From the Principal's Desk

From the Principal's Desk - 


School is your first and most important job. You’re learning about more than math and reading. You’re learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you’ll know how to show up for work on time every day.

Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime.

School only gets harder when you stay home too much. Sometimes it’s tempting to stay home because you’ve got too much work or you don’t understand what is going on in class. Missing a day or being late makes it worse. 

As a student body we need to improve our daily attendance and tardy to school percentages. As of 11/14/14, here are the attendance percentages per class. I am disappointed that the senior class has the worst attendance percentage. 

9th grade- 95.32 %

10th grade- 93.23%

11th grade- 93.27 %

12th grade- 91.81 %

WHS Building 93.56 %

We are also seeing too many students late to school. Being on time is a life skill that will be used all through life. Our county wide attendance policy says that for every 5 tardys to school that will equal 1 school unexcused absence. Students and parents may have already received a letter informing them of a detention after school based on the number of tardys they have. 

Parents, this is certainly an area in which the school needs families to communicate the expectations at home. Please help us reduce late arrivals and school absences.

Thank You

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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.