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News & Notes

Transition Tuesdays

Greenville Technical College will host Transition Tuesdays for high school students planning to attend Greenville Tech.

WHEN:  April 7-August 11; Every Tuesday afternoon @ 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Barton Campus (S. Pleasantburg Drive) Student Center (Building 105) Room 113

WHY:  To get information about placement testing, financial aid, new student orientation, and everything you need to know to start college @ Greenville Tech

Parents welcomed!  For more information, call 864-250-8202


Reeves Wins Top Award

ReevesBranden Reeves of the Woodmont FFA chapter placed first in the South Carolina FFA Piedmont Regional Prepared Public Speaking contest held at Clemson University on April 21st. The Prepared Public Speaking contest challenges contestants to prepare and present a six to eight minute speech on an agricultural topic of their choice. Reeves will represent the Piedmont Region in the State Finals this June at Clemson University. He was coached by his agricultural education instructor, Matt Rollins.


ACE Award Winners

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Congratulations to Jarod Wright and Meredith Jack - our ACE Award Winners!  Coaches 4 Character, in partnership with Greenville County Schools, Greenville Health System, The Greenville News and WYFF 4 announce the 2015 ACE Award Recipients. The ACE (Advocates for Character and Education) Awards banquet was established by Coaches 4 Character to recognize sixty-eight 8th and 12th grade students as “unsung heroes,” based on their outstanding character and academic efforts. Each recipient will be honored on May 19 at a special program featuring University of Georgia legend Tim Worley as a keynote speaker. This event is open to the public and the ceremony will begin at 6:15pm at Redemption World Outreach Center. Tickets are available with a suggested donation at the door. Please join us in congratulating the 2015 ACE Award winners from Woodmont High School. 


Greenville Tech College Knowledge Night

Greenville Tech is hosting College Knowledge Night: Marketing & Communications at Greenville Technical College, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


2015 School Report Card Survey for Parents

We are seeking your help.  The annual required State Department of Education School Report Card surveys were administered to teachers before spring break and will be administered to all of our students within the next month.  In addition to the teacher and student surveys, the parents of our juniors also received an envelope by mail that contains a Parent Survey.  The envelopes were mailed home for the convenience of the parents/guardians to complete the surveys.  Junior Class students should bring the sealed envelopes containing the completed surveys back to the Guidance Department of our school.  Please help our school by completing and returning the survey by our April 27 due date.  If you prefer, you can mail the completed survey.  The mailing address is provided in the letter to parents from the State Superintendent of Education. As an added incentive for return of the surveys either to our school or the State Department of Education, the grade eleven students returning the surveys to the Guidance Department or confirming the mailing of the survey to the department of Education, will receive a candy bar provided by the WHS PTSA. Thank you for your contribution to the continuing success of our school!


AP and IB Test Schedule
AP and IB tests will begin on May 4.  You can find a complete schedule HERE.


WHS Band Receives Highest Scores!

Congratulations to the Woodmont Concert Band for achieving the highest score possible in South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment.  This is the first time the high school band program has scored this high.

Congratulations to the Woodmont High School Varsity Color Guard.  They were ranked second in the Carolina Indoor Performance Association.  The competition was from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  This is also a first time achievement for Woodmont High School.


ACT Scheduled for April 28-29

The ACT will be given to ALL 11th grade students on Tuesday, April 28. The ACT test subjects are: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. ACT WorkKeys will be given on Wednesday, April 29 and its test subjects are: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. It is important to note that both these tests are timed! To find out how many questions will be given on each test and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU #TestReadySC


FREE End of Course Exam Review

EOC Exams are important to your final grade! End Of Course Exam Review Sessions are available for all students through our free After School Tutoring program. Weekly sessions will be held from Tuesday, April 7 through Thursday, May 14.  Click HERE for a complete list of review topics.

The schedule for EOC Review sessions are: English 1 on TuesdaysAlgebra 1 and Biology 1 on Wednesdays, and Algebra 1 and U.S. History on Thursdays.

• English – Room C 038 (Henslee)
• Biology - Room C 108 (Gettenberg)
• U.S. History – Room C 201 (Williams)
• Algebra 1 – Computer Lab - Main Floor Red Hall

Transportation must be at school to pick students up by 4:50 pm, unless the student was pre-approved for bus service, Bus service for NEW bus riders will begin on April 14.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to assist our students in passing these important tests.


