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Thursday, February 7, 2019

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Excerpt from “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt.  But still, like dust, I'll rise. Out of the huts of history’s shame, I rise. Up from a past that’s rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise, I rise, I rise”.

 VEGAN CLUB

Vegan Club will be meeting again today, at 3:30, in room 234 at the O'Plaine campus. All are welcome, whether you are a practicing vegan, a vegan supporter, or just curious. Late bus passes will be provided. (Rodbro)

PRIDE CLUB

Pride Club will be meeting today after school at the O'Plaine Campus in room 103. All are welcome! (Lidskin)

TECH TEAM MEETING

The next Tech Team meeting will be after school on Monday, February 11th. We will meet in O’Plaine Room 258 from 3:20 until 4:00. All are welcome, late bus passes will be available. (Ferrara)

WARREN READS

Attention all Warren Reads members: Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 13th at 3:20 in room 220 at the O'Plaine campus. We will be discussing The Sky is Everywhere. See you there! (Ganshirt)

YEARBOOK PICS

If your club, department, activity, or sport has any great pictures to share with the Yearbook Club, we would love have them. Please share your pics with Mrs. Logan-Hay at eloganhay@wths.net and you might see your group featured in the book. We would like to see all types of students represented in the year's amazing book.  (Logan-Hay)

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION / OPEN GYM

All boys’ volleyball tryout information is on the boys’ volleyball website under program news. There will be a boys’ volleyball open gym on Friday 2/8/19 at Almond Field House from 3:45 - 5:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Chen. (Chen)

GIRLS’ BADMINTON OPEN GYM

Badminton Open Gym is this Sunday, Feb 10th in the O’Plaine Gym from  6-to 7:30.  Come out and tryout your skills. (Filippo)

ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS

Attention all baseball players, if you missed the baseball meeting please find Coach Smothers at O’plaine room 103 and Coach Stocker at Almond room 316 to receive your packet for baseball. Due date is for all packets are February 15th. (Smothers)

SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

South Asian Student Association will have its next meeting today in room 210 at the O'Plaine Campus at 3:15. We'll be celebrating the Hindu harvest festival; Thai Pongal through music, food, and discussions. Everyone is welcome and late bus passes will be provided. (Cordova)

BOYS’ WATER POLO INFORMATIONAL MEETING

If you are interested in joining the Boys' Water Polo team this spring please come to the pool on Wednesday February, 13th at 3:30 for an informational meeting. All are welcome! (Whelan)

WARREN WELLNESS AMBASSADORS

Warren Wellness Ambassadors will meet today at 3:20 in the Faculty Cafeteria at the O’Plaine Campus. We will be finalizing plans for our 3rd quarter Healthy Relationship topics. New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there! (Tragarz)

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

Come meet new friends and learn new signs today in room 223B. Late bus passes will be provided. (Cobo)

DISTRICT PROJECT TO HONOR FALLEN IL STATE TROOPER

This week, teachers in the Social Studies department will be asking students who are interested to write notes of support or create artwork on pre-printed letterhead for the family of IL State Trooper Lambert, who died in the line of duty two weeks ago. Our goal is to collect 500 letters, which will later be bound into a book and given to Trooper Lambert’s wife as a show of support and respect for husband’s service. (Juergensen)

 

O’PLAINE CAMPUS

UNITE AND INFORM

Unite and Inform will meet today in the library. Please join us! Snacks and late bus passes will be provided. (Tibey

SOPHOMORE COUNSELOR SEMINAR

The Counselors will be hosting a Seminar for all Sophomore students on Friday, February 8th in the Auditorium during periods 3A, 4B, 5A & 6B. Students should report directly to the Auditorium on Friday. The topic discussed will be “planning for your future. (McGahan)

SPANISH RESOURCE

Attention all Spanish students! Do you need help with Spanish class? Come to Spanish Resource in the O'Plaine Library today from 3:20-4:00pm. There, Spanish National Honor Society members will be available to explain concepts, help you with speaking, or help with any homework you may have! All are welcome!  (Gustafson)

EKG SCREENING

The Max Schewitz Foundation will be offering EKG screening to all O’Plaine students on Wednesday, February 20th.  The EKG will help find hidden heart conditions that otherwise would go undetected. This potential life-saving test costs only $15.00.  Please register online at:   www.heartsmartekg.org/WTHSOPL2019 . Register today! (Belmont)

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

TODAY during lunch periods 3-6, the Guidance Department is hosting an "All About Scholarships" Workshop in the Library. Come learn how to search and apply for scholarships even NOW as a freshmen or sophomore! This is a FULL PERIOD workshop, so please report at the beginning of your lunch/study hall period with your lunch and Chromebook. You will have time to purchase your lunch if needed. (McGahan)

 

ALMOND CAMPUS

CEC CHEER AND BASKETBALL PRACTICE

CEC Basketball and Cheer Practice will be held today at 2:25 pm in the Field House. If signed up to coach or interested in helping, please join us to prepare for the upcoming tournament! (Vandervort)

SEAL OF BILITERACY EXAM

If you registered to take the Seal of biliteracy test, remember that your test is this Saturday, February 9th . The test will take place at the Almond Campus, and will begin promptly at 8:00am. Plan to arrive no later than 7:40am. Your Testing Room assignments are the same. Don’t forget to bring your ID and do not bring your Cell phones in the testing rooms. (Rangel)

SPANISH RESOURCE

Attention all Spanish students! Do you need help with Spanish class? Come to Spanish Resource today from 2:20-3:00pm in the Almond Library or from 3:20-4:00pm in the O'Plaine Library. Spanish National Honor Society members will be available to explain concepts, help with speaking or help with any homework you may have! All are welcome! (Gustafson)

EKG SCREENING

The Max Schewitz Foundation will be offering EKG screening to all Almond students on February 13th.  The EKG will help find hidden heart conditions that otherwise would go undetected.  This potential life-saving test costs only $15.00.  Please register online at:   www.heartsmartekg.org/WTHSALM2019. (Belmont)

ATTENTION SENIORS

All graduating seniors are invited to compete for an opportunity to speak at the commencement ceremony.  If you are interested in making an address at commencement, an application can be picked up from Mrs. Timan in the Principal’s Office, room 204. Applications received by Friday, February 22, 2019 will be considered by the screening committee. (Timan)