Lunch: Teriyaki chicken or Popcorn chicken with orange sauce (optional), brown rice pilaf, teriyaki vegetables, baby carrots, mandarin oranges, animal crackers, ½ pint of milk
7:00pm - Varsity Football @ Pleasant Plains High School – Bus leaves 4:50pm
7:00am - Girls Varsity Golf @ Auburn Ryder Invite @ Edgewood – Bus leaves 5:15am
8:30am - Boys Varsity Golf @ Taylorville High Invite – Bus leaves 6:45am
8:30am - Boys JV Soccer @ Jacksonville JV Tournament – Bus leaves 7:00am
9:30am - Cross Country @ Jacksonville High School – Bus leaves 7:00am
4:00pm - Sports Boosters' Homecoming Parade - The lineup at WHS will start at 3:00 and the parade will kick off at 4:00. The parade will follow the same route as previous years.
Stay after coronation to play a game of Capture the Flag!
Seniors & Sophomores will play Juniors & Freshmen!
Bonfire!!!! New this year! Come dance around the bonfire after Capture the Flag!!
Starting on Monday next week: S.A.V.E. Club will be collecting donations for individuals impacted by Hurricane Florence. All 8th hour classes are now officially challenged to bring in as many donations as possible during homecoming week (October 1-5) and the winning class will be given a treat of donuts and milk on the following Monday morning. So, let's stuff the truck and trailer going to the Carolinas. Let's show them our bullet spirit and our big HEART!! Requested Items: bottled water, cleaning supplies, flashlights, batteries, trash bags, paper towels, baby wipes, baby food and diapers, personal hygiene items, nonperishable food items, toilet paper, dog/cat food, towels, shovel, rakes, brooms, mops and buckets, socks, bug spray, storage totes.
Parent Teacher Conferences are taking place November 8 and 9. On November 8, students will be dismissed from school at 11:30. Conferences take place from 12:30–3:30pm, 4:00-8:00 pm. On November 9, there will be no student attendance. Conferences take place from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Sign-ups are available now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44a9ae29a1fb6-2018 .
Scholastic bowl try-outs for freshmen will be held on October 2nd and October 3rd from 3:30-4:00pm in the library. Those that are interested in trying out need only to attend one of the sessions. If you can't make either day, please see Mr. Trimpe.
Job Opporunity – China King in Sherman is looking for a part-time employee. Hours would be 5-7 pm Tuesday –Friday. Stop by China King for more information or to fill out an application.
Dress Up Days – Homecoming Week – October 1-4:
· Monday – Movie Monday – Dress as your favorite movie character
· Tuesday – WHS on the Red Carpet – Dress the part of appearing on the red carpet
· Wednesday – Dress as your Hallway
· Thursday – Class Color Day – Fresh: Orange, Soph: Royal Blue, Juniors: Red, Seniors: Neon Pink, Black , Camo
Homecoming Week Activities:.
· Monday – Tug of War – Freshman vs. Juniors, Dodgeball – Sophomores vs. Seniors
· Tuesday – Tug of War – Sophomores vs. Seniors, Dodgeball- Freshman vs. Juniors
· Wednesday – Tug of War & Dodgeball – Monday vs. Tuesday Winners
· Thursday – A magical presentation for the students
S.A.V.E. Club will be collecting donations for individuals impacted by Hurricane Florence. All 8th hour classes are now officially challenged to bring in as many donations as possible during homecoming week (October 1-5) and the winning class will be given a treat of donuts and milk on the following Monday morning. So, let's stuff the truck and trailer going to the Carolinas. Let's show them our bullet spirit and our big HEART!! Requested Items: bottled water, cleaning supplies, flashlights, batteries, trash bags, paper towels, baby wipes, baby food and diapers, personal hygiene items, nonperishable food items, toilet paper, dog/cat food, towels, shovel, rakes, brooms, mops and buckets, socks, bug spray, storage totes.
Junior class parents: The Junior class parents are responsible for planning a safe and fun after-prom for our students and their guests. Please consider attending our first planning meeting being held on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, at the JUNIOR HIGH LIBRARY at 6 PM. Contact Kristy Cole at cole @wcusd15.org if you have any questions.
Congrats to the 2018 Homecoming Court:
Miss Hope Hibbs and Mr. Will Kistner
Miss Loren Hahn and Mr. Jake Reed
Miss Ellie Marcolini and Mr. Maxwell Olysav
Miss Vali Crites and Mr. Brendon Bishop
Miss Caroline Gwaltney and Mr. Carson Cole
Miss Hayley Rapp and Mr. Tyler Fasig
Miss Zoe Horton and Mr. Keegan McGann
Miss Heather Prior and Mr. Hunter Book
Miss Olivia Pennell and Mr. Damon Coady
Miss Maddie Ratliff and Mr. Brian Barrett
Sign up at lunch to participate in the pep rally games next week.
Capture the Flag!!! Stay after coronation to play a game of Capture the Flag!! Seniors & Sophomores will play Juniors & Freshmen!
Bonfire!!!! New this year! Come dance around the bonfire after Capture the Flag!!
