For Immediate Release
Contact: WCHS Principal, Robert Yovino
Upland, CA October 26, 2010
Eleven students at Western Christian High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 millionstudents worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
At Western Christian High School:
Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Lisa Jan, Heather Kenney, and Yan “Hank” Zhao.
Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken,and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Genevie Co and Nathan Keys.
Six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Melissa Bell, Pablo Fuentes, Haowei Han, Moses Lee, Elizabeth Soh, and Stephanie Yeung.
Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid and enrollment. Among its widely recognized programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®), SpringBoard® and ACCUPLACER®. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.
Dear Lancer Families, Friends, Alumni and Community Members:
Buy a Brick, Build a Legacy
The Western Christian Athletic Booster Committee is sponsoring its First Annual Brick Campaign. Families, friends, alumni and community members are invited to help pave the “Lancer Road to Victory” with the purchase of a personalized, engraved brick that will be permanently set and prominently displayed near the entrance of the Sports Complex. The Sports Complex will be home to our football and soccer teams, and will also serve as a practice field for track and field. In addition, the field will be used by our P.E. Department. The Sports Complex will also be used for special events such as this year’s 90th Celebration and Harvest Festival (preschool – 12th grade) along with our Homecoming on October 15, 2010. Every student at Western Christian will benefit from the Sports Complex.
All families, friends, alumni and community members will have the chance to honor their families or students, recognize a graduate, remember a loved one, show support for an organization or advertise their business by purchasing a beautifully engraved brick. How to place your order:
Fighting Lancers Level
$175 – 4×8 Brick – one line of text, 18 characters
Lancer White Level
$500 – 4×8 Brick – three lines of text, 18 characters per line
Lancer Blue Level
$1,000 – 4×8 Brick – three lines of text, 18 characters per line, Donor Certificate
Lancer Shield Level
$2,500 – 8×8 Brick – six lines of text, 18 characters per line, Donor Certificate, Lancer Road to Victory T-Shirt, recognition on Sponsor Board
$5,000 – 8×8 Brick – six lines of text, 18 characters per line, Donor Certificate, Lancer Logo on Brick, Lancer Road to Victory T-Shirt, recognition on Sponsor Board
$10,000 – 8×8 Brick – six lines of text, 18 characters per line, Donor Certificate, Lancer Logo on Brick, Lancer Road to Victory T-Shirt, recognition on Sponsor Board
Victory Circle Level
$15,000 – 8×8 Brick – six lines of text, 18 characters per line, Donor Certificate, Lancer Logo on Brick, Lancer Road to Victory T-Shirt, recognition on Sponsor Board
$25,000 – 8×8 Brick – six lines of text, 18 characters per line, Donor Certificate, Lancer Logo on Brick, Lancer Road to Victory T-Shirt, recognition on Sponsor Board
Your donation is a perfect way to demonstrate your Lancer pride and honor a special person or your family. We therefore, encourage you to be part of this project that will leave a lasting mark on the Western Christian Family and the Upland Community. Western Christian Schools is a California nonprofit religious organization under the IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose federal income tax number is 95-2272400.
Further, should you be interested in donating beyond the amounts mentioned above please contact Athletic Director Nick Karavedas at (909) 920-5860 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be placed on our Lancer Road to Victory Sponsor Board that will be placed on the new field. We cannot express how important it is to our students that we build a facility that honors God and that our Fighting Lancers will be proud to call their home.
It will only be through your generous donations and His will, that this can be achieved. Thank you in advance for your donation. And remember, “Through Him, all things are possible.”
If you have any questions, please contact the school.
In His Service,
Western Christian Athletic Booster Committee
This year’s Homecoming, “A Timeless Legacy”, will take place this Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Coco Palm Restaurant, 1600 Fairplex Drive, Pomona, CA. The dinner will be from 7-9pm and the parent sponsored dance will be from 9pm-12am.
