From the Principal's Desk
From the Principal's Desk -
Welcome back for the 2014 15 school year. We are off to a great start as students and teachers are getting settled back into a routine. We have had successful events already, freshman orientation, scheduling nights, meet the team and athletic events. Parents and especially freshman parents, please stress how important this first quarter is to this years success. Please check our calander on this web page and follow us in twitter for current WHS happenings.
Education requirements are changing, I wanted to share the new graduation requirements to all parents for clarification.
Class of 2018 and Beyond To Have New Graduation Requirements
Students starting ninth grade this fall will have new state requirements for earning a high school diploma. The change will ensure that our students are better prepared for success after high school whether they attend college, pursue other training or go directly into a job.
Students have three ways to qualify for graduation:
· Earn an appointed, combined passing score on a series of seven end-of-course exams in English, math, physical science, American history and American government. Students who take physical science, American history or American government as part of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or College Credit Plus programs can take the end-of-course exams designed for these courses instead of the state’s end-of-course exams. This will avoid double testing.
· Earn a “remediation-free” score on a nationally recognized college admission exam, such as the ACT or SAT. The score must show that a student will not need to take high school-level review courses in college before earning college credits. Every student entering ninth grade this year, and all those beyond, will take a college admission exam in grade 11 at the state’s expense.
· Earn an industry-recognized “credential” or state license to practice a vocation and receive a score on a job-skills test that shows the student is ready for employment.
What Will Not Change
· Students who have exceeded Ohio’s curriculum requirements for graduation have an opportunity to earn a diploma with honors.
· To graduate students still must earn a certain number of credits in English, math, science, social studies, physical education, health and elective courses.
the class of 2019, students can meet alternative requirements in mathematics
The state has designed these options to ensure that every high school student has access to a high-quality education and is prepared for success in college and careers. Be sure to monitor your child’s high school coursework and credits, and encourage your child to do the same. For more details, visit education.ohio.gov and type new graduation requirements in the Search box.
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WHS Building Calendar
WHS Building Calendar
Student of the Month
Students of the Month:
Wilmington High School
October Student of the Month
Special Education - Joshua Jones
The Special Ed Department would like to recognize Joshua Jones for his motivation in learning. He has improved with his classroom behavior and made achievements in all of this academic subjects
Food Consumer Science - Autumn Allen
THE FCS Department nominates Autumn Allen. She consistently asks probing questions, makes connections to prior knowledge and always makes meaningful applications of the knowledge learned in class to her life.
Band - Joe Alexander
The Band program would like to recognize Joe Alexander as SOTM. Joe is one of our Marching Band Drum Majors and a member of the Wind Ensemble. Joe is a great role model for others, always leading by example and is always ready to assist other students or lending a hand with any task that allows the band be successful.
Choir - Kristen Tuggle
The choirs would like to acknowledge Kristen Tuggle as student of the month. Kristen is a senior member of our robe crew, and has spent many hours after school organizing the robes for our first performance. Her leadership is valued and evident inside and outside of the classroom
Spanish - Heather Fryman
The Hurricane Spanish Department would like to recognize Heather Fryman as our student of the month. Heather does an amazing job in Spanish 1 and studies a great deal outside of class to ensure comprehension of all materials. She is also a great leader in the classroom and is always willing to help others.
Art - Cierra Valentine
The Art Department nominates Cierra Valentine as our "Student of the Month." Cierra displays strong, positive artistic behaviors. These include thoughtful planning, focused listening, an interest in receiving and offering positive feedback and a dedication to consistent, daily work. Her artwork is strong evidence in revealing how these behaviors create success!
FFA - Matt Younker
The Cane Ag Department would like to acknowledge Matt Younker as our student of the month. Matt displays the "Golden" attitude that our program is seeking. Matt is extremely active in our program, as well as volunteering for any duty needed. Matt is a role model for all students to follow and a great a sign that our chapter is in good hands for years to come.
PE/Health - Daniel Freese
The PE/Health Department nominates Daniel Freese as SOTM. Daniel comes to class everyday with an eagerness to participate, cooperates well with others, is polite and competes. Daniel is a great example of what it means to be a student here at Wilmington. Keep up the great effort and work Dan.
Math - Hannah Anderson
The Math Department nominates Hannah Anderson as student of the month. While Hannah maintains a quiet demeanor in Algebra 1 class, she maintains a high level of effort and takes charge of her learning more than most students do. She's the type of student that all teachers wish they had more of.
English - Alyssa Boothe
The English Department nominates Alyssa Boothe as student of the month. Alyssa always comes to class eager to participate and ready to learn. She demonstrates consistent effort and a genuine concern with regard to her learning.
Social Studies - Steven Bowman
The Social Studies Department would like to nominate Steven Bowman as Student of the Month. Not only is Steven an exceptionally hard worker, but he is very eager to participate in class to help his classmates learn. Steven has a great passion for History, and he is a great joy to teach!
Science - Spencer Wilson
The Science department recognizes Spencer Wilson as our student of the month. Spencer has a keen eye for details that allows him to grasp new topic easily. His confidence is reflected in the work he and his lab partners perform.