WLHS Comet News/Noticias de Comets

April/abril 2021

West Liberty High School

Principal Brenda Arthur Miller

Assistant Principal Kyle Steffen

Office Manager Deb Kivi

Attendance Secretary Veronica Rivera

Dear Families/Queridas familias,

Welcome to Spring, warmer weather, and a busier schedule. Spring sports and extra-curricular activities are in full swing. This month we will have Parent/Teacher conferences and State testing (ISASP). We will communicate with families and the community about expectations and protocols for spectators as we plan events this spring. We are working with Muscatine County Public Health to plan events that work to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, families, and community. Please reach out with questions.


Bienvenido a la primavera, el clima más cálido, y un horario más ocupado. Los deportes de primavera y las actividades extracurriculares están en pleno apogeo. Este mes tendremos conferencias de padres/Maestros y exámenes estatales (ISASP). Nos comunicaremos con las familias y la comunidad acerca de las expectativas y protocolos para los espectadores mientras planificamos eventos esta primavera. Estamos trabajando con Muscatine County Public Health para planificar eventos que funcionen para asegurar la salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal, familias y comunidad. Por favor, contacte con preguntas.

Gracias


Brenda Arthur Miller, Directora

Teacher Office Hours/Horas de la Oficina de Maestros

Every teacher has devoted time during the week for any student who needs help when they are not in class. These office hours can be found under the high school page on the district website by following this link: HS Teacher Office Hours


Cada maestro ha dedicado tiempo durante la semana a cualquier estudiante que necesite ayuda cuando no está en clase. Estas horas de oficina se pueden encontrar en la página de la escuela secundaria en el sitio web del distrito siguiendo este enlace: Horas de la Oficina de Maestros de HS

Infinite Campus/Campus Infinito

Do you have access to Infinite Campus? Parents and students can see their schedules, grades, and important updates through the Infinite Campus portal. If you need help getting access, please contact the main office.


¿Tiene acceso al Campus Infinito? Los padres y los estudiantes pueden ver sus horarios, calificaciones y actualizaciones importantes a través del portal del Campus Infinito. Si necesita ayuda para obtener acceso, póngase en contacto con la oficina principal.

Technology Issues?/¿Problemas con tecnologia?

Contact the high school office or email helpdesk@wl.k12.ia.us to report all technology problems with devices and hotspots. We have replacement chromebooks that we can lend to your student while we repair theirs.

Comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela secundaria o envíe un correo electrónico a helpdesk@wl.k12.ia.us para informar de todos los problemas de tecnología con dispositivos y puntos de acceso. Tenemos chromebook de reemplazo que podemos prestar a su estudiante mientras reparamos el suyo.

Sign up for School Meals/Inscribirse para las comidas escolares

Counseling News/Noticias de Consejeros

Scholarships due soon - For descriptions/guidelines of each application see the Scholarship Sheet 2020-2021. All Seniors were notified of these upcoming scholarships previously.


Becas que vencen pronto - Para las descripciones / directrices de cada solicitud ver la Hoja de Becas 2020-2021. Todos los Seniors fueron notificados de estas próximas becas previamente.


Local Scholarships/Becas locales


March 30 - West Liberty League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #310 National Scholarship Fund. LULAC Council #310 National Scholarship Application.

Letter to applicants - please read

March 31 - Muscatine County Master Gardener Scholarship. Muscatine County Master Gardener Scholarship

March 31 - Julie Mosher Memorial Scholarship. Julie Mosher Memorial Scholarship

March 31 - UnityPoint Health - Trinity Muscatine Employee Dependents. UnityPoint Health- Trinity Muscatine Employee Dependents

March 31 - Trinity Muscatine Friends Volunteer Family Members. Trinity Muscatine Friends Volunteer Family Members

April 1 - Mt. Calvary Lodge #95. Mt. Calvary Lodge #95

April 1 - Maynard Smith Technical, Mt. Calvary Lodge #95. Aquarius Club Scholarship Application

April 1 - West Liberty Education Association. WLEA Scholarship Application

April 1 - West Liberty High School Student Council. Common Comet Application

April 1 - West Liberty American Legion Auxiliary Post #509. West Liberty American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Application

April 1 - Martin & Esther Windus Memorial Scholarship. Martin & Esther Windus Memorial Scholarship

April 1 - Lawrence & Marjory Roth Family Trust Scholarship. Lawrence & Marjory Roth Family Trust Scholarship

