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The WHS Drama Dept. presents "FOOLS" by Neil Simon!

I was privileged Thursday evening to sit in on a full dress rehearsal for the WHS Drama Department's upcoming Neil Simon production - "FOOLS". The Fall 2017 offering under the direction of first year Drama Instructor Jessica Coldwell is just absolutely superb. The stage setup, the costumes, the make-up, the sound, the special effects, the lighting, the stage crew and of course the actors and actresses nail it!

"MUM'S" the word in WHS Horticulture Class!

Four of the boys from the Horticulture class planted mums in the raised bed that was built by the Advanced Ag Welding students last year.  On one side the bed says Horticulture and the other side reads WHS with two Crusader heads on it.  The fall mums will help to brighten up the building as you come in.  The other students in the horticulture class were busy pulling weeds and getting the greenhouse ready for the spring.  

WHS Duchess Candidates - Formal Pics Later Today!

The 2017-2018 Duchess Candidates were announced Tuesday at WHS! Congrats to this years selectees!

L to R: Jill Wiley, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch, Mekenna Adams and Lexi Saffell

Formal Pics will be on OCT. 15th!

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
on the 19th downtown!

Earlier on the 19th, the Duchess Pep Assembly at WHS (no school on Friday Oct 20th so Pep Assembly at school being held on Thursday that week).

FFA Selling BLUE/GOLD Sausage & More...

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2017
Contact: Linda Chase, 620-326-4310 Ext. 2172

Wellington FFA to sell Blue & Gold products to raise funds for our Chapter!

Products may be purchased through April 2018 and are not available in stores. Sausage, chicken tenderloin fritters and thick-slice bacon will be on sale for this school year, each customer who orders a “helping” of these Blue & Gold products will also be “helping” Wellington FFA.

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