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Fall Choir Concert Well Attended - Nice Performances

A large crowd was on hand Tuesday evening at WHS for the FALL CHOIR PROGRAM featuring choirs from both WMS and WHS. All performed well, especially considering school has been in session for such a short time. Jessica Coldwell is the choral director for USD 353 and she puts on some very nice concerts, this one included. Here was what the music menu for the evening looked like:

6TH GRADE KNIGHT CHOIR
Red River Valley ..... American Folksong

WHS Drama & Forensics Attends "DEMO" @ State Fair!

The WHS Drama and Forensics students and their instructor Caitlin Hendrix attended the Kansas State Fair this past week. The Fair holds two days of Debate and Forensics Demonstrations for students from across Kansas. These "demos" are hosted by Sterling College, and the students are given the opportunity early on in the semester to witness what a true high school debate looks like. They practice "Flowing" during the debate and then discuss the cases and how to improve their own before tournaments begin in two weeks!

WHS FFA Students Spend "Hands-On" Day @ KSU Livestock Birthing Center

Taima Graves, Annika DeJarnett, Andi Dry, and Moriah Lyne worked at the Kansas State Fair in the Livestock birthing center on Tuesday September 12.  The students taught young and old fair goers how a calf was born and had them help pull a fake calf from a fake cow.  The fake cow helps to train vet students at Kansas State University the right way to pull a calf.  The calf can be twisted and turned around in the fake cow so that students get a "real" feel for what may happen in the real world. 

WHS Summer Choir Performs

The WHS SUMMER CHOIR under the direction of Jessica Coldwell performed Tuesday evening in the WHS choir room before a group of parents, staff and friends. These "10" Crusaders and Knights are members of the WHS and WMS Choirs during the regular school year and each took to the stage and performed their solo acts, much to the enjoyment of those that were present.

"All" WHS Students Report Aug 22nd (but at different times)

The first day of school this coming fall semester will be slightly different at WHS than what it has been for the past few years. Freshmen will still be coming in for ORIENTATION but all other students will be attending as well but at different times - here is the schedule for AUG. 22nd at WHS - attendance will be taken:

8:00AM-11:00AM - Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors report

12:00PM - 3:05:PM - Freshmen Orientation

The CRUSADER HEAD Is Home Once Again!

The CRUSADER HEAD that adorned the south outside wall of the former high school on "A" Street for nearly a half century and was recently refurbished by David Carroll and David Klein, both students at the former high school during it's first 3 yrs of existence...is back home again if you will and will proudly overlook the Commons area at the present high school on East 16th...thank you David and David for giving it life again for all Crusaders young and old to enjoy! You guys are awesome! GO BIG RED!

Marisa Black Earns Spot On All-State Honor Band!

On Saturday, Jan. 7th, Marisa Black and Alex Hardin auditioned for the All-State Honor Band that will rehearse and perform as a part of the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop to be held Feb. 23rd to 25th in Wichita. Marisa was selected to be a part of this band, earning a 4th chair seating in the flute section out of the 12 others that were selected. Marisa competed against students from all over Kansas. To win a spot, and to place so high, in this Honor Band is a very difficult thing to do, and is a true honor.