Principal's Message

  • January 30, 2023

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/30/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Senior Fees

    Seniors and families of Seniors, reminder that senior fees are due by February 1, 2023.  The senior fee covers items such as the diploma, diploma cover, graduation ceremony, senior gift, and senior picnic. This does not cover the cap and gown, which is purchased online through Jostens.  Please refer to the Senior Dashboard on Wakefield High School's website for more information.

     

    Variety Show

    WHS is looking for talented performers for our VARIETY SHOWCASE event. If you sing, dance, have a band, demonstrate martial arts, play an instrument, or have an appropriate talent, please SIGN UP to audition for the WOLVERINE VARIETY SHOWCASE! Auditions are February 1st after school. Look for posters around the school for the QR Code to sign up or on social media.

     

    Second Semester Begins 1/30 

    Students will report to their second semester first period class tomorrow 1/30. Staff will be available in the Commons to assist students. Students will receive an updated copy of their schedule during their first period class.  Students should report to their 3rd period class before going to lunch. There will be no schedule changes unless a student has a hole in their schedule or have been scheduled for a class they previously passed.

     

    Report Cards

    Report cards will be sent home with students February 3rd, 2023. if your child has an FF on their report card they will have to make up addtional time for excessive absences to remove the FF. 

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  • January 23, 2023

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/23/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Variety Show

    WHS is looking for talented performers for our VARIETY SHOWCASE event. If you sing, dance, have a band, demonstrate martial arts, play an instrument, or have an appropriate talent, please SIGN UP to audition for the WOLVERINE VARIETY SHOWCASE! Auditions are February 1st after school. Look for posters around the school for the QR Code to sign up or on social media.

     

    Curriculum Fair Jan 26th 6:00-8:00

    We will be hosting our Curriculum Fair on January 26 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. This in-person event will provide families and students with the opportunity to learn more about our academic and elective programs for the 2023-2024 school year. We look forward to welcoming both our current students and families as well as our rising 9th graders and their families. Please visit our website for more information.

     

    Exams and EOC Check Out information

    We are not able to allow parents to check students out during any exam or testing session during our testing days on 1/18-1/25. This procedure aligns with testing policy, and we cannot make exceptions. This includes teacher-made exams and state end-of-course tests. Our exam schedule can be found on our website. Please ensure that students will not need to leave on testing days for appointments, etc.

     

    Exam Week Dismissal 1/23-1/26

    We will be dismissing at 12:18 PM on the testing days from 1/23-1/26. Students who have EOC tests on these days may leave school following the conclusion of the testing session, if the parent can arrange transportation. Buses will depart at 12:18 PM. Students no longer need to complete the EOC Permission to Leave Form.

     

    Second Semester Begins 1/30

    Second semester classes will begin on Monday, 1/30. Student's current schedules are viewable in PS, and all students will receive a finalized schedule during first period on 1/30. Staff will be on hand in the commons that morning to direct students to their 1st period classes. Please note that the period to request schedule changes has closed.   

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  • January 16, 2023

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/16/2023

    Curriculum Fair Jan 26th 6:00-8:00We will be hosting our Curriculum Fair on January 26 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. This in-person event will provide families and students with the opportunity to learn more about our academic and elective programs for the 2023-2024 school year. We look forward to welcoming both our current students and families as well as our rising 9th graders and their families. Please visit our website for more information. 

     

    Exams and EOC Check Out information

    We are not able to allow parents to check students out during any exam or testing session during our testing days on 1/18-1/25. This aligns with testing policy, and we cannot make exceptions. This includes teacher-made exams and state end-of-course tests. Our exam schedule can be found on our website. Please ensure that students will not need to leave on testing days for appointments, etc. 

     

    Dismissal on 1/20-1/26 

    We will be dismissing at 12:18 PM on the testing days from1/20-1/26. Students who have EOC tests on these days may leave school following the conclusion of the testing session if the parent can arrange transportation. Buses will depart at 12:18 PM. Students no longer need to complete the EOC Permission to Leave Form. 

     

    ACT in March

    Juniors will be participating in ACT test administration on March 8th, 2023.  Students will be testing online.  If a student wishes to use a handheld calculator during the administration, they will need to bring their own ACT approved calculator. Testing will begin at 7:30 am.  No registration is needed. 

     

    Unexcused Absences

    If your child has more then 10 unexcused absences in any class they will have to make up time to get credit for the course. Please check PowerSchools to stay abreast of your child unexcused absences. An excused absence is coded as 2A in PowerSchools.

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  • January 8, 2023

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/8/2023 12:00:00 PM

    Exams and EOC Check Out information

    We are not able to allow parents to check students out during any exam or testing session during our testing days on 1/18-1/25. This aligns with testing policy, and we cannot make exceptions. This includes teacher-made exams and state end-of-course tests. Our exam schedule can be found on our website. Please ensure that students will not need to leave on testing days for appointments, etc. 

