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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
November 2, 2015
Ms. Fisher's Classes: Classroom. Ms. Fisher's classes, meet in the classroom Monday and Tuesday.
Ms. Poe's Classes: Library. Ms. Poe's English II classes will report to the library Monday and Tuesday for MAP Testing.
Emory Scholars Program. Seniors interested in applying to Emory University: the Emory University Scholars Program application deadline is November 15, regardless of if the student is applying Early Decision or Regular Decision to either Emory College, Oxford College, or both. The Scholars Program does not require a counselor nomination.
Queen of Clubs. Attention Clubs and Club Sponsors! If you are interested in participating in this year's Queen of Clubs, then your sign up sheet is due next Monday, Nov. 2nd, to Mrs. Skoog's box or room M123. Thanks!
Senior Panoramic Picture and T-Shirt Purchases. You will be able to purchase a Senior Panoramic picture on Tuesday, November 3rd at 6:45 am - 7:15 am in the cafeteria. If you missed out on buying a picture, this is your last chance. Also if you purchased a Senior T-Shirt, Ms. Barnes will deliver them in the cafeteria during your lunch period on Thursday, November 5th. You can pick up during your lunch period only.
State Qualified Spartan Swimmers. Congrats to our NEWLY State Qualified Spartan Swimmers, Audrey McKinnon, Lukas Jackstas and Roland Chang! They qualified at last night's meet at St. George's at 11 a.m.! Go Spartan Swimming and Congratulations to our state qualifiers!
St. Jude Club. There will be a St. Jude Club Meeting Tuesday, November 3rd in M109. Please try to make it as a lot of new information will be given out. Try to make it as soon as possible after school. The meeting will not last long. If you would like to order a T-Shirt, bring $18 to the meeting!
Scribbler Coffee House. Come one come all to the Scribbler Coffee House Pumpkin Ball. Bring $5 to the auditorium door and you'll get so much more. November 6th is the date to remember, 6-9 p.m. you'll be welcomed to our chamber.
Math Tutoring. The Math Team is now offering tutoring in Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Pre calculus and Calculus. Come to Mrs. Cui's Room (M212) on Tuesdays and Ms. Cornell's Room (M130) on Wednesday's to participate.
Soccer Meeting. There will be a soccer meeting in the auditorium at 2:15 on Monday, 11/2 for those interested in trying out.
Science Olympiad. There will be a science Olympiad Meeting Wednesday, November 4th in Ms. Davis's room. Please be there.
White Station Bicycling Society. Attention Spartans: Do you like to ride a bicycle? Do you like outdoors? If you answered yes to these questions, then you need to join the White Station Bicycle Society. We ride, we explore, we enjoy a great bike ride. We go on trails and on roads, so everyone can be a part. If you are interested in joining the Bicycle Society, we will have an informational meeting after school on Tuesday, November 3rd in Room M131. Come join us for some fun in the outdoors.
October 29, 2015
TED-Ed Club. TED-Ed Club will meet this Thursday in the library. Join us to watch and discuss TED Talks and consider what makes an idea worth spreading! The meeting will be about an hour.
Student-Faculty Basketball Game. FACULTY!! If you want to play in the student-faculty basketball game, the sign up sheet is in the main office. This is only for teachers and faculty, not students.
TTA Scholarship Awarded. Each year, the Tennessee Theatre Association grants scholarships to two outstanding seniors based on acting auditions in front of a panel of college representatives. This year, our very own Hallie Storms was awarded one of these prestigious awards. Congratulations, Hallie!
Financial Aid Workshop. White Station High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop in the library on November 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Felicia Orr from 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.
Latin Club Meeting. Attention Latin Club Members! This Friday, the Latin Club will have a meeting from 2:30 to 3:00 to discuss Festivus in Ms. Ryder's room, M236.
Trip to Europe 2016. Interested in traveling to Germany, France, and Spain? We will host our last meeting on 11/10/15 in the library at 6:00 pm. Questions? Go to E104 to get answers.
Student Council. Hey Spartans! There will be a student council meeting November 3rd! And also, powderpuff forms must be turned in tomorrow to Ms. Browne's room afterschool
Senior Panoramic Picture and Senior T-Shirts. The Senior Panoramic Picture will be taken this Thursday, October 29th. You must be in a school uniform to be included in this picture. Also...Senior T-Shirts will go on presale this Thursday in the cafeteria during all lunches. They will ONLY be sold in the cafeteria. The cost of the T-Shirt is $15. Please have your payment with you when placing your order. Order forms can be picked up in the Student Support office.
Colleges Coming to Campus. We are excited to announce the colleges coming to campus this week: University of Tulsa, Arkansas State University, Swarthmore College, and Western Kentucky University.
PSAT Testing Locations. The 10th and 11th Graders will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday, October 28th. 10th graders will test in the Cafeteria and 11th graders will test in the East Annex. Testing will begin promptly at 7:00. There is a testing schedule posted around school and in your teachers' classrooms. Students, please become familiar with the schedule so you will know where to go. Also bring a sharpened #2 pencil to the test. Thank you.
