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.

Congratulate your senior with a personalized banner!

Wilde Lake Senior Banners will be hung on Main Street for the month of May. Banner pick up will be after graduation rehearsal so you can use them to decorate graduation parties or just announce to the world that you have a successful graduate! Banners are approximately 32 inches long and 24 inches high. They are made of sturdy yellow vinyl with green lettering and will have grommets at the top for hanging. The name of the school, class, and congratulations message will be the same on all banners. The name of the senior and up to three lines of message from you are personalized. This is a perfect memento of the Lake for your student and the cost is just $30. Download the order form here and return it to the school. Order forms are due March 31, 2016. All proceeds will benefit the After Prom.

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!