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    Patrick Nash, Assistant Principal


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  • REMOTE LEARNING:  12/1/2020 - 12/11/2020

    Effective November 30, 2020, Wilson Central High School will transition to REMOTE LEARNING from 12/1/2020 - 12/11/2020 with the intention for students to return in-person Hybrid the week of 12/14/2020. The reason for this change in learning is due to an increasing number of students and staff affected by COVID-19, and out of the extreme caution for keeping our school community healthy. 

    Food Service will be available using our remote learning protocols. Should any students need food assistance during this time, then please email a cafeteria manager from any other school, with the exception of MJHS. Please place those orders by 9:00 a.m. each school day. Meals can be picked up from 11:00-11:30 a.m. The contact info, visit School Cafeteria Managers.

    For families that may be struggling with reliable access to the internet, please know that Wilson Central High School’s parking lot has been made available as a hotspot for additional support during this time. Also, please notify your student’s teachers if your internet is not reliable so that we can provide learning packets as needed.

    More detailed information about this transition to Remote Learning has been emailed to our WCHS families.

    We understand that this is a very difficult time for everyone and we appreciate all of the flexibility extended during implementation of our REMOTE Learning. Please let your student’s teachers know about individual needs or concerns. We will continue to give you updates as information becomes available.

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  • Wilson Central Covid Update
    Our student attendance has been about 95% this week which is very good and we have been able to keep acquire subs for any teacher that has been absent.  I have no doubt we will continue to have school open next week

     

    Culinary Arts News

    Tonight we had our annual soup and chili contest  (All Stirred Up) against Lebanon HS. Here are our results. 

     First place- $10,000 scholarship winners to Sullivan University. They also came out with the Taster’s Choice award and kept the trophy at Wilson Central for another year. 

    Zach Grubbs

    Justin Bilbrey. 

     2nd place-$6000 scholarship winners to Sullivan University .

    Breanna Cason

    Stephanie Huffaker 

    3rd place -(from Lebanon) $3000 scholarship winner to Sullivan University is Eli Klapuch

    We had some amazing judges also:

    Clinton Madden from Sullivan University

    Jeff Romstadt owner of The Steaming Goat Food Truck (seriously check it out) 

    JoJo Blansit- executive chef at Sammy B’s one of our local favorites. 

    We are really proud of our students. Many had never competed before. They are socially distanced between teams, practiced good sanitation and Covid requirements. The parents that came out also did an amazing job supporting their kids and maintaining our school Covid protocol. 

     Nicole Roning 

    Wilson Central High

    Culinary Arts 

     

    Bowling News

    The boys team defeated Station Camp yesterday 20.5 to 5.5

    The girls team beat Hendersonville 26-1

     WCHS Girls’ Bowling Team

     Abigail Gronda               Sr.

    Shayleen Ignacio          Jr.

    Ember M. Keeler          Fr.

    Abby Messenger          Fr.

    Kyndal Pitzer                 So.

    Lily Reece                      So.

    Anna G. Vaught            So.

    Kayleigh Vaught           Sr.

     

     WCHS Boys’ Bowling Team

     Luke Kinzer                                  Fr.   

    Joseph Lazenby                          So.   

    Alan M. Messenger                    Sr.   

    Alexander (Joplin). Miller         So.   

    Collin Nichols                              Sr.   

    Trevor Nichols                             Jr.   

    Gabriel Pate                                So.   

    Luke Rounsaville                         Sr.   

    Ethan W. Smith                          Sr.

    We have several students that have very dated restrictions on their lunch accounts. We are in the process of updating all these restrictions to make them current. If your student has a previous restriction on their lunch account and that restriction is no longer needed please email cafeteria manager April Foster at mooreapr100@wcschools.com to have that restriction lifted from your students account. We have had a lot of students come through that no longer require restrictions at the high school level and don't want them to have issues coming through the registers. If your student has a current restriction and it needs to stay on the account no action is needed. It will stay the way it is until we have parent confirmation to any changes. Thank you for allowing us to feed your students, we love seeing them in the cafeteria!
    April Foster, SNP
    Cafeteria Manager
    Wilson Central High School
    615-453-4633
    mooreapr100@wcschools.com

    Chromebook damages and missing/lost chargers must be addressed in the Wilson Central Library.  Device repairs must be through Wilson County Schools Technology Department.  Replacement chargers must be paid for through the library for $25.99 and remain the property of Wilson County Schools.  Chargers bought from third parties will not be acceptable replacements per Wilson County School Technology policies.