Spanish Club. Hey White Station, there will be a Spanish club meeting Thursday the 29th after school in E103. You don't have to speak Spanish to join the club! Hope to see you there!
Queen of Clubs. This year's DECA chapter is putting on the Queen of Clubs to fund raise for Le Bonheur and Muscular Dystrophy. Each club has the opportunity to pay a $5 fee and choose one member to compete in the pageant. The pageant consists of 4 rounds: 1) Speech/Public Speaking- Speak about their role in the club, what it does, any upcoming events, and why people should be in your club. (This must be submitted by Nov. 24). 2) Costume - Club must collaborate to create a costume that is representative of your club for the contestant to model. i. e. Film and Photography club could use photos or photo reels to make a dress/suit. 3) Talent - Talent of the club's choosing, contestant can pretty much do anything. Need a description of the talent turned in with a speech on November 24th. 4) Questions - Contestants will be asked questions similar to those in regular pageants. Some may be about the club, some may be about White Station, and some might be goofy - be prepared for anything. Ultimately, our goal is to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy. We will give 100% of the profits to the Le Bonheur Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic. If you would like to fund raise for our cause prior to the event, an award will be given to the club who raises the most. Otherwise, this is a great way to promote your club, any upcoming events , or spread the message your club is aiming to spread. It will be fun and silly, and prizes will be awarded in the end. ***When speech and talent are turned in on November 24th, let us know what music your contestant will walk to. Turn in forms to Mrs. Skoog's room (M123) or box.
Bridge Lessons. It's not too late to join free bridge lessons at Hutchinson School on Mondays from 4:30-7:00 pm. Bridge is a fun game that has been proven to improve students' scores on standardized tests in every subject area. Several scholarships are available for young people, including one that can be awarded every year until the age of 26. Like chess, the game requires analytical thinking but has the advantage that you have a partner to help you and join in your success.
Colleges Coming to Campus. We are excited to announce the colleges coming to campus this week: Amherst College, ROTC Scholarship International Session, and Washington and Lee University.
Boo for your "Boo". Halloween is around the corner...Why don't you celebrate your boo, and buy them a BOO?! The World Language Department will be selling treats during lunch that will be delivered to the "boo" of your choice, next Thursday during 7th Period.
Library Closed for MAP Testing. The library will be closed for testing
Community Service. Young ladies: Want to change the community? Want to gain leadership skills? Want volunteer hours? Then join the Hutchinson Girl's Leadership Summit November 6 & 7. For more information, go to the counselors' website or ask Mrs. Brown-Malone, the counselor. This is a great way to gain community service hours and meet other students from across the city.
Governor's School. Students, if you are interested in Governor's School, go to tn.gov for guidelines and applications. Your completed Governor's School application must be turned in to your counselor by November 19th.
Shop Vac. Teachers: If you have the shop vac, please send it to Ms. Agee in room M205.
Marksmanship Match Results. Congratulations to the White Station JROTC Marksmanship Team. The team defeated Kirby on September 29 with a score of White Station 854 to 0. The high firer for the Match was Michelle Bond with a score of 227. On Oct. 6th, the team defeated Overton with a score of 838 to 498. The high firer for this match was Michelle Bond with a score of 246. Yesterday, the team defeated Wooddale with a score of White Station 869 to 796. High firer for this match was Michelle Bond with a score of 246. Erin Criswell fired 214, Taylor Ratliff fired a 214, and Joshua McKinney fired 213. The next match will be next Tuesday at Oakhaven. The team is currently undefeated with a 5-0 record.
Love Girls Magazine. Listen up Spartans, please check out the latest edition of Love Girls Magazine where fellow Senior Spartan Shelbymarie Amos is featured. She also recently hosted the Love Girls Awards program where she not only performed, but also received an award for performing arts. Love Girls Magazine "Spotlights" young ladies in the Memphis, TN area who are making a difference and doing positive things for themselves and others. You can checkout a copy of the Magazine in the library and floating around the school. Also, don't forget to check Shelbymarie out on 88.5 FM every Saturday from 2-5 pm. WAY to go Shelbymarie Amos!
ASVAB. The ASVAB is November 17th. Students, if you are interested in taking the ASVAB: Armed Service Aptitude, you must sign up in Mrs. Brown-Malone's office.
TN Promise Scholarship. The Tennessee Promise Scholarship is a great scholarship that will pay for a student to go to community college or technical college for two years. You must apply before November 2 at www.tnpromise.gov. There are two weeks remaining for any Class of 2016 student to apply.
Bullying Awareness. As social networking and online social interaction become more and more prevalent, cyber bullying becomes one of the most popular types of bullying that occurs between teens. About 80% of all high school students have encountered bullying online. About 35% of teens say they have actually been threatened with online violence. About half of all teens admit they have said something hurtful or mean to another teen online. Most admit they have done it more than once. The only way we can put a stop to this is if WE choose not to participate in it. Take a stand against bullying.