Drama Presents
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The Wildcat Players are proud to present the classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace ‚ÄčApril 24th-May 3rd at 7pm and 3pm Sunday Matinees for only $8 in the Woodmont Auditorium. This is a hilarious production that combines two sweet old ladies, an engagement, Teddy Roosevelt, wine, and a dead body to make the perfect recipe for laughs. Make plans now to attend this "drop dead funny" play!


Attention SENIORS! Importation Information Just For You!

Attention SENIORS and parents of SENIORS!! If you are interested in being recognized as a completer of a major, please contact your school counselor. Seniors may be recognized at various graduation related events if the course requirements for completion of a major have been met. Click HERE to download an application. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.

Information in the Senior Graduation Information Packet was discussed with Seniors at their meeting on April 10.  Importation dates can be found on the Senior Calendar. Order Forms for graduation DVDs are due by June 11.


Free PSAT Practice Test

Kaplan will be hosting a FREE New PSAT Practice Test on Saturday, May 9Sophomores and Freshmen who want a sneak peek of the New PSAT should attend Kaplan Test Prep’s free New PSAT Practice Test on May 9, 2015.  The practice test will be held at University Center of Greenville, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607, 10AM-1:15PM.  Please visit kaptest.com/psatpractice.  Space is limited, so please sign up early!


WHS Check Policy
CHECK POLICYNo checks will be accepted for payments to the school after Spring Break.  All payments to the school beginning April 6 must be made in cash or with a money order. The cafeteria will continue to accept checks, money orders, or cash.


Asset Test is April 27

The Greenville Tech Asset Test will be April 27 from 8:45 to 11:30 in the media center.  Students should sign up in guidance.


Clemson Research Project

Chris White and Jeff Marshall are inviting you to take part in a research study. Dr. Marshall is a Professor in Science Education at Clemson University. Chris White is a graduate student at Clemson University, running this study with the help of Dr. Marshall. The purpose of this research is create and validate an instrument to measure a school’s “STEM Culture”.  Click HERE for more information on the study and to take the survey.


Prom - May 9

The Woodmont High Prom will be Saturday, May 9, at the T.D. Convention Center from 6:00-11:00 PM. Tickets are $75 each and include a catered dinner which will be served at 7:15. Doors will open at 6:00 PM; students must arrive no later than 7:00 PM. Tickets will be sold March 23-26 during all 3 lunches. Prom Permission Forms must be turned in no later than Monday, March 23 to purchase a ticket in March. Tickets will be on sale again April 15-17 and April 22-24. Prom Permission Forms must be turned in no later than April 17 to purchase a ticket in April. You may not buy a ticket until your form has been turned in and approved.  All outstanding debts, including class dues, must be paid before a Prom ticket may be purchased.


Parking Permits

Only students who have taken the Alive at 25 class may apply for a parking permit at Woodmont. For a list of upcoming classes, visit the Alive @ 25 website.

Alive @ 25

Students must have a WHS parking permit in order to park on campus.  This covers EVERYWHERE on campus.  Any student not parking in their assigned spot and/or parking on campus without a valid permit may be subject to being booted, fined, and/or towed.  Also, ANY vehicle parked in a handicapped parking space without a proper permit will be ticketed with a minimum fine of $500.

Students should drop off completed Parking Applications in the Main Office.


Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Don't miss out on your school memories!  Get your yearbook early at the best price!

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Need An Early Dismissal

Students needing to be dismissed early must bring a note from their parent to the main office before class begins at 8:45. Parent notes must include the student's first and last name.  Dismissals cannot be arranged by telephone.  Dismissals will not be approved after 3:15.  Students who attend morning career center classes should bring notes requesting dismissal to the office as soon as they arrive on campus before going to lunch or class.


Sign Up for Remind 101

Do you want to get important school information by text?  Sign up for REMIND 101.  Simply text @ibschool to (954) 627-1885.  You will receive all messages sent out by the principal.  Parents and students can sign up for this service.
Sign up for Senior announcements - Text @srwhs15 to (704) 269-4157.


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