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School Closures and Delays
School starts at 8:30am
Wednesday, Sept 2nd

Posted 8/20/2015 9:38:49 PM
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This Month's
Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals

2015-2016 School Calendar

Late Start Thursdays
Starting Thursday, Sept 3rd
HS Doors Open: 9:00a
Grades 9-12 Start: 9:30a

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

Important HS Info
Getting Ready for Sept 2nd!

Orientation for Incoming Freshmen and New Students
Friday, Aug 28, 9:00a-Noon

Last Day for Schedule Changes
Monday, Aug 31

2015-2016 Master HS Schedule
Mule Success Time

Upcoming District Events

Employment Opportunities

Monday, September 7
Labor Day

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Thursday & Friday,
Sept 17-18

Image: Smile! School Picture Day K-12 School Picture Day
Friday, Sept 11th

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Games begin Sept 4
Oct 5-9 Spirit Week
Homecoming Game
Friday, Oct 9, 7pm
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for Sports Programs

Regular School Board Meetings
Tuesday, Sept 22
5:30pm, HS Library

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"Today's decisions create tomorrow's successes!"

Wahkiakum High School serves 9th through 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, serving about 130-150 students each year. 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 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 for college or career success.

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

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

  • This year's theme: Knowledge is Power! We invite parents and students Set a goal, get involved, make Wahkiakum High School the best it can be!
  • Check out your schedule on Skyward and contact Mr. Niemeyer if there are changes.
  • If you don't have this, check out the Skyward Mobile App for access to grades, attendance and lunch accounts.
  • Freshman & New Student Orientation, School Supplies, and Lockers
  • Online Classes and Planning for Graduation
  • Info on College Readiness Assessments
  • Teachers and volunteer tutors available after school for homework help.
  • Get involved and join an extracurricular activity through Mule Success Time, Advisory, and Friday Club Time.

Schedule Changes with Mr. Niemeyer

Class schedule changes must be completed by Monday, August 31.   Applications for online courses WERE due Wednesday, August 26.

Students can call 360-795-3271 or email Mr. Neimeyer to make an appointment and make any necessary changes to schedules.

School Supplies for High School

Organization is key to success in both high school and college. These skills are learned and require practice. Starting the school year off prepared pays off!

WHS students must come to school on the first day with a three ring binder, dividers, notebook paper, a pencil pouch, pencils, pens, highlighters, colored pencils, a glue stick and scissors. If taking a PE class, students are required to have PE shoes, shorts and a t-shirt.

Please contact the office if you need help obtaining supplies or are willing to donate for those in need.

  College/Career Testing Resources
  Thurs, Sept 3
  Fall registration for the SAT closes on Sept 3 and the test is given Oct 3 at various sites. Visit CollegeBoard.com for more information.
All Juniors and Seniors need to take the SAT.
  Weds, Oct 14
at the HS

  PSAT Test
Register in HS Office.
All Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT
  Looking for 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 college/career planning.
  Key Dates for High School Students
  August 31   Last Day for Schedule Changes
  September 2   Welcome Back to School!
  September 11   School Pictures
  October 5-9   WHS Spirit Week
  October 9   7pm: Homecoming Game vs Onalaska
On-going Activities
  Homework Help:
After School Support & Tutoring

Teachers and volunteer tutors available every day after school (3:05-4:30p)
Library open Monday-Thursday, 3:05-4:15p
  Every Friday:
Advisory: College / Career Readiness
alternating with Mule Success Club Day
      More About WHS Clubs
  Monday-Thursday:  Mule Success Time
  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 Leitz

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

April/2015 Newsletter: 3rd quarter progress reports, Smarter Balanced Assessments, Highly Capable Program, and summer school options.

February/2015 Newsletter: 1st semester report cards, attendance is required, School Safety Center

November/2014 Newsletter: Teacher conferences, 1st quarter progress reports, attendance policy, and cell phone policies

October/2014 Newsletter: Grade checks, after school tutors and homework help, curriculum night, college/career readiness, healthy youth survey, Mule Success Time, monthly advisory, PSAT/SAT options, and the Skyward mobile app

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.