John’s Coffee Delivery helps develop work skills

“Don’t lose your beans, because ole’ John’s coffee service always delivers,” is John Erikson’s advice for WHS staff members in need of a caffeine fix in the mornings. John Erikson is a special needs student who graduated with the class of 2017, but is still attending WHS as a part of transition to work, where he learns career skills that he will use to support himself in the future. Erikson’s many activities include helping out in screen printing classes; practicing life skills, like cooking; volunteering in both the high school and public libraries; handling the school’s recycling; doing janitorial work at the elementary and high schools; and spending the afternoons doing maintenance and dietary work at the Alma Manor.

Throwback Thursday: Dancing in 1978

As NHS prepares to host a winter formal, we go back nearly 40 years to look at the Morp dance from "Changes," the 1978 yearbook. Morp, which is "prom" spelled backwards, subverted traditional gender rules by requiring girls to ask out dates and take the boys to dinner.

Government classes propose changes

Jess Rutledge’s senior classes aren’t just studying government, they have been attempting to do some governing of their own. For the last few years, Rutledge has given seniors the opportunity to propose and debate bills of their own in an effort to improve the school. Rutledge said “I wanted them to learn what the legislative process was like; all the arguments and compromises that are made.”

Band, choir prepare for winter concert

The WHS band and choir are tuning up for their 2019 Winter Concert tonight, featuring holiday classics and some melodious newcomers. The band will perform a french carol called “Echoes de Noel,” “Cartoon Christmas” and “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” The band will also play “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” trombone player senior Luke Stuhlsatz’s favorite song of the set. "It's the most upbeat song we're doing," Stuhlsatz said.

Throwback Thursday: 1991 Charger Basketball

The basketball page in "Welcome to the Jungle," the 1991 Charger yearbook, features two legendary coaches reaching milestones. Girls coach Brenda Holaday reached 100 career wins, while boys coach Steve Murray hit 200. (Current coaches Trevor Keller and Christian Ulsaker are at 2 and 1, respectively, but you can check back in a few years).... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: 1995 Math and P.E.

This week’s Throwback Thursday issue highlights two academic pages from the 1995 WHS yearbook.  Each page shows different activities that occurred in each class throughout the year. On the mathematics page, students are working on assignments with the help of their teacher Julie Schnieder. Students get a break from sitting and homework to lift weights... Continue Reading →

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