October 8: The Washington Swim Team is gearing up for the upcoming swim season! If you are interested in swimming, please plan to attend our parent meeting on Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at WHS. On behalf of Coach Bauer and the Boosters, we hope to see you there. GO PATRIOTS!
October 10: The Washington High School Band Boosters will be hosting the 4th Annual Band Classic Competition on Saturday, October 10. The gates will open at noon, and the show starts at 1:00 pm.
October 14: The WHS Fall Choral Concert will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
October 14: Attention Juniors and Sophomores: The newly redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at WHS on Wednesday, October 14. You must register to take the exam. Registration forms are in the guidance suite. WHS has a limited number of examinations. Therefore, students will be registered on a first-come, first serve basis. The cost to take the exam is $15. Registration will close on September 25.
October 15: Davidson College, a highly respected, private liberal arts college located in Davidson, NC, currently has two scholarship opportunities in the Guidance Office. The Bryan Scholarships are for Athletics and the John Montgomery Belk Scholarships are for students with superior intellectual and personal achievement. Please see Mrs. Alemar in Guidance for more information. Deadlines for nominations are October 15, 2015.
October 15: Seniors with a GPA of 3.8 and above interested and interested in attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte should see Mrs. Alemar in Guidance for information regarding the Levine Scholarship Nomination. Deadline is October 15.
October 19: Mix Match Day – Spirit Week
October 20: Twin Day – Spirit Week
October 21: Character Day – Spirit Week
October 21: Senior make-up picture session with Myerly & Lowe.
October 21: Powder Puff Football Game - Spirit Week - 6:00 pm $3 or a canned item for admission
October 22: Decade Day – Spirit Week
October 23: Patriot Day – Spirit Week
October 23: WHS Homecoming Football Game: Washington High School vs. Musselman High School at 7:00 pm.
October 24: WHS Homecoming Dance, “Secret Garden”: WHS Cafeteria from 7:00-10:00 pm. $15 per person.
October 30: Attention Seniors: Act now, Seniors, if you want to be in the yearbook. The deadline for senior portraits to be submitted in order to appear in the senior section of the yearbook is November 2. If your portrait was taken by Myerly & Lowe, contact them about your choice of picture to appear. If you are using another photography company, have them submit your picture on a CD to Mr. Willingham no later than October 30. (No email attachments, please.)
October 31: 2015 Disability History Essay Contest is now accepting entries from high school seniors. Cash awards range from $500.00-$2000.00. Contest rules and entry form available in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is October 31.
November 14: Potomac Edison is sponsoring a Power Systems Institute for students interested in attending Blue Ridge CTC or Pierpont CTC to earn an Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology. First Energy will pay tuition, required books and lab fees for qualified students admitted to the program. See www.firstenergycorp.com/psi for more information. Information sessions will also be held on November 14 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Blue Ridge CTC and November 7 at Pierpont CTC from 10:00-12:00 noon. See website to request an invitation to attend.
November 15: The Lions Youth Camp & Exchange Program applications are available in the Guidance Office or at www.wvlions.org/youth.html. That application is for a travel grant to provide funds toward a four- to six-week summer exchange program. Contest Deadline is November 15, 2015.
January 15: Kids’ Chance of West Virginia scholarships are available to West Virginia students between the ages of 15 - 23 whose parent or legal guardian was seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in a documented, work-related accident. The scholarship may be used to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate from an accredited vocational or trade school, college or university in any field of study. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon their academic performance, evaluation of need for financial assistance, personal leadership and their demonstrated and potential contributions to their schools and communities. Deadline is January 15, 2016. Application is available at www.tgkvf.org/scholar.htm.
February 15: WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Program applications are now available. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and plan on attending one of the 10 WACE Partner Institutions. Visitwww.waceinc.org for application. Deadline is February 15, 2016. Early applications are highly encouraged.
April 30: WHS Prom
May 26: WHS Graduation
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
WV Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
1:00 PM WHS - 4th Annual Band Classic
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CTMS Band Concert at Wright Denny Intermediate
8:00 AM WHS - PSAT Test
8:00 AM WHS - PSAT/NMSQT
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PASS Volunteer Training
7:00 PM WHS - Fall Choral Concert