WPS students and staff come together to support the United Methodist Open Door Turkey Drive, collecting 1,658 turkeys, 52,393 side items and more than $15,516.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named three WPS students as semifinalists: Ethan Wessley and Shlok Prabhu from East High School and John Robertson from Northwest High School.
The BOE heard an update on Goal 1 of the Strategic Plan – increase the graduation rate. The presentation shared that WPS has exceeded its goal of having an 80% graduation rate, with 80.4% seniors graduating in 2022.
The BOE heard an update on Goal 3 of the Strategic Plan – increase certifications and college credit. The update included the progress of Graduation +, which is a goal of students earning a high school diploma, plus one or more Market Value Asset.
The Board of Education adopted new mission and shared beliefs statements during their August 28, 2023 meeting. These will drive development of the major goals for the 2024-29 strategic plan.
September 10-16 is National Arts in Education Week and, to celebrate, the district's Fine Arts department will host a celebration at the Wichita Art Museum, Saturday, Sept. 16.
Good morning today is Wednesday, December 6th!
The weather today is Sunny at 34 with a high of 58 and a low of 42.
Lunch today is Taco Stick. Breakfast tomorrow is a Strawberry Pancake Bowl.
Project Grad will have their meal deal of $5 tomorrow for 2 slices of Pizza, a cookie, and a drink all for $5.
Bear wear will be sold this Friday during lunch by the Pool area again Bear Wear will be sold this Friday during lunch and located by the pool.
Come grab some hot cocoa on these chilly mornings. The National Honors Society is selling hot cocoa for just $1 each morning this week before school.
Starting tomorrow, be on the lookout in the hallways for special edition tiny prints from the Printmaking 1 classes! Feel free to take a print to bring you some joy and inspiration before the Finals next week.
National Art Honor Society members: our next meeting will be this Monday, December 11th during advocacy in Mrs. Overholt’s room, F4. Please see Mrs. Overholt or Mrs. Corcoran for a pass!
Join NAHS and Tri-M as they host the second quarter coffee house, this Monday, December 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the commons. There will be free coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks, as well as student performances, an art gallery, and several art-making booths and activities. Invite your friends and family to come and enjoy some art and music!
If you’re signed up for the next ACT, it is Saturday, December 9th. Park in the Tyler Street parking lot and plan to arrive around 7:45. We will begin at 8 a.m. Bring your printed admission ticket, photo ID, #2 pencils, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed for the ACT. They cannot be seen from the time the test begins until it ends, or you will be dismissed. If you need help getting your admission ticket printed, please get help in the CCC right away. You should plan to be here until noon if you are not taking writing and about 1 pm if you are taking writing.
Attention students----first semester grades will hit transcripts on December 16. If you want a FREE copy emailed to you USE www.parchment.com to make an account and order one. Do this NOW so it will get to you Monday, December 18. If you need to send a free transcript sent to a school use XELLO....
JAG-K is doing a sock drive benefiting Saint Anthony Family Shelter Now- Dec 11th. Donations are in various classrooms, the JAGK room in E6, and in the commons over lunch. Thank you for helping give some warmth and kindness to our community this season.
Come celebrate the season with GSA at lunch on Tuesday, December 11. Enjoy a cookie or, if you wish, bring a snack to share. Will we eat lunch together and discuss our plans for next semester? GSA meets in H7 every Tuesday at lunch. All are welcome.
A yearbook recognition ad is a great way for students, parents, or friend groups to purchase a spot in a yearbook for their photos and messages. The deadline for purchasing a recognition ad is this Friday. You can set your ad up at jostensadservice.com. See Ms. Bird in the journalism room, H7, if you have questions.
For any boys interested in playing baseball, we will have a mandatory meeting this Thursday during advocacy. We will discuss our conditioning plan and new practice rules. Hope to see you there.