We are in HYBRID PHASE YELLOW through October 2, 2020 with remote learning on Wednesdays.
USD 353 BOE SPECIAL MEETING * SEP. 28 / MON. * 7PM * @ Central Office 221 S. Washington
Meeting is closed to the public but will be livestreamed - link will be posted prior to the meeting.
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
As always our main goal this year is to do as much as possible while keeping the safety of our students as the number one priority. That being said, our fall homecoming week will look a little different this year.
Unfortunately, due to health guidelines we will not be able to have the traditional homecoming parade/pep rally on Thursday night, or the traditional WHS homecoming dance after the football game. However, we are still planning some fun activities for our students. Here is a list of activities that we will be having for the week:
We anticipate a lot of communication this school year between schools and schools and between schools and spectators. Local health conditions will vary, updates and revisions will be posted as they are received, on this page throughout the school year. (Both WHS & WMS)
Events will appear in "calendar date & time order". If we have received event information from the "event host", the "SPECTATOR EVENT INFO" link will be an active link, you can click for additional spectator info.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHS Class of 2022 Deitrek Gill did something very amazing this weekend, with his father Chad, at his side as caddie. Deitrek walked away after 2 rounds of stroke play on Thursday and Friday and Championship Play on Saturday, to win the World Teen Championship at Pinehurst Golf Club in North Carolina.
Drivers Education, after a later start than usual (due to COVID GUIDELINES, etc), will wrap up a week from this Friday. All totaled, 3 different classes have been meeting daily since June 29th. The link below are some pics taken on 070820 as students practiced different parking techniques in the WHS parking lot. How would you like to learn to back into a parking place along a curb, driving the Queen Elizabeth? (I mean suburban) :) Not an easy task but doable!
WHS had a “FRESHMAN” enter an essay contest put on by the KANSAS BUSINESS HALL of FAME (KBHF). There were 98 entries from across the State. The “3” Top Winners state-wide were:
*Shea Inlow – Sophomore from Sedgwick HS
*Emma Elder – Senior from Nemaha Central HS ….and drum roll please
*Taylon Ellis – FRESHMAN from Wellington HS!!!!!!!!
We want to take this opportunity to announce that we have chosen a date to celebrate the Senior class of 2020 and honor their achievements. If health guidelines allow, we will be having a traditional graduation ceremony on Sunday, July 12th at 2pm. If guidelines do not allow it, we will still be honoring our Seniors on this date with an alternative plan.
Congratulations to WHS Senior Austin Soles. Austin signed, in a curbside ceremony at Travelin' Smoke BBQ Saturday afternoon, to play basketball this coming school year at Southwestern College in Winfield.Southwestern is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and are in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).
Present for the signing, were Austin's WHS Coaches, multiple family and friends.
The 2020 Governor’s Scholars (the top academic 1% of Kansas HS Seniors), were announced this past week – congratulations go out to WHS Seniors Austin Fink and Mason Lough. Austin is the son of Pat & Judi Fink, Mason the son of Larance and Carri Lough.
The program is coordinated for the Governor by the “Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force”. It is funded by donations from private sector businesses in Kansas.
2020-2021 WHS & WMS Cheer Tryouts are going virtual! If you wish to tryout for high school or middle school cheerleading please follow the link below: This is for anyone in grades 6-11 that are interested in being cheerleader next year.
Mrs. Sanders' English 11 classes at Wellington High School this semester, as part of their curriculum unit entitled "Monuments", were to pick a person or an event that had a historical impact. The students wrote research papers over their selected topic, having to support an argument as to why their topic was "monumental" and deserving of national recognition. Lastly, the students had to design and build miniatures of a monument that represented their selected topic.
Check out the pics and the monuments - some interesting ones for sure!
We invite you to share in 100 years of education at Wellington High
School as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future!
Date : Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 11am-3pm Come and Go
Place : Wellington High School
A week that didn't start off as promising in some cases, due to illness, ended with a lot of smiles and a lot of medals! At the Tony's Pizza Event Center in Salina on Friday and Saturday, the 2020 State 4A Wrestling Tournament was held and "4" Wellington Crusaders qualified at last weekend's 4A REGIONAL held @ Wellington HS to take part!
