WHS Students: If you attended Prom and purchased pictures, the orders have arrived. They may be picked up from the HS office between 8am-2pm any day this week.
There is still availability to attend our Summer College Campus Tours. If you are interested in participating please fill out the Google Form that has been posted in your Google Classrooms. Trip information can also be found under "Summer College Trips" on the High School Guidance Website. Please reach out to Ms. Daniels with any questions.
WHS Parents: 4th Quarter Report Cards will be mailed home on Friday, June 3rd.
All SCW students are encouraged to participate this Friday, May 20th, in our Walk/Ride a Bike to School Day.
A Senior meeting to discuss end of the year activities will occur during homeroom on Wednesday. An email will be shared with the parents covering the highlights Wednesday evening.
Our College Planning Night will be held this Wednesday, April 27th from 6-7 in the auditorium. High school students and their parent(s) are encouraged to come hear tips on paying for college wisely. Experts from INvestEd will discuss topics like choosing the right major/career, maximizing FREE money like scholarship; grants, the financial aid process, comparing college costs and more. All are invited to attend. Enter at Door 18.
WHS Students: $1 Dress Down Day on Friday, March 25th. Proceeds to benefit our local YMCA.
WHS Students: Dress Down Day on Monday, Feb. 14 for $1. Proceeds will be donated to Riley Children's Hospital.
An e-learning day has been called for today, Nov. 15th. Teachers will have assignments posted on google classroom by 8am.
WHS Students: Jeans Day for Vets on Thursday, Oct. 11. Bring $1 to wear school appropriate jeans. Proceeds will benefit our local VFW.
The School City of Whiting PTO will be sponsoring a Family Fun Game Night on Thursday, November 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm. PreK-12 Students and families can sign up for either an Ultimate Uno competition with prizes for the winners or just enjoy playing a variety of fun family style board games. Everyone who attends will receive a hot dog, chips, drink, and treat. This event is free for PTO members. If you are not already a member, you can sign up for only $5.00 and receive free entry into Family Game Night, our Winter Family Healthy Fair, and our Spring Fling Fun Fair and Dance. Plus you will receive a free PTO water bottle! If you would like to participate, please complete the survey below no later than November 11th. You must register ahead of time for this fun event! https://forms.gle/Qy9TCCrRYhPcvcds7
Wednesday, Oct. 27th will be "Jean Day". This is a fundraiser for our local YMCA. For $1, each student may wear school appropriate jeans.
Report cards will be distributed to students on Wednesday, Oct. 20th. Please be looking for your student's report card when they arrive home from school on Wednesday. Also, Thursday is an elearning day for all Whiting students. Teachers will have assignments posted by 8am. Thursday the 21st is also parent teacher conferences. We will be offering both virtual and in-person sessions. If you are interested in scheduling a time to talk with a teacher, please visit the teachers website and click on the sign up genius link to select a time and format. We will also have in-person open times from 3:30 - 5:30 in the high school gym. Finally, just a reminder that we will have Fall Break on Friday the 22nd and Monday the 25th.
Attention Seniors : On Wednesday, October 13th, all seniors will have the opportunity to experience Whiting High School’s College and Career Opportunities Day. Seniors will be allowed to spend the day experiencing college and career activities by attending the ACC, visiting a college, job shadowing, or completing college and/or career research. All activities will be completed off campus; however, please make sure that you spend at least 4 – 6 hours participating in the event. Seniors who attend the ACC will attend their CTE course as normal and this will count as their participation in the day. If a student decides not to participate in the College and Career Opportunities Day activities, they must attend school or they will be considered truant for the day as stated in the Whiting High School Handbook. We believe that this opportunity supports the Mission of Whiting High School which is to foster an environment whereby students, faculty, parents, and the community interact to provide educational opportunities, empowering students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. Seniors received a copy of a form that must be signed and returned to the Counseling Office by Friday, October 8th.
Please visit the news section on WHS website for information regarding Homecoming week!
College Go Week is the week of September 20th. Special activities and events are planned to emphasis the importance of preparing for the future! The following "Dress Days" are planned for next week: Monday - "Stepping into Success"- Crazy Sock Day Tuesday - "Military Appreciation Day"- Wear Camouflage Wednesday - " Off to College" - Wear your favorite College Shirt Thursday - "Our Future is Bright"- Wear Neon Colors Friday - "Our Future Starts Here"- Wear School Spirit Clothing Please refer to page. 20 of the student handbook for dress code expectations on dress down days .
