The WAVA Wave

May 1, 2016

A Message from our Principal...

Dear Students, Parents & Learning Coaches,


The first week of May is teacher appreciation week. My hope is that all WAVA students take advantage of this week to send their teachers a note of appreciation for their hard work. At WAVA we have many exceptional and inspirational teachers. I am grateful to be able to work with this group of individuals and I truly believe them to be some the best teachers I have ever encounter.


I would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the staff and parents who attended our WAVA Prom 2016. It was a memorable night for our students & I enjoyed visiting with several of you who were willing to give up your Saturday night to chaperone. It was a lovely evening of dancing, visiting and eating too much dessert from the buffet.


May is often one of the busiest months in a high school student’s life. If you are a Senior, you are doing your best to complete your courses, plan for your future & collecting all the items you need to graduate. If you are an underclassman, there are courses to wrap up, choosing new classes for 2016-17 SY as well as state testing.


As a friendly reminder, students will be completing a schedule during their homeroom class next week. If they have already completed their 2016-17 schedule, they still need to attend homeroom for other communications.


Seniors were sent a Senior Awards Survey yesterday. If you have not completed the survey, please find some time to fill in the awards & scholarships you have received. Our Senior Awards night will be hosted by our wonderful counselors online Thursday May 26th at 7:00pm. All Senior Parents are invited to attend.


The month of May is a bit short with the Labor Day Holiday on May 27 & 30. It is so important for our students to make every day meaningful from now until the end of the semester. Teachers have been asked to reach out to students & students are being asked to reach out to teachers for any additional support to help them catch up & finish the semester strong!


Our April / May Student of the Month assembly will be Tuesday May 24th. Please look in your kmail for the invite to the assembly. Although Smarter Balance testing has been occurring around the state for a month, I would like to provide a friendly reminder of the upcoming Math EOC & Science EOC testing on May 25th & May 26th.


If you or your student has questions about their testing location, please talk to you homeroom teacher.


I hope you have a great day! My Virtual door is always open.


Jayme Evans

WAVA High School Principal

jaevans@k12.com 253.964.1068 Ext 7006

Join WAVA's Facebook Group for High School Learning Coaches

Did you know WAVA has a closed Facebook group for High School Learning Coaches? As a member, you can connect with other High School Learning Coaches, share ideas, and get live, up to date, school communications. You can request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WAVAHSLC/

NEW: Service Learning Leadership Classes are coming in Fall 2016

"Getting Students Involved with other Students for the benefit of the Community."


Click here for more information
Contact: Andy Holmes at aholmes@wava.org

Re-Registration Office Hours

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2pm

This is an online event.

Do you have questions about enrolling for next year or do you need a little extra help? WAVA's enrollment team is here for you!


Join this class connect session at 2pm:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=559&password=M.857D61A79BED6983245588810FC7CF

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

K12 Connect To Careers Day

Friday, May 6th, 9am-5pm

This is an online event.

Join us for the 6th annual K12 Connect to Careers Day. This is an educational & engaging online event for students in 6-12th grade to explore a wide range of careers.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Hiking Club!

Saturday, May 7th, 11am-4pm

Mount Si Trail

North Bend, WA

Click here to view the details.

Post-Secondary Tours Week - May 9th - May 13th

WAVA has arranged tours of many types of institutions during our Post-Secondary Tours week. This is a chance for you to explore your options. The tours will be conducted by the schools with a WAVA teacher along as a host. You will need to make your own arrangements for transportation and we recommend you have an adult chaperone with you. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend but do not have an adult chaperone. We will do our best to pair you up with another parent or teacher.


Carpooling options may be available.


Click here to view the details.

Re-Registration Office Hours

Tuesday, May 10th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Do you have questions about enrolling for next year or do you need a little extra help? WAVA's enrollment team is here for you!


Join this class connect session at 2pm:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=559&password=M.857D61A79BED6983245588810FC7CF

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Pizza Night

Friday, May 13th, 7-8:30pm

Many locations to choose from!

This is a great way to meet and socialize with other WAVA High School students.

Click here for more details.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Re-Registration Office Hours

Tuesday, May 17th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Do you have questions about enrolling for next year or do you need a little extra help? WAVA's enrollment team is here for you!


Join this class connect session at 2pm:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=559&password=M.857D61A79BED6983245588810FC7CF

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Re-Registration Office Hours

Tuesday, May 24th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Do you have questions about enrolling for next year or do you need a little extra help? WAVA's enrollment team is here for you!


Join this class connect session at 2pm:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=559&password=M.857D61A79BED6983245588810FC7CF

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Senior Awards

Thursday, May 26th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Seniors will be sent a link in their kmail to attend with their families.


This assembly is an opportunity to recognize the seniors that are graduating with honors, college/tech credit, and recognize the scholarships awards and college acceptance that we are aware of.


Congratulations to all seniors graduating this year!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Using Texting/SMS for Communication

Good news for the 2016-17 school year, WAVA will be communicating with families via text messaging! We want to be sure you are receiving the most current school communications. Please be sure to check that your primary phone number is up-to-date in the OLS. Starting in August, we will begin sending 1-2 text communications per month to our enrollment approved families. If you do not wish to be contact via text, you will need to reply with STOP when you receive our first text message – this will permanently opt you out. If you change your mind and would like to begin receiving text message, you can contact Denise Roberts at info@wava.org to reverse the decision.

Learning Coach Coffee Chats are every week! Please Join Us.

Coffee Chats!

This is a chance for WAVA Learning Coaches to connect with other WAVA Learning Coaches to talk about a specific topic for 30 minutes every week. Check your schedule on your Learning Coach account. If you don't see it on your schedule, click on the links below.


Every Thursday!


TOPICS:


May 5th at 1:00pm: Making Learning Fun

Click here to join.


May 12th at 1:00pm: Teaching Styles

Click here to join.


May 19th at 1:00pm: Dealing with and Preventing Interruptions

Click here to join.


May 26th at 1:00pm: Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities

Click here to join.

Where do I go for help?

Navigation of the new online high school platform, blackboard login, or WAVA Wave support...
Contact: Your Family Support Liaison
  • Ms. Bobbi Haworth
  • Ms. Cindy Alexanian
  • Ms. Cindy Pascoe


Weekly attendance or other school wide announcements...

Contact: Your homeroom teacher


Academic Questions...

Contact: Your homeroom teacher and follow up with your academic advisor.

  1. A-G Ms. Pattie Taylor
  2. H-O Ms. Laurie Hamilton
  3. P-Z Ms. Tara Rowland


Progress to graduation, credit review, Running Start, SAT or ACT questions...

Contact: Your high school counselor

  1. A-G Ms. Aurora Flores
  2. H-O Ms. Julie Needham
  3. P-Z Ms. Leslee Gongaware

School Photo ID Cards are Available to Purchase

Follow this link for information on how to order a photo ID card:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3w6GIRsUmTiZDhYbjltWjZzbGs/view?usp=sharing

Class Connect Troubleshooting

If you ever have problems getting your class connects to load please refer to this guide: http://help.k12.com/support-topics/class-connect/class-connect-troubleshooting

We need parent volunteers!

We have an upcoming social gathering we are putting together for WAVA students this month and need parent volunteers. If you would like more information on how you can help for this event or other events this school year, please fill out this survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/volunteerWAVA

Washington Virtual Academies

You know that your kids have something special inside them. We know it too. Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) and K12 ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive. Together, we are helping Washington students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.