask your child for his/her schedule. A copy of your child's schedule w/a school map will also be available in your child's first period class.

    To help new and returning students prepare for the 2022/23 school year, the Ready for You! Back-to-School web page below provides information on enrollment for new students and resources for current students, including academics, food and nutrition, transportation, and much more.

    Student Picture Day - Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9.
    Students will be scheduled to have their yearbook photo taken during study hall. Parents are encouraged to pre-purchase their package online. Click the link that follows for additional information @ FoxMar Picture Day Packages.

    WBHS Student Government 2022 Homecoming theme has been announced, Bobcats!! Can’t wait to see you at our “Midnight Mascarade”!!  Tickets will begin selling September 12 for $35 and will increase to $45 on September 16 until the event sells out.  Get your tickets as soon as possible!!

    Assistant Principal Souza and his leadership team hosted the 2026 Freshman Class Assembly this past Friday.  He discussed Student Code of Conduct rules, academic responsibilities, Bobcat culture,  and school spirit & pride.  Our Freshman Class is a great group of students.  I am a proud Bobcat Principal!!

    West Broward presale for the 2022/2023 Yearbook has begun.  Please visit our school website and order your Yearbook presale price of $60.  End of year price will be $90.  Order your yearbook today! 

    Attention, Seniors Class of 2023! Please visit foxmar.com/sessions to schedule your Senior Portraits so that your formal picture may be proudly displayed in our WBHS Yearbook.  All Senior Yearbook photos must be scheduled on your own to be taken at the FoxMar Studio location; these photos are not taken on campus.

    The city of Pembroke Pines has grown to be the 11th largest city in Florida, and has recently been rated as one of Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" thanks to its wide diversity of city-wide programs and facilities for all ages.  I am proud West Broward High School is located in Pembroke Pines and I am also a proud resident of this great city. 

    Bobcat Athletics:
    - Very proud of the heart our Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Volleyball teams showed last week during their season openers. 
    - Bobcats won big last night against Miramar High and will play at Everglades on September 1, JV at 4:30PM & Varsity at 6PM. Best of luck as your season progresses!!  Go Bobcats!!

    - Our Bobcat Bowling team won twice last week as they opened their season.  Our Bobcat Bowlers compete every Tuesday, sometimes Wednesday or Thursday, 3PM at Sparez Bowling lanes.  Please come out to support our Bobcat Bowlers. 

    - The Bobcat Cross Country Team will be competing at Quiet Waters Park on 8/30 at 4:30PM. Good luck to our endurance running team!

    - It is a great feeling when I witness a win that is full of heart and determination.  Friday night our Varsity Bobcat Football defeated Cypress Bay on the final play in overtime.  West Broward 27 Cypress Bay 24.  Our first win over Cypress Bay in Bobcat history! Congratulations, Bobcats!!

    -Before game time on Friday our West Broward Marching Band pumped up our Bobcat Varsity Football Team and Sideline Cheerleaders by performing through our hallways and in the courtyard as school ended.  Our Bobcat spirit and pride is real.  Let’s go Bobcats!!

     

    Housekeeping Notes:

    WBH Admin asks that all traffic in the parent loop practice safety procedures for ALL children. Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk in front of the school from the right lane only. Any other location is not safe for your child to cross without the potential risk of injury from moving vehicles. The Campus Traffic Map is on the school's website. Please follow the expected flow with no student traffic anywhere except the sidewalk in front of the school. See campus map and notification from Pembroke Pines PD regarding school traffic notifications attached in email.

    Students are not allowed to park on campus without a Student Parking Permit. Students with an approved parking permit must park in the South/Student Lot only. Students found to be parking on campus without a permit will be consequenced in line with the BCPS Discipline Matrix.

    West Broward works best as a partnership with its students and families. Please know that we emphasize, just as our School Mission says, a safe and secure learning environment. And for this we ask that every parent/guardian speak with their child to report concerns that may best be handled by an adult on campus.

    See something. Say something! It is necessary to keep every student and adult safe on campus.

    West Broward continues to check Student and Staff IDs at our Single Point Entry daily. Please know that a $5 obligation is given to any student who has no student ID to enter campus for every ID replaced after the fifth Student ID. Students must have their Student ID on their person while on campus.

    Parents and Community are urged to talk to their children about the dangers of vaping, tobacco/nicotine and the various THC/CBD oils. Possession of any of these substances on campus is against BCPS School Board Policy and carry disciplinary infractions. Please check out website for details on anti-vaping resources and the BCPS Discipline Matrix.

    WBH will continue to follow the BCPS Discipline Matrix for any infraction that goes against the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Week of 8/23/2022

    This is Principal Fatout with my Principal Message.  I hope this message finds you and yours well on a great weekend.  Thank you for a great opening of the 2022-2023 school year!!  I am a proud Bobcat Principal!!!

