Wellington Public Schools USD 353 is accepting applications for the following positions:
After School Programs:
We are in Hybrid Phase Yellow through November 13th - Superintendent Adam Hatfield's LATEST STATEMENT
NEXT WEEK: Mon (Nov. 2) - Teacher Inservice (No School) / Tue - Fri (Nov. 3-6) on-site students attend in-class
all 4 days. NO REMOTE LEARNING on Wednesday (Nov. 4)
FOLLOWING WEEK: (Nov. 9-13) will be a normal hybrid week WITH remote learning on Wednesday (Nov. 11)
After School Programs:
It was Washington Elementary's "Donuts with Grown-Ups" Wednesday morning early. Many MUSTANGS were accompanied by family members (parents, grandparents, and more!) and enjoyed juice, coffee (for the older crowd), donuts and each student was given the opportunity to pick out a NEW BOOK to read and KEEP for themselves! SWEET STUFF, all the way around!
Eisenhower held their monthly Character Assembly on Tuesday, this month's theme - "FAIRNESS".
After arriving for the day at school, the students were entertained by the WMS Cheerleaders, who also shared their perspectives on "fairness". WMS 6th Gr Instructor and coach, Ryan Jenkins and student Gavin Witham shared their thoughts on "fairness", reminding all that life isn't always fair but to always look for opportunities to better yourself and compensating for those occurrences.
On 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.
Saturday wrapped up the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Wichita. Melissa Buchanan, Elizabeth Vaughn, and Rane Case shared the results of the 16-student membership at WHS:
Those qualifying to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim are:
Congratulations to our WMS 8th Grade Lady Knights - a group of young ladies that have lost only "2" games over the past "2" years...awesome, and even more awesome - after splitting with Clearwater during regular season, the Lady Knights got down to business Thursday at Rose Hill HS and in the 2019 PATRIOT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, the Lady Knights WON 36-21 and are now the League Tournament Champs!! Congratulations to Coaches Kelsey Whaley and J' Lynn Ledesma and the Lady Knights!! Wellington is proud of you!!
The Knight and Crusader Concert Bands performed at WHS, before a nice-sized crowd Wednesday evening. The 6th grade and 7th/8th grade bands performed, the WHS Crusader Concert Band were the finale!
Nice performances by all, under the direction of Mr. David Brody. A fine concert.
The Wellington FFA Chapter will be holding it's annual Spaghetti Feed and Live Auction on Monday, February 18! Dinner will begin at 5:30pm, with a silent auction going on till 6:16pm and then the live auction at 6:30pm. It will be held at the High school in the commons and auditorium.
Congratulations to the new 4A State Scholars Bowl Champion, Topeka Hayden! Coming in 2nd place today at WHS in the State 4A Tournament was Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege. 3rd Place honors went to Garnett-Anderson Co. and 4th place to Towanda-Circle. Other 4A State Qualifiers included Winfield, Augusta, Abilene, and Tonganoxie.
Wellington High School (Scholars Bowl Coach Sarah House and the WHS Scholars Bowl Team) will be hosting the STATE 4A SCHOLARS BOWL TOURNAMENT on Saturday, Feb. 9th. The tournament action at Wellington will be just 1 of 6 STATE TOURNEY sites on Saturday. Teams competing at each location are listed below.
CLASS 6A @ WICHITA WEST
The WHS Forensics squad has had an eventful week. They competed in Medicine Lodge on Monday, where Gabe Hyer took 2nd in Original Oration, earning him a spot at State in May.
(This courtesy picture is from the tournament they competed in, at El Dorado last night / L to R Gabe Hyer, Quinn McCue, Austin Harriger).
During the halftime of the Girls Varsity Game Friday,another exciting event, Senior DeAndre Washington received his official invitation to this coming June’s SHRINE BOWL in Dodge City. Many SHRINERS were on hand (no go-carts thankfully) and made the invitational presentation to DeAndre with his family and fans looking on! Congrats DeAndre – that is a great honor, it’s been 15 years since the IRONDUKES last had a participant in the SHRINE BOWL. Way to represent young man!
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 from WHS YEARBOOK!!
Congratulations to Dakota and the other candidates - it was a fun week for all!
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.