Attn Seniors: Whiting High School has partnered with INvestEd to host a Financial Aid Night for our parents/students on Tuesday, September 21st at 7pm (CT) in the high school library (Enter at Door 23). The discussion will center on the importance of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), comparing college costs, & the FSA ID. We look forward to seeing you!
Attention seniors: The deadline for the Lilly Scholarship is quickly approaching. See the link below for more details. If you are in need of assistance, please see the guidance office. https://mailchi.mp/legacyfdn/help-spread-the-word-about-the-lilly-scholarship-642401?e=97304bdc46
Good evening. This is Jim Polite, principal of Whiting High School. This message is for all Whiting Students that attend a program at the Hammond Area Career Center. Please be advised that all Hammond Area Career Center students will be participating in an e-learning day tomorrow, August 30th. Whiting High School students are still expected to attend their courses at Whiting during their normal scheduled time. The AM Hammond Area Career Center Students need to report to Whiting in time for their normally scheduled afternoon classes. The Whiting students that normally attend the PM session will be dismissed from Whiting following their 4th period class.
Whiting High School has partnered with INvestEd to host a College Prep/Early Awareness Night on Thursday, August 26th at 6pm. The presentation will give students & families tools to help with finding the right major/career, selecting the right college, maximizing FREE money like scholarships & grants, understanding college costs with net price calculators and the impacts of social media on college admission & scholarship decisions. Enter at the auditorium doors (Door 18) on New York Ave. All are welcome to attend! Seniors- the Lily Endowment Scholarship application is open until September 15th. There is a virtual help session taking place today, Tuesday, August 24th to answer any questions you may have about the process. The event information has been posted in the Class of 2022 Google Classroom or you can see Ms. Daniels is you have any questions.
Attention Seniors: Credit recovery for seniors only will start next Monday, August 23rd. The guidance department will be speaking individually to these seniors that need to stay starting on the 23rd. Students in grades 11 and 10 that need credit recovery will be starting at a later date to be announced.
Attention WHS Students: We look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday! Please use the following doors to enter on Thursday at 7:35am: Grades 12 and 11- Door 7, Grade 10 - Door 22 and Grade 9- Door 23. All students will receive an updated schedule upon entering the building. Students will NOT report to homeroom. Students will report directly to their 1st hour class after receiving their schedule.
Attention incoming 9th/10th Grade Students: WHS will be open on Wednesday, August 4th, from 9am-1pm for you to find your classes and lockers. NHS members will be present to assist.
Attention all WHS Students: Pierogi Fest will be held on Friday, July 23, Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25. The Chamber of Commerce is looking for high school students to volunteer. Not only will you be helping your community, but also adding valuable volunteer activities for scholarship and college applications. To volunteer, please stop in the Chamber office or call 659-0292. Your community thanks you!
Graduation tickets for senior families will be available June 9-11 from 8-2 in the high school office. Tickets must be picked up and signed for. if you are in need of handicap parking for graduation day please reach out to the office by June 4 so that we can include this with your tickets. In addition make sure you verify with the high school office that your student will be taking part in the day's events.
Be sure to check the news section of our web site to check out the students of the month for April, 2021. Stay up to date on things happening at WHS by checking out the upcoming events in the same section. Any student that is working as an in-person student and has borrowed a SCW Chromebook to use will need to return it to the high school office on May 10, 2021. Students should keep the device in their locker until they are called down to the office to turn it in.
Seniors that were unable to pick up their shirt/hoodie or Jostens order can call the high school office and schedule a time to come in and get those items. Items will be available from 2:50-3:30. A call must be made ahead of time so that we can gather all of the needed items.
Any student that ordered a senior sweatshirt from Mr. Liles or ordered items including your cap and gown from Jostens will be able to pick up their items on Wednesday, April 21 from 2:00-3:30 pm by the high school concession stand/door seven (7) on Oliver Street. In order to pick up items from Jostens, you must be paid in full. You can do this by visiting their web site at www.jostens.com. Memory Makers will be having a make up day for seniors only. This will take place on May 10th from 4pm-5pm at their studio on 119th Street. Students must call and schedule an appointment. You can call 219-659-2042.
Please use the link below to see an update for Whiting High School's graduation. Utilice el enlace a continuación para ver una actualización de la graduación de Whiting High School. https://www.whiting.k12.in.us/article/441661?org=whs
9, 10, and 11th graders that are in person will take their pictures tomorrow during the day. Students can dress up for pictures. No jeans and the dress code needs to be followed.
