Our hearts go out to the Hutchinson family facing dire circumstances. Julie and her late husband selflessly took in their three grandchildren, but tragedy struck when he passed away, leaving Julie as the sole caretaker. Despite her struggles, Julie retired and found a perfect, affordable home for her family. However, just days after moving in, a devastating fire destroyed their new home, leaving them with $90,000 in rebuilding costs and no insurance coverage.

Your support, whether through sharing their story, lending a hand, or making a donation, will make a world of difference as they navigate this challenging journey toward recovery. 

Hutchinson family GoFundMe.

Come out and help clean up the WOHS campus on Saturday, April 27th!

This is a great opportunity for students to earn service hours and WO families to get involved. Students will earn double hours and parent hours go to the students as well (parent hours are not doubled). Don't forget your tools and garden gloves!

Click here to sign up.

To access the Community Service Forms click here.

Hello Families! We have 2 amazing opportunities for your teens! Have you ever wanted your teen to experience the Hi-Lite Life Skills Group? Well now they can at NO CHARGE! Additionally, those who sign up and complete the week program will receive a YMCA Youth Membership at NO CHARGE! Perfect to keep them busy over the summer  Simply visit this link to learn more and sign up: https://www.hilitecoaching.com/ymcacentralflorida 

Additionally we have a fantastic virtual opportunity for graduating High School Seniors to join our Career Coaching Expert, Marcy Miller in a special edition program designed just for transitioning seniors! You can learn more about that opportunity here: https://www.hilitecoaching.com/virtualteengroups This group also includes a career assessment! 

Access the official WOHS website for valuable resources. Whether you seek frequently used links for forms and documents or wish to explore available resources and support services, our school website is your go-to destination. 

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.

Join us in supporting the Best Buddies Friendship Walk!

Join us at the 2024 Best Buddies Friendship Walk, where we're shaping a more inclusive world for the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Your donation fuels lasting friendships, meaningful jobs, leadership opportunities, and vibrant communities that celebrate diversity.
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Thank you for your support!

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!

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.

Please remember that West Orange High School PTSO is set up as a charity for Amazon Smile. Just choose us as your recipient charity by selecting West Orange High School PTSO Inc. It is the same as shopping on Amazon. We get a percentage of all purchases made.

Click here to go shopping!

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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