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WILSON NEWS A monthly newsletter brought to you by Glen A. Wilson High School

A monthly newsletter brought to you by Glen A. Wilson High School




Happy October, Wildcats!

Happy October, Wildcats!

We had a terrific September! I saw many of you at the District College and Career Fair at Los Altos. Despite being a rather warm day, the event was well attended. Assemblyman, Ian Calderon, awarded five $1000 scholarships for winners of the essay contest. Four of the five scholarships went to Wildcats. Congratulations to our scholarship winners Michelle Kakumasu, Sarah Chun, Vannida Kol, and Katie Kyan!

We had a terrific September! I saw many of you at the District College and Career

Congratulations are also in order for Engineering teacher, Justin Ro. Mr. Ro

was Wilson’s Teacher of the Year for 2017-18. He went on to be recognized

as District Teacher of the Year and as a semi-finalist for LA County Teacher of the Year. Besides teaching Physics and Engineering, Mr. Ro is the program coordinator for W.I.T.S.

(Wilson’s Institute of Technology and Sciences) which boasts pathways of study in Bio

Medical Science, Computer Science, and Engineering. Under his leadership, Mr. Ro has

as District Teacher of the Year and as a semi-finalist for LA County Teacher of the

led teams of students to win the State Chevron Design Challenge and the Congressional APP Challenge. Thank you for all you do for students and Wilson, Mr. Ro!!

We were delighted to host our annual Quad Night in September. We welcomed K-8 students wearing

We were delighted to host our annual Quad Night in September. We welcomed K-8 students wearing their Wilson Quad School gear or Cardinal and Gold. Thanks

to ASB for creating the “Fun Zone” and our

to ASB for creating the “Fun Zone” and our

cheerleaders for hosting a cheer clinic for our Quad kids. A big thanks to all Wilson Quad Principals for spreading the word.

Each year our athletic league, Valle Vista, holds a Leadership Symposium. I am proud to have had the following students represent Wilson High School at this year’s Valle Vista Symposium Serena Lee, Natalie Wu, Kelly Moc, Isabel Gonzalez, Mia Ayala, Johnathan Pfeiffer, Kyle Tang, Tyler Kam, Nick Barrera, and David Gonzalez. Thank you to these student athletes for their leadership and representation of Wilson High School, both on and off the field.

October is another busy month on the Wildcat Campus. October 3 rd will be our first lunch time ROAR Rally. At the rally, certificates will be awarded to students earning honor roll recognition (GPA of 3.0 or higher) for the last 6 weeks of the 2017-18 school year and the first 6 weeks of this current school year. I am happy to report that we hit record numbers for honors in the last 6 weeks of the 2017-18 school year. 892 students will earn this recognition which is an increase of 23 students from the February marking period. Let’s keep that number rising! We will also be conducting our first ROAR Raffle drawing. Students earn tickets throughout ROAR class and during the school day for exemplifying our values of Respect, Ownership, Adaptability, and Resilience. Good luck Wildcats!

Calling all Sophomores and Sophomore Parents! Wednesday, October 3 rd at 6:30 PM will be Sophomore Parent Night. Come out to the Media Center to hear from our wonderful counselors on where your student should be in their progression toward college and career readiness.

The school will host our first ever SAT School Day on Wednesday, October 10 th . All Wilson students will participate in either the PSAT or the SAT free of charge. On October 10 th , our LATE START schedule WILL BE CANCELLED and replaced with a REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE to accommodate this testing. Zero period will be cancelled. All students will report to their assigned testing location at 7:55 AM. We will post the revised schedule on our website.

Come out to the Dave Merrill Stadium on Friday, October 12 th to see the crowning of our Homecoming King and Queen. Wildcat Football takes on Baldwin Park at 7:00 PM. Saturday, October 13 th , the Homecoming Dance will be held at Wilson High School at 7:00 PM. Students should check with ASB on the purchase of tickets for the dance.

There is lots more going on in October. Please check out our calendar of events on the last page.


Danielle Kenfield, Ed.D., Principal


Welcome to another exciting year for Wilson athletics. September was a great month for the Wildcats

Welcome to another exciting year for Wilson athletics. September was a great month for the Wildcats that brings stability and toughness to our programs. Wilson has some new faces running our programs. New head coach Artem Gevorkyan is now in charge of our Aquatics programs (Boys and Girls Water Polo and Swim). We are very lucky to have hired someone with his experience, boasting 7 years of collegiate experience at LA Trade Tech. Losing over 10 seniors last year makes taking over very tough on the new coach. We do have a young team with multiple freshman on varsity. That being said, his vision for our programs is clear and we look forward to him building our Aquatics program back into a powerhouse.

