Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friday, April 28 is a 2-hour delay for students!   







Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is our Spring Musical!  The three shows are Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m.   Tickets are now on sale in the Main Office or online at wphswv.booktix.com    They are $13 for adults and $7 for students. 

Cinderella Publicity Crew – Please check the theater callboard to see the schedule for when you are working the show this weekend.  You start Friday!  See Mr. Fromhart for any issues.

Park Player Ushers – Please check the call board to confirm the show dates you signed up to usher.  Please see Mrs. Nelson if you are unable to usher any of your dates. 


Our School Store is having a 25% off polo shirt sale this week. 


Tryouts for WPHS color guard, dance, and twirling will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the gym just inside Grace Lutheran Church on Ridgecrest Road in Bethlehem.  Just show up if you are interested.


The Color Walk/Run will be held here on the WPHS campus on Saturday, May 13 starting at 9 a.m.  It is sponsored by the Wellness Club and all proceeds will benefit the WPHS Wellness Club!  The event is only open to Park staff/students.  Forms will be passed out in homeroom.  Money and forms must be turned in to Mrs. Abraham by May 4.  She will be in the Food Court during all three lunches May 3 and May 4 to collect money and forms.


The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley will be holding The Ohio Valley Upcycled Fashion Show on August 5, 2017.  This show is a chance to strut your stuff and display your creativity.  Visit cmovkids.org for more information.


Students wishing to play in the Faculty vs. Seniors basketball game on Friday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m. can sign up outside of Ms. McCormick’s room – O259.  First come, first serve.



Seniors – Mark your calendars!  The Senior Dinner Dance is Wednesday, May 17 at the White Palace.  Check in will begin at 5 p.m.  Dinner begins at 5:30 with dancing following.  It is over at 9 p.m.  Forms will be available soon and tickets will be on sale closer to the dance, in our Food Court, for $20 each.

Seniors, it’s time to start thinking about voting for Senior Superlatives!  This year’s categories are: (Guy and Girl) Most Likely to become President, Best Friends, Most Likely to Move to Hollywood, Cutest Couple, Most School Spirit, Class Clown, Worst Case of Senioritis, Couple that Never Was, Most Active on Social Media, Most Athletic, Best Smile, Most Likely to be Found Fishing, Best Eyes, Best Hair, Most Likely to Travel the World, Most Musically Talented, and Most Artistic.  You will be voting in English classes. 


Class Officer Election Signups for next year are in Student Management until Wednesday, April 26.


Boys’ Basketball - There will be a meeting for all returning boys basketball players interested in playing summer league in June.  The meeting will be on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.    


Attention Current Sophomores and Juniors! Freshman Mentor Applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available in Guidance! In order to apply and be considered for the program, you must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, no ISS/OSS during this school year, and no more than 5 unexcused absences during the entire school year. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, April 26th @ 2:30 p.m. to the Guidance Office. There will be absolutely no exceptions!  If you have questions, please see Ms. Trifaro in Guidance.


West Liberty University’s College of Liberal Arts will hold "A Taste of CoLA" on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This free, interactive workshop for high school students allows you to explore a variety of fields within Liberal Arts using interactive, hands-on learning opportunities.  Students will have the opportunity to choose four sessions to participate in from the fields of criminal justice, psychology, social work, history, geography, and English.  Students will be challenged to engage in problem solving and critical thinking as they move through the sessions. Lunch will be provided, and there will also be a Scholarship drawing.  To register for this event, visit www.westliberty.edu/taste-of-cola and stop in Guidance for a detailed brochure!


WPHS Summer School 2017 Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Traditional Summer School will be held June 1 – June 19.  Classes offered include the elective Physical Education and Credit Recovery for English, Math, Social Studies or Science.  Online Summer School offerings are Civics A, Civics B, Civics A Honors, Civics B Honors, Health I and Health II.  You must have computer with internet access, a WPHS edline account and email.  This is limited to ½ credit.  Online students must complete the survey opened on Edline May 15-18.  Online Health I students must complete the CPR training requirement on April 26 during Activity Period in Tech 4 and HEAP assessment on April 28 in Tech 4 at 9 a.m.  It begins Monday, May 22 through Thursday, June 15.  COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE TO THE GUIDANCE BY THURSDAY, MAY 11.  You will be notified in person or by phone/email/mail to confirm the status of your course registration. 


