• Welcome to Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School where

    Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts!!!

    E N J O Y    S U M M E R   2 0 1 6 ! ! ! 
    2016 YEARBOOKS FOR SALE in the Main Office this summer! Only a limited number available, so hurry! 
    Cost is $90.00 (cash and money order only). See Ms. Laverne Coleman in the Main Office from 8 am to 3 pm Monday through Thursday.  
    If you already paid for a yearbook, be ready to show ID upon pickup.

    ATTENTION PARENTS: The AP Summer 2016 Assignments are now being distributed. If your child is taking an AP course next year (SY 2016-2017), he/she is expected to complete a summer assignment that is due upon returning to school in August. Please click HERE to download an AP Summer Assignment.

  • Monday 6/13/16 A Day
    • Final exams - A-Day - Periods 1 & 3
    • High School Principals’ meeting – hosted by Wise HS – all day – in the auditorium
    • Staff end of year evaluations continue with administrative team
    Tuesday 6/14 B Day 
    • Final exams - B-Day - Periods 1 & 3
    • New Teacher Academy meeting – 4:00 PM
    Wednesday 6/15 A Day
    • Final exams - A-Day - Periods 2 & 4
    • Department meetings – 4:00 PM
    • School uniform sub-committee meeting – 6:00 PM – in Lecture Hall 2
    Thursday 6/16 B Day
    • Final exams - B-Day - Periods 2 & 4
    • 4th quarter grading window opens
    • 9th grade academy meeting – 4:00 PM – in the Data Room (across from the attendance office)
    Friday 6/17 A Day
    • Two-hour early dismissal – follow modified schedule
    • Students will remain in the gym / cafe – all day – please reference the teacher coverage schedule
    • Final exam – make-ups in all classes
    Monday 6/20 B Day
    • Last day for students!
    • 4th quarter grades due today
    • Two-hour early dismissal – follow modified schedule
    • Final exam – make-ups in all classes
    • Teacher classroom checkout – all day
    Tuesday 6/21
    • Last day for teachers!
    • Teacher classroom checkout – all day
    • Staff end of year luncheon – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the café
    • Off-site staff celebration – 4:00 PM @ Old Towne Inn in Upper Marlboro
  • Pres. Obama Visits Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
    PGCPS Comptroller Visits Wise HS for the 2014 Steve Harvey Award Proclamation
    Pres. Obama Interviews Noah McQueen of Wise HS
    Wise HS Participates in Text 2 Stop It! Program
    Children's Mental Health Matters and The Love Letter Project launch Letter Writing Campaign
  • Other Announcements
  • Summer Program Guide and Updates - Please click here for more information. 

    2016 Multiple Pathways Summer HS Program (Download program flyer and other info)

    Words 4 the Wise is an online newsletter written by Wise students. Our students are writing about events around the Puma Nation, entertainment, sports and other issues that are important to our community. The club that produces the newsletter is sponsored by Mrs. Enright and Dr.Young. Go to Words 4 Wise page >>
  • PUMA Word of the Day
  • gregarious (adj.)

    ~ outgoing, sociable

    Timmesha was so gregarious that when she found herself alone she felt quite sad.


    Our final PBIS activity was a success! The students really enjoyed the field day experience. Thank you Janay Stallworth, Karess McNeil and Frances Campbell for leading this activity! There were many people who also contributed to make the event a success. Thank you Robin Rubain, Pamela Poles, Melody Thompson, Connie Gibson, Tania Chandler, Krisden Killibrew, Angela Brown, Chikel Coleman, Michelle McDonald, Shakira Howard, Bryan Montgomery, Robert Garner, Joe Lewis, Avery Tooley, Dionisio Fragante, Clifton Chatman, Devin O'Mealy, Pamela Davis, Robin Bullock, Nicole Maynor- Stevens,  Daryl Carroll, Tywana Richardson, and Andrea Thomas.

    Jasmine Stewart is our new Student Government Association (SGA) advisor! Thank you for stepping into this important role.

    Nicole McLaurin, test coordinator, has successfully navigated us through the testing labyrinth this year! Our students have been engaged in some form of standardized testing from April through June 10! This translates to a lot of work for the staff! Thank you Ms. McLaurin for handling this workload through a high level of organization, precision, and collaboration. Khaisha Charles served as our alternate test coordinator this year and did an awesome job supporting this work as well. You are both appreciated!

    The senior English team hosted a wonderful thank you reception for community members who served as panelists for the senior presentation. Thank you for your steady, effective leadership Dr. Regina Young. Also, thank you Johnita Montgomery, Sylvia Dash, Rhonda Bennett, and Dr. Joan Jackson for all of your hard work around the senior projects. Special thanks Alphonso Jiles for coordinating the string orchestra performance during the event. The students sounded fantastic!

    Parents, community members, county staff, students, and Wise staff all commented on the highly organized and smooth running commencement exercise for the Class of 2016! Our graduation coordinator, Khaisha Charles, with assistance from Nicole McLaurin and others are to be commended for paying attention to the details that make a program great. Wonderful work!

    Congratulations DaLawn Parrish for being selected to serve as the first black head coach of the Big 33 Football All-Star game! Puma Pride! Separately Coach Parrish is to be commended for positioning Wise HS to host a University of Maryland sponsored football coaching clinic. Wise students, along with students from across multiple states were able to receive instruction from and exposure to Division I football coaches. This was a great opportunity for our students!

    ~ Mr. Charoscar Coleman, Principal 

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