    EARLY POST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNIES
    We are celebrating EPSO Week and want to recognize our students' participation in the 5 EPSOs we offer in Wilson County Schools!
    •    We have over 680 students currently scheduled to take over 1,950 dual enrollment courses this school year.
    •    We also have 13 juniors in the Early College Program at Cumberland University.
    •    We have 140 students participating in the Collegiate Academy, 61 of which are sophomores working to earn dual enrollment Spanish 1010 and Spanish 1020 this year in a pilot DE program with Volunteer State.
    •    We have approximately 1,250 students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes for a total course enrollment of approximately 2,150.
    •    We also have over 2,100 students with over 2,400 enrollments in Statewide Dual Credit Courses.  T
    •    Over 4,800 students have over 6,100 enrollments in courses aligned with Local Dual Credit Exams.

    •    We have many more students enrolled in CTE courses and JROTC courses with the opportunity to earn industry certifications this year, too!


    According to our grading policy, students completing Local and Statewide Dual Credit Courses, Capstone Industry Certification-Aligned Courses, and Dual Enrollment Courses will receive an additional 4 points added to their final semester average.  Students completing an Advanced Placement (AP) class will receive an additional 5 points added to their final semester average. Beginning with the 2018-2019 cohort...

    •    Final grades in any courses designated as an early postsecondary (EPSO) course, with the exception of local dual credit courses, will be increased by 1.0 quality points.  This includes Dual Enrollment Courses, State-Wide Dual Credit Courses, and National Industry Certification Courses.
    •    Final grades in Local Dual Credit courses will be increased by 1.0 quality point, if the student takes the corresponding Local Dual Credit exam.  If a student elects not to take the Local Dual Credit Exam, the student will receive an increase to his/her G.P.A. by 0.5 quality points.
    •    Final grades in Advanced Placement Courses will be increased by 1.0 quality point, if the student takes the corresponding Advanced Placement Exam.  If a student elects not to take the Advanced Placement Exam, the student will receive an increase to his/her G.P.A. by 0.5 quality points.

    Here is a 10-minute video to inform you and your students about EPSOs in Wilson County Schools:

    https://link.zixcentral.com/u/d40d8684/cAKzJDUl6xGT1sAmh3soMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FBiVVc7F-oYo

    Happy EPSO Week!
    Sincerely,
    Kate Burgun
    Supervisor of High School Instruction
    Wilson County Schools

     

    Please continue to remind students to sign up for TN Promise, FAFSA and to order caps and gowns via balfourtn.com

      Here is a link to helpful videos/tips on how to file for FAFSA. 

    https://link.zixcentral.com/u/9401a9e8/bryvJDUl6xGX5cAmh3soMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wcschools.com%2FPage%2F4564

     Also, ETSU has a wonderful scholarship opportunity: 

    Greetings from East Tennessee State University! I know that now, maybe more than every before, your students and their families are worried about the cost associated with attending college. There is so much going on in our world and many families are experiences new and unique challenges! Here at ETSU, we want to ensure that obtaining a university degree is obtainable for your students and want to highlight briefly the ETSU Promise Plus Program for incoming students.

    The ETSU Promise Plus Program is for incoming freshman who are receiving the maximum Pell Grant and the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship. Students receiving both of these awards are eligible for the ETSU Promise Plus Program! ETSU Promise Plus includes:

    • 4 years of free tuition at ETSU
    • Up to $6,000 in on-campus housing scholarships ($1,500 annually)
    • Free participation in pre-college programs, including orientation, Preview ETSU, and QUEST.
    • A seat in ETSU's first-year experience course designed to support a successful transition to college.
    • Access to faculty and peer mentors
    • Career support
    • Free membership to the Buccaneer Family Association

    Interested students should apply for admission to East Tennessee State University and submit their FAFSA. Our office is notifying students about eligibility starting in December.

    Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help!

    Caleb Bennett
    Assistant Director for Recruitment
    East Tennessee State University
    bennettcb@etsu.edu



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  • EARLY POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES WEEK

    This week, we celebrate Early Postsecondary Opportunities Week (EPSO)! 
     
