Western Hills High School News
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. 
 
Anita Groenwoldt Presented at KY Council for Exceptional Children Conference
Anita Groenwoldt presented a session on Cohesive Co-Teaching strategies to special education teachers from across the state at the KY Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Louisville on Sunday, November 20th. 
WHHS Wins KAAC JV Challenge Tournament
Western Hills High School competed in the KAAC JV Challenge Tournament on Saturday, November 12th, at Scott County High School. The group included teams from Hills, Scott County, Franklin County, Henry County, Woodford County, and Spencer County. After competing in written composition, written exams, and quick recall, Western Hills came out on top as the winners of the entire competition!

Abdullah Ateyeh (math) and Hasitha Ramisetti (science) both received the second highest written scores in the entire state!

Hills also received first place in the quick recall tournament. After impressive victories over Henry County and Spencer County in the opening rounds, WHHS went on the defeat both Franklin County and Woodford County in the semifinals and finals. Written exams consist of 50 multiple choice questions. Results for WHHS players for each content area are listed on the next page.
 
WHHS Band Holiday Evening of Jazz
Join the WHHS Band Holiday Evening of Jazz on Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 p.m. in the WHHS auditorium. The Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 ensembles will be featured.  
WHHS STLP Students Advance to State
Congratulations to STLP members, Garrett Brock and Palmer Collett!!! On Thursday, November 10th they competed at STLP Regionals in Lexington, KY. Their Showcase Project entitled "Drones Fighting Pollution"earned enough points at Regionals to move on to the State Competition on April 12. 
Project Graduation Meeting Minutes for October
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.  
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 Academic Team Defeated Anderson County
On Monday, October 24th, WHHS beat Anderson County in academic league play by a final score of 117.25 to 81.    Anderson County Written Score:  52 WHHS Written Score:  62.25   Hills won every round other than social studies.    Top Written Scorers: Math—Lukas Negron (high score of the match!) Science—Tamara Rudic LA—Theresa Jaminet SS— Theresa Jaminet A&H— Theresa Jaminet (Wow, Theresa!)   Top QR Players: Math—Abdullah Ateyeh Science—Hasitha Ramisetti LA—Katie Bennett SS—Sungani Dlamini A&H— Theresa Jaminet   
Lucy Collins Named Vice President of AATF
Congratulations to Lucy Collins who was named Vice President of the Kentucky chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) at the Kentucky World Language Association (KWAL) Conference in Louisville September 19-20.   
 
 

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

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

Announcements
 
December 5th:
All Students:
  • Any student that will be completing a class in December and wishes to use their exemption pass, please stop by the Guidance Office as soon as possible. Last day to notify the Guidance Office is December 9th.
  • Anyone Interested in being a boy's basketball manager, please see Mr. Tackett in room 50. 
  • Christmas Tree Decorating: Bring in an ornament for the tree in the front office and your name will be placed in a drawing for a giftcard. We will have a separate drawing for Staff and Students, so everyone can participate.
 
Spanish T-Shirt money and orders due December 8th. Short sleeves are $10 and long sleeve $14.
Harry Potter Club:
  • Slytherin will have a house meeting Tuesday at 3:30pm in Mr. Hale's room.
 Mangeant: 
  • Sign ups for the Mangeant are outside Chesser's room (16). The event will be held on December 10th at 6:00pm in the auditorium.
  • Admission is $4
Design Competition:
  • Design competition for our official Wolverine emblem ends before Christmas break. Turn in designs to Chesser in room 16.
Community Service:
  • Community Service class is collecting any unwanted clothes to resell at lower prices. Starting next Monday, November 28th, you can bring in any clothes you no longer wear, and on Saturday, December 10th, you can stop by the school from 12-3 to shop and buy nice clothes at low prices.
  • CRAM THE CRUISER FOOD DRIVE: Nov. 22 - Dec. 12, All KSP Posts will participate in a statewide effort to collect food for needy families in Kentucky. Bring non-perishable items to your closest post location. Food will remain in the county where it is collected.

Book Drive:

  • Bring books in for the Book Drive and help childen of all ages that aren't able to purchase their own books. Bring books for kindergarten to high school level and take them to Ms. V. Smith's room 26. The book drive will end Friday, December 16th. 
Wizard of Oz: 
  • Auditions for Wizard of Oz are this Monday and Tuesday, starting at 4:30 in the auditorium! 
Calendar
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Dec 6 2016
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Jan 10 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Feb 7 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Mar 7 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue May 2 2017
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