Summer Programs. Students, UTK Engineering has 5 awesome summer programs for 9-12 grades. If you are interested, visit the counselors office or go to http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college/ Applications are due soon.
-Also, the Memphis Bar Association Diversity Committee is now accepting applications for their Summer Law Internship. If you are interested, pick up an applications from Mrs. Brown-Malone, the counselor, or visit the counselors' website.
-Every summer, 25 students are invited to Princeton'c campus for an intensive, 10 day journalism camp. The program's goal is to encourage students to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses are paid. The application can be found at www.princeton.edu/sjp and is due Friday, February 26, 2016. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Brown-Malone, the counselor.
-Want to be a veterinarian? The University of Tennessee Veterinary Summer Experience Program seeks to provide worthwhile opportunities for high school students interested in veterinary medicine. Applications are due March 11th. If you are interested, visit the counselors' website or counselors' office.
AP English (Updated). Applicants for the 2016-2017 AP English courses are required to complete Writing Samples. Rising juniors applying for AP English Language will meet Mrs. Alsobrook in the cafeteria immediately after school, Wednesday, March 2. Rising seniors applying for AP Literature will meet Mrs. Douglas in the cafeteria immediately after school, Thursday, March 3. Arrive promptly, bring blue or black pens, and plan to stay one hour. Students having conflicts (and they better be good!) should see respective teachers after school prior to these dates.
February 23, 2016
Tennis. All players that tried out for tennis should drop by room M018 in the basement to pick up important info. Don't forget practice is at 2:30 today at Wolbrecht Tennis Center.
Yearbook. Attention Spartans! The last day to purchase a yearbook is Tuesday, March 1st and there are only 100 copies left. Order yours at balfour.com today!
Pan African Club. There is a meeting today from 2:20 to 3:00 in Room F222.
AP English Applicants. Applicants for the 2015-2016 AP English courses are required to complete writing samples. Rising juniors applying for AP English Language will meet Mrs. Alsobrook in the cafeteria immediately after school, Tuesday March 2. Rising seniors applying for AP Literature will meet Ms. Douglas in the cafeteria immediately after school, March 4. Arrive promptly, bring black pens, and plan to stay for one hour. Students having conflicts (and they better be good!) should see the respective teachers after school prior to these dates.
University of MS Leadership Class. If you are a senior and have been accepted and plan to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall, please see Mrs. Heaston.
Junior vs. Senior Dodge Ball. The Junior and Senior Class Officers present Junior vs. Senior Dodgeball Game. This will be next Friday, February 26th at 3 pm after school in the Senior Gym. There will be a student sign up sheet at all lunches for JUNIORS AND SENIORS to sign up to participate. Each student that signs up to participate MUST RETURN a parent signed liability form that will be given when he or she signs up. ALL students are welcomed to attend but there will be a certain amount that will be able to participate.
February 22, 2016
Knowledge Bowl - Congrats. Last Thursday night, the White Station Knowledge Bowl Team defeated Houston High School 420 to 275 and will advance to the Final Four of the WREG Knowledge Bowl. Congratulations, Spartans.
Key of She - Congrats. Congratulations to Key of She, the premier a capella group for winning the South Regional International Champions of High School A Capella in Georgia. They now qualify to compete in finals in New York in April.
Prom. Prom is April 9th. Prom Tickets are $45 each. Prom tickets will go on sale March 14 - March 18. The theme for the prom is Passport to Paris. This year the prom will be at Minglewood Hall. Only Seniors will be able to buy tickets March 14, 15, 16 and then juniors will be able to start purchasing tickets on March 17th. There are a limited amount of tickets due to venue space so Seniors are encouraged to buy their tickets during Senior Only sale dates to secure a ticket. Once purchased, tickets cannot be resold or given away without prior permission from Administration. In order to purchase a ticket, students must have a Prom Guidelines sheet signed by a parent/guardian. Prom Guideline sheets can be picked up in the Student Support Office.
