April 7, 2016 Theatre



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April 7, 2016
Theatre. You only have two chances left to see our spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Tonight is the final chance to see our opening cast and tomorrow we close it with our closing cast. This is a show you don't want to miss. 
April 6, 2016


  • Prom and Picture Packages. Students, if you are attending prom, remember to bring your ticket and a photo ID. Guests must also have a ticket and a photo ID. You must have the ticket that has your name on the back of it. Also remember the rules and guidelines set in the Prom Expectation sheet you and your parents signed. If you break any of the rules, you will be subject to disciplinary actions. We want you to have a great experience at your prom but we also want you to follow all rules and expectations set. Also students can pick up picture packages info in the Student Support office on Thursday and Friday. 

  • St. Jude Club. St. Jude Club Members: The Mandatory meeting has been moved to April 7th. Please be there right after school in room M109. 

  • Lacrosse. Congratulations to our Lady Spartans JV Lacrosse Team on their 7-5 win against St. Agnes yesterday. 

  • Make-A-Wish Club. Attention Make-A-Wish members and non-members! We will be having a car wash April 9, this SATURDAY! At the big Autozone near Kroger on 4394 Summer Avenue from 10-2 please come out and support the Make-A-Wish Club. Volunteers are needed and will get free donuts! We also need lots of supplies. You can bring them to Mrs. Whittington's room in the Freshman Academy. So come out and support Make-A-Wish this Saturday at Autozone.

  • Scholarship. The Memphis Chapter of the TN State University National Alumni Association has two $1000 scholarships for Memphis high school seniors who have been accepted to TN State University for the 2016-17 academic year. Applications are available in the guidance complex. The deadline is April 15, 2016



April 4, 2016

  • Competitive Dance Team. Do you have what it takes to be on a competitive dance team? Do you like pom and hip hop? White Station High School will be holding an interest meeting for the 2016-17 competitive dance team on April 8th at 3 pm in the library.  Tryouts will be held April 11-13 in the Senior Gym from 3-5 pm. There will be a $25 application fee. For more details, see Frau Warren in Room E104 or Mrs. Dodson in the Main Office. "We don't just dance for fun, we dance to win."

  • College Visit. We are excited to announce that South West Community College will be here April 6th at 10:00 in the library to answer questions and help students complete their South West Community College Application. Tennessee Promise Students must apply to a community college or technical school if planning to attend in the fall. Please sign up in the guidance complex and obtain a permission slip from your English Teacher. 

  • Football. Any student wanting to be a manager for the football team, please see Coach Rocconi ASAP. Also, any student interested in filming the games for football, see Coach Rocconi. 

  • Theatre. You only have 3 more chances to see our spring musical, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you just might get to join in the spelling fun. Come out and support your peers this Wednesday-Friday for only $10 in the WSHS Auditorium at 7 pm. 


April 1, 2016


  • Newspaper. Current freshmen and sophomores who are interested in photography, social media, desktop, & online publishing, team building, leadership. and school culture are encouraged to apply to enroll in Journalism. See Mr. Harrison in E208 or click the link on the school website for details. 

  • Prom King & Queen Nominations. We will be taking prom King and Queen Nominations in the cafe during all lunches on Thursday and Friday of this week. Only seniors can nominate. Students must be attending the prom. 

  • Theatre. You only have five more chances to see our spring musical, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you just might get to join in the spelling fun. Come out and support your peers today, tomorrow, and next Wednesday -Friday for only $10. 

  • Make-A-Wish. Hey White Station! If yo still need to buy your corsage and boutonnieres for prom, get them from Pugh's Flowers on Poplar Avenue! Part of your proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish club. We are close to reaching our goal of $5000, so please help us out! Make sure you say you are with White Station High School! See a flyer for more details on purchases! Thanks!    


March 31, 2016

  • St. Jude Club Announcement. St. Jude Club members, there is a mandatory meeting on April 5th in M109. Please try to get there as soon as possible after school. We will discuss an upcoming volunteer event and our end of the year celebration. Important information about available leadership positions will be given out! See you there! 

  • Balfour. Attention seniors! The Balfour representative will return Thursday April 7th during all lunches in the cafeteria. Bring your balance due to receive your gradation supplies. Cash or money orders only. Money orders should be payable to Balfour. No personal checks or credit cards will be accepted. 

  • National Society of Black Engineers. Are you interested in pursuing a career in the engineering field? Are you searching for ways to network with business professionals and develop a professional image? If so, you are gladly welcomed to become part of the National Society of Black Engineers! This organization is a truly effective way to advance your pursuits in engineering and to improve your professionalism. Please contact secretary Ja'Sean Holmes for more info on how to become a member of NSBE. His email is wjay938@gmail.com.

