Advanced Academic Boost Camp

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WPHS Advanced Academic Boost Camp 2022 

  • West Potomac High School invites you to enroll in the Advanced Academic Boost Camp. Students registered to take any courses below in the fall of 2022 are invited to participate in the sessions below. The camp sessions allow students to preview and review the requisite academic skills needed for success. All sessions will take place between July 25 and August 4, 2022.

 

  • Please use this link to register for any session no later than July 23, 2022.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please  contact Michelle Weech at [email protected].

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WPHS - News You Choose - 6/28/22

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In this week's News You Choose

  • Important dates
  • Summer Office Hours
  • Working at West Potomac
  • Summer Meals Info
  • 12th Grade Immunization Requirement 
  • Mental Wellness Consultations
  • New Parent/Guardian Summer Series
  • Tutor.com Summer Access

Important Dates

  • August 18 - 9th Grade/New Student Orientation, 8:10-12pm
  • August 19 – Wolverine Welcome, 3:30-5:30pm

  • August 22 - First Day of 2022-23 School Year

Summer Office Hours

  • Our main office has shifted to summer hours.  During the summer the main office will be available 9am-2pm. 

Working a West Potomac

  • We are seeking a full time Biology teacher to teach Biology and Oceanography at West Potomac.  Interested applicants email Belinda Williams at [email protected]

Summer Meals

  • Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

12th Grade Immunization requirement

  • Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of senior year.
  • Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation.

If you have not already done so, please provide one of the following documents to West Potomac High School Student Services (Leslie Dorsey – [email protected]) ­­­as soon as possible and no later than August 1st, 2022:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at this link.   

Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  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. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level.  This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school.  This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

New West Potomac Parent/Guardian Summer Series

  • This summer we are excited to start a new Summer Educational Series for new West Potomac Parents and Guardians.  The goal of this program is to share a variety of information with our new families to help prepare for a great 2022-23 School year.  Each evening will have two presenters who will share information on two topics.  There will be time for questions on both the topics as well as general West Potomac questions.
  • Families are welcome to attend as many sessions as they are interested in.  Spanish translation will be available at all sessions.  We hope to see you next month!
  • When: Every Wednesday in July

  • Where: WPHS Library

  • Time: 5:00-6:30pm

  • Topics

    • Wednesday, July 6, 2022
      • Overview of Attendance Policies at WPHS
      • Activities and Athletics
    • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
      • Administration Overview - SR&R
      • What to expect in the classroom - a general overview from a WPHS Teacher
    • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
      • West Potomac Wellness Resources
      • Substance Abuse Prevention
    • Wednesday July 27, 2022
      • College and Career Center Overview
      • Back to School Prep - ParentVue, forms, and more!

 

Tutor.com Summer Access

  • West Potomac students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.
  • Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

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New Parent/Guardian Summer Series

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Wolverine Community,

This summer we are excited to start a new Summer Educational Series for new West Potomac Parents and Guardians.  The goal of this program is to share a variety of information with our new families to help prepare for a great 2022-23 School year.  Each evening will have two presenters who will share information on two topics.  There will be time for questions on both the topics as well as general West Potomac questions.

Families are welcome to attend as many sessions as they are interested in.  Spanish translation will be available at all sessions.  We hope to see you next month!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kevin McMahon, Director of Student Series ([email protected]). 

New West Potomac Parent/Guardian Summer Series

When: Every Wednesday in July

Where: WPHS Library

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Topics

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    • Overview of Attendance Policies at WPHS
    • Activities and Athletics
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    • Administration Overview - SR&R
    • What to expect in the classroom - a general overview from a WPHS Teacher
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    • West Potomac Wellness Resources
    • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022
    • College and Career Center Overview
    • Back to School Prep - ParentVue, forms and more!

 

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WPHS - News You Choose - 6-10-22

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  • Important Dates
  • Principal Message
  • Summer Hours
  • Summer School Reminders

Important Dates

August 18: 22-23 Schedules go live in StudentVue/ParentVue at 6am

August 18: New Student Orientation 8:10am-12pm

August 19: Wolverine Welcome 3:30-5:30pm

August 22:  First Day of School

Principal Message

Well Wolverines, we made it!

Not only was this year a success, it was one of the most successful years for West Potomac in a very long time.  The challenges only made us stronger and better.  That really is the definition of a West Potomac Wolverine, “To the stars through the struggles”.  I am so grateful for our community. We rise together by supporting one another, no matter what.  Thank you for standing with us everyday to help our kids succeed.  I wish you all a safe, restful, and fun summer.  Construction is at a fever pitch and we anticipate the opening of our new facilities in August.  That opening will symbolize our New Beginnings.  Leaving behind the negativity of the past two years and embracing the positive forward momentum of the upcoming 22-23 school year.

Please take care and we will see you soon!

Dr. Millard

Summer Office Hours

Beginning Monday, our main office will be shifting to summer hours.  During the summer the main office will be available 9am-2pm. 

Summer School Reminders

Information regarding summer learning opportunities is available here. If you need assistance registering for summer school please reach out to your child's school counselor.  Their contact information is available here.

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Summer School Registration Open House - Today

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Wolverine Community,

A reminder that today, the Student Services Department will be hosting an Open House to assist students and parents in registering for summer school classes.  A representative will be available from 7am to 7pm in the Library.  

If you plan to attend, although not required, it would be appreciated if you could please email or call your student’s counselor (contact info below) with a time frame of when you would be attending so we can ensure that we have enough laptops available.

If you do not want/need assistance in applying the links to register are below.

Credit Recovery Summer School

  • Summer School Credit Recovery Classes are offered at Edison High School from July 11-July 29, 2022 from 8am to 1pm.  The Credit Recovery Academy provides an opportunity for students to recover one high school course credit. 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. 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. Transportation will be provided from West Potomac to Edison High School and back.  Students must find their own transportation to and from West Potomac. 
  • Courses Available for Summer School Credit Recovery are: 
    • English: English 9 for English Learners (Els) English 10 for Els English 11 for Els
    • English Language Development: ELD 1, ELD 2, ELD 3, ELD 4
    • Math: Math Readiness for Els, Numeracy Essentials, Pre-Algebra for Els
    • Social Studies: VA/US Government for ELS
    • Misc.: Literacy Essentials
    • Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra Functions Data Analysis (AFDA), Algebra 2  
    • Science: Biology, Chemistry
    • Social Studies: World Hist and Geo 2, US /VA History, VA/US Government
    • English: English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12 
    • Test Remediation: Alg 1 SOL, Geometry SOL, Biology SOL, WorkKeys Writing, WorkKeys Reading 
    • English Language Learners Classes

Enrichment Summer School

  • Summer School Enrichment Courses are for an Initial Credit.  Courses are fully online and there is a charge for the course.  Tuition varies but does take Lunch Status into account.  For specific information regarding pre-requisites, dates, times and fees please use the following link.
  • Courses offered:
    • Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Head start, Algebra 2  
    • Science: Chemistry, Geosystems, Physics
    • Social Studies: World Hist and Geo 1, World Hist and Geo 2, US /VA History, VA/US Government
    • English: English 10, English 11, English 12
    •  Health and PE: Health and PE 9, Health and PE 10 
    • World Languages: Spanish 2, Spanish 3 
    • Electives: Exploring the Language of Medicine, Intro to Technical Drawing, WBL Summer Internship, Economics and Personal Finance (Not self-directed).

School Counselors’ Contact information 

Lauren Creighton

Anthony Moore

Holly Bush

Michael Shapiro

Keri O'Connor

Stephanie Bluestein

Sara Brewer

Debora Yoon

Jennifer Piechoski

Charlette Jefferson-Dixon

Miguel Arroyo

Thank you,

West Potomac Student Services Team

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Laptop Collection

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Wolverine Community,

9th - 11th grade students are required to turn in their school issued laptops and chargers by Thursday, June 9th. Stop by room 131 or the Auxiliary Gym to return your laptop. If you lost your charger, please prepay using MySchoolBucks.com, the fee is $23.

Important Dates 

  • June 6th-9th: Return laptops/chargers
  • June 9th: Last day to return laptops/chargers  

A reminder you can find this week’s schedule here.

Thank you,

WPHS Administration

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WPHS News You Choose - 6/3/22

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Congratulations West Potomac Class of 2022!!!

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Reminders from WPHS Administration
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

June 6:   Final 2021-’22 PTSA School Year meeting (See below for details)

June 6 - June 9: Half Days - 11:35am Dismissal

June 10:    Final Day of School – 10:10am Dismissal

August 18: 22-23 Schedules go live in StudentVue/ParentVue at 6am

August 18: New Student Orientation 8:10am-12pm

August 19: Wolverine Welcome 3:30-5:30pm

August 22:  First Day of School

A message from WPHS Administration:

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  Thank you to all who made this morning’s Graduation a wonderful and beautiful celebration.  We wish all our Graduates the best!  We are proud of you!

A reminder to our 9th-11th grade families - next week Monday through Thursday dismissal is at 11:35am.  Next Friday we will dismiss at 10:10am.  We are excited for a great last week of school!  As a reminder here is our schedule for the week.

Wish you a wonderful weekend.

WPHS Administration

PTSA Updates

Final 2021 –’22 School Year PTSA Meeting. 

Please join us Monday, June 6, 2022, at 6:30 PM for the final 2021 – ’22 PTSA School Year General Meeting and Backyard Gathering event.

*Light dinner and refreshments provided.  The June meeting will be zoomed from 6:30 – 6:50 PM and we will vote on PTSA Board slate for next year, followed by a little get together.

Host:   Tanya Stamos, PTSA President   Address:  8502 Crown Place, Alexandria

Topic: 2022-23 Board Slate VOTE and Thank You to Our Volunteers!  COME for the VOTE,

STAY for the FOOD!

Link to join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89841419100?pwd=ZDFMNlRQYVVqeTIxdW1wWWpJay9Wdz09

2022-2023 Proposed Slate:

Tracy Dunn, President**

Liz Ver Hage, President-Elect

Laura Catron, VP Fundraising

Rachel Meadows, VP, News and Information

Jessy Johnson, VP, Student Recognition

Kendra Chambers, VP, Volunteers

Kenyatta Williams, Recording Secretary

Mandi Kernan, Treasurer

Libby Meares, Membership

Kristen Hardy, Teacher Appreciation

**already approved from last year's vote

Best Volunteer Opportunity EVER!  Do you have college-bound students? Well, SAT/ACT tests are in your future. Be on the cutting edge of changes to the official tests and college admissions by chairing the PTSA’s Test Prep Program! No test prep experience is needed just strong organization and customer service skills. Contact Marilyn Aboff, [email protected], to learn more about managing this rewarding program.

This past Wednesady we had a beautiful Spring Pyramid Orchestra Concert. Congrats to all our current and future Wolverines on a great performance!

School News Update

WPHS Library News:

Did you forget something?  Please return your "WPHS Property” borrowed book(s) back to the library! Only Five school days left.  Overdue notices were sent to students and parents on Monday, May 16th. Please take a look around your house to see if you have any of them. Books can be brought to the library or placed on the cart just outside the library doors. Please let us know if you have any questions ([email protected]).

Support WP Orchestra: 

  • Looking for a special gift to give to a graduating WPHS Senior or their family? Enjoy picnics and summer days - Our Wolverine Pride blankets are perfect for outdoor events, and indoor study sessions, and make a great custom gift for all our WPHS students.  All proceeds benefit the orchestra.  Please see attached flyer for details
Religious and Cultural Observance Days Regulation Revised

In response to a request from the School Board, FCPS has updated its regulation related to religious and cultural observance days (“O” Days). Changes to the regulation include:

  • New material can be introduced on religious and cultural observance days provided that the content is made accessible in Schoology and teachers support absent students. 
  • Graded assignments or activities may occur as long as there are opportunities for students absent because of a religious and cultural observance to make up the assignment or activity.
  • Details are provided for days on which an observance begins at sundown (1/2 O Day).

The regulation was drafted with input from principals who were charged with making recommendations to prioritize instruction while honoring religious and cultural observances. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer
  • For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public-school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.
  • Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Mealsmay qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes 
Summer Meal Service
  • No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our websitefor updated information during the summer. 

Class of ’22 Seniors News: 

WP Class of 22 - Happy Graduation Day!

“Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Kerry Washington

Class of 2023 – Rising Seniors News:

Attention Class of 2023 parents/guardians!

Belinda Bault and Heather Condon, Class Parents for 2023, would love your suggestions, fundraising ideas, help planning Senior events and more.  Please join the ‘23 Facebook group page for all the important information related to 2023 activities and on how you can be involved! 

You can search West Potomac Class of 2023 Parent/ Families Group  or copy and paste the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2375133515962843

If you are not on Facebook and have questions, suggestions or want to volunteer, you can email us at [email protected]

College and Career Center Updates:

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!!!  Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

  • Wolverines! You did it!!! We did it!!! Congratulations to every student, parent, guardian, and faculty member for our collective hard work & determination to successfully complete our first full year of in person learning since March of 2019. On a personal note, thank you to entire West Potomac family. Your warm welcome at the beginning of the year extended throughout the entire year with each opportunity I experienced to get to know students and families. I hope that everyone will have a safe summer that also includes time to rest and recharge.
  • Please note that the Career Center will be closed for the summer beginning June 14th. I will not be available via phone or email. When school re-opens for the 2022-2023 school year, the Career Center will be open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. I will be available to meet with students and parents virtually or by phone to assist students. Appointments can be scheduled by sending an email to Mrs. Young at [email protected] if interested in scheduling a time to meet. I can also be reached via phone at 703-718-2548. 
  • May – June ’22 WPHS College and Career Center Newsletter

SAT and ACT Test Prep:

Summer classes/mocks open for registration!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

7/23, 7/30, 8/13

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

7/23, 7/30, 8/6

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes SAT & ACT

Registration open! Classes prep for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

Understanding Test-Optional Admissions - Many more colleges have gone test-optional as a temporary response to COVID and are treating this as a “pilot program” before determining whether to make it a permanent policy. Check college admissions pages for policy changes as this plays out.

Test-optional does not mean test-blind! Test-blind schools do not accept or consider test scores at all. Test-optional means that SAT/ACT scores are not required to submit an application. This does not mean that the scores are not a factor in the admissions decision.

Do students really need to take an official SAT or ACT? For many, the answer is yes. Without the test, you may be eliminating an important asset in your college application. Strong scores can help show that you’re academically competitive or help earn merit aid (even at test-optional schools). Test-optional means you can choose whether you submit the scores as part of your application.

More Resources:

FCPS News /Quick Links

Want to Be a FCPS Teacher? Join a Virtual Career Switcher Information Session on June 8
  • The FCPS Office of Talent Acquisition and Management will host a Virtual Career Switcher Information Session on Wednesday, June 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Military veterans, community members, and anyone interested in becoming a licensed Virginia teacher should attend.
  • Register online to attend.
  • The session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education career switcher programs: Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to military veteran attendees. The FCPS Human Resources team and substitute office will be available to conduct video chats.  

