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 →
WHS journalism achieved five awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest Saturday morning, including one state champion. In the write-off contests, students receive a page of quotes and information and must write a story in 90 minutes. Sophomore Kendyl Bolinder placed first in editorial writing. “The prompt we wrote about (a student protest)... Continue Reading →
For WHS students, Root Beer Float Day is one of the best days of the year. For community bank week, the local banks end the week by giving out free treats and items. Stockgrowers State Bank makes root beer floats and Bank of the Flint Hills gives out donuts and branded items, including hats, piggy... Continue Reading →
April 10, the WHS band and choir travelled to Louisburg, Kansas to compete in the State Band and Choir competition. The band received a superior I rating for its performance of Brighton Beach and Call of the Wild. The choir, just 2 points short of a I rating, received a II with its performance of... Continue Reading →
Boys basketball coach Chris Smart will not return next season. The school board voted on rehiring winter head coaches at Monday night's board meeting. Wrestling coach Joey Heersche was the only WHS coach on the list, which was approved unanimously. Principal Jan Hutley and athletic director Jeron Weisshaar declined to comment. Reflecting on the team’s... Continue Reading →