Coach Carly Lee was hired for our volleyball program. She comes to us from the Norwalk School District. She has her Masters in human development and will be receiving her doctorate in Psychology. She has already started to turn our girls volleyball team around not only physically with her practices, but also mentally in

our young ladies approach to the game. We also were able to hire a new Women’s basketball coach Antwine Adkins. Coach Adkins was an assistant coach for the Woman’s team at Whittier College where he ran many of the outreach programs for high school players. Our fall season workouts have been tough but have made a big difference for our young ladies.

Our Fall sports are off to a good start. Football beat Gladstone and ruined Montclair’s homecoming by beating them

on the road.

Girls tennis is 10-4. They came in 2nd place in the prestigious “First Serve” tournament and are

currently undefeated in Valle Vista League play. Earlier this month Cross Country team ran for the first time in an invitational at the Rose Bowl. Our runners were exceptional. There were over 60 schools and we had 6 of our athletes place high enough to earn medals. Geo Gudiel placed 4th out of 200 and Izzy Carranza placed 5th out of 200 runners in their races. Girls golf is doing well sweeping Los Altos this year. We have a very strong team. Robert

Chavez, our new woman’s coach, is taking our girls to Long Beach Bruins Invitational October 1st. Coach Chavez recently graduated from Boulder University and where he played golf collegiately.

October will be the last month for our fall sports. Homecoming festivities will be October 12th as our football team takes on the Baldwin Park Braves. This month will be filled with league games and multiple senior nights. Please come out and support our Wildcats as they look earn bids into the CIF playoffs.


Willie Allen, Athletic Director


Greetings from the Conservatory of the Arts Department! We have 7 disciplines in coARTS: instrumental music

Greetings from the Conservatory of the Arts Department! We have 7 disciplines in coARTS: instrumental music (band), vocal music (choir), drama, dance, art, graphic arts, and photography. We have over 450 students currently enrolled in the conservatory and last year we recognized over 75 coARTS completers during graduation. Congrats to our first class of coARTS graduates!

We are off to a great start this school year and look forward to seeing you at one of

our events. Here are some upcoming dates for first semester…

Band: WILDCAT COOKOUT (Fri. 10/5, 7p) Come out and support your Royal Wilson Marching Alliance in our home stadium as we premiere our 2018

competitive field show “Alcatraz”. Tickets are $5, see any RWMA member

for tickets. Concessions will be available and gates will open at 5:30p. Come

early to get some food and a great seat for the debut! GOLDEN STATE FIELD CLASSIC (Sat. 10/27, 1p) The latest stop in the Marching Band Competitive Season comes to Wilson High School! Our 30th Annual Golden State Field Classic is a tournament we will be hosting on our campus on October 27th. Various groups from around Southern California will come to perform their shows to earn scores and win awards as all marching bands compete in the marching band season. Come out and watch the best schools in the area compete!

Choir: Fall Concert: October 17th Winter Concert: Dec. 4th


Drama: Haunted Theatre: October 29th, 30th at lunch. October 31st 3-4pm. Comedic One Acts: November 15th and 16th, 7pm. A Gift to Remember: December 6th-8th, 7pm. Contact: gawhsdrama@gmail.com

Dance: 11/30 Dancers attend “The Nutcracker”; Inland Pacific Ballet at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga 12/13 6:30pm Fall Dance Concert featuring the Intermediate and Advanced Dance Classes


De John Brown and Nina Chang, CoArts Program Coordinators


Greetings From Guidance – Our annual District College and Career Fair was a GREAT success. Thank

Greetings From Guidance Our annual District College and Career Fair was a GREAT success. Thank you for all that could attend this event which was held at Los Altos High School earlier this month.


Counselors are busy with Senior Credit Checks. Counselors will meet with each of their senior students for a one-to-one session to review their progress toward graduation and assist with post-secondary planning such as reviewing college admission requirements, college application info, upcoming college admission testing and resources for both college and career planning.

We have also had several colleges come to Wilson to provide information about their campuses to interested seniors. There are many colleges that are eager for our Wilson seniors to apply as they have all the attributes that these colleges are

seeking to have as college freshmen.