FCPS Quick Links:

 

 

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WPHS News You Choose - 5/27/22

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Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Be More Chill who performed last Sunday at National Theatre. Be More Chill was nominated for Best Musical and Brook Apitz was nominated for Best Actress at the Brandon Victor Dixon Awards!

Congratulations to our Boys Lacrosse team for winning the Occoquan Regional Championship for the first time in 31 years! Great job Wolverines! On to States!

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Class of 2023 Updates
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Last Friday evening we had an amazing end of year Chorus Concert. Great job Wolverines!!

Important Dates

May 30:   Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:   Senior Awards, 9:00 AM, Springbank Auditorium followed by graduation practice (required attendance by all Seniors), and Senior picnic

June 3:    Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium – NO school for ALL students

Ceremony will be live-streamed.

June 6:   Final 2021-’22 PTSA School Yr meeting (See below for details)

June 6-June 9: Half Days - 11:35am Dismissal

June 10:    Final Day of School – 10:10am Dismissal

Wolverine Community,

Today was the last day of school for our Class of 2022.  We are so proud of their hard work and are excited to celebrate them next week.  We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday weekend and look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022 next week!

WPHS Administration

On Tuesday we had a wonderful end of year Band Concert.

Congratulations to all our Band Seniors! Thank you and we wish you the best next year!

 PTSA Updates

  •  Final 2021 –’22 School Year PTSA Meeting.
    • Please join us next Monday, June 6, 2022, at 6:30 PM for the final 2021 – ’22 PTSA School Year General Meeting and Backyard Gathering event.
    • *Light dinner and refreshments provided – the meeting will be in-person only - not zoomed
    • Host:   Tanya Stamos, PTSA President   Address:  8502 Crown Place, Alexandria
    • Topic: 2022-23 Board Slate VOTE and Thank You to Our Volunteers!  COME for the VOTE,

STAY for the FOOD!

2022-2023 Proposed Slate:

Tracy Dunn, President**

Liz Ver Hage, President-Elect

Laura Catron, VP Fundraising

Rachel Meadows, VP, News and Information

Jessy Johnson, VP, Student Recognition

Kendra Chambers, VP, Volunteers

Kenyatta Williams, Recording Secretary

Mandi Kernan, Treasurer

Libby Meares, Membership

Kristen Hardy, Teacher Appreciation

**already approved from last year's vote

  • On behalf of the PTSA and the parent volunteers who have been part of the Senior Celebration moments we would like to tell our Seniors - “ We're so proud of you, and what a joy it has been to be part of this milestone year.  We wish you continued success and happiness in all you do!
  • Best Volunteer Opportunity EVER!  Do you have college-bound students? Well, SAT/ACT tests are in your future. Be on the cutting edge of changes to the official tests and college admissions by chairing the PTSA’s Test Prep Program! No test prep experience is needed just strong organization and customer service skills. Contact Marilyn Aboff, [email protected], to learn more about managing this rewarding program.

School News

WPHS Senior School Picnic

  • The school will be hosting a picnic/tailgate after graduation practice on June 2nd.  The food will be catered from the school by Panera.  We are looking for parents to donate cases of bottled water for the Seniors to have with their lunch.  Water donations should be dropped off to the football stadium concession stand between 12:15 and 12:30pm on June 2nd.  Please sign up here.

WPHS Senior Cap & Gown Distribution

  • May 31 from 3pm-6pm and June 1 from 3pm-6pm
  • Where: WPHS Cafeteria (indoors)
  • Please help distribute Caps & Gowns to our Seniors.  We are in need of a few more volunteers to help with this event.  Please sign up here.

WPHS Library News:

Please Return your books. Overdue notices were sent to students and parents on Monday, May 16th. Please take a look around your house to see if you have any of them. Books can be brought to the library or placed on the cart just outside the library doors. Please let us know if you have any questions ([email protected]).

Support WP Orchestra: 

  • Looking for a special gift to give to a graduating WPHS Senior or their family? Enjoy picnics and summer days - Our Wolverine Pride blankets are perfect for outdoor events, and indoor study sessions, and make a great custom gift for all our WPHS students.  All proceeds benefit the orchestra.  Please see attached flyer for details

Great job to our Color Guard who performed at Tuesday's Band Concert!

Class of 2023 – Rising Seniors News:

Attention Class of 2023 parents!

  • Belinda Bault and Heather Condon, Class Parents for 2023, would love your suggestions, fundraising ideas, help planning and more.  Please join our Facebook group for all the important information related to 2023 activities and on how you can be involved! 
  • Be aware the page won’t be super active until late July after we meet with the Administration and receive our dates and information needed to start planning.  But please hop on and share any fundraising tips/ ideas and suggestions for a Senior Welcome Back to School for August.
  • You can search West Potomac Class of 2023 Parent/ Families Group  or copy and paste the link below.
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/2375133515962843
  • If you are not on Facebook and have questions, suggestions or want to volunteer, you can email us at [email protected]

The Class of 2022 had a wonderful Senior Bash Celebration on Thursday evening! Thank you to the PTSA for making this event possible!

Class of ’22 Seniors News: 

  • Huge thanks to the many parents who volunteered their time, prepared foods, helped plan, collected tickets, and manned the event stations. All these lives connecting made possible a wonderful Senior Bash event. Close to 200 Seniors attended - Great Music by DJ Juiceee (💙'd by WP Students), Delicious food catered by Natural Red Catering supplemented by equally delicious salads made by wonderful Moms, Rita's Italian Ice "in the house" was a HUGE HIT. Caricatures by Capital Artworks (Mike Jenkins), Amusement Attractions, Fantastic Prizes, cornhole, a beautiful night – all made for priceless memories...
  • Thank you to Dr. Millard, and many others at the school for their support helping make a Senior Celebration of this size possible – after a two-year absence.

June 2 – 9:00 am - Convocation at Springbank Auditorium

  • 11:30 am - Graduation Practice, WP Stadium
  • 1:00 pm - Senior Tailgating Event at Stadium
  • 2:00 pm - Final Cap and Gown Distribution

Graduation Day: The Class of 2022 at West Potomac High School Football Stadium. Graduation will be Friday, June 3, 2022, at 9:00 am

Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School. Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, answer some questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/

WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior

College and Career Center Updates:

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!!!  Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

Classes of 2023, 2024, 2025:

  • There is still time to research and register for summer enrichment opportunities across a variety of topics and locations.  Go to Naviance Student > Colleges > Research Colleges > Enrichment Programs for a complete list.

Examples of the different types of summer opportunities:

Future Agents in Training

  • Applications for our summer 2022 “Teen Academy”, also known as Future Agents in Training is a three-day interactive workshop which will take place at the FBI’s Northern Virginia Resident Agency satellite campus in Manassas, Virginia.
  • This exciting program allows high school students (ages 16-18) an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber-crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. A special field trip and tour to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA is also included.
  • Students can apply via the website up until May 31st for the August program: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/community-outreach
GW Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Open House
  • The Biomedical Laboratory Sciences department at George Washington University is hosting an Open House where students can learn more about the biomedical laboratory sciences programs. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 from 6 PM - 8 PM EDT. The event will be held in-person in Discovery Hall at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, with an option to join the event virtually through Zoom. There will be free food, refreshments, and all attendees will receive a code for a fee waiver, should they wish to apply to GW’s programs.
  • Please direct any questions to Yilnette Morales Nunez at [email protected].from a non-FCPS Email address.

WPHS Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers

Sports Physical Night

June 7th availability - Wolverine Parents, it’s time to start planning for the 2022-23 high school sports seasons. The first step for students to be eligible to participate with any West Potomac sports teams, including tryouts, workouts and green days, is to complete a sports physical on a VHSL Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) form.  The sports physicals for the current school year will expire on June 30th2022.  The West Potomac High School Athletic Training Program will be offering sports physicals at WPHS on Tuesday June, 7th.  The completed physical will stay on file at school and be good for all sports participation both in and out of season for the 2022-23 school year.  This event is a fundraiser for the WP Athletic Training Program and proceeds go to support student athletes in all sports.  The cost of the physical is $50 and all students must register online.  Register now while there is space available.

Volunteers:  We are always looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to assist us for the event. If you are interested in helping out (and will be available from 5 – 8pm on 6/7) click on this link to register as a volunteer. You will be given more information as we get closer to the night.

SAT and ACT Test Prep

Summer classes/mocks open for registration!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

7/23, 7/30, 8/13

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

7/23, 7/30, 8/6

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes SAT & ACT

Registration open! Classes prep for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

 Understanding Test-Optional Admissions - Many more colleges have gone test-optional as a temporary response to COVID and are treating this as a “pilot program” before determining whether to make it a permanent policy. Check college admissions pages for policy changes as this plays out.

Test-optional does not mean test-blind! Test-blind schools do not accept or consider test scores at all. Test-optional means that SAT/ACT scores are not required to submit an application. This does not mean that the scores are not a factor in the admissions decision.

Do students really need to take an official SAT or ACT? For many, the answer is yes. Without the test, you may be eliminating an important asset in your college application. Strong scores can help show that you’re academically competitive or help earn merit aid (even at test-optional schools). Test-optional means you can choose whether you submit the scores as part of your application.

More Resources:

 

Our PTSA would like to share this message from the National PTSA News:  Ways You Can Take Action on Gun Violence and Resources to Care for Your Mental Health

 

 

 

The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday is the deadliest school shooting since 2012, when 26 children and adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  Our association has challenged Congress over and over again to address this issue. Parents are scared to send their children to school, teachers are worried about how to protect their students, and our children are now singing new lyrics to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:

"Lockdown, lockdown, Lock the door

"Shut the lights off, Say no more

"Go behind the desk and hide

"Wait until it's safe inside"

We are, as civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer once said, sick and tired of being sick and tired. But we are not going to go numb. PTA has been the conscience of this country on issues affecting children and youth for over 125 years, and we're never going to stop advocating for every child with one united voice.

We urge you to join us in demanding change—and to take care of yourself and your family, too.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=1186247328941034

FCPS News /Quick Links

Quick Links:

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In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Administration Annoucements
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

May 20:   Choir Spring Show, 7:00 PM at WPHS Springbank

May 24:   Concert Band – End of Year Concert and Senior Night, 7:30 PM – WPHS Springbank

May 26:   West Po’s Seniors Bash - Class of ’22 End of Year celebration, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

May 27:   Last Day for Class of ’22 Seniors. Seniors’ laptop returned deadline (Rm 131)

May 27:  Last day to return Senior Laptops/Chargers

May 30:   Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 1: Orchestra Concert

June 2:   Senior Awards, 9:00 AM, Springbank Auditorium followed by graduation practice (required attendance by all Seniors), and Senior picnic

June 3:    Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium – NO school for ALL students - Ceremony will be live-streamed.

June 6:   Final 2021-’22 PTSA School Year meeting (See below for details)

June 9:   Last day to return laptops/chargers

June 10:    Final Day of School

 

Administration Announcements

  • Congratulations to Grant Donavan Hamilton on being one of the 36 Fairfax County Seniors who were named winners of $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Learn more about this awesome accomplishment here.  We look forward to recognizing this achievement at our Senior Awards Celebration on June 2.
  • Laptop Return - All Students are required to turn in their school issued laptops, chargers and sleeves. Seniors must return their laptop by May 27th and Underclassmen must return theirs by June 9th. Stop by the Tech Office in Room 131 to return your laptop. If you lost your charger, please prepay using MySchoolBucks.com, the fee is $23.
  • Late Buses - The last day for late busses is next week, Thursday, May 26. Students may continue to request appointments to stay after with teachers but families will need to provide their own transportation.
  • SOL Retakes and Make Ups - Students who missed their SOL or are eligible for a retake will receive an email by this evening with details on when and were they should report for SOL testing next week.  
  • Senior Attendance Reminder - A reminder that seniors last day of school is next Friday, May 27.  Seniors are expected to attend all classes through next Friday.  If you have an excused absence next week, parents/guardians should follow normal procedures with our attendance office.  Any senior not in a class through the end of the week will be marked absent.   
  • End of Year Culminating Activity Schedule - A reminder that all end of year testing including the culminating activity schedule for seniors and 9th-11th graders can be found here.  

PTSA Updates

Class of 2022 – West Po’s Senior Bash, End of Year Celebration (NEW EVENT TIME)

  • Event ticket - $35.00 and includes your admission to an evening of games, attractions, food, and 10 raffle tickets for your chance to win AMAZING prizes including a 32" LED Full HD Smart Roku Television, 2 - $222.00 Visa Gift Cards, JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker. Door prizes are raffled every 30 mins! Event Flyer here.
  • Volunteers Needed: If you are a member of the Wolverine Nation and would like to volunteer your time (or donate needed items) to the May 26th Senior Bash (Parents from all Grades welcomed), please click below to sign up: (With the recent Event start time change – the original times of the volunteer spots were affected. Updated sign-up is being worked on and will be available by May 21 at 1:00 PM
  • https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49AEAC2EA2FCC16-class

WP Class of 2022 Raffles, to benefit Senior Celebration Events:  May 8 – May 22

  • Final HOURS TO Purchase June 3rd Graduation – Reserved Parking Spot and Extra Guest Tickets Raffle Tickets. 
  • Premium Graduation Reserved Parking Package (2 Available)
  • Each prize package includes a reserved parking space at West Po on graduation day! Two guest tickets and West Potomac Wolverines throw blanket.
  • $25 per raffle ticket or 6 for $100
  • Extra Graduation Tickets Raffle (2 available)
  • Each prize package includes two guest tickets to West Po graduation!
  • $10 per raffle ticket or 5 for $50
  • This is a great opportunity to win a reserved parking spot and/or extra guest tickets. Due to the lack of donated tickets, the school does not have extra tickets to allocate.
  • Buy your virtual raffle tickets at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store or scan the QR code on the attached flyer. Class of 2022 Raffle Flyer.
  • Raffle will end on May 22 at midnight.  Winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail and an announcement will be made on the Class of '22 Facebook page. Raffle Questions? Contact Lisa Weiner at [email protected]. Thank you to the families who donated the Stadium Blankets and Guest tickets.  All Proceeds Benefit the Class of 2022 Senior Celebration Events. 

Final 2021 –’22 School Year PTSA Meeting. 

  • Please join us on June 6, 2022, at 6:30 PM for the PTSA June General Meeting Backyard Gathering
  • *Light dinner and refreshments provided – the meeting will be in-person only - not zoomed
  • Host:  Tanya Stamos, PTSA President   Address:  8502 Crown Place, Alexandria
  • Topic: 2022-23 Board Slate VOTE and Thank You to Our Volunteers!

