March 26, 2019

BREAKFAST:  Breakfast Pizza, Orange, Fruit Juice, Milk

LUNCH:  Walking Taco, Italian Chicken Sandwich, Refried Beans, Peaches, Orange, Bread & Butter, Chef Salad, Veggie Sticks, Milk




March 29             Last Day of 3rd Quarter

April 16 & 17      Respect Retreat, watch for more details

April 18                MAKE UP DAY – We will be having school today!

April 22                Alternative (Digital) Learning Day for students

June 3 & 4           Regular School days for grades 9-11        





Night School Announcement! Students planning to take courses for night school 4th quarter should visit with a counselor this week to register.  The first day of 4th quarter night class is THIS THURSDAY, March 28th.



If you plan on going out for VB next fall please sign up in the office by the end of the day on Tuesday (26th).  Also, please attend the meeting on Thursday, March 28 @ 7:40 AM in the small gym to go over summer information.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Hogan.


THE 2018-2019 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE! Only a limited number will be printed, so place your order today to reserve a copy. Each 2018-2019 yearbook is being sold for $37.00, with an option to upgrade to a personalized yearbook.  A personalized yearbook will have your name and personal icons on it.  Cost is $43.00 for a personal yearbook.

You can order online at www.worthingtonyearbook.com or bring the order form and check to the Worthington High School office.  You can get a form from your Advisor or the office.  They were also emailed to each student.

The yearbook will cover the highlights of 2018-2019 with hundreds of photos and stories about academic accomplishments, club activities, school sports, and special events.

WHS yearbooks are printed by Walters Publishing in Mankato, MN.   Printing takes place in August so all events are covered in the yearbook.   Yearbooks are then distributed in the fall.  Underclassmen will get theirs at school and graduated seniors will have to come pick theirs up.

This may be your only opportunity to purchase a yearbook, so place your order now!

The Worthington High School yearbook is being produced by the yearbook staff under the direction of Advisor Melissa Schutz and edited by Editor-in-Chief Lance Hibma and Junior Editor-in-Chief Colby Nickel.

For more information, contact Melissa Schutz at melissa.schutz@isd518.net or ext. 3327.


CLASS OF 2019…there is still time to get involved.  There will be a BACCALAUREATE MEETING Wednesday, March 27th at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All seniors are invited to help plan this special service that is scheduled for May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the high school.  This service is planned and lead by seniors.  There are several ways to volunteer.


PROM COMMITTEE will meet every Wednesday in Room 506.


SENIORS! Are you interested in speaking at graduation? The deadline to submit a draft of your speech is Friday, April 5th. Please either email me your draft or drop it off at my office. Thank you!


DON’T FORGET the Annual Student Art Show at the Nobles County Art Center (located in the basement of the library). The exhibit will be displayed until March 27th.  Gallery hours are Monday thru Friday from 12:00pm-3:00pm.


Travel to Peru in 2020

Explorica is currently running an early bird special for their educational tours in 2020.  If you are interested in traveling to Peru that July, contact Mrs. Wolyniec for more information.  The cost of the tour will go up on March 1st.  Those who sign up now will save $ and have more time to pay for their trip.  The itinerary includes Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Lake Titicaca.  See Ms. Becker for a flyer on the trip.


WEATHER RELATED SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our local Radio Stations and TV Cable 3 in Worthington will make announcements concerning late starts or school closings if the weather is inclement.  The Sioux Falls KELO and KSFY news stations and websites will also run school announcements.  Stop by the WHS office to give us your name & phone number so you can receive a Shoutpoint message to your cell and/or home phone. Students should report to 1st Block at 10:00 if there is a 2-hour late start.

MEDIA CENTER:  This is a reminder that if you choose to come to the Media Center during lunch, you WILL be expected to have something to do and it WILL be quiet because there are other students, faculty, and classes using the room at the same time. If you cannot follow this policy, you or the group you are with, will be asked to leave. Thank you, Mrs. Spieker

MEDIA CENTER HOURS – Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 p.m.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A LETTER JACKET?  The Stag Clothiers, 412 10th Street in Worthington will take your letter jacket orders and they have sizing samples and chenille samples available. If you or your parent have any questions please email pam@centersports.net or Robyn Moser at robyn56187@hotmail.com. The Stag’s phone number is 507-376-5920.


The WEIGHT ROOM will be available to students Monday through Thursday from 3-5pm.



ACADEMIC DECATHLON meets after school twice a week in room 507 with Mrs. Wendt.  All are welcome to come check it out!

STUDENT COUNCIL will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month in the Media Center.

