West Potomac HS Athletic Newsletter

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ALL ABOUT WOLVERINE ATHLETICS Fall Information Night: Thursday, July 29th
  • Individual Team Meetings - 8:00-8:30 PM
  • General Information Session - 8:30 PM
Registration and Physical Turn-in

Fall Sports are fast approaching. Here is what you need to complete in order to participate on August 2nd.

  • Register for the sports you are interested in playing: https://westpotomac-ar.rschooltoday.com/
  • Turn in your VHSL Physical Form, dated after May 21st, 2021
    • The Activities Office is open daily from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Physical Drop-Off Night: July 29th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • See the tryout schedule below.
TRYOUT SCHEDULE Monday, August 2nd

Team

Location

Time

Cross Country

Stadium

7:00 - 9:30 AM

Cheer

Aux Gym

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Field Hockey

Stadium

7:00 - 9:00 AM

Football

Stadium

3:00 - 7:30 PM

Freshman Football

Stadium

6:30-9:30

Golf

Laurel Hill | Belle Haven

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Volleyball

Main Gym

9:45 AM-9th/10th Grade Check-in
10-11AM-9th/10th Grade Fitness Test
11:15-11:30-11th/12th Grade Check-in
11:30-12:30-11th/12th Grade Fitness Test
6:00-8:00 PM All Level Tryout

Tuesday, August 3rd

Team

Location

Time

Cross Country

Stadium

7:00 - 9:30 AM

Cheer

Aux Gym

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Field Hockey

Stadium

7:00 - 9:00 AM

Football

Stadium

3:00 - 7:30 PM

Freshman Football

Stadium 6:30-9:30

Golf

Laurel Hill | Belle Haven

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Volleyball

Main Gym

3:00-5:00 PM Freshman Tryout

5:30-6:00 PM Setters and Liberos

6:00-8:30 PM JV/Varsity Tryout

Wednesday, August 4th

Team

Location

Time

Coss Country

Stadium

7:00 - 9:30 AM

Cheer

Aux Gym

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Field Hockey

Stadium

7:00 - 9:00 AM

Football

Stadium

3:00 - 7:30 PM

Freshman Football

Stadium 6:30-9:30

Golf

Laurel Hill | Belle Haven

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Volleyball

Main Gym

3:00-5:00 PM Freshman Tryout

5:30-6:00 PM Setters and Liberos

6:00-8:30 PM JV/Varsity Tryout

Coaches Contact Team / Coaches Name Contact Information Cross Country: Jack Coffey jcoffey@rpb-law.com Cheer: Tracy Copley tjcopley@fcps.edu Field Hockey: Dana Hubbard dahubbard@fcps.edu Football: Chad Louisville cdlouisville@fcps.edu Freshman Football: Dale Roach coachroachjr@gmail.com Golf: Henry Appel happel@bellehavencc.com Volleyball: Amy Skidmore skidsie12@gmail.com

The WABC is a parent run organization that helps support athletics at West Potomac High School. Please click the link below to learn more about the WABC and what you can help support Wolverine Athletics.

WABC Website

Follow the Wolverine Nation

Website:

https://www.westpotomacsports.net/

Social Media:

Twitter: @WestPoAthletics

Instagram: westpoathletics

NFHS Network:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/west-potomac-high-school-alexandria-va

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News You Choose - 7/2/21

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Construction continues through out campus all summer!

In this Issue:

  • Save the dates
  • General Information
  • Mental Wellness Consultations
  • Late Registration for Advanced Academics Summer Program
  • Withdrawal and New Registration Procedures
  • FCPS Cares
  • How to Modify/Unsubscribe your News You Choose emails

Upcoming Dates:

  • August 19 - 9th, 10th, and New 11th/12th Grade Student Orientation 8:10-12pm
  • August 19 - Wolverine Welcome Open House – 3:30-5:30pm
  • August 19 – Senior College Planning Night – 6pm
  • August 23 - First Day of School
  • September 3 and 6 – No School, Labor Day Holiday

General Information

  • Over the next several weeks, West Potomac Main Office will be operating on summer hours in the main office. The main office will be available 9am-2pm. 
  • Due to construction, West Potomac main entrance at the video board is now two way traffic. Please drive slowly on campus as we navigate a new traffic pattern for the summer.  The entrance by the video board must be used to access the main office.
  • The Main Office/WPHS Building will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021 for the 4th of July Holiday.

Mental Wellness Consultations

  • This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28  through August 6, 2021.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference.
  • All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation or leaving a message at 571-423-4276.

Late Registration for Advanced Academics Summer Program.

  • If your student has not already registered for the virtual Advanced Academic Boost Camp, there are spaces still available.
  • The summer program aims to support students registered for the following courses in the fall of 2021. The camp allows students to review core skills and establish relationships with prospective teachers before the new school year begins. The Strategies for Success session is designed to help students with time management, organization, and other skills that support academic success as they transition back to in-person learning. This program is free to all WPHS students.  All sessions will be held on Zoom as the WPHS is undergoing construction. Session lengths vary by subject, but students should expect to be online with teachers between 1.5 - 3 hours each day.
  • Expectations for students - Students are expected to engage positively and participate responsibly with teachers and other participants. Students will attend the entire session that they registered for. Students will use personal devices to access online sessions.

  • Please use this link to register for any session no later than midnight before the session begins.  

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Weech at mcweech@fcps.edu.   

Withdrawing Student

  • If your child will not be returning to West Potomac for the 2021-22 school year please complete this link and return it to Leslie Dorsey in Student Services as soon as possible.
New Registrations
  • Do you know someone registering this summer for the upcoming school year?  Summer Registration appointment are available – please have any new families joining West Potomac for the upcoming school year complete this link

FCPS Cares

  • Do you know a West Potomac or FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond to help other and share they care? Consider recognizing them through the FCPS Cares Program! 

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the West Potomac News You Choose

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WPHS News You Choose - 6/22/21 - Report Card Update

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Update:

  • After sending the below message we received some outreach from families reporting that the report card was not showing in ParentVue.  After looking into this with our IT department, all report cards should now be viewable in ParentVue.
  • In addition, we heard the some folks were having difficulty with the new registration and withdrawal links listed below so those have also been updated.

Thank you for your patience.

Take care,

WPHS Administration

  • Important Dates
  • General Information
  • Summer School - Laptop Pick Up
  • Report Cards
  • New and Returning Student Sports Information Night
  • Withdrawing Students
  • New Registrations
  • FCPS Cares
  • How to Modify/Unsubscribe from News You Choose

Important Dates

  • Tonight - June 22 – Incoming 9th Grade and Current Student Sports Information Night – See more info below
  • August 19 – 9th, 10th and New Student Orientation – 8:10-12pm
  • August 19 – Wolverine Welcome Open House – 3:30-5:30pm – More details will be shared in August.
  • August 19 – Student Services Class of 2022 Information Night – 6pm details will be shared in August.
  • August 23 – First Day of School
  • September 3 – No School
  • September 6 – No School, Labor Day

General Information

  • Over the next several weeks, West Potomac Main Office will be operating on summer hours in the main office. The main office will be available 9am-2pm. 
  • Due to construction, West Potomac main entrance at the video board is now two way traffic. Please drive slowly on campus as we navigate a new traffic pattern for the summer.  The entrance by the video board must be used to access the main office.
  • The Main Office will be closed this Friday June 25, 2021 as the building will be inaccessible do to the power being shut off for a construction related reason.

Summer School – Need an FCPS Laptop?

  • If your child is registered for FCPS Summer School and needs an FCPS laptop, there will be a summer school laptop distribution on Thursday, June 24 from 10-12pm from Door 11 (Pully Center). This is the only summer school distribution date.  Please note, a student can only pick up a laptop for summer school if they have returned their previously issued laptop. 

Report Cards

  • The report card mailer was finished yesterday and will be arriving U. S. Mail over the coming 7-10 days. Report Cards are also available to be viewed by logging in to ParentVue and Student Vue and looking under “documents.”

