Three students founded a new student club, “Rooted in Christ,” with hopes that girls at Wabaunsee High School, who want to grow in their relationship with God, will join in trying to make the school a more positive place.
Former K-State football safety Ty Zimmerman spoke to WHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes and community members March 22.
Many high school students are employed in customer service jobs. These jobs can range anywhere from working in the food industry to retail work. In these occupations, employees have to learn and practice customer service. Whether that’s helping a customer find the right shirt size or just putting on a big ol’ smile while preparing their meal.
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. day, which is great because we didn’t have school, but it’s also great because we got to commemorate a great man. Wabaunsee, like most schools in the area, observes the holiday, and several teachers include King’s works in their curriculum, but general knowledge of King’s legacy is still often insufficient.
A common problem amongst seniors at Wabaunsee is the struggle to fill their schedule, but there is a solution to this problem. As nine seniors have elected to do this semester, there is an option to take time during the school day to go work at real-world jobs.
Wabaunsee’s annual Fall play is only a couple of weeks away. Just like in years past, the drama class will put on a lovely performance for the community, however this year there will be some guest appearances as well. The newspaper class and several students from outside of the drama class will also make up the cast this year, yours truly included.
This week we had to put down our basset hound Macy. It’s never easy to lose a pet when you have had them for so long and love them so much.
Each year six juniors across the state of Kansas are selected to be a part of the KSHSAA Student Advisory Team. Last year, I was one of the selected students and I currently serve as one of the 2A representatives. As a member of the team, part of my job is to provide input to the KSHSAA Executive Board, Board of Directors and Association staff about issues affecting students.
The sex education at USD 329 is inadequate, and it doesn’t prepare teens for a sexually healthy future.
Kansas schools are required to teach sexual health education as part of high school physical education curriculum. The curriculum is not required to be comprehensive, meaning that it would teach about abstinence as the best method for avoiding STDs and unintended pregnancy, but also teaches about evidence-based information, condoms and contraception to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and of infection with STDs, including HIV. Comprehensive sex ed also teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals and options.