News & Notes
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:
- Afternoon Career Center students will not report to Career Centers on Wednesday
- Morning Career Center Students will not report to Career Centers on Thursday
- Seniors with early dismissals will be dismissed at 1:40 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
- All students are on campus ALL DAY on Wednesday
Wrestling Team Off to Great Start!
The Woodmont Varsity Wrestling team placed 2nd in the Wildcat Invitational and 3rd in the Ram Rumble. Their record is currently 7 – 1. Way to go CATS!
Miss Woodmont Sponsors Blanket Drive
As the winter season approaches, the projected weather maps indicate an extremely cold winter ahead of us, with the coldest temperatures in late January and early February. In an effort to help, Miss Woodmont - Caitlin Fredericksen, is sponsoring "Queens's Quilts". This project is a campaign to collect as many new and gently used blankets and quilts as we can from now until January 15.
All we need is for you to donate a new or gently used blanket or quilt to our drive. All blankets that we collect will be delivered to the Center for Community Services in Simpsonville. CCS is a multiservice center serving the Golden Strip area of Southern Greenville County and is a United Way partner agency. The Center houses 7 different non-profit agencies that provide a wide range of services for families in need.
Our goal is to collect 100 blankets. Let's Go Cats!!! We can all make a difference!!!
All donations can be dropped off to the "Queen's Quilts" collection box in the front office of the school by January 15th.
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.
Woodmont Basketball In the News
Woodmont Players Named to All Conference Team
Three Woodmont football players have been named to the 2014 Region 1, AAAA - All Conference team. Congratulations Raquan Burris, Jerius Duncan, and Natavius Riley.
Horse Judging Team Wins 3rd Place
Congratulations to the Woodmont High Horse Judging Team. They competed in the state contest at Clemson University and finished 3rd. The students that competed in this event were: Maria Boyter, Natalie Crombie, Chancey Tucker, Amber Strickland and Cheyenne Barton.
Interested in a career in health care?
The Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy is a one-of-a-kind program (for rising high school seniors and undergraduate college students) that provides students the opportunity to explore health care through simulations, mentoring, lectures, workshops, research and community service. Students accepted into the competitive program spend four to six weeks at Greenville Health System campuses learning alongside clinicians, medical students, medical faculty and researchers The online application will be available through January 15, 2015.
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.
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.
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!
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.
High School Exit Exam
Requirements for receiving a high school diploma have changed.
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