2022-2023 Proposed Slate:

Tracy Dunn, President**

Liz Ver Hage, President-Elect

Laura Catron, VP Fundraising

Rachel Meadows, VP, News and Information

Jessy Johnson, VP, Student Recognition

Kendra Chambers, VP, Volunteers

Kenyatta Williams, Recording Secretary

Mandi Kernan, Treasurer

Libby Meares, Membership

Kristen Hardy, Teacher Appreciation

**already approved from last year's vote

School News

WPHS Library News:

  • The library staff is extremely happy with the number of books that were checked out this school year. However, now is the time for students to return them. There are some books that are long overdue. Overdue notices were sent to students and parents on Monday, May 16th. Please take a look around your house to see if you have any of them. Books can be brought to the library or placed on the cart just outside the library doors. Please let us know if you have any questions ([email protected]).

Class of 2023 Senior Picture Information

  • The WPHS senior portrait scheduling site has been opened for 6/17 & 6/21-24! Rising seniors can begin scheduling appointments for the June dates now. Families will also be notified directly by Legacy Studios. Additional appointments will be available in late August and late October.
  • Scheduling link: https://seniors.legacystudios.com/west-potomac-hs-alexandria-va-2/

Support WP Orchestra: 

  • Looking for a special gift to give to a graduating WPHS Senior or their family? Enjoy picnics and summer days - Our Wolverine Pride blankets are perfect for outdoor events, and indoor study sessions, and make a great custom gift for all our WPHS students.  All proceeds benefit the orchestra.  Please see attached flyer for details.

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

  • Event ticket - $35.00 and includes your admission to an evening of games, attractions, food, and 10 raffle tickets for your chance to win AMAZING prizes including a 32" LED Full HD Smart Roku Television, 2 - $222.00 Visa Gift Cards, JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker. Door prizes are raffled every 30 mins!  Event Flyer here

May Seniors Newsletter: 

Thank YOU, Class Officers!

Senior Class President: CJ Crombie

Senior Class VP: Matthew Verich

Senior Class Representative: Jessie Bodner

Senior Class Representative: Ashlynn Parker

Senior Class Representative: Aidan McClanahan

Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School. Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, answer some questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/
May 27:  Last Day for Seniors
  • All laptops must be returned to room 131
  • All dues and financial obligations must be paid before receiving cap and gown. Pay online at myschoolbucks.com

June 2 – 9:00 am - Convocation at Springbank Auditorium

  • 11:30 am - Graduation Practice, WP Stadium
  • 1:00 pm - Senior Tailgating Event at Stadium
  • 2:00 pm - Final Cap and Gown Distribution

Graduation Day: The Class of 2022 at West Potomac High School Football Stadium. Graduation will be Friday, June 3, 2022, at 9:00 am

WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior

College and Career Center Updates:

Class of 2022 Reminders:

Seniors,

Graduation is quickly approaching!  You're almost there, but there are still a few weeks left & final items to complete.  

  • Senior Survey:  Seniors who HAVE NOT completed the Senior Survey or need to make corrections have been contacted by their counselor and by Mrs. Young.  Please come to the Career Center before school, after school or during your lunch   The Senior Survey is a mandatory requirement that must be completed prior to graduation. 
  • ***If you are planning on attending college & your survey is not complete/includes an error, it will delay Student Services sending your final transcript after graduation.  This delay may impact your ability to register for classes.***
  • Senior Awards Deadline May 23rd: We want to recognize you during our Senior Awards Ceremony to be held on June 2, 2022.   If you wish to be recognized for scholarships you have received AND will use, email your award letter to Mrs. Young in the Career Center.  Scholarships include those awarded by the college the senior will attend and community scholarship committees. 
  • Seniors that have committed to military service (enlisted), plan to attend a Military Academy or College, or received an ROTC Scholarship will be recognized during the program. If you have committed to participate in ROTC (non-scholarship recipients) please email me ASAP.
  • Deadline to email Mrs. Young at [email protected]is Monday, May 23, 2022.  Remember we can’t recognize you if you don’t let us know!
  • NOVA Rep Visit May 24th: Our NOVA Admissions Representative Ms. Acosta will be in the Career Center on Tuesday, May 24th during ALL lunches to answer last-minute questions from seniors planning on attending NOVA this fall.  Please note that Mrs. Acosta will NOT be here to register students for classes
  • FAFSA Assistance on May 19th & May 26th: Our FAFSA Champion Ms. Rowsey will be in the Career Center on May 19th & May 26th during ALL lunches to provide assistance to any senior who may still have questions or need assistance with your FAFSA.

SAT and ACT Test Prep:

  • Best Volunteer Opportunity EVER!  Do you have freshman and/or younger students? Well, SAT/ACT tests are in your future. Be on the cutting edge of changes to the official tests and college admissions by chairing the PTSA’s Test Prep Program! No test prep experience is needed just strong organization and customer service skills. Contact Marilyn Aboff, [email protected], to learn more about managing this rewarding program.
  • Summer classes/mocks open for registration!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

5/14, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

5/14, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes SAT & ACT

Registration open! Classes prep for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

Why Try the ACT?

  • Accepted Everywhere – yes, really! Every college accepts it without prejudice.
  • It’s Concrete – The SAT can be abstract but the ACT is more straightforward without the added step of interpreting the question. ACT is clear about what you are being asked.
  • No Hunting for Specific Lines – There are no multi-step questions in the ACT Reading section, so no time spent hunting for evidence in specific lines.
  • Less Fatigue – The ACT sections are short so you don’t have to worry about focus fade or boredom setting in.
  • Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores – ACT is fast paced, but you can guess on select problems and do great!
  • Straightforward Word Problems – ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT. No pulling equations out of complex narratives!
  • Science Section is not hard-core science! The questions are all about testing your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

More Resources:

 

WPHS Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers

Sports Physical Night

Wolverine Parents, it’s time to start planning for the 2022-23 high school sports seasons. The first step for students to be eligible to participate with any West Potomac sports teams, including tryouts, workouts and green days, is to complete a sports physical on a VHSL Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) form.  The sports physicals for the current school year will expire on June 30th2022.  The West Potomac High School Athletic Training Program will be offering sports physicals at WPHS on Tuesday June, 7th.  The completed physical will stay on file at school and be good for all sports participation both in and out of season for the 2022-23 school year.  This event is a fundraiser for the WP Athletic Training Program and proceeds go to support student athletes in all sports.  The cost of the physical is $50 and all students must register online.  Register now while there is space available.

 Volunteers:  We are always looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to assist us for the event. If you are interested in helping out (and will be available from 5 – 8pm on 6/7) click on this link to register as a volunteer. You will be given more information as we get closer to the night.

FCPS News /Quick Links

Quick Links:

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In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

 

Important Dates

May 13:   Jazz Dance, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, Springbank

May 17 Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid Town Hall Virtual Meeting (Reg. link below)

May 18:   Guitar Concert, 7:30 PM at WPHS Kogelman Theatre

May 20:   Choir Spring Show, 7:00 PM at WPHS Springbank

May 24:   Concert Band – End of Year Concert and Senior Night, 7:30 PM – WPHS Springbank

May 26:   West Po’s Seniors Bash - Class of ’22 End of Year celebration (Tickets on sale now)

May 27:   Last Day For our Class of ’22 Seniors. Seniors’ laptop returned deadline (Rm 131)

May 30:   Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:   Senior Awards, 9:00 AM, Springbank Auditorium followed by graduation practice (required attendance by all Seniors), and Senior picnic

June 3:    Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium – NO school for ALL students

Ceremony will be live-streamed.

June 6:   Final 2021-’22 PTSA School Yr meeting (See below for details)

June 10:    Final Day of School

 

PTSA Updates

Final 2021 –’22 School Year PTSA Meeting. 

 

Please join us 

June 6, 2022, PTSA General Meeting Backyard Gathering

Topic: 2022-23 Board Slate VOTE and Thank You to Our Volunteers!

8502 Crown Place, Alexandria

*Light dinner and refreshments provided – the meeting will be in-person only - not zoomed

 

2022-2023 Proposed Slate:

Tracy Dunn, President**

Liz Ver Hage, President-Elect

Laura Catron, VP Fundraising

Rachel Meadows, VP, News and Information

Jessy Johnson, VP, Student Recognition

Kendra Chambers, VP, Volunteers

Kenyatta Williams, Recording Secretary

Mandi Kernan, Treasurer

Libby Meares, Membership

Kristen Hardy, Teacher Appreciation

**already approved from last year's vote

 

 

Class of 2022 – West Po’s Senior Bash, End of Year Celebration

May 26, 2022, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM

To purchase tickets, scan QR code on attached flyer or https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store 

  • Event ticket - $35.00 and includes your admission to an evening of games, attractions, food, and 10 raffle tickets for your chance to win AMAZING prizes including a 32" LED Full HD Smart Roku Television, 2 - $222.00 Visa Gift Cards, JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker. Win "Green" - $22 Cash on the Spot prizes, raffled every 30 mins.  

 

  • Tickets purchased by May 18 receive an additional 5 Raffle Ticket entries.

 

 

WP Class of 2022 Raffles, to benefit Senior Celebration Events:  May 8 – May 22

 

Win A Reserved Parking Space and extra tickets to June 3rd Graduation

 

  • Premium Graduation Reserved Parking Package (2 Available)

 

  • Each prize package includes a reserved parking space at WestPo on graduation day! Two guest tickets and West Potomac Wolverines throw blanket.

 

  • $25 per raffle ticket or 6 for $100

 

  • Extra Graduation Tickets Raffle (2 available)

 

  • Each prize package includes two guest ticketsto West Po graduation!

 

  • $10 per raffle ticket or 5 for $50

Buy your virtual raffle tickets at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store or scan the QR code on the attached flyer.  

Raffle will end on May 22 at midnight.  Winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail and an announcement will be made on the Class of '22 Facebook page. Raffle Questions? Contact Lisa Weiner at [email protected]. Thank you to the families who donated the Stadium Blankets and Guest tickets.  All Proceeds Benefit the Class of 2022 Senior Celebration Events. 

 

School News

 

West Potomac High School Student among the winners of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.

Congratulations to Senior, Grant Hamilton on winning the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. Grant will be heading to Georgia Tech this Fall and plans to study Mathematics.  The 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program started in October 2020 when juniors took the PSAT. In Fall 2021, the highest-scoring students in each state were named semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. Winners were chosen from 15,000 finalists based on "the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies," according to a National Merit Scholarship news release.

 

Class of 2023 Senior Picture Information

  • The WPHS senior portrait scheduling site has been opened for 6/17 & 6/21-24! Rising seniors can begin scheduling appointments for the June dates now. Families will also be notified directly by Legacy Studios. Additional appointments will be available in late August and late October.
  • Scheduling link: https://seniors.legacystudios.com/west-potomac-hs-alexandria-va-2/

 

May 27- Last School Day for Class of ’22 Seniors and final day for Seniors’ to return FCPS laptop (Rm 131).  Reminder to download any material you wish to save for the future.

  • Seniors, when you graduate, you will lose access to your files saved with FCPS- including your FCPS On laptop hard drive, H-Drive, and FCPS Google Drive. You should plan to download any material you would like to save prior to graduation.  You can find directions here for downloading your data

 

 

WPHS Chorus Boosters News:

  • Chorus Boosters will be holding a car wash at Aldersgate Church on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Please spread the word and come out to support the Chorus Program.  All donations are welcome and appreciated!  Proceeds will help support our scholarship program and clinician-provided workshops. Location: 1301 Collingwood Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

Support WP Orchestra: 

Looking for a special gift to give to a graduating WPHS Senior or their family?  Enjoy picnics and summer days - Our Wolverine Pride blankets are perfect for outdoor events, and indoor study sessions, and make a great custom gift for all our WPHS students.  All proceeds benefit the orchestra.  Please see attached flyer for details 

 

WPHS Dance Team Fundraiser: 

  • Spring Clean and Help the West Potomac Dance Team!

Clean out your closets for a good cause! On Saturday, May 14 between 9:00 and 9:30 am, the WP Dance Team will be collecting clean, gently used clothing and soft furnishings (bedding, pillows, etc.). These items will be donated to the Unique thrift store in Falls Church. Pack items in clean trash bags and drop them off at the big blue bin outside entrance 3A of the Springbank building at West Potomac.  (This date was originally advertised as April 30.) Tax receipts will be available at  drop-off.  Please share this information with others! Questions? Contact Carrie Sessine at [email protected].

 

Join Incoming Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for a Multilingual Virtual Town Hall on May 17
  • On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Can’t make this date? Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

 

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

 

  • May 26, 2022 - Class of 2022 – West Po’s Senior Bash, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM – see above for ticket sales link.

 

May Seniors Newsletter: 

 

  • Please take a few minutes to check out the final Class of '22 Seniors Newsletter created/compiled by the Senior Class Officers to help their fellow classmates stay in the "know”
  • Senior Newsletter.May 2022.pdf

 

Thank YOU, Class Officers!

 

Senior Class President: CJ Crombie

Senior Class VP: Matthew Verich

Senior Class Representative: Jessie Bodner

Senior Class Representative: Ashlynn Parker

Senior Class Representative: Aidan McClanahan

Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School. Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, answer some questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/
  May 27:  Last Day for Seniors
  • All laptops must be returned to room 131
  • All dues and financial obligations must be paid before receiving cap and gown. Pay online at myschoolbucks.com

 

June 2 – 9:00 am - Convocation at Springbank Auditorium

  • 11:30 am - Graduation Practice, WP Stadium
  • 1:00 pm - Senior Tailgating Event at Stadium
  • 2:00 pm - Final Cap and Gown Distribution

 

  • Graduation Day: The Class of 2022 at West Potomac High School Football Stadium. Graduation will be Friday, June 3, 2022, at 9:00 am
    • WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior

College and Career Center Updates:

Class of 2022 Reminders:

 

  • Seniors who still need to complete the Senior Survey or make corrections received an email from Mrs. Young, College & Career Center Specialist last week.  Seniors can stop by the Career Center before/after school or during lunch.  Computers are available in the Career Center if a Senior needs assistance completing the survey.  The survey must be completed prior to graduation!

 

  • Seniors, we want to recognize you during our June 2, 2022 Senior Awards Ceremony. If you wish to be recognized for scholarships you have received AND will use, email your award letter to Mrs. Young in the Career Center.  Scholarships include those awarded by the college the senior will attend and community scholarship committees. 

 

  • Seniors that have committed to military service (enlisted), plan to attend a Military Academy or College, or received an ROTC Scholarship will be recognized during the program. If you have committed to participate in ROTC (non-scholarship recipients) please email me ASAP. Deadlineto email Mrs. Young at [email protected] is May 20, 2022.  Remember we can’t recognize you if you don’t let us know!

 

 

ACE Core Construction Skills Bootcamp Tuition Reduction!

