West County High School Bulletin for Friday, October 18, 2019
Lunch Menu for October 14-18: Oct. 14: Crispito, Salsa, Bean/Corn Salad, Fruit Oct. 15: Meatballs, Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit Oct. 16: Pizza, Spinach Salad, Fruit Oct. 17: Chicken Alfredo, Broccoli, Bosco Sticks, Fruit Oct. 18: Chicken Nuggets, Carrots, Cookie, Fruit
Attention Staff & Students: Participants needed for the West County High School Student Council Volleyball Tournament to be held on Friday, Nov. 1 @ 6 pm. All Proceeds to towards funding our first Senior Citizens Prom. Sign ups available online or outside the office!! Each team of 6 is $30.00 top play!! We would love to see you there. See Kaitlin Spivey for more information.
Seniors: Drapes Pictures will be October 24th starting at 3:15. Boys, you need to wear a white t-shirt with NO writing on it. Ladies, you will need to wear a blank tank top. The Lifetouch team will have the remainder of the drape attire. This picture will be displayed at Graduation as well as in the yearbook, so everyone must have pictures taken!! If you have any questions, please let me know. Mrs. Coffman
Military PowerPoint: As part of our Veteran's Banquet and Concert, we present a slideshow of local veterans and active military personnel. If you have a family member that you would like to include in that presentation, please either bring in or email Mr. Hassell a picture of them in their uniform. Be sure to include the following: Name, branch of military, any wars served as well as any honors received. Also include how the are related to you. Please get to Mr. Hassell by Nov. 1 @ 3 pm.
OPEN GYM: The West County Community Fellowship Church will have Open Gyms on Fridays!! Times will be from 6 pm - 8 pm. They will have games, snacks and music!! For more information call 573-576-3568!!
Voice of Democracy Contest: It's that time of year again for the Voice of Democracy Contest. It is a Patriotic Audio Essay Competition. The theme this year is "What Makes America Great". You can win on a local, district, state, and national level, and there are trips and/or cash prizes at ALL levels. See Mrs. Camp for entry form or if you have more questions. Deadline to enter is Oct. 28, 2019
Oct. 19: Cross Country @ Farmington @ 10 am
Oct. 20: West County Ministerial Alliance “Worship at the Park” @ 10 am @ Wortham Park
Oct. 21 - 24: Conference Volleyball Tourney Monday, Oct 21: West County Vs. Potosi @ 6:15 West County Vs. Central @ 7:30 pm (Both Games at Central High School)
Oct. 22: Seniors @ College Day @ MAC @ 8:30 am, Parent/ Teacher Conferences 3-7 pm, Seniors FASFA Frenzy @ 5:30 pm
Oct. 24: Early Dismissal @ 12:15 pm, Parent /Teacher Conferences 1-6 pm, Senior Drape Pictures @ 3 pm
Oct. 25: No School
Oct. 26: Cross Country @ Herculaneum @ 9am, National ACT Testing Date
Oct. 28 - 30: Volleyball District Tourney @ WCHS
Oct. 28: Voice of Democracy Speeches Due
Oct. 31: NHS Truck or Treat @ 5 pm in Parking Lot
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28 to Nov. 1: Oct. 28: Monday- Peace out on drugs -(Dress 60’s/70’s tye-dye) Oct. 29: Tuesday- We are too classy for drugs -(Dress Fancy) Oct. 30: Wednesday- Lei off drugs, your future is too bright-(Hawaiian/Sunglasses) Oct. 31: Thursday- Hocus Pocus drugs are not our focus-(Wear Halloween Costume) Nov. 1: Friday- Drugs can't find me-(Wear camo/ hiking clothes)
Seniors Check Out This Scholarship !!! WHAT IS IT: Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $25,000. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U.S. (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Hold a minimum GPA of 2.0. HOW TO APPLY: An online application at scholars.horatioalger.org. DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 25, 2019.
Seniors Check Out This Scholarship !!! WHAT IS IT: Elks National Foundation Awards Most Valuable Student Scholarship. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: $4,000 - $50,000. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: High School Senior and U.S. Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. HOW TO APPLY: Visit enf.elks.org/mvs for more info. DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 5, 2019.
Seniors: Check out this Scholarship!!!
SCHOLARSHIP: Missouri S&T Chancellor's
AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: $12,000 (15 scholarships awarded annually)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or be in the top 10% of high school class after 6 semesters; ACT score of 31 or higher OR obtain a score of 1390 for CR+M on the SAT.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply for admission to S&T by October 25; submit a completed Chancellor's Scholarship application and a 750-word essay based on the provided topic by November 1 at scholarships.mst.edu .
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
DEADLINE TO APPLY:November 1, 2019
Attention Seniors: Mark your calendars! FAFSA FRENZY NIGHT at WCHS will be Tuesday evening, Oct. 22nd, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting, a Mineral Area College representative and myself will be here to walk you and your parent through the FAFSA completion process. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions and receive assistance with with FAFSA completion rather than completing it on your own. Stay tuned for additional details regarding this event. **If you would prefer to complete the FAFSA on your own time, it opens up OCTOBER 1ST!** IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING FAFSA FRENZY NIGHT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORM EMAILED TO SO WE WILL KNOW HOW MANY TO EXPECT. THANKS, MRS. SIMILY
SENIORS: Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) offers Show Me Days on October 12, November 2 & 22, February 17, and March 28. Show Me Day is a premier open house. You can talk to professors, tour campus, eat in their dining facilities, meet students and see the residence halls. Must register to attend. Call (573) 651-2590 or online at semo.edu/showmeday
SCHOLARSHIP: Missouri Botanical Garden Youth Fellowship: AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: $500 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Based on past work in at least two environmental fields (including research, restoration, education, advocacy, sustainability, and nature immersion), as well as the intention on addressing pressing environmental issues in a future career; Must be pursuing a career connected to the environmental field; must be able to attend the Youth Fellows weekend (MLK weekend, Friday night through Sunday); Must be willing to carry out action plan developed during Youth Fellows weekend; Must be willing to present about fellowship experience to near-peer community (e.g., high school, youth group); Must be entering a higher education program in 2020-2021 (community college, university, technical school) HOW TO APPLY: An online application at https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/students-teachers/teen-programs/missouri-botanical-garden-youth-fellowship-program.aspx DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 25, 2019
SCHOLARSHIP: Prudential Spirit of Community Award AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 scholarships, medallions and an all expense paid trip a trip to Washington, D.C. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past twelve months. HOW TO APPLY: For more info or to fill out an online application, spirit.prudential.com. DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 5, 2019
SCHOLARSHIP: National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Scott/St. Louis AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: 2 - $3,000, 4 - $2,000 for recipients enrolled in an accredited bachelors or graduate degree program in 2020; $1500 for students enrolled in a two-year associate degree or trade certification program. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2020, or full-time college students. College students may be enrolled in any field of study, but priority will be given to those in a degree program related to business, transportation, logistics, supply chain or physical distribution. HOW TO APPLY: Must submit two written recommendations, an essay that tells how your chosen field of study/future career will contribute to the fields of transportation and logistics. Applications can be picked up in the Counselor’s Office or downloaded at ndtascottstlouis.org. DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 1, 2020.
Seniors Check out this Scholarship: SCHOLARSHIP: The Missouri Gaming Association announces the 2020 Project 21 Scholarship Program. The goal of the scholarship program is to not only inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but also to educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: One $2500 1st Place & Three $1500 2nd Place. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Be a High School Senior HOW TO APPLY: Write an article or create a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Further instructions and scholarship applications are available in Mrs. Simily’s office. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Final deadline is March 1, 2020.