  • Indian Club. Attention White Station will be hosting its first multicultural event. Fusion---The Ultimate Multicultural Evening will be held on Friday, April 15 from 5 to 9 pm in the auditorium. Experience cultural performances, fashion shows, and food booths from all over the world. Tickets will be $5. Proceeds will go to UNICEF and the Memphis Humane Society. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and family from all over Memphis! If you are interested in performing or participating in this event, auditions will be held on Monday, April 4th and Thursday, April 7th in the cafeteria. For more information, contact Paul Jennemann in E100 or email wshsindianclub@gmail.com. Let's make this 3-year work in progress into an annual event, so mark your calendars! See you all there!

  • Football. Any boy or girl students interested in being a manager for the football team or in videotaping the games, please see Coach Rocconi in the east gym by this Friday, April 1st. 


March 30, 2016

  • Spanish Honor Society. For Spanish Honor Society Members, please see Mr. Jennemann in E100 to pay wither your $20 new membership dues or $10 renewal dues. Graduating members should pay $20 for their cord in addition to their dues.

  • Softball. Congratulations to our White Station HS Softball team on their 20-5 win over Kingsbury! Everyone played well!

  • Shoe Donations. Hey guys! We are collecting gently worn walking shoes for Haiti and Nigeria. We will have boxes set up in the offices and some teachers are even giving extra credit for donating shoes. So, please stop by any office and donate your gently worn shoes! Contact Dr. Madu for more information

March 29, 2016

  • Student Council. There will be a student council meeting today til 3 in the cafeteria. Applications for E Board will be passed out as well as more information about running and Nom-Com. If you are unable to make it but would like an application, they will be outside Mrs. Browne's office tomorrow. 

  • Softball. Congrats to the Softball Team on their win last night against Melrose. Come out tonight to support them in their home game at 4:30 pm.


March 28, 2016

  • Theatre. The spring musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opens this Thursday March 28 and runs through April 18. There are two incredible casts who will perform 3 performances a piece. You don't want to miss it, and hey, maybe if you're lucky, you could be picked as a speller and end up as part of the show!

  • Robotics Team. Congratulations to everyone on the robotics team for an incredible season and for placing 4th in the quarter finals in the Huntsville Tournament. Special Congratulations for being awarded the Innovative in Control Award from Rockwel Automation. 


March 18, 2016

  • Cloud 901 Showcase and Game Day.  Start your spring break with some fun at the Central Library! This Saturday, check out the Cloud 901 teen learning lab showcase from 12-2 pm followed by Game Day from 3 to 5 pm. More information can be found on the library website. 

  • Tutoring. No after school tutoring today with Ms. Foresythe. 

  • Scholarship.  Senior Male Athletes: The Trey Rich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior male student-athlete that embodies determination, servitude, and dedication exemplifies by Trey Rich: former White Station student-athlete. Criteria is available in the Guidance Complex. Deadline is March 28, 2016.

March 16- 17, 2016

  • JROTC. Congratulations to all the people that participated in the 7th Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky this weekend. Our Spartan Battalion took home 3rd place Army color guard, 4th place armed exhibition, 5th place unarmed exhibition, and 4th place academic. More than 50 schools competed. So, be sure to congratulate those who competed.  

  • Graduation Supplies. Attention Seniors! The Balfour Representative will deliver graduation supplies Wednesday, March 30th at 1:15 pm in the auditorium. Bring your balance due to receive graduation supplies. Cash or money orders only! Money orders should be payable to BALFOUR. No personal checks or credit cards will be accepted!

  • Friday on March 18th! Enjoy a night of games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and much more from 6 to 10 pm. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED. There will also be LIT music to party to ALL NIGHT LONG. Won't be as big as YOUnified but just as fun! *Located at Bridges Center Downtown.  

  • Softball. Congratulations to our Spartan Softball Team on their win over Melrose last night! Join us at out next home game, Thursday 3/17 vs. Hamilton (not throwing away our shot)! We will have a fun give away! If you are interested in a season pass, they are $25 for students for the whole year! See Mrs. K in M207 this week. 