New and returning Student Sports Information Night – June 22, 7pm - Virtual

  • The West Potomac High School Activities Office is hosting an incoming Freshman and current student Sports Information Night this evening. 
  • https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/09d0c0aee30e4344a6d0694d08acb2ec
  • To discuss the athletic programs at West Potomac HS. Students and parents will be able to speak directly with our coaches and learn about the upcoming seasons.

Withdrawing Student

  • If your child will not be returning to West Potomac for the 2021-22 school year please visit this link and return the withdrawal form to Leslie Dorsey in Student Services as soon as possible.

New Registrations

  • Do you know someone registering this summer for the upcoming school year?  Summer Registration appointment are available – please have any new families joining West Potomac for the upcoming school year complete this link

FCPS Cares

  • Do you know a West Potomac or FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond to help other and share they care? Consider recognizing them through the FCPS Cares Program! 

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the West Potomac News You Choose

  • To modify your membership to our messages (or to add yourself to another WPHS list such as our Athletics list) you can manage your subscription to West Potomac messages here.

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WPHS News You Choose - 6/22/21

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  • Important Dates
  • General Information
  • Summer School - Laptop Pick Up
  • Report Cards
  • New and Returning Student Sports Information Night
  • Withdrawing Students
  • New Registrations
  • FCPS Cares
  • How to Modify/Unsubscribe from News You Choose

Important Dates

  • Tonight - June 22 – Incoming 9th Grade and Current Student Sports Information Night – See more info below
  • August 19 – 9th, 10th and New Student Orientation – 8:10-12pm
  • August 19 – Wolverine Welcome Open House – 3:30-5:30pm – More details will be shared in August.
  • August 19 – Student Services Class of 2022 Information Night – 6pm details will be shared in August.
  • August 23 – First Day of School
  • September 3 – No School
  • September 6 – No School, Labor Day

General Information

  • Over the next several weeks, West Potomac Main Office will be operating on summer hours in the main office. The main office will be available 9am-2pm. 
  • Due to construction, West Potomac main entrance at the video board is now two way traffic. Please drive slowly on campus as we navigate a new traffic pattern for the summer.  The entrance by the video board must be used to access the main office.
  • The Main Office will be closed this Friday June 25, 2021 as the building will be inaccessible do to the power being shut off for a construction related reason.

Summer School – Need an FCPS Laptop?

  • If your child is registered for FCPS Summer School and needs an FCPS laptop, there will be a summer school laptop distribution on Thursday, June 24 from 10-12pm from Door 11 (Pully Center). This is the only summer school distribution date.  Please note, a student can only pick up a laptop for summer school if they have returned their previously issued laptop. 

Report Cards

  • The report card mailer was finished yesterday and will be arriving U. S. Mail over the coming 7-10 days. Report Cards are also available to be viewed by logging in to ParentVue and Student Vue and looking under “documents.”

New and returning Student Sports Information Night – June 22, 7pm - Virtual

  • The West Potomac High School Activities Office is hosting an incoming Freshman and current student Sports Information Night this evening. 
  • https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/09d0c0aee30e4344a6d0694d08acb2ec
  • To discuss the athletic programs at West Potomac HS. Students and parents will be able to speak directly with our coaches and learn about the upcoming seasons.

Withdrawing Student

  • If your child will not be returning to West Potomac for the 2021-22 school year please complete this link and return it to Leslie Dorsey in Student Services as soon as possible.
New Registrations
  • Do you know someone registering this summer for the upcoming school year?  Summer Registration appointment are available – please have any new families joining West Potomac for the upcoming school year complete this link

FCPS Cares

  • Do you know a West Potomac or FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond to help other and share they care? Consider recognizing them through the FCPS Cares Program! 

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the West Potomac News You Choose

  • To modify your membership to our messages (or to add yourself to another WPHS list such as our Athletics list) you can manage your subscription to West Potomac messages here.

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West Potomac High School Weekly News

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West Potomac!

 

What a ride we have been on!  What makes me happy and keeps me motivated is that we have stayed together and committed to the same vision; doing what is best for our kids.  This adversity has brought us closer together and we are #westpostrong.  Thank you to my staff, students, and families for holding a foundation of excellence and achievement.  As we emerge from the constraints of the pandemic, we must look forward to forging a new path filled with lessons learned and sparks of innovations to come.  I hope that you all have a wonderful and relaxing summer.  I pray that you all stay safe and healthy.  I will see you in August!

 

Take Good Care,

 

Ms. Millard

 

 

 

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

June 11:  Last Day of School

June 28-July 6:  Summer School Session I

July 21-August 6: Summer School Session II

August 23:  First Day of School

September 3: No School, Labor Day Break

September 6: No School, Labor Day

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

Below is an overview of the learning opportunities for West Potomac students this summer:

Credit Recovery Academy Summer School (Bryant High School)

  • The Credit Recovery Academy provides an opportunity for students to recover one high school course credit per session. Students may not take these courses for new course credit. Students are eligible to enroll in a Credit Recovery Academy course if they have previously received a grade of F/NM. However, students who have passed Algebra 1 may take the Credit Recovery Academy course to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year. No additional course credit will be awarded to these students.  Due to construction on campus this summer, West Potomac Credit Recovery will be held at Bryant High School. 
  • Transportation will be provided from Janna Le Ave & Tamarind St., Hollin Meadows Elementary, Groveton Elementary, Stratford Landing Elementary, Waynewood Elementary, Fort Hunt Elementary, Sandburg Middle, and West Potomac HS.  Transportation information will come to your email after you have registered.
  • The Credit Recovery Academy is free.
  • On Monday, June 14, the West Potomac Student Services Department will be hosting an Open House to assist students and parents in registering for Credit Recovery Summer School Classes.  A representative will be available from 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the West Potomac High School library to assist with registration.  

If you do not need assistance in applying, please click here to register.  When registering for Credit Recovery, after selecting the course, families should select “Bryant High School.”

Credit Recovery Summer School, Session 1:  June 28, 2021 - July 16, 2021

English: English 9, English 9 for ELs, English 11, English 11 for ELs, Writing Workkeys Test Prep     

ESOL: English Language Development, ESOL Numeracy, ESOL Literacy

Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, AFDA, Algebra I SOL Test Prep, Math Readiness, Numeracy Essentials, Pre-Algebra for ELs

Science: Active Physics for ELs, Biology SOL Test Prep, Geosystems

Social Studies: Government for ELs, World History and Geography 1, VA/US Government

Health and PE: Health and PE 9

 

Credit Recovery Summer School, Session 2:  July 21, 2021 - August 6, 2021

Career and Technical Education: Economics and Personal Finance

English: English 10, English 10 for ELs, English 11, English 11 for ELs, English 12, Reading WorkKeys Test Prep

ESOL: English Language Development (ELD), ESOL Numeracy, ESOL Literacy

Health and Physical Education: Health and PE 10

Mathematics: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra Functions Data Analysis, Geometry SOL Test Prep, Math Readiness, Numeracy Essentials, Pre-Algebra for ELs

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Geosystems

Social Studies: World History and Geography 2, VA/US History

Continuity of Learning for English Learners

New Learning Opportunities

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school counselor.

 

 

Summer Arts Opportunities for Rising 3-12 Graders:  Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts (grades 6-11) and Elementary Institute for the Arts (grades 2-5) registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25.  Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.eduRegistration is available online.

 

Meningococcal Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors – Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo.)  This requirement is for all rising seniors.  Parents or guardians should ask their private health care provider or the county health department to review their student’s immunization record to ensure that their student has received the required immunizations. If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Leslie Dorsey in Student Services.  

**Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older.**  

More information on new immunization requirements is available here

 

WP Dance Team Summer Dance Camps, June 21-25: 

1) Dance, Dance, Dance!  Grades K-rising 6th.  We will celebrate every day by dancing the day away! Campers will learn jazz, pom, and hip-hop dances. Dancers will be split in smaller groups by age.  

