January 2015 - Woodbridge Senior High School

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January 2015 - Woodbridge Senior High School
Message From Our Principal
WSHS Viking Voice
V O L U M E 8
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Bookkeeper/Family
Rights………...…………..6
Attendance Info………...7
Athletics……...……….....8
Sadie Hawkins…………..9
JROTC…….….……..10-14
Counseling.….….….15-16
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J A N U A R Y
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Advanced Placement Awards Ceremony:
On January 8, 2015, former and current Woodbridge Senior High School
students were honored at our annual Advanced Placement Awards Ceremony. Dr. Steven Walts, Superintendent of Schools; Dr. Tim Healey, Associate Superintendent for Student Learning; and Mr. Michael Mulgrew, Associate Superintendent for High Schools attended the ceremony. Also in attendance was Mrs. Lillie Jessie, Occoquan Representative, Prince William
County School Board. The former and current students honored at this ceremony received recognition from the College Board’s Advanced Placement
Program for the number of Advanced Placement tests taken in high school
as well as the qualifying scores received on those tests. The Woodbridge
faculty, administration, and staff are very proud of the academic accomplishments of the award recipients.
Advanced Placement Scholars Member/Parent Breakfast:
We will have our second semester APS Member/Parent Breakfast on Saturday, 7 February 2015, in the Upper Cafeteria. Mr. Kevin Jenkins from The
College Place will present information about the college financial aid process. This informational breakfast is open to APS members and parents/
guardians only. Individuals planning to attend should print a copy of the
breakfast Response Sheet available online at our school web site and
through School Fusion. Students should turn in the completed sheet to the
Lower Admin Office by 4 February 2015. A hard copy of the Response
Sheet will also be available for members in the Lower Admin Office. For
additional information regarding this breakfast, please contact Mrs. Floris at
[email protected]
Freshman Parent Breakfast:
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 8:30 A.M., we will hold a breakfast for parents of rising freshman. Please join us if you have an upcoming freshman
or get the word out to our new freshman parents.
Shut-Down Clause:
As the semester comes to an end and graduation nears, I want to take the
time to remind all parents and students about the shut-down clause. Some
students have the preconceived notion that an A or B at the end of the first
semester means they have automatically passed a particular class for the
year. However, Regulation 661-3 clarifies the situation. Regulation 661-3
states: ―Extreme variations in student performance will be evaluated on an
individual basis with approval for the final grade being given by the local
school administration. For example, a student with passing grades for the
first semester, who performs little or no work the second semester is definitely subject to failure for the year under this provision.‖
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
Welcome to the new school year. I am thrilled to greet you on behalf of our School Board and the thousands of
Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) employees working to make certain that this will be an exciting, safe, and productive year of learning. Your principal has provided lots of school information to get things
going. Allow me to highlight a few more items that warrant your attention.
• The PWCS “Code of Behavior” (COB) contains policies, procedures, rules, and expectations with which
every student, parent, and guardian needs to be familiar. We save on printing costs by distributing the COB
online, so find it on pwcs.edu or any school Web site by clicking on ―Code of Behavior and Forms.‖ If needed,
print copies are available on request at school offices and Central Office. Along with information, the COB
contains forms to let you specify how PWCS will handle important issues, such as the administration of medication. Our online page puts the forms just a click away. Please review the COB with your child, then, submit
the signed form stating that you have done so.
• The Emergency Card lets you provide vital data on student health issues and emergency contacts. Information can be supplied or updated on the card itself, or online. Simply follow the card instructions. However
you submit your information, you must sign and return the hard copy of the card to your school. This
confirms that you are aware of the COB and how to find it.
• Allergy Medication Information. Allergic reactions can be life-threatening. Enclosed is a short summary of
important new PWCS safety guidelines that are fully posted online. Please review this important information
to ensure the effectiveness of these potentially life-saving protocols.