Wellington FFA Officers attended the KACTE Day On The Hill in Topeka Monday and met with several legislators. Bill Rhiley and Larry Alley came and spoke with students about their experience in Agriculture! (Courtesy Pic - WHS FFA)
L to R: Mat Pryce, Luke McComb, John Hart, Taima Graves, Kenny Farley, Mr. Rhiley, Kaitlyn Hain, Kyleigh Gould, and Baylee Newberry.
Wellington High School Blood Drive
Sponsored by our National Honor Society chapter and American Red Cross
Friday, February 28th
WHS Auxiliary Gym
Mr. Luke Smith, A.D. at WHS & WMS, paid tribute today to Senior Mason Lough at the Pep Assembly. Mason is the first NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST @ WHS since 2006! (Erik Stalcup) You are awesome Mason - very impressive - congratulations young man!!
Wellington High School hosted the STATE 4A SCHOLARS BOWL TOURNAMENT on Saturday. Wellington, competed along with Bishop Miege, Circle, Chanute, Augusta, Fort Scott, Topeka-Hayden and Pratt. In the end it was:
1st Place - Fort Scott
2nd Place - Bishop Miege
3rd Place - Topeka Hayden
4th Place - Circle
Like any SPIRIT WEEK, there are DAILY THEMES at WHS to dress by and prizes are given Friday for the best each day! Here’s what’s slated for DUKE SPIRIT WEEK 2020:
Congratulations to the WHS Scholars Bowl Team...you are looking at the 4A Regional Champs and WHS is hosting the State 4A Meet next Saturday, the 15th!
The competing members were Keegan Dridi, Hunter Bryant, Karsten Gill, Caleb Starnes, Julia Starnes, and Mason Lough!
The CRUSADERS OF THE STAGE at WHS presented a variety of funny and entertaining "one act plays", written and directed by the students themselves, over this weekend. Numerous patrons were on hand for their opening on Friday, be sure to check out the pics below!! The curtain goes up again tonight @ 7PM - Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for students, children 5 and under get in free.
Congratulations to this school year's (2019-2020) DUKE CANDIDATES!!
L to R:
John Long, Tyler Brown, Quinn McCue, Austin Fink and John Hart
Spirit Week will begin on Monday, Feb. 10th, Coronation is slated for Friday, Feb. 14th @ the basketball games - more details soon!!
Congrats again Crusaders!! Awesome!!
Wellington High School's "SPECIAL K BASKETBALL TEAM" hosted Wichita North today in an hour long court battle between two great teams! The visiting squad came out on top 42-35 in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd, cheering for both sides. The band played on, the cheerleaders danced, smiles were plentiful, and it was another great day to be a Crusader, win or lose!
Austin Harriger and Austin Fink, for the 3rd year in a row, will be heading to the State 4A Debate Tournament in Ft. Scott tomorrow and Saturday. A sendoff was held today at WHS for the pair and their spares, Lizzie Harriger and Philip Starnes. We wish them all the best and appreciate greatly their awesome representation over the years. GO BIG RED!!!
Attention WHS Class of 2020! If you are planning on continuing your education at an accredited post-secondary institution or planning on acquiring vocational training beginning this Fall (2020), stop by the WHS Guidance Office and pick up a Crusader Website Chromebook Give-A-Way Application, fill it out and get it signed, then return it to the Guidance Office no later than Feb. 3, 2020.
PROJECT PROM (fundraiser) will be serving "WALKING TACOS" Tuesday, January 14th @ the HOME Basketball Games @ WHS vs Collegiate. Beginning at 4:30PM in the Commons, until they sell out, "WALKING TACOS" will be available for your dining pleasure for only $5! YUM! Go Big Red!!
CONGRATULATIONS to WHS Senior Brittney Bentz who was picked as a semi-finalist in the DSI Scholarship competition at Wichita State University!
The Distinguished Scholarship Invitational, or DSI, is a $64,000.00 scholarship provided to "3" incoming freshmen that plan to attend WSU! This year there were 656 contestants and out of that, 82 semi-finalists were chosen!
