WHS Principal Post April 2018

Monthly Principal Newsletter

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Dear WHS Families,

Below you will find some recent highlights as well as a look ahead to the happenings in April!
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April 2018- Dates to Note:

  • 4/6, Friday, WHS School Colors Day
  • 4/6, Friday, WHS PTA Movie Night- Cars 3, Doors open at 6:15pm, pick up at 8:15pm
  • 4/7, Saturday, D44 Pancake Day, 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. @ GWMS Cafeteria
  • 4/11, Wednesday, D44 EARLY RELEASE DAY, Students dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
  • 4/12, Thursday, WHS Kindergarten Orientation, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
  • 4/13, Friday, Grade 3 Field Trip, North Central College- Play
  • 4/13, Friday, WHS PTA Talent Show Auditions, 3:15-6:00 p.m. - GYM
  • 4/17, Tuesday, WHS PTA Meeting, 7pm, LRC
  • 4/19, Thursday, GWMS Drama Production, 6:30 p.m. (Show 1)
  • 4/20, Friday, GWMS Drama Production, 6:30 p.m. (Show 2)
  • 4/21, Saturday, GWMS Drama Production, 2:30 p.m. (Show 3)
  • 4/24, Tuesday, WHS Family Fun Night, 6:00-7:30 p.m. FLYER
  • 4/27, Friday, WHS Talent Show Rehearsal 3:15- 6:00 p.m.
  • 4/30, Monday, D44 Gr. 4-8 Spring Band Concert @ GEHS, 7:00 p.m.

The WHS Star Cast from March:

Below you will find the most recent "WHS Starcast" Episode. This is the March 2018 episode.

WHS Star Constellations Update

In March, our Star Constellations groups created "Hammerschmidt's Starry Night". Our art selection was broken up into 128 squares. Each group was assigned 4 random squares and then all of the square canvases were brought together to create a schoolwide display. Ask your child(ren) which squares they helped to create.
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Star Constellations in April

Our team is planning an April lesson centered around random acts of kindness. Students will be given some time to plan and execute a chosen act of kindness for a fellow WHS student. A "Pay it Forward" challenge will all be issued at the end of the lesson. This next Star Constellations group meeting day is on our April 11th Early Release Day.

PARCC Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Grade 3, 4, and 5 students will completing Math subtests in the next couple weeks.

For details on the testing schedule, please click on the link below. Do not hesitate to ask your child's teachers any questions that you may have.

Click HERE for the WHS PARCC Testing Schedule

PARCC Testing will take place in the WHS LRC and involves student in grades 3, 4, and 5 only.

Disney's Lion King Jr. Performed by GWMS:

GWMS Drama is performing the musical, “ Disney's Lion King, Jr. “ on April 19th and 20th, at 6:30 p.m., and April 21st at 2:30 p.m.

Earth Week at WHS - April 16-20th

  • Monday, 4/16 wear PURPLE/ YELLOW
  • Tuesday 4/17, wear BLUE
  • Wednesday, 4/18, wear GREEN
  • Thursday, 4/29, wear BROWN
  • Friday, 4/30, wear Earth Shirt

Registration for the Stars and Spikes 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Walk

The registration site for the race is now live. Use the link below to sign up for the race! You will need to fill out a separate form for each participant.

Parent Volunteers are Needed!

If you do not want to run in the race, but still want to participate and be a part of this event, please consider volunteering! Use the link below to sign up to VOLUNTEER!

T- Shirt Deadline is April 13th

In order to guarantee a race shirt for race day, students and parents need to be registered by April 13th. You can register after this date, however, we cannot guarantee you will have the shirts/ correct size by race day. We will have extras, but when they are gone, they are gone. We can place an order after race day, but you will not have your shirt on race day. The best way to guarantee your T-shirt by race day is to register before April 13th!
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Check Out This Great Parent Resource!

The Glenbard Parent Series presents a great line up fo FREE sessions for parents. The speakers for April are pictured below. Click on the link below to see more details and get a complete listing of the remaining sessions for 2018!
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Kindergarten Orientation is on April 12th

If you have an incoming Kdg. student, please attend our WHS Kindergarten Orientation. This event is for you and your incoming kindergarteners. During the presentation, our WHS Staff will lead our future students through a variety of activities.

CLICK HERE for the flyer.

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LAST CALL for Lost and Found Items

Please encourage your WHS student(s) to do one last look through the "Lost and Found." All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of next week (Friday, 4/13).

Thanks for your help with this!

Recent Tweets from #whs44

Do you want to see some snapshots from the past few weeks? Click on the red bar below to view recent staff tweets!

Explore 44 Summer Program for Incoming 5th- 8th Graders from D44

D44 has a new summer program for student entering Grade 5-8. Check out the information below.