We have heard from Harvey Mudd College, Pepperdine university, UCLA, UC Merced, to name a few. We will have Cal Poly Pomona, USC, UC Riverside, University of La Verne and a few others scheduled for the months of October and November.

In October, the Guidance Department will focus on students that need a bit more support as the 6 week grades will have posted. Our efforts are to let struggling students know that we are committed to their academic success and are prepared to help them with their readiness for college and 21st century careers.


Michele Mabrie, Lead Counselor


Hello everyone. My name is Justin Ro and I am your new STEM coordinator. We had

Hello everyone. My name is Justin Ro and I am your new STEM coordinator. We had a fantastic 2017-2018 season, our Science Olympiad team finish 4rd overall in state, our Robotics team competed in the world championship in Houston, our Science fair team finished 2nd in the LA regional, while our design challenge team finish 1st in LA regional in back to back years. Our CyberPatriot team placed in the top 0.5% in the nation. While our competitive computer science team, CODE participated in the Cal poly Pomona code competition and finished 6th overall. In addition, our CODE team was able to win 1st place overall in the 39th congressional district’s APP challenge and they were able to travel to Washington DC to display their APP. We are continuing our momentum in 2018- 2019 season. Our Robotics team


attended their kickoff event on September 8th and discover this year’s challenge,

“Rover Ruckus”. In addition, we have over 30 members participating in Science Olympiad and are meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afterschool. Our CODE team is also off to a great start developing their APPs for the 2018 APP Challenge. We have 4 teams developing APPs that deal with topics such as coping with social anxiety, reducing waste, or simplifying seating arrangements. This year we are offering 5 engineering classes, 9 biomedical science classes and 3 computer science classes. I believe that our success is made possible because of our dedicated teachers collaborating alongside supportive parents. I look forward to seeing our new school year bring success to all our


Justin Ro, WITS Program Coordinator




Varsity Tennis @ Baldwin Park 3:00 PM



Varsity Football VS Baldwin Park @ Home 7:00 pm


JV Tennis VS Baldwin Park @ Home 3:00 PM



Homecoming Dance Wilson High School 7:00 pm


Volleyball @ Baldwin Pk F/S 3:15; JV 4:30; VAR 5:30 PM



Water Polo VS Rowland @ Home 3:15 PM



ROAR Bell Schedule



Tennis VS Rowland; Var: Away; JV: Home 3:15pm


Water Polo VS Cathedral @ Home 3:15 PM



ROAR Bell Schedule


School Site Council 3:30 PM; Conference Room


Fall Choir Concert Gymnasium @ 7:00 pm


10 th Grade Parent Night 6:30 PM; Media Center


Water Polo @ Baldwin Park 3:15 PM



Volleyball @ San Dimas -FS 3:15; JV 4:30, V 5:30



Earthquake Drill @ 10:18 AM


Varsity Tennis @ San Dimas 3:15 PM


Tennis VS Baldwin Park; Var: Home; JV: Away 3:15 pm


JV Tennis VS San Dimas @ Home 3:15 PM


Frosh Football VS San Dimas @ Home 3:15 pm


Frosh Football @ Rowland 3:15 PM



Varsity Football VS San Dimas @ Home 7:00 pm



Varsity Football @ Rowland 7:00 PM



FIRST Lego Tournament Wilson Gym; all day



District Open House HHCC @ 10:00 AM



Water Polo VS Cathedral @ Home 3:15 PM



Volleyball VS Covina @ Home -FS 3:15; JV 4:30, V 5:30



Coffee With the Principal Media Center @ 6:30 PM


Varsity Tennis VS Covina @ Home 3:15 PM





JV Tennis @ Covina 3:15 PM



Safety Committee Meeting Conference Room @ 3:00 pm



Regular Bell Schedule NO ZERO PERIOD


Varsity Football @ Covina 7:00 pm


SAT/PSAT School Day



Frosh Football @ Covina 3:15 pm


Water Polo VS San Dimas @ Home 3:15 PM



Golden State Field Classic Wilson Stadium; all day



ELAC Meeting 9:00 AM; Media Center



Haunted Theater Wilson Theater; 12 4 pm


Tennis VS Northview; Var: Home; JV: Away 3:15pm



ROAR Bell Schedule


Frosh Football VS Baldwin Park @ Home



Wilson Quad STEM Night Wilson Gym @ 6:00 pm


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