FEBRUARY 21, 2020

BREAKFAST     Banana Bread, Kiwi, Fruit Juice, Milk

LUNCH   Shrimp Poppers, Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, String Cheese, Broccoli, Pineapple, Grapes, Bread & Butter, Chef Salad, Veggie Sticks and Milk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



                                                REGION 2AA ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL @ GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE


                                                          SPEECH @ ADRIAN

                                                          VARSITY WRESTLING INDIVIDUAL SECTION TOURNAMENT AT LUVERNE


February 21:  Senior t-shirt orders due TODAY!

February 21:  2020/2021 Registration Closed

March 20:  Early Dismissal, 3rd Quarter Ends





ADMISSION FOR SECTION EVENTS: Please remember that your Student ID’s will not be honored at any Big South, Section and Sub-Section events; you will need to pay admission.


SENIORS! Order your senior t-shirt in the main office by February 21st. $15.00 for Small-XL and $17.00 for 2XL-3XL. 




Worthington Channel 3 is now looking for talented individuals who are interested in showcasing their talents. Do you know how to Sing? Act? Dance? Play any instruments? Contact us @ kelly.reeves@isd518.net or stop down to room 407 and talk to Kelly or Anthony. We will be more than glad to give you a platform to showcase your talent.


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

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


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 Friday from 6:30-7:50 am and 2:50-5 pm.



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 meets semester 2.

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 3:10

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 Student parking lot by the new picnic table areas.  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.

*SENIORS INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN COSMETOLOGY: Model College of Hair Design, Saint Cloud, MN , has scholarship opportunities available to seniors interested in attending their school.  If interested, see Mr. Schnelle for details.

*NOBLES COOPERATIVE ELECTRIC 2020 YOUTH TOUR CONTEST – open to any current high school student attending a school in Nobles’ service area.  Awards:  1st Place – Youth Tour to Washington DC, 2nd Place: First alternate and $150, 3rd Place: Second alternate and $100, One senior applicant will receive a $500 scholarship.  The first 15 applicants will receive a $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  The application deadline is February 28, 2020.  Applications are available in the Student Services Office. Additional Information is available at:  http://youthtour.coop  

*WORTHINGTON DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS provides scholarships to students graduating from Worthington High School who will be obtaining a post-secondary education.  Scholarships applications are evaluated based on Personal Data (employment, extra-curricular, leadership, unusual circumstances), Appraisal by teacher/counselor, GPA/Class Rank, and ACT scores.  

Worthington Dollars for Scholars awards approximately 25 to 30 scholarships annually with the awards ranging from $1000 to $2500 each. Start your Dollars for Scholars application today! Application period is November 1-March 15. Go to www.worthington.dollarsforscholars.org.



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 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.

February 26, 2020   Wayne State will be here 9:30am Media Center



2/21/2020     Please dismiss WHS GYMNASTICS to participate at State Friday: Kara Thuringer, Adamari Rangel, Presley Eggers, Mekyla Nystrom, Abby Bristow, Kendall Nixon, Kelsey Soleta,and Mia Nixon, Elly Hibma, Bryn Donkersloot, Ivy Jenson, Marlena Garza, Audra Smith, Saleen Thepmontry, McKenna Prunty, Brittany Kirchner, Gracyn Dieter.


2/21/2020     Please excuse WHS Orchestra students Friday, February 21st - BLOCKS 3 & 4.  Eat 3A, rehearse 3B, load buses 3C, and depart @ 1pm.  They will perform @ Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN for MSHSL Region 2AA Large Group Contest. Worthington is participating with 7 other schools for this 2nd annual high school orchestra festival.  GO TROJANS!!!

