WHS Students fanned out across our fine community Wednesday, volunteering their services in a variety of ways at a variety of places. Freshmen stayed at the high school and worked hard, a good part of the morning, with Spring Cleaning chores and more.
"Reality U" is about teaching teens how their performance in school today can affect their future. It provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice personal finance skills. It can mobilize the community to become involved stakeholders in education, particularly financial literacy education in their local schools. Through their 1 1/2 hour adventure, called "Reality U", the student uses rational decision-making and planning to set and implement financial goals.
The annual WHS SADD "Talents with Teachers" was held at Wellington High School Wednesday evening. "6" different groups (and a grand finale with everyone), competed in front of "5" judges and a good sized crowd.
WMS 8th graders loaded on buses for the Intrust Bank Arena Wednesday morning,to watch the first round practices for the NCAA March Madness Tournament which commences on Thursday, March 15th in Wichita and many other locales nation-wide!
The Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund provides a one-time $1000 scholarship award for Sumner County and Mulvane HS students who will be enrolled full-time in post-secondary classes in the fall, following high school graduation.
On Friday, March 9, 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 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The blood collected will go towards those in need in the Sumner County area.
WHS 2017 Graduate Chris Kop, now in the United States Army, stopped by his ole Alma Mater Friday for a visit.
Spoke with Chris who indicated he joined the Army to "do something different with my life and maybe make a difference." The Army lifestyle takes some getting used to Chris said but "you just have to overcome the challenges and keep moving forward". Private Christopher Kop is an Aircraft Electrician and works on helicopters. Chris is heading off to Germany soon for a 2 year stay.
It's going to take all of us working together to get our kids healthy. Please do not send your children back to school if they have had a fever over 100F within the last 24 hours. They should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
Also, please do not send your children to school if they have been vomiting or have had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
The 2017-2018 Christmas and New Year break is over. All USD 353 teachers returned yesterday (Wednesday) for In-Service. All students, district-wide, return today (Thursday) for the 2nd half of the 2017-2018 school year! ENJOY!
Kudos to the Community Connections class at WHS, instructed by Mrs. Karla Lawless. Her students held a fundraiser recently and with the proceeds purchased PUMPKINS to share with students at Kennedy Elementary just down ole Crusader Road.
Students from Mrs. Lawless' class as well as WHS LEADERSHIP students took part in the pumpkin cleaning and carving activities Monday and Tuesday this week with the 3rd graders at Kennedy. I think all the "kids" younger and older, were having some fun!