2) Dance Team Intensive – This camp is for rising 7th and 8th graders who are thinking about doing Dance Team in High School or for the serious dancer. They will learn advanced technique that is commonly used in High School Dance Team, Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop. They will also get daily sessions of gymnastics from a gymnastics instructor to learn tricks that are commonly used in Dance Team Dances.  See attached flyer for registration info.

WP Dance Team. June 21 - 25 Summer Camps.pdf

 

Support the WP Orchestra, Exclusive Wolverine Pride Gifts - Great Items available. See attached flyer for additional info.

 

WPHS Orchesta - Gift Flyer.pdf

 

PPE Donation Campaign, Belle View Safeway, Now - June 30:  The Safeway at Belle View Shopping Center is running a register donation drive to give PPE to West Potomac. The store initiated this idea and chose West Po as the recipient. Safeway will use monies collected through the end of the month to buy PPE to give to our school. Thank you, Belle View Safeway!

Yearbooks – Yearbooks are scheduled to be available for pick up in August.  More details will be sent out closer to the time.

 

PTSA UPDATES:

Support West Po PTSA This Summer – Thank you for your support all year for our PTSA efforts to help our school and school community. You can continue to support us over the summer by using Amazon Smile and by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card.

 

Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to donate

 

Harris Teeter - link your VIC card to the WPHS PTSA, account # 3602, to help earn money for the school.  Every time you purchase Harris Teeter brand products, the PTSA will earn 5%of the purchase price.

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Graduation at West Potomac – Support a New Tradition:  We are so happy that our Class of 2021 had a graduation ceremony that took place in person and on our own football field!  It was amazing!  Did you know that West Po graduations used to always take place at the school?  If you would like to see this return to a new normal – graduations at individual high schools – it is crucial that you contact the FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand, the Deputy Superintendent, Frances Ivey, and the FCPS School Board to let them know! 

 

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth. 

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

Fairfax County Police Department – Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement – deadline June 30, 2021 – event date Aug 9-13, 2021 - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle Summer Programs – event date June 13–25, 2021 or July 5-16, 2021 or July 18-30, 2021 - https://youngfoundersinstitute.com/summer-programs/

 

Blue Shirt Program – event date June 28 – Aug. 6, 2021 - https://marymount.edu/admissions/blue-shirt-program/

  

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer Bootcamps and mock tests start 7/31/21! View full schedule and Register Here.  

We will also offer fall, winter, and spring classes/mocks.

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. We have 4 licenses available and access has been extended through 8/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

Updated Applerouth Resources and Webinars!

You’ll be so happy you bookmarked these pages! Brush up on anything and everything related to college admissions with our most popular resources, all in one place. Check them out at applerouth.com/bookshelf.   For upcoming webinars, learn more at applerouth.com/events

How to Unlock Student Potential with 21st Century Learning Skills A new webinar with Dr. Jed Applerouth, PhD on how to help students manage anxiety, get and stay motivated, build grit and resilience, and develop better executive functioning skills. Learn how to equip your students for success this fall and in the future. Learn more at applerouth.com/events. Offered July 20, August 4, and August 26 – 8pm.

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist. Summer bootcamp/mock test scholarships available through Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com

 

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West Potomac Weekly News

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Happy Friday!

 

With the final week of school for the 20-21 SY approaching, I am so proud of what our students and staff have accomplished during this very challenging year.  I want to thank you parents and community for all your support as we would not have been able to move forward without you.  Please continue to encourage your 9-11th graders to finish strong.

 

We celebrated our seniors at what turned out to be a very special graduation ceremony on our “home field”.  It was a fitting end to their four-year journey. 

 

Now we will shift our attention to a strong in-person start to the 21-22 school year and boy, do we look forward to it!

 

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Millard

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

June 7:    Final PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

June 8:    Election Day, Virtual Classes for All

June 9-10:  Underclass laptop collection continues, WPHS - Door 13

June 11:  Last Day of School, Early School Dismissal, 10:20 a.m.

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

WPHS AVID Department, CONGRATS to 24 Seniors – We congratulate our 24 amazing AVID seniors and their accomplishments this year.  All our AVID seniors will be attending a two- or four-year university next year including Bowie State, DePaul University, George Mason University, Howard University, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Commonwealth University. We would also like to celebrate our six honor grads who will end their high school career with a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Congratulations to Warda Ali, Gabriela Cerrato Rivera, Nenehkaday Juria, Andy Li, Dawn Marshall, and Oscar Orozco Perez.

 

WPHS Student Laptop/Textbook Collection 2021:  All FCPS student textbooks, laptops and chargers must be returned at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  Back up all files to your Google drive, and if you are leaving FCPS, make sure you save a copy of your files.  Please click on link below for additional details for when you can bring your equipment back and how to save your files before you turn in your laptop.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11msndetXLJ0CAGstdMQopBVB6D2niCQPX6jeVtzSVBg/edit?usp=sharing

 

Test Prep Material Donation Drive, West Po Student Equity CoalitionEnds June 5:  All done with test prep? Donate your SAT, ACT, AP, and other prep books and materials to be redistributed to W students who may not have access to them. Drop off locations outside Door 1 and other school locations.  Monetary donations also accepted. Flyer: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEc9WfzaYQ/2zCrQDbyY5nlNP8QzFhang/view?utm_content=DAEc9WfzaYQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

Support the WP Orchestra – Exclusive Wolverine Pride Gifts:  1) Wolverine Stadium Throw; 2) Performing Arts ornament; 3) limited Wolverine Key Ring. See attached flyer for additional info.

WPHS Orchesta - Gift Flyer.pdf

 

Summer Arts Opportunities for Rising 3-12 Graders - Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts (grades 6-11) and Elementary Institute for the Arts (grades 2-5) registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Seats are first-come, first-serve.  Registration closes June 25. Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Registration is available online.

 

PPE Donation Campaign, Belle View Safeway, Now - June 30:

The Safeway at Belle View Shopping Center is running a donation drive at the check out register to purchase PPE to give to West Potomac HS. The store initiated this idea and chose West Po as the recipient. Monies collected through the end of the month will be used to buy PPE at a discounted rate and donated to our school. Thank you, Belle View Safeway!

 

Student Discount at George Washington’s Mount Vernon 

This summer enjoy a staycation in your backyard with a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon! All West Potomac students will receive a 20% discount off daytime admission on up to 6 tickets with the code STUDENT. Visit www.mountvernon.org/en/ticketing Offer expires September 30, 2021.

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

Virtual Membership Meeting, Monday, June 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Zoom and Facebook Live -   Please join us for our last membership meeting.  We will hear end of school updates from Ms. Millard, as well as updates re next school year.

 

Shout out to DC Slices Food Truck for their generosity in helping the PTSA raise money during our April 23rd fundraiser at the Waynewood Rec Center. Thank you for your support!

 

Support West Po PTSA This Summer – Thank you for your support all year for our PTSA efforts to help our school and school community. You can continue to help support us over the summer by using Amazon Smile linked to West Po PTSA and by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card to us, account #3602, and purchase HT brand products.

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Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT INFO

 

Students and Trucks: Students and Trucks is a 100% student owned and operated moving and junk removal business. We help customers in the DC metro area with small moves, junk removal, and furniture delivery. We are looking for students who would like a flexible, full time or part time job. Being physically capable and strong enough to pick up furniture safely is the biggest requirement, and students must also have a strong work ethic and can talk to customers on every job. Not only do our student employee receive their base pay and tips, but we regularly have meetings with the team and entrepreneurs and other successful people in the area. You can apply by contacting Ethan Steinberg at 703-967-2601 (call or text), or email studentsandtrucks@gmail.com.

