WHS hires FCS teacher, basketball coaches

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 →

Q&A: Retiring music teacher reflects on career

Music teacher Richard Philbrook directs the choir at the Mission Valley/Wabaunsee joint concert in March. Current Mission Valley teacher Jamie Rogers will take over for Philbrook next year. Photo by Mikayla Wagner. WHS band and choir teacher Richard Philbrook is retiring after 11 years at WHS. Philbrook began teaching 43 years ago and has made... Continue Reading →

Model Students

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.

Coon sets school discus record

Senior Bailey Coon throws discus at Wichita earlier this season. Coon set a school record in discus Friday at Riley County. Senior Bailey Coon broke her own school record in the discus Friday at Riley County. Coon bested her previous throw of 105’3” with a throw of 111, and minutes later extended her record with... Continue Reading →

WHS places 5th at state journalism

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 →

Opinion | Use honesty to avoid a bad breakup

Initiating a breakup might be one of the most awkward and difficult things you’ll ever have to do, especially in high school. No matter how you go about it, it probably won't go down as smoothly as you hope, but knowing some proper breakup etiquette could help prevent the situation from becoming your worst nightmare.... Continue Reading →

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