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Hello parents!

 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.

 

What’s New

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. 

·         Through the class of 2019, students can meet alternative requirements in mathematics and science.  

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

Student of the Month

Students of the Month:

2014 - 2015 Student of the Month Coming Soon!
For now help us welcome our NEW STAFF!
Ms. Bridget Handkins - Theater

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Hometown:  Cincinnati, Ohio

If I was not at school teaching today you would probably find me.....
...at a piano, in a room with phenomenal acoustics. 

Something most people probably dont know about me is....
...I could eat sushi for every meal.

The thing I am most excited about teaching at WHS is...
...watching students learn more about themselves, and love what they find. 

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Joshua Roberts - Business


Hometown:  Toledo, OH

If I was not at school teaching today you would probably find me.....
...Working on guitar music or spending time with friends. 

Favorite movie....
...Lord of the Rings or Inception

The thing I am most excited about teaching at WHS is...
...Getting to know the students and the teachers, and watching students improve their critical thinking.

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Eric Juengel - Science



Hometown: Connellsville PA

Favorite TV Show...
...Big Bang Theory

If I was not at school teaching today you would probably find me...
...in a field, stream, or forest exploring nature and collecting specimens.

Something most people probably don't know about me...
...is I know a good bit of American Sign Language (ASL), and a tiny bit of Thai and Hungarian.

The thing I am most excited about teaching at WHS...
...is to work with students.

I am from PA. I was born in Pittsburgh and lived in a small farm town called Eighty-Four, (where 84 lumber is from) for 5 years. I grew up and graduated from a town called Connllesville, in south-western PA. I graduated from Kent State University. I love Science, obviously, and exploring the outdoors. I have been to Thailand and Hungary. I absolutely fell in love with Thailand and encourage everyone to visit there at least once. I have a fiance named Emily and a cat named Jellybean.

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Tracy Worthington - Intervention Specialist



Hometown:  A long time ago, (1986) I graduated high school from Batavia. We didn't use computers back then. Currently I live with my two teenage daughters in Waynesville.

If I was not at school teaching today you would probably find me.....
...Walking my dog Buddy, but I love to travel, garden, read, and craft, and recently I purchased two kayaks for fun. 

Favorite book....
...Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"

My class motto:
Literacy empowers and liberates all people, and this is a fundamental human right everyone needs in order to protect and advance themselves.
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Nick Molz - Social Studies



Favorite Book: "Toughness" by Jay Bilas

Hometown: Kettering

If I was not at school teaching today you would probably find me....
...reading, working out, or coaching basketball.

Something most people probably don't know about me is....
...my favorite football team is the Bengals.

The thing I am most excited about teaching at WHS is...
...making a connection with the staff and students.
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Officer Pat Black - Student Resource Officer


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Erin Moore - English



Favorite Books:  
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, and Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

Hometown:  Wilmington

If I was not at school teaching today you would probably find me... picking flowers with my niece or camping and playing Ultimate Frisbee with my friends.

Something most people probably don't know about me is.... 
...I like fixing cars and I love to dance!

Why am I excited to be teaching at WHS?  
...Wilmington is full of energetic people devoted to making it the best town it can be.  I want to join in the fun!  And what better place is there than the high school?  Look at all the potential in these students!