News You Choose- Friday, October 4, 2019


  • Important Dates
  • PSAT DAY Reminder
  • College and Career Newsletter/October
  • Science Fair
  • Club Fair
  • Avid Tutors Needed
  • New Library Information
  • PTSA Updates
  • Yearbooks
  • Orchestra Blankets
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • WABC Update


Important Dates:


Oct. 7: 6:30 – 8:00 pm – October PTSA meeting

Oct. 11: Club Fair (Homeroom, S2 and 5th period lunches)

Oct. 14: School Holiday

Oct. 16: 8:10 – 12:55 PSAT/NMSQT, early release day, no school for seniors

Oct. 18: 7:00 pm - Homecoming Football Game

Oct. 19: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am - Homecoming Dance

Oct. 21: 7:00 pm Partners for Safe Teen Driving, Springbank

Nov. 1: End of 1st Quarter


PSAT DAY Reminder – Wednesday, October 16, 2019:

Wednesday October 16, 2019 we will have a two-hour early dismissal as we are administering the PSAT to all 10th and 11th graders9th graders. All these students  will report to their advisory and participate in a morning of freshman transition activities.  Since regular classes will not be scheduled due to testing, 12th graders are not expected to report to school and will be considered EXC for the day.  We encourage them to be academically engaged in ways such as working on college applications, visiting a college, working on job applications or post-secondary plans, service-learning activities or working on their FAFSA application. 



College and Career

College and career newsletter :  College and Career Center Newsletter


Science Fair

The West Potomac High School Science Fair is coming Jan 11, 2020 and we need about 30 community volunteers to serve as judge/consultants to make it happen.

No experience necessary; just a willingness to listen and encourage young people towards evidence-based thought and research.

Judge consultants select approximately 20 best projects for regional competition later in the year. Please email the Science Fair Coordinator Ed Chapman to sign up.

Date: 1/11/2020, Time: 8am-12pm, Location: WPHS cafeteria


Club Fair

Students are invited to come to the West Potomac Club Fair on Friday, October 11th during homeroom, S2 (rotating period) and all 5th period lunches.  Click here for information!


Avid Tutors Needed

West Potomac is currently looking for additional AVID Tutors to support the program.  This is a paid position through Fairfax County Public Schools. For more information on the position click here. 


New Library Updates

It may be fall, but the library is still sizzling from all of our updates. We have a new catalog system, allowing West Potomac students and staff online access from anywhere at any time. Think of a book when you’re home after school and want to know if we have it? Just grab your phone and click on the “Library” tab at the top of the West Potomac home page to search. How cool is that? Students can renew books and place holds from any personal device if the books are currently checked out. For more information please contact a member of the library staff.


PTSA Updates Our next PTSA meeting is on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The special topic is the update to the FCPS Student Discipline Policy Update and how this affects your student. The PTSA is looking for volunteers for the following:


Senior Parent Meeting All Night Grad (ANG) Chair/Co-Chair-This person(s) would initiate planning for "All Night Grad” for Class of 2020 that should start as soon as possible to guarantee venders for the celebration graduation night. The ANG celebration brings the school's graduating seniors together. ANG is a fun and safe alternative for our kids on graduation night. More information will be available at the Senior Parents Meeting on October 23 at 7:00 pm. Please plan to attend to help plan this great event for our seniors.


Baccalaureate Chair — We are looking for a Junior or Senior parent to plan and manage the Baccalaureate Ceremony (a non-denominational service before graduation) honoring the graduating Class of 2020. 


We welcome back the PTSA members who have already signed up to help this year and encourage all West Potomac families to join the PTSA. To join online: visit Our school code is: Q89YT5. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our membership chair, Tanya Stamos.


West Potomac Magnets WP magnets are for sale for $5 – show your school spirit and get yours now! Magnets are available for sale at all PTSA meetings.



Pre-purchase your student's yearbook and $AVE!  Order online anytime!


Orchestra Blankets

Cold weather is coming! One of the best ways to keep warm and show your team spirit is with a Wolverine Pride throw! All purchases benefit the orchestra and its programs! To order, click here. ____________________________________________________________________________ SAT/ACT Test Prep-Upcoming Events PSAT Pep Rally – Free PSAT Prep using the following link: PSAT PEP RALLY!

Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is now available to view and register! Visit to see dates for classes and mock tests.

PTSA Program Manager – Marilyn Aboff,

Test Prep Scholarships: WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter


Wolverine Athletic Boosters Club Update

Wolverine Athletic Passes

The Wolverine Athletic Boosters Club (WABC) offers family and student membership options that provide entry to all home events. All athletic events cost $6 for adults and $5 for kids. Get the family pass or student pass now and never have to dish out money to enter any home game this year. Any season. Any home sport. All year long!

All card holders will also receive WABC emails and a 5% discount on Christmas Tree and Mulch Sales for the 2019-2020 school year.

This is the largest fundraiser the WABC has and it benefits your family and our athletes.