    Students who have EOC tests on any days from 1/20-1/25 may leave school following the testing session with parent permission, if the parent can arrange transportation. The permission form can be found on our website, and teachers will also have copies of the form available next week. The form should be completed and signed by the parent and returned to the teacher administering the test on the day of the test. 

     

    Curriculum Fair Jan 26th 6:00-8:00

    We will be hosting our Curriculum Fair on January 26 from 6:00-8:00. This in-person event will provide families and students with the opportunity to learn more about our academic and elective programs for the 2023-2024 school year. We look forward to welcoming both our current students and families as well as our rising 9th graders and their families. Please visit our website for more information as we get close to the date. 

     

    Absences - Excuse Notes 

    Parents, this is a reminder that if a student is absent, please submit an excuse/medical note to the Attendance Office within two (2) days of the student's return to school.  After two days, absences will remain unexcused unless third-party documentation is provided, e.g., doctor’s note. 

     

    SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship 

    SENIORS: The $10,000 SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship Application process is now live! Counselors will be holding an Information Session on Tuesday, January 10th during ALL lunches in the Media Center to go over eligibility, the application process and to answer any questions. Important information will be passed out at this meeting. If you are not able to make it, please email Mrs. OBerto or Ms. Holliday. A flier for the scholarship can be found on the Student Services Scholarship page. 

     

    Saturday Academy

    Reminder that Wakefield is hosting Saturday Academy next weekend, January 14th, from 9:00-Noon. Students are encouraged to arrive a few minutes before 9:00 to get signed in and to their appropriate location. This opportunity is open to all students. During this time students can make up time for excessive unexcused absences (11 or more in any class), receive assistance from administration and intervention team members on academic work and have access to school resources in a low distraction environment. There will be staff present certified in all core areas to support student learning/progress, along with peer tutors for math. 

    For students currently in English II, Math 1, Math 3 or Biology there will be an EOC review session offered this Saturday, January 14th. 

    When arriving, all students should report to the media center to sign in. We ask that students come prepared with a device and charger for the device as we have a limited number of loaners available. For students who need a calculator, we ask that they bring those with them as well or be prepared to use Desmos. Please reach out to Mrs. Acrey by email with any additional questions at hacrey@wcpss.net 

    Yours,

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  • Janurary 2, 2023

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/2/2023 1:00:00 PM
     

    ACT in March

    Juniors will be participating in ACT test administration on March 8, 2023.  Students will be testing online.  If a student wishes to use a handheld calculator during the administration, they will need to bring their own ACT approved calculator. Testing will begin at 7:30 am.  No registration is needed.

    Financial Simulation Activity for Seniors

    Parents of Seniors:  We will be conducting a financial simulation on January 11th with all Civics classes and need your help.  Students will be transformed into young adults with jobs and bills to pay.  We are in need of volunteers to help with this activity.  There is no experience necessary.  Please use the following link to register or email sjoyner@wcpss.net with questions. https://tinyurl.com/fall2022finlit​​​​​​​

     

    Final Exam Schedule

    Parents and students please review the Wakefield High School webpage to see the exam schedule. It is located on the changing banner.

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  • December 19, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 12/19/2022 8:00:00 AM

    Volunteers for Financial Simulation

    Parents of Seniors:  We will be conducting a financial simulation on January 11th with all Civics classes and need your help.  Students will be transformed into young adults with jobs and bills to pay.  We are in need of volunteers to help with this activity.  There is no experience necessary.  Please use the following link to register or email sjoyner@wcpss.net with questions. https://tinyurl.com/fall2022finlit

     

    Legacy Walk Bricks

    Bricks for the legacy walk at the Wolverine's stadium are on sale now through December 20th. These bricks are installed into the walkway and become a permanent part of Wakefield High School. They are a great way to commemorate a student, teach, coach, team or business. Bricks can be customized with text and logos to convey whatever message you like and 100% of the proceeds go to the Wakefield Wolverine Club. Please go to the banner on the Wakefield High School website to order yours today.

     

    Schedule Change Request

    The schedule change request period for second semester will open on December 12th and close on December 20th at 2:30pm. The request must meet the criteria stated on the form. Please to not email or call Counselors with your request. We will only review requests via the Schedule Change request form. The form will be located on the website.

     

    Senior Ads

    Senior ads can be purchased through December 31st to recognize your student. Ads can be purchased and designed at jostens.com/yearbook23. Don't forget to purchase a book while you're there!

     

    Final Exam Schedule

    Parents and students please review the Wakefield High School webpage to see the exam schedule. It is located on the changing banner.

