WSHS Spartan Weekly News - January 5, 2024

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Saturday, 1/6: Senior District XI Orchestra, George Mason

Tuesday, 1/9: Panera Night, Crew Fundraiser

Wednesday, 1/10: Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7 p.m., WSHS Room 2223

Monday, 1/15: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday- No School

Thursday, 1/25: End of Quarter 2, Early Release

Friday, 1/26: Teacher Workday, Student Holiday



Friday, 3/8: International Night, 7 p.m.


📆 International Night: March 8, 2024

International Night

Mark your calendars!  The annual WSHS International Night Festival takes place on Friday, March 8th at 7 p.m.  (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).  Performers will celebrate the diversity of the WSHS community.  Tickets will be presold through Etix only.  There will be food sales starting at 5:30 PM.  It’s sure to be a good activity for the whole family. Funds collected go towards a Senior Scholarship given at the end of the school year!  *WSHS Students, if you would like to perform, see Mrs. Emerson in room 1238 (

❄️Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow daysthere will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.


Academic Advising Schedule Dates and Information

  1. Our Academic Website is currently available.  You can find a great deal of information on this site.  How teachers provide class feedback, course selection sheets, how to add classes for next year to SIS StudentVue and much more.  This is a public site available to all.
  2. If you are interested in Leadership or Sports Leadership you must complete an application.  The application can be found at this link and will close by January 19th.
  3. January 16th will be New Spartan Orientation for our Rising 9th graders. 
  4. January 16-18 will be Academic Days of Emphasis.  This will be an opportunity for teachers to provide feedback for 24-25 course selection.
  5. January 22nd-We will have an advising lesson.  Students will revisit how to add classes for next year to their StudentVue.
  6. If you are thinking about taking a Dual Enrollment class you will have to complete this packet.
  7. To better serve you during Academic Advising we are asking that students share their student NOVA ID, aka Empl ID, so that we can ensure a smooth Dual Enrollment process. 

Students who have not yet created a Nova ID (Empl ID) and know that they will be signing up for a NOVA Dual Enrollment class for 2024-2025 School year please go to: this website to create the ID. Share the ID HERE once one is created.

  1. February 5-9-Academic Advising Rising Juniors
  2. February 12-16 Academic Advising Rising Seniors
  3. February 20-27 Academic Advising Rising Sophomores
  4. March 29th last day to make schedule change requests for 24-25 School Year.


Panera Crew Fundraiser

🥪Panera Night: Crew Booster Club

Help support your Crew Booster Club at Panera.  25 percent of the sales will be donated.

When: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 4-8 p.m. 

Where: Panera, W. Rolling Road, West Springfield

 *Bring the flyer or show a digital copy to your cashier when ordering at the cafe

* If ordering online, used the promo code: FUND4U

Dance Campt

👯‍♀️ West Springfield HS Dance Camp

Learn a hip hop dance routine and perform with the West Springfield High School Dance Team at halftime at a WSHS Varsity Basketball game! Dancers will receive a Dance Team t-shirt for the performance.

Who: Girls and Boys Grades K-8


January 17 and 18 (camp),  5:30-8:30 p.m. both days

January 18, 7:30 p.m. Basketball Halftime Performance

Where: WSHS Cafeteria


Pre-Registration by January 15, $75

Registration after January 15, $85

Checks made out to WSHS Boosters.  Cash is also accepted


Registration form:

Please bring with you a signed emergency care form

Drop off at WSHS Main office, Attention: Dance Team


What to Bring: snacks, water bottle
What to Wear: comfortable clothing, dance shoes or sneakers
Attire for halftime performance: WSDT shirt and black pants, sneakers
For questions:
Sponsored by the WSHS Boosters



🎓Seniors:  Graduation Gear and Class Rings 


Order HERE

Need help or want to order by phone?  Please call 1-800-567-8367


Sports and Activities

Spartan Sports Calendar, Week of Jan 8-13

Spartan Athletics

Click the image above for access to the Spartan Sports Calendar.

Athletic Boosters

 📣Spirit Wear

Shop online for spirit wear.  Two options:

Option #1: HERE

New Year, New Gear Sale.  Save 24% on $100 + CODE: NY24 (Sale ends 1/7. Exclusions apply to the brands: The North Face, Acrux, and TravisMathew).

Option # 2: Looking for flannel pajama bottoms, hoodies, beanies, and decals? These items are available at the concession stand at all home games! 


Spartans Athletic Boosters Meeting

Our January meeting is Wednesday, 1/10 at 7pm at WSHS Room 2223. Enter Door 5 and make the immediate left. If you go through the double doors you have gone too far! All are welcomed. 


Need additional information? Check out our website and social media pages at:





Instagram: @wshsspartansathleticboosters

X (Formerly Twitter): @SpartanWshs

Stay in Touch with Spartan Sports! 

You can follow WSHS Spartan Sports on social media:

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YouTube Channels: LINK

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WSHS Activities Calendar

We're using a new Activities Calendar this year. Clubs and school organizations are just beginning to post many of their meeting and event dates. Check it out

Yearbooks and Senior Ads Now On Sale


Yearbooks and Senior Ads are now on sale! Orders can be placed online at using school code 4150 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We sold out of yearbooks for the past two years, so order yours today! We cannot guarantee books will be available for in-person sales at the end of the year. For questions, please email Ms. Melissa Morgan, Yearbook Adviser, at


Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raising awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The community conversation is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive REVIVE! Narcan training at no cost during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.  

Our website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse.


NOVA Early Online College Course Registration

NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take up to two tuition-free college courses. EOC courses for the spring semester begin on Tuesday, January 30, and end on Monday, April 22. 

Students should register by Monday, January 8, at 5 p.m. 

Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. Thirteen courses are offered along with courses that fulfill an IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. Qualification information is located on NOVA's website. EOC courses meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degree programs as well as being transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities.

💲 Soft Launch of a New Financial Aid Form

Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to determine how much financial aid each student is eligible to receive. This aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

Any college-bound student — regardless of income — who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs should complete a FAFSA form. 

The form is currently available for short periods of time while it is being updated to provide a better experience. Learn more about the 2024–25 FAFSA form.

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. We created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.

Quick Links


All Night Grad Party

WSHS All Night Grad Party Class of 2024 (WSHS ANGP 2024)




General information HERE

ANGP Yard Signs


Have you purchased your Class of 2024 Yard Sign yet? Options to personalize! Show your Spartan spirit all year long with a Spartan Class of 2024 or Home of a Spartan yard sign. Yard signs aren’t just for seniors! All proceeds benefit the ANGP for the Class of 2024! Order yours at

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