NHS Winter Formal Dance, in support of the Wellington Food Bank, had a nice size crowd turn up Friday evening for the 2 hour affair. Admission was $5 or "5" non-perishable food items to go to the Wellington Food Bank. A large pile of such items soon appeared. Christmas was in the air, participants danced and visited - all seemed to be having a great time! Just "2" weeks until Christmas / New Year's break! Study hard and good luck on your finals Crusaders!!
The WHS Choir presented "WELCOME CHRISTMAS" at their holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 5th. Choir Director Jennifer Ault, on maternity leave would have been proud of her students. Guest Director (Band) Allen Hisken filled in with Carol Hisken on piano, and together the group performed such classics as "White Christmas", "The Little Drummer Boy", "Carol of the Bells", "The First Noel" and "Holy Night".
NHS Winter Formal Dance
(to support the Wellington Food Bank)
Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00-10:00 in WHS Commons
Open to all WHS students
$5 or 5 canned/non-perishable items
"EBENEZER - A SCROOGE STORY" was on stage all weekend at WHS!! Exquisite performances by the Crusaders of the Stage, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, under the direction of Bob & Michelle Brown! There are more than 500 pics from opening night - check out link below.
Story by Shelby Metcalf
Michaela Adkins, a Wellington High School Senior, has recently been accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles. AMDA is a private performing arts college with their education opportunities spanning the major performing arts disciplines of Acting, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. Notable AMDA Alumni include Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor and star of Modern Family, and pop singer Jason Derulo.
Miss Kansas, Annika Wooton, was at Wellington High School on Tuesday with her messages about seatbelt safety and distracted driving awareness. She also sang during her visit.
Mrs. Melissa Buchanan's Youth Entrepreneur Class had a successful "Market Day" at WHS on Wednesday. A nice variety of offerings, even an opportunity to do pull-ups and get a discount on your Pizza purchases. Everything from Mexican Food, to Walking Tacos, to Chicken Alfredo, to Cookies / Cakes and more were available to the staff and students during lunch. Many of the products moved quickly, all tables seemed to be having considerable success with their business endeavors.
WHS Athletic Director Luke Smith has been busy this week handing out SUPERFAN Awards on behalf of the Bank of Commerce and the CRUSADER APP sponsored by the bank. Users can "check-in" when at events and earn points in the process. Those with the most points at season's end, win prizes!! Here are those prizes and winners recently awarded and announced!!
The National Honor Society Crusader Chapter hosted a blood drive on Wednesday through the American Red Cross. The five hour event at WHS, netted 56 pints of blood from 57 donors. 22 NHS members worked the event and/or donated blood, which is very commendable.
The Crusader Chapter holds "2" blood drives each school year. The 2nd one is slated for February 28th so mark your calendars! It generally takes 30-45 minutes for the process and you have to be at least 16 yrs old. Parental permission is also required for those under 18.
The National Honor Society Crusader Chapter at Wellington High School will be hosting a blood drive through American Red Cross. This event will take place from 9:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym on Wednesday, Nov. 6th. The blood collected will go towards those in need in the Sumner County area.
Under less than favorable weather conditions, especially Round 1 on Monday, the State 4A Girls Golf Tournament is "in the can" so to speak. Wellington's Payton Ginter shined for the third consecutive year in a row at this highest level! Ginter battled hard both days, finishing in 5th (86) after Round 1 behind Brasser (80) of Andale, Donovan (82) of Concordia, Miller (85) of Buhler, and Madison (85) of Ft. Scott. On Tuesday, Payton improved her position, finishing 3rd (85), behind Brasser (78) and Miller (83).
(Courtesy Pics WHS YEARBOOK)
Reality U is a hands on experience that teaches "financial skills" to the student participants. The 75 minute simulation of life, helps youth acquire personal financial education to prepare them for their lives as adults. In addition to the Sophomores at WHS, Sophs from South Haven, Caldwell, Argonia, Oxford and Conway Springs participated in one of the three sessions held at WHS in the auxiliary gym.
On October 16 The Wellington FFA Chapter went to Kingman, Kansas to compete in the South Central District Horse Judging Career Development Event. The students learned about how to judge horses based on their confirmation, and also based on how they perform being ridden in various performance events in Agriculture Education classes. They took the skills they learned and applied them in a real world setting by judging six classes of horses and giving oral reasons. (Oral reasons are a short explanation of why they placed the horses the way they did).
