News You Choose - 1/19/24

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Table of Contents:

  • Important Dates
  • Community Message
  • School News
  • PTSA News 
  • Class of 2024 Information & Fundraisers
  • Class of 2025 Information

Important Dates

  • January 22: Senior Celebrations Committee Meeting (if you’re interested in helping in any way with Class of 2024 special events, please join us!) 7:00 pm, WPHS Library
  • January 23: FAFSA/VASA completion workshop at West Potomac High School 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • January 27: Class of 2024 Sponsors - Bob and Edith’s (5918 N Kings Hwy) 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • January 27: Mock SAT No Essay
  • January 30: Gap Year Fair, George C Marshall High School, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • January 30: Principal Coffee - WPHS Library - 6:00-7:30pm
  • January 31: Principal Coffee - Sandburg Middle - 6:00-7:30pm
  • February 1: Class of 2024 Honeygrow Restaurant Day 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Richmond Highway
  • February 1: Class of 2024 e-deadline to pay senior dues
  • February 2:  Leadership Applications Due
  • February 13: PTSA Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 pm, WPHS Library
  • February 17: Mock SAT No Essay and ACT Mock
  • February 19: School Holiday – President’s Day
  • February 21: Class of 2024 Chipotle Restaurant Night
  • February 22: Class of 2024 100 Day Celebration

Community Message

Wolverine Community,

Happy Snow Day!  A few reminders as we head into next week:

  • Next week is the last week of the quarter. We have an early release on Thursday and no school on Friday January 26 as it is a teacher workday.  Thursday we will host our Wellness Day.  For those not familiar, this was an event we started last year.  On Tuesday in Advisory students will have the opportunity to select four sessions/workshops exploring a variety of ways to nurture their social, emotional, and physical wellness.  We will have a special bell schedule and students will attend their sessions through out the morning.  We look forward to a great day! 
  • As it is the end of the quarter a reminder that ParentVue/StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card is blocked from January 25 (4pm) – February 5 (6am). Teachers will finalize 2nd quarter and 1st semester grades – a reminder that with rolling gradebook 2nd quarter and 1st semester grades will be identical.  While grades will be viewable in ParentVue/StudentVue on February 5 we will print a hard copy of report cards and distribute those in Advisory on February 9.
  • Finally, a reminder that Academic Advising and Course Selection for 24-25 begins with WP students January 29 as 11th graders will begin their one on one meetings with their school counselor (through English 11 courses). 10th graders will start meeting with counselors February 12 (through PE 10) and 9th graders will meet with counselors starting February 26 (through PE).  Please visit our West Potomac Academic Advising website for a variety of helpful resources!

Wishing you a great weekend!

West Potomac Administration



Student Wellness Day

Donations needed to make Wellness Day a success! Please click on the link below and see how you can help!

West Potomac High School: Student Wellness Day (

Academic Advising and Course Selection 24-25

  • Please visit our West Potomac Academic Advising website for a variety of resources and information.
  • Did you miss Curriculum Night? Presentations are now posted on the advising website. 
  • Course Selection in StudentVue is now live with directions posted on our website. Students are encouraged to login and select their preferred classes before their one on one meeting with their school counselor.  School counselor meetings will occur on the following dates:
    • Rising 12th graders – January 29- Feb 9 – through English 11 classes
    • Rising 11th graders – February 12-23 – through PE 10
    • Rising 10th graders – Feb 20 – March 1 – through PE 9
  • A reminder Parents can view courses selected in the ParentVue account.

11th Grade Students – Girls and Boys State

  • Virginia Girls and Boys State are week-long summer programs that focus on governmental affairs held at a university.  Candidates must be currently in their junior year and applicants will be evaluated based on their leadership abilities, interest in government, service to others, and academics.
  • Boys State is held at Radford University from June 16-22, 2024. More information is available at 
  • Girls State will be held at Longwood University from June 16-22, 2024. More information is available at   
  • The Applications for Girls and Boys State are available at the Post 24 Website: 
  • Please note that the Girls State application is due on January 31, 2024!
  • Delegates who attend Girls and Boys State who meet eligibility criteria may also be considered for special university scholarships for undergraduate studies.

WPHS Leadership Training: 

  • The focus of this course is to complete and put forth projects throughout WP and the community, to improve and expand leadership skills on an individual level. Along with planning events such as Homecoming, students will participate in collaborative class discussions and group activities, team builders, and individual exercises and much more.
  • For rising Freshman: if you are interested in taking Leadership Training, there is a mandatory application that can be found at that is due by Friday February 2nd at 11:59 PM.  
  • For rising 10th-12th graders: if you are interested in taking Leadership, check out the all student Schoology for more information and a link to the application. The application can also be found here: and is due Friday February 2nd at 11:59 PM. 

