Wheaton highschool

Announcements

PTSA MEETING!!!
Tuesday- September 15th
Media Center
7:30- 9 pm
New Student Orientation!!
Thursday - August 27th
Media Center
7:30am - 12pm
Note: Students can catch the school bus, see bus schedule in your orientation invitation mailing for times
Back-to-School Night !!!
Thursday - September 10th
Media Center
6:30- 9 pm
HOMECOMING !!!
Saturday - September 26th
JV Game @ Blair HS - 10:30am
Varsity Game @ Blair HS - 1pm
Dance @ Wheaton HS - 6:30pm
CASA is Open !!!
Every Tuesday & Wednesday
Media Center
6 - 9pm

Student Work

PTSA knows that volunteering and work are both valuable to the community and individual students.  The following information is for students needing SSL hours and looking for summer employment opportunities.  Your student needs 75 hours of volunteer work before they are eligible to graduate.  There are lots of opportunities to complete this requirement.  Many in-school and PTSA activities can be eligible, just ask.  When your student is ready, there are also lots of opportunities to work during the summer through the county or through special internships. In addition, scholarships are an important way your student can fund their own education.  Below is just some of the available information and opportunities.

Student Service Learning (SSL)

Montgomery County Public School students address real need in the community by fully participating in service-learning activities that are

  1. embedded in specific middle and high school courses
  2. included in specific school-sponsored clubs and organizations and
  3. supervised by preapproved community organizations.

REMEMBER: All service-learning opportunities in the community must be preapproved. Look for organizations to be tagged, "Approved SSL MCPS" and opportunities to be tagged, "MCPS SSL Approved" on this website. If they are not there then submit MCPS Form 560-50, Request for SSL Preapproval in advance of any service.

Request for SSL Pre approval - Submit this form to your schools SSL coordinator BEFORE the activity if the organization or activity is not listed as Approved for SSL.

Verification Form - Submit this form to your schools SSL coordinator by the end of each semester when service is performed.

More Information

Find pre-approved SSL opportunities on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center
1-800-Volunteer web site. You can find opportunities by:

  • Location, e.g. Rockville
  • Interest, e.g. Animal Protection/ Welfare
  • Day, Week, Month via a calendar
  • Organization
  • FIND OPPORTUNITIES NOW

Please be aware that you do not have to create a 1-800-Volunteer account or log in to view the opportunities or contact the organization.

Need to talk to the Wheaton High School SSL Coordinator?

Ms Hellman, 301-929-2075

Scholarships

Our students a Wheaton High School have lots of opportunties to succeed even beyond high school. Here are some available scholarships WHS PTSA has received that your student might want to consider.

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department

Students 17 and older who are insterested in volunteering for the KVFD can receive up to $9000/academic year for college and live at the firehouse. Read the scholarship fact sheet or visit http://www.KVFD.org.