News You Choose - Friday, December 13, 2019

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  • Important Dates
  • College and Career Center
  • Chorus Boosters Events & Fundraiser 
  • Class of 2022 T-shirts
  • PTSA Updates
  • Orchestra Fundraising
  • SAT PREP

 

Important Dates:

Dec. 16, 7:00pm: Choir Concert

Dec. 17, 4:00pm-9:00pm: Five Guys Chorus Fundraiser

Dec. 19, 7:00pm: Music Department Concert

Dec.: 23-Jan. 3: Winter Holiday

Jan. 6: School Resumes

Jan. 13, 6:00pm: Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night/Electives Fair

 

College and Career Center

Please see attached for the College and Career Center’s December 2019 Newsletter

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P8KZOX2qVPCqaKX-gJKTOUT4l7gujMSJ/view?usp=sharing

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Chorus Boosters Events & Fundraiser 

Chorus Booster Selling Goods and a Silent Auction Baskets at the Holiday Performance Event B Dec. 19th 5:30 -6:45 performance arts concert.   Chorus singers will be caroling and accepting donations prior to the start of the show. Come prepared to be entertained.

Chorus Fundraiser:  Five Guys -Tue Dec 17th  4:00 to 9:00pm. Just mention WPHS Chorus. 

Spirit Wear will be sold at the Chorus concert on Dec. 16th.  

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Class of 2022

Attention Class of 2022! Show your school spirit and purchase a Class of 2022 t-shirt for $20! All proceeds will go to the Class of 2022 to fund future class activities. Please follow the attached link to view the t-shirt design and to complete your order form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3Fvqkf3SQcGW9CVUf3LfXVNRbZF2G5NgQ8iDKqbuQAQMtkA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

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PTSA Update

Federal Employee?  Please consider supporting the West Potomac PTSA, an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

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Orchestra Update

Baby, it's COLD outside!  Keep your loved ones warm this winter with our Wolverine throws!  Made in the USA, our machine washable throws are great for outdoor events or lounging around indoors.  Please see attached flyer to order or email craig.rebecca@verizon.net 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vdQKOTty80Ez1Hv-H34s4ICHvchxZPqJ/view?usp=sharing

The Performing Arts Department invites you to to our annual holiday concert and market!  Festive holiday music and merriment abound on Thursday, December 19th in the Springbank Auditorium!  The Holiday Market opens at 5:30 pm followed by our concert at 7 pm.  This event is free and open to the public--did we mention hot cocoa following the performance?  All are welcome, please join us!  Please see the attached flyer.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y4YdBZfTGg9mxJFGqdij6GjT1dfieilc/view?usp=sharing

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SAT/ACT Test Prep and Updates

Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests.  Winter SAT Class starts January 4 and preps for the official SAT in March.

Upcoming Test Prep Events:

Mock SAT, 01/04/20, 9:00am - 1:30pm

Mock ACT, 01/04/20, 9:15am - 1:30pm

SAT Group Class starts with the 01/04/20 mock tests and preps for 03/14/20 official SAT test.

Please use the following link to learn more about Understanding your PSAT scores:  https://www.applerouth.com/blog/2019/12/10/understanding-your-psat-scores/

PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff 

Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist

 

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Student Services Staffing Update

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Wolverine Community,

As we have previously shared, Mrs. Watlington, school counselor for last names Orf-Rodd will be retiring this month.  Her last day is next Friday, December 20.  We thank her for her service to West Potomac over the last 12 years and FCPS over the last 25 years and wish her the best in retirement!

I'd like to formally introduce Ms. Debora Yoon, who will be taking over for Mrs. Watlington.  Ms. Yoon recently finished her Master in School Counseling at Johns Hopkins University.  Ms. Yoon earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.  Ms. Yoon loves watching baseball, going on road trips, and swimming.  She has a wealth of knowledge regarding our school as she served as our full-time school counseling intern this Fall.  She has been and will continue to work closely with Mrs. Watlington to ensure a smooth transition.  You can reach Ms. Yoon at dyoon1@fcps.edu - Welcome Ms. Yoon!

Thank you,

Kevin McMahon

Director of Student Services

 

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Back2Fairfax event - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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Principal's Message --

We are one week away from our Second Annual Back2Fairfax event, which will be held next Tuesday, December 17th. As we continue to prepare for this exciting event, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!

This event will be filled with beneficial information for those interested in working for  FCPS and those interested in further exploring a career within education.

Attached, is the event flyer with a registration link. Interested attendees may also access registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-2-fairfax-tickets-77167549217

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Oa5CgEaMW6UO-FWKGYDvgFBQ9CGG4mI/view?usp=sharing

Thank you,

Ms. Millard, 

Principal, West Potomac High School

 

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News You Choose - Friday, December 6, 2019

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  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
  • Class of 2022 T-shirts
  • Nutcracker
  • PTSA Updates
  • All Night Grad (ANG)
  • Orchestra Fundraising
  • SAT PREP

Important Dates:

  • Dec.4-7: Nutcracker
  • Dec.5-8: Top It Off Fundraiser
  • Dec.11, 7:00pm: ANG Meeting
  • Dec.12, 7:30pm: Band Concert
  • Dec.16, 7:00pm: Choir Concert
  • Dec.19, 7:00pm: Music Department Concert
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Winter Holiday
  • Jan. 6: School Resumes Jan. 13, 6:00pm:
  • Jan. 13:Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night/Electives Fair

Happy First December Friday!

Now that winter is settling in, we are starting winter athletics and moving into the

second half of the second quarter. Please continue to monitor your students’ grades weekly. 

At this point in the quarter, there should be at least 3-4 substantive grades in each of their classes.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the teacher directly. 

As the weather continues to get colder, please know that we have new winter coats available here at school.  If your child is in need of a coat, please reach out to their school counselor.  They will be distributed based on need and first come, first serve.  Food for Neighbors is also hosting another event in January and they are looking for volunteers.  Please see the attached flyer.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PuiLU9tft_6q4vOy8hcejdpjYvBmnMiZ/view?usp=sharing

After years of trying, West Potomac High School was selected to receive tickets for Juniors to experience Hamilton, The Musical, Broadway Show. The Hamilton Education Program will support our study of our founding fathers and the foundation for our nation and allow students to attend a Hamilton Student Matinee on December 19th, 2019.

We still have room for 10 more students. 

When:  Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 5:15 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where:  Norfolk, VA

Cost:  $46

If you are the parent of a junior and would for your child to go, please have your child see Ms. Hoover in room 406 as the final 10 spots will fill fast! 

Also, if you interested in sponsoring a student who is experiencing financial difficulties, we are looking for donations.  We are hoping all who want to see the show have the opportunity.  Partial or full sponsorships can be donated by cash or check.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Please email Maren Hoover (mlhoover@fcps.edu) with any questions

REMINDER:  We have been on a journey with the West Potomac Coaches Collaborative to establish a unified vision for student athletics.  We have partnered with the Positive Coaches Alliance they will be here on Monday Dec. 9th at 7pm in the auditorium.  The program is important for parents of athletes. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Millard

Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night

Save the Date – January 13, 2020 – Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night

Flyer in English

Flyer in Spanish

Class of 2022

Attention Class of 2022! Show your school spirit and purchase a Class of 2022 t-shirt for $20! All proceeds will go to the Class of 2022 to fund future class activities. Please follow the attached link to view the t-shirt design and to complete your order form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3Fvqkf3SQcGW9CVUf3LfXVNRbZF2G5NgQ8iDKqbuQAQMtkA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Nutcracker 

Join the Alexandria Community for this year's performance of The Nutcracker, featuring The West Potomac High School Academy Dancers. 