CLUBS/ACTIVITY PERIOD: Group Three Clubs will meet on Wednesday.  Club passes are yellow.

All State Choir – Attend any week

Choir Room

Ms. Curley

Art Club


Ms. Durkin & Mr. Hepburn

Bowling – First Semester ONLY!



Chess Club


Mr. Carder

Experimental Factor


Ms. Eller

FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes


Mr. Shanley

Football Players – Mandatory for anybody who want to play next year.


Coach Daugherty

Habitat for Humanity


Ms. Farrow & Ms. Werner

HOSA – special meeting


Ms. Stillion

International Group


Mr. Cirilli & Ms. Patton

Mac Users Group


Mr. Turbanic

Math Club


Ms. Dodd

Online Civics Summer School


Mr. Galik

Online Health 1 & 2 

CPR Training – Mandatory!

Tech 4

Ms. Abraham

Park Players


Mr. Cornforth

Patriots Helping Patriots


Ms. Branstetter & Ms. Robbins



Ms. Frazier

Poetry Out Loud – Finished for this year




Food Court

Ms. Jebbia & Ms. Polinsky

Skills USA

Patriot Café

Ms. Hillberry

Soccer Pep Club


Ms. McGinley & Ms. Richards

Tutoring  - You can receive tutoring


Mrs. Dodd

Welding Club – grades 9 and 10 only


Mr. Farmer


College visits are as follows: (Students should sign up for the college visits a day ahead of time.)  





West Liberty University – Any interested senior may stop in for their acceptance.

Wednesday, April 26

4, 5, 6

Tech Center

5K Race – Woodsdale Elementary PTO is hosting a Let’s Play 5K to provide an awesome playground for students and the community.  It will be May 6 at 9 a.m.  Applications are available in the Main Office.



            Summer Volunteers are needed for Camp Cranium 2017 at the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley.  For information call 301 214-5437 or cmovkids.org

Juniors and Seniors – The University of Charleston – School of Pharmacy is having an Experience Pharmacy Boot Camp June 20-23.  It is an intensive four-day summer camp to learn more about a career in pharmacy.    It is $99 which includes meals, lodging, linens, towels, and all activities.  See Mrs. Stillion for more info. 

The West Virginia State Police Junior Trooper Academy will be held July 24-28, 2017. The primary purpose is to provide students who are interested in law enforcement a hands on view of West Virginia State Police.  Ohio County can nominate one student. See Mrs. Short if you are interested.

The 40th Teen Entrepreneurship Summit at Camp Horseshoe will be June 11-17, 2017. For more information about this unique opportunity visit www.yla-youthleadership.org. WPHS has two scholarships for a male and female student. See Mrs. Short in Guidance if interested.

WVNCC's summer schedule of courses is available online!  Current Juniors or Seniors interested in taking a summer school course for the reduced rate of $75 dollars per 3 credit hours (excluding summer PE) may sign up now.  You will have to purchase a textbook in addition to the tuition.  You must have at least a 3.0 GPA and may have to pass an early entrance test.  See your counselor if you want more information and to get an early entrance application.

Any student interested in participating in the West Virginia Northern Community College Summer PE Course, needs to pick up the information and application here in our Guidance Office.  The class will be held at WVNCC from June 5-16.  The cost is $250.  All students who complete the class will receive 1/2 credit in PE for WPHS and 2 hours of college credit.  Please see Mrs. Abraham with any questions or concerns.




We are having a Spring Assembly on Friday, April 28.  The schedule was emailed to you. 


During AP testing the announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance will be at the beginning of first period.


Re – the copier in the media – Due to AP Testing, the copier in the media will not be available for the faculty to use during the following times: 

Monday, May 1

Periods 5-8

Wednesday, May 3

Periods 1-4

Friday, May 5

Periods 1-5

Wednesday, May 10

Periods 1-5

Friday, May 12

Periods 1-4

There is another copier, for faculty use, in the teacher’s lounge across from guidance.