New this Year: Tuxedo Fundraiser

Do you have a student who needs to rent a tuxedo for Prom? Have we got a deal for you! WLHS PTSA is partnering with M Stein Tuxedos (msteintuxedos.com) to provide tuxedos for this year’s prom. Their premiere service includes both drop off and pick up of the tuxedo at WLHS – saving you time and money! Just have your student get measured on March 27th or 28th during lunch. Then select an affordable tux online from hundreds of styles. M Stein’s personal service will be available to walk you through the process and answer all your questions. Best of all, 20% of the proceeds benefit the After Prom! Contact lindaleslie@verizon.net for further details.

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 23, 2018. All proceeds will benefit the After Prom.

HC DrugFree Updates – October 2017

HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, October 16 and Monday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Monthly meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at www.hcdrugfree.org and teens must RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org before each meeting.

HC DrugFree’s program, “Not My Child…Yes, Your Child” presented in partnership with Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA and Mount View Middle School PTA will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Marriotts Ridge High School auditorium. This event is free and open to high/middle school parents, family members and any adults working with teens who think their children will never get involved with drugs and those who are already suspicious or dealing with a child’s experimentation! Hear facts, strategies, experiences and encouragement and get your questions answered by HC DrugFree and its community partners, as well as parents and others with stories to share. For more information and to understand the importance of attending this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at https://vimeo.com/231604408 and contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040, Admin@hcdrugfree.org, or visit www.hcdrugfree.org.

HC DrugFree’s Convenient Drive-Thru “Sharps”* and Medication Collection will be held on Saturday, October 28 at the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near The UPS Store and Slayton House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will direct traffic around the parking lot as Howard County Police receive and secure your medications for proper disposal and medical staff handle your sharps for proper recycling. To understand the importance this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at https://vimeo.com/231604408. For more information about this event, how to dispose of medications throughout the year and more, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040, Admin@hcdrugfree.org, or visit the Events-Take Back Day page at www.hcdrugfree.org. *(Sharps: needles, syringes and EpiPens) 

HC DrugFree Is Looking for Parent/Adult Volunteers, so whether you have an hour a month or 10 hours a week to volunteer, please email only to Admin@hcdrugfree.org to let us know your availability. Be sure to say if you can type, are willing to drive to pharmacies or liquor stores, and if you have any special skills or interests. 

School Boundary Adjustments for 2018-19

Please note the upcoming events associated with the school boundary adjustment process, below:

Fall Regional Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Wilde Lake High School
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Howard High School

Superintendent’s Redistricting Recommendations

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Presentation to the board of education of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan – recommendations will be made by the Superintendent at a Board of Education meeting, taking into consideration the input from the AAC and the public.

Board of Education Public Hearings and Work Sessions

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Public Hearing I
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Work Session I
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Work Session II
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Public Hearing II
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Work Session III
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Work Session IV

Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., the Board of Education will review the recommendations and decide whether it will move to approve changes in the school attendance areas.

The HCPSS has established a process for community feedback regarding redistricting and school boundary line adjustments.  When redistricting is planned, the attendance areas adjustment process for the HCPSS begins with Regional Meetings and acceptance of applications for the Attendance Area Committee (AAC). The AAC collects public input and reviews the attendance area plans by applying criteria set by the Board of Education in accordance with Policy 6010. The AAC also reviews and comments on the current capacity needs in conjunction with anticipated redistricting. This input is taken into consideration when developing the Superintendent’s Attendance Area Adjustment Recommendation.  The Superintendent’s proposed plan is then presented to the BOE and the public.  Additional information about this process, including timeline and answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” can be found at, http://www.hcpss.org/school-planning/redistricting-process/

Farewell to Mr. LeMon August 16

Students, Graduates, Families, Staff, and Friends,

Please join us for a reception to celebrate Wilde Lake High School’s outgoing principal Mr. James LeMon and to welcome new principal Mr. Rick Wilson Wednesday, August 16th 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Slayton House at Wilde Lake Village Center
10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the WLHS PTSA. For further information, please contact wildelakehsptsa@gmail.com or the school.