If you have questions please contact Nicole Borghard at or Joe Petrucelli at



  • Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our Wolverine teachers and students.

At the site, you can purchase memberships, make tax-deductible donations, and purchase WPHS car magnets (new design). If you want to learn more or join our PTSA this year, please visit this link 

SAT and ACT Test Prep News!

Classes Offered:

  • SAT Spring Group Class starts 3/9/24 and preps for the 6/1/24 official SAT test (digital version). Laptops required for classes and mock ACT
  • Spring Group Class starts 3/9/24 and preps for the 6/8/24 official ACT test.
  • MOCK TESTS OFFERED: SAT and ACT mock tests are offered through 5/18/24. Full schedule HERE
  • Scholarships for Classes and Mock Tests WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Karen B, Young,

Test optional does not mean test blind! Many students still provide test scores with their college applications. Test scores are used for admissions, scholarships, and class placement. Take a mock test to see if you’re in the scholarship range or just a prep class away from that range. Test optional means YOU CHOOSE whether or not to send your scores. A good test score can only strengthen your application

Mock Tests – Find out how you’d score! Mock Tests ($23.00): Practice your skills under realistic testing conditions. Take mocks of both ACT and Digital SAT relatively close together to determine your test strength/preference. Focus your test prep on your strength!

Students from other schools’ welcome – invite your friends!

More details on the PTSA TEST PREP web page.

PTSA Test Prep Chair – Marilyn Aboff,


 FAFSA Completion Session:

In partnership with College Access Fairfax, West Potomac will hold a FAFSA Completion Night on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in the WPHS Library.  Before attending our FAFSA Completion Event:

1) Read the requirements for attendees.

2) Complete the Event Registration Form This will enable us to contact you in the case of any unanticipated FAFSA system or weather issues, and ensure we have adequate staff on hand.

3) Student & a parent should get a verified FSA ID prior to attending a FAFSA Completion Event.

Please go to for a complete list of completion events at neighboring FCPS high schools.  Families are welcome to attend whichever event fits your family’s schedule.

2024 Gap Year Fair:

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair for high school students and families on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.  The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair will be held in the cafeteria from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., with representatives from over 30 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event. For more information, visit: USA Gap Year Fairs or contact Pamela White, Postsecondary Special Projects Liaison, at  or 571-393-1102. 

**In the event of inclement weather on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The Gap Year Fair will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the same time and location.

CLASS OF 2024 

Important Dates:

January 22: Senior Celebration Committee meeting at 7:00pm - WPHS library


February 1: Class of 2024 Honeygrow Restaurant Day 10:30am to 10:00pm. Just Use the promo code of "GIVE149" any way you choose to order. 


February 21: Class of 2024 Chipotle Restaurant Night

February 22: Class of 2024 100 Day Celebration (Parents please be on the lookout for our sign-up genius on our FB page & on Insta to see the various ways you can help!)

April 12: Class of 2024 Senior Breakfast

June 6: Class of 2024 Senior Bash

Senior Parents: Please check out & join the WPHS Class of 2024 Facebook & Instagram group. It’s a great way to keep updated on all the upcoming events, information & opportunities that pertain to this year. We will have several volunteer opportunities throughout the school year for our Senior events & activities. We want to make this the BEST year for our 2024 seniors!!



Our Direct Donations link is also up and running for the Class of 2024. All donations will be used to offset the costs of the events planned throughout the school year for the Class of 2024. No donation is too big or too small! Thank you for supporting the Class of 2024! Please scan the below QR code.



Cap and Gown Orders:

We are still missing a lot of cap and gown orders!! If you haven’t submitted your height and weight yet to Ms. Simpson , please do it ASAP so that they can be ordered in time !! Please email Ms. Simpson at   your child’s name, height and weight.

Senior Dues:



Feb 16th 7:30 – 9:30: Cosmic bowling at Ft. Myer.  $7/ game that includes shoe rental ! Sign up by emailing Ms Simpson at  or Ms. Hackshaw at


Senior Sponsors; Ms. Simpson at or Ms. Hackshaw at


  • JOIN our Facebook page! “West Potomac HS-Class of 2025”

This is a private group for parents and students. Please answer the questions to be allowed to join

  • SAVE the Date! Juniors & Seniors are invited to PROM on 4/20/24 at the Torpedo Factory!