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West Po – Do You Know?
Celebrating Black History Month
Out of the Darkness Walk
All Night Grad Celebration Update
College and Career
Fort Hunt or Groveton Grad?
Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge
Feb. 27-6:30 pm: College Planning Night for Juniors and families in Kogelman
Feb 27: Chick-Fil-A PTSA fundraiser 5:30
March 2 6:30pm: PTSA Meeting/Library
March 3: School Planning Day/No School for Students
March 12-7:00 pm: Partners for Sage Teen Driving Night in Springbank
March 19-Pyraimd Art Show Reception
March 28: Out of the Darkness Walk
West Po – Do You Know?
Did you know that there is a page on the West Potomac HS web site that contains links to basic essential information like emergency care forms, info re SIS, clinic forms, bus info, Administration contacts, PTSA contacts, sports info, opt out forms, SR&R, and much more? Go to the "Essential West Po" page on the West Potomac High School website: https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/resources/essential-westpo You will find a whole host of useful information at your fingertips.
Greetings WP Community!
Sharing some highlights from the Black History Month celebrations taking place at WPHS!
Please refer to the link below - watch channel 7's special report highlighting two of our teachers!
Out of the Darkness Walk: March 28th
- Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join us on March 28th, 2020 at West Potomac High School for our first-ever Out of the Darkness Walk as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be a part of the movement turning hope into action and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Everyone is welcome to participate!
CHICK-FIL-A Next Tuesday, February 25, 5:30-8 pm
Pick up something to eat before heading into the Junior College Night Presentation or just grab some sandwiches on your way home from work without even leaving your car! Sandwiches $5, Water $1. Help support the PTSA and students and teachers of West Potomac! Questions, contact Kendra Chambers, email@example.com or 703-966-2973.
Want to serve on the PTSA Nominating Committee?
If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee for next year’s PTSA Board, reach out to Sue Capper. This entails reaching out to parents for leadership roles for the PTSA next year. We need a committee in place by the March 2 PTSA meeting.
Thank you to everyone that donated gift cards for the All A/B Honor Roll student recognition during all lunches today. West Potomac had its 3rd highest honor roll!
All Night Grad Celebration (ANGC) Update
We need your help to make the ANGC a success! Please join us for our next meeting on March 19th at 7 PM at 8536 Riverside Rd, 22308.
We are looking for JUNIOR PARENTS to help the day of with set up and chaperone events during the evening, such as raffles, games, and food. Please visit our website at angcwestpotomac.com or contact Rebecca Losee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To purchase tickets and Class of 2020 yard signs, or to make a greatly appreciated contribution, visit our website at angcwestpotomac.com
College and Career Center Please click here for the February College and Career Newsletter.
SAT/ACT Test Prep and Updates
Test Prep Classes 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.
Spring SAT and ACT Classes start March 21 and prep for the official SAT or ACT in June. We will have summer SAT and ACT classes. These classes usually start near the end of July. The summer schedule will be posted to the test prep web page and announced in the NYC when finalized.
Set Your Testing Date:
Juniors who participate in extracurricular activities are strongly encouraged to look ahead at their activities schedule to determine the dates they are available to take the official SAT or ACT. Most students take the official tests more than once. Plan ahead and register early for most convenient testing locations!
Decide on Your Test Prep Strategy:
Once the testing date is set, determine your strategy for test prep. Self-directed free resources are available on Blackboard and the official testing sites. For those students who work better in a more structured classroom environment, the PTSA sponsors an on-campus test prep program (through Applerouth Tutoring).
Upcoming Mock Tests- Register https://www.applerouth.com/schools/8946/:
Mock SAT, 9:00am - 1:30pm, Room 438:
02/22/2020 – additional slots available, no longer at capacity!
Mock ACT, 9:15am - 1:30pm, Room 437:
Why Take a Mock SAT or ACT?
Did you know that 54% of students show a natural increase the second time they take a real test? Use the mock to practice test time management skills – see if you have the ability to apply the content and strategies learned while studying when in an official test environment. Test your mental endurance. Earn confidence for the “real thing.”
Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist Liz Carter.
PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff
It's 3rd quarter already! Don't forget to purchase your student's 2020 yearbook. It's bound to be full of memories! Order online today.
Fort Hunt or Groveton Grad?
Are you an alumni of Fort Hunt or Groveton High School, or simply a fan of history? If so, we have great news for you! The Fairfax County Public Library borrowed our archived yearbooks and was able to digitize them so that they will be preserved forever. Yearbooks prior to 1977 can be found by scrolling to the appropriate school on this site.
West Potomac High School Students to Compete in 2020 School Food Culinary Challenge March 21 at Hayfield Secondary School
Students from West Potomac High School will compete in the 8th annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge, sponsored by Silver Diner. The event is free to the public, but registration is required. Doors open at 10:45 AM, with a Public Tasting of students’ dishes at 11:00 AM.
The student “challenge” at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the National Capital Region the following year.
Entries are judged by a panel of celebrity chefs, school food professionals, students and local luminaries. This year 21 teams from 7 school districts will participate.
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