West High School Thanksgiving Drive going into its last week

Hey, Trojans!

I hope you enjoyed your unexpected snow day last week.

Last Tuesday was one of the earliest snow days we’ve ever had, and hopefully it’s not the last.

Thank you, parents, for going to the FAFSA event last Thursday and contributing to your child’s future.

Students, the annual school-wide Thanksgiving Drive is going into its last week and this is the last opportunity for you to donate. The drive will last until Nov. 22. Students can donate food items to the Thanksgiving boxes in their third period classes.

Only non-perishable food will be accepted. Boxes will be tallied up in the auditorium during TNN on Friday, Nov. 22 and will be sorted later that day at Central Services, 2450 S Cumberland St., from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

For volunteer work, students must sign in before entering the building and will receive TN Promise hours. The class that donates the most food to the drive gets a free pizza party.

Let’s make a difference and make it possible for impoverished families to have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Today at 2 p.m. is the matinee for the first East/West Musical. Tickets are $12 at the door and will be in the auditorium. Feel free to come on by and support East and West’s choir groups.

Students, FAFSA is now open for all seniors. FAFSA is a financial aid program that helps seniors in high school enroll in the colleges of their dreams, so don’t take this too lightly.

All students of any income level are required to complete FAFSA if they are intending to attend college.  If you need assistance towards completing the FAFSA, call 423-327-1600 ext. 1010 to schedule an appointment with Niswonger Care Counselor Emily Emerick.

There will be an executive council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19 and it will take place during TNN.

Captains of sports teams and presidents of clubs are required to send a representative.

Also don’t forget to check out our scholarship boards near the guidance counseling office.

Scholarships may be available that you may apply for, so don’t take it lightly.

See Mrs. Gillett in the counseling office if you have any questions. If you are also looking for TN Promise opportunities, stop by the guidance counseling office if you are interested.

Governor’s School for the Arts applications are due in the counseling office by Nov. 20.

Students, yearbooks are now on sale at www.balfour.com. They will be $80 until Jan. 1, and after that they will be $90 until distributed.

Also if you have pictures that you want to send to yearbook, please download the Image Share by Balfour App and upload then through Image Share using code: 029306.

Good luck to the students that will be traveling on an all day trip for French III on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Wish the Morristown West Choir their best as they compete in the All-East Choral Conference at Maryville College Nov. 21-23. They’ve been preparing for a long time on their routine and hopefully they will place well.

The Morristown West basketball team will have their first game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 19.

It will be at home against Grainger County at 6 p.m. Wish them well and hopefully we will have a spectacular season. The Morristown West swim team will complete in an away meet at Dobyns-Bennet High School at 6:30 p.m.

Students, remember we as individuals make the halls of the Trojan nation great because of the abilities, talents, and work ethic that our classmates show.

Don’t give any of these characteristics up.

Be the one this week to donate to the food drive. Go Trojans!