Many WHS and USD 329 staff members will be leaving at the end of this school year. Some are retiring after long careers, and others are moving on to new opportunities. Here are a few of their stories.
USD 329 board hired ASA Strategic Funding to help develop and promote a new plan to address facilities issues. At the April 12 board meeting, ASA Strategic Funding was hired for $12,200 to help promote and develop a new bond. They have worked on over 200 research projects and have a 94 percent success rate. They plan to work with the community to develop a plan that everyone can agree on.
WHS has hired Kevin Sullivan as high school counselor starting next school year. Sullivan attended Kansas State University to get his bachelor and masters degree in school counseling. He is currently the counselor at St. Xavier Catholic School in Junction city and has also worked at several other schools in the area.
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.
Student teacher Cody Lohse will be joining WHS for the spring semester. Lohse will be teaching in Brendan Praeger’s English, drama, and journalism classes. Here are some things to know about Lohse.
Starting school with a bunch of unfamiliar faces can be intimidating. Getting to know the new staff members might help relieve some of the nerves that come with starting the school year.
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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.
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Keeley Reddick is ready to continue the success of the WHS FCCLA program.
Reddick will replace Diane Breiner next year as the FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser. Reddick said she was interested in the position because it is close to family and it is a smaller school. She also said that coaching is what had led to her education. Reddick previously coached cheerleading at Council Grove for the last three years.
Brian Henry is resigning from all teaching and coaching positions.
Henry recently accepted a job offer from Rural Vista in White City. He informed the softball team of his decision after losing in the semi-final round of regionals Tuesday night. He will serve as the White City athletic director, head football coach, assistant basketball coach and assistant track coach for the high school. He will also be teaching a business class.
Henry coached softball for 18 seasons. His achievements included two state championships (2007, 2018) in five appearances. His overall record was 186-212. Henry is the only coach in WHS history with multiple state championships in a team sport.