Performances will be held at West Potomac High school on the following dates:

December 6 @ 6:30 p.m.

December 7 @ 2:30 p.m.

December 7 @ 6:30 p.m. (Military Appreciation Night)

Tickets are available at the door and online at www.AlexandriaNutcracker.com

PTSA Update

Top It Off Fundraiser

Top It Off Holiday Event:  Thurs:  Dec. 5th - Sunday Dec. 8th.  Top It Off offers unique gifts and accessories for women of all ages. The Destination for your holiday jewelry needs.  Great Prices. By supporting WP PTSA during this fundraiser, a portion of your purchase will go back to WP and you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Special holiday Basket donated by Top It off. Please see attached flyer.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CSiwt4eGZLz3iI4rm9qOUXIyrrffxDp3/view?usp=sharing

Federal Employee?  Please consider supporting the West Potomac PTSA, an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Holiday Teacher Dessert Bar

The Holiday Teacher Dessert Bar will be held on December 10th at 3pm.  Dessert donations are appreciated and welcome.  Please contact Julia McDonald if you would like to contribute or signup here.

All Night Grad (ANG) Meeting

Hello, Class of 2020 Parents!

There will be an All Night Grad Committee meeting this Wednesday, December 11th at 7 pm.  The meeting will be held at the DeMaso residence, 1005 Neal Drive, Alexandria 22308.

We have many volunteer opportunities still open and need your help to make this celebration a success.  Consider helping continue this graduation tradition that offers our kids a fun, safe way to celebrate all they've achieved!  This event can't happen without the support and participation of our Senior Parents, so please join us on December 11th at 7 pm, and share this email with anyone who may be interested in helping.

Orchestra Update

Help support the orchestra with the purchase of a beautiful poinsettia for the holidays!  Poinsettias are perfect for gifts or festive decorations!   Orders may be placed through December 13th using the attached flyer or contact craig.rebecca@verizon.net

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AHr06DdIncBHAolhUAl3VsRgkaJsOCtJ/view?usp=sharing

Baby, it's COLD outside!  Keep your loved ones warm this winter with our Wolverine throws!  Made in the USA, our machine washable throws are great for outdoor eventsor lounging around indoors.  See attached form to order or email craig.rebecca@verizon.net 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vdQKOTty80Ez1Hv-H34s4ICHvchxZPqJ/view?usp=sharing

SAT/ACT Test Prep and Updates

7 Reasons to Take the ACT

Accepted Everywhere It’s Concrete.

The SAT can be abstract, but the ACT is more straightforward. It’s clear what you’re being asked without the added step of interpreting the question. Whether you’re applying to your local college or an Ivy League school, a school that focuses on STEM or the most artsy of liberal arts, the ACT can get you there. Every college accepts it without prejudice.

No Hunting for Specific Lines There are no multi-step questions in the Reading section. This means you don’t have to spend time hunting for evidence in specific lines.

Less Fatigue The sections of the ACT are short. You don’t have to worry that your focus will fade or that boredom will set in!

Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores. The ACT is fast paced but you don’t have to be perfect to be impressive. You can guess on select problems and do great.

Word Problems are less wordy! If pulling equations out of narratives sounds like a chore, ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT.

Not-So-Mad Scientist - Don’t be afraid of the science section. You don’t need to be a master of the Periodic Table. The questions are based on your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests.  Winter SAT Class starts January 4 and preps for the official SAT in March.

PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff 

Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center.

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Curriculum Night - Save the Date - 1/13/20

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Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Family Night

Save the Date – January 13, 2020

  • All 2020-21 Parents and Guardians, are invited to Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Family Night on Monday, January 13, 2020. This is a great opportunity to learn important information about high school curriculum and choosing your classes for next school year.  There will also be an Electives Open House.  This is a great evening for both parents and students.  Join us for an informative evening where you can meet many of our Wolverine Faculty.  New this year - we will be giving an overview of online course selection which is going live this year in all Fairfax County High Schools.  The agenda is below.  If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact Kevin McMahon, Director of Student Services.
  • The snow date for this event is Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Agenda for Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night

5:15-5:50pm – WPHS Special Education Overview – Library

  • Families are welcome to come early and meet our Special Education Department Administrator Dr. Banks, and our Special Education Department Chairs, Ms. Sheri Been and Ms. Stephanie Kohn and Lead Teacher, Ms. Jasmine Proctor.

6:00-7:00pm

  • Rising 9th Academic Advising Presentation
    • Springbank Auditorium
  • Rising 10th-12th Academic Advising Presentation
    • Kogelman Theatre
  • Spanish Academic Advising Presentation – All Grade Levels
    • Library

7:00-8:20pm

  • Curriculum/Advanced Academic Presentations
  • Electives Fair Open House

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News You Choose - Tuesday, November 26,2019

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  • Important Dates
  • PTSA Updates

 

Important Dates:

Dec. 2: 8:30 – 10:30 am Principals Parent Coffee

Dec. 2: 6:30 – 7:30 PTSA Meeting /Kogleman

Dec. 2: 7:30 – 8:30 West Potomac Capacity Enhancement Community Update/Kogelman

Dec. 4: Underclass Photo make Up Day

Dec.: 23-Jan. 3: Winter Holiday

Jan. 6: School Resumes

PTSA Update

Monday, December 2 – Double meeting in West Potomac Kogelman Auditorium

6:30 - PTSA Meeting/Substance Abuse Prevention Presentation (Vaping)

7:30 - West Potomac Capacity Enhancement Community Update

Please plan to attend the December PTSA meeting where the special topic is Substance Abuse Prevention with an emphasis on vaping. Immediately following this presentation, the FCPS design and construction team will present updated renderings and plans for the West Potomac capacity enhancement as well as the safety audit. Current projections for completion are 2022-2023 SY. See flyer for more information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LODZ_j7QSwVUPpPIzuwtSNStvIn2vmC/view?usp=sharing

Federal Employee?  Giving Tuesday is Next Tuesday, December 3rd Looking for a cause next Tuesday, December 3rd is Giving Tuesday. Please consider supporting the West Potomac PTSA, an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Top It Off Fundraiser

Top It OFF Holiday Event:  Thurs:  Dec. 5th - Sunday Dec. 8th.  A wonderful store to find unique gifts and accessories. The destination for your holiday jewelry needs.  Great Prices.  By supporting WP PTSA during this fundraiser, a portion of your purchase will go back to WP and you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Special holiday Basket donated by Top It off.  Flyer attached.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CSiwt4eGZLz3iI4rm9qOUXIyrrffxDp3/view?usp=sharing

Holiday Teacher Dessert Bar

The Holiday Teacher Dessert Bar will be held on December 10th at 3pm.  Dessert donations are appreciated and welcome.  Please contact Julia McDonald if you would like to contribute or sign up here.  mjmacdonald1@mac.com

Wishing you all a joyful Thanksgiving Holiday with your family and friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FCPS Attendance Messages Emails - Important !

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Good morning WP community--

This is to let you know that  FCPS attendance e-mail mailboxes are down today, Monday, November 25, 2019.

Therefore, no messages were recorded in the attendance lines. If you receive a robo call at 10:00 am, please  do not call the main office or attendance line, ads we are not able to retrieve any e-mails.

Thank you for your patience, and understanding!

