IMPACT BANK is sponsoring a new program this year at Wellington High School. It is called - "KINDNESS COUNTS"!
Here's how it works!
CONGRATULATIONS to our BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM - STATE 4A MEET BOUND to WAMEGO SATURDAY!
Any High School girl interested in playing basketball this upcoming season, there will be a team meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd
@ 3:30PM in the High School Health Room. Questions, you can contact Coach Adams @ 316-655-3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REVISED ROSTER for Friday's Football Game @ Andover Central - REVISED ROSTER
IMPACT BANK is sponsoring a new program this year at Wellington High School. It is called - "KINDNESS COUNTS"!
Here's how it works!
WHS Senior Kaitlyn Hain was crowned the 2021-2022 Duchess Friday evening at Sellers Park, during halftime of the El Dorado vs WHS football game. Congratulations Kaitlyn. This year's candidates, in addition to Kaitlyn were Airalyn Frame, Nikki Peninger, Josey Wolf, and Ali Zeka!
The Duchess Pep Assembly at WHS Friday afternoon - probably the MOST EPIC I've seen. Very well done, well planned. CREATIVE! Awesome job by all involved including the A1 Master of Ceremonies - Mr. Luke Smith A.D.!!
Enjoy the pics - the Cheerleaders, the Dancers, the Duchess Candidates and Escorts, and many more participants - the crowd was loud, REALLY LOUD - the Crusaders are pumped for EL DORADO tonight and for the crowning of a NEW DUCHESS at halftime!
IMPACT BANK is sponsoring a new program this year at Wellington High School. It is called - KINDNESS COUNTS!
Here's how it works!
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Crusader Club and USD 353 have arranged for a new activities trailer for WHS! A big thank you to BANK OF COMMERCE for sponsoring the graphics!!
GO BIG RED!!
School is out, summer is getting underway, recent graduates are already making plans for their post-secondary endeavors this fall...sooooo, when is Steve going to lay out the plan for this summer's WHS.CC Laptop Giveway??? Ummmmm....now?
WELLINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2021
Announced & Presented at Graduation!
The CRUSADER ESCAPADES are back and Saturday night's performance at WHS was certainly reminiscent of that! Directed by Jennifer Ault with Michaela Washington-Adkins and Kim Talbert as accompanists, the CHOIR and SOLO performers entertained the crowd with "Phantom of the Opera", "Seasons of Love", "Suddenly Seymour", "Lonesome Road" and more. The latter provided background for the Senior slide show - honoring all 12! Congratulations to Mrs.
Congratulations to Kade Adams and Lexi Clift! Your 2021 Lord and Lady of the PROM! (A tradition that began 53 years ago!)
Other awards were announced as the event came to an end. Prom was over and Project Prom would soon commence.
As tradition would have it, the DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY and then later that evening, the DUKE CORONATION took places out at WHS on Friday. Both before smaller crowds than usual due to COVID health restrictions but both just as meaningful, with this year's Duke Candidates featured at both.
Congratulations to all the candidates and in particular, our NEW DUKE - Rayce Koerner! Great Job Rayce!
This year's candidates in addition to Rayce were Kade Adams, Colin Green, Tanner Meyer and Berkeley Wright.
The WHS Duke 2020-2021 Coronation is just a little over a week away (Feb. 5th)! Congrats again to Kade Adams, Colin Green, Rayce Koerner, Tanner Meyer and Berkeley Wright!
We will be taking the traditional Crusader Website FORMAL PICS on Sunday of just the candidates (a tradition that began 20 years ago). All of those pics will be posted by Sunday evening and will be FREE to download for family and friends and other media!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2021
Special KSHSAA Board of Directors Meeting - Jan. 20
The Crusaders answer the call!
For the 3rd consecutive year, the laptop program is no longer part of the LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM administered by the WHS Guidance Office. Prior to to the 2019 school year, if you filled out that application, you were also eligible for a laptop through the Crusader Website.
"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY" presented by the CRUSADERS of the STAGE!
Directed by Bob & Michelle Brown.
THE WHS BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT, under the direction of Mr. Allen Hisken.
The Crusader Choir presented "A CRUSADER CHRISTMAS" Thursday evening at WHS. Also performing, the WMS 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs. The event was directed by Mrs.Jennifer Ault and her accompanist, Carol Hisken.
In Act 1, it was "Christmas Welcome", performed by the 6th & 7th Grade Choirs. That was followed by:
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" by the Crusader Singers
"Carol of the Bells" by the Concert Choir
The Crusaders of the Stage presented "It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play", Thursday evening out at WHS. Parents and or guardians were allowed to attend via the KSHSAA guidelines, it was a wonderful performance by all.
Bob and Michelle Brown direct the Crusaders of the Stage and always have great productions to share. This presentation was taped by STUDIO 55 and will soon play on Sumner Cable CH 55 so watch for that. Thank you BANK OF COMMERCE for sponsoring that endeavor!
December 4, 2020
To: KSHSAA Member High School Superintendents, Principals and Athletic/Activity Directors
Subject: Appeal Board Minutes and Special Board of Directors Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2020
Winter Activity Recommendations Moved On to Board of Directors
Football alums always talk about all the great things that surround being a Crusader football player...and it's not always about football either. It's about community, it's about caring, it's about making two young boy's in this case, a morning they'll never forget.
Jace Conrad and his younger brother Jarek, sons of Jake and Megan Conrad, were guests of the Crusader coaches and players Thursday morning at their last practice before Friday evening's action with Mulvane HERE. It was a very special time indeed.