Homecoming tickets will be on sale during homecoming week at lunch. Cost is $10 per person. The cost at the door the night of the dance is $25 per person.
Learn & Earn with UCB! Bring your report card to any UCB location each quarter to paid for A's and a chance to win a $100 savings account grand prize. Visit UCBbank.com for more details.
Jr. Kings Daughters and Sons organization is looking for high school aged students who want to be more involved in the community or in need of service hours. There is a meeting scheduled for Sunday, Sept 30 from 2-4 at Schnucks on Chatham Road. There are two service projects in the works where volunteers are needed.
Register for the meeting at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FA5AA28ABFE3-next or stop by the guidance office for contact information about future meetings/projects.
Please see Mr. Martens if you are interested in any of these opportunities
SPORTS BOOSTERS — FOOTBALL CONCESSIONS
The Sports Boosters are looking for volunteers to help out with concessions during the home football games on Friday, October 5, 2018; and Friday, October 12, 2018. They are looking for a few volunteers per game to wrap sandwiches during the game and to take trays through the stands selling hot dogs, popcorn, and water.
SPORTS BOOSTERS — HOMECOMING PARADE
The Sports Boosters are looking for some volunteers to help direct students once they are dropped off for the Homecoming Parade on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Volunteers will need to report at 2:30 p.m. and will be needed for approximately an hour.
FRIENDS OF SHERMAN LIBRARY – SHERMAN LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Sherman Library are looking for volunteers to assist with setting up for their Sherman Library Book Sale by helping transfer the books from the shed at Sherman Library to the location of the sale at Seaney’s Greenhouse. Volunteers would be needed for either Tuesday, October 2, or Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
ILLINOIS PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION – 5K AT THE FALL CONFERENCE
The Illinois Principals Association is looking for volunteers to assist with their 5K race at their Fall Conference. The run/walk will take place at Washington Park on Sunday, October 21, 2018, and volunteers would be needed from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
WILLIAMSVILLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION – QUARTER AUCTIONS
The Williamsville Community Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with their Quarter Auctions to benefit different charities. They need help on the second Thursday of every month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to work concessions during the auctions and on the Wednesday before the auctions from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to set up chairs and tables. The Quarter Auctions will take place at the Williamsville Community Center.
LINCOLN HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE — CANDLELIGHT AT THE NEW SALEM STATE PARK
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site needs volunteers to help prepare for their popular event known as Candlelight at the New Salem State Park. Volunteers will need to work from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and will be cleaning lanterns, placing candles inside lanterns, picking up trash in the campground and alongside Route 97, and collecting fallen branches and raking leaves inside the village. Items such as trash bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL GARDENS – INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Lincoln Memorial Gardens is having their Indian Summer Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and Sunday, October 7, 2018. Volunteers will most likely be helping in the Children’s Area working with the crafts and games, and shifts are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.
CAPITOL RADIO GROUP—ZOOLIE GHOULIE AT HENSON ROBINSON ZOO
The Capitol Radio Group is sponsoring Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018, and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28, 2018. 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.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM – SPOOKTACULAR EVENING WITH ABE
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is looking for volunteers to assist with their Spooktacular Evening with Abe. Volunteers will be needed to operate family-friendly games on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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 18, 2018. Proceeds from the Sherman Holiday Wonderland are put toward the Sharon Miller Scholarship. Volunteers will be needed on Sunday, November 18, 2018, helping set-up for the event from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., helping vendors unload from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., and working the Welcome Table from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM – FUN FROSTY FRIDAY
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is looking for volunteers to assist with their Fun Frosty Friday. Volunteers will be needed to operate family-friendly games on Friday, November 23, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL — CLEAN-UP FOR BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAMES
The custodians at Williamsville High School are looking for assistance cleaning out the bleachers after the home boys’ basketball games on Friday, November 30; Saturday, December 1; Tuesday, December 4; Friday, December 7; Friday, December 14; Tuesday, January 15; Tuesday, January 22; Saturday, February 2; Friday, February 8; and Friday, February 15. 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.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM – HISTORY DETECTIVE
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is looking for volunteers to assist as a History Detective. Volunteers will be needed to facilitate a children’s scavenger hunt in the museum during Winter Break in December and Summer Break in June and July. Volunteers will need to work a four-hour shift, either from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on any day of their choice during those timeframes.
WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL — WINTER CHOIR CONCERT
The Vocal Music Boosters need volunteers at the Winter Choir Concert on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Volunteers will need to work from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be plating the cheesecake during the choir concert and serving it immediately after the concert.
WILLIAMSVILLE’S HEALTHY KIDS’ RUNNING SERIES
Williamsville’s Healthy Kids’ Running Series is looking for volunteers 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 September 30, and October 7 and 14. Volunteers would need to be at the park from about 3:15-5:45 p.m. They would also like volunteers to help run a few “healthy activities,” like jump rope, and to hand out fliers and stickers, etc.
WILLIAMSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM — CHESS CLUB
The Williamsville Public Library and Museum is looking for volunteers with experience playing chess to assist younger and novice players learn the game during their Chess Club every Thursday during the months of September and October. Volunteers can work from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or from 4:30-5:30 p.m. during any of the available dates.