WHS Daily Bulletin


Missing Computer Usage/Field Trip/Handook Forms:  Please turn in forms to the office ASAP!



Knoles, Wyatt

Smith, Adriana




Eldridge, Taylor

McGregor, Luke

Phillips, John



Flury, Christopher

Murphy, Erin


Wednesday, September 21:


Lunch:  Hot ham & cheese sandwich or Shredded BBQ chicken sandwich, tater tots, red pepper strips, pineapple chunks, ½ pint of milk


Y&G Legislators: Remember to get Bill Title forms submitted by Friday. Each bill group should submit form D-6 the Y&G webpage. Links are on Google Classroom. See Ms. Faloon for help finding the correct Chapter and Section in the statutes. 


Last Day to sign-up for PSAT. The PSAT is an optional test for juniors. The cost is $15. Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 21. Limited tests available.  See Mrs. Bryant in the Guidance Office.


Sophomores:  Jostens will be at WHS to receive your class ring order on Wednesday, 9/21/16 during lunch.  Custom design your rings and bring your completed forms along with $60 deposit.


Seniors:  If you have not placed your graduation order with Jostens, please do so on Wednesday, September 21.


4:00pm - Girls Varsity Golf vs Rushville and Waverly @ The Rail


5:30pm - Varsity Soccer vs Lutheran @ Lutheran Crusader Classic – Bus leaves at 4:00


SAVE Meeting After School


6:00pm – FAFSA/Financial Aid Meeting in the Cafeteria


6:30pm - Junior Parents – After Prom Meeting in the Library.  All Junior parents are invited and encouraged to attend and help plan!  The After Prom Committee will hold our informational meeting from 6:30-7P for those parents not attending the FAFSA meeting and another from 7-7:30P for those needing to participate in the FAFSA meeting. 


Thursday, September 22:


Lunch:  Philly beef sandwich or Maid Rite sandwich, soft pretzel, baked potato, buttered broccoli, diced peaches, ½ pint of milk


4:00pm - Boys Golf vs Lanphier/Lincoln/Taylorville @ The Rail


4:30pm - JV Soccer vs Chatham-Glenwood High


5:00pm - Fr., JV and Varsity Volleyball @ Carlinville High School – Bus leaves at 3:20pm, please dismiss at 3:10pm


5:00pm - Freshman Football vs North-Mac – Game will be played at Williamsville Park on the JFL field


Friday, September 23:


Lunch:  Chicken & noodles or Chili cheese wrap, soft dinner roll, buttered peas, seasonal fresh fruit, ½ pint of milk


Juniors:  Mr. Buckley will be here to collect Lottery Ticket money during lunch


4:00pm - Boys JV Golf vs Chatham/Lincoln/Springfield @ The Rail


5:30pm - Varsity Soccer vs. Lanphier @ Lutheran Crusader Classic – Bus leaves 4:00pm


7:00pm - Varsity Football @ Pleasant Plains High School – Bus leaves 4:45pm


Saturday, September 24:


Boys Varsity Golf @ Sangamon County Tournament – Van leaves 9:30am


Varsity Volleyball @ Sangamon County Tournament @ Pleasant Plains


9:45am - Cross Country @ Springfield Lincoln Park – Bus leaves 8:15am


11:30am - JV Soccer at Blue Ridge JV Tournament – Bus leaves 6:45am

·         11:30am – vs Hoopeston Area High School

·         2:30pm - vs Beecher High School

·         8:30pm - vs Farmer City-Blue Ridge


General Announcements:


Upcoming Lunch Visits for the month of September:

   September 21st - Lincoln Land Community College

   September 27th - St. Ambrose


Representatives will be here on the dates listed above during both lunch hours.  Students should plan to stop by the recruitment table to find out more information on course work, degree programs, job opportunities, financial aid, and how to apply. College and military recruiters will offer marketing materials, brochures, and freebies for students to take home. It is never too early to start planning your future!


Freshmen:  Please play class dues to Mr. Halford by the end of first Quarter – October 14


Sophomores Please pay their class dues of $20.00 by September 30, 2016.  Please pay your dues to Mr. Martens or Ms. Faloon-Sullivan.


Juniors:  Please pay class dues to Mrs. Walsh


Seniors: don't forget to add the Guidance Department to your Remind Ap. We have already sent out important announcements about scholarships. The app is free and it is easy to join. Parents are also welcome: text "message@bullet17" to the number 81010


Congratulations to Rachel Frintz!  She is the winner of the Jostens Oldest Ring Contest!  She brought in her Great-Grandpa’s 1921 Class Ring.  Rachel will receive an additional $25 off her ring.


