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Welcome to the Home of the Cowboys

Welcome to the website of Willcox High School, Home of the Cowboys! We are located in Cochise County, Arizona, in the quaint historic town of Willcox, and we serve students in grades 9 through 12. Though we are a small school, we take pride in providing an excellent education for our students that will empower them to become responsible and compassionate adults and prepare them to succeed in a highly technological world.

In addition to our outstanding academic curriculum, we also offer special education and gifted education programs to cater to specific student needs as well as a variety of clubs and athletic activities for those seeking extracurricular opportunities.

A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break. As we enter into the holiday season, I sincerely hope that all is well with you and your household. Please encourage your child to study hard for his or her semester exams. By ending the semester before the holiday break (December 21), we are attempting to use instructional time more academically. It is important that students work hard until the very end to ensure good grades. Students will take semester exams on December 20 and 21. This schedule will provide a more efficient transition between semesters. Second semester will begin January 8.
1st Semester Final Exam Schedule
  • Monday, December 18 – Regular Bell Schedule – Periods 1 – 8 meet 
  • Tuesday, December 19 – Regular Bell Schedule – Periods 1 – 8 meet 
  • Wednesday, December 20 – Exams and ½ day (Periods 1, 2, 3, 4/5)
    • Half day for all high school students (school dismissed at 12:00)
    • Period 1 – 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. (give final)
    • Period 2 – 8:50 – 9:50 a.m. (give final)
    • Period 3 – 9:55 – 10:55 a.m. (give final)
    • Period 4/5 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 (give final)
    • There will be no lunch
    • Note: Bus transportation at 12:15 p.m. from bus barn road
  • Thursday, December 21 – Exams, Holiday Spirit Assembly, ½ day (Periods 8, 7, 6)
    • Half day for entire district (school dismissed at 11:50 a.m.)
    • Period 8 – 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. (give final)
    • Period 7 – 8:50 – 9:50 a.m. (give final)
    • Period 6 – 9:55 – 10:55 a.m. (give final)
    • Holiday Spirit Assembly! – 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. – All students and staff report to auditorium
    • There will be no lunch
    • All buses will leave at noon from Bus Barn Road. 

The WHS choir and philharmonic will perform in the high school auditorium on December 14. Make a note to attend this performance for a delightful evening of holiday music. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Parties go along with the upcoming holidays. Clearly, student parties are a concern to us when alcohol and other intoxicants are involved. I think it is safe to say that if student parties are not chaperoned by a responsible adult, there is a high likelihood that alcohol and other intoxicants may be involved. Please take your parental responsibility seriously for the welfare and safety of your child. It is important that you know where your son or daughter is, and that you know what he or she is doing. Please understand that, if you or your son or daughter has a party at your home, whether you are present or not, you are legally responsible to ensure that no illegal activities are taking place. If your child tells you he or she is spending the night at someone else’s house, the prudent thing to do is to follow-up with a phone call to that parent or guardian to verify that you are both on the same page. Teenagers often need help in making wise decisions. There is nothing wrong with having a curfew for your son or daughter. I know of no safe and appropriate activities planned for teens after midnight. Your consideration to these small but very important suggestions may go a long way to ensure that kids are safe during this holiday season.
In closing, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff and administration at Willcox High School. Have a great December!

Go, Cowboys!

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson