HSoC Weekly Update

May 1 - 5, 2023

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Quote for the Week

“Success is not for the weak and uncommitted… Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!” – Eric Thomas

Recent Graduates

Scholarships & Money for Trade School and College

Check out the HSoC scholarship page. You may find it very comprehensive and easy to use. We encourage students to apply for college scholarships and financial assistance for college and trade schools.

For a quick overview of the scholarship page, and how it can help you, and where you can find scholarships and resources. Click below and start discovering just some of what Scholarships are available to you.

Click Link: https://www.wisd.org/Domain/597

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Cap and Gowns

The following students have Caps and Gowns ready to pick up. Pick-up times are between 9:00 am- 3:00 pm daily.

Escamilla, Hailey

Eason, Drew

Hernandez, Alexander

Higginbotham, Cole

Johnson, Keyonna

Hudson, Paige

Hun-Vega, Gabriel

Metzier, Mckenna

Murray, Matthew

Rodgers, Tamiera

Renfroe, Bella

Willis, Jamarion

Diplomas -

The Following Students have a diploma and sealed transcripts for college applications waiting here at Alternative Learning to be picked up. You all have worked hard to earn a diploma now it's time to come and pick it up. Students can come to pick up diplomas between the hrs of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily. A parent cannot pick up Diploma unless we have written permission from the student.

Ballard, Molly

Barham, Noah

Bell, Nicola

Castro-Robles, Jorge

Comfort, Ryan

Cordero, Christian

DeJong, Judd

Douglas, Koi

Eason, Drew

Fonseca, Ashleigh

Garcia, Jeremiah

Gardner, Bailee

Guerrero, Kayla

Hernandez, Camila

Holleman, Aiden

Horak, Justin

Hudson, Paige

Knight, Christine

Knight, Monique

Martinez Rentas, Myah

Martinez, Rocelyn

Mathis, Carleesia

Maum, Chelsea

Ramirez, Juan M.

Robb, Jayden

Robinson, Jaxsen

Rodriguez, Gaby

Santos, Cameron

Selby, Zachary

Terrell, Dylan

Thomas, Jack

Turner, Xavier

Tidmore, Toby

Vargas, Jorge

Vega, James

Washburn, Lindsey

Wilkins, Sophia 8

Williams, Nyles

Yurmanovich, Britton


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The Critical Risks of Fentanyl Poisoning – It’s Killing Kids

Drug prevention programs aren’t what they used to be. The main focus a generation ago was: “Say NO to drugs!” Nowadays, the threats are much more insidious, drugs are more readily available to children, and the risk of overdose is drastically higher. There’s a growing crisis across the country, and most parents are still unaware of the dangers to their kids.

Fentanyl poisoning is killing kids — not just from ‘over there’ but in every neighborhood and school. There are too many stories in the news featuring young people killed by fentanyl poisoning. It’s not just happening to kids who you think are ‘bad’ or ‘troubled’. It’s happening in middle schools across America.

Read: Alexander, 14 years old, bought a single prescription pill on Snapchat to experiment alone in his room. The (fake) pill contained a lethal dose of fentanyl – enough fentanyl to kill 4 people.

Read: NBC News Special: Kids And Young Adults (Ages 13-23) Killed By Fentanyl Poisoning With Pills Bought On Snapchat

It’s twenty times cheaper to produce than other illicit substances, it has a stronger hook to addiction, and drug dealers are lacing every drug you can imagine with the poison.

Only two salt-sized grains of fentanyl can kill someone — it’s fifty times stronger than heroin.

The DEA has reported that more than 1 in 4 pills are laced with the poison. And according to CDC data, synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) contributed to 62% of the 2020 overdose deaths.

High School Of Choice

We are an alternative high school, designed to help at-risk students achieve their goals of high school graduation and beyond. HSoC supports students through rigorous, innovative, and engaging learning experiences. Every student will be empowered to fiercely navigate their world with resilience, purpose, courage, humility, and pride.

Academic Performance and Effort

It is an expectation that all High School of Choice (HSoC) students put forth the effort to reach their maximum potential. Academic excellence is achieved by challenging yourself to improve on every assignment or task you encounter.

WISD Vision: Our vision is to be a district where innovation thrives and growth is limitless