News You Choose - Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Important Dates
  • Principal’s Message
  • Curriculum Night and Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
  • Class of 2022
  • Orchestra Blankets


Important Dates:

Jan. 13: 6:00pm: Curriculum Night/Rising 9th Grade Parent Night/Electives Fair

Jan. 20: School Holiday/Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 24: End of Second Quarter

Jan. 27-28: Teacher Workday/Staff Development:  No School for Students


Happy New Year Wolverines!

I hope that everyone entered the new year with happiness, health and love. I enjoyed the holiday with my family and feel energized for the second half of the year.  

We often have so much to be proud of with our students, teachers and programs.  Please take a few minutes to look at the FOX5 News link below highlighting our amazing students in our TV production program.

The West Potomac Family is GROWING as we are experiencing a baby boom in our staff family. We have eight teachers who are having or have just had babies this school year.  We have been very fortunate to secure licensed and reliable long term subs for each of these positions.  Please congratulate Ms. Ashton and Ms. Hedenberg who will be going out in the spring, Ms. Romeo and Ms. Kim who are out now, Ms. Boutilier who will be out in February, Mr. Walter any day now and welcome back Ms. Davis (Mr. Bishop) who has been out since last quarter. 

Martin Luther King Day of Service: 

Because of our strong military connection and our joy of doing good in the world, Region 3 schools are partnering with America's Adopt A Soldier for a day of service on Monday, January 20, 2020!

We will be creating care packages and you can support by either providing donations from the attached list and or attending the day to put together the packages.  Please see the information below.  If you would like to drop off donations you can bring them to our main office by Friday Jan. 17th or you can bring the items to Hayfield on the day of service.

For details, please refer to this attachment:

Date: Monday 20 January 2020 

Where: Hayfield Secondary School ~ 7630 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315

Event Start: 9:00 AM

Event End: 12:00 PM

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Making a difference in the lives of our Veterans, Homeless Veterans, Service Members and their Families”

Ms. Millard


Curriculum Night

Save the Date – January 13, 2020 – Curriculum Night and Rising 9th Grade Parent Night. For more information click here. Spanish version here.


Class of 2022

Attention Class of 2022! Show your school spirit and purchase a Class of 2022 t-shirt for $20! All proceeds will go to the Class of 2022 to fund future class activities. Please follow the attached link to view the t-shirt design and to complete your order form.


SAT/ACT Test Prep and Updates

Test Prep School Year 2019/20 - the schedule for the year is available to view and register! Visit to see dates for classes and mock tests.  Winter SAT Class starts January 4 and preps for the official SAT in March.  We will have summer SAT and ACT classes. The summer schedule will be posted to the test prep web page and announced in the NYC when finalized

Upcoming Test Prep Events:

Mock SAT, 01/04/20, 9:00am - 1:30pm Mock ACT, 01/04/20, 9:15am - 1:30pm SAT Group Class starts with the 01/04/20 mock tests and preps for 03/14/20 official SAT test. Please use the following link to learn more about Understanding your PSAT scores.

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


Orchestra Blankets

Brrr...just Brrr!.....Our blankets are just what you need to stay warm and cozy all winter long!  Click here to order.