  • Debate Team. Congratulations to the White Station Debate Teams who were amazing at the City Championships over the weekend. Dominique Malone & John McKissack are your Memphis Debate League City Champions this year and are headed off to the National Championships this April. Brandy Yuan & Nancy Yuan finished 3rd and Becca Folkes-Lallo and Rachel Griffin finished 4th overall. In the Varsity division, Isaiah Oden & Victoria Robinson finished third. Sam Green and Nyla McCranie were also recognized for the Junior Varsity division. Sam Green was ranked 7th among all JV speakers. Victoria Robinson was ranked 8th among all Varsity speakers and Isaiah Oden was awarded Best Varsity Speaker. Becca Folkes Lallo was ranked 12th, John McKissack was ranked 11th, Brandy Yuan was ranked 8th, Nancy Yuan was ranked 4th, and Rachel Griffin was ranked 3rd among all Champions speakers. Dominique Malone was ranked best overall speaker for the Championship. Congratulations teams, and thanks for all of your hard work this year. 

  • HEELing the World One Sole at a Time. The students at White Station High School are partnering with schools throughout Memphis. Our goal is to collect 50,000 pairs of gently used tennis shoes and walking shoes and donate them to Haiti and Nigeria. 

March 14, 2016

  • Sneakfest. Hey, do you want a discount off your Sneakfest ticket? I know a lot of you are planning on going to Sneakfest this Saturday at the Agricenter! If you bring pairs of gently worn walking shoes, you will get $5 off your $20 entry ticket. The shoes you donate will go to Haiti and Nigeria to help children get to school, so please donate your gently worn shoes and get $5 off your entrance ticket. 

  • ACT Practice Books. Attention SENIORS or Juniors, message from Dr. Madu. Anyone who is done with their ACT practice books and would like to donate to other students, please bring them to Dr. Madu's room. Also, just a reminder there is still ACT practice in his room after school EVERY DAY



March 11, 2016

  • Math Contests. The last math league contest #6 of this year will be on March 15th, which is next Tuesday. 

  • Senior Reports. Seniors: College Application Reports are due to Mrs. Heaston as soon as possible no later than April 18, 2016. If you already know where you are going after high school, i.e. college, military, work; please complete the form located on the Counselors' Website and turn in as soon as possible. EVERY SENIOR MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM. Your final transcript will not be sent without receipt of this form. Scholarship Reports are due to Mrs. Heaston, April 18, 2016 - no exceptions. Scholarship information and award amounts will not be in the commencement program if received after this date. It will be in the report sent to the district but not in the program. This form is also located on the Counselors' website. Remember you must have all the dollar amounts.

  • Cheer Team. Congratulations to your 2016-2017 competitive cheer team: Kelly Valdez, Hayley Armstrong, Candace Vester, Destiny Carter, Abby Holland, Tieler Upchurch, Gabby Hannah, Corea Ross, Jiya Webster, Taylor Jones, Chanell Lewis, Christiann Holmes, Kaleigh McKinnie, Batya Soloman, Kelsey Kellett, Rachel Thomas, Paige Lee, Asiah Alexander, Gabrielle Knight, and Maleah Williams. Alternates: Lyric Vanttooks, Jazz Williams, Isabella Shaw, Mira Millman, and Marissa Cheathem.

  • Do  Re He. Do Re He, White Station's all-male a capella group, will be performing during lunch starting Monday the 14th. If you want to hear twelve talented guys sing music ranging from Ed Sheeran to Stevie Wonder, come to the auditorium during A lunch on Mondays, B lunch on Wednesdays, and C lunch on Fridays. See you there! Admission is $1.

  • Senior Fees. Seniors. We have added ONE additional day to pay Senior Fees, The last date to pay Senior Fees is April 20th during ALL lunches. Senior Fees are $100. Please make sure that you pay the dues on this date as this will be the last date that Traditions will come to our school to collect the fees. Again, April 20th is the day to pay senior fees if you have not already paid. Please make arrangements to pay on this date. 

March 9, 2016

  • TN State University Alumni Scholarship. The Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association has two $1,000 scholarships for Memphis high school seniors who have been accepted to Tennessee State University as freshmen for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship must submit the application by April 15, 2016. Applications are available in the guidance complex. 

  • TMTA. Attention please! There will be a TMTA Tryout for Calculus in Mrs. Campbell's Room and Pre-Calculus in Mrs. Cui's Room. It will be tomorrow afternoon after school at 2:30 pm and it will last 80 minutes

March 8, 2016

  • Chess Club. Monday after school, the Chess Club will meet in Mr. Pentecost's room (M239) for a club picture. Thank you!

  • TED-Ed Club. Hey, TED-Ed club members. We're meeting Tuesday after school for an hour in the library. Come ready to work on your presentation and have great discussions! See you there!

  • DECA. A big Spartan Shout out to the students who competed at DECA State in Nashville, and have advanced to DECA Nationals coming up the end of April. When you see these students, congratulate them on their success. 

