Please join us for our first PTSA meeting of the year. This meeting will be virtual. Use the link below to register to attend the meeting. Once you register you will receive a link to the Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-uspjMrG9RPXIFSpcpIkHTBV8Q1s1fz At the meeting we will present a budget for approval and have a parent-to-parent Q&A session. The agenda and other documents up for approval our posted on our website at www.wshsptsa.net
The PTSA is holding an informal virtual opportunity for parents and students to ask questions to other parents about WSHS. We’ll provide a few tips for things for parents and students to pay attention to, and then open it up for questions. After the meeting we will post some of the questions and answers on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/West-Springfield-High-School-PTSA-114572843800821 and our website to help those who couldn’t make the meeting.
The PTSA wishes the following faculty and staff a happy and well-deserved retirement: Alana Adams, SPED Mary Halfhill, Student Services Aleida Goetchius, Student Services Billy Langloh, Security Laura Goodman, English Dr. Janet Hughes, Science
The following officers were elected at the June membership meeting on June 8: President – Richard Ewell (re-elected) VP1 – Lauren Williams VP2 – Maggie Ewell (re-elected) Treasurer – Kristina Swatek (re-elected) Secretary – April Duncan (re-elected) Committee chair positions will be selected by the officers shortly.
The WSHS PTSA will hold its elections for officers on Tuesday, June 8 from 7:30pm to 8:30. The link to register for the Zoom meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf-itpzIqEtBorVkTx4KK4PIsfAD5oY6i Following the elections and other business, there will be a panel discussion of the transition from middle school to West Springfield HS. Parents of rising 9th graders are invited to attend! The agenda for the meeting is available at https://wshsptsa.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/PTSA-Meeting-Agenda-6-8-21.pdf
The West Springfield High School PTSA is pleased to announce the scholarship winners for 2021. The winners were selected after a careful review by a PTSA scholarship committee of 7 or 8 people (one was recused for consideration of one scholarship). The Scholarship for Success is awarded to recognize a senior who has overcome obstacles on the road to either academic or social success and to recognize the growth the student has achieved through his or her high school career. The students who applied for the Scholarship for Success were truly amazing and all are to be congratulated and proud of […]
How can WSHS students improve their college prospects, develop job skills and build their resumes this summer during pandemic times? Join special Guest Steven Myers, FCPS Service Learning Resource Teacher (and former WSHS counselor!) for an overview of the FCPS Service Learning program, summer internships and other work-based learning opportunities, and an update on general volunteer opportunities for students. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcuCorD8iGNStnnJn7dbn895btfeLRiHI
Teacher Appreciation Week: Help Needed! The PTSA of WSHS will be showing gratitude and appreciation for ALL the teachers and staff at our awesome high school. We strive to recognize ALL TEACHERS AND STAFF as they have given so much effort to teach and guide our students. What can you do? We need parents and community members to donate individually prepared snacks and beverages. Please sign up to donate. THANK YOU!!! Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0549AAAA23A2FA7-stock Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1LWHOWRZ8SLQE?ref_=wl_share
We need at least 3 volunteers to form a nominating committee in preparation for elections later this spring. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please contact Richard Ewell at email@example.com The nominating committee will be elected at the April 11, 2021 membership meeting. Nominations for the Nominating Committee will be accepted from the floor at that time. Because the nominating committee handles the nomination of people for officer positions, you should not serve on the nominating committee if you intend to run for one of the officer positions. Below is an excerpt from Article 6, Section […]
The WSHS PTSA Bylaws were last approved in 2016 and need to be renewed this year. Therefore VP2 Maggie Ewell formed a bylaws committee comprised of Secretary April Duncan and VP1 Tricia Martin. The committee took the Virginia state PTA (VAPTA) bylaws template for local councils, which was last updated in 2020, and used that to draft new bylaws. In general, the VAPTA requires local units to follow the template and only deviate in a few areas where discretion is allowed. The draft bylaws are available for review at the link below. Maggie has included comment bubbles explaining where those […]
Featured guest: Tisa S. Frederick, MPA, Career Center Specialist (WSHS) Topic: College preparation by grade level: what parents and students should be doing freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year Register in advance for this meeting: Register for the Zoom link at:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuqopjssGt2wBvHQDVwZV8Z5oZ0N6sih
Another Lights, Cameras . . . Connections winner! Dr. Wiggington will receive a nominal gift from the PTSA because her 3rd period DE Government class had more than 8 kids turn on their cameras for a class. For more about this WSHS PTSA initiative to help our students feel more connected, see our Lights, Cameras . . . Connections page!
The second Lights, Cameras . . . Connections winner! Ms. Lindsey will receive a nominal gift from the PTSA because her 8th period math class had more than 8 kids turn on their cameras for a class. For more about this WSHS PTSA initiative to help our students feel more connected, see our Lights, Cameras . . . Connections page!
The first Lights, Cameras . . . Connections winner! Ms. Kendrick will receive a nominal gift from the PTSA because her class had more than 8 kids turn on their cameras for a class. For more about this WSHS PTSA initiative to help our students feel more connected, see our Lights, Cameras . . . Connections page!
Registration is free for WSHS PTSA members and $15 for others. Click here to register via our MemberHub site. There are two options for you to select: one “button” for PTSA members, and one for non-members. Please note that you can also sign up to join the PTSA from the MemberHub site! (All funds raised will go to WSHS PTSA) If you have questions, please contact PTSA President Richard Ewell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to receive the meeting Zoom link at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuGsqjwiGdDlo_QQ8zdEnvYdvOB2_nad Principal Mukai and some of his team will join us to discuss plans for the in-person school option for WSHS to start up in early March. This is an opportunity to get more info and raise issues to help the school team prepare.
Rice & Spice Thai Cuisine Restaurant Night WSHS PTSA is bringing the food to you! When: Thursday, January 14, 2020 Delivery to WSHS from 6:00-6:15 pm Where: Dine-In or Carry-Out: 5:00-9:00 pm6466 Landsdowne Center DriveAlexandria, VA 22315703-339-9775 Rice & Spice Restaurant website: www.ricespiceva.com 15% of all proceeds will go to the WSHS PTSA to support community-building student events. Please mention WSHS when placing your order and if you wish for it to be dropped off at the school.Orders to be delivered to the school need to be in no later than January 14 at noon. Procedure for Pick Up: • […]
PTSA Membership Meeting Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30pm – Update from School Board Rep. Laura Jane Cohen Note: You must register for this meeting (register at any time, including after the meeting has started): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcuioqzgqGdVcGT3DVE1KO0TSuQ-z8YNN After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.If you run into any issues, e-mail email@example.com We apologize for this extra step, but hopefully it will help reduce outsider disruptions during the meeting.
A short business meeting will be followed by a panel discussion: Keeping WSHS kids and families connected in a virtual world Join us for an interactive discussion sharing strategies, ideas, and resources for staying connected. This discussion will be led by a panel of WSHS counselors and students. This event will be interactive, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and hear various perspectives from our community!
New PTSA Officers have been elected! President – Richard Ewell1st VP Programs – Tricia Martin2nd VP Policy & Procedures – Maggie EwellSecretary – April DuncanTreasurer – Kristina Swatek The new officers will be identifying committee chairs and other positions in the coming weeks. If you are interested in helping with a PTSA committee or just helping generally, please e-mail Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org Please stay tuned. We will be posting new announcements and information here shortly!