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Sunday, April 19, 2015

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  • Zumba Class

    Have you been looking for a fun & exciting way to get fit & healthy? Well, look no further because you have found the place! Come join Wakefield student, Kiara Garcia, who will be teaching a  Zumba class on April 18th and 25th from 10-11am. Students, parents & teachers are all welcome!  She will also be helping fundraise for her senior class, so make sure to bring $3 entry fee. See you there!
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  • DACA/DAPA Information Session for DREAMers/ Sesión informativa para DREAMers sobre los beneficios de DACA/DAPA

    The Dream Project and DC Dream are co-sponsoring a DACA and DAPA information session on April 25th at 9:00 am at Wakefield High School.  These programs, designed for DREAMers and their families, might include benefits like in-state tuition, work permit, social security, driver's license and deportation relief. A panel discussion will include a Dream scholar's personal story, Dream Project mentoring and scholarship opportunities,  eligibility criteria for DACA and DAPA, evidence requirements, and how and where to receive assistance.
     
    Los programas Dream Project y DC Dream presentarán una sesión informativa el 25 de abril a las 9:00 am en Wakefield.  Estos programas benefician a estudiantes indocumentados (conocidos como DREAMers) y los beneficios que se pueden obtener los pudieran ayudar con el pago de la universidad, permisos de trabajo, seguro social, licencia de conducir, y alivio para la deportación. El panel presentara oportunidades de becas y mentores, requisitos para la eligibilidad de DACA/DAPA, evidencia necesaria y cómo y dónde recibir ayuda.
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  • Red Cross Club Hosts Blood Drive

    Red Cross The WHS Red Cross Club and the Interact Club are hosting our annual American Red Cross Blood Drive here at Wakefield High School   on April 30th in the cafeteria from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. You are eligible to donate if you are at least 17 years old, or are 16 years old and have an American Red Cross parental permission. For permission forms contact Ms. Gaither or Ms. Cameron. The online link to register to donate blood  is  http://www.redcrossblood.org/gcp. Type in keyword: Wakefield High as the sponsor code in the search box to access the blood drive.  Remember, every donation can help save 3 lives!!
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  • Register for Tech Expo

     Tech Expo  Do you have skills using computer software?  Have you created a website or an app?  Show off your computer talents in this year’s Tech Expo being the morning of May 9th.  You do not need to be enrolled in a technology class.  This event is open to all students.  Click Here to Register for Tech Expo 2015.  More information, see Mrs. Maitland in room B-116.
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  • Spring is here! And so is the PTA Plant Sale!

    Plant Sale The Wakefield PTA is once again holding its yearly plant sale, so parents and neighbors can beautify their gardens while supporting the academic endeavors of our school!  The plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.  Order in advance!  Use either the Excel PTA Plant Sale Order Form  or the PDF Plant Sale Form which you can complete and mail or deliver to school with a check. For more information, please contact Kate Van Slyck
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  • Beads for Life Beads for Life Jewelry During Lunch

    Please support the Girl Up Club and come to the Bead for Life jewelry sale every day this week in Town Hall during all lunches! Bead for Life sells jewelry handmade by women in Uganda, and all profits directly benefit these women and their families. Questions? See Miss Cameron or Becca Bean
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  •  Wakefield wins Medals at Science Olympiad

    The Wakefield Science Olympiad Team competed against 19 teams last month in the regional tournament, getting our highest placement and most points ever at a regional competition.
    Experimental Design, 1st  place: Trey Tigue and Danny Donate-Perez
    Experimental Design, 2nd place: Neil Barrett and Patrick Girard
    Compound Machines, 2nd place: Brenda Hidalgo and Maddie Megargee
    Write It, Do It, 4th place: Grayson Fontaine and RJ Garado
    Write It, Do It, 5th place: Patrick Girard and Isai Alvarez
    The 1st and 2nd places were the highest we’ve ever finished in an event.  Congratulations to all our competitors!
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  •  Wakefield in the top 1% of Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    art and writing award The following students have earned national recognition in the The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2015: Jungyoon Hong (American Visions Medal, Gold Medal), Deanna Subhi (Silver Medal), and Grisel Vasquez (Silver Medal).  These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation.  This year, 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted.  Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.  These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in June of this year. Congratulations!
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  • Celebrate Calm workshop at Wakefield 

    Want 10 ways to motivate your teens, tweens & toddlers?   Want to stop the defiance, disrespect and yelling?
    This isn't your typical parenting lecture!   You will feel understood, supported, and heard. Plus you will laugh a lot (great therapy!) and leave with at least 10 practical, concrete strategies that actually work in your daily life. Visit   www.CelebrateCalm.com/Events/Wakefield-HS-VA   to watch two video clips and learn more about what you will experience on Monday, April 20 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  You will learn how to get your kids to listen the first time; stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling; stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights; get kids off video games/screens without a fight; create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.Arrive early for the special Q&A with Kirk (that begins 10 minutes prior to the workshop beginning).
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  • Wakefield Winners at Virginia History Day 

    The Virginia History Day District Competition inspires students to study local history, and then challenges them to expand their thinking and apply knowledge of local events to the national, or even worldwide scene. This year, with over 300 students from around all of Northern Virginia, four Wakefield students won in different categories . Anise Jordan-Dorsey’s individual exhibit, The Underground Railroad: A Story of Collective Leadership, has been selected to compete in the State competition next month!Stephan Tan, Youssef El Mahmoudi, and Mohamed Bahr were winners in the Special Prize category. Their group exhibit, Thomas Jefferson: Leadership and Legacy, won the Citizenship History Award. This award is sponsored by the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and goes to the best entry regarding the Revolutionary War and the broader 1750-1800 time period.

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