WYHS Weekly Update

September 18th, 2020

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From Mr. Warfield, WYHS Principal

Mr. Warfield's Update (9/18/2020)

Join Mr. Warfield's WYHS Remind!

Be sure to join Mr. Warfield's Remind Group for building updates and more!

Text @746ah2 to the number 81010.

Welcome back to the building, Tracks A and B students!

Please click the link below for important information about back to school/back to the building expectations for next week. This covers masks, lunches, dress code, and more:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pbepFl_-V0AZCMLWmpgb-yiwkIFvx4h68Hc6_wkhHBQ/edit?usp=sharing


Thank you to Ms. Staley for putting this together!

Key Events

Friday, September 18th-

-Football @ Buckeye Valley @7pm


Saturday, September 19th-

-JV Football vs. Buckeye Valley (Home) @10am


Monday, September 21st-

-Track B (report to the building)

-Track A (virtual/at home)

-Volleyball @ Franklin Heights @5pm

-Girls Soccer @ Worthington Christian @6pm


Tuesday, September 22nd-

-Track B (report to the building)

-Track A (virtual/at home)

-Ohio University-Main Campus (Virtual Visit) @4pm-Sign up through Naviance

-Tennis @ Worthington Christian @4:30pm

-Volleyball vs. Buckeye Valley (HOME) @5pm


Wednesday, September 23rd-

-Track A (report to the building)

-Track B (virtual/at home)

-Boys Soccer @ Academy @5:30pm.

-Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Wellington (HOME) @7pm


Thursday, September 24th-

-Track B (report to the building)

-Track A (virtual/at home)

-Capital University (Virtual Visit) @4pm-Sign up through Naviance

-Tennis vs. Buckeye Valley (HOME) @4:30pm

-Volleyball @ Bexley @5pm

-College Blueprint--I Know I Can (HBCUs)-6:30-7:30pm (register at www.iknowican.org)

-Football @ Ready (Obetz) @7pm


Friday, September 25th-

-Track A (report to the building)

-Track B (virtual/at home)

Meet the Student Success Center Staff!

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What do we do? How do you meet with us?

Here are a few of our many job responsibilities:


  • College advising, including (but not limited to) financial aid, applications, essays, etc.
  • Career exploration/advising--Not sure if college is for you? We can help you figure that out.
  • Social/Emotional counseling
  • Time Management and Organization: Struggling to keep up with it all? We can help with that too!
  • Stress management and Problem-solving
  • Academic counseling/advising/coaching
  • And much more!

Need to schedule a time to visit with us? All visits will be done virtually this first semester. Please be sure to schedule it during a virtual/at-home day for your track/cohort to avoid missing class time in the building:

https://wyhscounselors.appointlet.com

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Do you want to learn more about Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

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VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS AND VISITS

OACAC Virtual College Exploration

No College Fairs?! No Problem! If you’re interested in learning more about specific colleges and universities, the college admissions process and more, join the Ohio Association for College Admissions Counseling for their Virtual College Exploration event! OACAC will be hosting over 150 informational sessions from 200 institutions representing 28 different states and 6 countries! The virtual event will run from September 13th to November 13th so be sure to browse the list of presentations and register here: https://oacac.org/student-registration/, today!

WYHS College Visits

Colleges and universities want to meet you, WYHS! This year all college visits will be held virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM or 5:00 – 6:00 PM. See who’s visiting and register to attend through Naviance.

Upcoming Virtual Visits:

Tuesday, September 22nd--Ohio University-Main Campus @4pm

Thursday, September 24th--Capital University @4pm


Click below for Naviance sign up instructions:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fDDDTFisgyRg5ecPpD3T1mI1MeGmuWWg/view?usp=sharing

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Senior Graduation Status Meetings

Attention Seniors!

Now is the time for your one-to-one graduation status meeting with your counselor (virtually). We need to meet with each of you (including Career Center seniors). During this meeting, we will discuss your progress towards graduation, including whether or not you are on track to graduate, and we will discuss what you need to do in order to graduate with your class. We will also discuss your future plans and next steps to help you reach your goals. Please come to these meetings prepared to ask any questions that you have for us.


1. FIRST, fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/WYHSGradStatusMeeting2021


2. THEN, click on the link below to make your appointment:

*Please make your appointment with YOUR counselor

Mrs. Lauren Taylor (Last Names A-K)

Ms. Jocelyn Thomas (Last Names L-Z)

*Do not schedule these during your live class times. If you are scheduling this

9/21 or later, please choose one of your virtual/at home days for your meeting day/time so that you don't miss any direct instruction. These meetings are virtual!

Here is the scheduling link: https://wyhscounselors.appointlet.com

Choose "Senior Graduation Status: Virtual Meeting" from the menu.

Choose a day and time that works for your schedule.


3. You will then receive an email confirmation from Appointlet with a Google Meets link. If you don't receive this email for any reason, please email your counselor.


Thanks!

Ms. Thomas and Mrs. Taylor

Scholarships

Be sure to check out our WYHS scholarship page. Scholarships are updated as we find/receive them, and you'll want to apply to as many as you qualify for to get a jump start on funding your college education.

https://tinyurl.com/wyhsscholarships


Thinking about going to college? Do these things now!

