Go For the Gold

Monday, January 23, 2006

Congratulations to Richard Pawlicki

Richard Pawlicki, a senior at WHS, participated in The American Legion, second District, National Americanism Program. Richard won the Oratorical Contest of the 68th Annual National High School Oratorical Contest on January 22. Congratulations Richard for a job well done and for representing WHS so very well. Richard will move to the next level of competition in February.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Parent Teacher Conferences on January 16, 2006

Parents will have the opportunity to discuss their student's progress with teachers on Monday, January 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Warrior gym. All teachers will be present to speak with parents. Please come and see how your student is doing.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Planet K-12 grades available
Student grades will be available on Planet K-12 on Wednesday, December 7. This is the first time the grades have been exported during the 2nd trimester. If you need assistance with your password, please contact the principal's office.

Choirs to perform on Thursday
December 8 will find the auditorium at the high school filled with the sounds of Christmas. Music will be both secular and sacred as the combined choirs perform part of the show they will perform at Disney the following week. If you are looking for a way to get into the Christmas spirit, come to the auditorium on Thursday night. Tickets are $5.00 each.
Congratulations to Roger Karns!
Our congratulations to Roger Karns on his swimming teams' 400th win at WHS. Thanks Roger for an outstanding job.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

National Honor Society ceremony held Monday night

On Monday night, October 24, 39 juniors and seniors were inducted into the Wawasee High School chapter of the National Honor Society. These students demonstrate the NHS principles of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character in their academic life and personal life. We are very proud of the new inductees. Their picture will be in the newspaper within the next week. Rachel Hughes is the high school sponsor.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Students show improvement

An article from the South Bend Tribune in September shows that "Indiana students have shown steady academic progress over the past 15 years, counter to a general perception of poor performance."

The report, the article continues, measures performance across 10 standards, including state and national tests, attendance and graduation rates, scores on college-entrance exams and the percentage of students whose diplomas require rigorous class loads. These indicators have improved, according to the report's author and some indicators have improved remarkably.

Smith continues that few Hoosiers seem aware of the trends based on the general tone of public discussion and debate.

It always makes me wonder, why information that is negative about teen agers and schools always gets front page coverage and studies that show we are improving and kids are getting better academically don't get that kind of coverage.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Family Day is Monday, September 26
A knife, a fork, a plate and the family makes for a terrific opportunity for communication with your children. This is a special day set aside to focus on having dinner together as a family.
Did you know frequent family dining is associated with lower rates of smoking, drinking and drug use? Students who have family dinners two times or less are:
  • three times likelier to try marijuana
  • two and a half times likelier to smoke cigarettes
  • more than one and a half times likelier to drink alcohol
  • three times likelier to report that half or more of their friends use marijuana
  • twice as likely to know a friend or classmate who uses Ecstasy
  • and the list goes on and on

According to Larry Jones, President of TV land and Nick at Night, "This study, once again, shows us the emotional and social benefits that come from taking the time to sit down and share a meal as a family. From lessening the risk of substance abuse to increasing the likelihood of academic success, this is a serious wake-up call to parents across the country to make the time and to stay engaged."

For more information go to www.familytable.info

Friday, August 26, 2005

Important Dates for Parents
Beginning September 7, parents will be able to access grade information through K-12 Planet. If you do not have a password, please call the main office the principal's secretary will be able to assist you. This is an excellent way to stay in touch with your child's progress and your child's teachers. Please use it often.

ISTEP testing begins on September 20, 21, 22. These are very important dates for your student. If they are taking the GQE in grade 10 or the 9th grade test, it is important during these days that they get enough rest, eat good food and stay healthy. We appreciate everything you do to help these students succeed in these important tests.

Parent teacher conferences are coming up on October 3. Enter through door #6 and meet guidance counselors, administrators and teachers.
October 10 will be the first day students will be dismissed at 12:25 for teachers to participate in staff development.