• “What Parents Should Know” emergency brochure is a new tool that offers a glimpse of the processes in
place to ensure student safety. It will help you understand the meaning of ―Secure the Building,‖ ―Evacuation,‖
and other terms often used during precautionary safety actions. It also reveals how to get information and react
in emergency situations. Be sure to tear out and carry the brochure’s handy ―Stay in Touch‖ Information Card.
We will send other important information throughout the school year, including details of the PWCS inclement
weather closing procedures. Accurate information on closings and other issues will be promptly posted on
pwcs.edu and school Web sites, and always before 5 a.m. School-specific and Division information will soon
be available on free PWCS applications for Android and Apple mobile devices. Look for download details
soon; high schools will get the service first, with others following shortly.
I hope you find this important information useful, and that you will partner with our dedicated teachers, administrators, and support staff to help PWCS give all children a World-Class Education.
Yours in education,
Steven L. Walts
Superintendent of Schools
Estimados padres, tutores y estudiantes:
Bienvenidos al nuevo año escolar. Es un placer saludarlos en nombre de la Junta Escolar y los miles de empleados de las
Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William (PWCS) que trabajan para asegurar que este sea un año de aprendizaje
emocionante, seguro y productivo. Para comenzar, su director les ha proporcionado una gran cantidad de información.
Permítanme hacer hincapié en algunos aspectos dignos de su atención.
• El Código de Conducta de PWCS (COB por su sigla en inglés) contiene las políticas, procedimientos, reglas y expectativas con los que cada alumno, padre o tutor debe estar familiarizado. La distribución en línea del COB nos permite
ahorrar en costos de imprenta, por lo que pueden encontrarlo en pwcs.edu o en la página de internet de cualquiera de las
escuelas haciendo clic en ―Code of Behavior and Forms‖ (Código de Conducta y Formularios). De ser necesario, copias
impresas del código se encuentran a su disposición mediante pedido expreso en las oficinas de las escuelas y la Oficina
Central. Además de información, el COB contiene formularios que les permitirán a ustedes especificar cómo PWCS
manejará asuntos importantes, tales como la administración de medicamentos. Los formularios están a tan solo un clic de
distancia en nuestra página de internet. Por favor, repasen el COB con su hijo/a y envíen firmados los formularios que
declaran que lo han hecho.
• La Tarjeta de Emergencia les permite proporcionar información importante sobre los problemas de salud de su hijo/a
y los contactos de emergencia. La información puede ser proporcionada en la tarjeta misma o en línea. Simplemente siga
las instrucciones en la tarjeta. Sin importar la manera en que proporcionen la información, deberán firmar y regresar la
tarjeta a la escuela. El hacerlo confirma que conocen el COB y saben cómo localizarlo.
• Información referente a los medicamentos para alergias. Las reacciones alérgicas pueden poner en riesgo la vida.
Adjuntamos un breve resumen de los nuevos lineamientos de seguridad de PWCS. Los mismos se encuentran publicados
en línea en su totalidad. Sírvanse revisar esta importante información para asegurar la efectividad de los protocolos que
pueden potencialmente salvar vidas.
• El folleto “Lo que los padres deben saber” es una nueva herramienta que ofrece un panorama de los procesos vigentes para garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes. Les ayudará a comprender el significado de ―Asegurar el edificio,‖
―Evacuación,‖ y otros términos utilizados generalmente durante acciones de seguridad preventivas. Asegúrense de cortar
y mantener a mano la ―Tarjeta de Información y Contacto‖ contenida en el folleto.
Cada uno de estos elementos se encuentra disponible en español y constantemente incorporamos más información traducida para servir a nuestra comunidad que es cada vez más diversa. Busquen los titulares de las historias más importantes en español en las páginas de internet de las escuelas y especialmente en pwcs.edu. Además, presionando la tecla ―español‖ a la izquierda de la página wcs.edu tendrán acceso a una colección creciente de información para cubrir las
necesidades de las familias de habla hispana. Verifiquen con frecuencia. Finalmente, pueden llamar a María Anderson al
703.791.7204 si necesitan servicios de interpretación en español. Este servicio es parte de nuestro compromiso continuo
para servirlos y asegurar el éxito de su hijo/a.
