Hello Parents!


What an exciting start to another year of American Studies! We are so glad to have you and your children along for the ride this year. American Studies at Plano West has expanded dramatically this year, with over 400 students enrolled in the course. Because of this, we have the opportunity to do amazing things together, and cannot wait to discover what our corner of the Wolfpack can accomplish.

As we begin the year, we appreciate the time you took to review our class policies and procedures (2012-2013 Policies) with your student. These guidelines help our class to function smoothly and efficiently, and help your student get the most out of every day. We encourage you to visit our Syllabus page at any time. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, email is the best way to reach us — our email addresses are listed on the front page of this website. One quick reminder –with college right around the corner, we encourage students to begin taking ownership of their education. One aspect of this is that we ask that the student come and speak with us before parents get involved. Many times we can solve a problem quickly through just that conversation, but if your student is still not comfortable with the outcome, then we welcome your involvement and would be glad to sit down and find a solution for everyone involved.

Speaking of college, it is right around the corner for your student! We encourage you and your student to begin the exploration process — Junior year is a great time to schedule college visits, begin to collect information and do research to find the right location for continued education. We are glad to assist with this process however we can, and will conclude our school year with a “College Project” which will help students get a ‘leg up’ on the college application process.

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and visit our website, and for all of the support and encouragement you give your child throughout the year! If you’d like to stay on top of the daily grind here at West, we encourage you to sign up for the WolfCall announcements. You can have them sent to your email by signing up for the e-list serve. Directions can be found HERE.

Have a great year — Can we get a

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