A new DUCHESS was crowned Friday evening at the Rose Hill vs WHS football game, a tradition that began over 75 yrs ago. A lovely group of young ladies, all of which have represented their school and community so well!
Congratulations to Jessica Walker - the 2020-2021 DUCHESS!
A new twist this year on the DUCHESS PEP ASSEMBLY. Instead of taking place at WHS in the gymnasium. it was moved outdoors to the football field! The candidates, escorted by their fathers, were introduced. The Band, the Crimson Dancers, the Cheerleaders, all performed! It was a beautiful day to boot!! Enjoy these pics from the event!
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Sunday was FORMAL PICS day at WELLINGTON.CC - it was a little wet and a little misty, but we managed to get some photoshoot time in, nonetheless! A great group of young ladies - very impressive, across the board!
Principal Zack Hood at Wellington High School announced this school year's DUCHESS CANDIDATES Friday afternoon at WHS.
Congratulations to the following "5" young ladies:
L to R
Abby Tredway, Jessica Walker, Gabby Stout, Lauren Bales and Calli Hatfield
Spirit Week with daily themes will commence on Monday, Sep. 28th. Coronation is slated for Friday, Oct. 2nd. More details soon!!
The WHS Classes of 2020 and 2021, denied a traditional PROM this past Spring due to COVID-19 and all the disruptions and grief it has caused, made up for it Sunday evening out at WFAC. A great turnout and a great event, sponsored by the PROJECT PROM folks, who work hard every year to provide a safe "post-prom" venue for our Crusaders. This year was obviously unique!
USD 353 Drivers Education is being offered this summer. Application deadline is May 22, 2020. Click link below for all the info and details! The classroom work will be held in the NEW WMS Gymnasium with desks 6 ft apart and a limit of 2 students per car.
SUMMER 2020 USD 353 DRIVERS EDUCATION INFORMATION / APPLICATION / & MORE!
We want to take this opportunity to announce that we have chosen a date to celebrate the Senior class of 2020 and honor their achievements. If health guidelines allow, we will be having a traditional graduation ceremony on Sunday, July 12th at 2pm. If guidelines do not allow it, we will still be honoring our Seniors on this date with an alternative plan.
We invite you to share in 100 years of education at Wellington High School as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future!
Date : Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 11am-3pm Come and Go
Place : Wellington High School
Wellington High School Blood Drive
Sponsored by our National Honor Society chapter and American Red Cross
Friday, February 28th
WHS Auxiliary Gym
Following the DUKE CORONATION @ halftime of the Boy's Varsity basketball game vs Rose Hill (which we won 60-57!) on Friday, Valentine's Day 2020 - and after the game, the action shifted to the Commons area for the annual & traditional DUKE DANCE until 11PM. WHS Yearbook was there with "3" cameras - recording the event. Congratulations again to the new DUKE, Quinn McCue. Looks like Quinn and everyone else had a good time!
The traditional DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY was held Friday afternoon at WHS - it was a fun assembly, featuring the 5 Duke Candidates and their escorts. Also featured, the two basketball programs (Girls & Boys), the Scholars Bowl Team and also Mason Lough, a Senior @ WHS and the first NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST since 2006 @ WHS (Erik Stalcup)...congratulations to the Scholars Bowl Team, and to Mason!! That is awesome
Spirit Week kicked off at WHS today with Mascot Monday as the daily theme! Caught a few pics earlier today of some of the participants - tomorrow's and the rest of this weeks' themes follow:
Congratulations to this school year's (2019-2020) DUKE CANDIDATES!!
L to R:
John Long, Tyler Brown, Quinn McCue, Austin Fink and John Hart
SPIRIT WEEK commences, next Monday (FEB. 10th)!!
Here are the daily themes so you'll have this week to work on your daily "SPIRIT WEEK" attire for FEB. 10th thru FEB. 14th! GO BIG RED!!
Attention WHS Class of 2020! If you are planning on continuing your education at an accredited post-secondary institution or planning on acquiring vocational training beginning this Fall (2020), stop by the WHS Guidance Office and pick up a Crusader Website Chromebook Give-A-Way Application, fill it out and get it signed, then return it to the Guidance Office no later than Feb. 3, 2020.
PROJECT PROM (fundraiser) will be serving "WALKING TACOS" Tuesday, January 14th @ the HOME Basketball Games @ WHS vs Collegiate. Beginning at 4:30PM in the Commons, until they sell out, "WALKING TACOS" will be available for your dining pleasure for only $5! YUM! Go Big Red!!
The Wellington FFA Chapter took more eggs to the Wellington Food Bank on Friday before the holidays. The Chapter has donated 22 dozen eggs this fall. The chickens the chapter is raising have begun production and will continue well into 2020. Students are cleaning and grading eggs before they go to the food bank. Eggs have also been donated to the High School and are being used by the kitchen staff in preparing meals for students.
Finals begin Thursday at WHS and will conclude on Friday. Here are the schedules for the last “2” 2019 school days at WHS:
Crusader Connections 8:00 – 8:20AM
20 Min. Mods (1-8) 8:20 – 11:00AM
CONGRATULATIONS to WHS Senior Brittney Bentz who was picked as a semi-finalist in the DSI Scholarship competition at Wichita State University!
The Distinguished Scholarship Invitational, or DSI, is a $64,000.00 scholarship provided to "3" incoming freshmen that plan to attend WSU! This year there were 656 contestants and out of that, 82 semi-finalists were chosen!
NHS Winter Formal Dance, in support of the Wellington Food Bank, had a nice size crowd turn up Friday evening for the 2 hour affair. Christmas was in the air, participants danced and visited - all had a great time! Just "2" weeks until Christmas / New Year's break!
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!
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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!!