Friday, November 16, 2018

    Absent Note due: 11/13/18 


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    “Black” Day

    Counseling & Career:

    Girls, Save the date!  March 30, 2019 "Dream It*Be It* Career Support" presented by Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, will be holding a Full-Day Conference at Spring Mill Manor.  Meet women from a variety of occupations and learn their stories.  This program will provide attendees with the tools and resources to help shape your future.  For information contact dreamit03.30.19@gmail.com.

    Attention ESL Students.  We will be hosting a representative from LaSalle University's BUSCA Program to speak with students whose primary language is Spanish.  The BUSCA Program serves motivated Spanish -dominant students to help them work towards a degree at LaSalle University. The presentation will be on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 AM.  Please sign up in the School Counseling Office to reserve your spot for the presentation.

    Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors!  Please sign up in Naviance to meet with a Student Ambassador from Yale University on Friday, January 4 at 9:45 AM.  This Ambassador from Yale can offer a first-hand perspective of the college admissions process and his experiences at Yale University. 

    Academically Talented Sophomores and Juniors- Would you like to spend a month on a college campus working with other like-minded students? Announcing wonderful summer opportunities in Global Entrepreneurship, Health Career and Agricultural Science (formally Governor’s School Programs).  Applications accepted until February 1, 2019- but students are encouraged to apply early. Cost varies. Please see your counselor for further details.

    Attention academically talented juniors interested in the math and sciences: announcing the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences hosted by the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a unique summer opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in the STEM-related fields. Must complete the application by early January.  If interested, please see your counselor for further information.

    SENIORS! The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.  To learn more go to Naviance or apply at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers. Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018. 

    Juniors!  Check out the Coolidge Scholarship that has been posted to Naviance.  This is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited College or university in the United States.  You can also access the scholarship site at www.coolidgescholars.org. 

    Seniors and Juniors!  Make sure you check and sign-up thru Naviance to see what Universities and Colleges will be hosting seminar here at WTHS.


    The William Tennent Chess Team had their first match on Tuesday. While Captain Maxwell Jin held his own against a Master, Ethan Knox, Dan Cohen, Ethan Wertz, and Calvin Sewell all won their matches against CB East.

    Students in Mrs. Daley's information consumerism class are collecting a variety of items for their class project. If each of you chose to donate simply one item, it would make a huge impact on numerous organizations. Please look in the library and outside the house offices between now and November 30th to donate the following items: toothbrushes, new or used blankets, Leashes, collars and pet food, New or used coats and umbrellas, Canned food, new or used Jewelry, new socks. Thank you for your generosity at this giving time of year!"

    Key Club members please see Mrs. Harper any day after school this week to pick up your t-shirt.  The next meeting is this Monday November 19 and we would like to take a club picture wearing your shirts.

    It's the season to give thanks! Take time to show gratitude and kindness by sending Gratitude Grams!  The STRENGTH Club is happy to help you spread positivity by delivering your Gratitude Grams to friends, teachers, and/or staff at WTHS.  A Gratitude Gram is a thoughtful message with a sweet treat attached; it's a token of appreciation or a wonderful way to show you care.  Gratitude Grams will be sold during lunches from 11/9 to 11/16.  You can purchase three for just $1.00!  Gratitude Grams are available for all grade levels to purchase.    They will be delivered on 11/19.  So surprise a friend, make a teacher smile, send a sweet treat and message to your sweetie, or remind someone of how much you appreciate them with Gratitude Grams!  The STRENGTH Club is grateful for your support! 

    The Environmental Club will be getting Fly Tying lessons from Trout Unlimited in Room C103. This will happen on 2 Fridays:  Nov. 30 & Dec. 14. You must sign up by Thursday, November 15 meeting so we can prepare for the lessons.  Sign up at an Enviro Club meeting on Thursdays at 2:30 in C103. Check out our trout while you are with us!

    Girls Basketball Tryouts will begin Friday, November 16 from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. All girls are welcome to tryout as long as they have completed a PIAA physical and a concussion baseline test. Any questions please stop into the Athletic Office across from the gym. See you there! 

    Trumark Financial will be introducing a new promotion where you can guess the weight of a pumpkin and win a $25 dollar iTunes gift card. Simply stop by the branch during any lunch hours, feel how much you think the pumpkin weighs, and write down your guess for a chance to win. Whoever has the closest answer without going over the actual weight by November 30 will receive the $25 dollar gift card. Also, congratulations to the winner of the Kiki challenge promotion Brendan Volpe. Please stop by to collect your $25 dollar gift card during any lunch period.