November, 14th 2018
Celebrating "Dia de los Muertos" at WHCS: As part of a school-wide unit, celebrating Cultural Tradition(s) from around the world we will focus on the annual Dia De Los Muertos popular in Mexico, Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries. New Mexico has always been an interesting mix of both Native tradition mixed with Spanish-influenced culture and practice. Even today, "All Souls Day' is celebrated in the Pueblos of New Mexico. We felt it would be beneficial as a learning unit to discuss the origins of the tradition and how it is celebrated in Mexico. As a learning unit, collectively each instructor will address the theme through a variety of learning activities.
June, 4th 2018
Congratulations Kyann Loretto ! Students continue increase their reading comprehension using the Reading Plus program. We currently have 10 students who are reading at a college level and completed the program with Kyann Loretto being our most recent student to finish. We have 5 students who are reading above grade level, 6 who are reading at grade level and 11 who are approaching the goal of reading at their respective grade level. On December 17th all students will take their 2nd reading assessment for the school year and we expect to see significant growth from all students.
June, 4th 2018
On Monday 5th November 2018, 9th and 10th Graders were taken to a theatrical presentation of 'The Call of the Wild'. As part of Ms. Warren's Academic Vocabulary class, WHCS students experienced an hour long one man dramatic performance. In class, performance follow-up included individual student reflection as well as visual depiction of the story unfolding. Content was aligned to CCSS and State Standards. Please come and see displayed work on the walls of Room 3. About The Show: Jack London’s thrilling tale of courage and survival becomes a multimedia adventure mixing dynamic storytelling by a single actor with 180-degree surrounding projected illustrations adding scenic, artistic, and historical context to the story. Buck, a strong half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, is kidnapped from his life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the 1800s Klondike Gold Rush. In this harsh environment he discovers the endurance, strength, and instincts of his wild ancestors.