WHITEFISH BAY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT LINK
April 17, 2017
Parent/Guardian Engagement Survey: As an important component of our District Focus Plan, the WFB School District invites parents/guardians to provide feedback to us about a variety of topics related to our schools. As this survey is conducted annually, the results provide important insight into our work with students and families both at the high school level and across the K-12 experience. I highly encourage you to take the survey, found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7GVVZWY It should take 5-10 minutes. Each adult in the household is encouraged to take the survey separately. The survey will remain open for two weeks. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Math Team Accomplishments: The WFBHS Math Team took second place in Class A size schools at the State Math Meet! A total of 33 schools competed across the state. The state team was comprised of Will Korbitz, Evan Davis, Naser Al Fawakhiri, Marcus Ellinas, Sentibel Pandovski, Robert Ali, Noah Linton, and Suhas Raja. Both Naser and Evan earned All-State 1st Team awards (the top 5 scorers in all Class A schools).
Freshmen Aspire: Freshmen will take the Aspire test next week, April 26 and 27. Parents of freshmen should receive a more specific letter related to this test in their email later today.
Advisory: Our next advisory is this Friday, April 21. In collaboration with our REDgen student group, the Duke Pride committee has created a lesson in which students read and discuss the components of a healthy life balance related to redefining success, grades, teens and sleep, mindfullness, coping mechanisms, life after high school, etc. In addition, freshmen homerooms will be taking the student engagement survey that mirrors the parent survey outlined above.
Grad Grams (Repeat): The WFBHS Parent Association is taking orders for Grad Grams until June 2nd. A Grad Gram is a congratulatory message sent to a graduating senior from family, friends, neighbors, teachers, employers etc. Each Grad Gram costs $1.00. You may choose to buy a blank Grad Gram, which you complete yourself, or choose from the selected messages that will be typed on the Gram of your choice. The completed Grams are bound together in a booklet which will be delivered to each student at graduation practice. Attached is an order form, example Gram, and list of graduating seniors. Order forms are also available in the main office of each school, on the website, and at the WFB Library. For more information please contact Katie Commer #406-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Tammy Enea #303-3215 or email@example.com
Beyond the Bay: Perspectives from Alumni (Repeat): The Counseling Department is hosting a forum called Beyond the Bay: Perspectives from Alumni. The panel will be comprised of former WFBHS alumni that are currently in college to discuss their journey. Topics will include but are not limited to: tips/advice on college selection, deciding on courses and majors, financial planning, study abroad opportunities, internships, dorm life, friends, culture, decision-making, time management, study skills, etc. Ware seeking any alumni who might be interested in coming back for an ISHP/lunch period (11:50-12:25pm) on Tuesday, May 23rd to talk to our students. If you have any children/friends/neighbors who are currently in college (preferably juniors and seniors) and might be interested, please have them contact Mrs. Hall.
Relay for Life (Repeat): Whitefish Bay High School's Relay for Life will take place on Friday, May 19th-Saturday, May 20th. All students are encouraged to attend this event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In order to receive a t-shirt, students are encouraged to register and raise $100 by April 24th. While registration will be available after the deadline, students who have not registered and raised this money by April 24th will not receive a t-shirt.