Wellington KS Public Schools / Shelby Metcalf
The names of the 2019 Duchess Candidates were released on Friday.
Congratulations to Emberly Gonzalez, Jennifer Jensen, Elise LeGrand, Jordyn Young, and Kylie Aufdengarten!
A special tribute took place Friday evening during halftime of the Clearwater vs WHS football game.
The WHS Debate Team hit the road today for the first time. Only the novices competed at El Dorado - Lizzie Harriger and Philip Starnes went 2-2, Aurora Young and Karolina Gadzik went 3-1, and Quinn Mccue and Riley Anderson earned second place with a win-loss record of 4-0! This was the first time debating EVER for this group of novices!!
Several WHS 9th thru 12th graders have completed a shed in their, "Intro to Industrial Education, Carpentry, and Woodworking Principles" class, instructed by Mr. Ryan Elder out at WHS!
Postponed from Friday, due to rain, the 2019 WHS Volleyball Car Wash Fundraiser was moved to "Labor Day" from 1pm to 5pm. The location remained the same, behind BIG CHEESE PIZZA in downtown Wellington. Nice, steady crowd early on, great day for the event and a great week ahead to enjoy your clean cars and sunny skies!! The "team" appreciates the support they received greatly!
Mrs. Linda Chase, the FFA Instructor at WHS, manages the field behind the school and at the current time, students are not involved in the cutting or baling of the hay you see pictured.
Crimson Dancers 2019-2020 @ WHS!
Back Row - Taylor Robbins, Mikayla Elmore, Darian Troutman, Elise Legrand, Kylie Lloyd, Gabby Stout
Middle Row - Brooklyn Burden, Journei Bales, Raegan Raschke, Lena Clouston
Front Row - Zoe Dawdy, Alyra Koerner
The 46th annual Shrine Bowl took place Saturday evening in Dodge City. Wellington's DeAndre Washington was a member of the "WEST" squad, the 1st Wellington Crusader to be selected for the Shrine Bowl since Tim Lira in 2003.DeAndre and his teammates had to be all smiles at the end of 4, pulling out a 26-7 victory over the East squad, in front of a large crowd at Dodge's Memorial Stadium. Congratulations to DeAndre - it sounds like the overall experience for all the participants will be in their memories for a lifetime!
Mrs. Sanders English 11 Class at WHS completed their ending project for "OCTOBER SKY", launching rockets they had built as part of a project similar to the true story of Homer Hickam, Jr. and his friend, known as The Rocket Boys, building rockets to reach their goal of one day working for NASA.
Don't have to tell most of you who this great couple pictured is! Coach Wallace and his wife Brenda were at WHS Wednesday. While there, Coach was presented a plaque commemorating his 50+ years of coaching in the Wellington School District. 50+ YEARS! Amazing gentleman, coach, husband, father, and loved by all!
WHS Class Night is a time to pay tribute and honor the many achievements of the present graduating class at Wellington High School. The list of achievements is long for this group of graduates, a class that has excelled in areas all up and down the spectrum - a classy bunch!
It was the annual SERVICE DAY today at WHS - all of the students either worked around the school or at various locations throughout the city - cleaning, organizing, sorting, painting, etc. etc...
Locations were all around, including Memorial Auditorium, Woods Park, Hibbs-Hooten Stadium, Wellington Health & Rehab, Thrift Shop, Golf Course, Arrowhead Animal Clinic, Sumner Community Hospital, Wheat Capital Manor and other locations as well.
The National Honor Society Officers for the 2019-2020 school year at WHS are:
President - Tyler Brown
Vice President - Elise LeGrand
Secretary/Treasurer - Gracie Rausch
The "location" of "Event Parking" at WHS has just been made more visible!
The 9th Annual CTE (Career & Technical Education) Showcase was on slate Wednesday evening at WHS - impressions? impressive!!
The Kansas Business Hall of Fame held an Essay Contest recently, receiving 92 entries from 10 Kansas high schools, almost double from last year's entries. A representative from KBHF paid a surprise visit Wednesday to Mrs. Elizabeth Vaughn's class where Freshman Jael Catlett was presented with a certificate for being 1 of the top 3 winners in the State! Jael, along with Jordin MacKenzie, a freshman at Blue Valley North, and Melvin Le, a sophomore from Liberal, took the top spots in the contest!
