Principal's Message

  • Principal Message - Feb 29

    Posted by Wade Martin on 2/29/2024

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the weekly Storm Report.


    • We have updated our spring testing calendar and as a result the ACT administration date has been changed from March 13 and 14 to April 11 and 12.

    • WCPSS is beginning a new online school payment service called SchoolCash Online.  All new online payment activities moving forward will be processed through this new system.  Existing payments such as parking, lunch passes and class dues will continue in the current system (OSP) until the end of the school year.  Prior to using the new SchoolCash Online payment system, parents will need to set up an account.  The directions for doing so will all be posted to our website under families.

    • I would like to remind all of our families beginning on Friday, March 1st, at all high school athletic and arts events, spectors are required to use a clear bag in order to enter the event.  The specific details of the new WCPSS policy are posted on our home page under Storm News.  Regular purses, backpacks, duffle bags, camera bags, fanny packs and drawstring bags are no longer permitted access to spector events. We thank you greatly for your anticipated cooperation as we begin implementing this new policy.

    • I would also like to remind all families that there is no school on March 5th and March 11th as they are teacher workdays.


    Thank you as always for your continued support of our school community.  Make it a great night.  Go Storm!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Feb 16

    Posted by Wade Martin on 2/16/2024

    Hello this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report.


    • I have an important message from our student services department.  It is time to begin the process of registration for the 2024-2025 school year!  Students will be attending homeroom on Thursday February 22nd to receive registration materials.  This packet includes information that you will need to help your student choose courses for next school year as it includes a credit detail page of the courses your student has completed, a course list for each grade level, registration instructions, and the dates that second period classes will be going to the media center to input their courses.   Students will be choosing classes for both semesters next year including core classes and electives as well as 3 alternate elective classes.  Curriculum night on February 22 is a great resource for students and parents to ask questions and get more information about courses we offer.   We hope to see you all at this important event for rising 9th - 12th grade families.


    • Tonight is our last regular season basketball game against SE Raleigh.  Many of our winter sport seniors will be recognized at the event.  We hope to see you at the game tonight!


    • I would just like to remind families also that there is no school on Monday and Tuesday, February 19th & 20th.


    • Lastly, interim reports have been shared with students this week.  Please be sure to check with your student to see how their new semester classes are going.  If you have any questions, please reach out to their teacher.


    Make it a great weekend and Go Storm!

    Buenas tardes. Les habla Natalia Kubsch en nombre de nuestro rector de la escuela secundaria Willow Spring con los anuncios semanales.


    • Tengo un mensaje importante de nuestro departamento de servicios estudiantiles. ¡Es hora de comenzar el proceso de inscripción para el año escolar 2024-2025! Los estudiantes asistirán al salón de clases el jueves 22 de febrero para recibir los materiales de inscripción. Este paquete incluye información que necesitará para ayudar a su estudiante a elegir cursos para el próximo año escolar, ya que incluye una página de detalles de créditos de los cursos que su estudiante ha completado, una lista de cursos para cada nivel de grado, instrucciones de inscripción y las fechas de ese segundo período. Las clases irán a la biblioteca para ingresar sus cursos. Los estudiantes elegirán clases para ambos semestres el próximo año, incluidas clases básicas y optativas, así como 3 clases optativas alternativas. La reunión a la que están invitados el 22 de febrero es un gran recurso para que los estudiantes y los padres hagan preguntas y obtengan más información sobre los cursos que ofrecemos. Esperamos verlos a todos en este importante evento para las familias que ingresan del 9º al 12º grado.


    • Esta noche es nuestro último partido de baloncesto de la temporada regular contra la escuela South East Raleigh. Muchos de nuestros estudiantes de último grado que participaron en los deportes de invierno serán reconocidos en el evento. ¡Esperamos verlos en el juego esta noche!


    • También me gustaría recordarles a las familias que no hay clases el lunes y martes 19 y 20 de febrero.


    • Por último, esta semana se compartieron reportes de notas con los estudiantes. Asegúrese de consultar con su estudiante para ver cómo van sus clases del nuevo semestre. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con su maestro.

    Muchas gracias, que tengan buen fin de semana y Vamos tormenta!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Jan 26

    Posted by Wade Martin on 1/26/2024

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report.


    Well, we have finished half of this school year and we kicked off our second semester this past week.  We will be doing some quick grade level assemblies next week to touch base with all of our students about our expectations for the second semester.


    • Report cards will be distributed at the end of next week during homeroom.


    • In case you had not heard, our Women’s Flag football team plays tomorrow (Saturday) at Green Level HS.  They have games at 12:00 and 2:00.  Come on out and cheer on our girls as we begin an exciting adventure with this new women’s sport.


    • I would like to remind all of our families about our semester 2 Meet the Teacher Open House on February 7th at 6:30.  We hope you can attend.


    • Also, just a reminder that Spring Sports tryouts are just around the corner.  Be sure that you are able to get all needed documentation uploaded into DragonFly before tryouts start.  


    Thanks for your support of our school.  Make it a great weekend!  Go Storm!