 

  • Are you a senior who is still finalizing your post-graduation plans?  FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) is now able to offer the Core Construction Skills Bootcamp at a discounted tuition rate of only $260! This rigorous two-week introduction to construction skills covers topics such as Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Math, Communication Skills, Introduction to Construction Drawings, and Construction Careers. Interested students need to call ACE registration to receive the discounted rate: (703) 658-1201.

 

 

Summer Enrichment Opportunities:

  • Summer is quickly approaching!  It’s a great time for students to explore their interests and expand their horizons.  Summer enrichment opportunities can be explored in Naviance under Collegesand Enrichment Programs.  

 

SAT and ACT Test Prep

 

Summer classes/mocks open for registration!

 

View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

5/14, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

5/14, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes SAT & ACT

Registration open! Classes prep for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

 

Why Try the ACT?

  • Accepted Everywhere – yes, really! Every college accepts it without prejudice.
  • It’s Concrete – The SAT can be abstract but the ACT is more straightforward without the added step of interpreting the question. ACT is clear about what you are being asked.
  • No Hunting for Specific Lines – There are no multi-step questions in the ACT Reading section, so no time spent hunting for evidence in specific lines.
  • Less Fatigue – The ACT sections are short so you don’t have to worry about focus fade or boredom setting in.
  • Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores – ACT is fast paced, but you can guess on select problems and do great!
  • Straightforward Word Problems – ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT. No pulling equations out of complex narratives!
  • Science Section is not hard-core science! The questions are all about testing your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

 

More Resources:

 

 

FCPS News /Quick Links

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WPHS - News You Choose - 5/6/22

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SOL and AP Testing continues next week. See the full testing calendar on the West Potomac website.

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Class of 2023 Senior Pictures
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

May 13:     Jazz Dance, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, Springbank

May 18:     Guitar Concert, WPHS at 7:30 PM

May 24:     Concert Band – End of Year Concert and Senior Night, 7:30 PM - Springbank

May 26:     West Po’s Seniors Bash - Class of ’22 End of Year celebration (Tickets on sale now)

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Awards, 9:00 AM, Springbank Auditorium followed by graduation practice, and Senior picnic

June 3:    Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium – NO school for ALL students

Ceremony will be live-streamed.

June 10:    Final Day of School

PTSA Updates

Class of 2022 – West Po’s Senior Bash, End of Year Celebration

 

SAVE AND SUPPORT THE PTSA

  • Celebrate our Seniors '22' and shout it from the rooftops with graduation announcements from Minted!  Not only will Minted give our members 20% off on cards, but they will donate 15% back to our WPHS PTSA!  Make sure to use our secret code, FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC!  Thank you in advance and let's show off our 2022 Grads!! Thank you for your support!
  • Graduating seniors will also need presents to celebrate and all of the items necessary to leave home and go on their own! So don't forget that AMAZON also supports our PTSA through their AMAZON SMILES program.  All you need to do is register the name "West Potomac High School PTSA" and that's it!  All purchases that qualify will automatically donate a % of your purchase back to our PTSA all year round!  Thank you for your support!

 

WP Class of 2022 Raffles, to benefit Senior Celebration Events:  May 8 – May 22

  • Win A Reserved Parking Space and extra tickets to June 3rd Graduation
  • Premium Graduation Reserved Parking Package (2 Available)
    • Each prize package includes a reserved parking space at WestPo on graduation day! Two guest tickets and West Potomac Wolverines throw blanket.
  • $25 per raffle ticket or 6 for $100
  • Extra Graduation Tickets Raffle (2 available)
    • Each prize package includes two guest tickets to West Po graduation!
  • $10 per raffle ticket or 5 for $50
  • Buy your virtual raffle tickets at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store or scan QR code on the attached flyer.  Raffle Flyer here. 
  • Raffle will end on May 22 at midnight.  Winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail and an announcement will be made on the Class of '22 Facebook page. Raffle Questions? Contact Lisa Weiner at [email protected]. Thank you to the families who donated the Stadium Blankets and Guest tickets.  All Proceeds Benefit the Class of 2022 Senior Celebration Events. 

Class of 2023 Senior Picture Information

  • The WPHS senior portrait scheduling site has been opened for 6/17 & 6/21-24! Rising seniors can begin scheduling appointments for the June dates now. Families will also be notified directly by Legacy Studios. Additional appointments will be available in late August and late October.
  • Scheduling link: https://seniors.legacystudios.com/west-potomac-hs-alexandria-va-2/

School News

Announcement from the WP Pyramid Substance Abuse Prevention:

The FPC will be hosting an Alcohol Education Presentation on May 11, 2022.  Two FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists will be presenting on some important information on youth and alcohol misuse. The presentation will take place during the next Fairfax Prevention Coalition meeting, on May 11th at 1 pm, virtually.

WPHS Chorus Boosters News:

  • Chorus Boosters will be holding a car wash at Aldersgate Church on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Please spread the word and come out to support the Chorus Program.  All donations are welcome and appreciated!  Proceeds will help support our scholarship program and clinician-provided workshops. Location: 1301 Collingwood Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

 WPHS Band News: 

Jazz Dance, May 13, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, Springbank

  • Our Jazz Bands will have their last gig of the year in our Springbank Jazz Club (aka Springbank Auditorium stage). Tickets are REQUIRED and are $5 each. Tickets will be on sale at lunches next week and at the door.  

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

  • May 26, 2022 - Class of 2022 – West Po’s Senior Bash, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
May 27:  Last Day for Seniors
  • All laptops must be returned to room 131
  • All dues and financial obligations must be paid before receiving cap and gown. Pay online at myschoolbucks.com
  • June 3rd – Graduation Day. Each student will receive 6 graduation tickets. The school does not have any extra tickets.  Graduation Ceremony will be live-streamed.
  • Seniors will the following exam/culminating activity
    • May 24 – 2 & 4 periods
    • May 25 - 1 & 5 periods
    • May 26 – 6 & 8 periods
    • May 27 – 7 period – this will be seniors’ last day
    • Seniors do not have to attend school on May 31, June 1 but cap and gowns will be distributed from 3:30 – 6:00 by alpha. The schedule will be posted on Tuesday.
    • June 2 – 9:00 – Convocation, graduation practice and Senior Picnic

Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School 
  • Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, and provide an answer,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/
    • WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior

Class of ’22 Senior School Dues: 

Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. Payments can be made now through your students’,  myschoolbucks.com acct. 

College and Career Center Updates:

  • Seniors must complete the FCPS Senior Survey to let FCPS & WPHS know their post-graduation plans.  Mrs. Young sent an email to every senior that has not completed the survey or needs to make an edit to their survey.  Seniors should check their netemail or contact Mrs. Young at [email protected] if you have questions.
  • The Class of 2022 Senior Awards Program will be held on June 2nd.  During the program, seniors will be recognized for scholarships they have earned AND will be using.  Seniors who are planning to join the military after graduation AND have contracted will also be recognized.  Students MUST submit their award letters for scholarships or proof that they have contracted with the military to Mrs. Young in the Career Center at [email protected]
  • The Core Construction Bootcamp is a 2- week intro class where students can learn skills to get an entry-level construction job or continue into an apprenticeship.  The class will be held at Edison HS (Academy) from 6/21 – 7/1.  It is a great opportunity for students who may still be undecided about what to do next or for students who did not take CTE classes. Students must be recent grads (c/o 2022 is eligible).  Industry-recognized credentials can be earned that are recognized across the U.S.  It’s also an opportunity to meet employers. There are scholarships available that will help cover the cost associated with this class.
  • Students interested in summer enrichment opportunities can explore opportunities in Naviance.  Students can go to Naviance > Enrichment Programs for more information.

SAT and ACT Test Prep

Additional seats ADDED for the 5/14 mock SAT!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes SAT & ACT

Registration opens soon! Tentative start date 7/23 prepping for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

Why Try the ACT?

  • Accepted Everywhere – yes, really! Every college accepts it without prejudice.
  • It’s Concrete – The SAT can be abstract but the ACT is more straightforward without the added step of interpreting the question. ACT is clear about what you are being asked.
  • No Hunting for Specific Lines – There are no multi-step questions in the ACT Reading section, so no time spent hunting for evidence in specific lines.
  • Less Fatigue – The ACT sections are short so you don’t have to worry about focus fade or boredom setting in.
  • Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores – ACT is fast paced, but you can guess on select problems and do great!
  • Straightforward Word Problems – ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT. No pulling equations out of complex narratives!
  • Science Section is not hard-core science! The questions are all about testing your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

Applerouth Free Webinars

SAT v. ACT: The differences, the timelines, and expectations of colleges

05/03/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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College Admissions Testing in 2022

05/09/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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FCPS News /Quick Links

Save The Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall on May 17 On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 p.m. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

 

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SOL Testing

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Wolverine Community,

A reminder tomorrow is our first day of SOL Testing by Period.  Beginning tomorrow through May 12 we will have a 3-period day with different rotations each day.  Tomorrow our schedule will be 2, 6, 4 and students with an SOL class period 2 will be testing to start the day.

The full testing schedule can be found here along with the bell schedule.  From May 4 – May 12 we will not have a breakfast break.  As a result, school will start at 8:20am allowing everyone extra time to access breakfast in the cafeteria before school starts. 

SOL Testing is completed on student’s FCPS issued laptop.  Please be sure your child continues to bring a fully charged laptop to school each day. 

Also a reminder that AP testing has started and continues through May 17. 

Due to the SOL and AP Testing season, morning attendance calls, texts, and emails are suspended through the end of the school year.  Evening attendance notifications will continue as normally scheduled.

Best of luck to all our Wolverines!!

Take care,

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WPHS - News You Choose - 4/29/22

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Thursday evening was our Senior Art Show. Congratulations to all our amazing artists and best wishes next year!

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Reminders
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

On Monday we celebrated our 3rd Quarter Rising Stars! Great Job Wolverines! Keep up the great work!!

Important Dates

May 2:       PTSA Meeting, 6:30 PM (Virtual)

May 2:       Staff/Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.

May 2 -6:   Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5:       Five Guys Fundraiser to Benefit Class of ’22. 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

May 13:     Jazz Dance, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, Springbank

May 18:     Guitar Concert, WPHS at 7:30 PM

May 24:     Concert Band – End of Year Concert and Senior Night, 7:30 PM - Springbank

May 26:     West Po’s Seniors Bash - Class of ’22 End of Year celebration (Tickets on sale now)

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Awards, 9:00 AM, Springbank Auditorium followed by graduation practice, and Senior picnic

June 3:    Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium – NO school for ALL students

Ceremony will be live-streamed.

June 10:    Final Day of School

Reminders

Next week we begin testing season and a slightly different bell schedule.  Below are a few reminders:

  • All students should have received their SOL testing schedule last Friday, April 22, via email. Over the last week, parents were also emailed a copy of that SOL testing schedule.
  • Our Full AP and SOL Testing Schedule including the Bell Schedule for May 4 – May 12 is available here.
  • A reminder that students will take their SOLs on their personal FCPS laptop. It is important that students continue to bring a fully charged laptop to school everyday. 

On Wednesday we recognized our 3rd Quarter All A Honor Roll. Great job Wolverines!!

PTSA Updates

Congratulations, Dr. Millard!!

  • We are so excited to announce that our FABULOUS Principal Tangy Millard is now DOCTOR Principal Tangy Millard!  Dr. Millard completed her PhD in Education from George Washington University.  This is an amazing accomplishment!  Dr. Millard, we are PROUD of you every day!

WP Staff/Teacher Appreciation Luncheon:

  • Monday, May 2, the PTSA, with support from the Dushaw Family (of Southside 815 & Northside 10 restaurants) will kick off National Teacher Appreciation Week with a tailgate lunch for all West Potomac faculty, administration, and staff!.
  • Please check out the volunteer spot for donations requested https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FABAE2FA46-wphs5. Drink and gift card donations are needed by Sunday, May 1st by 1:00 PM.  Desert donations are asked to be delivered to the school on Monday, May 2nd by 10 am. 

West Potomac PTSA General Meeting, Monday 5/2/22

  • We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our VIRTUAL PTSA meeting at 6:30 pm THIS Monday night. We will confirm the PTSA Board slate for next year, and hear about the WP goings-on from Dr. Tangy Millard.  Please Zoom in at the link below.  
  • It's Great to Be A West Potomac Wolverine!! Link to join Zoom Meeting
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89841419100?pwd=ZDFMNlRQYVVqeTIxdW1wWWpJay9Wdz09

Five Guys Fundraiser- May 5 to benefit the Class of ’22. 3:30 and 7:30 PM. 

  • Clean Kitchen?  Love our West Po Seniors? Five Guys for the Win!
  • Visit either the Quander Road or Hybla Valley location on May 5th between 3:30 and 7:30 PM.
  • 20% of all sales benefit our Senior Class Fund.  Event Flyer available here.

School News 

2022 Loving Me Girls Conference

  • Free Virtual Conference tomorrow from 10:30am-2pm.
  • A free virtual conference for girls in grades 8-12 that will empower, inspire, and educate.  IGNITE passion, innovation and more!  
  • Event flyer available here

Mother’s Day Tulip Sale to support the Class of 2024.  April 21 – May 6, 2022

  • Bring the beauty of four-inch potted tulip plants to someone special in your life.  Pre-order today - plants are available to be purchased for $10.00 through your students’, myschoolbucks.com acct. until May 4th. Parents or students can pick up their plants after school on May 5 or 6 in room 405.  For more information, please feel free to contact Ms. Hackshaw in room 405 or at [email protected] Event Flyer available here.  
  • Would you like to make a difference?  Please help AP Testing go smoothly? Sign up to help proctor! 

Jazz Dance, May 13, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, Springbank

  • The West Po Jazz bands are back for their last gig of the year.  Stay tuned for ticket information.

WPHS Dance Fundraisers:

  • Spring Clean and Help the West Potomac Dance Team!
  • Clean out your closets for a good cause! On Saturday, April 30 between 8:30 and 9:00 am, the West Potomac Dance Team will be collecting clean, gently used clothing and soft furnishings (bedding, pillows, etc.). These items will be donated to the Unique thrift store in Falls Church. Pack items in clean trash bags and drop them off at the big blue bin outside entrance 3A of the Springbank building at West Potomac. Tax receipts will be available at drop-off.  Please share this information with others! Questions? Contact Carrie Sessine at [email protected].

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

  • Volunteer Sign-up Spot coming soon

 Decision Day- May 1

  • We are looking forward to celebrating your Seniors’ "Decision Day" with you on Monday, May 2!  Please plan to wear your college/ military/ career shirt. If you post photos during the day on social media, don't forget to tag West Potomac @theWPboard as well as the Career Center @wphsccc.
  • June 3rd – Graduation Day. Each student will receive 6 graduation tickets. The school does not have any extra tickets.  Graduation Ceremony will be live-streamed.
  • Seniors will the following exam/culminating activity
    • May 24 – 2 & 4 periods
    • May 25 - 1 & 5 periods
    • May 26 – 6 & 8 periods
    • May 27 – 7 period – this will be seniors last day
    • Seniors do not have to attend school on May 31, June 1 but cap and gowns will be distributed from 3:30 – 6:00 by alpha. The schedule will be posted on Tuesday.
    • June 2 – 9:00 – Convocation, graduation practice and Senior Picnic

Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School 
  • Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, provide an answer,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/
    • WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior

Class of ’22 Senior School Dues: 

Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. Payments can be made now through your students’,  myschoolbucks.com acct. 