A lo largo del año escolar enviaremos información adicional de importancia, incluyendo detalles sobre los procedimientos de cierre de PWCS en caso de mal tiempo. Se publicará en pwcs.edu y las páginas de internet de las escuelas toda la
información precisa acerca de los cierres de escuela y otros asuntos, siempre antes de las 5 a.m. Muy pronto, la información acerca de la División y de cada escuela en particular estará disponible a través de aplicaciones gratuitas de
PWCS para Androides y productos Apple. Estén atentos a los detalles para descargarlos que serán publicados muy pronto. Las escuelas secundarias podrán acceder a los servicios primero, seguidas de las demás escuelas.
Espero que esta información les sea beneficiosa y que se unan a nuestros dedicados maestros, administradores y personal
de apoyo para ayudar a PWCS a brindar a todos los estudiantes una Educación Global de Primera Clase.
Atentamente,
Steven L. Walts
Superintendente
Important Health Information
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Allergic reactions can be life-threatening; important new Prince William County Public School
guidelines focus on avoiding and dealing with them. Topics include: school storage and administration of vital medications to students, preventing student exposure to allergens, and critical
training for students and schools personnel.
For your child’s safety, please read and follow the full guidelines. To find them, go to http://
studentservices.departments.pwcs.edu. Choose ―School Health‖ on the blue navigation buttons
at the left side of the page; then click on ―Management of Life-Threatening Allergies.‖
Among the important information to know and follow:
Note the student’s allergic condition on the PWCS Emergency card that must be updated
and signed at the start of the school year.
All students with known food or other serious allergies should have complete emergency
plans on file with the school nurse.
Parents of students diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy should meet with the school
nurse and other staff members to implement an Allergy Action Plan (AAP) and a Severe Allergy Individual Health Care Plan (SAIHCP).
Epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) prescribed to meet the student’s specific needs should
be in the student’s possession and/or maintained at the school for use, as needed; a doctor’s order for the EpiPen must be provided.
By law, all schools have EpiPens for emergencies involving individuals not previously
known to have a potentially dangerous allergy. These are not a substitute for the specific needs
of students with known conditions. Be safe by making sure that a properly prescribed EpiPen
is available to meet your child’s specific needs at all times.
Work with your doctor and school nurse to train students to know and quickly report the
first signs of a possible allergic reaction; also teach them how to avoid potential risks.
Read the full guidelines for more valuable information, as well as to access important forms
for reporting and managing student conditions. We need your help to ensure your child’s continued health.
Sincerely,
Teresa A. Polk
Supervisor of School Health Services
Office of Student Services
Información Importante sobre la Salud
Estimados Padres/Tutores:
Las reacciones alérgicas pueden ser potencialmente mortales; las nuevas directrices de las Escuelas Públicas
del Condado de Prince William se centran en cómo evitarlas y cómo abordarlas. Algunos de los temas incluidos en estas directrices son: el almacenamiento y administración de medicaciones de carácter vital en las escuelas, la prevención de la exposición de los estudiantes a los alérgenos, y la formación crucial para estudiantes y personal escolar.
Para la seguridad de sus hijos, por favor lea y siga las directrices completas. Para encontrarlas, vaya a http://
studentservices.departments.pwcs.edu. Elija ―Salud Escolar‖ (School Health) en la barra de navegación de la
izquierda; después haga clic en ―Manejo de Alergias Potencialmente Mortales‖ (Management of LifeThreatening Allergies).
A continuación pueden ver una pequeña parte de la información importante que deben saber y seguir:
• Anote la condición alérgica de su hijo/a en la Tarjeta de Emergencia de PWCS que debe ser actualizada y
firmada al inicio del año escolar.
• Todos los estudiantes con alergias conocidas a alimentos u otras alergias graves deben tener planes de emergencia completos en los archivos de la enfermera de la escuela.
