WHS Daily Bulletin


Monday, September 28:


Lunch:  Chicken nuggets, fresh dinner roll, baked sweet potato OR mashed potato/gravy, seasoned green beans, rosy applesauce, ½ pint of milk


7:30am – IHSA Leadership Conference


3:45pm – JV Girls Golf @ Rochester/SHG JV @ Pasfield – Van leaves 3:00pm, dismiss 2:50pm


4:00pm - Girls Varsity Golf @ Chatham/Porta @ Country Hills in Greenview – Van leaves 3:10, dismiss at 3:00pm


4:00pm - Boys Varsity Golf vs North Mac/Mt. Pulaski/Plains @ The Rail – Please dismiss at 3:00pm


4:30pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Riverton High School (+JV) – Bus leaves 3:30pm


6:00pm - Junior Varsity Football vs New Berlin High School


7:00pm - Varsity Volleyball @ Sangamon County Volleyball Championship @ Pawnee – Bus leaves 5:15 – WHS vs. Rochester


Tuesday, September 29:


Lunch:  Southwest pizza or Cheese quesadilla, tomato soup, celery sticks, diced pears, fruit slushie, ½ pint of milk


College Visit:  September 29 - Illinois Wesleyan


Class Color Day and Chamber t-shirt Order Due Tomorrow Morning! Order forms can be picked up in the office or from Mrs. Walsh.  All orders are due by beginning of school Wednesday, September 30. Return your orders and money to either Mrs. Walsh or Mr. Hampton. No extra shirts will be ordered!! Shirts are $10 each.


4:00pm - Boys Varsity Golf @ Porta Quad @ Shambolee (Rescheduled from 9/8/15) – Van leaves at 2:45, please dismiss 2:35


4:30pm - HS Girls Varsity Golf vs Auburn/Porta @ The Rail – Please dismiss at 3:00pm


Wednesday,  September 30:


Lunch:  Teriyaki chicken or Popcorn chicken in orange sauce, brown rice pilaf, stir fry vegetables, baby carrots, mandarin oranges, mini honey grahams, ½ pint of milk


FCCLA meeting Wednesday after school.   Do not forget your candle forms.


7:00 pm Chorus & Jazz Band Concert – District Fine Arts Center at WJHS


College visit:  September 30 - Lincoln College


4:00pm - Girls Varsity Golf vs Lincoln/Plains @ The Rail (Rescheduled from 9/8/15)


4:30pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Athens High School (JV) – Bus leaves 3:10, dismiss at 3:00pm


Thursday, October 1:


Lunch: BBQ rib patty sandwich or Cheesy garlic flatbread, roasted cinnamon butternut squash, sweetened strawberries, pudding cup, ½ pint of milk


4:00pm - Girls Varsity Golf @ Porta/Rushville/Plains @ PORTA – Van leaves at 3:10, dismiss at 3:00pm


4:30pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Athens High School


6:00pm - Varsity Volleyball vs Hartsburg-Emden High School


6:00pm - Freshman Football @ New Berlin High School


Friday, October 2:


Lunch:  Loose tacos or Crispy fish taco, buttered corn, refried beans, rodb20150928e lettuce, tortilla chips & salsa, diced peaches, ½ pint of milk


School Picture Retakes are scheduled for October 2, 2015


Boys Basketball Reminder- There will be shoe sizing on Friday October 2nd in the back gym during both lunches for all boys interested in trying out for basketball this year. If you can not make it, please let Coach Beard know. 


7:00pm - Varsity Football @ Pittsfield High School


Saturday, October 3:


7:00am - Girls Varsity Golf @ Auburn Ryder Invite @ The Links in Jacksonville


8:30am - Boys Varsity Golf @ Taylorville High Invite


8:30am - JV Boys Soccer @ Springfield High School (Jacksonville JV Tournament)

11:30am – JV Boys Soccer @ Quincy Senior High School (Jacksonville JV Tournament)


9:30am - Cross Country @ Jacksonville High School


12:00pm - Boys Varsity Soccer vs Warrensburg-Latham High (@ Maroa High School)


General Announcements:


Class Dues are collected every year by class sponsors in lieu of fundraisers.  Money collected is used to pay for the Junior Class Prom and the Senior Trip.  It is not collected in registration and should be paid directly to a class sponsor. 

