Wahkiakum High School
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How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals

2015-2016 School Calendar

Late Start Thursdays
HS Doors Open: 9:00a
Grades 9-12 Start: 9:30a

All Other Days HS starts at 8:30a
(Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)

Support the Mules in Playoffs! Here's the Playoff Schedule
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Image: Logo for Wahkiakum High School Broadcasting Club Introducing the WHS Broadcasting Club's YouTube Channel
Check Out the Videos!

Important HS Info

2015-2016 Master HS Schedule

Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time

WHS Graduation
Image: High School GraduationRequirements, Projects, and Rubrics

Upcoming District Events

Employment Opportunities

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Observed

Kindergarten Registration
Continues — Very Important!
Elementary School Office
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Mules Sports News
Image: Wahkiakum Mules Basketball Time to Support the Mules in Playoffs!
Boys & Girls Golf State: May 24/25, Meadow Wood, Spokane
Track State: May 26-28 at Eastern WA University at Cheney
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Can't Get to the Mules Games?
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Dollars for Scholars Benefit for WHS Students
Rods & Reels Car Show
and Salmon BBQ
Saturday, June 4
Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds

Photo: Wahkiakum High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
2011-2016 WHS Annuals on Sale!  Click for all the details

Congratulations, Seniors!
Image: Time to Prepare for Graduation High School Baccalaureate
Weds,June 8
7:00p - WHS Gym

Scholarship/Awards Assembly
Thurs, June 9,
1:00p - WHS Gym

High School Graduation
Friday, June 10
7:00pm - WHS Gym

Last Day of School
Monday, June 13th
Early Release at 11:30am
Field Day for Grades K-8

Regular School Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 21
5:30pm, HS Library

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Photo: View of the Entrance to the Wahkiakum High School, Cathlamet, WA
"Today's decisions create tomorrow's successes!"

Wahkiakum High School serves about 130-150 9th-12th grade students in Wahkiakum County and is located on a bluff in Cathlamet, Washington, overlooking the Lower Columbia River.

Wahkiakum High School is proud to be an accredited high school. To learn more about the accreditation process for WHS, visit our page on www.advanc-ed.org.

Read more about the wide variety of college-prep, vocational, individualized, and creative learning opportunities offered to WHS students by our outstanding faculty in this Wahkiakum Eagle article dated January 22, 2015.

Knowledge is Power!

This year, our theme is "knowledge is power." With teachers and students willing to support each other and opportunities such as Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time and after school tutoring, along with individual effort, determination and perseverance, success in learning is possible.

As a staff, our goal is to create a college-going culture where students will leave Wahkiakum High School with the tools and skills necessary to persevere in their pursuit of college or career success.

To meet this goal, the WHS faculty receives support from the UW GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI). With these GEAR UP tools and resources, WHS faculty have introduced Mule Success Time, added Advanced Placement classes, and created a partnership with Lower Columbia College to expose students to early college placement testing.

We are proud of how quickly these programs have made a significant positive impact on WHS students' academic progress. So proud, that WHS teachers presented our story at the 2015 UW GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute — showing other teachers how our success can be replicated at other similar schools across the state. Yes, college CAN be a realistic expectation for most WHS students. GO MULES!

Image: From the Desk of the Wahkiakum High School Principal, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The Latest Newsletters from Our Principal, Stephanie Leitz

April/2016 Newsletter
This newsletter has information 3rd quarter progress reports and awards assembly, Mule blankets for sale, Smarter Balanced Assessments, planning next year's classes on April 29, summer school, tutors available every night after school, use Skyward to check for current grades and missing assignments, on-time to class is required, and our green house grant.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS — NEW THIS YEAR: The Senior Scholarship & Awards Assembly on Thursday, June 9th at 1:00pm - JOIN US!

Image: Getting ready for graduation Newsletter to Parents of SENIORS (April/2016)   Check out the dates for NOT TO MISS Upcoming Events for our Senior Class.

For information on requirements for graduation from Wahkiakum High school and other resources for planning for after graduation, please visit our HS & Beyond page.

Key Dates for High School Students
  May 31- Jun 3   ELA Smarter Balanced Assessment
  June 6-10   Math and Science Assessment Week
  June 2, 7pm
  National Honor Society Induction
WHS Library
  June 3   Seniors check out of 5th-6th period classes
  June 6
  Seniors check out 1st-4th period classes
Field Day from 1:00-3:05
  June 6
  6:00pm - Senior Dinner at Columbia River Ranch
  June 7   Senior Trip to Seattle
  June 8   7:00pm - Baccalaureate
  June 9
  9:30am-Noon: Graduation Practice
and Parade through the Elementary School
  June 9   1:00pm - Scholarship/Awards Assembly
  June 10   10:00am - Final Decorating
  June 10
  7:00pm Graduation Ceremony Begins
6:30pm Seniors Arrive
Congratulations Seniors!!!
College/Career Testing Resources
  Need more info and dates for the SAT, ACT or other tests?
Check out our HS & Beyond pages, where you'll find tons of resources on college testing and preparation, how/where to apply for financial aid and scholarships, and college/career planning.

Are you ready for graduation? Check out the all the handouts on graduation requirements, culminating projects, and assessment rubrics on our HS & Beyond pages.

Planning to Go to College? Find out more about using your Smarter Balanced score to qualify for entry-level credit-bearing college courses.
On-going Activities
Homework Help:  After School Support & Tutoring
Teachers and volunteer tutors available every day after school (3:05-4:15p)
Library open Monday-Thursday, 3:05-4:15p and until 3:30 on Fridays.
Monday-Thursday:  Mule Success Time
  Every Friday:
Advisory: College / Career Readiness alternating with Club/Activities Day
      More About WHS Clubs
Go Mules!   Mules Sports Schedules

Image: From the Desk of the Wahkiakum High School Principal, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA Other Newsletters from Our Principal, Stephanie LeitzPhoto: Wahkiakum High School - Gear Up Week - Red and Black Spirit Day

February/2016 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on 1st semester report cards (end of 2nd Quarter), Chrome books now available, tutors available every night after school, use Skyward to check for current grades and missing assignments, Mule Success Time

November/2015 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on Teacher Conferences, 1st Quarter Progress Reports, Skyward, Mule Success Time, Winter Sports, staff email addresses, attendance/tardiness policy, and tutors available M-F after school.

September/2015 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on Curriculum Night, Spring 2015 testing results, how this information is used, and links to information on what tests are required for graduation.

August/2015 Newsletter
Welcome back! Be sure to check out this newsletter! It is full of information for students and parents:

June/2015 Newsletter: this year's accomplishments, new classes and new staff for Fall/2015, summer school/credit recovery, Chromebooks for Fall/2015.

Newsletter to Parents of SENIORS (February/2015)
This letter includes a detailed list of requirements for graduation from Wahkiakum High school, along with a description the monthly advisory sessions. The HS & Beyond page has additional, helpful resources.