Panther Nation Newsletter
September 2, 2022
A message from our Principal
We are very excited to share our continued academic achievement as represented by the third consecutive year of rising SAT scores. We are celebrating with our students and the public that all classes now achieve above the state and national average...and that the Class of 2023 has a Mean score exceeding 1000. This is a huge achievement that we've been working toward over the last four years. Our commitment to Standards of Excellence and assessing students against those standards is clearly paying significant dividends for our students. Their readiness for post-secondary experiences is becoming a reality for more and more students each year. We look forward to continued improvement! I hope you'll join us in spreading this exciting news with others!
We hope to see you all at one of our many events this fall. Please take a look at our calendar and make plans to join us. We'd love to see you at WPHS supporting our students.
Welcome back PANTHERS!
Power Lunch begins TUESDAY, September 6!
Purpose: To provide students with time and opportunity to develop Habits of Success and to remain academically on track each week. Students often need to seek additional help from a teacher, take a test, etc. to improve their grade and this provides time in the day to do so. A secondary purpose is to provide students with an incentive to stay in good academic standing.
Students will be assigned an “Exempt Sticker” to be affixed to their ID each week on Monday during Advisory if they are eligible for such.
Students in good academic standing (no NY’s) are eligible for an extended lunch period.
Freshmen and Sophomores will have free time to remain on-campus in the commons prior to regular lunch beginning.
Juniors and Seniors will need to show their ID and sticker every day when exiting the building during Power Lunch.
How to Earn an Exempt Sticker
Exempt Stickers (affixed to student ID) allow students to extend their lunch time
Advisory teachers are responsible for running the weekly report and distributing “Exempt Stickers” to eligible students each Monday as students exit Advisory. Students must have attended Advisory the previous week to be eligible.
Our goal is for students to improve their grade. If that can be achieved sooner than Monday of the next week, then students may ask an Advisory teacher to recheck IC and award “Exempt Stickers” to students if they improve their grade.
Advisory teachers will know if any seniors are not on track to graduate, and those seniors will not be given a sticker even if they are on track for this current year.
Coaches and Activity Sponsors are to partner with staff in leveraging their influence to keep students engaged and eligible