• Los padres de los estudiantes diagnosticados con una alergia potencialmente mortal deben reunirse con la
enfermera de la escuela y otros miembros del personal para poner en práctica un Plan de Acción para Alergias
(AAP, por sus siglas en inglés) y un Plan de Atención Individual de Alergias Graves (SAIHCP, por sus siglas
en inglés).
• Los auto-inyectores de epinefrina (EpiPens), prescritos para satisfacer las necesidades específicas de los estudiantes, deben estar en posesión del estudiante y/o mantenidos en la escuela para su uso, según sea necesario;
se debe proporcionar una receta médica para la inyección de epinefrina.
• Según la ley, todas las escuelas tienen EpiPens para tratar emergencias relacionadas con las personas que no
se sabe de antemano que tenían una alergia potencialmente peligrosa. Estos EpiPens no son un sustituto para
las necesidades específicas de los estudiantes con condiciones conocidas. Asegúrense de tener un EpiPen correctamente prescrito para satisfacer las necesidades específicas de su hijo/a en todo momento.
• Trabaje con su médico y la enfermera de la escuela para capacitar a los estudiantes para reconocer e informar
rápidamente ante los primeros signos de una posible reacción alérgica; también para enseñarles cómo evitar
posibles riesgos.
Por favor, lea las directrices completas para obtener más información y para poder acceder a formularios importantes para informarnos acerca de la condición de su hijo/a y cómo manejarla. Necesitamos su ayuda para
asegurar la salud de sus hijos.
Atentamente,
Supervisora, Servicios Escolares de Salud
We welcome your checks
If your check is returned for insufficient funds, we will
electronically present it to your bank for the face value plus a $25 processing fee and any protest or bad
check return fee charged by your financial institution. This action will be taken without
further notice.
All returned checks referred for collection are subject to a $25 processing fee, any protest
or bad check return fee charged by your financial institution, and all other charges, interest,
and attorney’s fees allowed by law.
Right to Special Programs/Services
The Prince William County Public Schools Division is required to inform the community of a
student’s right to a free, appropriate public education and the availability of programs and
services, including a special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement
Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) are federal laws that give the
School Division certain responsibilities with respect to providing such educational programs to
students with disabilities. Under the IDEA and Section 504, the School Division has the
responsibility to actively and continuously identify, locate, and evaluate those children, infant
to age 21, living in Prince William County who may be in need of special education and/or
related services, or adaptations or accommodations to regular education services. These laws
also require the School Division to:
• Refer for possible evaluation any student of school age living in the School Division who a
school staff member suspects may be disabled.
• Provide appropriate educational and school‐related opportunities to students with disabilities
in an inclusive setting to the maximum extent appropriate.
• Provide notice of the availability of services and types and location of services to nearby
private schools, pediatricians, and the Health Department.
• Provide parents/guardians of students with disabilities with notice of their rights annually,
and prior to their student’s evaluation and placement, or any significant change in their
student’s placement.
• Develop and implement procedural safeguards with respect to actions regarding the
identification, evaluation, and placement of students with disabilities.
• Provide written notice of the School Division’s procedural safeguards to parents or guardians.
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CORRECTIONS TO ATTENDANCE
1.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher who entered the attendance in question.
2. The student’s alpha administrator’s office will only accept attendance corrections from teachers.
EARLY DISMISSALS
1.
Students should present all early dismissal notes to their alpha administrator’s office before 7:30 a.m. but
no later than 9 a.m. on the day of the dismissal. Early dismissal notes dropped off after 9 a.m. may not allow for enough time to be processed.
2. Early dismissal notes must contain the student’s full name, date, reason for the dismissal, time of dismissal, parent/guardian signature, and contact number.
3. No early dismissals will be approved by telephone or email.
4. In order to avoid unnecessary class disruption and delay in locating students, parents/guardians are
strongly encouraged to dismiss their student through early dismissal notes sent to their student’s alpha administrator’s office with their student on the morning of dismissal. In the event that the parent/guardian has
not sent a note to their student’s alpha administrator’s office before 9 a.m., the following will be required:
Parent/guardian must report to the main office in person with a picture ID.
