1 The Official Publication Of The White Plains High School PTA Volume 34, Number 1 September 2014 Co-President s Letter PAGE 1 Special points of interest: Register with Stop&Shop now to support Student Activities - Page 3 College Checklist for Seniors and Guidance College Planning Calendar - Page 6 Volunteer FOR PTA! Snack Bar Info & Positions on Page 11 & 12 If your son/daughter is 18 years old, he/she can register to vote! - Page 13 SpotLight On: WPCSD Walk/ Bike To School - Page 5 Inside this issue: PTA Past Spring 2014 Happenings A Message From The Principal PTA Executive Board & Committees - Open Positions! /15 PTA Calendar PTA Senior Recognition Award Recipients 13 Become a Member! PTA 15 Order SpiritWear Now til October 24th! 17 Welcome 9 th grade students and parents, and welcome back to all upper classman and parents! We hope that you have all enjoyed your summer! We look forward to another successful year, working closely again with our principal, Ellen Doherty. Her strong leadership and continued emphasis on focusing on the students is recognized and greatly appreciated! As we start the school year, know that the PTA is here for you! As we flip our calendars from August to September, the WPHS PTA will hit the ground running with our first event, Freshman Orientation, scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd from 1 pm 2:30 pm as we help transition our freshman into our high school family. Our first HOME FOOTBALL GAME is scheduled for Friday, September 12th at 7pm. Come to the home football games to support our Tigers, listen to our marching band, watch our cheerleaders, eat dinner at our PTA Snack Bar, volunteer to help with food sales & have a GREAT TIME! Spiritwear will be on sale too! Look for our PTA Snack Bar & Spiritwear at ALL the home football games and be part of our team as we raise funds to support student and parent programs. The PTA Snack Bar will be in full force on November 27th, Thanksgiving Day at 10:30am for the Turkey Bowl; White Plains Annual Rivalry football game: White Plains Tigers vs. Stepinac Crusaders (contingent on post-season playoffs)! The PTA is here for you as an advocate and communication liaison. We keep parents informed about happenings at WPHS so that you can be an active participant in your child s high school experience. This is accomplished through blasts, website postings, newsletters, and PTA meetings. We share your questions and concerns with the administration and advocate on behalf of students and parents. So make sure you participate in some (if not all) that the PTA has to offer. How does the PTA know how to contact you? Through your Membership, Spiritwear purchases, signing-in at PTA meetings, and k12 Alerts when you provide us with your and other contact information. How do you contact us? Through our PTA phone contact, and participation at meetings and events. You can find all our contact information in the school district calendar. Here are some ways to stay informed and involved: PTA Meetings This year, some of the PTA meetings will be combined with Guidance Nights. Please mark your calendar for this year s meetings: September 18th Our first PTA meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the Library Media Center. We will have our traditional Meet & Greet for you to put faces to names of our administrators and key personnel resources at the high school. We will hold our membership vote on our PTA budget, and share information of what events are planned for the school year. Purchase a PTA Membership and Spiritwear. October 23 rd Combined PTA meeting and Guidance Night January 22 nd PTA meeting (Topic TBA) March 26 th Combined PTA meeting and Guidance Night April 23 rd PTA middle school and high school joint budget meeting May 14 th Combined PTA meeting and Continue on Page 3
