Principal's Corner

WELCOME TO WHS

Scott Minnig, Principal

On the morning of November 20th our 8th grade students returned home from Washington D.C.  This is always a highlight for many of our 8th grade students.  I would like to thank Mrs. Kim Mullen for all of her hard work in organizing this trip.  The preparation helps to make this trip a positive experience for our kids.  I would also like to thank the chaperons for their time and effort during the trip.  Their positivity towards our students also contributes to a great experience.

Our Spanish program hosted a Spanish concert for our students and the students of several other schools in the area in our Performing Arts Center.  Between all the schools present there was over 600 students in attendance.  This is just another way our staff is trying to work towards our school’s vision of providing excellent learning experiences for our students.  I would like to thank Mrs. Kim Selvey and Mrs. Amanda Wehrman for organizing this awesome experience for our students.  

On November 9th, Students With Voices hosted motivational speaker and successful percussionist Elec Simon to speak with our students about making the right choices.  Elec’s presentation was high energy and informational for our students.  I believe it made a lot of our students think about their behavior towards others.  His message was simple but powerful.  Be kind to others.  I would like to thank Jen Zwiebel and Tracy Haag for all of their effort in organizing this presentation for each building in the district.  

With the end of the first nine weeks, students completed their first Redskin Rewards program of the school year. Students were required to complete five goals throughout the first quarter. The goals ranged from completing a good deed while at school to perfect attendance and no discipline referrals to name a few. Last year we had 370 students complete the reward and this year we had 468 students who were rewarded on November 2nd with candy and a drink during lunch. The last two years, our discipline referrals have decreased in the first quarter from 150 during the 2017-2018 school year to 100 during the 2018-2019 school year, we believe that this data is a direct reflection on our students being rewarded for their hard work and positive behavior throughout the school year. 

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