Government classes propose facility upgrades

When given the chance to choose improvements for the school and Alma community, the senior government class chose to focus on building and improving sporting facilities.

Every year the Wabaunsee government class writes and proposes bills for improving the school and community.

The process begins with each student suggesting five possible bills. Once the list is combined the class begins to debate and narrow down to their top three overall. Along with debating which bills to push, students have to plan out all the possible questions the bills need to address.

USD 329 Bond fails 57% to 43%

Voters rejected the USD 329 bond by about 14 percent of the vote.

The bond, worth $24.65 million, sought to fund renovations and maintenance of district school buildings, and would have created a K-6 building in Paxico and a 7-12 building in Alma.

Stuhlsatz places 14th at state cross country

Rebecca Stuhlsatz and Sienna Jones ended the season with 14th and 42nd place finishes at State.

Stuhlsatz ran a time of 20:40 and Jones 22:11. Both runners cut around a minute off of their regional times. This was Stuhlsatz's second state competition and Jones' first. 

WHS welcomes 3 new students

Three WHS students entered USD 329 at the beginning of the year. Wabaunsee High School’s total enrollment is only slightly lower this year with 134 students, as opposed to last year’s 135. Four students began the year enrolled in online learning, and others will do it on a temporary basis due to quarantines.

Fall sports adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

At the start of the school year Mid-East League athletic directors and administrators met to establish changes for athletic events to avoid risks associated with COVID-19. While some changes will affect fans, the actual participants in most activities will only experience small changes.

Art teacher joins WHS staff

New art teacher Brianna Guinn enjoys gardening and watching TV.

Originally from Tonganoxie, Kansas, Guinn now lives in Silver Lake with her fiancé, three dogs, and cat. She attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas University. After completing college she began teaching middle and high school art near Salina in the Twin Valley school district.

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