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February 24
A-Team Awards Breakfast January-February Winners

Students are nominated each month for our A-Team Award.   Each staff member has the opportunity to nominate a student demonstrating one or more of the positive school behaviors that we look for at the Almond Campus:

             A. Academics - Having success in the classroom
             B. Attendance - Attends school on a regular basis
             C. Attitude - Demonstrates positive behavior

Eleven students are selected-one from each department and four "at-large" winners.  This award is based on a student demonstrating one or more of the characteristics listed above.  Students are recognized at an A-Team Awards breakfast each month and given a t-shirt and coupons/gift certificates from local businesses for their selection as a recipient of the award.​  ​​

Below are the winners who attended the ceremony:

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February 21
Micha Jones Commits to Notre Dame

Congratulations to ​Micha Jones, who is pictured speaking  to reporters after verbally committing to Notre Dame to play football starting the Fall of 2018.

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February 10
National Merit Students Recognized

On Tuesday, February 7, the Board of Education recognized the National Merit Recognized students.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition which began in 1955 for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. These scholarships are considered to be an important and prestigious award. Even students who qualify and don’t win can earn honor and recognition and are able to use that to their benefit when it comes to applying to college. National Merit Scholars are heavily recruited by universities and some are given preferential treatment in admissions, housing, and course selection. Many selective universities seek to increase their number of National Merit Scholars. They may also receive attractive merit scholarships.

In February, some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalis.  Warren just receive notice and is proud to recognize the five students who advanced:  Olivia Y. Chen, David H. Kang, Peter J. Kircher, Ryan D. Klemz, and Ruchira Ray.

Approximately 1.4 million students took the test last October, and the National Merit Semi-finalists achieved this recognition by scoring in the top 1% in the nation. Warren is proud to recognize five students who achieved this honor and later advanced to finalists: Olivia Y. Chen, David H. Kang, Peter J. Kircher, Ryan D. Klemz and Ruchira Ray-who all advanced to finalists.

 Students who scored in the top 2% in the nation are recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Program. These students do not continue in the scholarship competition, but are recognized because of their outstanding academic promise. Warren recognizes 16 outstanding students this year: Arjun S. Arun,  Alexander J. Bardi, Matteson H. Duncan, Samantha C. Gunter, Andrew M. Jacobs, Anusha Jalasutram, Kinsey L. Jasnoch, Eric U. Jung, Sidhartha Kumar, Thomas Macheras, Brett A. McCollum, Natalie L. McNally, Nathaniel J. Metz, Andrew C. Miller, Julian G. Ruiz, and Kenneth M. Zimmers.

Approximately 420 independent organizations and institutions sponsor more than two-thirds of the National Merit Scholarships offered each year. All Special Scholarships are sponsored by business organizations that also support Merit Scholarship awards. ADP, Inc. is a Corporate Scholarship Sponsor. This year Warren is fortunate to have one student who received this honor: Alexandra Berkowicz.


February 01
February Signing Day

Today was the February signing day for students to commit to playing their sport at their university/college of choice.  Congratulations!

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NAME

SPORT

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

Samantha Avila

Soccer

Trinity International University

Kaitlyn Chomko

Soccer

Nova Southeastern University

William Eveland

Lacrosse

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sarah Finkel

Softball

North Central College

Lindsay Hardiman

Soccer

Loyola University

Rick Lee

Baseball

Marian University

Natalie McNally

Soccer

IUPUI

Luke McNamara

Football

Robert Morris

Alliyah Parker

Soccer

Lipscomb University

Melvin Pettis

Football

St. Ambrose

Alissa Ramsden

Soccer

Illinois State University

Parker Reinhard

Baseball

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Kayla Rossi

Bowling

Valparaiso University

Ellen Szostak

Soccer

University of St. Thomas

Matt Temaner

Baseball

Monmouth College

Jalin Tolbert

Football

Butler Junior College

Kyle Vaughan

Football

University of Wisconsin-Platteville




January 26
Almond Campus Open House


Thursday, February 2, 2017

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 ​Teachers will be present to meet with parents on an individual basis.  We are happy to provide you with the opportunity to visit with teachers and ask questions specific to your child’s progress and the expectations of the curriculum. 

 The only thing needed to make the evening a success is you.  You are most welcome to come at any time during the evening.  We look forward to seeing you and providing you with whatever information you may need to better assist your student in their experience at Warren Township High School.

January 06
Wrestling Team Helps at Park City Food Bank

Click here​ to read the News Sun article about our wrestling team giving back to the community over the holiday break.  Great job!!


December 16
Letters to Santa 2017

S​tudent Council sponsored Letters to Santa again this year.  This is a program run through Direct Effects Charity.  Each year, WTHS sponsors a school in Chicago.  This year’s school is Reilly School– and there were over 1,100 letters!  Here at the Almond Campus, we took in over 700 presents for children who might not receive any presents this year, beyond our donations.   Between both campuses, we were able to send close to 1,400 gifts!!


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December 09
A-Team Awards Breakfast November-December Winners

Students are nominated each month for our A-Team Award.   Each staff member has the opportunity to nominate a student demonstrating one or more of the positive school behaviors that we look for at the Almond Campus:

             A. Academics - Having success in the classroom
             B. Attendance - Attends school on a regular basis
             C. Attitude - Demonstrates positive behavior

Eleven students are selected-one from each department and four "at-large" winners.  This award is based on a student demonstrating one or more of the characteristics listed above.  Students are recognized at an A-Team Awards breakfast each month and given a t-shirt and coupons/gift certificates from local businesses for their selection as a recipient of the award.​  ​​

Below are the winners who attended the ceremony:

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November 23
Blood Drive

Warren's PE staff once again, hosted the blood drive on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

This time around, out of our 346 registrants, we had 304 donate Whole Blood. Since one Whole Blood donation can save up to 3 lives, the 304 units that were collected at this drive will potentially save the lives of 912 patients! This represents the most units collected since November, 2013 and was a huge help in increasing inventories.  The  generosity will help Chicagoland area friends, family and neighbors in need, including cancer patients, critically ill newborns, burn survivors, accident victims, transplant patients and many, many more who have illnesses requiring treatment with blood products. 

We are set for the next blood drive on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

November 23
French Students Shadow Warren Students

Students From Arles, France were hosted by WTHS families from October 22-30, 2016. They come from the Lycée St. Charles.

The director and teacher chaperone, Katie Thornton and Roxane Mazingue got to meet our blue devil!

Students followed their hosts’ schedule one day and even helped students with French history in AP French.


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