2 PAGE 2 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 Un Mensaje del Presidentes (PTA significa Asociación de Padres y Maestros) Bienvenidos padres y estudiantes del noveno grado y bienvenidos todos los estudiantes de los grados 10, 11 y 12, y sus padres! Esperamos que hayan disfrutado el verano! Nosotras estamos deseando otro año lleno de éxitos, trabajando de nuevo con nuestra Directora, Ellen Doherty. Su firme liderazgo y su continuo énfasis en mantener el enfoque en los estudiantes es reconocido y grandemente apreciado! Al comenzar el año escolar , sepan que el PTA está aquí para ustedes! Cuando pasemos la página del almanaque de agosto a septiembre, el PTA del WPHS comenzará energéticamente con su primer evento, Freshman Orientation (Orientación para estudiantes del noveno grado), el martes 2 de septiembre de 1 pm a 2:30 pm para ayudar en la transición de nuestros estudiantes a la familia del WPHS. Nuestro primer HOME FOOTBALL GAME será el viernes 12 de septiembre a las 7pm. Vengan a este juego para apoyar a nuestros Tigres, escuchar a nuestra banda, mirar a las animadoras (cheerleaders), comer en nuestro PTA Snack Bar, ayudar como voluntarios en la venta de comidas y para DISFRUTAR! Los artículos de Spiritwear también estarán a la venta! Busquen nuestro PTA Snack Bar & los artículos de Spiritwear en TODOS los juegos de fútbol americano en la escuela y sean parte de nuestro equipo cuando recaudemos fondos para programas para nuestros estudiantes y sus padres. El PTA Snack Bar estará abierto el 27 de noviembre, Thanksgiving Day a las 10:30ampara el Turkey Bowl; el juego anual de rivalidad de fútbol americano de White Plains: los White Plains Tigers vs. Los Stepinac Crusaders (contingente en los post-season playoffs)! El PTA está aquí para abogar por ustedes y como contacto para promover la comunicación. Nosotros mantenemos informados a los padres sobre lo que sucede en el WPHS de manera que ustedes puedan ser participantes activos en la experiencia de sus hijos en la escuela. Esto se logra a través de correos electrónicos, de mensajes en el website de la escuela, publicaciones, y reuniones del PTA. Nosotros compartimos nuestras preguntas y preocupaciones con la administración de la escuela y abogamos por los estudiantes y sus padres. Estén seguros de participar en algo (o en todo) lo que el PTA ofrece. Cómo puede el PTA saber cómo contactarlos a ustedes? A través de su Afiliación al PTA, sus compras de los artículos de Spiritwear, firmando al entrar a las reuniones del PTA, y en las alertas k12 cuando ustedes nos informen sus direcciones de correo electrónico y otra información para ponernos en contacto. Cómo puede el PTA contactarlos a ustedes? A través del correo electrónico del PTA contacto por teléfono, y participación en reuniones y eventos. Ustedes pueden encontrar toda la información para comunicarse con nosotros en el calendario del distrito escolar. Estas son algunas de las formas de estar informados y envueltos: Reuniones del PTA Este año algunas reuniones estarán combinadas con las noches llamadas Guidance Nights (noches de Consejería). Por favor marquen sus calendarios con las fechas de las reuniones para este año escolar: Septiembre 18 Nuestra primera reunión del PTA tendrá lugar a las 7:00pm en el Media Center de la biblioteca de la escuela. Tendremos nuestro tradicional Meet & Greet para que podamos ponerle rostros a los nombre de nuestros administradores y personal clave en la escuela. Los miembros del PTA votaremos por el presupuesto del PTA, y compartiremos información sobre los eventos planeados para el año escolar Compren la afiliación al PTA y artículos del Spiritwear. Octubre 23 Reunión combinada del PTA y Guidance Night January 22 nd Reunión del PTA (Tópico será anunciado) March 26 th Reunión combinada del PTA y Guidance Night April 23 rd Reunión del PTA del middle school y del high school para discutir el presupuesto May 14 th Reunión combinada del PTA y Guidance Night Membership( Afiliación) Sean miembros del PTA devolviendo la forma de afiliación que aquí incluimos. Los miembros del WPHS PTAse mantienen informados de las noticias y eventos importantes de la escuela a través del PTA News. Manténganos con su dirección electrónica actualizada y envíenos cualquier cambio a nuestro correo electrónico: Artículos de Spiritwear! Demuestren su orgullo de Tigres del WPHS! Vean la forma adjunta, Algunos artículos de Spiritwear serán vendidos durante freshman orientation, los juegos de fútbol americano en la escuela, y en nuestra primera reunión del PTA el 18 de septiembre. Sea un Voluntario Considere ayudar en el PTA snack bar los juegos de varsity de fútbol americano en la escuela, la feria de manualidades (Craft Fair) en diciembre,, el almuerzo de Staff Appreciation en abril, o en el Loucks Track Snack Bar en mayo. Hay mucha formas de ser voluntario en el PTA, y así sea mucho o poco lo que puedan hacer, todo hace una diferencia. Actualmente, hay tres posiciones disponibles en la Junta del PTA: la VP de Programas, la VP de la Newsletter, y la Chair del Website. Fondo para PTA Senior Recognition Este es un maravilloso programa que recauda dinero para otorgar becas a los estudiantes del grado 12 (Seniors) quienes se están graduando y quienes participan activamente en trabajos de servicio comunitario. El pasado junio, 46 seniors recibieron becas en la cantidad de $250 cada uno para un total de $11,500. Austin Cunney ganó el premio por su composición y recibió $25 adicionales. Los estudiantes del grado 12 este año escolar deben buscar los detalles de la aplica- Continuar en la pagina 5