 

Fairfax County Park Authority – 1) Are you interested in working at the Water Mine? Learn more here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2021/z-ir044   2) Are you interested in working with Rec-PAC? Learn more here:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2021/z-ir027   

3) Not sure where you want to work? Explore all of our jobs opportunities and find the right job for you here:   https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships     If you have any questions, please email us at FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Belle Haven Country Club: NOW HIRING for seasonal positions and employment over the summer season. Interested students may apply directly at the Belle Haven Country Club website "join our team" located at the bottom of the page. https://www.bellehavencc.com/   

 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Fairfax County Police Department – Teen Police Academy – deadline June 7, 2021 – event date July 12-16, 2021 -https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy

 

Fairfax County Police Department – Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement – deadline June 30, 2021 – event date Aug 9-13, 2021 - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle Summer Programs – event date June 13–25, 2021 or July 5-16, 2021 or July 18-30, 2021 - https://youngfoundersinstitute.com/summer-programs/

 

Blue Shirt Program – event date June 28 – Aug. 6, 2021 - https://marymount.edu/admissions/blue-shirt-program/

 

Physician Shadowing in China – event date July 12-25, 2021 -https://shadowinchina.org/onlineprogram/

 

Lifeguard – event date Summer 2021- https://highsierrapools.com/employment/

 

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer Bootcamps and mock tests start 7/31/21! View full schedule and Register Here.  

We will also offer fall, winter, and spring classes/mocks.

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. We have 9 licenses available and access has been extended through 8/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

Updated Applerouth Resources and Webinars!

You’ll be so happy you bookmarked these pages! Brush up on anything and everything related to college admissions with our most popular resources, all in one place. Check them out at applerouth.com/bookshelf.   For upcoming webinars, learn more at applerouth.com/events

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist. Summer bootcamp/mock test scholarships available through Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com

 

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Reminders – Schedule last two weeks:

As we move to the last two weeks of school we have a number of days with a unique schedule.

  • June 1 and 2 – Full day Silver Day and Blue Day (normal schedule) for grades 9-11th
  • June 3 – No School – Class of 2021 Graduation at West Potomac High School
  • June 4 – Underclass final exams Periods 2 and 4 – 11:35am Dismissal
  • June 7 – Normal Asynchronous Monday
  • June 8 – Virtual Synchronous Day for ALL (Primary Elections – no one reports to the building)  Underclass Final Exams Periods 1 and 5 – 11:35am Dismissal
  • June 9 –– Underclass Final Exams Periods 6 and 8 – 11:35am Dismissal
  • June 10 – Underclass Final Exam Period 7, Period 3/Advisory will also meet – 11:35am Dismissal
  • June 11 – Last day of School – Periods 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – 10:20am Dismissal

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

May 31:  Student Holiday - Memorial Day

June 1:   Senior Awards Ceremony, 6:00 p.m., Main Gym

June 2:   Seniors Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00 a.m., Lunch to Follow

June 3:   Class of 2021 Graduation, 10:00 a.m., WPHS Stadium

June 4:   Underclass Laptop Collection, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., WPHS - Door 13

June 7:    Final PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

June 8:    Election Day, Virtual Classes

June 9-10:  Underclass Laptop Collection, WPHS - Door 13

June 11:  Last Day of School, Early Release

Student Activities/School News Updates

 

 

Senior Awards – June 1, 6pm, Main Gym

  • We will be celebrating the Class of 2021 on Tuesday evening, June 1, 2021.  Those being recognized either have received or will receive an email with an RSVP link.  We are asking those being recognized to bring up to three guests and share that information on the RSVP. 
  • For those who would like to watch, we will be sending out a link to the event to the entire senior class and we’ll also record the event and share that recording after the event. 
  • Those being recognized include seniors who have earned Merit Scholarships to a school they plan to attend and reported that to Ms. Carter in the College and Career Center, Department Awards, and Honor Graduates (Graduates who earned a cumulative GPA over their four years of 4.0 or better).  Please note that we will not have our final list of honor graduates until very late Friday or early Tuesday.  As soon as that final list is received from our IT team, we will email them the invitation and RSVP. 
  • The recommended dress for Senior Awards is business casual.
  • Thank you for everyone’s flexibility and we look forward to safely celebrating our Class of 2021 in person on Tuesday evening! 

 

 

 

WPHS Student Laptop/Textbook Collection 2021 - All FCPS student textbooks, laptops and chargers must be returned at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Please click on link below for additional details for when you can bring your equipment back and how to save your files. Before you turn in your laptop: 1) Backup all files to your google drive; 2) If you are leaving FCPS, make sure you save a copy of your files.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11msndetXLJ0CAGstdMQopBVB6D2niCQPX6jeVtzSVBg/edit?usp=sharing  

 

Graduation Week Volunteers Needed - Our Seniors will be graduating in just a few days.  We would greatly appreciate your support on June 1st and/or June 2nd to help with assembling and passing out graduation packets and helping with the lunch after graduation rehearsal.  Please see link for volunteer needs/hours and to sign-up.  Thank you.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BAFAF29A02-graduation

Graduation Rehearsal, Wednesday, June 2, at 9:00 am - Rehearsal followed by the distribution of graduation tickets. After the rehearsal, graduates can attend a senior picnic on the stadium grounds. All events should wrap up by 1:00 pm.

Senior Dues, Due Now - 2021 Senior Dues were reduced to $50 and are now due. These funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. 

Payment accepted through your student’s www.myschoolbucks.com account: 1) Click on "School Store;” 2) Click “Browse All Items;" 3) Click "View Details" inside the "Class of 2021 Senior Dues" box; and 4) Click “Select.“ Your Senior’s name should be in the drop down option.  You may also pay by check payable to West Potomac High School. Thanks to everyone who has already paid!

 

Test Prep Material Donation Drive, West Po Student Equity CoalitionMay 1-June 5: All done with test prep? Donate your SAT, ACT, AP, and other prep books/materials to be redistributed to West Potomac students who wouldn't otherwise have access to them. Drop off locations outside Door 1 and other school locations.  Monetary donations also accepted. Flyer: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEc9WfzaYQ/2zCrQDbyY5nlNP8QzFhang/view?utm_content=DAEc9WfzaYQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

 

PTSA UPDATES:

Monday, June 7, 6:30-8 p.m., Last Membership Meeting of the School Year, via Zoom and Facebook Live – We will hear from Ms. Millard about pertinent info for the end of this year and looking ahead to next year.

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

FCPS Adult & Community Education (ACE) is hosting a virtual open house for High School Students and Families. Find out more about ACE courses and career pathways in: Business and IT Health & Medical Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships.  Two options to attend: June 1st, 7 – 9 p.m., or June 7th, 7 - 9 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional details and how to register. 

ACE. HS Career Fair Flyer.pdf

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer Bootcamps and mock tests start 7/31/21! View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. We have 9 licenses available and access has been extended through 8/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

ACT News! ACT Superscoring is Now Available! ACT will now provide an automatically calculated ACT Superscore to all students who have taken the ACT more than once from September 2016 to current day. Log in to MyACT to view and send scores.

 

Updated Applerouth Resources and Webinars!

You’ll be so happy you bookmarked these pages! Brush up on anything and everything related to college admissions with our most popular resources, all in one place. Check them out at applerouth.com/bookshelf

 

How to Unlock Student Potential with 21st Century Learning Skills - A new webinar with Dr. Jed Applerouth, PhD on how to help students manage anxiety, get, and stay motivated, build grit and resilience, and develop better executive functioning skills. Learn how to equip your students for success this fall and in the future. Learn more at applerouth.com/events

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

 

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  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

May 22:  Seniors Prom-A-Nade, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

May 26:  West Po Guitar Fundraiser, Cosmopolitan Grill, All Day

May 31:   Student Holiday - Memorial Day

June 2:  Seniors Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00 am.

June 3:  Class of 2021 Graduation, 10:00 a.m., West Potomac High School

June 7:   Final PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

June 8:  Election Day, Virtual Classes        

June 11:  Last Day of School

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

Laptop and Textbook Collection

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11msndetXLJ0CAGstdMQopBVB6D2niCQPX6jeVtzSVBg/edit?usp=sharing

 

End of Year Testing Calendar:  A calendar detailing end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is published on the WPHS website and can be accessed via this link

West Potomac Guitar - Old House Cosmopolitan Fundraiser, Wednesday, May 26th, ALL DAY! – 1024 Cameron Street, Old Town Alexandria.  Website & menu https://www.oldhousecosmopolitan.com/  Dine In, carry out, and delivery is available with Doordash, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Please show/mention the flyer when you order.  Please Note:  WP Guitar Students will perform at the restaurant at 5 p.m.!  For a Zoom link to the live show please email rsgano@fcps.edu. 

