Athletes get very hungry throughout the day. It can be at least 5-6 hours before athletes even have a chance to eat between lunch and supper. Family and Consumer Science teacher Diane Breiner oversees a nutrition bar for the current fall athletes every afternoon.
Students in Jess Rutledge's government class are running for President! Every year government students create posters and campaign videos like real politicians to simulate a political race. “I started doing this assignment when I first arrived at WHS eight years ago. I was looking for more projects in the senior government class and got the idea from a former professor at Kansas State,” Rutledge said.
Senior government students have proposed changes to the bell schedule, excused absences and improvements to the parking lot and volleyball equipment.
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.
This week’s Throwback Thursday issue highlights two academic pages from the 1995 WHS yearbook. Each page shows different activities that occurred in each class throughout the year. On the mathematics page, students are working on assignments with the help of their teacher Julie Schnieder. Students get a break from sitting and homework to lift weights... Continue Reading →
After using block schedule for several years, WHS recently switched to a seven period day.
Many staff members were adamant about switching to a seven hour day, thinking it would be beneficial for students in ways, such as retaining information better from having classes daily, students staying on task with shorter class periods, and making it easier to get caught up when you miss class. Teachers also seem to be going through lesson plans more quickly compared to previous years.
The new WHS schedule caused debate among students and teachers last year. After nearly a semester of the new schedule, opinions are mixed.
WHS introduced a 7-period daily schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, after using a block schedule in previous years.
The Charger polled sophomores, juniors and seniors to gauge the general feeling among the students most affected by the change. Incoming freshmen ran on a 7-period schedule in junior high, so this schedule was not new for them. The majority of students greatly preferred block scheduling, another large portion of students slightly prefer 7-period and 18 percent didn’t have an opinion.
Senior Maddie Alderman and her parents Sara and Roger Alderman, learn that she has been named a National Merit Finalist for 2019. Senior Madison Alderman has been named a National Merit finalist for 2019. She was first named as semifinalist last fall. “When we took the PSAT as juniors, it was like the application to... Continue Reading →
WHS staff plans to implement an new academic intervention program for students who are ineligible or failing class.