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WHS Morning Announcements 2.11.2019


Monday, February 11, 2019

“102nd”Day of School





Students will not be allowed to enter the cafeteria for breakfast after 7:20 for A breakfast and 7:38 for B breakfast, beginning on Monday, January 7, 2019.


Students may not leave the building for any reason except to get on their busses or be picked up. Students who are staying for any after school activity must remain in the building at all times, if students go to the bus lot and do not get on their busses, they will not be allowed back into the building for safety reasons.


Parking enforcement has begun.  All students must have a valid WHS parking permit in order to drive to school.  Applications can be found in the main office


Detentions need to be served in the 5 allotted days.  Tutoring will NOT be accepted in place of a detention without administrative approval in advance.


Detention is held after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 2:35-5:00 in rm 216 and 218.


Flip flops or Slides are not permitted to be worn during the school day.


If you choose to wear a shirt with a logo on it, you can purchase a button in the main office for $2.00.


Students are to arrive on time for lunch each day. It is expected that students are in the cafeteria before the late bell rings. Students that are late to lunch will need a late pass or the lateness will be treated as a late to class.


Any student leaving school for an early dismissal must sign out through attendance and obtain a pass. Students leaving the building without following proper procedures will result in 3 days of ISS.


Students are reminded that they are not permitted to wear backpacks or book bags during the school day. String bags are allowed, but all book bags and backpacks need to be stored in their lockers.


Students are also reminded that they are not allowed to wear any facial piercings. These need to be removed prior to starting the school day.


Breakfast - Students should not enter the cafeteria to socialize without eating. If this happens students will receive a consequence.

Hooded sweatshirts are to be put in your locker before 1st period bell and are prohibited to be carried or worn throughout the day. No exceptions.

No food or drinks are permitted outside of the cafeteria. If you are caught with food or drinks in the hallways there will be consequences. 


Please be advised that all students are to be supervised after school.   Therefore, students are not allowed to "hang around" after school without being supervised by an adult.  This also includes students "hanging around" at the West Jr. High School.




Students are NOT allowed to stay after school to watch any Athletic games at either the High School or Junior High School.  If you want to watch the games you must go home on your regular bus and come back! You may NOT hang out after school unsupervised!!


Today’s Athletic Events: No scheduled events.


Free Spring Sports Physicals are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019, WHS Aux Gym 2:30-6:00.

Must be registered or updated on  Stop by Athletic Office for more information.


Intramurals: Softball every Thursday  through April 11. Softball players attending intramurals should be dismissed at 2:18 in order to board the bus to PEC. Boys Volleyball: Mon, Wed & Thurs through Feb 28. 2:30 departure from C lot to CRIS. Baseball: Tues through March 5. 2:25 departure from C lot.


Any athlete who is interested in participating in Track and Field Intramurals and is NOT doing a winter sport should see Coach Palazzi for paperwork.


East Penn Conference Student Character Council Representatives: The following student/athletes have been nominated and have accepted their nomination to serve on the SAC Council this year: Juniors- Sheamus McCarroll and Caroline Weirich. Rafael Valentin & Ella Baczek, will continue to serve as our Sr. athlete reps.




And the winner this week for the Winter Blues is the FRESHMAN!  Way to go, freshman.  We have one more week to see what grade has the best attendance.  So far, Sophomores won the first week, and Freshman won this week, but Juniors were close behind.  Seniors, you need to step it up.  Overall winner gets a Jeans Day on Valentine's Day so keep going!! 


Class Forums will take place next week during breakfast periods in the auditorium.

The forum schedule for the week is as follows...Monday, 2/11 = Seniors,Tuesday, 2/12 = Juniors, Wednesday, 2/13 = Sophomores, Thursday, 12/14 = Freshmen.


PJAS will meet today, Monday, instead of Tuesday this week. Report to D017 after school.


Love is in the air!  Student Council will be selling flowers, teddy bears and chocolate during all lunches from Tuesday-Thursday this week.  You can either take your purchase with you or we will deliver it the next day to your favorite person.  An added bonus:  With any purchase you make on Tuesday or Wednesday, you get a chance to have the Prowling Panthers serenade the person of your choice during first period on Thursday.  There will only be one winner, so make sure you make your purchase on Tuesday or Wednesday this week! 


