Wahkiakum High School
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Our Mission: We believe that education is a partnership with
responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
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Schools on Regular Schedule
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Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals


2016-2017 School Calendar
(Updated 1/3/17 with
snow make-up days)


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)

Important HS Info

Tuesday, February 21 Image: Wahkiakum High School Student Awards
10:15a in the HS Gym
2nd Semester Awards Assembly
Honoring all our
amazing WHS students

Image: Wahkiakum High School Job Fair WHS Job Fair
WHS Gym
Wednesday
March 29, 1-3 pm
Grades 9-12
Local employers encouraged to participate
Learn more >>>

WHS Prom
Saturday, April 29

2016-2017 Master HS Schedule

Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time

WHS Graduation
Req'ts, Projects, and Rubrics

Upcoming District Events

Monday, February 20
Presidents' Day Observed
NO SCHOOL

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

Community Input Invited Image: Wahkiakum School Board Invites Community Input
The agenda for the
Feb 21st School Board meeting will include a discussion about having 8th graders play on HS athletic teams.

TEEN HEART SCREENING
Image: Sign up for Teen Heart Screen Feb 25th - 9a-4p
Peace Health
Lake Front Clinic
Register TODAY!
For student athletes and band members,
ages 12-20
Click to Learn More
or visit www.StopYouthSCA.org

Mules and Warrior Sports News
Check Out the Schedules!
Follow Lady Mules' BB
Post-Season

YOU CAN DO THIS, LADY MULES!!
Image: Red arrow Regional Game:
Saturday, 2/25 at 4:00pm
vs Davenport
at Mark Morris HS

Click for ALL the Details
and Up-to-Date News


Can't Get to the Mules Games?
Subscribe to NFHS Network to watch the Mules play live!
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Mid-Winter Break
Early Release at 11:30am
Wednesday, March 1

NO SCHOOL on
Thursday/Friday, Mar 2/3


Friday, March 31
Teacher In-Service Day
NO SCHOOL

Spring Break
April 3-7
NO SCHOOL

Image: Seattle Shakespeare Theatre at Wahkiakum School District Seattle Shakespeare Visits
April 18-19

Visit WHS Broadcasting Club's
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for
MORE videos!

Photo: Wahkiakum High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
On Sale!
2011-2016 WHS Annuals
2016 WHS Graduation DVD

Click for all the details

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School Closures and Delays

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"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.

Being Different, Belonging Together!

This year, our theme is "Being Different, Belonging Together." 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

February/2017 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on 1st semester report cards (end of 2nd Quarter), Mule Success Time, tutors available every day after school, using Skyward to check for current grades and missing assignments, the importance of being on time to class and avoiding chronic absenteeism.

Also learn more about Confidence Week that kicks off on Feb 10th and the WHS Peer Healthcare Advocates curriculum and presentation this semester.

Don't forget to buy Mule Gear at the HS office — a fundraiser for the ASB.

Key Dates for High School Students
 
  On-going   Support the Mules Sports Teams!
 
  February 21
 
  Spring Sports Practices Begin
 
  March 29
1-3pm
WHS Gym

 
 
 
 
  Image: Wahkiakum High School Job Fair
 
 
 
Job Fair for Grades 9-12
Local employers encouraged to participate.
Table space is FREE. Companies should reserve their spot by March 22. To reserve a table or for more information, contact Alyssa Joyner, Cowlitz Wahkiakum Outreach Specialist, at 360-921-2966.
Learn more >>>
 
  April 29   WHS Prom
 
College/Career Testing Schedules and Resources
 
  Visit CollegeBoard.com for more information and dates for late registrations. All Juniors and Seniors need to take the SAT.
 
  Need more info and dates for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, ASVAB 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.

Learn more about options and testing if you are interested in considering serving in the US military armed forces.

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

Other Newsletters from Our Principal, Stephanie Leitz

Image: From the Desk of the Wahkiakum High School Principal, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA November/2016 1st Quarter Newsletter

  • Congratulations to this year's volleyball team as the 2B All Academic State Champions — they have the highest GPA in the state out of ALL the 2B schools!
     
  • Learn more about Mule Success Time and ask your student what they do during Mule Success.
     
  • Late Students/Detention: Remember, detention time MUST be made up before Thanksgiving break to avoid further consequences.
  • 1st quarter progress report cards for high school students
  • Teachers and volunteer tutors available every night after school for homework help. Encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity.
  • Celebrate school success; education is key to a productive and meaningful future!
     
  • Check out the Skyward Mobile App for access to grades, attendance and lunch accounts.
  • IMPORTANT: Make sure to keep your email updated in our system. We now send information electronically.

Photo: Wahkiakum High School - Gear Up Week - Red and Black Spirit Day August/2016 Back-to-School Newsletter
This newsletter has information on Skyward, Orientation, School Supplies,Planning for Graduation, Advisory, College Readiness Assessments, Online Classes, Mule Success Time, Friday Club Time, and Getting Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities.

June/2016 Newsletter
Thank you for another successful year for our students. This newsletter has information on the first WHS Scholarship and Senior Awards Assembly, Credit Recovery, Mule Success, fall class schedule, courses with college credit, welcome to Jasmine, our new Mental Health Counselor, the success of the Chromebook Pilot Program, and a reminder that WHS is an accredited high school.

April/2016 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on 3rd quarter progress reports Smarter Balanced Assessments, planning next year's classes, summer school, and using Skyward to check for current grades.

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.