Student Information

Student & Parent Resources

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Yearbooks are on sale for $55.  You can buy them in the WHS business office or at yearbookforever.com.

 

 

Local Suicide Prevention Resources & Mental Health Information

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS THINKING ABOUT HARMING THEMSELF.....

TEXT "TALK" TO 38255 OR CALL 1-844-493-TALK(8255) OR VISIT 115 S. PARKSIDE DRIVE OR 6071 E. WOODMEN ROAD, SUITE 135, COLORADO SPRINGS

AVAILABLE 24/7/365 - LITTLE TO NO OUT-OF-POCKET COST - CONFIDENTIAL

ASPEN POINTE, A PROVIDER OF COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES

PEAK VIEW AVAILABILITY

Just a friendly reminder that Peak View Behavioral Health is here to help! The have inpatient and outpatient services immediately available for Adolescents. If you have a student who may be experiencing difficulties, please call their hospital directly at 719-444-8484 for a complimentary assessment.

At Peak View Behavioral Health, they specialize in assisting those who need behavioral health treatment, and they're here to help! They are uniquely experienced in treating both acute and non-acute community members.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

You are not alone. One in four faces a mental illness in their lifetime. NAMI's programs give you the tools and coping skills you need. NAMI Fall Classes are open for registration now. Registration is required for all classes. NAMI Basics, NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Peer-to-Peer, & Mental Health First Aid Colorado. Call 719-473-8477 for class locations. More information and updates at namicoloradosprings.org. 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Please see the attached PDF regarding Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers.  NASP Flyer

ACT on Drugs Parent Handout

Class of 2020 Information

Class of 2020 Senior Picture Information & Deadlines

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at 719-391-3173 (while school is in session) or email her at kennedya@wsd3.org. 

The deadline for WHS Class of 2020 Senior Photos, Baby Photos and Parent Messages is Friday, October 18, 2019. All submissions must be given to a yearbook staff member in the English Hallway during lunch or after school until 3pm on October 11 or 18, 2019.  Photos may also be submitted digitally.  Files should be jpg files and be no less than 300kb.  Digital files must be submitted on CD or emailed to widefield_yearbook@yahoo.com. Be sure to check with yearbook staff to make sure they received your submission.  Please do not interrupt classes during the school day to drop off your photos/ads.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at 719-391-3173 or come to room 104 between 2:35 - 3:00pm (while school is in session).

HERFF JONES - GRADUATION SUPPLY ORDERS!

A representative from Herff Jones will be in the lower commons during lunch October 23, to take announcement, cap and gown and class ring orders. You may also go online to place orders. (www.highschool.herffjones.com) If you have any questions feel free to contact Herff Jones at 1-866-238-5336.

THE DEADLINE TO PLACE ALL ANNOUNCEMENT, CAP AND GOWN AND CLASS RING ORDERS IS THANKSGIVING!

 

 

NJROTC

ATTENTION NEXT YEAR'S SENIORS INTERESTED IN JOINING NJROTC!

If you have ever thought about joining NJROTC but don't sign up for it because you don't want to join a freshman/sophomore level class, you don't have to be enrolled in a freshman/sophomore level Naval Science class as a senior. If you are interested in NJROTC and have a 2.5 GPA, you can enroll directly into a Naval Science III or IV class. You can talk to Major Davis, Master Chief Melonas or your guidance counselor about adding NJROTC to your schedule for next year!

Naviance

What is Family Connection?

Family Connection is a comprehensive online resource that you and your student can use to help in making decisions about colleges and careers. It is customized to WHS students and is linked with College Planner, a service students will use to request transcripts and submit college applications. WHS counselors will also use Naviance Family Connection to track data, work with students on college and career goals and complete student ICAPs (Individual Career and Academic Plan).

How Do I start?

Students: An account has already been created for you!!

  •  Simply click on the link below
  •  Username: last name, first three letters of first name and day of birthday (e.g. smithjon10 for John Smith DOB 1/10/96)

Parents: An account has already been created for you!!

  • Access Naviance Family Connection through the Web or WHS website. Simply click the link below.
  • Contact the College & Career Counselor at 391-3108 prior to your first log in to obtain your unique registration code.
  • Register your account and start taking advantage of all Naviance Family Connection has to offer!! 

