Checkout what's happening at WCS! Mrs. Brock's journalism class has done an amazing job with our February newsletter! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FoR833fqFlP0Efd_fnQ3zGoGCMVuZ4Ua/view?usp=sharing
Great opportunity for elementary families! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hnmAOgMlwfGuW86U61wBmU2asz8V6LWR/view?usp=sharing
For graduating seniors who are interested in applying, you must submit an essay or other creative asset detailing - How do South Carolina’s laws on distracted driving stack up against other states? Is SC more lenient or strict compared to other states? Do you feel as if it helps? More information can be found here https://www.joyelawfirm.com/joye-scholarship-program/.
Updated Parent Toolkit as of January 29th. https://drive.google.com/file/d/178kmRfz3ZKf-lRCMLkkfpVW95JAAWRsn/view?usp=sharing
The School District of Newberry County will host its annual Recruitment Fair on Saturday, February 20 from 9 am - 11 am at Mid-Carolina High School. All open positions are posted at www.teachatnewberry.com. All Attendees will be required to wear a mask and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
WCS Parents and Staff, Need to report a Close Contact, Household Contact or Positive Case of COVID-19? Click here to answer a few questions (Whitmire Community School COVID-19 Reporting). If you are reporting over a holiday, weekend, or after hours, a school nurse will contact you the next school day for additional information. https://forms.gle/rttQ6CNS2eaRWVQJ8
Whitmire High School First Semester Exam Schedule Jan 11 8:00 am English II Writing End of Course Exam Jan 12 8:00 am English II Writing End of Course Exam All other State End of Course Exams (Biology, Algebra I and English II Reading) will be given during the regular Exam Schedule: Jan 14 1st and 3rd Block Exam Jan 15 1st and 3rd Block Exam Jan 19 2nd and 4th Block Exams Jan 21 2nd and 4th Block Exams Algebra I EOC will begin at Noon on Jan 19 and Jan 21 instead of 4th Block.
Need a hotspot? Click the link below, fill out the form and submit. https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ExhKkfLjwkC7a88ABRBezxuc4EH5rbxOlqAChTVwAKVUOVNIOTlSUDJTS1pZUTgzSUc3NTgwUlhLQy4u
Reminder: There will be no visitor stands at Ware Shoals on Monday evening. There will be plenty of room to set up chairs and for standing room. You can also sit in the baseball stands. Concession items will be $1 and $2. Please pay with the correct dollar amount (no change will be available).
WCS Parents, please take a moment to complete the nomination form for the WCS School Improvement Council (SIC). The SIC is a group of parents, teachers, community members, administrators, and others who work together to set goals to improve our school. Terms for SIC are two years (2020-2022) and we are asking for nominations of parents to serve on this team! Click the link below to make a nomination. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSf9jZ7Gq_5s7KYmkr6tXlrrVy3RZ_2D5WRKmOcdtSGGDP_A/viewform?usp=sf_link
**Legends Stadium Guidelines for the 2020 Football Season: - All spectators must have a ticket to enter. Tickets will be pre-sold. - Facemasks and social distancing are required. Seating and standing areas will be marked. Members from the same household may sit together (limit to 4 family members). - Home fans will enter through the gate that has always been used for the main entrance. Visiting fans will enter through the gate behind the first base dugout. There will be signs and someone to head you in the right direction. - Home and visiting restrooms are available. - Fans will have access to only one concession stand. Please be mindful of facemasks and social distancing guidelines while waiting in line. - At the conclusion of the contest please exit the stadium immediately. No spectators will be allowed on the field.
Fall Sports Information: Due to COVID-19 Athletic Booster Club passes, Senior citizen (Gold Cards) and district employee discounts may not be used for entry into games. Everyone that occupies a seat and those that are in standing room areas must pay to enter an event. Facemasks are required. Social distancing guidelines must be followed. Members from the same immediate family may sit or stand together. Seating and standing room areas will be marked. Admission prices for Fall Sports: Varsity Football - $8.00 Jr. High Football- $6.00 Volleyball- $6.00 Girls Tennis – No charge Volleyball: There will be 70 tickets available for purchase on the day of the match. Priority will be given to parents of both teams. Any remaining tickets will be sold on a first come/first serve basis until we reach capacity. Once capacity is reached no one else may enter. When purchasing tickets please have the correct dollar amount. We will not be able to make change. Home matches begin at 5:30. The doors for the match will open at 5:00pm and we ask that parents be in and seated by 5:20pm. Varsity Football: We will have 300 tickets available and will pre-sell all tickets. The visiting team will receive two tickets per player. We will allow our team members, cheerleaders, and band members two tickets each for parents. Any remaining tickets will then be offered to middle/high students and then other community members. Tickets will be pre-sold to players, cheerleaders, band members and students on Mondays and Tuesdays of game week. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the community on Wednesday at WCS from 9am-12pm or at the stadium ticket booth from 4-6pm. Please purchase tickets with the correct dollar amount. We will not be able to make change. Home games begin at 7:30pm and the spectator gates will open at 6:30pm. Jr. High Football: We will have 300 tickets available and will pre-sell all tickets. The visiting team will receive two tickets per player. We will allow our team members and cheerleaders two tickets each for parents. Any remaining tickets will then be offered to middle/high students and then other community members. Tickets will be pre-sold to players, cheerleaders, and students on Mondays and Tuesdays of game week. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the community on Wednesday at WCS from 9am-12pm or at the stadium ticket booth from 4-6pm. Please purchase tickets with the correct dollar amount. We will not be able to make change. Home games begin at 5:30pm and the spectator gate will open at 4:45pm. **In order for us to host home events, facemask and social distancing guidelines must be followed.