 

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News You Choose - Friday, November 22, 2019

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  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Thanksgiving Week- Attendance Procedures for 11/25 & 11/26
  • Toys for Tots Drive
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Partnership
  • Nutcracker
  • Orchestra Pies and Blanket
  • All Night Grad (ANG)
  • Federal Impact Aid
  • PTSA Updates
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • NHS Tutoring
  • Yearbooks

Important Dates:

Dec. 2: 6:30 – 7:30 PTSA meeting/Kogleman,

Dec. 2: 7:30 – 8:30 West Potomac Capacity Enhancement Community Update/Kogelman

Dec. 4: Underclass Photo make Up Day

Dec.: 23-Jan. 3: Winter Holiday

Jan. 6: School Resumes

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Happy Thanksgiving Wolverines!

  • I am starting to fully understand the power of gratitude.  Being grateful for things big and small, improves your overall outlook on life. 
  • I am grateful for my faculty and staff who are dedicated and sacrificial in supporting students and one another; they inspire me.
  • I am grateful for my students who are caring, powerful, young people; they bring me joy.
  • I am grateful for my supportive, tireless community who continually advocate for the needs of our school; they empower me.
  • I am grateful for my family who encourages me in ways that allow me to bring my full self to everything I do; they love me.

Enjoy your Holiday and Thank you!

Ms. Millard

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Attendance Procedures -Thanksgiving Week

Due to the high volume of emails and voice messages, please send a NOTE with your student if they are checking in tardy or checking out early on Monday or Tuesday.  E -mails/phone calls for tardies and check outs WILL NOT be accepted these two days

Thank you for your help and understanding.

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Toys for Tots Drive

Please support the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the AVID & College Partnership Program and US Marine Corps Reserves.

The donation boxes are located at the main office and student services - attached is the flyer with more details.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TPETghNcbBnZhmapIdNtndJrTM7AP_vD/view?usp=sharing

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Positive Coaching Alliance Partnership

This year the West Potomac athletic department has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission of creating a positive, character-building youth sports environment that results in better athletes, better people. On December 9th, we will be hosting our first PCA workshop for parents as well as a workshop for our coaches.  The entire athletic department is asking that all parents who have athletes participating in a sport at West Potomac attend this workshop in order to gain more understanding into how we can all work together to create a positive culture of success for all athletes. 

The workshop will run from 7 pm - 8:30 pm in the auditorium.

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Join the Alexandria Community for this year's performance of The Nutcracker, featuring The West Potomac High School Academy Dancers. 

Performances will be held at West Potomac High school on the following dates:

  • December 4 @ 5:30 p.m. (Scout Show)
  • December 5 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • December 6 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • December 7 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • December 7 @ 6:30 p.m. (Military Appreciation Night)

Tickets are available at the door and online at www.AlexandriaNutcracker.com

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Baby, it's cold outside!  Let us help keep you warm--our blankets are just what you need to stay warm and cozy!  See attached form to order. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vdQKOTty80Ez1Hv-H34s4ICHvchxZPqJ/view?usp=sharing

We have a few pies still available to help with your Thanksgiving planning:

Coconut cream (2)

Boston cream

$15 each, all proceeds benefit the orchestra.  Email Rebecca Losee:  craig.rebecca@verizon.net if interested

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All Night Grad (ANG)

Hello, Parents of the Class of 2020!  

Planning has begun for the 2020 WPHS All-Night Graduation Celebration!  The party will be held on the night of graduation: Thursday, June 4th, from 9:30 pm to 4:00 am Friday, June 5th. ANGC provides a safe, fun-filled way for our seniors to celebrate their graduation.  

We need your help to make the 2020 celebration a success!  There are many ways you might volunteer to help plan and organize or help during the actual event.  Please feel free to contact Rebecca Losee at angcwestpo2020@gmail.com if you can help in any capacity. Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Federal Impact Aid- Reminder

Federal Impact Aid forms were sent home through Advisory on October 21.  Please complete these forms and return them to school.  Even if you do not think you qualify, we are required to collect forms from all families.  As we face budget issues each year, the information gathered from this survey can be critical to providing funding to the county, FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 from the Impact Aid Grant this year.  

Again, accurate and timely completion of the form is essential because FCPS requires 100% completion for all schools.  Each student enrolled at West Potomac High School must turn in a completed form.  Please know that personal information will be kept confidential. 

Please help WPHS get 100% of the forms back as soon as possible. 

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PTSA Update

All A and A/B Honor Roll Celebration Volunteers 1st Quarter All A and A/B Honor Roll Recognition Chips and Queso Bar will be held on Friday, November 22 in the College and Career Center. This event is to celebrate the students who made the All A or A/B honor roll for the 1st quarter. We will need volunteers to help set up and serve chips & queso to the students during lunch time.

Like to donate gift cards to recognize our students? Please drop off gift card donations to the front office no later than Thursday, Nov 21st (You may drop them off anytime from now until then).  Please put them in an envelope marked "PTSA Honor Roll". Thanks for helping us recognize our students! Sign up here.

Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Thank you to Toppers Pizza for donating over 500 free medium pizza’s or Topperstix certificates to our Fall Academic award students! These are students who earned a gpa of 3.8 or higher the previous school year. The certificates were given out in homerooms last week. Please support this business for their generous donation!

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SAT/ACT Test Prep and Updates

7 Reasons to Take the ACT

1) Accepted Everywhere It’s Concrete.

2) The SAT can be abstract, but the ACT is more straightforward. It’s clear what you’re being asked without the added step of interpreting the question. Whether you’re applying to your local college or an Ivy League school, a school that focuses on STEM or the most artsy of liberal arts, the ACT can get you there. Every college accepts it without prejudice.

3) No Hunting for Specific Lines There are no multi-step questions in the Reading section. This means you don’t have to spend time hunting for evidence in specific lines.

4) Less Fatigue The sections of the ACT are short. You don’t have to worry that your focus will fade or that boredom will set in!

5) Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores. The ACT is fast paced but you don’t have to be perfect to be impressive. You can guess on select problems and do great.

6) Word Problems are less wordy! If pulling equations out of narratives sounds like a chore, ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT.

7) Not-So-Mad Scientist - Don’t be afraid of the science section. You don’t need to be a master of the Periodic Table. The questions are based on your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests.  Winter SAT Class starts January 4 and preps for the official SAT in March.

PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff 

Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist

NHS Tutoring Now Available

Struggling in a class?  Need help studying for a test?  

National Honor Society is offering walk-in tutoring on late bus Mondays in room 128 from 3-4:15. No need to sign up, just show up! See Mrs. Carfang or Ms. Newton with questions.

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Yearbooks

Purchase your student's yearbook.  Order online anytime! https://yearbookforever.com  

 

 

 

 

 

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Student Services November Newsletter

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November 2019 - West Potomac Student Services Newsletter

  • Earlier this month - Student Services Sophomore Unit
    • Sophomore students had the opportunity to learn more about potential careers during the Student Services Sophomore Unit. On November 1st and 7th, counselors utilized advisory periods to assist students to focus on their career interests in Naviance.  In addition, we discussed the purpose of the College and Career Center and how our College and Career Center Specialist, Mrs. Carter, can assist them with their college and career objectives.
  • AVID and The College Partnership Program students visited Penn State on November 4, 2019. Students participated with student panels for the Health and Human Development and Information Science and Technology Programs and toured the Penn State Campus.
  • Report Cards will be distributed through Advisory on November 13, 2019
  • Last week, on November 15 we celebrated 41 1st Quarter Rising Stars. Congratulations to all those recognized!
  • Today, November 21, we celebrated 196 Wolverines who earned 1st Quarter All “A” Honor Roll. Congratulations students!!
  • A reminder that tomorrow, November 22 is our All A and A/B Honor Roll ticket raffle and Chips and Guacamole Treat.  Thanks to our PTSA and Moe’s for making the celebration possible!

