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Willcox High School
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Welcome to WHS!

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 nine 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,

Yes, the beauty of fall is here along with the “chill” in the air! Believe it or not, the school year is more than one-fourth complete. The students and staff have been working very hard this year, and a much-deserved Thanksgiving break is near.

Please encourage your child to study hard for his or her semester exams. By ending the semester before the holiday break (December 20), 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 19, and 20. This schedule will provide a more efficient transition between semesters. Second semester will begin January 7. 

First Semester Final Exam Schedule

  • Monday, December 17 – Regular Bell Schedule – Periods 1 – 8 meet 
  • Tuesday, December 18 – Regular Bell Schedule – Periods 1 – 8 meet 
  • Wednesday, December 19 – Periods 1-5 Exams – Dismissal at Noon (Bus transportation at 12:15 p.m. from bus barn road)
    • 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 p.m. (give final)
    • Period 4/5 – 11:00 a.m. – Noon (give final)
  • Thursday, December 20 – Periods 8, 7, 6 Exams – Dismissal at 11:50 a.m. (Bus transportation at noon from bus barn road)
    • 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/WHS Got Talent Assembly at 11:00 a.m. in auditorium for all staff and students.
    • All busses will leave at noon from Bus Barn Road. 

The WHS band, choir, and orchestra will perform in the high school auditorium on December 13. Make a note to attend this performance for a delightful evening of holiday music. The performance will begin at 7:00 pm. 

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.

On behalf of our outstanding faculty, please continue making the extra effort to have your son or daughter in school on time each day. Our teachers appreciate and value the instructional time they have with students, down to the very last minute. All classes are to begin on time at 7:45 am. Beginning class on time stresses the academic focus that supports our mission. Addressing even the smallest details and keeping expectations high will enhance the culture of excellence we strive to attain.

In closing, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from the staff and administration at Willcox High School. Have a great November/December! 

Go Cowboys!

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson
Principal