April 1 - Joe Lawton Memorial. Joe Lawton Memorial Scholarship

April 1 - Kennedy Brothers Memorial FFA Livestock Proficiency Scholarship. Kennedy Brothers Memorial FFA Livestock Proficiency Scholarship

April 1 - Ralph & Jean Kirchner. Ralph & Jean Kirchner Scholarship Application

April 1 - Alberta Kelly Estate. Alberta Kelly Estate Scholarship Application

April 1 - Marilyn Irey Scholarship. Marilyn Irey Scholarship

April 1 - West Liberty Soccer Club Scholarship. West Liberty Soccer Club Scholarship

April 1 - West Liberty Lions Club. West Liberty Lions Club Scholarship Application

April 1 - West Liberty Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce Scholarship cover page

April 1 - West Liberty State Bank. West Liberty State Bank Scholarship Application cover page

April 1 - West Liberty State Bank scholarship - based on Financial need. West Liberty State Bank Scholarship Application cover page

April 1 - Larry Beaver Memorial Scholarship. Larry Beaver Memorial Scholarship

April 1 - Cedar County J. Curtis & Frances Forest Frymoyer Scholarship - Cedar County Frymoyer CCHS Scholarship Application

April 1 - West Liberty Rotary. West Liberty Rotary Scholarship Application

April 5 - West Liberty Foods. 2021 West Liberty Foods Student Scholarship Award

April 15 - St. Joseph Catholic Church Student Senior Grant. St. Joseph Catholic Church Student Senior Grant


Greater Iowa/US Scholarships/Becas de Iowa o EEUU


Scholarships available for Latino Students. Financial Resources for Latino Students

Scholarship for Undocumented students. https://www.undocuscholars.com/scholarships

College Board Scholarships. College Board Scholarship Opportunities

Fastweb. fastweb.com

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship page. www.INAnews.com

Iowa Newspaper Scholarships

Star Student Scholarship of Iowa. Star Student Scholarship of Iowa Scholarship page

The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa. The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

March 31 - SFM Foundation Scholarship. SFM Foundation Scholarship

April 1 - Iowa Scholarship for the Arts. Guidelines. Application.

April 1 - Winner’s Circle Scholarship. IFAA - Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. IFAA - Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Scholarship Portal

April 1 - Iowa Golf Association Ann Griffel Scholarship. Iowa Golf Association Ann Griffel Scholarship page

April 1 - Iowa Golf Association Henry Sani Scholarship. Iowa Golf Association Henry Sani Scholarship page

April 2 - ICAAR Scholarship- for students of non-Realtor parents. ICAAR Scholarship webpage

April 2 - ICAAR Scholarship- for students with a parent who is a Realtor. ICAAR Scholarship webpage

April 11 - Karsyn’s Krusaders/Jessica Miller Memorial Cancer Scholarship. Karsyn's Krusaders /Jessica Miller Memorial Cancer Scholarship

April 5 - Game Changer Scholars Program. Game Changers Scholars Program website

May 1 - Septagon Academic Scholarship. Septagon Academic Scholarship guidelines

*Septegaon Academic Scholarship Application

May 3 - Point Foundation- National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund. Point Foundation Scholarship page. Point Foundation Community College Scholarship page

May 21 - B. Davis Scholarship. B. Davis Scholarship

May 28 - Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship. Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship

May 30 - Elevate Iowa Scholarship Program. Elevate Iowa Scholarship Application page

June 18 - Iowa PGA Section Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship. Iowa PGA Section Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship

Yearbook information/Informacíon del anuario

Jostens is helping us put together a yearbook this year. You may have received an email with information about purchasing a yearbook. Please use the link in the email to order your 2020-2021 West Liberty Cometeer Yearbook. This year has been unusual so we are hoping to include pictures you have captured this year. See the attached link so you can submit pictures for the yearbook.

Seniors--Please submit your Senior photo as soon as possible (by April 1, 2021) to be included in the Yearbook. For print purposes, the photo needs to be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) or if using cell phones, it needs to be the largest or actual size of the photo. Please use the link above to submit your photo or email it to barthurmiller@wl.k12.ia.us


Parents of Seniors--Click here for information on purchasing a Senior Ad in the Yearbook.


Jostens nos está ayudando a armar un anuario este año. Es posible que haya recibido un correo electrónico con información sobre la compra de un anuario. Por favor, utilice el enlace en el correo electrónico para pedir su Anuario de Cometeer de West Liberty 2020-2021. Este año ha sido por comun, así que esperamos incluir imágenes que uste haya capturado este año. Consulte el enlace adjunto para que pueda enviar fotos para el anuario.