    Tennessee students have an unprecedented opportunity for education and training beyond high school to ensure students are ready to take full advantage of the Tennessee Promise and succeed after high school.
     
    Early postsecondary opportunities allow students to:
    • earn postsecondary credits while in high school.
    • become familiar with postsecondary rigor and expectations.
    • develop confidence and skills for success in postsecondary learning.
    • make informed postsecondary and career decisions.
    • decrease the time and cost of completing a certificate or degree.
    Check out the following resources from Wilson County Schools:
     
     
     
    Have questions?  Contact your school counselor for more information.
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  • We are still managing out student and attendance absences.  Student attendance has dropped a little since last week, but we will continue coming to school next week!  In the event we go remote in the future, please emphasis to your students that school and learning expectations will continue.  I'm going to include a remote learning schedule in the attachments to this email.  Students will be expected to "google meet" with teachers at least two days a week.  It's important we  continue learning.  It will not be like last spring, grades and attendance will be taken.  Hopefully we don't have to use remote, I do want students in the building with their teachers.


    Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Beta Club officers:
    President: Ashleigh Bonds
    Vice-President: Kevan Mehta
    Secretary: Tammy Le
    Treasurer: Alexander Lam
    Historian: Lane Stanley

    Congratulations to Kevan Mehta!  He won a Creative Writing Award  and received a $1,000 scholarship.  Check out the attached announcement.

    Congratulations to our Dell Tech Team.  Our Dell Tech Team has been invited to be the focus of a zoom call today with Dell and Viola Davis.  These students receive Dell Tech Certifications and then repair our computers.  So far this year they have made over 30 repairs, saving us all time and money!
    Team Members:
    Alex Lam
    Hunter Larkin
    Caleb McCaleb
    Deven McCaleb
    Austin McCleary
    Anslee Powell
    Lance Terwilliger
    It is an awesome opportunity for our team and a great honor to be the featured team by Dell in this call.

    Dance Team Competition Results
    I first just want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement this week. For those of you that checked in on us and our girls this last week, even if just passing in the hall or at the copier, or moving our dancers in your classrooms, I appreciate you! It’s been a crazy year and your support to help us get to this last weekend means the world to us.
    We were able to compete with a full team as we competed in Southhaven, MS this past weekend. We came in 2nd in Hip Hop out of 7 teams which is pretty impressive since we were only able to finish that dance this past week due to starting the season so late. We were able to overcome teams that were able to practice all summer with a full team.
    We came in 3rd in Game Day out of 8 teams. This routine style includes our school fight song, a sideline and a small routine. It is really similar to what we do on the sidelines during football games. This is the first time we have competed in this division and were able to place among teams that won or came in the top 5 at nationals this last year in this division, so we are really excited for that placement.
    Please congratulate these girls as you see them this week. They have worked so hard and we are so very proud of them!

    Bowling News
    Congratulations to the Boys Bowling Team for defeating Hendersonville 18-9 on Tuesday.
    Luke Kinzer had a high game of 232 with a 639 Series
    The Boys also defeated Portland on Thursday 22-5.
    Joplin Miller had a game high of 179 with a 485 series. Luke Kinzer bowled a 512 series.

    Congratulations to the Girls Bowling Team for defeating Merrol Hyde Magnet School on Monday 24-3.
    The Girls also beat Hendersonville on Tuesday 25-2.
    Lily Reece had a game high of 171 with a 402 series.  Kayleigh Vaught bowled a 420 series.


    Monday, November 9, is Winter Media Day! If your child plays basketball, wrestling, bowling, hockey, or fishing, please make sure they can be at school at their selected time for sports pictures! Pictures are in the Small Gym!
    Fishing (Main Gym) – 8:45 a.m.
    Boys Basketball (Main Gym) – 9:00 a.m.   
    Wrestling (Main Gym) – 9:45 a.m.
    Bowling (Main Gym) – 11:00 a.m. 
    Hockey (Main Gym) – 11:15 a.m.

    If you have a 9TH, 10TH, OR 11TH grade student who HAS NOT taken their fall pictures, please have them come to school between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9th! If we do not have a picture, you will not be pictured in the yearbook! Pictures are in the Small Gym!