3 V O LU M E 3 4, N U MB E R 1 PAGE 3 Register Your Stop & Shop Rewards Card NOW! with White Plains High School AND benefit Student Activities! It s easy to do and you will be supporting WPHS Student Activities! Simply log on to aplus Choose Register your Card => Enter the first 3 letters of your last name and your Stop & Shop rewards number Follow the lists to select WPHS, or enter ID # => Click register! The school reward season is from OCTOBER 3RD through MARCH 19TH so please SIGN UP! Thank you so much for supporting WPHS! Co-Presidents Letter, cont d from page 1 Guidance Night Programs, VP of the Newsletter, and Chair of the Website. ments and links. We are located under the WPHS website homepage Membership Become a PTA memhttp://www.whiteplainspublicschools. ber by returning the enclosed Member- PTA Senior Recognition Fund org/wphs/site/default.asp. Under Site ship Form. WPHS PTA members are This is a wonderful program that raises Shortcuts, select Parent-Teacher Assokept informed about important news money to provide scholarships to ciation (PTA) to reach our PTA site. In and events at the high school through graduating seniors who actively partici- addition to news and events, you will find our PTA News updates. Keep pate in community service work. Last printable Membership and Spiritwear your address current by sending June, 46 seniors received scholarship Forms, and information on the Senior any changes to awards in the amount of $250 each for Recognition Award. a total of $11,500. Austin Cunney won These are some of the highlights of PTA the best essay and received an addispiritwear! Show your WPHS Tiger tional $25. Current seniors should look offerings for the school year. Pride! See the enclosed order form. Se- for application details in our PTA news- Please look for more information inside lect Spiritwear items will be sold during letters and on the PTA website. this issue of TigerTales. We hope you will freshman orientation, home football join us in the fun while we strive to promark your calendar for the annual games, and our first PTA meeting on Loucks Track & Field Games, May 7- vide enriching programs for students and September 18th. The deadline for 9, Approximately 2,600 athletes parents and advocate for our high school Spiritwear orders is October 24th! children s education. over 3 days from across the US and world come to our WPHS Loucks StaVolunteer Consider helping at the We look forward to seeing you at our dium to compete. The PTA Snack Bar meetings and events throughout the PTA snack bar during home varsity football games, the Craft Fair in Decem- which is open at the Saturday games school year. ber, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon in raises funds dedicated to senior scholwith WPHS Tiger Pride, April, or the Loucks Track Snack Bar in arships. We hope you will consider coming out to help at the snack bar. May. There are many ways to volunteer Rhonda Herman & Sandra Alexandrou in the PTA, and whether it s a little or a PTA Website Check out our online lot, it all makes a difference. editions of our newsletter, meetings, WPHS PTA Co-Presidents Currently, there are three open positions on the PTA Board, including VP of calendar, events, and other announce-
4 PAGE 4 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 43rd TURKEY BOWL! SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 27th, 10:30AM Contingent on Post Season Play Show Your Tiger Pride! SpiritWear Sale NOW & at most Snack Bar & PTA meetings WPHS MAGNET On Sale Every Day $4! CONTACT WPCSD Parent Portals K12 Alerts This is our automated telephone call system that we use to send out announcements and attendance calls (grades 6-12). This system has the ability to send announcements to your /cell phone as a text message and to update your phone numbers and emergency contacts. Parent/Guardian Portal in Infinite Campus Through the Parent Portal, you will now have access to the following information about your children: Attendance, Student Schedule, Immunizations, State Exams, Progress Reports and Report Cards (Grades 6-12 only). Your account information has been sent in the mail for both of these online access systems. Access can be found by selecting the district website Information task bar, [K12 Alerts/ Parent Portal]. If you experience any problems, please complete the HELP form available on the webpage. NEW - Campus Portal mobile app for iphone, ipad and Android is available for download (instructions are available once you log into the parent/guardian portal on this website). The mobile app will only have the following information available: Student Schedule, Grades, Assignments and Attendance. Iphone and Android Mobile App instructions 1. Download the Infinite Campus App from your app store 2. Launch the App and Enter in the District ID: VYPJSS 3. Select Go 4. Enter your Parent/Guardian Portal username and password 5. Select Go/Sign In More ways to learn about our great schools: web, Facebook, Twitter, text message and ! Sign up to receive messages and announcements from your school via text message and
5 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 PAGE 5 Un Mensaje del Presidentes - continuara a partir de en la pagina 2 ción en nuestros r PTA newsletters y en el PTA website. Marquen sus calendarios para los juegos anuales de Loucks Track & Field, Mayo 7-9, Aproximadamente 2,600 atletas de todos los Estados Unidos y del mundo vienen por 3 días a competir en el WPHS Loucks Stadium. El PTA Snack Bar el cual abre durante los juegos del sábado recauda fondos dedicados a las becas para los seniors. Esperamos que piensen en ser voluntarios y ayudarnos en el snack bar. PTA Website Chequee nuestras ediciones de las publicaciones, reuniones, calendario, eventos, y otros anuncios y conexiones. Nosotros estamos localizados bajo el WPHS website homepage: org/wphs/site/default.asp. Bajo Site Shortcuts, seleccione Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) para llegar al sitio del PTA. Además de las noticias y eventos ustedes encontrarán las formas de Afiliciación y de Spiritwear, y la información sobre los Senior Recognition Awards. Estos son algunos de los eventos y asuntos importantes del WHPHS PTA para el año escolar Por favor busquen más información en TigerTales. Esperamos que se nos unan en la diversión mientras que nos esforzamos en proveer programas de enriquecimiento para estudiantes y padres y abogamos por la educación de nuestros estudiantes del WPHS. Esperamos verlos en nuestras reuniones y eventos a través del año escolar. Con orgullo de Tigres del WPHS, Rhonda Herman & Sandra Alexandrou WPHS PTA Co-Presidents White Plains Public Schools Wednesday October 8, 2014 and May 6, 2015 Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the benefits of bicycling and walking Physical activity Teaching safe bicycling and pedestrian skills to children Awareness of how bikeable & walkable our city is and where improvements are needed Concern for the environment Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools Sharing time with community leaders, parents and children Please contact Tracy Velasquez or for more information.
6 PAGE 6 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 COLLEGE PLANNING CHECKLIST DECEMBER 1ST IS THE DEADLINE FOR TRANSCRIPT RE- QUESTS & COLLEGE APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY Even if you are applying for January 2015 Regular Decision, submit your transcript requests and applications NOW! WPHS Guidance recommends that applications due by January 1st should be completed and submitted by December 1st. This is to guarantee your applications will be processed on time and make the deadline requirement. All seniors must have a NAVIANCE ID to process their college applications. Seniors must see their Guidance Counselor IMMEDI- ATELY if an account has not yet been established. Make sure you have requested Teacher Recommendation(s) from your teacher(s)! You must talk to your teacher in person to find out if he/she will agree to support you...never assume! KEEP WORKING ON YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY(S).Hang in there, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Make sure all requirements are submitted with each college application: Transcript, School Reports, SAT/ ACT Score Reports, Counselor Recommendations, and depending on the institution, Teacher Recommendations, SAT 2 Subject Test Score Reports, Student Resume