Dear JCS parents, students, and community,
After a thorough investigation by the Charles Town Police Department, with the cooperation of the FBI, and other law enforcements agencies, it was determined that the individual who made a threat against Washington High School made a false claim. This person will face prosecution for their actions.
Jefferson County Schools wishes to thank the Charles Town Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for their diligence in identifying this potential threat and helping to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Local law enforcement, icluding the Sheriff's Department will have additional officers at Washington High School, Wright Denny Intermediate, and Charles Town Middle School as return to school on Tuesday.
We want to thank the parents of Jefferson County Schools for their continued trust in us for the education and safety of their students.
*This is the information that should have accompanied the letter sent home with students today regarding Thursday and Friday.
2018 Senate Education Committee
Chairman Mann 304-357-7849 firstname.lastname@example.org
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2018 House Education Committee
Delegate Espinosa 304-340-3265 firstname.lastname@example.org
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There will be a track meeting Wednesday after conditioning at 6PM. Parents may enter through the Event Entrance!
Friday February 9 - Interims distributed to Students. Parents can check student progress at any time through Live Grades
Although there are no evening parent/teacher conference hours scheduled, each teacher does have time available in the school day to meet with parents. If you need to meet with a teacher, please contact him or her by phone, e-mail or Live Grades message to set up a meeting.
Staff/Student Basketball game Success
The Student/Staff Basketball game was a huge success, although the score doesn't necessarily reflect that. The Students prevailed and beat the staff with a score of 42-25. Big shout out to all involved who helped put the game together as well as to the very well behaved spectators. Congratulations to the students for a game well played!
February 2, This Friday - 2 Hour Early Dismissal for students
February 16 - No school for students - Professional Development
February 19 - No School - WHS Closed
Are you a high school writer looking to work on your poetry, fiction and/or creative non-fiction? If so the WV Writer's Workshop may be for you. Scholarships are available to high school students. See your English teacher or Mrs. Alemar in Guidance for details.
Pittman Orthodontics announces a new $500 scholarship to a student graduating from a Jefferson County High School planning on attending a WV 2 or 4 year college with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline is April 1st. See Mrs. Alemar with questions.
PROMISE - Applications and FAFSA filing priority deadline is March 1st. Do not eliminate potential scholarships by filing late!
NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. The website will award a $1000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. See https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com for information and application. See Mrs. Alemar in Guidance with questions.
Does Governors Academy Interest You?
Are you a high ability/high achieving student who likes to be challenged to grow intellectually, creatively, and socially in a culturally diverse atmosphere? If so then the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy is for you. Applications are now available on http.//govschools.wv.gov/GHA WHS NEW school deadline date is February 26. See Mrs. Alemar in Guidance with questions.
Vocal Fusion Performs at Apollo Theatre
James Nuse, Ninaolivia Tan, Gracie Woomer, Kendra Scott, Ethan Pesi, Carter Wasielak, Dennis Romero, Xavier Carter, Dylan Hayes, Emily Hoyt, Hunter stockton, Alexander Fluharty, Daniel Moylan, Eleanor Puster, Joseph Schmitt, Brandon Koerner, Angel Paniagua Lemus, Hailey Baker, Thomas Brust, Holly Kidwiler, Tyler Tappcik, Austin Gregoryk, Jacob Trasher, Kristen Edwards, Isabel Horter, Bailey Hansing, Pedro Morales-Martinez, Jackson Snyder, Logan Cole, Johnnathan Hournbuckle, Christian Smith, William Zheng, Pauline Mathias, Emily Lewis, Tara McDaniel, Katherine Romero-Torres, Elijah-Dav Grubb, Jenna Wermers, Madison Cole, Juan Decker, Nicholas Hall, Hunter Daley, Robel Butera, Robert Fogle, Hayden Bradley, Abbigail McGuinness, Mark Acker, Katelyn Long, Dayton Dodson, Evelyn Hill, Georgina Grob, Samuel Borkholder, Mercia Gray, Alexis Woodard, Dany Orellana, Spencer Cole, Dane Labrie, Luke Perkowski, Michael Springstead, Kurt Acker, William Guthrie, Montana Cline and Matthew Carpenter.
Alumni News - WHS 2014 Graduate, Maleke Jones who attends Mennonite University, was honored recently at the Fall student recognition chapel for Service achievement for Campus Activities Council. This is a student organization that sponsors events and facilitates relationship building within the campus community. Way to go Maleke!
Candace Barr WHS 2014 graduate recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State University. She graduated a semester early and earned a degree in Neuroscience. Way to go Candace!!
Excuse notes: When writing an excuse for your student PLEASE make sure and include the students FIRST and LAST name.
MOS State Winners
The Business Department at WHS is thrilled to announce that three WHS studends have placed in the top 3 in the State of West Virginia for their exceptionally high scores on the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam this fall. Kelly Starliper secured 3rd place in Word 2016 with her perfect score. Michael Lesznar was named WV State Champion in Word 2016 for his perfect score, and Randy Kimble was named WV State Champion in PowerPoint 2016. Both Michael and Randy have earned an invitation to the National MOS Championships second semester in Atlanta, GA. Way to go Patriots!!
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
January 9: The Governor's School for the Arts application is now available at www.govschools.wv.gov. Completed applications must be submitted to Mrs. Alemar in Guidance by January 9.
January 15: Seniors, The Mensa Education and Research Foundation's Local Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. See: http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/for information and application. Deadline is January 15, 2018.
January 31: The $2,500 biannual scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. They will accept submissions from November 1 through January 31! You can find all the information related to the Redfin Scholarship at: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship.
February 26: United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form is available at www.usgif.org/education/scholarships. The deadline to apply is February 26. See website for details.
April 1: The General Federation of Women's Clubs of WV offers a $1000 and a $500 scholarship each year to deserving WV students who plan to attend WV post-secondary schools. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline is April 1, 2018.
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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