The WHS Teen Force 4-H club participated in the Wreaths Across America on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery. This was the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery.
|December 22 - January 4: Holiday Break - No School|
|January 5: 2-Hr Delay Day - IS Day|
|January 9: Last day of First Semester|
|January 9: A representative from the ASVAB Career Exploration program will be here on Friday, January 9. Students who took the ASVAB on November 6 should attend this session. Students will receive passes in their first period teacher’s mailbox. Students with a last name A-G will report to the B-Lab at 8:45. Students with last names H-Z will report at 10:00 to the B-Lab.|
|January 12: If you are a Junior with a minimum 3.5 GPA and enjoy an intellectual challenge, consider applying to The Governor's Honors Academy. Applications and information may be found on the state website: http://www.govschools.wv.gov See Mrs. Alemar in Guidance with questions. Washington High School deadline for submitting applications is January 12, 2015.|
|January 15: The Mensa Foundation scholarship contest is available for any Senior planning on attending a post-secondary degree seeking program in the fall. Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words. The essay is to describe the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goal. More information and the online application can be found by visiting the link. Deadline is January 15, 2015.|
|January 22: WHS Parent Teacher Conferences from 6:00 - 8:00 pm|
January 31: Students in K-12 are eligible to enter the WV STEM Challenge. Enter by taking a picture of something you made that uses Science, Technology, Engineering or Math Skills. The Prize is a $1,000 gift card from Walmart or Amazon.com. See your Science or Math teacher for details. Contest ends January 31, 2015.
|March 1: The Mission West Virginia Scholarship Program will provide at least two scholarships this year to help youth who experienced a foster care placement for 12 months OR youth who had a parent incarcerated for 12 months during their childhood. The scholarship will help pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation or computers. To download a copy of the application, visit our website: http://missionwv.org/frameworks/scholarship/ Deadline is March 1, 2015.|
April 1: Scholarship Applications for Blue Ridge CTC are now available in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.
|April 1: Scholarship Opportunity: The American Fire Sprinkler Association $20,000 Online Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and is not based on financial need. Deadline to enter is April 1, 2015. See website for details.|
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!
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