Chromebook collection for seniors will be Monday, May 8. Students will be responsible for turning in Chromebooks, chargers, and cases on these days. It is critical students bring all of this equipment on the appropriate dates.
Lunch Rotations for the 4th Nine Weeks
"A" - Bldg 3 (minus Health classes)
"B" - Bldgs 18 & 25
"C" - Bldgs 4, 5, 26, Giles, & Health Classes
"D" - Bldgs 1, 8, 9, Driver's Ed, Spanish Portables
Senior Exam Schedule (2nd Semester)
Friday, May 12th – Period 3B
Monday, May 15th – Periods 3A & 4
Tuesday, May 16th – Periods 1B & 2B
Wednesday, May 17th, Periods 1A & 2A
NO EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN EARLY
•ALL exams must occur during the normal class period
•Beginning May 16th, seniors will leave campus once exams are complete.
Hi WFHS Seniors,
First of all, thank you for joining PTSA at West Florida! Your membership is important and shows that you value our work in and commitment to our school!
The Florida PTA Scholarships information is now up on the Florida PTA website. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017. Please note that you will need to include a copy of your PTSA membership card that was mailed to you, so please don't lose it! If you have not received it, let Ms. Efird know. but they have all been mailed out.
2nd Nine Weeks--Lunch Rotations
The new lunch rotation begins Tuesday, October 11th.
A - Buildings 4, 5, 26, Giles, Health, Dr. Ed
B - Buildings 1, 8, & Spanish Portables
C - Building 3
D - Buildings 9, 18, & 25
*Note: Some changes may happen.
Senior Class Information Bulletin 2016-2017
Senior dues for the 2016-2017 school year will be $40.00. After November 4, there will be a late fee of $10.00 added, for a total amount due of $50.00. This money will be used to pay for senior activities during the year, including senior field day, senior graduation breakfast, etc. All seniors paying dues will receive the following special privileges:
- Entry into all varsity home games free (includes football, baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and basketball). Seniors must present IDs for entry.
- Eating lunch outside in designated area on west side of cafeteria. If the designated area is not kept clean, however, this privilege will be revoked. Participating seniors must keep the area clean and dispose of all trash in proper receptacles. Participating seniors must remain in the designated area on the west side of the cafeteria at all times and must be in possession of their senior IDs.
- Participate in Senior Snack Attacks.
- Participate in Senior Field Day
Senior dues may be paid before school, after school, or during break to Ms. Odom in building 3, room 336A.
Being a senior is an expensive time. Some of the upcoming costs seniors may incur are:
Senior pictures $75.00 - $500.00
Graduation announcements $50.00 - $250.00
Yearbook $55.00* - $80.00
Cap and gown $58.00 rental, prices increase after end of April
Senior dues $50.00
Panoramic picture $20.00-$50.00
Club fees $10.00 - $40.00
National Honor Society $5.00 - $10.00
Project graduation tickets $40.00
Commencement picture $20.00 - $50.00
These are very rough estimates. The total costs will be determined by the activities participated in or items purchased.
On October 26, 2016, a Herff Jones representative will distribute ordering information for graduation announcements, caps, and gowns. Each student will receive a packet. Students who are not on campus the day of the meeting should see Ms. McGowan the next day to receive their packets. Herff Jones representatives will return to campus November 3, 2016, and be on campus from 9am-2pm to process orders. A deposit amount will be given at a later date.
The number of yearbooks ordered will not include extras; therefore, you should buy when the sale is conducted. Yearbooks will be on sale online at www.jimowen.com. *Seniors who have paid their dues can buy yearbooks at the reduced rate of $55 prior to October 31.
Scholarship information is located in the Guidance Department and on the school web site. Contact a guidance counselor for assistance.
Important Upcoming Dates
November 21-25 Fall Break
December 13 - 16 Exams (14th – 16th early release days)
Dec 19 - Jan 2 Winter break
January 3 Students return for 2nd semester
January 16 MLK Holiday
January 26 Cap and Gown Portraits
March 2015 Announcements will be delivered to the school. Balance must be paid in order to pick up announcements.
March 18 Prom (Theme: “New York Nights”)
March 20-24 Spring Break
March 31 Any outstanding financial obligations still owed for the last three years must be met before the end of the day.
April 28 Senior Field Day, periods 6-7. You must present your senior ID card as your ticket to
participate in the senior field day activities. Non-participation in field day requires seniors to be present in their regularly scheduled class.
May 12 Current senior books and fines must be paid by the end of the day.
If all obligations are not cleared, then the senior will pick up his/her diploma at school on
Wednesday with guidance and administration after graduation at a time that is convenient. Failure to clear obligations to the school and district will not prohibit you from receiving your diploma, but it will prevent you from participating in the graduation exercises.
May 12, 15-17 Senior Exams
May 16 Baccalaureate Service, 6:00 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church (optional)
Location: 6824 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526
May 18 Senior Breakfast 8:00 A.M. Location: WFHS cafeteria. Seniors will be given
instructions pertaining to graduation as well as information about Bright Futures, Senior honors, transcripts, and FLVS/EVA/Compass completion. Please be on time. Attendance is mandatory.
May 22 Senior Honors Night – Mrs. Nesbitt, Coordinator - 6:00 p.m. in the WFHS gymnasium
Seniors should wear their caps and gowns during the program
Seniors to be honored will receive notification from guidance. If you receive notification of a scholarship or an award, you need to go by guidance to be sure Mrs. Nesbitt is aware of the scholarship or award. Even if you think that you might not receive an honor, please be there to support your fellow classmates and to take part in this memorable time.
