Panther Nation Newsletter

October 29, 2021

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If your student is taking an AP class and missed the Oct. 22 deadline, they may still sign up and pay for the exam with a $20 late fee until Nov. 15th. After that date, the late fee will raise to $40. Questions may be sent to Ms. Davidson at mdavidson@wpsdk12.org

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"Students must be HEALTHY to LEARN, and must LEARN to be HEALTHY'

This quote adorns the wall of our Nurse's office, and does not only mean physically; it also means mentally healthy.

Students in Mrs. McHenry's Advisory class took the time to bond and learn about each others lives, all while painting pumpkins and preparing for the upcoming Halloween celebration.

Taking quiet moments to be creative and to listen to each other are important pieces in anyone's mental health journey. Kudos to these students and teachers for practicing good self-care!

from our Student Services Team - Important information - select the picture below for detailed information

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WPHS Pride of the Park Marching Band is off to State Saturday! After 9 years, WP is taking the field once again to show our Panther Pride.

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Good luck at State! WPHS Ladies Cross Country Team is representing the Panther Nation at State this weekend!

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Mrs. McHenry By Tristan Talbot

Woodland Park school district has gained a lot of staff members this year, for all subjects, and they have all been working really hard and doing their jobs very well. One of those teachers is Mrs. McHenry. Mrs. McHenry just moved to Woodland Park in June and this is her first year teaching here.


McHenry is a special education teacher, and she is a sophomore junior advisory teacher, grade 10-12 English teacher, and co-teaches 10th-grade biology with Mrs. Papadakis. She taught for 8 years in Las Vegas Nevada, 1 year in Guam, and one year in Washington State. This year working at Woodland Park Highschool will be Mrs. McHenrys 11th year of being a teacher. McHenry moved here with her husband in June of this year. She had heard of this position from the district website. I asked Mrs. McHenry what she thought her greatest strengths as a teacher were, and she said, “ I am very consistent when I teach, I’m a great listener, and I can be very flexible for my students when they need me to be.”


I also asked Mrs. McHenry what makes her enthusiastic about teaching, and she informed me that she loves watching students grow and figure things out on their own. She also likes when her previous students recognize that something she had taught them in the past became useful in their lives. I asked her if she enjoyed working in the field of education? And she said she loves it, she loves watching her students grow. Mrs. McHenry really likes her job as a special education teacher too, she enjoys showing young adults that it can be done.


In conclusion, Woodland Park Highschool is home to a ton of amazing teachers with great strengths, in all subjects. Mrs. Mchenry is one of those amazing teachers. We are so happy to have her as a teacher here with us.

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