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ACT WORDS
AUGUST 18-22, 2014
           
Literacy         Numeracy
antecedent    Cartesian Plane
secede          ordered pair
precedent      origin
incessant       quadrant
inception       domain/range
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

            
August 26
Volleyball @ Stratford 3:30pm

August 28
Volleyball @ John Paul II 4:15pm
Freshman Football @ East Nashville 4pm

August 29
Football @ Davidson Academy 7:00pm          

August 28
Freshman Academy Academic Committment ceremony at 8:00am     
            
September 9
Cambridge Parent Meeting
5-6pm in the Media Center 

October 17
8th Grade Football Night

October 28
WCHS Academys' Showcase Night 6:00-7:30pm 

October 29
Freshman Career Fair      

                     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
           
The Academy of Community Health is having a membership drive.  Health Occupations Students of America, or HOSA, is a student club that focuses on the development of skills and knowledge necessary to the health care profession.  If you are interested in becoming a member, see Ms. Harvey or Mrs. Oliver in the Academy of Community Health.           

Applications for Student Council & Homecoming Court are available in Mrs. Oliver's room #123.

Interested in marching with the Whites Creek Band of Distinction?  See Mr. Freeman in rm. 262 or email him: jason.freeman@mnps.org


  

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Welcome to Whites Creek High School

NOTEWORTHY NEWS:              


Cogratulations to our new Whites Creek Ambassadors!  These Cobras exemplify good character, integrity, and academic success.  They will make our academies shine.

Crystal White
Anyiel Farabee
Shakarah Nelson
Hunter Bowman
Kelesha Drew
Desiree Hathaway
Marnicia Adjei-Duah
Justin Maduson

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The Automotive Maintenance shop will open Friday, August 22 for oil changes and tire rotations.  Appointments available Wednesdays and Fridays through September.  Contact Robert Vachunek.
                                                                                                                                                                            
oil change
 
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Freshman Academy Academic Commitment Ceremony will be August 28, 2014 at 8:00 am. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend this wonderful occasion.
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Mark your calendars seniors & parents!  Graduation is set for May 16, 2015 at Belmont University at 10:00 am.

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Any students intersted in running cross country in the fall please email Coach Seifert: jessica.seifert@mnps.org

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The hard work of the administration and faculty of the Academy of Community Health has paid off! They not only received NCAC accreditation, the Academy received Model Status! "This is a wonderful accomplishment, and it is a testament to you and your team's committment to the most successful high school model in our country, the career academy."

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                                 evnironmental stewardship award

Whites Creek Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability, and Logistics is making waves across the state spreading the word about biodiesel fuels. They were nominated in the category of Excellence in Energy and Renewable Resources for the Governor's Enviornmental Stewardship Award. They take there place among corporations, businesses, and civic organizations across Tennessee who are also striving to achieve a positive impact on the environment using the state's natural resources. Whites Creek High School (Davidson County) – Students from Whites Creek High School recently drove across Tennessee on fuel that they made from agriculture product, soybeans. They were able to achieve this by using 15 bushels of donated soybeans and converting them into biodiesel in their energy laboratory at the high school. They were able to extract 12 gallons of biodiesel from their process which allowed them to drive across Tennessee from Kentucky to Alabama in a Ford F250 farm truck. Along the route, they traveled to other high schools and the students taught other FFA members the mechanics of biodiesel production with their mobile lab. Whites Creek High School has a three-year program called Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability and Logistics. During the three year program, they study wind energy, solar energy, biodiesel, ethanol, the hydrogen car, nuclear energy, greenhouse gas, and have hands on experience on the adjacent farm to the high school. 
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Congratulations to Ms. Hope Oliver and Mr. Charles Williams for being selected as two of Metro's first group of Blue Ribbon teachers.  Forty-seven Metro educators were nominated by their students, parents, colleagues or community members as having done extraordinary things for their students, and then were chosen as winners by members of the community. They have earned Blue Ribbon status by proving exceptional in one or more of three categories: helping foster high academic achievement, displaying strong leadership or making a difference in students’ lives through building relationships.  Their hard work and dedication is a sign of the direction they're helping to take Whites Creek.

