HSoC Weekly Update
May 1 - 5, 2023
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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
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.
Martinez Rentas, Myah
Ramirez, Juan M.
Wilkins, Sophia 8
FENTANYL - THE INVISIBLE KILLER
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.
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