Several opportunities for students interested in the health care field are approaching.

·         The Health and Human Services Department at HCC is hosting an informational meeting where students will learn about nursing, radiology, and physical therapy assisting programs. Information about how the selection process works will also be presented. The meeting will be held on Tuesday September 27th at 5:00pm at the Heartland Lincoln Center, Room 111; 620 Broadway Street Lincoln, IL for more information contact Jennifer Kirby at: jennifer.kirby2@heartland.edu

·         Heartland Community College in Normal, IL will be hosting a Pre-Pharmacy Fair at the Astroth Community Education Center (ACEC) Room 2101/2102. The schedule for the evening is: 4:30-5pm: Registration; 5-6:30  Program; 6:30-7pm Pharmacy Fair. Seven Illinois University's that offer Pre-Pharmacy programs will present information to students. The event and parking are free. To register in advance visit:  http;//illinoispharmacy.wix.com/prepharmfair

·         Memorial Medical Center will also host a Healthcare Education Open House on Sept 20th from 2-6pm in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation. 

·         A Healthcare Explorers Of Central IL monthly program will also be offered to high school students starting October 6th at 6pm in the same location. Visit: https://www.choosememorial.org/Careers/High-School-Programs for more information 

Interested in the Pharmacy major?: The 6 schools of pharmacy in Illinois in addition to St. Louis College of Pharmacy are banding together to create awareness of careers in pharmacy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL. This is a free event. Registration and additional details can be found here: http://illinoispharmacy.wix.com/prepharmfair.


Juniors:  The Capital Area Education Fair will be held on October 5 at the fairgrounds.  Students will report to 1st hour and will be dismissed by intercom when buses arrive after their morning routes. We will be back at approximately 10:45-11:00.   Juniors must have their Computer Usage/Field Trip/Handbook form completed and turned in to be eligible.


Memorial Health System is hosting its Second Annual Healthcare Education Open House on Tuesday, September 20th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.  This event provides students with the opportunity to speak with representatives from several of our Academic Partners about education opportunities that are available to them. Members of Memorial’s Workforce Development and Recruitment teams will be present to answer questions and offer information on how Memorial can help those who desire to have a future career in healthcare.


The Think Center is offering ACT/SAT prep courses. Please see the guidance webpage for more details.


SIUE School of Nursing will host "Explore Academic Excellence Day" on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:00AM-12:00PM. Prospective students can visit the School of Nursing and the Simulated Learning Center. This program will cover all SIUE Nursing Programs as well as specialty areas of Nursing Anesthesia and Family Nurse Practitioner. Preregistration is recommended, and available at www.siue.edu/nursing. 


Congrats to the boys golf team for defeating Hartem-184,Pittsfield-193 with a score of 163.  Individual scores that were used Eli Reevis-medalist-35,Coldin Calvert-42,Colton Ratliff-42, and Josh Gray-44.  The team’s record is currently-16-2.


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 WHS Youth & Government officers: President: Samantha Mool, Vice-President: Thomas Hofferkamp, Secretary-Treasurer: Cydne Ratliff


There's No Place Like Homecoming is quickly approaching!  Listed below are the dress-up days for homecoming!  


Homecoming Tickets will be on sale next week at lunch.  The price is $10 per person.  The cost of the ticket at the door the night of the dance will be $25 per person.  


·                     Monday:  Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh my!!  -- Dress as your favorite Wizard of Oz character - Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, The Wicked Witch, Glenda the Good Witch, Munchkins, Wizard, Toto, Flying Monkeys,

·                     Twister Tuesday - Crazy Dress, perhaps like a Munchkin!

·                     Wednesday Class Color Day - Freshman = Orange; Sophomores = Blue; Juniors = Green; Seniors = Black/Pink

·                     Thursday Which Witch is Which? - Twin day or dress like a witch!

·                     Friday -- There's No Place Like Bulletland = Purple and Gold Spirit Day


Parade & Pep Rally Info.  Please join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 to help celebrate Homecoming at Williamsville High School! This will be a night of fun filled events for both the student body of WHS and the communities of Sherman and Williamsville. We are excited to see everyone next Wednesday and once again show why it’s always better to be a Bullet!


