Entering your ITS Points for the 2017-2018 School Year

It’s time to enter your points for this school year! Whether you are an active member, a joining member or a future potential member you need to enter this year’s points. You will not be able to enter past points in future years.

This year we have a new points tracking sheet that calculates your total so that I don’t have to (math and I aren’t friends). If you are a current Junior or Senior with a pre-existing points sheet you will continue to use your original points sheet, which should be in your Google Drive account. If you are a current Sophomore or Freshman, or a Junior or Senior without a current points sheet you will use the new form. I have created an example for you that can be viewed here: Student_Example_2018

Instructions for Filling Out your ITS Form:

  • Go to this link and MAKE A COPY of the form. Save your new copy as your first name_last initial_grad year. Example: Casey_S_2019
    • If you already have a form, as stated above, follow the below steps to update your current form. Do NOT delete the verified line that was entered by Mrs. Leffel or Mrs. Howe for previous years.
  • Fill in the top section with your name, address, email, etc. Leave Induction Year and the fields below that empty.
  • Using the 2017-2018 WHS Points for Performance Activities and the  Thespian Induction Points System enter your theatre activities and points to your best estimate.
    • Those with a prior sheet you may put the top line as “Points from original sheet” and then enter the total number of points from last year in the “Points Received” section
    • If you are unsure on the number of points you received for a specific action please see Mrs. Leffel or Mrs. Dalfonzo.
    • See Notes below regarding points for some activities
    • If you are struggling to understand the form itself please refer to this YouTube video tutorial.
  • Share your completed form with both Mrs. Leffel AND Mrs. Dalfonzo at LeffelL@friscoisd.org and DalfonzJ@friscoisd.org
  • All points will be verified by the directors. Some points values may change based on director discretion.

A Couple of Notes:

  • If are currently inducted into ITS you can earn points for productions you have seen outside of school. Beginning this year you may earn a maximum of .25 points per full-length production. Remember that one point is the equivalent of 10 hours so you are getting 1 point for every four productions you see, assuming an average production length of 2.5 hours per show. Beginning next year a program will be required for all audience shows submitted.
  • This sheet lists accurate points for WHS Theatre Performances this school year. Please use these points amounts. 2017-2018 WHS Points for Performance Activities
  • If you are submitting points for work done outside of Wakeland Theatre, such as performing in a production for an outside company, you need to provide documentation of your involvement in the show. A performance program will be sufficient.
  • You get .5 points for each Saturday or Friday night (non-regular rehearsal time) shop call you attended for the entire time. Otherwise you get one point per 10 hours you were at shop calls total. If you do not sign in at shop calls then you do not get points.
  • You do NOT get points for rehearsals
  • You do NOT get points for any class performances – public performances for an actual audience only.

All Thespian Points must be entered by Monday, April 16th. No changes or additions will be permitted after that time unless an event arises that you are asked to participate in such as Academic Awards, Wespy’s, etc.

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Updated Times for Shop Calls This Weekend

Good afternoon!

Tonight’s shop call has been pushed back an hour to 6:00 to allow everyone time to eat dinner prior to beginning work. It will also give our Marching Band a better load out situation so we are not all cluttering the hallway at the same time. We will end call at 9:00 so please plan to be picked up promptly.

Tomorrow’s shop call is from 1:00-6:00 to accommodate those participating in the Frisco Community Parade. Please plan to be picked up promptly.

Ladies, you MUST have a way to tie back your hair! Everyone needs to be in appropriate shop attire.

Let Chili’s Do the Cooking on October 11th!

Chili’s at Eldorado is proud to support Wakeland High School Theatre!

On October 11th from 11:00AM-10:30PM come and let Chili’s do the cooking while they support Wakeland High School Theatre at the same time! With each flyer presented that day Chili’s will donate 20% of the event day sales!

The Wakeland High School Theatre Department Give Back Event is:
October 11, 2017
From 11 AM til 10:30 PM

Valid only at:
Chili’s of Eldorado & Tollway
11555 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
972-712-9922 – http://www.chilis.com

We look forward to seeing you at Chili’s!

Be sure to print and bring the attached flyer with you to the event!
Wakeland Theater Oct 11

Helping the Houston Area

Hello Wolverine Theatre!

We have an opportunity to make a difference in the Houston area! One of our former technical theatre students, Matt Barron, is taking his truck down this weekend and wants to be able to help those that need it in any way he can. He is hoping to fill his truck with those necessities that are of an immediate need. If you can help please send a donation item or two with your student either tomorrow or on Friday morning. Matt will pick it all up from us and distribute it to those he is able to assist over the weekend.

Immediate needs are:

  • Contractor trash bags
  • Work gloves
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Masks
  • Tools to remove carpet
  • Clorox
  • Clorox wipes
  • Packing tape
  • Sharpies
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries 
  • Baby diapers and wipes
  • Adult diapers
  • Bottled Water
  • Etc.

Many people can’t get out to obtain these items themselves, stores are sold out or the lines to check out are hours long. Anything we can do to help out will be greatly appreciated!

“I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
-Edward E. Hale

Information: Mandatory Pre-Audition Meeting for Musical

Hello Wolverines! We hope have had a wonderful summer and are ready to jump back into theatre next week! We can’t wait to see you!

Auditions for our winter musical, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, will take place in mid-September. Our mandatory pre-audition meeting for both parents and students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00-7:00PM.

During the pre-audition meeting we will be handing out audition packets for actors and technicians, discussing the rehearsal and performance calendar for the show, discussing the production process and expectations and much more. Our amazing boosters will also take the stage to share some exciting information with you all.

While we know this is a very busy time of year for everyone, it is imperative that at least one parent be in attendance for the meeting. In fact, it is more important that a parent be in attendance than a student! If a parent cannot attend the meeting you must email Mrs. Dalfonzo at DalfonzJ@FriscoISD.org prior to the meeting date.

News from Mrs. Howe

I have news that has to be shared. I am not even sure how to start, so I will just say it… After 13 incredible years in Frisco ISD – 11 of which have been at Wakeland, I will be embarking on a new adventure. My husband has been offered a new position within his company and after much thought and consideration, we have decided it is an opportunity we cannot pass up. However, the new position requires us to relocate and, therefore, my family will all be moving to England! My time at Wakeland has been very special to me and, were it not for this relocation, I would not be going anywhere.  While an exciting opportunity for my family, it is difficult to say goodbye to all of you. I cannot begin to say how much I will miss each and everyone one of you. It has been a pleasure being your director and I look forward to seeing all the things that each of you will accomplish.  There are so many things that I want to say to you. I hope that we can all get together before I leave so that I can see you one last time. Thank you for being amazing. Love you guys!!     – Mrs. Howe