Carmen Almodovar

Kalea Appel   

Faith Arnt

Bethany Dorschner

Karem Gonzalez Gomez

Estuardo Garcia

Mir Gossom

Eh Ta Hso

Suvanon Inthirath                                

Eric Knuckles                                             

Adam Koller

Andrew Lopez Campos

Ingrid Lopez Campos

Alexandro Mazariegos

Juan Morales Perez

Calah Riley

Rosamaria Rodriguez

Casey Salinas

Payton Sauerbrei                                       

Sir Sola

Cynthia Souksavath

David Sternke

Skylar Tosch

Kyra Van Briesen

Jordan Vicente Ramirez

Nicole Wede

Brynne White                   

Nayzeth Ybarra Muniz

Sarah DeSmith              

Oscar Hernandez Osorio 

Ethan Hyvari              

Bryan Niz Niz

Katie O’Donnell

Daryan Ossefoort

Letzy Ramirez Valdez

Ashley Riley

Sai Shwe

Terry Van Note                 

Austin Barber

Chloe Bents

Luke Gordon

Nedoh Gyi

Emma Hansen    

Jasmine Riley

Micah Truesdell

Sophie Wietzema                                                              

Kipton Jenson

Samara Nordby

Valentina Martinez                                                                  


2/24/2020   On February 24 please excuse Careers Blocks 3 & 4 at the beginning of Block 3 that day and will return at about 2:40 to their block 4 class.  

Alvarez Martinez, Jose Miguel     

Batres, Marvin     

Batres, Osvaldo     

Bomgaars, Riley     

Dykema, Benjamin     

Escobar, Esthefany      

Flores Castillo, Jose               

Gabriel Agustin, Elvin

Galvez Mendoza, Oscar

Godinez, Tiffany

Gomez, Daniela

Holinka, Logan

Huynh, Don

Meyer, Jacob

Morales Gonzalez, Edwin

Morales Perez, Belinda

Nickel, Jaden

Palma, Kiana

Perez Ramirez, Leoncio

Rafael Perez, Jessica

Ramirez, Analis

Reyes Reyes, Daniela

Rodriguez Melgoza, Magdalena

Scroggs, Destiny

Smidt, Elizabeth

Stinehart, Alizae

Thaw, Kee

Tiruneh, Senyit

Vega Manzo, Aaron

Almanza Hurtado, Jose

Batres, Joseph

Bickett, Karissa

Bleh, Moo

Bonnett, Ezra

Brands, Charles

Bueno, Destiny

Dillon, Selma

Dykstra, Trent

Espada Flores, Jonnathan

Freimuth, Syria

Lopez Lopez, Isaias

Lopez Perez, Danny

Luong, Marina

Marroquin Tema, Emily

Mazariegos, Britzel

Ngamsanga, Anida

Okony, Omot

Pineda Gamez, Jonathan

Ruiz Perez, Luis

Sandoval, Amaiya

Sion Lopez, Marco

Torres Reyes, Josue

Vasquez Chavez, Joshua


2/25/2020    On February 25 please excuse Careers Block 1 during advisory and they will return near the end of block 2:

Ailon-Perez, Liliana

Alvarez Menjivar, Carlos

Anderson, Quinn

Barrera, America

Bonnett, Erkinesh

Castillo Herrera, Jose

Chavez Vega, Citlali

Chavez-Ramirez, Luis Angel

Flores, Jose

Guillen, Jorge

Hayelom, Fikire

Henning, Connor

Kassa, Tedros

Knouse, Mason

Lopez Tovar, Eduardo

Madison, Cassidy

Manzanarez, Lillian

Paw, Bah

Petersen, Aaliyah

Salazar Hernandez, Sandra

Sholes, Dylon

Tovar Munoz, Dulcy

Vorasane, Cody

Walu, Mikele

Woodbury, Riley


2/26/2020     Please excuse the following WEA (Worthington Environmental Advocates) students ALL DAY on Wednesday, February 26. They will be attending a Summit and meeting with legislators at the Capitol:  Mekdelawit Tilahun, Amy Ventura, Anajely Pineda, Anida Ngamsanga, Britanie Barajas, Jeanette Juarez, Jonathan Milian, Millie Sigala, Sofia Anguiano, Three Sa, Alexa Cerda, Kero Morse, Selma Dillon


2/26-2/28/2020   Please dismiss Robotics team all day Wednesday thru Friday, February 26-28:  Chloe Bents, Bryan Ramirez, Dylann Dunsworth, Casey Michelson, Lara Hack, Connor Henning, Brit Johnson, Emma Hansen, Bryce Olsen, Abigail Bannor, Logan Immens, Cadence Christian


2/28/2020   The following will be absent all day on Friday, February 28 for Knowledge Bowl sub-regions: Quentin Burns, Cadence Christian, Eli Hansberger, Alec Langerud, Casey Salinas, Abigail Bannor, Logan Immens, Jeffrey Ludes, Terry Van Note, and Addison Wass.