AABE Scholarships. The Tennessee Chapter of AABE, American Association of Blacks in Energy, will award up to $5,000 in scholarships to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners respectively. Winners demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise. Applications are due March 4. You may pick up an application in the counselors office.
Lacrosse. Come watch junior co-captain Caroline Williams play for your Lady Spartans lacrosse team this Thursday at Houston at 5.
Lacrosse. Come support your Lady Spartans lacrosse team as sophomore Sydney Jones plays in the goal TONIGHT at Briarcrest at 5.
College Visit. We are excited to announce that MTSU will be here February 25 at 11:00. Juniors are highly encouraged to attend this visit. Please sign up in the guidance complex and obtain a permission slip from your English teacher.
Mock Trial. Congratulations to our awesome Mighty Spartan Mock Trial Team in their city championship win over St. Mary's! This is a huge win for this team which has held 2nd since 2011! Wish them luck on their way to the state competition in March.
Online Classes. The Library, the computers, and a helpful librarian will be available this Saturday from 9-12 for students to work on online classes. Please come and work on your class!
Lacrosse. Come see Junior co-captain Phoebe Anderson take the first draw of the season for the Lady Spartans Lacrosse team tomorrow night at 5 at Briarcrest.
Bridges. Students, if you are looking for a summer program that unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation, the Bridge Builders is just what you're looking for. Pick up an application in the counselor's suite. Or apply online at bridgesusa.org/apply. A Bridges representative will be in the cafeteria during all lunches this Friday to explain more about Bridges and pick up applications.
Scribbler. Want to spend a night under the stars? Maybe not, since it's freezing outside? Don't worry! The White Station Scribbler, the school's literary magazine, is hosting a "Scribbler's Guide to the Galaxy" coffeehouse on Friday the 19th from 6 to 9 pm in the auditorium, so you can enjoy all the wonders of space and beyond with a cup of cocoa and good vibes to guide you! Bring $5 for admission and a friend for a good time :)
February 17, 2016
AMC 10/12 B Math Competition. AMC 10B / 12B will take place from 8:30 am - 9:45 am in E100, Mr. Jennemann's Room (like last time). Please plan accordingly and come on time.
TN Promise Students. The TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline has been extended to February 22, 2016. If you have not filed your 2016-2017 FAFSA, you must do so by 11:59 pm CT on February 22, 2016 to remain TN Promise eligible. The 2016 - 2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Failure to complete your 2016 -2017 FAFSA by February 22, 2016 will result in the loss of your TN Promise scholarship eligibility.
Lacrosse. Come support senior captain Caitlin Lloyd as she leads the Lady Spartans lacrosse team at their very first game of the season, this Friday at 5 o' clock at Briarcrest.
St. Jude Club. There will be Yearbook pictures for the St. Jude Club after school THIS THURSDAY in the library. Wear your St. Jude Club shirt if you have one. Please be there right after school.
February 16, 2014
Math League Contest. Attention! The Math League Math Contest will be today at 2:30 pm in Ms. Cui's room. Congratulations to Jennifer Xiao, Angus McKee, Justin Du, who won 2nd place on Saturday at the 4th Annual Collierville HS Math Competition as a team!
Baseball Tryouts.The last day for baseball tryouts is today! Location: The Baseball Field. Time: 2:30 pm.
Swim Team. Congratulations to our Sate Swim Team, finishing 26th out of 181 teams! Everyone swam best times and our own mighty Spartan, Audrey McKinnon, finished 10th in the 200 IM and finished 5th in the 100 Breast. Congratulations, Spartans!
February 11, 2016
Scribbler Submissions. Hey you rays of sunshine! Do you write poetry? How about short stories? Can you draw or take photographs? Do you play an instrument or sing? Be spontaneous and and creative AND submit submit your work to the Scribbler, White Station's literary magazine! Email your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
February 10, 2016
30 Plus Club. Teachers, please allow those seniors who are 30 Plus Club members to promptly report to the auditorium at the end of 1st period or the start of 2nd period to take the Plus club photo. An updated list of the Senior 30 Plus Club was sent to your emails and put in your email boxes.