    If you have a SENIOR, 12th Grade, who HAS NOT taken their senior pictures, please schedule with Loveless Fine Photography ASAP!!!! (615) 890-1558 If we do not have a picture, you will not be pictured in the yearbook!

    Please contact Jessica Agee at ageejes100@wcschools.com if you have any questions!

    Yearbooks are on sale for $85 - Don't miss out! We are already over halfway sold out!  Last year we sold out late in the spring and couldn't add to our order so if you want a yearbook, please click and order to ensure your copy.

     https://link.zixcentral.com/u/3406dacd/_lBcNHYg6xG3mgbmCmwmKA?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.balfour.com%2Fstudent-info%3Fsmi%3D111468



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    messages/attachments/d02a10c3cdfe609a2522e4fee2825e17/K._Mehta_Beta_Honor.pdf (2.0 MB)
    messages/attachments/a708a9380262805f015fa7d80475e8c2/New_Remote_Schedule.pdf (72.8 KB)

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  • Don't Forget Monday A Day students come to school
    Monday November 2nd (Grades 6 -12)
    •    IMPORTANT UPDATE – “A” day students in grades 6 -12 will report to school on Monday November 2nd due to schools closing on Tuesday November 3rd for elections .  No students will report on November 3rd and our modified hybrid schedule will resume on Wednesday November 4th for “B” day students.  Bart Barker will share this information with parents on Friday (October 16). 

    Tuesday – November 3rd (Stockpile Day – No Students)
    •    November 3rd will be a principal's discretion day excluding 1.5  hours which will be dedicated to a Schoology introduction.  The Schoology introduction can take place anytime during the day and will be provided by the district (more information coming soon).  Schoology will replace Thrivist starting January 1st, 2021, and we would like for everyone to start familiarizing themselves with the new program. There will be more in-depth training coming before full implementation. 

    The past couple of weeks several schools in middle Tennessee had to close due to Covid related absences including some right here in Wilson County.  Our student attendance has be 95% or better this week and we have been able to fill teacher absences.  Our students and teachers are both doing their part to keep us in school.  I do not anticipate Wilson Central having to close anytime soon.  We are all committed to keeping Wilson Central open.  This might not be a great situation but we are all making the best of it.

     

    Also I just want parents to know how much I appreciate the students.  I've had numerous substitutes and student teachers comment on how nice and respectful the students are at Wilson Central compared to other schools.  That makes me proud to be their principal.

     


    Cross Country News
    Our girls and boys cross country teams ran their Region Meet today (Tues 10/27) in Hendersonville. All of our runners, both varsity and junior varsity, did a great job and we couldn’t be any prouder of them.

    Our girls team took 3rd place, barely missing 2nd, and earning them another trip to State this year! Our varsity girls include Makenna Merkley (who took 3rd overall for girls), Diana Denemark (5th), Mia Jones (25th), Hailey Dobson, Haven Thompson, Christine Evans, and Kaitlyn Randolph. If you see them this week, please congratulate them because they’ve worked so hard!!

    Our boys also ran well and placed 5th at Regions! Our varsity boys include Elliot Hughes (17th overall), Atticus Simon (19th), Jacob Harzbecker (21st), Lane Watson, Braden Hyunh, Will Stride, and Jude Wilt. Please congratulate them as well!



    Bowling News
    Congratulations to the Boys Bowling Team for defeating Hendersonville 18-9 on Tuesday.
    Luke Kinzer had a high game of 232 with a 639 Series
    The Boys also defeated Portland on Thursday 22-5.
    Joplin Miller had a game high of 179 with a 485 series. Luke Kinzer bowled a 512 series.

    Congratulations to the Girls Bowling Team for defeating Merrol Hyde Magnet School on Monday 24-3.
    The Girls also beat Hendersonville on Tuesday 25-2.
    Lily Reece had a game high of 171 with a 402 series.  Kayleigh Vaught bowled a 420 series.

