BALFOUR. Attention seniors: The Balfour Representative will be in the cafeteria touring all lunches on Tuesday, December 15th to take orders for graduation supplies. Information packets are available in the main office. Bring your order and $60 deposit on Tuesday, December 15th: all lunches. Last opportunity.
Baseball Conditioning. White Station Baseball pre season conditioning will start on January 6th. Condition will start at 2:30 pm and go until 3:45 Monday through Friday. If you're planning on making the baseball team, conditioning is required. If you're a coachable athlete, I hope to see you on the baseball field. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Walter in the Sr. Gym.
December 10, 2015
2016 Varsity Football Tryouts!! If you want to play football next year and you did not play this past season, you must be at tryouts on January 11th and January 12th (You need to be there both days to tryout). Tryouts will be 2:30-4:15 pm on January 11 and 12. Report yo the East Gym. Be on time! You will need athletic gear, cleats, and/or tennis shoes. All participants must have an updated physical/parental consent form filled out. You will not be allowed to tryout if these forms are not completed. You may get these forms from Coach Rocconi in the East Gym. If you are not at the tryout, you will NOT be allowed to play football next season.
National Merit: Yearbook. Attention National Merit Commended Students Jacob Boughter, Allie Burton, Josh Chung, Gina Goosby, Amy Grace Humber, Ivy Liu, John McKissack, Amber Norton, Godwin Ouyang, Hazen Page, Joi-Michelle Rhodes, Anna Schall, Todd Simmons, & Nithya Vemula: Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8th, please check in with your 1st period teacher then come down to the lobby for a picture. This should only take a few minutes. Thank you, the Shield.
Theatre. Teachers, there is an email sent to you this morning with the list of students who should report to the auditorium at this time for the play.
Community Service Opportunity. Next spring, University of Memphis Center for Literacy Research and Practice will implement an after school book club as part of a tutoring program that is already underway at Belle Forest Community School. They are looking to recruit two high school students to help Thursday afternoons at the school by leading and assisting with small group book discussions of 4-5 children. Two White Station High School Students who might be interested in this community service commitment, see Mrs. Heaston as soon as possible. It would begin on Thursdays in February and run through the beginning of May. Training will be provided in January.
Mr. Sims Classes. Mr. Sims's classes will meet in their regular classroom, not the east gym today.
Model UN. Model UN will have one final debate Practice this semester this Friday. Check your emails for details and sign up at wshsmun.com. If you have not done Model UN before but are interested in the Feb. Conference at Rhodes, see Mr. Fernansez in M024 for more details.
Memorial for Mr. Riser. Students: There is a memorial set up outside of Mr. Riser's former classroom E100. Please stop by to remember him and write your favorite memories.
Facing History Student Leadership Group. The Facing History Student Leadership Group will have a brief, but super important meeting immediately after school in Ms. Satar's room on Thursday, December 10th. We look forward to seeing you then.
Attention Class of 2017! The Junior Class will be serving this Saturday from 9 am - 11 am at 708 Royal Ave. Memphis, TN 38107. We will be assembling Christmas baskets with non perishable food items for the Neighborhood Christian Center to distribute to less fortunate families this holiday season. Let's show up in a BIG WAY! Thank you, Junior Class Officers.
December 3, 2015
WSHS ACT Prep Sessions. Students: If you are interested in attending WSHS ACT Prep Sessions this Friday and Saturday please sign up with your guidance counselor no later than 11:00 (first lunch) Friday, December 4th. Details regarding the sessions are indicated on the sign- up sheets. Thank you.
Makeup Picture Day. Spartans! Today is makeup picture day for those who missed the opportunity Monday. Schedules are posted in front of the Main Office and in the Cafeteria, but come at your convenience. Cameras are set up in the Senior Gym lobby. Thanks!
ASVAB Results Pickup. Students who took the ASVAB, you may pick up your results in Mrs. Brown's office E2015. Thanks, Mrs. Brown-Malone, the counselor.
