Welcome from Principal, Mark Gorman

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    Mark Gorman

     

     

    Welcome Back Wrangler Nation!

    Wickenburg High School Families and Community,

    As principal of Wickenburg High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for what we anticipate will be a great year. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and across our campus. It is our mission to prepare students for whatever they dream for themself beyond high school...prepare them for life and work at 30!  

    The start of school is quickly approaching and I know that many of our students are looking forward to the opportunity to return to the classroom and engage in activities that are a bit more normal than they have been in the past 18 months.  We are all looking forward to getting back to a bit more normalcy both in and out of the classroom.  The first day of school for students is Monday, August 2nd.  

    This fall WHS will no longer be offering remote learning to our students. Students will have the option to take classes in-person with WHS or may choose to enroll in courses at WVA, which provides an online option.

    As both a district and high school, we have been busy preparing for the upcoming school year, including modification to our plans to create opportunities for students to learn. We are committed to align our practices with local, state, and federal guidelines to keep our students safe as we move forward. This year, masks will be optional for most situations on campus with the exception of busses and field trips to outside events where they may be required. Please note that as the situation changes, the policies may also change based on both recommendation and need.

    Before school begins in August, we are providing students new to WHS with the opportunity to come on campus and participate in our Jump Start Program. Jump Start will take place on campus from July 19th through July 22nd, from 8-12 AM. Any incoming freshman or student new to WHS can participate in this.  Please contact the school for registration information.

    This year, all students will be eligible for free and reduced breakfast and lunch here at WHS. That said, we still ask that families submit paperwork if you qualify, as this also will serve to determine reduced fees with athletics and some academic costs for courses provided from outside agencies. Families will have 30 days to resubmit applications for the 2021-22 school year. Use the following link to sign up:  https://family.titank12.com/

    I want to take a moment to discuss cell phones at WHS. While we concede that smartphones offer learning opportunities, our recent purchases of Chrombooks have provided us all access to technology within all classrooms. Cell phone use during class is largely a distraction from academics and often leads to a drop in student attention and performance. Students should not have their cellphones out during class time and may be asked to put them in a storage area during class to minimize this distraction.  Students will still be able to utilize their phones outside of classroom time. We ask that you speak with your child/student prior to the first day of school to support our efforts to improve student success. Students who fail to comply with this policy will face consequences consistent with our code of conduct.  

    We will be holding our “Back to School” event during the first week of school on August 4th. We are in the process of planning for this and will have information regarding this event coming out very soon!  Please look for it in our Wrangler News as the school year approaches.

    Finally, for updated information regarding WHS Athletics, monitor the WHS Athletics webpage and/or contact the athletic office at 928-684-6617.

    Each student enrolled at Wickenburg High School has a district email to use for this.  All students that are new to WUSD can access their email by doing the following:

    Go to the Google email login page

    • Type in your username which is the first initial of your first name and your last name followed by -stu@wusd9.org.
      • Example- Jane Doe= jdoe-stu@wusd9.org
    • Your password to your email is your DOB (date of birth) with no dashes/slashes.
      • August 15, 2004 = 08152004
    • Teachers will be providing you with links to different resourses. Having this ahead of time will help you be ready. 

    We look forward to an amazing school year!

     

    Sincerely,

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    Mark Gorman

    Principal                         

In The News!!

  •  CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Peterson!

    Coleen Peterson

    WHS/WVA Enlglish teacher, Coleen Peterson, is awarded Wickenburg Chamber Of Commerce "EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD'! Mrs. Peterson is a 1992 graduate of Wickenburg High School and has taught for Wickenburg Unified School District for 24 years as an English teacher and currently adds assistant athletic director to her job list. She has spent many years dedicated to coaching and inspiring kids in the community and at school. We are grateful to have her on our team.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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