September 19, 2019 Announcements
Are you interested in traveling to Belize this spring? Bring a parent or guardian to the informational meeting on Thursday September 19 at 6:30pm. Room 114. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Students may stop in the Main Office for a parking pass form. The cost is $6.00. ALL students must park in the student parking lot-not the teacher lot!
Anyone interested in joining Model United Nations, please request an ACE tag from Ms. Locke in room 109 , September 19th, during ACE to gain more information.
The first meeting for National Art Honor Society will be the LAST 15 Min. of ACE of ACE, September 19 at 11:05. Please be on time as we will be going over the agenda for the year. Art Room 315. If you are tagged for that day you will need to get excused from the END of that tag to attend. See me if you will NOT be able to attend. MS. B.
ALL MUSIC STUDENTS are welcome to attend an informational meeting for this year's TRI-M Music Honor Society on Thursday, September 19, during ACE in the chorus room. YOU CAN RESERVE A PLACE BY REQUESTING A TAG FROM MS PROULX. TRI-M is a volunteer organization through which your service hours are done through musical activities. Come learn how you can apply to be a member. New officers will be elected at the meeting from among the Seniors and Juniors.
The Telling Room staff are coming to WHS Thursday, 9/19 during ACE to meet with students who are interested in the YWL program. Request a tag through edyousched or email Mrs. Fernald or find her in room 202. To be eligible for this program, either you or your parents need to have been born in another country. Students who participate in this program meet one afternoon per week at the Telling Room with a group of students from Portland, Deering, Casco Bay, and South Portland High Schools.
There are many leadership opportunities that come with YWL along with a monthly payment to you of $100.00 for your work as a writer.
Any Junior or Senior who would like to be on the prom committee, please see Mrs. Locke or Mr. Thornton in order to be tagged for the meeting. First meeting will be on Friday, Sept. 20th.
The Sustainability Club will be having a meeting in room 114 on Tuesday Sept 24 during ACE. If you are on the Google Classroom account already, you will be tagged. If you would like to join, please request a tag from Ms. Hedstrom.
A representative from C.I.E.E. study aboard summer programs will be in Room 114 on Thursday, September 26 during ACE. See Dr. Dyer to request a tag.
Big Brother Big Sister applications are available outside of Dr. Dyer’s door opposite the main office.
Youth Leadership Coalition (YLC) please pick up parent permission slips for the October 1 Youth Summit outside of Dr. Dyer’s office.
TEEN TRENDSETTERS: Any students interested in joining please see Mr. Russell in room 101 or email him at email@example.com. ESPORTS CLUB: Any students interested in joining please see Mr. Russell in room 101 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in the legislative process? The Maine State Senate is providing students the opportunity to be Honorary Pages through their Honorary Page Program. You get to see firsthand the legislative process and deliver messages and documents to State Senators. For more information and to apply to the program: http://legislature.maine.gov/senate/honorary-page-program/9349
For juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting WHS the week of September 9. Sign up in Naviance or send Mrs. Sturgis an email:
Bentley University, September 19 @ 8:45 a.m.
University of Bridgeport, September 19 @ 12:00 p.m.
Westfield State University, September 20 @ 11:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo College, September 20 @ 1:00 p.m.
Seniors: Confused about financial aid? Want to learn more about it and how you can get money for college?
Mrs. Sturgis will be having workshops during ACE to go over financial aid and how it impacts the college search process. Please see schedule below. If you are interested in attending, send email to Mrs. Sturgis with the workshop and date you want to attend and you will be tagged. Only 20 seniors per workshop. Workshop will be in room 115:
Financial Aid Overview: Thursday, September 19 during ACE
Financial Aid Overview: Thursday, September 26 during ACE
Start your FAFSA Workshop: Thursday, October 3 (must bring social security number)
Seniors - Admissions Reps from Southern Maine Community College will be at the high school on November 19 to help you fill out applications to SMCC. $20 application fee will be waived. If you have an English SAT score above 350 you will be accepted.
Interested? Please email Mrs. Sturgis, Aspirations Counselor, to get on the list.
Looking for an after school job? We have had a few Westbrook companies contact us with great paying after school jobs. If you are interested in learning more, please stop by the Aspirations Center. You must be 16 or older.
Picture retake day is October 30.