Editorial: Parent/Teacher Conferences Need to Go

Parent-teacher conferences are unnecessary. Students should be held accountable for staying on top of school work and communicating with parents and/or teachers if they are having an issue in a class, without relying on parents to express certain concerns for them. This year, WHS administration endorsed a career readiness course called Xello, where all high school students were required to complete a series of lessons and construct a PowerPoint containing information about their results that they will present to parents during a student-led meeting.

Editorial: Sex trafficking presentation valuable for students

Terry Hund and Barry Feaker with the Topeka Rescue Mission spoke with students last Wednesday on the dangers and warning signs of sex trafficking. It was a worthwhile presentation for WHS students. The speakers began by explaining what sex trafficking is and how to identify it. Sex trafficking is the exploitation of children and young adults for a monetary gain. Some signs of this may include having an older boyfriend, skipping school, and suddenly having many expensive items that they didn’t have before. Then, they explained ways for young adults to avoid sex trafficking and signs to report. All of their information was included on a handout given to students before the presentation.

Editorial | School faces challenges in enforcing vaping policies

After e-cigarette use became a widespread issue last year, which seemed to catch administrators, teachers and parents off guard, WHS worked to combat it by educating students about risks and clarifying the tobacco policy in the student handbook to include e-cigarettes. Possessing any type of electronic cigarette device is illegal on school grounds. The policy for use or possession of any tobacco or simulated tobacco (E-cigarette) product, as stated in the WHS handbook, for the first offense is one to three days of out-of-school suspension, contingent upon situation.

Editorial: Charger aims to serve students, community

The Charger is Wabaunsee High School’s student newspaper. Our goal as staff is to inform readers in the school and community about events in the district, advocate for students and entertain the readers. As an independent student publication, the Charger’s freedom of press is protected by the Kansas Student Publications Act. This means our views do not necessarily reflect those of USD 329. It also protects our rights to advocate for students, even when the topics may be controversial.

Editorial: Thanks you to leaving WHS staff members

For our final editorial of the school year the Charger staff would like to thank some of the teachers and staff members moving on from WHS this year. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and we wish you luck with your future. The editorial is the opinion of the Charger staff. Send letters to the editor to whscharger@gmail.com.

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