March 7, 2016

  • Robotics. Robot team members, go to Ms. Agee's room to get your new t shirts after school.

  • AP Computer Science. If you are applying for AP Computer Science A - the programming course - come to Ms. Agee's room to take a short pretest on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:30.

  • Scribbler. Attention all photographers, artists, poets, writers, and creators of prose. Submit your works to White Station's Art and Literary Magazine, The Scribbler. We need tour work to make the magazine this year, so send your contribution to whitestationscribbler@gmail.com by March 20. 

March 4, 2016

  • Student Exchange. How is life and school in Germany? What is student exchange? Come to Room E204 next Monday, March 7 from 2:30 to 3:00 to find out!

  • Black History Program. All participants in the Black History Program: there is a full rehearsal Friday and Monday afterschool in the auditorium from 2:30 to 4:30.

March 3, 2016

  • Cheer Team. 1) Anyone interested in cheer (competitive or noncompetitive) there is a parent meeting 3/2 at 6 pm in the cafeteria. 2) Competitive cheer tryouts are next week Tuesday-Thursday after school! 

  • Scribbler. Are you talented, but have nowhere to publish your work? Hit up the Scribbler, White Station's Literary Magazine! Send in photography, poetry, short stories, Youtube videos of your performances, or any creation that you spawn. Submit them to whitestationscribbler@gmail.com by March 20th to be in the magazine and let your creation flourish!

  • Memphis Virtual School Classes. The drop date for Semester 2 courses is March 27, 2016. On this date, students must have reached at least 42%. This includes both Credit Recovery and Online Courses. Please contact Mrs. Heaston is you have any questions or concerns. 

  • Alliance Club. Join us for an Alliance meeting on Thursday at 2:25 in room M140. We will be discussing the achievements and struggles of women internationally. 

  • Tutoring. Mrs. Forsythe's Thursday tutoring is cancelled. It will pick back up at regular time next Thursday, 3/10/16.

March 2, 2016

  • Library. The library will be closed today (Wednesday) for a meeting unless you are in an online class. Also: *Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss*

March 1, 2016

  • Quiz Bowl Pics. The yearbook picture for the Quiz Bowl team will be taken Friday afternoon at 2:30 in Room E201.

  • Foreign Language Fair Culture Bowl. Tryouts for the University of Memphis Foreign Language Fair Culture Bowl will be held this Friday in Mr. Insch's room, E201 at 2:45 pm.

  • Spirit Night: FBLA. PLEASE SUPPORT FBLA's Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A at 4916 Poplar Ave. this Thursday, March 3rd from 3pm until 8pm. Be sure to mention FBLA: White Station High School, when you place an order. 

  • Debate Club. Attention debaters, there will not be debate practice today due to AP night and the election. Practice will resume on Thursday. Thanks, Rakestraw. 

February 29, 2016

  • ROTC. February has been a good month for the Spartan Battalion. Brody McDonald received his admission letter to the Naval Academy. Cadets won seven of the sixteen available slots on the annual SCS Awards and Promotion Board. The Spartan Battalion Academic Team was the only SCS team and one of two teams in the state to win their way to the third round of the Junior ROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl. The team will compete against the other twenty three teams from across the nation in June for the national championship. This weekend at the Annual Spring Drill Meet, the Spartan Battalion took first overall in the Armed Division, second overall in the Unarmed Division and Inspection, Third in Color Guard, and Karla Cepeda took first place individual drill. A sincere thank to goes out to the faculty administration for supporting us. -SFC Royce E. Myers.

  • Lady Spartan Basketball. The Lady Spartan Basketball Team would like to thanks all the fans and supporters who came out to the game Friday night and cheered them on to victory as they defeated the Germantown Red Devils. Now we need you again as we take on the Overton Wolverines at Hamilton High School. Game time is 7:30. If you enjoyed Friday night's game, you will definitely enjoy tonight. So, come out and show your Spartan pride and cheer the team to victory.

  • Yearbook. ATTENTION SENIORS! If you are in the top 20 and have not sent in your picture for the Yearbook, you must do that ASAP if you want your picture to be included. The FINAL deadline is this Friday so email those pictures to WSHSshield@gmail.com Thanks!

  • Science Olympiad. Congrats to both Spartan Science Olympiad teams for their 1st and 2nd place finishes at the CBU Regional Tournament Saturday. Great job and now on to Knoxville for the state tournament April 9. Way to go Spartans!

February 26, 2016

  • Missing Item. A forest green backpack was taken from in front of the school yesterday. There is a reward for its return. Please return the backpack to the main office as soon as possible.

February 24, 2016
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