For the 2015-2016 school year, the ESU2 Distance Learning Cooperative has initiated Live from Wahoo, an annual series of extraordinary student enrichment and professional development events. The next Live from Wahoo event will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 , featuring retired Cpl. Robert Holts, the last surviving Nebraska Tuskegee Airman. This session, intended for middle and high school audiences, is scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Tuskegee Airmen were among the first African American pilots allowed to fly in the U.S. military during World War II, still a time of segregation and discrimination. Robert D. Rose, president of the the . . .
Wahoo resident Kim Brigham is an inspiration to her town. The beloved high school art teacher was diagnosed with brain cancer in January 2015. Kim's battle with cancer quickly became a community battle. Please join us for an afternoon filled with family fun, wonderful food and festivities as we show our support for Kim and her . . .
When speaking of the value of poetry, Oprah Winfrey once stated that “a great poem can move you, shake you, and remind you what it is to be human.” As was illustrated on the stage on Thursday, Feb. 4, the same holds true for some WHS students. Junior Matt Dobesh won the Wahoo High School Poetry Out Loud . . .
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Africa? The third grade students of Wahoo Elementary got a taste of the African culture on Monday, Feb. 1, when Dwight Hanson visited their classes to share his experiences in Uganda . Hanson is a Saunders County resident who shares his expertise on water systems with the international organization Engineers without Borders USA . The volunteers of Engineers without Borders USA visit various places that lack proficiency in developing systems that are common in their home regions. They help the local . . .
The Wahoo Chess Club brought its largest contingent ever to a chess meet, as 29 students in grades 2-12 participated in the North American Martyrs Chess Meet in Lincoln on Saturday, January 30. Wahoo captured four first place trophies, as Tyler Timm, Mollie Urban, Jesse Stebbing, and Noah Polacek all won their divisions! Wahoo students winning second or third place trophies were the following: Caden Searcy, Barrett Nelson, Nathan Urban, Gabe Harris, Marshall Elder, Josh Johnson, and Gabby Raney. “It was great to see so many students compete at a meet,” . . .
Academic Decathlon and India: They're all the raj! WHS AcaDeca students have been studying all aspects of India (the 2015-2016 assigned topic) since the beginning of the school year, in preparation for the yearly regionals, where students compete with other AcaDeca teams from around the country. The 2016 Nebraska Academic Decathlon Regional Competition was held on Saturday, January 16 on the campus of Midland University in Fremont, NE. Individually, the Warriors brought home an impressive 18 medals! Congratulations to the following AcaDeca members who earned . . .
“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” This quote, spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., captured the spirit of Wahoo Middle School 8th grade students as they lent the Wahoo community a helping hand on the morning of January 18, 2016. The students were sent to ten different locations throughout the community: Wahoo Elementary School, Saunders House, South . . .
Nelson Mandela once said that "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." To continue leading its important mission of "Inspiring Our Students to Thrive," Wahoo Public Schools has announced its new superintendent for 2016-2017: Mr. Brandon Lavaley. A native of Sutherland, NE, a small town about 20 miles west of North Platte where he was born and raised, Lavaley will replace Mr. Galen Boldt, who has served the district for the past six years, and will retire in May. Lavaley is the current superintendent of the . . .
(NOTE: This article was posted Jan. 8, 2016 on the Common Sense Media website, and has been posted with permission. Please click HERE to view the original article.) It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook , they've moved on to Instagram or Snapchat . But here's the deal: Even when new apps come along, adding new features such as the ability to disappear or track your location, they're often not that different from other apps. And if . . .
Questions about the flu? Call Flu on Call™ at 1-855-435-8722. Flu on Call™ is a telephone helpline for Dodge, Saunders and Washington County residents who have questions or concerns about the flu. Lines are open Monday-Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during January & February, 2016. Talk to an information specialist to learn more about how flu spreads, ways to protect yourself and your family against illness, or where to go for a flu shot. Talk to a medical professional to get answers to medical questions about the flu, including information about . . .
Tylie Tingelhoff, a junior at Wahoo High School, has been selected for the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall . She will perform soprano during Carnegie Hall ’s 125 th anniversary season in February with the Honors Concert Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world. Earlier this year, Tingelhoff auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct . . .
It seems the world generally relies on the wisdom of adults for solutions to its complex global problems. A brief review of history reveals, however, that sometimes they really mess it up! From fighting world hunger and poverty, to providing a quality education for all, to conservation and preservation of our world and its resources, sometimes the best solutions evolve from the ideas of those asked least often: our youth . . . even the ones from small towns surrounded by cornfields! At least one organization recognizes the value of this input, and has developed a forum . . .
ROSTER: Click HERE to view 2015-2016 team roster. 2015-2016 VARSITY: No. Name Height Gr. 2 Mitchell McGill 5'9" 11 3 Will Shanahan 6'3" 10 4 Billy Hancock 5'10" 10 5 Dylan Egr . . .
ROSTER: Click HERE to view the 2015-16 girls basketball team roster. VARSITY: No. Name Height Gr. 11 Emma Hastings 5'8" 11 13 Taryn Scheef 5'9" 10 15 Brianna Brabec 5'6" 10 21 Sarah Iversen . . .
2015-2016 Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs Varsity Roster: Wt. Name Gr 106 Jordan Thorson 9 113 Bret Walker 10 120 Josh Nuckolls 10 126 Tayler Cuda 12 132 Paxton Janecek 10 132 Eli Zeleny 10 138 . . .
NEW CLASS for Spring 2016! A new online Health Academy class will be offered this spring: Communication in Allied Health, MEDA 1202. This is a course requirement for Pharm Tech or Medical Assisting programs at SCC. Course Description: For students in the healthcare field to identify effective communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal communication, threats and barriers to communication, and effective communication with health care peers and professionals. Communication differences related to multicultural differences, life stage development and life altering illness . . .
Current onsite and distance learning dual-credit (both high school and college) course offerings for the Fall 2016 semester are listed at the bottom on this page. These classes will be held in the WHS Learning Lab (old band room). If you see a course(s) you would like to take next semester, simply click on the distance learning request form at the bottom of this page. Print the form, fill it out, and return it to Mr. Privett or the high school office by Thursday, March 31, 2016 . Printed forms will also be available in the library and the high school office. . . .
(This page was last updated on February 8, 2016) 2016-2017 FAFSA Information about the 2016-2017 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be posted soon! Please click HERE to access the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website. Once on the website, click the green box that says "Start a New FAFSA." You may also access and print the FAFSA by clicking HERE (click HERE for Spanish version). The U. S. Department of Education also provides a resource offering assistance in completing the 2016-2017 FAFSA. Please click . . .
Calendar Week of February 7 - February 13, 2016