Sophomores and juniors traveled to the Auschwitz Exhibit currently on display at Union Station in Kansas City. The exhibit, “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” features a combination of original objects and photographs from institutions and museums around the world. Typically only on display in Europe, it will be in Kansas City until March 20.
At the USD 329 board of education meeting Monday night, the board accepted the resignation of Alma Elementary School and Maple Hill Elementary School principal Galen Craghead.
A new program at WHS seeks to reward high academic achievement. The Excelsior program rewards students for having a GPA of 3.5 or higher. It is split into three tiers with various rewards and is based on the previous semesters grades.
USD 329 superintendent Brad Starnes announced his retirement in an email to district staff on Thursday morning.
The Wabaunsee school board will be unchanged after citizens voted on three open positions Tuesday, with Jerome Hess, Justin Frank and Tony Conrad retaining their seats.
As Wabaunsee County prepares to vote for three spots on the USD 329 school board, the Charger asked each candidate about issues facing the district. Three candidates are vying for the district 4 seat, and one candidate is up for district 6.
USD 329 administration have set forward plans to try to help encourage substitute teachers and other classified staff ( food workers, bus drivers, etc,) to continue working at Wabaunsee. “We’ve been investigating what other schools in the area are paying substitutes to make sure that pay stays competitive. We’ve also implemented a salary schedule similar to that of the teachers to ensure that as substitutes and other classified workers gain more responsibilities their pay reflects that,” said superintendent Brad Starnes.
The National Honor Society club inducted new members Andrew Grutsch, Maverick Havenstein, Jacob Meseke, Robert Potter, Lanson Parry, Rebekah Stuhlzatz, Paxton Meyer and Annie Wright during a ceremony September 20.
USD 329 has a new face this year with the addition of Charmin Miller to the staff as Covid Coordinator. Her duties this year as Covid Coordinator are to educate the students and staff on covid safety guidelines and to oversee testing of those who have been exposed to the virus.
On August 25, the Wabaunsee High School Student Council invited Chet Kuplan, CEO of Sports in Kansas, to speak to all High School and Junior High students.
“I had seen the posts of visits to schools throughout the last year. Comments made were positive and I felt that due to the impact social media has on all this could benefit students and even adults,” said STUCO adviser Amy Cassell.