WGHS Principal

Jay C. Bishop
Dear West Geauga High School Families, 

We will recognize the Class of 2021 at West Geauga High School’s commencement ceremony in less than nine weeks. It is hard to believe the many students we welcomed to the school as freshmen will be walking across the stage to accept their high school diploma.  I am proud of our senior students from Newbury for navigating a change in schools to achieve great results at West Geauga. I am sure all of our senior parents are thinking about how fast time has gone since their kindergarten teacher greeted their child on the first day of school.  We look forward to celebrating all of our seniors on June 3, 2021, on Howell Field as they become West Geauga High School graduates. 

The school year’s end is a hectic and often stressful time for our students. Students will take final exams, Advanced Placement Exams, and complete culminating projects demonstrating academic achievement and growth.  Students in six courses will sit for the state end-of-course exams.  Many of our students need extra support during this busy time, and our teachers and support staff are here to help.  Please contact us and encourage students to reach out if they are struggling in our school.  We have an excellent staff who are willing and prepared to support your child or provide references to those who can help.

Please be sure to review our school’s calendar and website for important dates and school information as we near the end of the year.  On Wednesday, March 31, 20201, I sent a message regarding the upcoming End-of-Course exams and the altered bell schedule on the testing days. If you missed the document, you can find it here.  Please note that a change was made to the April 15th and 16th bell schedule from the original letter.  School for students not taking the English test on those days do not have to report to school until 9:55 A.M.

The year is not over, but this is the last parent-newsletter post for the school year. It has been our pleasure to serve your students.  The pandemic has presented many challenges, but our parents, students, teachers, support staff, board members, and fellow administrators have made the transition to a different way of schooling much more manageable.  I am proud of the work we have been able to produce together during the pandemic. Thank you to everyone in this fantastic community for contributing to the district’s success.  

Have a wonderful spring. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Jay Bishop
West Geauga High School

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