Wahkiakum High School
Home of the Mules

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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Welcome to Wahkiakum High School
Home of the Mules

Image: Red arrow - Note the deadline POSTED 8/18/16, Noon:
Phones down in K-8 Building
Please use 360-849-6023
to reach K-8 staff

until further notice

EMPLOYMENT

School Closures and Delays
WELCOME BACK!
School starts at 8:30am
Monday, August 29

Posted 8/18/2016 4:39:36 PM
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This Month's
Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals


2016-2017 School Calendar

Late Start Thursdays
Starting Thursday, Sept 1st
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

Image: Red arrow - Note the deadline Orientation for
Incoming Freshmen
and New Students

Thursday, Aug 25, 9:00a-Noon

Last Day for Schedule Changes
Thursday, August 25
Student schedules are on Skyward
Questions? Contact Mr. Niemeyer

2016-2017 Master HS Schedule

Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time

WHS Graduation
Req'ts, Projects, and Rubrics

Upcoming District Events

Monday, September 5
Labor Day
NO SCHOOL

Image: Smile! School Picture Day K-12 School
Picture Day

Friday, Sept 9th

Regular School Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 20
5:30pm, HS Library

Image: Tooth for Dental Services Dream Team Dental
Tuesday - Thursday,
Sept 20-22


Mules and Warrior Sports News
Donate to
Pay-to-Participate
for Sports Programs

Fall Sports Games begin Sept 2
Check Out the Schedules!
Go Mules!!!!

October 10-21: WA State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey
Grades 6 - 12
For more info, visit the District's Forms & FAQs Page or
download the Parent and
Student Notification Flyer


Can't Get to the Mules Games?
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Learn More

Check out the WHS Broadcasting Club's YouTube Channel
Check Out the 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 Closure Info
Call the Recorded Hotline:
360-430-4858

Photo: View of the Entrance to the Wahkiakum High School, Cathlamet, WA

Freshman and New Student Orientation
Thursday, August 25, 9:00am-Noon

Join us for a fun-filled morning as we welcome you to Wa-Ki-Hi. Students should wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to have fun!

Meet your teachers, meet other students, tour the campus, get your locker, and learn tips for 11th and 12th grade student leaders! The event will end with a BBQ.

Sorry, parents, this orientation is for students ONLY! Remember, staff is available if you have any questions or concerns about high school.

Photo: Back to School Information, Wahkiakum Elementary and Middle Schools, Cathlamet, WA

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.

"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

August/2016 Newsletter
Welcome back! Be sure to check out this newsletter! It is full of information for students and parents:

  • This year's theme: Being Different, Belonging Together We invite students to discover their individual talents, dreams, and goals and come together as Mules to learn!
  • This newsletter also includes info on all that's available on Skyward, Orientation, School Supplies,Planning for Graduation, College Readiness Assessments, Mule Success Time, Advisory and Friday Club Time.
  • Check out your schedule on Skyward and contact Mr. Niemeyer if there are changes by Thursday, August 25.
  • 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.
Key Dates for High School Students
 
  August 25
 
  Last Day for Schedule Changes
Student schedules are on Skyward
 
  August 25

 
 

 
Image: Red arrow - Note the deadline 9:00am - Noon:
Orientation for Incoming Freshmen and New Students
 
  August 29   Welcome Back to School!
 
  On-going   Support the Mules Sports Teams!
 
  September 9   School Pictures
 
College/Career Testing Schedules and Resources
  Thursday, Sept 1
 
 
 
  The next registration deadline for the SAT is on September 1st and the test is given October 1st at various sites. Visit CollegeBoard.com for more information.
All Juniors and Seniors need to take the SAT.
 
  Mid-October (Date not set yet)
at the HS
  PSAT Test
Register in HS Office.
All Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT
 
  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

Other Newsletters from Our Principal, Stephanie LeitzPhoto: Wahkiakum High School - Gear Up Week - Red and Black Spirit Day

Image: From the Desk of the Wahkiakum High School Principal, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA 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.

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.