WHS-News

Change of Plans Ahead

posted Feb 13, 2018, 10:29 AM by Jennifer Swindler

change of plans for March 2nd
-Help us spread the word! March 2nd we were scheduled for a 2 hr late arrival, but that is being changed to an early dismissal. That is the same day we are hosting the SW Ohio District Wrestling Tournament in our Gym. Between 1 PM and 3 PM 2000-3000 fans, as well as 225 Wrestlers and Coaches, will be arriving for the 2 day event.

To avoid the traffic jam and problems getting buses and kids out after school, we will be changing the 2 hour late arrival to an early dismissal. Schools will start at their regular times. Please help us get the word out to all of our families as the date gets nearer.

3/2 WMS/WHS release time: 1:10 p.m.
3/2 Elementary release time: 2:15 p.m.

Parent Scheduling Information Mtg

posted Feb 8, 2018, 6:29 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 6:30 AM ]

save the date
- It is hard to believe that we are already beginning to plan for the 2018-19 school year.  Mrs. Walker (High School Principal) would like to invite all current 8th-11th grade parents to attend an informational Session regarding Scheduling on
February 12th in the WHS Auditeria.  

5:00-5:30 pm:   9th, 10th and 11th Grades  
6:00-6:45 pm:  8th Grade

Project Lead the Way Engineering Program:  Parents, would you like to have your student get started on a rewarding career and get STEM experience here at WHS?  Project Lead the Way Engineering is the program for you!  We offer hands on project based engineering classes that provide an opportunity to earn college credit available for all grades.  If you are interested, contact Mr. Pope at popec@greatoaks.com and come visit us at scheduling night on Monday Feb 12th.

Wed. Feb 7th Events

posted Feb 7, 2018, 7:54 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 6:36 AM ]

Wed Feb 7th event update image
- WCS will be closed Wednesday, February 7th. See notes below regarding specific events.

*Parent Scheduling Information Night for current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders has been cancelled for this evening (2/7).  We will let you know when the event is rescheduled.
UPDATE: The meeting has been rescheduled for February 12th.
*MS and HS Wrestling at West Clermont has been postponed till tomorrow (2/8)

College Credit Plus Annual Notice

posted Jan 4, 2018, 5:50 AM by Tyler Williams   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 7:28 AM by Jennifer Swindler ]

Please see the attached 2018 Wilmington High School CCP Annual Notice. Through the College Credit Plus program, students can take college classes while in high school. There will be a mandatory student/parent information session for anyone interested in participating on January 30th at 6:30pm in the Wilmington High School Auditeria. If you are not able to make this session, please contact your child's counselor. We look forward to seeing you there!

2nd Q Exam Schedules

posted Dec 5, 2017, 1:18 PM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 1:19 PM ]

student taking test
- The schedule for 2nd Quarter Exams on December 13, 14, and 15 is below.

Attendance Matters

posted Oct 31, 2017, 11:25 AM by Jennifer Swindler

absenteeism
- If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss two full weeks of the school year.

• Did you know that a student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is 20 percent less likely to graduate from high school and 25 percent less likely to ever enroll in college?

• Chronic absence can affect your ability to earn a living. Dropouts are less likely to succeed in a career.  In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, $1 million more than a dropout over a lifetime.

• School only gets harder when you skip a class. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip or stay home because you don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse because you aren’t learning something that will help you understand a lesson later on.

Remember, it's easier to keep up than to catch up! Make every day count and be in school/class  every day and on time!

Fall Theatre Production

posted Oct 31, 2017, 5:23 AM by Jennifer Swindler

Peter and the Starcatcher
- Fall isn't complete without a fantastic WHS Theatre production!  This Fall the production will be Peter and the Starcatcher.  
Synopsis:
Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Astor, our heroine is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.

Show dates:
Friday, Nov. 10 - 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 11 - 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 12 - 2:00pm
All tickets $ 10.00.  You can reserve tickets on our website at www.theatreatwhs.weebly.com

See you at the show!

Immunization Update

posted Jul 26, 2017, 1:30 PM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 1:30 PM ]

immunization update
- The Ohio Department of Health revised the School Immunization Requirements for 2017-18 school year.  Please check out the documents below for complete information and make sure to have your child's immunizations up to date before September 30th. 

If your senior has had the latest required vaccine (new this year) listed in the document below, we just need you to bring a copy of the shot record to school for their file.

WHS Parent Survey

posted Jul 24, 2017, 10:19 AM by Jennifer Swindler

parent survey information page
- In order for me to best understand our school culture, I invite you to take a moment to complete a brief survey to assist me in determining your perceptions regarding various aspects of Wilmington High School. I will be using this information to assist our WHS team in developing building level goals.

