June 12, 2018 Announcements
Today the WHS gym will be a City of Westbrook polling station for voting. The closest part of the student parking lot will be blocked off for voters. Students will need to park further down the student lot. Please plan accordingly.
All Physical Education classes need to go through the Café to get to the locker rooms today due to voting in the Gym.
If you could like to sign up to be a part of the Freshman Peer Mentors Group, please sign up outside of room 311, Mrs. Carmichael’s room by the end of the week.
Sophomores and Juniors: Class advisors have made a combined prom mandatory. This will give us all more opportunities for prom and allow us to have more people attend. More people = more fun. If you would like to be on the prom committee next year you need to come to a meeting in room 101 on Thursday June 14th at 7am.
Trailblazers are going sea kayaking to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay June 16th! Cost is $35. If you are interested in joining us please see Ms Keefe for a permission slip and details
Any students who are taking AP Biology next year, please stop by and pick up your summer review materials from Mrs. Willette in room 305 before summer starts!!
Sophomore Class Ring delivery will be on Thursday, June 14th at 10:30am in the Main Office.
There will be a Cross Country preseason meeting on June 18th. Meet at 2:45 after school at the track if it is nice and in the cafe if it is raining.
Juniors--check you emails. Counselors are starting to meet with the Class of 2019 to go over your transcripts and plans.
REMINDER: Students are not to be released from classes until the bell rings at the end of the period. At the end of the day, students should not be allowed to go anywhere after 2:15pm. Students are to stay in classes until the 2:30 bell.
Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five "pillars of Islam" (the others being the declaration of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca). Able-bodied Muslims are expected to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset each day of the month. Many practicing Muslims also perform additional prayers, especially at night, and attempt to recite the entire Qur'an (Koran).
The prevailing belief among Muslims is that it was in the final 10 nights of Ramadan that the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an states that fasting was prescribed for believers so that they may be conscious of God. By abstaining from things that people tend to take for granted (such as water), it is believed, one may be moved to reflect on the purpose of life and grow closer to the creator and sustainer of all existence. As such, engaging in wrongdoing effectively undermines the fast.
Many Muslims also maintain that fasting allows them to get a feeling of poverty, and this may foster feelings of empathy.
Ramadan: For students and staff observing Ramadan, the library will be a food-free zone from 7:50-2:30 every day. One conference room has been prepared for students wanting to pray. Please feel free to come in during your lunch period, but make sure to follow the library rules while you are there.
Academic Support! (Beginning Now)
Math Center (w/ Mr. Adams, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Thornton) in Rm. 104 Mondays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm
Language Arts Completion Club (w/ Ms. Sbardella) in Rm. 323 Mondays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm
Science Completion Club (w/ Ms. Keefe) in Rm. 205 Thursdays and Fridays from 2:40-4:00pm
Tutoring (w/ Ms. Phelps) in Rm. 225 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm
For Math Center, Language Arts Completion Club, and Science Completion, just show up ready to be productive.
For tutoring, please connect with Michael Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or J Dionne at email@example.com to secure your spot as space is limited. As usual, work hard.
WHS' LGBT+ club will be meeting on Thursdays after school in Ms. Joyce's room – 108.
21st CCLC Programs
Email Mr. Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dungeon and Dragons
After School Gaming club
Telling Room Writing club
*Big Brother & Sister
*K.I.C (Kids in Community)
*S.A.M (School Academic Mentors)
*Youth Leadership Coalition
A reminder that NHS requires members to be involved with clubs and to generate community service hours. All programs with a * qualify for NHS.