WHS Parent Newsletter

February 2019

Junior Edition

The new semester is here and we're off to a great start. Read on for information on what's happening here at WHS.

Go Tigers!

January Student of the Month

January's character trait was ATTITUDE. This month's winners exemplify what it means to have a positive attitude.
Student of the month is determined by teacher nominations with final winners picked by guidance. All winners are pictured below.

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Nominees

(Pictured from left to right) Tyler Gayman, Benjamin Pollman, Skylar Benjamin, Cheyenne Snook, Faith Johnson, Brandy McClane, Christopher Moore, Tomiko Tommy, Taisean Shelton

Ben Pollman, Overall

Ben is a walking ray of sunshine. He can always be seen cheerful and confronts all things with a very positive attitude. His constant can-do attitude bodes well for him as a JROTC leader and team leader of the Armed Exhibition team. He is also a very positive influence on all those that are on the boys golf team. It is these traits that I feel he embodies the spirit of positive attitude at WHS and makes a perfect candidate for this month's student of the month.

--Rube Dowell

Faith Johnson, Junior

Faith always has a positive, enthusiastic attitude that raises others up despite what is going on in her own life. She truly cares about others and her positivity rubs off on everyone around her.

--Nicole Jarman

What's Happening at WHS

ASAP

ASAP for February is on Saturday the 9th.

Counselor's Corner

11 Missouri Boys/Girls State

Juniors interested in learning more about government have the opportunity to spend an expense-free week at Missouri Boys State or Missouri Girls State in June 2019. Students will need to complete an online application and return it to the Counseling Office.

  • Boys State applications are due Feb 22
  • Girls State applications are due Feb 15

Please see Mrs. Gaono for more information.

10-12 Dual Credit

Students enrolled in a dual credit course will be receiving information about the dual credit opportunity during the week of January 14-18. Enrollment forms and payment for dual credit are due February 8 in the Counseling Office. Please contact Ms. Maassen with any questions.

11 Internships

Internships are available for the 2019-20 school year for students interested in education, advertising and promotions, computer repair, environmental sciences, fitness and sports, planning and analysis, maintenance, range operations, and natural resources. Please see your counselor for more information.

10-11 OTC Fast Track: Criminal Justice

Students interested in the field of Criminal Justice may be eligible to earn college credit by participating in the OTC Fast Track partnership. For program information, please see your counselor.

ACT Test Coming Up

There will be an ACT test offered at the high school on Tuesday, April 2. Students who are interested can sign up in the Counseling Office. The test will cost $44.50, which is slightly reduced from the normal cost. Juniors are strongly recommended to consider this opportunity. For students planning to attend college, the second semester of Junior year is a great time to take the ACT for the first time. This allows time for students to retake the test before the college admissions process begins next Fall. Higher scores can lead to a higher chance of acceptance into the desired college and may lead to more scholarship money. Students who do not sign up to take the ACT on April 2 will be expected to take the ASVAB test on that day.

Next ACT and SAT Test Dates

ACT - April 13

Registration deadline - March 6


SAT - March 9

Registration deadline - February 8

ASAP

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 8-10am

200 Gw Lane

Waynesville, MO

Academic Student Achievement Program

Voluntary Academic Assistance program to supplement students who don't get enough help during the week. Please sign up online using the ASAP Sign-up Form.

February 15 - Early Dismissal

February 18 - President's Day (No School)

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Tiger Tip Line - Tell the Tiger!

The Waynesville R-VI School District offers the Tiger Tip Line to report bullying, drugs, fighting, a personal crisis, safety risks, threats, vandalism, and weapons. Students may report safety concerns by at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/9592 or by clicking on the button below.

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