• NC School of Science and Mathematics Interest Meeting
    The North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics is hosting a parent and student interest meeting on Tuesday, October 6th at 6 p.m. at the Alamance-Burlington Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC), 2550 Buckingham Rd. in Burlington.

    Parents and students are invited to attend the free event to learn more about the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics Residential Program, online program, summer program and courses offered at CTEC.

    The event is designed for 9th & 10th grade students who are excelling in Honors/AP courses and their parents.

    The program will be provided by Ms. Mattie Gaddy-Parks, NCSSM Admissions Counselor.


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  • Free Workshop on Autism
    The Alamance-Burlington Schools district-wide Autism Team is holding a free workshop for parents and professionals of children and young adults with autism. On Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30 pm, the Alamance-Burlington Exceptional Children’s program will host Ann Palmer, a parent of a young adult with autism and the author of Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome. The event is open to the community and will be held in the professional library at the Alamance-Burlington Schools administrative office at 1712 Vaughn Road in Burlington. The event is for adults only. Light refreshments will be provided. View flier (English | Spanish).


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  • Attention Students:  The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. ASVAB will be given on October 14 in the Foods Lab.  Sign up with Ms, Turner, or with Mrs. Starnes in guidance by October 7th.

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  • The ACT will be administered for free this spring at WHS for ALL Juniors. If a junior student has met the benchmark score required and wishes to opt out of taking it, they may click on the links below and submit all paperwork to the main office by December 18, 2015.  

    Opt Out Information


    Opt out Letter

    Opt out request form

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  • Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, The ACT will include a new type of writing prompt. Below are three documents that provide information about the new type of writing that will be assessed:
    1. Click HERE for a sample writing prompt. The writing prompt can also be found at:
    2. Click HERE for a  copy of the ACT Writing-Enhancements Model which covers the “Writing Competencies Model”.
    3. Click HERE for a from ACT that covers the new writing prompt
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  • Freshman Class Shirts

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  • SENIORS!!! It is time for the Senior Class Picture for the graduates of 2016! The picture for the yearbook will be taken on Wednesday morning, October 7th. You must be inside the stadium on the visitors’ side by7:30 a.m. To get into the stadium, walk through the gated teachers’ lot on the home side and walk around the track to the visitors’ side. Make sure to bring a towel because the bleachers will be wet with dew. If you bring a prop or wear a costume, it must be school appropriate. MAKE SURE TO BE THERE ON TIME SO YOU WON’T BE LEFT OUT! THIS IS THE OFFICIAL PICTURE OF THE CLASS OF 2016 SO MAKE IT COUNT!

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    CDM Logo  

    ABSS CDM (Credit by Demonstrated Mastery) 2015-16 Application Window:  October 5 - December 15, 2015.  Please click on the icon for more information and for the CDM Application.

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  • Seniors:  Leave your senior quote for the yearbook HERE.

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    All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have their yearbook pictures taken on Friday, October 30th. Pictures will take place during 1st, 2nd and 3rd blocks. Students will report to the auditorium to have their pictures taken by homeroom. The picture schedule will be posted online and throughout the school so that students can report to the auditorium at the correct time. Remember that you must wear dress-code-compliant clothing for your picture.


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  • Congratulations to Erica Bower and Carter Williams for being our Teacher of the Month! 
  • Congratulations to Carrie McCann for being our Support Staff Member of the Month!  
  Walter Williams High School Bulldog
1307 South Church Street
Burlington, NC  27215-4919
Telephone:  336-570-6161
Fax:  336-570-6214
School webpage: 
Principal:  Dr. Joe Ferrell
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