St. Jude Club. The St. Jude Club will be having a mandatory meeting on February 16 in M109 at 2:20. We will discuss upcoming events, and the meeting shouldn't last long. Spartans come out and support the St. Jude CLub for a spirit night at Chick-Fil-A on Poplar on February 25 from 3-8 pm. We need all the support we can get!
FAFSA Application. Monday, February 15th is the deadline to complete the FAFSA, which is the Federal Application for Free Student Aid, in order to retain eligibility for the TNPromise free tuition scholarship. The FAFSA must be complete by midnight Febraury 15. There are no extension for TNPromise. You can access the FAFSA application online at FAFSA.gov. Please see your school counselor immediately if you need assistance completing the FAFSA. We understand that having the funds to pay for college is one of the most important priorities in your senior year.
Baseball Tryouts. Baseball Tryouts will be held Monday Feb. 15th at the Baseball Field at 3:00 pm.
February 5, 2016
Germany, France, and Spain Trip. Attention to all students going on the Germany, France, and Spain trip this summer: There will be a meeting on Monday 2/8/16 in Frau Warren's classroom E104 at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
February 4, 2016
Biology Olympiad. Attention Biology Olympiad members: The open exam will be administered on 2/11/16 in Ms. Agee's room, M205. Please be in the room by 6:45 am. If you are late, you will not be able to take the test.
Seniors Only: Six Flags. If you would like to attend the Senior Trip to Six Flags and Lambert on May 6th, please pick up a permission slip from the Student Support Office. The trip is $155 dollars. Payment and Permission Slips MUST be received by March 11 before 1:00. Payments can be made in the Student Support Office to Ms. Brown. You must have permission slips completely filled out along with the payment. We will not accept payments after March 11th. Guaranteed to be a fun and exciting way to end your senior year!!
Congrats: Optimist Club. Congratulations to the following HIP Students who participated in the Optimist Club speech competition last Wednesday. 1st Place winner: Takia Davis, 2nd Place Winner: KeIana Walker, 3rd Place Winner: Brittany Miller.
Congrats: S.E.T.C. Congrats to Sydney Prather, who was nominated by Mr. Boone, and chosen to be the S.E.T.C Emerging Artist of Promise. The award is named after Samm-Art Williams. Sydney is one of the 4 students chosen from a 13 state region to represent WSHS Theatre in Greensboro, N.C. in March.
February 3, 2016
Theatre. Reminder: The WSHS Shakespeare competition will take place Thursday February 4th at 2:30 in Mr. Henry's room, M225. There is a sign up sheet outside the door. See Mr. Henry for more details.
FCCLA. Shout out to FCCLA members. FCCLA entered 29 members in the Regional Competition in Memphis. We had 23 first and second place winners. Good job! 1st place: Nyla McCraine, Dechaure Rhode, Kierra Whitelow, Kaitlin McDade, Demecca Pride, Alden Thomas, Justice Crenshaw, Denise McBee, Tyla Middleton, Corea Ross, Victor Brooks, and Kyla Harris. 2nd Place: Martisha Lewis, De'Aira Thompson, Christopher Holmes, Tyris Woods, and Braxton Winford.
February 2, 2016
AMC. Attention! The location for AMC 10A / 12A has been changed today! It will take place in Mr. Jennemann's Room, E100 at 8:30 am. The exam will take place from 8:30 - 9:45 am.
Knowledge Bowl Team. The White Station Knowledge Bowl Team will hold practice this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All members of the team must be present!
Congrats: Swim Team. Congratulations to our county meet swimmers! Audrey McKinnon, Isabel Cui, Roland Chang, Lucas Jackstas, Avi Dixit, & Avery Coonin gave us great swims! Wish them well as we head to the state swim meet next week!
January 29, 2016
Swim Team. Congrats to the Boys Swim team on their city win Tuesday! Come out and support the swim team this Saturday at St. George's for the county meet!
Theatre. The Play Production One Act Festival is here! Plays, which have been directed by WSHS students will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the WSHS auditorium. Admission is $5 to Thursday or Friday at 7:00 pm, or you can see all 7 plays at 4 pm on Saturday for only $7.
