Well, here we are at the end of the school year – and what a year it has been!
For those of you that have been following the life of our school, you know of our academic, athletic, and extracurricular successes this year. We are the 2020-2021 Centennial League Champions in Boys' Soccer, Boys' Swim and Dive, Boys' Wrestling, and Girls' Wrestling; we are the State Champions in 4-Speaker Debate, Cheer, Boys' Wrestling, and Girls' Wrestling; we are Regional Champions in Boys' Soccer, Boys' Wrestling, Girls' Wrestling, Boys' Bowling, and Girls' Bowling; we are the Sub-State Champions in Volleyball; and we are the City Champs in Boys' Swim and Dive, Boys' Cross Country, Girls' Cross Country, and Girls' Golf. Our spring sports are in full swing and doing quite well!
Our extra-curricular and co-curricular programs continue to flourish. Plans are currently being made for our Band to travel back to Orlando next year. The Theater and Drama Department presented our spring play, PUFFS! It was one of the best productions I have seen while at WRHS. That it occurred in a pandemic year, with restrictions aplenty, is a testament to the commitment of our students and staff. On that stage were seventeen exceptionally talented kids who exemplified perseverance, resilience, dedication, and promise. Equally worthy of praise were the students charged with the technical aspects of the production such as sound and lighting - exceptional work!
A couple of building renovations will be underway shortly. We are expanding and remolding our Nursing Clinic which will provide a higher level of service and responsiveness to our students. Our Science rooms will also see several changes starting mid-May. As our programming continues to grow, we look for creative ways to use the space we have.
Of course, this time of year also brings a great sense of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming summer months. In the past, some of this excitement has been shown in ways that reflected poorly on our school – most notably the graffiti that occasionally appears on road signs, streets, and the personal property of homeowners in the district. It is disheartening to receive calls from the community when this occurs – particularly from the elderly, many of whom are not physically able to remove the graffiti themselves. If we all communicate the impact that such behavior has on our community, I am sure we can collectively address this concern in an effective manner!
On behalf of the staff at WRHS, I would like to wish you the best of summers! It has been an honor and pleasure working with you throughout this uniquely challenging year.