posted Oct 5, 2016, 11:52 AM by Catherine Faulconer

There will be NO Marching Band practice this afternoon (Wednesday, October 5th).


There will be a BETA meeting after school on Wednesday, October 5th in Ms. Robson’s room for all current BETA members.


Attention Juniors and Seniors: A representative from Longwood University will be here on Thursday, October 6th at 9:30 a.m. Sign up in Guidance by Wednesday if you plan to attend this meeting.


The Pep Club and Leadership Club will meet this Thursday, October 6th during I/E.


Attention Seniors: The Herff Jones representative will be here on Friday, October 7th during lunches in the cafeteria taking your senior graduation products and cap and gown orders. Please stop by and order your cap and gown. A small deposit is required with your order. If you have questions or need an order packet, please see Mrs. Pritt.


Middle School Tailgate: Middle School students are invited to attend a Homecoming tailgate party before the Homecoming game on Friday, October 14th from 4-6 p.m. behind the Middle School. This is a FREE event!! Come enjoy pizza, games, prizes and music!


Attention Juniors and Seniors: A representative from Old Dominion University will be here on Tuesday, October 11th at 1:30 p.m. Sign up in guidance by Monday, October 10th if you plan to attend.


Attention Seniors: The guidance office has received information for applying for the Noel C. Taylor Athlete Scholarship. Deadline to apply is November 4th. Please see WC’s website for more information.


This is the last month to purchase yearbooks at the reduced price of $35! The cost goes up November 1st. See Mrs. McGuire or a member of the yearbook staff to purchase yours today!


Attention Seniors: If you still need to take a senior portrait, please see Mrs. McGuire in the library to sign up. Portrait retakes are Monday, October 24th.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Schools, organizations, and communities are raising awareness of bullying prevention and teaching students how to respond effectively to bullying situations. Stay tuned to morning announcements and listen for ways to help eliminate bullying. Information is provided by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the Center for Disease Control.

Why Does Bullying Prevention Matter?

Each school day 160,000 students in the U.S. stay home from fear of being bullied. They are scared to go to school. That means those students lose the opportunity to learn. It is every student’s right to feel safe in school. Students who are bullied also can have lower self-esteem, less self-confidence, increased fear and anxiety, depression, lower grades, and even suicidal thoughts. It’s not just the targets of bullying who suffer and pay a price. Students who bully grow up to have a greater risk of getting in trouble with the law. By the age of 25, one in four will have spent time in jail.

Those who witness bullying often express that their feelings about seeing it range from anger to guilt to fear, and they wish they could help, but don’t know how.