Whitewater High School
100 Wildcat Way, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
Call : 770-460-3935 | Fax : 770-716-3977
Welcome to www.whswildcats.org! We are proud of our web site and the opportunity that we have to share with the world the great things that go on at Whitewater High School.
Whitewater High School is rich with tradition and pride, and I am proud to be the principal. As principal, it gives me great pleasure to lead in an environment where excellence is the goal and “Knowledge, Opportunity, and Success” is our motto. Students and teachers are constantly bringing their best to the areas of academics, career tech, the arts, and athletics.
We are working diligently to provide an academic environment in which students can prosper and achieve their potential. We stress the 3 R’s of Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. We have been named a 2007 Bronze and 2008 and 2009 Silver Award Winner of Achievement by the Governor and the Georgia Department of Education. We have also been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of the Best 50 High Schools in the metro Atlanta area.
Our career tech and fine arts programs have brought positive press to the school as well. From marketing to health occupations, students are taking useful tools into the workforce and are succeeding. We have had several students win awards on the national level in our course offerings. In the arts, our band has gained state and regional recognition. Our choral students produce shows that please audiences as well as receive superior ratings at competitions. Our drama department works to produce shows, and our orchestra has been successful as well. Our art students not only have been recognized in competitions but also use their talents to improve our building.
Our competitive athletic teams continue to excel, and several have brought home region and state titles. Our ladies soccer, ladies volleyball and wrestling teams have won state championships. Our baseball, boys soccer, ladies soccer, softball and wrestling teams have qualified as state runner ups and our baseball, ladies cross country, ladies golf, boys soccer, ladies soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling teams have won region championships. Many of our athletes sign with colleges and universities; we even have former students in professional sports.
We piloted Bring Your Own Technology last year and are continuing to improve and explore new ways for students to use their technology in the classroom. Our teachers are committed to 21st Century learning that includes technology. Along with B.Y.O.T. we are also implementing the county initiative of the 7 C’s. Those 7 C’s are Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Civility, Citizenship and Cents. We have already incorporated these 21st Century skills into our school and are continuing to focus on these educational and life skills for our students.
Our school is one of the BEST in the state, and we have some of the most outstanding teachers and programs available. As you peruse the website, you will discover how proud we are to be Wildcats and what that means.
As a final note, I’d like to thank the parents, teachers, and staff for all they do; I am grateful for all the hard work and support that we receive each and every day. It is a team effort that makes Whitewater High School one of the best places to be.
The Whitewater High School community exists to provide meaningful and unique opportunities that reflect the needs of our diverse students to develop as compassionate, productive and pro-active adults. Students will acquire the critical thinking skills needed to make informed decisions and look beyond the surface in order to seek underlying meanings. When our students walk across the stage, they will receive not only a diploma, but will also possess the passion to serve and contribute to the world in their own individual way.
As a nationally recognized school of superior performance and standards in curriculum, technology, model school concept, and extracurricular activities, Whitewater High School will integrate the following:
Cross-curricular collaboration * Academics that are creative and challenging, but meaningful and relevant to each student’s interests while enhancing and complementing their learning styles * Technology which continually sets the pace * Recognition for our vision that encourages: desire to learn, enlightenment, diversity, pride in community, continual progress in all areas, trend setting academics and extracurricular activities * Exemplary reputation in all aspects of academics and extra-curricular activities * Athletes with creative minds * Extracurricular opportunities for all students to compete and excel.
Whitewater High School will be a place where:
Stakeholders (faculty, parents, bus drivers, custodians, administration, staff, students, community, and anyone who holds an interest in the education of its students) feel welcome, safe, a sense of belonging, and like an important and influential part of things * Clean, warm and inviting facilities show school spirit and pride * Facilities and environments maximize learning * The faculty and staff act as a family where differences are respected, but members share common goals * Social boundaries are broken down among students, faculty and staff * Each stakeholder strives toward non-complacency * The whole student is taught with compassion and humor * Everyone treats others with love, respect and fairness.
As we prepare our students to be the complete adult, parent, neighbor, role model and citizen in general, Whitewater High School will be a place where:
Upperclassmen will mentor and model for underclassmen * Our strong positive character will inspire our community to enhance it’s own social skills * Compassion and striving for excellence will be the standard for the whole WHS community * We serve as a cornerstone of support for the surrounding community.