WHS Daily Bulletin


Friday, October 3:


Lunch:  Cheese pizza or Pepperoni pizza, lettuce salad with Ranch chick peas, buttered corn, fresh fruit, chocolate chip cookie, ½ pint of milk


Homecoming Dress-Up Day: -- Spirit Day – Purple & Gold


Scholastic Bowl Varsity Team Only:  If you are planning on attending the October 18th Tournament, please sign up outside of Mr. Trimpe's room by October 3rd. We will most likely arrive home around 5pm from Bloomington.  Practice will start the week of October 6th. A practice schedule will be posted with the sign-up sheet.  


3:30pm – JV Boys Golf @ Greenview JV Tournament – Bus leaves 2:20, dismiss 2:10 pm


7:00pm - Varsity Football vs Pittsfield High School (Homecoming Game)


Saturday, October 4:


Homecoming Dance 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the back gym


Cancelled - Girls Golf @ Auburn Ryder Invite


8:30am - Boys Varsity Golf @ Taylorville High Invite – Bus leaves 6:45 am


9:30am - Cross Country @ Jacksonville High School – Bus leaves 7:15 am


10:00am - Boys Varsity Soccer vs Warrensburg-Latham ( +JV)


General Announcements:


Lincoln Community High School's Annual College Night will be held October 16 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. This event is open to all high school students and their parents. The evening begins with a financial aid presentation followed by a college fair featuring over 35 college representatives and military recruiters. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable information in one location regarding the next step after high school. 


Picture Retakes:  Monday, October 6


Big Brothers Big Sisters high school mentoring program is looking for volunteers.  Mentors meet with their little sister or brother for just one hour, once per week at the little’s school.  Please see Kaylee Nichols for more information.


Better Prep Success ACT Online Video Class: This online course is now available year round at a price of $199. Students who register by December 31st and use a coupon code provided by their guidance counselor will receive $50 off! Please visit BetterPrepSuccess.com for more information or stop by the guidance office. 


One Scholarship Endless Opportunities: Check out the guidance webpage or www.horatioalger.org/scholarships for details. Deadline to apply is October 25. 


Discover Duke: Thursday, October 23 at 7pm in St. Louis Missouri-meet with Duke admission officers and learn about financial aid opportunities. Please register at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke


Volunteer Opportunities –

Capitol Radio Group—Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo

For anyone needing community service hours, the Capitol Radio Group is sponsoring Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 and 25, 2014, and Sunday, October 19 and 26, 2014. If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


Boys Basketball:  Open gyms for boys basketball will start on Tuesday October 7th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Please make sure you have an updated physical and insurance waiver turned in prior to participating!



Parent-Teacher Conferences: WHS is once again using Sign-Up Genius for parents to reserve Parent-Teacher Conferences with each of their student’s teachers.  Ten minute slots are available on the following days:

·                     November 6th:  12:30-3:30 PM, 4:00-8:00 PM

·                     November 7th : 8:00 – 11:00 AM

Click on the following link to sign-up:



Once you sign in, scroll down the list to find the teacher you’d like to meet with and then choose your time.



WHS is looking for an outstanding sophomore to represent our high school at the 2015 Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar.  Each year HOBY empowers 9,000 high school students to excel as leaders and innovators. Sophomores who are interested in advancing their leadership skills should see a guidance counselor to apply for this competitive opportunity. Find out more at: http://www.hoby.org/


SIUE would like to invite prospective students to the School of Nursing’s “Explore Nursing Academic Excellence Day”.  This event will highlight a variety of nursing programs at the college including: Baccalaureate, Accelerated BN to BS, Master’s DNP, and Post-Master’s DNP. Faculty will highlight specialty areas such as pediatrics, flight nursing, nurse anesthesia, etc. A campus tour will also be offered.  Pre-registration for the event is online at:


There will be a S.A.V.E. meeting next Tuesday after school in Mrs. Lorton's room until 4 pm.


Youth and Government students: Meeting with the Fannie May representative immediately after school on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Ms. Faloon-Sullivan's room. It won't take long, and he brings SAMPLES!


WHS vs. Auburn in “Volley for the Cure”  on Tuesday, Oct. 14th  at the high school gymnasium .  Cancer survivors will be recognized between the JV and Varsity matches. Survivors wishing to participate should contact Michelle Buscher at 494-5475.




Congratulations to the 2014 Homecoming Court!



Miss Mary Rose Henderson and Mr. Hunter Thompson



Miss Megan Hull and Mr. Adam Clark

Miss Emma Zibutis and Mr. Kenton Baskett



Miss Kaylee Burton and Mr. Eddie Priester

Miss Abbey Galusha and Mr. Dane Rockford

Miss Kaylee Nichols and Mr. Vince Vignali



Miss Cate Buescher and Mr. Cole Courson

Miss Anna Rhodes and Mr. Noah Horton

Miss Sarah Waugh and Mr. Tommy Weiss


King & Queen

Mr. Tate Manka and Miss Kendal Meister



New Scholarships have been posted on the guidance webpage:

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Recipients will attend college full-time, then work during the summer at National Security Agency (NSA) for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You’ll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary.  Applications and due November 15th. For more information visit: https://www.nsa.gov/careers/jobs_search_apply/index.shtml

The Stone Seed Group is offering eighteen $1,000 We Know Illinois Agriculture Scholarships to high school seniors. Applicants will write a 250 word essay on agriculture. For more information visit: http://www.stoneseed.com/EssayContest/Pages/default.aspx Applications are due Nov 30th

The IEA-NEA Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all children/legal wards of IEA-NEA members. All children are eligible to apply as long as they plan to pursue a career in teaching & have at least one parent who is a dues paying IEA-NEA member. To be considered for the 2015-2016 school year scholarship program, all applications & supporting documents must be postmarked by December 4th. Applications are available at: http://www.ieanea.org/2014/08/13/iea-education-scholarship/


Elks Most Valuable Student: This program is highly competitive. Requirements include high level of academic achievement, high level of community & school involvement, & proven level of financial need. Application deadline is December 5th. Applications can be downloaded at: http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

Greenhouse Scholars is looking for applicants who demonstrate values of leadership, community, accountability, and relentlessness. Eligible applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need (household income less than $70,000). For more information visit: www.greenhousescholars.org Apply by Dec 8th

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is now available online at: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. This program is offered in association with U.S. News and World Report Awards of $10,000-$25,000. Only the first 10,000 Applications will be accepted. (apply early) Due Dec 15th.

The 2015 NFBI Young Entrepreneur Award is looking for seniors who have had involvement in small business. Applicants should submit a 1,000 word essay describing their entrepreneurial experience and involvement in small business. Apply by December 18th. Applications are available online at: http://www.NFIB.com/YEA

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The Writers' Reading Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 9, to discuss the story "The Veldt." The meeting will be in Dr. Morrissey's room, 215, from about 3:25 to 4:00. The story is available in a folder outside his room. There's also a Creative Writing Prompt based on the story, but students may write on the prompt even if they can't attend the meeting.  See Dr. Morrissey or Mrs. Flammini with questions.