Monday, February 12, 2018

Today’s Menu: Branded Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Drumstick, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Broccoli Soup, Lima Beans, Steamed Carrots, Fresh Fruit, Pear Cup

Attention Freshman!!  Class of 2021 shirts will be on sale during lunches this week in the cafeteria.   Show your class pride and place your order today!

On February 12th & 13th, the Voter Registrar will be visiting Government classrooms. Students will have the opportunity to register to vote online during the visit. If you want to register to vote at this time, please be sure that you have your full Social Security Number and your Virginia Driver's License number. The school does not have access to this information so you will need to bring it with you.

US Marines
will have a representative in Guidance Tuesday February 13th at 11:00.  Please stop by the Guidance office for a pass, if you are interested in speaking with their representative.

The girls’ tennis interest meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday will now be held today, February 12  at 2:45 PM in room 205.  If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting, please see Miss Sweet for information or email her at . 

There will be an Outdoor Track & Field Meeting for all interested athletes and their parents on Tuesday, February 13th, at 6 pm in the auditorium.

French Club is having a Mardi Gras celebration after school on Tuesday (mardi) in the cafeteria from 2:45 - 4:30.  Please sign up in room 115 and see Mr. Reddy if you have any questions.

The next Leo Club meeting will be Wednesday, February 14th, right after school in Mrs. Leonard’s room 230. Stop by Mrs. Leonard’s Room today to sign up for events.

Senior Spirit Day: Valentine’s High School Sweet-Tarts Day, February 14th, twin with your “Sweet-Tart” or Bestie.  Stop by the library with your twin for a sweet treat!  If you don’t have a senior shirt, put your name in a drawing to win one!

James wood baseball tryouts
are Feb 19th. Signup sheet and all the information regarding tryouts is on the baseball bulletin board located right outside the boys locker room by the main gym. 

FCCLA is celebrating FCCLA Week with Mental Health Monday. Did you know that 1 in 5 young people live with a mental health condition and half of them develop the condition by age 14? You are not alone and it’s no one’s fault. It can be scary and confusing, but it is important to talk to someone - a parent, a friend’s parent, a teacher, a guidance counselor - talk to someone because people want to help.

FCCLA wants to remind members to come to room 107 after school Tuesday to create “Valentines For Veterans” as part of FCCLA Week.

Academically gifted sophomores and juniors who are interested in applying for GIS for next year can pick up an  application in guidance beginning today, February 12th. Completed applications are due to the guidance secretary by Wednesday, February 21st.

Calling all future educators! Now is the time to apply to the “Teachers For Tomorrow” program for next school year. Stop in the Guidance Department to pick up an application or see Mrs. Riggleman in Room 110. Applications are due February 23rd. Did you know that all completers of this course that have earned a teaching license and applied to work in Frederick County Public Schools have been hired! You will be career and college ready.

To all rising sophmore and juniors...if you are interested in pursuing or learning more about Health and Medical Science Careers please think about applying to the Valley Health Science Academy. In the Academy students will have an opportunity to tour Winchester Medical Center, Earn College Credits for LFCC’s Intro to Health Professions class, receive hands on experience at both LFCC and Shenandoah University’s Skills Lab and much more. Applications are due to your counselor by March 13th. For more information and to pick up your application, go to Guidance. 

If you are interested in helping with set design and painting, please see Mrs. Woshner or Mr. Largent for the Google Classroom code.  We will start painting set on Monday, February 12. You do not need to be an art student to help.

Maker Monday for February and March: Duct Tape Journals, in the library during study halls. See Mrs. Phelps or Ms. Hartenbach for more information. Today is the first workshop

AP Exam Registration/Info.  All students taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year will take the exams at Lord Fairfax Community College.   Students who register to take an AP exam will be provided with the specific location to which they should report at LFCC prior to the exam being administered.   Administering AP exams at a central location instead of each individual high school allows more students at each school to take the exams.  Students taking the AP exams will have to provide their own transportation to LFCC and will not be counted as absent at their home school on the day(s) they take their AP test(s).  Registration for AP tests will be held in the guidance department between February 20 and March 15.  AP exams will be administered during the two-week exam window of May 7-11 and May 14-18.  For more information, contact the guidance department or visit 

This week make sure you sign up or attend a small discussion group for No Summit Out of Sight. Today’s small groups are during 5B, 6A, 6B in the library.  If you haven’t signed up, no worries!  Even if you haven’t read Chapters 13-15, that is okay too.  Get in on the discussion!  Every time you attend a discussion group your name goes into a drawing for a Meet and Greet with Jordan Romero. 

Join the library  @JWColonels_Lib for their first ever Twitter Chat about the No Summit Out of Sight Book!  Tuesday night, February 13th @ 7pm. 

Athletes from the James Wood HS Indoor Track & Field Team competed in the Region 4C Championship on Friday, Feb 9th, at Hagerstown Community College. Rene Rosso had the top performances of the night with wins in the High Jump & 55m Hurdles, and 3rd place finishes in the 55m Dash and 300m Dash. Dominic Revetta was 2nd in the Shot Put, and the team of Tyler Ostinato, Bryce Ratlief, Nathan Shade, and Jacksen Costa finished 3rd in the 4x800m Relay.These athletes will represent James Wood HS at the State Championship at Roanoke College in Salem, VA, on the 23rd & 24th of February. They will be joined by Brooke Sandy, who had already qualified to compete in the State Championship but did not place in the Region Championship. The team still has an opportunity to qualify more athletes for the state championship this Wednesday (Feb 14), when the Long Jump & Triple Jump will be contested.

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