WLHS on Its Academic!
The WLHS school's IT'S ACADEMIC match will air this Saturday, March 8th at 10:00am on WJZ.
To honor the team---and the whole school---our sponsor Giant Food will be featuring special "Wilde Lake High School Hoagies" at the Giant Food store at Hickory Ridge Village, 6480 Freetown Road, Columbia.
Your special hoagies will be available this weekend, from Friday, March 7th through Sunday, March 9th.
WL Stem Fair 2014
We are proud to congratulate the HCPSS honored students from last Saturday's county STEM Fair and Festival. Wilde Lake students took home a total of 14 awards; 8 of the 10 WLHS projects were award-winners!
Please congratulate the following Wildecats:
Caroline Boone (Franckowiak)
Specialty Award from Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association, 1st place
Specialty Award from Society of Women Engineers, Outstanding Engineer
Specialty Award from the Geological Society of Washington, 1st place
Category Win in Engineering (tied with Frank Baleno)
Trayshaun Jacks and Francisco Halaguena (Proctor)
Specialty Award from the Geological Society of Washington, runners-up
Category Runners-Up in Environmental Science
Daniel Mahoney (Franckowiak)
Specialty Award from Message Systems, 1st place
Category Win in Computer Science and Mathematics
Hilary Sandborn (Franckowiak)
Specialty Award from Society of Women Engineers, Promising Engineer
Category Runner-Up, Engineering
Allen Severson (Franckowiak)
Category Runner-Up, Biological Sciences
Anjali DasSarma and Susan Greene (Franckowiak)
Dr. Lee Summerville Award for highest scoring biological sciences project
Elizabeth Nguyen (Proctor)
Category Win, Chemistry
Frank Baleno (Franckowiak)
Category Win, Engineering (tied with Caroline Boone)
Our young scientists swept the engineering category and took 2 of 3 awards in the biological sciences. All students have been hard at work on these projects since September. Many will go on to present their research at the Baltimore Science Fair held later this month at Towson University. Wilde Lake is proud of their accomplishments and dedication.
Debate team and Ms. Midgley Honored
At the HCPSS Board meeting on Tuesday February 25th, Superintendent Foose offered her congratulations on WLHS being promoted to Charter Status by the National Speech and Debate Association (National Forensic League) Chesapeake District.
Dr. Foose also recognized Kelli Midgley on being given a National Speech and Debate Association Outstanding Distinction in Coaching award.
Great Job Ms. Midgeley!! Thank you for all that you do for our students and staff here at WLHS!!
Wilde Lake's Malik Jackson (152) won his third county title, and was joined atop the podium by teammate Noah Polonsky (126).
Jackson held on to defeat Centennial’s determined Sameh Boulos, 6-4.
“It was close ... When I was holding onto the leg I didn't want him to get that last takedown and take me to overtime. I just remember thinking ‘I gotta hold on, I gotta win, I gotta get my third one’,” Jackson said. “It's all mental…I realized that I got to the point where it was just all in my head, I was wrestling the match in my head while it was going on.”
Polonsky edged Reservoir’s Troy Kilcarr, 3-1, and dedicated the championship to his older brother Alex, who won a state title for Wilde Lake in 2010, and whose birthday was Feb. 22.
“I thought I should bring the county championship home, because he never actually won the county championship,” Noah Polonsky said.
Congrats Andy Kolker and Thomas Logue
Kudos to Wilde Lake junior, Andy Kolker, and senior, Thomas Logue. On February 21, 2014, Andy and Thomas traveled to Annapolis to testify at the Senate State-Aided Educational Institutions Budget Hearing on behalf of Best Buddies. The State Director of Best Buddies Maryland, Vince Fiduccia, spoke first, telling how Best Buddies pairs students with disabilities with peer buddies for one-to-one friendships. Then Andy and Thomas each read their statements about how Best Buddies has impacted their lives. When they were finished, the chairman of the sub-committee, Senator Richard Madaleno, Jr, remarked on the "excellent and incredibly well delivered" testimony both students had given, and he added that they were "a credit to Wilde Lake." Way to go, Andy and Thomas!
