The Michigan Department of Education has updated its helpful locator map for sites offering free meals during the summer, including WIMA. Please visit the MDE School Nutrition Map for more information.
Join our counseling team in a coffee hour addressing the new upcoming change in standardized testing. Find out how this new switch from the ACT to the SAT will affect your student. This counselor coffee will also address any questions and/or confusion surrounding standardized testing. This session welcomes all Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior parents and guardians.
Where: WIHI Library
When: Friday March 13th at 7:30-8:30am
On Wednesday, January 14, Mr. Nemo hosted a WIHI Counselor Coffee Forum. This edition included a short "Second Semester Success" presentation, as well as Q&A time, where parents asked questions about grading timelines, test preparation, student activities and more.
Please download the Second Semester Success presentation and contact Mr. Nemo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. The next WIHI Counselor Coffee Forum will be March 13 at 7:30 a.m. in the Media Center. All families are welcome!
On Thursday, November 13, Mr. Nemo and Mr. Wynn led a meeting and discussion regarding the Class of 2015 graduation requirements. Current seniors and their parents who attended were able to pick up copies of their graduation audit update to check their official progress toward WIHI graduation requirements. For families who were unable to attend, we have mailed the student's graduation audit update to the home address on file.
Additionally, several juniors and their parents were able to attend to see a sample audit update and to discuss preparations for senior year requirements.
Stay tuned for the next graduation audit update:
Class of 2015 - Late February 2015 (pick up updates at WIHI or we will mail home)
Class of 2016 - Early July 2016 (mailed home)
Below are links to a sample audit and to the presentation from the Nov. 13 meeting.
Presentation slides on Graduation Audit
Sample Graduation Audit Update
This summer, 54 intellectually curious high school sophomores ("rising juniors") will participate in one of three FREE challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to Critical Black and Ethnic Studies. The seminars will be held at Cornell University, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan, sponsored by the Telluride Association. Check it out and consider applying at tass.tellurideassociation.org.
Interested in being nominated? Please contact Mr. Boshoven at email@example.com by November 14, 2014.
A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.
Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.
Students attend TASPs because they want a personal and intellectual challenge. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and motivation, rather than prior knowledge of the seminar's subject matter. TASPers participate solely for the pleasure and rewards of learning with other intelligent, highly motivated students of diverse backgrounds. The TASP offers no grades or college credit.
The TASP Seminar
TASP centers on an academic seminar that meets every weekday morning for three hours. Each seminar is led by a team of two faculty members, who are selected for the distinction of their scholarship and the excellence of their teaching. Classes emphasize group discussions rather than lectures. Participants can expect to spend several hours on assigned readings or other preparation for each class, and will complete a number of writing assignments over the six-week seminar. The discussions and essays allow the faculty and students to engage the material in detail and to form a close community of scholars. Students receive written and oral feedback from the faculty, but no grades.
Check it out:
See or contact Mr. Boshoven (firstname.lastname@example.org) during November if you want to be nominated!
The second week of mentoring was a great success! Many students from WIHI across different grade levels volunteered to mentor the WIMA students. The lesson was focused on the IB learner trait of caring. There were great interactions between the WIHI & WIMA students! This week of mentoring will be focused on the IB Learner trait of principled. We are looking forward to another successful week!
The first week of peer mentoring for WIHI and WIMA was a huge success! Over 35 WIHI students helped lead the first mentoring groups of the year for WIMA students! This week's focus was on honoring the importance and meaning of a group member's name and beginning to build relationships with the members of a mentoring group. We are looking forward to the growth and development of these mentoring groups throughout the remainder of the school year!
Next week's mentoring group topic will focus on the IB learner profile trait of Caring!
Please join us for the next counselor coffee. We will be meeting from 7:30am-8:30am in the WIHI Library. This counselor coffee will be focused on the senior graduation audit. Stop by and learn or check up on your students' transcript information, credit summaries, CAS hours, enrichments, and other requirements for senior graduation at WIHI!
WIMA/WIHI students and families - please join us for the first Counselor Coffee forum this Thursday, Sept. 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Ms. Taylor and Mr. Nemerovski will hold forums each month to share information regarding current counseling issues and to listen to your concerns and ideas!
Our first forum will cover: beginning-of-year transitions, student accommodations at WIMA/WIHI and updates on college application processing. And we'll have light snacks, courtesy of the wonderful WIHI PTO! If you can't make it to the September forum, mark your calendar for our next forum on Tuesday, October 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.