Written By Journalism Students
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
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
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
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 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!
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!
Save the Day by saving the bay
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!