The philosophy of the Dean’s Office is to cultivate a safe, orderly and effective environment that promotes mutual respect and encourages citizenship. A culture predicated on mutual respect and citizenship will enhance students’ academic success and prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of society. It is our goal to facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of discipline with dignity that is shared and supported by the school community.
Detentions may be served on regular school days from 3-5 p.m. in Room 110. There are no detentions on exam days. Lunch detentions are assigned only for infractions that are related to the lunch periods. Saturday detentions are assigned on selected Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Room 110. Students are to arrive by 7:55 a.m. as the doors will be closed at 8:00 a.m. All detentions are assigned in an attempt to improve student behaviors. Failure to serve detentions may result in In-School or Out-of-School suspensions.
Bullying and/or intimidation of others may include but is not limited to any repetitive, aggressive, or negative gesture, or written, verbal, or physical act that places another student in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or property, or that has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school's educational mission. Examples of bullying behavior include pushing, hitting, threatening, name-calling, or other physical or verbal conduct of a belittling nature. Such behavior most often will occur when a student asserts physical or psychological power over or is cruel to another student perceived to be weaker.
Schools are charged with providing a learning environment that is free from intimidation. The school environment includes any situation with a close connection to school, including without limitation, situations that occur on school premises, during travel to and from school, or during attendance at school-related activities. Bullying and intimidation can constitute gross disobedience or misconduct and result in disciplinary consequences up to and including expulsion.
Students are required to display a current WHS parking tag to park in our back lot. There is a fee to purchase a tag for the school year. Daily parking tags are also available. Please see the attendance office for details. Safety is a high priority in our parking lot. Students who are reportedly engaged in any kind of reckless driving may have their tag revoked.