    Comments (-1)
  • 2 Hour Delay Jan 17

    Posted by Wade Martin on 1/16/2024

    2 Hours Delay - Jan 17


    Good evening WSHS families,


    In case you have not heard, WCPSS has announced a 2 hour delay for tomorrow, January 17 due to threats of black ice early in the morning.  Tomorrow is the first day of our semester exams for students.  Our testing window will push back the two hours and will take place from 9:25 to 1:25.  Students should try to have a good breakfast as we will not be able to break for lunch during the testing window.  Students are also encouraged if possible to bring a snack to eat once testing is complete in their testing room.  We can not release students to the cafeteria, until all testing is complete.  We will provide a grab and go lunch from 1:25 to 1:45 and then our buses will depart campus.  Carpool parents can plan for dismissal at 1:30.  We wish all of our students the best of luck with their first exam tomorrow!  This is certainly not ideal, but we will make the best of it.


    Thanks as always for your support of our students and school.  Make it a great night.


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Jan 12

    Posted by Wade Martin on 1/12/2024

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report!


    • I hope that everyone remembers that Monday is a holiday and there is no school.  Tuesday is the last day of the first semester.  Please encourage your students to begin looking forward to their exams that start on Wednesday and to use their time over the three-day weekend to start getting ready for exams.


    • Just a reminder that if you have not checked out the exam schedule it is linked at the top of the school website.  Semester 1 Exam Schedule 


    • Tomorrow, Saturday Jan 13th will be the last Saturday Academy of the semester for students with excessive absence to make up time.  Students can report to the cafeteria from 9:00 to 12:00 to make up the time needed.


    • I would also like to remind families that following our exams, there is a teacher workday on January 24th for teachers to complete their semester grades.  Semester two classes begin on January 25th.


    • Lastly, if you haven’t already put the date in your calendar, February 7th is our semester two Meet the Teacher Open House.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.


    Make it a great weekend and Go Storm!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Jan 5

    Posted by Wade Martin on 1/5/2024

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm report.  Let me begin by wishing all of our families a Happy New Year.  We have some really important items to share with you as we close out this semester.


    • Our Semester exam schedule is posted on our website.  Please remember we do not allow student checkouts during the required testing window each day so please plan appointments accordingly.


    • For our students with excessive absences, we have two Saturdays left to buy back your needed time.  Students need to report to the cafeteria from 9:00 - 12:00 for Saturday Academy if they are needing this opportunity.  Failure to meet our attendance guidelines will cause students to lose class credit.


    • Student services will be accepting requests for Schedule Corrections for the second semester from January 5 until January 12.   The corrections will be made for missing a class with a "hole" in your schedule, to increase rigor (if there is space available) or if a student has not met the prerequisites for the class in which they are currently scheduled.  Elective changes will not be approved.  Students can enter requests on the link found on the website and they must use his/her Wakeid to access the document.


    Any Junior or Senior participating in CCP who is needing early release, please submit your early release forms with your CCP courses to Student Services as soon as possible.  Release periods are also dependent on space availability. 


    • We invite all junior parents to come 6:00 - 6:30 on February 7th prior to our Meet the Teacher Open House for a presentation from our Student Services Staff which includes planning for senior year and beyond!  Topics will cover career and college options as well as what juniors need to be doing now to prepare.  Put this date on your calendars now.


    • The Intervention Team will provide after-school sessions next Tuesday, January 9, to Friday, January 12, for students with ARP’s  to complete missing assignments or to make up for excessive absences. The sessions will be held in room 3302 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Students must arrive before 2:35 pm. Transportation will not be provided; please be here no later than 5 pm to pick up your student if they plan to attend. For questions, contact Dr. Cagle, Ms. Raiford, or Mr. Smith.


    Thanks and have a great weekend.  Go Storm!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Dec 15

    Posted by Wade Martin on 12/15/2023

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report.


    • Senior families, it's time to purchase yearbook recognition ads for your students who are graduating this year. This is a great way to showcase everything they have accomplished during their time as a high school student. If you are interested, locate the "Yearbook" tab under "Activities" on the school website. 


    • Students and parents who have received notifications about excess absences are reminded that we will be offering Saturday Academy this Saturday from 9:00 - 12:00.  This is a great opportunity to buy back some time and get missing assignments completed.  Students should be sure to bring their Chromebooks with them when they report to the cafeteria.


    • I would also like to again remind parents that when students are absent from school, and there is a lot of crude going around, please send in a note documenting the absence that includes the days as well as a contact number for you.  These things help us code the absence correctly as an excused absence. Remember, if an email is easier, please see our website under Families and Attendance for these directions.


    • I would like to also provide a reminder to all families that shortly after the holiday break we complete our Semester 1 exams..  Exams are January 17th - January 24th.  Our exams will be by period.  Students can not be checked out of school in the morning during the testing window of time.  Please check your calendars for upcoming appointments and plan accordingly.


    With the holidays just around the corner, I want to wish all of our families a happy and safe holiday break.  Thanks for all that you do to support our school.  Go Storm.

