After Prom May 19th

Hey, Wilde Lake, It’s Island Time!

The WLHS 2017 After Prom will be on May 19th from 10:30pm to 3:00 am. This year’s ticket price of $25 includes bus transportation from the prom to the After Prom, great food, fun activities, and tremendous prizes.

Seniors and Juniors may attend After Prom even if they didn’t attend prom. Prom guests of Seniors and Juniors are also invited to attend After Prom.

You can buy your tickets online at the link below! Tickets also are available at the school during prom ticket sale hours.

Buy After Prom Tickets

Download After Prom Permission Slip Form 2017

Spring Fair Saturday April 22

Please join us at our PTSA table at the WLHS Spring Fair, 1-3 this Saturday afternoon.  Sponsored by the WLHS Student Government Association, it will feature fun and games for students and families, and give us a chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors together.   We’ll also have information there about how you can support the After-Prom Party on May 19.

2017 Latino Festival Cancelled

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Wondering what you can do to help when you see someone being hassled or worse because of their identity or views?

Join us on March 30th from 6:45-8:45 pm for a free interactive workshop to learn how to intervene in situations of harassment, bullying, hate speech, and more. This WLHS session is open to students, staff, parents, and guardians. It will introduce the concept of nonviolent intervention and allow you to practice using your new skills in typical school and community situations.

Please register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilde-lake-high-school-bystander-workshop-tickets-32452211438.

Sponsored by the WLHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) in partnership with the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition. For further information, email Linda Leslie at wildelakehsptsa@gmail.com.

PTSA is Sponsoring After-Prom Holiday Gift Contest

The WLHS PTSA is kicking off its 2016-17 fundraising for the May 2017 After-Prom Party with a Holiday Contest.  Started at the homecoming game back in October, the contest features a first prize of Beats Solo Dr. Dre headphones, second prize of a internet-based laptop computer, and third prize of a $50 giftcard.   The drawing for the contest will occur during the WLHS Chorus Holiday Concert on Tuesday evening, December 20.  Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  Tickets may be purchased as follows.
  1. In-person cash purchases may be made at the school before the WLHS Chorus’ Winter Holiday Concert and during the intermission, this Tuesday evening, December 20, at the school.
  2. Sending an email to: wildelakehsptsa@gmail.com (we’ll make arrangements to get tickets to you).
  3. Going to our Square page at https://squareup.com/store/wlhs-ptsa/.  A small service fee will apply to this option.

You never know….you could surprise yourself or a loved one with an extra gift this holiday season.  And the odds are better than the Maryland lottery!  Buy your tickets today.

PTSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon is this Friday, December 9

The time is at hand again for our annual Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon.   It will be held this Friday December 9, in the Staff Lounge at the school.  We need donations of food items and supplies.  To help with this, please go to: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/ showSignUp/10c084aa5aa2fa0fb6- wlhs4.  Once you get there, you’ll see a list of needed items.  Simply sign up.  Then bring your donation to the school on Friday.

SAT/ACT Prep Classes

The Answer provides affordable, comprehensive, and convenient SAT and ACT Prep classes in partnership with the WLHS PTSA. Students learn everything they need to know about the SAT or ACT, take a full-length practice test, learn strategies and tips on guessing, timing, skipping, and confidence building during two 4-hour sessions.

All classes are held at Wilde Lake High School.  20% of all tuition is donated to the WLHS PTSA.

Register for BOTH an ACT and SAT Prep class for only $249 – a $49 savings.

Cost: $159/class (register at least one week in advance and receive a $10 discount).

To register, please visit www.theanswerclass.com or call 410-997-3006.
SAT Prep Dates
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 & Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm both evenings

Monday, March 6, 2017 & Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm both evenings

Monday, April 3, 2017 & Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm both evenings

ACT Prep Dates
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 & Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm both evenings

Monday, June 5, 2017 & Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm both evenings

PTSA Membership Meeting October 18

The PTSA will be holding a brief membership meeting at 7pm on Thursday, October 18, to act on a proposal for bylaws renewal from the PTSA’s Board.  Maryland PTA, which charters WLHS’ PTSA, requires us to review and, if desired, make changes to local provisions in our bylaws every three years.  In reviewing the bylaws, the WLHS PTSA Board is recommending no changes to the local provisions.  This requires an affirmative vote by our members in order to forward this recommendation back to Maryland PTA.  This meeting is open to all PTSA members for 2016-17. To view the proposal, click on this link (Microsoft Word format): 2016-proposal-for-bylaws-renewal.

Welcome Back to School…. and WLHS’ PTSA!

Welcome back to another exciting year at the Lake!  Along with reading syllabi and filling out forms, I want you to add joining the Wilde Lake High School PTSA (Parent, Teacher, and Student Association) to your family’s “first-week-back” to-do list.

When you join the PTSA, you ensure that…

  • Parents, students, and teachers have a strong voice in advising the school administration on policies and procedures;
  • Parents are supported in their children’s growth and development (our kids need us now as much as ever);
  • Our community is fostering our youth’s role as current and future citizens;
  • Our teachers and staff are supported in the important work they do; and
    Students have safe choices for socializing and celebrating life’s milestones (like the Spring Prom).

As a parent, teacher, student, or community member you are the key to the PTSA’s success!  Joining the PTSA is two easy steps.

  1. Start by filling out the WLHS Membership Form 2016-17 and sending it back to school with payment.
    • You can send it into the school office with your student.
    • You can return it via U.S. mail to WLHS PTSA, c/o Wilde Lake HS, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044.
    • You can also make enter membership information and make your payment on-line at square (a modest service charge will apply to this option).
  2. Then come to our Back-to-PTSA Organizational Meeting, 7-8:30pm Tuesday, September 20, at the school.  We need lots of helpers to make our year a success, and many hands (and hearts) make for light work (and lots of fun!).

Thank you for considering joining PTSA this year.  I look forward to your creativity and support.  Don’t delay…join the WLHS PTSA today!

If for some reason you can’t come on September 20, send us an email at wildelakehsptsa@gmail.com, and we’ll have someone contact you about ways you can help.

John Hannay, President
Wilde Lake High School PTSA

New School Year: A Time for Renewal(s)

After some well-deserved summer rest, it’s time to dive into the 2016-17 school year.  This includes signing up for various parent-support tasks at school and renewing your PTSA membership (or joining for the first time).   It’s easy to do.  Simply sign up here.

We need EVERY dedicated and talented parent (like you) working with staff to make our school great.  If everyone joins, it means that no one person has to do a lot.  So please join today!