The NOON LIONS CLUB held their annual JR LIONS AWARD ceremony at WHS on Tuesday - 12 exceptional "JUNIORS", 6 boys and 6 girls were selected for this honor, an honor based on good character, citizenship, and community. Congratulations to the following WHS Class of 2020 awardees!
Left to Right:
Tyler Brown (not pictured), Dominic Shore, Austin Soles, Austin Fink, Austin Soles, Christian Buckman, Kylie Aufdengarten, Maggie McMinn, Kylie Lloyd, Natalie Henning, Emberly Ryan, and Jordyn Young!
A nice gathering of folks and fun Friday evening at Wellington High School. It was opening night for the Rodgers and Hammerstein production - "OKLAHOMA" and the Crusaders of the Stage were at their best, their very, very best!
Many WHS students gave the WHS Band and WHS Choir a big send-off Thursday in the Commons as the two musical groups boarded buses for State Competition. Both performed a number before their departure.
There was great news to report later Thursday from State Competition. Mr. David Brody, interim band director, indicated that both the band and the choir had received 1 ratings at State - "it's been years since both have received 1's."
The Regional Music Festival was held at Goddard this past weekend. Mr. David Brody, interim band director reports very good news from the event!
Several students qualified for the State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival coming up!
Earning "I" ratings at Regional were:
Michaela Adkins - vocal solo
Alexis Tracy - sax solo
Morgan Bacon - clarinet solo
Julia Starnes - flute solo
IMPACT BANK is sponsoring the "Career Technical Education's" Student of the Month awards again this school year! This is an awesome program at WHS!
Click each image for larger view...
OCTOBER 2019 CTE Student of the Month
Winning first recently at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Wichita (and consequently, a trip to Nationals in Anaheim, CA in early May), the KWHS NEWS TEAM stepped up again on Wednesday.
The musical OKLAHOMA is coming to WHS soon!
The Rodgers & Hammerstein production is on slate for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 12, 13 & 14!
On Friday and Saturday, the curtain goes up at 7PM in the WHS Auditorium, 2PM @ the Sunday matinee. (Doors open 30 minutes before the show)
Adults - $8
Students & Senior Citizens - $5
5 Years & Under - FREE
On Thursday, February 28, the National Honor Society Crusader Chapter at Wellington High School will be hosting a blood drive through American Red Cross. This event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The blood collected will go towards those in need in the Sumner County area.
Saturday wrapped up the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Wichita. Melissa Buchanan, Elizabeth Vaughn, and Rane Case shared the results of the 16-student membership at WHS:
Those qualifying to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim are:
The Wellington FFA Chapter will be holding it's annual Spaghetti Feed and Live Auction on Monday, February 18! Dinner will begin at 5:30pm, with a silent auction going on till 6:16pm and then the live auction at 6:30pm. It will be held at the High school in the commons and auditorium.
Congratulations to the new 4A State Scholars Bowl Champion, Topeka Hayden! Coming in 2nd place today at WHS in the State 4A Tournament was Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege. 3rd Place honors went to Garnett-Anderson Co. and 4th place to Towanda-Circle. Other 4A State Qualifiers included Winfield, Augusta, Abilene, and Tonganoxie.
Wellington High School (Scholars Bowl Coach Sarah House and the WHS Scholars Bowl Team) will be hosting the STATE 4A SCHOLARS BOWL TOURNAMENT on Saturday, Feb. 9th. The tournament action at Wellington will be just 1 of 6 STATE TOURNEY sites on Saturday. Teams competing at each location are listed below.
CLASS 6A @ WICHITA WEST
The WHS Forensics squad has had an eventful week. They competed in Medicine Lodge on Monday, where Gabe Hyer took 2nd in Original Oration, earning him a spot at State in May.
(This courtesy picture is from the tournament they competed in, at El Dorado last night / L to R Gabe Hyer, Quinn McCue, Austin Harriger).
During the halftime of the Girls Varsity Game Friday,another exciting event, Senior DeAndre Washington received his official invitation to this coming June’s SHRINE BOWL in Dodge City. Many SHRINERS were on hand (no go-carts thankfully) and made the invitational presentation to DeAndre with his family and fans looking on! Congrats DeAndre – that is a great honor, it’s been 15 years since the IRONDUKES last had a participant in the SHRINE BOWL. Way to represent young man!