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On April 30 Kayla Guthrie competed against 45 schools in the Pentathalon to finish 5th in the Middle Tennessee region.  She also finished 1st in the shot put while setting a personal best in the 800 meters.  Way to go, Kayla!

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Congratulations to senior Marquise Anderson who earned a scholarship throughthe National Youth Leadership Forum: Careers in Medicine to conduct a summerinternship at medical schools and health care facilities this summer in 1 of 13 national cities that include Boston, LA, and New York.  Great job, Marquise!

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                                                        Jessica Polk
Senior Jessica Polk will have her short film debut at the Nashville Film Festival April 17-26.  Read the Nashville Scene write up about her and her film.

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                                 Whites Creek FFA
Whites Creek FFA students spent a Saturday afternoon working with the Whites Creek Community Garden Club.  The students are not only preparing a field to plant soybeans that will support the students' work making and testing biodiesel fuel, they will also help tend the garden and deliver fresh vegetables to those in need.  What a wonderful way our Cobras are working together with the community!  It's a win-win!

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STEM Expo      STEM Expo 2
Congratulations to Mr. Davis, Dr. Gibson, and Mr. Vachunek and their students for
receiving GOLD at the Regional STEM Expo.

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Congratulations to the teachers and students who represented Whites Creek so well at the MNPS Project Expo.  Project-Based Learning is a teaching trend where students gain knowledge and skills by spending an extended amount of time investigating and responding to complex questions, problems, or challenges.

Mrs. Odom:
Antigone In The News
GOLD
Kelesha Drew, Andreia Hathaway, Kyesha Leverett, Chasity Barnes

Mrs. Siegfried & Mama Williams:
My Americana
GOLD
Hunter Bowman,Jessica Polk, Dontrail Patton

Mr. Vachunek & Dr. Gibson: How Can Food Fuel Our Cars?
GOLD
Darrius Lawson, Shakarah Nelson, Bailey Gay, Berlin Catalan

Mr. Davis & Mr. Williams: When Am I Gonna Use This? To Track Down The Bad Guys!
SILVER
Marnisia Adjei-Dah, Stephen Bates

Ms. Hilton: Do You Love Me To Death? An Exploration Of Romeo And Juliet
BRONZE
Tori Reasoner, Sarah Allen

Mrs. Greene: The Middle Ages: Feudal Knights & Medieval Manors
BRONZE
DeAngenet Parks, Jacob Williams, Tanecia Wells

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Students from the Academy of Education and Law competed in a Mock Trail the weekend of March 1st. at the Davidson County Courthouse.  Whites Creek's very own Junior Anyiel Farabee tied for first place for "Best Defense Attorney."  Jessica Polk was voted Whites Creek's MVP of the competition.

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                                        Simone Williams
Congratulations to Simone Williams for being selected as one of 12 MNPS students to be a guest speakers for a local TED Talk on March 20.  TEDx Nashville has partnered with MNPS schools to share ideas and showcase its academies.  Simone makes Whites Creek Academy of Education and Law shine! 

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       WCHS Biodiesel Fuel                            WCHS Biodiesel Fuel 2
Students from Whites Creek High School drove across Tennessee – from Kentucky to Alabama – in a car powered by biodiesel fuel they made themselves in the Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability and Logistics. These students made a pitstop at Central Office for a brief presentation on their project and gave local 
media interviews and were featured nationally.


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                                       Belmont Scholarship
Congratulations to Kristine Lockhart, DeTonio McColley, and Heta Patel for each receiving a four-year full-ride scholarship to Belmont University.  Whites Creek is proud of their efforts and accomplishments! 
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