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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.
I hope this time of year finds you in good spirits and preparing for the approaching holiday season, bringing with it holiday activities, the winter athletic season, and of course – the cooler weather.
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 18), 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 15, 16, 17, and 18. This schedule will provide a more efficient transition between semesters. Second semester will begin January 5.
The WHS band and orchestra will perform in the high school auditorium on December 4 and December 16 respectively. Make a note to attend both performances for a delightful evening of holiday music. The performances begin at 7:30 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 and Cowgirls"