Upcoming

  • College Application Reminders - please note the upcoming college application deadlines:
    • December 4, 2019 for January 15, 2020
    • January 10, 2020 for February 1, 2020
  • Keep in mind that you can apply Early Decision to only ONE school.  Why?  Because Early Decision is binding (if you get accepted, great, but you MUST attend that school).  If you are not ready to commit to one school, consider Early Action (not binding).
  • Seniors!!  Please let your school counselor and Ms. Carter know what schools you have been accepted to and any scholarships that you may receive.
  • Please keep in mind we do not write recommendations during holiday breaks.

Remaining 2019 Testing Dates

  • SAT – December 7th:
  • ACT – December 14th

Counseling Team Update: 

  • Mrs. Watlington will be retiring next month. Please see her note to students and families below.  We are thankful for all her efforts to support Wolverines over the last 12 years and wish her the best in retirement!!
  • We will provide an update on who will be taking over for Mrs. Watlington as soon as possible.

Dear students and families:

I hope you have had a good start to the new school year.

I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring at the end of December.  I needed to make this decision this year – my 26th in FCPS and 12th at West Potomac HS - due to some family health concerns.

I will leave with many fond memories of working with you and others who make up the WP community.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in the lives of thousands of young people over the course of my career.

Please be assured that WPHS will work to make the transition from me to my successor as smooth as possible.

Best wishes to you all – let’s always remember to take good care of ourselves, others, and be kind.

Ms. Watlington

School Counselor

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  • Important Dates
  • Black Student's Union Food Drive
  • English Department Update
  • Band/Orchestra Announcements
  • All Night Grad (ANG)
  • Federal Impact Aid
  • PTSA Updates
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • College and Career
  • NHS Tutoring
  • Yearbooks

 

Important Dates:

Nov. 20: 6:00 pm – National Honor Society Induction/Auditorium

Nov. 21: 9:50 am – 1st Quarter All A Recognition Reception

Nov. 22: 11:15 am – 1:15 pm 1st Quarter A/B Honor Roll Recognition Moe’s Chip & Salsa Bar and Gift Card Raffle

Dec. 2: 8:30 – 10:30 am Principals Parent Coffee

Dec. 2: 6:30 – 7:30 PTSA meeting/Kogleman,

Dec. 2: 7:30 – 8:30 West Potomac Capacity Enhancement Community Update/Kogelman

Dec. 4: Underclass Photo make Up Day

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Black Students Union Food Drive

Please support the black student’s union food drive – A box for food donations is placed at the main office.

For more details, please refer to this attachment:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ji8nAhhNBrGjn9IS6GdPiMDjWYLG0oNc/view?usp=sharing

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English Department Update

Do you like reading books? Great, West Potomac needs your help.

We are seeking parent volunteers to read books that members of our English department would like to get approved through the Book Approval process. 

Parents can volunteer to read as little or as many books as they would like. The committee consists of two English teachers, two parents and a principal designee. 

We welcome as many parent volunteers as are willing. Thank you in advance for your help! Please contact Susie Britton, Assistant Principal, at smbritton@fcps.edu or (703)718-2610.

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Band and Orchestra Announcements

The Wolverine Marching Band finished another great season with a SUPERIOR rating at the VBODA Marching Band assessments on October 26th. Congratulations on a fantastic season!

A big congratulations to trumpet player Matthew Verich who was chosen to play in Virginia's All-State Jazz Band. Matthew will join other top musicians in the state to perform at the Virginia Music Educator Association's Conference in Hot Springs, VA next week.  

Congratulations to Griffin Keightley for his successful audition and acceptance into the District Ten Honors Orchestra.

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All Night Grad (ANG)

Next meeting: December 10, 7:00 pm in the College and Career Center

Hello, Parents of the Class of 2020!  

Planning has begun for the 2020 WPHS All-Night Graduation Celebration!  The party will be held on the night of graduation: Thursday, June 4th, from 9:30 pm to 4:00 am Friday, June 5th. ANGC provides a safe, fun-filled way for our seniors to celebrate their graduation.  

We need your help to make the 2020 celebration a success!  There are many ways you might volunteer to help plan and organize or help during the actual event.  Please feel free to contact Rebecca Losee at angcwestpo2020@gmail.com if you can help in any capacity. Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Federal Impact Aid- Reminder

Federal Impact Aid forms were sent home through Advisory on October 21.  Please complete these forms and return them to school.  Even if you do not think you qualify, we are required to collect forms from all families.  As we face budget issues each year, the information gathered from this survey can be critical to providing funding to the county, FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 from the Impact Aid Grant this year.  

Again, accurate and timely completion of the form is essential because FCPS requires 100% completion for all schools.  Each student enrolled at West Potomac High School must turn in a completed form.  Please know that personal information will be kept confidential. 

Please help WPHS get 100% of the forms back as soon as possible. 

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PTSA Update

Monday, December 2 – Double meeting in West Potomac Kogelman Auditorium

6:30 - PTSA Meeting/Substance Abuse Prevention Presentation (Vaping)

7:30 - West Potomac Capacity Enhancement Community Update

Please plan to attend the December PTSA meeting where the special topic is Substance

Abuse Prevention with an emphasis on vaping. Immediately following this presentation,

the FCPS design and construction team will present updated renderings and plans for the

West Potomac capacity enhancement. Current projections for completion are 2022-2023 SY. See flyer for more information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LODZ_j7Q-SwVUPpPIzuwtSNStvIn2vmC/view?usp=sharing

All A and A/B Honor Roll Celebration Volunteers 1st Quarter All A and A/B Honor Roll Recognition Chips and Queso Bar will be held on Friday, November 22 in the College and Career Center. This event is to celebrate the students who made the All A or A/B honor roll for the 1st quarter. We will need volunteers to help set up and serve chips & queso to the students during lunch time.

Like to donate gift cards to recognize our students? Please drop off gift card donations to the front office no later than Thursday, Nov 21st (You may drop them off anytime from now until then).  Please put them in an envelope marked "PTSA Honor Roll". Thanks for helping us recognize our students! Sign up here.

Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

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SAT/ACT Test Prep and Updates

7 Reasons to Take the ACT

1) Accepted Everywhere It’s Concrete.

2) The SAT can be abstract, but the ACT is more straightforward. It’s clear what you’re being asked without the added step of interpreting the question. Whether you’re applying to your local college or an Ivy League school, a school that focuses on STEM or the most artsy of liberal arts, the ACT can get you there. Every college accepts it without prejudice.

3) No Hunting for Specific Lines There are no multi-step questions in the Reading section. This means you don’t have to spend time hunting for evidence in specific lines.

4) Less Fatigue The sections of the ACT are short. You don’t have to worry that your focus will fade or that boredom will set in!

5) Aggressive Guessing Yields High Scores. The ACT is fast paced but you don’t have to be perfect to be impressive. You can guess on select problems and do great.

6) Word Problems are less wordy! If pulling equations out of narratives sounds like a chore, ACT word problems are simple and the correct operations are more obvious than on the SAT.

7) Not-So-Mad Scientist - Don’t be afraid of the science section. You don’t need to be a master of the Periodic Table. The questions are based on your ability to move quickly through charts, tables, and graphs.

Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests.  Winter SAT Class starts January 4 and preps for the official SAT in March.

PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff  Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter  

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College and Career Center For the latest information including the College and Career Center newsletter, click here

NHS Tutoring Now Available

Struggling in a class?  Need help studying for a test?  

National Honor Society is offering walk-in tutoring on late bus Mondays in room 128 from 3-4:15. No need to sign up, just show up! See Mrs. Carfang or Ms. Newton with questions.

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Yearbooks

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This message is sent on behalf of Ms. Millard and Mr. Barker--

Are you watching your kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

The movie runs approximately 60 minutes and the discussion afterward will be about 30 minutes.  

There is no cost to attend this event, but we do ask that you register using this link:  https://www.eventcombo.com/e/screenagers-film-presented-by-carl-sandburg-middle-school-36643.

Please direct any questions to Karin Dushaw, PTA President, at kdushaw46@gmail.com.

Ms. Millard 

Principal, West Potomac High School

&

Mr. Darwin R. Barker

Principal, Carl Sandburg Middle School

 

 

 

 

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  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Underclass Photo Make Up Day
  • Technology Support Fee
  • All Night Grad (ANG)
  • Federal Impact Aid
  • Travis Manion Foundation/Operation Legacy Project
  • PTSA Updates
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • College and Career
  • NHS Tutoring
  • Yearbooks
  • Mamma Mia! Final Weekend

 

Important Dates:

Nov. 2-9: Mamma Mia- Final Weekend

Nov 11: 9:00–3:00 Veterans Day of Service

Nov. 11: 6:30–8:00 pm – PTSA Meeting, Library

Nov. 12: 7:00 pm – ANG meeting

Nov. 15: 10:30 am – 1st Quarter Rising Stars Reception

Nov. 20: 6:00 pm – National Honor Society Induction/Auditorium

Nov. 21: 9:50 am – 1st Quarter All A Recognition Reception

Nov. 22: 11:15 am – 1:15 pm 1st Quarter A/B Honor Roll Recognition Moe’s Chip & Salsa Bar and Gift Card Raffle

Dec. 2: 6:30 – 7:30 PTSA meeting/Kogleman, 7:30 – 8:30 West Potomac Capacity Enhancement Community Update/Kogelman

Dec. 4: Underclass Photo make Up Day

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Happy Friday Wolverines!

Our capacity enhancement process is moving along.  Please find the minutes from the last design and construction meeting under announcements on our webpage. Updated renderings and plans will be shared with the community by FCPS design and construction at our December PTSA Meeting (Dec. 2nd) so mark your calendars.  We are very pleased with the progress and the proposed renderings and plans.  Current projections for completion are 2022-2023 SY. 

As you know, the first quarter ended last week and report cards will be available on SIS beginning tomorrow, Saturday, November 9 at 6am and will be distributed to students on Wednesday November 13 during Advisory. The November PTSA meeting (Nov. 11th at 6:30 pm in the Library) will have presenters giving overviews of the interventions and supports available to all students. So please join us on Monday.

Also, on Monday the 11th, we celebrate our Veterans with our 4th Annual Travis Manion Veteran’s Day of Service.  Our school community will be partnering with the Travis Manion Foundation for another year of celebration and service projects.  Our students will work side-by-side with our veterans to complete projects around the school.  The activities will begin at 9:30am with the Opening Ceremony and go until the end of the day.  If you are available, please come out and enjoy the day with us.

For detailed information regarding this event, please refer to the attached flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/131LES0FfRxGAhsiHfZWr0UAObDPBhF4b/view?usp=sharing

On December 2nd I will host a Principal’s Coffee from 8:30 am -10:00 am.  Please come by if you are available.  I would love to meet you and share with you all things West Potomac.

Ms. Millard

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Underclass Pictures Make up Day:

Due to the student late arrival pictures from Lifetouch, another date - Wednesday, December 4, 2019 was added for retakes and for students/faculty missing the original date.

Location: Small Gym

Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm

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Technology Support Fee:

As previously communicated this summer, as part of FCPSOn, an annual technology support fee of $50 has been charged to all high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. The technology support fee is included in the FY 2020 Approved Budget.

The technology support fee was billed centrally using FCPS’ e-commerce platform, My School Bucks (MSB), which retrieves information from the Student Information System (SIS). Students who have Free and Reduced meal status and have given consent to share their FRM status for a waiver or reduction of the technology support fee were charged $25 for Reduced status; the fee was waived for Free status.

The technology support fee was billed on Monday, November 4th, after the end of first quarter for all eligible students who were enrolled at that time. 

Parents/guardians and students who do not have an MSB account received a bill from MSB to the primary email address recorded in SIS.  They are encouraged to enroll in My School Bucks but payment by check, cash or money order may be paid at the school.

More information can be found at this link  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson/fcpson-technology-support-fee

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All Night Grad (ANG)

Hello, Parents of the Class of 2020!  

Planning has begun for the 2020 WPHS All-Night Graduation Celebration!  The party will be held on the night of graduation: Thursday, June 4th, from 9:30 pm to 4:00 am Friday, June 5th. ANGC provides a safe, fun-filled way for our seniors to celebrate their graduation.  

We need your help to make the 2020 celebration a success! Please plan to attend this meeting to learn how you can be part of this longstanding tradition and give our graduates a night to remember! There are many ways you might volunteer to help plan and organize or help during the actual event. 

This first meeting will be November 12 at 7 pm in the College and Career Center located next to the cafeteria. If you have any questions before the meeting please feel free to contact Rebecca Losee at angcwestpo2020@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Federal Impact Aid- Reminder

Federal Impact Aid forms were sent home through Advisory on October 21.  Please complete these forms and return them to school.  Even if you do not think you qualify, we are required to collect forms from all families.  As we face budget issues each year, the information gathered from this survey can be critical to providing funding to the county, FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 from the Impact Aid Grant this year.  

Again, accurate and timely completion of the form is essential because FCPS requires 100% completion for all schools.  Each student enrolled at West Potomac High School must turn in a completed form.  Please know that personal information will be kept confidential. 

Please help WPHS get 100% of the forms back as soon as possible. 

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Travis Manion Foundation

The 4th Annual Travis Manion Foundation Operation Legacy Project Veterans Day of Service at West Potomac High School will be on Monday, November 11 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Students will be released at 9:00 am – opening ceremony will take place at 9:30 am.  If you would like to come out and volunteer to help contact Jim O’Farrell, Travis Manion Foundation Ambassador; 571-283-1871 or Jessica Statz, AP at West Potomac HS.

See what it is all about: 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOdkdaq9Il0  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1v1_Gyemj8 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-LJ93mP6SA&feature=youtu.be

PTSA Update

PTSA Meeting: November 11, 6:30 pm in the West Potomac Library Please join us for the next PTSA meeting on Monday, November 11, at 6:30 pm in the library. The special topic to be discussed will be Academic Support - The Writing Center, Peer Tutors, Math Support. Ms. Millard will also deliver a Principal’s update.

All A and A/B Honor Roll Celebration Volunteers and Gift Cards Needed 1st Quarter All A and A/B Honor Roll Recognition Chips and Queso Bar will be held on Friday, November 22 in the College and Career Center. This event is to celebrate the students who made the All A or A/B honor roll for the 1st quarter. We will need volunteers to help set up and serve chips & queso to the students during lunch time.

Like to donate gift cards to recognize our students? Please drop off gift card donations to the front office no later than Thursday, Nov 21st (You may drop them off anytime from now until then).  Please put them in an envelope marked "PTSA Honor Roll". Thanks for helping us recognize our students! Sign up here.

Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Thank you to Toppers Pizza for donating over 500 free medium pizza’s or Topperstix certificates to our Fall Academic award students! These are students who earned a gpa of 3.8 or higher the previous school year. The certificates were given out in homerooms last week. Please support this business for their generous donation!

SAT/ACT Test Prep-Upcoming Events

Huge News for the ACT – Please click on the following link: ACT ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR 2020 Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests. PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff  Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter

College and Career Center For the latest information including the College and Career Center newsletter, click here

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NHS Tutoring now available!

