WYHS Weekly Update

November 16th, 2020

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Warfield's Weekly Update

From Mr. Warfield, WYHS Principal

Join Mr. Warfield's WYHS Remind!

Be sure to join Mr. Warfield's Remind Group for building updates and more!

Text @746ah2 to the number 81010.

Key Events

Monday, November 16th-

-Track A (Virtual/At Home)

-Track B (Report to the Building)


Tuesday, November 17th-

-Track A (Virtual/At Home)

-Track B (Report to Building)

-Athletics Picture Day @4pm

-Boys Basketball JV vs. Walnut Ridge Scrimmage (HOME) @6-8pm


Wednesday, November 18th-

-Track A (Report to Building)

-Track B (Virtual/At Home)

-Girls Basketball vs. Dunbar (HOME) Scrimmage @5-7pm


Thursday, November 19th-

-Track A (Virtual/At Home)

-Track B (Report to Building)


Friday, November 20th-

-Track A (Report to Building)

-Track B (Virtual/At Home)


Monday, November 23rd-

-Track A (Report to Building)

-Track B (Virtual/At Home)


Tuesday, November 24th-

-Track A (Virtual/At Home)

-Track B (Report to Building)

-Wright State University-Main Campus Virtual Visit @4pm (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75867498386?pwd=NmxxTW9RZkNRY3JJb3Z6SWpIajdEZz09)

-Girls Basketball vs. Bexley (HOME) @6pm


Wednesday, November 25th-Friday November 27th-THANKSGIVING BREAK!

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End of Course Exams are coming soon!

Students who need to take End of Course exams have been mailed a testing notification. They will also receive one in their classroom after Thanksgiving break. Below, you will see the EOC study session schedule. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions to help prepare for the exams. Study session dates are 11/12/2020 through 11/24/2020.
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Sophomores! Interested in attending the Career Center? Check out this video!

EFCTS High School Enrollment: Frequently Asked Questions Answered
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WYHS Chipotle Fundraiser!

Skip the kitchen and support WYHS by ordering Chipotle for dinner instead!

Where: Chipotle-3822 E Broad St Unit 41A in Whitehall

When: November 16, 4:00-8:00pm


  • Please either bring in a copy of the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Whitehall Yearling High School.
  • If you plan to order online, please use this code: 37E3N9A

Thank you for your support!

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I Know I Can Presents Virtual FAFSA Workshops, October 5th-November 18th

Have you set up your FSA ID?

See the video below for help with it.
FSA ID

Scholarship Opportunities!

The Glenna R. Joyce Trust

The Glenna R. Joyce Trust Fund provides an equal number of four-year, full-ride scholarships to The Ohio State University and The University of Notre Dame to outstanding students who live in Franklin and the contiguous counties and who have financial need. Students from 115 central Ohio high schools are eligible for the prestigious scholarship.

To Apply for The Ohio State University Scholarship: Students who are admitted to the Columbus campus as freshmen for Autumn 2021, and offered honors affiliation, automatically become candidates for the Joyce Scholarship. Students must complete the Common Application at www.commonapp.org by November 15th, 2020 and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2021.

To Apply for University of Notre Dame Scholarship: There is no special application for Joyce Scholarship consideration at Notre Dame, other than the standard application for admission, and the application for financial aid (https://financialaid.nd.edu/apply-or-renew/prospective-students/)


PB & J Scholarship

For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (High GPA is not needed to qualify!)

Amount: $500-1,000

Deadline: December 31st

Apply: bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021


2021 Kenneth L. Howard Scholarsip, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc./Columbus, Ohio Alumni Chapter

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is a unique organization of college-educated men dedicated to the worthy cause of achievement in all fields of human endeavor. With this purpose in mind, the Columbus Alumni Chapter has sought to identify and fiscally support either local African American male high school students (graduating seniors) or deserving active chapter members (college students) in need of support.

Criteria:


  • Male high school seniors
  • Applicant should have secured required points (18) on the seven sate end-of-course exams required to graduate.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Areas judged: scholarship, career preparation, school/community activities, social awareness, poise during interview, and financial need.
  • See application document below.

Amount: $1,000-$2,500

Deadline: January 20, 2021

Apply: See attached application document below.


