Student Programs

TC West Senior High School offers multiple avenues for students to find their passion and get involved throughout their high school journey.


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Athletic Office Contact Information

Telephone: 231.933.7780
Jason Carmien, Athletic Director
Jennifer Patten, Assistant



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Class Councils

WSH Class Council Club Photo

TC West Class Council

Class Council projects include the school store, prom, homecoming, food pantry, GoodWill bins, and recognition & communication. Class Council teacher advisors are:

  • 9th Grade - Mrs. Clone (A116)
  • 10th Grade - Mr. Zenner (B216)
  • 11th Grade - Mrs. Jenkins-Whall (C204)
  • 12th Grade - Mrs. Kramer (B205)

Clubs & Activities

Traverse City West Senior High School offers many clubs and activities for students.

Google DriveClick to view a complete list of clubs & activities at WSH.

Global Connections

WSH Students in Germany Photo
Traverse City West Senior High offers global exchanges with China, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and France. Please contact any of our advisors for more information on these programs:

External LinkLearn more about becoming a host family today!


Traverse City West Senior High School’s award-winning student newspaper, The Occidentalist, has received top honors in front page design and news reporting through the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. Students work to produce a quality, professional newspaper.

2015-2016 Occidentalist

External LinkSenior Edition 2016
External LinkVolume IXX Issue 6
External LinkVolume IXX Issue 5
External LinkVolume IXX Issue 4
External LinkVolume IXX Issue 2
External LinkHoliday Edition 2015
External LinkVolume IXX Issue 1


WSH Robotics Team Photo
Titan robotics at West Senior High School is dedicated to providing engaging and fun student experiences that enable individuals to reach their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), while they develop the knowledge and skills vital to success in the 21st Century.

Titan robotics exists to help students focus on practical and accessible ways of experiencing dynamic hands-on STEM educational activities in as many varieties as possible. Mixing the excitement and motivation associated with competition and real-world applications of mathematics and science concepts through the use of the engineering design process, Titan robotics focuses on addressing current educational and societal needs on many levels.

For more information, contact Mentor/Teacher Philip Leete at 231.409.0184.

External LinkLearn more about Titan Robotics and how you can get involved

Student Senate

Student Senate is a student government organization at West Senior High. It is a class that meets every day during fourth hour, and is comprised of representatives from each grade, as well as an Executive Board. Senate puts on activities throughout the school and community and works with other school and student groups to promote and run events. Each member participates in community service as well. Some projects run by senate include: basketball, volleyball, and other sports tournaments, Holiday Idol, dances, and pep rallies! Student senate also organizes all Student Sections, and our Bleacher Creatures are recognized by the MHSAA year after year as one of the top student sections in the state in the Battle of the Fans competition.

For more information, please contact Student Senate Advisor Darren Frechette at 231.933.7777.


Contact Information

Minda Nyquist, Theatre Director: 231.933.7730
WSH Box Office: 231.933.7509



Vocal Music

External LinkView the Vocal Calendar

Contact Information


WSH photography student photo

Traverse City West Senior High takes on an all-inclusive, real-world media class. AVA takes students with advanced skills and interests in the arts, design, social media and film and video. Students then strengthen their talents & knowledge so they may be applied for real-world professional solutions.  For more information, contact AVA Instructor Melissa Clone

External LinkLearn more about Visual Arts at TC West


External LinkVisit the Odyssey Website for Important 2016-2017 Yearbook Information

  • Website includes information on senior photos purchasing, advertising and contact information.
  • Senior photo submission deadline: October 19, 2016

For more information, contact Yearbook Advisor Melissa Clone.