December 2, 2015
Community Service Opportunity. Next spring, University of Memphis Center for Literacy Research and Practice will implement an after school book club as part of a tutoring program that is already underway at Belle Forest Community School. They are looking to recruit two high school students to help Thursday afternoons at the school by leading and assisting with small group discussions with 4-5 children. Two White Station High students who might be interested in this service commitment: see Mrs. Heaston as soon as possible. It would begin on Thursdays in February and run through the beginning of May. Training will be provided in January.
National Honor Society. We would like to congratulate the officers for the Roshonda C. Price chapter of the National Honor Society for 2015/2016. President: Kiara Norman. Vice President: Deonna Starks. Secretary: Zachary Day. Sergeant-At-Arms: Douglas Green. Executive Council Member: Jo Elle Thompson.
Giving Matters. FCCLA will be collecting items to give to the homeless community this holiday season. We will be collecting hats, gloves, scarfs, blankets, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Boxes will be brought around to each classroom or items can be dropped off in room M237. The collection will be from Dec 1- Dec 16. Thanks, FCCLA.
Alliance Club. Join us Thursday, Dec. 3rd for Alliance Club at 2:30 in room M140 if you want to explore social justice and empowerment through discussion. There will be snacks!
Community Service Club. Hey everyone! There will be a Community Service Club meeting on Thursday the 10th in the auditorium. This will be for officer elections and volunteering at Starry Nights. Make sure to be there!
Math Club and Mu Alpha Theta. There will be a math team meeting this afternoon at 2:30 pm after school in Mrs. Cui's room. The Mu Alpha Theta contest will be on Thursday (tomorrow) in Mrs. Cui's room after school.
Theatre. Spartans, the WSHS theatre department's production of You Can't Take It With You will be in the WSHS auditorium December 8-10. It's only $10 and supports our marvelous Spartan theatre department
December 1, 2015
FCCLA. FCCLA has a very important meeting December 3 at 2:30-3:00 in Room M237. Please be on time. We must talk about competition and the Grizzlies game.
November 30, 2015
Picture Day. Attention all 9th, 10th, & 11th graders. Picture day is today, November 30th, in the Senior Gym lobby. Picture times are assigned by homerooms. Check the signs in the main lobby outside the counselors' offices in the East Annex, the Cafeteria, or in the Freshman Lobby to find your time. DO not come at your convenience. Come at the assigned time. Thanks, The Shield.
Senior Quotes. Seniors! Yearbook will begin collecting senior quotes Monday, December 7th and will collect them the entire week of the 7th through Senior English teachers, which means now is the time to start brainstorming your quote! Get creative and be school appropriate, Senior Spartans. Love, the Shield.
Ms. Holland for President. The AP Government classes are finishing their petition drive today to get Ms. Holland on the ballot for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for the March primary.. In 1st and 2nd period, students will be coming around to get signatures from any registered voters. Please excuse this very short disruption as they try to complete their goal of 2,500 signatures. Students will also be around all three lunches looking for registered voters.
November 24, 2015
French Club. The French Club is collecting donations to support the French Red Cross after the acts of terrorism last Friday. If you would like to donate, please come by E108 anytime or see a French Club officer today, November 24th.
Model UN. If you are interested in Model UN, we will be traveling to the University of Georgia the 1st week of Feb. and there are still open positions. It will include visits to Emory and Georgia Tech. You can see Mr. Fernandez in M024 or email us at email@example.com
November 20, 2015
Youth Ignite Memphis. For the youth, from the youth, for the Memphis community. On January 16, 2016, we'll have our 2nd annual Youth Ignite Memphis Competition. This is a great opportunity for you to express your ideas on how to improve the lives of young people throughout Memphis. The top three ideas will receive funding to jump start the project. Don't miss out on this opportunity! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. For more information, go to www.bridgesusa.org or go to the counselor's website or see Mrs. Brown-Malone the counselor.
