News You Choose - Friday, October 18, 2019


  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Federal Aid Survey Forms
  • The College Admission Process
  • Booster Pass
  • Science Fair
  • Avid Tutors Needed
  • PTSA Updates
  • Yearbooks
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • College and Career Newsletter/October
  • Orchestra Update
  • Mamma Mia!


Important Dates:

Oct. 19: 8:00pm-12:00am – Homecoming Dance, West Potomac HS Gym

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

Oct. 23: 7:00 pm – Senior Parents Meeting, Library

Nov. 1: End of 1st Quarter

Nov. 4 & 5: Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays

Nov. 11: 6:30pm - PTSA Meeting, Library


Happy Homecoming!

We look forward to seeing everyone out tonight for our homecoming match up against Annandale.  Our student government has worked hard to have a fun homecoming week and we look forward to tomorrow night's dance.

Last weekend we celebrated our inaugural class of the West Potomac Hall of Fame.  It was truly a moving event and we appreciate all those who supported the process and festivities.

Please remember we are nearing the end of the first quarter.  Reach out to your children's teachers if you have questions regarding their progress.  Gradebooks are being updated regularly.  Also, it is Impact Aid season.  Below you will find information about the important process.  Please follow through with completing the form once it is sent home.  FCPS benefits yearly from funds we receive from the federal government through this process. 

Have a great homecoming weekend!

Ms. Millard


Impact Aid Survey

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

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The College Admission Process

Jed Applerouth, Doctor of Educational Psychology and founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services, will be hosting a free seminar on the college admissions process at West Potomac on Monday, October 28th from 7:00pm-9:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.


Booster Pass

Booster pass members please take your cards with you to all WP home games, names will no longer be looked up at the ticket booths.  If you do not have your pass with you, tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults.  Thank you for helping to make game nights run more smoothly.  If you have questions, please contact the WP Boosters. 


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

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.

PTSA Update Federal Employee? The West Potomac PTSA is an approved Combined Federal Campaign Charity. Federal, civilian, postal and military donors may use CFC #62964 to contribute to the West Potomac PTSA. Visit for more information. Contact Robyn Zevin, with questions or for our Tax ID number for your company’s match.

Senior Parent Meeting — October 23, 7:00 pm. 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 vendors 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. Have you joined the PTSA yet? To join online: visit Our school code is: Q89YT5. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our membership chair, Tanya Stamos.

College and Career Center For the latest information including the College and Career Center newsletter, click here!

SAT/ACT Test Prep-Upcoming Events

Huge News for the ACT – Please click on the following link: ACT ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR 2020 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

Yearbooks Purchase your student's yearbook.  Order online anytime!

Orchestra Update

Pies and Blankets Orchestra Pie sale is on! Let us help take some of the stress off the holidays with our delicious, ready to bake pies! All proceeds benefit the WPHS Orchestra program. Pies are available to order through October 18, and orders will be delivered on or after November 6. Payment is due at the time of order. Please copy and paste the links below for menu of options. 0rEISBRxL2FEz7oSOWS/view?usp=sharing

 For questions or to order, contact Rebecca Losee. 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.

Mamma Mia! Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School kicks off its 35th Season: From Across the Pond with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from November 2 – 9. Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny, international sensation unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's hit songs that include “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Performances will be held in the West Potomac High School’s Kogelman Theatre on Nov 2 (2pm & 7pm) Nov 3 (2pm*) Nov 7 (7pm*) Nov 8 (7pm) Nov 9 (2pm & 7pm). As if Mamma Mia! weren’t already giddy and shameless, here comes more musical silliness: November 3 and 7 are singalong performances with a Mamma Mia Mock-tail Party directly following the November 3 performance.  That’s correct, audience members will be able to sing along with the cast to ABBA’s hits during these special performances. It’s become clear just how much these songs mean to people. Our singalong nights will be a celebration of that; a chance for our energetic, passionate audiences to be a step closer to our talented cast RATING: MAMMA MIA! is rated PG. For tickets and additional information, visit