Struggling in a class?  Need help studying for a test?  

National Honor Society is offering walk-in tutoring on late bus Mondays in room 128 from 3-4:15. No need to sign up, just show up! See Mrs. Carfang or Ms. Newton with questions.

Yearbooks

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Mamma Mia! Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School kicks off its 35th Season:

From Across the Pond with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from November 2 – 9. Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny, international sensation unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's hit songs that include “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Performances will be held in the West Potomac High School’s Kogelman Theatre on Nov 2 (2pm & 7pm) Nov 3 (2pm*) Nov 7 (7pm*) Nov 8 (7pm) Nov 9 (2pm & 7pm). As if Mamma Mia! weren’t already giddy and shameless, here comes more musical silliness: November 3 and 7 are singalong performances with a Mamma Mia Mock-tail Party directly following the November 3 performance.  That’s correct, audience members will be able to sing along with the cast to ABBA’s hits during these special performances. It’s become clear just how much these songs mean to people. Our singalong nights will be a celebration of that; a chance for our energetic, passionate audiences to be a step closer to our talented cast

RATING: MAMMA MIA! is rated PG. For tickets and additional information, visit westpotomactheatre.org

 

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Wolverine Community,

I wanted to share the following for your awareness.  This morning we conducted our monthly fire drill at approximately 10:45am.  Following completion of the drill there was a malfunction in the alarm in the Gunston Building that led to a delay in the alarm being turned off.  Students were delayed returning to class and arriving at their next class – 6th period.  All students are safe and the fire alarm has been reviewed and is functioning correctly.  I appreciate student and staff cooperation while this was resolved this morning.

Thank you,

Tangy Millard

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News You Choose - Friday, November 1, 2019

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  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Fairfax Connector Bus Pass
  • Federal Impact Aid
  • NHS Tutoring
  • Travis Manion Foundation/Operation Legacy Project
  • Science Fair
  • PTSA Updates
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Yearbooks
  • West Potomac Dance Team Update
  • Booster Pass
  • Mamma Mia!

 

Important Dates:

Nov. 1: End of 1st Quarter

Nov. 2-9: Mamma Mia

Nov. 4 & 5: Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays

Nov. 5: Election Day

Nov. 6: 5:00-8:00 Dance Team Moe’s Dinner Night Out Fundraiser

Nov 11: 9:00–3:00 Veterans Day of Service

Nov. 11: 6:30-8:00 pm - PTSA Meeting, Library

 

Hello Wolverines!

Please see the information below regarding receiving weekly progress reports in SIS.  This may be an easier way for you as parents to follow your child’s progress and to determine needs for communicating with your children and with their teachers.  The collaboration and communication between home and school is crucial to your child’s academic progress. 

Important Information regarding Weekly SIS Progress Reports

If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report via email. This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.” Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 

Ms. Millard

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Fairfax Connector Bus Pass Update

The Fairfax Connector Bus Passes have arrived.  Any student who has submitted a completed permission slip to Ms. Hofmann in Student Services this school year, can see her Monday-Thursday during lunch (11:30-1:30pm) to receive their bus pass.  A reminder that Bus Passes given out last school year should still work.  Students are only given one bus pass for their four years and are required to return their bus pass upon graduation. 

Mr. McMahon

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Federal Impact Aid- Reminder

Federal Impact Aid forms were sent home through Advisory on October 21.  Please complete these forms and return them to school.  Even if you do not think you qualify, we are required to collect forms from all families.  As we face budget issues each year, the information gathered from this survey can be critical to providing funding to the county, FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 from the Impact Aid Grant this year.  

Again, accurate and timely completion of the form is essential because FCPS requires 100% completion for all schools.  Each student enrolled at West Potomac High School must turn in a completed form.  Please know that personal information will be kept confidential. 

Please help WPHS get 100% of the forms back as soon as possible. 

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NHS Tutoring now available!

Struggling in a class?  Need help studying for a test?  

National Honor Society is offering walk-in tutoring on late bus Mondays in room 128 from 3-4:15. No need to sign up, just show up!  See Mrs. Carfang or Ms. Newton with questions.

________________________________________________________________________

Travis Manion Foundation

The 4th Annual Travis Manion Foundation Operation Legacy Project Veterans Day of Service at West Potomac High School will be on Monday, November 11 from 9am-3pm.  If you would like to come out and volunteer to help contact Jim O’Farrell, Travis Manion Foundation Ambassador; 571-283-1871 or Jessica Statz, AP at West Potomac HS.

Copy and Paste these videos from previous years: 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOdkdaq9Il0  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1v1_Gyemj8 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-LJ93mP6SA&feature=youtu.be

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Science Fair The West Potomac High School Science Fair is coming Jan 11, 2020 and we need about 30 community volunteers to serve as judge/consultants to make it happen. No experience necessary; just a willingness to listen and encourage young people towards evidence-based thought and research. Judge consultants select approximately 20 best projects for regional competition later in the year. Please email the Science Fair Coordinator Ed Chapman to sign up. Date: 1/11/2020, Time: 8am-12pm, Location: WPHS cafeteria

 PTSA Update November 5 Election Day-Please Vote!

Please take the time to know the candidates. FCCPTA’s has information here on the FCPS District School Board school board candidates. The following elections will be held on November 5: 

  • All Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Nine)
  • Chair of the Board of Supervisors for Fairfax County (One)
  • FCPS District School Board Members (nine) and At-Large Members (three)
  • Fairfax County Soil and Water Conservation District Directors (three)
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County and Fairfax City (One) Fairfax County Sheriff (One)
  • Virginia General Assembly State Senators (nine) and House of Delegates Members (17)

West Potomac High School is also on the public school bond this year. This will need to pass in order for our capacity enhancement renovation to be completed. For more information on FCPS school bonds click here.

PTSA Meeting: November 11, 6:30 pm in the West Potomac Library Please join us for the next PTSA meeting on Monday, November 11, at 6:30 pm in the library. The special topic to be discussed will be Academic Support - The Writing Center, Peer Tutors, Math Support. Ms. Millard will also deliver a Principal’s update.

Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

SAT/ACT Test Prep-Upcoming Events

Huge News for the ACT – Please click on the following link: ACT ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR 2020 Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests. PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff  Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter

Yearbooks

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Dance Team Update

Moe’s Night

West Potomac’s Dance Team is having a Moe’s Night on Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. 20% of proceeds go to West Potomac Dance Team!

Click here for the flyer to present at the counter and please add your register receipt to collection bin at the register in order to track sales.

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Booster Pass

Booster pass members please take your cards with you to all WP home games, names will no longer be looked up at the ticket booths. If you do not have your pass with you, tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults. Thank you for helping to make game nights run more smoothly.  If you have questions, please contact the WP Boosters. 

Mamma Mia! Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School kicks off its 35th Season: From Across the Pond with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from November 2 – 9. Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny, international sensation unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's hit songs that include “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Performances will be held in the West Potomac High School’s Kogelman Theatre on Nov 2 (2pm & 7pm) Nov 3 (2pm*) Nov 7 (7pm*) Nov 8 (7pm) Nov 9 (2pm & 7pm). As if Mamma Mia! weren’t already giddy and shameless, here comes more musical silliness: November 3 and 7 are singalong performances with a Mamma Mia Mock-tail Party directly following the November 3 performance.  That’s correct, audience members will be able to sing along with the cast to ABBA’s hits during these special performances. It’s become clear just how much these songs mean to people. Our singalong nights will be a celebration of that; a chance for our energetic, passionate audiences to be a step closer to our talented cast RATING: MAMMA MIA! is rated PG. For tickets and additional information, visit westpotomactheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

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News You Choose - Friday, October 25, 2019

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  • Important Dates
  • The College Admission Process
  • NHS Tutoring
  • Travis Manion Foundation/Operation Legacy Project
  • Science Fair
  • Avid Tutors Needed
  • PTSA Updates
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Yearbooks
  • West Potomac Dance Team Update
  • Booster Pass
  • Mamma Mia!