Scribbler. Scribbler is taking submissions for Part 1 of the magazine! Accepting art, Photography, Poetry, Prose, and even Youtube videos of performances. Send these or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the rest of the semester.
HOSA. We will be having a HOSA meeting on Monday, November 23 after school in Dr. Madu's classroom, M134 to discuss competition, plans for the year, and club dues. Don't miss a chance to learn about health related activities!
November 19, 2015
DECA. Spartans! The Queen of Clubs competition is coming up on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale for $5 next Monday and Tuesday during all lunches. All profits go to LeBonheur. So please come out and support!
Culinary Club. ATTENTION ALL CHEFS! There will be a Culinary Club meeting today, November 19th in Mr. Henry's room M225. The meeting will be from 2:30 - 3:00!
NHS. Any current NHS member who did not attend last week's informational meetings must come this Friday to E104. Do not miss this last opportunity.
November 18, 2015
Spartan Fan Bus. There will be a Spartan fan bus going to the football game Friday Night. The cost for the bus is $35. Tickets and food are additional. You must have a waiver signed by your parents and a note to release you from school on Friday. There will be someone available tomorrow to pick up money and forms. There will be limited spaces, so don't wait.
Balfour. Attention SENIORS! The BALFOUR Representative will RETURN Friday, November 20th during all Lunches in the Cafeteria. A $60.00 Deposit is required to place an order. Cash, Check, Money Order, and Credit Card are accepted. Make your Check or money order payable to BALFOUR.
Alliance Meeting. Join us at our next Alliance meeting if you want to explore the topics of feminism and social justice. We will be discussing fundraising. Be there Thursday, November 19th at 2:30 in M140. There will be donuts!
Tennessee Promise Scholarship. Seniors who have applied for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship have a meeting 6th Period in the Auditorium. Students will check into their 6th Period class and then go to the auditorium.
November 17, 2015
HBCU College Fair Tour. Students attending the 5th annual Memphis HBCU CLASSIC College Tour on November 21 from 9 am -12 pm in WSHS's gym need to register prior to attending at www.hbcucollegefairreg.com. See Mrs. Heaston if you plan to attend.
ACT Tutoring. Students: If you are interested in attending Spartan ACT Tutoring Saturday Sessions before the December Test, Please sign up with your guidance counselor starting today.
November 16, 2015
Blood Drive. The semester blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th. From Nov. 16-23rd, Eboard will be at all lunches for blood drive sign ups. To sign up, you must be 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. It's your chance to save a life.
Student Council Points: Bring Snacks. Attention Student Council Members: The Blood Drive is in need of snacks for the event on Nov. 24th. Please bring packaged snacks to Ms. Browne's room M222A and gain your Student Council points.
Powder Puff. This week we are hosting Powder Puff Games. Monday, grades 9 vs. 12 and grades 10 vs. 11 will play. Tuesday will be grades 9 vs. 11 and 10 vs. 12. Wednesday 9 vs. 10 and 11 vs. 12 will play. Finally, Thursday, the best two teams will compete. Come show your class and school spirit at the games.
E-Board. E-Board is looking for new members to join the team. If you are interested, applications can be found outside Ms. Browne's room M222A. The deadline is Tues. Nov. 24th. Make sure to also turn in the teacher recommendation. Thank you.
Senior T-Shirts and Panoramic Pictures. If you purchased a senior t-shirt or a panoramic picture but have not received it, you must pick it up from Ms. Wilson's office by tomorrow, November 17th.
St. Jude Club. There will be a St. Jude club meeting Thursday, November 19th after school in M109. This meeting will not take long, so please try to be there! Important December events will be discussed
November 13, 2015
Math Club. The Math League Math Competition #2 will be next Tuesday after school at 2:30 pm in Mrs. Cui's Room M212. Please plan accordingly to be on time to participate.
