Bridges. Students: if you are looking for a program that unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation; then Bridge Builders is just what you are looking for. Pick up an application in the counselor's suite. Or apply online at bridgesusa.org/apply This is sponsored by Mrs. Brown-Malone and Mrs. Smith, the counselors.
ACT Free Prep Sessions. ACT free PREP sessions will be at Southwind High School January 30, 2016 from 9:00-1:00 pm. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/jkdpdya Please bring a pencil and a calculator.
English Teachers. English Teachers! If you have not already been to your boxes, be sure to pick up the green sheets of paper do your classes can vote on this year's teacher superlatives! They need to be turned in to Mr. Pentecost's box by this Friday.
Messick/Project Graduation. Those students who missed their meeting at Messick for Project Graduation; the next mandatory meeting is Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 pm in Building C, the cafeteria.
Library Closed. The Library will be closed after school Wed, Thurs, Fri for an online test.
Senior Homeroom Teachers. Please turn in Senior Superlative voting forms to the office after homeroom this afternoon. Thanks!
Attention Spartans. The price of the yearbook will be going up to $85 on January 22nd. So make sure to buy your book before the 22nd for the best deal! You can order the book online at balfour.com
TN Coalition of Students for a Better Education. Please turn in your permission slip to Ms. Sugarman in room M112 today if you plan to be a part of the group going to Nashville.
Youth in Government. Anyone who is interested in participating in Youth in Government is asked to attend a brief meeting on Wednesday, January 13th in Mrs. Kannady's room, M207 directly after school. We will go over what's required, fees, and other important info! We look forward to seeing you there!
January 8, 2016
WSHS Math Team. For those who signed up for the AMC, there will be a mandatory meeting on January 13th from 2:30 to 3:30 in Ms. Cui's room, M212. If you have not paid your dues yet, please bring them to the meeting, or you will not be able to participate.
Theatre. Callbacks for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be posted outside the choir room and theatre rooms by the end of 2nd period. Those called back should be prepared to dance at 4:00 pm this afternoon.
Awards. Congrats to Mr. Boone who will receive the Belz-Lipman Education of the Year Award in the Day of Remembrance March 8, 2016 at the State Capital.
Graduation Supplies. Attention Seniors: Last opportunity to order graduation supplies is Wednesday, January 13th. The Balfour representative will be here during all lunches in the Cafeteria. Order packets are in the Main Office. Bring your order and deposit on Wednesday, Jan. 13th.
Drivers Permit Forms. The following students need to come by the Attendance Office to pick up your Official Drivers Permit Form before it expires: De'Aira Thompson, Alex Chung, Roman Ramirez-Garcia, and Cameron Washington.
January 7, 2016
Global Awareness Club. Happy New Year! It's officially 2016, which means there's only 11 months until the Presidential Election. Let's talk about that! The GAC is back in the new year, and we'll be having our first meeting of 2016 on Tuesday Jan. 12, in Mr. P's too, F115 after school. Please join us.
January 6, 2016
Senior Swag Day. Senior Sway Day will be Friday, January 15th. Seniors, please remember the purpose of Senior Swag Day is to dress to impress. The theme for this Senior Swag Day is "Taking on Corporate America". You should dress like you are about to impress that Fortune 500 Company and land that six figure job you always wanted. All attire must be appropriate for school. There should be NO jeans, short skirts or dresses, no short shorts, no crop tops, no bagging pants, and no extremely tight attire. Seniors lets shoe our fellow Spartans...that the class of 2016 is ready to DRESS TO IMPRESS!! Any senior who is dressed inappropriate will be showcasing their swag in ISS. So make sure you follow all the rules.
Lost item. If you've found a white pencil pouch, please take it to Ms Hayes in Room A101 or turn it in to the main office. Thank you, Ms. Hayes.
Model UN. On Thursday from 2:20 to 2:45 there will be a meeting in Room M024 for all students who signed up for the Rhodes MUN Conference in Feb. Registration for this conference ends Jan. 15th.
Nashville Delegation. Ms. Sugarmon needs to see the WSHS delegation Thursday, January 7th at 2:15 for a brief informational meeting about the Nashville Trip of January 27th.
Debate Team. The White Station Debate Team is looking for new members. If you are interested in joining the White Station debate team, there will be an informational meeting in Mr. Rakestraw's room (M111) Thursday at 2:25. Current debate team members are also expected to attend. The meeting will last about 30 minutes and we will discuss practice schedules and upcoming tournament.
Lifetime Wellness. ALL Lifetime Wellness Students should report to the SAME teacher they had LAST semester until instructed otherwise.
Military Ball. ATTENTION EVERYONE! JROTC's Military Ball is coming up on January 23rd and we are selling tickets now! Come by the ROTC building during your lunch period and buy them! $25 for one and $40 for two! It will be at the Holiday Inn on Central Ave at 6 om. There are only 150 spots so buy them now!
Selective Service Sign Up. If you are a male that has recently turned 18 years of age and have not signed up for selective service, please do so immediately. Your onstage campus representative is Sergeant First Class Myers. Please see him in the JROTC building.
January 5, 2016
Theatre. Auditions for the Spring Musical, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be Jan. 6th and 7th. Please prepare 16 bars of a character-driven song and bring your sheet music to the choir room.
Soccer. There will be a meeting in the Auditorium after school on Thursday (1/7) for anyone who is interested in trying out for Boys Soccer. This meeting is mandatory.
Colleges Coming to Campus. We are excited to announce the colleges coming to campus: Rice University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Mississippi State University, and Austin Peay State University. Juniors are highly encouraged to attend these visits. Please sign up in the guidance complex and obtain a permission slip from your English teacher.
Co-ed Volleyball. Good morning! There'll be a co-ed volleyball meeting in Dr. Madu's room this Thursday to discuss T-Shirt orders and upcoming plans for this semester. If you have money for the T-Shirt ready, please make sure to bring it. See ya there!
White Station Open House. Help us show current 8th graders why they should consider coming to Sparta next year. We will have a club fair in the cafeteria that night to shoe prospective students all the various extracurricular activities available to them. If you are interested in representing your club, contact Principal Holland ASAP.
December 15, 2015
Award. Congratulations to senior Burke Williams for being selected as a finalist for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Bull Bramlett Award, The winner will be selected on December 30th.
Summer Internships and Yearlong Enrichment. Memphis Office of Youth Services Youth Summer Experience and Memphis Ambassadors Program online application period has begun. You will have until January 15, 2015 to apply at www.cityofmemphisyouth.org. This is a great opportunity for summer internships and yearlong enrichment.
Make-A-Wish. Good Morning, Make-A-Wish Club Members! Please pick up your t- shirt after school in the cafeteria Tuesday or Wednesday.
December 11, 2015
Math League Contest. The Math League Contest will be on Tuesday, December 15. It will start at 2:30 pm after school in Ms. Cui's Room, M212. Please plan accordingly and be prepared.
School Uniform Drive. Attention all sophomores! You all should get into the spirit of giving by donating new or used uniform clothing to assist families this season! You can turn in clothing into selected classrooms until Friday, Dec. 18th!
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.