WP Guitar Fundraiser . Cosmopolitan Grill Resteraunt Flyer.pdf

Dance Team Try-Out’s:  May 24, 25, and 26, West Potomac High School Auxiliary Gym, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.  See flyer for additional details.  Questions?  Please reach out to Coach Gen at wpdanceteam8@gmail.com

West Potomac Dance Team Tryouts.pdf

 

From the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness:  The Substance Abuse Prevention Program recently launched a quarterly newsletter to provide timely information for parents.  Check it out:   SAP Program Quarterly NewsletterIf you have any additional questions or need support, please reach out to Elizabeth Knudson at eaknudson@fcps.edu

Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors - Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo). This requirement is for all current 11th graders/rising seniors. Parents or guardians should ask their private healthcare provider, or the health department, to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations.   If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Leslie Dorsey in Student Services. More information on new immunization requirements is available here

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older. 

 

Class of 2021 “The Wonder Years” Prom-A-Nade, May 22, 6–10:00 p.m. Seniors will enjoy an evening of reminiscing through the years under the stars. RSVP’s required and will be verified at check in.  Entrance will be through the cafeteria patio doors.  

 

Graduation Rehearsal, Wednesday, June 2, 9:00 a.m., WP Stadium - Rehearsal followed by the distribution of graduation tickets. After the rehearsal, graduates can attend a senior picnic on the stadium grounds. Senior t-shirts will be distributed for those who did not receive one.  All events should wrap up by 1:00 p.m.

 

Senior Dues Now Due! - This year’s Senior dues were reduced to $50 and are now due. These funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. 

Payment accepted through your student’s www.myschoolbucks.com account: 1) Click on "School Store;” 2) Click “Browse All Items;" 3) Click "View Details" inside the "Class of 2021 Senior Dues" box; and 4) Click “Select.“ Your Senior’s name should be in the drop down option.  You may also pay by check payable to West Potomac High School. Thanks to everyone who has already paid!

 

Test Prep Material Donation Drive, West Po Student Equity Coalition, May 1-June 5: All done with test prep? Donate your SAT, ACT, AP, and other prep books and materials to be redistributed to West Potomac students who wouldn't otherwise have access to them. Drop off locations outside Door 1 and other school locations.  Monetary donations also accepted. Flyer: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEc9WfzaYQ/2zCrQDbyY5nlNP8QzFhang/view?utm_content=DAEc9WfzaYQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

 

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Auto, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

 

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

FCPS Adult & Community Education (ACE) is hosting a virtual open house for High School Students and Families. Find out more about ACE courses and career pathways in: Business and IT Health & Medical Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships.  Two options to attend: June 1, 2021 (7pm to 9pm) or June 7, 2021 (7pm to 9pm) Please see the attached flyer for additional details and how to register.

 ACE. HS Career Fair Flyer.pdf

 

The Fort Hunt High School Alumni Association Scholarship: The Fort Hunt High School Alumni Association is seeking applications from college-bound WPHS Seniors to be recipients of their Educational Awards. The Fort Hunt High School (FHHS) Alumni Association will present four applicants with single $500 gift cards which can be used to pay for college expenses that might not be covered by financial aid from their college or university. Examples of such expenses are laptops, tablets and books. Four (4) deserving students will be selected.

Attachments: FHHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL AWARD APPLICATION 2021.docx

 

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer Bootcamps and mock tests start 7/31/21! View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. We have 11 licenses available and access has been extended through 8/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

ACT News! ACT Superscoring is Now Available! ACT will now provide an automatically calculated ACT Superscore to all students who have taken the ACT more than once from September 2016 to current day. Log in to MyACT to view and send scores.

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

 

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Happy Friday West Potomac,

 

As the year is coming to a close, I would like to share with you the plans for closing out the school year with the textbook and laptop return process.  This year, all books, calculators, and laptops will need to be returned to school.  No one will be able to keep any of these items over the summer.  All laptops must be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for next school year.  If these items are not returned by the end of the year, you will be charged with the costs.  Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer.  All underclassmen will have their laptops reissued before school begins in August. 

 

You may begin dropping off any textbooks and library books now.  A bin is provided at Door 1 daily during school hours.  The sooner you return them the sooner they can be cleared from your account. 

 

Laptop collection will occur during the weeks of senior final exams and underclassmen exams. Please see the calendar below for the days and times in which laptops will be collected.  In person students’ laptops will be collected at school, virtual students’ laptops will be collected at Door 13. 

 

              Take Good Care and have a great weekend,

              Ms. Millard

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

May 18:  WP Orchestra Boosters - Chipotle Fundraiser, 4 – 8:00 p.m.

May 19:   WP Dance Team - Moe’s Restaurant Night Fundraiser, 5 – 9:00 p.m.

May 19:  Math SOLs, Asynchronous Day for Non-Testers

May 20-21:  Wolverine Workdays

May 22:  Seniors’ Prom-A-Nade, 5 - 10:30 p.m.  

May 31:   Student Holiday - Memorial Day

June 2:  Seniors’ MANDATOTY Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00 a.m., WP Football Stadium

June 3:  Class of 2021 Graduation, 10:00 am at WPHS

June 7:   Final PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m.           

June 11:  Last Day of School

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors - Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo). This requirement is for all current 11th graders/rising seniors. Parents or guardians should ask their private healthcare provider, or the health department, to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Leslie Dorsey in Student Services.

12th grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older.  More information on new immunization requirements is available here

 

End of Year Testing Calendar:  A calendar detailing end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is published on the WPHS website and can be accessed via this link

 

Support WP Orchestra Boosters: 1) Chipotle Fundraiser, Tuesday, May 18th, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the WP Orchestra Boosters to ensure that we receive 33% of the proceeds! Location: Chipotle, 6770 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria.

Chipotle Fundraiser flyer - WPHS Orchestra Boosters.pdf 

 

2) Exclusive Wolverine Pride items available from Orchestra Boosters - See attached flyer for great gifts and additional info.

WPHS Orchesta - Gift Flyer.pdf

 

West Potomac Dance Team Moe’s Fundraiser, Wednesday, May 19th, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please let Moe’s know you are there to support the WP Dance Team. Please show attached flyer either via your mobile device or hardcopy.  If ordering online, please be sure to reference fundraiser!  

 Moe's Night 5.19.21 . WP Dance Team Flyer.pdf

 

Dance Team Try-Out’s, May 24, 25, & 26, West Potomac High School Auxiliary Gym, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. – Please see flyer for details and info session date.  Questions?  Please reach out to Coach Gen at wpdanceteam8@gmail.com.

West Potomac Dance Team Tryouts.pdf 

 

Class of 2021 Senior Prom-A-Nade, May 22, 5:00 – 10:30pm., “Wonder Years” – This is a free event for seniors; however, they must sign up for a specific time slot.  Senior parents and students have been emailed with specific detailed information. Parent volunteers from any class are needed to assist with making this a great event. Click below for descriptions of duties and times to volunteer: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BAFAF29A02-promanade

 

Senior Dues Now Due! - This year’s Senior dues were reduced to $50 and are now due. These funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. 

Payment accepted through your student’s www.myschoolbucks.com account: 1) Click on "School Store;” 2) Click “Browse All Items;" 3) Click "View Details" inside the "Class of 2021 Senior Dues" box; and 4) Click “Select.“ Your Senior’s name should be in the drop down option.  You may also pay by check payable to West Potomac High School. Thanks to everyone who has already paid!

 

 

Test Prep Material Donation Drive, West Po Student Equity Coalition, May 1-June 5: All done with test prep? Donate your SAT, ACT, AP, and other prep books and materials to be redistributed to West Potomac students who wouldn't otherwise have access to them. Drop off locations outside Door 1 and other school locations.  Monetary donations also accepted. Flyer: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEc9WfzaYQ/2zCrQDbyY5nlNP8QzFhang/view?utm_content=DAEc9WfzaYQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

 

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

Check out the WPHS College and Career Center’s May Newsletter for the latest info on financial aid help, test prep programs, career information sessions, selected scholarships, and other opportunities.

