The WAVA Wave

June 1, 2016

A Message from our Principal...

Dear Students, Parents & Learning Coaches,

As the school year begins to wind down, the teachers have created a “Finish Strong Message” for our students. Often it is just one or two assignments students need to complete to move their grade from a C to a B. Please take some time this week to talk with your student about putting their best efforts into their studies during these last few weeks of school. [URL to Strong Finish Mini Video]

WAVA High School will be hosting a few end of the year outings for students to gather. This Saturday June 4th the ASB will be hosting an outing at the Seattle Aquarium. Students and parents who are interested in attending must be at the Aquarium by 10:00am to qualify for the reduced group rate.

On June 7th the Science department is hosting an outing to the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. Peterson, Ms. Nogaki or Ms. Quitiquit.

WAVA will also be hosting an end of the year gathering in the Spokane area. WAVA students will gather at 11am at the Splash Down Water Park in Spokane on June 15th to celebrate the end of the year.

Although these events are fun and provide a great opportunity to meet fellow WAVA students and families, our most prestigious gathering will occur on Sunday June 12th.

WAVA will be hosting our annual graduation ceremonies at the Tacoma Trade & Convention. The graduation ceremony will begin at 2:00pm. The doors will open at 1:30pm for guest seating. Seniors are required to be there at 11:00am for rehearsal. We strongly encourage all of our seniors to participate in our ceremony. It is a significant milestone in student’s lives when they are able to achieve their high school diploma. There are very few occasions which warrant such celebration.

In addition to graduation, WAVA hosted its Senior Awards night on Thursday May 26th. Many of our WAVA Seniors will be continuing their studies in college, a university, apprentice or a future internship. We have several Seniors who plan to join the military after graduation or beginning full time employment in today’s work force. Below is a mini video of the awards which were received. [URL to Senior Awards Mini Movie]

Congratulations to all of our WAVA Seniors. I look forward to seeing many of you at our ceremony on June 12th.

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

Jayme Evans

WAVA High School Principal

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:

Part time students need to fill out this form for the 16-17 school year.

If your income has changed, please fill out this form.

Do you have a success story? Let us know by filling out this form.

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

The Scoop Spokane and Manito Park Picnic

Friday, June 3rd, 10am-1:30pm

1001 West 25th Avenue

Spokane, WA

End of the school year celebration!

The Scoop Spokane makes homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen. We’ll be able to create our own WAVA flavors and see demonstrations of the ice cream being made!

After our time at The Scoop Spokane, we’ll head on over to Manito Park picnic area and enjoy lunch together.

Fine Print:
Ice cream is $2 per scoop. Please bring enough cash to cover the cost of all the ice cream you want to enjoy!

Bring your own lunch for a picnic following The Scoop at Manito Park. There is a playground, room to run around, and a splash pad. Be sure to pack whatever you need to enjoy those activities.

k-mail Gretchen Newell for more info.

Hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

ASB Seattle Aquarium Outing

Saturday, June 4th, 10am

1483 Alaskan Way

Seattle, WA

Please RSVP here.

Point Defiance Day

Tuesday, June 7th, 10am

5400 North Pearl Street

Tacoma, WA

Please k-mail Joanna Petersen for more info.

High School Movie Night - The Angry Birds Movie

Friday, June 10th, 4-7pm

5057 Main Street

Tacoma, WA

Final details will be sent to those who RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

High School Graduation

Sunday, June 12th, 2pm

1500 Broadway

Tacoma, WA

Seniors - please RSVP to Patti Taylor if you're attending. You will also need to submit your slide for the graduation video.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

End of the Year Celebration at Sky High

Wednesday, June 15th, 12:45-3pm

1322 East Front Avenue

Spokane, WA

58 degree water + 65 degree air
temps = Hypothermia. Hypothermia
seems more appropriate in
the winter. The event is moving
from Splash Down to Sky High
Sports. We will no longer be
providing lunch, but your admission
costs will go down. The cost
to participate will be somewhere
between $2-5 per person depending
on how many hours you
jump. Please fill out an online
waiver at

YOUR GROUP. No need to RSVP if
you have already done an RSVP
for the Splash Down event.

Washington Virtual Academies
invites you to join us in celebrating
the 2015-2016 school 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 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!


June 2nd at 1:00pm: Concerns and Priorities with School

Click here to join.

June 9th at 1:00pm: Plans for next school year

Click here to join.

June 16th at 1:00pm: Summer Plan

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:

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.