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Student Appeals

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Band Boosters

Choral Music Files

WHS Choral

Break Forth O Beautious Heavenly Light

For Unto Us a Child is Born

Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Carol of the Bells

 

District School Calendar

Freshmen Study Skills

Grolier

Helpful Information for Parents

If you would like to help your student… 

IN SCHOOL 

Extra Help is available from teachers. The student should arrange a mutually agreeable time. 

Reading Center: Students can ask Mrs. Lavoie or Mrs. Fitzgerald for passes to the Reading Center (room 507 during their study halls. They are certified reading teachers who are there to help students. 

Computer Lab: WHS computer labs are open from 2-3 p.m.  No passes are required after school.  Students can conduct appropriate research on the internet, or access programs for word processing and spreadsheets. To go during a study hall, the student must get a pass from the teacher whose subject they intend to work on, and space must be available.  

Media Center (Library): Students may get passes to the Media Center from subject teachers to work on specific assignments. There is a full collection of reference books in all subjects and some computers are available for use. Additionally, the Media Center is open after school most days until 3:00 pm.   

Case Conference: Parents and guardians can request a meeting which includes all teachers, parents, the student’s counselor, and often the student, to discuss recent progress.  Times for CC’s are either at 7:20 am or 2:10 pm.  

AT HOME 

Call a teacher. The main number for WHS is (860) 571-8200. Before you call, look up the teacher’s extension number, or ask the secretary to connect you. Most teachers cannot answer their phone during the day (7am-2pm) so leave a voicemail message. 

Email a teacher: A staff member may be emailed by using the person's first initial and last name - @wethersfield.k12.ct.us (example: jsmith@wethersfield.k12.ct.us). WHS Staff

Teacher’s Web Sites: Some teachers have websites which may include posting class work / homework assignments, upcoming test dates, helpful information, activities related to class, study strategies/games for upcoming test/quizzes, and other helpful items. 

Contact School (formerly known as Guidance) Counselor. Appointment books are located in the Guidance Office for students to sign in and prearrange a meeting to occur during their Study Halls. Parents should call the school’s main number (860) 571-8200 and ask to be transferred. The guidance secretary can determine your student’s counselor. 

Contact the School Psychologist or School Social Worker. If your child is experiencing personal difficulties, contact WHS for in-school support.

  • School Psychologist Ms.Harrison: 571-8200 x260 or Dr. Peskay 571-8231 (voicemail)
  • School Social Worker Dr. Henderson: 571-8224 (voicemail)

Call for a meeting with a teacher. Contact teacher by email or phone, as discussed above.  

Look for progress reports and report cards.

  • Progress reports are sent home by mail halfway through each quarter. Report cards are sent home by mail at the end of each quarter. There are a total of 8 notifications mailed home each year. (4 Report Cards + 4 Progress Reports)

  • If you did not receive a progress report or report card, first ask your child, and then call the WHS Main Office at 571-8200. 

Take note of mid-year and final examination dates.

  • Mid-Year Exams take place the third week in January and Final Exams take place during the last week of school in June.
  • Often, students are given study guides for major exams
  • Students should organize and prepare in advance for these exams. 

Stress the importance of study in the household in an encouraging way. 

Provide your student with a quiet place to study. 

Consider: Checking your students’ agenda book to make sure that all assignments have been completed. If it is blank, your student is not writing down assignments, upcoming tests, and other homework.  

Consider: your student’s after school schedule. Do they have time for study and homework?  

Consider: your student’s computer habits. Is your student spending too much time on the computer? 

Consider: Is your student eating well?  

Consider: Are they getting enough sleep? 

Consider: Are they getting enough physical activity? 

IN THE COMMUNITY 

Town and surrounding town libraries have computer access and study areas.

  • Cora J. Belden in Rocky Hill (860) 258-7621  Hours: 10-8 M-Th., and 10-5  Fri.-Sun.
  • Lucy Wells Robbins in Newington (860) 665-8700  Hours: 10-9 M-Th. 10-5 Fri and Sat., 1-5 Sun.
  • Wethersfield Public Library (860) 529-BOOK  Hours: 10-9 Mon, Tues., and Th., 1-5 W, F, and Sun. 

For more advice and information, contact the school at… (860) 571-8200

Literary Magazine Online

NEASC - New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Phoenix Online

PTSA

School Improvement Plan

School Profile and Strategic School Profile

Student/Parent Handbook

Study Organizational Skills

Student Guide to Help Self & Friends

Student Guide to Help Self & Friends - for concerns regarding alcohol and drug usage...  

If you are concerned about a friend, yourself, or even just have questions, these are the resources available to you at WHS:
 
(If you feel more comfortable speaking with a trusted teacher, that person can help access the appropriate resources.)
Guidance Department: 860-571-8267

School Counselors:

Ms. Bryan
Mr. DeGuire 
Ashley Esak - Interim for Ms. Coffey
Ms. Kapentanopoulos
Ms. Lindsay - 9th Grade Counselor
Ms. Rodd


Nurses and Support Staff:

Mrs. Forrest - Nurse
Dr. Henderson - Social Worker
Ms. Harrison - School Psychologist

Websites/Phone Numbers:

Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America

The Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America addresses the prevention and recovery of alcohol and substance abuse. Call: (314) 589-6702 

Al-Anon/Alateen
This is a support group for family members and friends of alcoholics. Call: (888) 4AL-ANON

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA's primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery for alcoholics. AA also lists symptoms of specific drugs and offers literature on sobriety and drinking.

Alcohol and Other Drug Information for Teens
This informational page by the National Children's Coalition offers facts about drugs and alcohol, teen recovery groups, and a drug and alcohol resource center.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and destructive decisions.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
NA is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Call: (818) 773-9999

2-1-1
It is an easy to remember telephone number, which can connect people with important community resources i.e., drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation. Dial: 211

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