WPHS News You Choose - 8-26-22

New Rooms

A few pictures from the new addition that welcomed students into the rooms for the first time this week!

In this week’s WPHS News You Choose:

  • Important Dates
  • Principal Message
  • PTSA News
  • Student Services and College and Career Center Updates 
  • Class of ’23 Updates
  • ACT/SAT Test Prep
  • WPHS Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers
  • Quick Links/Additional Resources

Important Dates

  • September 2: No School
  • September 5: No School, Labor Day
  • September 7: Senior Information Night – 6PM – Springbank
  • September 12: September PTSA Meeting 6:30pm Library
  • September 26 –Student Holiday/Teacher Workday, Religious & Cultural Observance Day – Rosh Hashanah

Principal Message

Happy First Friday Wolverines!

Wow, what an awesome first week!  Despite our challenges leading up to the first day of school, we had a wonderful start to our 22-23 school year.  Our staff and students have been excited to reconnect.  The first two weeks of school are about establishing relationships, routines and expectations, settling in, and reviewing/assessing current content knowledge and skills.  This time is essential for student’s long-term success in academics and supporting student wellness.    

Virtual Back To School Night (BTSN)

Our virtual asynchronous BTSN will open on Thursday September 25th.  All teachers will provide videos to introduce themselves and their courses.  The videos will be housed on their schoology class pages that you have access to via your Parent Vue and Student Vue accounts.  Here is some helpful information for accessing your accounts.

Log in to Schoology here using your Parentvue login and password

Need help resetting your Parentvue password?  

Schoology account information

Differences between parent and student accounts

Helpful videos:

              How do I log in to Schoology?

              What will I find in my account?

              How do I see my child’s account?

If you run into any difficulties with this, please email Ms. Babic jmbabic@fcps.edu

Construction and Parking Updates

Work continues on our spring bank connector, cafeteria expansion, and kiss and ride.  There are two shifts of workers, day and evening, working to complete our project.  I do not have any solid completion dates but I am hopeful seeing progress daily.  As we are getting closer to completion of the kiss and ride, we will continue to distribute parking passes to those who have reservations.  Once that is complete we will move to the waitlist.  At this time, we are no longer able to take any additional requests for parking.  Also, we will provide you with maps for our new kiss and ride, bus, loop and student/staff parking routes prior to opening the new parking areas.  In the meantime, if you are visiting our campus during the school day, please only park in designated visitor parking available in the front of the school at the door 1 entrance.  Please do not park in the senior or junior parking lots.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you,

Tanganyika H. Millard, Ed.D.

Principal, West Potomac H.S.


  • Mark your calendars!  The PTSA will have its first monthly meeting on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 PM in the school library.  There will be a lot of good information to help get everyone pointed in the right direction for a successful year.  Please join us!


Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our Wolverine community. The PTSA at WPHS acts as the Academic Booster Club and supports our students and teachers throughout the year.  You can join online at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store.   At the site you can purchase memberships, make tax deductible donations, and purchase WPHS car magnets. Membership dues remain the same as last year:

  • Household Membership: $20 (all adults and WPHS students living at same address)
  • Student Membership: $10 (not necessary if you have a Household Membership)
  • Teacher/Staff Membership: $10
  • WPHS Car Magnet: $5 

You can also join by check payable to “West Potomac PTSA.” Please indicate the following:

  • First and Last Name of Member:
  • Student Name(s) and Year(s) in School:      
  • Email/Phone:
  • Address (if ordering a magnet):

Mail requested information and check to Libby Meares, Membership Chair, 8501 Cyrus Place, Alexandria, VA 22308.  Questions? Contact Libby at MearesTeam@gmail.com.



Please help support the PTSA this year so that we can provide our students and staff with support this year!  There are 2 EASY ways!



  1. AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that shopping on Amazon can benefit the PTSA?  Just go to amazon.com and select "West Potomac High School PTSA" as your charitable organization.  The PTSA will receive a percentage of all your shopping, which you can also set up on your phone if you have an Amazon app.  So shop away and feel good about it!

