The sunshine is lifting all of our spirits as we prepare for many highly-anticipated high school events. It is a change that we look forward to each year, a change that signifies the end of a journey. Our ninth graders are just weeks away from completing their very first year of high school and our twelfth graders are looking beyond our halls and are preparing for their next adventure.
This season of change in our high school began on April 30, when we celebrated our students’ “Decision Day.” Donning their own decision attire, the school counselors welcomed our seniors to declare their next steps.
Just one week later, on May 7, our seniors were on campus to receive their caps and gowns, more delicious treats from the WGHS PTSA, and to compete in an inaugural field days event. It was a memorable morning of healthy competition. Students created teams and competed for championship status and West Genesee Custom “Medals” in kickball, CanJam, Spikeball, and Cornhole.
The last of the paper College Board Advanced Placement Exams was given today and our spring sports teams are thrilled to be out on the fields again.Things are moving forward.
We do have some unfortunate news to share. Our Executive Principal, Mr. Wayne Ackles, will be out on medical leave for the remainder of the school year.It has been our pleasure to work with Mr. Ackles over the last two years. He led our building with kindness and always focused on what was best for our WGHS students. We wish him well and support him as he focuses on his health. The high school team of principals is working with the district office as we continue to support our students and staff daily.
Mrs. Tracy Klefbeck, Wildcat Team, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-487-4673
Mr. Thomas Vaughan, Gold Team, email@example.com, 315-487-4581
Mrs. Maura White, Blue Team, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-487-4673
Senior Awards Night
This year our local scholarship recipients, department award winners, and our students completing their CTE strands, the Odyssey Program, and the Seal of Biliteracy will be honored in person at our high school auditorium on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. In accordance with the Onondaga County social gathering limits, honorees and two guests may attend the event (https://covid19.ongov.net/events/). We welcome additional family and friends to follow along on our live-stream broadcast of the event. A link for the livestream will be sent out soon.
Invitations and tickets for our senior honorees were mailed out this morning. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of many of our Wildcats.
We will be also honoring our students who have been on the High Honor Roll for the 2020-2021 academic year and our seniors who earned an unweighted cumulative grade point average of 85 or higher during the week of May 24, 2021. Our ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students will celebrate with their counselors and principals during an in-school event. Honorees will be presented with their certificates in a small student reception at the high school. Although we will miss the opportunity to gather with the parents of our honorees, we are grateful to be able to hand each student their certificate in person.
Reminder: Annual District Budget Vote and BOE Election is on May 18, 2021
The Annual School District Board of Education Election and Budget Vote will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in the West Genesee High School Auditorium Lobby.
You are eligible to vote on May 18, 2021 if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older, and have been a District resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote. No pre-registration is required although personal identification may be requested at the polls. Questions? Call the District Clerk at 315-487-4563. Information regarding the budget previously presented is available by clicking here.
We are Stronger Together!
Mrs. Tracy Klefbeck, Wildcat Team
Mr. Thomas Vaughan, Gold Team
Mrs. Maura White, Blue Team
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