Middle/High School News
Middle/High School News
Waterville Junior/Senior High School
Principal’s Report to School Board
v Cathi and I attended a 4 day conference in Chelan focusing on the CEL 5 D framework and teacher evaluation in July. There we received certification based on our ability to reliably score clips which have been scored and calibrated by experts at the University of Washington. On August 20, we will attend a meeting in Edmonds with other principals in 7 Habits schools. On August 21 and 22 we will be attending a 2 day conference in conjunction with the Cashmere School district to further our work with our instructional framework. Most exciting is the ability to connect with other administrators and learn from them as we work toward our mission and vision at Waterville School.
v We are preparing staff professional development for September 3 which will include year 2 Leader in Me training as well as school start up information. On September 4 we will meet with the Lighthouse Team in an attempt to move forward in our goal of achieving Lighthouse status for our school.
v Preliminary MSP and EOC scores have returned. The first reconciliation window has closed. We did have some corrections to make to our data. We anticipate at least a few more changes in the second reconciliation window. We will have a report at the September Board Meeting. The score reports will be mailed to parents at the end of September.
v Addition texts have been purchased to accommodate large classes sizes in several areas.
v AP summer homework letters went home to students enrolled in AP World History and AP English in August.
v We received notice that Waterville High School has been designated a Reward School in the state of Washington based on high progress.
v High School fall sports will begin on August 21 for football and August 26 for volleyball.
v Junior High football will begin on September 3 while junior high girls basketball will begin on September 5.
v Preseason coaches meeting will be held prior to school beginning to cover expectations, budgets, etc.
v Our ASB leaders will meet prior to school starting to plan and brainstorm for the year ahead.
v AJ Brodin, our band teacher, will conduct a two day band event on August 28 and 29 to prep our kids for the first home football game and pep assembly – which is on the second day of school. Letters were sent home with information to families on August 13.
v High school office opened for public August 12 with posted hours. The office will be staffed and open full time on August 26.
v Staff will cover the handbook with all students during the first days of school.
2013-2014 Traffic Safety Course
Your child has the opportunity to sign up for a Traffic Safety class offered by the Waterville School District, taught by Lucy Zychek in Fall 2013.
Only 20 students will be allowed in our Traffic Safety Education course for the 2013-2014 school year. Due to many conflicts and requests, our TSE class at WHS will be taught in the fall this school year and will be completed by December of 2013. Acceptance will be based on age of 15 by September 1, 2013 and $350 course fee paid in full. Please be aware that these classes fill quickly, and we often are not able to accommodate all students who meet the age requirements due to our limited class size. We will begin accepting fee payments for students today and will continue taking payments until the class is full. Please contact Jackie Tupling in the Waterville School District Business Office at 745-8584 for payment specific questions and to arrange payments during the summer months. All students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Payment in full will reserve your child’s seat in the class.
The total cost of Traffic Safety is $350.
The TSE class consists of about 33 classes, will follow the school district calendar and will take place early mornings before the school day. Mrs. Zychek will instruct both the classroom portion and behind the wheel driving which will be scheduled individually after school. Please note; parents and students will be notified of any class changes by phone or in class the day prior.
There will be a mandatory student and parent meeting after the start of school.
We look forward to helping your child become a safe and courteous driver. Please contact Lucy Zychek at 745-8583 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the course and its content.
August 12, 2013
Dear Parents and Students:
We are looking forward to a great school year! We are excited to continue “Cultivating Leaders” here at Waterville as a part of our mission. We look forward to working with you to help your child grow as a student and as a leader this year.
We have planned pre-registration for August 28-29. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to come to the high school office between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm so that they can pick up their schedule and be assigned a locker for the upcoming year. In order to receive these items, students must complete and hand in the following items:
· ASB $35 for grades 7-12 (ASB cards are required for club participation, music participation and athletic participation and also allow students to enter all athletic events at Waterville for free.)
· Shop class fees $5 (In addition to the $5 class fee, there may be additional material costs for shop projects.)
· PE Uniform fee $16 (For a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.) Students will be required to wear their PE uniforms to earn full credit in PE. Students must have at least one pair of shorts and one shirt but can purchase additional shirts and/or shorts at $8.00 per item. We anticipate adding sweatshirts and sweatpants during the fall for students who wish to wear those items during PE.
In preparation for the beginning of classes, you should purchase basic school supplies including: pens, pencils, paper, highlighters, and general supplies. We strongly encourage each student to purchase a planner to use throughout the school year to help you ‘put first things first’. You will receive a supply list from teachers in their syllabus on the first day of school which will let you know additional items you may need. All 7th and 8th grade students are required to have a 3 ring binder and dividers for that binder.
We will be hosting parent meetings throughout the school year and encourage you to attend these meetings. Our first meeting will be September 3 at 7 pm with parents and students in this year’s 7th grade class. We look forward to meeting and talking with you about how your child can succeed in Junior High School.
One of the great advantages of being a Shocker is the opportunity to participate in athletics, clubs, groups and activities. Here at WHS we want all students to experience the many benefits of participating in athletics. Learning to play as a part of a team, working toward greater physical fitness, working toward goals with your peers and building memories are just some of the many life skills you will gain through participation in Shocker athletics. High school football begins on August 21 while high school volleyball will begin on August 26. Junior high football will begin on September 3 for students in grades 7-8 while junior high girls basketball will begin on September 5 for students in grades 6-8. Students must have turned in and completed all athletic paperwork in order to practice with their teams. The office will be open for students to hand in forms and check their paperwork status on August 19 from 1-3 pm and August 20 from 9-11 am. For more information about athletics at WHS and to get paperwork to participate in sports, check with the High School Office at 745-8583.
As we approach the start of school, we encourage you to check our Waterville School website at www.waterville.wednet.edu and the Waterville Shocker facebook site for new information. We are excited to see each of you and to encourage you to challenge yourself personally and academically to do your very best.
See you soon,
Waterville High School