Congratulations to Cathy Shuck * EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD Recipient 2017-2018!
                                                                 Congratulations to Chelle Klein * PARA-EDUCATOR of the YEAR Recipient 2017-2018!
                                                           Congratulations to Linda Yates * CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE of the YEAR Recipient 2017-2018!
                                                                                                                                 

October 2017

Red Ribbon Week Concludes!

Red Ribbon Week continued Friday after kicking off Monday with a variety of daily themes on slate for the week across the USD 353 School District. It was "PJ Day" at some of the schools and "Sweats Day" at others on Monday. On Tuesday the theme was "Costume Day" in conjunction with Halloween and there were awesome ones! Wednesday was an easy one - "Hat Day".

Redesign

Kennedy Elementary was chosen by the Kansas State Dept. of Education this summer to be one of seven districts at the elementary level in the state to go through the redesign process.  Kennedy has a redesign team that consists of the principal, teachers, and our curriculum director to help lead this initiative.

Knights Attend Manufacturing Day @ Cowley College!

Wellington Middle School 8th grade students attended Cowley College's Manufacturing Day on October 11th.  The day was geared towards hands-on learning workshops in different areas of manufacturing such as: automotive, welding, non-destructive testing, mechatronics and the military. 

Students learned how to change tires and check for oil in the automotive workshop.

Lexi Saffell now reigns as WHS Duchess!

A tradition that began back around WWII days continued Friday evening at Sellers Park! Senior Lexi Saffell was crowned the 2017-2018 WHS Duchess. Lexi's escort was Hayden Baker. Other candidates included Mekenna Adams, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch and Jill Wiley. Other escorts included A.J. Snipes, Ian King, Austin Sears and Jaden Adams. Seniors Gracie Fink and Arlis Troutman were the child escorts for Charley Wilmoth and Reed Wellington.