NHS Winter Formal Dance
(to support the Wellington Food Bank)
Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00-10:00 in WHS Commons
Open to all WHS students
$5 or 5 canned/non-perishable items
NHS Winter Formal Dance
(to support the Wellington Food Bank)
Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00-10:00 in WHS Commons
Open to all WHS students
$5 or 5 canned/non-perishable items
The National Honor Society Crusader Chapter hosted a blood drive on Wednesday through the American Red Cross. The five hour event at WHS, netted 56 pints of blood from 57 donors. 22 NHS members worked the event and/or donated blood, which is very commendable.
The Crusader Chapter holds "2" blood drives each school year. The 2nd one is slated for February 28th so mark your calendars! It generally takes 30-45 minutes for the process and you have to be at least 16 yrs old. Parental permission is also required for those under 18.
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 9:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym on Wednesday, Nov. 6th. The blood collected will go towards those in need in the Sumner County area.
On October 16 The Wellington FFA Chapter went to Kingman, Kansas to compete in the South Central District Horse Judging Career Development Event. The students learned about how to judge horses based on their confirmation, and also based on how they perform being ridden in various performance events in Agriculture Education classes. They took the skills they learned and applied them in a real world setting by judging six classes of horses and giving oral reasons. (Oral reasons are a short explanation of why they placed the horses the way they did).
28 new inductees became official WHS National Honor Society members Sunday afternoon out at Wellington High School. Congratulations to the following:
A New Duchess reigns this morning over the Crusader Kingdom! Congratulations to Jordyn Young, our 2019-2020 Duchess!!
Coronation took place at halftime Friday at the Rose Hill vs WHS football game at Sellers. A nice crowd was on hand and the weather was quite comfortable, temp and wind wise.
With rain threatening the parade and rally all day long, a decision was made mid-afternoon to GO FOR IT and that's what everyone did and it worked out great! It was raining lightly, leading up to the start of the event, but Mother Nature let up and the precip stopped soon thereafter - a nice crowd enjoyed all that was paradely offered.
Congratulations again to this school years DUCHESS CANDIDATES!
Coronation is slated for HALFTIME this Friday at Sellers at Rose Hill vs Wellington football game!
It was loud and proud Friday afternoon at WHS - the first PEP ASSEMBLY of the year was held - members from the public and the student body got loud, got proud as all Fall Sports teams were introduced!
The Crusader Pep Band, the Cheerleaders, the Crimson Dancers, the Color Guard, the Crusaders themselves had a great time. Here's to a great year at the best high school and students around! GO BIG RED!!
Postponed from Friday, due to rain, the 2019 WHS Volleyball Car Wash Fundraiser was moved to "Labor Day" from 1pm to 5pm. The location remained the same, behind BIG CHEESE PIZZA in downtown Wellington. Nice, steady crowd early on, great day for the event and a great week ahead to enjoy your clean cars and sunny skies!! The "team" appreciates the support they received greatly!
Tuesday was ORIENTATION day at WHS, the Jrs. and Srs. spent the morning together, rotating between different orientation sessions, including distribution of their Chromebooks for this coming school year. Students also rec'd new lanyards for their STUDENT I.D.'s, compliments of IMPACT BANK. At noon, the Freshmen and Sophomores made their ORIENTATION DAY appearances and completed the same processes as the upperclassmen had just before them.
Saturday was the 29th running of the GREAT RACE RELAY. The relay itself began back in the late 70's but there were no races ran 1987 to 2001.
Congratulations to this year's winners, the DORE ENCHIES!! This was the ENCHIES 2nd consecutive win and their time this year (44.58) was just 10 seconds shy of last year's time 44.48) The Manila Gorillas came in 2nd and Security State Bank 3rd. (these two teams swapped positions from 2018!)