Schedule of Events

5:00 pm – Lineup begins for parade at WHS


Line-up Information: 

STUDENT LOT(SOUTH LOT): Must be cleared immediately after school – line up for floats, flatbeds for the fall sports teams, cheerleaders, court, 2015 Homecoming King and Queen, JFL, JFL, Cheerleaders, Legacy Soccer, Jr High sports/cheerleaders

TEACHER'S LOT(NORTH LOT): Band, Grand Marshal, Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts with flags, Williamsville Mayors/staff/trustees, Political participants, anyone walking in parade, Sherman Chamber of Commerce, Williamsville State Bank.

PLEASE NOTE:   We will have a drop off area for participants.  The drive in front of the High School is where participants may be dropped off.  Drop off #1 is by the sidewalk leading to the Student Lot/South Lot and drop off #2 is at the North end of the drive for the Teacher's Lot/North Lot. 

Please call, text or email me to register your float or group - Vicki Karras, Homecoming Parade Coordinator, composerkids@msn.com/ (217)652-1184


6:00 pm – Parade steps off from WHS


Approx. 7:00 pm - Pep rally begins at Paul Jenkins Field to include:

-  Fall sports parade of athletes

-  Cheerleading routine

-  Introduction of homecoming court and coronation of king and queen

-  Bullet Olympics


* The Williamsville Sports Boosters will also be on hand at the pep rally selling both concessions and clothing.




Community Service/Volunteer Info:


New! Healthy Kids Running Series at Williamsville Park is still accepting volunteers for their 5-week program. Volunteers can work any or all of the 5 weeks. The program is on Sundays starting 3:45PM with family friendly yoga and zumba and then the races kick-off at 4:30PM. This is a great opportunity for high school students looking for service hours. Please see Mrs. Chladny if interested. 


New! Memorial Medical Center is looking for volunteers for the annual Be Aware Women's Fair on Saturday, Oct 8 at the fairgrounds. Volunteers will work two-hour shifts. Volunteer forms are available in guidance or by visiting www.BeAwareWomensFair.com. Forms need to be completed by September 21


New! Parent/Teacher Conferences – Online Math Content Volunteers - For anyone needing community service hours, the elementary school, middle school, and junior high school are each looking for volunteers for during Parent/Teacher Conferences to work in their computer labs to help parents gain access to their children’s online math content.  Two volunteers are being sought for each of the shifts, which include:  Wednesday, November 9 – 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 9 – 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 9 – 6:30-8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, November 10 – 8:30-10:00 a.m.  There will also be a short training you will need to attend at the Williamsville Junior High School prior to the conferences.  Details for that training are yet to be determined.  Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.


Sherman Holiday Wonderland:  Volunteers are being sought to assist with the Sherman Holiday Wonderland, which will be hosted at the Sherman Athletic Club on Sunday, November 20, 2016.  Proceeds from the Sherman Holiday Wonderland are put toward the Sharon Miller Scholarship.  Volunteers will be needed on Sunday, November 20, 2016, helping vendors 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 to help set up for the event.  Set up will be either Saturday evening or early Sunday morning, but that time has not yet been confirmed.


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 5:30-8:30 p.m. to work concessions during the auctions.  Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.


Lincoln Memorial Gardens — Indian Summer Festival:  For anyone needing community service hours, Lincoln Memorial Gardens is having their Indian Summer Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2016, and Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Volunteers will most likely be helping in the Children’s Area working with the crafts and games, and shifts are 9:30 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 — 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 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016, and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016.  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.


183rd Fighter Wing – Children’s Christmas Party - For anyone needing community service hours, the Airman and Family Readiness Program of the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield are looking for volunteers to assist with their Annual Children’s Christmas Party.  Volunteers will be needed on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. helping with the children’s craft tables.  The event will take place at base of the 183rd Fighter Wing at 3101 J. David Jones Parkway in Springfield.


For anyone needing community service hours, the Senior Services of Central Illinois is looking for volunteers to help with the 2016 Illinois Senior Olympic Games.  The games will be held from Thursday, September 16, to Sunday, September 18, and Wednesday, September 21, to Sunday, September 25, 2016.  They are looking for volunteers to help with check-in, pass out t-shirts and medals, and to help keep score and monitor many different events, including archery, badminton, bags, basketball, bowling, casting, cycling, 5K and 10K runs, etc.  Each of the events are held at various times during the course of the Senior Olympic Games and at various locations around Springfield.  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens to get a Volunteer Form and Release Form, which need to be returned as soon as possible.