Season 2: Episode 21
So…snow…it looks like that’s a thing again. As usual, we are in full wait and see mode about Tuesday and school.
Please find the bellow link as a revised version of the WHS Communication Tip Sheet for Families at we handed out at Back to School Night. This was written in conjunction with our PFA and Parent Communication Group.
Last week was a week long celebration of World Languages week. We had a number of fantastic guest speakers and performers visit WHS all week to spread the joy and value of learning a about other cultures around the world.
They say that the Night of the Arts (NOTA) at WHS gets more amazing and impressive each year and this year proved that to be true. The art work and performances are really something to take in and appreciate. Our talented students (and staff!) made WHS look great again. My personal high lights was Kate McPhee’s reading of her original “A Day in the Life of a Banana Slug.” Let’s just say that the slug was an outlaw…
Thank you to the Student Council, Mr. Robbat, Ms. Zampitella, and all the people who played key roles in making the evening great for all in attendance.
We also had a rousing faculty vs. student basketball game last Friday. Let’s just say Mr. Arria is deadly from the deep 3 and our team gave it all they had and left it out on the floor. Keep your heads up staff!
WHS’ Jack McPadden put the “fun” in fundraiser with his Dessert Dogs fundraiser that raised money for dog shelters by selling tasty deserts.
Most of last week’s highlights can be found on Instagram @whssachems and twitter @whsmahoney.
Check out our Botball team in the Winchester Star!
History Day Competition Review: From Social Studies Director Mr. Kurhajetz.
27 sophomores from WHS, presenting 19 projects, competed at the Greater Boston Regional History Day competition. The theme for this year’s competition was “Taking a Stand in History”. Those that finished in the top 3 have advanced to the Massachusetts State History Day competition next month, with the chance to qualify for the National competition in June.
The honorable mention award winners are as follows:
Grace Dobbins & Genna Doherty: “Lewis Hine: A Picture is worth a Thousand Words”, Group Website
Maggie Dobbins & Sophie Ehrbahr: “Susan B. Anthony: The Voice that Changed a Nation”, Group Website
Alexander Dickison: “Sacco and Vanzetti: A History of Anarchism in the Age of American Terror”, Historical Paper
Leila Cahill: “The Stonewall Riots: Taking a Stand for the Gay Rights Movement”, Individual Exhibit
The following students placed in the top 3 in their categories and have advanced to the state competition:
Ethan August & Philip Vukovic: “Taking a Stand: Resistance to the United Fruit Company in developing economies in Latin America”, 1st place – Group Website
Natalie Daly & Jessica Wu: “Ready to stand when Nanking was falling: The Silenced Story of a Committee and a Community”, 2nd place – Group Exhibit
Lizzie Splaine: “Brown v. Board of Education: The Ruling that changed a Nation”, 3rd place – Historical Paper
Please congratulate these students on their hard work and accomplishments if you get a chance. A special shout out also goes to Katherine Donahue and Mike Lee for their commitment, guidance and instruction in shepherding their students through this project. It can be an arduous and time-consuming endeavor, but they never wavered in their support for their students.
MA All State Music Fest: Big congratulations to the five WHS students attending the Massachusetts All State Music Festival this week. The students performed on Saturday, 3/11 at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Our performers are Andrea Huang, violin, Katherine Yu, violin, Sam Lee, horn, Emilia Lew, flute and Anna Schmidt, viola.
SAT Practice: Revolution Prep will be offering a full length SAT practice exam at the Winchester Recreation and Community Education Center this May! Saturday May 6th, 9am – 1pm Cost: $10 (All proceeds go to the Winchester Recreation and Community Education Center) https://store.revolutionprep.com/add_to_cart/170210
Juniors, don’t miss a chance to take a practice SAT before the summer. Sophomores, don’t miss a chance to try a full-length SAT exam and plan ahead for next year! Freshman, feel free to come and expose yourself to this test format.
All Revolution Prep practice exams are followed by a score report review with Winchester Recreation and Community Education Center’s Academic Advisor, Greg Eibell. During the session, he will walk you and your student through their score report to help you determine their strengths and weaknesses, discuss if the SAT or ACT is best for your student, and develop a custom plan to help your student prepare for the official exam.
Parent Event regarding Teenagers and Technology Use: March 20th, 5:30 pm, at WHS
We are proud of the tourney run our WHS girls varsity hockey team made this year!
Thank you for reading…think Spring!!!
Shrek The Musical March 16th-18
MCAS ELA testing: 3/21 – 3/23
End of Q3 3/31