Parent/guardian must park in a visitor’s space on the Mohican Road side of the school and check in at
the security desk.
Parent/guardian that requests an early dismissal in person during their student’s lunch period will be required to wait until the student has reported back to class.
5.
No early dismissals will be processed, nor passes delivered while regular exams, AP exams, or
SOLs are being administered.
LEAVING SCHOOL
Students must check out through their administrator or the school nurse before
leaving school. Students that do not follow this procedure will receive
disciplinary action.
PREARRANGED ABSENCES
For any prearranged absence to be classified as excused, the student’s administrator shall be notified in writing within a reasonable amount of time prior to the absence (at least five days.) Parents/guardians will be strongly encouraged to schedule family trips during school holidays. Prearranged absences that extend beyond 15 school days will
result in the withdrawal of the student from school. In this situation, parents/guardians would be required to re-enroll
their student. Excessive prearranged absences may result in absences being unexcused. If the absence is determined to be unexcused, the student would receive a ―0‖ for any graded work which occurred during the day of the
unexcused absence. Due to the varied demands on teachers for makeup work, teacher discretion shall determine the
type/amount of work and when students shall make up work for prearranged absences.
EXCUSED ABSENCES, EXCUSED TARDIES, AND EARLY DISMISSALS WILL ONLY BE APPROVED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: Illness of the student, medical or dental exams (every
effort should be made to schedule these appointments after school hours), court, observation of a religious
holiday, death in the family, college visits, approved prearranged absences, or a documented medical emergency involving a family member living in the home.
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES AND UNEXCUSED TARDIES WILL BE DOCUMENTED AS SUCH
FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: Waking up late, car problems, missing the bus, traffic delays,
broken alarm clock, finishing homework or project, babysitting, trips to the airport, loss of electricity, visiting a sick relative in the hospital, family discussions, unexplained family emergencies.
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Athletics’ Office
Please continue to support your winter sports teams and check vikingathletics.org for
game changes and cancellations due to weather. Spring season tryouts begin February 23. You can go to vikingsathletics.org Web site under Files & Links for the
VHSL Sports Physical and Emergency Card forms.
Please schedule your physicals as soon as possible if you have not done so and go to
vikingsathletics.org for upcoming concussion training dates. Both are mandatory in
order for you to tryout for a sport
The last concussion training for the year at WSHS will b on Tuesday, February 17 in
the auditorium. Please park near and enter thru door 17. Doors will close promptly
at 7p.m. Each student must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. If you are
unable to make it this evening. Please see the schedule below of the alternate dates/
locations prior to Spring tryouts. You MUST attend one of these meetings.
School
Date
Time
Battlefield
Wednesday, February 18
7 p.m.
Brentsville
Wednesday, February 18
7 p.m.
Forest Park
Wednesday, February 18
7 p.m.
Freedom
Wednesday, February 11
7 p.m.
Garfield
Thursday, February 12
7 p.m.
Hylton
Wednesday, February 18
7 p.m.
Osbourn Park
Wednesday, February 11
7 p.m.
Patriot
Tuesday, February 3
7 p.m.
Potomac
Wednesday, February 4
7.pm.
Stonewall Jackson
Wednesday, February 18
6 p.m. (Notice time difference)
Each student MUST have current concussion training and a current physical on file with
Ms. Pittelkau in order to try-out. Please contact Ms. Pittelkau if you’d like to check to
see if your paperwork is on file—email: [email protected] or office phone:
703.497.8032.
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1st
There will be a Semi-Formal Winter
Sadie Hawkins Dance
February 28, 2015
Tickets will be sold for $10 each before and after school, and during
lunches Monday, with Ms. Coleman and Mrs. Bristow
February 16 thru Wednesday February 25, 2015
Students should have a signed dance agreement form to purchase a ticket. Tickets will NOT be sold at the dance, NO outside guests will be allowed, and an ID WILL be required to enter the dance.