The DUKE DANCE was the final chapter to a week of royal fun for students at WHS and other schools across the district. On Friday, Dakota Lynnes was crowned the 2018-2019 WHS DUKE. Following that announcement and the rest of the Boys Varsity basketball game, it was time to dance. The pics below are COURTESY PICS from WHS YEARBOOK!!
Congratulations to Dakota and the other candidates - it was a fun week for all!
The 2018-2019 WHS DUKE was crowned Friday evening at WHS during halftime of the Boys Varsity game. Congratulations to DAKOTA LYNNES, the new DUKE who now reigns over his Crusader-dom...Other candidates included Devin Dickinson, Chase Pfalzgraf, Nic Reyes, and DeAndre Washington! Congratulations to all of them as well. Their escorts for the many ROYAL occasions this past week have been Jacelyn Buck, Skylar Troutman, Taylor Meyer, Juliette Hyer, and Arielle Pottier.
Coach Ross Foley at WHS, the Powerlifting Coach, wanted to remind all the workers slated for the Feb. 2nd Powerlifting Meet here at WHS, there will be a "worker information" meeting on January 31st at 6PM in the WHS Weightroom! See ya there!
The WHS 2018-2019 Duke Candidates were announced at WHS Friday. Congratulations to this year's selectees! Coronation will be on Friday, Feb. 1st during halftime of the Boys Varsity Game in the main gym.
The CANDIDATES, L to R are: Nic Reyes, DeAndre Washington, Devin Dickinson, Chase Pfalzgraf, and Dakota Lynnes
The WHS Varsity Debate team were given a BIG SEND OFF at WHS - the "Debaters" are State-Tournament Bound!! Devin Dickinson, Gabe Hyer, Austin Fink and Austin Harriger had all qualified earlier in the season at tournaments at Chaparral and Augusta.
Last month, the WHS Varsity Debate won first place at the 4-Speaker Debate Regionals in Parsons! In fact, the Crusaders earned a clean sweep victory with a 12-0 score!
Tuesday, WHS students in the Ag Leadership class took advantage of the good weather to finally install the new Agriculture Education School Farm sign across the street from the Agriculture Building on the Farm Property.
The Ag Fabrication, and Advanced Ag Welding classes built the sign and students in the Ag Leadership class painted the sign last fall.
The WHS POWERLIFTERS need your assistance! On Feb. 2nd, the WHS Powerlifting Team (over 40 Crusaders/Lady Crusaders are participating), will be hosting a multi-team Powerlifting Meet at WHS. The action gets underway at 9:00AM.
The WHS Scholar's Bowl Team - participated in an 18 team tournament Monday @ Chaparral HS and did better than 17 of the other teams! (i.e. GOT FIRST PLACE!!!) Awesome bunch...!!
Left to Right: Caleb Starnes, Karsten Gill, Hunter Bryant, Devin Dickinson, Julia Starnes, and Jason Jeffery! (Courtesy Pic)
Bishop Carroll HS finished 2nd, Douglass HS 3rd
The squad is coached by Sarah House.
The WHS Debate Team competed at Augusta on Saturday (DEC. 1st) and "2" more Crusader Debaters are State Tournament bound in January! Congratulations to Devin Dickinson and Gabe Hyer who placed 6th with an overall win/loss rating of 4 wins & 1 loss. Great job gentlemen!
The WHS CHOIR under the direction of Jessica Coldwell are working hard to raise $$ for their NEW YORK trip in February! They are getting CLO$E! They truly have worked hard!!!!
Enhance your holiday season and help out a talented and spirited bunch of Crusaders and hire them to come by your home, your neighbor's home, another family member's home or a friend's! Only $15!!
They'll be out "CAROLING" on Saturday, Dec. 8th between 1pm-5pm...brighten someone's day and the choir's as well - it will get you in the holiday mood...
Students in Mrs. Defore's World History class completed their first big project of the year, "Conquest and Its' Impact".
The WHS Debate team, coached by Caitlin Hendrix, traveled to Chaparral on Saturday to compete in a varsity tournament with positive results!
