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Announcements Feb 11-17, 2019

What’s going on at WHS this week:

General:

  • BLM fact of the day: Despite poet Phillis Wheatley’s fame, we know little about her early life. She was taken from her home in Africa when she was seven or eight, and sold to the Wheatley family in Boston. The family taught her to read and write, and encouraged her to write poetry as soon as they witnessed her talent for it. In 1773, Phillis published her first poem, making her the first African American to be published. She was only 12 at the time. Here’s a link to her first published poem: http://www.phillis-wheatley.org/on-messrs-hussey-and-coffin/
  • This is a reminder that Governor’s School applications are due Wed, Feb. 20.

Clubs:

  • Key club will meet on Tuesday, February 19, after school in Mrs. Sati’s room. Please plan to attend for this very important meeting in which we will elect next year’s officers.
  • Beta Club is collecting canned and boxed food until February 15th to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  Please leave food in front of room 207.
  • The Outing Club will be hiking after the early dismissal on Friday, February 15 in Shenandoah National Park.

Counseling:

  • Seniors planning to attend Blue Ridge or any other Virginia Community College next fall, please see Mrs. Wood.  Placement Testing will be held in the library after school on February 26th & 27th and March 5th & 6th.
  • Seniors, the 2019 Community Foundation Scholarship applications are available and 100% electronic (online). For more details visit the Counseling office webpage under scholarship information. Deadline is March 5, 2019. 
  • The Steven W. Short Memorial is accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship Award through March 15, 2019, 11:59 PM. Counseling office has more information.

Sports:

  • Boys’ soccer tryouts will be in the WHS gym on February 19 after school until 5:30. 
  • Girls’ soccer tryouts begin February 18th from 4- 5:30pm at William Perry Elementary school. You must have a current sports physical to tryout. We look forward to seeing you out on the pitch!
  • Outdoor track will begin on February 25th at 3:30 on the Waynesboro High School track.  All that are interested please come out.  

Weekly Sports Calendar

https://www.valleydistrictva.org/public/genie/304/school/7/

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