If you are applying EARLY ACTION OR EARLY DECISION, CHECK IF YOUR INSTITUTION USES THE CSS PROFILE If so, check the CSS PROFILE due date to be considered for financial award. For example, if you have applied to Northeastern University Early Action, the CSS PROFILE is due December 1st, 2014 to be considered for a tentative award. https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp FAFSA will be available online January 1st, If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the College and Career Center room C141 at the high school, the staff truly does want to help you be successful in the college application process and are a great source of information. Reminder: Check out the Guidance Calendar or NAVIANCE to sign up for colleges that visit the WPHS College & Career Center! UNIVERSITIES BEGIN VISITING WPHS ON SEPT. 15th! College & Career Dates from Guidance Department All Meetings 7pm in the WPHS Media Center SEPT. 4 How to Navigate High School! SEPT. 11 College Application Took Kit Seniors: Are you on track with your college applications? On Thursday, September 11th at 7 p.m., please join us for a "College Application Toolkit" workshop in the high school Media Center. We will go over the elements of your application, how to complete them and the timeline you should adhere to in order to meet your deadlines. This event is open to senior parents and students. If you have any questions at all about the college application process and what you should be doing right now, please don't miss this opportunity! OCT. 23 College Planning Starts Now! NOV. 13 College Readiness: Self-Advocacy Skills NOV. 20 1st Generation College Bound DEC. 2 Financial Aid JAN. 8 College Bound with IEP or 504 Plan FEB. 5 FAFSA Night FEB. 26 Applying for Scholarships & Awards APR. 9 HS Athletes to College Athletes APR. 16 Non-College Options: Gap Year Programs & Tech Schools MAY 14 Naviance for Juniors
7 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 Past Spring 2014 Happenings - Science Research Wins at Science Fair PAGE 7 Message From Kimberly Fleming - Science Research Program It is with great pride and pleasure to report that 8 of our 20 Sophomore Research students won awards at the Westlake Science Fair on June 7th, held at Westlake High School in Thornwood, NY. Approximately 280 research students from 21 high schools in Westchester County competed in various categories. Approximately 14 students competed in each category. Students were graded by 3 different judges, and the average of their rubric scores were calculated to determine the 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place winners. All winners were presented with trophies. Below is an alphabetical listing of the awards presented to our White Plains High School Science Research Program students and their perspective categories. Meredith Abato: 3 rd place Behavior I Sarah Baker: 2 nd place Behavior I Amanda Grant: 2 nd place Behavior III Alexandra Kohl: 3 rd place Medicine & Health/ Microbiology IV Miryam Matute: 2 nd place Behavior IV Bridgit O Donnell: 1 st place Environmental Science III Rose Reiken: 2 nd place Behavior V Esther Ritchin: 3 rd place Behavior V Congratulations! Tigers Win 3rd Annual Dave Basso Memorial Baseball Tournament WPHS won the tournament by defeating Harrison HS 2-0 on a 1 hitter from Sean Nicholson, and then defeating Valhalla HS in the championship game 7-2, on a combined 1 hitter from Lukas Repetti & Andy Iglesias. Sean Nicholson was named tournament MVP. Congrats 2014 Varsity Baseball! 1st Row: Cameron Crabbe, Sean Nicholson, Ben Ringel, Keith Bivas, Rashon White, Manny Iglesias, Lucas Repetti 2nd Row: COACH Galligani, Andy Iglesias, Mike Myleck, Ricardo Mendez, Andres Torres, James Abanto, Grant Rubin, Phil Tortoriello, Mike Ainsworth, Michael Lotito, Kaitlin Doherty, Chris Medeot PTA Staff Luncheon May 2, 2014 Thank You! Thank you to our local vendors for their generous donations, as well as our volunteers and making our 2014 Spring Staff Luncheon a success! Abatino's Lombardo's Tre Angelina Roosters Market Domingo's Deli Westchester Burger & Co. Ernesto's Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cheesecake Factory Gift certificates: Morton's Steakhouse What-a-Bagel Cafe P.F. Chang's Corx Wine & Liquor (wine basket) LOLA New York (jewelry) Michael's Nursery (center pieces) Contact for more information about your business sponsoring future publications of TigerTales. You can place your ad here!