CCC Newsletter. May 2021.pdf 

 

The Fort Hunt High School Alumni Association Scholarship - The Fort Hunt High School Alumni Association is seeking applications from college-bound WPHS Seniors to be recipients of their Educational Awards. The Fort Hunt High School (FHHS) Alumni Association will present four applicants with single $500 gift cards which can be used to pay for college expenses that might not be covered by financial aid from their college or university. Examples of such expenses are laptops, tablets, and books. Four (4) deserving students will be selected.

Attachments: FHHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL AWARD APPLICATION 2021.docx

 

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer schedule will be available soon! View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Mock ACT – 5/15

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. We have 11 licenses available and access has been extended through 8/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

FREE - Online College Week Series, May 17-20, 8 p.m. each night, via Applerouth:

College admission doesn’t actually have to be as stressful!  Join Applerouth’s experts for a free, live, online event series designed to answer your questions, dispel admissions myths, and put you on the path to success without the stress. Attend any or all of the sessions:

May 17 - How To Achieve a School/Life Balance

May 18 - What Parents Can Do to Help with College Essays

May 19 - College Admission Testing in 2021

May 20 - Tips from Recent College Applicants

*** Register at Applerouth.com/CollegeWeek *** (Pre-registration required)

 

 

Questions? Please email info@applerouth.com or call (202) 558-5644.

Applerouth CollegeWeek2021 flyer_May17th-20th.pdf

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

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  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

May 5- 9:  Top It Off Shopping Event – PTSA Fundraiser

May 10:  All A Honor Roll Virtual Recognition, 1:00 p.m.

May 11:  Rising Stars Virtual Recognition during Advisory

May 13:  FCPS Religious Observance Day

May 22:  Seniors Prom-A-Nade, 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  RSVP required 

May 31:  School Holiday - Memorial Day

June 2:  Seniors Graduation Rehearsal - Details to follow

June 3:  Class of 2021 Graduation, 10:00 a.m. at West Potomac High School

June 11:  Last Day of School

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

End of Year Testing Calendar:  A calendar detailing end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is published on the WPHS website and can be accessed via this link

 

West Potomac Dance Team Try-Outs, May 24, 25 and 26, 3:30 – 6 p.m., West Potomac High School Auxiliary Gym  - Questions?  Please reach out to Coach Gen at wpdanceteam8@gmail.com.  See attached flyer for additional details including information session date.

West Potomac Dance Team Tryouts.pdf

 

West Po Student Equity Coalition Test Prep Materials Donation Drive, May 1-June 5: All done with test prep? Donate your SAT, ACT, AP, and other prep books and materials to be redistributed to West Potomac students who wouldn't otherwise have access to them. Drop off locations outside Door 1 and other school locations.  Monetary donations accepted. Flyer: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEc9WfzaYQ/2zCrQDbyY5nlNP8QzFhang/view?utm_content=DAEc9WfzaYQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

 

 

Class of 2021 Update: Senior Prom-A-Nade, May 22, 5pm – 10:30pm. – Theme: “Wonder Years” Our Seniors will begin this fun night traveling back in time as they walk through different time periods of their school journey. This is a free event for seniors; however, they must sign up for a specific time slot. Senior parents and students have been emailed with specific detailed information. Volunteers are needed to assist with making this a great event. Please click below to descriptions of duties and times to volunteer: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BAFAF29A02-promanade

 

Class of 2021 Wolverines Yard Sign available:  Limited supply is now available for purchase. Signs are $15 each.  To purchase, click on the link. https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store/store

 

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

Springfield Towne Center   Please see flyer below

Springfield-Mall-Clinic-May 9-10-11.pdf

 

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

Academic Recognition:  Rising Stars, May 11- our Rising Stars students for 2nd Q and 2nd semester will be recognized during Advisory in a virtual ceremony. 

All A Honor Roll, All A/B May 10All A students from 2nd Q and 3rd Q will be recognized in a virtual ceremony at 1 p.m., including a virtual gift card raffle. All A/B students will be included in the raffle, similar to the 1st Q recognitions. Thank you to Burke and Herbert Bank for supporting our students’ hard work and academic achievements!

 

Congratulations to our incoming PTSA Officers for 2021-22!  Thank you to these parents for agreeing to serve in these leadership positions in the coming year:

 

President – Tanya Stamos

President-Elect – Tracy Dunn

1st VP Academic Recognition – Sandy Bodner

2nd VP Fundraising – Laura Catron

3rd VP Volunteers – Jen Price

Treasurer – Rachel Meadows

Recording Secretary – Kenyatta Williams

Corresponding Secretary – Liz Ver Hage

 

Top It Off Fundraiser, May 5 _ 9, 2021 - Whether you’re looking for shiny new bling to go with the “I love you, Mom” card, a perfect gift for a friend, hostess gift, or simply splurging on yourself with new accessories, Top It Off is a perfect destination to find new Spring/Summer items.  10% of all purchases will be donated back to the WP PTSA. 

 

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

Check out May’s WPHS College and Career Center for the latest information on financial aid help, test prep programs, career information sessions, selected scholarships, and other opportunities. 

CCC Newsletter. May 2021.pdf

 

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia accepting applications for the 2021 High School Leaders Program.  Applications are due by midnight on Monday, May 17.  The Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program offers a concentrated study in Virginia politics and government for high school students from across the state. The 2021 High School Leaders Program will take place virtually, via Zoom, over the course of three weeks in July. The class will meet Monday-Friday, July 12-29, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Program days will feature lectures, presentations, discussions, and workshops. Students must be at least 16 years old by the start of the HSLP and at least a rising junior. Class is also open to graduating seniors.  Successful completion of the High School Leaders Program earns each student three graded college credits from the University of Virginia.  Application instructions for the HSLP can be found on https://sorenseninstitute.org/programs#apply

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer schedule will be available soon! View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Sophomores – determine your test preference to make Junior year less hectic.

Juniors – get one more practice test in before your official test!

 

                                                Mock SAT – 5/8

                                                Mock ACT – 5/15

 

Need Flexibility? New Self-Directed Classes This Year ($125.00) - For any student wanting to prep for official tests this fall and winter, the test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test or PSAT results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course.  Mock tests are not included in the self-directed class but are readily available. PTSA currently has 29 licenses available. Register by contacting Marilyn Aboff at marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

 

Free Online Applerouth Webinars* - Register Here!

*All webinar registrants get an emailed copy of the webinar a few days after the scheduled event, in case they can't attend that exact evening.

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

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It’s May Wolverines!

It has been a great week with the official start to spring sports, some nice weather, and construction fully underway.  Just a few short reminders.

 

Attendance Codes Clarification

  • SYC:  Used ONLY by the attendance office to indicate that the parent/guardian has called in an in-person student’s physical absence while attending classes virtually.

 

  • SYV:   Used ONLY by teachers to indicate that a in-person student was absent physically but present virtually without prior notification.

 

  • CUT:  Used for in-person and virtual students who miss a significant portion of class.

           Techers Notify parent/guardian and student of mark and reason for it.

 

  • EXT/UNT:  Used ONLY by the attendance office for in-person students checking in to school late.

Graduation Update

We have some great news regarding changes for our Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony.  The Governor has changed the capacity for outside facilities to 50%.  That is a significant increase for our stadium which will now allow for a single graduation ceremony AT WEST POTOMAC.  We will graduate our seniors from home on June 3rd at 10 am (this is a time change).  Senior families will receive a separate email with additional details, so please watch out for that today. 

 

EOY Grading Options

On Wednesday Mr. McMahon hosted an EOY Grading Options townhall.  Below are the links to the recording and slide deck.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s counselor.