As a reminder, 3/10 is an eLearning day for all SCW students. Classwork and attendance questions are posted by 8 am and attendance questions need to be done by 3 pm. Teachers are available for help from 9-10 and 12:30-1:30 via Google Meet. Students should check Google Classroom.
Tomorrow all SCW students are encouraged to show their pride for SCW by wearing green and white. Students are permitted to wear jeans. Bring your school spirit to school whether you are here or working in Meet. Students must follow dress code requirements for dress down days.
STRACK & VANTIL RECEIPTS COLLECTION Whiting PTO will be at the football parking lot Thurs, 3/4 from 7:15 am -8:30 am and 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm and Sat, 3/6 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. All receipts dated from 9/1/20 through 3/1/21 from any Strack & Vantil location will be collected.
All 11th grade testers have had their testing dates updated. All 11th graders were emailed at 9:15 am. The email includes their testing dates and the time and room they will test. Email also includes where students will pick up their Chromebook.
WHS students need to follow the bell schedule for the day. Today’s ISTEP testing has been canceled. Have a great day and stay safe.
With the eLearning decision for all SCW, ISTEP ELA testing for 11th graders will push back a day. Students will receive an email tomorrow with their new test dates. Stay safe.
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Hammond Area Career Center will not be meeting in person on Tuesday, 2/16/2021. The ACC will be communicating with families. Students should log in to their digital classroom for their expectations during their scheduled class time.
As a reminder, ACC will eLearn today for the ACC. They need to report to Whiting HS for their normal WHS classes.
This is a notification for 11th graders testing today only. 11th graders currently testing in Group A will complete their testing around 10:38. Students will be ready to be picked up around 10:40 am. 11th graders in Group B testing this afternoon need to arrive at 11:30.
All students: This is a reminder that all students will be eLearning tomorrow, Feb 9. HS students will log in to their Classroom pages, answer their attendance questions, and complete their coursework. HS teachers will be available from 9am-10 am and 12:30pm-1:30pm via a Google Meet code. 11th Grade Students: ISTEP test group A and B will test at the building tomorrow during the same time frame that they did today. This is only for students that have been identified as Group A and B and their proctor is marked as MS Gym. Anyone in Group C or D or testing with Ehrlich, Markovich, Kalk, Padilla, or Mendoza will resume testing on Wednesday, 2/10. 11th grade students should check their email if they do not know the date and time they are scheduled to test.
All 11th grade students coming for ISTEP testing need to follow the dress code for SCW. This includes eLearning students. Get a good night of sleep and don’t forget to eat breakfast.
Due to the current weather conditions, all SCW after school activities, games, and practices have been canceled. Stay safe.
Juniors should check their SCW Google email account. An email has been sent containing information for the upcoming ISTEP math test. The email contains when and where students will test. eLearners should pay attention to when they test and when they should report to school.
WHS students will follow their normal bell schedule for today's district wide eLearning day. Students must follow our eLearning procedures that we have used this entire school year. Everyone have a great day and stay safe.
This announcement is for all learners returning on Wednesday, January 6th. Policies and procedures for in-person learners have been added to your student's class cohort in Google Classroom. All policies and procedures remain the same as 1st semester. See you all tomorrow.
This is a message from Whiting High School: Check out the Students of the Month for November. Great work everyone! https://www.whiting.k12.in.us/article/368740?org=whs Este es un mensaje de Whiting High School: Echa un vistazo a los estudiantes del mes de noviembre. ¡Buen trabajo a todos! https://www.whiting.k12.in.us/article/368740?org=whs
This is a message for WHS ACC Students: Tomorrow, 12/4/2020, ALL ACC students will work from home. Students should log in to their online classes and complete their coursework.
All WHS students should be logging in to their classes during their normally scheduled time. Have a great day.
