WHS Student Services

May/June 2018

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Welcome to the Wheeling High School Student Services newsletter! Here you will find updates on what has been going on in Student Services, what is coming up, important dates to look out for, and other useful information for you from the Student Services department. Thanks!

What's Happening?

The month of May has been busy with wrapping up the school year and preparing for the next with students. Summer events for incoming freshmen and their parents such as orientation and registration have been planned to ensure a smooth transition to high school. Counselors have been reviewing and balancing schedules for next year in Infinite Campus. A new feature within Infinite Campus (MYAP) allows us to formulate 4 year course plans for all students and will make scheduling a more streamlined process. This allows students to visualize their academic plan and whether they are on track for graduation. We have been working on inputting the 4 year course plans for incoming freshmen.

Members of the Student Services team have also been planning activities for the Pre-Prom Assembly to promote positive peer choices and drug/alcohol prevention. Counselors have also been meeting with students to get them set up for Summer School or the EL Summer Academy program. With Graduation around the corner, we have been reviewing credits with seniors and aiding in the post-high school transition process. The year has flown by and we are looking forward to wrapping up an excellent school year & preparing for the next!

Congratulations to the Student Services Department!

Principal Award: AVID site team

Outstanding Contributor to Education: Brandi Rojas

Outstanding Educational Support Staff: Gretchen Constantine

Dr. Elizabeth Ennis Innovator Award: Joanne Amador-Zapata

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Please Note...

On Saturday, May 19th, 7:30am-11:30am, WHS will be hosting the Class of 2022 Residency Verification and Fee Waiver Day in the main hallway. It will also be Fee Waiver Day for the Class of 2021, 2020, and 2019 in the library.

On June 4th, the Fall registration portal will open, and June 6th will be the first day that fee waivers will be processed in the Main Office. Waivers will only be processed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30am-3:00pm.

The Main Office Summer Hours are 7:30am-3:00pm (Closed on Fridays)

Student schedules for the 2018-2019 school year will be available to students via Infinite Campus on August 4th provided students are registered, in medical compliance, and have no outstanding school fines. Counselors will make changes to schedules starting on Monday, August 6th.

College Updates

Post Secondary Celebration - May 1

WHS celebrated our Senior Wildcats from the Class of 2018 by hosting a post-secondary celebration during the lunch periods on May 1. All seniors were invited as Principal Cook emceed the event as well as shook all seniors hands as they crossed the stage and received certificates. McDonalds sponsored the event by giving each senior a free meal certificate, in addition some seniors received WHS gear, and many colleges sent gifts for students who had sent deposits and committed to their schools. Underclassmen were present during the event as a way to show how Wheeling High School prepares all students to be college, career or life ready.

Congratulations to the class of 2018!

To date, the class of 2018 has earned over 2.7 million dollars in scholarships. It has been a pleasure working with all of you. We wish you the best in your future endeavors. Seniors, final transcript requests should be made via Parchment.

Redefining Ready Video Scholarship Winners:

David Ruvinskiy

Lesly Gonzalez

Watch the winning videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=EwRpGXrgkdI

Wheeling High School Class of 1990 Scholarship (Spirit and Involvement):

Max Piasecki, Wheeling High School

Thursday May 24 Winners of the Wheeling High School Community Foundation Scholarships will be honored. Students and families are invited to receive their scholarship awards from the donors and enjoy a light breakfast reception to celebrate these outstanding senior students.

AVID Updates

Ms. Rojas has continued to meet with AVID Juniors to prepare them for Senior year on topics such as college selection, scholarships, and college applications platforms.

Over The Summer...

Summer school registration continues! Morning classes are at Prospect High School and evening classes are at Hersey High School. First semester is scheduled for June 11th- June 28th, and the second semester is from July 9th- July 26th. Please see your counselor as soon as possible to register or register online on the Wheeling website!

The registration for the EL Summer Academy is also still underway. This is a great opportunity for all EL students to explore college and career options and engage in leadership experiences. Please click on the link below for further information and to register

What's Next? Important Dates

  • May 19- Class of 2022 Residency Verification & Fee Waiver Day/Fee Waiver Day for Class of 2021, 2020 & 2019
  • May 24th- Pre-Prom Assembly
  • May 27- Commencement
  • May 28- Memorial Day- No School
  • May 30- June 1- Final Exams
  • June 1- End of Fourth Quarter/Last Day of Classes
  • June 4- Online Registration Portal Open
  • June 5- In-Person Registration
  • June 6- Start of Fee Waiver processing in the Main Office
  • June 11- Summer School Begins
  • August 8- Freshman Parent Orientation
  • August 10- Freshman Orientation