Western Hills High School News
Go on a Blind Date with a Book
Stop by the library media center any time between now and the end of  February and go on a blind date with a book. You will find gift wrapped books of all sizes and shapes.

Books with pink hearts on them will probably be enjoyed by females.
Books with red hearts on them will probably be enjoyed by males.
Books with silver writing on them will be enjoyed by any readers.

The idea is that readers will check out a wrapped book without knowing its title or author or seeing its cover..... a blind date. Maybe you will discover a book, a genre, or an author that you never would have considered prior to your date with that book. Once you finish the book please return it and the "Rate Your Date" form to the library. Students who complete the forms will have their names entered in a drawing for an iTunes gift card or a free book.    
 
Congratulations to WHHS Beta Club Members
Over 145 students from Western Hills High School attended the State Beta Convention January 25 - 27 at the Galt House in Louisville.

Congratulations to:
  • Jenna Harrod, Jordan Smith, Cameron Kenner, Rachel Pipes, Austin Thornberry, Ally Geoghagan, Haley Varney, and Emery Moore who earned 1st place in Parliamentary Procedure. This is the second year in a row that WHHS has placed 1st in Parliamentary Procedure at convention. 
  • Erika Kov who earned 1st place in Watercolor Painting
  • Jordan Smith who earned 3rd place in the Senior Division - Agriculture Test
  • All of the students who performed in the State Officer Candidate Skit which earned 2nd place.
 
Book Buddies Wanted
Do you like to read? Do you have the hour after school on Thursdays available? Then you may want to sign up to be a Book Buddy at Bondurant MIddle School. Erin VanMeter, who works with Student Support and Ms. Betty Lawson, is looking for high school students who are interested in becoming Book Buddies. Basically she is pairing a high school student with a middle school student at Bondurant Middle School. You and your buddy will read the same book over the course of the next couple of months. Book Buddies meet from 3:30 - 4:30 on Thursdays in the Bondurant Library. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Bell in the library, Mary Jo in the front office, or sign up in the Student Support Center at WHHS. Some of the books being read are The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Holes by Louis Sachar.  
ESS Tutoring Available
Are you having trouble in a class? Does your child need some extra help with homework? 

Extended School Services (ESS) Tutoring is available in the library:
Mondays 3:30 - 4:15 for math and English
Tuesdays 8 - 8:30 and 3:30 - 4:15 for math and science
Thursday 8 - 8:30 and 3:30 - 4:15 for math and English
 
Students Need to Complete Their ILPs
Each student must complete an individual learning plan (ILP) that focuses on career exploration and related postsecondary education and training needs. The individual learning plan can be altered by the student and parent.

In order to complete this each student needs his/her student id number and ILP password. Students may check with their teachers, the library media specialist, or their guidance counselors for this information.
ILP – student - https://www2.careercruising.com/my/login/ilp      ILP – Staff - https://www.careercruising.com/ILPSchool
 
Congratulations to Corey Miracle!!!
Corey Miracle has been selected to play in the Kentucky/Tennessee Border Bowl this Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands. He will travel there tomorrow and practice for the next 3 days. The game will be televised on Saturday. If you get a chance, please congratulate Corey. We are very excited for Corey and for the Western Hills football program! 
Zinner Wins Extra Mile Award
Congratulations to Agriculture Teacher, JR Zinner, for winning the Extra Mile Award. The McConnell Extra Mile Award is given to Franklin County educators who are nominated for their above and beyond engagement and the time that they immerse themselves in while being active outside the walls of their classrooms. It is an annual substantial monetary award that Franklin County Public School District's educators can be nominated for.  
Recycle Items and Earn Money for the WHHS Library Media Center
If you have any old or new ink cartridges, toner cartridges, or cellphones, that you no longer use, please consider donating them to the Western Hills High School Library Media Center. It doesn't matter what size the ink or toner cartridges are. We will gladly take any and all. These items are recycled, and the money is given to the WHHS Library Media Center to be used for reading incentives for our students. Please drop items off in the library or the front office. Thank you for your donations!   
Changes to the WHHS Dress Code
Beginning on January 4th, the following changes in the WHHS Dress Code will be in effect:

Yoga pants, stretch pants, leggings, tight sweatpants or any other similar item must be covered by a top that is finger-tip length or longer.

On Friday, December 18th, the SBDM Council had a special called meeting to discuss some issues with the dress code. This is the policy which was passed.
 
FCCLA News
FCCLA members sponsored two Angel Tree children this holiday season. Members spent their own money on gifts so that two children would have a Merry Christmas.  
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