StudentScholarships.org

Visit this website for several scholarship opportunities. Deadlines are quickly approaching, so be sure to get registered and explore soon! Here are some to get your started:


1) Points Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021. B) Answer the Essay question on the sponsor's website. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14803/points_scholarship_scholarship.php

2) Dell Scholars Program - $20,000 - 300 Awards (Deadline: December 1, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12. B) Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9745/dell_scholars_program_scholarship.php

3) Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: December 5, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US. B) Have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8850/stephen_j_brady_stop_hunger_scholarships_scholarship.php

4) Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - $3,500 – 180 Awards (Deadline: December 6, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021. B) Have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13676/hispanic_heritage_youth_awards_scholarship.php

5) Science Ambassador Scholarship - $40,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 14, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate student. B) You must attend a school in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14669/science_ambassador_scholarship_scholarship.php

Planning to go to College?

FAFSA is officially OPEN!

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

Go to the above website and fill out your 2021-2022 FAFSA Form!


Common Application:

  1. Create a Common Application

    1. Commonapp.org

    2. Link your college app to your Naviance account (putting a college on Naviance does NOT mean you applied!)

  2. Apply directly to the college through their college website if they are not on common app.

  3. Talk to at least two teachers to request a letter of recommendation


Thinking about attending an HBCU (Historically Black College/University)? Check out these great resources:


This website helps you locate HBCUs that offer the academic programs you want to study.

www.thehundred-seven.org


Apply to 58 HBCUs using one application!

www.commonblackcollegeapp.com

Five Tips for your Common App Essay!

Matching your Common Application with Naviance!

It is very important that you match your Common App with your Naviance account. This allows your counselor to send your transcript and recommendations to your prospective colleges/universities. Here is a helpful site and video to help you with it:

https://www.hobsons.com/resources/how-to-match-your-common-app-and-naviance-accounts/

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Senior Graduation Status Meetings

Attention Seniors! We still need MANY of you to sign up for your graduation status meeting!

Now is the time for your one-to-one graduation status meeting with your counselor (virtually). We need to meet with each of you (including Career Center seniors). During this meeting, we will discuss your progress towards graduation, including whether or not you are on track to graduate, and we will discuss what you need to do in order to graduate with your class. We will also discuss your future plans and next steps to help you reach your goals. Please come to these meetings prepared to ask any questions that you have for us.


1. FIRST, fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/WYHSGradStatusMeeting2021


2. THEN, click on the link below to make your appointment:

*Please make your appointment with YOUR counselor

Mrs. Lauren Taylor (Last Names A-K)

Ms. Jocelyn Thomas (Last Names L-Z)

*Do not schedule these during your live class times. If you are scheduling this

9/21 or later, please choose one of your virtual/at home days for your meeting day/time so that you don't miss any direct instruction. These meetings are virtual!

Here is the scheduling link: https://wyhscounselors.appointlet.com

Choose "Senior Graduation Status: Virtual Meeting" from the menu.

Choose a day and time that works for your schedule.


3. You will then receive an email confirmation from Appointlet with a Google Meets link. If you don't receive this email for any reason, please email your counselor.


Thanks!

Ms. Thomas and Mrs. Taylor

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Juniors, this scholarship is for you!

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).

For more information and to apply, click on this link: https://coolidgescholars.org/

Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

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From Ohio Guidestone!

  • Are you interested in being a part of an LGBTQ+ support group at WYHS?
  • Do you want to meet in a supportive environment to connect about your experiences?
  • Ohio Guidestone will be starting a support group here at WYHS. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Are you looking for community resources?

Please check out this link from the City of Whitehall: https://www.whitehall-oh.us/409/Resource-Directory
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Standardized Tests!

Edutopia has compiled a resources list to help families understand various uses of assessment in schools, what questions to ask, how to help children prepare, and all about standardized tests. https://www.edutopia.org/assessment-testing-parent-resources
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Make sure you link your Kroger Plus card to Whitehall-Yearling High School. This is a simple way to help us earn money when you shop at Kroger! Linking is required annually; so, please check your account to make sure your link is active. Here is the link: https://www.kroger.com/account/communityrewards