West Ashley High School

West Ashley High School


WAHS Clubs are starting up. Students: contact sponsors for more information.
Congratulations to West Ashley High School valedictorian, Marcus Jackson on 12 years of perfect attendance! In his spare time, Jackson volunteers at LCFB! Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/HuoB50uBsaU
Junior Girls: looking for scholarship money and a way to meet other accomplished young women in Charleston County and throughout the State? Check out Distinguished Young Women of Charleston County!

We have an information meeting via Facebook live. Just visit our page tonight and we'll be live talking about the program. You can ask questions in comments to find out more!

MARCH 16 at 6:30 PM

For More Information or to Register:
West Ashley Band Car Wash May 21
Special Olympics Spring Games 2016

WAHS MISSION: to experience, to embrace, to educate, to encourage, to empower.

The mission of WAHS is to encourage, educate, and empower every student to become a confident, self-directed, life long learner who values diversity and possesses the tools for academic, social, and personal achievement.

Operating as usual

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 09/18/2023

West Ashley High School's Homecoming Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK!! Show off your West Ashley Pride by dressing up all week! Swipe to see the themes! Let's go Wildcats!


Terry Grant has made the 2023 Shrine Bowl. This is a HUGE accomplishment. Congratulations, Terry. We are all so proud of what you’re doing in and out of the classroom. West Ashley High School

West Ashley’s Terry Grant is a South Carolina Shrine Bowler for 2023!! Let’s Go! Congratulations Terry!


Upcoming Wildcat Student & Family Event! Please join us this Tuesday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for our 2023-2024 Fall Open House (Seniors & Senior families see you at 5:00 for a Senior information meeting)! It’s a great opportunity to drop in to meet your student’s teachers, walk our beautiful campus, and connect with our team here. We hope to see you all there!

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 08/26/2023

What an amazing start to the 2023-2024 school year. Heartfelt thanks to our remarkable teachers, staff, and especially our students for filling the halls with energy and excitement. This is just the beginning, and what a promising start it has been! West Ashley WestOf Newspaper


Welcome Home Wildcats! We’re beyond excited to have our faculty and staff back with us preparing for the start of the 2023-2024 school year!


Dr. Gallien with members of his Superintendent’s Principal’s cabinet.

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Mark your calendars:


Senior Wildcats! Don’t forget to schedule your senior picture session. Tumbleston will be on campus from 8:30-3:30 on Wednesday and Thursday! If you have any questions regarding your session or scheduling, please contact Tumbleston at 843-766-9400


Proud of our amazing softball coach who has shown incredible leadership and dedication to the WA softball program. Thank you, Coach Matsumoto for your passion and commitment to WA. Keep making us proud! 🥎


Wildcats- be sure to mark your calendars for the 2023-2024 schedule pick-up dates! Additional information will be shared as the dates approach. Have a GREAT summer!


🎉 Congratulations to the incredible yearbook staff for an outstanding job on this year's yearbook! 📚📸 Your hard work, creativity, and dedication truly shine through its pages. From capturing unforgettable memories to designing a beautiful layout, you've created a timeless keepsake for our school community. A special thanks to Ms. Bridget Lee for once again leading our students through this process and producing such an amazing product.


Friday night lights are back at Wildcat Stadium this Friday at 7pm for a special set of games! Join us for WAHS's Powderpuff Football Games! Scan the QR code for tickets or buy one at the gate. See you there Wildcats!


Way to go, Ms. Sandifer!!

Congratulations to this week's, "Unsung Educator of the Week", Emily Sandifer, Science Teacher / Junior Class Sponsor, West Ashley High School

"Emily works tirelessly in and out of the class each and every day for the students and staff of West Ashley High School. From teaching Biology to 9th and 10th graders to planning an amazing prom as a Junior Class Sponsor and from organizing staff gatherings to earning her master's in Education Administration to becoming an incredible principal and leader one day, Emily puts her all into everything she does.

She is an extraordinary educator who will do anything for her students, those she works with, and the overall community of which she is a part. I am very grateful to work alongside her on projects too numerous to count which allows me to see her hard work and dedication firsthand.

The world needs more Emily Sandifer's...I'm grateful to call her a friend! - nominated by a colleague


Continuing to recognize our outstanding Wildcat Athletes, we want to recognize these three young ladies who have been instrumental in rebuilding West Ashley Track and Field’s Pole Vault Program, which yielded an Individual Region Champion and all three are Lower State Qualifiers! All three of these ladies ventured out and helped the track program by competing in the Long Jump, Triple Jump, and the High Jump as well! Way to go Wildcats!

Zac Jones - State Farm Insurance Agent
Brett Cole Realtor
Anchor Heating and Air LLC
Southside 17 Bar and Grill


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The students have spoken- Congratulations to Mr. Cumback for winning our 1st Annual “Pie an Administrator” Contest during today’s Spring Sports Pep Rally!

