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LEAP Higher

West Clermont High School and LEAP are partnering up to give students a free opportunities to help prepare students for the ACT and SAT as well as help them earn scholarships! LEAP is program that is trying to better prepare students for bigger, standardised testing as well as college testing and college in general. The LEAP Higher scholarship is for students who have college potential. This means that students who have the aspirations to attend, who have, and have reliable transportation to class. This program is also catering to those who are a little less financially stable, they want to help students who want to go to college but maybe can’t due to financial troubles. LEAPs goal is to make a difference in students live by doing everything they can to help you afford college prep classes. They’ve reached this goal by creating a scholarship program. LEAP only has 50 spots left that are on a first come, first serve basis, although students must be approved by their counselor. To apply for LEAP click the link to see the application. Another goal of LEAPs is that students who go to the interactive workshop will leave with a solid plan for college entrance testing, as well as college in general. If you are interested in attending one of the workshops, the next one is Monday, December 4th, and will take place from 7:30pm till 8:45pm. Workshop space is limited as well so register here. The feedback given from the workshop is given by counselors/principals, and parents is positive. LEAP wants to be a very welcoming and help spot for students. LEAP also offering ACT/SAT writing classes. Students will learn everything they will need to know to be thoroughly prepared for the the writing portion on testing. The next opportunity will be Tuesday, December 5th, and will begin at 7:30. This class is also free but registration is required. Juniors are invited to attend the free diagnostic test. Students will get to experience what it is like to take the ACT and how the setting is. Students will get to leave with their test booklet and answers in hand, as well as this test helps provide a solid building block for their scores. This test is to help students see their strengths and weaknesses, this then helps them prepare and see what they will need to work on.

Game of Tiaras Auditions

Do you enjoy Game of Thrones and want to participate in drama? West Clermont High School is excited to announce they will be putting on Game of Tiaras! A twist on the hit TV show that involves the Disney princesses.The show will be on January 5th and 6th. If that sounds like something you would enjoy and have time to participate in, there will be auditions today after school! You need to perform a short monologue, either one provided or you can bring your own. Callbacks will be tomorrow after school and then the first rehearsal will take place on Friday. Rehearsals will be after school Mondays through Fridays. This show has a smaller cast but is in need of a very large crew and tech. Tech/crew will take place on the weekends and sometimes after school. WCHS likes to have a very student led show meaning that we have a very hands on crew. The crew for this show will be building a castles with levels! If you are more interested in joining crew and/or tech talk to Mrs. Handkins, her office is right behind the auditorium. So come on out and audition, all auditions are welcomed!

Meet The Company

DSC_0235Saturday night dance company had an amazing performance! The dance team didn’t disappoint bringing jaw dropping back flips, somersault, lifts, and more! The danced to classics such as Back in Black by AC/DC, Blame it on the Boogie by Micheal Jackson, and You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra to newer and more contemporary songs like Glorious  by Macklemore, Hair by Little Mix, Friend Like Me by Ne Yo from Aladin, and more.

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How Not To Annoy Your Teacher

Every teacher at West Clermont loves their job without doubt, but students do not always make that easy. While we often get to hear about how and what students feel about their teachers, it is rare that we come to know the opinions of teachers about their students.

Over the summer most teachers spent time in professional development, attending workshops and seminars covering the latest educational research and data. Teachers love that kind of stuff. Now that the new school year is beginning teachers can finally start to put all the information acquired on our time off to good use. For example, some studies show that students can actually start becoming annoying as early as twenty minutes into the first day of school.

I asked a few teachers what is it that they do not like their students doing or things that their students do that annoy them the most…..

So in the spirit of data-driven instruction and inspired by this helpful list of things that drive high school teachers nuts, I have conferred with my colleagues and came up with a list of things that drive high school teachers crazy. Below is a handy guide for students to positively reflect on how not to annoy your teacher.

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