Parent Survey:    http://www.questionpro.com/t/AKJmfZaRfO

Student Survey:  http://www.questionpro.com/t/AKJmfZaRpL

I look forward to working with you this year and the journey ahead! Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at stephanie.walker@wilmington.k12.oh.us or at (937) 382-7716, ext. 7202.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Walker

NHS Teacher Awards

posted Apr 27, 2017, 8:14 AM by Steven Reed   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 4:44 AM by Jennifer Swindler ]

Congratulations to the following WHS Teachers for being recognized at our recent National Honor Society Banquet:


Student Speech by: Camryn Barton, Vice President   

Teacher: Cindy Morris

NHS Pillar: Service


    How does a teacher demonstrate service? The simple answer is by demonstrating dedication to her students, the school, and the people around her. However, this year’s recipient has done so much more than that. Mrs. Cindy Morris, our Intervention Specialist, has worked at Wilmington High School for three years. During that time, she has created a home for her students and has ensured they have become part of the Wilmington High School family. The amount of projects she and her students lead around the school are too many to count. These projects include overseeing our lunch recycling program, delivering copies for teachers, running a school-wide lost and found, completing cleaning errands, and working at the after school snack shack. With every endeavor, Mrs. Morris is there--smiling, encouraging, and helping her students realize their potential. Her students are familiar faces in the hallway, and we have Mrs. Morris to thank for that.
    But Mrs. Morris’s service has extended beyond the students in her class. She has been a friend to numerous people--including myself--while teaching the peer helping peer class. Allowing other students into her classroom has afforded us the chance to watch her interact with her students. Her genuine care and desire to support her students makes Mrs. Morris a role model.
    Mrs. Morris is an amazing woman. Her students can sometimes be impatient and emotional but she gives them a shoulder to lean on and accompanies them through every obstacle. Service stands for a person’s drive to put others before his or herself. Mrs. Morris, I want to thank you for everything you have done--for me, for your students, and for the school. There is no one else who deserves this award more than you. It is my pleasure to honor you with the National Honor Society’s Service Award.


Student Speech By:  Jessica Angst, Treasurer

Teacher: John Gray

NHS Pillar: Leadership

Leadership is being able to establish respect and a following among individuals. When you google the definition of leadership synonyms also pop up: guidance, direction, and influence were among some of them. These are all characteristics of Mr. Gray. Whether it is in the classroom or at a sporting event he makes a difference. Usually people think that Mr. Gray is tough all the time, but one time at an away football game people started to leave because it started to rain and Mr. Gray saw me at the top of the stands. He came over with his granddaughter and shared an umbrella. He’s been through a lot and is still able to put on a strong face, and that takes a true leader. That is why we believe Mr. Gray deserves this year's Leadership award.




Student Speech By:  Lindsey Murphy, President

Teacher: Tracy Worthington

NHS Pillar: Scholarship


One of the four pillars we will begin the awards with tonight, is scholarship. It consists of the commitment to learn, cultivation of mind and a person’s drive to seek knowledge, and the decision to put forth maximum effort to achieve the attributes of scholarship. When thinking about scholarship, one specific person comes to my mind. I have been given the privilege to witness her job as an intervention specialist. This comes with more obstacles and responsibilities than one would think, and before aiding in her classroom, more than I definitely thought.


She never ceases to believe in her students and is always helping them whenever she can, sometimes even coming to school on weekends to work on lesson plans for each of the kids she teaches. Her class consists of lessons formatted to help each student the way they need it. Even when her students struggle to understand a concept, her dedication to scholarship is evident in her refusal to give up on them. She has influenced not just the students in her own classroom, but those around her, even if she isn’t always aware of it. She is a person who teaches all of those around her to push through the struggles, both in academics and in life. With this, I would like to present Tracy Worthington the scholarship award.



Student Speech By:  Averi Vance, Secretary

Teacher: Karen Merkle

NHS Pillar: Character


    The third pillar of National Honor Society is one that distinguishes a person from another. It demands six important qualities: respect, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, fairness, and caring. Our guidance counselors have busy jobs and are sometimes hard to get a hold of with there being 999 other students trying to get their attention. But there is always a constant support in the guidance office. She is there to entrust all of your important forms with or to help you as best she can because she cares for all students.


    She first began her work at East End Elementary so for some of us she has been there throughout most of our lives. Most will comment on how her office always smells like a fresh batch of cookies. In my entire high school career, I have never seen her show frustration and she always holds a welcoming smile on her face. She is a motherly figure with her soft, kind voice and personality. Her compassion and patience is shown everyday with each unique problem she encounters. Her ability to take on responsibilities that may not even be her own are admirable. For this, we would like to award Mrs. Karen Merkle for her outstanding character.




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