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Congratulations to the 2022-2023 WAHS Rookie Teacher of the Year, Katie Miceli!!

Ms. Miceli joined the West Ashley faculty this school year as an exceptional education teacher, after completing her student teaching with us last year.

Throughout her time with us, she has exemplified what it means to be a Wildcat- this is evident in her everyday interactions and the relationships she has built with her students and team members. Her colleagues describe her as "compassionate, knowledgeable, and patient with her students." They stated, "She was born to be an educator, and she has truly found her calling at West Ashley."

Congratulations Ms. Miceli!


Mr. Cumback is named High School Star Principal!! Congratulations, Mr. Cumback!!

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 04/04/2023

Happy Assistant Principals Week! Thank you for all you do for the faculty, staff, and Wildcat community.


Happy Paraprofessional Day to West Ashley High School's Dream Team. Thank you so much for all that you do for our Wildcat Community.


ONLY 48 YEARBOOKS LEFT! Order at www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code 21556. Seniors will receive them at the Senior Cookout on May 12, and underclassmen will receive them starting on May 15 during lunches. Here are some highlights from the year...


Congratulations, Coach. We are so excited to welcome you as our new head coach.

West Ashley Athletics would like to welcome our new Head Cheerleading Coach Mary Beth Vassy! Coach Vasser was an assistant in our program last season, and we are excited to promote her to the Head Coach position! Coach Vassy is a multiple time National Champion with Cheersport and NCA All Stars and is a former cheerleader at College of Charleston!

Give a Wildcat welcome to Coach Vassy!

Zac Jones - State Farm Insurance Agent
Brett Cole Realtor
Anchor Heating and Air LLC
Southside 17 Bar and Grill



Welcome to West Ashley High School, Coach!

West Ashley Athletics would like to welcome our new Head Volleyball Coach Hannah McManus! Coach McManus joins us from Dorman High School where she was the top assistant and apart of the 2021 5A State Championship team! Coach McManus was also an Assistant at Boiling Springs High School and played her collegiate career at Lander University, where she holds the school record for digs and was named 2nd Team All Peach Belt Conference!

Give a Wildcat welcome to Coach McManus!

Zac Jones - State Farm Insurance Agent
Brett Cole Realtor
Anchor Heating and Air LLC
Southside 17 Bar and Grill



Yesterday West Ashley hosted a job fair in the gym for students during their lunch breaks. Over 30 businesses visited the school, spoke with students, and set up prospective job interviews and internships. Thank you to all of our business partners who support the West Ashley community!

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at A Taste or West Ashley tomorrow night, February 23rd, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.!!

We have lots of great stuff in store — from meeting members of our athletic teams to our academic departments from taking tours of the building to grabbing something to eat from one of the food trucks, we have something fir everyone.

Chow Bella, Mac Daddy, and Tamashii will be set up throughout the entire event ready to serve you dinner.

See the menus for more information.

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 02/21/2023

Students in Ms. Wierenga and Ms. Tempest’s Psychology classes recently met with Quest in Recovery founder and director (and Class of 2014 Wildcat alum) Luke Shirley to discuss the importance of mental health and to view the organization’s premiere film, The Gift of Recovery.

Quest in Recovery’s mission is “to create a peer-supported community for young adults to develop positive coping skills and to stress resiliency and meaningful connections to reduce the stigma and maladaptive behaviors associated with the challenges of mental health.”

Storytelling is at the heart of their mission and reason for their tagline: Find your why, tell it, and never stop pursuing it.

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 02/20/2023

Congratulations to the December 2022 Female Athlete of the Month, Makayla Brown!!

Makayla, a member of the Varsity women’s basketball team, was the team’s leading scorer with 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 steals, after the first two games of the season.

"Makayla has had a great start to her senior season on the women's basketball team,” said Varsity Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Wierenga. “She is stepping up as a leader for the team at practices, during games, in the locker room, and off the court. She had a great performance in our first few games and I'm excited to watch her continue to grow and lead for the remainder of the season!”

Congratulations Makayla!!

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Congratulations to the December 2022 Male Athlete of the Month, Lavelle Minus!!

Lavelle, a member of the Varsity men’s basketball team, and is a consistent and hard-working member of the team.

“Lavelle is averaging over 14.1 points per game and 9.2 rebounds,” said Head Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach George Jenkins. “He has been one of the most consistent players on the team and leads by example. Lavelle is a gentleman who practices hard, plays hard, and stays positive. Lavelle is a great offensive and defensive player. He is assigned to cover / defend the tallest player on the opposing team because of his skills and his ability to play bigger than his height. He never reacts and is such a team player!”

Congratulations Lavelle!!


We want to finish out this year’s Black History Month celebration with some fun Spirit Days!!

