Wahkiakum High School
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Our Mission: We believe that education is a partnership with
responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
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School Closures and Delays
Have a Great Summer!
School Resumes
Tuesday, September 5

Posted 6/15/2017 12:56:59 PM
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2017-2018 School Calendar
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How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals

 

Late Start Thursdays
HS Doors Open: 9:00a
Grades 9-12 Start: 9:30a

All Other Days HS starts at 8:30a
(Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)

Important HS Info

2016-2017 Master HS Schedule

Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time

WHS Graduation
Req'ts, Projects, and Rubrics

Upcoming District Events

Special School Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 10
Executive Session Only
Click for More Info

Regular School Board Meeting
Thursday, August 24
5:30pm, HS Library

WSD Kindergarten
Registration

Continues — Very Important!
Elementary School Office
Weekdays: 9a - 2p
Learn More

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Practices start
Aug 16 and 21!

Photo: Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Physical This Summer! Warrior and Mules Athletes:
Get Your Physicals This Summer!

Missed Some Mules Games
or Other Events?

Visit NFHS Network OR
WHS Broadcasting Club's
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for
MORE videos!

Free Snacks AND Lunches
JA Wendt Elementary Image: Free Snacks Available at Wahkiakum School District from the sponsorship of the Seamless Summer Feeding Program for Children
July 5 - August 16
SNACK: 10:30a
LUNCH: NOON
Available for All WSD Students

Download the
Summer FREE Snacks Menu
and More Details About the Summer Lunch Program

 

Congratulations, Seniors!
Image: Time to Prepare for Graduation High School Graduation
WAS Held June 9
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On Sale!
2011-2016 WHS Annuals
2016 WHS Graduation DVD

Click for all the details

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Click for More Events

Photo: View of the Entrance to the Wahkiakum High School, Cathlamet, WA

Athletes—Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Sports Physical This Summer!
Practices Start Aug 16 and 21!

Photo: Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Physical This Summer! All new and returning Warrior and Mule athletes must visit a doctor or health care provider this summer and submit a completed physical PLUS all other paperwork related to their sport in order to be qualified to participate in Wahkiakum School District sports programs. Learn more and download the required paperwork.

School Supplies for High School

Photo: Back to School Information, Wahkiakum Elementary and Middle Schools, Cathlamet, WA Organization is key to success in both high school and college. These skills are learned and require practice.

We will provide all students with a planner on the first day of school.

Please make sure your student comes to school on the first day with the following:

  • A three ring binder with dividers
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencil pouch
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • A pack of note cards
  • 2 composition notebooks

If taking a PE class, students are required to have PE shoes, shorts and a t-shirt.

Please contact the office if you need help obtaining supplies or are willing to donate for those in need.

"Today's decisions create tomorrow's successes!"

Wahkiakum High School serves about 130-150 9th-12th grade students in Wahkiakum County and is located on a bluff in Cathlamet, Washington, overlooking the Lower Columbia River.

Wahkiakum High School is proud to be an accredited high school. To learn more about the accreditation process for WHS, visit our page on www.advanc-ed.org.

Read more about the wide variety of college-prep, vocational, individualized, and creative learning opportunities offered to WHS students by our outstanding faculty in this Wahkiakum Eagle article dated January 22, 2015.

Being Different, Belonging Together!

This year, our theme is "Being Different, Belonging Together." With teachers and students willing to support each other and opportunities such as Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time and after school tutoring, along with individual effort, determination and perseverance, success in learning is possible.

As a staff, our goal is to create a college-going culture where students will leave Wahkiakum High School with the tools and skills necessary to persevere in their pursuit of college or career success.

To meet this goal, the WHS faculty receives support from the UW GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI). With these GEAR UP tools and resources, WHS faculty have introduced Mule Success Time, added Advanced Placement classes, and created a partnership with Lower Columbia College to expose students to early college placement testing.

We are proud of how quickly these programs have made a significant positive impact on WHS students' academic progress. So proud, that WHS teachers presented our story at the 2015 UW GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute — showing other teachers how our success can be replicated at other similar schools across the state. Yes, college CAN be a realistic expectation for most WHS students. GO MULES!

