Wilde Lake High School

Summary

Wilde Lake High School
Wilde Lake High School.jpg
Home of the Wilde Cats
Address
5460 Trumpeter Road

,
21044

Information
TypePublic high school
Established1971
FounderJames "Jim" Rouse
School districtHoward County Public Schools
PrincipalMarcy Leonard
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,291[1]
Color(s)Green      and Gold     
MascotWildecats
RivalOakland Mills High, River Hill High, and Atholton High
NewspaperThe Paw Print
Website

Wilde Lake High School is a secondary school located in Columbia, Maryland's Village of Wilde Lake, one of 12 public high schools in Howard County.

The school is centrally located in Howard County and its district borders that of River Hill High School, Marriotts Ridge High School, Centennial High School, Howard High School, Oakland Mills High School, and Atholton High School.

History

Bids were requested by January 1970 for a 1,350-seat school to be built for an estimated $2.6 million.[2] Opened in 1971 as a model school for the nation, it was Columbia's first high school. It had an open doughnut-shaped design with "open classrooms" and was a model school for new teaching settings.[3]

In 1994, the original 910-student building which did not meet current safety standards was demolished. A new $20 million 1,200-seat building with a more traditional style was reconstructed on the same site by Cochran, Stephenson and Donkevoet.[4] The new building, opened in 1996, replicates the open idea, with a central main street, and halls surrounding it and a bridge across the second floor.

Students

Student population[5]
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
unk. unk. unk. 822 848 1037 1228 1342 1418 1452
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
1,414 1,480 1,567 1,489 1,440 1,392 1,434 1,373 1,351 1,370
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1,335 1,324 1,277 1,271 1,242 1,234 1,236 1,225 1,276

The racial makeup of the population during the 2017–2018 school year was 26.7% White, 43.8% Black or African American, 7.2% Asian, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Native American, 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 7.4% two or more races.[1]

Jim Rouse Theatre

Wilde Lake has a modern 750-seat theater named for Columbia founder James Rouse, who went by "Jim".[6] The theatre has its own separate entrance and is used by both school and community groups. The 12,500-square-foot performance space is also used for community meetings, sales rallies, exhibitions, and business training sessions. The theatre has a total of 739 seats and eight handicapped accessible locations.[7]

Athletics

Wilde Lake High School has a number of sports teams for each season of the academic year, including football, soccer, golf, volleyball, basketball and cross country.[8] The school has won the following state championships:

Cross country

  • 1971 – Boys' cross country
  • 1996 – Girls' cross country[9]
  • 1996 – Boys' cross country
  • 2005 – Boys' cross country
  • 2006 – Boys' cross country[10]
  • 2007 – Boys' cross country

Football

  • 1985 – Football
  • 1990 - Football
  • 1991 – Football
  • 1992 – Football
  • 1997 – Football[11]
  • 2010 – Football

Soccer

  • 1976 – Boys' soccer
  • 1981 – Boys' soccer
  • 1982 – Boys' soccer
  • 1983 – Boys' soccer
  • 1984 – Boys' soccer
  • 1991 – Boys' soccer
  • 1997 – Boys' soccer[12]
  • 2019 – Boys' soccer

Basketball

  • 1985 – Boys' basketball[13]
  • 1994 - Boys' basketball State Finalist [14]
  • 1995 – Girls' basketball[15]

Ice hockey*

  • 2008 – State Finalist
  • Wilde lake no longer fields and independent ice hockey team. from 2011-2018, a co-op team with players from oakland mills and hammond high schools was formed, known as the “WHO”. In 2018, centennial and long reach high schools joined the WHO to form the wolves.

Tennis

  • 1985 – Boys' tennis doubles
  • 1986 – Mixed doubles
  • 2001 – Mixed doubles[16]
  • 2006 – Boys' tennis singles[17]

Track and field

  • 1975 – Boys' track and field[18]

In 2015, Carol Satterwhite, a physical education teacher at the Wilde Lake High School was selected for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame.[19]

Band program

The band program consists of groups including the marching band/wind ensemble, concert band, jazz band, and percussion ensemble.

The wind ensemble is the higher-level band group, while the lower-level group is the concert band. The two bands have two concerts throughout the year; the winter concert, and the spring concert. The winter concert is late November, while the spring concert is mid-April.

The marching band, consisting of the members of wind ensemble, performs at all of the varsity football team's home games throughout the season. When the football team has an away game, the marching band creates a "pep-band" and travels to the opposing team's stadium to support the team. The marching band performs at other various school activities, such as leading the homecoming parade and playing at the pep-rallies.

The jazz ensemble is showcased in multiple concerts and performances throughout the year. A few of the showcases include the jazz concert in mid-October, another jazz concert in early February, and the Jazz Cabaret in May.

The Paw Print

The Paw Print is an independent publication of Wilde Lake High School.[20]

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "2017-18 School profile" (PDF). HCPSS. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Louise Vest (13 January 2015). "Bid deadline for Wilde Lake High School builder History Matters". The Baltimore Sun.
  3. ^ "Five Open Plan High Schools: A Report from Educational Facilities Laboratories" (1973) (archived at Texas A&M University).
  4. ^ "Renovation at Wilde Lake is to be more extensive". The Washington Post. September 23, 1993.
  5. ^ "1993 to 2017 Enrollment for All Grades". reportcard.msde.maryland.gov. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Jim Rouse Theatre". Jim Rouse Theatre. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Technical Specifications". Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Parnell, Vincent "Fall 2012 Athletic Information", Howard County Public School System, 2012.
  9. ^ "MPSSAA Girls' Cross Country" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "MPSSAA Boys' Cross Country" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "MPSSAA Football" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "MPSSAA Boys' Soccer" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "MPSSAA Boys' Basketball" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  14. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-03-13/sports/1994072232_1_milford-mill-hurd-wilde. Retrieved July 31, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "MPSSAA Girls' Basketball" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "MPSSAA Tennis Mixed Doubles" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "MPSSAA Boys' Tennis Doubles" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "MPSSAA Boys' Track & Field" (PDF). MPSSAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "James Simmons to be Inducted in NIAAA Hall of Fame" (Press release). LHSAA. December 1, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  20. ^ "The Paw Print : The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School". WLHSPawPrint.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "National Merit Scholarship Honored". The Washington Post. September 29, 1982. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  22. ^ Brugler, Dane (April 7, 2020). The Athletic's 2020 NFL Draft Guide (PDF). The Athletic. p. 52. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  23. ^ Len Lazarick. "A 50-Year-Old-Town-Faces-Its-Future". The Maryland Reporter.
  24. ^ Tom Vesey (July 16, 1986). "A 'Normal' Math Whiz". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  25. ^ Mencius Moldbug (October 26, 2011). "The Holocaust: a Nazi perspective". Unqualified Reservations. Retrieved April 19, 2018. The point was driven home for me at Wilde Lake High School in 1988, where I found myself in an auditorium listening to a long, bathetic string of student awards.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 39°13′3″N 76°52′21″W / 39.21750°N 76.87250°W / 39.21750; -76.87250