Monday, January 26, 2015
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Wrestling Teams Work Together

Woodmont and J.L. Mann wrestling teams combine for a great season and are making headliines!

Congratulations to Senior Donte Bolds and Junior Shemar DeGannes for finishing in 1st place at the Greenville County Wrestling Invitational at Berea High School. Donte won the 152 pound weight class and Shemar won the 195 pound weight class.  The accomplishment of both Donte and Shemar mark the first time in two decades that Woodmont has had a Greenville County Champion.  Other placers include Senior David Griffin - 3rd place at 113 pounds, Junior Hunter Strange - 2nd place at 145 pounds, Senior Deondre Durrah - 2nd at 160 pounds, Senior-Kaleb Strange - 3rd place at 182 pounds.  The wrestling team finished in 3rd place overall.

Congratulations to the wrestling team on their recent wins over Westside by a score of 62 to 9 and over TL Hanna by a score of 48 to 24. The wrestling team moves their overall record to 22 wins and 7 losses on the season and they are undefeated in conference play with 6 wins and 0 losses. The team will face Hillcrest High School at home on Wednesday, January 28th for the Region 1 - 4A title.  Start time is 6:00 pm. Congratulations to Junior Hunter Strange on achieving his 100 career win last night. Hunter becomes one of only 6 wrestlers in school history to achieve this feet.


Financial Aid Workshops
Greenville County Schools will offer several Financial Aid Workshops for parents.  For schedule click HERE. 


PTSA to hold Miss Blue & White Pageant
The Woodmont High PTSA will hold the Miss Blue & White Pageant on March 7, 2015.  Entry deadline is February 10.  Don't miss out!  Go to the Pageant page to get all the details.


Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is an off-campus learning opportunity for students to explore a career of interest. Students will follow a person in a specific career. It is the responsibility of the student to set up their own job shadowing experience. Students need to visit the guidance office for more information and to pick up a job shadowing packet. *Students MUST submit packet to Ms. Bailey or Mrs. Emmons AT LEAST 2 weeks before date of job shadow‚Äč


Hall of Fame Induction Scheduled

Solid BlueOn January 30, the Woodmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be honoring the 2nd class in the Athletic Hall of Fame during the home basketball game with Greenville High School.  The five inductees in this year’s class (Class of 2014) are Sherry Carter, Donald Crowe, Kristi Kerns Farmer, Gary Moon, and Sam Perry.

Please show your pride in our Wildcat Community by participating in this tribute to the legends of Woodmont High School!  The start time for the double-header of games is 6:00 pm.  The ceremony will take place during the basketball games.   Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the rich WHS legacy of athletic success both on and off the fields and courts.  We look forward to having you meet our Hall of Fame Inductees and also showing your continued support to both the past and present of WHS!


Players Honored at Football Banquet
Football Banquet

Football Players received awards at the banquet on January 8, 2015.


After School Tutoring
Free After School Tutoring Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:50-4:50pm in classrooms C101 and C102 beginning Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  Click HERE for complete details.


Midterm Exams Will Be January 12-15

Midterm exams will be given during the week of January 12-15.  Students should review the Exam Schedule carefully as the bell schedule will change for that week.  Also, please note these changes:

 


Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program is now accepting applications for public high school juniors. Each year, 30 top high school juniors are selected from across the United States and Africa to attend the Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado. Successful candidates are ambitious students who bring energy, excellence, and a desire to create positive change in their community. The Program kicks off with an all-expenses paid scholarship to the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, for selected students and an educator from his or her school. The program is from June 27-July 3, 2015. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2015. Students who would like to learn more about this program should see Mrs. Emmons or Mrs. Blevins in the guidance office. 


Business Week at Presbyterian College

Students interested in a career in BUSINESS: 

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Business Week at Presbyterian College July 26-31, 2015. The mission of South Carolina Business Week is to contribute to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility, and entrepreneurship.

This program is open to students in 9th-12th grades. Students must complete an application by April 17, 2015 to be eligible for the program. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To find out more information, please visit Mrs. Emmons or Mrs. Blevins in the guidance office. 


ACE Award Nominations Open

The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 66 male and female students from each of the 33 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, home, church or school.  If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please complete and submit the nomination form found on the Ace Awards website (www.c4caceawards.com). All nominations must be submitted by January 30, 2015. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be honored at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.


Parking Permits

Only students who have taken the Alive at 25 class may apply for a parking permit at Woodmont. For a list of upcoming classes, visit the Alive @ 25 website.

Alive @ 25

Starting Monday, October 6th, students will NOT be allowed to park ANYWHERE on campus without a parking permit.  This covers EVERYWHERE on campus.  Any student not parking in their assigned spot and/or parking on campus without a valid permit may be subject to being booted, fined, and/or towed.  

Students should drop off completed Parking Applications in the Main Office.


Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Don't miss out on your school memories!  Get your yearbook early at the best price!

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Need An Early Dismissal

Students needing to be dismissed early must bring a note from their parent to the main office before class begins at 8:45. Parent notes must include the student's first and last name.  Dismissals cannot be arranged by telephone.  Dismissals will not be approved after 3:15.  Students who attend morning career center classes should bring notes requesting dismissal to the office as soon as they arrive on campus before going to lunch or class.


Sign Up for Remind 101

Do you want to get important school information by text?  Sign up for REMIND 101.  Simply text @ibschool to (954) 627-1885.  You will receive all messages sent out by the principal.  Parents and students can sign up for this service.
Sign up for Senior announcements - Text @srwhs15 to (704) 269-4157.


High School Exit Exam

Requirements for receiving a high school diploma have changed.

 

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