EV
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WOODBRIDGE SENIOR HIGH
ARMY JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER
TRAINING CORPS PROGRAM
3001 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703.497.8005/[email protected]
Greetings to all of our parents, guardians and cadets. It has been a great kick off to the
start towards 2015. The cadre has great optimism and excitement towards the second half
of this school year. Thank you for your support: Senior Army Instructor LTC (Ret.) Vic
Burnette and Assistant Instructor 1SG Dan Jackson 703.497.8000
WSHS Army JROTC - Motivating young people to become Better and More Responsible Citizens.
VIKING BATTALION FUTURE OPERATIONS:
The middle school and students currently enrolled in WSHS the Military Science Department application
process has started. Our application for enrollment in Military Science is now online. The date it is due
to our department is 17 February for the application and for the two recommendations. Our goal is to
provide a more effective method for your child to join our program. You can find the application on the
WSHS Web site at: http://jrotc-f.woodbridge.hs.groupfusion.net. The application is only for new and
transfer students and is not for returning cadets. Students enrolled in WSHS should see their guidance
counselor for our ―in house‖ application.
Christmas & Holiday JROTC Selfless Service Project for PWCS Foster Care
Program
This Christmas and Holiday season the cadets from Woodbridge Senior High School, Army JROTC, and
Viking Battalion made sacrifices and donated money to the Department of Social Services of Prince William County towards the purchase of a gift card. The gift card will serve as the cadet’s annual Selfless
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Service Project. Selfless Service is one of the Army’s Seven Core Values. Through this value, the cadets
learn to put the welfare of others before their own, sustain team morale, share subordinates’ hardships,
and to give credit to others and accept responsibility for failure themselves. This December, Mr. Van
Washington, M.A., Social Worker III, Prince William County Department of Social Services, personally
visited the cadets during their weekly staff meeting to receive a donation from the cadets. While visiting
he explained the mission of Prince William County Social Services to meet the mental, physical and social needs of the many foster children in our county. In the photo are Mr. Washington and the Bn XO,
Cadet Captain Josiah Day.
The Viking Battalion also made sacrifices and donated their time and money to a local community organization named the Bethany House. Mrs. Cynthya Pagan-Hale, an Outreach Coordinator from Bethany
House, contacted the Viking Battalion to help Bethany House make Christmas a brighter day for several
children in our community. Mrs. Hale states, ―I remember my sons being in your program and I am so
thankful of the support I received from the cadets in the years past.‖ As a result of this collaborative effort, the cadets wrapped over 100 gifts that were donated by the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to
the Bethany House of Northern Virginia. Mrs. Hale later commented, ―Bethany House is unique in that it
provides longer-term residence shelter so that clients would have the necessary time to recover from the
trauma of abuse. Cadet Jaiah Lewis, a key leader and coordinator in the gift program, stated, ―I love it,
this program is such a wonderful opportunity for JROTC achieve our goal to become better citizens and
to help others; but even more, it is such a wonderful way to help a child to enjoy Christmas.‖
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Annual Cadet Performance Evaluation Process:
The Cadet Evaluation or Performance Appraisal is a hands-on assessment process that allows our cadet chain of command to
measure several key leadership areas so they can make recommendations for the promotion and retention of cadets. These
key areas are: demonstration of the Army Seven Core Values, leadership and leadership potential, classroom proficiency,
general knowledge, Drill and Ceremony skills and review each cadet’s attendance to previous mandatory battalion functions.
The evaluations are completed and cadet recognition will be during the Battalion Drill on Saturday, 24 January. Good Luck
Cadets!
Superintendent’s Cup PWCS JROTC March Madness Basketball Tournament
–This April will be March Basketball Madness in 2015. The cadets will host a county all Services basketball tournament to
determine which JROTC program has the best basketball team. Our goal is to again conduct not only an athletic contest but
to have our entire cadet battalion conduct a leadership and fund raising event. We will need parents and guardian to help
also. More information to follow.
