Student Announcements

Arkansas Governor's School Recruiting Students

Arkansas Governor’s School is a four-week summer residential program for rising high school seniors (current juniors) who are residents of the State of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the four-week program on the site of a residential college campus, sponsored by the state. Arkansas Governor’s School offers intellectually and emotionally mature students a challenging curriculum along with exciting extracurricular and social programs.  

You can find more about the program as well as applications below:  

General Information -       Student Application Information - 

Fay Jones School School of Architecture and Design Summer Camps

Design Camp

In summer 2022, we will be offering in-person camps on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville as well as virtual camps. Registration for the Summer 2022 camps will open in Spring 2022 and are open to grades 9-12.  

Apply for the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy!

Can you read, listen, write and speak in more than one language? Apply for the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy and receive bilingual certification to use in college and career resumes. You will also be awarded regalia to wear at graduation!

To learn more about the application process, please join our Google Classroom for the ARSB award using this code: enh7yxg

The deadline to order your language exam is January 28. The deadline to submit your ARSB application will be in March. Check the student announcements and our Google Classroom for updates and reminders!

Colors Day UPDATE!

The Colors Day dance for Jan. 22 has been canceled. The Colors Day festivities (court presentation, pep rally, games) have been postponed to Feb. 25th. 

Forensics & Debate Club Meeting

The next forensics & debate club meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 25. Any students interested in debate or public speaking/acting are welcomed!! Sign up using RTI scheduler under Mrs. Skordal. Questions? See Mrs. Skordal in 2255 or email her at

Want to take NWACC classes next year?

10th - 11th graders:  If you want to take NWACC college classes next year and earn concurrent high school credit, please read page 21 of the new 2022 course guide posted on our website to understand the criteria, and then sign up for one of the January 27 NWACC Flex sessions! 

NWACC will be here to give our students any information you need to know about taking college courses while in high school.  These sessions will be held in the library classroom.  It's very important that you sign up for these sessions if you want to take college classes next year!

IGNITE Large Informational Meeting

Want to learn more about Ignite, meet the teachers, and hear from students?  Join us JANUARY 27 for 6.3 OR 6.4 flex sessions in the PAC.  Learn about opportunities in aviation, construction, culinary, photography & videography, graphic design, education, business, medical, and technology fields.  Ignite offers college credit, honors credit and internships.   

Aviation and IGNITE

Have you dreamed of a career in aviation?  You may have wanted to be a private pilot, an air traffic controller, an aerospace engineer or work in the operations of an airport.  Whatever your dream, come learn about the opportunities you may have with Ignite and Aviation.  There will be a flex session (6.2) on Tuesday, January 25 in Room 2303, Mrs. Stone's room.  IGNITE - AVIATION INTEREST SESSION

NCAA Information Meeting

Want to play college sports?

Monday, January 24 at 6:00 Virtual Meeting -

GSA meeting

The first Gay Straight Alliance Club meeting of 2022 will be in room 2555 during 6.5 flex on Friday, February 28th.  If you would like to attend, sign up in RTI scheduler on Friday the 21st during your 1st hour! All are welcome! 

Women of West Meeting

The first Women of West Club meeting of 2022 will be in room 2555 during 6.6 flex on Friday, February 28th.  If you would like to attend, sign up in RTI scheduler on Friday the 21st during your 1st hour! All are welcome! The Northwest Arkansas Women's shelter will be google meeting in to discuss Healthy Relationships. 


Volleyfest is March 7-18. Want to play some recreational volleyball? All students at West can participate if you get signed permission from your guardian and pay 12 dollars (which includes the price of play and a t-shirt!). All you need to do is find a BWHS volleyball player to find a team or come to room 2555 and Coach Venable will help you find a team. Spots are filling fast, so don’t wait too long!

Boys Soccer Tryouts

BWHS Boys Soccer has rescheduled tryouts for Monday, Jan. 24. If you are interested, here is what you need to know:

Where: DEN

When: Monday, January 24th

Time: 430-530pm

Who: Any 9-11 grade students new 9-12 students, those who didn't get to try out earlier this year.

You will need to bring a current physical or upload one to DragonFlyMaxx, cleats, and gloves if you want to be a goalkeeper. 

Please email Coach Smith at or Coach Estrada at if you have any questions.

Midyear Transcripts Now Available Via Naviance

SENIORS! Does the college or university you are seeking admittance to require a midyear, and may be requested via Naviance.

AP Capstone Interest

Do you like to choose your own path?  Do you want to engage in relevant, real-world investigations while earning valuable skills and college credit?  BECOME AN AP CAPSTONE SCHOLAR!  Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Martin will be hosting an information flex session on Tuesday, Jan 25 to discuss the new (to West) and exciting AP Capstone program, diploma, and the two courses we teach: Seminar and Research. A Q&A will take place during 6.2 flex in room 1354. Please email Mrs. Moore ( and/or Mrs. Martin ( if you are unable to attend, but interested in the program.

Navy Civil Engineer Department Flex Session

During January 27th,  Flex 6.4, the Navy JROTC is hosting Admiral Jack Buffington, who will speak about his experiences leading the Navy's civil engineering department, aka "the Seabees."  In that capacity, Admiral Buffington had an annual budget of seven billion dollars per year and led over 22,000 sailors and civilians.  Following the Navy, he served as an engineering professor at the University of Arkansas.  If you are interested in career paths outside the norm, public service, engineering careers, or how to be a better leader, this seminar is a "can't miss."  Sign up for  Flex  6.4 under CT,  James Davis (teacher) Career Seminar… (session).  Priority will be given to NJROTC cadets, but the sessions are otherwise open to all students.  See you there! 

Arkansas Boys State 2022 Registration is open!

The American Legion Arkansas Boys State Commission is proud to announce that their life-changing summer leadership program is returning in-person this year! The Boys State program is looking for male students who are mature leaders in the classroom, on the field, and throughout the community who are ready to shape the future of our state. 

The Boys State program will be held in-person at the University of Central Arkansas from May 29- June 3. The fee for each delegate to attend is $250. Registration deadline is March 30th. Register here or please contact Mrs. Krisell at or your school counselor for more information. 

2022 ALA AR Girls State program **UPDATE**

We are very excited to announce that the Girls State will be returning to an in-person program this year! The ALA AR Girls State program will be held in-person at Harding University from May 29th to June 3rd. The fee for each delegate to attend is $300. 

Registration is now open. Register here by March 18th. 

If you are interested or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Krisell at or your school counselor. 

Interested in Ignite Culinary Arts?

Students and their chef instructor will be in the Lecture Hall during Flex Times on Feb. 3rd.  Please sign up for one of those Flex times!