Western Hills High School News
Nick Wooldridge Named as a State Finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman
Wendy's recognizes Western Hills High School's, Stephen Nicholas Wooldridge, a high character student-athlete who has displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field as a State Finalist in the Wendy's High School Heisman. For these students, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn't an option and Wendy's is proud to honor their dedication.
WHHS Teachers Chosen to Attend ISTE Conference
Congratulations to Rhonda Bell, Anita Groenwoldt, and Rachel Medina who were recently chosen to attend the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference in San Antonio, TX, on June 25-28. These three ladies will join 22 other teachers, library media specialists, school technology coordinators, and computer technicians as representatives from the Franklin County School District. Upon their return from the conference, they plan to share new ideas with their colleagues by offering professional development trainings.   
Project Graduation Meeting Minutes for December
If you want to know how plans are coming along for this year's Project Graduation, click on the link to see the meeting minutes 
Academic Team Wins Awards at CAL Banquet
The Commonwealth Academic League held its annual banquet at the Frankfort Country Club on Monday, December 12th. Western Hills, Franklin County, Lexington Sayre, Anderson County, Shelby County, and Scott County were all honored.

  In individual awards, WHHS received the following: 

  Math -- 1st place:  Abdullah Ateyeh
Science-- 3rd--Hasitha Ramisetti,  2nd--Tamara Rudic
Language Arts-- Zoe Ward--5th,  Katie Bennett--2nd,  Theresa Jaminet--1st
Social Studies-- Tamara Rudic--4th
Arts and Humanities-- 5th--Katie Bennett,  3rd--Theresa Jaminet
In Team awards:  Math--WHHS 1st place overall, Science--WHHS 2nd place overall, LA--WHHS 1st place overall, SS--nothing, AH--WHHS 2nd place overall.
League Play--WHHS 2nd place overall. Lost one match.
Tournament Play--WHHS runner up
Three WHHS Students Make KMEA All-State Band
Please congratulate Mindy Hatchell, Katherine Woolums and Chandler Craine on making the KMEA All-state bands! They went through a grueling 2 tier process that pitted them against the best instrumental musicians in the state, and now that they have made the bands, they will travel to Louisville in February for the KMEA conference to perform. Mindy will be performing with the concert band and Katherine and Chandler will be performing with the symphonic band. We especially celebrate Chandler, as he is the NUMBER ONE bass clarinet player in the state of Kentucky!  
KYA Succeeds at State Conference
Western Hills's chapter of KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) attended the state conference in Louisville on December 4-6. While there they received some individual and group awards.

Congratulations to:
  • Outstanding Delegate - Addison McCoun
  • Committee Chair - Courtney Smith
  • Outstanding Bill - Cameryn Cline, Cassia Oney, and Samantha Singleton
  • Bills Passed House & Senate - Nick Wooldridge, Bethany Schagane, Emily Stevens, Hayden Hoover, Trevor Onodu, Hayden Northcutt, and McCoy Patrick
  • Bill Signed into Law - Carleigh Parr, Logan Thomas, and Mallory Wooldridge
  • Outstanding Bill Packet
  • Delegation of Excellence

Tamara Rudic Scores Perfect on ACT
Congratulations to Tamara Rudic! She scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. This puts her in an elite group of about 2,000 students nationwide to earn a perfect score on the college entrance exam. We are extremely proud of her and her accomplishment.  
National FFA Band
Congratulations to Madeline Smith who performed with the National Future Farmers Association Band at the FFA national convention October 19-22, 2016, in Indianapolis.  
Lucy Buchanan Crowned Miss Western Hills High School
 Western Hills High School held its 37th annual Miss WHHS Pageant November 17-19; a longstanding tradition that raises funds for the senior class and drama club.  Thirty-six contestants were nominated by their peers to represent a club or organization within the school.  These young ladies modeled evening wear and school attire and performed various talents from monologues to singing and dancing.  After 2 preliminary nights, a top 16 was chosen to compete again Saturday evening.   Lucy Buchanan was crowned Miss WHHS 2016-2017, with 1st Runner-up going to Madison Sharp and 2nd Runner-up to Cassia Oney.  Other winners were:  Miss Poise, Angela Negron, Miss Scholarship, Annie Davis, People’s Choice, Taylor Disponette, Miss Talent, Katie Miller and Miss Congeniality, Lauren Cummins.   
Pageant Contestants Raise Money for BMS Principal, Casey Sparrow
Throughout the Miss WHHS Pageant, family members and friends of the contestants made donations in the girls’ names for the annual People’s Choice award. Taylor Disponette raised the most money and won the People's Choice Award. This year the girls proudly donated $2,843.69 to Bondurant Middle School Principal, Mr. Casey Sparrow, and his wife Lisa, to help with medical and travel expenses as he continues his fight with cancer. 

School starts at 8:40 A.M. and lets out at 3:20 P.M.

Phone: (502)875-8400
Fax: (502)227-4568

January 12th:
  • You have until Friday, January 20th to submit Senior T-Shirt designs to Mrs. Volpe. You also have until Friday, January 20th to suggest Prom theme ideas by listing them on the senior board.
  • Weightlifting for football will begin January 9th. It will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:30pm in the weight room near the football field. 


  • All members must bring in ONE picture of themselves working during service and ONE general picture of themselves. 
  • Beta Convention Room Sign-Ups: Please sign up for your 4 girl or 4 boy room. You have until Friday January 13th at 4:00pm to sign up for a room arrangement.
  • The entire Beta talent team will meet this Sunday, January 15th, 3:00pm, at school. Bring all props and costumes


  • Conditioning this week will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:30-9:00 at the hitting facility located behind Juett Pools on US 127 South. Bring a copy of your sports physical. 


  • Star events meeting will be held next Tuesday on the 17th until 4:30. Those competing and helping need to attend.  
Tue Feb 7 2017
Tue Mar 7 2017
Tue Apr 11 2017
Tue May 2 2017
Tue Jun 6 2017
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