After e-cigarette use became a widespread issue last year, which seemed to catch administrators, teachers and parents off guard, WHS worked to combat it by educating students about risks and clarifying the tobacco policy in the student handbook to include e-cigarettes. Possessing any type of electronic cigarette device is illegal on school grounds. The policy for use or possession of any tobacco or simulated tobacco (E-cigarette) product, as stated in the WHS handbook, for the first offense is one to three days of out-of-school suspension, contingent upon situation.
Jessica Vanstory and Meredith Hess present their STAR project to underclassmen in the WHS library. "It was cool. I liked the way they talked to us as a group," junior Jessica Hedges said. Photo by Emma Alderman. Vanstoy and Hess qualify for nationals with presentation Seniors Jessica Vanstory and Meredith Hess took on a project... Continue Reading →
Vaping is increasingly becoming a problem at WHS. Its no secret that certain students abuse their privileges and freedoms during school hours, for example, vaping in bathrooms and locker rooms. We recognize the school’s reasoning and understand that vaping is an issue, and the problem at school has decreased after principal Jan Hutley outlined the... Continue Reading →
E-cigarettes or “vaping” has become a widespread problem across adolescents and young adults, and students at WHS are no exception. According to CNN, teen vaping increased nearly 80 percent in the last year. This new trend also created a complication for high schools across America. “As the administration and staff, we are being proactive as... Continue Reading →