·         Freshmen – Class of 2019 Class Dues – Pay $20 dues by October 1 to:  Mr. Beard, Mr. Martens, Mrs. Whitten, Mrs. Beard

·         Sophomores – Class of 2018 Class Dues – Pay $20 dues to:  Mrs. Walsh

·         Juniors – Class of 2017 Class Dues – Pay $20 dues to:  Mrs. Sturgeon


Girls basketball open gyms are on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays after school until 4:45 for anybody interested in playing this year.  Participants cannot be involved in a fall sport


Soda Tabs:  The Ronald McDonald House is collecting soda tabs and we need your help!  Please collect at home and bring them to either Eli Reevis or Kaylee Nichols.


FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will have their first meeting Thursday, Oct 1, at 7:30 AM in Mr. O'Connor's room. Come join us for free food, fellowship and to learn more about what FCA is. See Mrs. Russell or Mr. O'Connor if you have any questions. 


Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: The SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program is a national program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who excel athletically, academically and have committed their life to following Christ. Students who are varsity athletes and demonstrate a Christian faith are encouraged to find more information at:www.playingwithpurpose.org. Apply by Feb 1st


Attention Sophomores: Registration is open for the HOBY Leadership Summer Conference. Sophomores chosen to attend this conference will develop hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders within our state, and explore personal leadership skills. Interested students must exibit outstanding communication skills, strong decision-making skills, charismatic personality, and have participation and/or interest in community service. WHS will choose two HOBY Ambassadors from the students who apply. Please see Mrs. Chladny or Mrs. Damery if you would like to apply. Deadline to apply is November 13th


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


2015 Homecoming Parade Information

Date:      Wednesday October 7

Time:      Line up starts at 5 and step off is 6

Theme:   Born to Be Wild

Grand Marshal:  Don and Fran Williams

Same route as years prior.  Parade will end behind the Middle School and parents will pick up there.


More information that will be important to parents:

We will have a drop off area again for the parents to let the children off and we will have High School volunteers take the children to their floats safely.  They will enter at the south end of the "circle drive" in front of the High School and there will be a "station" at that south side for those riding a float and another station at the north side for walkers.  The parents can drop off and go park.  They may pick the children up behind the Middle School where we will have the floats park and parents come pick up there. 



October 5 – October 9th  - Homecoming Week - Dress Up Days:

·         Monday:           Safari

·         Tuesday:                   Duo, Trio, Quad, Squad

·         Wednesday:     Class Color

·         Thursday:        Spirit Day

·         Friday:             No School


Community Service Opportunities

·         Lincoln Memorial Gardens is having their Indian Summer Festival on Saturday, October 10, 2015, and Sunday, October 11, 2015.  Volunteers will most likely be helping in the Children’s Area working with the crafts and games, and shifts are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.   If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


·         Capitol Radio Group is sponsoring Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015, and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015.  Volunteers will be passing out candy in the safe trick-or-treating event inside the zoo gates or working in the carnival area.  Volunteers are also encouraged—but not required—to dress in costumes if they can.  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


·         Volunteers are being sought to assist with the Sherman Holiday Wonderland, which will be hosted at the Sherman Athletic Club on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  Proceeds from the Sherman Holiday Wonderland are put toward the Sharon Miller Scholarship.  Volunteers will be needed on Sunday, November 15, 2015, helping venders unload from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and working the Welcome Table from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and additional volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 14, 2015, to help set up from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


·         Sherman Elementary School library is looking for students to assist with re-shelving books and other tasks on a regular basis.  Volunteers are needed before school from 7:30-8:00 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and after school from 3:30-4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested and/or have any questions.


·         Sports Boosters are looking for some volunteers to help direct students once they are dropped off for the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  Volunteers will need to report at 5:00 p.m. and will be needed for approximately an hour.   Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.


Check Out These New Scholarships:

·         The AES Engineers Scholarship is looking for applicants who are future leaders. This scholarship is applicable to several areas of study. Applicants will write a 500-1,000 word essay. For more information visit:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Due Oct 7th


·         The Sangamon County Republican Women would like to announce two $1000 scholarships.Applicants must be members of the Sangamon County Republican community organization or have close ties to it. Visit the "File(s) to down load above for more information.Due Oct 10th

·         The Young Arts Award, presented by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, is seeking applicants who are passionate about Music, Dance, Jazz, Visual Arts, Theater, Cinema Art, Writing, Voice, or Photography. There are 600 winners each year. For more information visit: http://www.youngarts.org/apply Applications are due Oct 16th

·         Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards: If you have made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington D.C. next May. Share your story and inspire other young people to get involved. Visit: http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/socand click “Apply Now” by Nov 3rd