Mr. W's Classes

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This web page is intended to be for both students and parents.  On it, you will find important information, including due dates and deadlines. 

Start by c
licking on the link above for your studnt's class.  Follow the links on the page to find the information you're looking for.

If, after looking on the class page, you have a question, click on the Contact button below (please read what to include, found below, before sending).

I have updated the class calendars to reflect the new schedule for Term 2.

Check your class page (above) often.  Like, daily.  Or more.  Seriously.

Before contacting me,
read below.

When you e-mail me, always include the following:
  • your full name (first and last)
  • your student's name if you are a parent
  • class (Ceramics, Creative Writing, etc.)
  • period (A2, B6, etc.)

Please look through this web site for answers to your questions
first before e-mailing me.  Otherwise, feel free to send me any questions you have. I will respond as soon as I can.

If you are a student, and your question is not urgent, I may wait and just talk with you in class.  Please allow adequate time for me to grade and enter assignments before contacting me about them.

If you are a parent, and you hear of something that may have been said or done in my class  that you have questions about, please do me the courtesy of asking me about it before taking any additional steps.  There are times when an account is either incomplete or misunderstood.  I'd be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

E-mail is the fastest, easiest, most efficient way to contact me.

Courtesy goes a LONG way.  Just sayin'.

And please note that I am legally obligated to correspond only with parent(s) of record.

Please check the class pages for some very important deadlines.

Please, check the class pages for some very important deadlines.

PLEASE! Check the class pages for some very important deadlines!

About Me

  • As you may have guessed, I was born and raised in Canada.  I came down here to go to school (Ricks College,           BYU, and Utah State).
  • I have been a ballroom dancer most of my life (performing, teaching, choreographing, judging, and writing), and it is     how I met my wife, who is also a dancer.  Yes, that's terribly romantic.
  • Both of my parents were artists, which is where I inherited my love for it and my talent in it.
  • My favourite medium is pencil, but I also enjoy charcoal, pen-and-ink, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic             design (which I still do professionally).
  • I enjoy writing and have been published both here in the US and in Poland.
  • I have enjoyed being involved in and watching most sports, but my favourites are volleyball, soccer, hockey, and           BYU football.
  • I am also a professional mobile/wedding DJ.

If you would like to learn a little bit more about me, please click on the links to the right.  They show a little of what I like to do. 
This is intended to be informational only,
not an advertisement.

Here is one of my favourite quotes that all students might do well to consider:

If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?" 
- John Wooden

Attention Art Students:

To see what other art classes are offered at Vista Heights, as well as an explanation of each one, please visit the Art Foundations 1 page and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.

Class Rules

Learn them, you should.

Live them, you must.

Love them, you will.

Be Prompt

  • Be to class on time. 
  • VHMS tardy policies will be enforced.
  • Turn your work in by the deadlines (try to turn work in early)

Be Polite

  • Respect others and their property.  
  • Be kind, be considerate, and be helpful. 
  • Follow the rules. 
  • If it's not yours, don't touch it.

Be Prepared

Students, note that in all of my classes, I expect you to be prepared.  Be sure you come with everything that is needed and required.  If you have finished all assignments to date, you are responsible to have something productive to do, such as:

  • reading a book
  • doing homework from another class
  • studying notes for quizzes or tests

Doodling, flipping through your planner, shuffling through your backpack, sleeping, staring off into space, wandering around the room, chatting, and being disruptive are NOT considered productive uses of class time.

Coming to class unprepared may result in a loss of participation points, and I will find something for you to do that will likely be less appealing to you.

Vista Heights School-wide Dress Code

The Vista Heights Dress Code will be enforced in my classroom.  If a student is not in compliance with it, steps will be taken to help the student remedy the situation, which may include going to the office for assistance.  We employ this policy for three reasons:

  • community expectations
  • to avoid distraction from learning
  • safety