Go Army – Beat Navy – Air Force and Marines!
The United States Army Cadet Command Essay Contest Each year JROTC cadets throughout
the Army Cadet Command participate in an essay writing contest. The United States Army Cadet
Command Essay Contest started on 20 January and ends on 2 February 2015. This year’s essay is ―Community Service.‖
The United States Army Cadet Command Essay Contest each year is conducted throughout the Army Cadet Command.
While recently visiting the JROTC classrooms from West Point, second year Cadet Anthony Yeldell, our previous Cadet
Battalion Commander, told the cadets the importance of writing essays when he said, ―from my experience of writing many
essays to be considered for admission to both the Navy and Army academies, this will definitely help the Viking cadets prepare for college, scholarships and employment.
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Leadership and Academic Bowl Teams:
Congratulations are extended to our team for their participation on the two nationwide College Option
Foundation academic and leadership bowls. The Team Captain is Cadet Second Lieutenant Bianca Villacorte. The Viking Battalion made it to the second round as one of the over 1,500 teams
that participated in the 2014-15 Army Academic Bowl.
Thank You American Legion Post 364:
The Viking Battalion would like to thank the American Legion Post 364, for their donation of $175.00
made on December 13, 2014 as our entry fee to the Liberty High School Drill Meet. As a result of their
gracious donation, both drill team, and Color Guard team were able to attend. The Color Guard team was
awarded 1st place! The Viking Battalion relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself and is grateful
for your support that will help us continue in our mission.
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Dumfries Holiday Parade Great Job Cadets!
Your participation in this annual parade in Dumfries was a great success. Again, we had many positive
comments about your leadership skills, professionalism, and how precise your marching was. From our
event photos all can see how everyone was in step and the unit was ―dress right dress". This will be our
last parade of this school year. However, we will devote time in class to maintain your skills.
See the attached photo of cadets receiving free soft ice cream from Al and Archie's Ice cream booth. This
had to be the high point of the day. A great be shout out to the owners who blessed us with a great end of
parade treat. In fact, the owner was so impressed with our cadets that they agreed to discount ice cream to
our cadets who win the Cadet of the Month Board.
Congrats Novice Color Guard Team and JLAB
A Big Hooah goes out to our LET I/II Color Guard team for finishing first place on 20 December at the
Courtland High School Christmas Classic Drill Competition. The team was commanded by Cadet PVT.
Daniel Conrad. Our JLAB Academic team finished 3rd Place Great job all. The JLAB team will compete
next month in the world wide JLAB competition for academics.
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COUNSELING DEPARTMENT NEWS
Parents and students will have the opportunity to enter
course requests for the 2015/16 school year online January
31-February 5.
The in school course selection process will begin Monday, February 9.
Counselors will begin meeting with students via their respective English
classes to select courses. Information of selected classes will be sent
home for parental review and signature later the school year.
When submitting transcript requests, please allow a minimum of 2 weeks
for information to reach respective colleges. If there is a deadline that
needs to be met prior to the aforementioned 2 week window, please see
Mrs. Johnson (counseling secretary) prior to submitting the request.
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Woodbridge Senior High School
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
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Counselor
Caseload/Position
Mrs. CJ McMillan-Turner
Director of School Counseling
Mrs. Weakland
ESOL 1-6
Mr. Christopher O’Brien
A – Can
Dr. Leah Byrd
Mrs. Amy Kerns
Mr. John Bryant
Cap – Fin
Fis – I
J – Ma
Mrs. Nancy Doggett
Ms. Patrice Crenshaw
Mc – Po
Pr – Ste
Mrs. Beth Edwards
Mrs. Joanne Estoclet
Mrs. Trina Johnson
Sti – Z
Registrar
Secretary
Ms. Christina DiGiacomo
New Horizons Counselor
Mr. Matt Mathison
Testing Coordinator
Ms. Heidi Gomez
Office Assistant
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