    Theatre News
    Our Advanced/Dual Enrollment Performance group "Trouveres" has just completed their first Virtual Competition and we are proud to announce the following-
    Juniors Aiden Sterrett and Sophia McKanna walked away with performance scholarships!
    Senior Leanne Marsh and Sophomore Abby O'Guin both took the Best Performance by a Supporting Player
    All Star Cast - Gianna Sasmore and Jalen Hunt
    Winners of -
    Best Ensemble
    Best Director
    And Second Place over all to represent Tennessee at the Southeastern Theatre Virtual Conference in March.
    If you see these students in class or the hallways please congratulate them on their hard work.  It was not easy to put together a show in the time of Covid, on top of this they WROTE THE WHOLE SHOW!  These students are going through so much and they created an incredible work of art based on their experiences over the last several months!!

    Elegant Ladies Scholarship. This is an opportunity for African American senior females.  Information is posted on the counseling website.  Please encourage all seniors to go to the counseling website to access college, financial aid, and scholarship information.

    https://link.zixcentral.com/u/a301300b/dAq6cO8a6xGuErpSg-oQLQ?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wcschools.com%2Fsite%2Fdefault.aspx%3FPageID%3D4564


    Interested in Winter Guard
    If you are interested in learning more about Winter Guard, we will have an interest meeting  at 4:00 on Friday the 6th in the band room. Winter Guard is open to students of all ages and no experience is required to participate.

    Support the Choir!
    Our Smart Savings Card and City Saver Book fundraiser ends Monday, Nov. 2nd.
    The value is tremendous!!
    Proceeds help students pay for their uniform along with other choir fees.  Please consider purchasing a smart card or city saver book.
    If you don't know a choir member, just enter 'student' in each student name field.
    ENJOY YOUR SAVINGS!!  Click on link below to order.
    https://link.zixcentral.com/u/7953519c/BFS4cO8a6xGuErpSg-oQLQ?u=https%3A%2F%2Fsmartcard.afsports.biz%2Forder%2FFQNJ34

    Wilson County Christmas for All is now taking applications for Christmas 2020.  Applications can be picked up at the Department of Human Services at 155 Legends Drive, Lebanon.  They're located across from the Roxy theater.  Applications close on December 11th.  Applicants will start being called to pick up gifts on November 30th.  The last day to pick up gifts will be December 19th at noon.
    CFA is looking for volunteers starting on November 2nd to set up tables, sort gifts, and help pack boxes for families. This would be a good volunteer opportunity for seniors needing hours for TN Promise etc.
    If families have questions, they can call 615-680-9226 or email christmasforall20@gmail.com
    Everything is subject to change due to Covid 19.

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What's Up Wilson!

  • Schools Transitioning to Remote Learning: 12/7/2020 - 12/18/2020

    Four schools that will be transitioning to REMOTE LEARNING on Monday, December 7 -- Friday December 18th 2020. Those schools include: Carroll-Oakland (K-8), Southside (K-8), Springdale Elementary and Stoner Creek Elementary. This REMOTE LEARNING period will lead into the upcoming Holiday/Winter Break. It’s the intention for students in all of these schools to return to their current respective teaching and learning models on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (K-5 Traditional, Grades 6-8 Hybrid). Click link above for more information.

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  • Special Called Board Meeting Update: 11/30/2020

    At the 11/30/20 Special Called Board of Education Meeting, a motion "to approve mask mandate for K-5 effective 12-2-2020 to be revisited on January 11, 2021" was passed unanimously. Beginning Wednesday, December 2nd, all K-5 students will be required to wear a mask/face covering as we continue to do whatever we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Click the link above for more information.

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  • Wilson Central High School Transitions to Remote Learning: 12/1/2020 - 12/11/2020

    Effective November 30, 2020, Wilson Central High School will transition to REMOTE LEARNING from 12/1/2020 - 12/11/2020 with the intention for students to return in-person Hybrid the week of 12/14/2020. For more information, click the link above.

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  • Mt. Juliet High School Transitions to Remote Learning: 11/30/2020 - 12/11/2020

    Effective Monday, November 30, 2020 Mt. Juliet High School will transition to REMOTE LEARNING from 11/30 to 12/11 with the intention for students to return to Hybrid the week of 12/14/2020. This school closure DOES NOT affect any West Wilson Middle School students attending MJHS. Click link above for more information.

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Academic Minute

  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week Wiley talks about the "Imagination Station STEM Bus" and the big plans it has for activities beginning in August of this year! It's never too early too get excited about STEM and Wiley is all in - your child will be too after you watch this!

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