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WHS News - October 25th

posted Oct 26, 2013, 9:51 AM by Joel Villegas
Upcoming Events and Announcements

Banners of Support to Danvers High School

Students at WHS were compelled to offer their support to the Danvers School community during this difficult time.  Their outpouring of support was demonstrated by the creation of student signed banners filled with messages of support and consolation.  The banners, filled with over 200 notes and signatures, were given to a faculty member at Danvers High School to share with their school community.  


No School - Professional Development Day
Monday, October 28th

There will be no school on Monday, October 28th for students.  Teachers will be engaged in professional development throughout the day.  Enjoy the long weekend, students!


½ Day - Professional Development Day
Wednesday, October 30th

There will be a half day on Wednesday, October 30th for students due to additional professional development.  The block order is C, A, G, E and F and dismissal is at 11:00am.


Financial Aid Night Workshop
Wednesday, October 30th

There will be a financial aid night workshop for interested high school parents on Wednesday October 30th at 7:00 in the Heritage Room at the Civic Center.  The program sponsored by C.F.S. (College Funding Services) will provide a comprehensive overview of the financial aid process and how to negotiate your financial aid package.  The C.F.S workshop will also include:                                  

·         A comprehensive overview of the financial aid process

·         Thorough discussion of the FAFSA and CSS/Profile

·         How to properly access and prepare these forms

·         Due dates and deadlines

·         Strategies on how to fill out these forms in a manner that will maximize financial aid eligibility

Parents will learn how to value and report different assets including:     

·         How student assets vs. parent assets are treated     

·         Details on 529 plans     

·         How to report home value

·         Pros and Cons of different borrowing options

·         Which schools typically offer the most competitive financial aid packages

·         How to negotiate your financial aid package

·         If you need additional information you can contact Janine Cook detwincook@gmail.com




Fright Night: Another Success
Congratulations to the Art Department and Culinary Department on another successful Fright Night evening. Last night, there were beautiful carved pumpkins on display in front of the Beebe library, delicious treats provided by the culinary program and some excellent, and terrifying, student films.  Great work to all those who were involved.


Run For All Ages in Wakefield
Have you ever wanted to run a road race with some of the best US runners in their age group? Do you believe that there is a race out there with competitors ages 10-93? There is, furthermore it is local and takes place Saturday November 2 @10 AM at the Lakeside Office Park in Wakefield. This race is” Hyland's Run for All Ages” and has been a destination event for many local and regional runners for several years.  Start your training or just show up on November 2 for a great race, fine refreshments, DJ/ music and a good time.
If you need more information and want to sign up go to the race website http://www.runforallages.com

A major portion of the proceeds are to benefit the Wakefield Educational Foundation.
We look forward to you joining us.
Please see attached the application for the race.


October is school safety month
During the month of October, we practice many of our school's safety protocols.  The safety drills include a Lockdown (securing students in classrooms), Level 3 Evacuation (evacuating the building and moving the student body a safe distance away), and Bus Evacuation (safely evacuating a school bus by the rear emergency exit).  Faculty also review a range of safety protocols, including administration of the Epi-pen, to keep our students safe in emergency situations.  




Athletes of the Month
Sal LoBrutto (football) and Marie Peduto (field hockey) were named Crown Trophy Athletes of the Month.  Congratulations to both of you from the entire community!

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