By Rob Parrott - Almond Campus Principal
Almond Campus Open House and Parent Session on Vaping:
The Almond Campus will have second semester Open House for parents on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Our staff looks forward to meeting all of our parents and/or guardians. You will have the opportunity to follow your student’s schedule and meet the staff members that work with your son or daughter. Please bring a recent copy of their schedule.
Also, we are inviting parents to a session on Vaping and E-Cigarettes: What Parents Need to Know. Our deans’ will lead an information session from 6:00 - 6:25 p.m. in the Almond Campus cafeteria. This short presentation will provide parents information on an increasing trend among students across the country.
Senior Second Semester Final Exam Exemption Information:
Here is a summary of our final exam policy and attendance incentive for second semester. All seniors will be required to take final exams second semester. However, they have the opportunity to be exempt if they meet the requirements of the grade/attendance incentive. The requirements to meet the incentive to be exempt from second semester finals are as follows (NEED TO MEET ALL THREE REQUIREMENTS):
- A student has five (5) or less EXCUSED absences from a class.
- A student has a B- (80%) or higher in class.
- A student has zero (0) UNEXCUSED absences.
I am optimistic that all of our seniors will strive to meet the requirements of the incentive. Please be aware that the incentive applies individually to each class second semester. A student may meet the requirement in some or all of their classes.
At the end of the day Friday, May 10, 2019, grades and attendance will be finalized in regards to the incentive. On Monday, May 13, 2019, students will be able to confirm if they met the criteria for each class that they are enrolled in and review for the final exam. As a result, if your student meets the requirements of the incentive, their last day of class will be Monday, May 13, 2019. If they need to take a final(s), they will take their final(s) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. There is not an appeal process for the incentive as the information in PowerSchool at the end of the day Friday, May 10, 2019 will determine if the incentive has been met.
Graduation is right around the corner and our website is the best location for graduation information. Please CLICK HERE to visit our graduation page on our website. The graduation ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.
Warren Township High School works directly with Jostens for graduation announcements, caps and gowns, and other Class of 2019 merchandise created by Jostens. Our school representative is Mr. Brian Walter. If you haven't already placed your order, you can order online directly through the Jostens website. Click here to be directed to the website.
If you have any questions for Jostens, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them directly at 847-818-8419.
Perfect Attendance Winners:
As an incentive for students who maintain perfect attendance during the school year, we draw names at the end of each month from those students who had perfect attendance and award 20 of those students’ prizes. For the month of December, we had 306 students who had perfect attendance! Congratulations to the 20 students who were randomly selected.
Sarah Barbosa, Daniel Bonnot, Sohom Dash, Claire Dunnigan, Reilly Farrell, Bailey Holman, Vanessa Javalera, Daniel Lauer, Cameron Lawrence, Joseph Magno, Emily Makeever, Matthew Mokrzycki, Richard Pena, Gabriel Punzalan, Nathan Rentas, Krista Ross, Aneri Shah, Amelia Steinlein, Roberto Zarate-Gallegos.
Almond A-Team Winners:
Finally, our staff recognizes students each month who exhibits one or more of the pillars of our A-Team, which include:
- Attendance – This is a dedication to being at school, in class, on time, each day.
- Attitude – This is a focus on choosing to get better every day. To choose an attitude that makes yourself and others better.
- Academics – This is a focus on taking active ownership of your learning and making positive progress academically.
- Acceptance – This is an appreciation for the diversity in our world and valuing the assets diversity brings to our community. It is a commitment to treating others as you would want to be treated; and even better, getting to know others so you can treat them how they want to be treated.
- Athletics/Activities – This is an engagement in the opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance student connectedness and contributions to our school community.
I am proud to recognize the following students who we honored on December 7, 2018, at our monthly A-Team breakfast at the Almond Campus.
OLIVIA ROEBUCK, ARTURO MUNOZ, GRACE BARBER, CHRISTOPHER NELSON, PAUL BARKER, SARA KLEIT, MARCHELLO FREEMAN, JOVAN SELAKOVIC, MICHAEL OSUJI, CATHERINE HOLT, KEVIN CZERWINSKI, TALEYA EZELL, ALLISON COFFELL, HAYLEY DAVILA, ATHIRAI AMBIKKUMAR, AND CARISSA BARKER.
Thank you and As Always, Go Blue Devils!