College and Career Center Updates:

  • The Class of 2022 Senior Awards Program will be held on June 2nd.  During the program, seniors will be recognized for scholarships they have earned AND will be using.  Seniors who are planning to join the military after graduation AND have contracted will also be recognized.  Students MUST submit their award letters for scholarships or proof that they have contracted with the military to Mrs. Young in the Career Center at [email protected]
  • The Core Construction Bootcamp is a 2-week intro class where students can learn skills to get an entry level construction job or continue into an apprenticeship.  The class will be held at Edison HS (Academy) from 6/21 – 7/1.  It is a great opportunity for students who may still be undecided about what to do next or for students who did not take CTE classes. Students must be recent grad (c/o 2022 is eligible).  Industry-recognized credentials can be earned that are recognized across the U.S.  It’s also an opportunity to meet employers. There are scholarships available that will help cover the cost associated with this class.

SAT and ACT Test Prep

Additional seats ADDED for the 5/14 mock SAT!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes SAT & ACT

Registration opens soon! Tentative start date 7/23 prepping for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

Why Try the ACT?

  • Accepted Everywhere – yes, really! Every college accepts it without prejudice.
  • It’s Concrete – The SAT can be abstract but the ACT is more straightforward without the added step of interpreting the question. ACT is clear about what you are being asked.
  • No Hunting for Specific Lines – There are no multi-step questions in the ACT Reading section, so no time spent hunting for evidence in specific lines.
  • Less Fatigue – The ACT sections are short so you don’t have to worry about focus fade or boredom setting in.
  • Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores – ACT is fast paced, but you can guess on select problems and do great!
  • Straightforward Word Problems – ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT. No pulling equations out of complex narratives!
  • Science Section is not hard-core science! The questions are all about testing your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

Applerouth Free Webinars

SAT v. ACT: The differences, the timelines, and expectations of colleges

05/03/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

Sign Up

College Admissions Testing in 2022

05/09/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

Sign Up

More Resources:

FCPS News /Quick Links

 

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WPHS - News You Choose - 4/23/22

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In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Student Equity Ambassador Leader Selection 22-23
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

April 25:    Chick Fil A Fundraiser to benefit WP Orchestra, 3:30-6:30, Springbank Entrance

April 26:    Pupusas Express Fundraiser to benefit WP Guitar, All Day Sales

April 30:   Junior and Senior Prom- Renaissance Hotel in Crystal City (Details below)

April 30:    Drug Take-Back Day, drop off locations listed below

May 2:       PTSA Meeting

May 2 -6:   Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5:       Five Guys Fundraiser to Benefit Class of ’22. 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

May 18:     Guitar Concert, WPHS at 7:30 PM

May 26:     Seniors- Class of ’22 (End of Year Celebration/Party – more details to follow)        

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Awards, 9:00 AM, Springbank Auditorium followed by graduation practice, and Senior picnic

June 3:     Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium – NO school for ALL students

June 10:    Final Day of School

WPHS Student Equity Ambassador Leader (SEAL) Student Selection 22-23 School Year

  • Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL) is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion through leadership development, projects, and relevant experiences of high school students. It is time to select student representatives for the upcoming school year.  West Potomac needs YOU!  We are seeking 2 new SEALs for next school year. We will be accepting interest from any rising 10th-12th graders from now until May 6th.  Students can learn more information on the role of a SEAL by watching the video on the WPHS SEAL Interest Form.  Students – be sure to access link using your fcpsschools.net email.

PTSA Updates

MOE'S CHIP AND QUESO BAR IS BACK!!!  

  • The 3rd Quarter celebration will be on FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH during all four lunches. We will be setting up outside on the patio and need volunteers to help with set up, serving, and cleaning up. No experience is necessary and it is a great way to meet other parents and see the kids in school again.
  • Sign-up here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FABAE2FA46-wphs4
  • We also like to hold a raffle for $5 gift cards (Trop Smoothie, Dunkin, Starbucks are very popular but any will do!) -at each lunch too. If you would like to donate $5 gift cards you can drop them off at my house (8438 Porter Lane Alexandria VA) or at the school office in an envelope marked "PTSA RAFFLE". If you prefer to make a cash donation you can use this link and we will purchase the gift cards for the raffle:  https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store 
  • Thank you. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].

 

Five Guys Fundraiser- May 5 to benefit the Class of ’22.

  • Keep your kitchen clean and bring home a dinner that will please them all!  Five Guys is showing their support for the Class of 2022!
  • Visit either the Quander Road or Hybla Valley location on May 5 between 3:30 and 7:30 PM.
  • 20% of all sales benefit our Senior Class  Fund – Event Flyer.

 

Need Graduation Announcements? – look no further - Minted

  • "It's time to order Senior Graduation Announcements!  Minted.com has some beautiful announcements and by ordering through them, you will be supporting our fabulous PTSA.  Please make sure to use the code FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC and WPHS families will receive a 20% discount along with a 15% donation back to the PTSA! WPHS families receive 20% off holiday cards and gifts - 15% will be donated back!"

School News

Senior Art Show:

  • Our Senior art show is on display in the library from Thursday April 21- Thursday April 28th, with our reception Thursday April 28th from 5-7pm in the library.  Please join us! 

End of Year Laptop Collection

Testing Calendar

  • A reminder Testing Season is upon us. The full testing calendar is posted here on our West Potomac Website.  More details will be send to families in an e-notify message on Monday.

FCPS and Fairfax County Government Partnering to Provide Substance Abuse Webinars on April 26, 28:

  • Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District (which is consistent with national and state trends), Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide educational webinars on youth substance use trends and supports. The free webinars are scheduled for April 26, and April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each of the webinars provides the same information.
  • The topics to be covered include:
    • Most commonly used substances.
    • In-depth opioid information.
    • Reasons why youth use substances.
    • Ways parents can support their children.
    • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
    • Ways students, parents, and community members can connect with support providers.
    • Registration for the webinars is available online.

Drug Take-Back Day - April 30, 2022, 10-2 PM:

  • Drug take-back programs are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by government agencies. Safe Disposal of unused or expired medications prevents drug abuse and misuse, accidental poisoning, and protects the environment. Drug Take-Back Day will take place at the 8 district police stations including Mt Vernon District, Franconia District, and West Springfield District.  Event Flyer.
  • https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/news/2022/drug-take-back-day
  • Please reach out to Elizabeth Knudson, if you have any questions at [email protected]or 703.718.2749. 

WPHS Orchestra News – Chick Fil A fundraiser night on Monday, April 25th, 3:30-6:30:

  • Quit beefing, come to Chick Fil A night Monday, April 25th!   The Orchestra boosters will be selling Chick Fil A sandwiches and meals at Springbank building, Entrance 2A, 3:30-6:30 or while they last!  Don't miss out, pre-order using the link on our flyer!

Support WP Guitar at Pupusas Express this Tuesday, April 26th, ALL DAY! 

  • Dine-In or Carryout.  Show the flyer on your smartphone, or tell them you’re supporting the WP Guitar Program to ensure your order counts for our WP Guitar fundraiser! Event Flyer. 
  • Location:   7770 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA ---next to Results Fitness Phone: 703-780-4800     Website &  menu:    https://www.pupusasexpress.com/ 
  • Live music by West Potomac Guitar Students during the dinner hours!

 

WPHS - ROARING 20'S PROM - Saturday, April 30 2022 from 8-11 PM

 

West Potomac Prom Pop Up (previously known as Princess for a Night) is back! 

  • A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to and volunteered for the Prom Pop Up!  It was a wonderful success, with many girls from our community finding that perfect dress, shoes, jewelry and make up to make their special night even more special.  We will be doing it again next year, so be on the lookout early next spring for more donation and volunteer opportunities!

 Would you like to make a difference?  Please help AP Testing go smoothly? Sign up to help proctor! 

  • Use this link to sign up to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e44aaac23a57-approctoring 

WPHS Beyond the Page Theatre Company News:

Beyond the Page Theatre Company’s Spring Musical - BE MORE CHILL, the Musical

  • Performance Dates and Additional Info: @ WPHS - Kogelman Theatre.
    • Assigned seating for all shows is $10 for students and $15 for adults, available online at www.westpotomactheatre.org. Any remaining seats will be available at the door one hour before performances. 
    • April 26th, 27th, & 28th @ 6:00pm,
    • April 23rd & 29th @ 7:00pm

WPHS Dance Fundraisers:

  • Eat Out/Order Out -- Foster's Grille

On Monday, April 25 between 4:00 and 9:00 pm, treat your family to food from Foster's Grille, located at 2004 Eisenhower Avenue, and help raise funds for the West Potomac Dance Team.  When submitting your order, write "dance team" at the top of the order form.

 

Spring Clean and Help the West Potomac Dance Team!

  • Clean out your closets for a good cause! On Saturday, April 30 between 8:30 and 9:00 am, the West Potomac Dance Team will be collecting clean, gently used clothing and soft furnishings (bedding, pillows, etc.). These items will be donated to the Unique thrift store in Falls Church. Pack items in clean trash bags and drop them off at the big blue bin outside entrance 3A of the Springbank building at West Potomac.  If you have bags ready earlier next the week, come by the bin to drop off between 5:00 and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27. Tax receipts will be available at drop-off.  Please share this information with others! Questions? Contact Carrie Sessine at [email protected].

 

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

Decision Day- May 1

  • We are looking forward to celebrating your Seniors "Decision Day" with you on Monday, May 2!  Please plan to wear your college/ military/ career shirt. If you post photos during the day on social media, don't forget to tag West Potomac @theWPboard as well as the Career Center @wphsccc.

June 3rd – Graduation Day – there is no school for all students

  • Each student will receive 6 graduation tickets. We do not have any extra tickets
  • Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed
  • Seniors will the following exam/culminating activity
    • May 24 – 2 & 4 periods
    • May 25 - 1 & 5 periods
    • May 26 – 6 & 8 periods
    • May 27 – 7 period – this will be seniors last day
    • Seniors do not have to attend school on May 31, June 1 but cap and gowns will be distributed from 3:30 – 6:00 by alpha. The schedule will be posted on Tuesday.
    • June 2 – 9:00 – Convocation, graduation practice and Senior Picnic

Senior Awards

  • Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 9:00 am in Springbank Auditorium
  • All Students and Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend but not required
  • Honor Grads, students who earn a cumulative final GPA of 4.0 or higher, will receive their Honor Grad Medal.  Honors Grads are not determined until after seniors' grades go final and if they haven’t already received an invitation, would be notified the day before that they’ll be recognized. 
  • A reminder we are only able to recognize Scholarships being earned and used that we know about – students should turn in award letters/forward award emails to Mrs. Young in the College and Career Center. 

Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School 
  • Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, provide an answer,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/

May 26 - End of Year Party for Class of ’22- the Stadium Field

    • Sign up Spots and Tickets will be released this week.. Music, Food, Amazing raffles. Mechanical Bulls, Four Way Basketball Shootout, 3 -Lane Bungee Run are just a few of the fun things being planned. A ticket will need to be purchased to attend this event. 

 WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior

Class of ’22 Senior School Dues: 

  • Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown,    Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. Payments can be made now through your students’,  myschoolbucks.com acct. 

College and Career Center Updates:

Virtual College and Career Fair for Military Children and Youth:

  • Each year, April is set aside as military child appreciation month, officially known as Month of the Military Child.  Child and Youth Services is sponsoring a CYS Virtual College & Career Fair for military families and military-connected students on April 28th. For more information and to register for the event, families can go to: www.ArmyMWR.com/MOMC .

FCPS Senior Survey:

  • SENIOR WOLVERINES:  At the beginning of the week of 4/25, members of the Student Services team will come into English classes to assist seniors in completing the FCPS Senior Survey. This is a mandatory survey for FCPS and the Commonwealth of Virginia that must be completed by all graduating seniors. Please check your fcpsschools.net email for an important message from Mrs. Young in the Career Center.  The message includes important graduation related information and outlines the specific information seniors will need to have in order to complete the survey. Please take some time over the weekend to gather this data in preparation for the survey. 

Flash Forward - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (HS)

  • This in-person seminar will provide students with IEP’s and their parents an introduction to options after high school. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., representatives from adult education, employment, and community programs will host information tables. Followed by two concurrent breakout sessions from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Concurrent breakout sessions include:  

  • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education at a 2- or 4- year college.
  • Alternatives to College after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development – Highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment
    • Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (HS)
    • Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: W.T. Woodson HS, Fairfax, VA
    • Register Online Now: https://bit.ly/3tqFfBv

SAT and ACT Test Prep

Additional seats added for the 5/14 mock SAT!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Next ACT Mocks:

9:15AM start

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

9:00AM start

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes

 

Schedule coming soon! Tentative start date 7/23 prepping for 8/27 SAT and 9/10 ACT.

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

Applerouth’s Test Drive Weekend – Free Mock Tests!

Join Applerouth April 23 & 24 to take a proctored SAT or ACT practice test. Students will also gain access to online strategy sessions, a detailed score breakdown, and a custom study plan. Save your seat at www.applerouth.com/testdrive. The in-person mocks are in Reston and Tenleytown (quite a drive) but online mock tests are offered both days at 9am and 2:30pm.

Applerouth Free Webinars

SAT v. ACT: The differences, the timelines, and expectations of colleges

05/03/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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College Admissions Testing in 2022

05/09/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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Understanding Test-Optional Admissions - Many more colleges have gone test-optional as a temporary response to COVID and are treating this as a “pilot program” before determining whether to make it a permanent policy. Check college admissions pages for policy changes as this plays out.

Test-optional does not mean test-blind! Test-blind schools do not accept or consider test scores at all. Test-optional means that SAT/ACT scores are not required to submit an application. This does not mean that the scores are not a factor in the admissions decision.

Do students really need to take an official SAT or ACT? For many, the answer is yes. Without the test, you may be eliminating an important asset in your college application. Strong scores can help show that you’re academically competitive or help earn merit aid (even at test-optional schools). Test-optional means you can choose whether you submit the scores as part of your application.

General Testing Action Plan in a Nutshell

  • Students are ready to test when they have taken Algebra2. Studies show no benefit to waiting.
  • Determine which test is your strength and focus your prep on that test.
  • Check national test dates and set your target tests (plan to test 3 times). Register early!!
  • Plan your test prep to be completed in the 10-12 weeks before your first test attempt. Initial prep will be 50-70 hours (class, homework, mocks). You’ll need to review again before subsequent test attempts. Many school superscore both SAT and ACT so multiple testing can only help you and registering for multiple test dates lowers the impact of a cancelled test.