    My Principal messages are designed to share as much pertinent West Broward information as I can with our community.  With so many high schools close to each other, it is my goal to share with you and the Bobcat Community the amazing events, culture, and successes at West Broward. Even if you or your child are not involved in an organization or event I highlight during these messages, I feel it's important that everyone knows and celebrates all the accomplishments earned and information that needs to be shared with Bobcat Nation!  We are diverse and very proud of the best Community in Florida, if not the Nation!!!

    This year we celebrate our 15th Anniversary as a school.  Our theme this year is, "Year 15, Continue Building Our Bobcat Legacy"!!  West Broward High is listed in the top 150 out of over 2,500 high schools in Florida and top 6% of the top 1,550 out of over 24,000 high schools in the Nation. I look forward to witnessing the amazing accomplishments of our student body as they are led by our incredible staff, sponsors, and coaches. 

    As I visited the majority of our classes in the first week back to school, I witnessed active engagement by all of our teachers and students.  Our student body has embraced the opening of school and seems to have adjusted rather quickly to the changes in their bell schedules.  I am very proud of the energy and look forward to continuing to visit and witness authentic engagement and activities. 

    Thursday afternoon, 8/18/2022, our Student Government Officers, lead by Ms. Yard, hosted an IOC (Inter-Organization Council) with Club Sponsors and Executive Officers to discuss Club and Organization themes and events for this school year.  It was a great meeting, full of events for the first semester focused on building school spirit and community.

    Thursday night, 8/18/2022, we hosted a varsity football game.  There were over 1000 spectators in attendance to watch our team win 28-8.  It was great to see our Bobcat Pride!

    Friday morning, 8/19/2022, our Class of 2023 Seniors hosted a "Senior Sunrise" event at 6:20 AM on our basketball courts near the football field.  Thank you Senior Sponsors, Ms. Terribile and Mr. Rodrigues, for your leadership!! Multiple teachers came by early in the morning to enjoy quality time with our Senior students. 

    Monday, 8/22/2022, began the girl's volleyball season at home. JV played at 4:30 PM and Varsity at 6 PM vs Cypress Bay.  The crowd showed up in BLACK OUT to enjoy our first home game in two years! Please continue to come out and support our Bobcat Girls Volleyball team throughout the season. 

    Football opens their season Friday Night @ 7PM at Cypress Bay Field.  Please come out and cheer on our football team as they embark on what is going to be a great season!!

    Our clubs and organizations start up their meet and greets with club members.  Ms. Yard and staff will post meeting schedules as the clubs and activities begin to get their students into action.  Stay tuned to the website and morning announcements on WB in the AM for all activity and athletic information.

    WB in the AM started morning announcements on the first day of school.  What an amazing group of student leaders lead by Mr. Rivera and our new teacher in the WBTV Program, Mrs. Bueno.  Please support our WBTV students and stay informed to all school-related information by tuning in during the first period of the day each day and/or watch the archived announcements on our school website. Our student body deserves to witness the daily current events/announcements every day.

    Make plans to join us for Open House on Tuesday, August 30, at 5:30PM! Arrive early for parking and visit the cafeteria as early as 4:30PM to purchase PE uniforms, join PTSA, and put money into school lunch accounts! See the Open House flyer in your email and on the school's website.

    Housekeeping Notes:

    WBH Admin asks that all traffic in the parent loop practice safety procedures for ALL children. Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk in front of the school from the right lane only. Any other location is not safe for your child to cross without the potential risk of injury from moving vehicles. The Campus Traffic Map is on the school's website. Please follow the expected flow with no student traffic anywhere except the sidewalk in front of the school. See campus map and notification from Pembroke Pines PD regarding school traffic notifications attached in email.

    Students are not allowed to park on campus without a Student Parking Permit. Students with an approved parking permit must park in the South/Student Lot only. Students found to be parking on campus without a permit will be consequenced in line with the BCPS Discipline Matrix.

    West Broward works best as a partnership with its students and families. Please know that we emphasize, just as our School Mission says, a safe and secure learning environment. And for this we ask that every parent/guardian speak with their child to report concerns that may best be handled by an adult on campus.

    See something. Say something! It is necessary to keep every student and adult safe on campus.

    West Broward continues to check Student and Staff IDs at our Single Point Entry daily. Please know that a $5 obligation is given to any student who has no student ID to enter campus for every ID replaced after the fifth Student ID. Students must have their Student ID on their person while on campus.

    Parents and Community are urged to talk to their children about the dangers of vaping, tobacco/nicotine and the various THC/CBD oils. Possession of any of these substances on campus is against BCPS School Board Policy and carry disciplinary infractions. Please check out website for details on anti-vaping resources and the BCPS Discipline Matrix.

    WBH will continue to follow the BCPS Discipline Matrix for any infraction that goes against the Student Code of Conduct.