2017-2018: Episode 12
Hello all and welcome back to the TEAM WHS Blog! This week’s blog will be just some highlights and fun pictures from last week. We are currently preparing for the upcoming WHS Gives Back event and then the much anticipated holiday break. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the Community Hour pilot initiative.
The first picture below is one of my favorites in a while. It captures that the teacher/student relationship is the most important part of what we do at WHS. When we build strong relationships with our students; the bonds will last forever. Those relationships will certainly have a lasting positive impact as all of our students eventually do outgrow WHS.
Last Thursday’s winter choral event was so much fun! Big congratulations to all of the students and Mr. Buford!
Please see the link for our Midyear exam schedule. Midterm Exams 17-18 (1)
Physics Class Highlight: Check out these two videos from Mr. Pundit-Murphy’s physics classes. The students are looking at acceleration, the mass of an object and what happens in a collision. We are happy to see the classes really utilize their new spaces and smartly use their phones in the classrooms!
WHS Students and WFEE: (From the WFEE Newsletter) “WFEE has focused for nearly 25 years on supporting Winchester educators. That will never change. But, we are expanding our focus. Meet Will Bicks, WHS Sophomore. Will is one of the first recipients of the WFEE Student Innovation Grant. Set up as an outgrowth of the powerED UP! campaign, the Innovation Grants are designed to allow students to undertake projects that push the bounds of learning.
So why is Will lying on his back in WHS lab? He is creating an immersive video dome to be used with educational media. In English? He is taking a geodesic dome, created as a powerED UP! project last year, covering it with material that mimics a movie screen, setting up multiple LCD projectors and using software that provides a virtual tour of the inside a human cell. “It is a shared immersive experience, allowing many students to experience the tour at a time, similar to an IMAX, but panoramic.” Will Bicks, Grant Recipient. Biology classes will begin using the dome later this winter.
Will and his colleagues at WHS continue to engineer final project details. At WFEE, we believe that process is as important as product,making this grant a success.”
Law Enforcement and WHS: Last week SRO Perenick took a number of our students to learn more about what the shared special unit known as the NEMLEC Stars do when they are called upon during a significant safety event.
WHS Blood Drive Reminder WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20th, WHS Gymnasium 8am-1pm
The WHS Sports Schedule can be found at WHS Athletics Calendar
Thank you for reading. Have a happy holiday vacation week and see you next year!