Tickets go on sale during lunch on the Burton patio. Tickets are $75.00 each. Completed/signed contacts must accompany ticket money. The last day to purchase Homecoming tickets will be Wednesday, October 13th by 3:30PM (no exceptions). You must turn in your signed and completed contract with your ticket money. Just a reminder that all non-Western dates must schedule an interview with Mr. Attwood no later than Thursday, October 14th.
Congratulations to the 2010 Homecoming Court
Princesses: Jaclyn Hemphill, Sarah Heinlein, Allyson Ortega, Taylor Marcucci, Rachelle Gustafson Princes: Juan Carlos Campero, Chris Weeks, Christian Solis, Mark McMahon, Masis Torosyan
This is another reminder that all 9th through 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT test on campus on Wednesday, October 13 at 8:10 a.m. You already paid for the cost for testing through the payment of your students fees at the beginning of the school year.
Below, you will find room assignments for students and other general information about the day. If you are picking up your student from one of our bus drop-off points, please make arrangements to arrive at the adjusted pick-up time so that your student is not waiting at that location for an extended period of time.
SCHEDULE: Wednesday, October 13 from 8:10 to 11:00 AM students will be testing.(See the list below for room assignments). Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM. Buses will leave at 11:15 AM.
LOCATION: Students will report to their 1st period class for testing. However, all students will be testing in the High School East Building. If your 1st period class is not usually in the HS East Building, please consult the room assignments below to determine what room your 1st period class will be using. Per PSAT/NMSQT testing policy, no food or drink (including water) will be allowed in classrooms. Please bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.
226 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 204 HS EAST
227 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 106 HS EAST
133 HS EAST
BIBLE FDNS 1
PROCEED TO 226 HS EAST
106 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 217 HS EAST
213 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 215 HS EAST
216 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 212 HS EAST
ESL US HIST
201 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 217 HS EAST
PROCEED TO 216 HS EAST
On-campus PSP students who do not have a 1st period, please proceed to room 201.
PSP students who have a 1st period class, please proceed to the room associated with that class.
1st Period Teachers Assistants (TAs), Study Hall, and students with late arrival, please proceed to 106 HS East.
OFF-CAMPUS HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS (STUDENTS WHO DO NOT TAKE ANY CLASSES ON THE WCHS CAMPUS) PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE FOR ROOM ASSIGNMENTS. BRING A CHECK FOR $15 PAYABLE TO WESTERN CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS.
The PSAT/NMSQT is mandatory for every WCHS 9th through 11th grade student. The cost for the exam has already been covered through the payment of your students fees. The PSAT/NMSQT is an exam that provides our school community with many practical benefits. It prepares students for the SAT, enters them into competition for national scholarships, and provides both students and teachers with an accurate measurement of progress in the areas of Math, Critical Reading, and Critical Writing. We have made this test mandatory at Western Christian because of these benefits.
In case you have not heard of the PSAT/NMSQT, or in case you would like to refresh your memory about what it is and why students across the nation take it, I have included the following link as a resource for parents: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/tests/meet-tests/21296.html. This website has a wealth of information about the exam and test-taking in general. One helpful article titled Handling Test Stress: Practical Tips for Helping your Child provides parents with practical tips for helping students prepare for the exam.
Also, please direct your student to the following website as a means of preparing for the exam as it nears: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html. This site provides pertinent information for students about the exam, including practice questions and information about scholarship opportunities.
Attached in this email, you will also notice some helpful brochures and pamphlets that relate to the PSAT. The attached presentation titled PSAT- A Step to the Future is extremely informative. Please examine these attachments and, most importantly, discuss the exam and its importance with your student.
Our aim at Western Christian is not to overwhelm you with information, but to assist you as you make every effort to equip your student to achieve excellence in all they put their heart and mind toward. On Monday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m., you are invited to attend a Parent Communication Night focused specifically on College Preparation. We will be discussing a myriad of topics relating to choosing the best college/university for your student, including the role of standardized testing in that process.
If you have any questions about the PSAT/NMSQT, or testing in general, please feel free to contact me or any member of the WCHS administration. Thank you for partnering with us in this effort.