Monthly Mustang

Written By Journalism Students

Important Dates

October Dates


October 1- Last day to order cap and gown

October 8, 9 & 10- ASVAB for 10th graders and those who want to

October 11- Homecoming Pep Rally

October 11- Senior ‘20 Picture on Football field

October 15- Senior Picture retakes

October 16- PSAT’s

October 21-All school assembly

October 30-End of the first marking period

November 1- Picture Retake

Nurse's Notes

The West Perry School District has partnered with Sadler Health Center’s Miles of Smiles Dental Program to offer dental services to our students during the school day without them needing to leave school for appointments or parents having to take time off work to transport their children to/from appointments. This program is available to all students whether they have insurance or not.

Appointments are available at West Perry High School on October 29th and 30th. Preventative services such as exams, x rays, cleanings, fluoride, and sealants will be provided. In order to participate, parents must complete registration paperwork and permission forms and return the forms to school by Friday, October 18th.

Download the forms and the HIPPA packet

Counseling Center Chatter

College Visits

College Visits:

  • October 2nd - Juniata College & Slippery Rock University

  • October 3rd - Wilkes University

  • October 4th - Lebanon Valley College and Edinboro University

  • October 11th- Marywood University

  • October 15th - Messiah College

  • October 18th -York College

  • October 31st - Elizabethtown College

Career Month

Did you know October is career month? Career month will offer students an opportunity to explore a potential job they may be interested in. Throughout the month, professionals will be presenting on various aspects of their daily careers. Listed below are the dates each field will be coming to West Perry. Please contact the Counseling Center if you have any questions.


IT/STEM: October 4

Education/Human Services: October 11

Business/Finance/Marketing/ Sales : October 11

Agriculture: October 18

Arts/Communications: October 22

Healthcare: October 22

Hospitality: October 31

Logistics/Manufacturing/Transportation: October 31

Construction: October 31

Health Career Night

Attention future medical field students: Did you know health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the U.S? Pinnacle Health Harrisburg will be holding a health career night from 6 - 7:30 p.m on October 9th. Students who attend health career night can explore a vast selection of different careers in health care and have questions they may have answered by professionals. Any students interested should contact the Counseling Center.

Project Lit

Project Lit Book Club is a national grassroots movement that has sprouted within the walls of West Perry High School! Each month, anyone who would like to participate may read the monthly selected high-interest novel. Discussions and events will be held to find the connections between each member of the club and the story itself. Project Lit Advisor Mrs. Reeder states, “The value in reading is not only in the worlds it opens up to you, but in the possibilities, it opens up with others.” Due to generous community support, 90+ books have been donated for the use of Project Lit. If interested, stop by Mrs. Reeder’s room to peruse the selections, and join in reading Children of Blood and Bone for the month of October!

Bloom

West Perry senior Jenesis Trish is taking a stand and aiding students in handling mental health problems in a positive way. She began her own organization, Bloom, which is a nonprofit dedicated to supplying fellow friends, students, and community members with care packages that include a variety of goodies, such as novels, journals, chocolates, and more! All that you must do to receive one of these care packages, festively named Bloom Boxes, is fill out a brief form on one of Bloom’s social media pages. The form does not ask any personal questions, but simply requests that you list your “likes”, and any ideas for what to include in your Bloom Box. Jen’s advice stands as, “Sometimes flowers wilt and fall down. With a little bit of love and water they will grow back, and so will you. Let’s bloom together!” Join Jenesis and bloom with us!

Facebook: Bloom

Instagram: bloomwus

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Homecoming

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This year’s homecoming will surely be a buzz as we celebrate the predicted win of our beloved Mustang football team versus Big Spring on Friday, October 11 starting at 7:00. The party continues Saturday with the homecoming dance. Students can look forward to our high school gym transformed into a bustling metro of excitement and fun with a theme of “A Night in the City.”Students in attendance will enjoy food, dancing, decorations, and an evening with their peers. The dance will be from 7:00-10:00. Representing West Perry’s Homecoming Court: Jaylan Cockley, Daniella DiLissio, Jordan Erbacher, Lilly Hansbury, Jill Henok, Kenyon Johnson, Lindsey McCurdy, Liam Moyer, Luke Shaffer, and Thaddeus Ziegler.

Save the Day by saving the bay

Over the summer, West Perry senior Kaden Robinson participated in a program with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). He found out about this when 2 of his friends, Garrett Beal and Isaac Nulton (WP class ‘19), organized a tree planting with CBF. Over the summer, Robinson traveled across the middle of PA to participate in stream testing, camping at state parks, fishing, canoeing, and most importantly, learning about the Chesapeake Bay all in 6 days. His favorite part of the trip was “electrofishing” and he learned that “we have a huge impact on the watershed that we live in.” He recommends this program to anyone interested in the environmental field.
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Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame game was during halftime of the varsity football game on Friday, September 27th. The Hall of Fame inducted two former athletes, Jacob Oldaker, and Ryan McMillen.

When asked his thoughts on being inducted, Oldaker said, "It's is an honor to be inducted into West Perry's sports hall of fame, because my four years here as a high school athlete were some of the greatest years of my life, and I could not be more thankful for the platform West Perry gave me to succeed and improve as an athlete." Jacob also gave a couple of words of advice to current high school athletes. ̈ ̈Never take a day for granted because every day is a chance to improve as a player." Jacob graduated from West Perry in the year 2011.

The other inductee is his classmate, Ryan McMillen. Ryan McMillen shared that "It's a surreal experience to be inducted into the West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame alongside Jake, who I have been playing sports with since I was a little kid. It's truly an honor to be recognized as one of the best athletes to come through West Perry, especially with the company that we share this achievement with." Congratulations to both inductees on all of your success!

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