8 PAGE 8 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 A Message From The Principal Dear White Plains High School Families, I am delighted to begin a new school year with all of you. The summer is always lovely, and this one has been especially nice, but truth be told, I really miss our students and faculty- the privilege of working in a school filled with such terrific young people, so filled with hope, promise and potential is never lost on me and the opportunity to begin again is exciting. I look forward to welcoming the class of 2015 as they take on leadership roles in the school. I know they will set a wonderful example for all of our students. Equally exciting is the opportunity to welcome our freshman class for whom the high school will offer opportunity, challenge and success. This year, the first Friday of the school year will be White Plains High School Pride day- our student leaders and many of our varsity athletes will wear T- shirts or team jerseys that identify them as ambassadors of our school- they will help open lockers, navigate the halls and find classrooms for our new students. I am thrilled to welcome new teachers, administrators and staff to our exceptional faculty. They are as follows: Kelly McAvoy, Jessica Livingston, Ilana Schikler, and Samy Habib, English; Elizabeth Cerino, Library Media Specialist; Rochelle Brown, Social Studies; Jenice Richardson, Special Education; Susan Cao, Catalina Restrepo, Alison Smith, and Mengmeng Wang, LOTE; Genevieve Little, Guidance Counselor; Esther Lee-Huh, Science and Robert Molfetta, Technology. Dana Quigley (DeVito) returns from leave. I want to offer special congratulations to two of our high school teachers who will assume leadership roles in our schools this year: Richard Dillon as our Coordinator of Social Studies and Albert Laporte who will lead our mathematics department as a teacher on assignment. Also exciting are the addition of another school counselor position and an additional teacher of English language arts. In our classrooms this year we will continue to stress the importance of well-developed critical and analytical thinking skills, strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively. We will emphasize the value of respectful, civil interaction between and among students and adults. We ll ask you to support our efforts to maintain a safe, well ordered school where a culture of excellence is built on a foundation of good will and good manners. I look forward to seeing you at our Back to School night, at our PTA and Guidance nights as well as at games, concerts, plays and art exhibits! Here s to another great year! GO TIGERS! Best, Ellen Ellen Doherty, LCSW White Plains High School Principal PTA Past Spring 2014 Happenings PTA Louck s Snack Bar & Grille Committee and volunteers on May 10, Also Class of 2014 Seniors getting ready to light the torch!
9 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 PTA Past Spring 2014 Happenings Message from WPHS PTA Co-Presidents PAGE 9 Dear Parents, As we wrap up yet another school year, the PTA would like to take this time to thank you for your continued support, whether it be in the form of a monetary donation, your valuable time or gifted talents. Through fundraising efforts and generous contributions, the PTA was able to present 46 seniors, each with a $250 dollar Senior Recognition Award to be used towards college. The PTA was able to provide grant money to the following programs to enrich learning experiences; Thank you Lori Nicholson Lori and Heidi Sobo for another fabulous luncheon and all of their amazing work! Many thanks to all of our local contributors! Please help us out this year and mingle with our high school staff! room and apply it towards growing and harvesting vegetables. o A $490 grant for the purchase of "The Time Keeper", by Kevin Cropp for an English "Adopt An Author" program. o A $312 grant towards a trip to the Museum of Mathematics for 9th grade Algebra students. o A $750 grant for the new scholarship grant coordinator program managed by the guidance department. This program is intended to help all graduating students obtain financial support for their post-high school educational goals. This program aids all students who have post- high school educational goals - bachelor programs, associate programs, technical schools and other Successful Staff Luncheon on May 2nd! o A $500 grant for planting materials, soil and tools for the garden project in which the SAIL classes use what they have learned in their science classeducational endeavors. The PTA is an advocate for all your children. Please continue to help us by showing your support by becoming a member in September and volunteering some your time! If you're cleaning this summer - DON'T give away those TEST PREP books. Contact Caroline Furry or Martha Lichtblau and we will pick them up for next year's District Wide Book Fair! Have a wonderful and safe summer! WPHS PTA Co-Presidents Judy Eisele Sandra Alexandrou Make A Difference! Join The PTA
10 PAGE 10 V O LU M E 3 4, N U MB E R 1 PTA Past Spring 2014 Happenings Senior Breakfast & Yearbook Signing May 30th
11 V O LU M E 3 4, N U MB E R 1 PAGE 11 PTA Happenings It s the 22nd WPHS PTA HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR! SATURDAY, Dec AM 4PM Shop at over 60+vendors Enjoy Snack Bar refreshments Musical entertainment by WPHS students White Plains High School 550 North Street H Building (Sports Circle) North Street Entrance Proceeds from the Craft Fair support WPHS PTA 2015 Senior Recognition Fund For more information contact WPHS WPHS PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD & COMMITTEES FOR Sandra Alexandrou Rhonda Herman OPEN st VP,Programs Joretta Crabbe Craft Fair OPEN Programs Chair Rose Lovitch Craft Fair Sharon Sohl nd VP, Membership Judy Eisele Membership Chair OPEN WebPage Carolina Burnett...Senior Breakfast Joretta Crabbe..Senior Breakfast Fran Cignarella...Loucks SnackBar Catherine Murphty Loucks Grill Bar Susan Van Doren News Sue Golden.... Secretary Gail Jasne......Treasurer Sue Garnsey SpiritWear OPEN rd VP, Newsletter OPEN...Newsletter Production Chair Judy Eisele...Past President Claire Strati SpiritWear Catherine Murphy...4th VP, SnackBar Michele Cohen Siebes......SpiritWear OPEN SnackBar Chair Samantha Gerhardt.Faculty Representative (WPHS) Gina La Placa th Grade Orientation Caroline Furry.....5th VP, Publicity Sally Hall..Special Needs Liaison OPEN Outreach Chair Beth Roach th VP, Recognition Griselda Ferma...Spanish Speaking Liaison Heidi Sobo.....Staff Appreciation Lunch OPEN Recognition Chair Judy Eisele...PTA Council Rep OPEN...Staff Appreciation Lunch Carolina Burnett....7th VP,Hospitality Karen Reynolds.....PTA Council Rep Brenda Velez....Staff Breakfast Diana McShea.....Hospitality Chair Aliza Fante....Staff Breakfast Martha Lichblau....School Budget Rep Melissa Cardon.... 8th VP,Craft Fair
12 PAGE 12 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 PTA Happenings 2014 Varsity Football Home Game & Fall Snack Bar Loucks Stadium Friday, Sept. 12 (6-9pm) Home vs. RC 7pm Friday, Sept. 19 (6-9pm) Home vs. 7pm Friday, Oct. 17 (5-8pm) Home vs. 6pm Playoffs run between October 24th November 1st. If there are home games, WPHS PTA Snack Bar will operate Thursday, November 27 (9am- Noon) Turkey Home vs. 10:30am Loucks Stadium Catherine Murphy (Opening to Co-Chair!) We need volunteers for setup, cooking, sales, cleanup, or shopping. Please let us know if you can help out in any way:) Thanks again for your continued support! WPHS & WPHS PTA Calendar Of Events Sept to Jan SEPTEMBER OCT. 24: SPIRITWEAR SALES 2 Freshman Orientation, 8am 12:30pm 4 Guidance: How to Navigate HS, 7pm Media Center (MC) 4-5 Underclass Pictures 5 Varsity Clarkstown South, 7pm 11 1st PTA Council Meeting, Ed House 7:30pm All are invited to attend! 11 Guidance: College Application Tool Kit, 7pm MC 12 PTA Snack Bar - Football WPHS, 7pm RC Ketcham 18 PTA Meeting, Meet & Greet, 7pm Media Center 19 PTA Snack Bar - Football WPHS, 7pm/Arlington 27 Fred Gressler Memorial Cross Country WPHS OCTOBER OCT. 24: SPIRITWEAR SALES continue, get your orders in! 2 Varsity Suffern, 6pm 8 DISTRICT WALK / BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY 9 WPHS Open House 7PM, Auditorium 10 Varsity John Jay (Fishkill) 6:30pm 11 SAT Exams 15 PSAT/NMSQT 11:30am dismissal 16 PTA Council Meeting, Ed House 7:30pm 17 PTA Snack Bar - Football WPHS, 6pm Mahopac 23 Guidance/PTA: College Planning Starts Now!, 7pm MC 24 ALL SPIRITWEAR ORDERS ARE DUE! 24 11/1 TBA PLAYOFFS (PTA Snack