May 28, 2017

WHS for granted

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor It has been almost a month since students have gone back to school, and already, I hear how “lame” the school is from freshmen and even the upperclassmen. Some students complain how much “cooler” other schools are because they do not have as many rules at football games and so on. Although WHS started with a poor reputation, it is not the school it used to be. First of all, STEM.Although students and teachers tease the amount of attention STEM gets, the program has redefined our school. WHS gives countless opportunities to students to taste…

PBIS forms to promote positive behavior

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor This year,  the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) club has been incorporated into WHS. According to Dr. Kenneth Stiff, dean of students, PBIS is a nationwide program offered in many other schools. “(It focuses on) influencing the school culture by rewards to all kids who are trying to do things the right way,” Dr. Stiff said. PBIS will teach expectations to the students and teachers, collect data and figure out if teaching had a positive effect on behavior. During August, summer workshops took place at WHS in order to work on developing the “kick…