November 12, 2015
TED-Ed Club. TED-Ed Club invites YOU to the Central Library this Saturday for a live stream of the TEDYouth event in New York City . There will be food and activities too! Check out the poster on the library door for details.
Colleges Coming to Campus. We are excited to announce the colleges coming to campus: University of Illinois, Chicago, University of Missouri, Tennessee State University, ROTC Scholarship Information Session, and University of Alabama.
Green & Gray Basketball Game. The Annual Green and Gray Basketball Game is Friday, November 13th from 1:00 - 2:15 pm. Tickets will be sold at lunch for $5.
Senior Powder Puff. Senior Powder Puff Practice is Monday and Tuesday from 2:30 - 4:00.
Financial Aid Workshop. White Station High School will be hosting a financial aid workshop in the library on November 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Felicia Orr, of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, will be our guest speaker. She will be presenting information about Financial Aid with emphasis placed on completing the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the mandatory paper work for receiving the Hope Scholarship.
November 10, 2015
Balfour Graduation Announcements and Supplies Order Date. Attention Seniors! The BALFOUR Representative will be available Tuesday, November 17th during ALL lunches (10:55 - 12:30) in the Cafeteria to collect Graduation Supplies Orders and Deposits. A $60.00 Deposit is required to place an order. Information Packets are available in the main office. Cash, Check, Money Order, and Credit Card are accepted. Make your check or Money Order Payable to Balfour.
History Bowl. Anyone interested in participating in the History Bee or Bowl should come to Mr. Stephenson's room, M119, for a brief informational meeting at 2:30 after school on Thursday, November 12 (This Thursday).
HBCU College Fair Tour. Students: the 5th annual Memphis HBCU CLASSIC College Tour is coming to White Station HS's Senior Gym on November 21 from 9 am - 12 pm with a high school battle of the bands scholarship benefit to follow 2 -4 pm with $10 admission. See the flyers posted around school to see the confirmed schools
November 9, 2015
EOC & TNReady. Students, EOC and TNReady Tutoring is now being provided for Algebra I, II, Biology, Geometry, and English I, II, and III. Algebra I Tutoring: Ms. Herron: 2:30 - 3:45 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays) and Ms. Pruiett: 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Algebra II Tutoring: Mr. Amadou-Ide: 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays) and Mrs. Kirby: 2:30 -3:30 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays). Biology Tutoring: Ms. Isiip: 2:30 - 3:20 pm (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays) and Dr. Madu: 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays). English I Tutoring: Ms. DUckworth: 2:30 - 4:00 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays). English II and III Tutoring: Ms. Odom: 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Thursdays). Geometry Tutoring: Ms. Garrett: 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Mondays and Thursdays)
Putney Performing Arts Summer Program. Students, Putney Performing Arts School will be on campus, Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:30 in the library to discuss their summer camp, Putney will sponsor (all expenses) a student from White Station this summer. Students must attend the meeting to be eligible. For more information, go to Mrs. Brown-Malone's office.
Colleges Coming to Campus. We are excited to announce the colleges coming to campus this week: University of Memphis, Sam Fox School of Design, Washington University, and Howard University.
TED-Ed Club. TED-Ed Club will meet on Tuesday for an hour in the library to watch TED talks and brainstorm presentation topics. Please bring your signed forms and great ideas!
NHS Members Meeting. Attention NHS Members: Your co-advisers will be holding a mandatory meeting on either 11/12/15 or 11/13/15 in the auditorium at 2:30 pm. (Attend one of them)
November 6, 2015
Senior Panoramic Picture. Seniors: If you purchased a senior panoramic picture and did not receive it, you will need to purchase it during lunch on Tuesday, November 10th in the cafeteria.
Science Bowl Tryouts. Registration for Science Bowl Tryouts is now open in Mrs. Cornell's room, M130. Tryouts for the A & B Teams will be held November 13th after school in Mrs. Cornell's room. Hope to see you there!