TIMES AND PLACING THE GREAT RACE 2019
Back Row - Taylor Robbins, Mikayla Elmore, Darian Troutman, Elise Legrand, Kylie Lloyd, Gabby Stout
Middle Row - Brooklyn Burden, Journei Bales, Raegan Raschke, Lena Clouston
Front Row - Zoe Dawdy, Alyra Koerner
President Austin Fink
Vice President John Long
Secretary Quinn McCue
Treasurer Karsten Gill
President Jessica Walker
Vice President Tanner Meyer
Secretary Lexi Clift
Treasurer Olivia Brand
President Jael Catlett
Co-Vice Presidents Matt Pryce & Kaitlyn Hain
Secretary Sadey Burke
Treasurer Ali Zeka
List of remaining seniors below, updated 081719
66 Dell Chromebook Laptops have been distributed to eligible 2019 seniors** .
If you have your proof of enrollment for this Fall, let me know (email@example.com) and we'll exchange it for a laptop! If you don't have your paperwork lined up, NO PROBLEM, yet. (Read about DEADLINES below)
A heads-up to the eligible seniors – the WHS.CC 2019 Laptop Give-A-Way will be this coming Thursday (June 20th) @ WHS (Commons Area) from 10AM – 2PM. Please bring your proof of enrollment (Fall 2019 schedule with institutions or vocational program's name, your name, your schedule, etc.) and we’ll have a new DELL CHROMEBOOK LAPTOP for you!
Students of the Year were announced Tuesday at WMS and WHS. Impact Bank sponsors this monthly program at each USD 353 learning facility throughout the school year. Each school uses their own criteria selecting awardees for their monthly and yearly student(s) of the month.
After the traditional processional, "Pomp and Circumstance" and the singing of our National Anthem, the soon to be graduated Class of 2019 spent their last hour together as "one" - the 120 graduates will soon move on to other endeavors and responsibilities. Saturday, May 18, 2019 was the end of one chapter and the beginning of many more chapters to come for this great group of Crusaders.
Numerous scholarships are given out annually at the WHS Graduation Ceremony. Below, are the scholarship listings and who this year's recipients were:
WHS Senior Zellissa Johnson signed on Monday to attend Cowley College and be a member of their DANCE TEAM beginning this Fall! Present at the signing were Zellissa's folks, Ivan and Alia Johnson. Also Lindsay Sanderholm (Cowley Dance Coach) and Alyssa Butler (Simply Elite School of Dance and Gymnastics)
Courtesy Pic - WHS Yearbook
It was the annual SERVICE DAY today at WHS - all of the students either worked around the school or at various locations throughout the city - cleaning, organizing, sorting, painting, etc. etc...
Locations were all around, including Memorial Auditorium, Woods Park, Hibbs-Hooten Stadium, Wellington Health & Rehab, Thrift Shop, Golf Course, Arrowhead Animal Clinic, Sumner Community Hospital, Wheat Capital Manor and other locations as well.
It was an exciting afternoon Friday at WHS, Senior Kayla Billington, accompanied by family, friends, and coaches, signed to DANCE at Cowley College this coming school year 2019-2020!
More than 180 Prom participants descended on Wellington High School Saturday evening for the 2019 JR/SR PROM! Arriving by a variety of vehicular means, from Semi-Trucks to an antique Farmall Tractor, a Rolls Royce, a stretch limo, jeeps, camaros, mustangs, T-Birds, boats and more!
A Driver Education course will be offered this summer for students who have completed their eighth-grade year of school and who will be 14 years of age by June 3, 2019, but not yet 21 years of age by September 1, 2019.
Enrollment will be limited to the first 112 students who complete the enrollment procedure. An enrollment packet will be sent home on 4/1/19 with all Wellington Middle School 8th graders and all interested students from Wellington High School.
(TODAY) Thursday, February 28, 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 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The blood collected will go towards those in need in the Sumner County area.
The DUKE DANCE was the final chapter to a week of royal fun for students at WHS and other schools across the district. On Friday, Dakota Lynnes was crowned the 2018-2019 WHS DUKE. Following that announcement and the rest of the Boys Varsity basketball game, it was time to dance. The pics below are COURTESY PICS WHS YEARBOOK!!
The 2018-2019 WHS DUKE was crowned Friday evening at WHS during halftime of the Boys Varsity game. Congratulations to DAKOTA LYNNES, the new DUKE who now reigns over his Crusader-dom...Other candidates included Devin Dickinson, Chase Pfalzgraf, Nic Reyes, and DeAndre Washington! Congratulations to all of them as well. Their escorts for the many ROYAL occasions this past week have been Jacelyn Buck, Skylar Troutman, Taylor Meyer, Juliette Hyer, and Arielle Pottier.
