9-20 Morning News
TV Studio
Wednesday, September 20 2017

The Learning Commons will be closed after school this Thursday 9/21.

Attention Drama club!  The next meeting and rehearsal will be on Thursday, September 22nd, after school in the auditorium from 2:10 to 3:45.  There is no rehearsal today.  Please check the Google Class page for more information.

Lifetouch student picture day for grades 7-12 will be on Wednesday, October 11th. All students taking the PSAT that day will have their photo taken after they have completed their exam.

Seniors that want to use a Lifetouch photo for their Senior photo in the yearbook should come to school on Wednesday, October 11th, ready to be photographed.

Attention all Leos and students who want to join the club!  We are holding a membership drive this week Wednesday during power block in the auditorium.  If a current member brings a new member, you will receive a service hour. If you volunteered at the end of the year to mentor a 7th grade Leo, please see Mrs. McAlduff.

Let’s make this the best year ever!  

Yearbook Staff - We will be meeting this Wednesday September 20th after school.  All members should report to room 204 with their chromebooks and log on information at the end of the day.

Seniors- Just a reminder that Senior Privileges will begin at some point next week and in order to be eligible to leave on privileges you must have turned in all of the following:

  • All book or uniform obligations

  • Chromebook fee

  • Opening day emergency packets

  • Signed Senior privilege permission slip

Do you enjoy going toe to toe about important topics that impact today’s world? Do you want better research and public speaking skills? Do you have a lot of opinions about a lot of things? Than Debate might be for you!

This year’s topic is : Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Come find out more about the West Bridgewater Debate Team next Thursday Afternoon (Sept 21st) in room 202. Any interested High school students are invited. All returning members should be in attendance as well. See Mr. Ennis with any questions.

The Music Department is going to be very busy during Power Blocks!  There is a new Ukelele group that will be meeting every week, during Wednesday Power Block!  If you need a pass, see Mrs. Diman in the morning.  Also, for any interested singers, a small vocal ensemble will be meeting weekly on Thursday during Power Block.  Again, see Mrs. Diman if you need a pass.   

The first rehearsals for the Wildcat Color Guard start on Monday and Wednesday, right after school.  Stop by after school to see the flags twirl and the rifles get thrown!

The Video Game / Minecraft club will have a meeting for the leadership team on Wednesday during powerblock. Anyone in grades 9-12 interested in gaming is welcome to attend. We we’ll get started making plans for this year. Possible ideas include building a video game console from scratch using the 3D printer and a mini computer and starting school video game tournaments.

Are you a Freshmen interested in running for class office?

Freshmen Class Elections will be taking place on September 28th to select the class officers for the Class of 2021. If you are interested in running, please see Mrs. Longo in room 203 for a nomination form and for more information.

VOLUNTEERS - COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

The BBA needs volunteers early on Saturday morning, September 30, to help with vendor unloading and set up; throughout the day to assist with children’s activities, petting zoo, drink sales, etc.; and later in the afternoon to help vendors pack up and for general cleanup of the site.  Home Depot has donated hand trucks and dolly carts to move the heavy items, so while there is some physical labor involved.   While we will take any volunteer assistance, we would prefer to book students in 2-3 hour blocks of time, beginning Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone interested can e-mail Joe at  jenriquez@darroweverett.com

GUIDANCE OFFICE:      College Visits  list is now available on the school website under guidance department.  This document will be constantly updating so please check back on a regular basis.  There is a signup sheet in the guidance office and you will also need a pass to give to your teacher.  Next week visits are follows:

9/25 University of New Haven, Western New England University, St. Josephs colle, Roger Williams University

9/26 Wheaton College, Lasell College, Bentley College

9/27 University of Connecticut, University of New England

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS, Mark you calendars, the PSAT TEST will be administered this October 11 here at school.  PSAT PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $16.00 is due in the Guidance Office by Friday, October 6, 2017.  Cash or checks.  Please make checks out to WBMSHS.  Please contact guidance with any questions.  

SOPHOMORES …

Applications are being accepted for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) seminar in the guidance office.  Each year West Bridgewater has the opportunity to send one sophomore to this all-expense paid weekend seminar, being held at Bentley University.  This leadership program introduces high school sophomores to distinguished leaders from various sectors such as business, education, technology, government, science and the arts.  Sophomores are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  Interested students can obtain more information in the guidance office.

Last Year’s delegate was Valerie Puliafico.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26.

COLLEGE FINANCING SEMINAR

This years college financing seminars will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the high school auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This seminar is an opportunity for all parents of juniors and seniors to be informed on the many options available for financing your child's college education.

Any sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in purchasing a class ring can pick up an information packet and order form from Mr. Winchell in Room 215.  Ring orders may be placed on Wednesday night, September 20th from 5:00 - 6:30pm or during lunches on Thursday, September 21st or Friday, September 22nd.

(9/20) The Wildcat cafe is serving chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and broccoli on the hot line today..  Burgers and ham and cheese croissant melts are at the grill and the pizza station is offering a cheese quesadilla pizza. The grab and go fridges have assorted freshly made wraps, subs, pockets and salads and the weekly wrap special is a chicken cordon bleu wrap with breaded chicken, ham, cheddar and honey mustard dressing. Breakfast sandwiches and pancakes with tots are available at break.

(9/18) Hat day will be this Friday September 22nd.  Students can pay $2.00 in powerblock and wear a hat for the day on Friday.  All money raised will be donated to the Hurricane Relief fund.  

Junior Class officers are reminded that they have a meeting in 218 Thursday at 7 am

Spanish Honor Society officers are to meet tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th at 710 am in room 114. If you cannot attend, please see Señora Oliveira. A meeting for ALL members of the Spanish Honor Society will be next Wednesday, September 27th.

The morning crew is looking for a sportscaster to announce the game results during morning news.  Anyone interested should e-mail Mr. Cray or stop by the studio.  This opportunity is open to all grades

There will be a service trip to the Dominican Republic in June 2018. If interested see either Amanda Wells, Abby Bedard or Mckenna Oneill or write your email down on paper in the office.

The girls volleyball team played at home yesterday against Avon. The jv played a fierce game. Even though they lost they stayed strong and won the last match. Autumn belcher and Valerie puliafico were essential to the win. They sent the ball sailing over the net to keep all the sets close for the wildcats. Madey Holmes was essential to the wildcats defense blocking any shot coming her way. The varsity volleyball team got their first win in the history of the team! The girls were all over the court winning 3/4 matches. Gabby Sharky was on fire sending ball after ball over the net. Morgan Bellody was unstoppable. The girls look to add another win to their record away on Thursday

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