Quiz Bowl. The Bolton High School Quiz Bowl tournament has been rescheduled for this Saturday, January 30th. All Quiz Bowl team members who have signed up to compete in this tournament: please make arrangements to be there.
Crush for Crush. Valentines Day is coming up and JROTC is selling crushes for your crush. They will be delivered to your crush's 7th period on Thursday, Feb. 12th. They will be sold during all lunches from Feb. 3rd to 10th. Come make your crush's day!
AMC Math. Attention! If you've registered, you are required to pre-fill all name and demographic information on the answer sheet before the official contest administration date, which is on Feb. 2nd, 2016, next Tuesday. Please come to Mrs. Cui's room after school on Feb. 1st at 2:30 pm to fill out the sheet.
Latin. Attention, Latin Discipuli! There will be a meeting this Friday, January 29th at 2:30 concerning Latin Convention. Of course, snacks and drinks will be provided! We will be done by 3:00!
Rust College. High School Community College Day is March 4, 2016 from 10:30 am -1:00 pm. Register online at www.rustcollege.edu or by phone at 662-252-8000 ext 4059.
Attention Debaters.There will be no Debate Team practice after school Thursday, January 28th. Practice will resume after school Tuesday, Feb. 2nd.
Musical T Shirts. Mr. Boone has T-Shirts for the Spring Musical, "Spelling Bee". He has small, medium, and large shirts and they are $5. Checks can be made to the school.
Prom Theme. Seniors: If you would like to vote for the prom theme, you can stop by the Student Support Office today and tomorrow to vote. This is for seniors only and please only one vote per senior.
January 26, 2016
Delegation to Nashville. Delegates who are going on the trip to the state capitol tomorrow are required to meet with Ms. Sugarmono in room M112 from 2:30-4:00.
TED-Ed Club. TED-Ed Club will met this Thursday for an hour after school in the library. Come to watch and discuss TED Talks and continue working on your own presentations. See you there!
FBLA. Congratulations to White Station High School's FBLA chapter who competed against students across Shelby County in various events. Please congratulate the following students when you see them: Sports and Entertainment Management (Team 1) Nancy Yuan and Xington Wang (1st Place). Sports and Entertainment Management (Team 2) Jakobi Bruce, Jonathan James, and Zion Chatman (2nd Place). Cyber Security Junli Yang (1st Place). Public Speaking 1 Catelyn Williams (1st place), Tariq Usmani (2nd Place), and London Pirtle (5th Place). These young people have advanced to the state division of competition to be held in Chattanooga, TN later in April. Once again, congratulations to all.
Student Council Spirit Night. Monday, February 1st, Student Council will be hosting a spirit night at Chick-fil-a on Poplar close to our school.
January 25, 2016
Homecoming Dance. Spartans! Buy your home coming ticket during all lunches: A, B, and C. They are $20 and we are selling them till the 27th. The dance is Feb 5th.
Theatre. The WSHS Shakespeare monologue competition will be Thursday February 4 at 2:30 in room M225. See Mr. Henry for more details.
WSHS Girls' Varsity Basketball.Players, please stop by Room M240 today to pick up very important information.
Day on the Hill. Ms. Sugarmon needs to see all the delegates who will be attending the field trip to Nashville for the "Day on the Hill" in Nashville. There will be a 15 minute meeting today in room M112.
Track and Field. Attention all aspiring Track and Field athletes: If you plan to participate in the 2016 Spring Track and Field program, you must have your physical, cardiac arrest, and concussion for completed and turned in by 2:30 pm this Thursday. If you need the forms or have any questions, please stop by the ROTC building prior to Thursday. No exceptions! Everyone must have these forms on file dated after January 1, 2016.
Make-A-Wish Club. Hey, White Station. Come out to Chick-fil-a near the school this coming Tuesday the 26th for a spirit night from 3-8 pm to support the Make-A-Wish club. Don't forget to say you're from White Station. Also, don't forget we will have a Make-A-Wish club meeting on Tuesday the 26th right after school in the cafeteria to discuss future car washes, bake sales, and spirit nights. It will be brief then we will all head to Chick-fil-a for a spirit night from 3-8 pm.