Austin Harriger and Austin Fink qualified for state by earning a first-place ranking with a win-loss rating of 5-0! It is their first clean sweep! Alivia Holgate and Lucas Lyne earned a 7th place ranking with a win-loss rating of 2-3. Aidan Young and Nicole Holdaway earned a 1-4 rating, winning in their last round.
Mrs. Melissa Buchanan's "Youth Entrepreneurship Class" had their Market Day this week at WHS. After a lot of planning, the group went shopping on Monday and then on Wednesday, their pop-up businesses were setup and in action Wednesday during all "3" lunch periods. Profit reports are not in yet - suspect though there was more black than red on the post-day ledgers! The pics below are courtesy of WHS Yearbook Staff!
The "Crusaders of the Stage", under the direction of new drama directors Bob and Michelle Brown, opened Thursday evening at WHS. Well performed and received by those present. Originally scheduled for Friday evening also, that performance was cancelled and moved to Saturday due to Sectional Football action Friday at Sellers Park. The finale's will be performed on Saturday, a matinee at 2PM, and the last performance, 7PM. There's a large cast of characters:
On Thursday, November 1, the National Honor Society Crusader Chapter at Wellington High School hosted a blood drive through American Red Cross. This event took place from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The blood collected will go towards those in need in the Sumner County area.
The Wellington FFA Chapter is having it's annual Fruit and Meat sales now thru November 9th. If you are interested in purchasing fruit or meat please contact an FFA Member or call/email Mrs. Chase at the high school. <email@example.com>
Reality U returned to WHS on Tuesday, WHS Sophomores and students from Argonia, Caldwell, and South Haven participated in the financial literacy excercise.
MONDAY OCT 15, 2018
The WHS scholars bowl team was 1 of 30 teams who competed in the pre-season Entertainment tournament Thursday at Wichita West HS. All questions asked revolved around Entertainment. When all questions had been asked and answered, WHS walked away with 2nd place! Congratulations to team members (L to R) Lydia Dridi, Julia Starnes, Dakota Lynnes, Tanner Dillon, Mason Lough, Gabe Hyer.
It's a great day to be a Crusader!
The Wellington "Potluck" Community Dinner took place Monday evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Wellington. Table hosts (volunteers from the community) provided side dishes, drinks and tableware...Mrs. Karla Lawless from WHS and her FAC students provided the meat, tables and chairs. The meal was FREE for those that stopped in. The event ran from 5:45pm until around 7:00pm.
Courtesy Pics - WHS Yearbook (Abby Mohr and Averie Burns)
Catch all of the POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL action, Thursday, Sep. 20th @ Sellers Park! (Following the HOMECOMING PARADE downtown!)
The 2018-2019 WHS Duchess Candidates were announced recently - Coronation is slated for Friday, Sept. 21st @ halftime of the WHS vs Augusta Football Game @ Sellers Park.
The first PEP RALLY of the school year was held today at WHS! The Cheerleaders, the Band, and the new Crimson Dancers performed for the raucous crowd! All of the Fall Coaches introduced their teams to the student body and public guests. And then, in climactic suspense, the 2018-2019 DUCHESS CANDIDATES were announced!
WHS PEP RALLY @ Wellington High School FRIDAY @ 2:30PM! All of the FALL SPORTS teams will be introduced, the 2018-2019 DUCHESS CANDIDATES will be announced! And everyone is going to get WOUND UP because ANDALE is coming to town! The Cheerleaders, the Band and the Crimson Dancers - all will perform!
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED!!! THE PUBLIC IS INVITED!!!
Let's get PUMPED!!!
WPD and student helpers handed out "prize tickets" this morning at WHS to students as they entered the parking lots. If you were wearing your seat belt, you were handed the "ticket" and then the ticket could be redeemed as you entered the building for a new "SEAT-BELT AWARENESS T-SHIRT", compliments of Professional Body Works here in Wellington!!
2018-2019 // YEAR 1 MORE YEAR ONE PICS
KWHS NEWS will begin it's 2nd year of operation (first full year) this fall out at WHS. The YEARBOOK room in the 200 Hallway is now the KWHS News Studio, equipped with a 9'x15' green screen, news/interview desk and a more informal interview set as well with studio lights.