WHS Gladiator News

November 29-December 3, 2021

Upcoming Events:

Monday, November 29th:

  • WHS Blood Drive--Upper Gym Balcony

Tuesday, November 30th:

  • First Girls Home Basketball Game

Wednesday, December 1st:

Thursday, December 2nd:

  • First Swim Meet @Widefield Community Center

Friday, December 3rd:

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The End of the Semester is Near

As we approach the end of the semester, please take the time to sit down and review grades in Infinite Campus. Check to make sure there is no missing work to make up and check on areas in which support might be needed during advisory.

End of Semester Schedule Shift

We have shifted our schedule around for the last week of the semester to finish on two block days. So the last week of semester will be as follows:

Monday 12/13-Wednesday 12/15: Gladiator Days (7 periods)

Thursday 12/16: Blue Day

Friday 12/17: Silver Day

Good News at WHS

Astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey Inspires Our Astronomy Classes

Duane "Digger" Carey is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He spent two days, the week before break, speaking with students as part of the Space Foundation’s Junior Space Entrepreneur Program. Carey came to encourage students to pursue not just STEAM fields (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) but also encourage them to become entrepreneurs and start thinking about space and careers within it. Thank you to Mr. Pershing for bringing this opportunity here to WHS for our students! Click here for the full story from KRDO.

Board Meeting Recognitions

At the November Board meeting, our XC team and band were recognized for making it to state level competition. A special congratulations to both of these groups for their hard work and dedication all season. There were also many wonderful things shared about our football coaching staff! We appreciate all of your hard work and commitment to our student athletes.


Congratulations to our cheerleaders on their outstanding performance at Rock the Rockies! They placed second overall!

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Food Drive

Friday before break was the last day for the food drive competition between advisories. 180 Club will still be accepting donations after Thanksgiving break to ensure that there are enough donations to help families in need for winter break. Each family is provided with a Christmas dinner as well as enough food to support them over the entire winter break. It is no small feat and could not be accomplished without the support of all staff and students here at WHS. If you would like to make a monetary donation to support this effort, you can click here to donate.

Congratulations to Mrs. Owen's advisory for winning the advisory competition! They brought in a ton of donations before break (including several cornish game hens) to put them over the top!

WHS Orchestra and Choir Students Participate in the the CSU Honor Festival

Congratulations to our students that were invited to participate on Friday, 11/19 in the CSU Honor Festival. They did an excellent job and made WHS proud! Thank you Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Hawke-McDermott for going along to support our students!


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*Reminders about Withdrawing Students

If it should happen that you are moving schools and need to withdraw your student from WHS, please notify us as soon as you are aware so that we can begin the process. The sooner we know, the smoother & more efficient we can make your child's transition. Thank you for your help with this!

Normal Withdrawal Process:

1. Parent/Guardian notifies attendance office or registration office that their student will be withdrawn.

2. Registration office will create the withdrawal from in IC to be filled out by the student's teacher and other offices as needed.

3. Registration office will send a pass for the student(s) and explain the withdrawal form.

4. Student(s) will get all signatures from staff clearing their withdrawal.

5. Student(s) will return the form to the registration office and we will make a copy for them to take to their next school.

6. We will drop them in the system so that teachers don't mark them absent.