Teen Rally for Veterans. On Tuesday, November 10th from 3-5 p.m., you are invited to participate in the Cordova Library Branch Teen Rally for Veterans. The day before, at 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., a group of us will make signs, make arm bands, and gather the flags to be used at the rally. If you participate in the preparation, you will garner 3 Service Hours. Some Veterans will be present, so let's show up on big numbers!! For more information, contact the Cordova Library Branch 8457 Trinity Road. Call to 415-2764, ext. 3
Football Game. The 1st Round Football Playoff game kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. at Kirby. Tickets will be sold at all lunches for $8.
Jefferson Scholar - University of Virginia. Seniors wanting to attend the University of Virginia and who would like to be nominated as a Jefferson Scholar, submit your resume and a letter of interest to Mrs. Heaston at email@example.com. Deadline to submit is November 18th, no exceptions!!!
Mock ACT Test. Juniors and Seniors: The College Initiative will be hosting a Free Mock ACT session for high school students on Saturday, November 21st at 10 a.m. at the University of Memphis - Psychology. Please register by 5 p.m. on Friday at tinyurl.com/tcimockact.
Memphis in May. Memphis-area junior ans senior high school students will have the opportunity of the lifetime as Memphis in May International Festival hosts its annual Student Exchange Program. In 2016, selected students will travel to the honored country of Canada as ambassadors for Memphis in May. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their academic performance, community service, and communication skills. An essay and letters of recommendation are also required for trip consideration. The Memphis in May Student Exchange Program is open to any student enrolled in 11th or 12th grade during the August 2015 - June 2016 school year. For more information on the Student Exchange Program, visit www.memphisinmay.org. This deadline is December 4, 2015.
UTK Engineering Summer Program. UTK's Engineering School is offering 4 summer programs for rising 9th - 12th graders who are interested in Engineering. For more information, visit the counselors' website or go to http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college.
November 4, 2015
Model United Nations. The WSHS Model UN Team will compete in 2 different conferences next February: one at the University of Georgia and one here at Rhodes. If you are interested, there is a meeting in Mr. Fernandez's room from 2:20 to 2:40. Please come and everyone is welcome.
History Day Club. Knock Knock. Who's there? History Day. History Day who? History Day is for you. Come join us Thursday, November 5 in M230 to discuss History Day Club and its virtues. There will be computers to work on. See you at 2:30 Thursday. Peace out.
TNReady Assessments. Teachers: You have received an email listing students who will take Part 1 of the TNReady assessment this morning. Please dismiss those students by 7:45 this morning and have them report to room M218B. Thank you.
Pan African Club. The Pan African Club meeting is Thursday, November 5. We will discuss the Black History Program. Bring $5 for club dues. Hope to see you there in Room F222
PLAN Test. Attention all 10th Grade Students: The PLAN Test will be given on Thursday, November 5th. Please remember to bring #2 pencils and your calculator on this day. Also, teachers - you have a schedule for the PLAN Test in your email. Please review with all students the schedule for Thursday. The East Annex will be closed for Testing on Thursday.
Seniors: NAACP. The Memphis NAACP will conduct the local ACT-SO competition for high school students in 26 categories. Applications and competition guidelines are available online at www.NAACPMemphis.org. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016, but students must begin preparations now.
Make-A-Wish Club. Attention Make-A-Wish Club members an non-members! We will be having a meeting November 10, next TUESDAY! This will be the last opportunity to pay your $20 club fee and join! This meeting will be held in the auditorium right after school. We will also be discussing t-shirts! All members are expected to be in attendance.
Alliance Meeting. Join us November 5th at 2:30 in Mrs. Davis's Room M140 for the Alliance meeting if you want to explore the concepts of social justice and feminism.
Math Team. Sign-up for the AMC math contest is now open. Bring $5 to Mrs. Cui per test, you want to sign up for AMC A and/or AMC B.