WPHS News You Choose - 2/10/24

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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 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 16: All A’s and A/B Honor Roll Second Quarter Student Celebration (Chips and Queso Bar)
  • February 17: Mock SAT and Mock ACT
  • February 19: School Holiday – President’s Day
  • February 21: Class of 2024 Chipotle Restaurant Night, 4:00 - 8:00 pm, Richmond Highway
  • February 22: Class of 2024 100 Day Celebration
  • February 28: West Potomac Academy Open House

Principals Message

Dear Wolverine Community,

This has been a busy but great week in the Wolverine Community.  The play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” was very powerful.  The students, cast and crew, did a fabulous job.  The play is still running through today, February 10.  We have had some great activities honoring Black History Month and those activities will continue through the month.  One highlight, Mr. Cooper, one of our amazing educators has an extensive exhibit set up in the building honoring Black History Month.

Cooper 1
Cooper 2

I have been able to attend two partial days at Region Wrestling and multiple senior nights for different sports teams. I am so proud of our student athletes with all their hard work and dedication.

A few reminders:

  • I have been communicating through messages and in announcements about no longer allowing students to have 3rd party delivery companies delivering food on campus. We will now begin to confiscate the food and throw it away.  It is a safety issue as we have students propping doors open to let the delivery folks walk right into our building.  If a parent/guardian would like to bring a lunch, (example, their student forgot at home), the parent/guardian should come to Door 1 and go through the main office. 
  • The PTSA is an integral part of West Potomac including parents, educators and students. The PTSA helps support our academic enrichment programs and is an important way to be an active member of the Wolverine community. It is not too late to join! Go to: Givebacks (memberhub.com) and select the membership that best suits you. Working together, we can help our school community feel supported and appreciated. 
  • Parents and Guardians, please make sure students are coming to school each day!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Jessica Statz, Principal


Please help your students remember to come to school CHARGED to learn!

  • Students are expected to come to school with a charged Chromebook every day.  At the beginning of the year, all students were issued one Chromebook and one charger.  If your student has lost their charger, a replacement one can be purchased for $23 on My School Bucks.  Your student can stop by the technology office with questions or concerns.  
  • Please encourage your student to charge their Chromebook at home rather than bringing the charger to school.  All of the chargers look the same and are not able to be traced back to a specific student.  A charged Chromebook will last more than 12 hours, so please encourage your student to charge their Chromebook at home before coming to school.


A & A/B Honor Roll Celebration

Help us celebrate the hard work of our All A’s And A/B Honor Roll 2nd Quarter students! We will be serving up a Chips and Queso Bar from Moe’s (a student favorite) on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 during all four lunches. We need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up. No experience is necessary, and it is a great way to meet other parents and West Po students!
West Potomac High School PTSA: WPHS Quarter2 All As & A/B Student Celebration (signupgenius.com)


The library has transitioned to an electronic lunch pass. During advisory this week students went over the new pass system. We have also been piloting the new system with students during all lunches this week. Starting Monday, February 12th, students planning to visit the library during lunch must fill out the Google form.  A new form will be posted to the Library Schoology page every Monday. Students can sign up for a pass daily or fill the form out Monday morning for the entire week. Should your student have questions, please send them to the library and we can direct them to the form.

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 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.

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 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.


  • February 13: PTSA Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 PM, WPHS Library.  Did you know our WP was one of 6 FCPS High Schools with an Academy?   Your PTSA is excited to host Guest Speaker, Nora Covert, from the West Potomac Academy Counselor to help us all learn more about the different academy classes at WP and at other FCPS locations. Academy Class electives include Music and Computer Technology, Global STEM Challenges Program, Health and Medical Sciences , Television Production and more….  Mark your Calendars! See you there!


  • The PTSA is an integral part of West Potomac including parents, educators and students. The PTSA helps support our academic enrichment programs and is an important way to be an active member of the Wolverine community. It is not too late to join! Go to: Givebacks (memberhub.com) and select the membership that best suits you. Working together, we can help our school community feel supported and appreciated. 


Test Prep


L&L: How to Find Scholarships:

Students can bring their lunch to the College & Career Center to learn tips and resources for finding scholarships.  The lunch & learn workshops will be held on Monday, 2/12 & Tuesday, 2/27 during every lunch period.  Students in all grades are welcome to attend.  Registration is not required.

NOVA Virtual Information Session:

Northern Virginia Community College will host its virtual information session in Spanish on Tuesday, 2/20 at 7:00 p.m.  The session is designed to highlight the numerous opportunities, services & resources available to help get students connected to the NOVA community.  See the flyer to register & receive Zoom link. 


February is Skilled Trades Month in the CCC:

Skilled trades are in high demand.  Students who are interested in learning about the skilled trades can attend one of the upcoming sessions highlighting electricians, HVAC technicians, plumbing , and carpentry.  Seniors and juniors must register in Naviance under College Visits or see Mrs. Young in the College & Career Center to register.

Career Expo Quickly Approaching!

In February, school divisions across the region are teaming up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This FREE in-person Career Expo event will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center.   Students should register today on the Instruction 2 Industry Events Page

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

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CLASS OF 2024 

Important Dates:

February 21Class 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 (tentatively): Class of 2024 Senior Bash



We’d love any and all help we can get to support our seniors, and if you can’t physically be present, there is also a link to donate funds.  Thank you in advance and looking forward to a great last few months together! This link will be periodically updated as needs arise. Please sign up to support these special moments for our seniors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EACA82CAAFBC52-47711568-class#/

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!!





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!