WHS Daily Bulletin


Thursday, February 18:


Lunch:  Chicken fajita or Soft taco, cowboy caviar with tortilla chips, shredded Rodb20160218e lettuce, diced peaches, ˝ pint of milk


Band Booster Meeting: Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 pm in the WHS band

room. All band parents are encouraged to attend.


4:30pm - Scholastic Bowl @ Pleasant Plains High School – Bus leaves 3:35pm


3:00 pm  - Good Luck to Chris Whaley as he wrestles at the State Meet in Champaign!


Friday, February 19:


Lunch:  Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce or Cheese ravioli in marinara sauce, garlic breadstick, sweetened sliced carrots, diced pears, chocolate Chex mix, ˝ pint of milk


Mandatory Baseball Meeting After School Today in the Back Gym


11:00am - Good Luck to Chris Whaley as he wrestles at the State Meet in Champaign!


6:00pm - Boys Basketball @ Auburn High School – Bus leaves 4:25pm


Saturday, February 20:


9:00am - ACT Review Class


Good luck to Mason Fleck as he swims in the IHSA boys sectional swim meet at Centennial High School in Champaign!


Sunday, February 21:


1:00 PM - After Prom Sponsors a Paint Party at WHS – Picasso on the Prairie will be here to help you create a masterpiece!  $40 includes all materials & snacks.  Everyone is invited!  Call Michelle Buscher at 217-494-5475 to reserve your spot.


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.  In order to buy a prom ticket, all class dues must be paid.

·         Freshmen –Pay $20 dues to Mr. Beard, Mr. Martens, Mrs. Whitten, or Mrs. Beard

·         Sophomores – Pay $20 dues to Mrs. Walsh

·         Juniors – Pay $20 dues to Mr. Chladny


The FCCLA/FFA Winter Formal will be held Saturday, February 27th from 8-11pm.  Tickets will be on sale next week prior to the dance for $5 a ticket.


Dinner and delightful live music await attendees of the 5th annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner, to be held 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Williamsville Junior High gym. The April 30 festivities feature live performances by the award-winning Williamsville High School Jazz Band and Jr. High School Jazz Band, which will perform with other surprise musical guests, TBA. In addition, a set of jump blues/swing music will be performed by Juke House, a local band with ties to the WHS music program. A full meal catered by Hickory River Smokehouse is part of the package, with a vegetarian meal available upon request.  Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through the link below:



Congratulations to Erin Buckley – January Student of the Month!


Join Us at the Sports Boosters Dinner - Come out and support the Williamsville Sports Boosters as they help the Williamsville Athletic Department continue to be one of the premier athletic departments in Illinois. For the 2015-2016 school year alone, the sports boosters are slated to give over $65,000 back to the athletic department.

The annual dinner dance will once again be held at Northfield Center on March 5, 2016.  One of Springfield's favorite bands, Shenanigans, will be providing the entertainment!

Everyone attending will have their name put in the barrel for the cash prizes.  The Grand Prize will be $2,000 and that winner will be drawn at the beginning of the night, but not revealed until later in the evening.  There will be a total of $3,250 given away in cash prizes!

·         Individual -  $70

·         Couple   -  $135 ($5 discount)

·         Table of 8  - $520  ($130/couple or $65/person)

Deadline to register is February 29.  Please contact Debbie Price at 414-1330 or debbie.il99@gmail.com for reservations or if you have questions.


The deadline to apply for Lincoln Land Community College Foundation scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year is quickly approaching. Students planning to attend LLCC next fall should complete their scholarship applications by the deadline of Tuesday, March 1


The Village of Williamsville is hosting a village flag design competition for students in grades 6-12.  Stop by the village hall or the village website for a guideline sheet.  Prizes will be awarded for the top designs of $300 for 1st, $100 2nd, $50 for 3rd.  Show student ID upon delivery of flag design entry.  Village Hall hours are 7:30-11:30am, 12:30-3:30pm.  Winner will be announced on July 11.


2016 SIUE Engineering Summer Camps: Open to current junior high, freshmen, and sophomore students. For more information, contact the High School Guidance department.


Student Council and S.A.V.E. Club are sponsoring a recycled card drive for the week of February 15th through February 24th. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families.  Students are encouraged to donate in their 6th hour classes.