More Resources:

FCPS News /Quick Links

FCPS Holding Instructional Job Fair on April 30

FCPS wants you to be a part of our team! We are searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference. To meet hiring needs in instructional areas, we are hosting a job fair on Saturday, April 30, during which networking and interviewing opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools will be available. This job fair is open to external candidates, internal transfers, and recruitment hires. It will be held both in-person (9am to 2 p.m.) and virtually (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). 

More information is available online.

Quick Links:

 

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WPHS - News You Choose - 4/15/22

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Thank you to Erin Slater, Randolph-Macon College, and Guadalupe Sanchez, Radford University, for presenting to our 9th and 10th grade parents this past Tuesday at our College 101 presentation! Resources from their presentation are included in the Student Services section below.

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Principal Message
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Community Event
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • Student Services/College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

April 30:    Junior and Senior Prom- Renaissance Hotel in Crystal City (Details below)

May 2:       PTSA Meeting

May 18:     Guitar Concert, WPHS at 7:30 PM

May 26:     Seniors- Class of ’22 (End of Year Celebration/Party – more details to follow)        

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Awards  

June 3:     Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium

June 10:   Final Day of School

Principal Message

Wolverine Community,

I hope this week’s message finds you rested after spring break last week and ready for a great end to the year.  Spring sports are in full swing, our Spring Musical Be More Chill has opening night this coming Wednesday, SOL/AP Testing is right around the corner and our Class of 2022 only has 30 school days left!  9th-11th grade Students and Parents will receive their SOL Testing Notices and more information around SOL testing next week.  Speaking of AP Testing, we are very much in need of community volunteers.  Your assistance helps ensure we have the correct number of proctors in the main gym for our AP tests and prevents us from being further spread thin with proctoring as we navigate SOL and AP Testing the first two weeks of May.  If you are interested and available to support, please visit this link and thank you in advance!

Also as spring has sprung, I would like to provide you some reminders about picking up your child afterschool.  The residents on Stokes Lane that boarder the schools property have had issues with parents parking on their street, waiting to pick up their child and blocking access.  Stokes Lane is a private road, not a county road.  If you are picking up your child you need to use the kiss and ride loop.  If you want to avoid some of the traffic, wait to pick up your child at 3:15, all busses and drivers have cleared out of the loop by then.  If that does not work for you, then your child can always take the school bus home.  Thank you for being considerate of our Stokes Ln neighbors moving forward.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Millard

PTSA Updates

MOE'S CHIP AND QUESO BAR IS BACK!!!  

  • The 3rd Quarter celebration will be on FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH during all four lunches. We will be setting up outside on the senior patio and we need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up. No experience is necessary and it is a great way to meet other parents and see the kids in school again.

Sign-up here - WPHS 3rd Quarter A/B Honor Roll Celebration

We also like to hold a raffle for $5 gift cards (Trop Smoothie, Dunkin, Starbucks are very popular but any will do!) -at each lunch too. If you would like to donate $5 gift cards you can drop them off at my house (8438 Porter Lane Alexandria VA) or at the school office in an envelope marked "PTSA RAFFLE". Stay tuned for information about making cash donations so we can purchase them for you - we will let you know next week if we can set that up.

Thank you. If you have any questions please email me at [email protected].

Need Graduation Announcements? – look no further - Minted

"It's time to order Senior Graduation Announcements!  Minted.com has some beautiful announcements and by ordering through them, you will be supporting our fabulous PTSA.  Please make sure to use the code FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC and WPHS families will receive a 20% discount along with a 15% donation back to the PTSA! WPHS families receive 20% off holiday cards and gifts - 15% will be donated back!"

School News

WPHS - ROARING 20'S PROM - Saturday, April 30 2022 from 8-11 PM

West Potomac Prom Pop Up (previously known as Princess for a Night) is back! 

  • This Sat begins our Prom Dress “shop” at WPHS - Saturday, April 16 from 10-3, Monday, April 18, and Thursday, April 21 after school from 3-5. Additionally, on Tuesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 21, Prom Pop-Up will be available during Advisory period. Students will need to request a pass from their Advisory teacher before attending.  
  • Prom Pop Up is open to all area high schoolers and provides free prom dresses, makeup and accessories to area students to help reduce the expenses that come with attending prom!
  • Flyer for Event.
  •  HOW YOU CAN HELP:  
    • Donate new, unused makeup or any new or used jewelry, bags, or shoes. Collection boxes are located inside Top It Off at 7968 Fort Hunt Road, in the WPHS Front office, or contact Kendra Chambers for a pick-up. [email protected]or 703-966-2973 – Donation Flyer 
    • Make a monetary donation that can be used to purchase makeup for the event. Visit https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store.
    • Volunteer to help with set up, during the shop, or take down/clean up!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FA5A829A57-west1Help spread the word! 
    • Please spread the word to local high schoolers so they can plan to attend, as well as friends and neighbors who may like to donate! 
    • If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please reach out to Kendra Chambers at [email protected]or 703-966-2973, or Beth Casey at [email protected] or 571-259-7654.

Would you like to make a difference?  Please help AP Testing go smoothly? Sign up to help proctor! 

WPHS Orchestra News – Stadium Blankets for Sale:

  • Keep warm while showing your WP team spirit at those outdoor events!  Our Wolverine Pride blankets are 100% cotton, very cozy and warm, and made in the USA!  See form for details. 

WPHS Beyond the Page Theatre Company News:

Beyond the Page Theatre Company’s Spring Musical - BE MORE CHILL, the Musical

  • The hit Broadway musical Be More Chill is coming to WP this April. Inspired by the groundbreaking novel by Ned Vizzini, features a Tony-nominated score with original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz.
  • Performance Dates and Additional Info: @ WPHS - Kogelman Theatre.
    • Assigned seating for all shows is $10 for students and $15 for adults, available online at westpotomactheatre.org.Any remaining seats will be available at the door one hour before performances. 
    • April 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, & 28th @ 6:00pm,
    • April 23rd @ 1:00 PM, April 23rd & 29th @ 7:00pm

Donate a Theatre Ticket to a WPHS Student!

  • At Beyond the Page, we want to make performances more accessible to students, we need your help.By donating to fund student tickets, you are helping bring live theatre to students who wouldn’t normally be able to attend. Our goal is to fund 1200 tickets. 
  • Tickets are $10 each and will go to a WP student for one of our 6 PM performances of Be More Chill. 
  • To donate tickets, please visit us at organd hit the red button labeled "Donate Student Tickets Here"

WPHS Dance -Sign-up now for Summer Dance Camps -- Spaces are Filling up Fast!

  • The West Potomac Dance Team is offering three weeks of summer dance camp at West Potomac for rising Kindergarten through 8th Grades.  Available weeks are June 20-24 and July 11-15.  The week of July 18-22 is currently closed with a wait list.  Check out the attached flyer for details! 

Community Event

  • Come out to Fort Hunt Park on Saturday, April 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for the 4th Annual Mount Vernon District Environment Expo. This FREE family-friendly festival will feature loads of activities and exhibitors sharing information about climate action, environmental challenges we face and solutions we can participate in to make Fairfax County, and the world at large, a healthier, more sustainable place.

    Attendees will be treated to workshops, live music, live reptile and owl demonstrations, nature walks, giveaways, solar cooking and robot demonstrations, and more. Learn more online and mark your calendar for this fantastic event!

  • Environment Expo Flyer

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates

Senior Awards

  • Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 9:00 am in Springbank Auditorium
  • All Students and Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend but not required – carpool encouraged as parking will still be limited – mainly open parking in the Senior Parking Lot.
  • Students who will be recognized at the event will receive an invitation.  As we are collecting awards/information through May, that invitation won’t be received until days before the event. But if you submit documentation of a scholarship your child has earned and will be using, he/she will be recognized.
  • Honor Grads, students who earn a cumulative final GPA of 4.0 or higher, will receive their Honor Grad Medal.  Honors Grads are not determined until after seniors' grades go final and if they haven’t already received an invitation, would be notified the day before that they’ll be recognized. 
  • A reminder we are only able to recognize Scholarships being earned and used that we know about – students should turn in award letters/forward award emails to Mrs. Young in the College and Career Center. Karen B. Young - E-mail: [email protected]
  • We look forward to celebrating the amazing accomplishments of the Class of 2022!                                                                                                                               

Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final days of High School - Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 

  • Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, provide an answer,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/
  • May 26 - End of Year Party for Class of ’225:00 – 9:00 PM at the Stadium Field
    • Sign up Spots and Tickets will be available after Spring break.  Music, Food, Amazing raffles. Mechanical Bulls, Four Way Basketball Shootout, 3 -Lane Bungee Run are just a few of the fun things being planned. A ticket will need to be purchased to attend this event. 
  • Graduation Tickets: Each Senior will receive 6 tickets for graduation. This number was determined based on the number of Seniors graduating and stadium capacity.
  • WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior
  • Class of ’22 Senior School Dues: Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. Payments can be made now through your students’ myschoolbucks.com account.

Student Services/College and Career Center Updates:

ASCA Press Release - RAMP 2022

  • Recently, the American School Counselor Association released a press release regarding the schools who have been awarded RAMP status for 2022.  As previously shared, West Potomac School Counseling has been awarded RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) School of Distinction Status.  Please see the press release from ASCA here

9th and 10th Grade College 101 Presentations

  • Thank you to Erin Slater from Randolph-Macon College (English Presentation) and Guadalupe Sanchez from Radford university (Spanish Presentation) for supporting our 9th and 10th grade College 101 night.  If you were unable to attend you can find Erin’s Presentation here and Guadalupe’s Presentation here.    

Summer Enrichment Program Highlight: 

  • FBI Future Agents in Training (HS)
    • Future Agents in Training (FAIT) is a program hosted by the FBI Washington Field Office that invites high school students to receive state of the art criminal investigative training. This program works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism, and administrative functions. Students learn from Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and a variety of Professional Staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing the witnesses, and solving cases. It is open to 16 – 18-year-old high school students.
    • Date: Tuesday, 8/2 – Thursday, 8/4
    • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
    • Location: Manassas, VA
    • Link to the application: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2022-future-agents-in-training-wfo-040122.pdf/view.  For more information or questions please reach out to Nicole Mines at [email protected].
    • Go to Naviance>Research Colleges>Enrichment Programs for information on many more summer enrichment opportunities for students.
  •  Academy Day 2022
    • Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their parents or guardians to Academy Day 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout sessions with representatives from the United States service academies for presentations and an interactive question and answer period. On the main stage, you will hear from representatives from the Virginia congressional delegation about the application procedures for congressional nominations to the academies as well as speakers from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, the University of Virginia ROTC programs, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. There will also be time to speak in more detail with many of these representatives at their virtual resource tables. Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Virtual 
    • Register Here If you have any questions about the event, please email [email protected]

NOVA Medical Education Campus Open House & Health Expo:

  • Students interested in learning about NOVA's Medical Education Campus and all it has to offer can attend the NOVA MEC Open House & Expo.  This event is free and there will be activities for ALL ages.  There will also be free health screenings, games, prices and giveaways.  FREE Kona Ice will be available to all! Visitors can take self-guided tours of the campus, and the program manager for each area will be available to discuss information about the programs. 
  • Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Location: NOVA Medical Education Campus, 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 22150 
  • Questions? Contact the NOVA Campus & Community Relations Coordinator at [email protected] .

Flash Forward:

  • This in-person seminar will provide students with IEP’s and their parents an introduction to options after high school. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., representatives from adult education, employment, and community programs will host information tables. Followed by two concurrent breakout sessions from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent breakout sessions include:
    • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education at a 2- or 4- year college. 
    • Alternatives to College after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development – Highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment
    • Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (HS)
    • Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: W.T. Woodson HS, Fairfax, VA
    • Register Online Now: https://bit.ly/3tqFfBv

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Next ACT Mocks:

 

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

 

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes

 

Schedule coming soon!

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

 

More Resources:

 

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WPHS News You Choose - 4/2/22

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In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Principal Message
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

April 4 -8:   Holiday (Spring Break)

April 11:     Chipotle Fundraiser to benefit WPHS Band, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

April 12:     College 101 - Freshman and Sophomore, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April 14:     West Potomac Job Fair, 3:00 – 4:15 PM           

April 30:    Junior and Senior Prom- Renaissance Hotel in Crystal City (Details below)

May 26:     Seniors- Class of ’22 (End of Year Celebration/Party – more details to follow)        

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Awards  

June 3:     Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium

Principal Message

Happy Spring Break Wolverines,

Just a brief message to say have a wonderful spring break!  Stay safe and see you soon to start 4th quarter!

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website. The last day to take the survey is tomorrow, April 3, so please take a moment to complete it! 

PTSA Updates

The PTSA Board would like to extend our wishes to our amazing Wolverine Families, Teachers, and Staff for a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. 

We are so excited to announce that Bucknell Elementary School has established a PTA after a 7-year absence! Our sweet Bucknell is the smallest school in Fairfax County, with 294 students, and is located blocks away from West Potomac!  There was a meet and greet with all the PTA Presidents in the West Potomac Pyramid this week--a long-overdue event! --ideas and cooperation abounded!

We have 8 elementary schools in our pyramid.  Please keep them in mind when you need community service hours, Eagle Scout Projects, or are able to tutor, volunteer, garden, or visit!

Contact Tanya Stamos, WP PTSA President, for more information.  [email protected]  THANK YOU!!

Need Graduation Announcements? – look no further - Minted

  • Graduation is just around the corner and this means sending out beautiful Senior Announcements!  Minted is not only giving 20% off, but they are giving back 15% to the WPHS when you use code FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC! 

Best Volunteer Opportunity EVER! 

  • Do you have freshman and/or younger students? Well, SAT/ACT tests are in your future. Be on the cutting edge of changes to the official tests and college admissions by chairing the PTSA’s Test Prep Program! No test prep experience is needed just strong organization and customer service skills. Contact Marilyn Aboff, [email protected], to learn more about managing this rewarding program.

School News

West Potomac Band News - Chipotle Fundraiser, Monday, April 11, 4-8 PM

  • Shake off the "spring break is over" blues with Chipotle!  Dine-in or carry out at Chipotle, 6770 Richmond Hwy, Beacon Center on Monday following spring break, April 11.  WP Band will receive 33% of sales.
  • Please be sure to show the flyer or mention the fundraiser when ordering. Fundraiser Flyer in English, click here.  Fundraiser Flyer in Spanish, click here   
  • If ordering online for pick up, please use the special code ZGJAWQ6. Delivery is not available.

West Potomac Prom Pop Up (previously known as Princess for a Night) is back! 

