News & Notes
AP and IB Test Schedule
AP and IB tests will begin on May 4. You can find a complete schedule HERE.
2015 School Report Card Survey for Parents
We are seeking your help. The annual required State Department of Education School Report Card surveys were administered to teachers before spring break and will be administered to all of our students within the next month. In addition to the teacher and student surveys, the parents of our juniors also received an envelope by mail that contains a Parent Survey. The envelopes were mailed home for the convenience of the parents/guardians to complete the surveys. Junior Class students should bring the sealed envelopes containing the completed surveys back to the Guidance Department of our school. Please help our school by completing and returning the survey by our April 27 due date. If you prefer, you can mail the completed survey. The mailing address is provided in the letter to parents from the State Superintendent of Education. As an added incentive for return of the surveys either to our school or the State Department of Education, the grade eleven students returning the surveys to the Guidance Department or confirming the mailing of the survey to the department of Education, will receive a candy bar provided by the WHS PTSA. Thank you for your contribution to the continuing success of our school!
WHS Band Receives Highest Scores!
Congratulations to the Woodmont Concert Band for achieving the highest score possible in South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment. This is the first time the high school band program has scored this high.
Congratulations to the Woodmont High School Varsity Color Guard. They were ranked second in the Carolina Indoor Performance Association. The competition was from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. This is also a first time achievement for Woodmont High School.
Attention SENIORS! Importation Information Just For You!
Attention SENIORS and parents of SENIORS!! If you are interested in being recognized as a completer of a major, please contact your school counselor. Seniors may be recognized at various graduation related events if the course requirements for completion of a major have been met. Click HERE to download an application. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.
Information in the Senior Graduation Information Packet was discussed with Seniors at their meeting on April 10. Importation dates can be found on the Senior Calendar. Order Forms for graduation DVDs are due by June 11.
ACT Scheduled for April 28-29
The ACT will be given to ALL 11th grade students on Tuesday, April 28. The ACT test subjects are: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. ACT WorkKeys will be given on Wednesday, April 29 and its test subjects are: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. It is important to note that both these tests are timed! To find out how many questions will be given on each test and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU #TestReadySC
Emagine is coming to Greenville!
Emagine! offers middle and high school students the chance to work with Clemson faculty and students to test their creativity and technical skills in a series of four engineering challenges.
- Challenge I: Civil Engineering
- Challenge II: Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Challenge III: Mechanical Engineering
- Challenge IV: Materials Science and Engineering
Students will also hear from Clemson admissions officers, faculty and students what they can do now to help them be successful engineering students.
Saturday, April 18 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville
Pre-registration is required! Registration Fee: $5 per student. Includes supplies, lunch, and a t-shirt! To register go to: www.clemson.edu/emagine/greenville/
Red Cross Leadership Conference
The American Red Cross Youth Club is hosting its Fourth Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 25th, 8:00-2:00 at Younts Conference Center, Furman University. The conference is open to current 8th-12th graders and attendance is free (pre-registration required). The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in interactive sessions that encourage team-building, leadership development, and thoughtful decision-making. Students may elect to participate (weather permitting) in the Furman University Low Ropes Challenge Course as one of the conference sessions. General session speakers from the community will also be present to share thoughts on youth leadership and community involvement. Please see Mrs. Emmons in the guidance office to pick up a registration form. Completed registration forms are due April 17th.
FREE End of Course Exam Review
EOC Exams are important to your final grade! End Of Course Exam Review Sessions are available for all students through our free After School Tutoring program. Weekly sessions will be held from Tuesday, April 7 through Thursday, May 14. Click HERE for a complete list of review topics.
The schedule for EOC Review sessions are: English 1 on Tuesdays, Algebra 1 and Biology 1 on Wednesdays, and Algebra 1 and U.S. History on Thursdays.
• English – Room C 038 (Henslee)
• Biology - Room C 108 (Gettenberg)
• U.S. History – Room C 201 (Williams)
• Algebra 1 – Computer Lab - Main Floor Red Hall
Transportation must be at school to pick students up by 4:50 pm, unless the student was pre-approved for bus service, Bus service for NEW bus riders will begin on April 14.
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to assist our students in passing these important tests.
The Wildcat Players are proud to present the classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace April 24th-May 3rd at 7pm and 3pm Sunday Matinees for only $8 in the Woodmont Auditorium. This is a hilarious production that combines two sweet old ladies, an engagement, Teddy Roosevelt, wine, and a dead body to make the perfect recipe for laughs. Make plans now to attend this "drop dead funny" play!
Free PSAT Practice Test
Kaplan will be hosting a FREE New PSAT Practice Test on Saturday, May 9. Sophomores and Freshmen who want a sneak peek of the New PSAT should attend Kaplan Test Prep’s free New PSAT Practice Test on May 9, 2015. The practice test will be held at University Center of Greenville, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607, 10AM-1:15PM. Please visit kaptest.com/psatpractice. Space is limited, so please sign up early!
WHS Check Policy
CHECK POLICY – No checks will be accepted for payments to the school after Spring Break. All payments to the school beginning April 6 must be made in cash or with a money order. The cafeteria will continue to accept checks, money orders, or cash.
Clemson Research Project
Chris White and Jeff Marshall are inviting you to take part in a research study. Dr. Marshall is a Professor in Science Education at Clemson University. Chris White is a graduate student at Clemson University, running this study with the help of Dr. Marshall. The purpose of this research is create and validate an instrument to measure a school’s “STEM Culture”. Click HERE for more information on the study and to take the survey.
Asset Test is April 27
The Greenville Tech Asset Test will be April 27 from 8:45 to 11:30 in the media center. Students should sign up in guidance.
Prom - May 9
The Woodmont High Prom will be Saturday, May 9, at the T.D. Convention Center from 6:00-11:00 PM. Tickets are $75 each and include a catered dinner which will be served at 7:15. Doors will open at 6:00 PM; students must arrive no later than 7:00 PM. Tickets will be sold March 23-26 during all 3 lunches. Prom Permission Forms must be turned in no later than Monday, March 23 to purchase a ticket in March. Tickets will be on sale again April 15-17 and April 22-24. Prom Permission Forms must be turned in no later than April 17 to purchase a ticket in April. You may not buy a ticket until your form has been turned in and approved. All outstanding debts, including class dues, must be paid before a Prom ticket may be purchased.
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.
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.
Students must have a WHS parking permit in order to park on campus. 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. Also, ANY vehicle parked in a handicapped parking space without a proper permit will be ticketed with a minimum fine of $500.
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.
Sign Up for Remind 101
High School Exit Exam
Requirements for receiving a high school diploma have changed.