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Throughout the year opportunities, announcements and reminders of general interest to the students, staff and community members in the Westby Area School District will be posted here.  Please check back often, and if you use an RSS reader, you can click "Subscribe to posts" below to be notified when new information is posted.

5th Grade Orientation is Tuesday, August 29th

posted Aug 8, 2017, 12:08 PM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 12:08 PM ]

We are excited for the start of your child's middle school journey!  All parents and students of incoming fifth grade students are invited to attend a special orientation on 
Tuesday, August 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The evening will start with a large group meeting in the fieldhouse gym. You will also be able to visit with your child's teachers, visit classrooms, access lockers, and learn about the middle school experience.  We look forward to seeing you.  

Registration Day is Thursday, August 10th from 10 AM to 7 PM

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:10 AM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

As the 2017-18 school year fast approaches, the Westby Area School District would like to remind you of our annual registration day for students.  We are asking all families new to the District and families with students who are enrolling for the first time in our district to attend Registration Day on Thursday, August 10th. 
Families with currently enrolled students are free to register online on Skyward. At this event, parents will have the opportunity to update student and family information, apply for Free or Reduced Lunch, prepay lunch accounts, enroll in lunch account auto payment, pay student fees, review transportation schedules, obtain information related to athletics, or speak with a school counselor.  

When:     Thursday, August 10th
Who:     Parents of new students
             Note: Students are not required to attend this event
Where:    Westby Elementary Cafeteria
Time:     10:00 am – 7:00 pm
What to Bring: Income data, bank information/void check (needed for above noted forms) 
For new students only: Proof of Residency & Birth Certificate

For those families unable to attend, this process can also be completed electronically beginning Thursday, August 3rd.  Please visit the District website main page for further details at  Should you have further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at 608-634-0101. As always, we look forward to seeing you at this event! 

2017-18 Registration is Live Online in Skyward

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:08 AM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 8:09 AM ]

2017-18 Annual Student Registration is live online in Skyward. Parents are asked to register their students prior to the beginning of the school year so bus routes can be completed, technology can be ready to distribute, and food service accounts are set up for the first day of school. Parents are able to register from home, or if you'd like assistance with registration, you can come to our Registration Day on Thursday, August 10th from 10 AM until 7 PM at Westby Elementary School.

Freshman Orientation is Monday, August 28, 2017

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:06 AM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 8:06 AM ]

Dear Freshman Student,

In just a few short weeks you will be starting your high school journey!  To help you prepare for this experience we are inviting you to our Student Only Freshmen Orientation Day on Monday, August 28th from 12-3pm in the High School Gym.  During this orientation you will meet your Norse Link Leaders (seniors who want to help you make a smooth transition into high school), participate in fun, positive activities that are designed to help you get to know your classmates and learn important campus information.  You will also get a tour of the High School, practice going to your classes, meet your teachers, and learn how to open your locker!

It is our hope that you will attend this fun event so YOU can show your parents/guardians around the High School at our Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 30th from 5:30-7:30pm and feel confident as you enter High School. This orientation continues throughout the school year providing a variety of academic and social follow-up activities with your Norse Link groups.

We look forward to meeting you on Monday, August 28th from 12-3pm

                                                                                Westby Area High School

AP Psychology Jump Start to begin August 14th

posted Jul 25, 2017, 7:37 AM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 7:39 AM ]

Students registered for Mr. Luebke's AP Psychology for 2017-2018 are encouraged to get a jump start on the class to begin the preparation process for the AP Exam in May. To help with this preparation, Mr. Luebke is running a blended online class starting August 14th. 

For more information about the class, when & where to pick up your Chromebook and other important details, please click here to access Mr. Luebke's letter.

Girl's Golf Practice begins August 7th at 10:00-12:00.

posted Jul 18, 2017, 6:25 AM by Nathan Papendorf

The first day of practice for the Girl's Golf season is August 7th at 10:00-12:00. 

More details are included in the attached letter from Coach Hubatch.

Performing Arts Center Construction to impact West Avenue South

posted May 16, 2017, 12:05 PM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated May 16, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

Construction of the new Community Performing Arts Center is getting underway, and the presence of heavy equipment, delivery trucks, and construction vehicles will have some impacts on access and parking on West Avenue South between Highland Street and Maple Street. Beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017, please avoid parking in the yellow area on the map below. If West Avenue South is closed, please use Highland, Maple and Nelson Streets and the High School's one way access road, indicated by orange arrows to access district buildings and parking lots.

Summer School Registration Coming Soon!

posted May 11, 2017, 8:38 PM by Webmaster WASD   [ updated May 11, 2017, 8:38 PM ]

May 12 - a complete listing of course options, descriptions and class times will be available at

May 23 - Beginning at 2:00 PM, Summer School Registration takes place online. Parents and/or students may create schedules and print them at home immediately during this window. In order to register online, each family must have a Skyward Account. Students that currently attend WASD or have attended summer school already have an account for registration. Check out all of our summer school information here:

New Sousa Band in Concert Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7pm in Westby Fieldhouse

posted May 8, 2017, 10:05 AM by Nathan Papendorf

THE NEW SOUSA BAND will be in Westby this Wednesday night for a 7pm concert. The band is conducted by noted Sousa expert Keith Brion and they will present a 100% authentic Sousa Style Concert. The concert begins at 7pm in the Westby Fieldhouse. Tickets are only $10 and it is free to all: HS/MS Band Students, current military, Veterans and current service personnel.

Please be sure to spread the word and please attend if you can!

Date: May 10, 2017
Location: Westby High School Fieldhouse
Time: 7pm
Who: Open to the public. All MS and HS Band students, veterans and current military and service personnel will be admitted free.
Ticket Cost: $10
  • Larry Daehn, formerly of Daehn Music Publications
  • Edward Davig, Davig Financial
  • Logistics Health sponsoring Veterans, Current Service Personnel and Current Military. ​​
The New Sousa Band, begun in 1979, is a realization of director Keith Brion's dream to reincarnate the Sousa Band and once again tour America's towns and cities.

The musicians of the New Sousa Band are chosen for their ability to transmit the original style, spirit and ensemble sound of Sousa's Band. They are selected from major orchestras, military bands, university faculties and freelance musicians. The band wears authentic replicas of the original Sousa Band uniforms. Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band are officially and exclusively endorsed by John Philip Sousa, Inc., John Philip Sousa IV, President.

Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band have toured extensively in the East, Middle West and the Southeastern United States. The band made their first overseas tour to Japan in August 1996. In Nov. 1993, the band played their first theatrical engagement with a one week appearance at the Cristy Lane Theatre in Branson MO. They have appeared regularly in every section of the United States. In 2000 they were presented by the Minnesota Orchestra and in May 2002 by the Seattle Symphony. They have also appeared at the Music Man Museum in Mason City IA for the Meredith Willson birthday celebration.Mr. Brion and his band appeared in a 1986 PBS-TV special, The New Sousa Band On Stage at Wolftrap, now available as a video and as a laserdisc by Proscenium Entertainment. Excerpts from this show appear from time to time on the Classic Arts Channel. Mr. Brion has also been seen in the PBS-TV special on the American Experience "If You Knew Sousa" and is currently being seen on BBC TV in London in a new show called "Sousa in New York".

Westby Bands to Present Finale Concert Sunday, May 7th

posted May 1, 2017, 6:34 PM by Nathan Papendorf   [ updated May 1, 2017, 6:35 PM ]

On Sunday night, May 7, 2017 the Westby High School Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Bands will present their finale concert of the 2016-17 school year. The concert will feature many members of the Class of 2017. The concert will begin a 7:30pm and is free an open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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