If you are a teacher, club sponsor, team coordinator, parent, or student with information or pictures to contribute to our newsletter about events at West Orange High School, please send them to communications@wohsptso.org.

We would like to include your submissions in both the newsletter and our social media platforms.

We will be hosting our first ever Advanced Studies Parent Information Night on Thursday March 7th at 6pm in our auditorium.  This event should last about an hour and will give parents and students an opportunity to learn more about highly rigorous pathways including our AICE Cambridge Program/Diploma Option, our Advanced Placement offerings, as well as dual enrollment choices.  Please join us if you are interested in learning about these pathways!  

Also, we need your help.  As you know it is school board policy that mobile devices and headphones be silent and stored for the duration of the school day.  Please remind your students of this policy daily and of course we are very reasonable if a student needs to use their device to contact a parent throughout the day.

Thank you and as always reach out anytime!

Go Warriors!

Matt Turner

Principal

West Orange High School

OCASA Legal Services

Join us for the upcoming ECG event on campus organized by Who We Play For. This event is scheduled for 4/1/2024, taking place from 5 pm to 8 pm in the gym locker rooms.  

All incoming freshmen must have an ECG dated 4/1 or later for high school.

This event requires preregistration, which can be done through the link provided below. Please note that this event covers ECGs only and does not include physicals. The cost of participation is $20.

To make an appointment click here.

For the first time the Foundation is taking the Annual Kinney Art Contest statewide! STUDENTS and TEACHERS from all 67 counties in Florida have the opportunity to win BIG while spreading the message of sun safety.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced for elementary, middle, and high school age groups. Visa gift cards will be presented to each of the winners and the teacher of the winning student will also receive an award!

The deadline for all submissions is Monday, April 12, 2024.

Enter here!

Drop Savers Poster Contest

Open to All Students in Grades K - 12

Deadline February 28, 2024

The City of Winter Garden is once again participating in the Water Conservation “Drop Savers” Poster Contest, sponsored by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association.

Students in grades K- 12 are in encouraged to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea in slogan form, drawing form or both.  The contest allows students to promote the importance of water conservation in their daily lives.

Winners will receive prizes and recognition at a City Commission meeting in April.

Start drawing and help us spread the word about water conservation!

For more information, call 407-877-5193.

Click here to download entry form and contest guidelines.
The deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

The West Orange Class of 2025 is proud to announce Prom 2024!

VEGAS NIGHTS - Let the Good Times Roll

Prom forms are posted outside Room 536. Contact Mrs. Light with any questions.

9th & 10th graders are only allowed to come if invited by a Junior or Senior.

Our supplies at our West Orange HS Program are running low!‼️

Our biggest needs are the following:

🍽️ Paper Plates

🧃 Capri Sun, Kool Aid Jammers or Gatorade

🍊 Cuties Oranges

🍿Snacks - spicy chips, popcorn, cookies

Message us at hello@eightwaves.org if you can help and would like to drop off or  check out our wishlist here and it will ship directly to us.

Thank you for your continued support!


WIN $2,500 FOR YOUR SCHOOL!

The Observer Media Group and Healthy West Orange once again are teaming up for our annual Show Us Your Strength contest.

We love seeing people doing good in our community. We love stories of compassion, of people lending hands, of people working together to make our community stronger. In fact, we love it so much that we’ve revamped our annual

contest to find more of it!

Find out more here

Greetings WOHS Parents,

We are excited to share the news of our school's participation in this year's Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition, a prestigious regional affiliate of the International science and engineering fair. To ensure our success, we need your help!

As part of our commitment to this competition, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help judge the competition at Trinity Preparatory School on February 15th, 2024 from 7:00AM to 2:30PM. If you or somebody you know works in a STEM-oriented Field, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share the sign-up form to judge at this year’s competition:

If you're interested in becoming a judge and making a meaningful contribution to our school's success, please follow the sign-up link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNhhs7TX3U7xopEzrd1OQCcDcTiR9wtHV0alJ1Qv96yGwXHw/viewform?c=0&w=1

We greatly appreciate your continued support and dedication to our

students' academic achievements.

Warm regards,

Noah Hall-King

President, Science Fair Club

Eight Waves is having a hoodie and WOHS spirit wear drive for our high school mentoring students.  We have 63 students in our program and our goal is for each student to receive something.   Please donate your new or gently used items to the front office or contact Jennifer Swanson at 8waves@wohsptso.org to arrange pick up or if you have any questions.  

2024 Groups are now open!

Build Confidence and Communication with Expert Coaching.

Our 7-week, industry expert-led, programs meet weekly for 90 minutes, covering various scientifically proven skills and topics in a safe, inclusive environment. While adhering to the highest code of ethics in the industry, we also have fun, develop relationships, and improve critical thinking and social skills. Each session wraps with an actionable step, reflection, or challenge for accountability and impact! Let's go!

