FCCLA is in need of your help- 4th Hour Challenge! We are collecting gently used and new stuffed animals, lap blankets or other small items such as bubbles to help brighten the day of seniors in our community. Bring these items into your fourth hour class March 20th through the 24th. The class with the most items per student will earn a pizza party!
Lunch: Chicken fajita or Soft taco, chili roasted carrots, cowboy caviar with tortilla chips, diced peaches, ½ pint of milk
4:30pm - JV Baseball vs Sacred Heart - Griffin High School (Fresh/Soph)
4:30pm - JV Softball vs Tremont High School
4:30pm - Varsity Softball @ Washington High School – Bus leaves 2:20pm, please dismiss 2:10pm.
4:30pm - Girls Varsity & JV Soccer @ Rochester High School – Bus leaves 2:50pm, please dismiss 2:40pm
Boys Basketball Banquet at Poe’s Banquet Hall – 6:30 Dinner, 7:15 Ceremony
Lunch: Cheese calzone or Toasted cheese sandwich, homemade chili, mini saltine crackers, baby carrots, fresh fruit, ½ pint of milk
Robotics Field Trip @ Caterpillar
The following students have earned a chance to compete at the High School Indoor Track and Field Championship on March 24th. We will be leaving at 1:30pm. Please excuse them at 1:20pm to get to the bus.
· Grace Gudwien
· Audra Koechle
· Aden Davis
· Lexy Henrickson
· Cameron Witts
4:30pm - Varsity Softball @ Lincoln High School – Bus leaves 2:45pm, please dismiss 2:35
4:30pm - JV Baseball vs Lincoln High School
4:30pm - Varsity Baseball @ Argenta-Oreana High School – Bus leaves 2:30, please dismiss 2:20pm
7:00pm - WHS Musical - Beauty and The Beast at the WJHS Fine Arts Center, $7 Adults, $5 Students– Please note there is no Sunday performance this year.
SAT Prep: MARCH 25th from 2pm-5pm. Registered students should bring a calculator and Khan Academy log-in. Please meet in the WHS cafeteria.
2:00pm & 7:00pm – WHS Musical – Beauty and The Beast at the WJHS Fine Arts Center, $7 Adults, $5 Students – Please note there is no Sunday performance this year.
10:00am - Girls Varsity & JV Soccer vs Bloomington-Central Catholic
11:00am - JV Softball vs Pekin High School (DH)
2:00pm - SAT Prep
Freshmen: Please play class dues to Mr. Halford
Sophomores: Please pay class dues to Mr. Martens
Juniors: Please pay class dues to Mrs. Walsh
Seniors – Graduation orders that haven’t been picked up are available in the office. Checks cannot be accepted for payment at this time. We can only accept cash or money orders. If you prefer to pay with credit or debit cards, please call Jostens at 217-483-8989.
Sports Boosters is hosting Dueling Pianos at Boondocks – Friday, March 31st $20 Dinner/Dueling Pianos/DJ or $10 Dueling Pianos/DJ. Tickets can be purchased online at boonduckspub.com. You can also call Michelle Buscher at 217-494-5475 or Debbie Price at 217-414-1330.
Seniors – Many Scholarships Available on the Guidance Webpage
PORTA Pool will offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course April 11 - 15. Sessions on April 11 - 13 will be 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. and sessions on April 14 and 15 will be 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cost of the certification course is $225.00 and includes CPR and First Aid certification as well as rescue training. Classes include both pool and classroom time. Participants must be 15 years old by April 15 and will be required to pass a pre-course swim test. For more information and to register contact Rachel Frost, PORTA Pool Manager, 217/632-4745.
Memorial Health System – TEN CampTime is almost up! The deadline for students to apply is March 24, 2017! Applications can be submitted online by visiting http://jobs.choosememorial.org/students/ten-camp/. We encourage juniors and seniors to apply although we are open to motivated freshmen or sophomores. The application process is all electronic this year so students will need to scan transcripts, vaccination information and other pertinent paperwork for email.
Other required items will include:
· A letter of reference from a guidance counselor or science instructor.
· Proof of two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella
· Proof of Chicken Pox
· Proof of TB vaccination within the past 12 months.
· Current high school transcript.
Mark your calendar to attend a free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) preview meeting for juniors and their parents on March 29, 2017, from 6:00-7:00pm in the high school cafeteria. There are many changes to the FAFSA, including the filing date. Next fall, seniors can begin filing October 1, 2017. Please attend this meeting to get the most up-to-date information on the financial aid process.
Reminder: ISAC Representative Gina Widmer will be at WHS on March 29 to assist students with finding/applying for scholarships. Students should take advantage of her expertise and find new scholarships to apply for! Ms. Widmer will be in the library from 8:20am-3:30pm.
SAVE – No meeting this week. If you have not signed up for Remind, please see Mrs. Lorton.
New! Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce — Easter Egg Hunt - For anyone needing community service hours, the Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sherman Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Waldrop Park in Sherman. . They are looking for volunteers to help set up, to supervise the organized activities, and clean up after the event. Volunteers will be needed from approximately 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.
Williamsville’s Healthy Kids’ Running Series - For anyone needing community service hours, the Williamsville’s Healthy Kids’ Running Series is looking for volunteers. They are looking for volunteers to help leading stretches, directing runners along the courses, helping keep kids in order at the finish line, etc. The races take place at the Williamsville Park on Sunday afternoons from April 2 to May 7 (with no races on April 16 because of Easter). Volunteers would need to be at the park from about 3:45-5:30 p.m. Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.
United Cerebral Palsy – Learning 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 Learning 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 Learning 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 19 and ending on August 11. 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 5, starting at 8:00 a.m., thru Wednesday, June 7, ending at 11:00 a.m. The other camp is for campers 14-21 years old on Wednesday, June 7, starting at 6:00 p.m., thru Friday, June 9, 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.
The Center for Youth & Family Solutions - For anyone needing community service hours, the Center for Youth & Family Solutions is seeking volunteers. The Center for Youth & Family Solutions is a social service agency that provides strength-based, family centered social services to youth and their families in need throughout Central Illinois. Currently, the agency serves nearly 700 individuals in Springfield and the surrounding communities. Duties of the volunteers would include assisting with answering phones, greeting clients, performing miscellaneous clerical jobs, assisting with child care, organizing visitation room and foster care clothing closet, and other duties as assigned. If you have any questions and/or would like a volunteer application, please see Mr. Martens.