WPHS - News You Choose 2/2/24

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Table of Contents:

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

Important Dates

  • February 2: “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” 7:00 pm
  • February 3: “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • February 7: PTSA Five Guys Restaurant Night, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • February 7: Band Noodles & Company Restaurant Night, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • February 8: Crew Honeygrow Restaurant Day, 10:30 am -10:00 pm
  • February 8 & 9: “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” 7:00 pm
  • February 10: “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • February 15: Deadline for Senior Dues (must be paid to attend prom and graduation)
  • February 13: PTSA Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 pm, WPHS Library - Guest Speaker, Nora Covert, West Potomac Academy Counselor
  • 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
  • February 28: West Potomac Academy Open House



Beyond the Page Theatre Company presents: 

"Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" 

About the Play:

Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School is thrilled to present “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon. The story follows Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old mathematical genius with an extraordinary perspective on life. When he discovers that the neighbor's dog has been murdered, Christopher embarks on a journey to solve the mystery, discovering family secrets along the way. This captivating production promises an evening filled with mystery, emotion, and self-discovery. Expect to be immersed through mesmerizing projections, dynamic lighting, and evocative soundscapes.


Kogelman Theater

West Potomac High School

6500 Quander Road

Alexandria, VA 22307


February 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th @ 7 pm

February 3rd and 10th @ 1 pm and 7 pm

Ticket Information:

  • $10 for students
  • $15 for adults

Secure your ticket at: www.westpotomactheatre.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the Box Office before each show. 


This play contains strong language and explores adult situations.

Band Fundraiser - Restaurant Night at Noodles & Company

  • 7702 B Richmond Highway 4-8 pm
  • If ordering in person, just mention the band and this fundraiser
  • If ordering online, use coupon code Giving25 at checkout
  • 25% of qualifying sales go to the band
  • Our goal is to get 75 people over to Noodles & Co. to dine in or order out - please bring a friend, share with a family member, tell your neighbors!

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. 


It's Five Guys time! Delicious Burgers, Fries, Milkshakes and so much more. 

Join us for our first Five Guys fundraiser of 2024! February 7th from 4:00-8:00 PM at either Quander Road or Hybla Valley location. 

Five Guys will donate 20% of the proceeds back to the PTSA.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support our Five Guys Restaurant Nights, your participation helps the PTSA raise money used for academic enrichment programs.



  • 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!

Register now for spring classes and mocks - https://applerouth.onecanoe.com/school/8946


SAT Spring Group Class starts 3/9/24 and preps for the 6/1/24 official SAT test (digital version). FCPS Laptops required for classes and mocks.

ACT Spring Group Class starts 3/9/24 and preps for the 6/8/24 official ACT test.


MOCK TESTS OFFERED: NOW is the time to determine test preference! Take a mock of each test to find your strength before registering for a class. SAT (digital) and ACT mock tests are offered through 5/18/24. Full schedule HERE 

Mock SAT and ACT available 2/17 before the start of our spring classes.

  • 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, kbyoung1@fcps.edu.
  • 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
  • Need Flexibility? We have an online class option! Try Applerouth’s Self-Paced Online Course - Animated video lessons and comprehensive practice for every section of the Digital SAT or ACT. Available for purchase ($125.00) on the PTSA’s MemberHubStore. More details about content for SAT course available here. More about the ACT course 
  • PTSA Test Prep Chair, Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com

WPHS Test Prep Web Page – for more details about test prep and events


Career Exploration Events for Students:

In February, school divisions across the region will team up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This Northern Virginia regional event invites high school students to connect virtually and in person with more than 60 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. 

These free career exploration events aim to provide students with opportunities to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce today. 

Virtual sessions will be held Monday, February 5, through Thursday, February 8, 4-7 p.m., and the in-person Career Expo and Job Fair will be held Saturday, February 17, 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center

Students should register today on the Instruction 2 Industry Events webpage.

Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs:

The 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs have been announced- there will be two events this spring.  The fairs are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume.  Please keep checking the event webpage for additional details!

Save the Dates:

Saturday, March 2 from 11:00am- 1:00pm @ Chantilly HS

Saturday, March 9 from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. @ West Springfield HS

CLASS OF 2024 Important Dates:

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 an easy way to help the Class of 2024. All donations will be used to offset the costs of the planned events 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 jsimpson1@fcps.edu   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 jsimpson1@fcps.edu  or Ms. Hackshaw at chackshaw@fcps.edu


Senior Sponsors; Ms. Simpson at  jsimpson1@fcps.edu or Ms. Hackshaw at chackshaw@fcps.edu


  • 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!