Friday, October 31, 2008

"Wilson High School Daily Bulletin"

"Creating the Model Urban High School in the United States”




Monday, October 27, 2008



Today Is Day 2

Weekly Calendar:
Monday
First Day of the Second Advisory
Tuesday Local School Restructuring Team (LSRT) Meeting
7:30-8:30 in room 108
Wednesday DCBAS Math Assessment 9:50-11:10
Thursday DCBAS Reading Assessment 9:50-11:10
Wilson Night at Deal 7:00-9:00 at Deal
Friday Records Day – Students Released at 12:15

Putting Service in Spirit Week - Did you know Wilson is the only high school in DC that hosts a blood drive? On Tuesday, October 21st, we held our seventh annual Blood Drive in collaboration with the Red Cross, Wilson’s SciMaTech Academy and the Math, Science and Computer Science Departments. Sixty eight (68) students, faculty staff, parents and community members offered to donate the “gift of life” and 33 pints of blood were collected.

This year’s blood drive was dedicated to Mr. Lorenzo Morgan and Mr. Jeff Schultz, two Wilson staff who recently underwent surgery. Thanks to every one who offered to donate and to the blood drive planning team chaired by SciMaTech’s Camille Huggins and Ben Mingo. The rest of the planning team included Raul Gonzalez, Hebing Zhou , Hong Qian Zhu, Nabila Mangum, Bo Ratha, Adam Roberts, Wei Zheng.

College Visits this Week: Seniors, please pick up a pass from Ms. Bean in the College and Career Center 24 hours prior to the visit if you would like to talk with representatives from any of these colleges. All college visits will occur in room 108 unless otherwise noted.

October 27, 2008
George Washington University STEP

October 28, 2008
Bentley College 9:00 AM
University of Rochester 9:30 AM
Colby-Sawyer College, NH 10:00 AM
University of Maryland 11:00 AM

October 29, 2008
Davidson College 9:30 AM

October 30, 2008
University of Pittsburgh 11:00 AM

October 31, 2008
York College of Pennsylvania 9:00 AM

“Make It a Great Day or Not, the Choice is YOURS”

Friday, October 3, 2008

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 3, 2008
Teachers will be available to meet with
parents from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

School is closed for students

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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"Wilson High School Daily Bulletin"

“Creating the Model Urban High School in the United States”


Thursday, October 2, 2008


Today is Day 1

Weekly Calendar:
Thursday

JV Boys Soccer vs. St. Anselms 4:15
Gay Straight Alliance Meeting at STEP in room L26

Friday
No School for Students – Parent Conferences 12:00-7:00 pm
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Ballou 4:00 pm
Varsity Club Girls Soccer vs. Maret at Duke Ellington 4:00 pm
Varsity Football vs. Sidwell Friends at 7:00 pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences – will be held this Friday, October 3, 2008. Teachers will be available to meet with parents from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. School is closed for students on Friday.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - Student Conservation Association—A DCPS Office of Out of School Time vetted organizations is offering a School’s Out for Student’s Service Project
WHEN: Friday October 3, 2008
Meet at Eastern Market Metro 8:45am to get van rides to the park. Back by 3:00pm
WHO: All students invited
WHAT: Help clean up Anacostia Park/River and learn about how you affect the entire watershed.
WHERE: Anacostia Park
WHY: Get community service hours! Be a positive part of your community!
DETAILS: Bring a positive attitude, bagged lunch, water bottle, and clothes/shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.
MUST HAVE A WAIVER SIGNED BY PARENT. RSVP to UTH@thesca.org to receive waver to bring on the day of.

YOUTH VENTURE - Youth Venture is a DCPS Office of Out of School Time vetted organization which funds student groups or businesses that wish to make a positive social impact on the world. Their "DREAM IT DO IT" Challenge begins on October 18th and they would like to invite Wilson students to apply for the program. 10 sessions of planning and learning allows students to get up to $1000 in seed money for their program which addresses a unique community need. For more information, please stop by room 227 to pick up an application from Ms. Josephson (Jamie.Josephson@dc.gov) or contact amontemurro@youthventure.org from Youth Venture directly.

Upcoming events from the Music Department: If any faculty member is interested in singing Carol of the Bells and Silent Night in the Annual Winter Concert (December 16, 6:00 PM), please meet in Room A-1 during S.T.E.P. on Friday. Additional rehearsals will be announced.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, 70 students in the Music Department will attend a performance by Na'Rimba at the Cultural Institute of Mexico on Monday, October 6. Students must have their permission slips signed by all teachers. Students must meet in room A-1 before departure. We will leave the building at 9:00 am.

Kennedy Center Performance - Winard Harper will perform in room A-1 on Thursday, October 2. If you are interested in hearing this outstanding jazz musician, contact Mrs. Williams-Chisholm by COB.

Attention All Squash Players - This is a reminder that there will be a meeting today at lunch in Ms. Johnston's room for anyone interested in joining the winter squash team.

Wilson’s Gay Straight Alliance - meets every Thursday in room L 26 next to the gym. Join us on Thursday during STEP. Wilson's Gay Straight Alliance strives to assure that every member of our school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Wilson’s GSA is open to everyone, Straight, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and Questioning.

College Visits this Week: Seniors, please pick up a pass from Ms. Bean in the College and Career Center 24 hours prior to the visit if you would like to talk with representatives from any of these colleges. All college visits will occur in room 108 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday
St. John’s University, NY 9:00
University of Colorado 9:30
Emmanuel College 10:00
Arizona University 11:00
University of Vermont STEP


“Make It a Great Day or Not, the Choice is YOURS”

"Wilson High School Daily Bulletin"

“Creating the Model Urban High School in the United States”



Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Today is Day 2

Weekly Calendar:
Wednesday
Homeroom Advisory (10:00-10:45)
Varsity Boys Soccer @ SWW Marine Barracks 6:00 pm
Sophomore and Junior Parent Meeting in Auditorium at 7:00 pm

Thursday
JV Boys Soccer vs. St. Anselms 4:15
Gay Straight Alliance Meeting at STEP in room L26


Friday
No School for Students – Parent Conferences 12:00-7:00 pm
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Ballou 4:00 pm
Varsity Club Girls Soccer vs. Maret at Duke Ellington 4:00 pm
Varsity Football vs. Sidwell Friends at 7:00 pm

Sophomore and Junior Parent Meeting – We will have a meeting for all parents of sophomores and junior students to present information from our counseling department on the services that they will provide this year on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. The counselors will share information about the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, SAT, graduation requirements and other related counseling services. All sophomore and junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend this very important and critical informational meeting.

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) – Will be given to all students in grades 11, 10, and 9 on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Please put this on your calendar, as it is our goal for all students to take this very important assessment.

Parlez-vous fran├žais? - French Conversation group will meet today at STEP in room 307. Bring your lunch.

College Visits this Week: Seniors, please pick up a pass from Ms. Bean in the College and Career Center 24 hours prior to the visit if you would like to talk with representatives from any of these colleges. All college visits will occur in room 108 unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday
Cleveland Institute of Art 10:45
University of Michigan 11:40

Thursday
St. John’s University, NY 9:00
University of Colorado 9:30
Emmanuel College 10:00
Arizona University 11:00
University of Vermont STEP

“Make It a Great Day or Not, the Choice is YOURS”