WHS Parent Newsletter
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December Student of the Month
Madeline Whitten, Overall
I met Madeline this school year, and wish I had met her earlier as a student. There are times when a person just knows someone exudes good qualities, whether they speak out in class in or if they stay silent in the back. Madeline is one of those people.
Underneath all the biting wit and intellectual sarcasm, there is this caring, compassionate person who demonstrates what empathy means. During class discussions (even when the discussions are more present day current events rather than mythology), when her input is added, it is always considerate of the other viewpoints, or she is able to look at the topic at viewpoints which are different than her own. It takes empathy in order to do that and empathy is a lifeskill that cannot be taught from a text, it is through human emotions and through being able to feel emotions that are at times uncomfortable.
The love and caring aspect of this month's recognition comes from her care and concern for a co-worker (Madeline's AP Lit teacher) who had an unexpected leave of absence. Madeline checked to see how the teacher was doing and it was out of genuine care and concern.
This nomination comes from an event this morning when Madeline approached a group of us in morning hall duty and asked my co-worker how she was doing. Madeline also went on to empathize with the teacher, as she had a family member go through a similar situation. You could tell this was sincere caring for the teacher and how much love and respect this student has for this teacher.
As Madeline walked away the third teacher remarked how sweet and how she could tell it was genuine. Thus prompting me to write this student of the month nomination today for Madeline.
We need more students who exude this level of maturity, love, and caring for others.
Thank you, Madeline, for giving me hope there are more students who have wonderful character traits.
Miesha Hall, Junior
Miesha demonstrates loving and caring in the theatre department by taking care of everyone. She does this so much that many of the students have started calling her "mom." She has a wonderful attitude and is always ready to jump in to talk with students, bring them tea, or even offer a friendly hug just to raise their spirits. Miesha genuinely cares for everyone and wants to help everyone she can.
What's Happening at WHS
WHS Teachers with Perfect Attendance 2nd Quarter
Tiger Preschool Enrollment Begins
Tiger Preschool is a preschool run by High School Students. The Waynesville High School Child Development II class applies their knowledge of the characteristics of play and developmental growth of three, four and five-year-old children as they plan and prepare lessons for the preschoolers in Tiger Preschool.
Preschoolers- children ages 3-5 that are potty trained can now enroll in Tiger Preschool. Forms for enrollment and more information are available of the Waynesville High School Web Site at http://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/4267. Enrollment forms may also be picked up in either the Freshman Office or the Main Office at the Waynesville High School. The estimated start date is Feb. 21st but may change due to snow days.
Tiger Preschool covers math, science, language, handwriting, music, art, cutting and physical education. This year it is also our goal to add more technology to the classroom. The classroom is equipped with a new smart board and students are hoping to introduce iPads as well.
If you have any questions please contact Chrystal Bohrer at Waynesville High School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students missing more than 5 days will have to submit an attendance appeal. For more information, please call the Main Office.
Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy
Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy is looking for students ages 16-18 with an interest in law enforcement. Qualified students can spend a week in June training with the Missouri Highway Patrol. Students must be a licensed driver and have a current physical to attend. Interested students can get an application from the Counseling Office. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Missouri Boys/Girls State
Juniors interested in learning more about government have the opportunity to spend an expense-free week at Missouri Boys State or Missouri Girls State in June 2019. Students will need to complete an online application and return it to the Counseling Office by February 22, 2019. Please see Mrs. Gaono for more information.
Students enrolled in a dual credit course will be receiving information about the dual credit opportunity during the week of January 14-18. Enrollment forms and payment for dual credit are due February 8 in the Counseling Office. Please contact Ms. Maassen with any questions.
Next ACT and SAT Test Dates
ACT - April 13
Registration deadline - March 6
SAT - March 9
Registration deadline - February 8
January 21 - No School (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Tiger Tip Line - Tell the Tiger!
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