Estudiantes del grado 12: envíe su foto del último año tan pronto como posible (antes del 1 de abril de 2021) para incluirla en el Anuario. Con fines de impresión, la foto debe ser de alta resolución (al menos 300 ppp) o si se utiliza teléfonos celulares, debe ser el tamaño más grande o real de la foto. Usen el link de arriba para enviar su foto o mandarla por correo electronico a barthurmiller@wl.k12.ia.us


Padres de estudiantes del grado 12: Clic aquí para informacíon de comprando un anuncio senior en el Anuario.

Picture Retakes/Dia de las Fotos

Wednesday, March 31st, 8:15am-12pm

310 West Maxson Avenue

West Liberty, IA

Last day for pictures. Please plan to have your photo taken or a retake. Picture Day Order Code for the High School is 51123KF.


El último día para fotos. Por favor, planee que le tomen una foto o una repetición de su foto. El código para ordenar fotos para la escuela secundaria es 51123KF.

ISASP/Evaluaciones estatales

Monday, April 12th, 8:15am to Friday, April 16th, 10am

310 West Maxson Avenue

West Liberty, IA

Iowa Statewide Assessments of Student Progress (ISASP) will take place during the week of April 12 - 16th. Students will take the assessments during 1st period. The high school will run a special schedule including a late start for Seniors. More information will be coming soon.


Las evaluaciones estatales de progreso Estudiantil de Iowa (ISASP) tendrán lugar durante la semana del 12 al 16 de abril. Los estudiantes tomarán las evaluaciones durante el primer período. La escuela secundaria llevará a cabo un horario especial que incluye un comienzo tardío para los Seniors. Pronto habrá más información.

Parent Teacher Conferences/Conferencias de Padres y Maestros

Wednesday, April 14th, 4-8pm

This is an online event.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday, April 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Teachers will reach out to schedule a time to meet virtually, by phone, or email. Please call or email teachers if you would like to request a conference.


Las Conferencias de Padres/Maestros serán el miércoles, 14th de abril de 4:00 a 8:00 PM. Los maestros se reunirán para programar una hora para reunirse virtualmente, por teléfono o correo electrónico. Por favor llame o envíe un correo electrónico a los maestros si desea solicitar una conferencia.

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Prom/El Baile para Juniors y Seniors

Saturday, May 8th, 8-11pm

1204 North Calhoun Street

West Liberty, IA

We are excited to be able to host a Prom this spring. It will be different due to Covid restrictions. Prom will be held on Saturday, May 8th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at the West Liberty Community Center. This dance is for current Juniors and Seniors and their West Liberty high school dates. No out of town guests and no alumni. Prom is semi-formal. Students are welcome to wear what clothing they would wear to homecoming, a wedding, or quinceañera. Tickets are $15.


Estamos emocionados de poder organizar un baile de Prom esta primavera. Será diferente debido a las restricciones de Covid. El prom se llevará a cabo el sábado 8 de mayo de 8:00 a 11:00 PM en el West Liberty Community Center. Este baile es para los juniors y seniors actuales de la escuela secundaria de West Liberty. No hay huéspedes fuera de la ciudad y no hay ex alumnos. El prom es semiformal. Los estudiantes son bienvenidos a usar la ropa que ellos llevarían para el baile de Homecoming, una boda, o una quinceañera. Los boletos cuestan $15.

Senior Awards Night/Noche de Becas para Seniors

Tuesday, May 18th, 7pm

310 West Maxson Avenue

West Liberty, IA

Senior Awards Night - May 18, 7:00 p.m. Seniors should email kthrasher@wl.k12.ia.us with the scholarships/awards/or honors they have received so they can be recognized. Each student who will be recognized will have 2 tickets for the evening. The ceremony will also be live streamed. A letter will be sent with tickets approximately two weeks before the ceremony.

Noche de Becas para Seniors - May 18, 7:00 por la noche. Seniors deben enviar un correo electrónico a kthrasher@wl.k12.ia.us con las becas/premios/y honores que han recibido para que puedan ser reconocidos. Cada estudiante que será reconocido tendrá 2 entradas para la noche. La ceremonia también será transmitida en vivo. Se enviará una carta con las entradas aproximadamente dos semanas antes de la ceremonia.