Naviance Family Connection

Graduation Requirement Form

Upcoming Local Events

13th Annual Educating Children of Color Summit, at Colorado College, Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 8:00am to 4:40pm. Register now at www.educatingchildrenofcolor.org.

United States Naval Academy Presentation, Tuesday, November 26, 5:15pm, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, CreateSpace Room, 9th thru 11th grade students, RSVP by November 25: USNA contact: Ross Schmidt at RossASchmidt@msn.com

United State Military Academy - West Point - Admissions Information Meeting, Tuesday, November 26, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Penrose Library, Columbine B Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 80903. You can visit http://www.westpoint.edu for more information.

 

 

Grade Level Resources

9th Grade

Freshmen Class Guidance Counselor

Emily Christensen,  719-391-3114, christensene@wsd3.org

Widefield Graduation Credit Requirements

(Students work with their counselors to ensure that they will meet these requirements.)

Area

Credits

Communication Skills (English)

8

Mathematical Development

6

Personal Development

5

Scientific Development

6

Social Studies and Citizenship

7

Electives

16

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

48

 

Colorado Graduation Guidelines

Students must meet minimum competency requirements in BOTH English and Math. The following options are approved by the State of Colorado.

Menu of Options

English

Math

Accuplacer

62 on Reading Comprehension

Or

70 on Sentence Skills

61 on Elementary Algebra

ACT Compass

79

63

ACT WorkKeys - National Career Readiness Certificates

Bronze or higher

Bronze or higher

Advanced Placement Exams

2

2

Concurrent Enrollment

Passing per district higher education policy

Passing per district higher education policy

SAT (APRIL)

470

500

ACT

18

19

ASVAB (Military) (OCTOBER)

31

31

Industry Certificate

To be determined

To be determined

District Capstone

To be determined

To be determined

10th Grade

Sophomore Class Guidance Counselor

Greg Morris, 719-391-3111, morrisgregory@wsd3.org.


PSAT Scores Are Available!!

Sophomores that are interested in obtaining their PSAT scores, visit College Board PSAT Scores to get instructions.


Widefield Graduation Credit Requirements

(Students work with their counselors to ensure that they will meet these requirements.)

Area

Credits

Communication Skills (English)

8

Mathematical Development

6

Personal Development

5

Scientific Development

6

Social Studies and Citizenship

7

Electives

16

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

48

 

Colorado Graduation Guidelines

Students must meet minimum competency requirements in BOTH English and Math. The following options are approved by the State of Colorado.

Menu of Options

English

Math

Accuplacer

62 on Reading Comprehension

Or

70 on Sentence Skills

61 on Elementary Algebra

ACT Compass

79

63

ACT WorkKeys - National Career Readiness Certificates

Bronze or higher

Bronze or higher

Advanced Placement Exams

2

2

Concurrent Enrollment

Passing per district higher education policy

Passing per district higher education policy

SAT (APRIL)

470

500

ACT

18

19

ASVAB (Military) (OCTOBER)

31

31

Industry Certificate

To be determined

To be determined

District Capstone

To be determined

To be determined

 

 


 

11th Grade

Junior Class Guidance Counselor

Thaddeus Hall, 719-391-3116, hallt@wsd3.org

 

12th Grade

Senior Class Guidance Counselor

Ben Baldwin, 719-391-3112, baldwinb@wsd3.org

SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS!!

If any seniors missed the First Senior Class Meeting held on Sept. 26, please be sure to stop by the Counseling Center and see Mrs. Abeyta for your graduation information packet. Very important information!

Herff Jones (graduation supply company) will be in the lower commons during lunch, 11:30am to 12:05pm, Thursday, November 14, to help you with any graduation supply questions and to take your orders for class rings, announcements and cap and gowns. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO GET YOUR CLASS RING, ANNOUNCEMENT AND CAP AND GOWN ORDERS IN TO HERFF JONES BY THANKSGIVING BREAK! 

Herff Jones orders can be placed on line at www.highschool.herffjones.com. If you have any questions feel free to contact Herff Jones at 1-866-238-5336.

The Herff Jones website has had some issues. Please bear with them as they fix the problem. They are hoping to have everything up and running by November 15.

In case you missed the Senior Parent Night, we have uploaded a link to the power point.

SeniorParentNight19-20.pptx