The WHS DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY was held Friday afternoon at WHS...the candidates and their escorts were put through the paces, all in fun of course. The band played under the direction of WHS Student Julian Burden, the Cheerleaders and Crimson Dancers and Flag Team all performed as well. Check out the pics at the link below!
WHS DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY 020119
Formal Pics were taken earlier today, after rescheduling 2-3 times - but they are done!! Great group of candidates and escorts - a new DUKE will reign come Friday evening! Good Luck to all 5 - L to R: Dakota Lynnes, Chase Pfalzgraf, Devin Dickinson, DeAndre Washington, & Nic Reyes!
The WHS 2018-2019 Duke Candidates were announced at WHS Friday. Congratulations to this year's selectees! Coronation will be on Friday, Feb. 1st during halftime of the Boys Varsity Game in the main gym.
The CANDIDATES, L to R are: Nic Reyes, DeAndre Washington, Devin Dickinson, Chase Pfalzgraf, and Dakota Lynnes
Tuesday, WHS students in the Ag Leadership class took advantage of the good weather to finally install the new Agriculture Education School Farm sign across the street from the Agriculture Building on the Farm Property.
The Ag Fabrication, and Advanced Ag Welding classes built the sign and students in the Ag Leadership class painted the sign last fall.
WMS Leadership students and their sponsors, shopped at Wal*Mart on Sunday for a fellow "Knight" and "Lady Knight", both participants of the Angel Tree program. Big smiles on their faces as they spent quite a bit of time picking out some pretty cool stuff! It's great to see students caring about others as members of the leadership group do on a regular basis. Great Job!!
WMS Leadership students delivered the food items they had collected for the Thanksgiving Holiday to the Wellington Food Bank on Monday. "3" vans, driven by Luke Smith, Kristin White, and Terri Driskell, and over a dozen Knights & Lady Knights, completed the delivery for the upcoming Holiday season, (over 1400 items - and over $150 cash) - Awesome job WMS - your efforts will help put smiles on many faces during Thanksgiving and other Holiday celebrations!!
On Thursday, November 1, the National Honor Society Crusader Chapter at Wellington High School hosted a blood drive through American Red Cross. This event took 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.
The KWHS NEWS TEAM at WHS recently held a contest for an official KWHS NEWS logo to kick off their new NEWSCAST (coming next week!) The competition was tight with several very cool logos submitted by 4 different WHS students! The choices were tough and after verifying that other news organizations use more than one logo, the KWHS NEWS TEAM selected logos created by "2" different students, Senior McQuay Bongato and Freshman Stellar Young. Other contributors included Rhett Nance and Cody Metz.
Congratulations to WMS 8th Grader Jaxson Irey! Jaxson finished in first place today at the Sumner County Spelling Bee held at WMS. Coming in 2nd was WMS 6th Grader Rachel Ewing! Congrats to both Rachel and Jaxson - WAY TO REPRESENT KNIGHTS!!
Homecoming Week (i.e. SPIRIT WEEK) usually culminates with the traditional HOMECOMING DANCE - this year, no exception! Dozens of Crusaders on hand after the football game to celebrate and pay honor to our new reigning Duchess Juliette Hyer!
These pics are courtesy pics from Dominique Callaway, Abby Mohr, and Mackenzie Henry, all WHS Yearbook folks! They did an awesome job - enjoy! Below that link, all the links since last Sunday evening when the craziness began! GO BIG RED!!
Juliette Hyer was crowned the 2018 WHS Duchess Friday evening during halftime of the Augusta vs Wellington game. That game ended in victory for Wellington, downing Augusta 35-14.
This Fall's Duchess Candidates in addition to Hyer, were Jacelyn Buck, Taylor Meyer, Arielle Pottier, and Skylar Troutman.
Click "MISC EVENTS" for ALL of the 2018 HOMECOMING related stories!
