WHS Daily Bulletin


Seniors – Sign up in the office if you want to attend Baccalaureate on May 21, 2017 at 2:00pm at Sherman United Methodist Church


Thursday, April 20:


Lunch: Chicken fajita or Soft taco, sweetened sliced carrots, cowboy caviar HOM with tortilla chips, diced peaches, ½ pint of milk


Anyone interested in playing Girls Basketball next year, meet in Coach Halford’s room tomorrow at 8:00am


Student of the Month winners:  Please stop by the office and pick up an interview schedule.  Student of the Year interviews will take place on Wednesday, April 26.


4:15pm - Varsity Track & Field @ Maroa – Bus leaves 2:15pm, please dismiss 2:05pm


4:30pm – Varsity & JV Softball vs New Berlin High School


4:30pm - Girls Varsity Soccer vs Lanphier High School – Senior Night!


4:30pm - JV Baseball vs Sacred Heart - Griffin High School (Moved from 4-3-17)


Friday, April 21:


Lunch:  Cheese calzone or Toasted cheese sandwich, homemade chili, mini saltine crackers, baby carrots, fresh fruit, ½ pint of milk


Girls Basketball:  Anybody interested in playing girls basketball next year needs to meet in Coach Halford's room at 8 AM on Friday April 21st


Varsity Softball @ Panther Classic – Bus leaves @ 1:15pm, please dismiss at 1:05pm

·         3:30pm – Varsity Softball vs Barrington High School (Panther Classic)

·         5:00pm - Varsity Softball vs Edwardsville High School (Panther Classic)


4:30pm - JV Baseball vs Springfield High School (Fresh/Soph)


6:00pm - Varsity Baseball vs Lincoln High School (Plains Baseball Invite @ Pleasant Plains) – Bus leaves 4:15pm


Saturday, April 22:


9:00am - Varsity Track & Field @ Rochester High School (Rochester Invite) – Bus leaves 7:30am


10:30am - Varsity Softball vs Kaneland High School (Panther Classic) –Bus leaves 8:15am


11:00am - JV Baseball vs Bloomington Central Catholic High School (DH)


Varsity Baseball @ Pleasant Plains Invite – Bus leaves 9:15am

·      11:00am Varsity Baseball vs Normal University High

·      1:00pm - Varsity Baseball vs Jacksonville-Routt High


Sunday, April 23:


5:00-8:00pm - Pizza Ranch off 6th street in Springfield is sponsoring a fundraiser for S.A.V.E. Club on Sunday, April 23rd -  proceeds will be used to fund our groups mission to engage students in meaningful violence and drug prevention activities that empower them to make good decisions.


General Announcements:


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.


Seniors – Check the Guidance website for lots of scholarship opportunities!


Williamsville Jazz Band Dinner - Get your tickets now for the Williamsville Jazz Dinner on April 29th at WJHS!  It is sure to be a fun night full of music, food, dancing (not required!).  Get your friends and family together and come on out and have great time while supporting our outstanding students!  Tickets can be ordered online at 2017williamsvillejazzdinner.eventbrite.com or on the WCUSD15 web page.  We hope to see you there!


After Prom Tickets On Sale Next Week During Lunch - $10 per person plus a signed waiver.


Job Opportunity - Fairlane Diner in Sherman is currently looking to hire local students. Applicants need to be reliable and available to work weekends. Preference will be given to juniors and/or seniors. Contact Becky Schneider at Fairlane Diner. 



Volunteer Opportunities


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.


Sherman Elementary School – Summer Bridges - Sherman Elementary School is looking for volunteers for the summer school program, called Summer Bridges.  The program begins on July 6th and will run every Tuesday and Thursday morning until July 27th.  The subjects that will be emphasized this summer are reading and mathematics.  A classroom teacher will be the facilitator, and they are seeking high school students to work in small groups with the materials the teacher provides.  The commitment would be about three hours in the morning from 8:00-11:00 a.m.  These hours would count as community service and will be considered an NHS activity for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students can commit themselves to all 7 sessions or sign-up on a day-by-day basis.


Also for students thinking about joining NHS next year, this would be a great way to earn leadership experience as well.  Students wanting the leadership experience should sign-up for a minimum of three to four of the sessions. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martens.