for Monday, May 21
Schools effected: Shepherdstown Elementary, Shepherdstown Middle, Jefferson High School, Blue Ridge Campus, Harpers Ferry Middle, and Washington High School
Jefferson County has several roads that are still experiencing high water conditions that will require alternate bus routes for Monday, May 21, 2018. The Transportation Department has been working hard to identify all of these high water areas. Parents of students in these areas may choose alternate routes or stops or will be granted an excused absence for Monday. Thank you for your patience as drivers work with traffic delays in order to accommodate all students. The My Stop app is available for parents to use to estimate their child's buses time of arrival.
The following are a list of roads along Jefferson County bus routes that buses will not travel:
River Road in Shepherdstown
We expect the waters to recede soon and then we will be able to resume normal bus service along these roads. If you are unsure of the status of your child's bus, please call the Transportation Department at 304 725-7664.
*NO SCHOOL MONDAY MAY 28TH IN RECOGNITION OF MEMORIAL DAY *
2nd Semester Underclassmen Assessment Schedule
Friday, May 25 - 4th Period
Tuesday, May 29 - 1st & 5th Periods
Wednesday, May 30 - 2nd & 6th Periods
Thursday, May 31 - 3rd & 7th Periods
Friday Make ups
Parents/Guardians when writing excuse notes please include the students first and LAST name!
Taking Your Drivers Test?
Students must sign up @ the attendance window in the main lobby to receive your proof of enrollment required by the DMV. There is a two day turn around so plan accordingly.
Adam Shivley from 4 State Real Estate recognized students, Kurt Acker, Ethan Bevan, Marin Chew, and Aidan Doucette for their web design ad new business logo.
Congratulations to the following students who were state winners in the Mother's Day writing contest sponsored by West Virginia first Lady Justice:
Zin Rogers 4th place
Abbigail McGuiness 6th place
Alona Douglas 7th place
Congratulations also to their teacher Ms. Nicholson
These students and their teacher will be honored at a reception at the governor's mansion.
WHS work exploration students were recognized for their hard work @ a banquet held in their honor
WHS Vocal Fusion
FCCLA Makes Doggie treats for Jefferson County Animal Welfare
*Patriot Stars *
It's that time of year when we recognize our Patriot Stars. Patriot Stars are students, some of which are pictured above, who go above and beyond what is expected of them. Teacher have nominated students who they feel represent what it means to be a Patriot Star, and winners for the third 9 weeks have been selected. They receive a $10 Sheetz card.
Eleanor Puster, Miranda Egan, Cara Klimes, Canon Brode, Caleb Smith, Iris Villalobos, Hunter Stockton, Zyresha Underwood, Maria Rivias and Ali Householder. Congratulations!!
Although there are marked crosswalks and signs for walkways to Huntfield, the tennis courts, and the stadium, students and visitors are reminded to look both ways and to proceed with caution when using these crosswalks.
All drivers are reminded that the speed limit on WHS campus roads and in WHS lots is 15 miles per hour. Students driving over the speed limit risk losing their parking permits.
WHS students work together and organize School Safety Rally
Lucas Costello, Cara Klimes, Brogen Dozier, Ciera Hansborough, Riley Ward and Parker Jackson.
The WVU John and Mildred Peluso italian American Scholarship is $1000 dollar scholarship available to WVU students, with Italian heritage, who demonstrate scholastic merit and pride in their heritage. See https://pelusoscholarship.wordpress.com/ Deadline is May 10th.
Patriot Stars Awarded - I'ts that time of year when we recognize our Patriot Stars. Patriot Stars are students who go above and beyond what is expected of them. Teachers have nominated students who they feel represent what it means to be a Patriot Star. The students pictured above have been selected for the second 9 weeks. Ethan Quigley, Megan Shepherd, Tyler Meredith, Noaj Bane, Jonas Tehonica, Carolina Ruiz, Kelly Starliper, Ashley Jenkins, Michael Lesznar and Bailey Hansing
Additional Scholarship Opportunities:
The Jane Pratt Blue Ridge Mountains Education Award application is now available in the Guidance office. Applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to environmental stewardship through participation in school projects, internships, and community activities. Award winner will receive a $1000. See Mrs. Alemar for further details.
WV Youth Environmental Program is sponsoring the Rick Vecellio Memorial Scholarship for seniors who have been a member of the WV Youth Environmental Program and involved in some phase of environmental activity. They are also sponsoring an essay and an art contest open to grades 9-12. See Mrs. Alemar in Guidance for 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
WV Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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