Come dressed in each day’s theme and show your Wildcat Spirit!!

- Feb. 21st - Black History Month Tee (Sport year best shirt that highlights a figure, phrase, or moment in history)

- Feb. 22nd - Soul Train (Throw it Back to the 70’s when it was hip to be cool. Sport your best bell bottoms and leisure suits)

- Feb. 23rd - Colorful Culture (Wear attire or colors that represent your ethnic background)

- Feb. 24th - Wildcat Pride (Show off your pride by wearing purple, black, and silver)

- Feb. 27th - HBCU (Put on a shirt that represents your favorite Historically Black Colleges & Universities)

- Feb. 28th - Black Excellence (Celebrate the inventor, figure, or influencer who came before by dressing like them or wearing a shirt that highlights their accomplishment)

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 02/20/2023

Members of the National Honor Society recently volunteered at Cupid’s Chase 5K. The group volunteered alongside Mayor John Tecklenburg to raise awareness for the cause.

The race, held nationally every February, supports Community Options’ founding in 1989.

The event raises funds and awareness of housing and employment needs for people with disabilities.

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 02/17/2023

Good luck and safe travels go to the West Ashley Speech & Debate Team as they prepare to compete at the Red Raider Open in Greenville, SC.

Recently, the team competed at the Eagle Invitational at Eastside High School and placed in three categories.

- 4th Place in Duo Interpretation - Neveah Walker and Morgan Epinger
- 5th Place in Duo Interpretation - Victoria Pharis and Mackenzie Johnson
- 6th Place in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate - Henry Siegler

Congratulations and best of luck this weekend!!

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 02/14/2023

Who’s ready to go to Prom?!

Tickets for Prom 2023 — Enchanted Forest will go on sale for Seniors ONLY this Friday, February 17th during all lunches in the Student Service Center Lobby.

Tickets are $75 each. All outstanding fees must be paid and all textbooks must be returned in order to purchase your ticket(s).

Make sure to have your signed paperwork and student ID with you at the time of purchase.

Juniors and Seniors can also purchase tickets on February 24th and March 3rd during all lunches.

You don’t want to miss out on this great event! Get your ticket before the event sells out!

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Congratulations to the November 2022 12th Grade Student of the Month, MeLea Stewart!!

“MeLea has a kind heart and a positive attitude,” said Science teacher Suzanne Muoio. “The other day, when I was a little frustrated with a lesson, she asked if I needed a hug. It helped! MeLea listens attentively in class and asks great questions to deepen her (and her classmates) learning. She takes notes fastidiously every day and studies hard. She is a valuable member of the WA cheer team and still manages to maintain all A's and B's. I will truly miss her when she graduates this year.”

Congratulations MeLea!!

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Congratulations to the November 2022 11th Grade Student of the Month, Alex Elkins!!

“Alex has done a phenomenal job these past few weeks of stepping up his game in Spanish class,” said World Languages teacher Angel Fross. “He is so focused and on top of things, and has one of the highest grades now! It is really awesome to see this transformation from the beginning of the school year. I'm extremely proud of him!”

Congratulations Alex!!

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Congratulations to the November 2022 10th Grade Student of the Month, Autumn Manning!!

“I am nominating Autumn Manning for many reasons, but the main reason is her outstanding support of her classmates,” said World Languages teacher Julia Royall. “She comes to class every day with a positive attitude and she provides encouragement to her classmates regularly. When she notices someone is struggling, she wants to help. I often see her offering someone a snack who is hungry. She is always the first to volunteer to help her classmates and me. In addition to being kind and helpful, she works hard and does very well academically. She has been nominated several times by different teachers for PBIS Student of the Week which demonstrates how worthy she is of being Student of the Month.”

Congratulations Autumn!!

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Congratulations to the November 2022 9th Grade Student of the Month, Mekhi Freeman!!

“Mekhi is such a sharp young man and he's truly a class leader in Human Geography,” said Social Studies teacher Jessie Mintz. “He always comes prepared to make connections, ask questions, and knock it out of the park with analytical thinking. He shows a genuine interest in the world around him, and he is clearly a thoughtful student with the way he approaches his work. I appreciate having him in my class!”

Congratulations Mekhi!!


Your Wildcats are headed to the playoffs!!

Come out this Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. to see the West Ashley Wildcats face off against the St. James Sharks at Home!!

Playoff tickets for Men’s Basketball are $8 — no WA passes will be accepted!


Who wants to join the West Ashley High School faculty and staff? Stop by and see us! Charleston County School District

Photos from West Ashley High School's post 02/10/2023

As we celebrate National School Counseling Week, we want to say thank you to our amazing School Counseling Team!!

This national event is designed to celebrate the “unique contribution of counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different as a result of what they do.”

We appreciate our team for always being actively engaged with our students and helping them examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents.

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