Rising to the Challenge
  November 2014  
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Congratulations Whitko Students and Staff on receiving a back-to-back "A" rating from the Department of Education!
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Congratulations Politcal Science 101 Class- for finishing 8th in the state at the We the People mock congressional hearings! They have been invited to participate in a state competition in Indianapolis on December 14th and 15th. Great job!

Student Council Bell Ringing- Student Council members have the opportunity to help ring bells for Salvation Army on Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kroger in Columbia City.  Please see Mrs. Bishop to get on the list.

Student Council Concession Sales- Student Council will be selling concessions at the Boys basketball game on Tuesday, January 27.  If you have not helped at concessions, this is your last chance.  Please see Mrs. Bishop to get on the list. Reminder – if you do not help at any concessions, members will not be allowed to be in the yearbook picture.

Campus Life Club- will begin in December. It will be at the South Whitley Community Building on Tuesdays from 3:14 to 4:14.

DVD Copy of Fall Play- Anyone who wants a DVD copy of the fall play, Murder By The Book, can pick up an order form in Mrs. Hinthorn’s room.

Miss Kosciusko County and Outstanding Teen TITLE- Attention all Ladies: Can you dance? Can you sing? Or can you play an instrument? How about reciting lines from a play or a dramatic reading? If so, you are eligible to compete for the Miss Kosciusko County or the Outstanding Teen TITLE this January. Over $2,000.00 was awarded last year alone! For information, contact Amy Miller at

The teen pageant is OPEN to any girl living in the state of Indiana 7th Grade -Junior in high school.  Miss Kosciusko is for 18-24 yr. olds—and those eligible to compete at Miss Huntington this year since their pageant was cancelled. 

Applications are due Monday, December 15th.  The show is Jan 17th at Wawasee Middle School.

Toys for Tots Drive- Student Council is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive for the Whitko Community in hopes to win a contest between Whitko High School and Columbia City High School.   The winner of the battle between the schools will be determined by the amount of toys collected and money donated the winner will be announced at the Whitko vs. Columbia City Boys’ Basketball game on Wednesday, November 26th starting at 6:15 p.m. The members of the Whitko Student Council want to win this battle between the schools and will be collecting toys and donations at the high school and selling paper “trains” for $1 during lunch with the donating person’s name on it and placed on the wall of the high school commons.  There will be a box placed inside the office if students want to donate toys.  Please help the kids in Whitley County have a nice Christmas this year by donating.

LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE- The 2015 Lilly Community Scholarship will provide full tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university in Indiana. Graduating seniors who are residents of Whitley County are encouraged to apply.  Applications may be downloaded from the Community Foundation’s website and are also available in the Guidance Office. The application deadline for the 2015 scholarship is Friday January 9, 2015.  For more details check out the guidance scholarship webpage.

Shoe Collection Drive- Whitko Student Council is sponsoring the annual November Shoe Collection Drive from November 3 – 25. Please bring in your new or gently used shoes (rubber banded together) and place them in the boxes in front of the office.  The shoes will be sent to needy individuals overseas or in the U.S. and Whitko will receive money for each pound of shoes collected.  Be a superhero and send your unwanted shoes on a trip!

2014-2015 Yearbooks-If you are interested in purchasing the 2014-2015 yearbook you can pick up an order form in the front office you or you have the option of ordering online at the following link 20014-2015 Yearbook

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