  • After a two-year hiatus, the West Potomac Prom Pop Up (previously known as Princess for a Night) is back! We will be offering a Prom Dress “shop” at WPHS - Saturday, April 16 from 10-3, Monday, April 18, and Thursday, April 21 after school from 3-5. Additionally, on Tuesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 21, Prom Pop-Up will be available during Advisory period. Students will need to request a pass from their Advisory teacher before attending. See flyer for more information!
  • Prom Pop Up is open to all area high schoolers and provides free prom dresses, makeup and accessories to area students to help reduce the expenses that come with attending prom!
  • HOW YOU CAN HELP:  
    • Donate new, unused makeup or any new or used jewelry, bags, or shoes. Collection boxes are located inside Top It Off at 7968 Fort Hunt Road, in the WPHS Front office, or contact Kendra Chambers for a pick-up. [email protected]or 703-966-2973 – more information is available on this donation flyer
    • Make a monetary donation that can be used to purchase makeup for the event. Visit https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store.
    • Volunteer to help with set up, during the shop, or take down/clean up!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FA5A829A57-west1 Help spread the word!
    • Please spread the word to local high schoolers so they can plan to attend, as well as friends and neighbors who may like to donate!
    • Attend Top It Off’s fundraiser for the Pop Up Prom on Wednesday, April 15, all day event (11-6)!  Mention the Pop-Up Prom at check-out and 10 percent of your purchase will go toward the event!! 
    • If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please reach out to Kendra Chambers at [email protected]or 703-966-2973, or Beth Casey at [email protected] or 571-259-7654.
  • Thank you for your support of this wonderful event!!

WPHS - ROARING 20'S PROM - Saturday, April 30 2022 from 8-11 PM

Would you like to make a difference?  Please help AP Testing go smoothly? Sign up to help proctor! 

 WPHS Orchestra News – Stadium Blankets for Sale:

  • Keep warm while showing your WP team spirit at those outdoor events!  Our Wolverine Pride blankets are 100% cotton, very cozy and warm, and made in the USA!  See form for details.

WPHS Beyond the Page Theatre Company News:

Beyond the Page Theatre Company’s Spring Musical - BE MORE CHILL, the Musical

  • The hit Broadway musical Be More Chill is coming to WP this April. Inspired by the groundbreaking novel by Ned Vizzini, features a Tony-nominated score with original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz.
  • Performance Dates and Additional Info: @ WPHS - Kogelman Theatre.
    • Assigned seating for all shows is $10 for students and $15 for adults, available online at www.westpotomactheatre.org. Any remaining seats will be available at the door one hour before performances. 
    • April 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, & 28th @ 6:00pm,
    • April 23rd @ 1:00 PM, April 23rd & 29th @ 7:00pm

Donate a Theatre Ticket to a WPHS Student!

  • At Beyond the Page, we want to make performances more accessible to students, we need your help. By donating to fund student tickets, you are helping bring live theatre to students who wouldn’t normally be able to attend. Our goal is to fund 1200 tickets. 
  • Tickets are $10 each and will go to a WP student for one of our 6 PM performances of Be More Chill. 
  • To donate tickets, please visit us at org and hit the red button labeled "Donate Student Tickets Here"

WPHS Dance -Sign-up now for Summer Dance Camps -- Spaces are Filling up Fast!

The West Potomac Dance Team is offering three weeks of summer dance camp at West Potomac for rising Kindergarten through 8th Grades.  Available weeks are June 20-24 and July 11-15.  The week of July 18-22 is currently closed with a wait list.  Check out the attached flyer for details!

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

  • Looking to Connect with other Senior Parents as we navigate these final 62 days of High School - Join the Class of '22 Facebook page: 
  • Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents to get connected to ask a question, provide an answer,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/
  • May 26 - End of Year Party for Class of ’225:00 – 9:00 PM at the Stadium Field
    • Sign up Spots and Tickets will be available after Spring break.  Music, Food, Amazing raffles. Mechanical Bulls, Four Way Basketball Shootout, 3 -Lane Bungee Run are just a few of the fun things being planned. A ticket will need to be purchased to attend this event. 
  • Graduation Tickets: Each Senior will receive 6 tickets for graduation. This number was determined based on the number of Seniors graduating and stadium capacity.
  • Is your Senior - College Bound? 
    • Below, please find a list of some important forms to look into and additional guidance shared by parents who have navigated the college move before us:
      • Obtain a Healthcare Power of Attorney for your student (you won’t be able to help or get health info regarding your young adult student once they turn 18 without one or give directives should they be incapacitated)
      • Provide your student with a copy of his/her health insurance card and be sure to check how your health and dental insurance work especially if your student may be attending an out of state school.
      • Military Families that may be using GI Bill – check out the VA Benefits website, https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
      • Make sure you have your student’s College/Univ. ID number. FYI - Once your student turns 18 - you will not have access to your student’s grades or college tuition financials, there are forms your student can sign to allow access.
      • Look into insurance for belongings (homeowner’s policy may cover theft or damage, but a separate policy might be cheaper)
      • Debit Card or Credit Card
      • Membership Considerations:
        • AAA membership, if your student will be driving
        • Amazon Prime student membership
  • WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior
  • Class of ’22 Senior School Dues: Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. Payments can be made now through your students’,  myschoolbucks.com acct. 

College and Career Center Updates:

  • George Mason to host the Northern VA Regional College Fair on Thursday, 4/7 from 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm. Over 200 colleges from across the U.S. will be on site for this in-person event.  This is a great local opportunity during Spring Break to meet with college representatives & learn what their school has to offer!   Visit  https://events.admissions.gmu.edu/nvrcf-2022/  for more information and to register for this event.
  • College 101 night – Freshman and Sophomore, April 12
    • The Student Services team invites freshmen and sophomore students and parents to our College 101 night on Tuesday, 4/12 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  A college admissions representative will share information about preparing for college, the college search process, the college application and review process, SAT/ACT exams, and MORE!  This event will be offered in English and Spanish.  Pre-registration is NOT required!
  • Save the Date:  April 14, 2022. - West Potomac Job Fair, from 3:00 – 4:15 PM:
    • Do you have a student who is looking for a summer job?  On Thursday, April 14th, there will be a West Potomac Job Fair after school from 3 pm – 4:15 pm.  The event is designed to connect West Potomac students with over 20 local Alexandria businesses and companies looking for part-time or full-time employees.  Juniors & Senior West Potomac High School students are encouraged to attend.  More details in the coming weeks!!!
  • Senior Wolverines!  Our NOVA…What’s Next??? Lunch & Learn has been rescheduled to Friday, 4/15.  Seniors planning to attend NOVA should attend this event to hear the next steps they will need to take to attend NOVA in the fall.  (NOTE:  Students will not register for classes during this session.)  The session will be offered during EVERY lunch period and pre-registration is not required.  Seniors are required to have a completed NOVA application. 
  • Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)after high school may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition, as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet. The application is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8.
    • More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

View full schedule and Register Here.  

 

Next ACT Mocks:

 

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

 

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes

 

Schedule coming soon!

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

More Resources:

Applerouth Free Webinars

Inside the APs: How to Succeed on Your Exams

04/05/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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How to Combat Test Anxiety

04/06/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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Navigating the College Admissions Process with Dr. Jed Applerouth

04/12/22

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT Duration: 1h 00m

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SAT v. ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges

04/13/22

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FCPS News/Quick Links

Congratulations to all the FCPS student-athletes who participated in the 2021-22 winter sports season. This year, five FCPS teams and 30 individuals won the Virginia High School League (VHSL) championships in their respective sports, and one team and 26 individuals were the state runners-up. 

See what FCPS teams and individuals won VHSL championships.

Quick Links:

 

 

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WPHS News You Choose - 3/26/22

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On Tuesday, our Class of 2022 was celebrated at the Senior Breakfast. Thanks to our PTSA and all the Parent Volunteers who made this special event possible.

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

March 29:   WP Guitar Fundraiser at Pupusas Express, Sales count all-day 

March 31:   End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1:       Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4 -8:   Holiday (Spring Break)

April 14:     West Potomac Job Fair, After- school from 3:00 – 4:15 PM           

April 30:    Junior and Senior Prom- Renaissance Hotel in Crystal City

May 26:     Seniors- Class of ’22 (End of Year Celebration/Party – more details to follow)        

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Awards  

June 3:     Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium

On Wednesday evening our Band had their annual March Madness Concert! Thank you to Mr. Garcia and Ms. Taylor for organizing a wonderful evening and thank you to all the guest conductors including Ms. Millard!

PTSA Updates

Amazon Smiles

  • Shopping through Amazon Smiles continues to be a great passive way for our PTSA to earn funds!  Since most of us use Amazon on a weekly basis (if not daily!), the only effort it requires is to purchase through the Amazon Smiles link or even better, on your phone App.  Just choose the West Potomac High School PTSA for your charitable foundation and that's it!

Minted

  • Graduation is just around the corner and this means sending out beautiful Senior Announcements!  Minted is not only giving us 20% off, but they are giving back 15% to the WPHS when you use code FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC! 

School News

 

Support WPHS Guitar at Pupusas Express this Tuesday, March 29th, ALL DAY!

  • 10% of your purchase will go to support WP Guitar.  Dine-In or Carryout.  Please show the flyer on your smartphone, or tell them you’re supporting the WP Guitar Program to ensure your order counts towards our fundraiser!  Live music by West Potomac Guitar Students during the dinner hours! Flyer for event is available here.
  • Location:  7770 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306 (next to Results Fitness)
  • Website & menu:    https://www.pupusasexpress.com/.  PH. 703-780-4800 

West Potomac Prom Pop Up (previously known as Princess for a Night) is back! 

  • After a two-year hiatus, the West Potomac Prom Pop Up (previously known as Princess for a Night) is back! We will be offering a Prom Dress “shop” at WPHS - Saturday, April 16, Monday, April 18, and Thursday, April 21 after school. Additionally, on Tuesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 21, Prom Pop-Up will be available during in-school hours - Advisory period. Students will need to request a pass from their Advisory teacher before attending.
  • Prom Pop Up is open to all area high schoolers and provides free prom dresses, makeup and accessories to area students to help reduce the expenses that come with attending prom!  
  •  HOW YOU CAN HELP:  
    • Donate new, unused makeup or any new or used jewelry, bags, or shoes.  We will have collection boxes located inside Top It off on Fort Hunt Road, in the WPHS Front office, or contact Kendra Chambers for a pick-up.  Contact: [email protected]or 703-966-2973
    •  Make a monetary donation that can be used to purchase makeup for the event.  Please email or text Kendra Chambers for information. 
    • Be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius; we will need donations of dress racks as well as volunteers to help with set up, take down, and of course, manning the shop while the students are there!
    • Help spread the word! Please spread the word to local high schoolers so they can plan to attend, as well as friends and neighbors who may like to donate! 
    • Stay tuned for updates! 
    • If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please reach out to Kendra Chambers at [email protected] or 703-966-2973, or Beth Casey at [email protected] or 571-259-7654. Thank you for your support of this wonderful event!! 

WPHS - ROARING 20'S PROM - Saturday, April 30 2022 from 8-11 PM

 WPHS Orchestra News – Stadium Blankets for Sale:

  • Keep warm while showing your WP team spirit at those outdoor events!  Our Wolverine Pride blankets are 100% cotton, very cozy and warm, and made in the USA!  See form for details.

DONATE A THEATRE TICKET TO A WEST POTOMAC STUDENT!

  • At Beyond the Page, we want to make performances more accessible to students, we need your help. By donating to fund student tickets, you are helping bring live theatre to students who wouldn’t normally be able to attend. Our goal is to fund 1200 tickets. 
  • Tickets are $10 each and will go to a WP student for one of our 6 PM performances of Be More Chill. 
  • To donate tickets, please visit us at organd hit the red button labeled "Donate Student Tickets Here"

BEYOND THE PAGE THEATRE COMPANY’S SPRING MUSICAL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.  - BE MORE CHILL, the Musical

  • The hit Broadway musical Be More Chill is coming to WP this April. Inspired by the groundbreaking novel by Ned Vizzini, features a Tony-nominated score with original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz.
  • Performance Dates and Additional Info: @ WPHS - Kogelman Theatre.
    • Assigned seating for all shows is $10 for students and $15 for adults, available online at www.westpotomactheatre.org. Any remaining seats will be available at the door one hour before performances. 
    • April 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, & 28th @ 6:00pm, April 23rd @ 1:00 PM, April 23rd & 29th @ 7:00pm

Would you like to make a difference?  Please help AP Testing go smoothly? Sign up to help proctor! 

WPHS Dance -Sign-up now for Summer Dance Camps -- Spaces are Filling up Fast!

The West Potomac Dance Team is offering three weeks of summer dance camp at West Potomac for rising Kindergarten through 8th Grades.  Available weeks are June 20-24 and July 11-15.  The week of July 18-22 is currently closed with a wait list.  Check out the attached flyer for details!

On Tuesday we received a tour of the construction on campus. We are excited for the debut of our new tennis courts in just a few weeks! A reminder that the addition is on schedule to be ready this August!

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

  • May 26 - End of Year Party for Class of ’22, 5:00 – 9:00 PM at the Stadium Field
    • Music, Food, Mechanical Bulls, Four Way Basketball Shootout, 3 -Lane Bungee Run are just a few of the fun things being planned. A ticket will need to be purchased to attend this event.  Please look for additional info re: how to purchase tickets and to sign up to volunteer. We will need many parents!  
  • Graduation Tickets: Each Senior will receive 6 tickets for graduation. This number was determined based on the number of Seniors graduating and stadium capacity.
  • WP Class of 2022 Signs – Celebrate your Senior
    • The cost is $20.  To purchase: https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.com/store 
    • Questions: Shauna Hamilton at [email protected]. Pick-up details will be provided after your order is received.  Stakes are provided with the purchase of the signs to display in the yard or signs can be hung indoors using some command tape.
  • Class of '22 Facebook page: Created as an additional platform by a Senior parent to assist other Senior parents get connected to ask a question, provide an answer,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wposeniors22/ 
  • Class of ’22 Senior School Dues:Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities. Payments can be made now through your students myschoolbucks.com acct. 