     

    Holiday Schedule

    Wakefield High School will conduct classes until Wednesday December 21st, 2022. Wednesday December 21st will be an early release day. Classes will not resume until January 3rd, 2023. Teacher and staff will not be available during the Winter Break.

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  • December 13, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 12/13/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Legacy Walk Bricks

    Bricks for the legacy walk at the Wolverine's stadium are on sale now through December 20th. These bricks are installed into the walkway and become a permanent part of Wakefield High School. They are a great way to commemorate a student, teacher, coach, team or a business. Bricks can be customized with text and logos to convey whatever message you like and 100% of the proceeds go to the Wakefield Wolverine Club. Please go to the banner on the Wakefield High School website to order yours today.

     

    Spring Schedule Change Request

    The schedule change request period for second semester will open on December 12th and close on December 20th at 2:30pm. The request must meet the criteria stated on the form. Please to not email or call counselors with your request. We will only review requests via the Schedule Change request form. The form will be located on the website.

     

    Senior Yearbook Ads

    Senior ads can be purchased through December 31st to recognize your student. Ads can be purchased and designed at jostens.com/yearbook23. Don't forget to purchase a book while you're there!

     

    Final Exam Schedule 

    Parents and students, the Fall 2022 Final Exam Schedule is available on our school website.  Final exams will be held Jan 18-26. 

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  • December 5, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 12/5/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Drop/Add

    The schedule change request period for second semester will open on December 12th and close on December 20th at 2:30pm. The request must meet the criteria stated on the form. Please to not email or call Counselors with your request. We will only review requests via the Schedule Change request form. The form will be located on the website.

     

    Senior Yearbook Ads

    Senior ads can be purchased through December 31st to recognize your student. Ads can be purchased and designed at jostens.com/yearbook23. Don't forget to purchase a book while you're there!

     

    Interim Week of 12/5-12/9

    Parents and students, second quarter interim grades will be posted and available in PS by the end of the week. Questions or concerns regarding individual course grades should be directed to the course teacher. If you have questions or concerns about your child's overall progress, please contact your child's counselor. 

     

    Saturday Academy

    Saturday Academy will be held this Saturday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Students may come to Saturday Academy to:

    • Making up time from excessive absences
    •  be in an environment appropriate for learning outside of school hours
    • Access to administration and certified staff to assist with schoolwork

    Students may show up without signing up to attend.  Staff and honor society students will be available to assist and supervise students.

     

    Wrestling

    The varsity wrestling team is looking for a heavyweight wrestler. Anyone (male or female) over 200lbs is technically a heavyweight wrestler. We need your help. Talk to coach Williams in room 2200 to join today.

     

    Mark Your Calendars

    December 5th Early Release 12:18 PM

    December 21st Early Release 12:18 PM

    December 22nd- January 2nd Winter Break 

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  • December 1, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 12/1/2022 3:00:00 PM

    WAKEFIELD WINTER WONDERLAND 

    The performing arts department combine to make the start of the winter holidays with our WAKEFIELD WINTER WONDERLAND performances!  Dance, Theatre and Orchestra will showcase their talents on the stage this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm and a special Saturday Matinee at 2pm.   Tickets are $5 general admission and are available through our GOFAN site at www.wakefieldtheatre.net!  Start you winter holidays off with this wonderful collaborative event!  We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Drop/Add

    The schedule change request period for second semester will open on December 12th and close on December 20th at 2:30pm. The request must meet the criteria stated on the form. Please to not email or call counselors for your request. We will only review requests via the Schedule Change request form. The form will be located on the website.

     

    Senior Yearbook Ads

    Senior ads can be purchased through December 31st to recognize your student. Ads can be purchased and designed at jostens.com/yearbook23. Don't forget to purchase a book while you're there!

     
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  • November 17, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 11/17/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Saturday Academy

    Reminder that Wakefield is hosting Saturday Academy tomorrow, November 19th  from 9:00 AM-Noon. This opportunity is open to all students. During this time students can make up time for excessive unexcused absences (11 or more in any class), receive assistance from administration and intervention team members on academic work and have access to school resources in a low distraction environment. For students specifically needing math assistance, we will have a math tutor in place and multiple math certified staff. Beginning this Saturday, there will also be other staff certified in various core content areas available to support student learning/progress. Please reach out to Mrs. Acrey by email with any questions at hacrey@wcpss.net 

     

    SLEEPING BEAUTY THE MUSICAL

    Our theatre arts department is presenting  Sleeping Beauty the Mussical the North American Premiere of Performance are November 17, 18 and 19 at 7PM and a Matinee Performance on November 19th at 2PM.

    Reserved Seating $10  Tickets are available online at www.wakefieldtheatre.net 

    Don't miss the exciting opportunity to see this show, brought over from the United Kingdom and produced right here at Wakefield High School!

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