The next Anime club meeting will be Wednesday, Feb 13th in the cafeteria.  We hope to see you there!


Due date for senior recognition ads for the yearbook has been extended to Thursday, February 14th. Order forms can be found outside of room C002.


The Scholastic Scrimmage team's Spring season began on February 7th, after school in room 109 until 5pm. The competition is called Quiz Net, an online trivia competition against schools from across the Nation. Please see Mr DePhillips in room 109 for more information. New members can join at any time.


The Leo Club is having a Pet Supply Drive for the local animal shelters.  We will take dog & cat food, kitty litter, toys, leashes, blankets, paper towels, trash bags, towels and cash donations will also be accepted.  The homeroom that collects the most items will get to wear sweat pants on a date to be announced in March.  As always a uniform shirt must be worn.


The class with the best attendance will earn a Valentine's Day jeans day.  Watch for the jeans to tell you how each class is doing in the competition.  The winning class with the overall best attendance will be announced on February 13th.  So get here and win it for your class. 


Have you visited the School Store during lunch lately?  If not, you should stop by and check out the new stuff that is being sold!  You might just see some cookies and chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth!  You may even find some new kinds of chips! Stop by during your lunch to see all of the new stuff we are selling! 


TUTORING: Miss Smicker's Math Tutoring is every Wednesday after school, you must sign up in the office or room 230 in between classes only. Mr. DePhillips' Biology tutoring will be held every Wednesday. Please sign up in the main office during your lunch period.*Spanish tutoring is available in Room 200 with Sra. Henry every Wednesday.  *Mrs. Long’s chemistry tutoring is every Tuesday after school.  Please sign up in the office or room 139.


Did you know the tabs on your aluminum cans can be used to help pay for medical procedures and equipment in children’s hospitals? Please help collect them to help give children with medical problems a better future. Please put your tabs in the container located in the front office. See Ms. Piccarreta if you have any questions.




Seniors: There are available scholarships in the scholarship box outside of the guidance office.

Guidance will now start taking completed applications. Stop by the guidance office for more



The PSAT 10 will be offered here at the West High School on Wednesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm.  10th Grade students can register in the Guidance office.  The cost of the exam is $16.00 and the registration deadline is March 1, 2019.


Seniors: If you have not received a scholarship book yet from Mr. Cusatis please stop in the guidance office to pick one up and instructions on how to apply.


Interested in Preparing for the March 9th SAT? Sign Up for a SAT Tutorial Program which will be held at both East & West High School.  Stop in the Guidance Office for More Information.


Attention Seniors: There is still an opportunity to enroll in spring semester dual enrollment courses at Northampton Community College. If you're interested, or would like additional information, please speak with your Guidance Counselor ASAP.


“Let’s Lunch” would like to invite anyone and everyone who wants to make a friend at lunch to join us during your lunch period.  If you would like to sit at a lunch table with other friends, or just make some new friends, “Let’s Lunch” might be for you. Take a seat and sit with us today! Come to the guidance office and sign up for “Let’s Lunch”. 


Innovations Challenge Contest encourages students in grades 9-12 to use their problem solving, creative and strategic thinking abilities to solve real world transportation challenges.  This year’s challenge asks students to look at cost effective technologies to get drivers to slow down in work zones.  Stop in the guidance office for more information.


Attention Seniors: If you would like your name and the college or service branch you were accepted to on Morning Announcements please see Mrs. Sandles in Guidance during your lunch period.




Are you unsure of a college major? Would you like to learn more about various careers? If so, please join us for Career Day on Tuesday, March 12th at Northampton Community College Monroe Campus. Pick up a field trip form in room 244 or in the Guidance Office. Space is limited--first come first serve. Permission slips must be returned by 2/19.




Please see our daily PowerPoint that scrolls throughout the day

for all announcements and guidance information

02/11/2019 6:53am