·         Cards must be 5"X7" or larger, no writing on the back or inside the front cover

·         Cards cannot be Hallmark, Disney, or American Greetings

·         The 6th hour class that collects the most cards per student will be rewarded with a treat

All Sophomores will attend Career Day "Connect" on Thursday, March 10th. Students should report to 2nd hour for attendance and we will make an announcement to dismiss them to report to buses at 9:10am. We will return to WHS at approx 11:30am. The Guidance Dept will be closed during this time



Volunteer Opportunities


United Cerebral Palsy – Life without Limits Day Camp - The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) offers three different and fun-filled camps for children ages 6 to 21 years old with the support of the United Way.  One camp is the Life without Limits Day Camp.  Volunteers are paired with a child who has a disability and accompany that child throughout the day at the camp.  As the campers renew friendships, participate in craft activities, utilize the UCP computer lab and go into the community on field trips, the volunteer is a constant companion for the camper.  Field trips will be educational and recreational, including visits to historical sites, behind the scenes tours of their favorite stores, and bowling.  A volunteer can sign up for just one week, certain days, or all summer.  The Life without Limits Camp meets at the UCP center for students 6 to 21 years old who have any type of disability.  Camp runs Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. starting on June 20 and ending on August 5. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martens.


United Cerebral Palsy – Overnight Camp -  The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) offers three different and fun-filled camps for children ages 6 to 21 years old with the support of the United Way.  One camp is the Overnight Camp.  Volunteers are paired one-on-one with a camper with a disability.  The camp is a unique social opportunity for campers and attendees to enjoy crafts, swimming, interacting with special guests, and meeting new friends.  The volunteer “Buddy” is a constant companion throughout camp for all activities.  This three-day, two-night camp is the only one of its kind in central Illinois.  The UCP Overnight Camp is held in two sessions, one for campers 6-13 years old on Monday, June 6, starting at 8:00 a.m., thru Wednesday, June 6, ending at 11:00 a.m.  The other camp is for campers 14-21 years old on Wednesday, June 6, starting at 6:00 p.m., thru Friday, June 8, ending at 4:00 p.m.  Both camps will be held at the Springfield Christian Assembly Campground.  Volunteers can sign up for one or both sessions of camp.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martens.


Capitol Radio Group—Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza - For anyone needing community service hours, the Capitol Radio Group is sponsoring their Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza at Knights Action Park on Saturday, March 26, 2016, and they need some help getting prepped for the event.  Volunteers will be placing candy in the plastic Easter eggs.  Volunteers will be working at the offices of the Capitol Radio Group doing the work in preparation for the Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza.  Teams can sign up to work any day Monday-Friday starting in March and up to the date of the event from either 4:00-6:00 p.m. or 4:00-7:00 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


Capitol Radio Group—9th Annual KidsFest at Prairie Capital Convention Center - For anyone needing community service hours, the Capitol Radio Group is sponsoring the 9th Annual KidsFest at the Prairie Capital Convention Center to benefit St. John’s Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network on Saturday, March 5, 2016.  They need volunteers to work the event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


Williamsville Community Foundation — Quarter Auctions - For anyone needing community service hours, the Williamsville Community Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with their Quarter Auctions to benefit different charities.  They need help on the second Wednesday of every month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to set up chairs at the Williamsville Community Center, and then they will need help on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to work concessions during the auctions.  Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.


The Marine Corps is once again hosting a Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy. This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to build leadership skills and make a positive impact in their communities. As well as, improve their list of achievements and community service hours when applying to colleges and for scholarships. Participants in the academy spend a week in Quantico, Virginia. They privately tour the USMC museum, some Marine aviation units, and visit the capitol/ White House, they complete a service project, hear lectures and engage in activities designed to build character and refine their leadership skills. There is no expectation that these students intend to join the armed forces.  Students who have finished their junior or sophomore years, that are over 16 years old, have a 3.0 GPA or better, and are involved in extra-curricular activities like sports, and clubs are eligible to apply. Students that have an influence or leadership position in their communities or school are highly encouraged to apply. Academy dates are July 17-23 and the application deadline is April 8th. Accommodations for food and lodging are provided, the only cost to the participants is the plane ticket to Dulles. See your guidance counselor for an application. 


Youth Volunteers: If you have been extensively involved in community service projects in the greater Springfield area, you may qualify for an award nomination. See your guidance counselor for more information on the Good as Gold award