WHS Daily Bulletin


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



Knoles, Wyatt

Smith, Adriana




McGregor, Luke





Eldridge, Taylor

Flury, Christopher

Murphy, Erin


2016 Yearbooks available - If a graduate has a sibling in school, that graduate’s yearbook will be given to the sibling.  Lastly, we will only allow someone related to the graduate to pick up a yearbook from the office.  If a graduate would like someone else to take the book to him/her, please email Mr. Gudwien (gudwienm@wcusd15.org) with the instructions.


Wednesday, September 28:


Lunch:  BBQ beef rib sandwich or Cheesy garlic flatbread, baby carrots, California vegetables, sweetened strawberries, pudding cup, ½ pint of milk


All Cars Need To Be Moved From the Student Lot Immediately After School Today- The Parade Line-up Needs the Entire Lot


$10 Homecoming Tickets Sold Today at Lunch


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


2016-2017 Yearbooks Sold at Lunch Today - $58


Mark Your Calendars:  Picture Retakes – October 19th


Thursday, September 29:


Lunch:  Soft taco or Crispy fish taco, tortilla chips & fresh salsa, buttered corn, refried beans, shredded Rodb20160928e lettuce, diced peaches, ½ pint of milk


Last Day!  $10 Homecoming Tickets Sold Today at Lunch


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


2016-2017 Yearbooks Sold at Lunch Today - $58


3:30pm - Girls Golf vs Porta/Rushville @ The Rail, Please dismiss at 2:30pm


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


6:00pm - Freshman Football @ Pleasant Plains High School – Bus leaves 4:15pm


6:00pm – JV & Varsity Volleyball @ Hartsburg-Emden High School – Bus leaves 4:30pm


6:00pm - Band - Homecoming Rehearsal


Friday, September 30:


11:30 Dismissal


Please dismiss cheerleaders at 10:45am


2016-2017 Yearbooks Sold at Lunch Today - $58


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


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

Saturday, October 1:


7:00am - Girls Golf @ Auburn Ryder Invite @ The Links in Jacksonville – Van leaves 5:15am


8:30am - JV Soccer vs Jacksonville @ Jacksonville JV Tournament  - Bus leaves 7:00am


11:30am - JV Soccer vs Quincy Senior High School - Jacksonville JV Tournament


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


9:30am - Cross Country @ Jacksonville High School – Bus leaves 7:00am


8:00 PM -11:00 PM – Homecoming Dance – WHS Back Gym


General Announcements:


Upcoming Lunch Visits for the month of September:

   September 27th - St. Ambrose


Picture Retakes – October 19th


Very important Youth & Government meeting next Tuesday, 10/4 from 6-7 p.m. We will be kicking off our Butter Braid fundraiser.


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


Attention Sophomores: Learn more about the HOBY Leadership Seminar for Outstanding Sophomores by visiting HOBY.org. Apply to become a HOBY Ambassador and have the opportunity to attend leadership training on a college campus. Interested sophomores should see the guidance office. 


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


SAVE the DATE Seniors: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship program opens September 30. Internships, study abroad, and other opportunities are available through the $40,000 per year Cooke College Scholarship Program. Check the guidance webpage for upcoming details. 


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 


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.


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 varsity golf team on placing 3rd in the Sangamon county golf tournament at Lincoln Greens!  Eli Reevis scored  79,Josh Gray shot an 82 Coldin Calvert shot an 85 while Jake Pennell had a 99. Tonight is Senior night at the Rail  which are Eli Reevis, Jake Pennell, and Derrick Cox.


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


Upcoming Lunch Visits for the month of October:

·         October 3 - Millikin

·         October 6 - SIUe and US Army

·         October 11 - EIU and Bradley

·         October 12 - Illinois College

·         October 17 - Truman State and University of Missouri-St. Louis

·         October 27 - Southeast Missouri State


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! 



There's No Place Like Homecoming!


Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Court:



Miss Sophie Beckett and Mr. Tyler Fasig




Miss Sidney Craig and Mr. Keegan McGann

Miss Maria Martin and Mr. Damon Coady



Miss Chloe George and Mr. Jeremiah Jackson

Miss Mary Rose Henderson and Mr. Michael Keller

Miss Maddi Walsh and Mr. Hunter Thompson



Miss Ally Karras and Mr. Kenton Baskett

Miss Bethanie Pennington and Mr. Zach Buscher

Miss Megan Hull and Mr. Adam Clark

Miss Macenzie Plake and Mr. Blake Harrison


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


·                     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:

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. 


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


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.