May 23 Graduation practice at WFHS - 1:00 p.m. Practice is mandatory. Seniors
must practice to participate in the graduation exercises. Remember, this is a privilege
and not a right. If you choose not to practice, you choose not to march. No excuses—work is not a valid excuse for missing graduation practice. Let your employer know you will not be available to work May 23, 2017. Practice is at 1:00 p.m. until released. Parents, please help to get your senior here for this important time.
Graduation speeches will be rehearsed immediately following practice. If you do not rehearse your speech at this time, you forfeit your place in the program. Parents, please
reinforce this with your student.
Seniors who miss more than 15 minutes of this practice either by coming late or leaving early will pick up diplomas the Monday following graduation.
May 26 GRADUATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2:30 @ Pensacola Bay Center
May 26 Project Graduation, Location TBA
Ranking of Graduating Seniors for 2015 -2016
Graduating Seniors will be recognized with three levels of honors:
(1) Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors)
4.00 or higher weighted GPA
Three weighted course credits with a “C” or higher
No grade forgiveness for a grade of “D”
An “F” in any course makes the student ineligible
Complete at least three semesters (six quarters) at the local school by the end of the first semester (second quarter) of the senior year
(2) Magna Cum Laude
3.85 or higher weighted GPA
Does not meet summa criteria
(3) Cum Laude
3.5 or higher weighted GPA
Does not meet magna or summa criteria
Valedictorian and Salutatorian designation will occur with the final GPA calculations. The three levels of academic honors will be noted at graduation by colored cords. An explanation of cords will be noted on the program:
(1) Summa Cum Laude
Red and Black Cords
(2) Magna Cum Laude
(3) Cum Laude
May 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Pensacola Bay Center
(Formerly Pensacola Civic Center)
All graduates must be attired in caps and gowns to participate in Commencement. The mortarboard should be worn “square” on the forehead, not tilted on the back of the head. Please try on the cap as soon as you get it to make sure that it is the right size. A neat tacking with needle and thread will prevent a lot of slipping and sliding and attaching with bobby pins at the last minute.
Young men should wear dress collared white shirts, dark tie, dark slacks, dark shoes and socks under their gowns. Neither sandals nor tennis shoes are acceptable. Girls should wear dresses that are not longer than their own gowns and dark dress shoes. No corsages, flowers, hair ornaments, or jewelry may be worn on top of the cap and gown at Commencement. No gum or sunglasses. Flowers may not be carried by the graduates.
No attire other than school designated will be allowed. Please do not attempt to wear something from an off-campus club, society, organization, etc… Any senior who attempts to wear unauthorized articles will be pulled from the graduation line and will not be allowed to “walk” unless the situation is rectified. This is a district-level, backed policy for all schools.
AFTER THE CEREMONY—Seniors will proceed to the tables located alphabetically around the floor of the Civic Center where teachers will collect the gowns. Each senior will be given his/her diploma when returning his/her gown. Do not forget that all you receive on stage is the diploma cover. Remember, those who have not practiced the full mandatory graduation practice will pick up their diplomas from the principal on Monday following graduation.
cc: Director of Secondary Education
Dear Honors/AP/DE Students:
The following list of books/plays is required summer reading for all WFHS Honors/AP/DE English students this year. Students are only required to read the assigned text(s) for their specific grade level.
Rising freshmen and sophomores must choose one book from the lists provided. Rising juniors and seniors in either AP class must read both selections.
A graded assessment will be given by your English teacher at the beginning of the school year. The assessment could be in the form of a test or a written response and will cover the content of the assigned selections.
These selections can be found at your local bookstores or libraries. We will be contacting Barnes and Nobles and Books-a-Million, as well as local used bookstores, to make sure that materials can be readily available.
Please remember that you can get with other classmates to share copies, or you may visit the public library. These selections have been chosen carefully for both literary merit and age-level appropriateness.
If you have a concern over the content of any of the selections, please contact the appropriate person below. If necessary, an alternate may be assigned.
Happy Summer Reading!
The WFHS English Department
9th grade level leader – Mrs. Hurst – firstname.lastname@example.org
10th grade level leader – Mrs. Brand – email@example.com
11th grade level leader – Mrs. Hurst – firstname.lastname@example.org
12th grade level leader – Mr. Anderson – email@example.com
Guidance Office – (850) 941-6221
Important Message: Time Sensitive
The video explaining the contract and program is on the ECSD Florida YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed3Apv1-db8
The Chromebook contract can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/c3Z2W6iIj5
Have you signed up for Bright Futures Scholarship yet?
The first evaluation will be at the end of January. Be sure you have applied and submitted your volunteer hours to Mrs. Torres in the Guidance office. Students who qualify in the first evaluation will be recognized at the Senior Honor Program. The second evaluation takes place at the end of the school year.
Choose state grants & scholarships. Choose Student Applications.
Attention Car Riders:
Students should be dropped off and picked up at Buildings 25 and 26 off of Wymart.
No students should be dropped off or picked up in front of Building 3 off of Longleaf Drive due to the large volume of cars from Pine Forest High School. Please make arrangements accordingly if your student is a car rider.
Tardy Ticket Policy
- When more than (5) minutes late to class without a pass or tardy ticket the student will enter class and the teacher will submit an "unauthorized area" referral.
- If a student is up less than (5) minutes late to the first period of the day (1st/2nd), the student proceeds to class & can provide a tardy ticket upon entry or receive a referral for being tardy
- If a student is more than 5 minutes late to the first block (1st/2nd) of the day, the student is required to check in at the Attendance Office. Mrs. McCaskill will submit referrals when a student has excessive late check-ins to school.
Follow Homeroom Schedule on these two dates:
Feb 23rd & March 2nd