TROJAN EXPRESS will meet on Monday mornings at 7:00 a.m.

DRAMA CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3 to 4 in room 502

BPA meetings will be held every Monday after school in room 328 from 2:50 to 3:05

SADD will meet every Wednesday after school in room 329.  New members are always welcome!

STEM CLUB will meet on the 3rd Monday night of the month from 6-8PM in Room 514 and in the morning on the last Thursday of the month at 7:30AM in Room  514.
AOK CLUB meets EVERY Tuesday.

KNOWLEDGE BOWL meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on December 1st from 3-4 pm in Room 110

FCCLA meet every Wednesday in room 504 at 3:00. 

TROJAN ROBOTICS BUILD SEASON (Jan 9th-Feb 21st): M/W/F: 3:30pm-5:30pm, T/Th 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturdays as needed.

TROJAN JAZZ! meets semester 2, during the months of February & March, every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:15am in the band room.

ALLIES-A group for those who identify with the LGBT-Q community and fellow students who support them.  We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at 7:30am.  Please see either Lakeyta Swinea (School Counselor) or Lindsay Jenniges (Sped School Social Worker) in Student Services for meeting location or more information.




ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING EXTERIOR DOOR USAGE!  Please use your Student ID to enter in the North and South doors before 8:00. After school begins you will need to use the intercom to gain entrance into to school. During the lunch hours, Juniors and Seniors will be able to use their Student ID’s to enter the building.  Students are asked not to allow other students or visitors in the doors during our lock down hours.  Visitors must use the intercom in order to gain access to the building. Please help keep WHS secure for all of us!


BICYCLES:  If you ride a bicycle to school, please LOCK it in the bike rack located in the staff parking lot by the Ag department.  DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BICYCLE IN THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.  Thank you.


BUD’S BUS SERVICE – Office Phone Number:  372-5552 / Call this phone number for any questions regarding bus schedules, etc.


CHECK OUT THE NEW DRIVING CLASS DATES!!!  Great Plains Driving School will provide year round classroom and behind the wheel services.  Contact Mark Woitalewicz at 507-227-8918 for more information.  E-mail:  gpdrivers@mchsi.com   Website:  www.gpdrivers.net



ATTENTION STUDENTS! All college and career information and resources will now be available on Schoology. Find scholarships, financial aid resources, college/career/ military resources and so much more! To access information please use the access code: 5KDHG-MPJJ4

Steps: Click on group (counselors corner), join, and put in access code.

If you have questions, please stop by the Student Services Office.



At various times during the school year, representatives from colleges and universities come to Worthington High School to visit with juniors and seniors regarding their post-secondary education options and needs.  Speaking with these college representatives is a great opportunity to learn more about degree offerings, scholarships, extra-curricular activities, financial aid, etc. Listed below are colleges/college representatives that are scheduled to be at Worthington High School.  College representatives will be located in the media center during scheduled dates/times.  If you wish to speak with a college representative, please sign-up in the student services office and obtain a pass to allow you to leave class.

The ARMY will be having a table display during lunch 11:20 – 1:20 on April 16

Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA. – Monday, April 8 @ 1:00 PM

University of Minnesota – Rochester, 9:00 am, Monday, April 8



MARCH 27-29:  Robotics will need to be dismissed at 11:15 am on Wednesday March 27th and all day March 28 & 29: Bryan Ramirez, Michael Schneider, Logan Immens, Bryce Olsen, Sergio Granadas, Casey Michaelson, Abigail Bannor, Lara Haack, Emma Hansen


MARCH 28-30:  Please excuse the following students for the State FCCLA competition on March 28-30. Please make sure they have the assignments ahead of time so they can complete them for your class.    Kaylee Gerdes, Robert Ramirez, Jordan Vicente Ramirez , Mekdelawit Tilahun, Ariadne Barrera,  Britanie Barajas, Leemit Synavone, Millie Sigala

APRIL 2:  Please excuse the following students who will be attending the Culinary Competition on April 2nd:   Audra Eshelman, Kaitlyn Junker, Sabrina Gomes, Paola Sharka, Alberto Lara, Luis Licea Escobar, Ziare Hernandez, LawLa Htoo, LawLa Say, Preston Leopold, Tommy Thonesavan, Allen Souksawan, Tre'Quan Wright, Dagmowi Gebremar, Anthony Euceda, Andrea Castilo Chicas, Brookeanne Eatinger, Jonathon Keodouangsy, Alina Khamphanah, Quandrian Livingston, Denis Divas Alcantara, Nancy Morales Perez, Johathan Milian