Parents and Guardians,
On October 14, 2021, we will be giving two tests on our campus. Our sophomore students will be taking the Pre-ACT and our juniors will be taking a preparatory test geared toward the ACT. It is imperative that all sophomores and juniors be at school on time and ready to test this day. Students involved in testing will need to have #2 pencils, an approved calculator, and a form of identification. We strongly encourage these students not to bring their cellphones to school with them. We will collect all phones before students are allowed to enter the testing room.
Due to testing and the number of staff required to administer these tests, students in the 9th and 12th grades will be having a virtual day of school. The expectation is for them to have at least one assignment per class the day of testing. They are not required to come to school on this day. Students in grades 7th and 8th will have a regular day of school and will not be affected by the testing being conducted that day.
Also, any student involved in testing will be allowed to leave following the conclusion of their test. In order to leave campus, students must present a signed parent note to their teachers. We’ve also attached a permission form to the bottom of this letter that can be used. We will not allow students involved in testing to be checked out via phone. You must send a note or the attached permission form. These will be collected in their testing location and a sign-out sheet will be available. Any student that leaves campus without a note will be considered truant from school and face disciplinary action for leaving campus without permission. Buses will not run early and any student being picked up can be picked up in front of the gym.
Our Varsity Girls Volleyball team starts their area tournament this Thursday at Houston Academy! The following link is the ticket ordering portal for the tournament. All tickets must be purchased through this website, and no tickets can be purchased at the door. Wicksburg opens against Slocomb at 4:30 at Houston Academy. Go go get 'em!
Each year Title I schools must conduct a Title I Parent Meeting. Due to COVID, we were given permission to host this meeting virtually. Please visit the following link for further information.
All Houston County Schools will be closed for Fall Break
The offices for Wicksburg High School and Wicksburg Elementary School will be available from 7:30-3:30 Monday - Thursday.
Senior Beta Induction
Senior Beta Club Induction will be October 19, 2021 at 1:30pm in the gymnasium. Participants must wear Sunday attire (dress, dress slacks/collared shirt, dress pants/nice top) and must adhere to the Houston County Board of Education dress code policy. No denim is allowed whatsoever! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Bowden, or Mrs. Medlen!
SCHOOL PICTURE INFORMATION
*All pictures will be done in the HS Library.
*No spring pictures for High School
Houston County Schools is partnering with Auburn University as a Dual Enrollment partner! Please see attached information sent by Auburn. Any student who successfully completes the minimum course hours as a Dual Enrollment student is automatically accepted to Auburn University. Please check out this exciting opportunity!