Bar - Football Game) 29 Fall Sports Awards, 6:30pm Auditorium NOVEMBER SAT Exams 13 Guidance: College Readiness Self-Advocacy Skill, 7pm MC 20 Guidance: 1st Generation College Bound, 7pm Media Ctr High School Fall Play, 11/21-3:30 pm; 11/22-2:30 & 7 pm 26 Homecoming, 6:30pm 27 Turkey Bowl PTA Snack Bar Football WPHS vs. Stepinac, 10:30AM DECEMBER Guidance: Financial Aid, 7pm Media Center 4 PTA Council Meeting, Ed House 7:30pm 6 SAT Exams 11 Winter Concert I, 7pm Auditorium 13 PTA Holiday Craft Fair, 10 am-4 pm 13 ACT WPHS Harry Jefferson Basketball Classic, 11am 18 Winter Concert II, 7pm Auditorium JANUARY Guidance: College Bound with IEP or 504 Plan, 7pm MC 15 Winter Holiday Concert III, 7pm Auditorium 22 PTA Meeting, 7pm Media Center 24 SAT Exams Regents & WPHS MIDTERMS
13 VOLUME 34, NUMBER PTA Senior Recognition Award Now is the time to start working toward this goal. The awards are presented to all students who: Complete 30 hours of service to the school or community between July 1, 2014 & March 31, 2015 (NHS required hours will not be recognized as acceptable PTA Senior Recognition hours) Prepare a written statement about their plans and goals after graduation, topic essay on app also required Mail the completed application packet; must be postmarked by April, 2015 (TBD) Complete all requirements for graduation by June 2015 Forms to keep track of service hours will be available on our PTA website, accessed thru the High School main page under Site Shortcuts (click on PTA). The application packets will also be available in the guidance offices in January. The PTA Congratulates the following 46 seniors from the Class of 2014 who received a $250 Recognition Award! Louisa Abbott Austin Cunney Charlie Iglesias Rachel Okun Unsha Ahmed Vinicius De Andrade Brian La Placa Paula Piedrahita Alexandra Alcocer Angelica Di Iorio Brandon LLoyd Rickey Richard Deysi Alvarracin Randi Eisenpress Hannah Lo Jocelyn Roseman Diamond Brown Gabriel Espinosa Michael Lotito Matthew Sanchez Nikki Brown Morgan Falvey Scott Louis Ciera Scriber Franziska Burnett Leonardo Fonzetti Cristina Maida Amanda Soyk Jackeline Caceres Amanda Gangoo Victoria Mc Guire Megha Swamy Taylor-Simone Campbell Madeline Gartenberg Thomas Meininger Gabrielle Tinnirello Shamus Cardon Melissa Guarin Judie Mendoza Jessica Vaccaro Leslie Castro-Tapia Gabrielle Heffernan Sarah Milion Tori Cignarella Shaina Hernandez Emily Oates PAGE 13 WPHS OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 9, 7pm Auditorium If you will turn18 years old this year, you can Register To Vote NOW! Qualifications to Register to Vote be a United States citizen; be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote); live at your present address at least 30 days before an election; not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court; not claim the right to vote elsewhere Register at: Westchester County Board of Elections 25 Quarropas Street White Plains, NY Phone: Fax: Don t forget to get an absentee ballot if you are away at college!
14 PAGE 14 Congratulations Class of 2014! Hats off to HATS! V O LU M E 3 4, N U MB E R 1 GO TIGERS!
15 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 PAGE 15 WPHS PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM 2014/2015
16 PAGE 16 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 WPHS PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM 2014/2015
17 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 PAGE 17 WPHS SPIRITWEAR! NOW til OCTOBER 24th, 2014
18 PAGE 18 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 WPHS SPIRITWEAR! NOW til OCTOBER 24th, 2014
19 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 PAGE 19 WPHS SPIRITWEAR! NOW til OCTOBER 24, 2014 ~
20 TIGERTALES MICROSOFT The Primary Newsletter Business of Address the WPHS PTA White Your Address Plains Board Line 2 of Education 550 Your North Address Street Line 3 White Your Address Plains, NY Line NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID WHITE PLAINS, NY PERMIT 432 Address Service Requested Is your child taking an SAT or Subject Test? Log onto College Board for information and registration: Come one, come all, to PTA Meet & Greet Date: Sept 18, 2014 Place: WPHS Media Center Time: 7 PM!
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