Student Services/College and Career Center Updates

Class of 2023 College Information Night

  • Save the date!  Student Services will be hosting a college information night for the Class of 2023 on Wednesday, September 7, starting at 6pm.  More details to come! 

College and Career Center

The first Lunch & Learn of 2022-2023 will be held in the College & Career Center on Tuesday, 8/30.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about all the resources available in the College & Career Center folder in Schoology on topics like the college application process, financial aid & scholarship resources, career resources, military resources & much more!   All students are welcome to bring their lunch and attend the presentation during their lunch period.  Registration is not required.

Kind Regards,

Karen B. Young

College & Career Center

Class of 2023 – Seniors News

Don’t forget to order your yard signs online now!  They look fantastic, thanks to our very own 2023 senior, Peter Rainey.  They are a great fundraiser for our class as well!  Click here to order!


Don’t forget to pay your senior dues which are $75.  This money covers their grad cap and gown, two T-shirts and their diploma cover.    https://www.myschoolbucks.com/

We have a Facebook group filled with information with all things pertaining to this year.  Please join here to stay up to date on things!


Finally, if you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas, please email us at westpo2023@gmail.com.

Class of 2023


Last Call for Fall SAT Prep Class!

The new deadline for students to register is 09/07. For the first (benchmark) mock exam, students will get to choose whether they want to take an online proctored via Zoom on Saturday, 08/27, or a self-proctored exam by 09/06. Group Tutoring sessions begin 09/10. View all our events and register at applerouth.com/schools/8946/

New Test Prep Program Contact

Liz Maurer now oversees the test prep program for the WPHS PTSA. Welcome on board, Liz!

Questions about the program? Contact Liz at elm.1028@gmail.com

Scholarships for Mock Tests and Group Classes

Need-based scholarships for WPHS students are available! Contact Karen Young, CCC Specialist, at kbyoung1@fcps.edu

WPHS Athletics Reminders and Fundraisers

WABC Membership

Dear Wolverine Fans,

It is the very best time of the year! The 2022-2023 sports season has begun and the WABC is launching our annual Membership Drive. This year we are offering three different levels of Membership. Students, families, and fans can show their support by purchasing; a Family Pass ($175 for up to six family members including WP students), a Student Pass ($25), or an Individual Family Member Pass ($75).  All purchases are made via Paypal at https://www.supportwestpotomac.com/membership.html

Pass holders will receive free admission to all regular season home games. District, regional, and state tournaments will charge an entry fee. This pass provides HUGE savings over the course of the school year and is one of the best ways to show your Wolverine pride! Each pass holder will receive a personalized card and should remember to bring it to all events for admission. Cards will be available for pick up at the first home game for each team. Passes may be mailed to home addresses by request.

Questions may be directed to Wendy Joachim at 703-889-0086.

Let's Go Wolverines! 

Buy your All Sports Pass Here!

Dance Team Fundraisers

Cow Bells & Bows

Show your school spirit at West Potomac sports games this year by purchasing a hand-painted cow bell and a beautiful hair bow.  Starting this Friday, check out the display of bells and bows on a table to your left once you enter the football stadium.  Proceeds benefit the West Potomac Dance Team.


Do a last-minute closet clean-out and donate your gently used clothing and soft household goods to raise funds for the West Potomac Dance Team!  Drop-off is between 8:00 and 10:00 am this Saturday, August 27 at the big blue bin around the corner of the Springbank building at West Potomac. Tax receipts will be available at drop-off. See attached flyer for more details.


Mum Sale

The West Potomac Dance Team is having its annual mum sale!  Please see attached flyer and consider supporting our dancers as you beautify your yard and front stoop.  Thank you and good luck with the school year:

Fundraiser 2

To order, follow this link:  https://forms.gle/RHEz2ufw9NCMxXJUA

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