Happy Homecoming Whetstone! Spirit week, homecoming court, pep rallies, festivals, parades, games, dances…whoo hoo it’s all happening here! And check out the rest of our stories on student council elections, the next WAPA play in November, a look at our handbell choir, and a chat with Texas transplant, Grace Baraka.
The Braves Messenger wraps up another school year with a look at 10th grade Humanities students Lobby Day projects, Mr. Ray’s unique OSU collaboration confronting the opioid epidemic and seniors look back as we shout them out and with them the best!
This track season has been a successful track season with alot of PRs(Personal Records).
I spoke with head coach Joseph Monda and i asked him what was the highlight of this track season he stated
“Everyone (was) working as hard as they could and actually improving. We had many new runners this year who all did great and only having few seniors this year the majority of this team will be coming back”. There were over 50% of runners who made it to district finals where the braves track season ended besides one runner , Brack Dillon a sophomore at Whetstone high school. He came in 4th place just qualifying for Regionals in the 400 meter dash.
On Wednesday May 22 the sophomore humanities students at whetstone participated in Lobby Day. On this day members of the class presented their service learning projects and “lobbied” members of our community, school board, and local government for a better world.
The projects are on wide variety of issues that require solutions and advocacy. Students chose projects ranging from “Saving the Sea Turtles,” to ending standardized testing.
No matter the issue students advocated for their changes by doing things like making social media accounts on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook where they spread their messages and information, calling local representatives, and making efforts to spread awareness of their cause and solutions.
Hey Whetstone Braves, are you interested in the lift crew? The lift crew is to make a positive change in the school and help out our freshman. Our school is accepting experienced juniors and seniors of 2019-20 to join the crew.
You are trained to work with incoming freshman as well as other new students entering our school next year. You will also be able to learn valuable leadership skills. You will be responsible for working with a small group of students during orientation, befriending the students and helping them overcome any challenges during their first few weeks, and meeting with a group periodically throughout the year to touch base and discuss problems and plan social activities.
The most important dates you will need to know are:
*Introduction to Lift is Thursday May 31 @11am
*Crew meeting August 15th and 16th
* You will be running the freshman orientation before school starts August 22nd
Joing the lift crew can help incoming students get out of their shell and feel welcomed into the school.
I highly recommend you to be apart of the lift crew because it shows that you can prove you have a high rate of leadership and pride in our school.
“ I came into the school not knowing anybody because all of my friends went to different schools but with the help of the lift crew, I were able to come out of my shell and bond with students from all over the city”- Michael
Application deadline is Tuesday May 28th.
For more information you can speak to Mr. Pfeifer or email him : firstname.lastname@example.org