2902 Washington Avenue, Vinton, VA  24179
  Principal: Dr. Richard Turner
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William Byrd You Tube Announcements

September 17, 2014

Anyone wanting to play JV or Varsity Softball this year, there will be open fields this Thursday, Sept.18 after school.  You must have a physical to attend.

Hey FCA Students! This Thursday we are having valleywide at 7 am at Straight Street, downtown Roanoke. Hope to see you there!

Our first WBHS Blood drive of the school year will be held Friday, Sept. 19th.  If you are age 16 or older, you can give blood.  See Mr. Donahue in Room 157 for a permission form.

Attention those interested in joining Book Club this year:  Don't forget to attend our firstmeeting after school Friday, September 19th in Room 118.

The Volleyball teams are gearing up for PACK THE GYM NIGHT next Thursday 9/18 against Staunton River.  The team will be selling t-shirts for the event in lunches this Thursday and Friday.  Bring an extra $3 to purchase a shirt and support our volleyball program.  See one of the volleyball players during lunch to get one.

FBLA is going to the Virginia Western FBLA Fall Leadership Conference on Friday, Oct. 10th.  If you are interested in attending, please pick-up a field trip form from a business teacher.

The WBHS Speech and Debate Team is having tryouts next week.  Anyone interested in competing in dramatic or comedic performance pieces should come to the information meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 after school in Room 243.  See Mrs. Puckett for more information.

Attention Seniors: A brief meeting of anyone interested in joining the Reindeer Club and helping with next week's blood drive will be held right after school in Room 157.  See Mr. Donahue if you cannot attend.

Reindeer Club Members signed up to work the Blood Drive, please attend a brief 5-minute meeting right after school on Wednesday in Room 157.

Congratulations to the new Senior Class Officers:

President:  Kathryn Heisig

Vice President:  Claudia Sanabria

Treasurer:  Anja Milanovic

Secretary:  Megan Fry

Be a part of the William Byrd Archery Team whether you are a beginner or an experienced archer.  See Mr. Steuart in Room 246 to sign up or stop by the table on club sign up day for more information.

Seniors: The Society of Women Engineers at UVA invites high school seniors to apply for a place in our high school visitation program taking place Nov. 8, 2014.  The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA's engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities.  The application must be submitted by midnight Oct. 5th.  See Mrs. Sartell in the College and Career Center for more info.


There will be a representative from the army outside the cafeteria on Wed. during lunch.

The ASVAB test will be held here at WBHS in the Library on Tuesday Oct. 14th from 8:30 to 11:30.  Please sign up in the career center if you are interested. It is free and can help you find the right career.

The College and Career Center has several upcoming college visits:

James Madison University, Christopher Newport, UNC Greensboro, Virginia Wesleyan, Roanoke College, Randolph College and University of Richmond.

Sweet Briar College will be here on 9/19

Averett University will be here 9/23 at 9 am

Wilson College will be here 9/23 at 10 am

Contact Mrs. Sartell to get your pass today!