For more details and to register click here.





Haven't signed up for the 3rd Annual School Spirit Run yet?

What are you waiting for?!

SeaWorld Orlando is offering a pretty cool perk to our race day participants too!

Visit linktr.ee/FoundationforOCPS to register and be sure to follow the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools for all the fun updates!

ATTENTION STUDENTS and Parents:

Starting this Monday, October 23rd; West Orange High will offer Tutoring in various subjects and a skills session in Organization and Critical Thinking.

 For the first meeting (Monday the 23rd) please report to the MEDIA CENTER for instructions and sign in. The following subjects will be offered for you to get support.

We look forward to providing your child with extra support to be successful in school!

Eight Waves, a local non profit, is sponsoring a lunch mentorship program at

WOHS feeding 60+ students twice a week while providing fellowship,

motivational speakers, and one-on one support to students in need.


 You can help support this program by purchasing snacks and other items from their wish list at https://a.co/5MlxSOZ.  Learn more about Eight Waves at eightwaves.org 

Student News Site 

WOHS Publications is the official student news site for West Orange High School. 

2024 Yearbook:

 Order your yearbook now for $85. Prices will increase on April 1st to $100.  Remember, we have sold out two consecutive years - make sure to buy now and secure your yearbook!

Shop now on Yearbookforever.com. 

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Yearbook-Sales-August-13th--December-31s/ScZx76c

Parents: Does your student have a preferred name they want to use in the yearbook? Students can pick up a form in Room 216 to be signed by parents and choose their preferred name for portraits AND the rest of the sections/captions. Email Ms. Stokes at Jessica.stokes@ocps.net with any questions. 

Parents,

Did you know that you can view your student assignments, homework,

events, and calendars? 

In Canvas, parents are observers of their student’s school lives. They have easy access to view the calendar, assignments, grades/feedback for work completed in Canvas. Access to Canvas is through the Parent LaunchPad Portal.  


LaunchPad Parent Portal accounts are created based on parent/guardian data shared when registration for a child is completed in OCPS. Please wait 24 hours after registration to setup your LaunchPad Parent Portal account. 

OCPS now requires that wireless communications device(s) be silenced and put away (in a backpack or purse) during the school day. Please go to bit.ly/OCPSCellPhonePolicy for more details and FAQ’s. You can also find more information - including actions for violating the policy and exceptions - on page 30 of the Code of Student Conduct. 

Please share this newsletter sign-up link with any incoming parents and students so they start receiving important information pertaining to WOHS happenings.  http://eepurl.com/c0hSO9 

Get connected:

Facebook: WOHS PTSO

Instagram: woptso

Twitter: wohsptso  

Have a question? Email communications@wohsptso.org 





 For enrollment and withdrawal information, please visit the WOHS Enrollment/Withdrawal Procedures for the most up-to-date information about procedures and documentation. You can find information about school curriculum at WOHS Curriculum Guide. 


If you are a teacher, club sponsor, team coordinator, parent or student with information or pictures to share in our newsletter regarding anything going on at West Orange HS, please email it to communications@wohsptso.org so we may include it in this newsletter and on our social media.

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Update for OCPS families:

This week, the School Board approved the 2023-24 Code of Student Conduct, which includes changes to the district cell phone use policy for students. That can be found on page 30 of the Code of Student Conduct.

It is extremely important that students are aware of the changes because cellphones, watches, and earbuds will have to be kept in a backpack or purse from the arrival bell to the dismissal bell on all campuses. There will be some exceptions and those are also outlined on page 30 of the

Code of Student Conduct. 

For parents who wish to review the 2023/2024 Code of Conduct, please click here

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West Orange HS Remind Text Messages

Texts sent from the guidance office, class events, volunteer opportunities and more. . .

Parents and students should join their grade level text message remind group:

Class of 2027: Text @wo2027 to 81010

Class of 2026: Text @wo2026 to 81010

Class of 2025: Text @wo2025 to 81010

Class of 2024: Text @wo2024 to 81010  

You will see these in classroom windows all around our school and across digital platforms too. Every student deserves a safe learning environment free from bullying and bigotry. YOU are welcomed here! 

The Orange County School Board just adopted a gun safety resolution. Click here to learn more about the resolution. 

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WE ARE NOW ON INSTAGRAM!!

There is a lot that goes on at WOHS every day.  We post numerous items on the PTSO Facebook page, website and Twitter during the week.  These include events, pictures, videos, updated schedule items, sports scores, news, etc.  Please like and follow our West Orange High School PTSO Facebook page, check the website for updates and follow us on Twitter. All calendar items can be seen in Facebook events.  You can now find us on Instagram!!  Please feel free to share any information regarding your class, club, sports team, etc. by emailing communications@wohsptso.org. All of the information in this newsletter is provided by YOU!

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