 

Recording link: https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/9cb6d0b70b7249469be007edc82f3cc0

 

Slide Deck (public link): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S7oany0nDvcwxvXUSlBsjDjg9KOpwCF_/view?usp=sharing

 

Take Good Care,

Ms. Millard

 

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

April 30:  FCPS Religious Observance Day

May 3:  PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

May 3 – 7: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 - 9:  Top It Off Shopping Event – PTSA Fundraiser

May 6:  Rising Stars Virtual Recognition during Advisory

May 10:  All A Honor Roll Virtual Recognition, 1 p.m.

May 13:  FCPS Religious Observance Day

May 22:  Seniors Prom-A-Nade, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

May 31:  Holiday - Memorial Day

June 2:  Seniors Graduation Rehearsal - Details TBD

June 3:  Class of 2021 Graduation, 10:00 am at West Potomac High School

June 11:  Last Day of School

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

End of Year Testing Calendar:  A calendar detailing end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is published on the WPHS website and can be accessed via this link

 

School Calendar Reminder - Religious Observance Days – Several days were added to the FCPS calendar for the 2020-21 school year.  Upcoming dates include April 30 - Orthodox Good Friday and May 13 - Eid al-Fitr.  On these days’ teachers are directed to refrain from new graded assignments or activities such as tests, quizzes, or other assignments.

 

WP Library Announcement:  Is your child looking for a new book to read? Our newest fiction titles and non-fiction titles can be found by clicking on the links.

 

The library is still attempting to collect overdue library books. Students were sent overdue notices to their FCPSSCHOOLS.net email on Tuesday, 4/27/21. Please check with your student to see if they have any overdue materials. For students remaining virtual, there will be a bin outside of the main entrance on every Monday from 8:30-2:00. For students returning to in-person learning, there will be a bin outside of the library every day. If you have books from another FCPS school, you may return them to West Po.  We will get the books to the correct school for you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at WPHSLibrary@fcps.edu.

 

Seniors’ Prom-A-Nade, May 22 2021: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM.  

We urgently need Decorating leads so we can begin planning and purchasing the decorations needed.  The Decorating lead will be supported with additional volunteers to help them with decorating on May 22nd.  Please give of your time and talents so that we can create a well-deserved and memorable celebration for our Seniors.  Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BAFAF29A02-promanade

 

Prom-A-Nade will be a Senior event. Each senior may bring one guest. Students will sign up for specific timeslots beginning at 4pm – sign-up to follow.

 

Class of 2021 Wolverines - 25 Yard Sign available:  Show your Senior Pride - Cost is $15.   To purchase : https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store/store

 

Spring Wolverine Spirit Wear!  https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/west-potomac-high-school?_k=1m9f23 Items include: long sleeve t, short sleeve t, hoodies, shorts, face masks and more!  Spirit wear will be delivered directly to the address you provide to the website. **If you still need to pick up spirit wear from the fall, please text Bell Andrzejuk at 703-209-4913 to arrange pick up.**  Questions? Email Nicole Borghard (nmborghard@fcps.edu)

 

Support the WP Orchestra – Exclusive Wolverine Pride Stadium Throw available for purchase – Looking for a perfect graduation gift or the perfect blanket for your next outdoor sporting events?  See attached flyer(s) for additional info on how to order the blanket or to purchase a WPHS Orchestra Face Mask.

WPHS Stadium Blanket order form. Orchestra FR.pdf

WPHS Face Masks - Orchestra Fundraiser.pdf  

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

Academic Recognition:  Rising Stars, May 6 - our Rising Stars students for 2nd Q and 2nd semester will be recognized during Advisory in a virtual ceremony. 

All A Honor Roll, All A/B May 10All A students from 2nd Q and 3rd Q will be recognized in a virtual ceremony at 1 p.m., including a virtual gift card raffle. All A/B students will be included in the raffle, similar to the 1st Q recognitions. Thank you to Burke and Herbert Bank for supporting our students’ hard work and academic achievements!

 

PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, May 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m.  – Please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live. We will hear updates from Principal Millard and vote on the slate (listed below) for our PTSA officers for the 2021-22 school year.  Thank you to these parents for being willing to serve our PTSA:

 

President-Elect:  Tracy Dunn

1st Vice President-Academic Recognition, Teacher/Staff Enrichment:  Sandy Bodner

2nd Vice President-Fundraising:  Laura Catron

3rd Vice President-Volunteer Coordinator:  Jen Price

Treasurer:  Rachel Meadows

Recording Secretary:  Kenyatta Williams

Corresponding Secretary:  Liz Ver Hage

 

Please note that the candidate for President-Elect is also agreeing to serve as President the following year, per our bylaws; therefore, our current President-Elect, Tanya Stamos, will automatically move to the President position with no additional vote necessary. Thank you, Tanya!

 

Top It Off Fundraiser, May 5 – 9, 2021 - Whether you’re looking for shiny, new bling to go with the “I love you, Mom” card, a perfect gift for a friend, hostess gift or simply splurging on yourself with new accessories.  Top It Off is a perfect destination to find new Spring/Summer items.  10% of all purchases will be donated back to the WP PTSA.  

2021 - Top IT Off. Mother's Day WP Fundraiser.pdf

 

Teacher Appreciation Lunch, May 7 – The PTSA will provide lunch to our wonderful West Potomac teachers and staff to celebrate their hard work for our students and our school. Y’all are amazing!!

 

WP Car Magnets - Show off your Wolverine Pride wherever you drive.  Car magnets are $5 each and can be ordered on the PTSA website.  The PTSA will mail or deliver magnets to your home.  https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store/store

  Magnet.PNG

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program - Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Details about the JumpStart Summer Program, including placement requirements and material fees, are available online.

Important dates:

  • JumpStart applications are open and will close April 30.
  • Classes will run from June 1 until August 9.

 

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer schedule will be available soon! View full schedule and Register Here.  

Sophomores – determine your test preference to make Junior year less hectic.

Juniors – get one more practice test in before your official test!

 

                                                Mock SAT – 5/8

                                                Mock ACT – 5/15

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

Free Online Applerouth Webinars* - Register Here!

*All webinar registrants get an emailed copy of the webinar a few days after the scheduled event, in case they can't attend that exact evening.

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

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Happy Friday West Potomac!

 

On this wonderful spring Friday, I would like to spread some kid joy.  Please check out the amazing talent of our amazing arts students in the virtual art show.

https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/features/2021-virtual-art-show

Our Leadership students did a project partnering with FCPS where the students recorded responses to different prompts around mental health and school. Two of our students have been highlighted this month.  Please check out Bria and Payton - wise advice!

 

Video: Student Voice—Bria—Sometimes, It's the Little Things

FCPS student Bria wants parents to know that sometimes it’s the little things, such as letting your child know you are there for them, that make all the difference in dealing with pandemic challenges. Watch the video

 

Video: Student Voice—Payton's Tips on How to Deal with Stress

FCPS student Payton shares her advice with other students about how she is managing stress and the return to in-person instruction.

 

Take Good Care and have a great weekend.

Ms. Millard

 

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

April 23:  DC Slices – Tonight - PTSA Fundraiser – See below for details.

April 30:  Application Deadline - NOVA JumpStart Summer Program - Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

May 3:  PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m.

May 5- 9:  Top It Off Shopping Event – PTSA Fundraiser

May 22:  Seniors Prom-A-Nade; Stay-tuned for sign-up.

June 2:  Seniors Graduation Rehearsal - Details to follow

June 3:  Class of 2021 Graduation, at Hayfield Secondary School, New time - 10:00 a.m.

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

End of Year Testing Calendar:  A complete calendar detailing end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is now published and can be found on our West Potomac website via this link

 

DEA National Drug Take Back Day:  April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

West Potomac Pyramid Community - with the increase in overdose risks and abuse of substances found easily in the home, this resource is more important than ever.  Unused or expired medications can be safely dropped off at the locations listed below or click on link for additional locations. For more information or to refer your student to me please contact me, Elizabeth Knudson, at eaknudson@fcps.edu.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/events/2021-04-24-drug-takeback-day 

April 24 '21 Drug-take-back-day (English version).pdf

04-24-21 Drug-take-back-Event flyer-spanish.pdf

 

Accepted items: prescription and non-prescription pills, e-cigarettes and vaping devices with batteries removed, small liquid packs/pods for e-cigarettes and vaping devices, prescription ointments, and medications for pets. Not accepted: illegal drugs, pressurized canisters [inhalers/aerosol cans], needles, large sources of liquids, non-prescription ointments and lotions.)

