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The School Improvement Council (SIC) is mandated by law and serves as an advisory committee to the school’s principal and faculty. The SIC brings parents, educators, students and community stakeholders together to work collectively to improve the school. The SIC is responsible for working with school administration to develop and support the five-year school improvement plan. The SIC also monitors and evaluates the school’s success in reaching the plan’s goals and objectives. 

The WHS SIC is dedicated to promoting a positive school culture where all students and families feel welcome and involved in the educational experience at Walhalla High School. 

We welcome you to Walhalla High School and we invite and encourage your input and involvement with SIC.

2018-2019 SIC Accomplishments
  • Assisted with grant application for bikes for newly formed Mountain Bike Club/Team
  • Received $1,000 Wells Fargo Grant for the Environment Science class Adopt-A-Stream Project
  • Completed the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Assessment and Wellness Action Plan
  • Focus on Latino Outreach lead to SIC hosting a Wellness Fair held in conjunction with the Annual Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer Alumni Competition to promote participation by Latino families
  • Encouraged Latino families to host the 3rd Annual May Teacher Appreciation luncheon serving authentic Mexican food to faculty and staff
  • Held the 2nd Annual Snow Ball, an SIC student-driven event, that raised $1,000, used to support purchases for a bee garden and teacher appreciation gifts
  • Student Book Drive resulted in collecting over 1,000 books for all ages
  • Hosted fall and spring Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and sponsored monthly prize gift basket drawings for WHS faculty and staff
  • Invited SC Teacher of the Year Jeff Maxey to speak to faculty during Teach Appreciation Week
  • Jessica Duke received Wells Fargo Employee Volunteer Award for her work on WHS SIC
  • Co-Chairs Lorilei Swanson and Olivia Timms received 2018 Friends of Walhalla Award
  • WHS SIC featured on the front page of the Seneca Journal Life Section
2017-2018 SIC Accomplishments
  • Increased student voice on SIC by allowing more time for students to share their ideas and perspective during monthly meetings
  • Increased community voice on SIC by highlighting community members each month
  • Increased Hispanic and bilingual representation on SIC and formed the Latino Outreach Committee
  • Formed the Wellness Committee and supported the WHS Green Steps Initiative and the Litter Free Football Game
  • Supported student led service project to build a nature trail and outdoor education environment on school grounds
  • Held parent workshops and created instructional videos to help parents navigate Canvas,  a new online learning and grading system
  • Hosted Family Focus Night and Open House in January with presentations on Love and Logic
  • Students held the First Annual Snow Ball, a semi-formal dance for all classes to raise money for the White Christmas fund and collect canned goods for the local food pantry
  • Initiated College Information Night for Juniors and their parents
  • Supported monthly parent seminars for Hispanic families
  • Promoted Teacher Appreciation throughout the school year with monthly drawings for prizes, a social media campaign and a Cinco De Mayo luncheon hosted by Hispanic parents
  • As a result of our efforts, we were awarded the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence in 2018.