The annual WHS DUCHESS PEP ASSEMBLY took place Friday afternoon at WHS, just a few hours before tip off at the home Augusta vs Wellington football game and the coronation of the new duchess herself. The band, the cheerleaders, the crimson dancers all performed. The Duchess Candidates and their escorts made their "unique" entrances. A tug of war between the students and some coaches/teachers ended in shame for the latter. But, the fact they were outnumbered a bit, should soften that blow a little. :)
SPIRIT WEEK is drawing to a close but what a big day FRIDAY will be! Everyone is dressed in RED, there's the DUCHESS PEP ASSEMBLY @ 2:30PM today, the public is invited. (Public should arrive by 2:15pm for best seating.
Tonight's the big night - it's AUGUSTA vs WELLINGTON at Sellers Park and at halftime, a new WHS DUCHESS will be crowned. Congratulations to this year's DUCHESS CANDIDATES, Jacelyn Buck, Juliette Hyer, Taylor Meyer, Arielle Pottier and Skylar Troutman!!
The annual HOMECOMING PARADE and downtown PEP RALLY at Heritage Park, took place Thursday evening. Threats of rain for Thursday, earlier in the week, were moved back to Friday and the parade and rally was warm and windy but it stayed dry. Following the downtown activities, much of the crowd headed to Sellers for Powder Puff Football.
SPIRIT WEEK continues at Wellington High School (and across the district), today's theme at WHS - Disney Characters and there were a many, including TINKERBELL and a red-headed Mermaid! Good times continue at the HOME OF THE CRUSADERS! GO BIG RED!!
Today was FORMAL PICTURE day at wellington.cc - a tradition began nearly 20 years ago!
Congratulations to this year's DUCHESS CANDIDATES - meet them and their escorts at the link below!
JACELYN BUCK / CHASE PFALZGRAF
JULIETTE HYER / DAKOTA LYNNES
TAYLOR MEYER / DEVIN DICKINSON
ARIELLE POTTIER / BRAYDEN HIGGINBOTHAM
SKYLAR TROUTMAN / NIC REYES
The 2018-2019 WHS Duchess Candidates were announced recently - Coronation is slated for Friday, Sept. 21st @ halftime of the WHS vs Augusta Football Game @ Sellers Park.
Many other festivities surround the Duchess Court between now and then! Formal Pics on the 16th, daily SPIRIT WEEK pics, 17th thru 21st, HOMECOMING PARADE & BONFIRE, 20th, the CORONATION @ the football game on the 21st, and the Dance that follows the game at WHS in the Commons and more!
Candidates Left to Right:
Attention USD 353 Patrons! We look forward to seeing you on Monday, Aug. 20th at OPEN HOUSE for ALL SCHOOLS in the district! Stop by anytime, between 1pm - 7pm!
The 28th GREAT RACE RELAY took place Saturday afternoon at South Woods Park and points beyond. "8" teams participated in the "13" event relay which includes motocross, horseback, bicycles, canoes, long and short distance running. Each team carries a colored railroad spike from start to finish - if you don't cross the finish line with it, you don't win! Jack Potucek has been the Racemaster for all 28 races, dating back to 1977.
The 2018 top 3 finishers were:
The 2018 WHS Commencement Ceremony was held Saturday afternoon at Wellington High School, with a near full house on hand, including the additional seating on the court behind the graduates. Dr.
What a fun evening at WHS on Wednesday - it was Class Night, an event full of awards and recognition, and more - including the distribution of laptops to those in the graduating class that filled out the local scholarship application via the Guidance Office, making themselves eligible for that possibility.
The 2018 Rotary Banquet was held Wednesday in Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church. The organization annually honors local 8th graders and local seniors for their achievements, academic and otherwise. The evening's Master of Ceremonies was Alan Campbell.
Students and staff, Mrs Defore’s 4th period citizenship students are having a donation drive for items to give to Searchlight, a charity for Sumner County homeless.
We need students to bring items we have listed on our flyers located around the school. For each item you bring, you will be entered into a drawing for a 20 dollar VISA gift card.
Please bring all items to the table we have set up in the commons before school each day next week.
Twelve WHS JUNIORS were honored by the local LIONS CLUB on Wednesday at the annual JR LIONS CLUB AWARDS ASSEMBLY at Wellington High School.
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.
USD 353 2018 Summer Drivers Education
The CRIMSON DANCERS are back for school year 2018-2019! This is a SNEAK PEAK early promo pic - their sponsor, Loryn Zoglmann and the dancers are excited! Going to be fun - welcome back!!
Back Row L to R: Gabby Stout, Darian Troutman, Mikayla Elmore, Lena Clouston, Kameryn Gerten, Elise LeGrand
Front Row L to R: Americus Pourner, Raegan Raschke, Kayla Billington, Journei Bales
Not pictured: Kylie Lloyd
"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.
Excerpted from THINK FAST INTERACTIVE Game Show put on at WHS, Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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.
IMPACT BANK'S FEBRUARY STUDENTS of the MONTH @ WHS!
L to R: Gracie Fink, Julian Burden, Austin Soles, Kayleigh Smalley
The WHS SADD group presents the annual "DANCING or TALENT WITH TEACHERS 2018" at WHS, this Wednesday @ 7PM!
Admission is $3 per person / always fun and entertaining and a great group to help out! Hope to see you all there!! Talent from Eisenhower, Washington and WMS will headline the show!
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.
Impact Bank's January Students of the Month @ the Wellington Middle School are:
Cali Leverich, Chloy Young, Zach Daily, Brett Wyckoff, Kaylie Knox & Skylie Shore (not pictured)
Congratulations to Hudson Ramirez, Sierra Rademacher, Taima Graves and Aidan Young - all WHS Students of the Month for January 2018!!
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.
Surplus will carry over to Class of 2019!
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!
The Fall of '13! How time flies!
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!
This week is CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WEEK across the school district - check with your individual school for specific daily themes as they vary from school to school. Here are the "daily themes" for WHS this week!
Monday- Christmas Movie or Christmas Tree
Tuesday- Candy Cane Day (wear red and white)
Wednesday- Ugly Sweater
Thursday- Deck the Halls- Come decked out in all of
your Christmas gear!
The WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society, sponsored the Winter Formal Dance held this past Friday evening at Wellington High School. Several were on hand for the 2 hour affair and dressed quite nicely to boot! The following pics are courtesy of the WHS Yearbook Staff - Chaney Leonard and Madison Brown. Awesome pics - thanks!!
The 6th grade students at the Wellington Middle School were treated to a special concert on Thursday, November 16th.
Paul Bogart, Grammy Nominee for Country Song, Country Album, American Roots Song and Gospel Song this year, performed a few of his favorite songs for the 6th grade students and staff members.
Several of the MTSS groups wrote their very own songs during MTSS time and shared them with Paul. The students and staff enjoyed the show and the stories Paul shared with them.
Back L to R: Jill Wiley, Keelie Cunningham, Jenna Rausch, Officer Yunker
Frt L to R: Gracie Fink, Lexi Saffell, Mekenna Adams, Jack Walton
On Halloween night costumed ghosts and goblins will knock on doors across the U.S., asking for a treat with the threat of a trick as part of the deal.
Ever wondered why we say "trick or treat?" at Halloween. It turns out the practice draws from a range of traditions.
The NHS Chapter at Wellington High School will be holding their annual blood driveon Thursday, Nov. 2nd at the high school. Come to the Auxiliary Gym between 8:30am and 2:30pm to donate. Walk-ins are generally welcome - you can schedule an appointment as well @ www.redcross.org.
Questions, please contact NHS Sponsor Mrs. Holly Rausch @ firstname.lastname@example.org- THANKS!!
A tradition that began back around WWII days continued Friday evening at Sellers Park! Senior Lexi Saffell was crowned the 2017-2018 WHS Duchess. Lexi's escort was Hayden Baker. Other candidates included Mekenna Adams, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch and Jill Wiley. Other escorts included A.J. Snipes, Ian King, Austin Sears and Jaden Adams. Seniors Gracie Fink and Arlis Troutman were the child escorts for Charley Wilmoth and Reed Wellington.
It has been a busy and fun day in Crusaderville - a pep assembly at the high school, a parade and rally downtown and then a bonfire back at the high school to bring the day to a close.
The traditional DUCHESS PEP ASSEMBLY took place Thursday afternoon out at WHS - ordinarily held on game day and coronation day (Friday), this year it was on Thursday since school won't be in session Friday. Big crowd on hand to meet the Duchess Candidates and their escorts, watch them compete in a game or two...the Cheerleaders kept everyone fired up along with the Crusader Band!!