To see a video of Andy's and Thomas' testimony, go to http://youtu.be/S49WHDl5kbY To learn more about Best Buddies, contact Ms. Mesol.
Equestrian Team Competition
The JV Wilde Lake Equestrian team competed on February 2nd at NFF Stables in Poolesville, MD. The following riders represented the team; Freshman Julia Bohse, Audrey Fioretto, and Isabel Beaudry, and Sophomores Eleanor Lee and Sarah Moore. Julia Bohse was the Champion of the Future Intermediate Division. The final show of the season, prior to the year end Invitational, is March 9 2014 at Oatland Stables in Brookeville, MD. Please come out to support the team.
3a State Championships
The Boys and Girls Indoor Track teams competed in the 3a State Championships. The Boys team placed 6th behind strong efforts from Cameron Lumpkin, Jas Chung-Campbell, David Eisenhauer, Samuel Enomanna and Connor Robinson. Cameron Lumpkin placed 3rd in the 55 dash with a new personal best of 6.53, David Eisenhauer placed 3rd in the 1600 and the 3200 running 4:30 and 9:50 respectively, Jas Chung-Campbell placed 4th in the 500 meter run with a new personal best of 1:07.6, Samuel Enomanna placed 8th in the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.25 and the boys 4x4 meter relay of Samuel Enomanna, Cameron Lumpkin, Jas Chung-Campbell and Connor Robinson placed 6th.
The Girls placed 13th and were lead by Sophomore Jamila Brown. Jamila placed 3rd in the 55 dash with a new personal best of 7.33 and was also 4th in the 300 meter dash with a new personal best of 41.54. Kelly Surkovich and Deanna Yancey competed in the High Jump and Londyn Tyler competed in the 300 meter dash.
Congrats to the WL Indoor Track Team!
AP Exam Registration
It’s that time of year, time to sign up for AP Exams! This year is different. You will have to sign up through Naviance. You have until March 15th to register. From 3/15 to 4/1 there is a late fee of $20 per test. From 4/1 to 4/15 there is a late fee of $55 per test, so sign up soon. Please click below for directions.
Leadership Class welcomes Meals on Wheels
The Leadership Class welcomed representatives from Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland to their class on Tuesday, February 11. Director of Volunteer Services Ellen Falk and Emily Trotter shared information about the services they offer, the needs of their clients, and volunteer opportunities. The program provides daily hot and cold meals to nearly 300 clients in the metro area. Ms. Falk and Ms. Trotter also picked up Valentine's Day Cards students created that will be delivered with meals during the holiday week. The class plans to provide other gifts to clients in the future.
Pictured: Ms. Falk, Maliyah Ison, Estefany Figueroa, Aly Johnson, Mari Raya, Ms. Trotter, Dasia Johnson, and Manrique Garay.
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HCPSS Student Meal Announcement
Parents may prepay for student meals by setting up an online account at www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com. Students also have the option of paying with cash on a daily basis. Each student has been issued a PIN to use when purchasing meals with cash or prepayment. If a student has forgotten their PIN, cashiers can look the PIN up by student name. This PIN allows HCPSS to receive reimbursements from the National School Lunch Program. Meals purchased without a PIN are not reimbursable. Therefore, effective January 2, 2014, all meals purchased without a PIN will have an additional charge (and $0.30 for breakfast and $0.60 for lunch).
For more information, please visit the HCPSS website.
PTSA-Sponsored Test Prep
Choose from the following classes taught by The Answer -- effective, affordable, and conveniently taught at WLHS: ACT Prep evening classes, January 27 and 29; SAT Prep classes held on SATURDAY AFTERNOONS (perfect for those with busy weekday schedules) February 1/February 8, and April 5/April 12. Click here for the flyer with more information and sign-up forms, or visit online at www.theanswerclass.com.
WLHS Booster Website
Check out the NEW Booster website at http://www.wlhsboosters.org/
Submissions for Student Accolades