WEST FORSYTH – ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 17, 2012 A-Day Today is Day 15 Announcements are posted daily on the West Forsyth website: http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/1441 GENERAL 1. School pictures will be on Friday, September 14, for seniors and freshmen, and on Monday, September 17, for sophomores and juniors. Students will report to the media center alphabetically according to the schedule below. Report to class first; your teacher will dismiss you for pictures. Your first period B day teacher should have your order forms. You can pick up an order form from the media center if you do not have a 1B class at West. Students who are absent during their scheduled time may make up their pictures during lunch, a travel period, or before or after school. Students must follow dress code in pictures. Seniors will wear drapes and tuxes, so senior boys need to wear a white t-shirt, and senior girls need to wear a wide-neck top that can be pulled to the shoulders. The photographer will provide the tuxedo tops and velvet drapes. Friday, Sept 14 Schedule Period Seniors Freshmen st 1 A-E A-F nd 2 F-L G-L rd 3 M-R M-R th 4 S-Z S-Z Monday, Sept 17 Schedule Period Sophomores Juniors st 1 A-D A-E nd 2 E-K F-L rd 3 L-R M-R th 4 S-Z S-Z 2. An informational meeting for parents of prospective National Honor Society students will be held on Monday, September 17 at 6 p.m. in the media center. The application process and requirements for membership will be discussed. Membership in NHS is available to juniors and seniors who currently have a 3.2 unweighted GPA. 3. The Allegacy Student Run Credit Union will be opening on Monday, September 17 in the lobby of the 600 building. It will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during lunch to serve the needs of the student and staff Members. Members can open new accounts, make deposits, make withdrawals and complete other transactions during this time. Stop by for more information on a membership! 4. A meeting for Parents of Seniors will be held Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm in the PAC auditorium. The session will cover college and scholarship information presented by our guidance department and will last approximately one hour. 5. SENIORS: There will be a list with your name on it in your English class, the Media Center and the Guidance office. Please check your name to make sure it is correct and initial by it, at one of theses locations. This will be the name used on your diploma. The list will be collected on Friday September 28. GUIDANCE 1. The SAT test date of October 6th late registration deadline is by September 21. This fall, the College Board will introduce important changes to help ensure everyone has a fair chance on test day. To register go to www.sat.org/register. 2. PSAT - The 9 ,10,and 11 graders are encouraged to still take the test. Fee waivers are available th th only for Junior’s who receive free or reduced lunch. A copy of your lunch letter must be provided to Ms. Winchester in guidance. Copies of the free and reduced lunch letter can be turned in now. 3. Sign ups for October 17 PSAT for students taking Geometry or a higher math will start on September 24 through September 28 with your math teacher. Students taking math second semester and at the Career Center can sign up in the guidance office. Taking the PSAT is great practice for the SAT and the junior year is when you could qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. No seniors can sign up to take the PSAT. 4. U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan invites all 7 -12 grade students to MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY th th DAY 2012, Saturday, September 22, at Forsyth Technical Community College, West Campus Auditorium, 1300 Bolton St., Winston-Salem. Please join Senator Hagan and representatives to hear about the service academics and as well the service academy nomination process. Registration begins at 8:30-9:30 am. For more information contact Chris Sgro at 336-333-5311. 5. The Centennial Scholarship (up to $47,500) is for NC State University’s College of Textiles for students planning on entering a Textile degree program in engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, forensics, medical fields, international studies, design, apparel, sourcing, fashion,merchandising, or retail management. West may nominate two students. Interested seniors should complete an “I want to be considered” form in Guidance by Friday, October 3. For more details go to www.tx.ncsu.edu . If you do not receive a nomination from West, there is a self-nomination process. 6. Levine Scholars is a very competitive full scholarship to UNC-Charlotte. Expected candidate will have a GPA 3.8-4.0 (unweighted), SAT 1800-2400 or ACT 29-36, and community service. Students must request nomination from their counselor by Friday, September 28. Application and supplemental scholarship information must be submitted by October 15. For more details go to www.levinescholars.uncc.edu . th 7. UNC-Charlotte representatives will be here Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 am in the Media Center. UNC Charlotte students gain the intellectual and professional skills that will prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based environment. Please come by on Tuesday and learn more!! 8. West is nominating two of our seniors to compete for the Park Scholarship at NCSU. Character, scholarship, leadership and service are the qualities considered in the endorsement of Randall Bissette and Mallory Deeter. Congratulations and best of luck! CLUBS 1. Tri-M Music Honor Society will meet on Wednesday, September 19th at 3:45pm in the Chorus Room. All members are asked to please be present. We will elect new officers and talk about service points. 2. Attention SLC members. You should have received your acceptance letter by Tuesday 9/12. There will be a mandatory meeting for all SLC members on Monday, September 17th at 3:45 in the cafeteria. Please bring your $10 dues with you. 3. Girls' Service Club: Any seniors who were a part of GSC last year and wish to continue membership this year must attend a brief but important meeting in Room 1023 at 3:45 on Tuesday, September 18. Ms. Currin and Ms. Gayle look forward to seeing you there. Potential new members, stay tuned! 4. Did you miss the first WEST WACKOS meeting and you still want to join? We will have a sign up day on Monday, 9/17 after school in Room 302. We need to order more t-shirts but we need your dues first! Dues are $12. We also will have last year's WW shirt available to purchase for $5. 5. Habitat for Humanity will meet in Ms. Marshall's room (409) Wednesday, September 19th after school. If you are interested in joining or finding out more information, plan to attend the meeting. You can also join as a new member for $10 and returning members can join for $5. All dues are a donation to the Youth United Build. 6. Any student wishing to apply for membership in the West Forsyth Science Honor Society should pick up an application outside of Room 202 by Monday, September 17. Applications will not be available after Monday, September 17. The deadline to turn in the completed SHS application is Friday, September 21 at 4:00PM. Late applications will not be accepted. 7. The FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students) invites students, faculty and staff to join us at 8:30 th am on September 26 at the flag pole in front of the school for the National “See You at The Pole” Event. 8. Key Club preliminary membership roster is posted outside room 1027. There will be a meeting on Wednesday 9/19/12 after school in the media center for all preliminary members. If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Carmichael in room 1027 BEFORE the meeting. 9. Senior Men’s Club: Club meeting to be held on Tuesday September 18, at 3:45 in room 707 in order to elect officers. 10. FBLA MEETING Wednesday 9/19 after school in Room 908. See Ms. Baker if you have any questions. 11. FTA meeting on Wednesday 9/19 in room 104. Meet at 3:45 and bring $5 dues. We will begin planning for homecoming.
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