Before we begin with today's announcements, I wanted to take a minute to introduce my colleague and friend, Mrs. Donna Piscielli. As you know, our high school family lost our dear friend, Mr. Tony Piscielli on December 31st. If you don't know, his wife, Mrs. Piscielli is also a beloved staff member here that works in our 9/10 health office. She would like to say a few words this morning.
Good morning. I'm Mrs. Piscielli. I work in the 9-10 Nurse's office. Mr. Piscielli, 9-10 hallway and cafeteria monitor, was my husband. I want to say that Mr. P cared about and wanted to help and encourage you, the students. Thank you for returning his smiles and fist bumps. He truly loved being in your lives and your connection to him warmed his heart. Again, thank you.
Some important reminders:
Masks. Over your nose. Over your mouth. All the time.
Social Distancing means 3-6 feet from others at all times and whenever possible.
Hygiene. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer frequently.
If you are feeling sick, please do not come to school. If you are feeling sick in school, inform a teacher, and they will call the nurse's office before sending you.
On Saturday the Maids competed in the Group IV State Relay Champion Meet. The team had several great performances but would like to recognize the shuttle hurdle relay team of Gianna Garozzo, Zarria Oliphant, Meciah Howell and Zaida Taylor-Burch for dropping 4 seconds from their previous best time and finishing 8th place. We are also extremely proud to announce that sophomore Dahlia Beasley and freshman Ashley Lopez had a stellar day in high jump as they captured second place with a combine jump of 9 feet and 6 inches. Congratulations ladies!
Over the weekend the minuteman wrestling team had an incredible weekend of competition. The team defeated Pennsauken 60-14, Maple Shade 80-6, and Seneca 35-34. The minuteman battled to the last match against Seneca and Jackson Hoopes secured the upset victory by pinning his opponent. The team is now 7-3 on the year. Big congratulations goes out to Senior Dominic Petracci who placed 3rd in the Prestigious "Escape the Rock Tournament" featuring athletes from several surrounding states. The minutemen will be back in action tonight against Shawnee in the 9/10 gym. Please come out and support our minutemen.
There will be a meeting for all boys interested in playing lacrosse this Spring Monday at 10:45am during unit lunch in the 11/12 weight room. All players ,must attend or speak with Coach Hanlon
Important Announcement for anyone Student Athletes interested in doing Track and Field in the Spring - There will be a MANDATORY Boys Track and Field Information Meeting this FRIDAY January 21st. This meeting will be taking place during the 1st and 2nd Lunch Block. During this meeting a number of things will be discussed from Practice structure, Meet Scheduling, Team Expectations etc. Again this is MANDATORY Meeting (unless you have lab science) - so all young men who are interested in doing Spring Track must be at this meeting. Come and join us in our quest to win a championship this year.
Students interested in trying out for the WTHS Golf team should plan to attend a pre-season meeting on Thursday January 20th. This meeting will take place in room I-210 with Coach Snyder and Coach Holmes. Interested boys and girls should attend this meeting during either Lunch Block 1 or Lunch Block 2 on 1/20
Clubs and Activities Announcements
Please join us for the next Women's Forum meeting today in K111 during unit lunch where we'll discuss gendered and sexist language and its damaging effects. All are welcome.
Join us for the next African American Culture Club meeting today k202 during lunch. Come see what we have in store for the New Year! If you have any questions see Ms. Lafleur or Ms. Jackson.
The next Asian American Club meeting will be on Monday, January 24th in room J206 during the unit lunch. See Mr. Wong or Mr. Francisco if you have any questions.
Our Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will be meeting tomorrow during unit lunch in E10. All our welcome to join us for our first meeting of the year for GSA.
Science League will be meeting next day 1 (Jan 24) during the unit lunch in G235. We are prepping for the TEAMS competition and the Physics Olympics. New members always welcome!
Attention NHS members, the NHS Induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 26th at 7 PM in the IBPAC. There is a mandatory dress rehearsal on Monday, January 24th in the IBPAC right after school. Please see Mrs. Ackley or Miss Molloy if you have questions.
WTHS is a school that has "No Place for Hate." You can be anything. Choose to be kind.
Make a difference today by extending an air hug or just a smile. You'll be glad you did.
"Let's make it a great day filled with lots of learning, lots of fun, and lots of reasons to make TWP proud!"