 

Important Dates:

Oct. 28: 7:00–The College Admission Process, Jeb Applerouth

Oct 29:  4:00-9:00 PTSA Five Guys Dinner Night Out Fundraiser

Oct. 30: 3:15 pm Virginia DMV Learner’s Permit Test (Room 102)

 

Nov. 1: End of 1st Quarter

Nov. 2-9: Mamma Mia

Nov. 4 & 5: Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays

Nov. 6: 5:00-8:00 Dance Team Moe’s Dinner Night Out Fundraiser

Nov 11: 9:00–3:00 Veterans Day of Service

Nov. 11: 6:30-8:00 pm - PTSA Meeting, Library

 

The College Admission Process

Jed Applerouth, Doctor of Educational Psychology and founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services, will be hosting a free seminar on the college admissions process at West Potomac on Monday, October 28th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oZ_W9m5cM5LlnCtgWlT5x4Kt9ZxdN0Su/view?usp=sharing

 

NHS Tutoring now available!

Struggling in a class?  Need help studying for a test?  

National Honor Society is offering walk-in tutoring on late bus Mondays in room 128 from 3-4:15. No need to sign up, just show up!  See Mrs. Carfang or Ms. Newton with questions.

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Travis Manion Foundation

The 4th Annual Travis Manion Foundation Operation Legacy Project Veterans Day of Service at West Potomac High School will be on Monday, November 11 from 9am-3pm.  If you would like to come out and volunteer to help contact Jim O’Farrell, Travis Manion Foundation Ambassador; 571-283-1871 or Jessica Statz, AP at West Potomac HS.

See the videos below from previous years: 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOdkdaq9Il0  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1v1_Gyemj8 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-LJ93mP6SA&feature=youtu.be

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Science Fair The West Potomac High School Science Fair is coming Jan 11, 2020 and we need about 30 community volunteers to serve as judge/consultants to make it happen. No experience necessary; just a willingness to listen and encourage young people towards evidence-based thought and research. Judge consultants select approximately 20 best projects for regional competition later in the year. Please email the Science Fair Coordinator Ed Chapman to sign up. Date: 1/11/2020, Time: 8am-12pm, Location: WPHS cafeteria

Avid Tutors Needed West Potomac is currently looking for additional AVID Tutors to support the program. This is a paid position through Fairfax County Public Schools. For more information on the position click here.

PTSA Update PTSA Meeting: November 11, 6:30 pm in the West Potomac Library Please join us for the next PTSA meeting on Monday, November 11, at 6:30 pm in the library. The special topic to be discussed will be Academic Support - The Writing Center, Peer Tutors, Math Support. Ms. Millard will also deliver a Principal’s update.

Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Five Guys/PTSA Restaurant Night

The PTSA  is having a Five Guys dinner night out fundraiser on Oct 29 4:00pm to 9:00 pm at both locations of Five Guys. 6210 Quander Rd & 7622 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA. See the attached flyer for more details.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wXkNy521bcK6Jt8zpJmjxouhyt3SHaJo/view?usp=sharing

Join the PTSA Have you joined the PTSA yet? To join online: visit westpotomacptsa.ptboard.com Our school code is: Q89YT5. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our membership chair, Tanya Stamos.

SAT/ACT Test Prep-Upcoming Events

Huge News for the ACT – Please click on the following link: ACT ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR 2020 Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests. PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff  Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter

Yearbooks

Purchase your student's yearbook.  Order online anytime! https://yearbookforever.com

Dance Team Update

Moe’s Night

West Potomac’s Dance Team is having a Moe’s Night on Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. 20% of proceeds go to West Potomac Dance Team!

Please see attached for the flyer to present at the counter and please add your register receipt to collection bin at the register in order to track sales.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_PLX-lT4rlQf3i1ERAgqHmxUp4xr_zrz/view?usp=sharing

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Booster Pass

Booster pass members please take your cards with you to all WP home games, names will no longer be looked up at the ticket booths. If you do not have your pass with you, tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults. Thank you for helping to make game nights run more smoothly.  If you have questions, please contact the WP Boosters. 

Mamma Mia! Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School kicks off its 35th Season: From Across the Pond with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from November 2 – 9. Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny, international sensation unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's hit songs that include “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Performances will be held in the West Potomac High School’s Kogelman Theatre on Nov 2 (2pm & 7pm) Nov 3 (2pm*) Nov 7 (7pm*) Nov 8 (7pm) Nov 9 (2pm & 7pm). As if Mamma Mia! weren’t already giddy and shameless, here comes more musical silliness: November 3 and 7 are singalong performances with a Mamma Mia Mock-tail Party directly following the November 3 performance.  That’s correct, audience members will be able to sing along with the cast to ABBA’s hits during these special performances. It’s become clear just how much these songs mean to people. Our singalong nights will be a celebration of that; a chance for our energetic, passionate audiences to be a step closer to our talented cast RATING: MAMMA MIA! is rated PG. For tickets and additional information, visit westpotomactheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Operation Medicine Cabinet Clean-out - Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Hello WPHS community!

I just wanted to take the time to share some information with all of you. October 26th is a drug take back day. It’s free and there are no questions asked. Safe drug disposal is very important because it prevents accidental poisoning, protects the environment, and prevents drug abuse. 

As you know, opioid use has been on the rise nationally and here in Fairfax County. Opioid abuse is now the leading cause of unnatural death in Fairfax County according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. You can have a positive impact on preventing opioid abuse by doing a few simple things at home. Prescriptions in the home are one of the primary ways children gain access to opioids (i.e. OxyContin), and other addictive and harmful medications, such as benzodiazepines (i.e. Xanax). In a study completed by Academic Pediatrics (2018), researchers found that 35 percent of households with a child older than ten years old had an opioid prescription in the home and 66 percent of those people planned to keep the leftover opioids for future use. Additionally, the study found that 13 percent of respondents said they would give leftover medication to an adolescent in their home to manage pain. You can make a beneficial impact on this issue by not saving medication for future use, properly disposing of unused medication, and not giving your prescriptions to children. If you cannot make it to a designated drug disposal site on October 26, you can access a drug disposal kit at designated locations throughout the county. Use this web address to find a location near you https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/drug-disposal. If you would like to refer a student or get more information you can email me at eaknudson@fcps.edu or call me at 703.718.2749

See the attached fliers for location and more information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b5PS3noj0Ifq1FVAAi2rBoal3v-Yh8Yh/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-nZbd3SVHUj14C1AU9qX0b-foLQPqyxk/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BgXhbMbwajpPHHfNBLTCnHOL4hXTnU10/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x0LccbO_MzzKLgaVUbo87D16k64DH2Jy/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dQuaSPZ8KEnsj-gwunZ_Z45s-zh9b28k/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18tL8459bj9NvqR--YxR7nhsijVWZqtx6/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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Governor’s School Information Sessions

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Governor’s School Information Sessions

  • Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools are challenging and enriching programs designed for highly motivated students who are looking for a challenging summer experience. Programs are FREE! and are offered in Visual and Performing Arts and the following Academic areas: Humanities, Engineering, Marine Science, Math/Science/Tech, Agriculture, and Medicine & Health Sciences. CURRENT 10th AND 11th graders may apply.
  • The selection process is extremely competitive.  Most students selected rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile on standardized measures of ability or achievement tests.  These residential programs run from late June to late July.  Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply.
  • Please note: Students who show potential to attend World Language Governor’s Schools will be contacted directly by teachers. Testing will begin in January.

