WHS Daily Bulletin


Wednesday, January 17:


Lunch:  Cheese French bread pizza, chili roasted carrots, pasta salad, apple juice, strawberry-mango cup, ½ pint of milk


5:00pm -Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Lutheran @ Athens - Sangamon County Tournament – Bus leaves 4:00pm


There will be a SAVE meeting Wednesday after school in Mrs. Lorton's room to discuss kindness week activities.


Thursday, January 18:


Lunch:  Breaded chicken tenders or Spicy chicken tenders, soft dinner roll, seasoned green beans, mashed potato OR cinnamon sweet potato, country gravy, rosy applesauce, ½ pint of milk


TBA -Girls Varsity Basketball @ County Tournament @ Athens


5:00pm - Scholastic Bowl vs North-Mac/Porta (+ JV)

6:00pm - Boys Freshman Basketball vs Illini Central High School


6:00pm - Boys Varsity Wrestling vs Heyworth/Paxton @ Heyworth – Bus leaves at 3:00, please dismiss at 2:50pm.


Band Booster Meeting: Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 pm in the WHS band room. All band parents are encouraged to attend.


Friday, January 19:


Lunch:  Beef & noodles or Cheese quesadilla, soft breadstick, buttered peas, celery sticks with Sun Butter, diced peaches, ½ pint of milk


TBA -Girls Varsity Basketball @ County Tournament @ Athens


6:00pm - Boys JV & Varsity Basketball vs Porta High School


Saturday, January 20:


TBA -Scholastic Bowl @ Barron Robinson Tournament @ St. Teresa High School


11:30am - JV Boys Basketball @ Warrensburg-Latham JV Tournament – Bus leaves 9:45am


9:00am - Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Rochester High School (Rocket Invite)


1:30pm - HS Boys Freshman Basketball vs South County @ Lutheran Tournament)


General Announcements:


Juniors – Turn in class dues of $25.00 by to Mr. Martens

Sophomores – Turn in $20 class dues to Mr. Halford

Freshmen – Turn in $20 class dues to Mrs. Shade


Track Polar Runs/Conditioning will meet in the cafeteria. They will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until practices begin.


Attention Seniors: 30 scholarship opportunities are available through the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and the application process is NOW OPEN and will redb20180117 open until March 1st. Scholarship criteria and applications are available via the website www.cfll.org or by visiting the guidance department website.


Scottish Rite Scholarship applications are available. The link to the application can be found on the guidance webpage or by visiting https://www.aasr-spi.org/   Applications may be printed, filled out, and returned the address on the application. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018. 


Sign up the WHS SAT Prep Classes:  Complete a form and return it to the Guidance office with the $50 registration fee by February 9. Mr. Kershaw and the Guidance Office has registration forms.  Please make checks payable to Williamsville High School. Classes will be:


February, 23rd, Friday 1pm-4pm: Practice SAT

March 8th, Thursday 5pm-8pm: Math

March 10th, Saturday 9am-12pm: Math

March 28th, Wednesday 5pm-8pm: English


Congratulations to Coach Beard – 100 Wins & Counting!


Congratulations to Coach Halford – 100 Wins & Counting!


Juniors!  It's prom time!! We will begin planning on Thursday, January 18 at 7:43 in Mrs. Walsh's room


Fight for Air Climb (service hours opportunity) Earn service hours and have fun while supporting the American Lung Association at the Springfield Fight for Air Climb on February 25th! Register to join the WHS team, led by Julia Kienzler (Blood, Sweat, and Stairs). To register go online or contact Julia for more details! 


Seniors – Any senior interested in applying to Eureka College, please see the counseling department for information on the Ronald Reagan Leadership Scholarship. Deadline to apply has been extended to January 17th! This scholarship at Eureka College covers full tuition for those that meet eligibility criteria and are selected. 


Deadline for the 2018 Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) Capital Chapter scholarship is quickly approaching.  The deadline for application submission is on Friday, January 19th.  Please visit the Counseling Department scholarship page for more details. 


Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Department to seniors who will be majoring in education.  Graduates who are currently in college majoring in education are also eligible to apply. The due date for the scholarship application is April 6, 2018.  Only the scholarship applications that contain all of the information requested will be considered for selection. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified in May and will receive $1000.


New scholarship opportunity for students from Menard Electric Cooperative:

·         One $1,000 scholarship to a 4-year college or university

·         One $500 scholarship to a 2-year community college

·         One $500 scholarship to an accredited technical school

·         One winner will be selected from among those three scholarship winners to attend the Youth to Washington Tour June 8-15, 2018 (See details on the tour below).

Applicants must be a high school senior and their parent/legal guardian must be a Menard Electric Cooperative member with their primary residence or business served by the cooperative. Applicants should be available to attend the Youth To Washington Tour June 8-15, 2018. Applications are available in the Counseling Department or can also be downloaded at www.menard.com.

Applications are due March 1, 2018.



Volunteers Hours Available

If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Martens.


Lincoln Land Down Syndrome Society – Child Care at Membership Meetings -

Volunteers are being sought by the Lincoln Land Down Syndrome Society to assist with child care during membership meetings.  Upcoming meeting dates are Thursday, January 11, 2018; and Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Meetings are held at Erin’s Pavilion at Edwin Watts Southwind Park.  Volunteers would need to arrive by 5:45 p.m. and stay until approximately 7:30 p.m.  Four volunteers are needed for each meeting.


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. 

Williamsville High School — Boys’ Basketball Clean-Up - For anyone needing community service hours, the custodians at Williamsville High School are looking for assistance cleaning out the bleachers after the home boys’ basketball games.  They are looking for a couple of volunteers per game, and while you will probably be needed for less than an hour, you will earn an hour of community service.  Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.

After-Prom Committee — Cookie Sales at Boys’ Basketball - For anyone needing community service hours, the After-Prom Committee is looking for assistance with their cookie sales during the home boys’ basketball games.  They are looking for a couple of volunteers per game, and will be needed from 5:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.  Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested or have any other questions.


Williamsville Public Library and Museum – STEAM Community Dialogue  - For anyone needing community service hours, the Williamsville Public Library and Museum is looking a few students to join their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Dialogue session with Mr. Reedy, Mr. Ibbotson, and others at the Williamsville Public Library and Museum on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Marten