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A New Era Begins in WP Football
It's the dawn of a new era for Whitney Point football!  Our Golden Eagles' exciting win over visiting Oneonta ended the team's skid of 22 consecutive losses since 2014.  New Head Coach Bill Davis, his staff and the entire roster are working hard to build a strong team and a winning season.  Come and support the team - their next game is at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Newark Valley.  See Pressconnects.com article on our Golden Eagles' win.   
Financial Aid Night Oct. 3
Attention WP seniors and their parents:  We invite you to visit with the school counselors at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the High School Library to discuss what you should be doing now to get ready for college.  Sally Tripp from the SUNY Broome Financial Aid Office will be on hand to talk about applying for financial aid and how to navigate the online FAFSA form.  We hope to see you there! 
SUNY Potsdam Rep to Visit HS
A representative from SUNY Potsdam will be available in the Guidance Office Monday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.  This is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to ask questions and learn more about the college. 
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Our improved and expanded parking lots are in great shape as work continues on the capital project.  The new traffic patterns and drop-off/pick-up procedures are working very well, and we appreciate your cooperation. Check out the latest photos by clicking here. 
ASVAB Test to be Offered
Whitney Point High School will once again be offering the ASVAB exam to interested juniors.  The test will be held Sept. 29. Permission slips must be returned to the Guidance Office by Sept. 25.  ASVAB scores are not released to the military. 
Homecoming & Spirit Week Oct. 2 - 6
Dear Whitney Point community, Thank you for supporting our athletic teams. We hope that you can attend the future homecoming events - click the article title above to see schedule.  There will be an admission charge for the night football game: $2 for adults, $1 for students.  We hope to see you there! 
Child working on gummy worm project 3rd-Graders Work to Save Gummy Worm "Fred"
Students in Mrs. Abrahamson's and Miss Blazavich's third-grade classes worked together to save "Fred."  Their goal was to get Fred (a gummy worm) into his life jacket (a round gummy) and into his boat (a paper cup) using just a paper clip!  It was a great lesson in problem-solving, planning and teamwork.
 
child reading with dog "Annie" helps promote "Paws for Reading"
A poodle named Annie is the main attraction in the "Paws for Reading" program being piloted by Mrs. O'Brien's UPK class this fall.  The program is designed to promote literacy and the social/emotional development of of our youngest students.  Annie will visit the classroom two days each week.
 
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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
 
The question of the day is,"Will the High School and CEA be ready to open by the time school starts?"  The answer is "YES, we will be ready to open schoool, but the project will continue throughout the year."  Sidewalks and canopies will be finished later in the fall, updates to rooms in the back wing of the High School will start midyear and the two new UPK rooms will be ready in the spring.  The decision to work second shift to finish the project during the school year became part of the plan based on the approval date we received from the State Education Department.  We are very fortunate that the contractors on the project have been working diligently and collaboratively to get us in good shape for the opening of school.  Please take a look at the campus map to note new traffic patterns including designated student drop-off/pick-up loops for both schools.
 
Times change and we are always looking to improve opportunities for students and keep our network infrastructure up-to-date.  This year we added the following:
  • Pre-K full-day classes for three-year-olds
  • Switching our student management system from PowerSchool to School Tool.  Parents and guardians should have received a letter in the mail asking for any updates.
  • Launching a new program, MLScheduler, an online program for requesting the use of school facilities.  Use this link for instructions on creating an account and helpful videos to assist you in requesting the use of a building or field.  If you need assistance with MLScheduler, please call 692-8245.

As I celebrate the start of my 10th year at Whitney Point CSD and my sixth year as Superintendent, I want to thank the WP Board of Education and the community for your continued support for our schools and programs.

We look forward to welcoming all of our students!
   
Sincerely,
Patricia Follette, Superintendent
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