New WHS counselor Wendy Leenerts describes her role as a counselor is being there for the kids. “I’m working with kids on their social and emotional well being."
Elementary principal Robert Schawo comes to USD 329 with promises of continuing the momentum the district already has. Schawo has become the new Elementary school principal replacing Galen Craghead and Kari Kephart. Schawo, who has a degree in public administration and a degree in elementary education, will lead the Maple Hill and Alma elementary schools.
From Reno, Nevada to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Sierra Page has made her way back to Kansas to become the new WHS English teacher. Page teaches English 2 and English 4 while also acting as a proctor for college English. She will also advise NHS and be a senior class sponsor.
The USD 329 board made several staffing changes at Monday's meeting, approved a religious education program, discussed bond options and addressed sixth grade participation in athletics.
The plan to use virtual Spanish classes if WHS is unable to hire a teacher puts students at a disadvantage.
USD 329 discussed staff and the bond at the April 11 school board meeting.
WHS principal Jan Hutley announced her resignation last week, effective at the end of the school year.
At the USD 329 board of education meeting Monday night, the board accepted the resignation of Alma Elementary School and Maple Hill Elementary School principal Galen Craghead.