    Buenas tardes, les habla Natalia Kubsch en nombre de nuestro rector Wade Martin de la escuela secundaria Willow Spring con los anuncios semanales.

    • Familias de último año, es hora de comprar anuncios de reconocimiento del anuario para sus estudiantes que se gradúan este año. Esta es una excelente manera de mostrar todo lo que han logrado durante su etapa como estudiante de secundaria. Si está interesado, ubique la pestaña "Anuario" en "Actividades" en el sitio web de la escuela.

    • Los estudiantes y padres que han recibido notificaciones sobre exceso de ausencias recuerdan que ofreceremos Academia de Sábados este sábado de 9:00 a 12:00. Esta es una gran oportunidad para recuperar algo de tiempo y completar las tareas pendientes. Los estudiantes deben asegurarse de traer sus Chromebooks cuando se presenten en la cafetería.

    • También me gustaría recordarles a los padres que cuando los estudiantes están ausentes de la escuela y hay mucha enfermedad, envíen una nota que documente la ausencia que incluya los días y un número de contacto. Estas cosas nos ayudan a codificar la ausencia correctamente como una ausencia justificada. Recuerde, si enviar un correo electrónico es más fácil para usted, consulte nuestro sitio web en Familias y Asistencia para obtener estas instrucciones.

    • También me gustaría recordarles a todas las familias que poco después de las vacaciones completamos nuestros exámenes del primer semestre. Los exámenes son del 17 al 24 de enero. Nuestros exámenes serán por períodos. Los estudiantes no pueden salir de la escuela por la mañana durante el período de prueba. Consulte sus calendarios para conocer las próximas fechas y planifique de acuerdo a esto.

    Con las vacaciones a la vuelta de la esquina, queremos desearles a todas nuestras familias unas felices y seguras vacaciones. Gracias por todo lo que hacen para apoyar a nuestra escuela. Vamos tormenta!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Dec 8

    Posted by Wade Martin on 12/8/2023

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report.


    • Our PTSA would like to invite all parents to the December PTSA meeting which will be held next Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 in the Media Center.

    • Our Band and Choral holiday concerts are next Thursday and Friday nights in our auditorium. Our student performers would love for you to attend and get in the holiday spirit to some great music performances.

    • We would like to let our parents know that for students who have received notifications about excessive absences, tomorrow we are holding our first Saturday Academy from 9:00 - 12:00 for those students to earn back some time.  This will be the first of four opportunities for students to earn back some time before the end of the semester.  Students should report to our cafeteria.


    Thank you as always for your continued support of Willow Spring. Make it a great weekend and go Storm!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Dec 1

    Posted by Wade Martin on 12/1/2023

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report.


    • Senior Parents- If you have a student planning to attend college in the Fall of 2024, you will need to submit the 2024-25 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This is the first year for the new simplified FAFSA which is supposed to become available on December 31, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Tori Sharpe, WSHS Financial Aid Advisor at for help.

    • We continue to get requests for excused absences for family trips and other vacations students are attending.  I would like to direct parents to review the attendance information that is linked on our website under the families tab to get more detailed information about what qualifies as an excused absence.

    • If you haven’t filled out the parent survey that has recently been sent to all parents that is a required part of our school accreditation process this school year, now is the time.  We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.


    Thank you as always for your support of our school.  Go Storm!


    Comments (-1)
  • Principal Message - Nov 17

    Posted by Wade Martin on 11/17/2023

    Hello, this is Wade Martin calling from WSHS with the Friday Storm Report.


    • Our Storm Club athletic boosters invite you to  bring your family out from 8-11 am on December 2nd to Wake Chapel Christian Church to eat delicious pancakes, meet Santa and support the Willow Spring High School Storm Boosters. Tickets are $10 each, must be purchased in advance and are on sale now thru 11/27. Ticket link:  All proceeds benefit Willow Spring High School Athletic programs and help us Fund Amazing Projects. 


    • Registration is still open for our 2nd Annual Turkey Trot, which takes place on Thanksgiving morning here at the WSHS track.  There are activities for the entire family:  Competitive 5k, Fun Family 5k, a Kids Fun Run (400 M), and a Diaper Dash (50 M).   Proceeds benefit the Storm Boosters in support of the Willow Spring High School’s Cross Country and Track & Field Teams. For more information and to register Google "Willow Spring High School Turkey Trot" or click link:  Information is also listed on the website under Storm News.


    • Please remember that we only have school next week on Monday and Tuesday prior to the holiday break.  I want to wish all of our families safe travels if they are heading out of town.


    • Currently we have 320 parent observers in Canvas. Canvas is a great resource to view coursework for students and stay on top of course updates. Once a parent is paired with their student, they never have to pair again. Parents will be able to see courses from year to year. Families can find instructions for accessing Canvas on the WSHS homepage or linked here -


    • Willow Spring High School is working to complete an accreditation process through a state mandated process. We really need your assistance in completing the family survey using this link Cognia Family Survey We ask that you please fill out the survey to assist with our accreditation process for this school year.  Our accreditation team greatly appreciates your support!


    Thank you as always for your support of our school!


    Comments (-1)