With 139 students enrolled, Wabaunsee has been classified as a 2A school again this year. The Kansas State High School Activities Association, or KSHSAA, has updated the classifications of high schools in Kansas which will go into effect for all 2019-20 activities. With little change from previous years, athletic director Jeron Weisshaar said most sports will be minimally affected by this year’s classifications.
According to the founders of Yellow Ribbon, even at Wabaunsee High School, students are at risk of committing suicide. The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is an international program dedicated to preventing suicide by making information accessible to anyone and removing barriers for people seeking help.
WHS added three new elective classes to this year’s schedule, Earth and Space Science, Business Law and Intro to Computer Science.
The WHS Student Handbook received some modifications over the summer. The handbook states that its purpose is to serve as an aid in understanding school policies. Last year, the government class went through the handbook and suggested changes using a legislative process. The revisions were submitted to Principal Jan Hutley. “There were very few that we weren’t able to implement this year,” Hutley said. “A lot of them were very common sense and needed to be changed.”
Brian Henry is resigning from all teaching and coaching positions. Henry recently accepted a job offer from Rural Vista in White City. He informed the softball team of his decision after losing in the semi-final round of regionals Tuesday night. He will serve as the White City athletic director, head football coach, assistant basketball coach and assistant track coach for the high school. He will also be teaching a business class. Henry coached softball for 18 seasons. His achievements included two state championships (2007, 2018) in five appearances. His overall record was 186-212. Henry is the only coach in WHS history with multiple state championships in a team sport.
At the board meeting Monday night, the USD 329 school board approved multiple new hires for WHS, including a FCS teacher, head boys and girls basketball coaches and a district tech director. Keeley Reddick will be filling the Family and Consumer Science teaching position. “I would say she is very excited and passionate about educating... Continue Reading →
Principal Jan Hutley introduces graduate Josh Sprague to speak to WHS students about creating his own company. Josh Sprague, a 1995 graduate of WHS, chose to come back to speak about “Orange Mud,” his company that sells running gear products. In his presentation he explained how he created his first product to improve his passion... Continue Reading →
Advanced CAD Model, the result of more than 900 hours of student work, places first at tech fair After a long year of hard work, a 1/25th model of the WHS main building constructed by advanced CAD students traveled to to the Fort Hays Tech Fair where it claimed best senior project as well as the prized Dennis McKee award for best multi-student project. Seniors Luke Barber, Sean Dugger, Dillon Spellman and Kinsey Stuewe decided that they would work on a project together for their final year. The project began as a model of the city of Alma.
Falisha Willier is hosting a dodgeball tournament to raise money to study abroad. Willier will be studying abroad over the summer in Costa Rica. Throughout the year, she has put on several fundraisers to help pay for the trip. Teacher Laura Delfelder is helping organize the tournament, set for 9:30 a.m. May 18 in the... Continue Reading →