Image: From the Desk of the Wahkiakum High School Principal, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The Latest Newsletters from Our Principal, Stephanie Leitz

Image: Getting ready for graduation Newsletter to Parents of SENIORS
EVERYONE!!! Check out the dates for NOT TO MISS Upcoming Events for our Senior Class of 2017.

For information on requirements for graduation from Wahkiakum High school and other resources for planning for after graduation, please visit our HS & Beyond page.

Key Dates for High School Students
 
  August 16
August 21
 
  Football Practice Begins
Volleyball Practice Begins
Get your annual physical this summer!
 
  September 5
 
  HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
See you Tuesday, September 5, 2017
 
  On-going   Support the Mules Sports Teams!
 
End of Year Ceremonies
 
 
 
 
 
  Class of 2017 Graduation Was Held June 9
Congratulations Seniors!!!

Image: Logo for Wahkiakum High School Broadcasting Club Watch the Full 2017
GraduationCeremony Now!
 
College/Career Testing Schedules and Resources
 
  Visit CollegeBoard.com for more information and dates for late registrations. All Juniors and Seniors need to take the SAT.
 
  Need more info and dates for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, ASVAB or other tests?
Check out our HS & Beyond pages, where you'll find tons of resources on college testing and preparation, how/where to apply for financial aid and scholarships, and college/career planning.

Learn more about options and testing if you are interested in considering serving in the US military armed forces.

Are you ready for graduation? Check out the all the handouts on graduation requirements, culminating projects, and assessment rubrics on our HS & Beyond pages.

Planning to Go to College? Find out more about using your Smarter Balanced score to qualify for entry-level credit-bearing college courses.
 
On-going Activities
 
Homework Help:  After School Support & Tutoring
Teachers and volunteer tutors available every day after school (3:05-4:15p)
Library open Monday-Thursday, 3:05-4:15p and until 3:30 on Fridays.
 
Monday-Thursday:  Mule Success Time
  Every Friday:
Advisory: College / Career Readiness alternating with Club/Activities Day
      More About WHS Clubs
 
Go Mules!   Mules Sports Schedules

Other Newsletters from Our Principal, Stephanie Leitz

Image: From the Desk of the Wahkiakum High School Principal, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA April/2017 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on 3rd quarter progress reports and awards assembly, Smarter Balanced Assessments, ASB leadership opportunities, planning next year's classes, email addresses for students, summer school, regular attendance and on-time to class is critical, and using Skyward to check for current grades and missing assignments.

February/2017 Newsletter
This newsletter has information on 1st semester report cards (end of 2nd Quarter), Mule Success Time, tutors available every day after school, using Skyward to check for current grades and missing assignments, the importance of being on time to class and avoiding chronic absenteeism.

Also learn more about Confidence Week that kicks off on Feb 10th and the WHS Peer Healthcare Advocates curriculum and presentation this semester.

Don't forget to buy Mule Gear at the HS office — a fundraiser for the ASB.

November/2016 1st Quarter Newsletter

  • Congratulations to this year's volleyball team as the 2B All Academic State Champions — they have the highest GPA in the state out of ALL the 2B schools!
     
  • Learn more about Mule Success Time and ask your student what they do during Mule Success.
     
  • Late Students/Detention: Remember, detention time MUST be made up before Thanksgiving break to avoid further consequences.
  • 1st quarter progress report cards for high school students
  • Teachers and volunteer tutors available every night after school for homework help. Encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity.
  • Celebrate school success; education is key to a productive and meaningful future!
     
  • Check out the Skyward Mobile App for access to grades, attendance and lunch accounts.
  • IMPORTANT: Make sure to keep your email updated in our system. We now send information electronically.

Photo: Wahkiakum High School - Gear Up Week - Red and Black Spirit Day August/2016 Back-to-School Newsletter
This newsletter has information on Skyward, Orientation, School Supplies,Planning for Graduation, Advisory, College Readiness Assessments, Online Classes, Mule Success Time, Friday Club Time, and Getting Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities.

June/2016 Newsletter
Thank you for another successful year for our students. This newsletter has information on the first WHS Scholarship and Senior Awards Assembly, Credit Recovery, Mule Success, fall class schedule, courses with college credit, welcome to Jasmine, our new Mental Health Counselor, the success of the Chromebook Pilot Program, and a reminder that WHS is an accredited high school.