As a reminder: Tuesday, 11/3 is an ELearning day for all SCW students. Hybrid students will NOT attend class in person. Google Meet schedule/teacher hours for 11/3/2020: 1st hour: 8-8:20 2nd hour: 8:23-8:43 3rd hour: 8:45-9:05 4th hour: 9:08-9:28 5th hour: 12:20-12:40 6th hour: 12:43-1:03 7th hour: 1:06-1:26
Use the link below to view our honor roll students from the first grading period of the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations to everyone. Keep working hard. https://www.whiting.k12.in.us/article/338139?org=whs
Good afternoon, Parent- Teacher Conferences will be held virtually by appointment tomorrow, October 22, 2020. The morning conferences will be held from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon conferences will take place from 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. A copy of your child's report card for the first quarter was mailed out but you may also view your child's final grades for the first quarter on RDS. October 22nd is also a scheduled eLearning day. All students should plan to check their Google Classrooms for assignments and teachers will be available for modified meeting times which can be found below. Google Meet times by class period: 1st- 8:00-8:20 2nd- 8:23-8:43 3rd- 8:45-9:05 4th - 9:08-9:28 Conferences 9:30-11:30 Lunch 11:30-12:15 5th - 12:20-12:40 6th - 12:43-1:03 7th- 1:06-1:26 Conferences 1:30-5:30 If you had trouble signing up through the school's web site, use the link below. Each teacher's sign up link has been included. https://5il.co/mcsk All conferences will take place via Zoom. Zoom can be accessed via a computer or cell phone and the application needs to be installed on either option.
Parent/ Teacher Conferences will be held virtually by appointment on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. /1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. A copy of your child's report card for the first quarter has been placed in the mail. You may also view your child's final grades for the first quarter on RDS. Please follow the link below to our staff's websites to schedule an appointment. https://www.whiting.k12.in.us/o/whs/staff
Any student that DID NOT take the SAT or PSAT test on October 14th, need to complete the "At Home Activities" available in Google Classroom pages for Class of 2021, Class of 2022, Class of 2023, and Class of 2024. These activities need to be complete by Tuesday, October 20.
WHS ACC Students... Hammond does not have Fall Break on October 16 and 19. Whiting High School students will need to attend the ACC as normal on both October 16 and October 19. Transportation will still be provided.
WHS Reminder for 10/14/2020: Select 10th-12th grade students are scheduled to take the SAT/PSAT on 10/14. Rosters and room assignments can be found in Google Classroom pages (C/O 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024). Only students testing will be on these sheets. All students not testing will NOT report to WHS on 10/14 and will complete activities in their Google Classroom pages (C/O 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024). Those testing received a call on 10/7 and 10/11. If you did not receive a call on those dates, your student is not scheduled to test on 10/14 and should remain home. A voice call and email will be sent shortly.
WHS Volleyball Senior Night live stream is available by following the link below. We are looking to begin at 6:30. https://youtu.be/vy-J48v7Ho8
Please be advised that there is a change in our morning bus schedule for the 2nd run. The bus will now pick up students during the 2nd run at 7:15 a.m. instead of 7:10 a.m. Please plan accordingly.
Mr. Bratcher's 6th hour Principles of Engineering PLTW class will work from home Friday, 9/25/2020. Students will not report to the building for in-person learning. Ms. Lovasko's 6th hour Education Professions class will meet as normal.
Students enrolled in the AM or PM session of Criminal Justice will work from home on Fri, 9/25. PM students enrolled in Criminal Justice will work from home until further notice. More info to come for both the AM/PM sessions. A call/email has been sent to families..
Students... Please view the linked video below for our weekly update. Keep up the great work. https://youtu.be/S8iUYhCZCKM
Students... Please view the linked video below.It has updates on dress and camera expectations during class. Keep up the great work. https://youtu.be/RQjsuynB-H4
Check out the video linked below for a welcome back to our students. See your teachers and hear the ELearning expectations for students. Whiting families.... Check out this video from Whiting High School. Staff members introduce themselves and ELearning expectations are detailed at the end. https://youtu.be/Gyta0fiOI1k
Attn Hammond ACC students: In-person classes have been canceled from Friday, 8/21 through Tues, 8/25. Students will not report to the ACC building on those dates. Students will report to their Google Classroom on those dates. We will provide more info when we have it.
WHS students.... Good practice would be to log in to your SCW Google account to begin to create good habits for yourself and to check and make sure you remember your log in information.
Please check out the "Job Posting" section on the School City of Whiting page for all available positions within the district
ATTENTION CHEERLEADERS – There will be a Parent Zoom Meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Coach Brenda Jendreas at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invite for the meeting.
Special School Board Work Session on Thursday, July 9th at 5:30 pm followed by a Special School Board Meeting at 6:30 pm. Please note: The meeting will be at 50% capacity with social distancing and masks will be REQUIRED for audience attendance
Attention Cheerleaders! Parent Meeting on Thursday, July 9th at 7pm. Tryouts will be the week of July 20th
Welcome to the new School City of Whiting website!