Washington High School
300 Washington Patriot Drive
Charles Town, WV  25414
304-885-5108 FAX Office
304-885-5109 FAX Guidance

Judy Marcus, Principal


  •  WHS Patriot Design  - Daily Announcements 

       Order A Yearbook

    Jostens is running a special "registration" deal from September 10-October 19. A yearbook may be purchased for $65. In addition, up to four icons can be included for no extra charge.

    September 23:  As of September 23, PSAT registration is closed. All slots for the October 18 administration have been filled.
    September 23:  Congratulations to Cailyb Berger, Maddie Foster, Skye Allen, Reyna Abrue, and Lindsey Masser! They are the winning artists behind the beautiful Homecoming ticket designs this year. This year there are 3 different designs for you to enjoy. Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the dance!

    September 23-25:  Voting will take place for the WHS Homecoming King and Queen 2014.

    September 23:  WV Wesleyan College will host an Application Night on Tuesday, September 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Daily Grind in Martinsburg. The benefits of the application night include, instant admission decisions for students applying, an application fee waiver, and the awarding of academic scholarships. Seniors wishing to apply must bring a completed application, transcript and test scores. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Christine Somersett at somersett_c@wvwc.edu, however, walk-ins are welcome.

    September 23:  West Virginia University will host its annual Face to Face event Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown. The theme for the event is “All in one place … All face to face.” Students will have the opportunity to explore potential majors and interact with current students from the area. Your attendance at this event will also earn students the fast-track pass to enrollment which waives the academic deposit once admitted. The pass will secure your place in the class of 2019 and allow you to proceed directly to the housing application. Students register at WVU Admissions website

    September 24:  Brad Gecina of Jostens will be at Washington High School on Wednesday, September 24 during lunch shifts to collect orders for cap and gowns and other graduation products. Product packets were distributed at Senior Night on September 17. If you were unable to attend Senior Night, packets are available in the guidance office.

    September 26:  The following seniors are running for senior class officers:
    President - Miranda Godfrey, Nathan Jessurun, Rhonda Rogombe
    Vice-President - Harry Neidig, IV, Sonja Roselius, Bonnie Walton
    Treasurer - Mogran Szafranski
    Historian - Victoria Manuel
    Elections will beheld in English Classes on Friday, September 26, 2014.

    September 26:  The Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Awards of Excellence, a program celebrating high school seniors who demonstrate high achievement in the areas of science, music, or service and who have a household income of less than $50,000, is now accepting nominations. Deadline is September 26, 2014.

    September 28:  Academy Day 2014 is Sunday, September 28, at Washington High School at 2:00 pm. All students interested in attending one of the military academies should attend this event. Students will not only learn more about the requirements to attend a military academy, but also have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from the:

    U.S. Air Force Academy
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy
    U.S. Military Academy at West Point
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    U.S. Naval Academy

    September 29:  Classic Monday - Spirit Week

    September 30:  Twin Tuesday - Spirit Week

    October 1:  Tie Dye T-Shirt Day - Spirit Week

    October 2:  Citizen's Day - Spirit Week

    October 2:  The WHS Door Decorating Contest will end on Thursday, October 2. The winners will be announced at the pep rally.

    October 3:  Spirit Day - Spirit Week -  (Freshmen wear grey, Sophomores wear white, Juniors wear red and Seniors wear blue)​

    October 3:  WHS will have a Pep Rally on Friday, October 3, during 7th period for Homecoming Week.

    October 3:  WHS Homecoming Football Game, 7:00 pm

    October 4:  WHS Homecoming Dance, "A Black Tie Affair" from 7-10 pm.  Tickets will be on sale during lunches September 30 - October 3.  A permission slip is required to purchase tickets. 

    October 7:  Make-up Picture Day for students has been moved to Tuesday, October 7.

    October 8:  The Washington High School Swim Team will hold an informational meeting on October 8 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Anyone interested in joining the swim team should attend.

    October 18:  The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at WHS on Saturday, October 18. This exam gives students practice for taking the SAT. It is also the first step for juniors to qualify for the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The cost is $25. Students are to register during their lunch in guidance. Registration opens for:
    Sophomores      September 8
    Freshmen           September 15
    Juniors               August 29

    Space is limited. Registration closes for all students on September 24. Please contact Ms. Hunter for details.

    October 24:  Report Cards Issued for First Nine Weeks.

    October 25:  Applications for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, sponsored by the Horatio Alger Association, are available online. Scholarships range in value from $7000-$22,000.  Must be a high school graduate in the spring/summer of 2015, demonstrate financial need and be a United States Citizen. Deadline is October 25, 2014.
    October 31:  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  See the Coca-Cola website to apply. Deadline is October 31, 2014.
    October 31-May 15:  The Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes is now accepting entries for their $500 scholarships. Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks from October 31, 2014-May 15, 2015.

    November 4:  Apply for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Go to Prudential website  or NASSP to access the online application or see Mrs. Alemar in Guidance for details. Application deadline is November 4, 2014.

    November 4:  The Jack Kent Cook Scholarship is a really amazing opportunity for high-achieving, low-income, 12th grade, students. The foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to help students cover the cost of college. Visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s website to learn more. The application closes on November 4. See website for details. 

    November 15:  WV Lions Youth Camp & Exchange Committee is sponsoring a scholarship contest for students in grades 10-12 interested in participating in a four to six week cultural exchange program during the summer of 2015. A minimum of three travel grants, of $1500.00 each, will be awarded. Applications are available on line at Lions website or in the Guidance OfficeContest deadline is November 15, 2014. For questions, see Mrs. Alemar in Guidance.

    December 1:  The Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition application is now available online. Deadline is December 1, 2014. Contact BU Admissions Office with questions 617-353-2320. 

    April 25:  WHS Prom, 8:00-11:00 pm

    May 30:  WHS Graduation

    Attention Parents, Students, and Staff:  Help keep your children's skills sharp!  A new link has been posted under Quick Links on the left sidebar of the WHS site. The Smarter Balanced Practice Test allows teachers, students, parents, and other interested parties to experience a full grade-level assessment and gain insight into how Smarter Balanced will assess students’ mastery of West Virginia’s Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives. The practice tests mirror the year-end assessment. Each grade level assessment includes a variety of question types and difficulty (approximately 30 items each in ELA and math) as well as an ELA and math performance task at each grade level (3-8 and 11). See the link for more details!

    NCAA Guidelines

    Attention High School Athletes Interested in Participating in NCAA Sports:  New rules will be implemented by the NCAA for student-athletes planning to participate in Division I or Division II athletics at the college level.  The NCAA determines a college student-athlete's eligibility. It is the student's and the parent's/guardian's responsibility to check with the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and their post-secondary institution before completing or adjusting the student's schedule. The NCAA currently only accepts college preparatory classes and above. If a student-athlete wishes to participate in collegiate sports, the student and parent are advised to meet with the school counselor.  Review the link posted below for the information:  New NCAA Core Course GPA eligibility requirements

    Email web page announcements to: smorelan@k12.wv.us   

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