Updated Parent/Guardian Toolkit as of August 26th: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iQi8luk7aM_vRmYhESBnOnTVJHoR1MSX/view?usp=sharing
Parents/guardians will need to complete this form before your child(ren) can be assigned a hotspot to take home. You may also use this form to apply to receive a hotspot if you have not completed the application before now. https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ExhKkfLjwkC7a88ABRBezxuc4EH5rbxOlqAChTVwAKVUOVNIOTlSUDJTS1pZUTgzSUc3NTgwUlhLQy4u
Schoology- Parent Guide https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fIhNoxYGQ4aixb4SwDCHSRVZEOHDUS_jM8iHou6P_lw/edit
Schoology-Student Guide https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ktUDKN2HvGvaBLqjhPI0ND99u81-U4xJH03K3sR0R60/edit
Revised Parent Toolkit August 17th http://newberrysc.apptegy.us/o/sdnc/page/school-health-services-home
Parent/Guardian Toolkit for Reopening Updated & Revised 8/6/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KPiLkxz8hqZt4ZPMtJL-GIBtt1bHK09B/view?usp=sharing
Revised COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/834302/COVID_FAQs_8-3-20.pdf
Mobile Hot Spot Requirements https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/822248/Hot_Spot_Requirements_in_English.pdf
Parents of students in the School District of Newberry County are asked to complete one questionnaire per child to determine how they would like their child to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Option 1 allows parents the choice of sending their child to school on a Hybrid schedule – meeting in person 2 days per week and eLearning 3 days per week. Option 2 is for parents who wish to have their child participate in the Newberry ONE Institute for eLearning, a completely online option for a semester at a time. The questionnaire can be found at https://bit.ly/SDNCLearningPref and must be submitted prior to midnight on July 28, 2020.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. You will need your student's snapcode to register. Those will be given out on Monday, July 13th, during food pickup or you may call the school and provide a valid email address for us to send the snapcode to. You may also pick up the snapcode letter from the front office anytime Monday-Thursday, 8:00-4:00 pm. Returning Students 2020-2021 English https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23714&culture=en Returning Students 2020-2021 Spanish https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23714&culture=es
Educators at the S.C. Department of Education have developed remote learning resources that can be used by teachers across all grade levels. Please click on the link for additional information and helpful resources! https://scremotelearning.com/
Work packets for students will be available for pickup Tuesday, March 17th & Wednesday, March 18th from 8am-4pm.
Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. Our mission is clear: achieve a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. https://truthinitiative.org/
Congratulations to Kimberly Kendrick who has been selected to play in the SCHSL State Singles Championship. Kimberly was selected due to her outstanding play and being recognized as the top player in our region. We are very excited for her to have the opportunity to show her skills to the rest of the state and for her to try and make a run in the tournament. Kimberly will play on Monday, November 11, 2019 and her first round will be at 9:00 am at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center. We will learn her opponent Monday morning at the tournament. Kimberly is the 5th player to be selected and makes this 7 straight seasons that Whitmire has had a player to represent them in the state singles tournament! If you see Kimberly please congratulate her and send her with well wishes for next week’s play!
On Tuesday, October 1, the school nurses will be conducting vision and hearing screenings on the following grades, Prek -5 and 7th. Ninth grade will be screened on vision and blood pressure. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have them for screening. If you DO NOT wish to have your child screened, please send a written note to school before October 1.
Early Release September 18. Please check with your school for dismissal times.
Have you registered your child online yet for the 2019-20 school year? If you do not have a snapcode for your child, please contact the school and we would be happy to help! Registration is this week - July 31st from 8:00am-1:00pm and August 1st from 1:00pm-6:00pm. If you have already completed the online registration, this stop should only take you a few minutes!