• Wichita West High School

    Pioneer Alumni Association

     

    Who Are We? The Pioneer Alumni Association is a group of Pioneer Alumni and current / former West High educators and friends of West High School.

     

    What We Do?  The Pioneer Alumni Association exists to provide support to West High Students and Staff and to connect Alumni with each other and their school.

     

    Our Work:  The Pioneer Alumni Association, a 501(c) 3 organization, raises funds to support students and staff. Listed below are some recent accomplishments.

     

    • Purchased graduation cap and gown for students in need.
    • Supported costs for students to attend music and art camps and contests.
    • Provided incentives for students participating in credit recovery and also assisted students with the additional costs of credit recovery. Credit recovery helps students who are behind to catch up and graduate on time with their class.
    • Helped fund tuition (50% matching funds) for students enrolled in college credit classes offered at West High School.
    • Funded a “Keeper of The Plains” statue art project for West High art students.
    • Refurbished the Pioneer Monument that is located in front of the school.
    • Improve the campus at West with the purchase of shrubs, trees and plants to enhance the Pioneer Trail of Success.
    • Constructed the Pioneer Trail of Success, a brick sidewalk to honor alumni and West High staff. The purchase of bricks by alumni to honor classmates and teachers is the main fundraising project of the Pioneer Alumni Association.

     

    What’s Next? Our next area of focus is to raise funds to provide scholarships for West High graduates choosing to attend a college or technical school.   Our goal is to develop a mentorship program for these scholarship winners by matching them up with an alumnus or a current / former staff member to provide additional guidance and support as the scholarship winner navigates through their chosen college program.

     

    Please Join Us:  It’s FREE.  You can join us by simply going to www.pioneeralumni.org and sign up.  It’s no cost.  Connect with classmates, plan future reunions and reconnect with your school, Wichita West High School.

     

    Please Support Us:  You can support our efforts by buying a brick in your honor or to honor your class, a fellow alumnus, a favorite teacher, coach, team or school group.  Brick orders can be placed online at www.usd259.org/west or you can download a form and mail your payment.  

     

    Reunions or School Visits: Do you Need Help with organizing a class reunion or want to visit West High? Please email Brenda Barber, West High Activities Calendar manager at bbarber@usd259.net or call 316-973-3610.