  1. Create a Common Application

    1. Commonapp.org

    2. Link your college app to your naviance account (putting a college on naviance does NOT mean you applied!)

  2. Apply directly to the college through their college website if they are not on common app.

  3. Talk to your parents about their taxes. You will need their taxes (and yours too if you work) in order to get financial aid in college. If your parents (or you) haven’t filed your taxes yet, do it ASAP!

  4. Talk to at least two teachers to request a letter of recommendation


Join Remind for Senior Updates:

Don’t miss out on information that you’ll need this year!! Sign up for the senior Remind!! Use it to ask questions, get important dates & check it often!

Text the message @wyhs21 to the number 81010

~Ms. Nelson & Ms. Thomas, Senior Class Advisors

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Calling all Whitehall Yearling High School students!

Ever wanted to see the world and experience another culture firsthand? Well now you can! Pack your bags. We are off to Spain & Portugal in summer 2022!


Bring yourself and your parents to my virtual information session on Thursday 9/24 at 6:00PM to learn more about my tour to Spain & Portugal and how you can be a part of it. Your family can RSVP here: https://rsvp.eftours.com/tbbu7xh


See you all soon! I'm excited to have something for us all to look forward to.


Mrs. Gallagher

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Attendance Check-Ins!

It is very important that students are checking in daily through Infinite Campus for attendance purposes. Please see the document below for instructions.

Need Technology Help?

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From WCS Technology Support!

If you are a WCS parent, guardian or student in need of assistance with a student Chromebook, Infinite Campus logon issues, or student Google account issues, please follow the instructions below to get support.

1. Send an email to TechHelp@wcsrams.org

2. IMPORTANT! Please include the following information in your email:


  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • A good contact phone number
  • Student's first and last name
  • Student's grade level
  • School the student attends
  • Student's homeroom (or RamTime) teacher
  • A detailed explanation of the issue, including any error messages if available

Providing all of this information will help us support you faster and more efficiently! Thank you.
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Attention All WYHS Students!

Rev. Nelson Copeland Jr., of www.CollegeVisitation.org has been giving college tours to kids for 30 years. We are adapting to the new normal and have come up with an idea to bring college to interested high school kids starting on Monday, September 14, 2020 . Check out the parameters and let me know if you are interested.


● "Live" college visitations and virtual presentations will include Ivy/Elite, HBCU, State and Trade/Vocational colleges. As possible, we will also introduce gender-specific, military, faith-based, online and work-toward-degree colleges.
● Workshop leaders will be contracted CECAAL and College Visitation, Inc., staff, along with current and former college admission officers, adult monitors and essay proofreaders, researchers, success, education and life coaches, including college students and recent graduates who will "on" and off-line" give mentorship to the student during this training semester.

● We will learn about educational and financial success alternatives to college.

● 11 week program from Wednesday, September 30 to Thursday, December 10, 2020.
● Target ages are 14-18 by 09/30/20. We may accept 13 and 19 year olds if an impact case can be made.
● Registration BEGINS at www.CollegeVisitation.org on Monday, September 14, 2020. (Capacity 500 students).
● Registration ENDS on Saturday, October 3, 2020. (Late registrations can be denied or waitlisted). All registrants will be verified and/or interviewed, by email, phone or via a virtual conversation before participation is allowed.
● Total cost is $30.00 per child (for everything, incl. any assignments). The real value is $97.00 reduced this one time in honor of our 30th Anniversary to $30.00.
● The parents and guardians can attend sessions at no additional cost. However, some sessions will be student only.
● The start time will be 7:00pm (Eastern) to make space for a nationwide audience. 7:00pm (EST) is consistent with 6:00pm (CST), 5:00pm (MST) and 4:00pm (PST). Each session will last 1-2 hours each. International registrants must comply with our start/end times.
● Workshops most weeks are Mon-Wed (but one week each month will require an added Thursday commitment).
● We call this "Basic Training" as we want to help first generation college goers, those "clueless" to the total college process and those who just want a refresher course.
● If after your second attended workshop you discover, we're not for you, we will give you your money back.
● Students not meeting attendance and assignment completion requirements can be removed, delayed or halted without a refund.Those links will be sent only to those approved to attend.
● Students successfully completing the virtual semester will receive a Certificate of Completion.

WHERE DOES THE STUDENT PAY AND HOW CAN I SPONSOR A STUDENT'S $30.00 FEE?
The short answer is at www.CollegeVisitation.org beginning Monday. There will be a registration area (for student registrants) and a donation area for those who just want to sponsor a student or give any amount.

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Hybrid Calendar!

As we prepare to welcome students back into the building next week, you will want to be familiar with the hybrid calendar. Please see the document below and save it for future reference.
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Make sure you link your Kroger Plus card to Whitehall-Yearling High School. This is a simple way to help us earn money when you shop at Kroger! Linking is required annually; so, please check your account to make sure your link is active. Here is the link: https://www.kroger.com/account/communityrewards