From the Principal's Desk
From the Principal's Desk -
Spring has arrived finally and in high school that means testing season. We completed this year’s OGT testing during the second week of March. We are also entering into
a new era of state mandated testing. Ohio is developing computer-based state tests for the 2014-2015 school year. The tests will be in math, reading, writing, science and social studies. These high-quality tests will measure our students’ knowledge, as well as skills like critical thinking, problem-solving and using information to form responses to questions.
Before all Ohio schools can begin using the tests next school year, we must field-test them this year. The field tests let our state try out test questions and make sure all questions truly match the subjects they cover. This is vital for Ohio to build the best tests possible.
Our school will participate in the math and language arts assessment pilots with randomly selected students in grade 10. While Ohio’s Next Generation of Assessments is scheduled to be given online next year, the pilot assessments we will give this spring are paper/pencil.
Some classed were selected to participate in a Performance Based Assessment (PBA) in March and an End of Year Assessment (EOY) in May. These tests are designed to meet the new rigor of the Common Core Standards. In my last
communication, I mentioned the Common Core. These are high level tests that will certainly challenge every student. I would encourage all parents to research these tests online.
Several things are underway for parents to discuss with students. Grades first and foremost, should be discussed with students and their teachers. Also, our scheduling process is underway. Counselors are currently going into classrooms and discussing scheduling for the 2014/15 school year. Teachers are filling out recommendations for students to assist in the process. We are writing lots of recommendations for Seniors applying for scholarships.
I hope that everyone will enjoy Spring and please contact the school for questions regarding any of these items.
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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.