The local drop off locations are: 

Mount Vernon District Station 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

Franconia District Station 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

 

 

Virtual Career Exploration Fair:

Fairfax County Public Schools high school students are invited to participate in the 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair, taking place now through Friday, April 30. This completely virtual event will include synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. the event will offer a connection to more than 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Students will also be able to attend college- and career-ready workshops and information sessions. Registration is available online.

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

Car Magnets - Show off your Wolverine Pride wherever you drive.  Car magnets are $5 each and can be ordered on the PTSA website.  The PTSA will mail or deliver magnets to your home.  https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store/store

 WP Magnet (002).png 

 

DC Slices Fundraiser:   TONIGHT- Friday, April 23rd at Waynewood Rec Association 

20% of order goes to PTSA. No flyer needed.  Just mention you there to support WP PTSA!

 

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

Check out this month’s College and Career Center.  Please reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

April 2021 CCCNewsletter.pdf

 

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program - Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Students must meet placement requirements and understand there may be textbooks or other material fees associated with courses. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the internet. Students may take a maximum of two JumpStart courses. Important dates:

  • JumpStart applications are now open and will close April 30.
  • Classes will run from June 1 until August 9.

Details about the JumpStart Summer Program, including placement requirements and material fees, are available online.

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer schedule will be available soon! View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Sophomores – determine your test preference to make Junior year less hectic.

Juniors – get one more practice test in before your official test!

 

                                                Mock SAT – 5/8

                                                Mock ACT – 5/15

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

Free Online Applerouth Webinars* - Register Here!

*All webinar registrants get an emailed copy of the webinar a few days after the scheduled event, in case they can't attend that exact evening.

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

 

 

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Hello Wolverine Community,

 

Thank you to everyone’s patience as we review in person requests to move from 2 to 4 days.  It has been a time intensive process that we will continue to work through.  This morning the first 252 requests of the 324 requests submitted so far, received notification that they can begin 4 days next week if they can provide their own transportation.  We hope transportation will be available for these students beginning the following week. We have also welcomed back to 4 days another 108 students for additional supports.

 

This week, students (and their parents) who are eligible for an end of course SOL test received a notice via email outlining the tests they are eligible to take and the process to notify us if they are choosing to refuse or defer their SOL this year.  Please remember that SOL graduation requirements have not been waived.  So, if a student needs the SOL for graduation and choses to defer or refuse their test this year, they will need to test in a new SOL class next year or take their SOL for this year’s class next year.  We realize there is a lot of information around testing.  Please read all the resources included in the testing notice.   We also developed these slides to help understand May SOL Testing information.  Those who received testing notices must notify us by Thursday April 22 via the google form in the testing notice if they plan to refuse or defer their SOL test.  This is because we must submit transportation needs for SOL testing by Friday April 23. 

 

A complete calendar of end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is now published on our West Potomac website.  You can find it on our West Potomac website via this link. We will be taking SOLs on May 13 (Science SOLs), May 17 (Reading SOLs), and May 19 (Math SOLs).  As a result, only those testing will report to school on those days.  School will be asynchronous on those days for students who are not taking an SOL.  Again, please reference your testing notice this week to determine if you are eligible for an SOL on any of these days. 

 

Wishing everyone a grade weekend. 

 

 

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

April 16:               Senior’s Drive-In Movie:  8:00 PM at WPHS, Sign-up required

April 19:               PSAT for Pre-Registered Sophomores

April 23:               DC Slices – PTSA Fundraiser

May 3:                   PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting

May 22:                Seniors Prom-A-Nade, Sign-up to follow

June 3:  Seniors Graduation, at Hayfield Secondary School, 9:00 am

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

Spring Wolverine Spirit Wear:

https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/west-potomac-high-school?_k=1m9f23

Items include long sleeve t, short sleeve t, hoodies, shorts, face masks and more.

Spirit wear will be delivered directly to the address you provide to the website.

If you still need to pick up spirit wear from the fall, please text Bell Andrzejuk at 703-209-4913 to arrange pick up.  Questions? Email Nicole Borghard (nmborghard@fcps.edu)

 

Senior’s Drive-In Movie, April 16, 8:00 p.m. at WPHS - Movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Please sign up through Class of 2021 Google Classroom.

 

FCPS Summer School:  With the help of Federal CARES Act and ESSAR funds, FCPS will be increasing summer school offerings by an increase of 10 times.  A wide range of remediation opportunities will be provided at each of our schools.  Please contact your school counselor about the opportunities available.   Additionally, students looking for enrichment opportunities will be able to enroll in a limited number of slots for the summer institute for the arts, technology and more.  Your student can also take a self-directed personal finance course online as well.  The link for these programs can be found here:   https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning and https://www.fcps.edu/registration/adult-and-community-education-registration.

 

PTSA UPDATES:

Assistant Principals, We Appreciate You! – Last week was Assistant Principals Appreciation Week.  Thank you to our fabulous West Potomac Assistant Principals for all they do: Sylinda Banks, Susie Britton, Christina Cashman, Ivan Johnson, and Belinda Williams. You Rock!

PTSA Officers Elections Coming Up, May 3rd – The PTSA Nominating Committee has presented the slate for our upcoming election.  Thank you for a job well done to this committee – Felicia Moore, Kendra Chambers, and Elise Bengston.  The vote will be held at our next PTSA membership meeting on May 3.  The slate presented is below.  Thank you to these parents for being willing to serve our PTSA:

 

President-Elect:  Tracy Dunn

1st Vice President-Academic Recognition, Teacher/Staff Enrichment:  Sandy Bodner

2nd Vice President-Fundraising:  Laura Catron

3rd Vice President-Volunteer Coordinator:  Jen Price

Treasurer:  Rachel Meadows

Recording Secretary:  Kenyatta Williams

Corresponding Secretary:  Liz Ver Hage

 

Please note that the candidate for President-Elect is agreeing to serve as President the following year, per our bylaws; therefore, PTSA members need only vote for the President-Elect position each year. We are thrilled and lucky that Tanya Stamos, our current President-Elect, will automatically move to the President position with no additional vote necessary. Thank you, Tanya!

 

WP Car Magnets - Show off your Wolverine Pride - Car magnets are $5 each and can be ordered on the PTSA website.  The PTSA will mail or deliver magnets to your home.  https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store/store.   

 

DC Slices Fundraiser:   Friday, April 23rd at Waynewood Rec Association 

20% of order goes to PTSA. Stay tuned - PTSA will be sending out an e-mail with more info and pre-order. 

 

Special Thank You!   Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

 

Check out this month’s College and Career Center.  Please reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

April 2021 CCCNewsletter.pdf

 

Seniors - Scholarship Awards – Seniors, please forward copies of scholarship awards you will be using to attend college to Mrs. Carter in the College and Career Center via email  eecarter@fcps.edu  by May 14th. We MUST have documentation of scholarship awards to include them in the convocation awards program. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Carter.

 

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program Offers Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Students must meet placement requirements and understand there may be textbooks or other material fees associated with courses. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the internet. Students may take a maximum of two JumpStart courses. Important dates:

  • JumpStart applications are open and will close April 30.
  • Classes will run from June 1 until August 9.

Details about the JumpStart Summer Program, including placement requirements and material fees, are available online.

 

 

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

Summer schedule will be available soon! View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Sophomores – determine your test preference to make Junior year less hectic.

Juniors – get one more practice test in before your official test!

 

                                                Mock SAT – 5/8

                                                Mock ACT – 4/17, 5/15

 

Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE

The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

Free Online Applerouth Webinars* - Register Here!

*All webinar registrants get an emailed copy of the webinar a few days after the scheduled event in case they can't attend that exact evening.

 

More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

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