Jeff Ritchley
If you would like to order a Sanhedrin High School Rose Sweatshirt please come to Sanhedrin this week between 9-12 to place a deposit. We need to make the order by Friday.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Congratulations Sanhedrin High School Class of 2020
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Mark Westerburg
Willits high school graduation live stream. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm14iSqMtl-7TKLnLP5NkFQ/live
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Congratulations to Danitza Jimenez Saldana, Class of 2020, Willits Adult School.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Congratulations to Jordy Patino, Class of 2020, Willits Adult School.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Congratulations to Kami McAdams, Class of 2020, Willits Adult School.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
2020 sweatshirts are in!
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Diploma covers are in! Please stop by today to pick one up.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
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.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Graduation Gowns are in. Please stop by on Saturday, May 30 from 9-11, or next week Monday through Friday 9-12 P.M.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
All students please come to school this week. School will be open 9-12 Tuesday through Friday. See you today sometime this week.
about 1 month ago, Jeff Ritchley
Juanita Amador
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
2 months ago, Juanita Amador
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
2 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.
2 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
New Shelter in Place Guidelines for Stage 2, now in place.
2 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
2 months ago, Mark Westerburg
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
2 months ago, Mark Westerburg
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/
3 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD April 15, 2020 School Board Meeting Video https://youtu.be/dOmTXIUzBlU
3 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
3 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.
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
This is a column that I posted in the Willits Weekly and Willits News.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Ms. Ford and Ms. McClellan hyping Blosser Lane packet exchange.
4 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Willits Unified
Good Evening, This is Dr. Ritchley with and important announcement from Sanhedrin High School. Sanhedrin High School will be available for packet exchange from 9-12 P.M. on Monday, March 23, 2020. Only one student will have access to the school at a time, and all social distancing will be respected. Please stay in your car until it’s your turn. A staff member will come out and bring your student inside to exchange packets. If you are walking, please wait outside until it is your turn. Thank you for your cooperation. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, and we will see you on Monday.
4 months ago, Willits Unified
Jeff Ritchley
On Monday, March 23, 2020 SHS will have a packet exchange. If you need work, please come by between the hours of 9-12 P.M. Thank You, Dr. Ritchley.
4 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
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.
4 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
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Sanhedrin High School will be open from 9-12 each morning to assist students with independent study. Each student must have an independent study contract signed by your guardian. Students may come to school, exchange work, play basketball, and use the WiFi.
4 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
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
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Let me tell you what I saw today on the first day on non-traditional school for WUSD. https://drive.google.com/file/d/179V-ymN3MUqEwGKiAo7HeEmePOVhLJZN/view?usp=sharing
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Graduation Day for Georgia at Sanhedrin High School. Board Member Paula Nunez presented her a diploma today. She set a record pace in gaining credits with multiple college classes included.
4 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.
4 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
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
It’s Election Day, please remember to vote.
4 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/
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Cupcake Wars in the Wolverine Cafe today!
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
SHS student Nyanna Bertolino - Haley and WHS students Levi Walraven, Patrick Turner, and Amarah Potter at Wolverine Track and Field Practice 2/28/2020.
5 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Mark Westerburg
A great student presentation on her career choice at the school board meeting in February.
5 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.
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Varsity Wolverine Basketball! Go Willits!
6 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Go Wolverines!
6 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Sanhedrin students reading to Brookside students on Monday.
6 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
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.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Juanita Amador
Tomorrow at 9:30 January 22, 2020 there will be senior portraits taken in the auditorium at WHS.
6 months ago, Juanita Amador
Mark Westerburg
Due to snow and weather conditions Willits unified school district will be closed today at all sites.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
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.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Graduation from Sanhedrin High School tonight at the Board Meeting. Best wishes on the next chapter.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to the City of Willits and Chief Warnock of WPD for the financial help to keep the group work programs going at Sanhedrin High School.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Mark your calendars for Hot Winter's Night 2019.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Mark your calendars for Hot Winter's Night 2020.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Air Quality grant provided WUSD with another new bus. Great addition to the fleet.
8 months 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 !
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
An additional student van added to the fleet. Thanks to a USDA Grant for 55% of the cost.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Here are some pictures from the JV Football win over Lower Lake. Well done Boys!
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All of the Willits schools have power and will be open today.
9 months 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
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
May I present to you Miss Tatiyanna Viale (Center) for earning Sanhedrin High School Academic Superstar of the week. Tatiyanna earned a total of 13.75 credits in this four week period. Savannah Southwick (Left) earner 13.25, and Georgia Millsap (Right) earned 11. Great job earning credits! A special shout out to Georgia, as she has earned over 18 academic credits this grading period!
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
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.
10 months 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.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Jeff Ritchley
Sanhedrin Students: We have a mandatory student assembly at 9:15 Friday, September 27, 2019. See you then!
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Feather V. In construction class building a shed with WHS students.
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Lady Hawks supporting the Wolverines
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Good luck Hawk Wolverines!!!
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Dear Students, Please remember grade sheets are due to Juanita by 3:00 P.M. Friday, September 13, 2019. Sincerely, Dr, Ritchley
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Students working hard in Mrs. Ritchley’s CCS-100 Career Planning class.
10 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
“Five Credit Club” congratulations to Arther Loutsis, Nyanna Bertolino-Haley, Taylor Quinliven, Alyssa Bacon, & Savannah Southwock for earning 5 credits since the start of school, and joining the exclusive “five credit club”.
11 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
The staff and students at Sanhedrin High School present to you, Miss Georgia Millsap, originally from Texas. Since the beginning of school year, she has earned 15.25 credits and has earned the The honor of Academic Superstar of the Week! Besides being a senior at Sanhedrin High School and Mendocino College, Georgia is on the coaching staff at Mendocino Starz Gymnastics in Ukiah, as she is also a highly accomplished gymnast. Great job Georgia and keep up the great work.
11 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
Friday night lights at Willits High School! Good luck Wolverines!
11 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
Jeff Ritchley
A great two weeks at Sanhedrin High School, have a nice weekend!
11 months ago, Jeff Ritchley
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.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to the Willits Education Foundation for an awesome Summer Gala.
11 months 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.
11 months 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
11 months ago, Willits Unified
Mark Westerburg
Go to the Apple Store or Google Play to get the Willits USD mobile app for your phone.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
2019-2020 Willits Unified School District Calendar
12 months ago, Willits Unified