My State, My Life Campaign
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, State Superintendent, is pleased to join with Governor Tomblin in announcing a newly developed career resource. My State, My Life (www.MyStateMyLife.com) is a new website created to help students and parents find the right path to the education and training they need for the careers they want.
|October 22: Congratulations to our students who had perfect attendance the first 9 weeks. The following names were drawn for a $10 Sheetz gift card: Zachary S. Carpenter, Meghan E. Delaney, Brett D. Frazier, Isabella T. Harder, Dara Insixiengmay, Randy B. Kimble, Mikel A. McDaniel, Tyler A. Myatt, Geneva F. Owens, Ronald M. Rinehart IV, Aron D. Tackett, Kevin K. Tang, Kayla E. Trunnell, Iris N. Villalobos, and Sean E. Wiles.|
|October 22: Attention parents of sophomores: Summer may be looking even better for your son or daughter in the tenth grade. Students demonstrating a talent in writing, dancing, singing, acting, digital media art, painting, or drawing, or in playing an instrument who would like to spend three weeks on a college campus FREE should consider the Governor's School for the Arts. It might be just where you want to spend an unforgettable summer! Tell your student to contact the school counselor for more information or visit the Governor's Schools website: www.wvgovschools.gov.|
|October 20-24: October 20-24 is CFWV College Application Week. The Guidance Department is sponsoring a morning trivia contest. All questions will be about WV public colleges and universities. Winners will receive a Sheetz gift card. The Guidance Department computers will also be available to students, during the day and after school, for completing college research and submitting college applications.|
|October 23: WVU Day at WHS is Thursday, October 23. Seniors who registered to attend will be dismissed to the auditorium at 8:30. Seniors who submitted an application to be reviewed by the admissions counselor will receive an individual meeting pass from their first period teacher.|
|October 24: Report Cards Issued for First Nine Weeks.|
|October 25: Sylvan Learning Center will present an ACT Prep Workshop at Washington High School on Thursday, October 23, from 3:00 to 4:30. Th3 workshop is for juniors and seniors and will be especially beneficial to students registered to take the October 25 ACT exam. Students must register in guidance. Please see Ms. Hunter for details.|
|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 1: In addition, the last day to submit senior photos for inclusion in the 2014 yearbook is November 1. This deadline does not include senior ads.|
|November 1: The VFW Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition is now accepting entries. This competition is open to students in grades 9-12. Deadline is Nov 1, 2014. See Mrs. Alemar in Guidance for details.|
|November 4: Senior Girls with minimum GPA of 3.5 and very involved with community service and entrepreneurship visit the PEO STAR link for a scholarship application. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2014.|
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 5: Shepherd University Day at Washington High School is November 5. Seniors must register in Guidance to attend. Seniors who want to apply to Shepherd University must submit a completed Shepherd application and transcript request form to Guidance by October 31. Students who apply will have the $45 application fee waived.|
|November 6: The ASVAB will be administered at Washington High School on Thursday, November 6. Students in grades 10-12, interested in joining the military should take this exam. Students must register with Mrs. Skiles in Guidance between October 20 - October 24. The test is free and will begin at 7:45 in the Media Center.|
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 Office. Contest 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.|
|December 31: The GSA application is now available online at http://www.govschools.wv.gov. All applications must be complete and submitted to Guidance by November 21, 2014, in order to attach school records and mail by December 3 postmark deadline.|
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