Wildcat Weekly

Week of November 6

THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018

  • Instructional Technology
  • Personalized Learning
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Making Connections
CATapult (PD) November Calendar

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The annual Foods II Thanksgiving fundraiser will be on Wednesday November 15th during all 3 lunches in Ms. Semrau's room c124. (AG Hallway) An invitation was placed in all staff members box. Meals will be $7.00. RSVP by Friday November 10th with cash or check to Ms. Semrau.


We have seen increased traffic in the hallways during classes. Students should not be able to leave your classroom regularly without good reason. ALL students who exit your room must now have a written pass including the student's name, the date, their destination, and the teacher's signature. Additional passes have been ordered if you have run out.

GENERIC PASSES OR ITEMS USED FOR GENERAL PASSES ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED. If you are on planning and see a student, please check for a pass. The student should be sent back to their class if they have no pass.

Admin will be more visible in the halls escorting students back to class if they have no pass. Admin will also be checking to make sure teachers are at their doors between classes.

Important Dates This Week:

11/6- Report Cards and SAT/ACT Letters go home in 4th period

11/7- Optional PD 3rd and 5th- Turning Assignments into Rubrics and Vice Versa

11/7- Optional Google Certification PD 4:00

11/8- Department Chair Meeting 7:45

11/8- Optional PD 7:45 or 4:00 Turning Assignments into Rubrics and Vice Versa

11/8- Buy-Out During Connections

11/8-9- Seat Time Recovery Table set up during all three lunches

11/9- Required PD during planning in C109- Environment and Culture

11/10- ITLT 9:40 C109

11/10- Morning Activity Schedule for Veteran's Day event

11/10- Fine Arts Reps here from 1-2 in guidance conference room

Coming Soon:

11/13- DLC during planning

11/14- Bucket Sessions (Faculty Meeting)- All periods but 5th

11/15- Thanksgiving Meal Fundraiser

11/15- Connections Schedule

11/16- Optional PD during 3rd Period- Quizlet Live

11/17- Optional PD during 6th Period- Quizlet Live

Connections on Wednesday, November 8

Connections Schedule- Wednesday, November 8

This schedule will be used until Thanksgiving break for Connections. According to student and teacher feedback, a reduction in time was preferred for each session. Beginning Nov. 29, we will have the 30 minutes Connections classes.

Connections Information to Share


Students who need to use the media center during Connections need to have one of the special Connections passes. These passes will have their name and will be signed by media center staff. Passes are available to the first ten students and may be picked up in the media center on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning prior to the Connections period. Please make sure your students have one of these passes before sending them to the media center during Connections.

Students at All Levels:

Buy-Out Information

November 8th during Connections, we will be holding a basketball buy-out to help Greenville County raise money for the Korean War Veterans Association. If you have any student who wants to play in the tournament, they will need to see Mrs. Soules for a form. The cost is $20 per teams of 4 and all money and forms are due by Monday, November 6th. It will be $2 per student to buy-out of Connections to come watch the tournament. There will be holding rooms available for those students who do not want to buy-out.

Look for an email from Mrs. Goodwin referencing holding rooms for students that do not buy out. Teachers are expected to escort students to the holding room. Then, the teachers report to the gym to assist with supervision.

Third year students will be taking the ACT OR SAT next semester at the state's expense. A letter will be sent home with report cards for students to SELECT the test and get a signature from their parents. There are three options and ALL require a parent signature

1. I will take the SAT

2. I will take the ACT

3. I will not take either test

Information will be included in the letter to assist them with making an informed decision. This is an opportunity to take one of the tests required to attend a four year college.

Connections sessions on November 1, 8 and 15 will be one hour. Beginning November 29, the time will be reduced to 30 minutes. This is in response to teacher and student feedback about the program.

PE Students- Sex Ed begins November 3 and will last through November 28.

Woodmont High School


Woodmont International Baccalaureate High School is a comprehensive high school which strives to promote a climate of respect, knowledge, and caring while creating active, productive, lifelong learners who understand the multicultural world in which we live.


"Woodmont High is committed to providing educational experiences that prepare its students to be productive citizens of the 21st Century. Our school motto-Scientia est Potentia (Knowledge is Power)-serves as a constant reminder of our mission to prepare students for the challenges of adulthood."