College and Career Center Updates:

  • NOVA: What’s Next: Reminder…. Seniors who plan on attending NOVA in the fall should bring their lunch and come to Career Center on Monday, 3/28 during their lunch period.  Our NOVA rep will be at WPHS during every lunch period to discuss the next steps seniors will need to take to attend NOVA in the fall.  (NOTE:  Students will not register for classes during this session.)  Seniors are required to have a completed NOVA application.  Pre-registration to attend the event is not required.
  • Scholarship Search Tips: On Tuesday, 3/29 seniors who are looking for scholarships can come to the Career Center.  A lunch & learn will be held during all lunch periods to review with seniors the scholarship search process, including where to look for scholarships and tips on ensuring students are submitting a competitive application.  Pre-registration to attend the event is not required.
  • Military Night: There is still time to register for Military Night at West Springfield High School (6100 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152) on Tuesday, March 29th from 6pm-8pm. FCPS Regions 3&4 will be hosting Representatives from Military Academies, Military Colleges, ROTC Programs, Recruiters, and Congressional Offices will be represented!   If you have any interest in serving in the military, this is the event you do not want to miss!   If you plan to attend, students must use their net account to fill out this quick Google Doc to register.
  • Regional College Fair:  Planning on visiting colleges during spring break?  George Mason will host the Northern VA Regional College Fair on Thursday, 4/7 from 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm.  Over 200 colleges from across the U.S. will be on site for this in person event.  This is a great local opportunity during spring break to meet with college representatives & learn what their school has to offer!  Visit  https://events.admissions.gmu.edu/nvrcf-2022/  for more information and to register for this event.
  • Save the Date:  April 14, 2022. - West Potomac Job Fair after school from 3 pm – 4:15            Do you have a student who is looking for a summer job?  On Thursday, April 14th, there will be a West Potomac Job Fair after school from 3 pm – 4:15 pm.  The event is designed to connect West Potomac students with local Alexandria businesses and companies looking for part-time or full-time employees.  Juniors & Senior West Potomac High School students are encouraged to attend.  More details in the coming weeks!!!

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:

  • Sophomores, now through May is a great time to take mocks and determine your test preference!
  • Juniors, mock tests are perfect for practicing for the real thing!

View full schedule and Register Here.  

Next ACT Mocks:

 

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Next SAT Mocks:

 

4/23, 5/14

Walk-in registration ($28) as space allows.

Summer Classes

 

Will be announced when ACT announces national test dates.

 

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

More Resources:

  • Test Prep Program Web Page
  • PTSA Contact Marilyn Aboff, [email protected]
  • Applerouth Contact [email protected] or 202-558-5644
  • PTSA MemberHubStore for online classes and Applerouth’s Guide to Academic Success
  • Applerouth Free Resources, com
  • Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the WPHS CCC Specialist, Karen B. Young, [email protected]
  • Path to College: What Freshmen Need to Know Now
  • Ask The Experts: Advice from College Admissions Directors
    • 3/29/22 8pm. The panel includes Admissions Directors from Georgia Tech, Cornell University, and The George Washington University. This free online event will include topics such as:
      • Testing: What does “test optional” really mean? 
      • Classes & Grades: How do honors, AP, IB, and dual enrollment classes factor into the process? 
      • Essays: What are colleges looking for in students' essays?
      • Extracurriculars: How should students use their time outside of school? 
      • College Visits: With some colleges opening up to campus visitors, is it better to visit in person or remotely?
    • Register online: https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=488951 Or go to applerouth.com/events and use event code: M488951

Quick Links:

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Attendance | Web | Twitter

West Potomac Weekly News

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In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • PTSA News
  • School News Update
  • Senior News/Class of ’22 Updates
  • College and Career Center Updates 
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

March 22:   Seniors Breakfast – Class of ’22 Celebrations

March 23:  “March” Madness fundraiser concert to benefit the band scholarship fund at WPHS, 7:30 PM

March 31:   End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1:       Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4 -8:   Holiday (Spring Break)

April 30:    Junior and Senior Prom- Renaissance Hotel in Crystal City (Details below)

May 30:     Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 2:     Senior Convocation  

June 3:     Class of ’22 Graduation - WPHS Stadium

Happy Friday All!

We need a little fun and West Po magic in our life.  I was informed today by the Promotions Director for the local radio station, HOT 99.5 that they are conducting a High School bracket contest on their Instagram to find the best high school in the DMV and WEST PO was nominated! We will be placed into a bracket and go head-to-head against another local high school in an Instagram voting poll. The school with the most votes will advance to the next round. The final round winner will receive $1,000 for their school!

Voting timeline is as follows:

Round One Voting: March 22, 2022, through March 25, 2022

  • (16) Finalists will be posted in a social media voting poll on HOT 99.5’s Instagram (2 schools per day)
  • The eight (8) Finalists with the most votes after Round One, will advance to Round Two.

Round Two Voting: March 28, 2022, through March 31, 2022

  • (8) remaining Finalists will be posted in a social media voting poll on HOT 99.5’s Instagram (2 schools per day)
  • The four (4) Finalists with the most votes after Round Two, will advance to the Round Three Voting.

Round Three Voting: April 1, 2022, through April 2, 2022

  • (4) remaining Finalists will be posted in a social media voting poll on HOT 99.5’s Instagram
  • The two (2) Finalists with the most votes after Round Three Voting, will advance to the Final Round Voting.

Final Round Voting: April 4, 2022

  • (2) remaining Finalists will be posted in a social media voting poll on HOT 99.5’s Instagram
  • The Finalist with the most votes after Final Round Voting, will be declared the grand prize winner.

So lets have some fun and Lets Go West Po!!!

 

Ms. Millard

 

 

PTSA Updates

 

March 22 - Class of '22 Senior Breakfast

  • Final in - school Senior Celebration Event supported by parents.  Please help us make this a great event for your Senior.  Seniors have less than 55 days of HS left. Let’s make this event EXTRA special. Breakfast items to include Anita's Famous Breakfast Burritos in addition to the normal breakfast staples of donuts, granola bars, fruit etc.

Please donate and share this sign-up spot with other Senior parents.

Thank you to many families who have already signed up. 

 

Amazon Smiles

  • Shopping through Amazon Smiles continues to be a great passive way for our PTSA to earn funds!  Since most of us use Amazon on a weekly basis (if not daily!), the only effort it requires is to purchase through the Amazon Smiles link or even better, on your phone App.  Just choose the West Potomac High School PTSA for your charitable foundation and that's it!

Minted

  • Graduation is just around the corner and this means sending out beautiful Senior Announcements!  Minted is not only giving us 20% off, but they are giving back 15% to the WPHS when you use code FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC! 

 

School News

 

WPHS - ROARING 20'S PROM - Saturday, April 30 2022 from 8-11 PM

 

  • Renaissance Arlington Capital View

 

  • Tickets on sale during all lunches April 18-29.

 

 

DONATE A THEATRE TICKET TO A WEST POTOMAC STUDENT!

 

  • At Beyond the Page, we want to make performances more accessible to students, and to do so we need your help. By donating to fund student tickets, you are helping bring live theatre to students who wouldn’t normally be able to attend. Our goal is to fund 1200 tickets.

 

  • Tickets are $10 each and will go to a student here at West Potomac for one of our 6pm performances of Be More Chill.

 

  • To donate tickets, please visit us at westpotomactheatre.org and hit the red button labeled "Donate Student Tickets Here"

 

 

BEYOND THE PAGE THEATRE COMPANY’S SPRING MUSICAL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.  - BE MORE CHILL, the Musical

 

  • The hit Broadway musical Be More Chill is coming to WP this April. Inspired by the groundbreaking novel by Ned Vizzini, features a Tony-nominated score with original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, and features Phillip Jarzen (Jeremy), Brooke Apitz (Christine), Charlotte Teeples (Michael) and Charlotte Jurta (The Squip).

 

  • The musical features scenic design by Emmie Pereria, costume design by Kati Manning, makeup design by Kaela Smith, lighting design by Jeremy Worth, sound design by Sam Sabo, props design by Eli Kopp and projection design by Gavin Carpenter.

 

  • Beyond the Page Theatre presents this high-energy musical which poses the question: What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it with no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology — but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow. Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this exciting, comically subversive and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in our heads. And it ultimately proves that there’s never been a better time in history.

 

  • Performance Dates and Additional Info: @ WPHS - Kogelman Theatre. 

Assigned seating for all shows is $10 for students and $15 for adults, available online  at www.westpotomactheatre.org. Any remaining seats will be available at the door one hour before performances.

 

April 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, & 28th @ 6:00pm

April 23rd @ 1:00 PM

 April 23rd & 29th @ 7:00pm

 

Indoor Drumline Competition, Saturday, March 19 at Powhatan HS

 

  • Come out and support our Indoor Drumline at its last competition of the year on March 19, at Powhatan HS, 1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan, VA 23139.  West Po is scheduled to perform at 7:15 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for the all-day event, which runs 9 a.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m.  Cash, credit card, and checks accepted. George Mason University Percussion will close out the competition.  Click here for the full line up:  http://atlanticindoor.org/powhatan-high-school/

 

 

 

March Madness Concert, March 23, 7:30 PM at West Potomac

 

  • Please join us for our first March Madness concert since 2019!  Every March (in normal times) the West Potomac Band holds a “March” Madness fundraiser concert to benefit the band scholarship fund, The Cutting Fund*, that is used to help support the band program with things like financial assistance for current band students to take private lessons and bringing in guest musicians from time to time to enrich instruction. The concert consists of all marches so get ready to tap your feet!  We will have a few special guests in the house to help us support West Po band.  This event is free, but we will be passing the hat for donations (online donations always an option via wolverineband.com) and for the grand finale the Band Boosters will auction off the chance to guest conduct the Stars and Stripes!  It’s a fun, family event and all for a super cause! 

 

  • *The Cutting Fund was established in 1977 by the parents of Christopher Cutting to honor his memory and love of band. Christopher Cutting was the drum major for Fort Hunt High School (the grandfather school to West Potomac HS) and was tragically killed in a drunk driving accident after his freshman year in college.  

Fine Arts Update

Our Virtual Pyramid Art show is live!  Please note our West Potomac Scholastic Art winners at the beginning of our West Potomac Section (9:12).

 

Drug & Alcohol Facts Week - March 21- 27, 2022

 

  • Opioids are the number one cause of unnatural death in Fairfax County. Young adults aged 25-34 are the most common demographic seen in the emergency room for fatal opioid overdoses. Nationwide there were over 100,00 overdose deaths from April 2020- April 2021. Using opioids after a period of abstinence, mixing drugs, IV use, and serious medical problems all contribute to an increased risk of opioid overdose. 90% of substance users began using prior to 21-years-old.

 

  • Alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine are usually the most common substances used by adolescents. Fairfax County police stations, pharmacies, and medical facilities provide permanent drug disposal drop boxes for residents to safely dispose of their unused/expired medication. DO NOT flush your medications.

 

 

For further Information & support: Elizabeth Knudson, M.A, NCC Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist [email protected]

 

 

Would you like to make a difference?  Please help AP Testing go smoothly? Sign up to help proctor!

Use this link to sign up to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/.../9040E44AAAC23A57...

 

Senior News/Class of 22 Updates:

 

 

  • May 26 - End of Year Party for Class of ’22, 5:00 – 9:00 PM at the Stadium Field

 

  • Music, Food, Mechanical Bulls, Four Way Basketball Shootout, 3 -Lane Bungee Run are just a few of the fun things being planned. A ticket will need to be purchased to attend this event.  Please look for additional info re: how to purchase tickets and to sign up to volunteer. We will need many parents!  

 

  • Graduation Tickets: Each Senior will receive 6 tickets for graduation. This number was determined based on the number of Seniors graduating and stadium capacity.

 

Questions: Shauna Hamilton at [email protected]. Pick-up details will be provided after your order is received.  Once these are sold – There will not be another run. Stakes are provided with the purchase of the signs to display in the yard or signs can be hung indoors using some command tape.

 

        Class of ’22 Senior School Dues:Senior dues are $50 - these funds will cover the Cap and Gown, Diploma Covers, and Senior Shirts and Activities.

 

Check out the Feb. ’22 Senior newsletter compiled by class officers

Senior Convocation - June 2 at 9:00 am

 

Class of ’22 Graduation – June 3 at 9:00 am

West Potomac High School: Dietze Stadium 

Rain Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM

 

College and Career Center Updates:

 

SAT Exam Update: 

Need to reschedule the 3/12 SAT that was cancelled due to inclement weather?  Students who registered for the 3/12 SAT will receive an email with exam and admission ticket information by 3/23 only if their test center is offering a makeup date. This information will also be posted on the student’s My SAT page.  If the original test center the student selected is not offering a makeup, please register for a new test date on the student’s My SAT page on collegeboard.org

 

Military Night: 

FCPS Regions 3&4 will be hosting Military Night at West Springfield High School (6100 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152) on Tuesday, March 29th from 6pm-8pm. Representatives from Military Academies, Military Colleges, ROTC Programs, Recruiters, and Congressional Offices will be represented!   If you have any interest in serving in the military, this is the event you do not want to miss!   

 

If you plan to attend, students must use their fcpsschools.net account to fill out this quick Google Doc to register.

 

NOVA: What’s Next???:    Seniors who plan on attending NOVA in the fall should bring their lunch and come to Career Center on Monday, 3/28 during their lunch period.  Our NOVA rep will be at WPHS during every lunch period to discuss the next steps seniors will need to take to attend NOVA in the fall.  Seniors are required to have a completed NOVA application.  Pre-registration to attend the event is not required.

 

College Fair:  George Mason will host the Northern VA Regional College Fair on Thursday, 4/7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Over 200 colleges from across the U.S. will be on site for this in person event.  Visit  https://events.admissions.gmu.edu/nvrcf-2022/  for more information and to register for this event.

 

***Save the Date*** Academy Day 2022 on April 23, 2022:  Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents or guardians, and school counselors to Academy Day 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout sessions with representatives from the United States service academies for presentations and an interactive question and answer period.  This virtual event will be held from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.  To ensure you receive the invitation and the registration link for the event, please email [email protected]. For more information on the Academy Nomination Process, please visit www.warner.senate.gov.

SAT/ACT TEST PREP:    

No Second SAT Class for Spring – Despite best efforts, we cannot offer a second SAT class this spring.

 

Snow Day Reschedule – The mock tests snowed out on 3/12 are rescheduled to 3/19. Walk-in registration ($28 payable to WPHS PTSA) available as space allows.

 

  • Sophomores, now through May is a great time to take mocks and determine your test preference!
  • Juniors, mock tests are perfect for practicing for the real thing!

 

View full schedule and Register Here

 

All on-campus classes and mock tests are in Gunston, Room 190 pod. Park in Academy lot, enter door 10/Academy.

 

More Resources:

 

Online Free Applerouth Webinars

Path to College: What Sophomores Need to Know Now

03/22/22 8:00pm Sign Up

Path to College: What Freshmen Need to Know Now

03/29/22 8:00pm Sign Up

Ask The Experts: Advice from College Admissions Directors

 3/ 29/22 8pm. The panel includes Admissions Directors from Georgia Tech, Cornell University, and The George Washington University. This free online event will include topics such as:

  • Testing: What does “test optional” really mean? 
  • Classes & Grades: How do honors, AP, IB, and dual enrollment classes factor into the process? 
  • Essays: What are colleges looking for in students' essays?
  • Extracurriculars: How should students use their time outside of school? 
  • College Visits: With some colleges opening up to campus visitors, is it better to visit in person or remotely?

Register online: https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=488951

Or go to applerouth.com/events and use event code: M488951

FCPS Highlight This Week

Free Online Tutoring Services for All Students Coming Soon!

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring service notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

 

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