From the Principal's Desk
From the Principal's Desk -
Hard to believe that July 4th has past and the County Fair is here. Lots of things happen in the summer that parents aren't even aware about. WHS does not shut down, in fact we remain a busy place virtually all summer.
During the month of June, teachers are in and out to attend training sessions. Summer school starts, which consists of 4 math classes and three OGT classes. We also offer a summer PE course in June. In addition to all those students coming on a daily bases, we have had multiple sessions of drivers ed. classes. In June you can find various athletic teams working out and holding camps and open gyms. In the office, we are organizing, ordering and receiving supplies. I am busy hiring new staff creating a master schedule and working on building issues, form maintenance decisions and academic improvement to switching locker combinations. Our custodial crew is busy cleaning and waxing floors as we approach the next school year. Our guidance department has been working preparing schedules making calls and helping develop the master schedule. We have no shortage of activity during the summer at WHS.
Please review our Face book, Twitter and WHS web page for key information. You will want to look at our WHS web page for dates next year. Freshman Orientation and all major dates are posted on the web. Also, if you have not seen your students summer reading assignment, please look at the link that the ELA department posted.
Summer is a great time to talk to your student about academic and career goals. Create basic questions and have them research the answers on the web. Have these questions focus on careers, universities, current trends in the job market. If you have an older HS student, sit down and make sure they are documenting all their activities through HS. A running list of these items will help them as they start to apply for NHS and scholarships.
We all know the face of education is fluent and changes are happening every year. This summer ODE released the “New High School Graduation Requirements” starting with the class of 2018. These requirements reflect the phasing out of the OGT tests and replacing them with the more rigorous PARCC tests.
House Bill 487 updated Ohio’s graduation requirements to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and work. As a result, the class of 2017 (10th-graders in the 2014-2015 school year) will be the last students to take the current Ohio Graduation Tests. The new requirements take effect with the class of 2018 (ninth graders in Fall 2014). Additionally, every student in the class of 2018 will have the opportunity to take a nationally recognized college admission exam free of charge in the 11th grade. The honors diploma remains another option for students.
Please go to; education.ohio.gov to look up the specifics of the new requirements.
Have a great rest of summer!
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WHS Building Calendar
WHS Building Calendar
Student of the Month
March Students of the Month:
Science Department - Bradley Persson
Bradley has excelled in both chem 2 and physics this year.He is a positive role model to his fellow classmates. His good nature and confidence is reflected in the work he and his classmates do.
Business Department - Meranda GilbertMeranda is our March Student of the Month in Business. Meranda has taken several Business classes. She always comes prepared and participates in class. Meranda has a very good demeanor and is helpful to other students. Congratulations Meranda!
Social Studies - James MartinThe Social Studies Department would like to recognize James Martin as its Student of the Month for March. James has done outstanding work in his US History class this year. He has great interest in class, brings a great attitude to his class every day and has performed well on his tests and quizzes. He sets a positive example for other students to follow. Keep up the good work James.
English Department - Ericka Davis (no picture available)Ericka is a great role model and sets a high example for her classmates in English 2. Ericka works hard everyday and contributes to the class discussions with thoughtful and insightful comments. Ericka is a pleasure to see everyday!
Math Department - Kiona FranceKiona is a perfect example of what happens when you work hard. She is very willing to ask questions and get help when she needs it. She is always willing to help others also. She comes to class prepared, and with a big smile. A great example for other students.
VoAg Department - Zach JohnsonThe Wilmington Agriculture department would like to recognize Zach Johnson as our March student of the month. Zach volunteers to complete any duty needed for our program to succeed at the highest level.
Art Department - Hannah PutmanThe Art department nominates Hannah Putman as its Student of the Month. Hannah is a Junior. She is in the art room two periods a day, taking Art 2 and Art 3 this year. She has a strong work ethic which strengthens her art skills. She takes work home to have more working time. Hannah takes instruction well and is thoughtful in the development of her ideas.
Spanish Department - Patrick HabermehlThe Spanish Department would like to nominate Patrick Habermehl for March student of the month. Patrick is an excellent student. He comes to class prepared, completes all of his assignments on time, and is a positive role-model for his peers. He's a very personable person, making everyone smile.
Choir Department - Michael WinklemanThe choral department would like to recognize Michael Winkleman for March student of the month. Michael sings in two of our choral groups this year, Varsity Choir and Choraliers but beyond that he is willing to help his fellow students in many ways. He volunteers to organize our music library and has helped some of his classmates pay for some extras in choir.
Band Department - Tate RennerThe Band program would like to recognize Tate Renner as the March Student of the month. Tate provides great leadership to others in the Band program through being a positive example and demonstrating a high level of superior musicianship. Tate is extremely helpful beyond his role in the classroom and is always willing to offer extra help. He is an active member of the Band program performing in the Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Marching Band and musical orchestra.
CBIP - Tyler MasonTyler has consistently worked hard in his academic classes, while maintaining a job throughout each and every week, including many week-ends, at the local Burger King Restaurant. Balancing his part-time job and his school schedule has not been an easy task. Yet, while maintaining high regard for his academic responsibilities, he continues to receive extremely commendable evaluations at his job site.