Military Ball. Due to bad weather conditions, the JROTC Military Ball has been moved from Saturday, Jan. 23rd to Saturday, Feb. 13th. You can still buy tickets even if you aren't in JROTC. If you need refunds or tickets, please ceom to the JROTC building after school.
January 20, 2016
Athletic Training Program. Union University is hosting an on campus athletic training, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and exercise science. This is an overnight workshop which will give your students a chance yo come and have a hands on experience in what the field of athletic training and sports medicine looks like. Interested students can register at http://www.uu.edu/events/atw The cost is $25 if students are communting and $35 if staying overnight.
Homecoming Nominations.Student Council/E-board will be taking up nominations for homecoming court during all lunches starting from Wed. Jan 20 to Fri. Jan 22.
Spectrum. Spectrum will be having a meeting on Thursday the 21st from 2:25 to 3:00 in room M139. T Shirt order forms will be available. There will be snakcs!
Scribbler Coffeehouse. Want to spend a night under the stars? Maybe not, since it's freeing outside? Don't worry! The Scribbler is hosting a galaxy-themed coffeehouse on Friday the 22nd from 6-9 om in the auditorium. Bring $5 and a friend for a good time.
ACT Prep Sessions. ACT Prep Sessions for the February 6th test will be conducted after school and the next two Saturdays (January 23rd and 30th). The test prep schedule is as follows: Dr. Madu-Science (Mon., Tues., and Thurs 2:30-4:00 and Saturdays from 10:30-12:30). Mrs. Odom-English/Reading (Thurs., 2:30-4:30). Mr. Amadou-Ide-Mathematics (Saturdays 7:30-1:30). Ms. Isiip-Science (Fridays 2:20 -3:20 and Saturdays 10:30 - 12:00) Students can pick up an ACT Practice Test for the test prep sessions in room A101.
St. Jude Club. The St. Jude Club will meet Tuesday, January 26th. We will discuss the upcoming events, so please try to be there. We will meet in M109 and the meeting shouldn't be long.
Make-A-Wish. Hey White Station, come out and support the Make-A-Wish club at Schlotzsky's near the school this Thursday the 21st. Make sure you say your from White Station.
Junior and Senior One Acts.Hey Spartans! The White Station Junior and Senior One Acts are around the corner! To get ready, the Play Pro class will be having a bake sale after school this week in the auditorium lobby. Delicious and affordable brownies, cookies, cakes, and muffins will be available to help the White Station Play Pro Class!
January 15, 2016
Girls' Rugby. Ladies! Did you enjoy Powder Puff and want something even better? Join the Lady Gladiators Rugby Team. THere will be a short meeting in Room M131 on Tuesday right after school. If you can't make it, contact Lillian Fite or KT Pritchard. See you there!
January 14, 2016
National Honor Society. National Honor Society Members, please meet in the auditorium immediately after school for our January meeting.
Senior Fees. Senior Fees will be collected February 11th and March 8th during all lunches. Senior dues are $100 this year. This fee includes your cap and gown, senior luncheon, and all graduation costs. Please make sure you have the correct change. Also, checks must be payable to White Station High School. Traditions will only be here on February 11th and March 8th. And it is important that the senior dues of $100 be paid on one of the two allotted days.
Culinary Club. Attention Culinary Club! There will be a brief meeting after school on Thursday, January 14th, today. Please try to attend. The meeting will be in Mr. Henry's room, M225. We will discuss club dues, and hopefully we will begin cooking next week.
Lost items.If you have left a pair of glasses or a pencil bag in Ms. Agee's room yesterday, come get them.
BRIDGES. Youth Ignite is happening this Saturday 4-6 pm at the BRIDGES building downtown. 8 youth from across Memphis will be competing for funding and support to make their idea for improving Memphis youth a reality. This is a free event with food and entertainment, but you must register online at bridgesusa.org/youthignit