Students, if you are interested in applying to Governor’s School, please attend one of our interest meetings:

  • Tuesday, October 29th during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center
  • Thursday, October 31st after-school at 3:05pm in the College and Career Center

In order to apply for Governor’s School, you must complete the Student Interest Form no later than November 5, 2019. Please note: You MUST provide a non-FCPS email address in the Student Interest Form (can be student or parent email).

If you have any questions, see Mr. Shapiro (mrshapiro@fcps.edu) or Ms. Williman (hmwilliman@fcps.edu) in Student Services.

For more information on Governor’s School, please visit VDOE’s website.

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AP Exam Opt Out Form Deadline - 10/25

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AP Exam Opt Out Forms - Deadline Reminder

  • This is a reminder that AP Exam Opt-Out forms are due no later than October 25, 2019 to Mr. McMahon in Student Services. Timely submission of the Opt-Out form indicating which AP exam(s) a student does not wish to take is necessary for the student to avoid fees. AP Exam registration cannot be updated or changed past October 25.  The College Board is assessing a $40 fee to students who are registered for the AP exam but do not sit for the AP exam.  Students will be charged the College Board’s $40 fee if they decide not to take an AP exam(s) and did not submit an Opt-Out form by October 25, or if a student drops an AP course after the Opt-Out deadline of October 25.  As a reminder all students enrolled in an AP course received their Opt Out form in their advisory class. 

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News You Choose - Friday, October 18, 2019

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  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Federal Aid Survey Forms
  • The College Admission Process
  • Booster Pass
  • Science Fair
  • Avid Tutors Needed
  • PTSA Updates
  • Yearbooks
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • College and Career Newsletter/October
  • Orchestra Update
  • Mamma Mia!

 

Important Dates:

Oct. 19: 8:00pm-12:00am – Homecoming Dance, West Potomac HS Gym

Oct. 21: 7:00 pm- Partners for Safe Teen Driving, Springbank

Oct. 23: 7:00 pm – Senior Parents Meeting, Library

Nov. 1: End of 1st Quarter

Nov. 4 & 5: Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays

Nov. 11: 6:30pm - PTSA Meeting, Library

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Happy Homecoming!

We look forward to seeing everyone out tonight for our homecoming match up against Annandale.  Our student government has worked hard to have a fun homecoming week and we look forward to tomorrow night's dance.

Last weekend we celebrated our inaugural class of the West Potomac Hall of Fame.  It was truly a moving event and we appreciate all those who supported the process and festivities.

Please remember we are nearing the end of the first quarter.  Reach out to your children's teachers if you have questions regarding their progress.  Gradebooks are being updated regularly.  Also, it is Impact Aid season.  Below you will find information about the important process.  Please follow through with completing the form once it is sent home.  FCPS benefits yearly from funds we receive from the federal government through this process. 

Have a great homecoming weekend!

Ms. Millard

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Impact Aid Survey

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

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The College Admission Process

Jed Applerouth, Doctor of Educational Psychology and founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services, will be hosting a free seminar on the college admissions process at West Potomac on Monday, October 28th from 7:00pm-9:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oZ_W9m5cM5LlnCtgWlT5x4Kt9ZxdN0Su/view?usp=sharing

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Booster Pass

Booster pass members please take your cards with you to all WP home games, names will no longer be looked up at the ticket booths.  If you do not have your pass with you, tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults.  Thank you for helping to make game nights run more smoothly.  If you have questions, please contact the WP Boosters. 

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Science Fair The West Potomac High School Science Fair is coming Jan 11, 2020 and we need about 30 community volunteers to serve as judge/consultants to make it happen. No experience necessary; just a willingness to listen and encourage young people towards evidence-based thought and research. Judge consultants select approximately 20 best projects for regional competition later in the year. Please email the Science Fair Coordinator Ed Chapman to sign up. Date: 1/11/2020, Time: 8am-12pm, Location: WPHS cafeteria

Avid Tutors Needed West Potomac is currently looking for additional AVID Tutors to support the program. This is a paid position through Fairfax County Public Schools. For more information on the position click here.

PTSA Update Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit http://www.cfcnca.org/ for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Senior Parent Meeting — October 23, 7:00 pm. All Night Grad (ANG) Chair/Co-Chair-This person(s) would initiate planning for "All Night Grad” for Class of 2020 that should start as soon as possible to guarantee vendors for the celebration graduation night. The ANG celebration brings the school's graduating seniors together. ANG is a fun and safe alternative for our kids on graduation night. More information will be available at the Senior Parents Meeting on October 23 at 7:00 pm. Please plan to attend to help plan this great event for our seniors. Have you joined the PTSA yet? To join online: visit westpotomacptsa.ptboard.com Our school code is: Q89YT5. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our membership chair, Tanya Stamos.

College and Career Center For the latest information including the College and Career Center newsletter, click here!

SAT/ACT Test Prep-Upcoming Events

Huge News for the ACT – Please click on the following link: ACT ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR 2020 PSAT Pep Rally – Free PSAT Prep using the following link: PSAT PEP RALLY! Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/ to see dates for classes and mock tests. PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff  Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter

Yearbooks Purchase your student's yearbook.  Order online anytime! https://yearbookforever.com

Orchestra Update

Pies and Blankets Orchestra Pie sale is on! Let us help take some of the stress off the holidays with our delicious, ready to bake pies! All proceeds benefit the WPHS Orchestra program. Pies are available to order through October 18, and orders will be delivered on or after November 6. Payment is due at the time of order. Please copy and paste the links below for menu of options.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qhE8oDdXT2N8psVib4XYsbATCGn3UNDF/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hFeu6euV8lut 0rEISBRxL2FEz7oSOWS/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13Qxjhm7dQx2_gK0cbOM5oN6FqLPR3SsO/view?usp=sharing

 For questions or to order, contact Rebecca Losee. Cold weather is coming! One of the best ways to keep warm and show your team spirit is with a Wolverine Pride throw! All purchases benefit the orchestra and its programs! To order, click here.

Mamma Mia! Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School kicks off its 35th Season: From Across the Pond with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from November 2 – 9. Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny, international sensation unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's hit songs that include “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Performances will be held in the West Potomac High School’s Kogelman Theatre on Nov 2 (2pm & 7pm) Nov 3 (2pm*) Nov 7 (7pm*) Nov 8 (7pm) Nov 9 (2pm & 7pm). As if Mamma Mia! weren’t already giddy and shameless, here comes more musical silliness: November 3 and 7 are singalong performances with a Mamma Mia Mock-tail Party directly following the November 3 performance.  That’s correct, audience members will be able to sing along with the cast to ABBA’s hits during these special performances. It’s become clear just how much these songs mean to people. Our singalong nights will be a celebration of that; a chance for our energetic, passionate audiences to be a step closer to our talented cast RATING: MAMMA MIA! is rated PG. For tickets and additional information, visit westpotomactheatre.org

 

 

 

 

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Homecoming Week & Pep Rally on Friday, October 18, 2019

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Happy Homecoming week!

West Potomac High School's Pep Rally will take place tomorrow,Friday, October 18,during the last block.

All students should report to their advisory class and will be released to the pep rally via PA announcement.

There will be NO last minute early dismissals. 

No notes, phone calls or emails will be accepted for students to check out after 11:30 am. 

If students have arranged for early dismissal, they will have a pass from the attendance office otherwise students will attend the pep rally or go to the library.

Thank you, 

Ms. Millard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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